This Thanksgiving, I spent the day with the computer off, and my tennis shoes on. As many of you know, I am not most “sports-minded” or “athletic” woman you have ever met, but my husband on the other hand, has athletics running through his blood. (I think this is why Thanksgiving is his favorite holiday. It is a day to celebrate all of his favorite things ~ food, football, and his family.) So, this Thanksgiving, my husband celebrated his 30th birthday, and in an effort to really love him, I put on my tennis shoes, and participated in a friendly game of football. There’s nothing like a little friendly competition to get your blood pumping! The longer we are married, the more I realize how completely different we are. In fact, I think that similarities are what bring two people together, but it is the differences in one another that really challenge us to love our partner on a deeper level, and ultimately is what holds us together. Stefan and I are no different. Stefan inspires me to be a better person, and I hope that he would say the same about me.
One thing that my husband is a natural at is giving. He is a servant and a giver to the core. This has led me to hold my very first blog contest! Here’s how it will work. Originally, I wanted to post all my favorite portraits from 2009, but when the list started getting above 50, I thought – SIMPLIFY! So, now, I have posted a small selection of my favorites, for YOU to choose YOUR favorite! The WINNER of the competition will receive a free 11×14 gallery wrap canvas of THEIR favorite photo from their session! YEAH!
I know some of you are thinking, how will we ever choose, all of your work is soooo good? HA! I know friends, just follow your heart. HA! On a more serious note, though, this competition is all in fun and was created in the spirit of giving. So, all you need to do is pick your favorite from the favorites. You vote by clicking on the “contact us” button above and sending me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the number of your favorite picture inside. We will tally up the votes, and declare a winner, all in time for Christmas! So, tell all your family and friends to get to voting, and GOOD LUCK. Now, let’s look!