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Thursday, October 15, 2009

#16 Jen Johnson Photography

Remember last month when we got our pictures taken by the fabulous Jen Johnson...Awesome right!?!
You also may remember that I've know Jen a long time... so long that I still call her Jenny and she doesn't even care.
Jen's work is awesome and I love her fresh modern style... see...
Just to prove to all of the OC her awesomeness she is offering one of our lucky readers:
90 minutes at a location of your choosing.
AND
10 high res images
AND
5 low res images for blogging and Facebook on a disc
AND
another 20 images in an online slideshow available for purchase.

Do you think she is being so generous because our moms are buddies?
It doesn't matter.
Just enter to win so you'll be the only one in the play group with your Christmas card pictures done!!

Here's How You Win...
*****MUST be a Southern California Resident or willing to travel to Orange County, CA for the shoot!!!*****
Main entry (mandatory): Click on over to Jen Johnson Photography, then come back here and let me know one of your favorite shots! (FYI - Our shoot was September 2nd and it is fantastico!)

In addition to the main entry you can get loads of extra entries if you...
~Subscribe to the Jen Johnson Photography RSS Feed in the navigation bar. (3 entries)
~Follow Jen on twitter HERE! Leave your Twitter ID in the comment or let me know you already do (2 entries)
~Tweet about the giveaway, can be done daily. Copy and paste this for the tweet: "So Cal residents!! Enter to win a free photo session from @ElisLids w/ Jen Johnson Photography here http://bit.ly/16RnRP Pls RT!" If you don't have twitter you can FB for this one. (3 entries per day)
~Follow Jen's personal DYI blog the Blah Blah Blahger (2 entries)
~Subscribe to the Blah Blah Blahger RSS feed (2 entries)
~Add the "Eli's Lids Giveaway" button in our sidebar to your blog or let me know you already did (1 entry per blog)
~Follow the Eli's Lids blog (2 entries)
~Follow Eli's Lids on Twitter, leave your Twitter ID in the comment or let me know you already do (1 entry)
For every extra entry, be sure to leave a separate comment on this post! i.e. If you the Eli's Lids blog leave 2 separate comments.
***Giveaway open one week! Ends Thursday October 22nd 9:00pm PST***

Now you get to have a little chat with Jen...

Tell us a bit about YOU…
I'm a southern CA lifestyle photographer who loves vibrant colors and natural moments. During the day, I work as the director of public affairs for a large developer and have spent my career in politics and government affairs. In the evenings and on weekends, I'm building a photography business, attend Mariners Church, spend time with family and friends, and love nothing more than an afternoon of wine tasting.

Three words that describe your blog
Three words that describe my personal blog: DIY, cooking, irony.
Three words that describe my photoblog: crisp, colorful, emotional.
2 DIY tools you couldn’t live without.
I can't live without the following tools: electric screwdriver and electric sander.
What do you try to capture during your photo shoots?
In photo shoots, I like to capture organic and natural moments. Laughter, eye contact, and sweet smooches make every photo beautiful!

Favorite photo shoot?
I don't really have a favorite photo shoot because they've all been special. There's something about the trust your clients place in you that makes you want to make it the best shoot ever. Having said that, this year, my friend Clare has allowed me to practice on her a number of times and although at times I likely didn't have much confidence in myself, she loved
the photos and made me feel great about the end result!

120 comments:

CarleeKajsa said...

i have followed my cuz since well...a long time...before she became the blah blah blahger...and cuz she is awesome i will also twitter about this...and my mom is also friends with your mom and of course her mom...and my favorite photo shoot of hers is when she took photos of the newborn Phoenix...my cousin's child...not sure what that is exactly, but i call myself his auntie...that is how we "johnsons" (even though i am no longer a johnson by namesake) roll!

i love your blog kara! and i miss your mom now that i no longer church with her! tell her i say hi and that we miss her! and that i would love to be involved in your christmas boutique if you are going to do it again this year!

love and hugs,
carlee

Genny said...

Those photos are gorgeous! I always love seeing the work of talented photographers, because I'm not one...lol!

The Blonde Duck said...

How pretty!

CC said...

don't enter me b/c I can't get to SoCal anytime soon. BUT, my Christmas cards are already done and delivered to my home. Just needed to give myself a few props there. ;)

Muthering Heights said...

She is so talented!!

rachael said...

I can't resist - I love photography! And the baby pics from 9/16 are so precious. The sleeping newborn in b/w and the baby in the basket. Love it. Ahhh... my baby girl will be here soon and I hope to make a big deal out her, just like with my other two. :)

And OF COURSE the Lawson shoot is wonderful. I love the semi-aggressive Eli hugging his baby CJ.

rachael said...

