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Thursday, August 25, 2011

snapshop with ashley ann {a giveaway}

Photography is such a powerful too. I love having the ability to capture the events that make up my everyday. They are cherished memories. Naturally, I started taking lots of pictures after Cora was born. Back then I remember being so concerned about everything looking perfect in my pictures. And I often didn't want to be in the pictures if I didn't look perfect too. Silly, I know. It wasn't until after Cora died that I realized how many of our everyday moments I had neglected to capture. Those were my favorite memories...the everyday mundane moments and routines. I am so thankful for the pictures we do have, but I so wish I could go back and capture those moments. 

When Levi was born I was determined to capture the everyday things we did. I didn't want to worry so much about how we looked, or how clean the house was, or posing the perfect picture. I take lots of pictures now, but I still have so much to learn about my camera. I knew I needed to learn to shoot in manual, but didn't really know where to start. I finally decided to just go for it and have been shooting in manual since February. I have learned a lot from friends and by reading photography blogs, but there were still so many things I didn't understand.

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Enter Ashley Ann's online SnapShop course. I have been dying to take one of Ashley's SnapShop classes ever since I met her at Megan's craft weekend. But I was never fast enough to register and could never get in!! I was SO excited to get the opportunity to take her August online SnapShop course. It was FANTASTIC! Ashley does such an incredible job of explaining photography in easy to understand language for a beginning photographer (like me!). And she includes tons of pictures and examples. I learned so much about my camera and feel much more comfortable shooting in manual now. Of course I still need lots and lots of practice! I think my favorite part of the course was Ashley's tips on how to tell a story with your photos and how to capture moments not poses. Loved it! I wish I had known all of that when Cora was here.

Registration is now open for the September online SnapShop course. SnapShop is an introduction to photography course. It is a self paced course and you will have access to the material for three weeks. All you need is a DSLR camera. You can even take this course in your pajamas!! You can find out more information about SnapShops here.

Here is the best part...Ashley is offering a spot in her September online course to one of you. Thanks so much Ashley! Here is how you can enter to win:

Ashley's button. 

Giveaway Details:

 1 Spot in the September Online SnapShop Course
(September 5th-26th...a $200 value)

ONE winner chosen at random

One entry per person

Giveaway ends Sunday, August 28th at 9pm (CST)

To enter leave a comment on this post.
Bonus: What everyday moments do you want to capture?

You can find daily inspiration, DIY projects, and photography tips at Ashley's blog Under the Sycamore. It is one of my favorites!

You can read the story behind SnapShops here. So cool!

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As I thought about capturing the precious moments with my kids I just had to share this with you...

There is a family in our little town who had to say goodbye to their 19 month old daughter, Tatum, this past Saturday. Sweet Tatum was just five days younger than Levi and she spent 10 days at the same hospital Cora was at. She fought hard for her little life after a drowning accident. My heart has been breaking for this family even though we have never met. Tatum's celebration of life service is today. I know so many of you prayed for our family and sweet Cora and I would love it if you would pray for this family today...that they would sense God's indescribable love and comfort as they celebrate their daughter's precious life this afternoon. Thank you!

548 Comments:

Blogger Abbie said...

I just started really enjoying photography after buying my first DSLR so I would LOVE this opportunity!

As for the question- I just love the every day things that happen... my husband playing with the dogs, the sky as the sun sets, family get togethers, golf outings, etc. When we have kids I can't wait to photograph them too!

August 25, 2011 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger Paige said...

My 4 mo old needs a mom who knows how to run a camera. If I get chosen, I will break down and spring for the DSLR.
I want to be able to catch instant moments of her milestones and tell stories with my camera (ex: rolling over with snapshots, not the video camera). Also, we need candids of our everday, such as our walk this morning. It was so nice out here in Clay Center.

August 25, 2011 at 11:32 AM  
Blogger {cuppakim} said...

I'd LOVE to win :) Thanks for hosting a fun little giveaway!

I just love capturing the everyday moments themselves.

A cup of tea on the table.

A flower along the side of the road.

Seeing the pretty without letting it pass me by :)

August 25, 2011 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger SJ said...

I'd love to be better about capturing our everyday things, too, especially now that our daughter is getting bigger and more involved in what we do.

This class sounds amazing.

August 25, 2011 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

I bought myself an slr camera several months ago and I would love this opportunity. Thanks!

August 25, 2011 at 11:35 AM  
Blogger The Fishers said...

I would love to learn more about my DSLR camera ~ had it for two years and still have no clue how much it can do! I just love being able to capture my kids enjoying daily life (along with the occasional grumpy faces).

Praying for the family of Tatum.

August 25, 2011 at 11:37 AM  
Blogger Dana said...

I love reading your blog and looking at all your great pictures! I just got my first DSLR for Christmas last year and I have yet to learn how to use it! It still takes great pictures so I have enjoyed taking shots of my 3 kids. Because we are an adoptive family there are parts of their early life that we were not able to share with them so I make up for it now by filling picture albums full! :)

I am so very sorry to hear about the family that lost their little girl. I will pray for them today..

August 25, 2011 at 11:37 AM  
Anonymous Allison Littleford said...

I would love to learn how to capture beautiful pictures/moments of my one year old daughter, especially of her daddy interacting with her! I love Ashley Ann's blog and have been trying to convince my husband to let me do the work shop :)

August 25, 2011 at 11:38 AM  
Blogger Hope said...

I want to capture the everyday moments with have with our two dogs and the renovating of our house.

hopeswenson@gmail.com

August 25, 2011 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

I've had my DSLR for awhile now and am thinking of upgrading. This class sounds amazing, I have been wanting to take classes for awhile now and can never seem to come up with the extra money.

The everyday moments I enjoy capturing are when my kids are being the most quiet, it's usually when they are sharing a sweet time together between the fighting. I love to sneak out and get shots of my son "reading" to my daughter or them just randomly embracing through out the day.

Tatum's family are in my thoughts.

August 25, 2011 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Yeah! Love Ashley's blog too and would love to win this!

August 25, 2011 at 11:44 AM  
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August 25, 2011 at 11:46 AM  
Blogger kcsandpiper said...

Now that my children are in school I really want to get back into photography but my skills are quite rusty. This would be great!

August 25, 2011 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger Hannah J said...

