March 1, 2010

We have a WINNER!!!

for my Inspire Me giveaway...

Meet the Shea Family!

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At the risk of dating myself, do you remember that moment in Jerry Maguire when Tom Cruise made that long-winded speech declaring his love and Renee Zellweger said simply, "You had me at hello."? The Shea Family had me at "hello."

I have a deep, abiding respect for military families and the profound sacrifices they make to serve our nation. I'm delighted to have the opportunity to say in my own small way: THANK YOU!

Here are some snippets from the Sheas' note:

"Hello! [yes, she really did begin the letter with "hello!"] I found your blog from the "i heart faces" blog... We are a family of 5 that just recently moved to 29 Palms, CA due to my husband being in the U.S. Marines. I do photography as a hobby and I'm in no way a professional; I just enjoy using my camera and trying to capture good images of my boys. However, there are tons of photos of my boys and there are only a few with me in the actual photo. We have never had a professional photography shoot and I have always wanted one ... I would love to have a photo session to send to our families back home, since they don't get to see us that often, they would enjoy getting photos of our family..."

Sheas- I can't wait to get busy shooting! I just hope I can master the intricacies involved in photographing a family with three active boys before our session! [very big grin]

Many thanks to all who entered and shared their story with me...

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Orange County Family Photographer

9 comments:

Kimberly Oaster said...

You will have a blast shooting the Shea family! I look forward to seeing some of their shots.

Tracy P. said...

Hmmm, now where could you get some quick practice with some busy boys???? Oh, the fun you will have! Lucky them!

Julie Rivera Photography said...

Fabulous choice, from a former Navy gal and current Army wife, there is no one more deserving! I just wish I lived closer so I could have entered, too. I could have made my family sound really terrific and very deserving. It might have taken a couple drafts.... :) Can't wait to see the images!

Heidi said...

LOL! about the 3 active boys comment. :) Apparently a ridiculous amount of practice hasn't helped me any... I'm sure you'll do an awesome job, though.

Becky @ The Shea Family said...

OH MY Gosh! I cant believe we are getting a photo sesssion! I have been sick today and just now got on the computer and say this on here! Im just so thrilled! Thank you so much!!!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

They sound perfect for the shoot. I am excited for them. And for you!

Kelly said...

Congrats to that family! They are extremely blessed to have the opportunity to meet you and in the end have some fabulous pics! Can't wait to see the final products!

Rhonda said...

Can't wait to see the pictures!!!

Tonya said...

It warms my heart to know a military family is getting the lovely (photo) treatment from you! yay!