We know how much our readers love a good photography shoot giveaway. Here's one with a little spunk. Okay, a lot of spunk. I feel like I can hear Carrie Stroud speaking to me when I read her blog. And you feel like you know her subjects when you see her work. I can tell she is so much fun to work with. Check out some of her work:
Carrie photographs families and kids by capturing who they really are. How they live, laugh, blow kisses. She says, "I want to remember my child's scrunchy nose when they laugh, not a fake vinyl tree in the background and a pose that represents nothing about who they are as an individual. I capture them, and it absolutely thrills me to give that gift to others!" Yes, this girl really loves what she does.
Carrie works hard to capture her subjects' true personalities. "I don't like posed or perfect. Give me the sticky fingers and silly faces and I will truly jump and giggle. A photo shoot with me guarantees memories being captured. Possible side effects: I'll want to be your friend, chat about your day, and photograph your family forever. Hope you're okay with that."
Cute Carrie currently lives in Florida, but she will be scheduling sessions for Northern Utah and the surrounding Seattle area this year as well. So if you're in or near one of those three places, you should enter for a chance to win a photo shoot with Carrie ($125 value!), and maybe a new friend, too. Just leave us a comment telling us your favorite gallery on Carrie's Web site, and which location you would choose (Tallahasee area, Seattle area, or Northern Utah). This giveaway ends Wednesday, June 3 at 11:59pm PDT, so do it NOW. And if you're not able to enter, check out Carrie's Etsy shop for some gorgeous photos of everyday beauty. She's having a sale!
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