Drum roll please…

With 164 entries in my Thank YOU Giveaway, I am pleased to announce the very lucky winners!!

1) Precious hat by Adorable Props- Cortney Rowley
2) Cute feather wisp crown by Laynie & Belle- Ashley House
3) Portrait Agreement by CreatePro Legal forms- Kristy Thomas Taren Terrill
(Kristy Thomas donated her win since she won twice!):)Thank you, Kristy!
4) AWESOME Women’s strap by Black Rapid- Brittney Brooks
5) Generous $100 credit to Designs by Amie- Shanna Uptergrove
6) Sweet tutu by Tutu That- Ashley House
7) Cool senior posing guide by AMR Photography- Jennifer Gregg
8) $15 credit to the creative Inspired by Emily Grace- Kristy Thomas
9) $50 credit for the awesome frames by Zin Frames- Kelsey Marchi
10) Choice of cute blue or pink striped hat by MilkMoney- Shanna Uptergrove
11) Online mentoring with the fabulous Amy of AmyLu Photography- Briana Owen
12) Gorgeous hat by Adorable You- Sarah Grant

For everyone except the winner of the Black Rapid Strap, Brittney Brooks, please contact the vendor and let them know you one their generous, fabulous prizes. Brittney, I have your strap.:)

CONGRATULATIONS and thank you to everyone who entered and helped spread the word!! Stay on the lookout to Part 2.;)

Ashley House - September 21, 2012 - 10:36 am

Just wanted to say I enjoyed entering the giveaway. And thank you for the chance. :) Love your work.

Briana Owen - September 22, 2012 - 12:05 am

Whoah! I’ve never won anything in a giveaway! I’m so excited!!!!!! Thank you so much for putting this all together! :)

{ A Thank YOU Giveaway }

Although I have been “taking” pictures for what seems like forever, I consider August 2009 as the birth month of the professional Southern Expressions Photography. I was already “legal,” but I hadn’t taken the step of branding, marketing materials, and a website. I guess it finally dawned on me that this is real. People really do like my work and want to hire me. Fast-forward 3 years, business is booming mainly due to word-of-mouth. Facebook has been a HUGE part of that!! Not only do I get to shoot what I love, I also get to mentor other photographers because they have found me on Facebook. I LOVE what I do! I love taking pictures and I love teaching others the basics of photography so I decided that I wanted to do something a little something fun for all of my fans/friends. I have never hosted a giveaway (other than my own services) before so I think it’s time to do just that!:)
When I started contacting vendors, the response was so overwhelming that I am breaking it into 2 parts. If any additional vendors want to get in on the second round, just message me.

How To Enter:

1: (required) Be a Fan of Southern Expressions Photography on Facebook.

2: (required) Be a Fan of each vendor
*Click on the vendor names below and you will be taken to their page, take your time with this, Facebook can be touchy with liking too many pages all at once.
*not required but requested to please be kind and post to their wall thanking them for participating in the Thank You Giveaway by @Southern Expressions Photography.
**all required steps together count as ONE entry**

BONUS ENTRIES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO ENTER

(bonus) Update your status message on FB with: Go check out @Southern Expressions Photography at http://www.southernexpressionsphoto.com/blog/ to enter the Thank You Giveaway!!!
*be sure to use the @ symbol

(bonus) Share this blog post on your blog or in a forum.

(bonus) Pin the first image from this blog entry on Pinterest

***After you complete each step, return here and post a comment separately for that entry stating what you did for that entry, such as “Made all required steps”, “Pinned on Pinterest”, posted in Clickin’ Moms Forum”, “updated status on FB”, etc. Each bonus counts as one entry***

12 prizes available to 12 DIFFERENT WINNERS in Round 1 of the Thank You Giveaway

Giveaway will run Sept 4th – Sept 18th, 2012 —-EXTENDED ONE MORE DAY!!! Will end Sept 19th at midnight.:)
Winner will be announced on Sept 19th, 2012

AND GET THIS………YOU CAN ENTER DAILY!
Just repeat any or all of the bonus entries each day.

