The Best Month Giveaway 2013!!

My favorite month is August.

It *might* have something to do with the fact that my birthday is this month. Or that we usually take our vacation this month. Or that all of the Fall clothes start coming out this month (though in Texas they really could wait a few months).

It is all of these little things that make August so very relaxing and happy..

So in honor of this month I love to hold a yearly giveaway. I don’t get to hold giveaways often, usually only again on Mother’s Day but this is the biggie 🙂



so what’s the ultimate prize???


A FULL Session PLUS 25 Digital Images! 


Yep, you read that right, I am giving away a full session plus a disk of 25 images 🙂

The big giveaway ends at 11:59pm on August 13th!!!



This month I am also going to be doing smaller daily giveaways 🙂


First up, is (1) FREE Mini Session 🙂 This giveaway ends at 11:59pm on August 6th. (tomorrow night!)



Simply follow the instructions below to enter the big giveaway! When you enter the big giveaway you automatically enter the daily giveaways. Also check out the question below for extra daily entries 🙂



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Enter the first daily-ish Giveaway Entry…

What is one most special moment from one of your favorite vacations??

(answer this question in the comments below or via Facebook for 3 extra daily entries for a free mini session!)

A few years ago on the way to Yellowstone we unexpectedly were delayed the day we were headed into Yellowstone. It made us arrive at about midnight. As we were driving along the pitch black road near the Hayden Valley we kept seeing tiny little road markers. We saw another one but it looked like it was in the middle of the road. The kids were asleep and Scott and I thought maybe a turn in the road… Next thing we know we are face to car with a HUGE buffalo! I had read stories of how they don’t move and will stand in the road for long periods of time. We could pass him but were a little afraid (I was a LOT). It is still one of my favorite vacation memories!



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a little fine print…

no prize is redeemable for cash..

all prizes must be used within 12 months from the winner announcement

  • Jayme KingAugust 5, 2013 - 10:10 am

    My dream vacation would be to take 1-2 weeks in Hawaii with my husband and son.ReplyCancel

    • KristinaAugust 6, 2013 - 8:26 pm

      I have never been to Hawaii that sounds wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Mary MurrayAugust 5, 2013 - 10:18 am

    When Lauren was 2.5 we took her to San Diego. I will never forget the look on her face the first time she saw the beach and the ocean water touched her toes. Priceless!!ReplyCancel

  • JessicaAugust 5, 2013 - 11:12 am

    I loved that we were able to take Emily to England this summer to see the British side of her family. We had a wonderful time!ReplyCancel

    • KristinaAugust 6, 2013 - 8:27 pm

      Um, next time Emily gets to go to England I think she needs a personal photographer 🙂 That is so awesome that she got to see her family in England 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kelly PoteetAugust 5, 2013 - 12:11 pm

    My favorite vacation moment was the first time we went to Disney World. We walked in and they were already excited. Then when we finally made it to Main Street and they saw Cinderella’s castle, it was like everything else disappeared. Their faces lit up and it was worth the two day drive, the air conditioner going out, and the heat. It was priceless.ReplyCancel

    • KristinaAugust 6, 2013 - 8:28 pm

      That is perfect! I remember my first steps on Main Street. It is magical!ReplyCancel

  • SarahAugust 5, 2013 - 12:15 pm

    Seeing the kids feeling sand on their feet at the beach for the first time was awesome. Sharing the ocean with them for the first time was really magical, their awe is contagious!ReplyCancel

    • KristinaAugust 6, 2013 - 8:28 pm

      I love it! I do think beach memories are the best!ReplyCancel

  • Shevawn McSpaddenAugust 5, 2013 - 12:33 pm

    This year, we went to Galveston with the sisters and decided to have pizza in our hotel room. It was such a little thing, but eating pizza in bed, snuggling, all messy and yummy. It was a great break from all of our usual, “elbows off the table, use your fork, wipe your mouth” kind of dinners. Claire had 3 pieces! It’s our new vacation hotel tradition.ReplyCancel

    • KristinaAugust 6, 2013 - 8:29 pm

      I love this! The little things that you will remember forever!ReplyCancel

  • StephanieAugust 5, 2013 - 12:41 pm

    We rented a house in Colorado this summer, and it was so fun watching my kids run around and enjoy spending time together away from home and enjoy the mountains!ReplyCancel

    • KristinaAugust 6, 2013 - 8:30 pm

      I loved your facebook pictures from Colorado! I love the beach but the mountains are where my heart is! We haven’t been in so long I can’t wait to go back.ReplyCancel

