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German Grand Opening Giveaway!

I’m very happy to announce that Sparks Photography is officially opening business here in Germany! It’s been a long time coming and I’m so excited that things have worked out.

So in celebration, I’m giving away a couple of prizes! There will be 2 winners. Each winner will receive a free mini session AND a €25 gift certificate to use toward prints or products. That’s a €125 prize! In addition, there will be a surprise for a lucky previous client!

The winners will be picked by a random drawing this weekend, but you can increase your chances by getting multiple entries. Here’s how:

* “like” Sparks Photography’s Facebook fan page if you haven’t already.

* Comment on this blog! Tell me which pictures you like and why, what location is your favorite, etc. Each comment gets you an entry, and the family’s session that gets the most comments, will win a surprise gift. So even if you can’t enter to win the prize for yourself, you can comment to help a client win something.

* Refer friends! Tell your friends to come ‘like’ our Facebook fan page and tell us you sent them.

Contest closes at midnight on Friday. To win you MUST be living within 30KM or willing to come to me for the session and 18 yrs of age or with the consent of a parent.

In addition to this giveaway, I’m offering 25% off of all sessions booked by this Friday and a free 8×10 from your previous or upcoming session if you refer a friend and they book a session.

I hate posting without a photo, so here’s one of my favorites from our recent vacation back to the States. Yay for summer! Yay for being in business again!


    • Kim Bouchard-
    • July 9, 2012 at 6:04 pm-

    Catherine I am sooo excited for you to take our picture on Monday! I love the one with the family holding hands walking. I totally want one of those!!!

    • Geneva DeVries-
    • July 10, 2012 at 1:12 am-

    I love the sunet over the water. Anything to do with water is so relaxing!

    • Geneva DeVries-
    • July 10, 2012 at 1:17 am-

    Kara and Stuart — I love the ones with the his and her cars…too cool! My favoriate, however is the little girl with the cupcakes, that is just so real.

    • Geneva DeVries-
    • July 10, 2012 at 1:24 am-

    I love the “real’ pictures of the kids!
    The boy with the juice box
    The kids running in the yard while the parents smile with the knowing smile.
    The little girl trying to open the big door
    However, the water will still be a big call to me — I love the one with the family sitting by the brook.
    The couple in the alley by the wall sticks out to me as well.

    • Geneva DeVries-
    • July 10, 2012 at 1:29 am-

    In Kacie and Michael, I like the picture where she is looking at him and he is standing behind her looking into her eyes. Great capture on that one!

    • Geneva DeVries-
    • July 10, 2012 at 1:32 am-

    The one where Melissa has her eyes closed, head tilled and is in greytone is wonderful. This is one she should always keep.

    • Charlene-
    • July 10, 2012 at 11:04 pm-

    I love the baby Caroline and her mommy picture.

    • Charlene-
    • July 10, 2012 at 11:04 pm-

    And of course all of the ones of the cutest little boy and girl in the world.

    • Trishna Mutsuddy-
    • July 11, 2012 at 12:26 am-

    I loved Melissa.her look is intense.

    • Kandi Hernandez-
    • July 11, 2012 at 9:13 am-

    My favorite family potrait is the family of four against the wall. I love the colors and the ease of the family. It looks natural and the background is just really nice.

    • Kandi Hernandez-
    • July 11, 2012 at 9:22 am-

    I like the picture of Katie C. at the gate. The gate is beautiful and intresting and she is adorable. I also like the picture of Ben with the fall leaves around him. This is my favorite time of year because of the colors, God’s handiwork is the perfect backdrop! The expression of the baby boy with his lip out is very cute. I love when you catch these little ones in priceless moments. You take beautiful pictures Catherine!

    • Andrea Haynes-
    • July 11, 2012 at 9:29 am-

    Your capture of the color in this photo is amazing. I really think you hit a home run with this one.

    • Kandi Hernandez-
    • July 11, 2012 at 9:32 am-

    I didn’t find this picture on your blog but the picture of Ben (looks like him on your website) in the cowboy hat is a total keeper!

    • Kim Bouchard-
    • July 11, 2012 at 10:56 am-

    I know that your family can’t win the contest, but I love the photo of the beach. The setting sun in the back is awesome!!

  • Love your website. You have some great photos.

    • Candy Till-
    • July 11, 2012 at 11:52 am-

    I love the picture of the couple in the rustic building. Love the way you use the doorways and the streets!

  • I love the picture of the cars they are classics and my husband loves cars. I love the picture of the couple with the cars on their wedding day. You capture their special day and the cars. I love the picture of the sleeping baby holding its face so pure and close up. I love the picture of the couple with their kids running around them..just genuine fun.

  • I also love the couples wedding ring picture very unique. I have never seen it captured this way before.

  • My all time favorite is the couple on their wedding day on the escalator….Fabulous!!! People caught in the background , scenery everything was perfect…

    • Sherrell Tard-
    • July 12, 2012 at 12:51 pm-

    I just love the photos of your children they have the most beautiful blue eyes. I love how there eyes just popped out in the picture. So cute and precious.

    • Sherrell Tard-
    • July 12, 2012 at 12:55 pm-

    I love the little baby sleeping with the Santa hat on. How precious and adorable! To capture a priceless moment that is a keepsake. I have not seen a photo done with an infant like this.

    • Sherrell Tard-
    • July 12, 2012 at 12:58 pm-

    I like the last of photo of Melissa. It looks like it belongs on the cover of a magazine.

    • Sherrell Tard-
    • July 12, 2012 at 1:00 pm-

    The little girl who is about to taste the frosting on the cupcake is priceless! This happens at every wedding and the fact that you captured it makes it awesome!

    • Christina Gray-
    • July 13, 2012 at 6:51 am-

    I love the picture of the boys on the beach! You captured the adventure…love it!

    • Christina Gray-
    • July 13, 2012 at 6:55 am-

    The picture of the two little girls in the field playing is priceless.

    • Christina Gray-
    • July 13, 2012 at 7:10 am-

    Katie at the iron gate is just beautiful!

  • Love Jessica and Jason on the bench looks so natural and B&W pictures are beautiful.

  • ILAN & YAEL, wedding pic in the cross walk beautiful. You captured a natural thing and turned it into something magnificent.

    • Geneva DeVries-
    • July 13, 2012 at 4:28 pm-

    In Chrstina and Tyler, i just love the picture with the two kids talking in the chairs. Wonderful!