{Puddle Jumping and a Giveaway} – Atlanta/Alpharetta Photographer

What’s better than Friday……. a Giveaway Friday!
Everyone knows I love a good deal and now here is your chance to get in on the action.   


So here are the rules:

All you need to do is leave a comment at the bottom of this post.  Then pass on this blog link to at least two of your friends or family. You are welcome to send it to more than two, but only the first two to leave a comment will be eligible for the giveaway. Those two people that you send the link to will then return the love with a comment and acknowledge the person that sent the email in the comment.  You must live within a 40 minute radius of the Winston Salem/Greensboro area or willing to make the drive to be eligible for the free session since the session will occur in the area.

Everyone that leaves a comment will then be put in a hat and a name will be drawn. Posting for comments will close next Friday at noon, and a name will be drawn by my daughter and the winners will be announced on Monday, March 2nd!   The name pulled along with the first two people they sent the email to and left a comment will get a free session.  The free session can include up to five people per family and each family will receive in addition to the free session a 8×10 print.  The session will occur on a weekend day and the date/time slots will be given at a later date.

Here is the link to the blog that needs to be included in the email so the posters know where to leave the love:


Oh and what would a post be without some pictures.  Spring is in the air, now were just waiting for it to warm up. Nothing like puddle jumping to pass the time.

So Happy Friday, and let’s start spreading the love!  

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  • Heather ZifchakFebruary 20, 2009 - 12:55 pm

    I am a big fan of Laura Brett Photography. She has captured my daughter twice now and is the best!

  • Ashley GobleFebruary 20, 2009 - 1:01 pm

    Ok…I’m lovin’ the giveaway idea. And those pictures are precious!

  • Jessica LysseFebruary 20, 2009 - 1:11 pm

    Great pics! Thanks for this chance!

  • Lindy HarnarainFebruary 20, 2009 - 1:27 pm

    These photos are great! I got this link from Ashley Goble and would love to be part of the giveaway

  • Shirley HerrmannFebruary 20, 2009 - 1:35 pm

    I’m Nora Michelle Lysse’s proud Grandmother. Since she is our first grandchild, you can imagine how much fun we are having in getting to know this new blessing. When my children were little, photos and memories were always very important to our family. In fact, I have the albums to share with my daughters, and now Nora can enjoy seeing her Mother when she was little. Your photos look so very natural, and when you choose the backgrounds, it seems to fit the child’s image. I would love to see what you could do with Nora, she is naturally beautiful, and I’m sure you could capture this in her photos. Your work speaks for itself.

  • LeslieFebruary 20, 2009 - 1:52 pm

    Great contest idea, Laura! I love these pictures–your kids are so cute!

  • Katie WFebruary 20, 2009 - 2:18 pm

    Precious photos!!

  • Emily SmithFebruary 20, 2009 - 2:18 pm

    What beautiful pictures – and what an exciting contest!

  • Robert SmithFebruary 20, 2009 - 2:21 pm

    My wife Emily Smith sent your link to me and told me to leave a comment. We love your photography and would be thrilled to win the contest!

  • Susan SmootFebruary 20, 2009 - 2:24 pm

    Emily Smith, my daughter, sent a link to your Web site to me and mentioned I should leave a comment. After seeing all of your beautiful photos, that’s easy! I’m glad to have discovered your page and know about such a talented photographer in the area.

  • Sharon SteppFebruary 20, 2009 - 2:27 pm

    Great Shots…I’m loving the fun that is always captured in your pictures…

  • ChristinaFebruary 20, 2009 - 2:45 pm

    I can’t wait to have my photo shoot in May and June and I love giveaways. Love the puddle pictures 🙂

  • KAREN GOEKE-AUSTINFebruary 20, 2009 - 3:48 pm

    Absolutely stunning photos once again!!!

  • LaDawna Q.February 20, 2009 - 3:57 pm

    Oh my gosh I love your work, my friend Karen sent me this link thinking I might be interested. All I can say is Amazing!!! Can’t wait to pop this little peanut out and use your talents!

