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2nd Birthday BASH! giveaway WINNER!! {Sioux Falls photographer}

Drumroll please…. the winner is JENNY TJEERDSMA!!!  Please contact me with your information and I will get you in touch with all of the awesome vendors to collect your prizes!!  Thanks to everyone who participated and helped me celebrate my 2nd birthday!!  I feel so blessed to have been given the opportunity to pursue my dream – thank you all!!


June 1, 2011 - 3:48 am

Jenny M Tjeerdsma - What oh my dear God thank u sooo much. I will 4 sure b in touch. Thanks again for this opportunity!Jenny

June 3, 2011 - 2:27 pm

Birthday Bash Winner! « The Scoop – DooGooders Blog - [...] We got to join a lot of our DooGooders friends the last few weeks in a great giveaway for our pal Emily Eggebraaten Photography’s Second Birthday Bash! They announced the winner of some amazing goodies (including a DooGooders gift card). The winner is… [...]

August 9, 2011 - 12:38 am

Lori Benson - I voted for Zoey.

August 9, 2011 - 1:32 pm

ShaNay Mack - I voted for Hazel!

August 14, 2011 - 2:09 pm

Karen Varro - I voted for Zoey, guess I forgot my last name with my last entry.

August 14, 2011 - 4:43 pm

Kelli - I need my first and last name so Kelli Ebbesen voted for zoey

August 14, 2011 - 4:44 pm

Kelli - I need my first and last name so Kelli Ebbesen

August 15, 2011 - 2:00 am

Amber Schafersman - I voted for Zoey!! :)

2nd Birthday Bash giveaway! {Sioux Falls Photographer}

It’s my 2nd birthday!!  It’s hard to believe that exactly 2 years ago I was photographing my first session… I’ve come a long way since then!!  To celebrate, several businesses in the Sioux Falls area have come together and donated some AWESOME prizes for one lucky winner!

The giveaway starts today and runs through Sunday, May 29 at 11:59pm.  There are 3 ways to enter, only 1 is required!  The winner will be chosen by random.org on Monday, May 30!  Thanks for all of your support, and good luck!!!

By entering this giveaway, you are acknowledging that the giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

ENTRY ONE {Required}: Like Emily Eggebraaten Photography and each of the vendors on facebook.  Leave them a little love while you are there and let them know Emily Eggebraaten Photography sent you.  Come back and comment that you have done so for one entry.

ENTRY  TWO {Optional}: Share Emily Eggebraaten Photography with friends on facebook.  Come back and comment that you have done so for an additional entry.

ENTRY THREE {Optional}: Tweet, blog, or share on your facebook page about the giveaway.  Come back and comment that you have done so {please include the link} for an additional entry.


Emily Eggebraaten Photography FACEBOOK | WEBSITE




Puppy Love Bakery FACEBOOK | WEBSITE


Shake Rattle & Sew FACEBOOK | WEBSITE



Finished Vision’s Fashions FACEBOOK | WEBSITE

South Dakota Babies FACEBOOK | WEBSITE

Paisley Belle Boutique FACEBOOK | WEBSITE


Say Anything… Jewelry by Stephanie Wilde FACEBOOK | WEBSITE



May 23, 2011 - 10:29 pm

Marie of Finished Vision's Fashions - Awesome giveaway, Emily! Thanks for including me. I am excited for the winner!

May 23, 2011 - 10:30 pm

Kelley Kruger - I shared with my facebook friends! Happy Birthday!!

May 23, 2011 - 10:44 pm

Staci Kinghorn - I liked all the vendors on FB! Thank you!!

May 24, 2011 - 12:02 am

Sarah Nichols - Pick me pick me pick me pick me!

May 24, 2011 - 12:03 am

Sarah Nichols - Pick me pick me pick me pick me! I “like”all of the vendors.

May 24, 2011 - 12:09 am

Celene Olson - I have done entry number one. I didn’t know there were so many cute businesses that were local! Thank you!

May 24, 2011 - 12:51 am

Shannon - I “like” all the businesses!

May 24, 2011 - 12:54 am

Brook Hill - I have liked all the vendors on facebook:) HAPPY BIRTHDAY

May 24, 2011 - 2:35 am

Tammy Hartmann - I couldn’t find Hello. or Bridget & Lucy on Facebook. But I did like the rest and I am super excited to get to know the companies I didn’t know about! I also would love to win this!!

