enter to win a free session and a 16×20 wall portrait | grand junction photographer

Today starts my promotional week at Kairos. I’m SO excited. First, starting today, pop in on Carla at 533 Main Street, Grand Junction and sign up for my mailing list to be entered to win a free photography session and a 16×20 wall portrait. Entries will be take all week, and I’ll draw the winner at closing time on Saturday and announce the winner shortly after.  The fine print:  Only one entry allowed per family. The winner will be notified by e-mail (and posted here on the blog and the Facebook fan page) on July 26th. An email address must be listed to win. By entering this contest, you agree to allow Cristine to feature your images on her website, blog, print materials, or any other medium that promotes Cristine Strickland Photography. A model release must be signed. The session must be used by December 31, 2010 and take place within 30 miles of Grand Junction. Prints and other items are available  for purchase at normal prices. No purchase is necessary.

Next, mini sessions. All day on Thursday the 22nd AND Saturday the 24th. Both days are booked solid. I’m overwhelmed with the response. You all are amazing. You filled Thursday in a matter of days and when I opened up Saturday it was filled within hours. I still need to contact a few of you by phone for Saturday but be assured that if you received an email while I was out of the office that I have you on the list and you will receive a time slot.

I’ve got some new prints on the walls. I *think* Carla is putting them up today. Ladder permitting. Stop in and see the new faces. If you’ve had a session with me, one of those new faces could be your child!! hint hint Stephanie, Megan, Amy, Dena and Jen.

I’ll be at Kairos this week for Farmers’ Market. Stop in to say hi and check out some of the beautiful custom products I offer. I’ll have a table set up with sample albums and custom cards and lots of photographic pretties. I’ll have my calender, and if you book a full session for anytime this year on either Thursday or Saturday while I’m at Kairos, you’ll also receive a complementary 8×10.

I think that’s it. I had an amazing time with my family this last week. It’s SO much cooler up on the mountain. Oh, the food. I think I gained seven pounds. We ate and played cards and rolled dice and watched the kids run on the slip and slide. We had s’mores as we sat around the fire pit. My sister made chili and cornbread and we ate outside in my mothers beautiful gardens. We ate all the raspberries we could eat.  Did I mention that we ate?? We hung out on the lake at my moms favorite fishing spot. The kids played in the water, fished, and rode the four wheeler. The scenery was GLORIOUS. And when I asked if I could take pictures of the kids….this is what I got.

little boy pouting in a field of wild flowers on the Grand Mesa of Colorado

Yeah. I had envisioned beautiful family portraits for my sister and her family. I had even brought portrait dresses for our daughters.  I anxiously watched the light, and, as that golden hour approached, I could feel my excitement. I tried to gather the girls. No. They wanted to fish. I showed them the pretty flowers. “FISH mom. We’re fishing.”  But the light… *insert pout here*  “FISH, MOM. FISH.”  Walker didn’t have his own pole. He allowed me to play for about three minutes. Long enough to find my perfect spot and adjust my settings. He wouldn’t even let me change his shirt. Then I got this. Only this. Poor child has probably had more than his fair share of a camera in his face, but dang it THE LIGHT!! The flowers. The pretty grass. *more mommy pouting* please? pretty please? for Mommy? I even bribed him with another four wheeler ride. About that time he took off up the hill to find his uncle to collect on said ride. He gave me a couple of frames right? He fulfilled his agreement, and he was outta there.

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5 Responses to “enter to win a free session and a 16×20 wall portrait | grand junction photographer”
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  1. Aw, I’m sorry they weren’t more cooperative but that shot is priceless!

  2. What a breathtaking location!!!

  3. Oh that’s so like my little three year old girl! She is oh so cute, but does not like the camera. It’s so frustrating. But, the picture of the pouting boy did turn out super cute though!!!

  4. oh.my.gosh.
    to have light like that and a location like that and no one for portraits is a crime! he still looks super cute … even in his choice of clothing!
    you are brilliant! love your blog.

  5. Angela

    Fishing definitely took priority around the lake that day. You do have to love the face amongst the beautiful background… it’s a priceless picture. We’ll have to work on those family pictures in September.


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