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Thursday, May 7, 2009

FABULESS PHOTOGRAPHY Giveaway


OK you local FAB Friends! Have we got a deal for you! Sorry out-of-towners, unless you want to travel to the Boise vicinity, you're out of luck on this one!

Have you heard of Shandy Vogt Photography yet? If not, you will soon because this lady is talented, way FABULESS, and super AMAZING!

Gone are the days of this sort of photography (looks more like torture I'd say!) Say good bye to posed, uncomfortable, unnatural family photos!
(yes that is me in the far right corner - circa 1980 baby!!)

And say HELLO! to beautiful, naturally comfortable, FABULESS looking photos!

Shandy is a natural light photographer for Newborns, Families, Seniors & Engagements. She specializes in Urban and Downtown locations. (Doesn't that sound so sophisticated?)













When I was talking to Shandy about her *magic* she said this,


"Taking a photo is more than making sure your settings are 'just right' and clicking the shutter. For me, it's being a witness to the impr
omptu, candid and everyday relationships between people and forever capturing that moment. I keep things fun, relaxed and enjoyable which shows in the end product - a product of fine art that you will be thrilled to display."

Shandy is a fun, easy going, instantly-put-you-at-ease type of gal. Just what one needs to have a successful photo shoot!

Now, check this stuff out!

beautiful.
























a treasure.








true.


Look at how WAY CUTE this one is!!!

I just love how the little guy is hangin on his mama's legs.

And are your kids like mine when they are suddenly disgusted by a simple display of affection between you and your hubby? (How'd they think they got here anyway!?) EEEWWW GROSS!!

What a fun picture!! I LOVE IT!


But I must say, this one is my FAVORITE:


creative!

So by now, you can tell that we are dealing with a naturally talented artistic woman (she's been doing digital design and art and scrapbooking FOR YEARS! This lady knows her DIGITAL STUFF!).


THIS PACKAGE IS VALUED OVER $450!!!

IF YOU ARE THE LUCKY WINNER, YOU WILL RECEIVE:
  • Full session (1.5-2 hours) at any location of YOUR CHOICE (Boise vicinity of course)
  • 20-25 high resolution images on CD with a photographers release
  • 5x7 professional prints of your gallery
  • (2) 8x10 professional prints YOUR CHOICE!!
  • the ENTIRE gallery resized for the web to share with family and friends via email, blogs, facebook, etc.
WE'RE GIVING YOU A WHOPPIN SIX CHANCES TO WIN!!
(yes, Amber, blog authors can enter too!)


(You must leave a separate comment for each entry!!)
Enter 1 time or enter 6 it is up to you!
  1. Tell us where you would love to have your photos captured (location, location, location!)
  2. Check out Shandy's blog and tell us your fave portrait
  3. BLOG ABOUT IT! Link back to us and let your BFF's know about this amazing deal (leave your link in the comments) OR if you don't have a blog, email your friends and "cc" us at fabulesslyfrugal at gmail dot com to verify.
  4. Put our cute green and brown button on your blog (find the code on the sidebar, let us know you did it!)
  5. Follow us (again, see right sidebar!)
  6. Join our Facebook group
Be sure to check back on MONDAY MAY 18th when we will pick one lucky reader via random.org as our $450 GIVEAWAY WINNER!! If you're the lucky winner, you'll have 48 hours to contact us!

If you are jumping out of your seat to get a session scheduled, she is currently running a FABULESS deal on her site (some things are marked down 50%!). Now is a great time to take advantage of these great deals!

I can't wait to see who wins!



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Kym said...

I would love a shoot near the river/lake with my husband and our three daughters fishing with dad.

Kym said...

I love the momma tickling her baby! Too cute!

gifted said...

I love the one with the family of 6 on the rock with the water background.

gifted said...

I'd like to do family pics by an old barn or by the river. Really I'd just like a any family picture. We have four kids under six and not one family pic. (not that we haven't tried)

Nate & Courtney said...

I'd love pictures up by the old prison, lots of fun buildings and scenery!

Amber said...

Ooh! I want to win. Wait, can I?

Jenn B. said...

