Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Best of 2012 & Contest!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to the New Year!  January was a busy month getting back in the swing of things!  And now it's February!!  Time is flying!  I'm so excited to dive into 2013.  Lots of things in store!

One of my favorite things to do this time of year is compile my favorites from the prior year.  I love to take this time to reflect.  And after going through these sessions, I'm reminded what a great year 2012 was.  I'm also reminded how much I love what I do.  I met so many incredible couples and families, and I'm extremely honored I was given the opportunity to capture these moments in their lives.  THANK YOU!  I am so grateful for all of the love and support.

On a personal note, 2012 will also have a special place in my heart because my niece, Avery, celebrated her first birthday!  She has been all kinds of fun.  Every day I feel like she's learning something knew.  From walking, to counting, saying the alphabet, putting together puzzles.  She is by far the best thing ever.  

Two of my best friends got married in 2012, Kasie & Jeremey and Jenni & Tim.  Which meant mini reunions!! :)  I am beyond happy for you, Kasie and Jenni!  Congrats to the newlyweds!

I participated in the 2012 Huntsville Business Expo!  It was my first time ever having a booth.  Quite the learning experience!  I am so proud of how it all turned out.  And I met so many wonderful people from it.  Thank you, Chamber of Commerce, for the opportunity!

I celebrated my 26th birthday!  It was blue sky and sunshine.  Alex and I spent the day in Birmingham and ate at Richard Blais' (shout out to Top Chef fans!) restaurant, Flip Burger.  It was better than delicious.  

Another best thing came along towards the end of the year.. Alex and I welcomed a furry friend to our family.  Our new furry friend is Dax! He's a Yorkie and just turned 5 months old!  I am head over heels for this little guy.  He's a ball of energy, but knows how to cuddle.  Loves giving kisses.  Loves people, leaves, anything that moves.  My favorite thing about him is that when the sun comes in, he'll find any patch of light, bring all of his toys to the light, and lay there for hours.  He also likes looking in the mirror :) When we first got him, one ear stuck up!  Those are my favorite pictures of him.  I could go on forever!  He's been a real treat and we're so happy to have him!

Everyone, here is a look back on 2012!   

Thank you for making 2012 ah-mazing!!!

Now for the Best of 2012 Contest!

Vote for your favorites! "Like" https://www.facebook.com/LaurenTomasellaPhotography and Comment, Like, or Share any session or image you love from the "Best of 2012" album!  

The session or image that receives the most votes wins one complimentary Portrait/Lifestyle Session + a CD of their 35 favorites (valued at $400)!  

2nd place wins a complimentary Portrait Session (valued at $125)!  

3rd place wins a $75 gift certificate towards any session or product!  

** Any Like, Comment or Share counts as a vote. Unlimited comments welcome, but only one entry per person per image! **

A Special Bonus...anyone who votes will be randomly selected to win a Gift Certificate Portrait/Lifestyle Session! 

An Extra Bonus!!!… Tell your family and friends to "Like" https://www.facebook.com/LaurenTomasellaPhotography!  Once Lauren Tomasella Photography reaches 1,000 Likes on Facebook, a 16x20 gallery wrap will be given away!  AND the 1,000th person who likes the page will receive a $25 Target Gift Card!!  

The contest ends March 4th!  Winners will be announced March 5th!  Good luck and thank you for participating!!!

If you have any questions about the contest, email me at lauren.tomasella@gmail.com :)