Monday, January 11, 2010

questions answered and a {{ photo giveaway }}

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It's about time I wrote one of these. I get lots of questions asked so I figured this post was in order.
#1 Did you design your layout? The answer is a solid YES. I have not had lessons in html or web design- everything you see was me experimenting till I thought it looked decent.
#2 Where do you shop? My favorite stores are Charlotte Russe, Forever 21, and Buckle. I also buy TONS of under shirts at Downeast basics. I layer everything. The only beef I have with Forever 21 is that you can't get cash refunds. And since I change my mind all the time it becomes a little inconvenient. ha ha.
#3 Is your hair naturally black? Well not black but it's super dark brown. I used to never color it but found out it's fun to change it up.
#4 why Oklahoma? Tony works there in the summer (that started last summer and should continue for a while, if we have it our way). It was a nice change..
#5 So wait.. Oklahoma, California, Utah, Idaho, Virginia, Arizona? Where ARE you from? I was raised in Southern California since I was 3 and graduated h.s. there. Then moved to Virginia, started a business- then moved to Utah for school at BYU and then went up to BYU-I (a downgrade- I don't care what anyone says!) and that was around the time I met my future husband and we moved here to AZ (where he is from). *phew talk about a run-on sentence
#6 How do you get a fun font for your post titles? Sometime early last year I found a website kevinandamanda.com- she had this cute font on her page and gave a tutorial on how to do it. It was kind of long and complicated but computers don't scare me so I figured it out. (That's probably the most frequent question I get.. although you might've noticed reading this, I took the "cute font" down- I'm working on changing this site sllll o w ly.
#7 "Your hair is beautiful what's the secret?" (aw thanks Katie) OK- really my hair is just that: O.K. It's damaged just as much as anyone's (maybe more) but I DO use lots of product (not all at once).. but I often use leave-in conditioners, heat protectors, deep treatments. I am obsessed with good hair products.
#8 "Were you snapping pictures in the movie theater?" hahaha. This question was too funny. No. No ma'am I certainly don't. I take pictures where ever I see a good picture (or just because it's fun to me and I love to preserve memories).. but when I'm in a movie theater I don't take pictures (unless it's before or after the movie and it's of us). I don't take pictures as much as some might think- and I certainly don't take pictures when I think it would bother others around me. hehe.
#9 I see you love sour patch kids, don't you get canker sores? I do love that candy. Best candy everrrr... but no- no canker sores, just a raw mouth (like you get with captin' crunch) if I've polished off the whole bag during the movie (the only time I really eat them). So I've learned to eat half and I'm good. Thanks for asking (;
#10 How did you get 2 splinters within three or so days? Do you work with wood? Ha ha! I love questions... I don't remember now where I got those splinters but your question do I work with wood? Negative. Unless you count gluing a table-chair-leg-bar-thingy back on. But if it relates, my brother always said I had "carpenter hands"... I probably shouldn't share that... he meant my hands were rough- but I don't know what he's talking about, I have satin hands!
Anyway... moving on to the
{GIVEAWAY}
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I will be giving away a free portrait session to one person/family.
connie b photography natural collection (35)
{If you win, you may schedule the session for anytime from now to April 1, 2010.}
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Please help me spread the word about my business!
So here are the rules:
You have 6 ways to enter- and for each one you have to comment once each (so if all of them apply to you, you will be leaving 6 comments total.
So to win....
*All you do is comment on this post- something random or ask me another question you want answered. (for your 1st and mandatory entry)
BONUS ENTRIES: (comment once more for each one that applies to you)

*follow this blog (1 entry)
*follow my photography blog (1 entry)
*sport my photography button (1 entry)
*blog about this giveaway (2 entries)
ConnieBphotography- Vintage (10) Everyone is welcome to enter!!!
Even if you've had pictures recently, we can talk about postponing the shoot.
(photo shoot will take place in or near Mesa/Phoenix area)
**Giveaway ends Monday January 18 12:00pm Arizona time.**

51 lovely comments:

{Jamie} said... Reply To This Comment

Well CRAP! I would sooo enter but since I don't live in the "Valley" oh well!!!! Thanks for the blog comments too! She about killed me for posting that before pic but I think she looks pretty before too! :)

laymel-thenextchapter said... Reply To This Comment

I just wanted to say that I think you're photography is beautiful. If I didn't live in a totally different country, I would definitely enter haha You are very talented, Girl!

Fiery Jack said... Reply To This Comment

I didn't know/think sour patch kids tear up mouths... They don't tear up my mouth.

Yet for some reason... I get the worst canker sores ever.

Fiery Jack said... Reply To This Comment

Oh, also, I'm already a-followin your blog.

Yes! two!

shirley elizabeth said... Reply To This Comment

Sour Patch kids tear my mouth up too! Mike doesn't know what he's talking about. Most sour candies do.

shirley elizabeth said... Reply To This Comment

So, a photo shoot...I'm the most awkward person in the world. Could I give it away?

Oh yeah, I follow your blog. Of course.

salena said... Reply To This Comment

Those are some random q's. Sweet that people are concerned you are getting splinters though. :)

Oh and yes please I will enter your giveaway!

salena said... Reply To This Comment

already a follower..yes!

salena said... Reply To This Comment

My hair is actually brown, not black too. But everyone also thinks it is black. Black is cool and everything, but my hair is brown. :)

(Follower on your photo blog:)

KatOfDiamonds said... Reply To This Comment

AHHHHH! I follow your blog but I don't live in AZ!!! =,(

How about if I win:
You help me redesign my blog.
& if I don't win:
You help me redesign my blog.

tehehehe <3

Melody said... Reply To This Comment

I'm glad to see that you changed and a Monster named Brody to A boy named Brody! He's awesome and to me, he's truly angelic. I wish I had the opportunity to be in his life daily! I miss that awesome dude! Love, Mother

Staci said... Reply To This Comment

So sad that I live to far and can not get my pictures taken, unless you do get to go back to OK. (wink, wink) then i totally could enter, but I am here on a info. mission. I got done reading this post about your <3 Sour Patch Kids when one of the next post I read was from a Cupcake blog.
http://cupcakestakethecake.blogspot.com/2010/01/sour-patch-kid-mini-cupcakes-and-mini.html
LOL I thought of you!!