Oh my gosh, I've been trying to teach myself to use our camera better and it's slow going! We've got an 8-month old son and although my pictures now are getting slightly better, I still don't have a ton that I love of him, you know? This would be so great.

August 25, 2011 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger Teresa_Rae said...

I would love to take this class!

I've had a DSLR since May of 2009 and still shoot in auto 95% of the time. I have a 17 month old and I'd love to get better pictures of her. I take approximately between 500 and 1000 pictures of her a month and would like to get better at it.

August 25, 2011 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger LBMM said...

I would love to not be afraid to drag out my big camera for everyday happenings!

August 25, 2011 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger Stacey J said...

I would love to capture my three daughters as they grow. They are growing so fast and I need to be better at it!

August 25, 2011 at 11:52 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

I just received a DSLR for my birthday and would love to learn how to use it! I want to capture moments with family and friends that you remember but never have captured (until now).

August 25, 2011 at 11:52 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

I want also like to get better at taking pictures of my boys. I did like the perfect posing pictures but now realize like you that it is the funny/everyday pictures that they will cherish the most someday.

August 25, 2011 at 11:52 AM  
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August 25, 2011 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger awagner said...

Would so LOVE a spot in Ashley's class. I wanted to take it in August, but after some mounting medical bills for our little guy, it wasn't the best use of monetary resources. Anyways, capturing the everyday moments between my daughter and son and their amazing sibling relationship (and their sibling arriving in January too!). Thanks for the giveaway!

August 25, 2011 at 12:01 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I love reading her blog too! The class looks amazing but a little out of our budget :) I have two precious girls that I love snapping pictures of everyday. I don't want to miss anything and I've found the messy crazy pictures are my favorite.

August 25, 2011 at 12:01 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I'd love to win this. My favorite moments are the ones between my son and daughter - they are so precious. :)

August 25, 2011 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger London114 said...

I would love to capture our life in London pre kids! So many exciting things that in ever want to forget.

August 25, 2011 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger kristin fulghum said...

i love ashley's blog and definitely need some tips on how to work the camera!

August 25, 2011 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger Landen and family said...

I have been shooting manual for about a year now but still have a TON to learn.
I'm like you when trying to get the perfect shot. My goal is to not be so worried about the perfect shot and capture our everyday memories. I was only in one of our vacation photos this year, so I am also aiming to be IN the photograph more often!
Thanks for the chance to win!

August 25, 2011 at 12:07 PM  
Blogger Corey said...

Oh my goodness I would love this! I am currently teaching myself how to shoot and I would love an experts help!!! I am working hard at capturing life's best moments. Lke when my kids are covered in food and dirt and grime from a hard day playing and chase each other on all fours through the house, laughing all the way.

August 25, 2011 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger Rebekah said...

There's so much JOY in living -- friends getting married, new babies, all the little moments. I love it. Those are the things I love to capture.

August 25, 2011 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger Perpetual Blind Date said...

I love my DSLR and try to shoot manual but I need some fine tuning!

I love taking pictures of the everyday - friends - family - and my kitty kat :)-sarah

August 25, 2011 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger Our family said...

This is an awesome giveaway. I also follow Ashley Ann's blog and would love to take the snapshop course. I have had a DSLR for about 9 months now. I did take a one day seminar that helped understand the basics. I mainly enjoy taking photos of my kids and would like to get good enough at it that I don't need to pay someone else hundreds of dollars to do it!

August 25, 2011 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I would love to take thi class! I am pregnant with my first baby and would love to learn to capture my baby's firsts! She's due in December so this is perfect timing!

August 25, 2011 at 12:11 PM  
Blogger the hanzlicek's said...

thanks jess for mentioning tatum...she is my second cousin's daughter.

August 25, 2011 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger Annali said...

I'd love to win! My boys are just growing up way too fast...I need to learn to capture each step along the way!

August 25, 2011 at 12:13 PM  
Anonymous Lauren said...

I have been contemplating signing up for her Snapshop class for a little bit too. I have taken multiple photography classes, but that was years ago, and I kind of forgot how to use my camera! Would love to win to get back into the photography game, and prepare for a new member of the family coming in the spring!

August 25, 2011 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I would love to learn how to actually use my camera!! :)

August 25, 2011 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger Lauren Chick said...

I have a DSLR camera and would love to learn how to capture everyday moments with my 6 month baby boy! Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway! What a great opportunity!

August 25, 2011 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger Sheila said...

I would so love to have the opportunity to learn to take better pictures. Over the years, out of frustration, I have just stopped taking pictures. My children are mostly grown (one still at home) and it makes me sad that I don't have pictures for them and for myself to remember the everyday things. The special moments are important too, but it is the ordinary days that I wish I could get back.

August 25, 2011 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger Mrs. H said...

I think this course would spring me back into motion with photography. I too endeavored to self-learn as much as I could via the internet, but have never taken an actual course. Lately I haven't even picked up my camera to capture "posed moments" let along "everyday ones." I need to get back into action as these days/stages for my family pass all too quickly.

August 25, 2011 at 12:26 PM  
Anonymous Susy M. said...

Praying for Tatum and her family. May she and Cora be the best of friends up in Heaven.

August 25, 2011 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger merlin said...

I have wanted to drop-kick my fancy dslr camera (a gift)across many a room....that thing with all of its dials and options FRUSTRATES me, so, my favorite part of this post is that you give me hope that someday I might learn to use and love my fancy camera :)

PS Jess, could you clarify, if we are allowed to post 2 responses with the second being the answer about the "moments captured", or are we to answer both question with one post? Thx.

August 25, 2011 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

I just recently bought a DSLR and I would LOVE to learn how to use it ! I have always been afraid to do online courses about photography because I never know how good they will be or if I will 'get it.' I'm glad to hear a great review of one!

August 25, 2011 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger CSH said...

I have been reading your blog for a long time now, although I have never commented. I would love to learn more about how to work my camera. I have two boys and would like to do a better job of capturing all of those ordinary, everyday moments that make them who they are. They grow up too fast!

August 25, 2011 at 12:33 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

I have been wanting to take thi course since Ashley first postd about it....I really really need help with my camera & photgraphy :)

I love the simple moments of my daughter, Reese....tea parties, bandages made out of sox, playing mommy...all the moments I never want to forget.

