Giving is Awesome

I have been gearing up to offer a Giveaway for Christmas and thought I had it all figured out.  Then, I met a wonderful photographer on Twitter named Jen.  Jen is from Toronto and she participated in a Help-Portrait  event on December 12th. I really wished we had something like that here I could participate in, then I saw she was giving away a photo shoot.  Not just any photo shoot, but one that you must nominate someone for.   After reading about it and emailing with Jen, I have decide that this is what I would like to offer in my Christmas Giveaway.

You probably know someone. Someone who has experienced a tragedy, is struggling to stay afloat, is raising kids while holding down more than one job, or is volunteering selflessly despite extenuating personal circumstances. You know someone who can’t afford custom photography, but who would cherish it this holiday season. You know someone who deserves a year-round reminder of their family’s spirit, love, and beauty.

You know someone. I guarantee it.

I want to know who they are, and I want to give them the chance to experience complimentary custom photography — $500 worth, to be exact. This awesome giveaway will include my creative session fee, a high resolution cd of our session as well as a selection of prints of their choosing.

Oh, and the best part? The person who nominates the winner receives a $100 print credit towards their order when they book a session with me (full session fee still applies). What better reason to show some love could there possibly be, people?

The rules:
* You cannot nominate yourself, and the person nominated must sincerely be incapable of purchasing my services. 
* The nominee must reside in Greater Ottawa Area. Tell me who you know, what they’re experiencing, and why they deserve my artwork. Please include a way to contact both your nominee and yourself as well.
* You must nominate someone by telling me the full story by sending an email to me at
The winner will be announced on Christmas Day — get nominating! I can’t wait to read all of your entries!

Open your heart to someone this holiday season — and thanks for giving me the opportunity to open mine.

With love,
aka. BeachMama 

8 Comments On This Topic
  1. Jummy
    14 years ago

    What a beautiful gift, Anna! I live in the Greater Ottawa Area and I will think on this matter…so generous!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  2. A Crafty Mom
    14 years ago

    I've got my thinking cap on too – although I have someone in mind already 🙂

  3. Amy
    14 years ago

    I saw Jen's post (through a Twitter link) and thought it was such a great idea, too. I don't know many people here in the area, but will give it a try.

  4. Shannon
    14 years ago

    What a great offer Anna! So kind! I volunteer with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and my little sister I'm sure would love to do a fashion shoot type session. Her family I doubt would be up for the session though. I'm sure you'll have some great entries- I'm sure there are lots of worthy people out there. Happy Holidays Anna!

  5. Kami’s Khlopchyk
    14 years ago

    What a wonderful idea, Anna, if I knew someone in the Ottawa area deserving, I would nominate them.

    May the joy of the season surround you!

  6. Chantal
    14 years ago

    What a beautiful idea Anna!

  7. Nicole
    14 years ago

    I *so* wish I knew someone!
    I don't know many people in the ottawa area but I'm going to think REALLY hard lol
    What a great giveaway!

  8. Shannon
    14 years ago

    You have email.