OK now on to the Prizes!

1. An adorable newborn hat by Adorable Props.

2. This too cute father wisp crown by Laynie and Belle.

3. A portrait agreement from CreatePRO Legal Forms.

4. An AWESOME women’s strap from Black Rapid. I have one of these myself and it IS awesome. No more neck pain and strain.:)

5. A $100 store credit to Designs by Amie.

6. A tutu by Tutu That.

7. An invaluable Senior Style Guide by AMR Photography.

8. A $15 store credit to Inspired by Emily Grace.

9. A $50 store credit to Zin Frames.

10. A sweet pink OR blue striped newborn hat by MilkMoney.

11. Insights with Amylu Photography – one-on-one online mentoring. Featuring everything from technical issues, composition, editing, client relations and product sales to the any questions you have that will help you grow as an artist and get your business growing.

12. A beautiful Scalloped Shell Earflap by Adorable You.

**Official Rules and Important Information**

Giveaway duration: September 4, 2012 through September 18, 2012
Winners will be chosen through random drawing via random.org.
Winners will be announced here on this blog on September 19, 2012.
Winners must respond within 48hours of notification or a new winners will be drawn
This giveaway is also known as a sweepstakes, winning is by complete luck of the draw and/or hand of God.
Void where prohibited by law
Contributing vendors are not eligible to participate in this giveaway
Eligibility to enter this giveaway is not based on age, race, or sex
All required entries above must be made, we will check that the required steps have been met.
Each optional entry may be submitted once daily
There will be no returns/exchanges on items
Items not redeemable for cash

Disclaimer: This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Twitter. Information collected is not collected by Facebook, but by Southern Expressions Photography. In signing up for this promotion, participants release and indemnify Facebook from all liability.

Ashley House - September 3, 2012 - 9:00 pm

Liked all vendors pages. (just have to go back and say thank you to each of them.) :)

Ashley House - September 3, 2012 - 9:04 pm

Pinned on Pinterest.

Ashley House - September 3, 2012 - 9:12 pm

Shared this blog in my mommy group on facebook. :)

Ashley House - September 3, 2012 - 9:15 pm

Put as my facebook status

Tatum Thrift - September 3, 2012 - 9:55 pm

Made all required steps!

Erica Copeland - September 3, 2012 - 10:00 pm

Liked all the vendors. :)

Erica Copeland - September 3, 2012 - 10:00 pm

Shared giveaway via fb status. :)

Karen - September 4, 2012 - 8:47 am

Liked and Thanked each Vendor. And thank you, as well!!

Karen - September 4, 2012 - 8:57 am

Updated Status on FaceBook

Karen Lyons - September 4, 2012 - 8:59 am

Shared Blog

Karen Lyons - September 4, 2012 - 9:21 am

Pinned on Pinterest

Daniela Mallas - September 4, 2012 - 9:24 am

Made all the required steps :) Thank you for this opportunity!!!

Kristy Thomas - September 4, 2012 - 9:29 am

Made all required steps :)

Kristy Thomas - September 4, 2012 - 9:31 am

Posted on Facebook Wall :)

Joye Barr - September 4, 2012 - 9:49 am

Liked all vendors Entry #1

Megan Martin - September 4, 2012 - 12:04 pm

Liked all vendors and left Thank You love :)

Megan Martin - September 4, 2012 - 12:19 pm

Fb status update

Megan Martin - September 4, 2012 - 12:23 pm

Pinned on pinterest

Ashley House - September 4, 2012 - 1:28 pm

Shared in another group/forum.

Ashley House - September 4, 2012 - 1:30 pm

Shared as my facebook status again

Brittney Brooks - September 4, 2012 - 5:01 pm

Liked all vendors!!!

Brittney Brooks - September 4, 2012 - 5:02 pm

shared on facebook!

