Happy 1 YEAR Anniversary!

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It's been such a great year of learning, adjusting, frustratation, and more adjusting. I am so grateful to all of my clients in the last year who helped me grow this business. They had a LOT of faith in a girl who had a vision, but not a ton of techincal knowledge. So, thanks for trusting me to capture your families...(especially the Waldron family for letting me learn and practice!)

Here are the top three things I learned:

1. Friendship BEFORE ambition
2. Lighting makes the most difference between a good picture and a GREAT picture
3. You are never a success without the people who helped you get there. My lovely family for all the late stinking nights and hours. My amazing friends (you know who you are) who always comment on my blog, facebook, you name it. And Julie Parker, who showed me how to start and keeps me striving to be as good as she is! :) You all stand by me when things go good, when my feelings get hurt, and when I need advice! So THANKS!

Okay ONTO THE IMPORTANT PART OF WHY YOU ARE ON THIS POST! THE CONTEST!!!! Whoo Who!

Here are the rules:

1. You must post a link to my business (don't care if it's my blog, website, or photography page on facebook!) on your facebook, blog, myspace, or if none of those work email it to your friends. This is on the honor system...but I will check if you win! :)

2. You then come back and make a comment to moi in this post about where you put it, and how much you like my pictures! ha.

3.You can comment as many times as you post my link..meaning, if you post it on facebook, myspace, your blog, and email your entire contact list, you can comment FOUR times. YES, that's right...you will have FOUR chances of winning.

4. Let your friends know about the contest....just because you like me.

Here is how it will work:

1. The contest ends on Tuesday, Aug. 25th at midnight! All comments must be on my blog by then to have a chance...pretty simple right?

2. I will then go onto www.random.org and enter the number of comments that I received and generate a number...that number will be the WINNER!

3. Like the cereal box says "many will enter, one will win". Yes, that's right one person. Yes, my friends can apply. Yes, I will be honest. Yes, you all have a fair chance.

THE PRIZE(s):

This is the fun part... you can choose your prize...no it will not hurt my feeling, if you choose a gift card! :)

1. $75 giftcard to Giftcard.com --then you get to pick out of 100 different places you want to use it at. You can even split it up in $25 dollar increments! Pretty cool.

2. If you are in Utah or will be coming to Utah you can get a free MINI-Session with me... that means 1 hour of fun times and 5 images on disc. (or if you are in California I will be coming in the next couple of months).

SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??? Go!

ps. I will be doing a "client" contest next... stay tuned for details. (this one is so exciting for all of my clients that booked me in the last year!) But of course do this one too!

88 comments:

Hillary said...

ok so I put it on our blog. Yes you know we love your photography.

Hillary said...

and I put it on facebook. maybe i should open a myspace account so I could get another entry. I hesitate to email my contact list because half of it is your previous clients. I will work on the email list. Now back to rearranging bedrooms. Sorry we missed you in Utah. You got back and we had already left. A week is not enough time to visit. I need two weeks. One week to visit with family and one week to visit with friends.

A Day In The Life Of Us said...

Ok so I put it on my facebook! And you know I'm in <3 with your pics! That was never a question! Let's get together this coming week! I'll be back in Utah by Wed! xoxo

A Day In The Life Of Us said...

It's on my myspace too! ;) Lovin the pics! And Emily looks FANTASTIC!!!

Peterson Clan said...

So...I just put you all over my blog!! And you should feel soo special right now, cuz I seriously have not updated that thing (As we all know) in like 7 months!!! And I will do more later but need to run Merrick to B-day party right now!!

A Day In The Life Of Us said...

So, I haven't updated my blog is close to a year, but I DID blog about your contest and your website and added some pics! Don't know how many people actually CHECK my blog! ha ha, but it's there! Go check it out for yourself! Lifeofalawrence.blogspot.com. It has the best pictures on it ever! Oh yeah, that's right, its cuz you took them! :P

Mandy said...

So since I don't have a blog or myspace account...I do have lots of family/friends to email :) And I just clicked "send." Love you and your pictures!!!

Missi Waldron said...

Okay, so I must have ESP or something, cause I posted a blog entry about you (with your web address) a couple of days ago... hopefully this counts as an entry. I would be happy to re-post and re-post again if necessary :)! I am carrying a rabbit's foot, crossing my fingers and digging through clovers to find a four-leafed one in hopes of winning! :)

Mandy said...

I also did the facebook thing! Once again you are one talented lady and your pictures are AWESOME!

Team Anderson said...

Hi! I posted your link onto my FB, even though you don't know me! I'm such a stalker and love love love looking at all the pictures you have taken of people I know. Thanks for sharing your talent!

Team Anderson said...

I also sent emails to people I know in Utah. Thanks again!

