2013 Year in Review Contest | Sandpoint Idaho Family & Wedding Photographer

2013 was A Good Year!

I worked 8 months out of the year with people I respected and admired in my field of work in design and creative art direction, living and working in a town that we all love to call home here in Sandpoint. But it was time! In August, I quit my steady job of 7 years in the same corporate position that just wasn't what I needed for ME anymore! It was exciting and scary all at the same time and not a day has passed since that I look back and regret a single thing.  Things just fell into place just the way they were supposed to, and with the support of my hubby, friends and all of my AMAZING clients that have encouraged me so far, I can't wait to keep moving forward into 2014 while still living in Sandpoint!

Now, I get to freelance design for a fresh and amazingly positive and upbeat company AND learn and grow my photography business and I couldn't be more thrilled for these challenges! On top of it all, I see my 2 favorite littles WAY more often and that's the best part and I love it!

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Keep Scrolling, Contest Rules below!

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THANKS AND GRATITUDE

For me, photographing families and children, including couples and newborn babes, is such an honor!!  To walk away with the hopes that I left a positive impression on someone is my utmost happy place and I hope that I can do that with everyone that is in front of my camera and beyond!

I love to see kids playing with their parents or siblings, Dad telling a funny joke to get them to laugh or when I make a fool of myself and everyone laughs, overall good times!! Photographing a new bitty baby, fresh and innocent, or a couple so in love all they have to do is "be" is beyond words exciting to me in so many ways! I get giddy thinking about it!

I want to create memories. Memories of a time where your kids are still so small, and families are all still together. I love taking your portraits so you can hang these memories on the wall, and put them in albums to look back on for years to come. It's more than digital images on a computer or a Christmas card, these are the things that will remind you of a time that will soon be past before you know it! Thank you for allowing me these moments!

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Never would I thought I could call this my job! I love photographing families, children and people in love! This year, I had the pleasure of photographing over 45 portrait sessions of children, newborns and couples and over 25 families!!!!!

I would never have imagined so many people would trust me with making these memories for them and I can't say THANKS enough!  I’ve learned so much this last year and gained so many new experiences. From a sailboat ride on the lake, wading knee deep in ice cold water, newest of babies in a quiet home all snuggly and warm and chasing wee ones all over fields, parks and beaches! This year has been memorable! I hope to continue to be able to photograph more of your lovely families, and meet lots of new ones too!!

In honor of my 2013 clients being so SUPER DUPER, I’ve decided to run a little CONTEST!Who's game? 

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THE CONTEST

2 prizes. 2 winners!

Did you love your photo session with me in 2013? Ask your friends and family to vote and PIN your image(s) and you could win a 16x20 canvas of an image of your choice from your session AND a 25% off discount for a future portrait session with me when booked before April 1! ($170 value)

Didn't have a session with me in 2013? You can win too!! There is something great in this for all of the voters too! I will choose 1 person from all of the voters at random to also win! You too will win a 25% off discount for a future portrait session with me! (names will be put in a hat and drawn at random by my handsome 6 year old assistant) ($65 value)

It was tough, but I selected favorite photos from sessions photographed in 2013 and added them to the “2013 Year in Review Contest” photo album on Facebook.  The photo with the most likes and comments will be the winner!

WHAT DO I DO TO WIN?

1. PIN IT :: Locate your image in this blog post — hover over the images below and click to PIN IT to Pinterest. (invite your friends to pin it too!)

2. LIKE IT :: Go to the "2013 Year in Review Contest" Facebook Album on my Facebook Page and invite all of your friends to ‘like’ your image and comment!!! (the more votes you have, the better your chances to win!) 3. SHARE IT :: Share your image from the Facebook Album onto your profile and invite all of your friends to ‘like’ my Facebook page, and ‘like’ your image!! (don't forget to tag yourself in your photo for more votes too!)

HOW LONG DOES THE CONTEST LAST? The contest will start Friday, January 3rd and ENDS at 6pm,Friday, January 17th.

The family, child or couple with the most ‘likes’ and comments on their image will be announced on my Facebook page and Instagram (@janelgion) and will be contacted for details to get their canvas and book their session! Lucky voter winner will be also be announced at the same time!!

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I can't wait to see what everyone thinks about this whole contest idea! :) So without further ado, here are some of the best of 2013 :: A Year in Review!!

Go check it out, tag yourself in your photo and start voting!

*Prize details: Your canvas must be ordered by Feb 1, 2014. You session discount of 25% off includes a 1hr customized photo session for a family of up to 5 members at a location of your choice, (within 50 miles of Sandpoint) and 15-20 edited images in an online gallery to instantly download!  This session must be booked by April 1, 2014.

*Voter prize: Your session discount of 25% off a 1hr customized photo session for a family of up to 5 members at a location of your choice, (within 50 miles of Sandpoint) and 15-20 edited images in an online gallery to instantly download!  This session must be booked by April 1, 2014.

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Cheers to many more years of capturing beautiful moments! I can’t wait to see what's in store for 2014. Thanks for helping me make 2013 a Great Year!!

~ Janel