Friday, April 9, 2010

It's a blog party + a GIVEAWAY!!!!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

This is the first time I'm joining the blog party and I'm super excited to introduce myself and meet a ton of other bloggers!!

My name is Jenilee.

This is my son Wesley. He just turned 1 in March.
Playing outside

This is my husband Kyle and Wesley @ the pool.

And I can't forget our border collie, Cleatus. We adopted him from a rescue in Saratoga, WY. We've had him 2 months and love him very much. He was abused which is something we are working on everyday to get him comfortable with us.

I live in Laramie, Wyoming. We get snow 8 or more months out of the year. This last year it snowed in August and September!!
I have a passion for photography. I have loved it longer than I can remember but just until my wedding in 2009 (which the photographer completely bombed and did the worst job ever) and after numerous people have told me that I would make a great photographer did I actually think that would be something I could actually accomplish. Photography is art. I have been in love with art since I was little. I always knew I would incorporate art into a career one way or another and I'm so happy that photography has found a HUGE home in my heart, mind, and as a creative outlet.
I currently attend the University of Wyoming where I'm majoring in Graphic Design. I have many many years left because I have been on and off since 2007 and have not gone fulltime at all since I started. And after having my son in 2009 I took a couple semesters off. But my #1 goal is to graduate from college!! I will do it and I know I can do it. The journey has not been easy at all so far but when I do accomplish this I will be very proud of myself!!

*Biggest loser fan*
*I hate wyoming weather and wish I lived somewhere warm*
*Favorite fast food is in-n-out burger.
*I'm obsessed with blogging*
*I met my husband on myspace*
*I have lived in every time zone and of both coasts (California, Maine, Iowa, Illinois, and Wyoming)

My other blogs!! Show them some love too please =)

Keep in touch with me!

BTW: I am also giving away a prize of my own!!!
(I missed the deadline to enter on the partyblog)

The Prize:
  • A free photo session with me, at the location of your choice, within a 100 mile radius of 82070. AND For all you out of towners I will also be in the Tucson, AZ area June 25th & June 26th, the Sedona, AZ area June 27th - July 3rd, and the Clovis, NM area July 4th - July 6th!
  • $100 print credit (photos your choice!) AND a mini accordian book of your favorite photos from the session!!!
This is valued at over $130!

And if you don't live near by you still can win something!!!
1 Nature 8x10 art print.
(you choose the photo)

Here is an example.
There are many others to choose from.
"Snowy Mountains in Wyoming"
June 2008

If you are interested in winning this prize here are the rules:

You must do either Entry 1 or entry 2 FIRST.
  • Entry 1) Become a facebook fan OR follow me on twitter OR subscribe to my BLOG via RSS or EMAIL and then leave a comment letting me which one you did! If you are already a fan AWESOME! Just leave a comment letting me know that!
(if the links don't work please let me know so i can try to fix it.)
I also have buttons at the top of my page that have the links as well that I know do work.

  • Entry 2) Check out my work on my blog or portfolio and leave a comment and let me know which photos you like best!

and thats it!! 2 things!
For more than 1 chance to win please leave separate comments for each entry!

For additional entries:

  • Share this giveaway on your blog, Facebook, twitter or another social networking site of your choosing and leave a comment with the link!
  • Invite atleast 10 friends to become fans of my facebook page.
  • E-mail friends about this giveaway.
  • Subscribe via a reader
  • Subscribe via email
  • Follow me on twitter
  • Fan me on facebook
  • Be a friend on Myspace:

Choosing the Winner
  • **On April 17th when the blog party is over I will announce the winner!! Please enter before April 16th 11:59pm.
  • Winner will be selected via
  • Winners will be notified via email, facebook, blog (whichever I have access to). Please respond within 48 hrs or I will have to pick a new winner. Thanks!**


List of prizes I would like to win.

Top 4 gifts I would love to win are
1) 39 -Be My Guest certificate ($250 value) for one lucky winner, (2 night stay for a family of four) at any Hilton Garden Inn.

2) 56 – 12″ x 24″ Custom, hand~painted gallery style canvas for baby nursery or kid’s room {to be coordinated with winner’s bedding/decor} for one winner.

3) USC 15 – $50 Target gift card to one winner.

4) 95 – $100 Gift Certificate to – Choose from over 13,000 restaurants nationwide – redeem online and print your gift certificate(s).

Other prizes I'd love to win include:
#11, #14, #15, #23, #32, #40, #49, #61, #71, #72, #73, #74, #83, #112, #113
USC3, USC4, USC 8, USC13, USC14, USC15, USC17, USC21, USC25, USC32, USC33, USC35, USC37, USC39, USC43, USC 60

But winning any prize would be absolutely amazing!!!

Thanks for stopping by and learning a little bit more about me!


Janette P. April 9, 2010 at 3:21 PM  

Hi, found you through the blog party link! Sounds like you're having a great giveaway and I plan on entering!

Elle Kay April 9, 2010 at 3:23 PM  

I think "Biggest Loser" is such a crazy show. They work sooooo hard. I can't imagine working out that much.