I joined your facebook group

Nate & Courtney said...

I love the picture of the couple next to the old pepsi machine, very cute!

Nate & Courtney said...

I'm now a follower...

Nate & Courtney said...

and a facebooker :)

Jenn B. said...

I like the one with the couple on their macs because that is totally my husband and I!

Jenn B. said...

If I win I would really like to have pictures in a park or natural setting. Something with a lot of color!

Jennspiration said...

I think I'm lucky #13! I would love family photos taken in front of one of those brightly colored backgrounds!

SavingSomeGreen said...

I would love to have our family pictures taken at the Boise Depot. I know everyone does it...but there is a reason for it! It is gorgeous!

Heather said...

I would hang a picture in the blank picture frame I have had hanging by my stairs for over a year!

Heather said...

I would love to take pictures in my own backyard.

Cory & Megan Walker said...

I like rusticy looking photos so probably near some kind of rock wall or old barn. We are expecting a little baby soon so I would love to get our first "real family" photo!

Cory & Megan Walker said...

I like the picture of the family walking away and looking back.

benandmonitanner said...

I love the pictures of the family in the downtown alleyway!

benandmonitanner said...

I would love to have a casual picture of my family of five in the river in boise.

benandmonitanner said...

I posted your button to my blog:
bentannerfamily.blogspot.com

Jacilynn said...

Gorgeous! I love her style. I'm a follower of this blog. I'd love to take some pics in Hyde Park. My fave pic is of the Tolman Family walking away in a line. I'm gonna join you on face book.
Fingers Crossed. I'd LOVE to win.

The Crazy Heads said...

I am soooo excited. I want to win this so bad. Those pictures are adorable, I love them all!

Stacie said...

What C*u*T*e Pictures! She does a really good job! I would LOVE to win! I grabbed a button for my blog. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Danimum said...

I'd love a family photo in front of the downtown fountain.

Danimum said...

My favorite portrait was of the family that was in an alley, walking away from the camera.

MelissaR said...

I'd love some pics taken at any outdoor location- an old barn, park, lake, trees, etc.

Shelley said...

I've got twin girls on the way (any day) so I especially crossing my fingers on this one! TOOT TOOT! :)

Shelley said...

I love her pictures of newborns. Especially the one in this post.

MelissaR said...

My favorite pic from her website is the one of the family overlooking the water. I love the natural settings!

MelissaR said...

I'm a follower of your blog!

Shelley said...

My ideal place I would TOTALLY let her pick because she is so creative and OBVIOUSLY has the eye for "the place"

Shelley said...

I'm now a follower! :) Thanks for the great giveaway! :)

MelissaR said...

I have your button on my blog.

Shelley said...

...AND I joined the facebook group.

Shelley said...

....And added your blog button. Whew! :)

Olivia said...

I would love downtown Boise somewhere. I really like the urban type setting.

Olivia said...

I loved the picture of LJ with his eyes closed!!!

Julee said...

My husband would totally love to have some urban type of setting for our pictures, so downtown somwhere? - I would totally need help finding the perfect location!

Julee said...

I love love love the pic of the parents kissing the little girl's face! So cute!

Julee said...

I blogged about it here: http://cutitoutandsave.blogspot.com/2009/05/fabuless-photograhy-giveaway.html - love this giveaway!

Julee said...

I put your button on my blog http://cutitoutandsave.blogspot.com/

Julee said...

I just joined your facebook group!

Shannon said...

I want to win this so bad. I have 5 kids and no family picture. I would love to be by the river.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Shannon said...

My favorite pictures were of Nicklaus. There is nothing like a newborn.

Owen's Blog said...

Great Pictures! How awesome to win something like this!

Alex and Marie said...

I don't know very many picture places, so I'd go with the train depot or Kathryn Albertson park. I'm very impressed with the photography--this would be awesome!

Alex and Marie said...

I think my favorite picture is of the Tolman family standing in the alley.

Amber and Maddie said...

I would love to have our picutres done at a playground...oh that would be sooo fun!

Erin said...

Seriously...this is the BEST giveaway. I love the picture of the couple holding their family picture too. Oh how I would LOVE to win!

