26.2.11

Final Giveaway: Rachel K Sumner Photography, Free Portrait Session!

Our final giveaway comes from Rachel K Sumner, an extremely talented photographer here in Seattle!  I actually just met her briefly for the first time yesterday night!  I am so jealous of whoever wins this giveaway because I would love love love to have my portrait taken by her :)

My love of photography goes hand in hand with my love of stories.  Life is meant to be captured and re-shared.  No matter how monumentally joyous the occasion or how painful the moment or circumstance, there is always, always something beautiful to be told.

Her Giveaway:
Yep, that is right.  If you are in the Seattle area, you can get a FREE 1 hour portrait session with Rachel!  I am so excited about this!  And don't worry, if you don't live in Seattle you can still enter for a framed photograph :)
To Enter
visit her website and leave a comment on this post telling me why you like her photography!
remember to include your email address with your comment so I can let you know if you've won!  
this giveaway closes on March 5th.


40 comments:

Kaitlyn Rose said...

I love the sharpness of her photographs and the vivid, but muted colors. She's wonderful. I'm pretty sure I'd fly out to Seattle just to claim my portrait session.

kaitlynmeanspure@gmail.com!

Lucy Kitsch said...

Agreed with Kaitlyn. I would probably drive out if I won this. :)
Her photography... it's gorgeous. They are real - they really seem to capture the essence of the person she is shooting.

I would be honored to win.
My e-mail is lucykitsch@live.com
Good luck, ladies. :)

Theresa said...

Love the photos in the "Melody Makers" section of the site. They truly do tell a story. So glad I live in Seattle!

trese@spu.edu

Siera Josephine said...

i would love to win this because if i did i would want to give it to my friend who lives in seattle! i live in CA and technically i could fly out since i have family in the airlines but she would love it so much! love the work.

sierajosephine@gmail.com

a day with kate said...

wow- those portraits are gorgeous. i love seeing seattle photographer's work because i always recognize people in the photos! why oh why did i leave?? ...

hart.katielouise@gmail.com

the carnival by the sea said...

i love the energy of what she captures, very natural and real. also, her use of natural light, something i really appreciate.

there were a couple of people that looked familiar.. hmmm. :)

fingers crossed!
~zara
lamey5@comcast.net

Michelle Clement said...

Ooh - the all have such a sweet, personal feeling about them. :) I love the tone of them very much! Also - the tunes on the website are pretty rad, on a side note! he he. Fingers crossed!

Madi said...

I love the softness of her photographs. All her portraits are amazing!
I live in Seattle and would love to have a 1 hour portrait session!
-madi
mffritzke@gmail.com

Stephanie Thigpen said...

Okay, so I'm actually not entering to win this one... I want someone who actually lives in Seattle and can work with her to win! But her photography is amazing. Good luck to whomever wins!

Sarah said...

Gosh, well, in addition to technical awesomeness and beautiful compositions, I LOVE the expressions she captures. So beautiful. I would love to have a chance to have a photo session with her.

Girly Girl Moments said...

I absolutely LOVE her photography because it's all so simple but yet the depth is amazing. I love it!
girlygirlmoments@gmail.com

Annamarie said...

Gorgeous work! Love the wedding work!
-admorales@live.com

Andrea said...

Oh oh oh! I love Rachel K Sumner photography! When I look at her photos, I want to be IN them! Her lighting is magical and her compositions are striking. She has a gift for capturing colors and textures, and her subjects seem so comfortable around her. I can't wait to see more of Rachel's fashion photos, and wedding photos too!

lexacd said...

I love her photography! It's a similar style to one of my friends (aspiring photographer).. its so soft and lovely!

alexandra_digiorgio at comcast dot net

Suburban Sweetheart said...

Everything looks very soft but at the same time edgy. I wish I lived close enough to Seattle to hire her!

kjosephina said...

