Lauren B Photography Review and GiveawayCLOSED


“Never buy a piece of art that you don’t have to have. You know, don’t worry about who the artist is or how much it’s worth. I mean, you have to live with it everyday. You have to walk by it everyday. You have to really love it; you have to really appreciate it. It’s kind of like picking a mate.”-Jenifer Aniston in The Breakup

I am no stranger to the flash of a camera. I grew up with a mom who would do ANYTHING to get us kids to sit down for a photo shoot. She later started a photography business. I also have an Uncle who gets to travel around the world taking his stunning photos and sharing them at art galleries. I love photographs and I know a good photo when I see it! That is why I was so excited to be able to do a review and giveaway for LaurenBPhotography’s!

Getting To know Lauren

Where are you from? and a little bit about you

I was born and raised in Prescott, AZ. I met my husband in Tucson, AZ, while I was attending school and he was stationed at Davis Monthan Air Force Base. I worked for Starbucks Coffee Company for five years and quit after the birth of our daughter, Addison (we call her Addie). I have been so blessed to have the opportunity to stay at home with my little girl who is now 16 months old. We now live in Spokane, Washington.

Why did you start your Etsy store?

I have been a fan of Etsy for many years. Whenever I buy birthday or Christmas gifts, I always look on Etsy first. It is nice to buy handmade, and what better way to help boost our economy than to buy directly from the maker.

I wanted to become a part of the Etsy community of sellers and I wanted to do what I could to help support my family while doing something that I love. Etsy has given me the opportunity to make money while still being a stay-at-home-mom.

Do you have anything new you plan on adding to your store?

I will soon be offering notecards with my images printed on them in my Etsy shop. I will sell them individually and in packs and they will all come with matching envelopes. Also, referrals, referrals, referrals, I cannot say it enough. The only way I am going to grow as a business and be successful is to have people refer their friends, families, coworkers, and so on to my shop. I will always be offering the referral discount (15% off purchases to referring customers), and the reward to those who refer new customers (for every customer you refer, you will receive a $5 credit to go towards your future purchases in my Etsy shop.

As for my professional photography business, I have two weddings lined up so far for this year, both of which are in different states, and I hope to do more. I also love photographing high school seniors for their graduation announcements. I think graduating from highschool is such an exciting time in life and is something to be very proud of, I hope to get a chance to take on more senior photo shoots.

How did you learn to take such beautiful photos?

I took five photography classes in college, purchased my own darkroom equipment and did a great deal of work/experimenting at home, worked for the professional wedding photographer, Roberto Valenzuela, started my own professional photography business which can be seen at www.laurenbauerphotography.com, and now am selling some of my fine art photography through my Etsy shop.

Do you have a blog, twitter, or facebook page?

I have twitter http://twitter.com/LauBPhotography

And a personal facebook page not a fanpage yet http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/mamabauer

What photo in your shop is your favorite and why?

It is really hard to answer this question because every image in my Etsy store has a story behind it, I can remember exactly where I was and who I was with, so each photograph has a memory behind it for me. But if I had to choose one item that is my favorite as a photographer, it is the image titled Winding Road http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=43640526

What style do you specialize in?

I don’t really specialize in any one particular style of photography. I try to always have an eye out for a good picture, if I see something I like I take it. I do all types of photography – portraits, nature, still life, etc. I try to not limit myself.

What inspires you to take photos?

Photography is my joy and passion. The possibilities are endless for me when I am behind the camera. Each picture has a story behind it. My photography is unique and limitless. When I take a good picture I literally feel like I am jumping up and down inside. It is so amazing to take something that is just ordinary and make it extraordinary as you can see in my “silly pigeon” image, and to be a part of those extraordinary moments and to capture them to savor forever. My desire is to share that joy and passion with you through etsy.

For those in the Washington area do you offer personal photo shoots?

Yes, please take a look at my professional photography at http://www.laurenbauerphotography.com/, and please contact me with any questions.

Anything else you would like us to know?

I am offering a Buy One Get One Free Spring Sale in my Etsy shop. Details can be found in my shop announcement.

Remember Etsy for you future purchases. You won’t be disappointed.

Thank you.

My Thoughts

I started this post out with one of my favorite movie quotes. I believe that quote to the core of my being. That is why I said yes to review the stunning photos of Lauren’s. She has a true technique of capturing the essence of life and I did not think I could find more beautiful photography than what I seen in her etsy shop…then I went to her web site. I could have spent hours looking at her photos and I know that there are MANY that I would enjoy to look at every day of my life. Some of them make me feel uplifted. Others take me to a place of serenity. My favorites are the couple’s photos. She showed us how in love they are and took the photos in a manner that is simply romantic.

I encourage all of my readers to check out Lauren’s gorgeous photographs. I know that you will not be able to choose just one!

