Remember way back in August when we were like, Merry Christmas!! and you were like, huh?
Remember this giveaway?
Well we were true to our word, and picked not 5 but 6 winners deserving of a session to win a free session + canvas from Blue Lily. We asked for nominations for people who were possibly going through a hard time, had been through a hard time, or who just weren't able to purchase a session for themselves for whatever reason.
Tyler and I were astounded at the response. We got all kinds of nominations, from heartwarming stories to tragic losses, and it was so hard to decide. We ended up choosing a wide variety of families to win, traveled around the country to photograph them, and we promised that we'd share the pictures with you on Christmas day.
See? We are good for our word. Below you'll find our 6 winners- and while we won't disclose everything about these wonderful people and what they deal with on a daily basis, we want you to know what we learned through taking on this project:
1. Miracles do happen. The fact that some of these beautiful people are still alive will attest to that.
2. Family is everything. Absolutely everything! We can emerge from any trial with the support of our famlies.
3. It's true what they say- love really does make the world go 'round.
4. Tyler and I also learned that it just may be one of the best opportunities for us to give our skillz up to families like this. We want to do it again and again and again. We were hoping that these families would treasure their pictures and time spent together during the shoot- and still hope so- but it really was Tyler and I who benefitted in the end. Our hearts were touched, softened, impressed.
Merry Christmas, everyone. Thanks for spending the year with us!
wendy, tyler + the blue lily gang
BLUE LILY | Lifestyle Photographer | Salt Lake City, Utah