Monday, June 30, 2008

Every Vote Counts!

UPDATED POLL: Sorry to all who have had trouble voting on the original poll. I was having trouble too! on the new poll and hopefully we can get everyone who has voted already to vote again. Send your people back to vote on the new poll. My apologies but I think I have to restart the voting. Please let me know if you have any questions! THANKS!!

Alright everyone...the Cover Model Search for Brooke Jantz Photography is ON! I think any one of these entries would make awesome cover models for my new website! But your vote will decide on the ONE. Pick your favorite picture (not the quality of the picture but the subject(s)) and vote in the poll on the right side of the page. (Give me a few minutes to get it up...)

Rules! Rules! Rules!
--One vote per person/computer (the poll should not let you vote twice)
--No automatic vote generators, please
--Polls close one week from today on Monday, July 7
--Winner is the picture with the most votes
--Winner will receive a free session and 11x14 print + a free MINI session for a friend with a 5x7 print
--Session must take place before August 31, 2008
--Brooke Jantz Photography reserves the rights to use the photographs from the session for any and all marketing purposes.


Friday, June 27, 2008


Wow! What a busy week it's been. I wish I could say we are more settled in the house but we aren't. Maybe by Christmas!

I've had several entries for my cover model contest but would love to see more! Today is your last day to enter. See the post towards the bottom of the page to find out how to enter! Some time this weekend I'll get the pictures up on the blog and the voting can begin!!!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Senior Sneak Peek!

Despite the rain last week, we ended up having a great shoot! I'll share these for today and some more later in the week! I've got way too much work to do. Moving really got me out of my groove!

Some Glamour Lighting:

She's a softball girl to the core...

We broke out the prom dress...even though there was mud everywhere. But we had fun!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Sneak Peek!

This was my session Saturday we were trying to move! I may have been slightly distracted! But the boys kept me on my toes. We took these at the boy scout cabin in Monte...I think it's a great location. The first one is my favorite from the session...just love that interaction. The last one is more indicative of how the session went...haha! I told Mom I think that's the one she should get. :)

Everyone remember to enter the contest for my cover model. You have through Friday to send your pictures! So far, I have 5 entries!

Monday, June 23, 2008

A new week!

We finally moved over the weekend and are trying to get settled in to the new digs. We decided last night we definitely need to get some things on the walls. Feels to bare here right now. Thankfully, just last week, I ordered myself a canvas print of our family picture. I can't wait to hang it!

I had several sessions last week and need to get those ready for previews in the next couple of days. This week I have 2 sessions and 2 team pictures to take. It's going to be busy!

I'll share a preview tomorrow but for today...I wanted to share this one. The kids got these at Target yesterday and wanted to fly them as soon as we got home. Wouldn't you know was the calmest day of the summer! But Daddy must have some magic b/c he got them way up there!

Friday, June 20, 2008

And the Winner IS....








Congrats and thank you to EVERYONE who participated. I got some great ideas. You may see your suggestion pop up on my new site.

Well, we are finally moving so I am just picking up the vacuum at the "old" house and running back to the new house. See you all Monday!!
(And, Janet, I'll get the gc to you asap!)

And just a reminder to send those entries for the cover model search!!! I've already had a couple and it's going to be a tough vote! Send your favorite snapshots in today!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Want to be the cover model of Brooke Jantz Photography?

I know it's not as glamorous as being Heidi Klum or anything but I still need a cover model! My new website will have a splash page featuring one photo. If you would like a FREE session, a FREE 11x14 print, and will agree to allowing me to use any of the images from our session for my portfolio as well as the cover image for my website, you need to enter this contest!

How to enter: Send me your favorite snapshot of yourself, your baby, your family or whoever you want to feature in this contest. You can email me the picture or snail mail it. (Email me for my mailing address!) Make sure it's a recent picture. Then, I'll post them all here on the blog and we'll put it to a vote! You can tell all your family and friends to come and vote too! Bonus: You will also receive a second FREE MINI SESSION for a friend. Their session will be 30 minutes long and they will receive 10-15 proofs from which to choose and a free 5x7 print.

Deadline for sending pictures: Friday June 27.

Oh, and you must be willing to travel to Copeland for your session. So, say you live in San can enter...but if you win, you must come here for the session! LOL! Or, you know, buy me a plane ticket. And let me crash at your place. :)

I'm looking for any category for this contest: maternity, newborns, babies and children, families, Seniors, couples....

Let me know if you have questions!
And don't forget about the contest below to win a $15 iTunes gift card!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Just a cute one...

See post below for a fun contest! Deadline is this FRIDAY!!!

Friday, June 13, 2008


Looks like we probably won't be moving this weekend after all. Imagine that! Well, to take my mind off of that...I am going to have a blog contest! I'm in the process of building my brand-spankin' new website and need lots of help! I don't know if I'm just too frustrated or distracted or what...but I am having some creative blocks. SO, that's where you come in!

What I'm looking for are some creative names for the galleries on my new site. I will have a gallery for each of the following: maternity (though I do need some fresh bellies to fill it!), newborns, babies, children (might combine those two), families and seniors. Now, help me get those juices flowing! In the comments section, leave your ideas for gallery names. Keep my logo in mind as you's a butterfly and I'm thinking we could work with it!

You *could* submit your suggestions anonymously...but if you leave your name, I will draw one name from all the submissions and the winner will receive a $15 iTunes gift card! Now who couldn't use 15 new songs on their iPod? For FREE! Help me out and you could be the winner!!!

Come on everyone...leave a comment with some suggestions for one or all of the galleries. Leave as many suggestions as you like and I'll throw your name in the hat up to 3 times! (So I guess that makes it more of a drawing huh? :))

Any questions?

p.s. I'm also going to be looking for a "cover model" for my new site. I'll have details for that next week!


Thursday, June 12, 2008

Three Sisters...In studio

Well, things are a bit hectic around here again this week. For those of you wondering, no, we still haven't moved! But...we are getting closer. Meanwhile, the farm is falling apart. :) Ah, well...a few more days and hopefully we'll be able to move!

After we get settled, I plan to celebrate with a few contests and prizes on the ol' blog! Stay tuned!

Here are a few studio shots of the "K" girls...they each had their own personality and I feel like we were able to capture each of them.


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Sneak Peek...K girls!

We had the most fun yesterday! These sweet sisters found their way out to my farm for some pictures together. They were all so beautiful and sweet and did everything I asked! We spent over 2 hours shooting...I think I got worn out before they did. I hope they had as much fun as I did. You girls are going to have some AWESOME portraits...Mom and Dad are going to have a hard time choosing!

These are just the first few I've edited. I will share some of the studio shots tomorrow. Thanks for coming out to see me!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Puddle Jumpin'

We got an inch and half of rain the other day and it created a big puddle of water...which the kids found and totally enjoyed! Carter needed to go fishing, of course.

Monday, June 2, 2008

The sweetest baby toes...

Here are a couple more of baby "I". These were just too sweet not to share. I made the cocoon he's snuggled in...he was bit too big for it but we thought it was cute anyway! :)

Have a great day everyone!