Also, ALL of my amazing readers that purchase some of her striking photos will get 15% off your purchase!! Just make sure you put HEAVENLY SAVINGS in the comment to seller box!

Buy It!
You can go to HERE to purchase these Beautiful Photo’s! Remember you can also get 15% off your purchase! Just make sure to put Heavenly Savings in the comment to seller box!
Win It!

 

ONE of my lucky readers will win an 8×10 photo of their choice!







Mandatory Entry….Go to LaurenBPhotography and tell me what photo you would choose if you are the winner.

Extra Entries

 

1. Tell me a spot in your house that just needs a photo from LaurenBPhotography
 
2. Purchase an item from LaurenBPhotography remember to put Heavenly Savings in the comment box to receive your 15% off (10 entries)
 
3. Blog about this leaving a link to this giveaway as well as a link to LaurenBPhotography (3 entries)
 
4. Heart (favorite) LaurenBPhotography etsy shop
 
5. Follow LaurenBPhotography on Twitter
 
6. Follow LaurenBPhotography Shop Feed
 
7. ReTweet this (leave a link) can be done daily
 
8. Follow me via Google Connect
 
9. Grab My Button
 
I WILL verify each entry! All entries that are not verifiable will be deleted!

Contest will close on Thursday April 29th at 11:59 p.m. MST and the winner will be chosen via Random.org and notified via e-mail. Giveaway is open Worldwide ** Please note that if you are a winner outside of U.S. then international shipping cost will be dependent on the location! No P.O Boxes Please!

Winner will have 48 hours to reply to my e-mail. If I do not hear back from the winner than another winner will be chosen!

**This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you, Lauren (LaurenBPhotography) for supplying the product(s) for the review and giveaway

Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    I would choose the road winding picture. It is really beautiful. She is such a good photographer.
    debp
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

  2. Jus and Kat says:

    I would choose the Butterfly On Child's Hand picture.

  3. Jus and Kat says:

    Our office walls are begging for a good photograph!

  4. Frugal Science Gal says:

    I would choose the I Love Josh picture! I love it! 🙂

    frugalsciencegal [at] gmail [dot] com

  5. Frugal Science Gal says:

    I follow you on google friend connect.

    frugalsciencegal [at] gmail [dot] com

  6. Lance, Teisa, Amelia and Bayla Linscott says:

    The I Heart You picture is fabulous and would go well in my home.

    teisalinscott@gmail.com

  7. I would pick this one!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/44017816/butterfly-on-childs-hand-8×10-fine-art-p

    kimhigueria(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. i love love love love love (have i said love enough haha) the reflecting echo print!

    kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

  9. the spot in my house that needs the reflecting echo is my bedroom! i have only black and white pictures on my wall, so this would be PERFECT!

    kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

  10. Anonymous says:

    i like the sunset http://www.etsy.com/listing/43750497/sunset-silhouette-8×12-fine-art-print
    but also winding road! 🙂

    thanks for the giveaway

    eco dog at live dot com

  11. Anonymous says:

    i'm a follower! yay!

    thanks again –

    ecodog at live dot com

  12. I'd choose the Reflections In The Water print. I used to live in Phoenix and took trips to Prescott and remember the dells. Would be such a great memento!

  13. I would choose the Sunset Silhouette if I won!
    Thank you for the giveaway 🙂
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

  14. I heart LaurenBPhotography on Etsy – my username is Hurdler4eva
    Thank you for the giveaway 🙂
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

  15. I love the beautiful hummingbird 8×10 photo!
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

  16. This photo would look lovely in my foyer–right now there's a blank wall and it needs some color and freshness. Thank you for the chance to win!
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

  17. BEadECLECTIC says:

    I read the Crochet Loft blog you posted. I learned that she likes to use embellishments and I LOVE the croched cozis!!!!

    bead.eclectic@gmail.com

  18. BEadECLECTIC says:

    I hearted the shop!

    bead.eclectic@gmail.com

  19. BEadECLECTIC says:

    I would love to have a photo for my bedroom. I'm about to strip down 60+ year old wall paper in a spare room and move my bed in there, and I need some fun decor!

    bead.eclectic@gmail.com

  20. BEadECLECTIC says:

    I follow your blog!

    bead.eclectic@gmail.com

  21. There are three that I love: Lighthouse Island, Lighthouse, Butterfly On Child's Hand. Selecting only one will be difficult.

    clenna at aol dot com

  22. If I selected the lighthouse pix I would put it in my bedroom. If I decided on the butterfly I would put it in my spare bedroom. (which my grand kids use every week)

    clenna at aol dot com

  23. My favorites are hummingbird or twinkling hearts.

    Thanks for the giveaway and good luck to everyone!

