Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Seniors: Abbie Lasyone

Abbie is a sweetheart. It is evident the moment you meet her. I would ask her to do crazy things, and she'd just smile and do it. We could not have asked for a more beautiful day than the day we shot Abbie's Senior Photos. We found this amazing grove of trees way out in the country where the light was just pouring in. It was incredible.

Friday, March 12, 2010


And we have a winner! But, before I tell you, I want to tell Apple & Ivy THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!!! Their beautifully crafted ties, headbands, clips, & children's clothing are Stunning, not to mention Top Quality. Seriously. Go Look at their site RIGHT NOW. I mean it. Leave, and then come back so you can see if you won. I'll wait.

You back? I really wanted to keep these ties for my sons & husband and the headband for myself. But, I didn't, so one of YOU won it! Which leads me to my next point. Thank YOU so much for entering! I had fun! :o) And hopefully you did, too. And if so, I might just have more fun giveaways in the future.

So, with out further ado...which, did you know was the correct spelling? I always thought it was "adieu," but I was wrong. Adieu means good-bye in French. Ado means fuss or "time-wasting bother over trivial details"...

The winner of this amazing Apple & Ivy Package iiiiiissssssssss:

Matthew Donald!

Congratulations! Please email me your address so that I can ship it out right away!
Thank you everyone again, especially the wonderful Rebecca at Apple & Ivy.

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Hey Guys! I am SO excited to present to you this AMAZING giveaway! My wonderful friend Rebecca at Apple & Ivy has very generously given to a lucky blog follower one of her best selling three piece sets: a matching brown & blue striped 100% silk Man's necktie, 100% silk little boy's necktie, and girl's flower headband! The little boy's necktie is in a size small, made for boys ages newborn through about 2 years old. She is one of my FAVORITE places to shop for myself, my husband, and both of my boys. Heck, if I had a little girl, I'd shop for her here too! She is listed in one of my previous entries as one of my favorite places to go for unique items to personalize a photo shoot. In addition, I am throwing in a Mini-Portrait Session (so you document yourself/family with the new accessories!) which is a 30 minute Portrait Session for up to 5 people that comes with 15 fully edited proof images in a private (password protected) web gallery. It does not include travel.

What do you have to do to win it???
You have 2 chances to enter!
For the first entry, you have to #1 have this in your facebook status: "I love fun and I love Claire Strebeck Photography's Giveaway!" with a link to this blog entry. Then #2 come back and write a comment in the comments section below letting me know you did it!
For the second entry in the contest, tweet "I love fun and I love the @ClaireStrebeck Giveaway! Please RT!" with a link to this entry! That's IT! :o)

You have until Friday evening (March 12, 2010) at 9 p.m. I will randomly select a winner from the combination of the blog comments and twitter entries!

By the way, I Love it when people have cute stationery! Look how cute her personalized notecards are!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

{engagement} Erin & Casey

I enjoyed the Engagement Session for Casey & Erin so much! I have known Erin since we were kids, and Casey is my cousin, as well as one of my favorite people in this world. I am SOOO excited for their soon marriage. If I could describe them in words it would be super sweet and super funny. And as hilarious as Casey & Erin are, there is one thing that is immediately more noticeable about them. Its how proud they are of each other. I know that we are not supposed to be prideful people, and I am not suggesting that we are, but these two have such a humbleness in their character that they genuinely encourage and are proud of one another. I love you both! :o)

Look at that kiss!

I felt a little like paparazzi shooting this one behind the bushes.
Heh, heh...sorry about that, Casey! I'm a goof-ball, too!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


I'm having a GIVEAWAY!!!! The details will be tomorrow, but just to give you a hint, here's a clue!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

{preview} Engagement

Hey guys! Here's a quick preview of the amazing Engagement Session I had the other day with Casey & Erin. More soon! :o)

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Wife. Mother of two ADORABLE, wild rag-a-muffins. Southern Belle. Lover of Nature and Surprises. Hater of Bugs and Smacking. World traveler. Shutterbug. Knitter.