Get ready to WIN!

Okay so this has been a long time coming… I am about to gift away some amazing stuff on my blog! For everyone who loyally follows me on Facebook, you know I LOVE to give stuff away, especially my all time favorite “Starbucks” but this is going to make starbucks look like nothing…… because I am going to be giving away……

An Outdoor Family Session (valued at $100) AND
25 Enhanced Digital Negatives
1 8×10 Print
2- 5×7 Prints
8- Wallets
(valued at $250.)
*Valid in Redding, CA*

Thats $350.00 worth of GOODS! OH YEA!

Here is how you Enter!

“Like” Essence Photography on Facebook
Share it on facebook!

“Follow” this Blog

And Comment Below on why you want to win the session.

Then your entered! I will be picking a Winner January 31st! So tell all your friends…… And I have another giveaway coming next month… so keep an eye out!!!




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  • mrsdthompson4January 23, 2012 - 6:41 pm

    Ahhhhhh! You soooooo know I want this!ReplyCancel

    • bethanyJanuary 24, 2012 - 10:30 pm

      This is totally funny but it won’t let me comment down below! So I’m commenting on your comment lol…I would love to get professional pictures of my new little family of 5 taken…yours are gorgeous and it’s exciting to watch your grow as an artist…awesome!ReplyCancel

  • nurserach7January 23, 2012 - 6:45 pm

    I would like to win because your photos are amazing and you capture the love and beauty of people. You can never have enough special memories to look back on. ReplyCancel

  • Pearl (mother of Ava Harper)January 23, 2012 - 6:45 pm

    Liked, shared, commenting, and trying to figure out how to follow your blog now hehe

    I would love to win because I believe that photography captures special moments in life that out memories might only paint a vague recollection of later. I love my daughter Ava so much and want to remember as many stages of her growth as possible! I love your work and heart Betsy! Even if I don’t win, I hope to get you to photograph our family when we can afford it again (hopefully in the near future). 🙂

    <3
    PearlReplyCancel

  • ~SJanuary 23, 2012 - 6:55 pm

    Oh my gosh…too list all the reason would take the page up! I would love to win this mainly because my family of soon to be 5 (due with #3 in a week!) Has NEVER had any family portraits taken, not in the 10+ years me and my husband have been together! Don’t have many excuses for that, but the time has definitley come for some! You take amazing photographs and it would be a true blessing to have someone as talented as you take our “first”.ReplyCancel

  • KristiJanuary 23, 2012 - 7:04 pm

    I would love to win a session with you! I love the way you capture my kids personalities. You were the first photographer to take photos of my full family of 5. I think it should be made a tradition! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • ChyenneJanuary 23, 2012 - 7:10 pm

    I would love to win this session. I love your work it is amazing. I plan on booking with you in February for our annual family photos so it would be awesome to win this. Now to figure out how to “follow” your blog and I will be set 😀ReplyCancel

  • Enchanted Shots PhotographyJanuary 23, 2012 - 7:11 pm

    I would love to win this because I STILL have not met you AND a photographer NEVER has pictures of herself! lol I would love to have pictures of my family with ME in the picture! : )ReplyCancel

  • K.DevineJanuary 23, 2012 - 7:29 pm

    Your work is amazing and I would love to show more of it off to family and friends!!ReplyCancel

  • Jen&JoshJanuary 23, 2012 - 8:10 pm

    I seen this contest on a friends page and Would love to win this package because well I’ll be honest…I could never afford it. My family is low income and have never had pictures done. My girls are beautiful and would love to finally get some great pictures of them. This package would be amazing to win….thanks so much for the opportunity…:)ReplyCancel

  • joshua.hageJanuary 23, 2012 - 8:45 pm

    I would LOVE to win this!!! I have a 4 year old, a 2 year old, and a 2 week old that I would LOVE to have picture with! My husband (Josh) and I have been so blessed by our kids and I would love for you to capture the joy that we have! You do amazing work, and we would love to be a small piece of that! thanks,
    Josh and Erin HageReplyCancel

  • Miss Megan(:January 23, 2012 - 8:49 pm

    I want to win this prize package becuase you are the best of course:) I love your work and my husband and I can’t wait to have you as our regular professional photographer for our family as it grows. You have the best personality for the job and know your stuff!!ReplyCancel

  • emileew1424January 23, 2012 - 11:56 pm

    I would love to win this because we have had family photos done by you a few years ago when you were just getting started and they remain on my wall because I am so in love with them still!!! We have since had another baby girl and our oldest has grown leaps and bounds and I think its time for another round of family photos! Thanks for offering giveaways! Fun 🙂ReplyCancel