  24. Cabootique says:

    I would choose Over Broadway – 8×12 Fine Art Print.

    carethediva[at]hotmail[dot]com

  25. very married says:

    ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

    My favorite is The Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge. I live near the bridge and it's my favorite landmark!

  26. The Prickly Pinecone says:

    I adore the road winding road print!

    thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail(dot)com

  27. I would pick the Lake Granby Panoramic print. I love Lake Granby!

    rubyandbuddy at yahoo dot com

  28. My family room could really use some beautiful photography!

    rubyandbuddy at yahoo dot com

  29. Added Etsy shop to favorites (jknd2000)

    rubyandbuddy at yahoo dot com

  30. Tweeted about giveaway:
    http://twitter.com/buddyCO/status/12349480280

    rubyandbuddy at yahoo dot com

  31. Linda Kish says:

    I like the butterfly on child's hand

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  32. I would choose Sweet Serenity. It's so placid and beautiful.

    vantran2311f03[at]hotmail[dot]com

  33. My living room could definitely use a great photo.

    vantran2311f03[at]hotmail[dot]com

  34. Without a doubt, I'd choose the I Love Josh photo….because I do love my Josh! 🙂

    annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

  35. Pretty much everyspot in our house….we moved in not long ago, and our walls are bare!

    annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

  36. I follow your blog 🙂

    annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

  37. i love the friendliest flower photo! my bare just painted walls is in need of a picture!!

    iceflurrie(at)hotmail(dot)com

    thanks!

  38. paula michele says:

    My favorite is Twinkling Hearts.

    hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

  39. paula michele says:

    My bedroom could use one of her photos. It would brighten up the wall.

    hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

  40. paula michele says:

    I follow LauBPhotography on Twitter- @ksh123

  41. I only have a few pieces in my home for decor and one happens to be of Brooklyn Bridge so I would get The Walk Across The Brooklyn Bridge to match. It's also b&w like my current one, awesome!

  42. I enjoyed your interview and think that all of the photos are lovely. I think that "I Heart You" is very sweet and will make a perfect notecard;)

    cyclona66(at) aol dot com

  43. If I were the lucky winner I would select the winding Road photo.

  44. I'd choose this Butterfly photo: http://www.etsy.com/listing/43852811/butterfly—11×14-fine-art-print

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  45. I would choose the "Old church Photo"
    rally_thade17@hotmail.com

  46. I follow on google friends
    rally_thade17@hotmail.com

  47. Christina says:

    Christina – xristya@rock.com – I would choose Winding Road – it really IS my favorite!

  48. Kristine says:

    The purple wildflower is very pretty.
    kbrite at gmail

  49. I made my mouse come to a screeching halt when I saw Winding Road!! Beauiful and my fave:)
    earthdancedaph@yahoo.com
    http://earthdancedaph.blogspot.com

  50. I love the 'Winding Road'. khaski78 at hotmail dot com

  51. Hi
    So many beautiful photos!
    My favourite is Sweet Serenity….although…Winding Road could be also!
    Thank you for this opportunity 🙂
    caron.chester@gmail.com

  52. I don't actually have a space, as such, begging for a photo…but I love beautiful art and can always find a good place for it! You can never have too much beauty!
    Blessings
    caron.chester@gmail.com

  53. I'd love either of the Marblehead pictures or the Poppy one.

    jamiedelight at gmail.com

  54. AmbreRose says:

    I love this shop, what great photos, they are so beautiful! I really like the Peaceful Shore and Bubble Toes. ambrerose(!at)aol.com

  55. AmbreRose says:

    I think I would have the bubble toes in my bathroom and any of the others in my extra bedroom. ambrerose(!at)aol.com

  56. Mike and Shan says:

    I can't decide between light house island and old church!! I love them!!

    shanphillipp@yahoo.com

  57. Mike and Shan says:

    following LaurenBPhotography on twitter

  58. Caroline says:

    I would choose the Marblehead Harbor – 4×6 Fine Art Print, since it is my home town.
    design4less@yahoo.com

  59. Just Chillin is a really cool photo however think I would get thumb butte. Awesome photography and a pleasure to see, thanks!
    cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

  60. Michelle says:

    I would choose Sweet Serenity! Beautiful!

    jessandshelly@gmail.com

  61. Ashley Elaine says:

    I like Old Glory In The Sky.

    uncashbug6 at aol dot com

  62. Ashley Elaine says:

    added to favorites on etsy under the name ashleyelaine22

  63. Anonymous says:

    I would choose the Cactus Bloom!