Amber and Maddie said...

Entry #2 :)

I love the pic of the sweet little newborn wrapped in a blanket on the table? floor? any way it is ADORABLE!!!

Amber and Maddie said...

#3

Blogged about you!!!!!

www.mabernard.blogspot.com

Mandy said...

My favorite one is of little LJ falling asleep. I have a little 4 month old and it is so cute to see him dozing off.

Amber and Maddie said...

#4 :)

Told you I want it! :)

Your the first to grace my sidebar!

Amber and Maddie said...

#5

I'm officially a follower! :)

Mandy said...

I think it would be awesome to take pictures of my family (hubby & 3 kids) at the train depot and the rose garden. My hubby and I had our engagement pictures taken at these two places in 2001 and I think it would be cool to have our family picture taken there especially since we haven't had any professional pictures taken since then.

The Neratkos said...

I would love my family pictures taken at the train depot or Catherine Albertsons park.

Digital Art Photography for Dummies said...

I like the "forever capturing the moment."

--Matt Bamberg, author http://www.amazon.com/Quick-Secrets-Create-Winning-Photographs/dp/1598639021

The Neratkos said...

I love the newborn photos on her blog.

The Neratkos said...

I blogged about the giveaway here:
http://neratko.blogspot.com/2009/05/photography-giveaway.html

The Neratkos said...

I added your button to my blog
http://neratko.blogspot.com/

The Neratkos said...

I'm a follower.

The Coe's said...

I WANT MY PICS TAKEN AGAINST AN OLD RUSTIC RED BARN OR FENCE, SOMETHING OLD, COUNTRY AND RUSTIC LOOKING!!!!!!

The Coe's said...

I BLOGGED ABOUT THE GIVE AWAY AND SHANDI'S AMAZING TALENT AT: http://amycoe.blogspot.com/

The Coe's said...

I AM A FOLLOWER OF YOUR BLOG NOW! :)

The Coe's said...

I JOINED YOUR FACEBOOK GROUP!!!!!

The Coe's said...

MY FAVORITE PIC IS OF LJ HOLDING HIMSELF UP WITH HIS LIL BABY ARMS, HE LOOKS SOO BIG! AND.. THE ONE OF AMBER AND BEN KISSING AND HOLDING THE FAMILY PIC TOWARDS THE CAMERA!

The Coe's said...

I PUT YOUR BUTTON ON MY BLOG AT: http://amycoe.blogspot.com

mandbrid said...

I would love a family photo done downtown...somewhere colorful.

hailey said...

Hi! I am so excited about the chance to win. I love all the pictures...

hailey said...

I would love to have my family (husband and 3 kids) hmmmm! pretty much anywhere...

hailey said...

I love the natural photo shots!!!!

hailey said...

I will try to put a button on my blog. Not sure exactly how to yet!!!

hailey said...

Did I mention how I would love to win?

hailey said...

If not I would love to win!!!!

Heather said...

I like the baby wrapped up in a blanket.

Megan said...

i would love to go to cascade and take pictures by the lake but lake lowell would do. my husband and boys love to fish. also another great place would be at the cemetary by our daughters headstone. i always take the pics myself and it is never that great. memorial day is coming up.

Megan said...

i love the photo of the fam with there bsu stuff on and i love the couple kissing holding a pic of their fam

srlsfamily.com said...

Oh my God, i would love to do this. 3 years ago after I had brought my 3rd child home, we had professional pictures taken at Virginia Beach at sunset. My then 18 month old daughter had never been to the beach and we could barely contain her from just jumping in the water. At the end of session we let her sit in the water and got some of the best candid shots.

srlsfamily.com said...

I went to the blog. I love the picture with the blonde girl between her parent's legs. it is so candid.

srlsfamily.com said...

I joined your facebook group

becky and placido said...

I joined the face book group!

becky and placido said...

My favorite pic is the one of the kissing couple holding their family pic.

becky and placido said...

I would like our family pictures done somewhere downtown, like at the Boise depot~!

andrea.roche said...

I'd love to do our pics on the family ranch.

andrea.roche said...

