16 December 2008

{tis the season}



for freebies...


Really...who doesn't love freebies. Especially such a cool one! I am offering one AWESOME Christmas gift to one lucky winner...a FREE one hour photo session. The session can be anything you want: senior, family, newborn, engagement, maternity, or just for fun! The session comes with a full CD of the edited images with full copyrights, as well as an online password protected album.

So be sure to enter by leaving a comment on this blog of one of your favorite Christmas memories. Want to double your chances of winning? Then just be sure to add this link to your blog, website, or facebook. Spread the word and the holiday cheer!

Giveaway ends December 25th and the winner will be announced December 31st. Free photo session must be redeemed within the next 6 months. Winner will be randomly picked.

Don't go just yet...


I have one more cool offer for ya. 50% off gift certificates until Decmber 24th. Make sure you order yours RIGHT NOW! So, for any person on your Christmas list, get them a gift certificate for a great photo session. You'll be giving them the coolest gift they will get this year! Email Heather to order your gift certificate today!


don't live in Washington...that's ok! Tell me your favorite Christmas memory anyway, and let your friends and family know about my giveaway!

30 [click here to leave an awesome comment]:

Matt & Julie Vance said...

My favorite Christmas memory is driving though the neighborhood every Christmas eve just to look at the Christmas lights. I always had to sit in the middle seat to make sure I didn't miss any houses from either side of the road. Can't wait to do it again this year! Heather...what's your favorite Christmas memory?

Elisa said...

Ya, this is fun! My favorite Christmas memory is getting together with all my cousins and doing a sweedich tradition called "Santa Lucia" It is where the little girl carries a tray and passes out treats to everyone, wearing a long white dress with a red bow tied around her waste, and then has a wreath on her head full of lit candles! Yes, they truly are lit, so you have to be careful or your hair could catch on fire. But we have done it ever since my mom was a little girl, and I am excited for my girls to be old enough to do it to. And... I am putting a link on my blog, just so you know :)

Chad & Cate Kuhlmann said...

One of my favorite christmas memories was growing up when my 3 sisters and I would all sleep in the same room on christmas eve and then get in age order before we ran down the stairs to see what Santa had brought us!
Oh memories!!!!

White Family said...

How fun!! My favorite Christmas memory is...
Every Christmas dinner as a kid. My dad always made candied sweet potatoes a huge turkey and cranberry saunce just the way I liked it.. lots of friends and family would come over and I would make place cards out of leaves for the dinner table. I cant wait to start traditions like that with my girls now!

White Family said...

btw- I linked you to my blog :) woo hoo for free photoshoots by an awesome photographer!

Christie said...

One of my favorite Christmas memories was being so excited as a child to see what Santa would bring us. My siblings and I would try to go to sleep and then wake up at a un-holy hour to check out what we got. We'd go through our stockings with each other and then force mom and dad to wake up so we could open up all of our other presents. We always took turns to open presents and then had our photos taken so we could look back on what we received every year.

Christie said...

I linked your blog too!!! YAYAY

The Darlings said...

My faorite memory is of my father reading "The Night Before Christmas" to my sister and I every year on Christmas Eve. These past few years we've included my nieces in on it. It's great to see how much joy they get out of it too!

I'll be sure to link this page!

Coleson's Blog said...

Youre so fun!

A favorite Christmas memory has been to go to the candle light Christmas Eve Service at First Pres (the great big brick church by Wright's Park, it's where we got married,too!)The whole family would go and we would take up a couple pews, it was so wonderful being with family at such a special time of the year. The best part of the night was when they turned the lights way down low and passed out candles to everyone....it was breathtaking in that gorgeous church!
The first year I got to hold my own candle was awesome!!! :)

Coleson's Blog said...

I linked you to facebook...have to figure out the blog ;)

Coleson's Blog said...

whoohoo! okay on the blog :)

DAVE, ARIELLE and GRAYSON said...

Love your pictures and Blog:)
My favorite Christmas memory was: Every Christmas Eve my father would take out all four of his daughters to look for a beautiful Christmas tree, while my mother would stay home and set up all kinds of treats and goodies for our party we would have after we got back. On this particular Christmas Eve we were driving around looking for trees and it started to snow- we were living in Texas and everyone knows it doesn't snow in Tx very often- we all started to get soo excited, for us it was a Christmas just like we always dreamed of- a white magical Christmas!
Thanks for letting me be a part of your wonderful drawing!

Tyra said...

Hmmm........I come to WA enough, I bet I could use a free photo session from a fellow photographer!!!! One of my favorite christmas memories is going to see zoo lights with my grandparents and cousins, then we would go back to my grandmas and eat her homemade sugar cookies and hot cocoa!

Krysten & David said...

My Favorite Christmas memory is also one of my very saddest memories. Three years ago, my Mom was battling colon cancer. We found out at Thanksgiving that there was nothing more they could do for her. Knowing that the next few months could be rough we decided that we would make the best of the upcoming Christmas season. We and she knew it would be her last. We didn't go out and spend large sums of money or go on big extravagant trips. We simply cherished the time we had that Christmas. I asked if I might have one of her hand beaded bells ornaments that she made. There was only one orange one and she knowing that was my favorite color, let me have it. Every year now as I hang that bell on my Christmas tree I am reminded of a Mother who I love and miss every day. She passed away 3 weeks later. Since then every year I have found a new ornament to go with that bell. I hung that bell up the first year, a silver angel the next and this year it is an Angel Frog(she collected frogs). Now those ornaments don't go with any theme or design but what they do let me do is share all of my Christmas memories with my own 3 children. 2 of which have no memory of there Grandma and my oldest that remembers very little.

