Thursday, May 28, 2009

carrie stroud photography giveaway

Giveaway #10


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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The Harris Family said...

Wow! All the pictures are so beautiful and original. If I have to choose I would pick the crazy for you (even though I love all of them). I would pick Northern Utah.

Robin said...

Crazy for you

N. Utah

She really does capture a real being. I like her style.

Brittney said...

I love the "lollipops & gumdrops" gallery. So stinkin' cute! I can't wait to have kids of my own to get cute photos of! I live in Northern Utah, so that's the location I would choose. Thanks!! :)

Mattandme said...

I live in Florida and my in laws are in Tallahassee! I think my favorite gallery is the Ladies in Waiting, but maybe that's because my mind is so one track lately! All of the galleries are great!

michellejohnnie said...

Go Carrie! I totally miss you! I would love for you to photo my family (and to catch up)! Please choose me.

Katie said...

I love the Happily Ever After gallery!

katie_kitty@msn.com

Katie said...

Whoops I forgot to say I'd get a photo shoot in northern Utah!

katie_kitty@msn.com

Susie said...

Love the belly shots and the little one in the yellow tutu! I am in Utah.

Heather said...

I adore her oh baby gallery and would be so delighted to get pics of my baby boy to be done by her. Adorable!

heatherdemke(at)gmail(dot)com

Sara Richins said...

Love the Ladies in waiting and oh baby! Very cute stuff! I would choose Northern Utah for the location if she's her before August, and after August, would be the Seattle area.

Emily said...

Her photography is beautiful!! What a great giveaway! I love all of her galleries, but especially the Crazy for You one...so cute!! :) Oh and I would choose the Northern Utah location. :)

Cyfarwydd said...

I love Carrie's style! My favorite gallery is "crazy for you," because it reminds me of how much I love my husband, who's currently deployed. I would be overjoyed to win a photo shoot with Carrie! We could get together in the Seattle area when hubby returns this summer.

Alisha said...

Love the Oh baby gallery! I'd have a shoot in Seattle area!

Lisita said...

Lolipops and gumdrops, hands down! I'd love for Carrie to photograph my family in Seattle! Thanks, :)!

Stacy Howard said...

Carrie is amazing! Tears came to my eyes when I saw her photography. I absolutely love the way she captures special moments. The "crazy for you" gallery was my favorite! I have a 4 month old and haven't had family pictures taken yet. I just might have Carrie take them. Thanks for sharing! I live in the Northern Utah area.

gillespie said...

I love the "crazy for you" gallery. I would choose Northern Utah. GREAT photos!

Angel said...

I love the mom kissing the son in a shopping cart. We are near Seattle and have not had a family portrait since my son was born(he's 5) and that was only JC Penny!
My husband is due home from deployment soon and this would be a huge blessing to our family!

the Fife's said...

I love the crazy for you, we need a good family photo. I think all her stuff is great, we live in northern utah so it would be perfect!

Dave and Liesel said...

I really like the "Ladies in Waiting" and the "oh Baby" galleries. This giveaway is perfect for my little family! I've been wanting to get family photos for a while and none of the photographers here in Pocatello capture exactly what I want, but Carrie does! Northern Utah would be best for us!

SquirrelGurl said...

Lollipops and gumdrops...

I adore her way of capturing the children's eyes, beautiful work!

I would choose the Seattle shoot.

*~*a.l.s*~* said...

i love the names of her galleries and i love the song on her blog--so fun! My favorite gallery is lollipops and gumdrops.

We would pick Tallahassee.

Thank you so much!

Sarah said...

She is amazing! My favorite gallery is: Crazy for you.
I want to win this soooo much... in N. UT

Annie said...

Well, of course I love the "oh baby" gallery the most. It really hits home because I'm due with our first baby any moment now. :) I'd love to win a Northern Utah session for our new little one!

kels said...

love the crazy for you album :)

Heidi said...

I love those pictures, and that style! I would love a Northern Utah shoot this year, I am about to have another baby, and would love to get some great pics of my family and the baby! I love the "lollipops and gumdrops" galleru

Misty Cato said...

Love the lollipops and gumdrops gallery. I'd schedule in the Seattle area.

mistycato(at)mistycatodesigns(dot)com

Amy said...

Love the lollipops and gumdrops. I think you would make my year if I won this! I would pick N. Utah.

Megs said...

I really loved the crazy for you pictures. Seattle area.

Tammy said...

Do I have to choose a favorite gallery? All of the pictures are fantastic! I really liked the ladies in waiting and the lollipops and gumdrops.

Northern Utah

malia said...

oh baby

Utah

great pictures!

Vanessa said...

