Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Look What's Growing? TenderShootZ!


What started out as my daughter-in-law's mostly-for-fun photo business is now growing so rapidly that she has made the whole enterprise official with a brand new website and accompanying photography blog. In honor of this auspicious occasion, I am featuring her on my blog today––Heather Andersonalong with her blossoming business, TenderShootZ!

Of course, photography is her main focus, but we are also doing a little sideline together that we've decided to call "Nature Doodles." Basically, these are Heather's beautiful nature photos, imprinted with my words, for use as a greeting card, gift, or wall art. You can see six examples here. (More to come.)

So, in honor of the website and blog kick-off, she is going to be giving out some very nice prizes! In fact, Heather is hosting a pretty generous giveaway...right here and right now...for any and every person who wants to get involved. There will be a first, a second, and a third place winner, drawn (as usual) from my trusty bowl. Here's the deal:

1. A mere comment below will put your name in the bowl one time.
2. A comment that you've visited one or both links (including your impressions) gets you in the bowl two times.
3. Becoming a follower on her photography blog lands your name in the bowl three times. (You'll need to scroll all the way down to the bottom to find her follow button.)
4. A link to her website guarantees entry of your name four times.
5. A link to her photography blog places your name in the bowl four more times, and
6. Putting her button on your blog promises that your name shows up five times.

This gives the truly devoted contest-enterer the opportunity to have her/his name in the bowl 19 times! (Boy, I am going to need a BIG bowl.) And I believe I may be crazy...

Here's what the winners will receive:

3. Third place winner wins either a Nature Doodle or the Daisy photo session package (valued at $25) .
2. Second place winner wins either a Nature Doodle or the Flower photo session package (valued at $125).
1. First place winner wins either a Nature Doodle or the Garden photo session package (valued at $225).

(Just click on the links above for descriptions of each photo package...When you get there, be sure to scroll down to the Pricing section for details. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at what great gifts these are.)

Heather is located in Southern California. While she is offering your pick of the Nature Doodles as an alternative prize for those who are unable to take advantage of her photography packages due to location, she will be available for shoots in Northern California, Arizona, and Utah in the coming months...as well as in various areas of Southern California, so who knows? Maybe you will be able to work something out. At any rate, you can check her travel dates to see if she will be shooting in a location near you. If not, go for a Nature Doodle as your prize! They're cool. (Or just plan a vacation trip to So Cal and schedule your free session for then.)

Many of you have commented in the past on the beautiful photos Heather has allowed me to post on this blog. If you like the ones posted below, hop on over to her website and take a look at her portfolio. You'll be glad you did! You can also cruise over to her blog and check out her latest shoot. It's pretty amazing. And so are these, as I'm sure you'll agree:






Good luck, everyone! And thanks for playing...

;)

PS. Ever the proud mother-in-law.

PPS. Contest ends Friday night (the 22nd) at 11:59 PM. Winners to be announced on Saturday morning.

15 comments:

jen said...

I was wondering when this would happen! I wish she was coming to central AZ. I checked it out, and wow! She's in for it--lots of calls and shoots are in her future!

jen said...

I was wrong (didn't read far enough or carefully enough, I guess!) She's coming to Mesa? Hello? Why didn't she do this earlier? I've already paid the photog for Heidi's wedding! Dang it.

jen said...

One last comment from me today. Promise. Added the button, scrolled through her pictures (WOW!), and I will link to the blog and website tomorrow. It doesn't really fit with the content of my post today.

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Karen said...

Arizona you say?! Yeah!!

Karen said...

Should have read more carefully too. Here is my comment - I am a follower (can't seem to upload a picture but...) I linked to both and have added the button. Yes I am greedy!

Amy said...

Wow, beautiful! I visited both links before I even knew it was requisite for a giveaway. Also, you know I am a follower of her blog. seriously, it took me a while to find her follow button! But I found it. I am so excited for her, and her new business! And I love the prints of her photos with your words. I wish I had some of that talent! In my 365 Day Challenge blog I linked to the website and blog, and placed her button up to show off to the world, and encourage them to stop by and visit... I am also going to put her button in my scrolling button section on my blog, because she has such great talent and it needs to be shown to the seven or so people who read my blog :)
I also linked to your blog if that does anything ;) I am just kidding, but I did link to yours, fyi.

Jess said...

What talent! And now that I read the whole thing and know shes' coming to UT I so want in on your fabulous drawing. If I can figure out how to link things I'll do that one too

karen said...

OK - I've visited both blog and website - beautifully done! I've long admired her gorgeous photography. She will do well! I'm a follower, and I've linked to both website and blog on my sidebar. Was there anything else? How exciting that she's in So Cal! Next time the grandkiddies are here...

Darlene said...

The girl really does have talent. I am sure she will be really successful. I love her work, especially the photo shoot of Kristin and Craig, although I was mightily impressed by her latest shoot. What darling chilren!!

Katie said...

I have added myself as a follower and I have left her a comment. Very cute photoshoot with the cousins all born in the same year. Have you ever gone to my photography blog Sue? katiehatchphotography.blogspot.com and puertoricolandscapes.blogspot.com

Peg said...

I have visited the blog and website and her work is beautiful. My family is ready for a new family portrait because we have a new son in law and daughter in law since the last one. I am also now a follower on her blog. Lots of entries for me. I hope I win a photo package!

Donna Tagliaferri said...

beautiful blog, you have a beautiful family also....I love home and family businesses...I hope you have great good luck...

Lisalulu said...

oh I LOVE your contests!!

Lisalulu said...

oh oh oh Heather is amazing! I love her work with the pods, seeds and sprouts.

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