Krysten & David said...

Oh and I will link to your blog also, your photos are fantastic!

Kirsten said...

Wow, what a great give away! I read about it on Christie's blog. My favorite Christmas memory is sneaking downstairs in the wee hours of the morning to see what Santa left. My brother and sister and I would wake each other up and go look together. Then we'd wake up way early to make monkey bread and open presents. Great memories!

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Laceytony said...

As a child my big brother always got to pass out the presents on Christmas morning, I wanted the job for myself and when he went on his mission the job was all mine. I love handing my family members their presents and watching the excitement when they open them. I will post your blog. I loved the pics you took of my kids for the Bella Boutique shoot.

Michelle said...

Ok, you don't know me but I came across a car that had your info on it and I love to follow the blog ;]

Anyways, my favorite Christmas memory was 1997 when we were all gathering on Christmas Eve at my grandma's house like usual and we had an unexpected guest come to the door and it was my brother! We hadn't seen him in years and it was the best christmas ever... I was amazed that he remembered where my grandma lived and that we did a family gathering Christmas Eve. I'm getting a little teary eyed writing this haha!

Michelle said...

oh and I also linked you on my blog! :]

Keren said...

My favorite Christmas Memory is going to our friends house every Christmas Eve. The adults would visit and us kids would go downstairs and watch Christmas Vacation and eat junk food! I also enjoyed going to a movie every year with my mom and dad :)

You've now got a link in my blog as well!

blaire said...

my favorite christmas memory was when i was 4 and i woke up christmas morning with the chicken pox. it was great because christmas was on a sunday that year and i got to stay home from church and play with all my toys because i was so congagious:)

also i finally linked you to my design blog and my photography blog. you're the best!

Lore Smart said...

what an awesome idea Heather....Totally love your pictures...so artistic and inspiring....favorite Christmas memory was Dusin and I 2nd Christmas and I was newly pregnant....He had gotten up and layed out all my presents while I was sleeping and had written a little note explaining each gift and its significance. When i opened each gift he read each note....the final gift was a silver heart necklace representing motherhood and the love a mother has for her children. A very sweet Christmas memory I will always have. Merry Christmas!

Meagan and Chris said...
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Meagan and Chris said...

Every Christmas for the last 5 or so years my mom makes a breakfast dish (crust, eggs and sausage links) on christmas eve. Then in the morning she gets up and has it cooking so we wake up to the wonderful smell. My sister and I go downstairs where my parents are sitting around the tree coffee in hand. We start with the stockings one by one. Then we do gifts one by one as well. It has been such a fun tradition that we stumbled upon!

Ill spread the word on facebook!

Thank you for allowing us all to share!

Stephanie said...

My favorite Christmas memory is acting out the nativity scene with my family on Christmas Eve, and then putting on our new Christmas pajamas and having a sleepover together on the floor. Christmas is the best time of the year! And I love your photos! I will put a link on my blog. Thanks!

Evan said...

I guess being being your husband I am the recipient of a lot of free photo shoots so I am not necessarily entering the drawing but more so I just wanted to share on of my favorite Christmas memories. My parents both served missions in Mexico where they picked up the tradition of luminarios. Every Christmas Eve my dad would line our driveway and the front walk of the house with luminarios (lunch bags with votive candles in them). It was really cool because it symbolized lighting the way for christ to enter our home. That meaning has always stuck with me and helped me to remember that the Christmas Season is about the world receiving the Savior, the greatest gift of all.

Boyer Family In Seattle said...

I have several things that say Christmas to me but some of the memories I carry and am now trying to carry out for my boys are: the pizzelles (light, snowflake shapped cookies) my Italian Nani would make each year for the holidays and give away to those that assisted her. I made them this year and shared a tin with a few close friends to carry on the tradition. Also, each Christmas Eve my Mom, also Italy born, makes a traditional 7 fish dinner! I don't think I can pull it off this year but I look forward to making for my family when the boys get a little older and would appreciate it!

Boyer Family In Seattle said...

i will also link you to my blog!

andrea said...

This was one of my most mischevious moments at Christmas time as a kid! I was dying to know what I had received for xmas so I decided to unwrap a present that I believed was a Cabbage Patch doll that I had asked Santa for. It was! The only problem was that I didn't do such a great job at repackaging the gift. To this day, my parents still believe it was the dog that got into the package because I convinced them it wasn't me! Maybe I should confess???

Cameron. Elizabeth. Greta. Austin. said...

My favorite Christmas memory was going to bed and waiting a while for my parents to think I was asleep. Then I would creep up the stairs and watch them fill my stocking. I always knew what was in there in the morning!! I really ruined the surprise for me! :) I'd put a link on my blog for you, but I'm too late!! I just noticed you today! I LOVE your photography, by the way... we will be calling you!