Her work is beautiful! I love the crazy for you gallery--probably because that's the kind of pics I'm dying to have taken of my family.

I'd pick Tallahassee since we're moving to the panhandle in just a few weeks. :)

The Miller Family said...

Her pictueres are fabulous! Great creativity! I especially love the lollipops and gumdrops gallery, although I really liked them all!

We're in Tallahassee. I'm so excited that there's a photo shoot giveaway in our area...that NEVER happens!!! This would be great for us...we have two adorable little boys who are just starting to really get into having their picture taken, and a girl on the way!

Thanks for the giveaway!

lindseymiller{dot}mail{at}gmail{dot}com

Melissa said...

I loved all of them, but I think the Oh baby was my favorite. Northern Utah for me.

Carrie said...

I love the Oh Baby Gallery. Maybe it is because I just had a baby. I would pick the Seattle area.

Amy said...

So cute! I love the music on her site and the names for her galleries. I think my favorite is "crazy for you" and I would choose the FL location! Definitely keepin my fingers crossed for this one! :)

Laura said...

Hi Carrie! Throw my name in the hat!

Kameron said...

I love the oh baby gallery. I would choose the Seattle area for the shoot!

Blissful said...

I absolutely love the Crazy for you Gallery. I'd love the opportunity to have her shoot my family. I'm pregnant with my second, so I'd love a family maternity session!

We're in the Seattle area.

Carol said...

Crazy for you is my favorite - Love how she captures families.
I would choose Northern Utah.
Thanks

Blissful said...

I absolutely love the Crazy for You gallery. I'd love to have Carrie capture my family! I'm pregnant with my second so it would be great to have a family maternity session.

We're in the Seattle area.

The Nedrys said...

I love the crazy for you gallery! I would love to have pictures that capture some of our true, real, and sometimes crazy interactions together! I am in the Seattle area.

Alice said...

I love the crazy for you gallery. I would choose Northern Utah.

Emily said...

We have a new little one who just joined our fam in Jan. and are ready for a new family shot, with all 5 of us! We LOVE Carries work, and would LOVE to do a shoot in Northern Utah (as with many other people it looks like!) :)
Thanks for the opportunity

Brenbren said...

I pick Northern Utah! I wqas amazed and inspired to take up photography. I love the crazy for you galarie. I could see my kids with daddy and I !

Miranda said...

All of the pictures are wonderful and really seem to capture th person - they're more than just a picture. I love the Crazy for you gallery! And I would love my own session with her in Northern Utah!!!

Layla said...

Her pictures are stunning! I especially like the crazy for you. I would pick Seattle area.

Jill said...

How can you pick just one. I love them all. I want to win BAD. I will be in Utah!

Tots and Tails said...

Oh please Oh please Pick me!
For the Seattle trip. My favorite is the ladies in waiting since thats what I am. Since I am always taking the pictures I am never in any of them. And with the baby coming I would love to take some with the belly and my 2 year old.

The Van Leeuwen Family said...

I've LOVED Carie's work for some time and am so excited for this giveaway!

I think my favorite gallery is the Crazy for You gallery. I just love the connection she captures between her subjects!

Oh & I'm in Northern Utah.

torri said...

I think I would want the baby gallery...! In Northern Utah!

torrimahoney@gmail.com

Rachael said...

ladies in waiting is very cute... because I'm in that stage, but I also love the oh baby.

N. Utah

Aubrey said...

I LOVE the ladies in waiting, since my husband & I are hoping to become pregnant soon, this would be perfect! And Northern Utah for us.
byubabe14 @ yahoo dot com

Katie said...

i love the lollipops and gumdrops - so fun! Seattle area is my area!

Michelle Bebe said...

i heart the crazy for you! my sis in law is in oregon, i wonder if she could travel for some prego shots!

meg said...

amazing picture style. I would travel to the Seattle for pictures :)
I liked the crazy for you gallery. great shots of family's

Felicia & Brandon said...

I'd send the classic pack to my little brother. He's looking for a job and could use the pick-me-up.
feliciawilson(at)gmail(dot)com

Jen O said...

Of course I love the lollipops and gumdrops gallery because my son is one of the subjects! I would love to have Carrie do another photo shoot of our family! We live in Seattle area.

Amy said...

Aack! I love the lollipops and gumdrops gallery. The baby in the yellow tutu is so stinkin' cute! I would love to win a shoot in the Seattle area!

Anne said...

If i win i would give it to my sis in laws' family -northern utah!

Lisa and company said...

Ladies in Waiting.
Seattle or N. Utah have family in both places who would love this!

D said...