  • Niki HendersonAugust 5, 2013 - 1:40 pm

    My dream vacation is going to Oklahoma. I have family up there and there is so much to do! We love Arbuckle Wilderness and GW Ranch. With Jake being so ill we are not able to go up there as much. It has been 2 1/2 yrs.ReplyCancel

    • KristinaAugust 6, 2013 - 8:30 pm

      I pray that the boys stay healthy to go again soon! And that you don’t break anything 😉ReplyCancel

  • JOANNA WRIGHTAugust 5, 2013 - 7:20 pm

    My favorite vacation memory is when I took my son to see my Mom for two & a half weeks in South Texas. While were there he went fishing for the first time & caught a stingray. We made awesome memories.ReplyCancel

    • KristinaAugust 6, 2013 - 8:31 pm

      Wow! That sounds a little scary 🙂 I bet that is a memory that you’ll never forget.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie McKibbenAugust 5, 2013 - 7:43 pm

    My favorite vacation moment was when my son was three months old and we went to Galvestion. My husband held him as he dipped his feet in the sand and a small wave hit. My son smiled so big and laughed. My husband just said “That’s my boy.” We now have a kid who LOVES the water.ReplyCancel

    • KristinaAugust 6, 2013 - 8:32 pm

      Awe! I love imagining all of the sweet kiddos who I have photographed enjoying the water 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Heather MartinAugust 6, 2013 - 6:57 am

    My dream vacation would be 2 weeks in Hawaii with hubby, 5 kids, and my parents!! Ahhh someday!ReplyCancel

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  • Amanda DeBordAugust 6, 2013 - 7:36 am

    I would love to vacation in Bora Bora… in a cabana built over the ocean….ReplyCancel

  • Angie MitchellAugust 6, 2013 - 8:09 pm

    One of my favorite memories is the first time my husband took me to NYC. We went before Christmas and it was so magical and romantic – that NYC at Christmas has since been my most sought after vacation spot. And that’s coming from a country girl! Seeing the tree and Rockefeller center, strolling through Times Square and seeing all of the amazing window displays for the first time is forever etched in my memory.ReplyCancel

    • KristinaAugust 6, 2013 - 8:34 pm

      I have never been I can only imagine how beautiful it is.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica MooreAugust 6, 2013 - 8:17 pm

    My favorite vacation memory is when I turned 7 years old and my dad surprised me with a trip to Disney world. It was just him and I. Every nite for dinner we ate ice cream and cookies because we could! We rode mr. Toads wild ride and I thought we ended up on the wrong track when a car with headlights came at us! I also got to go to mickeys birthday party and eat breakfast with the characters. It was the best vacation ever!!!!! ( especially because when I was 8 my dad passed away….. I’ll never forget our last vacation together!)ReplyCancel

    • KristinaAugust 6, 2013 - 8:35 pm

      oh my goodness that is the best memory! It is always a struggle to get everything together to take a vacation but I have always said it is so worth it. This reminds me why. It is memories like this that make any sacrifice worth it!ReplyCancel

  • Kristy BrettAugust 6, 2013 - 8:30 pm

    My favorite memory is of the girls 2 years ago when they first stepped foot on the beach. They both held hands and gazed out at the expanse of the ocean in awe. Emma said, ” wow, it’s much bigger then the lake!” The look in their eyes said it all.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia HillAugust 6, 2013 - 9:52 pm

    My dream vacation is to travel to Spain with my family!ReplyCancel

  • Melinda StuckyAugust 6, 2013 - 10:13 pm

    Oohhhh I have too many to share I LOVE family time and getting away! However one of my favorites was last summer when we took the kiddos to Sea World! They loved feeding the dolphins and the looks on their faces were priceless! They were so close, you would have thought they were trying to give kisses, lol! It was so awesome!!ReplyCancel

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  • LisaAugust 7, 2013 - 9:19 am

    I would love to vacation in St. Thomas!ReplyCancel

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  • Tricia CliftonAugust 13, 2013 - 6:15 pm

    The first time Asher ate sand! One of my all time favorites!ReplyCancel

  • LindsayAugust 13, 2013 - 6:26 pm

    My dream vacation would be 2 weeks in Hawaii at the Aulani Disney resort 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lauren ConradAugust 13, 2013 - 8:46 pm

    Going to Destin with my family! Watching my one year old walk on the beach and have a blast! Never will forget that moment!ReplyCancel