Family Session Giveaway!

The top three families have been chosen! YAY!  Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to enter and for sharing your wonderful stories!
Here are the top three …
~ Lisa McGown’s story ~

“This year, brings a huge milestone in our family, that coincides with Michelle’s birthday giveaway. August 7, my husband and I will celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. What a journey it has been! Those twenty years have brought many blessings (the greatest of which are our four amazing children), many joys, our fair share of tears, and great life lessons. But in those years we have seen the goodness of the Lord and His blessings poured out on our family. We don’t have the biggest house on the street or a life with no difficulty, but the six of us have a love for each other that binds us and carries us through each day…and each day is another opportunity to build more memories and stories that will be treasured in our hearts for a lifetime.

Only Michelle can capture the essence of our family in a photograph. That special smile, the expressions, the connection between each of us, the love we share, these are the things that can be seen through her lens. And these are the photographs that we need to preserve the memories of this time in our life.

A family session this year would be so very special. I would love to preserve the memories of this 20 year milestone. In years past, family pictures have revolved around the kids…and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. But this time, I would love to focus the session on the love that was the beginning of this beautiful family. I would love Michelle to capture this part of the story, not only for my husband and I as we celebrate our anniversary, but for my children to always remember that a love centered in Christ keeps a family strong!  Thanks for the opportunity to share our story and happy birthday, Michelle!”

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~ Beth Hatfield’s story ~

“My dream family session always involves more than just taking pictures – instead it’s capturing memorable time spent together. Maybe it’s a party or a park, an art project or trying something new. But everyone gets involved and can get beautiful pictures that also carry meaning. I love sessions that involve extended family and showcase the family home since so many pictures at home are ordinary, it can be fun to have extraordinary pictures in your everyday setting. Of course, I have been dreaming of a beach photo shoot for years, and see it happening with the new Pleasure Pier as a backdrop. So probably that’s my current dream shoot…and luckily, it fills all my criteria since who doesn’t love a perfect beach day with the family?”

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~  Lisa DeGarmo’s story  ~

“I think the best pictures are the ones that are not forced, full of fun and laughter, and spontaneous. With that being said….I am sitting down at my kitchen table witnessing my spontaneous family. Anyone of these themes would make for a fun photo shoot.

My husband is cooking dinner and blaring country music…so somewhere like the Rodeo or wild Wild West were we could dance and show our Texan side.
My 3 1/2 yr old son just put on his Spider-Man outfit and is “flying” around the house ….a Halloween/ trick or treating shoot could be a blast.
I am sitting across from my 15 month old sitting in his high chair covered in his dinner and has the biggest smile….all our family around a big family table/picnic table outside.
All of these would be a good description of my family and show our crazy love able crew.”

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To vote for your favorite family, just leave a comment below indicating which story you’re voting for!  Easy as that!

~ One vote per person ~

Voting will end August 14th at midnight CST and the winner will be announced the next day!

Let the voting begin! Good luck!  :  )
xo,
155 comments
  • Jennifer BooherAugust 8, 2013 - 9:44 am

    I vote for the McGown’s!ReplyCancel

  • Don McGownAugust 8, 2013 - 9:49 am

    I vote for Lisa McGown.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McGownAugust 8, 2013 - 9:50 am

    Lisa McGownReplyCancel

  • Dianna BooherAugust 8, 2013 - 3:52 pm

    Lisa mc gown storyReplyCancel

  • Becky GilgourAugust 8, 2013 - 3:54 pm

    Lisa McGown!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Wilson McGownAugust 8, 2013 - 4:03 pm

    Voting for Lisa McGown!ReplyCancel

  • Marissa TorresAugust 8, 2013 - 10:06 am

    Lisa McGownReplyCancel

  • Monica WarrenAugust 8, 2013 - 10:10 am

    I vote for the McGown’s!ReplyCancel

  • Brittany WeisingerAugust 8, 2013 - 10:10 am

    McGown! Whoops! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Teresa SutherlandAugust 8, 2013 - 4:11 pm

