Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A heartfelt thanks.... and a Contest too!

Thank you, each and every one of you, for being a part of my life in 2009. You encouraged me, "followed" me, spread the word about me, and allowed me to capture images of your loved ones. I realize that there are many talented photographers out there for you to choose from, which is all the more reason why I am grateful that you chose ME!  I love getting to know you and I feel so lucky to be able to photograph your little ones and to be a part of documenting your family history... to leave you with something both beautiful and tangible for you and your family to enjoy for many years to come.

So along with my heartfelt thanks, I thought it would be fun to run a contest and I do hope you'll play! I went through all the images taken in 2009 and selected some of my favorites, which you now get to vote for. Feel free to vote for your own image and by all means, get your friends and family to vote for you too! To vote, just leave a comment on this blog letting me know which image is your favorite. To keep things fair, only one vote per email please!

The lucky winner with the most votes will receive ***drumroll please*** a 16x20 mounted wall portrait PLUS a free session in 2010!!*

Contest begins now and ends January 3, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. Good luck, and again.... thank you for your continued support! To see the entries, please click here or go to http://tokileephoto.zenfolio.com/2009contest and then come back to this blog to leave a comment. And since no post is complete without an image, I'll leave you with the boys rocking out to Rock Band Beatles.


*Session fee waived and no print credit or discount will be applied to order. Session must be held by August 31, 2010.

A special thank you to Melissa Miller for sharing her great idea!  Now, go vote and tell all your friends and family to vote too. Good luck!

114 comments:

  1. I vote for image E! So many great ones!

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  2. Oh how fun!!! I'll be the first to vote!!!!

    Voting for the picture of the 3 cuties in picture:
    "U"

    :)

    Blessings,
    Kristie Stuckel

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  3. I would like to vote for I. :-) Thank you Toki for EVERYTHING you do!

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  4. I vote for O, tough choice though. Great pics to choose from!

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  5. I must vote for "U"! Love ya, Toki!!

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  6. I vote for O but there are a lot of great choices!

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  7. Oooh, it's between G and J for me-gorgeous pictures!

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  8. I vote for S! Soo cute..

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  9. My vote is for image E !

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  10. Love your boys! Very cool idea about the contest, might just use that too!

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  11. My vote is Image E !!

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  12. Love all the pictures, but I have to vote for G. Love it!

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  13. I voted for O! awesome work! :)

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  14. OMG, they are all so awesome! I'm voting for "M". So cool.

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  15. Great shots! I am going to vote for M:)

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  16. ahhh! that was hard!
    ultimately my vote goes to G!!

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  17. I vote image X !!!

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  18. Gorgeous Baby. I vote for G!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. PLEASE PLEASE VOTE FOR X
    TOO CUTE

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  20. I vote for S! Love those eyes.

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  21. Have to vote for A ...
    So many amazing photos!

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  22. All lovely... My vote is for A

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  23. I vote for E... So cute

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  24. My pick is A but a tough choice,all beautiful work!

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  25. Vote for A...sibling love, you can just tell :)

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  26. Scott D says my vote is for E!

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  27. I pick E! So adorable :)

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  28. I vote for me ... A.
    Hi from Zander

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  29. Hi Toki,

    I vote for A of course.

    VJ

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  30. My beautiful Niece...Image E!!!

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  31. I VOTE FOR...
    A!!!!!!!

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  32. Alyssa PhommahasayJanuary 3, 2010 at 2:09 AM

    I vote for A

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  33. we vote for A the true winner - pv

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  34. WE vote for "A". Love them all!

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  35. Image E...is the one i see (as my favorite!)

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  36. Hi Toki,

    I am voting for picture 'E' in your contest.
    You do great work.

    Bob

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  37. I vote G for my sister. Hi Toki, from Jackson

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  38. I vote for E. You have a great eye, Toki.

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  39. Great Pictures! I vote for "G"

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  40. I vote for A, great work!

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  41. Voting for Picture A.

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  42. Vote for Picture A

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  43. We Vote for G.

    Good luck Carrie & Payton

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  44. I vote for picture E, she's soo adorable!

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  45. awwww....picture K is such an awesome shot. i love how you captured the baby's smile!

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  46. KL votes for picture A

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  47. I vote for "G"

    Good luck,
    Nancy and Lauren

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  48. Nothing better than cute siblings! Love them all, I vote for A.

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  49. I vote for PHOTO A!!!

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  50. Awww. I vote for photo A. That's adorable! I agree with the comment above. The sibling thing always gets me.

    -Ann

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  51. I would like to vote for photo A please

    - Jayne A.

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  52. love photo A, it's great!

    raj

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  53. I'm going to have to vote for Photo A ... cute doesn't even start to describe that!

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  54. beautiful!! my favorite is G!!!

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  55. What a cutie! G is my vote

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  56. All are adorable, but G gets my vote!

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  57. I have to vote for my granddaughter - G it is!

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  58. I vote for A - just too cute

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  59. My vote is for A

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  60. A gets my vote ! Super Duper

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  61. I would like to vote for G please.

    - Amy

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  62. I love picture A! Wonderful pictures!

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  63. I vote for photo A.

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  64. Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous! Wonderful images Toki.

    My vote is for A.

    Matt H

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  65. Great photos. But photo A has my boys best buddy in it! My vote is for A!

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  66. I vote for A... great picture!

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  67. Beautiful pictures of beautiful kids! My vote is Picture "E" ... perfection!

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  68. They are all great, but Photo A is my absolute favorite!

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  69. Amazing images. A lot of great pictures. The baby in G just makes me melt. Great job Toki.

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  70. Nana must vote for the cuties in A! We love your work.

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  71. I vote Photo A! Great Picture.

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  72. They are all great photos, however, I vote Photo A.

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  73. I vote for photo A. How lovely
    soraya

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  74. J Hilty votes for A
    cute kids

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  75. cornville votes for A

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  76. cornville votes for A great pic

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  77. I like the looks of A

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