Ananda Payne - September 4, 2012 - 5:30 pm

Liked all vendors, just need to go back and thank all of them!

Briana Owen - September 4, 2012 - 7:38 pm

I did all of the required steps! Thanks so much!

Briana Owen - September 4, 2012 - 7:40 pm

Made status update

Briana Owen - September 4, 2012 - 7:43 pm

Blogged!

Briana Owen - September 4, 2012 - 7:45 pm

Pinned!

Lilliana Hardesty - September 4, 2012 - 7:56 pm

I’ve done all but post on my blog, because, well, I don’t have one!

Adrienne Nichole - September 4, 2012 - 10:09 pm

I completed all the required steps, and liked all the vendors. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Adrienne Nichole - September 4, 2012 - 10:12 pm

Shared this giveaway in my status, and tagged your Facebook page, and gave the link to this page!

http://www.facebook.com/?sk=welcome#!/adrienne.nichole.7330/posts/412561705474168

Adrienne Nichole - September 4, 2012 - 10:22 pm

Pinned the first image to my pinterest with a link back to this giveaway.

http://pinterest.com/pin/254383078923281305/

ashley house - September 5, 2012 - 8:48 am

updated my facebook status again

ashley house - September 5, 2012 - 8:51 am

shared on annother group/forum

ashley house - September 5, 2012 - 8:53 am

pinned to pinterest again.

Kristy Thomas - September 5, 2012 - 10:39 am

Updated Status on Facebook

Jennifer Gregg - September 5, 2012 - 11:01 am

Step #1 Completed!

Shanna Uptergrove - September 5, 2012 - 2:37 pm

I am a fan of all the vendors!
shanna.u at gmaili dot com

Shanna Uptergrove - September 5, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Tweeted! https://twitter.com/shannau/status/243418012139524096
shanna.u at gmail dot com

taren terrill - September 5, 2012 - 3:25 pm

Completed all required steps :)

Taren terrill - September 5, 2012 - 3:27 pm

Shared on fb :)

taren terrill - September 5, 2012 - 3:29 pm

Shared this blog on the twitter forum https://twitter.com/tarenlee89/status/243430527758123009 :)

taren terrill - September 5, 2012 - 3:31 pm
Kirstie Ensley - September 5, 2012 - 4:30 pm

I have completed all the required entrys

Adrienne Nichole - September 5, 2012 - 5:22 pm

I posted this giveaway to my status on my personal page. I tagged your facebook page and posted a link to this blog/giveaway.

http://www.facebook.com/?sk=welcome#!/adrienne.nichole.7330/posts/395886867131033

Adrienne Nichole - September 5, 2012 - 5:30 pm

I pinned this giveaway on my pinterest with the first picture on the blog giveaway.

http://pinterest.com/pin/254383078923286231/

Hayley - September 6, 2012 - 8:14 am

I did all requirements! :)

Kristy Thomas - September 6, 2012 - 9:29 am

Shared on Facebook Wall :)

Jennifer Gregg - September 6, 2012 - 9:39 am

Pinned!

Shanna Uptergrove - September 6, 2012 - 10:23 am

Tweeted! @shannau

Wendy Mendoza - September 6, 2012 - 5:37 pm

Thank you!!

Wendy Mendoza - September 6, 2012 - 5:53 pm

Completed all required steps…

Wendy Mendoza - September 6, 2012 - 5:56 pm

Updated FB status…

Adrienne Nichole - September 6, 2012 - 7:02 pm

I posted the giveaway link on my facebook, as my status. I tagged your Facebook page in the status as well.

http://www.facebook.com/?sk=welcome#!/adrienne.nichole.7330/posts/279356062179065

Wendy Mendoza - September 6, 2012 - 9:15 pm

Pinned!!

Ashley House - September 6, 2012 - 9:54 pm

shared on my facebook status

Ashley House - September 6, 2012 - 9:56 pm

shared in anpther forum/group

Ashley House - September 6, 2012 - 9:58 pm

Pinned on Pinterest again.

