Monday, March 26, 2012

A Contest! Woo-hoo! :)


** VOTING ENDS AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT! BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY VOTE, THEY COULD WIN A SESSION TOO! **
(And click HERE to LIKE Bethany F Photography on Facebook!)

Hi Everyone! SO, the last time I held a contest was back in 2010. It's been WAY too long, and I'm excited to do the same one again!

Below you will find one photo from every photo shoot or wedding I did in 2011 (having just had a baby, it was a limited sessions year, but I'm so excited that those families that I didn't have space for last year are already booking for this year, and I'm going to get to see them again!) Going through these photos tonight and seeing all of these lovely faces, I seriously became overwhelmed with gratitude for how much I love this business, because I've just loved getting to know all of you wonderful families, couples, and H.S. seniors! It is with joy that I get to capture these little windows of time in your lives.

Ok, so voting... your job is to vote on your favorite photo by leaving a comment below. Click on "comment" and leave me your name, email, and then which photo you are voting for. Each photo has a number ABOVE it, so be sure to put the photo's # in the comment box.

The photo that receives the most votes will win a mini photo session (30 min shoot), with the cd of high res images! PLUS three professional prints for the home. BUT WAIT, it gets even sweeter! :) I will also choose a random winner from all of the voters who left comments (using random.org), and they will ALSO win a free mini photo shoot, cd of images, and three professional prints for the home! So it's extra important to leave your correct name and email so I can contact you if you win.

Important info... You may only vote on ONE image. If you happen to be in one of the images below, by all means vote for your own photo and get all of your friends, facebook friends, and family to vote for you too! If you booked multiple photo shoots throughout the year and have more than one image up here, any votes you get on your images will count toward your total vote.

Voting will end on Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at midnight (and NO this is no April fools joke). Winner's sessions will be photographed in the Portland, Oregon area and must be redeemed before June 1, 2012. If a winner lives too far away and cannot redeem their session they may give it away as a gift to someone they know who could use it before June 1st, 2012.

Happy viewing and Happy Voting! :)

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121 comments:

Hannah said...

I vote for 17 :)

-hannah

Kate said...

Hi Bethany -- such fun to see all 2011 photos in one place! I vote for #5!
Cheers!
Kate (katebrynn@gmail.com)

ellen said...

They're all wonderful but I'm voting for #6.

Lisa said...

I love contests! So many sweet families and great pictures, I pick 32 :-)

Anonymous said...

32

Trevor

Anonymous said...

What a fun idea!!

My vote is for #9 :)

Blair Binford (blairb0228@hotmail.com)

The Laing Family said...
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The Laing Family said...

#8! You do such amazing work, Bethany!

Thanks,
Laura Laing!

Bryan Laing said...

I vote for number 8!

-Bryan Laing

Pete and Rosie said...

Although I love so many, gotta go with #32. 1,2,3,4,5,6 kids all smiling and looking at the camera. You are a magician.

The Springer's said...

#2!
Nicole Springer
Nspringer05@gmail.com

Amber said...

FUN Bethany! Love seeing all of your sessions together.
#5 :)
Amber (amberamandi@gmail.com)

Tony said...

I vote for #5, although #9 was a close second

Anonymous said...

I vote for #5 :)

Leticia said...

They are all so good! But my vote's for #5! (chadleticia@netzero.net)

Dee Grothe said...

Amazing work you do with your camara! So hard to choose just one but I pick #11.

Anonymous said...

#7 ... :)

dustinandsheri@hotmail.com

tabi said...

Hi Bethany!

These are all wonderful. I vote for #5. :)


Tabitha
tabitha.isaacson@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I choose #7!!

Laura Siemens
siemensjl@juno.com

Hannah said...

24!

Kristin Barber said...

I vote for #5.
-Kristin

christinaandbrian said...

7 :)

mclegg17 said...

Bethany... you are truly amazing and there are so many wonderful photographs here! I adore all of them and should vote for my own family... but I love #28 ! I love the composition of the photo!

Jenni
mclegg17@me.com

Anonymous said...

I Love your photos! My vote is for #5!
Beth (bethpwoodward@yahoo.com)

Valerie Pontius said...

Fun Fun :) I love them all but I'll stick with Sheri and fam #7!! I was drawn to number 17 as well, what a beautiful girl.

Pretty sure you know my e-mail ;)

Anonymous said...

They are all so great!

#2

Janelle (nellie313@aol.com)

Prita said...

Amber's blog is one of the ones I follow and her family seems so sweet.
I vote for #5!
I really love number 31 though too- the colors are gorgeous!
~ Prita

Anonymous said...