LOVE the pic of the newborn on the rich, upholstered ottomon.

andrea.roche said...

i'm a follower!

andrea.roche said...

i'm a facebook fan!

andrea.roche said...

added button

Eric & Sarita said...

I joined the facebook group!

Eric & Sarita said...

And I am now following this blog too!

Eric & Sarita said...

We would like pictures either at the train depot or down town at the old brick building at 5th and main.

Eric & Sarita said...

My favorite pic on Shandy's blog is the black and white of LJ. It is so CUTE!!

Tristan said...

i love all the pictures but my favorite is the family pic. next to the water.

Tristan said...

i posted a button on my blog
tristanthompson.blogspot.com/

Tristan said...

i would like a family picture next to the Boise river.

Jalynne said...

I am now a follower! Yay!

Jalynne said...

I added your button to my blog!

Jalynne said...

If we got our pictures done we would love to have them done at Settlers park. Being new to Idaho that is pretty much all we know. First park we took our kids to and our boys love it there. Big beautiful park with lots of fun stuff for kids.

Jalynne said...

I joined your group on facebook!

Jalynne said...

My favorite picture is of the little baby swaddled in a blanket on the floor. All three of my boys loved to be swaddled...wish I had a great picture of it. What a beautiful picture!

mandbrid said...

My favorite photo on Shandy's blog is the BSU family with the couple kissing...so sweet!

mandbrid said...

I linked you on my blog:http://thehotchocolates.blogspot.com/2009/05/fabuless-photography-giveaway.html

mandbrid said...

I have your button on my blog: www.thehotchocolates.blogspot.com

mandbrid said...

I'm a follower!

mandbrid said...

I joined your facebook group - YAY!

Starnes fam said...

I want our pics done at the Train Depot...since that is where my hubby and I had our reception 8 years ago TOMORROW!

twinzmama said...

Since I would really love to win I posted on my blog about your contest: http://twinzmama.blogspot.com/2009/05/fabulessly-frugal-giveaway.html

twinzmama said...

I also added your button to my blog

twinzmama said...

And became a follower!!!!

twinzmama said...

P.S. I love the naked pics of LJ (it drives my husband crazy when I take naked pics of our twins)

Jeff and Tonia Clark said...

I like the one of the Mom tickling her baby

Jeff and Tonia Clark said...

I would love to have our pics taken in a natural setting such as Ann Morrison park for example. I also like old buildings or barns as a background.

Jeff and Tonia Clark said...

I added it to my blog

http://crazyclarkfamily.blogspot.com/2009/05/fabuless-photography-giveaway.html

Jeff and Tonia Clark said...

Your button has been added to my blog

Jeff and Tonia Clark said...

I am following you on my blog

Kymber said...

I would love any great outdoor spot in Boise...anywhere but a boring indoor box store "portrait studio". I guess I would be partial to one of the parks/river area...but there are lots of great places around town.

Jeff and Tonia Clark said...

I am now in your Facebook group.

My baby is 6 mo old and we don't have any decent family pics with him in it. I would LOVE to win this package! She is so talented, and it would be so nice to have some professional pics of our whole family. We haven't been able to afford much with my husband being laid off over the winter. This would be so great to win!

Kymber said...

Joined your facebook page!

Kymber said...

I'm also "following" you!!!

Kymber said...

And last but not least...(still working on setting up my blog...I know...I'm behind/slow so I can't put your button on my blog yet!!)
the pics on Shandy's blog are great. I have to say I'm a bit partial to the family shots though. Yes, the babies are adorable...but I want/need a family pic done...so I'm looking more at those. One and only child/son is leaving for a mission this summer...HAVE to HAVE a family pic done. Last one was over 5 years ago (taken at a box store "portrait studio" and I HATE it. We all look terrible in it!!!

Ryan said...

I would want pictures by a red barn, or at the fire house, with the fire engines, or an old brick building. Anywhere with family is good for me.

Ryan said...

I just emailed your website to about 75 people who are on my provident living list, you've given us a ton of help and deals, love the site, keep it up!

Chris and Kat said...