August 25, 2011 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

ooh I am a huge fan of Ashley's, she's my photography idol. I love her eye the way she captures the random everyday moments. Would love a chance to win a spot for the online course. I am just starting my own photography business and am learning as I go, i still don't know everything about my camera and would love to learn new shooting techniques and so forth

August 25, 2011 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger thehobbs said...

I've had a DSLR since Christmastime and have yet to get up the nerve to switch to manual. All the letters and numbers scare me and I'm terrified I'll push a button and screw the whole thing up. I would love, love, love to be chosen for this class so I can better capture my everyday with my 16 month old.
I liked the analogy of telling a story with your camera. I, too, get all caught up in posing or not being in a picture because I don't have makeup on. I want to have good, quality pictures to remember this time in life when I'm old and wrinkly and the pictures are all I have left.

August 25, 2011 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

ooh I forgot the second part -
I have a 3month old (baby#2) and am loving capturing all of the moments I wish I'd photographed of my first born.

August 25, 2011 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I want to capture life as we know it now because I know in a short time it will all change. With 4 small kids there is plenty to take pics of. They grow up so quickly!

August 25, 2011 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger emily said...

i have had a DSLR camera for a little over a year now and still do not know how to shoot in manual. but i also haven't had the patience to learn it.

thanks for hosting awesome giveaways.

take care these last few weeks until baby brother comes along! :)

August 25, 2011 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger Lyndsey said...

I would love to learn how to better photograph my little man! Thanks for the opportunity!

August 25, 2011 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger Molly said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Tatum, how tragic.

I would love to be able to capture the silly things my kids do. They are 3 and 4, so they do the silliest things.

August 25, 2011 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger Krista S. said...

Thanks for the giveaway!! I'd live to capture all the mundane silly little things that happen each day. My goal next year is a 365 project and I'm sure this class would help :)

August 25, 2011 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Ooooh this sounds fabulous. I have had a DSLR for 4 years now and have never learned how to really use it. I would love to be able to capture more moments with my boys and take a beautiful Christmas card shot so I can quit paying someone else to do it. :)

August 25, 2011 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger Mrs. E said...

I love taking picture of life at home with my 21 month old boy. Each day is such a blessing and I would love to learn more from Ashley Ann. Thanks!

August 25, 2011 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Would love to use my DSLR better! I am head-over-heels in love with documenting my girls growing up. Love capturing those little things!

sweetpeasandsassafrasATyahooDOTcom

August 25, 2011 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I love ashley ann and am so excited for them as they begin their journey with adoption! I would love the opportunity to take her class!

Good luck yourself with the impending arrival of little brother! Sorry that I am an infrequent commenter but have followed for a long time... what a beautiful little guy Levi is!! Always have your angel, Cora, in my prayers.

August 25, 2011 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

What everyday moments do I want to capture?? All of them. My daughter started cheering this year and my son is in the band. I want to be able to take pictures of them and for the pictures to be good. I read Ashleys blog daily and would love to take one of her classes but it is just not in the budget.

August 25, 2011 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I just took a intro photography class in Wichita at City Arts and loved it but really want to learn more!!

My favorite things to photograph are of course, my kids! And I am with you all the way, capturing those un-posed, spur of the moment, take a picture as it is happening kind of pics. I just grab my camera and shoot and hope the setting is right, even if the picture is sometimes blurry, you still feel the emotion. Thanks for the opportunity!

August 25, 2011 at 12:46 PM  
Blogger Mandy Quinn said...

My husband recently purchased me a DSLR camera and I would love the opportunity to really learn how to use it.

I have a little girl that is almost 3 and would like to learn how to be able to caputre the everyday moments so I would have them to look back on in the years to come.

August 25, 2011 at 12:47 PM  
OpenID jotts said...

I would love to be able to capture everyday moments of our last baby...especially when he finally starts walking!

August 25, 2011 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger Stacey B said...

I want to capture times with my son, there is nothing more important in my life right now.

August 25, 2011 at 12:50 PM  
Anonymous Mindy said...

Photography has become a passion on mine after my first child was born. Now we have another one on the way and would love to sharpen my skills! My favorite "everyday" pics of my daughter were capturing her learning how to walk - something about chubby legs and arms on all fours trying to stand is priceless!

August 25, 2011 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger the hollie rogue said...

i think i've entered every giveaway that Ashley has had offering snap shops and just REALLY want to win! Pa.pa..please! thanks for the giveaway (even if i don't win) :)!

August 25, 2011 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger the hollie rogue said...

i love capturing my littles' playing together and growing their relationship as brother and sister--precious!

August 25, 2011 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

I lost my son Christian after just 2 1/2 hours with him and the photos I have will NEVER be enough. So I spend a lot of time taking photos of my living son, Chase. His giggles, his little hands, his big belly after he eats, his dirty feet - all of him! I'd love to learn more. I usually shoot in aperture priority, but I'd love to go manual! :)

August 25, 2011 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I have THREE little boys (4,1,and 2 months) and a DSLR that I don't know how to use! I would like the capture their everyday moments of just being brothers - my 1 year old kissing my newborn as he does every morning, the dirt on their toes and the food on their nose, the way my baby sticks his bottom out when he stretches...I could go on and on :)

August 25, 2011 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger CrissieC said...

The everyday moments that I would love to capture are the times when I'm chasing my dog around the yard while she's knocking down everything in site or the beautiful barns, wild flowers and farms on my way to and from work. These are the things I would love to capture!

August 25, 2011 at 12:55 PM  
Anonymous Rebecca H. said...

Beautiful moments with my three kids and my Hubby!!

August 25, 2011 at 12:57 PM  
Anonymous Jordan said...

My desire is to capture the expressions of my children that i see now, but want to look back on years down the road. Just to capture everyday life.....

August 25, 2011 at 12:57 PM  
Blogger becky_mcarthur said...

I'd love to capture more pictures of my kids, and I own a flower store, so I would love to get better quality pictures of all the wedding bouquets we make.

August 25, 2011 at 12:58 PM  
Anonymous Becky F. said...

I work very early in the morning. Each day when I drive to work I take a picture of the sunrise to send to my husband, my daughter, and my mother so that they can see the beauty that I see, and also so they know that I am thinking about them.

