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12.06.2011

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I love words, I love the way they look on canvas.
I love the way they look on paper but, I love them most when they are true. I loved them when they came from you.
My world is made up of cursive lines. Every word, every line connecting to the next.
The moments linger and build upon each other, creating a story of who I will become.
Those little lines lead me to my happiness. They lead me to safety and sincerity.
Until then, these loops and curves I am accustom too.
Still, there is no broken line, I'm crossing my t's and dotting my i'.
Because I know the best is yet to come.
B

The giveaway is below along with a melody straight from my heart.

My word of the day is...
cake |kāk| dry or harden into a solid mass





   

I am offering a free mini session giveaway
All you need to do is ...
Step one: follow Bits of B and like Blush photography via FB
Step two: comment your favorite word and why on this blog post 
Step Three: share this link on your Facebook wall/ Blog

Winner chosen from random draw Friday afternoon
Good luck everyone
Update: First off I want to say THANK YOU to all who entered. Just know I plan to keep these fun giveaways coming. So be sure to check in and say hello from time to time. 
Drum roll please....The winner is 
curtis+ash said...
"I have a lot of favorite words. I love the word Tenacity, meaning to hold or to hold fast and also meaning persistent determination. I also just love the way it sounds. It's funny because one of my other favorite words is cake, because when you say it, you can almost taste it!
Your photography is beautiful."

86 comments:

Stephanie said...

Acceptance. Because I feel people should feel accepted and loved for who they really are. No one should ever have to feel ashamed or embarrassed of how or who they are.

ashley said...

bliss, because one day I will be so happily in love and they will call it pure bliss!

Kacie said...

I love your pages already and follow you!

My word would be: Serendipity: A fortunate stroke of luck. Finding your page was a serendipitous act found by accident but has been so fortunate to me as I enjoy being inspired by your artistic abilities in every way!

Tori said...

My favorite word is "classy". Because the meaning is amazing: "1) meaning very stylish and elegant. 2) not crude or misgusting or dirty or depressing 2) a deeper, more meaningful word for 'cool'" It is a positive word. Something I strive for...to be classy.

Ana from Sweet Serendipity said...

I'm a follower of your cute blog, and I've been a follower of your fb page for ages!

Favorite word is also serendipity. Reason why I named my blog after it :)

and I shared the link on fb http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1017482934

Come check out my Shabby Apple dress giveaway! Perfect for all those holiday parties.

Christina said...

chiaroscuro... the interplay or contrast of dissimilar qualities

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiaroscuro

elise @ elise's pieces said...

delight. Because it means to be completely filled with light. Things we delight in fill us full of light and give us a complete sense of joy. I just love it.

Steph Romney said...

Follow your lovely blog and liked your page on Facebook!

Laura Hernandez said...

Prayer... Something I've done a lot of lately to see where God wants to take my photography carrier. You're pictures are an inspiration.
http://laurahernandezphotography.blogspot.com/

Mary + Trey said...

Change- I like this word because it scares me but its a word that can set one free. I think its always important to be open to change its one of the best ways to grow, even if the process is painful.

Steph Romney said...

My favorite word is eternity. It seems so full of hope and destiny.

Kandice said...

Hey Brooke,
I've been a follower of your blog for a long time, love it. Same with your fb page.
My favorite word this year especially is HOPE. Hope that one way or another my husband and I will get to be parents one day. We've struggled with infertility and miscarriages for going on 8 years now and HOPE has been my word this year to get me through.
I shared this link on my fb.
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1427515041
Thanks so much for this giveaway!! I've seriously always told my husband that I want you to take our pictures someday!

Eliesa said...

This is the best giveaway. And quite honestly, my favorite word: respiratory... just because I like the way it sounds :) Does that count?

- e

The Chuchran said...

Joy. That is what we all need to give and what we all want to feel

curtis+ash said...

I have a lot of favorite words. I love the word Tenacity, meaning to hold or to hold fast and also meaning persistent determination. I also just love the way it sounds. It's funny because one of my other favorite words is cake, because when you say it, you can almost taste it!
Your photography is beautiful.

andrewandshalyssa said...

Hello,
I've been following your work and blog for a while now and hope to become a photographer as a hobby to help me see the world from other people's eyes.

My favorite word is "Envision" which means: imagine the possibilities. This word helps me imagine the future I want for my family and the many possibilities that this road called life can take me and my loved ones.


I posted the link on my Facebook!
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1329274874
Also I just want to thank you for the opportunity to get some wonderful photos!

Brindy Kaye Photography said...

Inspiration- because love inspires anyone to do the unthinkable!!! I shared your link on Facebook:)

Cheyenne Hebert - Chicagoland Amateur Photographer said...

I honestly thought I was reading some song lyrics only to find out they're your lyrics. Beautiful.

Miken said...

done and done. dream is my favorite word. dreams are better than reality - slightly distorted but always in a positive way. your pictures are dreamy :)

Foerster family said...

y favorite word is Splendiferous. "Why?" you ask, because it sounds totally made up but it is real. And it describes so many wonderful feelings all at once

RebeccaandBrad said...

My word ..
ambition:I love it because I have so ambition lately to do what I set out to do and get. Everything in life takes some ambition, you have to have that drive to get you wether you want.you're work shows amazing ambition to sure everyone beauty through your eye.

RebeccaandBrad said...

Ambition, everything in life takes some ambition and I feel write with wanting to start my business lately.and you're ambition allows everyoneto see the beauty through your eyes

Audra said...

I'll go with CAKE too!!!! Cuz' that's the way I roll!!!!! ;D

Jeanette said...

done & done. Right now my favorite word is sleep because I want it sooo badly. But normally it's fabulous because it is a happy wonderful word describing something that is nothing but good, happy, joyful, sparkly (yes even sparkly), loveliness.... I think you are fabulous!

Cassie said...

Love - been feeling overwhelmed by it lately for the two little people I get to have in my life <3

EmmaB said...

Fortitude.
for·ti·tude
Pronunciation: \ˈfȯr-tə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\
Function: noun
1 : strength of mind that enables a person to encounter danger or bear pain or adversity with courage

Because what determines our happiness isn't what happens to us; it is our strength of mind.

Kaitlin Marie Photography said...

I love the word Patience, but more than that I love what it means. I love the idea of holding it out past the rough bits in order to reach the best bits. The movie 'Like Crazy' only fueled this obsession with the word/concept.

p.s. sharing kissmekaitlin.blogspot.com, not because I have to, but because I want to.

Lori Collett said...

My favorite word is "Werp". And I know it isnt a real word, but every time my 2 year old daughter farts she says, "I werped it!" laughs hysterically, and it brings so much joy to my heart it might burst :)

Amanda Tangren said...

My word: Lignin, which is what makes old books smell so delightful. "Lignin, the stuff that prevents all trees from adopting the weeping habit, is a polymer made up of units that are closely related to vanillin. When made into paper and stored for years, it breaks down and smells good. Which is how divine providence has arranged for secondhand bookstores to smell like good quality vanilla absolute, subliminally stoking a hunger for knowledge in all of us." - Perfumes: The Guide

Crystal said...

"Lovely": describes all things esquisitely beautiful. It just rolls off your tongue. The sound of it just makes me happy!

Alicia said...

My favorite word of the moment? Honey. It's smooth and lovely and it's what my hubby calls me. :) Tastes good too. I follow you on all of your outlets!

remnants of the past said...

Divine, it sounds romantic and flirty.

Elle said...

Hope. It's the word that gets me through the hard times and the promise of a better tomorrow. I'm a little passionate and obssessed about the emotions this word can stir in my soul.

Plowgian Page said...

Bliss, because it's a state of happiness. Don't we all want to be happy? Would love for you to capture some of "our" family happiness in some photos.

Alys said...

Hi Brooke,
I just left a comment but it doesnt look like it post, so I hope I dont leave it twice.
I have followed both your blog and FB for a very long time and just love your photos and your talent and sass! You are one great woman girl!
My favorite word is Grace, For the simple meaning of what it means in the grand scheme of things and also because it was my great grandmothers name. She was a business entrepreneur and a great example of strength wisdom and beauty to many people.. and she always knew how to have a good time even into her 90s.
Thank you for the chance! I love a contest!
xo, Alys

Tonya said...

My word is unique, I like this word as I am working on being who I am and enjoying it. I want people to like me for me, and even if I do wear some different clothes sometimes, or said weird things, that is who I am me, Unique. We are all our own person and unique in our own way!

Chelsey said...

I have been follower for awhile now. My favorite word right now is spirit, as in the Christmas Spirit. I love this holiday season.

Noelle said...

Well, my favorite word to SAY is Madagascar (say it three times fast.) But my favorite word and meaning is:

Believe:
1: to accept something as true, genuine, or real
2: to have a firm conviction as to the goodness, efficacy, or ability of something

I follow your blog, and shared your link on Facebook.

Marce said...

you're beautiful brooke- come to SF and Mini-Sesh the chapmans! :)

i have lots of favorite words- but this year my favorite word has been joy. not that my life has been pure joy- but it is something i am always striving to give to others and to achieve in my life. joy.

hug to you gorgeous.

Carrie said...

humanity: the quality of being humane; kindness; benevolence.

This applies to everyone... love the blog, great work!

Valerie said...

I love the word compassion. It reminds us to not think of only ourselves, but to put ourselves in another ones shoes, trying to feel and understand what each other is going through, and helping each other through it. And I figure that is what it's all about, figuring life out and getting through it, the good & the bad, together.
Love your stuff, I hope I win :)

com·pas·sion/kəmˈpaSHən/

Sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others: "the victims should be treated with compassion".

bre said...

Forgive - without forgiving or forgiveness, where would we be in this life? Such a powerful word!

Thanks for the chance!

KKLindstrom said...

Love your photos!
Comfort - It means to give strength and hope, also to ease the grief or trouble. Because everyone can use a little more comfort!

tanalicious said...

i follow. i like. (i have for a while..) and i posted.

word: ENJOY. because i need to remember to enjoy what i do have and all i've been blessed with rather than focusing on what i dont. so today, i will enjoy it all.

thanks for the opportunity. you are so amazing and talented..

Mica said...

I follow Bit of B and liked Blush Photography on FB!:)

Eternity. Knowing that it's an infinite or unending of time and bond; that I will always be with and loved by my dear husband.


more_virtuous(at)yahoo(dot)com

Nat and Mat said...

My favorite word is adore. I feel as if the word love is overused and and because of that, it has somewhat lost its special meaning. This is why I love the word adore. You can use it in its place and show that you really mean it.
I hope I win!! I would love to be photographed by you!!

mike and elise said...

Oops, posted on FB too. Oh well.

JOY is my favorite word. It a much deeper, lasting thing than happiness, and I try to make the right choices, work hard and keep a good attitude and perspective so that it will be a common thread through my life.

JFowler said...

I have been a long time follower of your blogs and Facebook page. I have also linked this post to my blog.
My favorite word is providence-divine guidance or care. Guiding human destiny.

Lindsay Teter said...

twitterpated. because it's the way i want to feel about my husband the rest of eternity. i just love the way the word sounds rolling off a persons tongue. it's amazing.

<3 LOVE LOVE your photos.

djzmcallister said...

My favorite word is: LOVE "all you need it LOVE"
I follow you already Done and Doney :-)

djzmcallister said...

My Favorite word is LOVE: "All you need is LOVE"
I follow you already Done and Doney :-)

Lindsay Teter said...

twitterpated. because it's the way i want to feel about my husband for the rest of eternity. it's so full of childlike love and that butterfly feeling you get. i love the way the word sounds rolling off the tip of a persons tongue. try it! ;)

(my comment didn't post the first time so you might have 2 from me!)

a girl in the kitchen said...

i love your blog, and i love all your music selections. my favorite word is amazing, because it describes the things that i care about most. my hubby, my lil guy, family, friends.

Julia said...

Hey! Love your giveaways. (I'll be coming to Utah so no need to worry about travel)and lunch on me? how fun!

Authentic: true to one's own personality, spirit, and character. genuine.

I love this word. It has so much emotion and meaning. And yet it's one of the hardest things to be. To be authentic without fear of judgement is difficult and a daily task.

I find you and your blog to be very authentic and real. I adore that about you.

Loves
J

Nicole and Tyler said...

Peace/Peaceful, because there is no greater feeling than peace. I love when I am at peace with myself. Nothing else in the worlds seems to even matter. I am 100% content with who I am and not worried about anything in the world.

raegen said...

grit- strength of character, indomitable spirit. Something I aspire to have!

Lovers said...

Hey Brooke! I follow you on all your outlets because I am in love with your style and your work! My favorite word right now is Strength. Because it seems that you need it in all areas of life- marriage, parenting, career, and so forth. And no I am not strong all the time- but I try to be!

Kelsey said...

à un début heureux

Rachel said...

I follow all of your blogs and liked you on facebook!

My word for today is REST, because today I sure could use some!

Leslie said...

I've been following you for aquite a while now! My favorite word right now is FAITH. I need to remember to have FAITH in every aspect of life, and to take things in stride as they come!

Kim said...

Hope- without it you have nothing.

jEsSiCa said...

Love. Because there's nothing better in this world

Jason & Kelli West said...

I have been following your fabulous FB for a while now and am now following this blog :) My luck with contests is slim. But I would love to have a family shoot done with you. My fingers are crossed!

As far as my favorite word, inspired is one. I love that the meaning means to encourage. I think it is so important to always encourage people. It gives the feeling of acceptance and love. There are so many different ways to encourage others.

Heidi N said...

My favorite words change, if not hourly, at least daily. Much like the clouds in the sky; unique, opaque, thick, deep, fluffy...

Today my word is Garland.

The more I say it, the more bizarre the meaning in my head becomes.

Ashlee Headlee said...

I've followed your blog and facebook page and have loved stalking all of your stunning photos!

My favorite word is Passion. I am a firm believer that if you have passion for something/someone, you can accomplish anything/create a loving enduring relationship.

You are a beautiful photographer!

The Greens said...

I'm now following Bit of B and like Blush photography via FB!
My favorite word is blessed.. that's how I feel about all the things I have in my life.
I also shared this link on my Facebook wall/ Blog!!
xoxo

Talia said...

My favorite word is Puddle- I think it's cute and fun to say :) You shot my sister in laws wedding and I would love for you to take my little families pictures! I want them to be fun and different :)

Tayrrana (Tay) said...

My word is become. I've always tried to work hard throughtout my life to become a good sister, wife, daughter, follower of Christ, friend. I think it is such a important self-word.

I follow your personal and photography facebook pages for freaking like ever. You might have heard of my sister, Sara, through the Nielson's, you took their family pictures once. We are kinda like stalkers of yours! BIG TIME. Once I saw you at the SLC Temple on a photoshoot for a wedding. I was there for another wedding. I called my sister right away and told her. So I might have secretly taken a picture of you from far to show her. I was going to approch you, but you seemed busy. Please forgive me? So as you can see, if I ever won a shoot with you I would die!!! :) Your art is amazing!

Brian & Chelsey said...

Sunshine because I love the sun my personality is full of sunshine in fact that is my nick name and it's stuck! I love positive and always try to look for the positive in all situations.

Morgan said...

Done and done! Can I just say that I have never wanted to win anything so bad in my entire life! Nate and I need new pics like you would not believe, and you are the best! My favorite is probably laughter, because it's my most favorite thing to do...Although I think I should pick 'luck' because I need it to win this!! Thanks girl!

T and B said...

my word is ànimo, a Spanish word, that when translated brings all positive and motivating English words into one Spanish word! this word is magical!

see link for details www.spanishdict.com/translate/ànimo

Bridget Raleigh said...