WOW! Kathryn Albertson park (the daisies should be up soon) Indian Creek (behind the elementary in Kuna) Love the brick building idea maybe some stairs somewhere...like the Capital building or maybe up eighth street when it turns into a forest... :)

The Stevensons said...

WOW i love her photography!!! i have always wanted to do family pictures on a bridge there is a great place for that in caldwell.

Kristin said...

I would love to have photos taken downtown...with old buildings and doors and windows.

Kristin said...

My favorite portraits are any of the baby ones. We have a baby coming this fall so I am a little obsessed. lol

Kristin said...

Following ☺

Kristin said...

Facebook Following ♥

Kristin said...

I put your cute button on my blog. www.boisedeals.blogspot.com

richelle said...

I would love fam. pics taken out doors somewhere like the Boise River in Eagle, Train Depot or any other out door place. I love natural light photography, and love her pics.

richelle said...

I love the BSU fam. pics with the kids in the background covering their eyes! I also like under the kids section the girl up against the stone building and boy by the old barn. Way cute pics!

Nikki Christopherson said...

I love the baby pictures and the downtown location is soo cool. Great pict's.

Nikki Christopherson said...

Your button is on my blog. www.jaredandnikkichristopherson@blogspot.com

Nikki Christopherson said...

I would love to have my photos captured at the train depot, downtown or next to the river.

Nikki Christopherson said...

I'm a follower

Nikki Christopherson said...

Your on my facebook

Camille said...

I would love to have pictures taken of my new baby girl and her sister (18 months). It would be a dream come true, any way to get good pics of my 18 month old!

Drostan and Jennifer said...

Since we are moving to a small town in Eastern Idaho, I'd love some country/rustic type family photos. I don't know downtown locations very well but I'm loving all of the areas I'm seeing on her site. So cute!

Drostan and Jennifer said...

Well, I'm sort of biased but since Ben and Amber and fam are some of our favorite people, I just LOVE their photos. Their first family photo that's also in her header is just adorable, and I love the one of them holding their family picture.

Drostan and Jennifer said...

I'm usually not one for naked baby pics but the one of the baby on the wood floor is just adorable!!!!

Drostan and Jennifer said...

You guys totally rock with this give away, by the way. What a fun way to get the work out about your blog and also Shandy's. Great idea.

I also love the baby pic with the baby on his tummy, trying to lift his head, with his eyes still closed.

Drostan and Jennifer said...

I just realized that is Krista's naked baby on the floor. Oh he is just adorable!!! Great job!

Drostan and Jennifer said...
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Drostan and Jennifer said...

Ooo, and I found Karla's engagements too. Those turned out great! Loved her announcement.

Thanks for allowing me to enter. You can visit my blog at http://crazyspudfamily.blogspot.com to see my shout out about you guys!

Brenda Campbell Hansen said...

I would like a downtown location. Very cute and different then anything we have!

Brenda Campbell Hansen said...

I love the one of J and V's feet with the boquet on the ground. Too cute!

Brenda Campbell Hansen said...

I'm following you!

Brenda Campbell Hansen said...

I've joined your Facebook group!

Brenda Campbell Hansen said...

Now I've got your button!

Brenda Campbell Hansen said...

And now I have blogged about it! So pick me! Pick me! :-)

Becca said...

I would like to have my picture taken at the playground-by the equipment that we used to play on as kids with my son playing on it now. Or against some old run down building/farmhouse with the fields showing.

Becca said...

I have your button on my blog...

Becca said...

I am a follower...

Becca said...

Same blog with button will now have a blog entry...

Becca said...

my favorite pic is the toddler walking inbetween the mom and dad-it is hard to pick though...

Eden said...

I'd love to have some pictures taken in Julia Davis park! By the way, beautiful job!

Eden said...

I love the headless couple! So cute and creative

Eden said...

I'm following you now!

Eden said...

I joined your facebook group!

Eden said...

Your button is on my blog. I hope I win!

Amber said...

I'm so excited I can enter. She is AMAZING! I can't pick a favorite. But if I have to it would be the Tolmans walking away. LOVE it!

Amber said...

