Congrats to #9 sent in by Michele Morse! I will email you the next day or so to go over your prizes…yay!

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Thanks again to all who entered and stay tuned for the next contest.  “Christmas in July”  One deserving family will win a Full Session just in time for the Holidays!

Quick details:

1. a deserving family has to be nominated by someone else

2. Due to the economy or illness some families may have not been able to afford or have time to have a family session

3. Nominators should send in this families story and possible pictures of the family or at least part of family. The families’ story will be public.

4. Three families will be selected and then their stories will be posted on the blog. Voting will be done the same way as the summer vacation photo contest was.

5. The chosen family will win a Full Session with 5 of their favorite images on CD. The session must be scheduled before Christmas, since the reason I am doing this is so the family can have beautiful images for the holidays.

So start thinking of a deserving family and you can even start submitting stories if you wish. I will be posting all details and Face Book event next week.

  • michele

    Thanks- I am so excited!ReplyCancel

  • Donna S.

    I love this picture, Michele! Congratulations.ReplyCancel

For this months pictures, T and her Mom and Dad wanted to do some beautiful outdoor sunset shots. These family and mommy and me images came out stunning! They are such a beautiful and fun family!

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R is growing so fast! I love seeing her smile and bright eyes. Here is a sneak peek at our session on a very hot Sunday.

P I N this to pinterestSide Note: I am back from my amazing and relaxing vacation in Lake Norfolk Arkansas. Thank you all that were patient and understood this much needed break. I did work while I was there but had a very weak internet connection. Trying to send an email was frustrating let alone trying to upload a gallery of photos. Many *sneak peeks* and gallery will be posted this week. Including an A M A Z I N G wedding I shot.  I will be returning emails and phone calls as well throughout the week! Remember the summer vacation photo contest ends tomorrow morning!

This little sweetheart is just gorgeous and has the best personality! Despite the heat she rocked this session like a true super model. We have so many amazing images from this session and I wish I could post them all. The umbrellas are hers from Thailand and that sweet bracelet was a gift from family. Her mom and dad were pretty fun to work with as well :)! Thank you B family for having me over and letting me document your little angel!

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  • pam

    Thank you Gina for these AMAZING photos! You were really great to work with and hopefully we can work again with you in the near future! Can’t wait to see the rest of the photos!ReplyCancel

  • Jeff

    Thank you Gina. We had a lot of fun during the photo shoot. Each picture is like a piece of artwork that we could stare at for hours. Each time I look at the photos I notice new details that all tie together beautifully. Thanks again.ReplyCancel

After much agony I have picked my top images that display “summer vacation” to me. The stories were awesome and the photos perfect. I loved them all! Thank you for sending them in. Due to some of the stories being incredibly personal (thank you for sharing) I will not be sharing the stories, but do note they did play a part in my decision!

My work is done and I am throwing the ball into your court! Please vote for your favorite image that displays Summer Vacation to you. We do not know who voted for who, so please do not make this a popularity contest. Vote for who you think truly captured the meaning of summer.

Good Luck!

Also, while this contest is going on I will be on my own summer vacation. For the past few years my family and I have been lucky enough to be included in an awesome trip to Arkansas with my best friend Amy and her family {30+ adults and kiddos}. Every year we leave in the middle of the night the week after memorial day and drive on down to pure relaxation, beautiful scenery, hot sun, cooking out, and the best company you could ever ask for. I wait all year long to smell that air and and just relax. Tom researches all year long on where to find the walleye. Ava will be so much more fun this year since she is communicating, and she has been talking no stop about seeing her friend “yooocy” {Lucy}. We do not pack hair dryers, makeup, or even jeans {this year is an exception since we may be doing a glow session of Amy …she is due the same day as me!} We only leave the resort for a trip or tow or three to got the Walmart to pick up food or beer {not a concern for me this year}. So from June 3rd till the 14th, my email will be answered periodically, phone calls will be returned the 14th or 15th, upload expired galleries, or I can not place any orders. If you would like to place an order or would like to request an editing change, please still email me and it will be taken care of the week of the 14th. If you are one of my many mommy-to-bes and have your baby early, please still email me and I WILL return your email to set up your {Fresh} session for when I return.

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  • Elaine L. Smith

    I love this picture. Love, GG ElaineReplyCancel

  • mike tittle

    thats a great picture of kevin and holden mike tittleReplyCancel

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    Go Brooke and CollinReplyCancel

  • Meagan

    i am partial to these gals!ReplyCancel

  • Dana Wilkins

    Love this picture!ReplyCancel

  • Kurt Cheuvront

    I could not see it but I would like to vote for number 5 please. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny KIm

    Very nice picture. Good luck!ReplyCancel

  • sydney

    There so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel