January 4, 2012

Giveaway: Ashley Ann Photography’s Online Snapshop Course

****THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*****

Congrats to Wileenie, our new winnner!!

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Mamas, despite the fact that we do have a fancy DSLR camera….this is how I typically take photos:

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"Wait!  What?  Where?  Hang on…getting my phone….RAINES!  Wait!  Hold it!  No!  Come back!  COME BACK!  C'mon you stupid iPhon— no honey, I wasn't talking to you.  I called the iPhone stupid. Yes, you are right, stupid is not a kind word.  No!  Don't run away again!  AUGHHHH!"

Thankfully, I have Mike.  Who can wield a DSLR with precision, speed, and deadly- nevermind.  That line didn't work.  But the point is this:  he takes good pics.

The problem, however, is that I'm the one home with the kiddos.  I'm the one seeing Raines' crazy-haired, sleepy-eyed, post-nap self when he pads down the hall in his super-hero tighty-whities.  I'm the one chasing Pax's chubby little bum around for our ritual change-and-escape every morning before breakfast.  I'm the one who sees most of their episodes of brotherly love and the rare moments of quiet contemplation during the day.  

I don't want to miss these moments.  I want to eat these moments up!  I want to revel in them.  I want them never to end.  And when they do?  I want to remember

So I signed up for Ashley Ann's online Snapshop course (it was one of our gift recommendations, if you recall).  I had very low expectations.  While I really, really want to take good pics….I just don't have an eye for it.  Mike does.  My mom does.  Many of my friends do.  I?  Do not.  

So I signed up primarily to learn, in some small way, how to wield a DSLR camera.  I had been using our camera, but either on automatic settings or, when in manual, much like a monkey would.  Mike pointed out which buttons needed pressing ("blah blah blah closed aperture…blah blah ISO-blah"), and I would, monkey-like, jab these buttons randomly until a shot came out reasonably well.  Sometimes I got lucky.  Mostly I did not.

So imagine my surprise! Delight! Overwhelming feelings of gratitude! when Ashley Ann's course worked.  Worked in a way where, almost immediately, I was taking some decent shots. Where suddenly the "blah blah blah" part of Mike's instructions came into sharp focus, and I'm now able to contribute opinions about ISO, and aperture, and shutter speeds.  But even more shocking?  Her class gave me an eye.

Now, let's not get crazy.  I'll never be an Ashley Ann-caliber photographer.  But I'm…not bad. Good enough for the kind of shots I want to get, good enough, certainly, to capture the little everyday moments with my boys in a heartfelt way.  Good enough to capture shots that transport me back to the moment they happened.  To remember.  

Ashley Ann's class was nothing short of a gift.  A gift we'd like to share with you, dear readers.  Ashley Ann was kind enough to offer one of you a spot in her upcoming Snapshop courses (DSLR camera required).  The next courses will be offered from Jan. 15 – Feb. 5th or from Feb. 26th – March 18th. To enter, leave us a comment telling us the moment that you'd most like to capture.  The winner will be picked at random on Thursday, Jan 12th.

And be sure to head on over to Ashley Ann's blog.  Her gorgeous pictures and down-to-earth words will both inspire and encourage. (And it doesn't hurt that she is delightfully nerdy and funny.)  

xo,

S

ps.  A pic from one of my "homework" assignments.  So braggy, I know….but I was just SO proud of myself:

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495 Comments
  • Zarah
    January 4, 2012

    Wow, I would so love to win this course. My son have just morphed from a baby to a toddler before my eyes, and I really want to capture him in this new, more active stage of life.

  • Meredith Barr
    January 4, 2012

    I would like to be able to capture less formal, more in the moment, pictures of my kids that will remind me of who they were at each particular stage.

  • Hana K
    January 4, 2012

    I want to capture my son’s movements as he is becoming a toddler. I want to capture the firsts I have with him as my first baby.

  • Naomi
    January 4, 2012

    Would love to capture my two boys!

  • Kim
    January 4, 2012

    I want to capture the joy and wonder in my son’s expressions using natural light. He has so much life in him – I hope to remember this and have some beautiful pictures for him to show his children.

  • Renee
    January 4, 2012

    I think I’m currently capturing the moments I want to capture, but they look pretty bad on the iPhone. I’d love to learn how to keep from being intimidated by “the big camera” so that I can capture those moments in a beautiful way, rather than just capturing them all blahhh.

  • Beth
    January 4, 2012

    I would love to capture my newborn daughter’s first smile:)

  • shannon
    January 4, 2012

    I would soooo love to take beautiful, keepsake pics of my babies!

  • Jenn
    January 4, 2012

    I got a DSLR for my birthday with the agreement that we would forgo the pricey professional photographer. I want to get the best pictures I can of my two daughters, and this would help so much.

  • Rachel P.
    January 4, 2012

    I’m going to be having my first baby in April and would love to be able to capture all the sweet moments.

  • Adriel Maurice
    January 4, 2012

    My 3 year old has such an expressive face and I am always just a moment late. I would love to capture his quirky expressions and when his 7month old brother stares at him in admiration.

  • Tara
    January 4, 2012

    I would love this course so much!!! I would love to get better pictures of the adorable faces my son makes, and to do so quickly while the moment lasts!

  • Shannon
    January 4, 2012

    I love Ashley’s blog and her mad photography skills. I’m all about my 2 boys and just capturing them.

  • Kiera
    January 4, 2012

    I want to get more decent shots of my kids with the adults who love them. I love pics of my kids, but when they’re 40 they’re going to want to see their parents and aunties and all the rest of us interacting with them. I would love to do this course!

  • Sabrina
    January 4, 2012

    Ooh, I am due to have my first baby in the next couple of weeks and I would love to learn to take proper pictures instead of the lackluster/blurry mess that I usually make when I try to use the fancy camera!

  • Erica Walker
    January 4, 2012

    I want to capture my little boys smirks as he does mischievous things.

  • Victoria
    January 4, 2012

    I live in a beautiful country and would like to take shots that capture just how lucky I am to live here.

  • Andrea
    January 4, 2012

    I would love to capture the adorable smile my son gives me when he wakes up.

  • Lauren
    January 4, 2012

    I would love to be able to capture my daughter’s first steps (she is 14.5 weeks currently)!

  • Megan Berka
    January 5, 2012

    I don’t even own a DSL camera, but this would be a perfect excuse to buy one. I want to capture the mundane moments at home with my two little ones. Reading on the couch, the 3 year old explaining the finer points of dragons to the 2 year old, the way my daughter shoves seaweed in her mouth. Those moments that are constant, yet too fleeting.

  • Talia
    January 5, 2012

    I have a DSLR that I don’t fully understand as well. I would like to have the skills to not be a moment too late for and better capture thoses fleeting delicious moments of beauty of my 8 year old son and all the kids of various ages with whom we come in contact–especially those who parents are too busy, poor (for a camera or photographer), or untrained in photography.

  • Susan
    January 5, 2012

    I would love to get this. I am kind of a crazy picture taker. I would love it if I could learn some real skills. My three kids when they become adults would be grateful also!

  • Katie
    January 5, 2012

    I would LOVE this course! I remember you writing about it over the holidays and thought it would be so great to take. My husband promised me a new camera over Christmas so this would be so awesome to take with it!! I have 3 kids (5, 3 and 6months) and have been fairly unsuccessful capturing countless beautiful moments. This would be so great!

  • Colleen P
    January 5, 2012

    Awesome! Love her website and those pictures. Would love to capture more of each stage…so i can freeze the memories in my mind. they are all growing too fast!!

  • Leslie L
    January 5, 2012

    I would love to capture my daughter with her grandparents. Each set lives out of state and I would love to have some candid photos of them together.

  • Ashley
    January 5, 2012

    I got a DSLR for my birthday–a year ago tomorrow–and would love to learn how to use it to better capture my toddler playing in our backyard, with our dog whom she is crazy about!

  • Inna P.
    January 5, 2012

    I would love to take course. I want to capture the moment my daughter meets her new baby brother/sister for the first time. I would not want to forget that moment

  • Jen d.
    January 5, 2012

    Would love this!
    I want to capture my three sweet littles who are getting bigger by the second!

  • Megan C.
    January 5, 2012

    Its the happy version of ‘waking up from a sleep’ look that I see almost every day that I need to get on camera. This would be magical!

  • Janet E
    January 5, 2012

    I would try to capture those milky smiles….full belly and grinning up at me like I am the best mom in the world.

  • Clarissa
    January 5, 2012

    I want to capture my two boys (2.5 year old and 3 months old) as they grow up to be best friends.

  • Sarah D.
    January 5, 2012

    I would love to learn how to capture photos of my twin 4 year old boys inside using no flash. Our house is very dark (not a lot of natural light) and I always have to use the flash.

  • Julia Ashbridge
    January 5, 2012

    Oh my goodness i can’t even begin to tell you how flipping excited I am for this giveaway! My husband and I are due in April with our first babe and I would love nothing more than to capture those first moments of our new little family!

  • Michelle Smyth
    January 5, 2012

    I would love to capture the way that our 9 month old boy interacts with our 1 year old puppy. They are HILARIOUS together. Unfortunately, by the time I set myself up for the “perfect shot” the two of them have found something else to do.

  • Jess Z.
    January 5, 2012

    Ugh, too many moments! I love when my son wakes up all sleepy-head and eyes barely open, or when my daughter stands on her tippy toes trying to figure out the whole standing-crawling-walking thing. I would love to be able to take this class!

  • Jessica Anderson
    January 5, 2012

    I love her blog!! Would be so awesome to win this and learn how to use my camera before our family vacation to Disney World in March!!

  • Angie
    January 5, 2012

    I would love to capture those first happy smiles of the day when my son wakes up giggling next to me in bed! That homework assignment looks amazing–I’d love to learn to take photos like that!

  • Ashley @ the BWF
    January 5, 2012

    I want to be better at capturing the brother dynamic between my three boys. I feel like I get caught up in the details and I miss the sweetest moments! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Kara
    January 5, 2012

    I want to learn how to capture my baby and her big sister sharing all their ‘sister’ moments – in focus!

  • Sarabeth
    January 5, 2012

    I would love to capture everyday life with my 14 month old!

  • Lisa
    January 5, 2012

    I SO NEED THIS CLASS! Pretty Please!

  • lorilin
    January 5, 2012

    I desperately want to get a shot of my two-year old and my three-month old affectionately, effortlessly, casually bonding. And I cannot for the life of me get an even somewhat decent shot. Teach me, Ashley Ann!

  • Amy
    January 5, 2012

    I’d love to get a great picture of my 2 year old cuddling with our dog. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Emily
    January 5, 2012

    Awesome giveaway- I would love to get a shot of my two kiddos hugging when the toddler climbs into bed with the three year old in the morning.

  • Anna Whiteside
    January 5, 2012

    I would love to be better able to catch those spontaneous moments in everyday life with my three kiddos. Seems like by the time I’ve figured out what settings to use, the moment’s passed!

  • Katie
    January 5, 2012

    Awesome giveaway! I’d love to capture my baby girl in her element as she rolls and scoots around our house… right now, I always seem to get the backside of her head in a corner of the shot… maybe this class could help me get fast enough to actually capture her in a picture!

  • Tracy Cubbison
    January 5, 2012

    I would love to capture the little moments that are so fleeting — a snuggle, a smile, a laugh :) I always have a grand idea of what the photograph should look like in my head, but they rarely turn out that way… I would love to take Ashley Ann’s course!!

  • Liz
    January 5, 2012

    I would love to capture my 9 month old’s smiles, giggles, cries, delirious laughs, sleeping, playing, tiny toes, chubby fingers, bite-able thighs, wispy hair, 3 crooked teeth, first steps… he’s growing so fast… please, please teach me how to capture these moments!

  • Daphne
    January 5, 2012

    My mother was a photographer. I’d love to have a tiny bit of the skill she used to capture my childhood when trying to capture my son’s.

  • Kammyh
    January 5, 2012

    Great giveaway! My toddler and infant have just recently started to really interact with each other… those are the moments I’d love to capture.

  • Katie
    January 5, 2012

    I am pregnant with my first baby and would love to capture not only myself as I grow but our new little one when he/she arrives!

  • Amy Coose
    January 5, 2012

    I would love to win a spot in this class to help capture pics of my new baby boy. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Georgie Haupt-Kester
    January 5, 2012

    With twin boys, I desperately want to capture those moments when they work as one . . when Charlie is trying to climb to reach the top of the sofa table and Jack pushes the footstool to help him . .all while the lighting is too low for an automatic setting . . our best adventures happen in the darkest corners of our home!

  • Priti
    January 5, 2012

    I would like to capture the funny and silly side of my daughter that many don’t get to see because she is shy.

  • Lisa Cahill
    January 5, 2012

    I would love to be able to do this course to be able to better capture my children in pictures!

  • Marie
    January 5, 2012

    I’d love to take awesome pics on the beach!

  • Shannon DePalma
    January 5, 2012

    My kids are 1, 5, and 7. I would love to capture their joyfulness while they are still so young.

  • JayJake
    January 5, 2012

    I would like to learn how to capture action shots of my kids. My daughter just learned how to jump, and is so proud of herself!

  • Shelli
    January 5, 2012

    I would love to capture the moments where my 8 and 9 year old laugh and laugh at each other.

  • Lauren Roseman
    January 5, 2012

    I would love to capture my son and our dog during one of their special moments…my son reading to Tucker, sharing his toys with him,or building a “house” out of blocks for him.

  • JAL
    January 5, 2012

    This is so topical for us! I have a 2year old daughter that I believe to be the cutest girl ever, and yet all my pictures of her are terrible — blurry, wrong part in focus, too dark, too bright, etc, etc. I feel like her babyhood is slipping away and I’m not going to have any evidence of it. I considered buying a different camera, but I’ve had to admit that the problem is me, not the camera!
    So, what I’d really like to capture: my 2 year old, dimples and all, cuddling with her handsome older brother. (Yes, they do this often; and no I don’t have a single picture of it with good light where they’re both in focus!)
    Thank you!

  • Carmen Lis
    January 5, 2012

    I’d love to capture ALL of my baby’s smiles… They just melt my heart!

  • kate C.
    January 5, 2012

    We just had our third child and I would love to better capture her with her two older sisters!

  • rosa
    January 5, 2012

    i want to capture it all… i have 3 boys and a newborn girl and there are soooo many moments i want to capture… if i had to pick one id want to capture the boys holding their sister and the emotion of it, not just the back of someones head as he leans in to kiss her…

  • Ginny
    January 5, 2012

    I’m really becoming interested in photography, primarily to capture moments with my daughter.

  • Suzanne
    January 5, 2012

    I want to capture the moments when my silly 2 year old & goofy hubby are playing during bathtime. And the quiet tea parties she has with her princesses.

  • Alyssa
    January 5, 2012

    My baby girl is due Monday (Monday!), so I would love to learn more about our camera to capture every possible image of her!

  • Cher Dombowsky
    January 5, 2012

    I’d love to be able to capture so many fantastic moments that at my son’s weddings they would need a full hour just for their part of the slide show :) Great give away.

  • Kate Kochendorfer
    January 5, 2012

    Ahhh, I would love to take this class! I just ordered a dSLR camera (arriving tomorrow). I want to capture the first days with my baby boy, expected Feb 6th!

  • Erin
    January 5, 2012

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I’d love to be able to develop more of an “eye” for pictures – I have 2 hilarious and active boys (1 and 3) that are in constant motion and I want to be able to capture some of their antics!!

  • Staci
    January 5, 2012

    What a great giveaway! I would love to capture those moments where my husband is playing with the kids and they are all so blissfully happy and full of giggles.

  • Poh-Lin
    January 5, 2012

    Would love to capture my toddler and dog snuggling in the dog bed.

  • Sarah
    January 5, 2012

    I would love to take this course also! My husband is a professional photographer, but like Shana, I am the one home with the baby all day. Her first birthday is coming up, and so I would love to be able to try my new skills then.

  • Vera
    January 5, 2012

    Sweet, sweet picture! Right now my most elusive photography subject is my almost-5 year old, who has a goofy camera smile. I want to catch her REAL smile!

  • Katie
    January 5, 2012

    I’d love to capture our year living in a new place… with our new baby. I love portraits so any tips and techniques that I might pick up would be a huge bonus!

  • Megan
    January 5, 2012

    I need this class. I will capture the moments that will forever keep me humble…finding youngest in pantry, pantsless, holding half-eaten dog biscuit.

  • Lisa
    January 5, 2012

    Hi! I am expecting my second baby any day now–I can’t wait to capture the first moments between my son and his new baby brother/sister. Thanks!

  • kassie stewart
    January 5, 2012

    I would love to capture photos of my family with the perfect lighting…just once!

  • Megan
    January 5, 2012

    What a fantastic giveaway! I received a dslr for Christmas 3 years ago and still only use it in automatic as a point and shoot :( I have four gorgeous children (ages 1 to 7) who are growing up much too fast. I’d love to be able to really capture the everyday crazy, fun, life we are living together. I have taken fewer and fewer pictures with each successive child, and I’d really like to get back in gear so I’ll have some beautiful images later on to help me to remember these days!

  • Jodi
    January 5, 2012

    I want to catch the silly everyday moments that always look great in photos. Just received a DSLR camera for Christmas and would love to learn how to better use it!

  • Megan
    January 5, 2012

    I already follow my 13-mo-old like a maniac with a camera, and now we are about to have a second little munchkin – can’t wait to capture them together for the first time they meet! Such a special moment and I don’t want to mess it up with a bad shot!

  • Becca
    January 5, 2012

    I know that this time I am home with my 2 girls who are 2 and 3 is going to be short lived. Soon they will be off to school and so on. I feel blessed to be able to spend this time with them and want to better capture all those moments I get to see everyday and be able to look back on them through my pictures. I would absolutely love to take this course.

  • Rachel W.
    January 5, 2012

    My sweet boys squinty nosed smile!

  • Mark W.
    January 5, 2012

    My beautiful wife

  • Kristen
    January 5, 2012

    Since my 6 year old can’t “smile” on command (instead he has a goofy, toothy, clenched lip sorta smile), I’d want to be able to catch more of the the moments when he is really smiling.

  • Nina
    January 5, 2012

    What a great givaway! I love online classes because they really help me focus on the goal ahead!
    I bought a DSLR 3 years ago to take beautiful pictures of my daughter but all I can take are snapshots basically and now my second daughter in 8 months old already and she gets even less snapshots taken. I would loooove to change that!!
    My girls giggle so much together and I would love to be able to capture that in an appropriate way!

  • Ann K
    January 5, 2012

    I always try (and fail) to capture my two little ones playing together- their heads bent over a game, or big sis trying to help lil bro do a new activity. I’d LOVE this class so I can capture those special moments!

  • jen
    January 5, 2012

    My four year old son and one year old daughter are incredibly sweet together. I would love to have better quality photos of this adorable time! Right now, I always get the backs of their heads or something blurry. I always miss “the moment”

  • Tracy VH
    January 5, 2012

    Just got a DSLR over the holidays and have no idea how to use it! I, too, am an iPhone pic junkie and am always trying to recreate the perfect missed moment.
    I would love to capture the sweet moment between my two year old and his baby sister, the instant before he growls at her, squeezes her and runs away! There’s so much love and adoration between them just before that craziness!

  • Brooke
    January 5, 2012

    I’d love to be able to capture my son’s first moment with his soon to be born baby sister!

  • Erin L
    January 5, 2012

    I want to photograph my family. My two boys are a 2 yr old and a newborn 3 week old. I want to capture my boys individually, being brothers, and of course my husband! Shana, in my house it’s exactly as you described. Husband knows how to work the camera and to me it all sounds like ‘blah, blah, blah.’ I soooo want to know how to make the camera work! :D I hope I can learn to take some decent shots!

  • Rachel
    January 5, 2012

    I would love to learn how to take good pics in low light of my kids and family.

  • Wileenie
    January 5, 2012

    I’d love to catch those everyday moments that I miss because of low lighting, bad composition, blurry focus, etc.

  • Carlin
    January 5, 2012

    I would love to capture my toddlers sense of humour. Great give away!

  • Fran
    January 5, 2012

    One of my goals for 2012 is to become a better photographer, and I would LOVE to have this spot! I have been admiring Ashley Ann’s photography for a couple of years now – so inspiring! I want to capture my little girl in motion; that is, to take better (not blurry) in-motion pics.

  • Carin F
    January 5, 2012

    My 9 month old son just yesterday started doing a Stevie Wonder head-bop thing to the music coming from his toy table. How do you capture this?! Would love to win this giveaway to find out…

  • Katie
    January 5, 2012

    I would love to capture my always moving little boy in action!

  • megan h
    January 5, 2012

    I would love to capture my two girls showing how much they love each other. I totally need a little help in figuring my camera out a tad better.

  • fran
    January 5, 2012

    wow your photo is amazing! I would love to capture my daughter caring for her baby brother.

  • Amy Lozen
    January 5, 2012

    I just started learning with my DSLR this fall and would love to be able to capture my friends maternity and newborn stages. Many of them can’t afford professional shots but I think everyone deserves to be able to have beautiful photos!!! I want to help!

  • Kara
    January 5, 2012

    I want to be able to take great pictures of my little one when he/she gets here.

  • erica @ expatriababy
    January 5, 2012

    Oh boy…I would sure LOVE to win this one. I’d love to capture quiet, every day moments, especially between my girl and my husband. But convincing him to appear on camera might be the hardest part of that goal!

  • Bridget
    January 5, 2012

    I want to capture my newest baby as she crawls and walks, as well as my twins’ games they are constantly playing

  • Megan B
    January 5, 2012

    With a highly energetic 2.5 year old and a newly scootching 7 month old, I am desperately seeking the ability to capture the two of them together in the same photo. This would be great!

  • Beth
    January 5, 2012

    I want to capture the active, free spirits of my two sons. They are 5 and 7 and are completely full of energy, light and movement. So much so, that most of my pictures of them are a big blur. It would be great to learn how to capture their expressions while they are running around – which, is all the time! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  • Margaret Heatly
    January 5, 2012

    I would like my pictures to capture the spirit of my three kids. The kids are lively but my pictures come out flat.
    Margaret H.

  • Kate L.
    January 5, 2012

    I would LOVE to win this! My daughter will be a year old next month (OMG WHUT) and it would mean so much to me to be able to capture everything that comes next.

  • heather
    January 5, 2012

    I’d love to get my DSLR off automatic and capture shots of my two boys interacting and playing together, some of which have both of them looking at me at the same time! I find that when I get behind the lens, they look away. And if I can get one to look, the other one isn’t and vice versa!

  • Cortney
    January 5, 2012

    to remember…indeed! My 3 little ones are growing so fast and the things that I remembered so easily with my first are getting harder to recall. My poor 6 month old doesn’t stand a chance unless I get better at capturing these everyday, mundane, and oh-so-precious moments in a more tangible form!

  • Kasey
    January 5, 2012

    I would LOVE to win! Actually, I need to win so I can prove to my husband that this Christmas present was worth it! Ha! I don’t feel like I have a great eye but would love to capture the day to day stuff!

  • Karen Vegas
    January 5, 2012

    I SO want to capture a moment of brotherly love between my two older boys. So rare…

  • Alyssa
    January 6, 2012

    I want to capture our family every day – living and loving life, each other and nature.

  • bre
    January 6, 2012

    When I flip on the light in my daughter’s room in the morning her face is lit up. I want to capture that, so that I can remember how awesome she thought I was when she becomes a cranky teenager.

  • Julie
    January 6, 2012

    I’m due with our second daughter Feb 3 and would LOVE to capture the relationship between my two girl unfold :)

  • Kaytie Yost
    January 6, 2012

    I’d like to take pictures of the everyday…

  • lesley
    January 6, 2012

    ooh i have always wanted to take a snapshop class. i really want to learn how to use my dslr on manual and to be able to capture photos the way i see them in my head. yay!

  • Mrs.
    January 6, 2012

    My daughters are entering that crazy, pre-teen/teen metamorphosis. Its like watching the caterpillars turn into butterflies. Who’s want to miss that?

  • Christian @ Modobject at Home
    January 6, 2012

    Enter me. I’m always trying to capture the light in their eyes!

  • Karen
    January 6, 2012

    I would Love to just capture the everyday moments as they happen

  • Ivana
    January 6, 2012

    My best friend is having a baby soon and she just recently got into photography. I want to gift this to her and make sure she can capture every moment she wants from day one…

  • Jacqueline R
    January 6, 2012

    The moments I want to capture are filled with the everyday. We often overlook the simple things…but somehow capturing them on camera helps me to slow down and appreciate so much more.

  • Shannon
    January 6, 2012

    I’d love to capture my kids in all of their Star Wars glory! They are so into sword fighting, okay, light saber fighting right now that I’d love a great pic to remember. Thanks!

  • Sarah
    January 6, 2012

    I want to capture the moment my son meets his new baby brother due in March.

  • Melanee
    January 6, 2012

    I want to capture LiFe! All of it in such a way that when I look at a memory through a photograph, I am transported to that time! I adore and admire Ashley and would absolutely love to have some of her awesome skills.

  • Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to capture when my kiddos get just plain “goofy”!!

  • colleen from alabama
    January 6, 2012

    EVERYTHING in doors without great light and lots of random stuff at night – (did NOT mean to rhyme :) I have a boy in constant motion and a girl constantly in front of a mirror so i think i’d like to capture them in all their glory so i can show it to them when they get older – haha. I read ashley’s blog and i agree – she is awesome! Thanks for the opportunity to enter a great giveaway!

  • Sharon Alvarez
    January 6, 2012

    so many everyday moments that i want to capture. with a 4 year-old, 2 year-old, and baby due in 3 weeks, i know theres many everyday tidbits that im missing.

  • Amanda
    January 6, 2012

    I love photography and would love to capture every day little moments. I would also like to improve my actual photo shoot skills and this is just the right format to do so!! Thanks.

  • Andrea
    January 6, 2012

    i want to capture the little moments that happen every day–the sweet (and not always so sweet) times between a brother and sister! thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • Morgan Pottle Urquhart
    January 6, 2012

    I would like to capture the moments when my 21-month old son and 16 year old cat snuggle on the couch like old friends… in low light.

  • Sara
    January 6, 2012

    I would love this course to capture my sons as they move from brothers to friends.

  • Kim
    January 6, 2012

    This would be great to learn to capture all the newborn shots I am about to take….if someone would make her entrance!!

  • Amber Lieser
    January 6, 2012

    I want to capture the precious moments of my two sweet little girls, and I want the pictures to actually turn out nice. This class would be awesome! I have only heard great things about it.

  • Amy
    January 6, 2012

    I would so love to take better pictures of my kids. I just got a new camera for my birthday, and have no idea how to use it! :o)

  • Jen
    January 6, 2012

    I just got a new Canon for my birthday and have no idea how to use it. I would love to capture my youngest 2nd’s birthday in February with it so the class would be perfect to help!

  • Lora
    January 6, 2012

    I just want to capture the everyday. I take a photo a day, but usually I just use my point and shoot and snap it real quick to get it done. I dream of being able to support my family with a photography biz, but life’s plans don’t always happen in my time. I love AshleyAnn’s blog and photos. Just wish I could be more like her! :)

  • Keli
    January 6, 2012

    the moments that i never want to forget!

  • Janice
    January 6, 2012

    Great giveaway! I’d love to be able to capture my dog catching the frisbee – action shots are so hard.

  • sara
    January 6, 2012

    I’ve got twins + 1, and those sweet morning moments when they cuddle with one another happily are my favorite part of the day. As soon as they see the camera, though – cuddle time is over.

  • Jody Savage
    January 6, 2012

    I would love a spot- I want to capture a moment between my 6 month old and 2 1/2 year old! i love the way she is with him and want to remember it forever!

  • Lissa
    January 6, 2012

    I’d love to be able to capture some great shots of my kids swimming (starting lessons)! I just got my new camera for Christmas :)

  • Amber
    January 6, 2012

    I need this course :) I have a 3 1/2 and another baby on the way that I want to capture but have no clue how to use my camera!

  • Jenn
    January 6, 2012

    So much fun! You make it sound amazing, which I’m sure it is. :) I would love to take the course. I’ve been playing around with my DSLR for about 4 years. I’ve gotten some ‘decent’ shots and some ‘okay’ shots… but I’d love to get one that pops! I’d love to learn the photography lingo because, just as you said, I’m also one of those people who blinks twice when I hear the word ‘ISO’ or ‘aperture’. And having homework that involves practicing with your camera? Well, that sounds like the best homework ever! Happy 2012. :)

  • Angie Webb
    January 6, 2012

    It would be a GREAT pleasure to win a course for Ashley’s Snapshop! I adore her, her blog, her photography skills and her admiration for her chidlren, husband and faith! What a wonderful chance! Thank you!

  • Lisa McKenzie
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to capture my son’s smile clearly :)

  • Erika C.
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to capture more of my adorable nephews!

  • Beth H.
    January 6, 2012

    The moment I would most like to capture is the look on my son’s face when my husband walks through the door in the evening. He waits all day for da-da to come home and he gets so excited= always runs into his arms.

  • Sherri
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to capture the remaining moments I have with both of my boys close to home. My husband and I are soon to be empty-nesters, and I’m sure I will need some photos of their goofy interactions to get me through the quietness of an empty home!

  • Mandy Jones
    January 6, 2012

    I have been dreaming of the opportunity to take this course and have entered into several of the giveaways over the past year. My fingers are crossed that I can win this one. Thanks to you and to Ashley Ann for the chance. :)

  • julia
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to take this course! As a mom of two constantly moving kids, I am also stuck in the ‘auto’ rut. Thanks!

  • Jennifer
    January 6, 2012

    I want to capture my kids when they don’t kniw I am taking their picture.

  • Jenny B
    January 6, 2012

    I want to capture every expression on my son’s 20 month old face. I want to remember every moment.

  • Rachel
    January 6, 2012

    I want to capture my kids in action! I always feel like I have to ask them to stop moving or stop playing so I can get a good shot…when what I am wanting is the playing and moving!

  • Amanda O'Dell
    January 6, 2012

    I teach prek and am blessed to be a large part of my students lives. One of my gifts I always give parents is photos of their children through out the year. That way they can see parts of their childrens day at school. I am dreaming of being able to capture better images for these parents to cherrish for years to come.

  • Dana
    January 6, 2012

    I spend so much time trying to get the settings right in manual that I find I’ve missed the moment I was trying to capture… so fustrating!! I would love to take Ashley’s course so I could really start to capture those great moments.

  • Jen
    January 6, 2012

    we’re expecting our first little babe [shh..it's a secret for one more week from most of our friends and fam] and i would LOVE to learn more about capturing just everyday life, esp. of the little one that will be here before TOO long. i feel exactly like you used to…that i just don’t have the eye that other people do but your testimony gives me hope! pick me, i need help!

  • Whitney
    January 6, 2012

    Everyday, mundane moments that capture my kids personalities. :)

  • Sandy
    January 6, 2012

    I’d like to capture all the great moments as my son graduates from high school.

  • alissa
    January 6, 2012

    I would LOVE to take this course! The moments I want to caputre, are my constantly in-motion 1 year old doing anything and everything!

