Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My next big project . . .

Well, I told you I had two big announcements coming up - the first was the Giving is Awesome contest which I am super excited about - I can't wait to meet all of my winners :) The second is this:



Yup, Joe and I are expecting a baby this coming summer :) I have been quite sick the last few months which made it really difficult to keep up during holiday portrait season - I appreciate everyone that was patient and understanding of the wait. I am just starting to feel better now and am catching up with everything so you will be seeing lots of posts soon :) I haven't decided how long I will be shooting in 2010 - I will be playing it by ear depending on how I feel but will keep everyone updated. I hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

Sorry for the delay in updating with the contest winner - I got home from church a bit later than expected. I have read the entries over and over and there are three families that I think are equally deserving and I just can't choose between them. So instead of one big portrait package I will be awarding three smaller ones to Kevin, Yolanda and Julie - each will get a session, disk and $100 print credit. Free sessions with disks will also go to Lauren, Cicely and Megan for nominating these families. Thank you to everyone who sent in nominations - you haved helped me to open my heart and mind this holiday season. I hope everyone has a blessed Christmas with their loved ones and I will be back soon with lots of holiday portrait sessions that I have been waiting to publish until all Christmas cards have gone out :)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Giving is Awesome!!

You know someone. You know someone who's experienced a tragedy, is struggling to stay afloat, is raising kids while holding down more than one job, or is volunteering selflessly despite extenuating personal circumstances. You know someone who can't afford custom photography, but who would cherish it this holiday season. You know someone who deserves a year-round reminder of their family's spirit, love, and beauty.

You know someone. I guarantee it.

I want to know who they are, and I want to give them the chance to experience complimentary custom photography -- $650 worth, to be exact. Whether it's canvas or albums, prints for Grandma, or a slideshow to watch over and over, it's in your power to give them the artwork they deserve this holiday season.

Oh, and the best part? The person who nominates the winner receives a free shoot with disk - a $175 value. What better reason to show some love could there possibly be, people?

The rules:

* You cannot nominate yourself, and the person nominated must sincerely be incapable of purchasing my services. (Being unable to make mortgage payments for a two-million-dollar-vacation-home in Paris does not qualify as sincere financial need.)

* The nominee must reside in southern California. Tell me who you know, what they're experiencing, and why they deserve my artwork. Please include a way to contact both your nominee and yourself as well.

* You must e-mail me the full story to kapturedbykristen@hotmail.com by 11:00pm on December 23rd.

The winner will be announced on Christmas Eve -- get nominating! I can't wait to read all of your entries!

Open your heart to someone this holiday season -- and thanks for giving me the opportunity to open mine.

With love,

Kristen