  • Kristy EvansFebruary 20, 2009 - 4:22 pm

    I live in Richmond, VA but have seen the photos that you have done of my sister in law and her family (Matt, Christina & Kylie Evans). You do a wonderful job and we would definitely make the trip if we won (plus we would get to visit our family). I love your website and only wish I had pictures of my 2 little ones done when they were newborn. I have a 20 month old son and a 7 month old daughter. I do my best to take pictures of them but would love to have really great professional pictures taken. Your ideas, poses, etc are really wonderful. I was reading Christina’s blog this morning and found out about this contest.

  • ChristinaFebruary 20, 2009 - 2:57 pm

    I can’t wait to have my photo shoot in May and June and I love giveaways. Love the puddle pictures 🙂 P.S. Sorry if this posted twice, my computer messed up and I couldn’t tell if the first went through.

  • Jill HughesFebruary 20, 2009 - 3:00 pm

    Finger crossed–Draw me! Draw me! 🙂 Your children are adorable…and your pictures are just gorgeous.

  • Danielle JonesFebruary 20, 2009 - 5:53 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win! Your children are gorgeous. I am also in love with the pictures of the English bulldog and its owner! I would love to see some updates 🙂

  • Cherie GrahamFebruary 20, 2009 - 6:40 pm

    I would love to have new pictures of my grandson

  • JulieFebruary 20, 2009 - 7:13 pm

    It would be awesome to get a free session. It is perfect timing in March as the great grandparents are coming to visit.

  • Becky H.February 20, 2009 - 7:24 pm

    I love your photographs & would LOVE for you to take some pictures of my little man!

  • SydneyFebruary 20, 2009 - 7:25 pm

    Omg, they look so big, i <3 the new song.

  • Sara HammondFebruary 20, 2009 - 7:25 pm

    Laura- I love the pictures you took of the Long Twins! So sweet.

  • NicoleFebruary 20, 2009 - 7:52 pm

    I love your pictures! The black and whites are my favorite.

  • Tracey WaidFebruary 20, 2009 - 7:59 pm

    You know I would love to have you shoot my family! Sending off the link!

  • Kristin WalterFebruary 20, 2009 - 8:09 pm

    BEAUTIFUL pictures!! My friend Tracey Waid sent me over! She speaks very highly of you. I would adore a free session! How cool.

  • Leslie HegeFebruary 20, 2009 - 8:15 pm

    Great idea! Thanks to Becky Hanes for sending me the email! I can’t get enough pics of my little girl!

  • LaceyFebruary 20, 2009 - 6:19 pm

    Beautiful! Kids look so carefree in your pics!

  • Heather M. WilsonFebruary 20, 2009 - 8:46 pm

    I would love to make the trip to NC to see you again Laura and I would love to have you do some family photos for my daughters 4th birthday. The photos you have posted online are amazing! I have my fingers crossed! 🙂

  • JennyFebruary 20, 2009 - 8:59 pm

    Laura, I am a nestie and I’ve been amazed looking at all of your awesome pictures lately! You are truly talented. I found out about this contest from Christina’s blog. We live in Raleigh but would travel to Winston in a second if we won! Depending on our tax refund, I may be contacting you about 1 year pictures later this year too :).

  • Karen LongFebruary 20, 2009 - 9:13 pm

    As the luckiest Gram EVER of the adorable twins you feature on your site, I would love to win a session for THEM! We are so blessed by these two miracles and the two wonderful ‘kids’ that produced them! Looking forward to my March visit with them! Your talent is so obvious Laura – my sis, a professional photog in Washington state praised you as well!

  • Jill RudolphFebruary 20, 2009 - 10:08 pm

    Have heard great things about your work! These pictures are wonderful – so cute and so natural!

  • Jill RudolphFebruary 20, 2009 - 10:11 pm

    Forgot to acknowledge my “forwarder” – Leslie Phillips shared this with me.

  • KatherineFebruary 20, 2009 - 11:00 pm

    I love your pics and would love to make the trip for a session! (I’m in western NC!)

  • MelanieFebruary 20, 2009 - 11:32 pm

    I really love the giveaway idea. It’s being cleverly done! And the photos will be beautiful!!