Eli's Lids Giveaway on my sidebar! [Is it bad to enter another photo shoot giveaway???]

rachael said...

I follow Eli's Lids blog (1)

rachael said...

I follow Eli's Lids blog (2)

rachael said...

mrswoodall follows Eli's Lids on Twitter

rachael said...

mrswoodall follows Jen on Twitter now (1)

rachael said...

mrswoodall follows Jen on Twitter now (2)

rachael said...

I subscribed to Jen's RSS Feed (1)

rachael said...

I subscribed to Jen's RSS Feed (2)

rachael said...

I subscribed to Jen's RSS Feed (3)

Momisodes said...

These photos are stunning! I'm always in awe of great photography. It's something I aspire to one day.

Geekbunny said...

I follow Eli's Lids on twitter! (Geekbunny)

Geekbunny said...

I'm subscribing to the Jen Johnson Photography Feed (1)

Geekbunny said...

I'm subscribing to the Jen Johnson Photography Feed (2)

Geekbunny said...

I'm subscribing to the Jen Johnson Photography Feed (3)

Geekbunny said...

(These are actually cool links.. thanks for bringing them to my attention :) )

Following The Blah Blah Blahger blog (1)

Geekbunny said...

Following The Blah Blah Blahger blog (2)

geekbunny said...

By the way, I absolutely love the one with Cora and Brad. I love father-daughter shots.. and Jen captured a delightful smile on your daughter!

Aimee said...

I have the Eli's Lids button on my blog

Aimee said...

I follow the Eli's Lids blog (#1)

Aimee said...

I follow the Eli's Lids blog (#2)

Aimee said...

I SUBSCRIBED TO THE rss FEED (#1)

Aimee said...

I SUBSCRIBED TO THE rss FEED (#2)

Aimee said...

I SUBSCRIBED TO THE rss FEED (#3)

Aimee said...

I just Facebooked about the giveaway (#1)

Aimee said...

I just Facebooked about the giveaway (#2)

Aimee said...

I just Facebooked about the giveaway (#3)

Aimee said...

I follow the DIY blog (#1)

Aimee said...

I follow the DIY blog (#2)

Aimee said...

I subscribed to Jen's RSS feed (#1)

Aimee said...

I subscribed to Jen's RSS feed (#2)

Aimee said...

I subscribed to Jen's RSS feed (#3)

Eric and Lindsay said...

I love the 0ct 14th shot of the father holding his two boys. That is so precious! Honestly I really want to win this one!!!!

Eric and Lindsay said...

Subscribed to RSS feed!

Aimee said...

Wow, it's hard to pick a favorite photo shoot. The pictures of your family are my favorite but there are others I like too. I like Ella because she is adorable and I want to eat her up. Caden's photo shoot reminds me of Joshua's goofy personality. And I like the photo's of Max because secretly I want another baby right now even though we're waiting until the boys are a bit older.
She does great work! I hope we win!

Donnell said...

Adam and I like the pic of Cora and Brad but they were all very very good! We miss you guys and need to get together sometime soon

Fresh Mommy said...

Ohhh, what a fun giveaway... but too bad for me, I'm no where near the great state of Cali. :(

Adam said...

I checked out the blog, but couldn't pick a favorite. And I added the RSS feed.!

rachael said...

mrswoodall tweeted today! (1)

rachael said...

mrswoodall tweeted today! (2)

rachael said...

mrswoodall tweeted today! (3)

Lin said...

I'd have to say my favorite shoot was 'Your Promis. Liz & Brock'. She took fantastic pictures of the wedding party, especially the last photo.

Also, your shoot came out great. I love last one, with you laughing. You look really happy.

Lin said...

I'm now following Jen on twitter. (2 entries)

(linnysvault)

Lin said...

I posted about this giveaway on twitter. (3 entries)

http://twitter.com/linnysvault

Lin said...

I now follow Jen's blog. (2 entries)

Lin said...

I'm a follower of your blog. (2 entries)

Lin said...

I'm now following you on twitter. (1 entry)

Twitter ID: linnysvault

Lin said...

I'm now following Jen on twitter. (2 entries)

(linnysvault)

Lin said...

I posted about this giveaway on twitter. (3 entries)

http://twitter.com/linnysvault

Lin said...

I posted about this giveaway on twitter. (3 entries)

http://twitter.com/linnysvault

Lin said...

now follow Jen's blog. (2 entries)

Lin said...

I'm a follower of your blog. (2 entries)

Jennai said...

The picture of the girl in the YourJourney.Diana are beautiful!
I would love to win this for our Xmas cards and we DO live in Southern California!
HobartsMama at AOL.COM

Jennai said...

I subscribe with Google Reader #1
HobartsMama at AOL.COM

Jennai said...

I subscribe with Google Reader #2
HobartsMama at AOL.COM

Jennai said...