Oh and I since our last photos were taken at the Depot, I might go with the downtown scene this time instead.

Terri Decker said...

I would love to have a family picture taken by Shandy anywhere! We have 5 kids and haven't had a family picture taken since the latest addition, and he's almost 2!

Todd and Amyjoy said...

Happy Mother's Day. I just lost my Mom on March 31 and have been having a rough time. I lost my Dad in 1997.
I would love to have some fun and get our family pictures taken.
I don't really care that much where we go, I do love Boise Depot, Camel back park is awesome too. Mountain scape? I don't care! I am SURE you know great spots!
We have four kids ages 2, 4, 6, 8 and I really want to get individual pictures taken and couple shots. We have been married for 10 years.
Please pick me!!!!

Amyjoy

Cindi said...

Shandy takes awesome photos! I would love for her to capture my crazy kids in their natural state! I would love any outdoor location! Shandy has a great eye, so any spot chosen will be the best!!!!!

Cindi said...

My favorite photo, is the one where the couple is kissing holding a bold picture of their family! Great capture - I would love a shot like that!!!

Cindi said...

I am now a follower! Yea me!

Cindi said...

I am now a facebook friend! I'm cooking now. Hopefully random.org chooses me!

Cindi said...

I added your blog button to my blog at www.idahomorganfamily.blogspot.com

Cindi said...

Okay here is my 6th comment, I blogged about Fabulessly Frugal and Shandy Vogt's Photography at http://idahomorganfamily.blogspot.com/.

Carolee said...

I love the one of the little girl holding her parents' hands!

Carolee said...

I'm a follower!

Carolee said...

I'm in your facebook group!

Carolee said...

I would love a photo shoot downtown by some old brick building, or at the train depot.

Meridian Mama said...

I'd love my family's pictures taken in any of the local parks or by the river...there are so many beautiful spots around here, it's hard to pick just one... :O)

Meridian Mama said...

OK...just went to Shandy's blog and my favorite photos are the shots of Nicklas, especially the first one...adorable!

Ransom Family said...

Okay Monica, I am now a follower!

Ransom Family said...

My favorite photos are the family in the BSU shirts. Very cute!

Jeff & Shimber said...

Here's my comment to enter the giveaway. :)

Stacie said...

I am now a follower!! Thanks!!

Stacie said...

I love her old Urban pictures!

inspirecj said...

I think the bridges over the river downtown would be awesome, or at a playground. With four boys who can resist at day at the park.

inspirecj said...

I love the pictures of the Tolman family downtown, and those adorable newborn pictures!

inspirecj said...

I put it on my blog:
http://inspirationscreations.blogspot.com/

inspirecj said...

Your button is on my blog:
http://inspirationscreations.blogspot.com/

inspirecj said...

Following...

inspirecj said...

I'm following in Facebook too! I hope I win!!

Melanie said...

Your button is on my blog! http://tjmelhoward.blogspot.com

Melanie said...

I am a follower!

Melanie said...

I love, love, LOVE naked baby pictures!

Stephanie said...

Wow, Shandy is so talented. I'm impressed!

Stephanie said...

I would love this opportunity. I have 6 kids and would love to have Shandy capture their individual personalities with her photography.

Hollie said...

I would love to have our family pictures taken in an urban setting in Boise!

Hollie said...

I have your button on my blog!
shoppingwithcents.blogspot.com

Hollie said...

I am a follower!

Hollie said...

I LOVE the baby pictures! I can't pick a favorite they are all so stinkin' cute! I love how she uses natural light! What a talent.

leslie mae said...

I ♥ them ALL but my favorites are the two kissy face ones!!! lesliemaeofthetetons at gmail dot com... I hope I win!!!

Meaghan said...

I would love to have pictures done by some beautiful dogwood trees. I think Ann Morrison park would be nice. My kids could have pictures done of them doing what they love, playing. There are so many things that could be done there. The river, the rose garden, or even the open fields with all the trees.

Meaghan said...

I think the picture of the couple holding the picture of their family was beautiful. Not only was the idea artistic it showed what truly holds a family together, Mom and Dad loving each other while caring for the family they love so dearly.

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