  • Lesli PorterFebruary 21, 2009 - 12:30 am

    I am a friend of Heather M. Wilson’s. I would love to win free photos!!!!

  • DonnaYarboroughFebruary 21, 2009 - 12:49 am

    Heather Wilson told me I needed to come check out your site today at lunch and then she e-mailed me and told me when she got home she had a message about the give away. Love your newborn pics, I am expecting # 2 in May. Maybe we’ll win and I can get pics of the new baby.

  • Michele CarrollFebruary 21, 2009 - 1:25 am

    I’ve been wanting to try Laura Brett Photography since my daughter was born! What beautiful captured moments!! Melanie Howie referred to the site! LOVE IT!

  • Carey WayeFebruary 21, 2009 - 2:13 am

    Pick me, pick me! I have an adorable red head and a cute blondie…hope you can take some pictures of my gals!

  • Erin FrankFebruary 21, 2009 - 3:00 am

    Please pick me! I would love a chance to have my baby boy photographed!

  • Kristle BrumleyFebruary 21, 2009 - 8:49 am

    Your work is Beautiful. Awesome photos of our babies melt mommas hearts!

  • Kristle BrumleyFebruary 21, 2009 - 8:52 am

    Sorry forgot about acknowledging the one who sent the link. Jill Rudolph shared the link with me.

  • Amy McPetersFebruary 21, 2009 - 12:59 pm

    Love, love the pics! Melanie Howe referred me. Fingers crossed!

  • Jill VesperFebruary 21, 2009 - 2:25 pm

    love your work. can’t wait to get more done.

  • tamara gossettFebruary 21, 2009 - 5:29 pm

    I love the pic they are too sweet!

  • shannon HeineyFebruary 21, 2009 - 6:05 pm

    Beautiful work!!! Kristle Brumley sent me this message

  • Debra LysseFebruary 21, 2009 - 8:29 pm

    I am Nora Michelle Lysse’s other Grandma. Nora is my second granddaughter which is a double blessing since I raised 2 sons! Family photos are my favorite gift to receive. Your photography shows how much you love your work. I hope one day you can work with our Nora….she is a cutie patootie!!

  • JenniferFebruary 21, 2009 - 8:43 pm

    oh what fun these kiddos must have been, cuties they are!

  • Heather ConnerFebruary 22, 2009 - 2:23 am

    Wow!! What great pics! Haven’t been fortunate enough to work with you but would love too!!(5 months pregnant w/ a beautiful two year old daughter 🙂 Kristle Brumley shared this link with me – Thanks Kristle 🙂

  • rashaFebruary 22, 2009 - 2:44 am

    you really have beautiful kids and ur shots appear how awesome/cute they r wish to got pic. like that for my two beautiful daughters thanks for my friend heather conner to give me this chance not just for win or not but to see also ur amazing work..thanks.

  • Trish NaylorFebruary 22, 2009 - 12:10 pm

    Laura, I’m in love and can’t wait to bring in my boys for a photo shoot!!! (that is after I win he contest 🙂 Katie Woodard refered me and I hope if I don’t win, she does!!! She’s a BIG fan of yours and I feel you have real fresh talent!!!

  • Laura BrettFebruary 22, 2009 - 1:05 pm

    Wow, Love all the comments! 51 comments in two days is awesome, thanks for spreading the love! Keep the entries coming and remember that up to 3 families will win! This giveaway has been such a success I may just do this every other month. Way to go guys, I can’t wait to announce the winners next Monday!!!!

  • Angela WatkinsFebruary 22, 2009 - 3:36 pm

    Giving a shout-out to Lacey Grim – I hope we win, the pics are great!

  • Angela WatkinsFebruary 22, 2009 - 3:43 pm

    I love these pics!! My last comment was for Lacey, so I wasn’t sure if I needed a second one to enter myself (and my e-mail followee’s) Here I am entering myself if needed!

  • JenniferFebruary 22, 2009 - 2:29 pm

    Laura this is an awesome idea – I dont qualify but I love the idea! Your kids are soo beautiful and I just LOVE your work!

  • JenniferFebruary 22, 2009 - 2:38 pm

    ACK I said Lisa I meant Laura – it stinks when typing you cant see or read what your writing! 🙂 Sorry!