  • ☺KristyJanuary 24, 2012 - 12:24 am

    Uh,why wouldn’t I want to win this package?!?!?
    1. You are awesome, and I love your work! Your glowing and bubbely personality makes getting ones’s photo taken by you so.much.fun.
    2. I’ve shed 40 lbs since I last got nice outdoor family photos done….by you:)
    3. I’m a photo junkie.
    4. There is no way we swing ($$$) professional photos any time soon.
    (But when I hit the lottery I’m going to place you on retainer)ReplyCancel

  • RinaJanuary 24, 2012 - 12:36 am

    I would like to win this because my family hasn’t had an outdoor photo shoot in about 3 years and it was really fun. My son totally doesn’t look like what he did in those pictures. Haha I love the pictures on you site, you do a wonderful job and I would love to help support Cottonwood now that we live here.

    Thanks for giving us all a chance to win this wonderful package that you have put together.ReplyCancel

  • BethanyJanuary 24, 2012 - 1:40 am

    I follow your blog, i like essences on FB, i Shared on FB.

    I would LOVE to win this! What photographer wouldn’t love to have amazing pictures like yours on my walls 🙂 Your amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Caitlin PetersJanuary 24, 2012 - 1:50 am

    I follow your blog, I like your facebook, and I shared your site on facebook! 🙂 I would love to win this as our last family of four photo shoot before I get married!
    – Caitlin PetersReplyCancel

  • Jamie.TJanuary 24, 2012 - 2:16 am

    I Would love to win this because you have an amazing talent and I really want to see my family captured in the moments we have together. Our last family pictures were taken over a year ago and it’s amazing how different my kids are in one year. Thank you for your amazing giveaways, you rock!ReplyCancel

  • alyssareadJanuary 24, 2012 - 2:52 am

    I am a Larina Read’s sister-in-law and have loved the way you not only captured her maternity pictures but also their BEAUTIFUL family portraits. My husband and I are in college and cannot budget in a potrait session but we have been following your work and loving every second of it. We haven’t had pictures taken since our wedding and would love some more recent photos of the two of us! You are an amazing artist Becky! What a beautiful way to bless someone 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Leesa RossJanuary 24, 2012 - 3:11 am

    What an amazing give away. I would be totally excited and honored to win this photo session. We truely love our fall photos we did and had nothing but great comments on our Christmas cards from friends and family. I would love to be able to capture more family moments that we can look back at years down the road. Please CHOOSE US!!!ReplyCancel

  • BrokemomJanuary 24, 2012 - 5:10 am

    I see your art hanging on the walls of my Best Friend’s house and I need some too!! 🙂 I enjoy looking at the creative settings you have your subjects at, very interesting.ReplyCancel

  • fitDaphneJanuary 24, 2012 - 3:59 pm

    I love what you do Betsi! It inspires me to pursue my own photography. I would love to win this. My family and I have never had portraits done before.ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany AnnJanuary 24, 2012 - 4:44 pm

    I love your work! It would be absolutely amazing to win this deal and be able to get some photos of my son and I! I love pictures, they capture some of life’s greatest moments! It would be amazing to have you capture some mommy & me moments for my son & I. Pictures are proof to me that raisin him alone has been a journey but one well worth it! I hope you choose us!ReplyCancel

  • Hailey HopeJanuary 24, 2012 - 4:57 pm

    I am a firm believer that you can never have too many pictures or capture too many memories! I seem to be absent in the majority of our family pictures since I’m generally behind the camera, and the little ones grow and change each day! I love to see their individual personalities shine through in pictures that we can share with our family (all out of state). Thanks for such a great giveaway and opportunity to win! I look forward to working with you at some point regardless 🙂ReplyCancel

    • fitDaphneJanuary 26, 2012 - 3:22 pm

      Hailey I totally feel for ya! I’m always behind the camera as well.ReplyCancel

  • stacie saeleeJanuary 24, 2012 - 5:13 pm

    I love your work. You are an amazing artist and I have always wanted an outdoor session with my family. You know how to capture the true beauty of love and family. This would be an amazing opportunity to have you capture my love for my family and children.ReplyCancel

  • Caity LozoJanuary 24, 2012 - 5:53 pm

    I would love to win this, my daughter is 13 months old and I’ve never had her pictures done, It’s about time for so family pitchers,love your work and passion!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie DahlbergJanuary 24, 2012 - 7:02 pm