My favorite word is GLOW! I am mildly obsessed with it! Making your skin glow or having a pregnancy glow. It just sounds like perfection to me! Any product that uses the phrase glow I need to HAVE :) Love your work always have always will!

greenwood five said...

embraced. this relates to so much in my life & does so much good for my soul.

each day, i choose & desire to embrace everything the new sunlight brings...embracing the morning chaos with my 3 little misses...my husband who sometimes forgets he isn't the only one headed out the door, my undying need for music in my everyday life to break the silence...my forgetfulness about the craziest things...

and my blessings. THEY ARE MANY & I embrace them and accept them at their fullest...

everything we do is all about how we see the world, the situation & take it in. Life cant always be sunshine & rainbows, of course..but we can embrace all of it, good & bad & take a small part with us, making us stronger &:: wiser.

I would be absolutely thrilled if my family won your mini session. I have 3 little girls & a husband [10 years married this coming june.]whom I adore & we would love to have you tell our love story & share our family love as well.
if we dont win, i will be equally thrilled for anyone else. ;)

I used to follow you on fb, however, I no longer do the whole fb thing...I hope that doesnt cut me out :)

Nakita Lili said...

I follow Bit of B and liked Blush Photography on FB.

My word is "Twinkle".
1. to shine with a flickering gleam of light, as a star or distant light.
2. to sparkle in the light.

I love the word twinkle, whether it's a star twinkling in the sky or a lovebird with that twinkle in his (or her) eyes. It is a beautiful verb that can describe moments of giddiness, glam, happiness, laughter etc.

C and C said...

Positivity. I work as a mental health counselor and my favorite word ever is positivity. So many people get "down in the dumps" and as menial as it may seem, positivity is all that's lacking!!! I'm a big believe in positive vibes! But I love your photography... my absolute favorite and I would be soooo happy to win this!! My husband and I didn't take engagement pics and only a few at the actual wedding, so we could really use something like this :)

daddymommyandbabysteggell said...

I absolutely love your work, and would love to have you photograph some precious memories for my family.

My word is Forgivness; I think it takes a unigue person to show forgivness and also if it wasn't for forgivness many of us would never have a chance to learn from a mistake or two.

Megan said...

My favorite word is genuine. I feel like it encompasses everything I want to be. I have always tried to be genuinely kind, generous and good at the things I do. Obviously it doesn't always work out but that's part of being genuine too... admitting when you've messed up.

I love your work :) I love the passion that you have!

Sami Jo Photography said...

passion....an intense emotion compelling feeling, enthusiasm, or desire for something. I'm passionate about a lot of things.. Especially my husband.

I would love more pictures of us together.

You rock Blush.

Sami Jo Photography said...

passion!

Rachel and Codee said...

AUDACIOUS.

Extremely bold or daring; recklessly brave, fearless.

I love the definition and it's just a pretty word. :)

Liked the facebook page and became a follower. I would love to win.

Jessie said...

Pick me pick me!
My favorite word is laugh. Whenever I am stressed, upset, or sick of life, laughing always makes me feel so much better and happier!

Totes just liked the fb page and I am now following you :)

Melissa said...

already follow you on fb, now your blog as well! my favorite word right now is metamorphosis. mostly because my little guy must like how it sounds to say, because he says it to himself over and an over and with a little lisp it's the cutest thing i've ever heard. also, i like that it means to change, but i think of it as changing into something better. :) love your work, would love to win!! :)

Bekah B said...

I like the word "us".
So much love packed into such a small word.

andrew clauson said...

My word = PURPOSE.

It's how I live my life.
It's how I run my business.
It inspires and guides everything I do.

Lots of great words here! Keep up the amazing work, Brooke.

Unknown said...

My word is actually "Word"... You're only as good as your word. Being truthful and having integrity will get you places in life. So be mindful of your word/words. (:

Larissa said...

My favorite word is "moment" because life is full of events and people that cause us to feel overwhelmed and exhausted all the time. It makes it hard to remember those beautiful moments. Life is so rushed all the time and we often forget to stop and enjoy the moment. And, life is full of great moments! Like a simple sunset. When I get to wrapped up in things, I like to stop and think of the moment and enjoy whatever is in it! (Already "like" ya on FB!)