{Emi & Kiki} Happy Holidays!

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I am in love with these pictures! We were hoping to find a spot with snow and a river… and we found a spot with  snow and a river! Peeerfect!

I hope you  are all enjoying a wonderful Holiday Season!

{Evans Family}

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This shoot was quite the adventure… freezing cold weather, wild deer…. but how dang cute are those kids? I’ll tell you - so dang cute. I especially love action shots of kids just playing and being… well, kids! Capturing the smiles and laughter is what I love best. Brittani and Sean are the sweetest couple, and such great parents in my opinion. We braved the cold and you would never guess it was 33 degrees that day! I swear kids are  immune to anything that could stop them from having a good time! If they wanna have fun – they have it! Oh, the things we can learn from children!

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

I love giving stuff away… outgrown clothes, handmade gifts… cookies… photoshoots! I don’t do it often, but it makes me feel great to hook a family up with pictures that capture their life as it is right now, something they may otherwise kind of miss out on. I mean, really… how often does mom end up in the group pictures (or dad, if he’s the primary photographer of the family)? In my case… like, never! I can count on one hand the number of pictures I have with my children… and I don’t even really like me in them. But whatever. Moms take one for the team… (everyday… multiple times a day… )but anyway…

I ran a giveaway a couple of weeks ago for a Family Photo Shoot and a CD with images… I got one entry (yeah, one, but I’m not taking it personal).  Awesome Sauce for the Orr Family! She sent in her family picture and her reasons for wanting me to take her family pictures… this is what she said,

“We would love to receive your photo shoot because you are an absolutely amazing photographer.  In our whole marriage we have not had a professional photo shoot and it would be so fun to be able to display your photos in our home!   The way you find the beauty in everyone and their personality make us smile every time! Please pick the Orr family!”

Well… I pick the Orr Family!!!

Orr Family Submission- Alicia States Photo Session Giveaway

I’m thrilled to pieces! How cute are they?!?! We’ll have a blast and get some amazing shots, I just know it!

For everyone kicking themselves for not giving the Orr Family a little competition… make sure you’re following me on Facebook for real-time updates so you know to enter next time!!!

Also, for those of you on Kaua’i, I will be doing a giveaway for you guys when I know when I’ll be there next!! Woot! Woot!