    Voting for Lisa McGown!ReplyCancel

  • jenni jonesAugust 8, 2013 - 10:12 am

    I vote for mcgowns. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jeff SutherlandAugust 8, 2013 - 10:14 am

    The McGown story has my vote.ReplyCancel

  • Mike McGownAugust 8, 2013 - 10:21 am

    Voting for Lisa McGown!ReplyCancel

  • JenniferAugust 8, 2013 - 10:22 am

    Lisa McGown!ReplyCancel

  • SusanAugust 8, 2013 - 10:23 am

    I am voting for Lisa McGown’s story. I love love love this family. They are such a blessing!!!ReplyCancel

  • AmyAugust 8, 2013 - 10:24 am

    Lisa McGownReplyCancel

  • HannaAugust 8, 2013 - 10:27 am

    Lisa McGownReplyCancel

  • HeatherAugust 8, 2013 - 10:41 am

    Voting for Lisa McGown. – Blessings!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica BrownAugust 8, 2013 - 10:46 am

    Lisa McGownReplyCancel

  • AmyAugust 8, 2013 - 10:57 am

    I vote for Lisa McGown 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lynelle.August 8, 2013 - 11:02 am

    Lisa McGownReplyCancel

  • AmesAugust 8, 2013 - 11:13 am

    Voting for Lisa McgownReplyCancel

  • Alesha Vardeman AuldsAugust 8, 2013 - 5:17 pm

    Voting for Lisa McGown.ReplyCancel

  • TerruAugust 8, 2013 - 12:08 pm

    voting for Lisa McGownReplyCancel

  • Janis JensenAugust 8, 2013 - 12:12 pm

    Voting for Lisa McGownReplyCancel

  • Jennifer SandovalAugust 8, 2013 - 1:12 pm

    The McGown’s !!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Wes GeddesAugust 8, 2013 - 1:48 pm

    Lisa McGown has my voteReplyCancel

  • Lynn KidwellAugust 8, 2013 - 1:53 pm

    I vote the McGown familyReplyCancel

  • mccallisterAugust 8, 2013 - 2:13 pm

    Lisa McgownReplyCancel

  • vicki luuAugust 8, 2013 - 2:18 pm

    the McGown story touches my heart. 20years with 4children is an inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Whitney GeddesAugust 8, 2013 - 4:15 pm

    Lisa McGownReplyCancel

  • sarah klepferAugust 8, 2013 - 4:34 pm

    I vote for lisa mcgown!!!ReplyCancel

  • JanisAugust 8, 2013 - 4:39 pm

    Voting for Lisa M.ReplyCancel

  • Shirley RuckerAugust 8, 2013 - 4:45 pm

    I vote for the Lisa McGown story.ReplyCancel

  • Shirley Holloman RuckerAugust 8, 2013 - 10:50 pm

    Voting for Lisa McGown,s storyReplyCancel

  • Sue McGownAugust 8, 2013 - 5:14 pm

    I vote for Lisa McGown.ReplyCancel

  • EmilyAugust 8, 2013 - 5:34 pm

    I vote for Lisa McGown… Am I doing this right?ReplyCancel

    • Michelle AbleAugust 9, 2013 - 8:45 am

      Yes! That’s perfect! : )ReplyCancel

  • ManetteAugust 8, 2013 - 5:35 pm

    Lisa McGownReplyCancel

  • Julius BaloghAugust 8, 2013 - 6:24 pm

    I vote for Lisa DeGarmoReplyCancel

  • Michelle NguyenAugust 8, 2013 - 6:36 pm

    I vote Lisa DeGarmoReplyCancel

  • AmyAugust 8, 2013 - 6:46 pm

    Lids DeGarmoReplyCancel

  • Martha KoeppenAugust 8, 2013 - 6:51 pm

    I vote for Lisa DeGarmo!!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea SellsAugust 8, 2013 - 6:59 pm

    I vote for Lisa DeGarmo!ReplyCancel

  • LanitaAugust 8, 2013 - 7:11 pm

    I definitely vote for the McGown familyReplyCancel

  • KristaAugust 8, 2013 - 7:36 pm

    DeGarmo!!ReplyCancel

  • John McKennaAugust 8, 2013 - 7:47 pm

    I vote for Lisa DegarmoReplyCancel

  • Greg BorskiAugust 8, 2013 - 8:25 pm

    Lisa DeGarmoReplyCancel

  • Austin RyanAugust 8, 2013 - 8:44 pm

    McGown’s all the way!!ReplyCancel

  • PHILLIP BOWDENAugust 8, 2013 - 8:46 pm

    Degarmo that is..ReplyCancel

  • Allan WoodAugust 8, 2013 - 8:59 pm

    Voting for Lisa McGown. Blessings!ReplyCancel

  • Margaret WoodAugust 8, 2013 - 9:03 pm

    I vote for Lisa McGown’s story. Good luck!ReplyCancel

  • CarolAugust 8, 2013 - 9:33 pm

    Lisa McGownReplyCancel

  • TommyAugust 8, 2013 - 9:34 pm

    Lisa McGownReplyCancel

  • RitaAugust 8, 2013 - 9:47 pm

    Lisa DeGarmo!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jim DeGarmoAugust 8, 2013 - 10:01 pm

    I vote for Lisa DeGarmo.ReplyCancel

  • shannon patersonAugust 8, 2013 - 10:41 pm

    McGown Family, please.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie McGregorAugust 9, 2013 - 4:41 am

    My Vote is Lisa McGownReplyCancel

  • LanellAugust 9, 2013 - 9:34 am

    Lisa DeGarmoReplyCancel

  • Virginia NeffAugust 9, 2013 - 9:36 am

    Lisa DeGarmoReplyCancel

  • Gary PetryAugust 9, 2013 - 9:38 am

    Lisa DeGarmoReplyCancel

  • TeresaAugust 9, 2013 - 10:06 am

    My vote is for the McGown family!ReplyCancel

  • MarcusAugust 9, 2013 - 10:16 am

    vote for Lisa DeGarmoReplyCancel

  • Alice GoochAugust 9, 2013 - 10:56 am

    Lisa DeGarmoReplyCancel

  • SibleAugust 9, 2013 - 1:11 pm

    I vote for Lisa Neff DeGarmoReplyCancel

  • Lynette BarnesAugust 9, 2013 - 2:16 pm

    I vote Lisa DeGarmoReplyCancel

  • JakeAugust 9, 2013 - 3:26 pm

    vote for the McGowns!ReplyCancel

  • Grant ThomasAugust 9, 2013 - 3:26 pm

    Lisa McGownReplyCancel

  • SpencerAugust 9, 2013 - 3:27 pm

    my vote is for McGownReplyCancel

  • MasonAugust 9, 2013 - 3:28 pm

    vote for Lisa McGownReplyCancel

  • AbigailAugust 9, 2013 - 3:31 pm

    I vote Lisa McGown!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney B.August 9, 2013 - 3:32 pm

    My vote goes to Lisa McGown!ReplyCancel

  • PaigeAugust 9, 2013 - 3:34 pm

    Voting for Lisa Mcgown!!ReplyCancel

  • Elena MAugust 9, 2013 - 3:34 pm

    I vote for the Lisa McGown storyReplyCancel

  • WalkerAugust 9, 2013 - 3:37 pm

    I vote for Lisa McGownReplyCancel

  • Lisa RileyAugust 9, 2013 - 5:04 pm

    Lisa DeGarmo!ReplyCancel

  • Mark KoeppenAugust 9, 2013 - 7:11 pm

    I vote for Lisa DeGarmo’s story!!ReplyCancel

  • LoisAugust 10, 2013 - 4:21 am

    DeGarmo familyReplyCancel

  • Carl CrenshawAugust 10, 2013 - 4:26 am

    Lisa DeGarmoReplyCancel

  • NellaAugust 10, 2013 - 4:32 am

    Lisa DeGarmoReplyCancel

  • JWAugust 10, 2013 - 4:36 am

    DeGarmoReplyCancel

  • Greg WarrenAugust 10, 2013 - 4:42 am

    DeGarmoReplyCancel

  • Eva WarrenAugust 10, 2013 - 4:44 am

    DeGarmoReplyCancel

  • AdelAugust 10, 2013 - 4:47 am

    Lisa DeGarmoReplyCancel

  • WA MorrisAugust 10, 2013 - 4:49 am

    Lisa DeGarmoReplyCancel

  • BraesonAugust 10, 2013 - 5:10 am

    DeGarmoReplyCancel

  • Joanne McBrideAugust 10, 2013 - 2:14 pm

    My vote is for Lisa McGown.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer HufferAugust 10, 2013 - 6:44 pm

    The McGown Family gets my vote!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy CampAugust 11, 2013 - 7:13 am

    Lisa McGownReplyCancel

  • Clayton AkerAugust 11, 2013 - 2:52 pm

    LISA McGOWN I choose you!ReplyCancel

  • chrisAugust 11, 2013 - 2:52 pm

    McgownReplyCancel

  • chloeAugust 11, 2013 - 2:54 pm

    I vote fo lisa mcgownReplyCancel

  • heatherAugust 11, 2013 - 2:55 pm

    Vote for lisa mcgownReplyCancel

  • juliaAugust 11, 2013 - 2:57 pm

    Lisa mcgownReplyCancel

  • laurenAugust 11, 2013 - 3:00 pm

    Vote for lisa mcgownReplyCancel

  • Abby GeurinkAugust 11, 2013 - 5:52 pm

    My vote is for Lisa McGown!ReplyCancel

  • HerbAugust 11, 2013 - 6:52 pm

    I vote for Lisa McGowm and her familyReplyCancel

  • Emma McGarityAugust 11, 2013 - 8:05 pm

    Lisa McGownReplyCancel

  • Mika RambowAugust 11, 2013 - 8:25 pm

    I vote Lisa McGown!!ReplyCancel

  • ElissaAugust 11, 2013 - 8:32 pm

    I vote for lisa mcgownReplyCancel

  • Jennifer AllenAugust 11, 2013 - 8:46 pm

    The McGowns!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sofia BlackAugust 11, 2013 - 8:47 pm

    I vote for Lisa McGown !!!ReplyCancel

  • jan wardAugust 11, 2013 - 8:48 pm

    voting for the McGown family!ReplyCancel

  • nikkiAugust 11, 2013 - 8:49 pm

    Lisa McgownReplyCancel

  • Lisa McBrideAugust 11, 2013 - 9:02 pm

    Lisa McGownReplyCancel

  • Jackie DanielsAugust 11, 2013 - 9:42 pm

    Lisa McgownReplyCancel

  • David DanielsAugust 11, 2013 - 9:43 pm

    Lisa McGown!ReplyCancel

  • KalynnAugust 11, 2013 - 11:10 pm

    I vote for Lisa McGown!ReplyCancel

  • Aron WarrenAugust 11, 2013 - 11:11 pm

    McGown has my vote.ReplyCancel

  • Dedra BeyerAugust 12, 2013 - 4:09 am

    The McGown’sReplyCancel

  • Marie CargillAugust 12, 2013 - 4:59 am

    Voting for McGowns.ReplyCancel

  • BethAugust 12, 2013 - 7:08 am

    Hatfields!ReplyCancel

  • MichaelAugust 12, 2013 - 7:09 am

    HatfieldReplyCancel

  • WhitneyAugust 12, 2013 - 7:10 am

    HatfieldsReplyCancel

  • JenAugust 12, 2013 - 7:15 am

    I vote for the Hatfields!ReplyCancel

  • HillAugust 12, 2013 - 7:17 am

    Hatfields!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer BAugust 12, 2013 - 7:20 am

    The McGowns!ReplyCancel

  • Cami RyanAugust 12, 2013 - 7:40 am

    Lisa McGownReplyCancel

  • LaurieAugust 12, 2013 - 8:23 am

    HatfieldsReplyCancel

  • BruceAugust 12, 2013 - 8:34 am

    Beth Hatfield gets my vote.ReplyCancel

  • JimAugust 12, 2013 - 9:05 am

    Loved your comments – vote is for Beth HatfieldReplyCancel

  • Julie OstermanAugust 12, 2013 - 9:14 am

    The Hatfields!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Ann CrowellAugust 12, 2013 - 9:16 am