I have a DSLR, but I use my iPhone for these shots so that I can easily send the pics right away. That being said, sometimes the sunrise is so beautiful that I would love to capture these "good morning sunshine" shots with my DSLR.

First, I need to improve. Come on snapshop!!

Thank you so much for this great opportunity. I love the blog!!

August 25, 2011 at 12:58 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

I love capturing the moments when my son does something new and is so proud of himself!

August 25, 2011 at 12:58 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

I love capturing a look, a smile or that goofy face of one of my kids. Capturing the small details as my kids grow too quickly is so important to me.

August 25, 2011 at 12:59 PM  
Anonymous christy mandin said...

I will be traveling soon for humanitarian work and I want to be able to capture those not-so-everyday moments. I want to capture those stories and bring them back to others.

August 25, 2011 at 1:02 PM  
Blogger Alicia said...

I just about my first DSLR a little over a month ago--to do exactly what you do--captured the every day moments w/my kids and family. I have SO much to learn about my camera and know next to NOTHING about manual mode. I would LOVE to take this course!

August 25, 2011 at 1:02 PM  
Blogger Julia said...

I would love to win in order to learn how to capture the everyday moments on my first child who is due in November. This would be be perfect timing for her upcoming arrival! Thanks for the opportunity!

August 25, 2011 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I would LOVE to take the course! I love capturing the ordinary moments. Spills, messy hair, cranky moods, all of it!

August 25, 2011 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger Krysta said...

I want to capture my sons personality, not just his looks. The way he crawls on his knees on the carpet, and then switches to crawling on the bottom of his feet like bear once he hits the hardwood. The way he will look at you out of the corner of his eye if you sit him in his highchair with no food on the tray. The way he makes a mad dash for me when I say "I want to hold my baby!". There is so many things about him that I haven't documented yet. I started out exactly like you for the first 6 months, and I regret it so much. Not to mention I have a DSLR and manuel mode confuses me like no other! Thanks for the oportunity! <3

August 25, 2011 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

I need to capture the everyday moments that don't seem so special at the time, but are so lovely to reminisce about afterwards. I always forget to get my camera out in the moment :)

August 25, 2011 at 1:07 PM  
Anonymous Sarah Schrader said...

i would love to learn to better capture the daily activities of my sweet little ones! Photos of my children are some of the most precious things to me.

August 25, 2011 at 1:08 PM  
Blogger BriBedell said...

I want to capture the love that my girls have for each other and the hate! The are the best of friends and they are the worst of friends. But they love that they have each other! Plus I would like to capture my growing belly as well!!

August 25, 2011 at 1:08 PM  
Blogger lday said...

I need to quit worrying about what I look like, too. I'll be grateful for all the pictures one day!!

August 25, 2011 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger LingerLong Photography said...

Being 30 with no children of my own, I want to be able to capture family moments for my friends. I don't have a lot of photos of myself with my parents during my childhood and now that my mother has passed away, not having photos of the two of us is something I regeret. I hope that I am chosen so that I can help capture memories and moments to be lingered over for years to come.

August 25, 2011 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

I have taken over my husbands DSLR but have only managed to shoot in "auto." Would LOVE to learn more to better capture my 3 year old's adventures! Thanks for the opportunity!

August 25, 2011 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger Lindsey said...

We have been very lazy lately when it comes to capturing the busy-ness of our 19 month old, mostly because we don't know how to use our camera! I want to be able to catch more of our day to day life and the silliness our little girl brings to it. :-)

August 25, 2011 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

I'm expecting my first child in November - I'll have lots and lots of photos to take on my new DSLR soon! It would be great to actually know how to use it!

August 25, 2011 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger Mommyof2n10 said...

I have the camera....but not the smarts to use it properly! I need help!

I wish to capture those fun times,quite times, affectionate times that especially my sons share now while their little because I am sure one day it'll all be fighting...and look back at the pictures and say....oh how I wish you two would like each other again:)

August 25, 2011 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger kelwinj said...

I would love to win this giveaway! I recently started a 365 project where I post a single picture for everyday of the year. It would be great if I could capture the essence of the day with my one photo!

August 25, 2011 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

I want to capture the brother/sister moments between my two tiny ones. The 2 year old boy is so sweet to his little 7 month old sister.

August 25, 2011 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger Jacklynn said...

I would love this class. I have been doing photo sessions for some of my friends and family and I would love to have a little more info on how to capture the moment better.

August 25, 2011 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger Cara said...

this momma needs help photographing a busy (soon-to-be) one year old!

August 25, 2011 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

So nice of you to do a giveaway! I took the SnapShop class in August too! If I win this spot I want to give it away to my sister-in-law who I know would LOVE LOVE it. I've been raving about it to her. Right now, the moments I'm trying to constantly capture are of my 3 kiddos playing all together, Brady, 5, Lucy, 2, and Macy 11 months. Brady goes off to KDG on September 1 full days so I'm trying to capture the sweet moments of him with his sisters before he becomes a "big boy"
Thanks for the giveaway opp. Ashley's class is AMAZING.

August 25, 2011 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Oh, how I would LOVE to take Ashley's course.
One of the many every day moments I'd really love to capture are those early in the morning, during the calm, right before everyone springs into action for the day!

stateofnicole(at)gmail.com

August 25, 2011 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

This is amazing. I have been trying to figure out how to really use my camera, and I have failed.

I would love to be able to capture those moments of my children while they are still little.

August 25, 2011 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

I would love to capture the daily hilarity of my kids (which are all 4 legged) and the daily beauty of living in the dessert, which is so very different that the beauty of KS.

August 25, 2011 at 1:17 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

I am really wanting to learn more about photography and this would be perfect for me!

I love capturing everything I can, from the everyday to more formal, planned pictures.

August 25, 2011 at 1:18 PM  
Blogger Cora Bouch said...

I am heart broken for this family. That is so terrible. I am praying for them. As you all-to-well know they have a long journey ahead of them with out their precious baby. But JOY comes in the morning! Praying they know God's peace. Always praying for you and your family. Thank you for letting others know so we can pray on their behalf.

August 25, 2011 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger JenniferAStreet said...

