Friday, December 31, 2010

GIVEAWAY 1/1/11 to 1/11/11

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!

Welcome to the Sunshine to Starshine 600 Fan Photo Shoot Extravaganza.
Here's the deal, Fill out this form up to 3 times for chances to win. I would take a few minutes to look at the photographers offered, because if you go to their web page you gen an extra entry. Unfortunately most of the photographers are on the East Coast, however there are plenty scattered across the USA. Comment on this post if you like, but if you have a question email me at Giveaway will be open from Jan 1 at midnight EST until Jan 11 at Noon EST.If you are a blog fan or facebook fan there will be an opportunity during this time to earn an extra entry in this giveaway, so follow the main blog for that!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Washington, DC #2: Arthur Jay Photography

Arthur McCafferty from Arthur Jay Photography (Nothern Virginia, D.C. area)is offering a free session with a disc and prints.

"Since it is the holiday season I want to give them a present, at no cost at all!"

The winner will get their sitting fee, any length of time, completley free! They will also get digital copies of the photos in both color and black and white all edited to high quality standards. In addition I would also like to include 1 8x10 print, 2 5x7 prints, and a full page of wallet prints. Any other prints would have to be paid for but will be available at lowered prices!

His work can be seen on

Northern Vermont: M. Thomas Studios

Mike Thomas of M. Thomas Studios has offered up a free shoot as well

Fort Worth, Texas: VNG Photography

Vipha from VNG Photography would like to offer a free session as well! The limitations would be Fort Worth, Grapevine, Hurst, Keller, Watauga, Bedford, and Euless. Since she is an aspiring photographer she does not have a website just yet but her work can be viewed on her blog,

Columbus, Ohio: DGN Photography

Dianna of DGN Photography would like to offer a studio mini-session (30 minutes, no newborns) with 10 images on a CD and 10 5x7 proof prints.

Her website is at:

Thanks so much Dianna for participating!

Medina, Ohio: JB Focus Photography

Jim from JB Focus Photography has offered to waive the session fee with purchase of a minimum package (approximately $250). His website can be found at

Thursday, November 4, 2010

New York City: Chayanne Joel Photography

Chayanne Marfisi is a remarkable photographer and he is offering one lucky winner a free (2hr) on-location portrait session and 5 edited images on disc for social networking profiles.
Here are some photos from Chayanne found on his website, but there are many more to view at:

Rochester, NY: Kate L Photography

Kate Lemmon has offered up a free session to one lucky winner in Rochester, NY.You can view her work

Mid-Missouri: Lilliah Summers Photography

Lilliah has offered to do a session on-location within 50 miles of Eldon, MO and include a free 8x10 of the portrait of your choice.
Her work can be found at and

Minnesota: Malori Miller Photography

Malori from Malori Miller Photography would like to offer one lucky Minnesota resident a free session and a cd of photos! You can view her site at

Eastern Massachusetts: CSK Photography

Colleen Keenan has offered up a free outdoor session to a Boston resident or other local area person. You can view her work at

Anywhere and Western Massachusetts: Champoux Photo

Chad Champoux has offered a free session to one Western Mass resident and he has been kind enough to also offer this to anyone. He stated in his email that "if there is gas in the tank and a place to go.... its a no brainer!". When Chad and I spoke he opened his giveaway up to anyone that is willing to travel to anywhere that he can get to on a tank of gas. He also said "Feel free to open it up to the world! If travel expense is paid I'll drive, fly or whatever to wherever! I love to drive and am use to long drives, so please feel free to use me as your long distance photographer!"

More of his work can be seen at

Washington DC #1: Papillon Photo

Maria Ortiz of Papillon Photo is offering to one lucky winner a free session! You can check out her work at:

But be sure to look at the 2nd DC photographer and enter that giveaway too!

Topeka, Kansas area with Picture Perfect Photography by Maxine

Maxine De Graca has graciously offered

Tampa, Florida area: Fretless Photography

Christy Wright of Fretless Photography has offered one free 2-hour portrait/fashion/engagement session with multiple outfit changes (if you so desire). Winner will receive a CD of images sized for digital distribution and medium-scale printing. This session will be offered to those located in and around Tampa, FL (within 30 miles). If you live outside the 30-mile radius, a small contribution for transportation would be greatly appreciated!
You can see her work at

Connecticut & Rhode Island: Happenstance Portraits

Karen Schlink of Happenstance Portraits has generously offered a full session to one lucky winner with a CD of edited photos! Karen is a fabulous photographer and the kick off person for this whole giveaway concept. She has been a great friend to me over the years and has photographed me through out the past few years since her graduation at Hallmark. I love her and one of you lucky local readers is going to get this AMAZING package from her. See my review of her work at

You will receive free disc of up to 50 photos with no shipping fee. Prints are available at her normal portrait prices. She will provide a paper the says the winner has a copyright release so they can put them online, print them at Walmart, whatever you'd like.

Alabama & Western Georgia: Stokes Wedding and Design

Tucker from Stokes Wedding and Design has generously offered a free portrait OR engagement session, prints will of course be extra and a cd of the images will be provided AFTER the winner purchases prints. One free photo will be released for facebook use, etc. His website is: