Mother’s Day Contest

Hello everyone!

Mother’s give us the best gift possible. The gift of Life! In honor of this I am giving away one portrait session to one lucky “mother”. Since this contest is as a thank you to all the mother’s out there you cannot nominate yourself. Tell me who you are nominating (your mom/sister/auntie/grandmother/mother-in law/friend ) and explain why she is an awesome mother or mother figure. Stories are encouraged! Tell me here

The winner will receive an hour portrait session with a $50 print credit.

My mom is awesome! When I was little we would spend our summer’s in Mexico. I am the oldest of 4 siblings and we were all about 2 years apart. Each summer my mom would pack us up and we would fly into Guadalajara then take a LOOOOONG bus ride into a small town in the state of Guanajuato for summer with my grandparents. My dad would stay behind and work so it was just her with us. Thinking back on this adventure I am amazed at how she managed not to lose us nor our luggage. Those summer trips were so much fun!! Today my mom had expanded her travel to other parts of the world and I’m always amazed at her energy. My dad used to say .. “Everyone is getting older except your mother. She is getting younger. ” This is true! As a matter of fact- She just got back from a trip to Europe and her suitcase was just as heavy if not heavier as I remember those suitcases from my childhood.

here she is during a trip I took with her last November to Punta del Este, Uruguay.

Happy Mother's day!

The Prize fine print:
Portrait session can take place anywhere, however after 40miles from downtown San Jose a travel fee will apply.
-Portrait session is a one person session and will last one hour.
-Model release will be required allowing Mariana Maya Photography to use all images in self promotion online & in print
-Portrait session is non-transferrable

The Contest fine print:
-Leave a comment nominating your mom/sister/auntie/grandmother/mother-in law/friend and explain why she is awesome or share one funny/sad/triumphant story about her.
-Please leave a valid email address, so I can contact you.
-One entry per person, however the same person can be nominated multiple times by different people. However a unique comment must be left.
-Only comments left on this blog will be entered
– 5 finalists will be chosen by awesome fellow photographer Kristel Wyman and one winner will be chosen by a random number generator.
*Deadline to submit is THIS Saturaday, May 9, 2009 at 9pm PST. The winner will be announced Tuesday, May 12 in the morning.

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