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful photography!

Amanda said... Reply To This Comment

Your hair IS beautiful and I *heart* Sour patch Kids :)

Great Blog!
(Found you on 20SB by the way!)

Laura Christians said... Reply To This Comment

So I am still singing about our recent family pictures...and.. by spreading the word I have posted your link on FB as well as shared photos with other family members!!

Will you be doing photography here in the Valley for a while? I would hate to loose you!!!!

Jason said... Reply To This Comment

You really do have a great blog here. I have a blog myself which brings inspiration and guidance to people all around the world. Life is hard enough, and I hope my site can contribute anything positive to someone's day.

I'd like to exchange links with you to help spread some traffic around between each other. Please let me know if this is possible. Until then, keep up the good work.

Jason
TheWISDOMWALL.com

Lacey said... Reply To This Comment

I totally would love a photo shoot but I am also not in the area. Shoot! Haha:) Can you do another one of these when your in OK this coming summer? I'd come home for photos and seeing my parents:) Great combo!

Kristy Treible said... Reply To This Comment

oh pick me pick me! :) You took our family pictures for Christmas and they were so cute and I told everyone about you! You took my Sister Milea's fam pics and they were just as great! I love your blog and how cute it is! I am a follower and I have your button and I posted my family pics on my blog too!

Kristy Treible
kristyblingbling@yahoo.com

Cossebooms said... Reply To This Comment

We'd love a FREE photo shoot. We'd love to have someone take our photos, other than my husband setting up the camera, pushing the timer button and running to get in the photo. I've enjoyed looking through your blog and getting to know you better.

Dallin and Ashley said... Reply To This Comment

k, I have a confession to make, I saw your blog first when I was looking at Busy Bee Lauren and you took her pictures.... I was in love with your style... then you moved into my ward (I met you at the Relief Society Party thing) and I was a little star struck! haha I was like meeting someone that I check their blog frequently and don't really know haha but anyways I love you photography and will definitely post about this on my blog too. good luck with your business!!

Dallin and Ashley said... Reply To This Comment

k, So I don't know if this is what you meant by a different comment for each entry, so don't laugh at me if I did it wrong. But I am now a follower or your photo blog.

Dallin and Ashley said... Reply To This Comment

also a follower on this blog.

Dallin and Ashley said... Reply To This Comment

I grabbed a button!!

Dallin and Ashley said... Reply To This Comment

and I made a post on my blog!!! haha it looks silly 5 comments in a row from me! If this isn't how you wanted it done, I practically just doubled your comments. oh well! I think that is all 6 entries right??

Tanner ♥ Chaya said... Reply To This Comment

I love your pictures!! They are beautiful!! I just went back through a ton of your photo's and they are amazing!!

Tanner ♥ Chaya said... Reply To This Comment

I follow your blog

Tanner ♥ Chaya said... Reply To This Comment

I follow your photo blog!

Kristen said... Reply To This Comment

Ive seen some work of yours from some friends and ive fallen in love. I too have a Brody so now were offically buddies. Just having my 4th nugget, a family photo shoot (the 1st ever) is been #1 on my list! I'd be tickled if i win!!

Kristen said... Reply To This Comment

follow photo blog...check

Kristen said... Reply To This Comment

button on blog...check

Kristen said... Reply To This Comment

blog about giveaway...check, check

Whitney said... Reply To This Comment

follow your blog

Whitney said... Reply To This Comment

follow the photo blog

Whitney said... Reply To This Comment

button on blog.

Whitney said... Reply To This Comment

blogged about giveaway.

** crossing my fingers**

Tiffanyann said... Reply To This Comment

I just saw your blog through this give away so this is already working you are wayk talented I would love a free photo shoot, i just had a baby and need new family pics

Tiffanyann said... Reply To This Comment

I am a follower of this blog

Tiffanyann said... Reply To This Comment

I totally follow your photography blog

Tiffanyann said... Reply To This Comment

I just blogged about this giveaway and your amazing talents

Bree and Bryce said... Reply To This Comment

I love your pictures! I'd love to do a maternity shoot with you in a few months!

Bree and Bryce said... Reply To This Comment

I follow your blog.

Bree and Bryce said... Reply To This Comment

Follow your photography blog!

Bree and Bryce said... Reply To This Comment

and I've got your button!

Fawn Becker said... Reply To This Comment

Yay this is a great give away! I love the photos you took of the family by the fountain....at the Phx Art Museum??? We have never had our photos professionally taken and I would love to do this with my husband and kiddos.

Natalie said... Reply To This Comment

i love you! and your blog. and we need our date before i die.

Natalie said... Reply To This Comment

following dis' blogg

Clint & Alicia McLaws said... Reply To This Comment

argh! I just saw your giveaway! And its 3:10 pm on the 18th! Oh well! Good Luck to all who entered!! :D

tHe ApPeLs said... Reply To This Comment

where do you get your cute jeans?

tHe ApPeLs said... Reply To This Comment

i follow your blog!

tHe ApPeLs said... Reply To This Comment

i follow your photog blog

tHe ApPeLs said... Reply To This Comment

ive got your button on my blog!