The One with the Giveaway

Pictured is my attempt at being funny-cute while holding and wearing some of my very favorite things: champagne, The Office, and Two Roosters ice cream. After Caleb who is unfortunately not pictured, my favorite things go champagne, sushi, Two Roosters ice cream, The Office, Blake Lively, Taylor Swift, and other things.
Sooooooo my birthday is in a week, and honestly it gives me a lot of anxiety. It's not because of getting older. It's just that it reminds me that yet another year will go by without my dad to hug me and sing happy birthday to me.  But recently I was reminded that in hobbit culture, the birthday person gives gifts to those around them, those who come to celebrate with them and those who make their life worth living. Taking a lesson from Tolkien and trying to appreciate my birthday and the people that make my life so great instead of dreading it, I want to show my huge appreciation for all of you who support my love of photography even though I don’t post every day with the perfect hashtags and engagement like Instagram wants me to. 
So for my birthday, I’m going to do my first photo shoot giveaway. That’s right! A giveaway of a 30 minute shoot of whatever you want (within reason, let's not get too crazy). It could be of your family, newborn, maternity, best friends, love of your life, just you because you’re awesome, or just your dogs because they are even more awesome. There are so many possibilities! However, I want to give this shoot away to someone who truly deserves a free shoot. My favorite hobby is giving away shoots to people who deserve them (because photography used to be my favorite hobby, but now it’s technically a job? I guess). SO tag the person(s) that you believe deserve a free photoshoot. You and the person you tag will each get an entry to win a free shoot. You can’t tag yourself, but you can tag as many other people as you’d like (every comment gets one entry for the commenter and one for the tagged person). Multiple people can tag the same person for multiple entries. They get an extra entry if you include why they deserve to win a free photoshoot in your comment. They also get an extra entry if you explain in your stories why they deserve to win if you tag me and your nominee in the story. You (commenter or tagged) get an extra entry if you follow @gloryrozephotography. I will announce the chosen-at-random winner in my stories on my birthday, June 30th, so think of all your favorite people and get to tagging. 

Your shoot will be in 2019 and in or around Raleigh, NC.
Person A cannot tag Person A. (You can’t tag yourself.)
Person A can tag Person B or C or Z. (You can tag anyone else, and you both get one entry.)
Persons A, B, C, and D can all tag Person E. (Multiple people can tag the same person.)
Person A cannot tag Person B more than once. (Nominee gets one entry per person who tags them.)
Person A can tag Persons B, C, D, and E. (You can tag multiple people in multiple posts.)
An extra entry for Person B if Person A’s comment contains the reason why Person B deserves the shoot.
An extra entry for Person B if Person A tags @gloryrozephotography and @PersonB in a story explaining why Person B deserves a free shoot.

An extra entry if Person A, B, C, D, or E follows @gloryrozephotography (extra entry for the commenter if they follow @gloryrozephotography and an extra entry for the tagged person if they follow @gloryrozephotography.) 

If you wanna see me lookin like a damn fool tryna get one decent photo of myself via tripod in our apartment: 
way too excited to be taking pictures of myself 
Dropped The Office. NBD.

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