Kim Benesh - September 7, 2012 - 12:37 am

I liked Southern Expressions Photography and all the vendors on FB

Kristy Thomas - September 7, 2012 - 9:35 am

Update Facebook Status!!

Ashley House - September 7, 2012 - 8:54 pm

Shared on a group/forum. :)

Ashley House - September 7, 2012 - 8:56 pm

Shared on my facebook status.

Ashley House - September 7, 2012 - 8:57 pm

Pinned on my pinterest account again.

Shanna Uptergrove - September 7, 2012 - 9:00 pm

Tweeted. @shannau.
shanna.u at gmail dot com

Kristin Allen - September 8, 2012 - 9:59 am

Wonderful giveaway!!! Liked on Facebook! Thank you!

Kim Proctor - September 8, 2012 - 10:01 am

All steps completed :)

Kiarn Marriage - September 8, 2012 - 10:10 am

Completed all required steps to enter :)

Kiarn Marriage - September 8, 2012 - 10:11 am

Changed Facebook Status for a bonus entry :D

Ashley House - September 8, 2012 - 11:19 am

shared as my facebook status

Ashley House - September 8, 2012 - 11:23 am

shared in a group/forum

Ashley House - September 8, 2012 - 11:24 am

pinned to pinterest again

Liz Byers - September 8, 2012 - 3:44 pm

All are liked

Liz Byers - September 8, 2012 - 3:45 pm

Status changed. Facebook.com /minotliz

Liz Byers - September 8, 2012 - 3:46 pm
Brittany Chasteen - September 8, 2012 - 8:51 pm

Liked all vendors!!! Thanks so much!

Brittany Chasteen - September 8, 2012 - 8:54 pm

Shared on FB and tagged you!!!!

Wendy Mendoza - September 9, 2012 - 12:29 am

Updated FB status :)

Ashley House - September 9, 2012 - 12:47 pm

Updated my facebook status

Ashley House - September 9, 2012 - 12:47 pm

shared in another group/forum

Ashley House - September 9, 2012 - 12:48 pm

pinned on pinterest

Shanna Uptergrove - September 9, 2012 - 6:41 pm

Tweeted! @shannau
shanna.u at gmail dot co

Kelsey Marchi - September 9, 2012 - 8:59 pm

I liked all vendors!

Ashley House - September 10, 2012 - 9:19 am

Shared as my facebook status.

Ashley House - September 10, 2012 - 9:20 am

Shared in a group/forum.

Ashley House - September 10, 2012 - 9:20 am

Pinned onto Pinterest

Renae Elsie Georg - September 10, 2012 - 9:37 am

Completed all required steps.

Renae Elsie Georg - September 10, 2012 - 9:48 am

Updated status on FB

Renae Elsie Georg - September 10, 2012 - 9:52 am

Pinned to Pinterest

Kristy Thomas - September 10, 2012 - 11:01 am

Posted on Facebook Wall..

Kristy Thomas - September 11, 2012 - 10:24 am

Shared on Facebook wall

Breana Kershaw - September 11, 2012 - 11:19 am

Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity!!! I love all of the prizes donated. I have completed the required steps and have shared your giveaway on my wall publicly. Thank you again <3

Ashley House - September 11, 2012 - 11:53 am

as my facebook status

Ashley House - September 11, 2012 - 11:54 am

shared on a facebook group/forum.

Ashley House - September 11, 2012 - 11:55 am

Pinned to my personal pinterest

Pam M - Grand Inspirations Photo - September 11, 2012 - 12:29 pm

all required steps completed :)

Sarah Grant - September 11, 2012 - 12:56 pm

Thanks for hosting this fantastic giveaway! Love the vendors! =) I’ve completed the required steps.

Sarah Grant - September 11, 2012 - 12:59 pm

Shared a link to the giveaway on my facebook wall.

