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Last month, I advertised my Summer Fun Contest on my blog and on Facebook. Part of my reasoning behind having such a contest is due to the fact that August is generally a slow month for my business. I wanted to get out and capture some images of people who were deserving of an amazing session. The other reason behind holding a contest is that I wanted to see what explanations my fans could come up with for needing (or wanting) such a session. I set up a panel of judges, made my announcements, and waited for the entries to roll in!

I want everyone to know how much I (and my judges) enjoyed reading all of the responses. Our original winner was definitely in need – a mother of three boys and two of them had passed away at a young age. However, because of the most recent son’s death, she had to forfeit her session. My judges chose Kimberly Walls as a runner-up in the case that the original winner could not participate in the session. Please note that in this case, the entries were submitted to my panel of judges anonymously, so that there was no chance of bias on their parts.

Here is the winning entry from Kim:
“I think I deserve a session because I deeply love and adore my family and we haven’t gotten family portraits since all the kids have become adults and added a sister-in-law and a brother-in-law. My family is wonderful and close and I’d love to document us as we are…my s-i-l is 7 mo. prego so I’d like them pre babies. My parents just celebrated 24 years and there is lots of love… Plus, my family loved and adored your photos from my wedding, I know you can capture us the way you captured mine and Russ’s special bond.”

I posted a couple shots from Kim’s wedding last year in Maui – wasn’t she a gorgeous bride?! You can see the full post from her wedding here. Kim, thank you for entering the contest. I hope that I have met – and possibly even surpassed – your expectations when it comes to your family session.

Moments before Kim and Russell tied the knot:
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The couple directly after their beach ceremony:
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And the two at their session with me recently:
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Mom and dad, who recently celebrated 24 years together:
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I loved having the opportunity to capture a large family photo. Such a good-looking family too!
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Kim and Russ getting all smoochy in the yummy evening light:
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Kim’s sister-in-law Sara and brother Lucas, who just introduced their son Mason into the world last Saturday:
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…Sister Cassi and brother Alex – these two are SO silly sometimes!
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It was important to Kim that we get some good shots of all of the siblings together, and I think we accomplished that!
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One last shot of Kim and Russ being SOOOOOO cute together:
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Thanks for such a great evening, you guys! Enjoy your pictures!

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Just a little preview of what I’m working on this week… Remember the contest winner Kim? Here she is with her sweet hubby. I intend to share the rest of her family pictures soon!

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And a couple shots of the Holt family from last week:

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I LOVE this little girl!
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And, as I mentioned Sunday night, I did a small shoot with my girls. Unfortunately, we are going to have to call this one a work in progress. Despite the fact that they did so well, as soon as we got to our location, brother fell asleep and kids started feeling sick. See why I never shoot my kids?!

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I love this shot of my sweet, sensitive girl:
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So much to look forward to this month! Lovin’ it!

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As many wedding photographers know, each wedding season is different from the last. One date in September may be in high demand one year, while a date in May might be popular the next. This year, August is my dry spot. Hey, prospective brides – I understand! Who wants to get married in the August heat anyway?! So due to my light August schedule, I am running a contest from now until August 8th at midnight. To enter, send me a message with a reason why I should choose you as the lucky winner of one August evening photo session. In this situation, creativity definitely counts! I will be sending the submissions anonymously to a panel of judges who will choose the most convincing story as the winner. And now for the rules…

– Offer limited to persons who “like” Trizza Grantham Photography on Facebook
– You must intend to take advantage of the offer in the month of August
– Session must take place within 50 miles of the Sacramento area
– Please don’t be stingy – tell all of your friends!
– The session schedule must work around the schedule of Trizza Grantham Photography. Weekend dates are unavailable. Please plan to have your session on a weeknight around 6:30pm.
-The session can be from any category including the following: family, children, newborn, engagement, maternity, seniors, or boudoir
– Winners will be announced on Wednesday, August 10th

And because I can’t post without including an image from a recent session, here is a little something to enjoy… A few more from Aubree and Mathew’s session. 🙂

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