May 24, 2011 - 3:02 am

Vanessa D. - I liked all the vendors in the contest! Cool stuff! Its also neat to now know some of the other businesses and sites on here!Cool contest!

May 24, 2011 - 3:12 am

Vanessa D. - I also shared ur link on fb telling people to check out ur giveaway contest going on :)

May 24, 2011 - 3:16 am

Vanessa D. - I shared ur contest link on Facebook about the giveaway!

May 24, 2011 - 3:23 am

Shannon C. - I “like” all the Facebook pages, I shared your Facebook page, and I shared the link for the birthday contest. So exciting!!!

May 24, 2011 - 12:10 pm

Terese Keenan - I shared your link for the birthday bash give away on my facebook

May 24, 2011 - 12:12 pm

Terese Keenan - I also shared your page on my facebook

May 24, 2011 - 2:01 pm

Another giveaway – woohoo! « bridget&lucy - [...] – they just make the shots!  So, we contributed a size 3 Ruffle Joy – go on over and get signed up!  Another fun connection to Emily – our husbands may have gotten into a little trouble [...]

May 24, 2011 - 2:39 pm

Misti Hauser - Just shared your giveaway on my FB page! Love your work!

May 24, 2011 - 2:45 pm

Raquel - Lovely photos. From Brasil

May 24, 2011 - 3:12 pm

Brenda Schmidt - You do awesome work! Congratulations and Happy Birthday!

May 24, 2011 - 3:50 pm

Brenda Schmidt - I shared your page on my wall. Thanks!

May 24, 2011 - 3:52 pm

Brenda Schmidt - I shared the giveaway on my page! Thanks!

May 24, 2011 - 4:46 pm

Sara Hennings - Number 3, check!

May 24, 2011 - 5:08 pm

Sara Hennings - I liked all the websites, number 1!!!

May 24, 2011 - 5:18 pm

Sara Hennings - Number 2 done, did I win yet:) Thanks for the great giveaway Emily!

May 24, 2011 - 8:09 pm

chantel olson - i liked the businesses, shared your giveaway and shared your page

May 24, 2011 - 8:22 pm

Amy Dreke - I “Liked” all of the vendors on Facebook! I also shared your page and the link to the birthday contest! Love your work!

May 24, 2011 - 10:55 pm

Becky Schroeder - I liked all the vendors, thanks for sharing their info. I cant believe you have been doing this for only 2 years! Happy Bday!

May 24, 2011 - 11:34 pm

Ruth Ann Scott - I shared the link on our hello. facebook page.

May 24, 2011 - 11:38 pm

Ruth Ann Scott - I “liked” all the vendors facebook pages.

May 25, 2011 - 4:46 am

Jenny Tjeerdsma - Ilove all the vendors u connected me with on facebook.It is so fun thanks for the oppurnity! Jen

May 25, 2011 - 4:52 am

Jenny Tjeerdsma - Share u with frinds although I would like to keep u a secret u do great wk

May 25, 2011 - 4:57 am

Jenny Tjeerdsma - Wow Proud to say I did all three. Thanks Emily good luck this year, and happy b-day!

May 25, 2011 - 10:46 am

Erin Taggart - I “liked” all the vendors on facebook!!!!!

May 25, 2011 - 2:32 pm

Staci Kinghorn - Shared Emily Eggebraaten Photography with my friends on facebook.

May 25, 2011 - 3:31 pm

Erin Strande - I shared the link on facebook!! Happy 2nd Birthday! I loved seeing your pictures at Avera Women’s clinic also.

May 25, 2011 - 4:42 pm

Susan Shea - I did not know about all these vendors. Thanks, I will bve checking them out. Happy Birthday!

May 25, 2011 - 5:41 pm

Amanda Sprenkle - I have liked all pages/vendors so far and and shared your link on Facebook. I’m having my 3rd baby boy this September, so this package would be absolutely amazing to win!! Happy Birthday!!! I love all of the photos on your site. You do great work!!!!

May 25, 2011 - 7:01 pm

Stacy Cable - I shared your giveaway information on my facebook page! Happy Birthday Emily!!!!

May 25, 2011 - 8:31 pm

Lisa - I liked every business on facebook – thanks for bringing some new ones to my attention!

May 25, 2011 - 8:33 pm

Lisa - Just shared your phogotraphy with others on my facebook page. Had a friend friend bring newborn Nolan in for pictures the other day – keep checking back to sneak a peek! ;)

May 26, 2011 - 3:03 am

Tessa k - I love looking at our new pictures you are awesome! Happy birthday! Excited for the contest!

