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Thanking My Photography Friends & Giveaway Winners Announcement

The winners of the super awesome photography giveaway have been chosen but first I want to take a minute to thank the incredible sponsors once again. Their generous donations and support made this giveaway possible.

Please click on over and see what they have to offer. I could go on and on but you should see for yourself too.

Tracey Clark

Amazing writer and photographer. As down to earth as she is brilliant. Check out her new book. Guess what? I already bought it. It's awesome. The perfect guide for women who enjoy documenting motherhood and childhood through the lens. Any lens. Read it.  Elevate the Everyday

Clickin Moms

What can I say about ClickinMoms that I haven't said already? They're amazing and a major driving force behind my photography growth. OH! and I am so honored and proud to announce that I'm a ClickinMoms Blog Ambassador. Check out their blog and forums. There is so much to offer. They're kindly provided me with two codes to share with you all.  Use VERONICATRIAL for a free 7 day trial and VERONICA20 for 20% off a trial, 6 month, or 1 year membership.

Come find out what all the buzz is about. Can't wait to see you on the forums : )


Raised by Culture Blog

Ahh Xenia. Xenia is smart, feisty, and the opposite of boring. Pretty much a blogger you shouldn't miss. I love this chick. She's a super thrifter, picture-taking firecracker. Show her some love.

Raised by Culture Blog



Five seconds on Sarah's site is all it takes to be inspired beyond belief. You want to hate her a little because she's beautiful and talented but you can;t because she is also one of the nicest women alive. Fact. Her shoppe is full of goodies for photographers - hobbyists and pros. Because she is generous and sweet she has a code for 50% off everything in her shoppe active right now but act fast because it won't last. Use the code: surprisehalf and treat yourself to some goodies.


Stacie Turner Photography

I had the pleasure of working with Stacie for my first ever portfolio review/critique. I learned so much. She gave me posing, composition, and processing tips. I finally know how to tell the difference between a portrait and a snapshot. Stacie even listened to some of my rambling about life and my fears about setting aside photography for business school. She didn't have to do that. She could've been like "Veronica, shut up". But she wasn't. Know why? Because she is fantastic.

I kind of don't want to share this with you because I haven't yet booked a follow-up session and am afraid she'll get all booked up BUT Stacie is currently offering critiques for half off during the months of July & August only. $75 dollars for an hour with an award-winning photographer. This is a steal of epic proportions.

stacie turner photography


ThisLife is an incredible service but you want to know what makes it extra special to me? The people behind the brand. ThisLife is super active on Facebook & Twitter and very responsive to customers like me who forgot her password and needs to bug them again : ) They are always kind and helpful. That means a lot to me. Great people. Great service.



I buy my gear exclusively from Adorama. Just ordered my very first Speedlite flash! If you've never heard of them get familiar. They're huge but manage to offer small town friendly service over the internet. You can't beat their prices AND if you're a ClickinMom you get the exclusive red carpet treatment. I'm not kidding. Adorama is very active on the CM boards and goes to great lengths to make sure ClickinMoms are happy.


I love my sponsors. Thank you all so much!

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Without further ado here are the lucky winners!

  • Elif O.: Holga Camera
  • Ree R.: Adorama Gift Card
  • Sarah V.: My Four Hens Gift Certificate
  • Beth V.: CM Membership
  • Shannon P.: Expressive Photography Book
  • Lynn B.: Skype Critique
  • Maya Z.: ThisLife
  • Whitney L.: Inspire Book
  • Katrina M.: Laughter Book

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Life is a game. Have fun.

Life is a game. Have fun.