Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My First Giveaway

I'm not anybody's blog-stalker, but I definitely enjoy my fair share of blog-browsing. And over the past few months of poking around on different blogs, I keep seeing these fun contests that people are doing. Win a cookbook. Win a babydoll. I've even seen a motorcycle giveaway!

Not long ago, I was reading a friend-of-a-friend's blog and saw that she was doing a giveaway for a signed copy of one of her favorite books and a t-shirt (it was awesome, by the way--I won't say anything else about it, because I may be sporting my non-win, purchased version soon). Seeing the fun she was having totally gave me the giveaway bug, so I thought long and hard about what I could actually give that would be worth the effort.

Although I have many a great book as well as some lovely SigEp t-shirts from college, I decided I might not garner much response from offering to give away a book full of highlights and dog-eared pages (with my own signature in it) or a t-shirt that's older than all three of my children combined.


What to do...

Then it hit me! I could do a photography session giveaway!! HOORAY!

So here's how it's going to work. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post with your name in it (feel free to leave me a warm-and-fuzzy comment as well). In one week (Tuesday, June 23), I'll randomly choose one comment, and the person whose name appears in the comment will receive a free photography session (worth $100). PLUS, the winner will also get a $50 print credit from the session, so they can choose to have their favorite shots printed for free! And remember, I do sessions with babies, children, couples, families...you name it!!

Now for my favorite part...

I'm going to let you enter the contest twice! You can enter once for yourself and once on behalf of someone else.

Our family has found great joy in giving to various people and organizations, and I'd love for you to have this chance to give to someone in your life as well. To enter twice, make sure you put your name in one comment and your friend or family member's name in another separate comment.

Feel free to send a link to this post to your family and friends. The more the merrier!

The fine print:
1. Each person can enter the giveaway a maximum of two times (once with your own name and once with the name of someone you'd like to give the session to should his or her name be chosen).

2. The photography session will take place in the greater Birmingham area. As much as I'd like to visit your neck of the woods, I can't drag my three little ones all over the southeast for your session!

3. Only adults can enter the giveaway.

4. Warm-and-fuzzy comments make me happy but in no way increase your chances of being chosen.

5. Neither mine nor Josh's family members can enter their own names (although they're welcome to enter someone else to receive the session and prints!)

6. Questions can be directed to me at allison@allisonlewisphotography.com, and my website is http://allisonlewisphotography.com should you want to poke around on there before you enter.

HAPPY COMMENTING! Ooh, how I love giveaways. :-)

38 comments:

Alicia said...

Hey there Allison! Oooh!! I would love another reason to come to B'ham and visit you guys...so here I am entering your contest. BTW..I have an interview and UGA on Thurs (6/18) at 2pm. Love you!!! Alicia

Alicia said...

I am going to enter my friend, Casie Groover. I know she would love some pics of her little man, Mayson. Love you again! :) Alicia

Anna said...

whoohoo! i'm all about this! i had just started a giveaway post...great minds think alike (hehe). but yours is WAY better than anything i could give away!!! so here's my entry!

Karen Newcomer said...

This is great! Our family members (grandparents, actually) have been begging for some family photos...and YOU my friend are the best photographer I know of (warm & fuzzy and true).

Karen Newcomer said...

I'm entering Brad, too, to double our chances. It's actually his mom who has begged the most for family pics.

Anonymous said...

You are so sweet to do this! I can't wait to see who wins. Craig and I really need some new photos in the house other than our wedding. That was almost five years ago now! So sad...

Anonymous said...

Hey Allison it's Alissa again... I also want to enter my mom for a chance to win. I know that she would LOVE to have some new family photos. Love you!!!! :)

Kenna Clark said...

You really have such a giving, generous heart, Allison. It would have taken a lot less of your time and talent to give away the Sig Ep shirt, and I would have entered the contest for that! :-) I would LOVE another photo shoot with you, so I am officially entering my name: Kenna Clark. Whoever wins has some great photos in their future!

Kenna Clark said...

For my second nomination, I would like to name my parents, Joe and Marty Estes, who haven't had any professional pictures taken since I was in high school...a while ago. I think they would be tickled pink to have the opportunity for some updated family photos, especially with their grandson. :-)
Thanks, again, Allison. Enjoy your giveaway!

A said...

