Counting Blessings Giveaway!

This is one of my favorite times of the year! I love the colors, the smells, the crisp air, cozy homes, and most of all the reminder to count our blessings and show gratitude.

My list of blessings and things that I have to be grateful for goes on and on. I am especially grateful for the journey that I have been on through my photography. I picked up my first SLR camera four years ago and I couldn't have even imagined it would go in the direction that it has. I have had so many amazing experiences and met so many new friends that I do not know how I could ever say thank you enough. I have grown not only as a photographer but also as a person. I have learned to see beauty in such a different way. I watch my children play and I notice the light that dances through their hair or across their little cheeks. I get excited about the sun rising over the mountain just to the east of my home and I have grabbed my camera a thousand times to run out the door to capture the light as it sets across the fields to the west. I love it! I love the possibility of capturing the world as I see it, especially my family!

I can not thank all of you enough for your support and for being such amazing clients, friends, and family! As a huge thank you to each of you I am excited to announce my first ever GIVEAWAY! The winner will receive a full family session including a high resolution disc with all of your fully edited images. You will own the print release and can print your images as you like. The session can be redeemed anytime during the 2012 year. This is a $350 value!!!

Here are a few details you will need to know...
*Anyone is eligible (old clients, new clients, even if you have never been a client).
*This is good for an immediate family only.
*Session will be located in northern Utah.

How to enter...
I want us all to count our blessings. You will need to click on the Facebook link and "like" my Facebook page. After doing so, you will need to Facebook, tweet, or blog about the giveaway. You need to include a link to this post. You can do that by copying this url
and pasting it to your post. Along with the link you need to write at least one thing that you are grateful for at this time in your life. You can then leave a comment on Facebook or on this blog that you have entered. Please spread the word and count your blessings with me. I will randomly select a winner from my "friends" list on Facebook. I will verify that the winner has posted about the giveaway, the link, and added what they are grateful for. So, if you are already a Facebook friend you need to make sure you post these things to Facebook, twitter, or your blog to be officially entered.


The winner will be announced on Thanksgiving morning before we all stuff ourselves silly. Now go enter and start counting your blessings!!!

I'll leave you with pics of my two little apple pickers (whom I am very grateful for)!

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26 comments:

Dave and KayDee said...

Love these pics of your kiddos! You are so talented! :) Please enter me in your giveaway. I just blogged about it.http://davekayd.blogspot.com/ and I will like you on facebook too. Thanks! :)
KayDee

amber said...

Nicole you amaze me!!! I can't believe how your photography has grown. Seems like just yesterday you were practicing on addi. I'm glad to say i was one of the first pixie dust fans!! Im thankful for you!! Can't wait to get together in a couple of weeks. xox

~: Angie and family :~ said...

You are awsome girl!

Callisters said...

Nicole how fun! When you said you have been doing it four years I realized how fast time as flown by. I think Olivia was one of your first "non" family clients, she was 18 months and now in a few days she is going to be 5!!! Time flies by. I love your work and I love all the great moments you have captured with our little family. I just wish I had an endless supply of money to use you often!!! Now hears to being extra hopeful that I'm the winner....

Shari D. Kurtz said...

I'm officially entered :) Thank you for sharing your incredible talent! I hope I win but am grateful all the same. You excel at what you do!

Skip & Angela said...

Nicole! I facebooked about your giveaway. The pictures of your kiddos are adorable! Such sweet little faces :)

Jennie said...

Please enter me! I think this would be so great to get my whole families pictures done by you again. Love love love your work! I hope I am still eligible living in a different state. :)

amber said...

I am officially entered!!

twinsand2boys said...

I posted on my facebook page!! Please enter me! I LOVE everything Ive seen you do.

Miss Kami said...

I have entered!

Latida108 said...

I liked your page and posted in FB, please enter me. Melanie is my sister and I'm so impressed with their session! I love all of them!

Barbara said...

Liked and posted on facebook! I learned of you through Melanie Jensen and the gorgeous pics you took for her.

terriskitchen said...

I love your work. I'm not sure how to be a "friend". At the facebook link to Nicole Nelson Photography all I am able to do is "Like" the page. I posted the contest and what I'm thankful for most but cannot seem to see any of my Likes including yours. I love your work it is so nice! Thanks for the beautiful pictures on your blog. Terri Bennett White

Unknown said...

Amazing giveaway! I have posted what I am grateful for!!

Nicole said...

I am so excited to have so many entering!!! Thank you, thank you!

terriskitchen... you are right. You just need to "like" the photography page to be entered on the list. Thanks!

Erin said...

Crossing my fingers...and my toes that I win! We have never had family pictures taken (8 1/2 years into marriage and 4.5 kids later) and would LOVE some as super cute as yours! Thanks for this opportunity!

Kara said...

I am so grateful for my family!! I did a share on facebook :)

Nikki said...

I have entered! I would love to win this, you do beautiful work!

Angela said...

I posted about your giveaway on facebook. I LOVE your work!

Terry & Terilin said...

I just entered on your wonderful giveaway...
I'm thankful everyday for my wonderful and amazing family, and the savior and its blessings.

the judkins said...

Oh you better believe I am entering!! I am about to share it on Facebook right now;) I tell everyone how awesome and sweet you are on a regular basis even when nothing is at stake!!:)

Tarrah said...

I love your pictures. They are amazing! I just entered your giveaway...I'm so excited. :-)

kelly said...

Nicole, Yeah! I finally did it. I've been thinking about all my blessings since I first saw your challenge. I would love, love, super love to win but I'm not a facebooker (the only one in the world, probably), so does that make it impossible? Oh dear. Anyway, thanks for making me think about all my blessings anyway!

Nicole said...

Kelly, OF COURSE you can enter! You are just one of the only smart ones left in the world! :) I will just assign you a number. Thanks!!!

Trisha said...

I've admired your work for so long! Please enter me in your contest; I've liked your facebook page and I blogged about it as well, http://barryandtrisha.blogspot.com/2011/11/day-of-thanks.html. Thanks!

Mrs. Budge said...

I've entered. I tried to link it to your Facebook but I'm not very savy with mobile Facebook. Let's be honest I'm not very Facebook savy in general.