Saturday, October 1, 2011

2nd Adoption Raffle: NOLA Photo Session

Hooray for our second adoption raffle!  We'll officially start the adoption process in December and the need for some major moolah will come quickly!  We know God is going to provide all we need to bring Easton home, but we love that He does part of it through our friends, family and fun prizes to raffle! 

I'm seriously SO excited about this one!  However, I've got some sad news for all my far away friends . . . this raffle is only available to people who can physically get to New Orleans (you don't have to live in New Orleans, you just have to be able to get here!).  But don't worry, I promise that next month's raffle will be shipable to anyone who wants it!

If you're like me, this is the time of year you start thinking about Christmas cards and Christmas prizes.  Who can take our picture so that it looks better than just a random snapshot while you hold the camera out in front of you with one arm?!  Professional pictures would be wonderful, but how can we afford them?  Do I really have to get my dad a tie and my mom a book for Christmas for the thousandth time?  Do I really have to venture out into the madness of the mall during the holidays to buy something that my loved one might not even need or use?

If this is you, then this raffle solves all your problems!  You can have professional pictures for your Christmas card AND have your amazing photos printed as a special gift for your family this year!

We are raffling a professional photography session in New Orleans AND a cd of your images ready to print!

Our friend, Joe Fontenot, is an amazing photographer and is being incredibly generous in offering his services to raise money to bring Easton home!  You can visit Joe's website to see his talent, but I've also included some photos below so you can get an idea of his photography style.

This offer is valued at $285 . . . you read that right, someone will win this prize worth almost $300!  Joe will work with the winner about the date, time frame and location(s) for the photo shoot.  He is experienced in taking pictures in all areas of our beautiful city . . . French Quarter, City Park, NOBTS campus, etc. 

The raffle does not include any printed pictures, but you will receive a cd with each final image in a size and format that works best for printing.  You can choose a printer in the city or use an online source such as Shutterfly to have quality images printed for a very small cost (as I said . . . great gift idea!).

So here is how the raffle will work . . .

A $5 donation will receive 1 entry for the raffle.
A $10 donation will receive 3 entries for the raffle.
A $20 donation will receive 7 entries for the raffle.
If you give more than $20, I'll let you know about the number of entries!

Steps to enter the raffle . . .

1. Use the Donate (PayPal) button on the right side of the blog to make your donation.
2. In the memo or notes section of Paypal, write your email address.
3. I will email you an entry number(s).
4. I will use a random number generator to pick the winner.

After you donate, if you share the link to this blog post on your blog or on facebook, I'll give you an extra entry! Just comment on this post to let me know that you shared the link!

I'll announce the winner on Wednesday, October 12 so you have a little over a week to donate and spread the word!

Remember that all the donations will go to bring our son home from Ethiopia! Thank you for walking this journey with us in such fun ways!


  1. I shard this link on my Facebook page.

  2. This is so cool, Cole! It gets me excited just thinking this will be getting y'all that much closer to bringing Easton home. :)