I follow Ashley's blog and LOVE it! I recently got a DSLR for Mother's day and have yet to take it out of Auto mode. I would LOVE to be able to take everyday photos of my 2 lil boys (16 mo and 10 weeks) bath time, play time with daddy, them falling asleep on the couch together they make my heart melt :)

http://lifeaccordingtothestreets.blogspot.com/

August 25, 2011 at 1:21 PM  
Blogger vonFRINKenhagen said...

I would love to take this course! I cannot figure out how to not take yellow pictures! :)

I want to capture the everyday with my sweet babies. They are growing too fast!

August 25, 2011 at 1:21 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

I got a dslr last year after my daughter was born. Being my second child, I knew how fast they change and wanted to be able to catch all the small things that we too soon forget as they grow up. There is so much love and kindness between my two children that I don't want to forget as well as capturing each of their uniuqe personalities and what makes them so different from each other.

August 25, 2011 at 1:22 PM  
Blogger Country Roads said...

I've got a DSLR camera that I run on "auto". I would love to have an opportunity to learn ALL that it can do without turning to "auto".

I love to capture everyday happenings around the farm.

My first grandson is discovering the world every day as he is turning one. I would love to capture him as he discovers every little bit of nature!

August 25, 2011 at 1:23 PM  
Anonymous Kelli M said...

I would LOVE to take Ashley's class! Like many others, I want to be better able to capture the everyday moments that we often take for granted - in fact, I would love to do a 365 day challenge where I take a (good!) photo every day documenting our lives as a family of four. My email is ndkel_01@yahoo.com if I should be so lucky to win!

August 25, 2011 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

I would LOVE to participate in Snap Shop! I also LOVE her blog!

August 25, 2011 at 1:25 PM  
Blogger Breena said...

My husband and I got our DSLR for our wedding 3 1/2 years ago. I use it a little, but feel like I am taking bad pictures with a great camera because I leave it in AUTO mode.

I would love to be able to capture the everyday moments with my daughter. My iPhone camera just isn't cutting it anymore :)

August 25, 2011 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

I got a Cannon Rebel for my birthday a few months ago and LOVE it, but I know I'm not using it to it's full potential. A class like this would be perfect for me!

I love capturing moments with my son, he is 16 months old and is on the go constantly! I also love taking candid shots of friends and family, I think those are when our true personalities come out! : )

August 25, 2011 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

I have been wanting to get a DSLR for sometime now, my daughter is 18 months and her little brother is 4 months. I feel like I am missing out on so many moments b/c my camera is blurry when the kids move...first steps, my kids interacting together, playing outside and many more. This would help me to know how to use the camera I've wanted for so long!

August 25, 2011 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger Blair said...

I have 4 kids 4 and under so life gets pretty chaotic around here. I recently bought a Canon 60D and am learning how to use it. I have no desire to become a pro by any means but I definitely want to capture as much as I can of our day to day life because I know these precious moments are fleeting! I love getting a picture of my kids playing together and seeing a still image of their incredible bond. I am sure these pictures will be an absolute treasure to me when my kids are all grown.

I'm so sorry to hear about Tatum. I can't even begin to imagine :( Praying for her family.

August 25, 2011 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger Shannan said...

I am always taking pictures but really want to make them look professional and fun...this would be so great to win

August 25, 2011 at 1:32 PM  
Anonymous Suzann said...

Since I am a SAHM the most precious moments to capure are everyday occurances and shots with my kiddos interacting with each other (and not even realizing that I am taking their picture). I would love learn how to be a better at "capturing the moment"

August 25, 2011 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger Amiee said...

Thanks so much for this awesome chance to win such a great class! My daughter is currently waiting for a heart transplant...so I try to take pictures of EVERYTHING...even the not so great moments in the hospital.

I really want to turn off the auto and shoot in manual. Maybe tis class will help me take the plunge.

Thanks for hosting.

August 25, 2011 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger The Gambrel Family said...

Love your blog! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

I love the simple things in life and even the simple things can make great photos! I would love to learn more through the class.

August 25, 2011 at 1:36 PM  
Blogger Nemmie said...

So glad you started shooting Manual - you will see, it opens you up to so much more that you can do with what you shoot. So kudos to you! :)

I try to shoot every day, whether it's trips to the farmer's market or playing at home or photos for friends. I try to take a cue from Kelle Hampton, she's the best mom-blogger that I read. Photography andn blogging are such wonderful tools to document your life, and I think more people should take advantage of that!

Keep up the good work with your own blog :)

August 25, 2011 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

So want to win this. I want to be able to catch the everyday shots in a story. Something for my kids and myself to look back at and smile. Thanks
lbroadstreet@tds.net

August 25, 2011 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger brianna said...

I would love to capture my 2 and 4 yr old daughters being sweet and silly with one another, my funny boston terrier, and my loving husband doing what he does best, i would love to capture my siblings families as well.

August 25, 2011 at 1:44 PM  
Anonymous Sandy said...

I'd love to take the snapshot class. My boys are growing up and I'd like to capture everyday moments of senior year...

August 25, 2011 at 1:46 PM  
Anonymous HoboBaby said...

What an amazing giveaway! I too would like to learn how to USE my camera, instead of clicking away in a few modes *hoping* for a good shot. Sweet opportunity!

August 25, 2011 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

I would so love to win this!!! I have been shooting with a Canon Rebel T1i since January, but manual mode still intimidates me. I would love to get over that fear and really learn how to use my camera to its fullest potential!

August 25, 2011 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger A Big Little Life said...

I would LOVE to win this. I really need the help in learning how to make the most of my DSLR. I would capture my adventures of living in a new city--Chicago!

August 25, 2011 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger Trudy said...

Definitely need help with my photos. Want to capture the small simple things of our everyday life. We have been in the adoption process with twins for a year and a half. They have made us a family of 7 so there are lots of beautiful memories to capture.

August 25, 2011 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

The everyday moments I want to capture are the orange juice mustaches, the loose teeth, helping mommy in the kitchen and just snapping pics of my girls playing together, doing what they love best. I love to be able to capture them and their interests at each age.

August 25, 2011 at 1:50 PM  
Blogger teampischke said...

WOW.. what a gift to one of us.. Would love to take the class.
I feel like the little ones in my home are quickly growing and I want to remember theses days.. the ones where laundry is everywhere. But if I could make the laundry blurry I might take more pics.. ha
thanks for the give away!

August 25, 2011 at 1:52 PM  
Blogger NicholsFamily said...

