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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  • Mark Hokanson

    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

When N emailed me to book L’s 3 year session and then announced a new addition N, I was so excited! Not only am I loving seeing my clients grow, I love to see their families grow. N and L are just the sweetest brothers with such bright eyes. (So jealous of L’s eyelashes!) I had fun last time I spent time with this family and had even more fun this time! Plus Mom and I are realizing we have not only many things in common, but many friends in common as well!

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  • Meagan

    so cute! I love the cow diaper cover!ReplyCancel

  • Aunt Kitty

    These are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • patti long

    Beautiful photography!! I know I am grandma but are those kids cute!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Carlile

    These are boys are wonderful and the photographs are great. I may be a bit partial as the boys Grandma but you do wonderful work. I enjoyed seeing the photosReplyCancel

I have been taking “A”s picture for the past year and loved seeing her for her big first birthday. I can’t believe how fast she grew and what a little beauty she is! She always has the cutest hats and bows, even though now she can protest them a little more than she used to. The setting was perfect that day and obviously the tress were at their best! I am just in love with the yummy colors of A’s dress and the flowers….P I N this to pinterestP I N this to pinterestP I N this to pinterestP I N this to pinterestP I N this to pinterestP I N this to pinterestP I N this to pinterestP I N this to pinterestP I N this to pinterestP I N this to pinterestP I N this to pinterestP I N this to pinterestP I N this to pinterestP I N this to pinterestP I N this to pinterestP I N this to pinterestP I N this to pinterestP I N this to pinterestP I N this to pinterestP I N this to pinterestP I N this to pinterestP I N this to pinterest

  • Jill

    Wow Gina! I’m in love with your photos! I will have to book you so I can have some pictures with Mia. 🙂ReplyCancel

Why do daffodils always make you smile?  This was a dreary {kind of rainy} day and we still made the absolute best of it. This family is very good friends of ours, we can call them extended fire family. Are husbands work together and we are so blessed to have them in our lives. S was happy as could be to hear Mom yelling at little sister {one of the ways to get him to laugh}. And M was posing and coming up with her own ideas of how and where to stand. I love it, and we had so much fun even though it was not the ideal day. My daughter was there as well, M helped out a lot with her and I hope to get to her pictures this week. I also have proof of why it is not a good idea to take you two year old on other people’s photo shoots.P I N this to pinterestP I N this to pinterest

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“T” is five months old and so happy! Love watching this girl grow 🙂

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  • laurie

    I LOVE MY NIECE!! HER EYES ARE BEAUTIFUL IN THESE PICTURES! GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY!ReplyCancel