May 26, 2011 - 4:33 am

Sara Hanson - Congrats on 2 years!! I completed all 3!! Thanks a lot! Hope I win :)

May 26, 2011 - 4:34 am

Sara Hanson - #2 done!!

May 26, 2011 - 4:35 am

Sara Hanson - #1 done!!

May 26, 2011 - 4:51 am

Amy Teeslink - My puppy is turning 2 years old in a week and I also know Stephanie with Say Anything Jewelry and both of you are amazing. I would love to have a puppy trinket with a puppy picture :) Please contact me! Amazing pictures!

May 26, 2011 - 5:37 am

Jeni Mc - shared to twitter & facebook via tumblr! http://tumblr.com/xdd2ovuu59

May 26, 2011 - 11:01 am

Tammy Hartmann - I found them all! #1 complete

May 26, 2011 - 11:04 am

Tammy Hartmann - #2 complete! I sure hope I win!!

May 26, 2011 - 11:10 am

Tammy Hartmann - #3 is also complete! I hope it helps you get more people to register! (But I still hope I win)

May 26, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Amy Hoback - #1 complete :)

May 26, 2011 - 1:43 pm

Amy Hoback - #2 done………

May 26, 2011 - 1:45 pm

Amy Hoback - #3 done…….what a great idea to showcase all these local businesses!!! PIck me, LOL!!

May 26, 2011 - 2:46 pm

Melanie Johnson - #1 done! Great idea!

May 26, 2011 - 2:49 pm

Melanie Johnson - #2 done!

May 26, 2011 - 2:49 pm

Melanie Johnson - #3 done!! Hope you pick me that would be great!!!

May 26, 2011 - 4:42 pm

Kelly - I have completed #1,#2, and #3! Love, love your work!!!!

May 26, 2011 - 6:09 pm

Getting Older Stinks, But Not This Time! « The Scoop – DooGooders Blog - [...] other friends including Shake Rattle Sew, hello., Puppy Love Bakery, South Dakota Babies and more! Click here to see how you can enter (and wish them a happy [...]

May 26, 2011 - 6:11 pm

Cassie - I went to all vendors and liked their FB page :) Left a note on each saying “emily sent me!” Can’t wait for the wedding, see you tomorrow night!

May 26, 2011 - 6:18 pm

Cassie - I sent an email to all my coolest friends on FB, telling them to “like” your FB page! Also put your contest as my status on FB!!! PICK ME PLEASE!!!!

May 26, 2011 - 10:39 pm

Rebecca Garnes - So many neat places and what a wonderful giveaway! i visited them all–happy 2nd birthday!

May 27, 2011 - 12:00 am

Ashley Pfaff - #1 is complete!!

May 27, 2011 - 12:02 am

Ashley Pfaff - #2 complete!

May 27, 2011 - 12:04 am

Ashley Pfaff - #3 complete! Great idea!!

May 27, 2011 - 3:29 am

Andrea - Step one done! Hope I win! Congrats on turning 2!

May 27, 2011 - 3:31 am

Andrea - Step 2, Check!

May 27, 2011 - 3:34 am

Andrea - Step 3, Check! Crossing my fingers, I really want to win!

May 28, 2011 - 3:39 am

jill erickson - I posted to my page!!

May 28, 2011 - 12:09 pm

Becky Schroeder - I shared you with friends. (#2)

May 28, 2011 - 12:10 pm

Becky Schroeder - #3 done!

May 28, 2011 - 9:34 pm

Justine Turbak - Awesome idea! Hope im the winner!

May 29, 2011 - 1:10 am

Kari Shields - Happy Birthday Emily and thanks for all the memories you’ve started so far with our family! I shared with my facebook fans!

May 29, 2011 - 1:11 am

Kari Shields - Love this idea! Thanks for all the memories you’ve started with my family. I’ve shared with my friends on facebook!

May 29, 2011 - 1:11 am

Kari Shields - I liked all the vendors on facebook!

May 29, 2011 - 3:50 pm

Tera Tramp - This is a great contest! I have “liked” all of the vendors and truly meant it! On to step 2…..

May 29, 2011 - 3:54 pm

Tera Tramp - Step 2 complete!

May 29, 2011 - 4:03 pm

Tera Tramp - Step 3 complete! Thank you for introducing me to these great vendors!

