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I am so psyched to be living in Texas during the spring.  I loooooved photographing my kids playing in the bluebonnet fields, and I’m itching to get back out there before the flowers disappear.  So I am announcing my first, very BIG blog contest!

Can you picture yourself or your child here?


Here is the deal, the winner receives a FREE mini session with me.  No sitting fee, no purchasing images, the whole thing is FREE!  What do you get?  10-15 high resolution, processed images on disk.  That’s a value of over $850!

The rules?

  • You must be local.  This means Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Leander, etc.
  • The session will occur next Saturday, April 19th at 7 pm in Round Rock, so you gotta be available then (weather permitting).
  • Limited to two people photographed.  Ok, well, if you have 3 children, we’ll make it work, but you can’t invite Aunt Sally, Uncle Joe and all your distant cousins.  😉
  • Not limited to children only, this would make a gorgeous maternity shoot, or a husband/wife shoot, so enter even if you don’t have kids.
  • You can only enter once.  We’re working on the honor system here, so no cheatin!  Post a comment in this post with your first name and last initial.  Email entries will not be accepted.  Only comments to this post.  Deadline is Wednesday at midnight!  I will print out all the comments on Thursday morning when we wake up and let Taryn pull a name out of a hat.  The winner will be announced mid-morning Thursday.
  • It is transferable.  So say you win and want to give it to a friend or relative, you can, but they gotta follow the rules too.  =)  This means your Mom, Sister and Cousin can enter and give it to you if they win.  Just send them on over to the blog and have them enter!
  • Winner must be willing to sign a model release allowing me to use the images taken during the session for promotional purposes, on the blog, website, etc.
  • There is no cash value.  If you win and don’t use the session, or if all the bluebonnets mysteriously disappear suddenly, I’ll be sad, but I won’t owe you any money.

Scroll down a ways to see some of my bluebonnet photographs.  Ok, so I’m excited!!  And be sure to check back over the next month, I’m planning to announce at least one more contest to celebrate the opening of Life in Motion Photography on June 1st!

  • I’d drive to Austin if it wasn’t my DH’s birthday! And I’d send it along to our friends in Austin if she wasn’t due with her first child the day before! Great idea & I *LOVE* the bluebonnets!

  • Okema

    Wow I sooo wish I lived in Austin! What a great contest. Can’t wait to see what you do!

  • nanann

    Come on, you know you just want to photograph my girls and we don’t need any contest to make it happen! 🙂

    I am personally going to keep my mouth shut and not tell anyone about this contest to better my chances, but I imagine a lot of people will know. ahh well.

    hoping to be Lucky #3 – Nancy A.

  • My cousin lives in Austin with her 5 year old daughter, twin 2 year old daughters and another daughter due in a few weeks (csection scheduled for May 9). She is so giving and sends all of her twin clothing up to my twins here in PA and I would love to win this for her!! What a way to pay it forward for all she does for us and for her girls!! She is truly a super-mom!!! I of course, would still be super jealous that we don’t live closer to have you take my girl’s photos but would get over it quick!! Hope Taryn picks me!!

  • MC Urban

    I am crossing my fingers from here until Thursday! I’d like to say that I would give it up to someone more deserving if our name gets drawn, but that would be a lie. Oh, and I know you said first name, last initial, but MC U Just lucked weird. Kinda like a University.
    Can’t wait to see who the lucky winner is!

  • Staci Z

    I am DROOLING over the chance to win this!!! I only wish you didn’t have such a huge blog following to up my chances =) I have been lurking forever and I love your work! staci z

  • Amanda

    I stalk your blog and am thrilled that you are offering up a contest. Please drop my name/e-mail in the hat. I love your work and would love to have more pictures of the hubs and me.

  • I’d feel guilty about winning since we just did a session with you last month, but your photos are too gorgeous to not enter!

    McGee C.

  • I’m totally laughing at McGee’s comment! Reading this post, I found myself wondering if we “qualified”. Please remove my comment from consideration, but I wanted to say what a neat idea! Can’t wait to see the pics.

  • I love all of your pictures and have been lurking for a couple weeks! It would be so much fun to have a photo session 🙂

    Jennifer P (gofurr25 on the nest)

  • You rock for doing this!! Count me in!!

    Tabatha M.