Sarah Wamuhiu - September 11, 2012 - 3:00 pm

I liked all the pages except AmyLu Photography (couldn’t get it work for some reason). I hope that won’t disqualify me? Awesome Giveaway!

Lily Blain - September 11, 2012 - 8:08 pm

Made all required steps

Lily Blain - September 11, 2012 - 8:19 pm

And of course Pinned!

Dassy K - September 11, 2012 - 9:59 pm

Liked all the pages. Thanks for the giveaway!!

misty mullis - September 12, 2012 - 5:22 am

Posted and liked websites

Ashley House - September 12, 2012 - 9:18 am

facebook status.

Ashley House - September 12, 2012 - 9:24 am

put in a group/forum

Ashley House - September 12, 2012 - 9:25 am

pinned to pinterest account

Shanna Uptergrove - September 12, 2012 - 6:07 pm

Tweeted! @shannau
shanna.u at gmail dot com

Svetlana Pate - September 13, 2012 - 7:37 am

Both required steps are completed!

Svetlana Pate - September 13, 2012 - 7:41 am

Updated my status on Facebook!

Ashley House - September 13, 2012 - 7:56 am

made my FB Status

Ashley House - September 13, 2012 - 7:56 am

I Shared in a group/forum again. :)

Ashley House - September 13, 2012 - 7:57 am

pinterest pinned again

Shanna Uptergrove - September 13, 2012 - 10:30 am

Tweeted! Twitter ID @shannau
shanna.u at gmail dot com

Heather Roberts - September 13, 2012 - 3:03 pm

Did the first step which was liking all vendors and of course you!

Sharon Farris - September 13, 2012 - 3:15 pm

Shared and liked it all!! :)

Ashley House - September 14, 2012 - 6:33 pm

facebook status again

Ashley House - September 14, 2012 - 6:33 pm

in a group/forum

Ashley House - September 14, 2012 - 6:34 pm

pinterest

Shanna Uptergrove - September 14, 2012 - 10:15 pm

Tweeted! @shannau is my Twitter ID
shanna.u at gmail dot com

Heather Roberts - September 14, 2012 - 10:27 pm

Pinned to pintrest!

Katie Doolin - September 15, 2012 - 10:45 am

Pinned and met all requirements!

Laura Hancock - September 15, 2012 - 11:01 am

made all required steps

Laura Hancock - September 15, 2012 - 11:06 am

updated status on fb

cortney rowley - September 15, 2012 - 10:24 pm

I have liked all of the vendors ;]

cortney rowley - September 15, 2012 - 10:26 pm

Updated my status about the giveaway!

cortney rowley - September 15, 2012 - 10:27 pm

pinned it on pintrest

Diane Johnson - September 16, 2012 - 4:12 am

I just became a fan of each vendor : )

Diane Johnson - September 16, 2012 - 4:15 am

#4: Pinned first image to my Pinterest board

Diane Johnson - September 16, 2012 - 4:19 am

Posted to my Facebook page {bonus}

shannon campbell - September 16, 2012 - 9:16 am

Like all vendors and Southern Expressions Photo on FB

shannon campbell - September 16, 2012 - 9:18 am

Pinned on Pinterest

shannon campbell - September 16, 2012 - 9:21 am

Updated my FB status as requested

Ashley House - September 16, 2012 - 10:10 am

shared via fb status

Ashley House - September 16, 2012 - 10:11 am

shared via a group/forum

Ashley House - September 16, 2012 - 10:12 am

shared by pinning to pinterest

Heather Scott - September 16, 2012 - 5:29 pm

I posted on my facebook page. I liked ALL of the above vendors & posted on their pages thanking them for being a sponsored vendor to your page, I linked you in ALL the comments I posted.

Heather Scott - September 16, 2012 - 5:32 pm

status update

Heather Scott - September 16, 2012 - 5:33 pm

Liked all sponsored vendors

Heather Scott - September 16, 2012 - 5:38 pm

pinned to my pinterest page @HeatherScott

Dana Parker - September 16, 2012 - 5:39 pm

Completed all required steps :)

dana parker - September 16, 2012 - 5:42 pm

updated fb status.