I love her unique perspective and how she captures the everyday beauty that is often overlooked. My best friend lives in Seattle and I will be there this summer!

wise_pixel@yahoo.com

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Ali said...

wow, she really captures souls in her pictures. Absolutely stunning.

thomandalicia at msn.com

Rachell Taylor said...

I love that she captures Seattle in all of those shots.

It would be wonderful to meet more Seattle photographers, being one myself.

Rachelltaylor342@gmail.com

Elyndis said...

I love that she really captures the essence of the people in her portraits!

cacoethes.carpendi@gmail.com

Cheryl said...

So lovely. I wish I was a seattle-ite so she could capture me in the beautiful way she captures people.
I love the lighting in her 'here to there' photos.

so pretty.

cheryl_birkey@yahoo.com

Kashena said...

I love the colors and hues in her photographs; they're dreamlike!

And I'm in Seattle, woo!

Allie said...

Her photos are so quiet and natural-- not forced looking at all. It would be so fun to have a photo sesh with her!

Carolina said...

I love how expressive her work is :)

illuminession at gmail dot com.

nesha said...

I love the melody makes part of her site because it shows photography of real life scenarios :)

thebuttonowl@gmail.com

WhitneyJane said...

The crispness of the subjects in the foreground contrasted by the shallow depth that she is able to create makes her photography incredibly gorgeous to me. Not to mention the light is always perfect in every one of her shots! I would love to win this!

wstewart8705@gmail.com

KT Barnes said...

love rachel's work! my favorite thing is that she truly captures "real life" - nothing staged or fake (kbarnes@spu.edu)

Miss Makes-a-Lot said...

gosh, what better way to celebrate my upcoming cross country road trip and relocation to seattle!!! her work is so fabulous and would help set the tone for my new life on the west coast :D

aimee said...

her work is quite timeless. its vintage and cutting edge at the same time.

whoober@hotmail.com

Tsuki aka LittleGrayFox said...

I love her photography! It's so inspiring. She really captures the true spirit of each person she shoots and her photos tell great stories

Tfoxcreations@gmail.com

fred said...

when I look at her photos, it's like I'm going on an esoteric journey while riding on a cloud. :)

freddypark@gmail.com

taryn said...

Rachel's photo's are timeless. She has the ability to capture the raw emotion of her subjects in a unique and creative story-like manner. I am in love(!) and would be honored to have a portrait so striking to pass on to my further generations.

taryn.kitson@gmail.com

renee kristine said...

I'm Renee and a new follower of your blog! Just thought I'd say hello!

anyhoot, i love what you've got going here, very cute!

Feel free to take a look at mine [you know, just so you know who's reading yours :)]

http://babygeisler.blogspot.com/

Renee xo

Susan McCurry said...

Her images are so Seattle! The lighting, and the grey reflect the beloved city. It would be so fun to have a shoot with her.
susan_mccurry@hotmail.com

Elisa Nyasom said...

OMGEEH I absolutely love your photos . your eye is very unique and so inspiring. I'd love, just love for you to take photos of me. i will forever be grateful to be captured in any little way by you. please contact me and pick me for the free photoshoot. love Elisa. I live in Maryland for now.

feedingsmiles@yahoo.com

jackie c said...

Ah I've always loved Rachel's work- the way she captures personality and color makes me so happy. It's such a joy to look through her photos and catch a glimpse into the curiosity of her creative process. Rachel and I would have a grand ole time doing a portrait session. :) :) :)

jackienchaney@gmail.com

Ian Gill said...

I love how each of her photos capture the distinct character of who she is shooting.

I also like what Freddy said.

iangill.com@gmail.com

Chris Czerniak said...

I also love Rachel's work!
She's incredibly creative ...

Lizzie Johnson said...

It's a little unconventional. I love the way she uses color and all the great facial expressions she captures! I definitely feel like I'm a part of the memories when I look at these photos.

elisabethanejohnson@gmail.com

Lizzie Johnson said...

And even though the contest is over, I still think it's worth saying how awesome these photos are :)