I'd looooove to win this! :)

I want to capture everyday moments without being noticed!

August 25, 2011 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger jen christians said...

I did not know Tutum's family, but I heard about the accident the day it happened through my friend Heidi... I had prayed for a miracle that God restore her little body, unfortunately it did not happen here on Earth, but Our Good Lord brought her home to heal her and make her whole again. SO thankful that we have hope in Jesus Christ that we WILL be united again. I continue to pray for all those that have lost someone too soon...
With that, I LOVE to capture my kids hands and feet... Those chubby little hands and feet change SO fast... I don't ever want to forget how tiny they once were...

August 25, 2011 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

I would love to capture myself in more pics with my daughter, especially since baby #2 will be here in Nov. I want them to see how we spend our every day :)

August 25, 2011 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger Jenni Lynn said...

ummm I want to capture everyday moments with our soon household of 3 little girls!

August 25, 2011 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I would love the opportunity to learn more about my camera and take my photos to the next level.

August 25, 2011 at 2:04 PM  
Blogger Alyssa said...

I have actually considered taking this course. It sounded good. So, maybe this would be a good way for me to take it. hmmm...

I want to create art with my kiddos everyday moments. Something special to look back at.

August 25, 2011 at 2:04 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

We're roughly 8 weeks from our first baby's birth, and I hope to take tons of pictures. Especially since my family lives thousands of miles away. I took photography in college, but that was with a film camera. And while I can translate some of what I learned to my DSLR, it's still a bit of a guessing game for me.

August 25, 2011 at 2:06 PM  
Blogger C and M said...

I would love to win and get my camera off "auto".
I love to capture my ever-changing children. They're growing so fast and I want to tell the stories of their lives. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

August 25, 2011 at 2:07 PM  
Blogger sthanlon said...

I am always trying to capture all those special moments and don't do it enough. Would love this class!!!

August 25, 2011 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger Silva said...

I SOOOO need this:) I feel I am not using my DSLR camera to it's potential... I love Ashley's photos too... sooooo if I could win... great! I always miss the cut off date for her course (boo)!

August 25, 2011 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger Katie Bowman said...

I so want to win this!! I love capturing sweet moments between my husband and son:)

August 25, 2011 at 2:13 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I too would love this opportunity. I have always wanted to take some photography classes. I may even sign up even if I don't win! Kelly

August 25, 2011 at 2:13 PM  
Blogger Melinda said...

What a fun giveaway! I want to be able to capture the everyday moments between my two boys. They are so cute, sweet and funny together (even when they're torturing each other), and I want to have those memories to look back on forever.

August 25, 2011 at 2:14 PM  
Blogger Anita said...

I would love this! I have 11 children, so the moments I would love to capture are endless. Now that some of them are in their 20s, I really know how quickly the years fly. My youngest just turned three last week and is growing so fast. I'd love to catch all of them before I blink again and they're ALL grown up!

August 25, 2011 at 2:16 PM  
Anonymous Jen Stacey said...

I would absolutely LOVE to win this class! I have been following her blog for quite some time and would definitely benefit from her class. I have my first child (a girl) arriving in December and could really use a class on how to take better pictures with my DSLR! :)

By the way, I have really been enjoying reading your blog for the past few months and am so excited for you and your family. Can't wait to see your new little guy when he arrives!

August 25, 2011 at 2:18 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

YAY!! I SOOOO hoped you would be doing this giveaway too - I've been entering EVERY one that is out there! I started a few weeks ago playing with manual - I need so much help!!! And this would be a super perfect bday present to me!!! So I need to win!!

August 25, 2011 at 2:18 PM  
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August 25, 2011 at 2:18 PM  
Blogger GinaDH said...

I love Ashley's very real, messy photos of her kids. So honest!!! Would love a chance to try her SnapShop!

August 25, 2011 at 2:19 PM  
Blogger Misty said...

I would love this opportunity to learn to capture everyday happenings of my kiddos with my DSLR. I always shoot in auto, but would love to learn to really use my camera

August 25, 2011 at 2:20 PM  
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August 25, 2011 at 2:21 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

I would love to capture more pictures of my daughter sleeping. She’s looks so sweet and beautiful in these moments. For fear of waking her up, I never have, and don’t think to go into her room, once I put her down. Need to get some though!!

August 25, 2011 at 2:24 PM  
Anonymous Jenn said...

My teenage daughter loves photography and would love to learn some tips and tricks.

She loves catching the everyday moments with her 3 year old brother. He is a ham!

Jennimaehaan@yahoo.com

August 25, 2011 at 2:25 PM  
Anonymous Beth said...

I would love to capture everyday moments with my son. He is 15 months old and starting to walk. I need to know how to photograph him best while he is moving!

August 25, 2011 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger Morgan said...

I hope I win! I have a one year old and a two year old that are so hard to photograph!

August 25, 2011 at 2:27 PM  
Blogger Aimee said...

I just want to capture just those every day things. Like homework, playing with legos.. The simple things we all tend to over look..

August 25, 2011 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

I just bought my first DSLR last week and have been trying to soak up everything I can so I can start capturing all of the moments with my 2 year old & 3 month old. We will be leaving for overseas very soon and I would love to have this photography thing down by then so I can share our story (and of course, our kids!) with our friends and family we are having to leave behind.

Thanks for sharing this giveaway!!

August 25, 2011 at 2:34 PM  
Blogger Meagan said...

Just over a year ago I bought my first DSLR and I have become increasingly more frustrated with it! Just when I think I'm "getting it" I realize I'm not. :) So I hardly ever take pictures and all those precious moments are going by undocumented. I would love to take this class so I can finally approach capturing those everyday moments with confidence. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

August 25, 2011 at 2:35 PM  
Blogger The Kruegers said...

I would love to win this giveaway! I purchased a DSLR when my twins were 4 months old to capture their personalities. Nine months later they are 13 months and I still hardly know how to use the darn thing :)!

They are growing up too fast and I always think of the saying "The days and nights may seem so slow but the years will go so fast." Sometimes it's difficult to enjoy the hard days/long nights but if you don't, they are gone. I would love to better capture the little things each day - their (still) toothless grins, the way they smile at each other, their bare butts in the bath tub, running in the yard, the list goes on!