    Betsy it has been over a year since our family pics were taken. I would love to capture the spring of the north state. Looking forward to watching your business continue to grow. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • JessJanuary 24, 2012 - 7:56 pm

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a portrait package! You do beautiful work!! It’s been a really long time since we’ve had family photos taken. I’ve had some done of my kids at Sears but they don’t hold a candle to what I see on your site. It would be a really special blessing to have some professional photos done. Thanks again for the chance and blessings on you as you continue to grow your business!ReplyCancel

  • FeedMikeyJanuary 24, 2012 - 8:38 pm

    My precious baby girl is due February 1st, and I would love the opportunity to get photos taken of our new family, but my husband and I are young, and jobless, as the economy is hard right now, and its so hard to find somewhere to even apply if you don’t have experience. This opportunity would allow us to send pictures to family out of state, and have pictures to save for years and years as my beautiful family grows. Thank you for the chance, and regardless, I hope your business continues to grow, as your photographs are gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • AmieJanuary 24, 2012 - 11:18 pm

    Hello!
    I’m Amie Whitford and I attend the 11 service at the stirring. I would love to meet you.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win! I would like to win so I can send pictures of me, my toddler and infant to my husband who is away for training in the navy reserves. He wasn’t able to see our baby’s birth but thankfully was able to meet her Christmas break. Your photos are amazing and again thank you for this fun raffle.ReplyCancel

  • WendyJanuary 25, 2012 - 2:58 am

    I am a mother of 2 beautiful little children that i adore so much. I’m going through a divorce and facing new trials in my life. Even though times are tough and these trials seem really difficult at times, I try to keep my focus on what is important and to enjoy my life. I try to take pictures of me and my kids all the time for a couple of reasons: 1)I want them to see life was still good through hard times 2)I love hanging pictures in our home of our little family. They brighten our home. This would be a wonderful opportunity to have a real professional like yourself take pictures of our family and be able to bring so much home to hang on our walls. Your pictures are amazing. Family is so important and life will go by like a blink of an eye so we must enjoy the blessings in our life everyday and not miss a single moment of these experiences that will become memories.ReplyCancel

  • TaraJanuary 25, 2012 - 4:45 am

    I have been a fan of yours on FB for quite sometime now and love following your work. As a photographer myself, i appreciate your artistic eye, lighting, etc and you have it ALL!!! Your talent is skyhigh and I would love to win this session for my family and I. My parents, who have five kids total (I am the middle at 26 years old) have not had family portraits since the youngest boy(who is now 13 was born). They haven’t had family pictures in that many years for two reasons. One, they couldn’t afford it. Two, its been years since the whole family has been together! For my sister and I moved years ago and so did my brother, who is stationed in Germany fighting for our country. However, the second week of Feb we will ALL be together for the first time in years!! What brings us together is my brother who lives in Germany is being stationed back in the US (praise the lord!)and in the time that he was overseas he had a son. His son is almost a year old so we will finally get to meet him and also celebrate his first birthday! How great is that!? So winning this session, would be an amazing SURPRISE to my parents whom are beyond excited to have ALL five of there children in one place for the first time in years! Boy, it sure would be fun to compare a new photo to the one of us 13 years ago! 🙂 So truly from the bottom of my heart this would be a dream come true for my family! I sure hope I didn’t go off on a tangent with why I would love to win this. I am just so excited for the possible opportunity!! Thank you for taking the time to read my post and thank you for this awesome and sweet photo shoot giveaway. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • LeonaJanuary 25, 2012 - 5:09 pm

    Hi, my name is Leona Lee I’ve commented on your FB account a couple of times about not being able to post comments on your blog. I was going to explain to you about how I love your work, and would love to have you capture my children’s personalities. However, after reading the comment from Tara above, I think that you should pick her as the winner. My dad used to be in the military, so I know what missing someone is like, and I think it would be awesome if her family received your wonderful gift.ReplyCancel

  • Lacy Fontaine PhotographyJanuary 25, 2012 - 9:11 pm

    Why do I want to win the session?? Hummmm …. because You have AMAzING Photographer Skills and I’d love to hang your amazing works of art in my house thats why!!!! All sillies aside, You really are amazing and I would feel so privileged to get to have my growing family captured by you!! You have such a (excuse the term) but essence about how you photograph your subjects that is so charming, and beautiful. There is really a sweet sent on your work and I feel like its the fragrance of God really resting His blanket of blessing on you, and your business. Thank you for always taking the leap and for being such a leader, and encourager in this business. I’m excited to get to know you more Betsy. :o)ReplyCancel