    PS. Taryn, you’re so beautiful. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge! 🙂

  • I’m in Round Rock – and I’m wondering where you found these bluebonnets! Lovely pictures. I’ve been taking photos of my kids in Brenham for the past several years, but don’t think we’ll make it there this year. I think I would have to transfer my possible win, too – we’ll be out of town the 19th.

    Judith H

  • Katy J.

    What a fun idea!! I have looked at your pictures several times because they are so gorgeous!

  • Oh, I would love this opportunity! We just moved to Cedar Park from Colorado in January – and can’t wait to take a picture of our 21 month son in the Texas blue bonnets! I hope we are the winner!!

  • Lindsey C

    What a great idea. I would be honored for you to photograph my sweet little man, if I win of course! 🙂

  • We’d love to take part in a chase of some of your incredible photographer’s talent! What a great idea….. crossing my fingers here!

  • Kelle S

    I have been admiring your pics since I found your blog!! Would love to have my name put in the hat! Thanks!!

  • Jackie L.

    What a great idea! This would be a perfect opportunity to get some bluebonnet pictures taken of my daughter.

  • Libby J

    I’d love to do this with my husband! 🙂 Great idea, Lyndsay!

  • Natalie C.

    Love your work…Sounds fun. Natalie C.

  • Lyndsey R

    I would love win!

  • Amanda S

    What a great contest. Crossing my fingers!

  • Shannon H

    Wow, what a great contest. Your work is amazing! I would love to have you shoot my girl. DH’s B-day is soon so I might even jump in a few shots, if I win of course. That would be a great gift for him.

  • ChrisN

    Your photos are gorgeous! Hoping to win!

  • Lisa D.

    I love your work – and what a wonderful giveaway!

  • Sarah H

    Hi! My husband and I and our 2.5 year old son live in Round Rock! I would be honored to win this contest and have our photos taken by you! I look at your blog pretty frequently, what wonderful photography!

  • HollyA

    We have a vaca home up there – I’m a half local! 🙂 I can be there though on the 19th in a heart beat!


  • HollyA

    I have a vaca home up there so I am a half local! I can be up there in a heart beat though! 🙂


  • Laura Q

    There is not much about springtime that can make me instantly happy like bluebonnets can – what a great contest!!

  • Heidi. M

    I am very interested in getting a chance to have my children photographed by you. I live in Round Rock. I currently have over 45,000 pictures of my 2 kids ( all digital ) just with in the last 4 years!!!! No joke!!! It is a huge hobby of mine. I loved all the pictures I have looked at, that you have taken, of your children. You have a great eye, and super idea’s. My sister’s friend ( from CT.) has been following your work, and recommended me, to try this out. What a fun contest!! I hope I get to meet you on the 19th! Thanks for the chance to enter.

  • Dana S

    I really wanted you to photograph my newborn after seeing your work months ago but since you just had YOUR OWN baby, I guess I’ll have to wait a bit! Sure would be nice to get a session with you in the bluebonnets until then!!

  • ChrisM

    Terrific contest & photo work.

  • Leah K

    My post didn’t go through, so I am trying again… not trying to break the rules. Please disregard if this is a duplicate!

  • Leticia (lrb)

    Blah- my amateur photos of my son in the bluebonnets are going to look like poop compared to these! I’ll just cross my fingers and hope to possibly win! 🙂 Thanks for offering the chance! You are an inspiration!

  • My fingers are crossed… Debbie L. 🙂

  • Leanne

    Great contest!!!

  • Leah K

    I bought a couch from you. It was blue. Does that help at all?
    Kidding of course. Hope T picks me!

  • Rich K

    My wife really wants this. Submitting my entry to give to her as a Mom’s Day gift if I am chosen.

  • Olivia W

    I love your photos. I want to do this w/ my sister!

  • candy l

    Love you photos

  • Kimberly P.

    You are amazing!!! 🙂 I love looking at your pics!

    I would also love to have pics taken of my DH and I since we never did engagement pics and we have been almost 3 years! 🙂

  • Gina K.

    You work is amazing and what a great idea to have a contest!!! Come on Taryn pick me!!!!

  • Evelyn M.

    Great contest! I especially love the banner. Crossing my fingers!

  • Your work is awesome and this is a one of a kind opportunity! We would so be there. Crossing my fingers…….

  • Gina K.

    What a great contest. Come on Taryn, pick me!

  • Laura

    I would LOVE to win! Your work is great!

  • Bree L.

    What an awesome contest!

  • Becky S.