ShOrt StoRy said...

Hi! Talented friend of mine! I did the facebook link and I will post again on my blog, but I get another comment for that, right? ;)
Love you, love your art!

ShOrt StoRy said...

Now I am re posting on my blog! Did I ever tell you how proud I am of you?! ;) Well, I am!

The Austad Family said...

I sent an email to my entire family telling them about you and sent them a website link and I also posted it on my Facebook account. I would love a mini session!!!

Carolyn

The Austad Family said...

Okay, I should have separated these out. I put it on Facebook and the email so hopefully that counts as two chances!!

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Sarah said...

Ok.....it's posted on Facebook, and my blog! I'm just in hopes of some personal training as far as outfits! Does that help? :) And of course....love your pics! I wish I knew how to work our Christmas gift as good as you! Congrats on 1 year! No one would guess you've only been at it for that long! You're awesome!

Deborah said...

Wow!! What amazing and beautiful photography!! Would you come to Oregon to do a photo shoot? Or I guess we could drive down to Cali depending when you'll be there. I will post this and hope we win! Otherwise, contact me and let's set something up. Thanks! Deborah

Deborah said...

Oh, BTW, congratulations on your 1 year anniversary! Here's to many, many successful years ahead!
Deborah

Suzanne said...

I just put it on my blog and FB. Yippee! 2 entries for me! I'm crossing my fingers!

faanunumommy said...

Hi Ally!
So I emailed all of my friends in Utah, hope it helps!

faanunumommy said...

Okay, I put it up on Facebook also, you will be floating around in the world of Facebook now.

Franklin Times said...

Hi Allyson,
You don't know me, but I am a friend of Sarah's. I love your pictures, they are beautiful, and I think I am due for a new family picture. I posted your blog on my blog. :)
Fun contest!

Franklin Times said...

Me again, I posted on facebook too!

Ashlie said...

Ok, I put it on my blog. "allamazingashlie.blogspot.com" is the address if you want to check! Love your pictures!

Ashlie said...

Now I posted on my Facebook!

Ashlie said...

And lastly I have emailed it to almost all of my contacts. I didn't send it to four of them because they are all people that have to do with the Miss Utah Outstanding Teen Pageant I am doing in October and I didn't know if it would be appropriate to send it to them. Sorry about that! Hope this still counts!

Sharon said...

Email to friends who don't already know you and love you like I do... - check!

Missi Waldron said...

You are on my facebook page... all over it! I failed to mention in my last comment how fabulous your work is, so here I am again to share... YOU AND YOUR WORK ARE INCREDIBLE, AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL, FABULOUS...

Peterson Clan said...

Okay I just left your link on my good friend Jamie Pyatt's blog in her comments. She said that she emailed you to see when you would be out here next!!

melanie said...

Hi Ally-
You are now on my facebook! I will be right back:)

melanie said...

Okay, now you are on my blog.... again :) You do such an AMAZING job!! Hope I win! :) Now off to email :)

Baylee said...

YAY!! I posted a paragraph on my Blog about your AMAZING photography!! :) WHOOP! I LURVE your pics!

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Suzanne said...

Thanks for writing me and letting me know what a dork I am for not doing this right. :-) I posted it on my blog and FB. There. Now there are 2 comments. You're the BEST!!!

Sharon said...

Just Facebooked your link (along with a fabulous picture, I might add...)

Derk, Heather, and Girls said...

Hi. You are an awesome photographer. I posted a link on my blog and became a fan on facebook.

Halee said...

OKay i put it on my facebook

Halee said...

and my emails

Halee said...

and my myspace

Halee said...

OH AND MY BLOG wooo!

The George Family said...

ok girl! I had already done this when I first got my pictures done by you, but it's probably time to send out a new email letting my friends and family see more of your recent work!~ I posted your website link on my facebook!
your work is amazing and very inspiring! I am so happy for you and the year you have had! good luck Ally girl!

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Becky said...

I am in the French Valley Ward and have seen some of the amazing pics you took. I would love to have you take pics of my family next time you are down. I have e-mailed my contact list for an entry in the contest.

Becky said...

I also put a link on my facebook for another entry. You are absolutely amazing.

Kim said...

Ok, so how could I not be a fan being your couz? You do great work!

Ronda said...

Nate put it on his facebook woday with the album of pictures!

Ronda said...

I put it up on my facebook today with all of the pictures and I can't get off! EVERYONE is asking me about you! YAY! Getting it on the blog tonight!

cyndi said...

Okay I put it up on my blog :) Love all of your pics. Hillary told me about you when you first started so I have been following your pics for awhile. They are amazing.

cyndi said...

Alright i just put it up on facebook.

cyndi said...

I just left a tweeted about you :)

cyndi said...