    The Hatfields!!ReplyCancel

  • JoelAugust 12, 2013 - 9:17 am

    Voting for HatfieldsReplyCancel

  • NancyAugust 12, 2013 - 10:23 am

    I vote for Beth Hatfield.
    Her story is the best!ReplyCancel

  • Gwendolyn CashAugust 12, 2013 - 11:26 am

    I vote for the Hatfield’s getting this wonderful opportunity. A family day at the beach is the optimum family scene to memorialized a family event.ReplyCancel

  • A.August 12, 2013 - 11:54 am

    I vote for Beth Hatfield.ReplyCancel

  • Edna MeeksAugust 12, 2013 - 12:02 pm

    Lover her desire for “extraordinary pictures in your everyday setting.”ReplyCancel

  • Edna MeeksAugust 12, 2013 - 12:07 pm

    Beth HatfieldReplyCancel

  • LolaAugust 12, 2013 - 12:19 pm

    Beth HatfieldReplyCancel

  • becky kimiminsAugust 12, 2013 - 12:32 pm

    I vote for Beth Hatfield!ReplyCancel

  • Mike KimminsAugust 12, 2013 - 12:33 pm

    Hatfield!ReplyCancel

  • Jeannie BudererAugust 12, 2013 - 2:20 pm

    My vote is for Beth Hatfield.ReplyCancel

  • Patti McgaugheyAugust 12, 2013 - 2:41 pm

    I vote for Beth HatfieldReplyCancel

  • BradAugust 12, 2013 - 4:09 pm

    Looks great!ReplyCancel

  • KathyAugust 12, 2013 - 5:03 pm

    I vote for Beth HatfieldReplyCancel

  • BeckyAugust 12, 2013 - 5:38 pm

    My vote is for Beth Hatfield!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn ThornAugust 12, 2013 - 7:24 pm

    I vote for Beth Hatfield 🙂ReplyCancel

  • laurynAugust 12, 2013 - 8:42 pm

    I vote for the McGowns ReplyCancel

  • AshlynAugust 12, 2013 - 8:45 pm

    Lisa McGown all the way!ReplyCancel

  • Heather MonteleoneAugust 12, 2013 - 8:50 pm

    Beth Hatfield!ReplyCancel

  • AngelaAugust 12, 2013 - 9:51 pm

    I vote for Beth Hatfield:)ReplyCancel

  • Emily B.August 13, 2013 - 7:32 am

    HatfieldsReplyCancel

  • Becky ShipleyAugust 13, 2013 - 9:19 am

    My vote is for Beth Hatfield!ReplyCancel

  • Ashleigh K.August 13, 2013 - 9:47 am

    Hatfields!ReplyCancel

  • Pam PalmourAugust 13, 2013 - 11:04 am

    Lisa McGownReplyCancel

  • Christina OsborneAugust 13, 2013 - 1:25 pm

    Love the McGown’s! So sweet!ReplyCancel

  • R OsborneAugust 13, 2013 - 1:26 pm

    Voting for the McGown’sReplyCancel

  • LyndaAugust 13, 2013 - 5:07 pm

    My vote is for Beth Hatfield.ReplyCancel

  • MauraAugust 13, 2013 - 6:44 pm

    I vote Lisa Neff DegarmoReplyCancel

  • Steve McGaugheyAugust 14, 2013 - 5:38 am

    I vote for Beth HatfieldReplyCancel

  • ConnieAugust 14, 2013 - 5:57 am

    McGownsReplyCancel

  • Sarah E MeeksAugust 14, 2013 - 3:51 pm

    I vote for Beth Hatfield.ReplyCancel

  • AllanAugust 14, 2013 - 4:20 pm

    Beth HatfieldReplyCancel

  • ORIE HAugust 14, 2013 - 8:46 pm

    Lisa McGown.ReplyCancel

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