    I love the idea! There’s nothing better than bluebonnet pictures.

  • Melysa M.

    What a great contest idea! Your pictures are beautiful!

  • Dana T

    What a cool contest. The bluebonnets are beautiful. Continued success with your fresh start in Austin. . .

  • Kristin D

    How exciting! Your photographs are gorgeous! What an honor and a treat to even sign up for your contest!

  • Jamie S

    My wife really wants us to win!! Beautiful work.

  • Kat N

    Absolutely gorgeous photos, you’re very talented and this is a very generous contest you’re running! Good luck to all!

  • Shannon C.

    Wow Lyndsay, what a great give-a-way!
    Pick me Taryn! 🙂
    -Shannon C.

  • Chris P

    My wife really wants to win! Love your photos.

  • Dominick

    What a great giveaway!

  • Olivia W

    Hoping to win for my mother to give to her for a Mother’s Day gift.

  • Oh, I’m prayin’ my name gets pulled from the hat. Your work is beautiful! I keep drooling over your fun and sassy pictures of your little loves. My little 7 month old is tired of Mommy taking her pictures, she said, “it’s time for a professional”.

  • GlennC

    Please include me in your contest. This would be perfect!

  • Leah K

    Trying again. I will reply to your email tonight. Sorry it has taken me so long, I have been super busy!

  • Leah K

    Trying again. I will reply to your email tonight. I have been super busy. Sorry. 🙁

  • Mary U.

    This is beautiful! Good luck!!

  • Joyce V.

    What a wonderful contest. *Crossing my fingers, hoping I win*

  • Jon U

    Looking forward to winning – your photos are incredible.

  • Debora J.

    Beautiful pictures . . .I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  • Elizabeth U

    What a great contest! Keeping my fingers crossed 😉

  • Ruby C.

    Awesome contest, would love to win!

  • Edwin V

    Your photos are amazing. This will be a great gift for Mother’s Day!

  • Tom J.

    You photographed my grandson – and did a fantastic job (of course you had a fantastic subject with whom to work).

  • FireChiefsBride

    I’m pretty sure you have the whole Austin Nest covered here, I’m just glad this is being done soon, otherwise we’d stand no chance with all of the D&R girls that would most likely fly down for this!

    -Teresa D

  • Since I’m a photographer I have no one to photograph me and my family. I would love some amazing pictures of us. Thanks for the offer.
    Lisa W.

  • Chris U

    The photos are amazing. I took the liberty of exploring the blog, can’t say enough good things about it. Entering for a family friend.

  • Lonnie C.

    Wow, the bluebonnets in our area are no where as nice as yours. You are going to have to give the location of your secret bluebonnet area! Wonderful photos, would love to have this opportunity to win.

  • Ben S

    Fantastic pictures and what luck were I to be the winner…..

  • Amanda B.

    Beautiful work! PLEASE pick my name out of the hat! 🙂

  • Bailey W

    I’m a loyal lurker. I would love to have a session with you!

  • oooooh what a fantastic contest! I’m in Austin and would LOVE my two children to be so lucky as to be your subjects! Here’s to hoping I win!!!

    KATIE R.

    I really LOVE your blog!!!

  • Kimberly C

    Your work is so beautiful! This is a great idea.

  • Beth C

    My husband and I would love the chance for a free session! It’s our 5th anniversary in a couple of weeks so it would be great timing! Fingers crossed…

  • Dave Holdiman

    My grandson would make those bluebonnets look heaven sent!!

  • Jeanine Holdiman

    My grandson’s eyes match the “blue” of those bluebonnets!!

  • How fun is this???? Here’s to hoping we win!!!

  • Jean R

    A photo is nothing more or nothing less than capturing a moment in a particular time. What could be more simple and more beautiful than that?

  • Ok guys – contest is closed! Thanks to all those that entered! I will be drawing the winner later this morning or early afternoon! Can’t wait to see who wins!!!

  • Hello, those are great photos and interesting blog! I live too far from you to participate in your contest but I really like your photos a lot, I’m not from Texas but now that I’m here I love bluebonnets. I just stumbled across your page while searching for info about bluebonnets. This past Saturday I took my family and I out to a small patch of bluebonnets outside of Dallas, Texas to get our first bluebonnet family portrait done. If you would like to see them here they are: http://infinitemagicphoto.com/2011/04/texas-blue-bonnet-family-portrait/