    Trudy
    onlyjustine at yahoo dot com

  64. I would choose Sunset Silhouette for my living room.

  65. ReTweeted!

    @angelnetinc

  66. phrannie says:

    i'd pick Twinkling Hearts print 8)

    @FlamingBlingy
    phranne[at]yahoo.com

  67. phrannie says:

    following Laura on twitter
    @FlamingBlingy
    phranne[at]yahoo.com

  68. phrannie says:

    my KITCHEN could really use a lovely photo of hers! it's the friendliest place of almost any house 8)
    @FlamingBlingy
    phranne[at]yahoo.com

  69. I would choose the butterfly on child picture…it is absolutely stunning!

  70. Stephanie says:

    i love the beautiful humming bird 8 x 10

    steph.rutledge@gmail.com

  71. mpollard31 says:

    I like this print Winding Road – 8×10 Fine Art Print.

  72. Heather! says:

    Oh, this is tough. I love 'Always Hope', and 'Twinkling Hearts', but I think my very favorite is 'Beauty Amongst Thorns'. They're all quite different photos, but each evokes an emotional reaction in me, and that's what I like art to do! 🙂

    Thanks…I LOVE this shop!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  73. Heather! says:

    I would put 'Beauty Amongst the Thorns' in my hallway, probably, because I would pass it every day. It's an inspiring photo, and one that I would want to be sure others could see easily and often.

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  74. Heather! says:

    I follow LaurenB on Twitter as hybroanglid.
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  75. Heather! says:

    I now subscribe to LaurenB's etsy shop RSS feed.

    THANK YOU for making this an entry; I never noticed you could subscribe to a shop's feed before! SO COOL!!

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  76. Heather! says:

    I retweeted this giveaway.
    http://twitter.com/hybroanglid/status/12884061024

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  77. I really like the Plucking Heartstrings photo, it would go great in my hubby's music room

    Supabisha@hotmail.com

  78. Following LauBPhotography on Twitter. Thrifty_Wifey

    Supabisha@hotmail.com

  79. Lauren has so many great photos. If I was the winner I would choose either the Bird on Broadway or Friendliest Flower print. Those two are my favorites!

    seashell210 (at) gmail (dot) com

  80. I would hang a Lauren B Photography print in my room!

    seashell210 (at) gmail (dot) com

  81. I mentioned your giveaway on my blog!

    http://itsacharmedlifeblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/another-giveaway-win-another-giveaway.html

    seashell210(at)gmail(dot)com

  82. I added Lauren B Photoggraphy as a favorite on Etsy (seashell210)

    seashell210(at)gmail(dot)com

  83. Entry # 2 for blogging about the giveaway.

    seashell210(at)gmail(dot)com

  84. I'm following LaurenBPhotography on Twitter (charmedlifeblog)

    seashell210(at)gmail(dot)com

  85. Tweeted about the giveaway:

    http://twitter.com/charmedlifeblog/status/12980314206

    seashell210 (at) gmail (dot) com

  86. My favorite is the Reflections In The Water photo! beautiful xx

    linalia.lee at gmail dot com

  87. following on twitter as linalia

    linalia.lee at gmail dot com

  88. I follow your blog 🙂

    linalia.lee at gmail dot com

  89. I'm currently staying in my dorm in college and would love to put one of the photos on my wall above my desk!

    linalia.lee at gmail dot com

  90. Anonymous says:

    we have an empty space in our bedroom where we are only doing b & w photos. it would be perfect!
    shen
    divertida(at)fastmail(dot)fm

  91. janetfaye says:

    I have a living room end table that is the perfect spot.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  92. janetfaye says:

    I follow you on GFC – janetfaye

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  93. Anonymous says:

    I would choose the Butterfly on Childs Hand. Butterflies and children are 2 of my favorite things.

    felecia@twinoaksfl.org

  94. I would choose the hummingbird picture!

    amymbrennan @ hotmail . com

  95. There's a spot in my bedroom, right above my dresser, where a framed photo by Lauren B would look so beautiful and peaceful.

  96. Ľubaša says:

    I would like to have Winding Road – 8×10 Fine Art Print. thanks
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

  97. Ľubaša says:

    I follow LaurenBPhotography on twitter @Lubaska
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

  98. Ľubaša says:

    I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/Lubaska/status/13084322068
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

  99. Knifty Thrifty says:

    I would choose Monsoon Sunset. That is so beautiful!

    aero1600@gmail.com

  100. Knifty Thrifty says:

    Monsoon Sunset would look really beautiful in a frame on the side table in my living room!

    aero1600@gmail.com

  101. Knifty Thrifty says:

    I follow LaurenBPhotography on Twitter!
    @lalolagirl

    aero1600@gmail.com

  102. Knifty Thrifty says:

    I subscribe to the shop feed!

    aero1600@gmail.com

  103. Knifty Thrifty says:
  104. CarolineB says:

    I would put the Hope Street pic in my bedroom so I could see it every morning 🙂

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