Brandie April 9, 2010 at 9:35 PM  

Stopping by from UBP. Cute, cute cute!

amy April 11, 2010 at 8:16 AM  

thanks for stopping by my blog. great to meet you and your family. i can't imagine snow for 8 months- i'd go insane:)

Sugar & Spice and Frugal Advice April 11, 2010 at 6:38 PM  

Thanks for stopping by. What a beautiful family you have. I thought the snow was bad in Ohio... boy was I wrong.


Lily Bean Designs April 12, 2010 at 10:38 AM  

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I love the picture of the dog! Very cute. =)

Anonymous April 12, 2010 at 1:25 PM  

hey its lynell... i duno if this was where i was sposed to comment or not lol

Anonymous April 12, 2010 at 2:50 PM  

Hey it's April I am a facebook fan

Anonymous April 12, 2010 at 2:53 PM  

hey it's April again LOL, I love all the nature photos especially the Cali. ones, and I love the whole kids album especially image #2

Janel April 12, 2010 at 3:00 PM  

I'd so love to win this! I live in phx so could meet somewhere along there when you're down here. twitter (amomstake) btw your fb links did not work.. I tried.
janel_marie at yahoo dot com

Janel April 12, 2010 at 3:01 PM  

I LOVE the little cowboy picture!

Kowanda April 12, 2010 at 3:31 PM  

Hi, here for the party. I wish I lived in a 100 mile radius of the zip code. I love your photos. I also love the biggest loser.

Becky and Jacki April 12, 2010 at 5:43 PM  

Hi, Jenilee!

We're stopping in from the UBP'10. We're first-timers!

Cute site! Great photos! We love meeting new bloggers!

Hope you can stop by our party post:

Bitsy Baby Photography April 12, 2010 at 5:56 PM  

Hi Jenilee, love your name btw! Thanks for stopping by my blog =) I love connecting with fellow photographers, it's such a great way to stay inspired, learn and grow as an artist. I've subscribed, joined your tweets and am also a FB peep =) I absolutely LOVE LOVE your birth image on your first I Heart Faces challenge, that is AWEsome & priceless! That was the one images I HAD to have when my baby was born, that very first very new birth shot of her..I'm partial to babies though. I also love your wheat looking nature one, it's on the thumbnail that says "nature" I can see that in some magazine or something! Your work is great, my best to you in your classes. I too am in school, a challenge with a baby ha...and a home...and hubby...oh the many hats we wear. I look forward to staying connected with you.

Terin April 12, 2010 at 7:41 PM  

So many mama photographers at the UBP! I'm glad to see that so many of us share a common interest.

CrystalsCozyKitchen April 12, 2010 at 9:40 PM  

Came over from UBP and I also have a son who turned 1 in March!

Courtney April 13, 2010 at 9:48 AM  

Hi there, my name is Courtney Knapp. I don't know if this is where I'm supposed to comment for the contest, but I just became your friend on myspace and your fan on facebook. My favorite pictures are the two bottom pictures of your son's 1st b-day. His eyes look amazing, and contrast really nicely with the fall leaves. I also really like the b&w photo of the little boy playing in the waves at the beach (in your portfolio).

Kristian Culin April 13, 2010 at 5:51 PM  

I became a fan :)

Kristian Culin April 13, 2010 at 5:52 PM  

Subscribed to your blog via email!

Kristian Culin April 13, 2010 at 5:53 PM  

Am A fan on myspace :)

Kristian Culin April 13, 2010 at 5:56 PM  

Another song you can let him listen to is head & shoulders thats how chris learned his body parts!

Kristian Culin April 13, 2010 at 5:58 PM  

Okay so im looking at your blog and I just saw the picture of little man in the little cowboy shirt! This picture is amazing he is a very cute little boy!

Jenilee April 14, 2010 at 6:04 AM  

yeah! I love meeting other bloggers with my name! I actually found a blog with a "Jennalee and Jeremy" just like me and my husband. that was so fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'd love to win that winter nature photo - it is beautiful. you take amazing pictures. :)

Jenilee April 14, 2010 at 6:05 AM  

I follow on twitter!

Jenilee April 14, 2010 at 6:07 AM  

I subscribed in a google reader. :)

Janette P. April 14, 2010 at 1:21 PM  

For the giveaway entry - following you on twitter now!

Your Frugal Friend, Niki April 14, 2010 at 8:34 PM  

Hi there! Niki here, stopping over from UBP10. I just wanted to pop in and check out your blog. Love it.

Stop by my blog, Free 2 Be Frugal, when you get a chance! I have a great giveaway going on:

Melissa Neece April 16, 2010 at 9:36 PM  

I've always liked doing a lot of photography myself.

UBP party! Great Blog!

Visit my blog at:
On This Journey of Learning (#955)
A Research blog about fertility, pregnancy, birth, newborns, natural health and more.

Storm April 18, 2010 at 8:10 AM  

You are a wonderful photgrapher. Still blog hopping from the UBP.


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