Who can resist those Lollipops and Gumdrops? I have two of my own that I would love to have her photograph! I'll be in Seattle in July. If it doesn't work for us to meet up then I will give the session to my sister and her family- they are in Seattle area(bothell).

wilkinson_fam said...

I absolutely ADORE Carrie. She is one of the most talented artists and wonderful individuals I know. I love ALL of her galleries but have a special affinity toward "Lollipops and Gumdrops. Yummy. (I'm in N. Utah, BTW)

Angela S said...

I just love her maternity and newborn baby photo shoots - so beautiful! It would be perfect timing for me to meet up with her in N. Utah in Jun... with a full preggo belly ready to be documented!!

angdallen(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sus said...

Wow, that is one gorgeous website, I could just view those photos and listen to the music all day! Crazy for you captures so much. I'm in Seattle area.

Christianne said...

Crazy for you.

Northern Utah.

Ashley said...

I love that her ladies in waiting isn't the typical "everyone does it" poses. I would love a shoot in Ut with my family

B said...

I would pick Northern Utah and do the lollipops and gumdrops. What an awesome giveaway!

briahnabushman@gmail.com

Jenna said...

I haven't had a family picture done of my family yet and would love it! I pick Northern Utah and love her work!

Kevin I said...

We sure miss you in Seattle! I love your creativity in your shots, it is so hard to choose a favorite. I really like the lollipop gang and the Ladies in Waiting. I am in Seattle.

Jenny
jenny.idzi@yahoo.com

Brooke said...

I love them all! I'd love to see a Lollipops and Gumdrops shoot with my son! I'm in Northern Utah.

Lindsey said...

I love the Lollipops and Gumdrops gallery. So cute! I live in Northern Utah.

Colliers said...

Wow, she does an amazing job. I love the lollipops and gumdrops AND crazy for you. I couldn't choose between them. This would be so much fun. I'd choose the Northern Utah location.

Thank you!

The Painter's said...

Do I have to choose a favorite gallery? I guess I say Crazy for You! I would pick northern Utah.

The Maughans said...

I love "Crazy for You"! I live in Northern Utah, so that'd be my location. Hard to pick one gallery, they're all fantastic!

Daniel and Kate Johnson said...

I have to choose crazy for you--I love seeing those relationships captured! I would pick Northern Utah for my sight.

c said...

My favorite is crazy for you (and seattle location).

Jinii said...

I love all the galleries it is so hard to choose a favorite. But I guess I would choose the oh baby. I would love to be have some picks done in Northern Utah

kristib said...

I love her style and her ability to capture a moment. She is truly talented. I could never choose one gallery over another because I truly loved every photo on the site! My favorite name for a gallery is "ladies in waiting", though. I would choose Seattle.

Shana said...

For me, it's a total tie between Crazy For You (I'm a sucker for Daddy-daughter and mommy-son kissy pics) and the Happily Ever After. I'm also a sucker for wedding photography that captures a couples' true personality.

I'm in GA but I'd totally drive to Florida!

Mariko said...

I live in the Portland area, and would SO drive up to the Seattle area for a chance to get photographed by Carrie!!! I love the 'Ladies in Waiting' gallery sooo very much, and the 'oh baby' gallery is just TOO CUTE!!!

Lisle H said...

No question--Lollipops and Gumdrops. They're so cute!! Probably Northern Utah, but I'd have to get there.

kladle said...

Definitely Lollipops & Gumdrops because my sweet little one is the first one that pops up! I'm in Tallahassee and would LOVE another photo shoot with Carrie!

Aby Runyan said...

Love the "crazy for you", so gorg!

luvs, aby

PS - I'd be in Northern Utah

April said...

I heart Crazy for You!! And I am in the Seattle area, yippee!!

MamaSheg said...

Wow, love her photos! I'm a mommy-to-be with a little 2 year old and think the photos that capture the bellies and babies are so precious and fun! I live in Redmond, WA and would be thrilled to have an opportunity for a photo shoot with Carrie. XOXO

ZANNEBONHAM said...

She is amazing!!! Lollipops and Gumdrops Gallery is wonderful, my favorite!!!! I would love for her to come and take picture of my boys 9 and 4 and my little girl 15months old. She would be able to get amazing picture. I would need the Seattle area.

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous photos! I love Crazy for You, and if I won, I'd take it in Seattle because that's home for us.

Staci J said...

Wow, she is amazing! I love Crazy for you! I'm in northern utah.

Katie and John Newman said...

Oh Baby, what beautiful pictures!

I know her, she is an awesome photographer!

I would pick Tallahassee

Janica said...

What a talent! Thanks 'Little Birdie' for always sharing such fantastic artists.
My favorite gallery of Carrie's is "Lollipops and Gumdrops"! She captures the true delight in each of those kids.