  • GinaFebruary 22, 2009 - 4:38 pm

    My sister in law Angela Watkins is very pregnant with my soon to be niece (due mid March) and is very deserving of some gorgeous photos of her girls….and maybe a cousin shot with my girls! Pick her, pick her!!

  • Pierina CangialosiFebruary 22, 2009 - 5:01 pm

    Great pics, very cute! Trish Naylor referred me!

  • Carrie SmallFebruary 22, 2009 - 3:11 pm


  • Jill HodgeFebruary 22, 2009 - 5:36 pm

    Trish Naylor referred me to your site and the pictures are gorgeous!! You obviously have a true gift to be able to capture these precious faces in the way that you do!

  • DanFebruary 22, 2009 - 6:06 pm

    Great photos! Shout out for Angela Watkins.

  • Kevin WaidFebruary 22, 2009 - 6:21 pm

    My wife Tracey Waid told me I had to come here and leave you a comment so you would pick us for portraits. After looking at your photos I can see why she was so excited.

  • Aaron HelbergFebruary 22, 2009 - 6:29 pm

    My sister Tamara told me to come here for the pics..so here I am and I can see why she would want them.

  • GorettiFebruary 22, 2009 - 8:17 pm


    Those pictures are beautiful, the kids’ faces are priceless.. You are definitely gifted!

  • GorettiFebruary 22, 2009 - 8:18 pm

    Sorry.. I forgot to mention that Angela Watkins sent me your link. Thanks, Angela!

  • Brandi SikesFebruary 22, 2009 - 9:13 pm

    Thanks for sharing such cute pics.~~Brandi Sikes

  • Ted SikesFebruary 22, 2009 - 9:15 pm

    My wife, Brandi Sikes, sent this to me. Thanks!

  • Maureen CarreyFebruary 22, 2009 - 11:25 pm

    I am a friend of Trish Naylor’s. The pictures are so beautiful. Their clarity is amazing.

  • Laurie SFebruary 22, 2009 - 11:53 pm

    Karen Goeke-Austin sent me your link. Love your photos!

  • LoraFebruary 22, 2009 - 11:59 pm

    Wonderful pictures. Karen Austin sent me here!

  • Sylvia CreutzFebruary 23, 2009 - 12:42 am

    Wonderful pictures!
    Heather Conner sent this to me.

  • Nanette VinsonFebruary 23, 2009 - 2:36 am

    I love the pictures on your site and would love to have an opportunity for your giveaway. Trish Naylor sent me your link.

  • MonicaFebruary 23, 2009 - 12:58 am

    Laura Brett Photography is an awesome photog! Love looking at her work!

  • Tina PattersonFebruary 23, 2009 - 3:06 am

    Nanette Vinson sent me your link. Love your work.

  • Allison WoodFebruary 23, 2009 - 3:17 am

    This is so fun! I’m friends with Heather Zifchak and have admired the beautiful pictures Laura’s taken of her daughter. Laura is incredibly talented.

  • Allison WoodFebruary 23, 2009 - 3:22 am

    I love Laura Brett photography. She’s photographed my friend’s daughter twice. The pictures are amazing. What a great idea for a giveaway.

  • Allison WoodFebruary 23, 2009 - 3:24 am

    I love Laura Brett photography. The giveaway is a great idea.

  • Allison WoodFebruary 23, 2009 - 3:25 am

    I am also a fan of Laura Brett Photography. The giveaway is a great idea.

  • Tamela HedgpethFebruary 23, 2009 - 3:41 am

    Amy McPeters sent this to me. You do GREAT! work. I love puddle jumping.

  • Libby MartinFebruary 23, 2009 - 11:54 am

    Such beautiful pics!

  • ouida linkousFebruary 23, 2009 - 12:04 pm

    beautiful work! my friend allison wood calls you AMAZING, and she’s pretty smart cookie!

  • Carrie BennettFebruary 23, 2009 - 12:07 pm

    Gorgeous pictures! Allison Craig shared your link

  • Libby MartinFebruary 23, 2009 - 12:30 pm

    I forgot to acknowledge that Allison Wood sent this link to me! Thanks, Allison! Again what wonderful pictures that have been captured!