Hi Allison - A friend of mine just pointed me to your blog, because we are also from Brook Hills and adopting from Ethiopia! Would love to talk to you. And, here's my entry into your giveaway. What a great idea!

Andrea

A said...

And here's the second entry, with the name Paul on it!

Andrea

Brian and Jen said...

How fun!! What a great idea! And of course we would love the chance to have more pics of our little man taken by you! We have tons of the ones you have already taken all over our house! Yeah!! Love- Jen W.

Brian and Jen said...

Hmmm... I am going to enter my Mom, Judy! I know she would love the chance to get some family pics taken!! You are so fun to think of this! Jen W.

Anonymous said...

Ok, here is my first official comment on a blog!! You KNOW how much we need a picture of the boys...so this would be a wonderful treat! Thanks so much!! Love, Angel :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Allison...I would like to enter April as my 2nd entry. Can't wait to see who wins!! Love,
Angel

Bonnie said...

Hey Allison! A friend-of-a-friend here! I found you from Katie Naughton's blog, and LOVE your photography and seeing all those adorable pics of your super-cute kiddos!

I am entering the contest, and if I win, I will happily schlep me and my little roo's bums over to 'bama to pose for you!

Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Aaron and Michelle said...

You know how much I love your pictures! I should be a gallery for you! I would definitely love some more adorable pics up around my house. Especially with this belly attached to me, so here is my entry!

Aaron and Michelle said...

I am going to enter my friend Shannon Wadlington. She would be great for you to get to know for your photography business. She is always buying pics of her two boys and she would absolutely love your style!

Anonymous said...

"Nothing fits a person to be more useful on earth than to be ready for heaven."

Nicky

Renee Hurst said...

Hi Allison! Luke and I would love to have some pictures of the two of us, we have so few since I'm always the one taking the picture! And even if we don't win, we'd love to meet for lunch sometime!

Renee Hurst said...

Hi Allison! Luke and I would love to have some pictures of the two of us, we have so few since I'm always the one taking the picture! And even if we don't win, we'd love to meet for lunch sometime!

Jennifer said...

Hi Allison! I would love to have you take pictures of Mackinley! I have really enjoyed getting to know your family!!

Jennifer said...

My second entry is my sister,Stacy.

Anonymous said...

The Romero Fam would love another photo session with you!!

laurenbirch00 said...

The Birch family would love to get their pictures made with you again! We think you're the best photographer we know! :)

laurenbirch00 said...

Okay, don't know if my last comment went through or not... but we do love you and would love to have more pictures made with you!

Erin A. said...

Sorry... I don't know if my first comment worked.
I would love to enter the contest! I am always telling everyone how talented you are!
Erin Ashley

Erin A. said...

Allison,
I would like to enter my parents, Cheryl and Larry for the the contest.
Thanks!
Erin Ashley

Anonymous said...

Should I, Kerry Cobb and more importantly YOUR BEST FRIEND, be chosen I would like you to shoot photos for a family in my church who could never afford such a treat.

Kerry said...

I, Kerry Cobb, would like to enter on behalf of a family in my church who could never afford a shoot like this. PICK ME! I'M BEING SO SELFLESS!

Angie said...

Since I'm part of the family, I'd like to enter my friend Melanie B. (the one who just had the triplets!)

Angie said...

I'd also like to enter my friend, Lisa B. across the street. What a great idea, Allison!

Anna said...

ok. i've thought about my 2nd entry for the past week. i've gone back and forth and back and forth and looking at the other entries, others have thought the same thing! so i'm going to enter my mom too. i've always wanted to have some done w/ her and addie bc BOTH of them are such miracles, in very different ways! so even if she doesnt win, we may have to make an official visit to bham for a rie rie rootie photo session! love you guys!

Jamie said...

I would like to enter good friends of mine, the Buchanans. They have a new baby girl. I know how precious my pictures of Madeline are to me and I would love for them to have the same.

Jamie said...

I would also like to enter my parents. I know they would love to have pictures with Madeline, especially since they spend so much time helping to care for her.

Anonymous said...

We would like to enter the Jones Family.

Nicky

Anonymous said...

This would be so great! It was like 2 kids ago since the Hensleys were photographed! At least we know you would get your check this time - even made out to the RIGHT person! Love, april

Anonymous said...

I want to enter Angel this time. Since we're like family with them - can we be part of their shoot if they win!!!??? :)