August 22, 2016

A New Website and A Giveaway!

It’s here!  The moment you’ve all been waiting for!  (Well, maybe you haven’t been waiting for it, but I sure have …)  And everybody loves a giveaway, right?

What you are looking at right now, ladies and gentlemen, is the brand new LYYP website.  Yes!  The fruit of many summer mornings spent reviewing years of portfolio images, fiddling with fonts and photo scrolling feature thingies and widgets and whatnot, and doing lots of other website-related things that were really hard …. it’s finished.  And I’ll be honest — I LOVE it!  I’m super proud.

I’d love for you to poke around my new online home and tell me what you think.  And to encourage you to do just that, I’m having a giveaway!  In honor of the dwindling days of summer and the imminent return of our little ones to school, I’m giving away something that will help you learn something great.  If you’re a parent or grandparent who’d like to learn to take better photos of your own family, your prize will be a copy of the fabulous new book, “Real Life Family Photography” by my good photographer friend Amy Drucker.  (And, I’m just saying … there’s an LYYP image featured inside!  So exciting for me!  I’m officially published!)  If you’re a professional photographer or are aspiring to start a photography business, your prize is a little different.  YOU get a free one hour mentoring session with me, valued at $100.  Details on that are HERE (go look if you like, but make sure you come back here to see how to enter!).  Either way, you end up with a great prize and a self guided tour of my new online digs.  And you’ll be ready to get some learning on, right along with the kiddos.

Real Life-1

You want to know how to enter, right?

All you have to do is leave me a comment below.   Pay attention, now:  Tell me which quote from the LYYP Home Page you like best (feel free to paraphrase, or just tell me the author of the quote), OR tell me one of my favorite things.  (I’m not going to give away where to find this info — gotta keep this a little interesting —  but I’ll bet you can figure it out)!

That’s it!  I’ll choose a random winner, who’ll get to choose between the two awesome prizes.  If  you’re a parent or grandparent wanting to capture great photos of your family, you’ll love this book.  If you’re a   working or aspiring photographer, you might choose the free mentoring!  Yay!  (But, um, not if you’re in Westchester, NYC or Southern Connecticut.  Sorry.  You get a book!  It’s an awesome book and has something for everyone!)

That’s all, folks!

The giveaway ends on Wednesday, August 31st and the winner will be announced right here on the NEW blog on September 1st.  On your mark, get set, GO!

Thanks for looking,


****** AND THE WINNER IS …. *********

Ah, well, it didn’t turn out to be as simple as I had hoped.  Turns out there was a glitch in the comments section of my brand new site.  Wouldn’t you know it, right?  I guess one of the plug-ins that prevents spam wasn’t playing nice with the new set-up.  So!  We’re rolling with the punches — always flexible — and I have chosen a winner from among the people who were kind enough to alert me to the issue.  And the winner is ….. Taryn Davis!  Yaaaaaay!

Big thanks to all of you who dropped me a line about the glitch, and my apologies to any of you who came here ready to play my game and were frustrated by this snafu.  I hate it when that happens!

Onward, friends.  The comment section should be working like a charm now, so I hope you’ll keep stopping by here and see what’s new, and drop a line when you feel like it to tell me you’ve been by.  As for the great book above, you too can get your very own copy on Amazon right here!  Be sure to check the “First Steps” section for a favorite LYYP shot. 😉