I subscribe with Google Reader #3
HobartsMama at AOL.COM

Jennai said...

I follow Jen on Twitter @jennai
#1
HobartsMama at AOL.COM

Jennai said...

I follow Jen on Twitter @jennai
#2
HobartsMama at AOL.COM

Jennai said...

I TWEETED this (Jennai) #1
http://twitter.com/Jennai/status/5039629763
HobartsMama at AOL.COM

Jennai said...

I TWEETED this (Jennai) #2
http://twitter.com/Jennai/status/5039629763
HobartsMama at AOL.COM

Jennai said...

I TWEETED this (Jennai) #3
http://twitter.com/Jennai/status/5039629763
HobartsMama at AOL.COM

Jennai said...

I follow Jen's DIY blog on Google Friend Connect #1 (Jennai)
HobartsMama at AOL.COM

Jennai said...

I follow Jen's DIY blog on Google Friend Connect #2 (Jennai)
HobartsMama at AOL.COM

Jennai said...

I Subscribe to the Blah Blah Blahger RSS feed -- I subscribe both by e-mail and Google Reader #1
HobartsMama at AOL.COM

Jennai said...

I Subscribe to the Blah Blah Blahger RSS feed -- I subscribe both by e-mail and Google Reader #2
HobartsMama at AOL.COM

Jennai said...

I have two of your Eli's Lids buttons on my blog
http://jennaisblogg.blogspot.com/
HobartsMama at AOL.COM

Jennai said...

I already follow Eli's Lids on Twitter @jennai
HobartsMama at AOL.COM

Jennai said...

I follow your blog publicly #1
(Jennai)
HobartsMama at AOL.COM

Jennai said...

I follow your blog publicly #2
(Jennai)
HobartsMama at AOL.COM

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Drew said...

The photos of Connor and Brody are pretty cool. They are good looking little boys. I would sure like some pictures of my family for our Christmas cards. We are near Orange County.
Pudyqat2@aol.com

Drew said...

I follow Jen's personal DYI blog the Blah Blah Blahger (1st entry)
Pudyqat2@aol.com

Drew said...

I follow Jen's personal DYI blog the Blah Blah Blahger (2nd entry)
Pudyqat2@aol.com

Aimee said...

I Facebooked about this today (#1)

Aimee said...

I Facebooked about this today (#2)

Aimee said...

I Facebooked about this today (#3)

Jessica said...

I think the photos of little baby Finley are incredibly cute. Especially the one of her pouting... :)

Jessica said...

I have subscribed to the Jen Johnson Photo Blog.

Jessica said...

I'm following Jen on twitter. I'm fringies.

Jessica said...

Here's my 2nd entry for following Jen on twitter...

Jessica said...

I tweeted! :)

Jessica said...

I have your giveaway button in the sidebar of my blog: http://fringies.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

I'm a-followin' your blog...

Jessica said...

Entry #2 for following the blog...

Jessica said...

I follow Eli's Lids on twitter. I'm fringies.

Angela said...

I love the pictures of tiny baby Max!

Angela said...

Subscribed to Jen's RSS feed.

Angela said...

RSS entry 2

Angela said...

RSS entry 3

Angela said...

Following Jen on twitter with username itsahumanzoo

Angela said...

twitter entry 2

Angela said...

Tweeted! http://twitter.com/itsahumanzoo/status/5079505174

Angela said...

Twitter entry 2

Angela said...

Twitter entry 3

Angela said...

Following Jen's personal blog

Angela said...

entry 2

Angela said...

following eli's lids

Angela said...

following 2

Shari said...

Oh I just love the photographs of the couple in the vineyards. I'm an Orange County resident. Yay.

Shari said...

I'm following you already on twitter. @sbonnin

Anne said...

I love "your joy connor and brody" esp. the brother kissing his head!

Anne said...

I subscribe to jen johnson photography # 1

Anne said...

I subscribe to jen johnson photography # 2

Anne said...

I subscribe to jen johnson photography # 3

Anne said...

tweet # 1
http://twitter.com/amolino/status/5082611034

Anne said...

tweet # 2
http://twitter.com/amolino/status/5082611034

Anne said...

tweet # 3
http://twitter.com/amolino/status/5082611034

Anne said...

I have your button
http://molinofamilys.blogspot.com/

Anne said...

I have your button here too! http://iheartgiveaways.blogspot.com/

Anne said...

and here
http://justmycraftyway.blogspot.com/

Anne said...

blog follower

Anne said...

follow on twitter amolino

Anne said...

oops 2nd entry for following the blog!

cherimarie2 said...

My favorite would be Maximilan because babies are precious and she really captured that! What amazing photos to have of him for the rest of his life. I hope to capture my kids in their innocence too.

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