August 25, 2011 at 2:35 PM  
Blogger Meg said...

oooo Pick Me!Pick Me!Pick Me!

I've been getting a litter braver about testing out my manual abilities but to capture photos in all different lights and white balances on manual is my dream! I have two busy girls and I hate to loose a good shot by my settings being wacky and my head not thinking the right setting ahead of the game!

August 25, 2011 at 2:37 PM  
Blogger Krystal said...

I wished I captured more of our evening moments! When everyone is home from school and work! Something about that time of day that I LOVE!

August 25, 2011 at 2:38 PM  
Blogger Beckysblog said...

I want to capture the everyday giggles of my 3 year old!

August 25, 2011 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

Oh, I'd love to win this. I've been reading Under the Sycamore forever.

August 25, 2011 at 2:47 PM  
Blogger Small Medium and Large said...

It would be awesome to win. :D Thank you for having the giveaway!

August 25, 2011 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

Oh how I would love to attend something like this! I have a nice camera but no idea how to use it correctly! I try to remember to capture all the faces of my kiddos - not just the smiles or the ones looking directly into the camera.

Praying for little Tatum & her family to be comforted by Jesus today and for the rest of their lives.

August 25, 2011 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger Bridget said...

I would also love to capture the everyday moments with my daughter as we wait for our newest addition :-)

August 25, 2011 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

Would love to capture my 20 month old as he continues to explore the world around him.

August 25, 2011 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger The Shacks said...

I would love to capture my children and there daily adventures. Most of all I want to capture their surroundings in their truest form so I'd like to learn more about my camera. Great giveaway!

August 25, 2011 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger Karie said...

I would love to win and capture moments with my kiddos!!

August 25, 2011 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger Tessa said...

I want to capture everyday moments with my little ones. I have a two year old daughter and 6 week old boy. There are so many little faces and small moments I do not want to forget, but I know over time I will if I don't capture it with my camera now. I have always wanted to take one of her classes but its just not realistic financially. Thanks to you and thanks to Ashley for the wonderful opportunity to win a spot!

August 25, 2011 at 3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My two sweet girls... I have a Sony DSLR and have no clue how to use it exept in auto...which is kind of like cheating in the world of DSLR...

August 25, 2011 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

my baby girls....lov them and can't believe the time is going so quickly

August 25, 2011 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger karakez said...

I would love to be able to shoot in manual on my DSLR. I just don't have the patience to sit down and mess with all of the settings on my own.

My husband and I do not have children yet, but bought our camera hoping to be proficient before that time came. This would be an amazing opportunity!

August 25, 2011 at 3:04 PM  
Anonymous Carrie said...

I would love to be to make better use of my camera but haven't found the time. This would really help.

August 25, 2011 at 3:07 PM  
Blogger Mindy Harris said...

i have entered every snapshop giveaway on the internet because i would love to get in on such wonderful knowledge. i have my camera with me everywhere but am only a little knowledgeable. thanks for the chance, jess.

August 25, 2011 at 3:09 PM  
Blogger Mindy Harris said...

everyday moments i want to captur? these come to mind: playing outside, bathtime, story time, little toes, toothy grins..

August 25, 2011 at 3:10 PM  
Blogger BethyJ said...

I've wanted to take a photography class for as long as I can remember. This sounds like the perfect fit for me and I love Ashley Ann's blog already - she inspires me, as do you Jess. Perhaps I will finally be able to put this incredible camera to good use and capture moments like never before.

As for the question : I want to capture the feeling of a moment in a very special and beautiful way...

August 25, 2011 at 3:20 PM  
Blogger Cali said...

I'd love this. I love to capture everything! I love Ashley... and would love to learn from her.

August 25, 2011 at 3:22 PM  
Anonymous Emily L. said...

Would love a chance at snapshop! Thanks.

August 25, 2011 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger Natasha said...

Wow what an amazing giveaway! I just got a DSLR in March and I'm still figuring out so much. I shot in manual too but I know that I'm not using it to it's full potential. I would love the chance to take this class!

The moments I really want to capture are the every day ones with my family. Since losing my son I've realized even more how precious those times are- exactly like what you described with you and Cora. I take lots of those every day moment pics now but I'd love to get better with my camera.

Thanks for the chance at this class!!

August 25, 2011 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger Laura Ann said...

I would be honored and so blessed to win this class. I have dreamed of taking a photography class, but just do not have the extra funds. Thank you so much for doing this.

If I won this and became a better photographer I would focus on taking better pictures of my kids "everyday life". I never want to forget the little things and long to remember them all. I would also use my new skills to capture moments at the HS where I am so blessed to work.

August 25, 2011 at 3:33 PM  
Blogger markandrenee2004 said...

I also have a DSLR camera I know nothing about! I would love to take a course, but just haven't had the time.... Online sounds awesome!

I have read your blog for several years, but I often read blogs on my phone and rarely comment.

I have been in awe of your strength after losing Cora. My heart breaks for you in losing her here on earth, but I know you will be with her again. Your testimony on your blog is a wonderful example of your faith, thank you for sharing with us all.

My daughter is 6 days younger than Levi. I can't imagine what Tatum's family is feeling, I will be praying for them.

I enjoyed reading your posts as we were pregnant at the same time. It has also been fun to read about Levi as he has reached the same milestones as my Taelyn.

Congratulations on your newest little boy! Can't wait to hear his name and see his sweet pictures. I'll be praying for you all!

August 25, 2011 at 3:34 PM  
Blogger Grant and Brittany said...

I would LOVE to win! I received a DSLR when my first son was born and thought, man, I really need to learn how to use this right! Then my second was born and I had the same thought... Now we are getting ready to try for #3 and the pressure is on. I REALLY don't want to miss out on all of their fun and cute baby years! I have never been able to go take a course because I am home with the kids, but this sounds perfect!!

For the question: I would love to capture all of their silly moments! Exploding the baking soda 'volcano' we made today, cheerio messes, you name it!

August 25, 2011 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger ashley said...

I have my Canon Rebel set on auto, I'm ready for manual! I've love to learn how to take better pictures of my 2 girls :)

ashley6703@gmail.com

August 25, 2011 at 3:48 PM  
Blogger The Rakows said...

i would love to capture the interaction between my two girls... their love toward each other, even at 2 1/2 years and 6 months old, is just incredible. :) i was an only child, so seeing this bond is something that touches my heart to its core...

