WELCOME TO THE LEP BLOG!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!! This is where I give families sneak peeks of their fabulous sessions and rant and rave about the amazing job I have! I LOVE what I do, capturing love moments of babies, families and everything in between! At this time, I am unable to do weddings, events, and large families.

Color and contrast on my blog are very dull. It's a problem I've been having for over a year now and hopefully it will lead to a new blog soon.

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Friday, January 14, 2011

And the winner is...................

True Random Number Generator 29Powered by RANDOM.ORG

And the winner of all the fabulous prizes and a FREE SESSION is#29 Jessica Gazda
CONGRATULATIONS JESSICA!
I'll be emailing you by monday with all your information!
A HUGE thank you to all the amazing vendors for donating such generous prizes!!! And many, many thanks to ALL of you for entering. I can't thank you enough for all your support and encouraging words! YOU ROCK!
HAPPY FRIDAY Y'ALL!

Fix-it Friday #82



I'm so sad I haven't been able to participate in these in sooooo long! But I hope to do more because they are so much fun! If you haven't seen any of my previous "Fit-it Friday" posts, I'll explain :)

iheartfaces is a fabulous photographer community online. They have an amazing forum, tutorials, blog posts, giveaways, contests, and fun stuff like "Fix-it Fridays". Fix-It Friday is where they choose an image from a photographer for everyone to edit. We are then able to download it and edit it any way we want. Then write a blog post about it and link back to iheartfaces. It's really fun to edit someone else's image and even more fun to see all of the different edits :)

Original Image

Edit #1
I really wanted to keep the color in this image because I loved the orange and blue. So here's what I did:

Adjustments:
Lighten @ 100%
Lighten @ 70%
Linear Contrast @ 100%

TRA-Oh Snap @ 100%
TRA Pro-Retouch @ 62% (wanted to smooth her skin out but not take away the freckles)
TRA-Warm it up Kris @ 60%
Jessica Droisin's Tequila Sunrise Texture @ 31%
Random free action called Berries & Cream @ 100%

Edit #2

Adjustments:
Lighten @ 100%
Lighten @ 70%
Linear Contrast @ 100%

TRA-Oh Snap @ 100%
Jessica Droisin's Tequila Sunrise Texture @ 31%
TRA-Homestead @ 100% ( I did a little tweaking but couldn't remember which layers I tweaked at what percent but it was very close to 100%)

Click the link below to see all the other great edits! Happy Friday!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

"It's a New Year" Giveaway

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED! THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!!!

It's a new year and I am so thankful for a blessed 2010. So I wanted to put something together for all the amazing clients and fans to start off the new year:) Make sure you read all the fabulous vendors and directions. Good luck and thanks again for being YOU!

Kangacoo Designs


This adorable dress from Kangacoo! Too too cute!

NOTES by redletter design studio


A set of personalized note cards :) ($18.00 value)




Inspired Designs by Jen Sueper


30% off one Custom Gallery Canvas Painting




Max and Bella


30 Address Labels


Cozycommodities


This pair of gorgeous fingerless gloves.

Prairie Blossom Boutique


$20 gift certificate

Better Than Normal


Your choice of any adorable crown.

Cocorosecouture


One headband or clip of your choice.


SugarLuv Bakery

As in my kitchen ;)



Someone gave me this idea and I thought "why not!" I get a TON of compliments on my cookies, so I have no doubt you'll love them :) This DOES NOT mean I am now selling them, just thought it would be a nice bonus to the giveaway.

3 dozen frosted cut out sugar cookies
Delivered to your door (omaha clients only-you may pass on as a gift)
Great for birthday's, class parties, showers, etc.
Expires July 10th.


And I thought I'd leave the largest for last....

ONE FREE SESSION
from
Lindsay Ernst Photography


(valued @ $350-$750)

You will get ANY session of your choice for FREE. That means newborn, child, senior portrait, engagement, maternity or family session. That is BIG! Not only do you get a FREE SESSION, but you get a FREE CD of all edited images with a copyright for printing.

RULES:

*This is not a photographer giveaway. This is a client/fan giveaway. The only other photographers that can participate are those located in Omaha, NE area who would like a session for themselves.
*Please only enter if you live in the area of Omaha, NE or Sioux City, IA. I will not be traveling to any other locations for the free session. However you are more then welcome to travel to either of these locations.
*If you do not need some of the items listed above, they can be gifted to others, including the photo session.
*All prizes will be shipped to you from the vendor, as many of them you get to pick what you'd like.
*Free session must be completed in the next 6 months and expires on July 10th.

HOW TO ENTER:

You get 3 entries into the giveaway. You have to do all 3 to be entered to win. With all these fabulous prizes and a free session up for grabs, you're going to want all these chances!! This should take you no longer than 3-5 minutes.

5 minutes for a free session...YES PLEASE!

1. Go to my facebook fan page and click "Suggest to Friends" on the left hand side under the profile image. Suggest at least 50 friends to LEP! Come back and leave a comment saying you did so, include your email address.

2. Change your facebook status to "Check out a great giveaway @LE Photography. Lots of great prizes, plus a FREE SESSION!" (remember the @ before the page is to direct people right to the page) Come back and leave a comment saying you did so, include your email address.

3. Click on each of the vendors facebook pages below and "like" their page. Come back and comment saying you did so, include your email address.

MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE 3 SEPARATE COMMENTS, SO YOU HAVE 3 ENTRIES!

Now to make it easier, here is a list to all the vendors facebook pages. Right click to open link in new window, so that you can keep this page open and go faster.











YOU'RE DONE!

Contest runs from Monday, January 10th @ 11am to Friday, January 14th @ 11am. Winner will be chosen by random.org sometime Fridayafternoon. Once winner has been chosen I will be checking with all vendors to make sure you have completed all the steps, it's only fair ;)

Best of luck to you all! Happy snowy monday :)