I am praying that I get picked for a Northern Utah photo shoot. It'd totally be worth the drive...

Emily said...

I love the happily ever after after gallery, but I also love the first picture in the crazy for you gallery. Really I just love her style of photography.

AND: her website is one of the very few where I end up humming along with the music and not wanting to close the site instead of finding background music totally obnoxious. Awesome.

I would pick Northern Utah.

Nisha said...

I always love seeing childrens galleries, so lollipops and gumdrops is my fav. N. Utah location

Angie Maynes said...

Gorgeous photography!!

Crazy for you is my fav and I can do either N. Utah or Seattle (if it's in September). Awesome giveaway!

Ashlee said...

What a gifted photographer! I enjoyed all of the galleries, but the crazy for you is my favorite. We're in the Tallahassee, FL area.

Michael and Rachel said...

Mmm.. I love all of the galleries...but there's something about brides and grooms on their wedding day I love to see. (Where were you when I got married??) :) I'm in Northern Utah.

Ashley said...

I would pick the Tallahassee area- I would DRIVE!!! Love Lollipops and Gumdrops- HOW CUTE!!!
alboston at juno dot com

Summer said...

I'm in Northern Utah. I love all of her work, but the Oh Baby was so sweet!

Karly said...

Crazy for you... OH SO CUTE!

Kalena said...

I love Carrie's photography and would LOVE to win a photoshoot with her! My all-time favorite is the Art photoshoot. I live in Tallahassee.

Meris said...

My favorite blog of Carrie's lately is the "LOOK HOW WE'VE GROWN" blog. All the pictures are so precious, especially the one with the new baby and her one year old birthday cake pictures. My baby girls is about to turn one in July and it would be awesome to have Carrie take her pictures, full of cake and mess and fun. I would pick TALLAHASSEE, FL!!!!

Maila said...

i can't decide between crazy for you and lollipop and gumdrops! i love how she captures kids in their natural environment - but family pics... so awesome.

seattle would be my choice!

Dottie said...

WOW! I love the baby gallery and the Lollipops and gumdrops. But everything is wonderful!

If I was lucky enough to win, I'd choose Seattle. I'm in Portland and my in-laws are in Seattle.

THANKS!

The Allen Family said...

Love them all! My favorite is probably Crazy for You gallery. And I'd pick Northern Utah. Thanks!

Allie said...

All of her pictures show such great style. I love the "Ladies in Waiting". I so badly wish I had any pictures from when I was prego.
I would love a chance at the Northern Utah shoot. Thanks!

Sondra said...

I can't decide between Ladies in Waiting and Oh Baby. They're all so perfect!

courtneyb said...

they are all amazing but babies get me every time ;)

Becky Bean said...

She takes such wonderful pictures! I would love to have her take pictures of my little girl--her baby gallery is definitely my fav!

GSGC StrongFamily said...

Lollipops and Gumdrops, because that is the age of my girls right noww! They are all great. Love them!

I would pick the Seattle area...

Thanks for a chance!

Kaitlin and Charles said...

Oh baby (specifically mom, dad and baby's hands all together with baby's chubby cheeks in background!)

Northern UT

Just Us said...

AWESOME! Love the Ladies in Waiting album. I don't usually like pregnancy pictures, but those are awesome! We are occasionally in Utah and are also in Seattle frequently. I would probably choose Seattle if I had to choose. Thanks!

Amanda B. said...

Pick me!! I love her lollipops and gumdrops gallery. Northern UT for me!

The Ormsby's said...

Crazy for you. Northern Utah. Oh how I would love her to capture the tender relationships I have with my little kiddies!! They're growing tooooo fast, and I don't want to forget what we have right now.

Bonnie R said...

What beautiful pictures! My favorite gallery is Lollipops & Gumdrops.

(Seattle Area)

AB said...

Awesome! I would love Utah or Seattle. Thanks!

Tiff said...

Beautiful pictures! My favorite is the "Crazy for you" gallery. I would love my family pictures taken by Carrie in Northern Utah.

Cook Family said...

I like the ladies in waiting and the lolly pops and gumdrops.Love it!

Oh, and I am in seattle

Jana Heller said...

i love carrie's photo's. i have had the opportunity to shoot with her before and i can honestly say she is as real as her pictures. i love, love, love the "crazy for you" gallery.

alexandjess said...

My favorite album is the Crazy for You. And my favorite photo is the woman sitting on the cafe table kissing the mans head. So sweet!

I'd pick Seattle :-)

Melanie said...

GORGEOUS!! My favorite is Crazy for You. . . but that was a REALLY tough choice.

I'd love to have photos taken in Northern Utah!

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