  • Hannah DrollJanuary 25, 2012 - 9:25 pm

    All I can say is, I wish I lived in CA so I could win an session from you… AAAH! Your photographs literally make me tear up!!ReplyCancel

  • Amy @ Increasingly DomesticJanuary 26, 2012 - 12:32 am

    I am following your blog, liked you on Facebook, and shared the giveaway on Facebook.
    I would love to get new family pictures taken. It has been almost two years since our last ones and we have a baby due any time now:)ReplyCancel

  • Erin PJanuary 26, 2012 - 2:50 am

    I like you on facebook, I LIKE YOU IN PERSON (extra points!) and we really need pictures done!!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy JonesJanuary 26, 2012 - 3:42 am

    Hi Betsy,
    My husband and I have been married nine years come June, we have two young children and we have never had any professional pictures taken.
    He has been gone for over a year now, and he still has about seven more months to go before he comes home. At first moving back to Maryland for work and now, he’s stationed in Afghanistan.

    Winning a session with you would be an amazing gift.ReplyCancel

  • Carlos SanchezJanuary 26, 2012 - 2:44 pm

    We just recently got a sneak peak of your work with our daughter Ava and were blown away at the results of the pictures! We immediately thought “we have to plan on more pictures with her this is amazing!” I am looking forward to the next time we can afford an official picture session with Essence photography and this would be absolutely amazing to win. Your work is outstanding and passion for what you do even more so!ReplyCancel

  • TaraJanuary 27, 2012 - 4:16 pm

    Oh my word, bless your heart Leona <3ReplyCancel

  • amy calkinsJanuary 27, 2012 - 10:41 pm

    what an amazing giveaway! i “liked” and “shared” and “followed.” i would love to win this simply because our family has never actually had professional photos taken…and our kids are super-cute, too. 🙂 what fun!ReplyCancel

  • pricefamilyJanuary 28, 2012 - 12:28 am

    I am so very excited to enter to win the one thing my husband and I have been wanting for so long now! We are a family of four. First of all, we have never had photos done professioanally. Secondly, we couldn’t afford to have them done due to our debts from the economy and me being laid off to care for our son before and after his heart surgery. He was born with a rare heart defect 1 month after we finished building our home. Being laid off and my husbands construction business going downhill due to the economy almost kept us from keeping the home we built with our own hands. Now the kids are the perfect ages to capture that special time but still the finances are just not there. My husband and I are both 34 and our children are 3 and 8 years old. This would truelly be the perfect blessing at the perfect time! No matter who wins, blessings on you for offering such a wonderful package. PattyReplyCancel

  • Gabriella HarperJanuary 28, 2012 - 3:12 am

    Your pictues are too cute! Love the one with the sofa in the trees! You have a great eye. 🙂 Would love to win and get some cute family pics!ReplyCancel

  • marlanaJanuary 28, 2012 - 11:08 pm

    My daughter is 2 and we have yet to take family pic!!! Your pics are beautiful!!
    Marlana arnold babygirnene29@yahoo.comReplyCancel

  • ShaShayJanuary 29, 2012 - 1:53 am

    My daughter is almost 1 and her father and I haven’t been
    able to afford to get professional pics of her or even us as a family.after being
    Out of work for over a month now there’s no way we’d be able to go pay
    For them, so we would be forever grateful if we won 🙂 we just love your workReplyCancel

  • VanessaJanuary 29, 2012 - 3:36 am

    Wow! What a great giveaway! I am pregnant with my 4th baby and would love to get some awesome pictures of my family- my kids are all under 5. My husband is going to college and I work from home….so this would be amazing! Thanks for the opportunity to win!ReplyCancel

  • CorrieJanuary 29, 2012 - 3:19 pm

    This is so great of you to do! What an amazing giveaway! I would be so blessed by winning this. We used to have family/professional pics taken all of the time. Then with the economy, jobs, money, etc . . . we just haven’t been able to have any taken in such a long time. Our only family picture taken professionally was taken 11 years ago! My youngest son (now 4) isn’t even in it! He asks all of the time where he is in our pics! yikes! So, yes, we would be incredibly blessed to win this giveaway! And our youngest son would finally know where he’s at in our family pics. 🙂 Thank you so much for doing this! You are wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • SicalynnJanuary 29, 2012 - 11:53 pm

    I have been following you on facebook for some time now, and your pictures are simply beautiful. What an amazing giveaway, thank you so much! It would be such a wonderful thing to win.ReplyCancel