My name is Joanna.
I am voting for number 19.
Janelle (nellie313@aol.com) is my sister and since I am living in Australia, if I win the random mini shoot prize, I'd like to gift it to her.

Thank you!

Olivia klinkner said...

So hard, they are all wonderful. But I have to vote for number 11 ;)

- Olivia K.

AGoodKindOfCrazy said...

Love ALL the pics but NO. 27 is my favorite!

-Kryste

Greg & Stacey Martin said...

#35

Stacey (stacey@staceyandgreg.net)

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love your work! I vote for number 35!

Brandy Sprick (brandy0307@hotmail.com)

Wilson said...

1 vote for #5

traci
wilsontraci9@gmail.com

Jackie Loftsgard said...

Jackie Loftsgard

j.loftsgard@gmail.com

#5!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Bethany these are all fantastic! I LOVE your photography and cherish the pics you took of Lina. I'm voting for #28 because it is such a clever composition. I love it! Great pictures.

Elaine Eckmann
laineye1109@hotmail.com

Debbi McGuire said...

iGreat family photo #32
Debbi

Anonymous said...

Love the look of #27, though it was hard to choose!

Anne - aofgg2002@yahoo.com

Mindy said...

I like # 28 . What a great family Photo . So creative.
Mindy -
mindydvs@gmail.com

Melinda Carlson said...

#5! Great stuff! Love the reflection in the lake, too.

Melinda Carlson - melmore76@hotmail.com

Courtney Keating said...

# 5!

Courtney Keating said...
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Courtney C said...

#8

So hard to choose just one!! Every family/photo is beautiful!

Courtney C.
courtneymchildress@gmail.com

Lacey said...

#24

Lacey
Lacey.robison1@gmail.com

nisly's said...

#6 Because I've got three girls and would love to have a picture like this of them
Melissa
melissaheuberger@hotmail.com

Ramie said...

I love a number of them, but am going with the Colemans. #23

Ramie (ramieboyd@hotmail.com)

Allison said...

So many wonderful photos! I pick your amazing reflection shot #28.

Allison (agreen145@gmail.com)

Anonymous said...

#35 for sure!! I love little babies!
~Barbara
b_cleaver@comcast.net

Clattie Skiles said...

My vote is for #28! I love the reflection of the family, so creative!

Clattie

Anonymous said...

Wow! Amazing settings and good composition in all photos. We are especially partial to #5 though. Such genuine smiles you captured on all four of them:) I love the flower being held, too!
J&K Konyn (konyneugene@aol.com)

Betty said...

Your photography is wonderful! You capture such natural sweet moments in time, #5 is my favorite, love those smiles!
Betty
(bet987@yahoo.com)

peter said...

nice and happy family:)
virtual games for kids

The Biles said...

Such great photos to choose from, I like the mystery of #27 (wedding one).

T. Biles
tammy.biles@comcast.net

morganbors said...

#32 is the best picture by far! THey are all lovely though!

Corie said...

I vote for 32!

Corie

cjmath@earthlink.net

Unknown said...

Bethany, your photos are amazing! I hope you and the family are well... I'm voting for #28. I love the reflection!
Andria Shinn
Shamaryouth@hotmail.com

Marilyn said...

They are all so beautiful! I vote for #5 though :-)

Marilyn
emloftsgard@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Always a pleasure to look at your photos.

#27 is unique and cute, it gets my vote!

Allison (acartmill@comcast.net)

luludouthit said...

#32

Unknown said...

Hi Bethany,

I'm voting for #28. It's my sweet family and I love this photo! You, my friend, are awesome!!

Wendy Waibel

wwaibel@comcast.net

Christie Wilson said...

Voting for #18! Yay, Jordans! :) We would LOVE to do photos with you this year...you are amazing!
Christie Wilson
christiegrummons@yahoo.com
503.939.5439

gbunzer said...

#2!

Gretchen
gretchen@sacredspacesdesign.com

Katie Anderson said...

They are ALL perfection but 21 is amazingly emotional and beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Too many to choose from :) Have to go with #9 though, I love looking at your wedding photos and dreaming that hopefully you can shoot mine one day!!

Amazing work Bethany! Miss you & Josh :)

-Sarah
s.k.smith@me.com

Erin Scott said...

Beautiful work! I'm voting for the Riders in #24. Erin erinescott@hotmail.com

Amy said...

#1 - that picture of Marisa is just stunning.

Taira Kimmell said...

tairakimmell@gmail.com
I vote for # 11

Anonymous said...

Lis Coleman
liscoleman@live.com

I vote for #23. What an adorable family!