May 30, 2011 - 3:07 am

jackie lounsbery - Hope I win, checked out the vendors and will be returning to their page.

August 10, 2011 - 7:34 pm

Jon Ortman - I completed steps 1&2 and voted for Jersey! You go girl!

August 15, 2011 - 1:52 am

Byron Schafersman - I voted for Zoey

Mom Rocks! winner | Sioux Falls newborn and child photographer

Congrats to nominee Emily Petoske!!  I have to say that I expected a few moving entries, but I was blown away!  I had SUCH a hard time picking the winner, but chose Emily because:

My sister Emily is a mommy to two-year-old Reese, who was born with Cystic Fibrosis. It’s a chronic disease that steals lung function over time and makes Reese susceptible to lung infections, which can be deadly. Even the littlest cold can land her in the hospital. Life expectancy for CF’ers is 37 years old.  Emily has given up her job to stay at home with Reese
and she busts her butt every day to make sure Reese stays healthy! They do 30-minute vest/nebulizer treatments twice a day and Reese gets several different medications throughout the day. She’s also constantly making sure everyone uses sanitiizer and takes off their shoes before entering their home, because the most common bacteria we all carry can be fatal to Reese. Emily also has dedicated her life to raising money so we can find a cure for CF. And, on top of it all, she and her husband are constantly counting their pennies, because with
one income and medical bills, things are pretty tight.Em is one of the most generous people I know, and she definitely deserves to be pampered! Thank you for listening to her story, and for offering up this package! What a treat for the lucky winner.
-Reese’s Aunt Katie

Mom ROCKS! contest | Sioux Falls newborn and child photographer

Are you a mom that never steps in front of the camera?  Do you know a mom that needs a little pampering?  Do you know of a mom that would love to experience custom photography but can’t afford it?  Well, this contest is for you!!  Nominate a friend {or yourself} to win!  One lucky winner will win the following:

*30 minute session {just mom, family, whatever!} and 5 digital images {$325 value}

*$50 gift certificate to Posh Boutique

*$20 gift certificate to Bracco



*Fill out the form below and tell us what makes your mom ROCK!

*Entries will be accepted through April 29.  Winner will be announced on the blog the week of May 1

*One entry per mom, please!

*Winning mom must reside or be willing to travel to the Sioux Falls, SD area

*Mini-session must take place prior to June 30, 2011

GOOD LUCK!!  Can’t wait to read your entries!

April 25, 2011 - 12:38 pm

Else Umbreit - I would like to nominate my sister, Kari Hilleson. She is one rock-awesome mom! Her son Nils was born March 4, 2010. Her water broke at 28 weeks and he was born just short of 29 weeks. Through the entire time he was in NICU, she showed more strength than I imagine even she thought she possessed. She was there every day, following his care, watching over him and giving him that loving touch that I know helped speed his growth. Now at almost 15 months old, he has grown so much that his pediatrician said they no longer need to follow the preemie growth charts, he’s caught up to (and surpassed) a lot of kids in his age group! He’s an awesome nephew and a great cousin for my daughter, and he’s also a very lucky kid, to have been born to such an awesome woman (and dad, but this isn’t a dad rocks! contest, is it?).

April 28, 2011 - 3:45 am

eric guiliano - I would like to nominate my wife Laurel. Everything she does is for our kids. She has stood by me for the last three years through some crappy times, always holding her head high. She does so many amazing things with our two kids and I’m glad that she is willing to stay home with them and raise them.

April 28, 2011 - 4:22 am

Tyler Tjeerdsma - I would like to nominate my wife, Jenny Tjeerdsma. The reason my wife rocks is that I am a Sioux Falls Firemen that is away for 24hours at a time and she is left at home to take care of our 2 1/2 year old son and 10 month old daughter by herself while at the same time working full time. She is the rock of the family and never complains about the heavy load. With little time for herself this would mean the world to her. Also, Jenny is always willing to go above and beyond to make sure our children have a memoriable childhood, I consider myself very luck to have found such a wonderful and caring person like my wife to be the mother of our children. Thank you for having this contest for all the mothers out there, they all deserve something special. Thanks

April 29, 2011 - 10:13 pm

Eric Guiliano - My wife is the best mother that I know. She makes every day with our kids an exciting adventure. She is always teaching them new things and going on all sorts of adventures. She has been willing to relocate for my work 4 times in the last 4 years. I am so lucky that she wants to stay home with our kids and provide them with the best care possible.