After working together as Americorps Vistas, I was grateful that Angela became more than a co-worker. She grew to be a great friend that strengthened my testimony and had me laugh until my sides hurt. Years later, when I was building my portfolio before I started my photography business, I felt prompted to reach out to her for a free family session. It turned out that she hadn't had updated family pictures for 7 years. We had a great session at Provo Castle while we rebonded over Harry Potter and Johnny Depp. It was like time and distance hadn't effected our friendship at all. 2 weeks after our session, Angela unexpectedly passed away. With the bittersweet gift of hindsight, I've realized that was why Heavenly Father impressed upon me to reach out and take her family pictures. I know the memories of laughter, love, and moments of family I was able to capture is a gift that her family will forever cherish. I am also grateful for the short 5 years Angela was able to bless my life.
To honor Angela's memory, I want to gift a deserving family with a free family session. The session includes:
In order to enter,
There is no limit on entries from any one person. Time for entries will run from 11/07/19 at 8am to 12/01/19 at 12pm. The winner will be randomly selected and announced 12/02/19 at 2pm then contacted through private message. The prize is restricted to non-extended family groups and to Utah County locations only.
My photography business has never been about making money. I feel that it is a talent that can be used to bless the lives of others and that is payment enough for me. This giveaway in particular has been a goal I've had in mind from the beginning. I hope it can help start to give back for the many blessings I have received in my life. To the family who wins, I look forward to meeting you and giving you a gift to cherish forever.
Location: Rock Canyon Trail - Provo, UT
Man, I love this family! This was the first full family session I've done with the Tovars and it was race to beat the incoming rain storm. We had perfect cloud coverage as we were highlighted by the last fall colors for the year. It's lovely to spend some time with a family that radiates so much love and laughter together.
Location: Payson Canyon - Payson, UT
Congrats to the Fowles for winning our family session giveaway. With Dad being a trauma surgeon and Mom being happily busy with 6 kids, it was a wonderful gift to make time for some long over due family pictures. Payson Canyon showed off her last hurrah of fall colors and they were the perfect touch to the plaid flannel everyone wore. Our 2019 Angela Smith Giveaway will be kicking off in November so keep a eye out and start thinking about families you know that are in need!
Location: The Orchards - Provo, UT
The Ray family picked the perfect location to embrace each other and capture some memories. They said they hadn't had updated family pictures since their teens were little ones. I'm sure Mom and Dad will look back and be amazed at how fast time really does fly. In The Orchards, we had lovely golden light and happy faces. The fallen apples made me excited for Fall all over again!
Location: Home studio - Provo, UT
Nothing is more fun than taking your own baby's newborns. I can take my sweet time with no pressure to hurry. And if they need a break to eat, I don't feel awkward about stopping the session to do so. Baby Evelyn was wide awake and only interested in looking out my big, bright, white window. Then it took a lot of rocking to get her to fall asleep for some sweet close-ups. And what a cutie trying eat her fox doll I made. I love being her Momma!
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