Dana Parker - September 16, 2012 - 5:45 pm

pinned on pinterest

Tiffany Culross - September 17, 2012 - 8:02 am

Completed all required steps

Tiffany Culross - September 17, 2012 - 8:02 am

updated fb status

Ashley House - September 17, 2012 - 5:44 pm

my facebook status is shared. :)

Ashley House - September 17, 2012 - 5:44 pm

Shared in a group/forum on facebook. :)

Ashley House - September 17, 2012 - 5:45 pm

pinned to pinterest account again

Shanna Uptergrove - September 17, 2012 - 10:40 pm

Tweeted tonight! @shannau is my Twitter ID.
shanna.u at gmail dot com

Jolene Messerschmidt - September 18, 2012 - 10:02 am

step 1 complete

Shanna Uptergrove - September 18, 2012 - 11:53 am

Tweeted again! @shannau.
shanna.u at gmail dot com

Ashley House - September 18, 2012 - 9:00 pm

Shared as my facebook status! YAY

Ashley House - September 18, 2012 - 9:01 pm

posted in a group/forum in one of my facebook groups.

Ashley House - September 18, 2012 - 9:02 pm

PINTEREST pinned AWESOMENESS

Heather Roberts - September 18, 2012 - 9:19 pm

Updated my facebook status!

Tiffany Koch-Lopez - September 18, 2012 - 9:19 pm

I have liked all vendors, left Thank you’s on all pages, and posted on both FB pages. Koch & Lopez. :o )

Cindy Thomas - September 18, 2012 - 9:53 pm

Made all the required steps!

Cindy Thomas - September 18, 2012 - 9:54 pm

Shared on my status!

Shanna Uptergrove - September 19, 2012 - 12:45 pm

Tweeted! @shannau is my tweet ID
shanna.u at gmail dot com

Ashley House - September 19, 2012 - 8:57 pm

Facebook status has been updated!! :)

Ashley House - September 19, 2012 - 8:58 pm

pinterest pinned again!! :) yay

Ashley House - September 19, 2012 - 8:59 pm

Posted in a group/forum! Good luck everyone

Karina Vaandering - September 19, 2012 - 9:39 pm

I liked all pages on FB and Southern Expressions Photography!

Amy Groah - September 19, 2012 - 10:52 pm

I liked and thanked all the vendors!

Amy Groah - September 19, 2012 - 10:58 pm

I shared the giveaway!

Amy Groah - September 19, 2012 - 10:59 pm

I pinned it:)

{ Mike & Cicely plus 2 }

I have been blessed to have met today’s featured family through my sweet friend, Nellie. Nellie and Cicely are Navy wives and great friends. They are also two of the sweetest women that I have ever met. They also happen to have beautiful families which I have had the pleasure to photograph numerous times. I adore all of my “clients,” but it’s even better when they become great friends! Only problem with Navy families, you get attached and they have to move.:(Nellie is already in Virginia and Cicely will be leaving this summer. Hmmm, guess that means that I will need to fly on up there for a visit!;)
Back to today’s blog-
Cicely wasn’t sure that she wanted a maternity session. I’m glad that she changed her mind. We met at a little park in Jacksonville and managed to capture my favorite maternity image of all time! It will be a HUGE canvas in my studio. As you can see below, the session was almost magical.
This past Monday I got to meet the newest member of the family… sweet, little Claire. Oh my goodness! What a doll to join gorgeous, big sister, Grace! I spent a few sweaty hours posing and cuddling Claire and playing with Grace. I believe the resulting images are some of my best. The first one of Mike and Claire… yea, that one will be a huge one in my studio, too! With 3 beautiful princesses, I think Mike is a very blessed man.:)

Rebecca - May 8, 2012 - 7:56 pm

Beautiful photos of a beautiful family!

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