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Valentine’s Day Winner!

Well, there you have it! The winner of the Valentine’s Day giveaway is…….drumroll……


After reading all the wonderful entries, I decided there was no way I could pick just one because I found them all so unique and heartwarming so I did the old names in a hat, or cup trick. I shook them all around, closed my eyes and picked one.

A very, very big thank you to all the ladies that took the time to write in their stories. I know that they were all very personal stories and I really appreciate your candidness. And for those that did not win a photo session, there may be a little something in the mail for you still *wink*! I will be contacting you all personally for some mailing info.

I hope that you all have a happy heart day ~ go hug your hubby or wife and tell them how wonderful they are!

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A Valentine’s Gift for Some Special Folks

Something that I don’t do very often is giveaways. And I am sorry. Because I do like giveaways, really I do! But the main reason I don’t have more creative contests is because I don’t have a plan for them right now but I am working on changing that.

And this is my first one ever!

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day coming up, I’d like to give away one lifestyle session to one couple the first weekend after Valentine’s. The weather might be drab but that’s OK because I know your love and cuddles will melt away those rainclouds!

OK, so here is the scoop:

  1. Go to my Facebook page and LIKE it.
  2. Write a comment in this posting why you think you and your hunny deserve a fabulous free photo session.
  3. Commenting will close on February 13th at 6pm and the winners will be announced on February 14th at 9am.
  4. The most huggable and creative comment will win!

Some rules:

  • One comment per couple only
  • Closing timeline will be strict
  • Shoot to be done between February 17th ~ 19th
  • Location will be in the Vancouver area
  • Be quirky, be silly, be you. Have fun!

This is my first contest so I have no idea where this will go. I could get one person comment, I could get twenty so I do hope that you will share this with your friends so I will have one heck of a time trying to pick the one that makes me smile the most.

Now get commenting!

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Jade B. - My husband is moving home in 3 weeks! We had been separated for 14 months but have decided to give our relationship everything we have and work it out. After a lot of time and effort we’ve realized that our marriage and family are the most important thing to both of us.
We have no pictures of just the two of us except for our unprofessional wedding pictures. It would be so fun to have some pictures to commemorate our fresh start.

Btw, I liked your FB page under the name Skyla R.

Ann Holdsworth - February 14th 2006. I waited for my very first Valentines date (who goes on a ‘first date’ on Valentines anyway, so cliché!). He was a half an hour late due to my mis-guided directions, oops! Finally we were off….to Sammy J Peppers in Capilano Mall, classy I know. I’ll never figure out if it was the lateness or the ‘fancy’ restaurant that wooed me, but 6 years later here we are….February 14th (as cheesy as this sounds) will always hold a special place in my heart as it truly is the day I met the love of my live.
That being said you’d think we would try to get a few pictures of us over the years, but alas the few and far between pictures we do have, he always has his eyes closed….once I even tried to ‘photo shop’ his eyes open. Fail.
If you are up for the challenge - to scrounge up a few pictures with eyes actually open - we’d love to be your subjects!
Thanks, happy love day!

Dana Wood - My husband & I met and started dating about 15 years ago in Ontario. After a few months, he moved to BC to pursue his dreams of living in Whistler and snowboarding everyday. I was crushed, certain we were destined to be together but the timing was just not right. We lost touch and 5 years later, after not speaking at all, I moved to Whistler too. We met up the first week I was there and the rest, as they say, is history. Now, 10 years later, we are happily married with two wonderful boys! We’d love to win your contest as we are starting in a new chapter of our life story together: opening our own renovation company. Its a big & exciting change for our family!
Thank you!

Krista Currie - My husband and I have been married for 27 years and raised 4 boys. While the family was growing up, I was the one taking all of the pictures and sometimes I think as I look through the albums that others looking at it will think my children didn’t have a mother and my husband didn’t have a wife. I have so few pictures of my husband and I together. I have also taken pictures of our sons engagement and wedding pictures of my best friends daughter. When I was taking the pictures I thought it would be nice to have romantic and fun pictures taken of my hubby and me. Seeing this contest made me think that this might be a good opportunity to try and make that happen.

Laura Oosterom - My husband and I got married October 1, 2023 - it was perfect :) However as the year has gone by and I have slowly been changing our house into a home I realized that our wedding photographer didn’t capture any romantic pictures of us that I can display in our home. I’ve been dying to do a session so I can display the work around my home for all to see and enjoy :) I love romance and beauty and would love a Valentines shoot.
Happy picking the winner and I hope you have a romantic day yourself :) it’s supposed to be sunny Monday and Tuesday!!! Yipee :)

Shannon Corrins - My Fiancé and I met almost 4 years ago and we are getting married this year! He is my best friend, love of my life and everything in between! My goal this year is to capture as many moments with him possible! I love the thought of having some pics taken in the rain as we can bundle up, cuddle and make them as much fun as possible!

Thanks for having this contest! Happy picking and cheers to love! <3

Kristine T - My fiance proposed to me just last week on Monday and we are planning our wedding for April 7th, this year! We have been together over 6 years and decided it was finally time to have the big party we’ve been waiting for. I love the idea of having a photo shoot with the love of my life so close to our engagement. Also, we are going to be apart this Valentings day and so I think a romantic fun loving photoshoot could be a way to celebrate our recent engagement and Valentine’s!