We each have our own unique talents or gifts. Using them, we can give or share with others. I’m not in the business of working for free. I can’t afford to, nor do I know anyone who can, but I CAN use my talents as a gift to share with others. When I set out on this contest adventure, I was brainstorming ways to help people find my page. I wanted more likes and for more people to find me. Essentially, I wanted more session opportunities, but then it evolved! Gathering information about how to grow your likes all seemed so one sided. I wanted to do something else; I wanted to do something bigger. I wanted to give back! Once I established that the contest would center around giving a free, half off, and discounted session, I needed to set the parameters. Who? Who could/should win? Something that has, for some unforeseen reason, always been dear to my heart is anonymous giving. I’ve always been a giver, but I never share, not even with my husband, to whom I give! Sure, we as a family donate to charities and we tithe weekly, but I’m referring to moments of giving….It’s random, unprovoked, and unrewarded. There are just moments where you feel led to act! Some, including myself, consider it God putting it in your heart to do something. He knows how that kindness, no matter how small, will flourish in the life of that other person. Because of this, I decided that my contest should be one which thanked and shined a light on other individuals who have felt led to do things anonymously as well! The contest itself can not be done anonymously, obviously, or no one would have known about it, but I will keep the anonymity of the contest winners and all those who emailed to enter. This was a very special project, and one that I may make an annual one! Thank you again to all who entered! I hope you continue to find ways to pay it forward (great movie, by the way)!
The first and second place winners each chose sibling photo shoots! I’m looking forward to capturing moments that highlight the inseparable bond between siblings!