  • Melinda D.
    January 6, 2012

    I have three kids who are growing up way too fast. My boy has autism and is almost impossible to catch on camera- at least a good picture of him! I would love to be able to use my DSLR more proficiently so I can capture him (and my girls, of course!) quickly without a lot of fumbling and thinking :-)

  • ValarieD
    January 6, 2012

    I’d love to catch a photo of my boys loving on each other. It happens several times a day, but only for 2-3 seconds at a time, then the wrestling starts. :)
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Kendra
    January 6, 2012

    I’d like to capture the pretty faces in the middle of the messes, so the messes aren’t as memorable. :)

  • Amanda
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to capture my fast moving son, he’s always on the move!! Thanks for this great giveaway!

  • Melissa
    January 6, 2012

    I would love a spot in Ashley’s class so that I can capture the small everyday moments of my children playing. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Emma!!
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to get grat pictures of all my nieces and nephews! They are beautiful, and need to be photographed beautifully as well!

  • debbie Kolstad
    January 6, 2012

    2 weeks ago we just adopted our 3rd child within 4 years….and we now have a 4, 5 and 6 year old. Boy, boy, girl. Crazy? maybe. Crazed? definitely! But I want to capture their childhood for them to remember.
    AND I got a Nikon D3100 for Christmas!

  • Mary Claire
    January 6, 2012

    What a wonderful giveaway! I always want to capture the candid moments between my son and his dad and they always turn out just awful. Would love to win this.

  • Kim B.
    January 6, 2012

    My daughter is a high school freshman, she is a tennis player. I would love to be able to capture action/sports shots.

  • Jayme
    January 6, 2012

    I want To capture EVERYTHING!!!

  • Amanda
    January 6, 2012

    Hi, this is my first time here and your blog is lovely! I love your title :)
    I found you following links from Ashley Ann’s blog which i too read in hopes of some photographic prowess rubbing off on me :) I would love to win the photo class to improve my skills at taking pics of my family and especially my lovely little toddler who amazes me everyday with what she learns or messes she makes “trying herself” :)
    Happy mew year!

  • Emma Stranks
    January 6, 2012

    I just got a canon t3i for Christmas and my sister in law is pregnant! She want me to take photos a week after the baby is born! To bad I don’t know how to use the darn thing!! I would love to win this contest

  • Sherry Deetz
    January 6, 2012

    Point & shoot cameras have done their damage to this once semi-skilled 35mm slr user. My new DSLR is like a foreign object in my hands (except on auto setting)… Ugh! I need to relearn the basics & learn how to fully utilize this incredible new tool I have!

  • Kelly Bermudez
    January 6, 2012

    Love Love Ashley.. We love to wing this opportunity to take her class. My girls and I wonder the great pictures we can take. My 3 year-old said. “Mommy you can take nice pictures and be on them.. see.. like that mommy is always with her baby girl”… love it!!

  • Tamra
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to capture the everyday moments of my three children…all under 3. These years are going to go fast…

  • Erin Nesser
    January 6, 2012

    I would just love a new perspective on capturing the everyday between my two girls.

  • Kirsten Dehmlow
    January 6, 2012

    Just everyday life. I have five children 17 – 5 and know how quickly they grow up. I do not want to miss anything.

  • Kristi
    January 6, 2012

    I work at a University and would love to be able to catch moments around campus, between students, and just of the buildings!

  • Jen
    January 6, 2012

    I love to capture that look on my kids’ faces when they think the other one is absolutely hysterical!

  • Kelly
    January 6, 2012

    I want to capture the ever changing world around my almost one year old!

  • evalina miller
    January 6, 2012

    i’d like to capture father/son moments

  • crystal
    January 6, 2012

    Love Ashley Ann! I’d love to capture my crazy boys running through our woods playing cowboys and Indians (hats/feathers included)!

  • Christie Hurst
    January 6, 2012

    I LOVE Ashley and would love to win this. Her blog is so inspiring and her photos of course, amazing. I’d capture my kids! Thanks for the chance!

  • maja huether
    January 6, 2012

    I’ve been wanting to take this course for a LONG time, to I’d LOVE to win! The moments I’d most like to capture are my kids just being kids. I find this such a difficult thing to do and usually get the back of their heads or just a blur from all their movement.

  • Jenny
    January 6, 2012

    I want to capture happiness!!! Not time outs, not tears, not mommy yelling again (although those are definitely parts of my day) I want to remember the infections giggles and the “I love you mom, you’re the bestest…..I love you too honey” moments. Those seem to fade far faster than the “Liberty was so naughty today!” moments.

  • Diana
    January 6, 2012

    Hey! I read Ashley Ann’s blog everyday and am in love. It would be great to be able to capture memories with my own parents, who are slowly getting older.

  • Megan
    January 6, 2012

    We are taking my son to Disney World this spring and I want to capture his excitment!I really hope I win this! I’ve been wanting to take the class for some time now, just haven’t had the money!

  • Toni
    January 6, 2012

    I would LOVE to capture my 2 boys playing, having fun being boys!! I have a DSLR camera but haven’t found the time to learn it! I would LOVE this!!!

  • Jennifer gilmour
    January 6, 2012

    I just had a baby after over 2 years of fertility treatments and want to capture every moment. After all, she was a lot of work and a lot of money and may be the only one I ever get to have.