I just sent an email to my friends, now watch one of them will win. It always ends up being that way----

Ronda said...

Just plastered almost all of our family photos all over our blog!

Elizabeth said...

I posted a link to your blog on my facebook page. Thanks for a great contest! I'd love to win a session and get some nice pics of my kids. :)

Sharon said...

That makes three...Just blogged it. You'll have to read it, because it turned into a story. But maybe that because I have to explain...oh never mind. Just visit the blog.

Shannon said...

Hi! I love your pics!! I posted you on my blog! (:

Shannon said...

I also put you on my fb!! Love Love your pics!!

Ally said...

Hi there,
I have beeen trying to add a comment on the blog but I cannot as my
blog has been compromised in some way. I added you to my facebook, and
I am emailing people. Could you somehow add two comments for me?

I am Kati Blackledge from FUllerton, CA

my comments

I love what you did with the tutu dancer

THe kids are so cute I love your work.

Thanks

Kati Blackledge

Ally said...

Hi there,
I have beeen trying to add a comment on the blog but I cannot as my
blog has been compromised in some way. I added you to my facebook, and
I am emailing people. Could you somehow add two comments for me?

I am Kati Blackledge from FUllerton, CA

my comments

I love what you did with the tutu dancer

THe kids are so cute I love your work.

Thanks

Kati Blackledge

cyndi said...

My last one. I just emailed all my friends. I hope I win. I love your pictures it would be amazing to have you take our pictures. I'm so glad Hillary shared your work with me. Even if it is just to drool over your pictures. They truly are fabulous

lance n sarah said...

Hi I just posted on my blog and on my FB. Your do an awesome job. I would love a mini session with you! pick me pick me!

Erin and Nathan said...

I put a link on my blog...I would love to have some pictures taken.

Erin and Nathan said...

I put a link on my facebook...I wrote the same thing that was on my blog. I think you have such amazing pictures. And I would love some.

Erin and Nathan said...

I have emailed the link to everyone I know. Some are in southern california. This is what I emailed...
Hi there;
I am trying to win this contest from this photgrapher, so I need to email everyone this link. http://allysonrandlephotography.blogspot.com
She has amazing pictures, and I would love to have some pictures taken by her.
Thanks...
Erin

Shannon said...

I emailed everyone I know! And I also put you on facebook...I did that comment already and noticed that 5 of my friends have also put your link up...so you are getting around..lol LOVE your work!

Suzanne said...

I just did a mass email (trying to leave out those I know have used you already - sorry if I messed that up and some of you got it) to get the word out. :-)

J-Hi said...

It's on my FB... Love it!

J-Hi said...

Just sent an e mail with 23 people on it... Wish you were on the East Coast!

J-Hi said...

http://hinescrew.blogspot.com/

Check out my blog, I have yours posted and ready to win a photo session for Halee! Or when we come to Cali if you are there then:) Keep up the beautiful work! And stay strong!!!

J-Hi said...

Just put it on my Twitter:) Wish I could remember my MYSPACE log in but can't. I hope 4 places is enough!

Hillary said...

Ok now I sent out an email. The word of mouth thing is working cause I just was looking through your comments and saw a girl named Shannon who I grew up with entered and a lady name Kati entered as well which is one of my moms friends. Then my cousin entered. Your name is getting out there. Thanks to the internet world. I hope you get lots of business. Now I need to have Todd put it on his facebook so we can enter again. Or maybe I will go do it for him...Does that count? I feel a little stalkerish. I hope you aren't scared.

Hillary said...

ok the stalker is back. it is now on Todd's facebook. one more entry for us.

Peterson Clan said...

Hey I posted last night to all my sisters through email...

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So Cal Frisbie said...

Hi Ally, I sent out an email to my friends! I hope you get some great business in San Diego!!!!! I know I would love to have you shoot my family Holiday cards!

So Cal Frisbie said...

and....I added you to my blogspot too! Congrats!

Clearing Space By Design said...

I've had you on mine since March, but you know that already. Good luck lady!

Linda Liebhardt said...

I don't really know how this works, but I love your work! Good stuff, and my cousin let me know about you. We're in Utah and make trips to CA, too. We should meet. Maybe I'll win your random drawing~!

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Linda Liebhardt said...

I'll go figure out how to mention in on facebook before midnight, perhaps. Hope your business grows!

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Jo said...

So you KNOW I love your pictures! What I don't love is commenting, but you're worth it. I posted on my facebook, which I rarely do. Congratulations on 1 year in business! I can't wait to be able to take more pictures with you if we're ever in the same place at the same time! You keep getting better and better.

Heather said...

You are on facebook and on my blog. Love the eyes! Phippins look great. Emily is beautiful.