Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Wow!  A huge thanks to everyone for your entries in our giveaway, and another huge thanks to Tara of Winsor Photogrpahy for donating our photo shoot!  We also want to extend a sincere welcome to all of our new followers and friends. :)

And now...the big moment...drum roll please...

Our lucky winner, according to random.org, is:

To everyone else that entered, thanks again!  Even though you didn't win, we hope you will still be our friends. :)

We also thought it would be fun to include a little bit of information about our fabulous friend and photographer, Tara.  She is an incredible photographer and a wonderful friend that I've known for over four years.  Read on to learn more!

Tell us a little about yourself: My name is Tara Winsor, I grew up in Kaysville Utah, moved to Logan to go to school and met my sweetheart. :) We were married less than a year later, and have been married for almost 9 years. We have 1 little boy (bubba)  who we adopted at birth in 2008. He is the light of our lives, and we are SO glad he's with us. We currently live in Layton Utah where I have two full time jobs. Mother and Photographer. :) And I wouldn't change it.

When did you realize you wanted to be a photographer? I realized I wanted to be a photographer when I picked up a camera back in my Freshman year of High School 12 years ago. :) I always wanted to turn it into a business, and finally did about a year before we got Bubba. :) And have been running a business since.

What is your favorite photo you've ever taken? I have a few, but if I had to narrow it down, they are of my brother who is serving in the Army. It is a silhouette of him lifting his son into the air. And another one was when he came home for his 2 week break, I took photos of him coming in at the airport, and his wife and son with their arms wrapped around him. I wouldn't trade that experience for the world. But I usually have at least one photo from every session that I absolutely adore and am emotionally attached to. :)

Any photo shoot horror stories to share? Luckily I haven't really had any horror stories. That's one of the things that I like to do, is just roll with whatever is handed to me in a photoshoot. We can always make something work. :)
Where is the coolest place you've ever traveled, either for a photo shoot or just a vacation? New York. I went there this last year with my friend Stacy to shoot a wedding, and a few different things, and there is SO much history and just goodness there! I loved being able to get around without a car, and living how they commonly live there. It was SO much fun, and just breathtaking there.

What is the food that you cook the best? Enchiladas. :) That or Chicken Alfredo. Sam says I can completely dominate those two meals. :) Too bad I don't make them that often. Haha. I think I make a mean bowl of cereal as well. But that's just me. 

Favorite book/movie? My favorite book that I have read over and over again is "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry". AMAZING book, and one that emotionally moves me. I could read that one over, and over, and over again. Favorite movie is "Pride and Prejudice" The l.o.n.g. one. Absolutely love it. The emotion, the videography, everything. Love. 

Favorite quote? "All you can do, is all you can do; and all you can do is enough" Can't remember who it's by, but it hung on my grandmother's fridge, and I would read it every time I saw it. :)

Something that makes you smile? Bubba snuggling into me to watch a movie and repeating "I luw you momma" :) melts my heart every.single.time.
Pet peeve? People not following through on commitments. I admit I'm sometimes guilty of it, but it drives me crazy.

What is something you want to accomplish before you die? I would like to visit Europe. There is SO much over there that I would love to see and experience. I want to definitely make it there before I die. :)

Thanks, Tara!!  Be sure to keep checking back as we have some more exciting things coming up, including a recipe for my favorite one-pan chocolate cake and some guest posts!!


Carolyn said...

HOORAY!! I couldn't be more excited! I'll be in touch. Yippee!

Tara said...

Congrats to the winner!! I am so excited to work with you!! And thanks all who entered!

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