Thursday, September 30, 2010

Alicia Jones Photography Giveaway **CLOSED**

This review/giveaway is a long time coming.  I have rewritten this review four times (I wish I were exaggerating)!  Every draft is so gushy that I sound like a ten year old girl talking about Justin Bieber.  Uncool but I can't help it.  I LOVE LOVED LOVED Alicia!  She was wonderful!  I can't help but wondering now why I have put off having pictures taken.  (The last family photos were taken over seven years ago.  And I hated them.)

Anywho,  Alicia is amazing.  She was great to suggest loads of places to take the pictures and even emailed me examples.  She was understanding when we had to reschedule due to my kids and I being sick.  And she was ON TIME for our appointment.  I know many of you outside of Utah won't understand how unusual this is.  Everyone here seems to operate 10-20 minutes behind schedule all of the time.  As a person who is chronically early for things, this drives me crazy.  And, as a mother trying to get a decent picture of a recently sick toddler, being on time for pictures means we just might get those pictures taken before he starts getting cranky and wants a nap.  And we did!  Alicia was fantastic about discussing the types of pictures I was looking for.  She also showed an extreme amount of self-control....I wouldn't have blamed her if she had strangled my little sweety who decided to throw pebbles at her nice, new equipment.  The kid was excited about being out in "nature" and was showing us all the cool things he found but I was mortified!  She was fantastic with the kids and the pictures turned out great:










Fantastic aren't they?  And her prices are great!  The regular session fee is $75.00 and you get a cd of all of your photos (so you can make as many prints or gift items you want).  Alicia also does an amazing job editing.  Eli had a large scratch on his face that she seamlessly removed.  She also removed a few other things (I would tell you what but I'd have to kill you).  She charges $5.00 per edit.  And that isn't per photo either.  Five bucks and that stain on your child's shirt is removed from every single photograph from the session!

Of course, I loved Alicia so much I had to convince her to do a giveaway.  ****Giveaway is now closed****If you are in Utah/SLC County (or don't mind a fair bit of traveling) you can enter to win a free session!  And, as always, there are a few ways for you to enter:

1.  Leave a comment (say hi or tell me how fantastic I look, you know, whatever)
2.  Like Alicia Jones Photography on Facebook and leave a second comment telling me you did.
3.  Check out the Alicia Jones Photography website and come back here to tell me what your favorite photograph is.

Easy-peasy.  Three chances to win.  One week to enter.  And, if you aren't our lucky winner, you can still book with Alicia.  Let her know I sent you and you will get $25 off of a regular session if you book by October 31, 2010.  She is also doing mini-Halloween sessions for just $40 that you can read about here.  I know I am going to be booking one!  I just love Autumn pictures!

40 comments:

deserae said...

Love your photos! :)

deserae said...

My favorite photos are the black and white baby ones! Cute!

crysta said...

I LOVE the pics :) Great backround choices

leigh said...

really cute photos!

Linda D said...

The pics are so good, and you look great!

a little bit biased said...

Oh those are great. We really need new family pictures (it's been about 4 years since the last ones). I've been looking for someone to use, but most photographers are outrageous so I appreciate her good prices. You and your kids look so great. Congrats on having some new (fantastic) family pictures!

Reed and Nat's Family said...

Jandi, I think you look beautiful and I'm not just saying that. I love the ampitheatre. Thanks.

wyattjenae said...

She did such a great job with your pictures. Congrats on the great photos!

Lydia Nelson said...

Oh my gosh this is amazing!
I HOPE I WIN!
nelsonlydia at gmail dot com

Jo said...

Cute photos! Cute family!

Jenny Timmerman said...

Jandi, you look great!

Ashlower8701 said...

Your photos look BEAUTIFUL! She does a wonderful job! I'll have to show my husband these pics, he hates doing family pictures but we need some done for sure - we haven't done any since my youngest was a baby and she is almost 2 now!

Ashlower8701 at gmail.com

Ashlower8701 said...

I liked Alicia Jones Photography on Facebook!

Thanks!

Ashlower8701 at gmail.com

Ashlower8701 said...

My Favorite is the black & white little baby one (in the hat). So cute, great picture, plus I just love babies - I know we are done now, but seeing cute lil pictures like this make me miss having a baby baby, now that my youngest is a toddler & my older is 9!
Ashlower8701 at gmail.com

Christina F. said...

I would soooo love to win this! You all look adorable in your photos! annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

Christina F. said...

I like Alicia Jones Photography on Facebook. (Anne Dall is my FB) annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

Christina F. said...

My favorite photo is the baby in the hat (black-and-white photos)...that is so adorable!! annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

Paulson said...

My favorite pics on her blog are the one of you and your daughter under the trees... and the one of the baby with the striped hat. She really does a great job! Your pics look great! ...K is that what I do to enter?

Robyn said...

I really need some family pictures!
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Robyn said...

Liked on FB!
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Robyn said...

I love the one of your little boy with the surprised expression behind the rocks! So cute!
rrgallowaym23 @ gmail.com

Sally said...

The photos of you and your family are absolutely beautiful! I just wish I lived in your area so that I could use Alicia for some photos...I would love to have a good photo of my husband and I!

mean sarah jean said...

such a cute family. love your new pictures.

mean sarah jean said...

my favorite picture is the halloween one next to the cornstalk teepee

SuperMom said...

I really like the pic of you with your son playing behind you... so real-life!

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SuperMom said...

Like Alicia on FB

SuperMom said...

Visited Alicia's site... I really like the baby in halloween costume sitting on swing. Cute!

Utah Mom said...

Oh! I need to win this. I've had two kids since we had our last family pictures done. You look fabulous, by the way.

Misse said...

You DO look fantastic! Who doesn't love a photographer who actually takes photos you WANT to show off! Nice!

Audrey @ Tight Wad in Utah said...

Great giveaway! Your pictures look great!!

Katy and Wes said...

your kids are so cute!

katrinasouthwick at gmail dot com

Katy and Wes said...

like alicia jones photography on fb

katrinasouthwick at gmail dot com

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Katy and Wes said...

I love the little baby in the stripped outfit and a hat on. So cute!

katrinasouthwick at gmail dot com

MeLynda (a.k.a. Mindy) said...

Love your style!! MeLynda

MeLynda (a.k.a. Mindy) said...

I 'liked' on FB.
MeLynda

MeLynda (a.k.a. Mindy) said...

Love the pictures on the bridge, over the water! Nice website.
MeLynda

Laura said...

Super cute pictures!!!

Laura said...

I "liked" Alicia on FB!!

Laura said...

I love the Halloween picture of the dinosaur looking at the pumpkins!! Too cute!!!