  • Denise MartinFebruary 23, 2009 - 1:20 pm

    Nanette Vinson send me your link. I love how you capture a the memory of a moment in time.

  • Nancy BeszterczeiFebruary 23, 2009 - 2:07 pm

    Denise Martin sent me your link. Love your photos!!!

  • Brandy KingFebruary 23, 2009 - 2:39 pm

    Laura, your photos are extraordinary. Great colors and clarity. I was sent to your site by a friend, Allison Wood, for the giveaway.

  • Lynn GibilaroFebruary 23, 2009 - 2:51 pm

    Denise Martin sent me your link. I would love to see my grandchildren’s personality captured through your portraits!

  • Denise MartinFebruary 23, 2009 - 3:09 pm

    I just took a peek at the newborn photos. How Sweet!

  • Peggy McPartlanFebruary 23, 2009 - 3:13 pm

    Pictures show great talent – I’m looking forward to winning 🙂 Thanks Nancy Beszterczei for sharing!!

  • Vivian SchneiderFebruary 23, 2009 - 5:05 pm

    Trish Naylor sent me your site about the contest. Your work is absolutely precious! I hope to win and have you capture my two boys this spring with their funny personalities!

  • Brandi SikesFebruary 23, 2009 - 6:14 pm

    I hope to win. Your pictures are priceless 🙂

  • Allison WoodFebruary 23, 2009 - 6:28 pm

    Love Laura Brett photography. The giveaway is a great idea. Thanks, Laura.

  • Sonja HealyFebruary 23, 2009 - 7:00 pm

    Great idea…thanks Vivian for the link!

  • AngieFebruary 23, 2009 - 6:37 pm

    Loving this giveaway! Some lucky winner is going to be so pleased!

  • Kendra WootenFebruary 23, 2009 - 9:41 pm

    Great site! Allison Wood sent me the link.

  • SydneyFebruary 23, 2009 - 9:54 pm

    Hey this is nick, sydney told me to add a comment but i don’t have an e-mail…

  • Shannon PylantFebruary 24, 2009 - 2:01 am

    Your work is beautiful!

  • Kimberly CFebruary 24, 2009 - 3:28 am

    Love your work. Jill Rudolph sent me the link.

  • Susan RutlandFebruary 24, 2009 - 9:16 pm

    I can’t wait to meet you this weekend and get some pictures of my daughter Cate! I look at your blog all the time and all your work is so wonderful! Thank you Ashley Goble for sending me this link.

  • DottieFebruary 25, 2009 - 1:38 pm

    I would love to win. Please pick me.

  • Leslie CampbellFebruary 26, 2009 - 12:18 pm

    Fabulous photos! The colors are so vivid!! Thanks to Allison Wood for passing the site on to me!

  • Brooke CaraherFebruary 26, 2009 - 3:14 pm

    Great Pics. I just love your photos!

  • Belinda BowlinFebruary 26, 2009 - 4:04 pm

    Beautiful pictures. Great idea.

  • hannah craverFebruary 26, 2009 - 7:57 pm

    hey sydney told me to post her name….

  • Amy WhitsonFebruary 26, 2009 - 11:11 pm

    Your work is absolutely gorgeous! I am crossing my fingers and hope to win!! Thank you Vivian for passing this along!

  • Amy WhitsonFebruary 26, 2009 - 11:15 pm

    Your work is absolutely gorgeous! I am crossing my fingers and hope to win! Thanks Vivian Schneider for the email.

  • Barbara WallsFebruary 26, 2009 - 11:49 pm

    I like the natural look of the children in the pictures. Shannon Pylant sent me.

  • Andrew PylantFebruary 27, 2009 - 12:35 am

    Love the pics.

    Barbara Walls sent me.

  • Phil WallsFebruary 27, 2009 - 1:03 am

    The pictures are great! Barbara Walls referred me to the site.

  • Lori WallsFebruary 27, 2009 - 1:26 am

    Pictures are beautiful. Shannon Pylant sent me.