August 25, 2011 at 3:50 PM  
Blogger abbey said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I have LOTS to learn about photography and my dslr. LOVE this!

August 25, 2011 at 3:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to learn to capture the world that my 15 month sees and remember all those tiny moments that are so quick to pass.
~Kasey kasey_renee@hotmail.com

August 25, 2011 at 3:59 PM  
Anonymous Kelly V said...

I bought a DSLT last year that I am in desperate need of learning to use before baby no.2 arrives in October!

I want to be able to capture some of the quiet moments my 18 month old son Henry has with myself and his Dad; reading, snuggling, singing, etc.

August 25, 2011 at 4:05 PM  
Anonymous Robin in Benton said...

I've had a DSLR camera for two years but am scared to get out of program mode -- need to take that plunge.

You're such a blessing - we will definitely be praying for that family.

August 25, 2011 at 4:07 PM  
Anonymous Tina M said...

I would LOVE a chance to take her class. I love getting quick pictures of our day. one moment I wish I had captured, the day I took the younger two boys to the store and stuck the baby up front in the cart with his brother for the first time--they looked so cute together I wish I'd had a camera phone to grab a shot!

(PS, I don't know if I've every commented b/c I never have much to say but my 3rd son is just a few weeks older then your little guy and I enjoyed being pregnant "with" you and seeing our boys grow up together. Trust me, they are rather similar. :)

August 25, 2011 at 4:09 PM  
Blogger Cayce said...

I would also love to learn how to use my DSLR on manual. This would be great.

Also, just want to say what an inspiration you are to me. I took your 30 day Bible reading challenge and I'm still going. What a difference it has made.
Thank you for letting God use you to bless and encourage others.

August 25, 2011 at 4:14 PM  
Blogger T&C said...

I would love to win. What a fun giveaway!

August 25, 2011 at 4:20 PM  
Blogger The Sweet Life said...

When my son turned one 6 months ago I bought my first DSLR and since I have been trying to learn how to use it in manual mode. I follow Ashley Ann as well and I have been dying to take her course. We just don't have the funds right now. Hopefully I can win a spot!
AnnMarie

August 25, 2011 at 4:21 PM  
Blogger T&C said...

What everyday moments do you want to capture? I want to be better at taking pictures, so that when I finally have kids I will be able to take non-blurry pictures of them running around.

August 25, 2011 at 4:23 PM  
Blogger Maisie said...

I would love a photography course. I just got my first "real" camera for my 8th grade graduation. I love capturing moments at my sister's softball games, while on vacation, and when with family, but my favorite pictures are always the ones I just happen to shoot. I want to learn how to really use my camera to its full potential. I hope I get chosen!!!!

August 25, 2011 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger Alena said...

I take tons of pictures of my son and I've been practicing shooting in manual, but haven't quite gotten it yet. I would LOVE a spot in Ashley's class. She is so very talented! Thanks for the chance

August 25, 2011 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Ashley Ann is incredible! From her diy projects to her pictures to her compassionate her evidenced through her blog... I would love to take her course. I am picture taking fanatic and have been coveting and wishing I had the extra funds to take this course. And what do I wish to capture...the simple things in life that make living such a joy! Awesome giveaway!

August 25, 2011 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger The Boccias said...

I still shoot in auto, so this would be awesome!

August 25, 2011 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger stacyaj01 said...

my little man who is 15 months. I feel like you did with cora, all my pictures need to be perfect. So silly! I love your blog..i have so much to learn form you:)

August 25, 2011 at 4:41 PM  
Anonymous Andrea B. said...

What a great giveaway! Keeping my fingers crossed!

August 25, 2011 at 4:41 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Thanks so much for sharing this with your readers! I would love to capture my 13 month olds crazy little faces that she makes that she will soon out grow soon. I will miss those in the crazy lips.

Mandy

August 25, 2011 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger I LOVE Coffee said...

My Wonderful Mom is always taking pictures and would be very deserving of this wonderful prize as she is always doing things for others. She would be very delighted and touched to receive something meaningful like this, she would never do it for herself!

August 25, 2011 at 4:48 PM  
Blogger Hannah C. said...

I wish I was better at capturing these sweet moments with my kids! I used to love looking at my photo albums when I was little. I want to capture my 3 year old daughter and 1 1\2 year old son becoming friends, it just melts this mama's heart.

August 25, 2011 at 4:50 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

I just bought my first DSLR and would love to learn how to use it to its full ability!

August 25, 2011 at 4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would love the opportunity to be my family chronicler! This would help so much. No more missed moments. ry

August 25, 2011 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger Krystal said...

I'd love, love, love to win that course! I've had my dslr for 18 months, yet i still feel like I dont know anything about it. I have a very busy 4 year old who I'd love to be able to capture beautiful and natural-looking shots of.

August 25, 2011 at 4:54 PM  
Anonymous Carla B said...

My heart just breaks for the family of that sweet little angel. I wanted to write a comment about how I wish I was better at capturing moments between my two little crazies, aged 3.5 and 1.5 yrs, or to record my little boy's enthralled expression when he sees a plane over head or my little girl's face as she plays with her farm animals and gives them all their own voices but all I can think of is Tatum's heartbroken parents and how important her photos will now always be. May God protect them and keep them :-(

August 25, 2011 at 4:59 PM  
Blogger Traci said...

I too, have been dying to take her online class!!!

I have 4 kids and really want to capture all the everyday things of their childhoods.

August 25, 2011 at 5:10 PM  
Blogger Bethany said...

I'd love to capture those napping moments before they're all gone! My oldest is 5 and still naps a few times a week, but it's always a struggle to get him to go down. I love those sleeping faces and would like to have them documented for when they outgrow them.

August 25, 2011 at 5:11 PM  
Blogger Jody said...

I like to capture life - I've shot everything from a birth to two funerals and literally everything in between.

August 25, 2011 at 5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tatum's momma was my very best childhood friend. Although we have gradually grown apart over the years, my heart is breaking for them and the loss of sweet Tatum. I attended Tatum's celebration of life service today, and it was beautiful. Thank you for mentioning them in your blog. They will continue to need many prayers in the days ahead.

August 25, 2011 at 5:25 PM  

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