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!
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.ReplyDelete
Crazy for youReplyDelete
She really does capture a real being. I like her style.
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!! :)ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Go Carrie! I totally miss you! I would love for you to photo my family (and to catch up)! Please choose me.ReplyDelete
I love the Happily Ever After gallery!ReplyDelete
Whoops I forgot to say I'd get a photo shoot in northern Utah!ReplyDelete
Love the belly shots and the little one in the yellow tutu! I am in Utah.ReplyDelete
I adore her oh baby gallery and would be so delighted to get pics of my baby boy to be done by her. Adorable!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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. :)ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Love the Oh baby gallery! I'd have a shoot in Seattle area!ReplyDelete
Lolipops and gumdrops, hands down! I'd love for Carrie to photograph my family in Seattle! Thanks, :)!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I love the "crazy for you" gallery. I would choose Northern Utah. GREAT photos!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
My husband is due home from deployment soon and this would be a huge blessing to our family!
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!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Lollipops and gumdrops...ReplyDelete
I adore her way of capturing the children's eyes, beautiful work!
I would choose the Seattle shoot.
i love the names of her galleries and i love the song on her blog--so fun! My favorite gallery is lollipops and gumdrops.ReplyDelete
We would pick Tallahassee.
Thank you so much!
She is amazing! My favorite gallery is: Crazy for you.ReplyDelete
I want to win this soooo much... in N. UT
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!ReplyDelete
love the crazy for you album :)ReplyDelete
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" galleruReplyDelete
Love the lollipops and gumdrops gallery. I'd schedule in the Seattle area.ReplyDelete
Love the lollipops and gumdrops. I think you would make my year if I won this! I would pick N. Utah.ReplyDelete
I really loved the crazy for you pictures. Seattle area.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I'd pick Tallahassee since we're moving to the panhandle in just a few weeks. :)
Her pictueres are fabulous! Great creativity! I especially love the lollipops and gumdrops gallery, although I really liked them all!ReplyDelete
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!
I loved all of them, but I think the Oh baby was my favorite. Northern Utah for me.ReplyDelete
I love the Oh Baby Gallery. Maybe it is because I just had a baby. I would pick the Seattle area.ReplyDelete
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! :)ReplyDelete
Hi Carrie! Throw my name in the hat!ReplyDelete
I love the oh baby gallery. I would choose the Seattle area for the shoot!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
We're in the Seattle area.
Crazy for you is my favorite - Love how she captures families.ReplyDelete
I would choose Northern Utah.
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.ReplyDelete
We're in the Seattle area.
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.ReplyDelete
I love the crazy for you gallery. I would choose Northern Utah.ReplyDelete
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!) :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the opportunity
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 !ReplyDelete
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!!!ReplyDelete
Her pictures are stunning! I especially like the crazy for you. I would pick Seattle area.ReplyDelete
How can you pick just one. I love them all. I want to win BAD. I will be in Utah!ReplyDelete
Oh please Oh please Pick me!ReplyDelete
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.
I've LOVED Carie's work for some time and am so excited for this giveaway!ReplyDelete
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.
I think I would want the baby gallery...! In Northern Utah!ReplyDelete
ladies in waiting is very cute... because I'm in that stage, but I also love the oh baby.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
byubabe14 @ yahoo dot com
i love the lollipops and gumdrops - so fun! Seattle area is my area!ReplyDelete
i heart the crazy for you! my sis in law is in oregon, i wonder if she could travel for some prego shots!ReplyDelete
amazing picture style. I would travel to the Seattle for pictures :)ReplyDelete
I liked the crazy for you gallery. great shots of family's
I'd send the classic pack to my little brother. He's looking for a job and could use the pick-me-up.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
If i win i would give it to my sis in laws' family -northern utah!ReplyDelete
Ladies in Waiting.ReplyDelete
Seattle or N. Utah have family in both places who would love this!