Anonymous said...

Doug Coleman
dwcoleman@live.com

I vote for #23.

Marisa Coleman said...

I'll always love #2, though I do have to say the reflection shot is awesome. I imagine that image owns some key display area in their home...it should! Thanks for the showcase of your work, Bethany!

Anonymous said...

Great photos! But my family is beautiful!!! I vote for #32 :-)

Molly McGuire

mrmcguire14@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

#32 is the one I pick!

Alice Jones
momj76@earthlink.net

MarcusJacob said...

#5 little boys smile is great!

Laura and Adrian said...

I vote for #5. Gorgeous!

TcH said...

32

Heidi Jensen said...

#11 :-)

Keith Prickett said...

I vote for #11 and I need to go buy some Argyle for my photo shoot.

Anonymous said...

I vote for number 11.

Ester said...

#32!

Elizabeth said...

#12 Arthurs.

Elizabeth said...

#12 Arthurs.

Anonymous said...

#32

ella said...

11 arthur family!

Lynn Roylance said...

Lynn Roylance, lynn.roylance@gmail.com, Vote for #11

Anonymous said...

Such great photos, my vote goes to #5

Anonymous said...

#9 micah.muldoon@gmail.com

AMD said...

Team Tyacke....#32

Janet said...

I vote for #21. There is something timeless about his devoted focus on her and her knowing look at the camera. Catching that hint of a smile is amazing.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures! We vote for #5.

Jackie :)
jjmawdsley@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

# 11 Arthur Family

Anonymous said...

Bethany you are my favorite!! I looove love love all your photos! My vote goes to the sweet Arthur fam #11.

Erica (ewidony@gmail.com)

kwhipple said...

Vote for #5 (kari.whipple@comcast.net)

Kathleen said...

I vote for 11. Nice photos - I graduated from Lewis and Clark and appreciate the backdrop there, especially the way you used the reflecting pool.

Kevin said...

Argh! I wish I could vote four times. Even though ALL of your pictures are winners, I have narrowed it down to #'s 4,7,9 & 28. Please record my vote for #4.

Anonymous said...

I vote for #11!

Anonymous said...

#4

Rayna
Raynapixie@gmail.com

John and Natalee Warren said...

27
Nataleewarren@hotmail.com

thecrunchywife said...

Jenny, voting for #9 - thecrunchywife(at)gmail(dot)com

Unknown said...

I love #19!

Anonymous said...

So many beautiful picture, but have to vote for the lil' sweet pea at the very end, #35!
Thanks, Alicia
agniewosz(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I vote for #35.
Colton
coltonsampson@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Newborn baby #35.
Chris
chris@gniewosz.com

Anonymous said...

35!!!
Theresa
Theresa@Gniewosz.com

Nanette said...

So sweet! So hard to decide, but I think #28 is my fav!

nannersp at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I vote for #35 but they all are beautiful! Thanks, Gaea
gaeajones@hotmail.com

Kelly Klos said...

I vote for number 18!

Thanks,
Kelly
nelsokel@yahoo.com

neha & sumit said...

Gorgeous photos! My vote is #35.

Cheers,
Neha
sumitneha@gmail.com

Jessica Jordan said...

I'm so behind on checking in on blogs ... Kelly just texted me to go on yours and vote for my sweet boys ... so #18 :) Love them all tho :) ~ Jessica

To Africa With Love said...

#2

Anonymous said...

Carrie Montgomery
Carrie.montgomery@live.com
28!! Amazing picture with perfectly clear water. Amazing!! Great photos Bethany :)

Anonymous said...

#35
Ania Brown
aniaben02@yahoo.com

elle said...

My vote is for #5. -Gabrielle (ellekonynrocks@gmail dot com)

Hannah said...

I have to go with the second picture. Like I said the other night, it is the best picture you've taken of those kiddos.

Anonymous said...

#5

Chad

konyn541@msn

Anonymous said...

My grand-daughter,#35.
Mark
mfsampson45@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I vote for #35.
-Sharon shasam56@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

35
Wes
weston.sampson@pacificoffice.com

Anonymous said...

#5 for my little sis!

David

konyn1628@msn.com

Anonymous said...

#10. Miss you and your beautiful family, Bethany

April Ralston
a.ralston@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

#16... night shots are hard! love the lights and the couple are in perfect focus. wow!

jessica johnson
jleajohn21@gmail.com

Amy K. said...

I'm voting for #5

:)

Josh, Erica, Garrett, and Haylee said...

Erica Sorenson
jnesorenson@hotmail.com

#35

They were all AWESOME!!