  • AmandaJanuary 30, 2012 - 1:02 am

    This is awesome! The reasons I want to win the session with you are because we are now a family of 5 as of 8 weeks ago and we have not had our pics taken yet. I want to remmeber this time and pictures with you would be the perfect way. Also, as of last week, I had not heard of you but immediately fell in love with the beautiful way you capture moments in people’s lives. And the final reason I want to win this session is because I have always wanted to have our pics done outdoors by a professional photographer but we have never been able to afford it so this would be an amazing opportunity. Thanks for offering this and I hope your business grows and grows!ReplyCancel

  • vicky sjolanderJanuary 30, 2012 - 1:34 am

    I recently started following you and think you do beautiful work! You have a great eye and seen so genuine. I would be honored to have you capture my family of three with your creative eye!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn KravitzJanuary 30, 2012 - 7:29 am

    Photos save a moment in time. So many memories can be captured in a single shot. Losing both my parents and not having many pictures of them, I now will step in front of a camera. Before I would run away, stand in the back of a a group shot. Since I have so few pictures of my parents I don’t want to leave my childern without some incredible family pictures. Having a few medical scares in the past few years I would love to capture this time when we are enjoying life. I love seeing your photos on FB – you have a very pure eye and your photos look amazing. You have truly been given and incredible gift.ReplyCancel

  • mrsdthompson4January 30, 2012 - 8:10 am

    So I was in a hurry when I posted my first comment and just had to come back. Betsy you already know that I love your work but you deserve to hear it a million times over! You truly are my hero! I look at what you have done with your passion and I just can’t help but be excited for you. When you did our pictures a little over 2 years ago you rekindled a spark of passion in me with your love for photography. You made our experience so awesome and it was impossible for both me and Curtis to not see that you truly love what you do! You captured a truly good memory that we still look back on. There is no way we could ever get from Sears, Walmart, or Penny’s what we got that day. What’s more is that the name Essence Photography says exactly what you do in one word… you capture the Essence of what you are shooting. Your heart shines when you work and I am so blessed to have found a photographer who has a true passion for what they do and who I am excited to go back to time and time again. Thanks Betsy for sharing that “spark” of passion and for capturing the Essence of my family. It’s something you don’t see in a lot of portraits and it’s worth is more than I can put a dollar sign on. YOU ROCK lady! Thanks for being the awesome you that you are… that being said, your style is right up my alley and I TOTALLY want to win! Haha! Totally… Like… I REALLY want to win! LOL!ReplyCancel

  • jmariecoxJanuary 30, 2012 - 7:49 pm

    I would love to win for me and my daughter. She’s growing up so fast. Please pick me!!!__ReplyCancel

  • katie lynneJanuary 30, 2012 - 7:53 pm

    I would love love love to see what you could do with my big little family!!ReplyCancel

  • Joel and LeslieJanuary 30, 2012 - 9:01 pm

    Betsy, we just love you and your wonderful family. Seriously, thank you for who you are and the love that pours out of your talent and your business. I pray blessings over Essence Photography and all your ventures. Blessings to you, my friend!!!!

    Why would I love to win this? Ummmm, because YOU’RE AWESOMELY TALENTED!!! Because any work done by you is absolutely breathtaking, and these moments in life don’t last forever, and I love that your work captures those moments. Love you girl! 🙂
    LeslieReplyCancel

  • Sonja M.January 30, 2012 - 9:59 pm

    I would love to win this awesome package. You have done such great and amazing pictures for our family, from 1st birthdays, adoption, and even family pictures. WE can NEVER have enough pictures of our kids growing up. I know you will pick the one that touches your heart. Thanks again Betsy.ReplyCancel

  • mommyofkellerJanuary 30, 2012 - 11:51 pm

    The best kind of gift is memories captured in a picture! Hoping for a good camera someday soon, my iPhone is not cutting it! My 2 boys, Keller and Axel, (no matter how much I try to stop them) keep growing. It’s definitely time to document and capture this sweet time in our lives! Hoping to experience the ‘essesnce’ of your photography, Sheena GeorgeReplyCancel

  • Benjamin AidenJanuary 31, 2012 - 2:50 am

    I follow the blog, follow you on Facebook and have been a loyal customer since day 1!!! Does that make me win 🙂 You are extremely talented and have captured the true essence in every photo of my handsome son, each and every memory I want to remember is captured in one of your photos. You have captured my son in photos since he was 2 months old and next month he turns 3! You are a true friend, a great photographer! Shannon Shaver & BenReplyCancel

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