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).ReplyDelete
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)ReplyDelete
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!!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Crazy for you.ReplyDelete
I love that her ladies in waiting isn't the typical "everyone does it" poses. I would love a shoot in Ut with my familyReplyDelete
I would pick Northern Utah and do the lollipops and gumdrops. What an awesome giveaway!ReplyDelete
I haven't had a family picture done of my family yet and would love it! I pick Northern Utah and love her work!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I love them all! I'd love to see a Lollipops and Gumdrops shoot with my son! I'm in Northern Utah.ReplyDelete
I love the Lollipops and Gumdrops gallery. So cute! I live in Northern Utah.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Do I have to choose a favorite gallery? I guess I say Crazy for You! I would pick northern Utah.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
I have to choose crazy for you--I love seeing those relationships captured! I would pick Northern Utah for my sight.ReplyDelete
My favorite is crazy for you (and seattle location).ReplyDelete
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 UtahReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I'm in GA but I'd totally drive to Florida!
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!!!ReplyDelete
No question--Lollipops and Gumdrops. They're so cute!! Probably Northern Utah, but I'd have to get there.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Love the "crazy for you", so gorg!ReplyDelete
PS - I'd be in Northern Utah
I heart Crazy for You!! And I am in the Seattle area, yippee!!ReplyDelete
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. XOXOReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous photos! I love Crazy for You, and if I won, I'd take it in Seattle because that's home for us.ReplyDelete
Wow, she is amazing! I love Crazy for you! I'm in northern utah.ReplyDelete
Oh Baby, what beautiful pictures!ReplyDelete
I know her, she is an awesome photographer!
I would pick Tallahassee
What a talent! Thanks 'Little Birdie' for always sharing such fantastic artists.ReplyDelete
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...
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.ReplyDelete
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.
I always love seeing childrens galleries, so lollipops and gumdrops is my fav. N. Utah locationReplyDelete
Crazy for you is my fav and I can do either N. Utah or Seattle (if it's in September). Awesome giveaway!
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I would pick the Tallahassee area- I would DRIVE!!! Love Lollipops and Gumdrops- HOW CUTE!!!ReplyDelete
alboston at juno dot com
I'm in Northern Utah. I love all of her work, but the Oh Baby was so sweet!ReplyDelete
Crazy for you... OH SO CUTE!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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!!!!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
seattle would be my choice!
WOW! I love the baby gallery and the Lollipops and gumdrops. But everything is wonderful!ReplyDelete
If I was lucky enough to win, I'd choose Seattle. I'm in Portland and my in-laws are in Seattle.
Love them all! My favorite is probably Crazy for You gallery. And I'd pick Northern Utah. Thanks!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I would love a chance at the Northern Utah shoot. Thanks!
I can't decide between Ladies in Waiting and Oh Baby. They're all so perfect!ReplyDelete
they are all amazing but babies get me every time ;)ReplyDelete
She takes such wonderful pictures! I would love to have her take pictures of my little girl--her baby gallery is definitely my fav!ReplyDelete
Lollipops and Gumdrops, because that is the age of my girls right noww! They are all great. Love them!ReplyDelete
I would pick the Seattle area...
Thanks for a chance!
Oh baby (specifically mom, dad and baby's hands all together with baby's chubby cheeks in background!)ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Pick me!! I love her lollipops and gumdrops gallery. Northern UT for me!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
What beautiful pictures! My favorite gallery is Lollipops & Gumdrops.ReplyDelete
Awesome! I would love Utah or Seattle. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Beautiful pictures! My favorite is the "Crazy for you" gallery. I would love my family pictures taken by Carrie in Northern Utah.ReplyDelete
I like the ladies in waiting and the lolly pops and gumdrops.Love it!ReplyDelete
Oh, and I am in seattle
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.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
I'd pick Seattle :-)
GORGEOUS!! My favorite is Crazy for You. . . but that was a REALLY tough choice.ReplyDelete
I'd love to have photos taken in Northern Utah!