  • Suz McA
    January 6, 2012

    I would capture my niece and her soon-to-be-brother-or-sister (it’s a surprise!)…

  • Yanet of 3 Sun Kissed Boys
    January 6, 2012

    I want to capture my boys on the move (always). They’re fast little suckers, aren’t they? It’s so hard to be manual indoors, with bad lighting. Thanks for the review AND for hosting the giveaway. :•)

  • Kelli
    January 6, 2012

    would love love love to do the snapshop!

  • Jess
    January 6, 2012

    My 2 year old daughter is constant motion and most of my pictures are of the back of her head or half of her face. Would love to learn to use my new DSLR and capture her energy and her face!
    Jess

  • lisa nehlsen
    January 6, 2012

    I would love just to take and capture pictures of my kids that are in focus. They don’t have to be perfectly posed and looking at the camera- just a focused, crisp photo!!

  • Andrea Williams
    January 6, 2012

    Oh wow! I’d love to be able to capture my family as we are growing, and getting married!!

  • Charity G.
    January 6, 2012

    The moment I’d most like to capture, I don’t know if I can pick just one. I want to capture daily life with my boys, especially those moments where they’re sweet to each other.

  • Jen
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to capture my daughter tasting ice cream for the first time.

  • Emily Ferwerda
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to crisply capture the hope in people’s eyes. I am fascinated by eyes, and would love to be able to take “in the moment” shots that artistically capture people’s eyes!

  • Amy Cannon
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to capture the everyday better…my house doesn’t have good lighting and I have a hard time getting good photos in manual mood with low light!
    This would be super to win!!!

  • Sarah K
    January 6, 2012

    This would be so NICE!

  • Julie
    January 6, 2012

    All of the everyday moments with my girls, SO many details I don’t ever want to forget!!!

  • tessa
    January 6, 2012

    I have a 2 and a half year old and a 6 month old. They are *always* doing things that make me say to myself “will I remember this? I so badly want to remember this. I know I’m going to forget in just a few short months, but I want to hold on to this moment forever.”

  • Celia
    January 6, 2012

    The moment I would like to capture is the birth of my second child in March. I didn’t have a nice camera with my son three years ago… and would love to polish up with my DSLR for March… and get all those baby pictures that should be captured!!

  • Kate George
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to capture my adorable almost 2 year old in all her glory. She is so funny right now!

  • Cecily R
    January 6, 2012

    I love the way Ashley seems to be able to capture everyday life so beautifully. THAT is what I want to be able to do better.

  • Jenn
    January 6, 2012

    I’d like to win this course for my 17 year old daughter. She loves photography and received a DSLR for Christmas! It would be great for her receive some of Ashley Ann’s skills!

  • Lizzy
    January 6, 2012

    The little joys in life.

  • Lindsay Williamson
    January 6, 2012

    I want to capture the everyday memories with my kids. from the time they just woke up, to the time i see them play in the snow for the first time.

  • Kelly M.
    January 6, 2012

    We just got a dslr for Christmas and this class would be awesome!! What I would most like to capture is a million pics of my 3 days over due little girl – still waiting for her to arrive!!

  • Jemaica
    January 6, 2012

    There are an infinite amount of moments I’d love to catch better with my hilarious 16 month old little girl. She’s growing up way to fast and I don’t want to forget a thing.

  • AmberC
    January 6, 2012

    Capturing my girls everyday moments. I’d love to take Ashley’s class!

  • Alanna
    January 6, 2012

    Would love to capture my kiddos fun personalities as I’m committed to taking a picture a day this year and just got a DSLR for xmas! Thanks for this great giveaway!

  • Elizabeth
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to learn how to catch the moments of my children playing with each other – without me wasting time to trying to get the right settings…by then they’ve moved on!

  • blair
    January 6, 2012

    somehow we came home from our honeymoon in morocco w/o my camera. ALL THOSE PICTURES … MISSING! thankfully we had a couple somewhat blurry pics from my husband’s dslr. this summer we’re heading back to africa (to ethiopia) and i am determined to capture every single minute! would love to take ashley ann’s course!

  • ashley jacobs
    January 6, 2012

    I’d love to capture all of the natural moments my son is being goofy and running around without every picture being blurred! I’d love to learn to be a more subtle photographer instead of one asking everyone to pose. I think candid moments make for the best photographs!

  • Karyn
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to be able to capture my kiddos without fumbling and thinking about what I need to do and missing the photo op! Especially my extremely fast daughter…….love, love, love to win this…

  • Allison
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to capture my kiddos being, well, my kiddos. It currently takes 3,567 pictures to do that. My hard drive would appreciate some better picture taking knowledge. :)

  • Sara Torbett
    January 6, 2012

    I adore Ashley’s blog and her photography! I would love to learn to capture the unique moments with my six month old….I’m sure it was just yesterday she was a newborn! Time flies and I hope to pause it for a moment with at least a great photograph. :)

  • Tonya
    January 6, 2012

    I would be proud to capture ***in focus*** ANY moment with my incredibly mobile…and lightning fast…14 mo. old. Also, would live to produce those dreamy photos my 9yr old daughter wants of herself :). Thanks for the fab giveaway!!

  • Steff
    January 6, 2012

    i love ahley ann and her “in the moment” shots. i try so hard to catch them of my 3 year old daughter and one year old son but i just cant do it like her. i would LOVE to capture their crazy, fun loving moments together!

  • Andrea B.
    January 6, 2012

    I just want to capture everyday moments with more understanding of what I’m doing with my camera :)

  • Whitney
    January 6, 2012

    I love, love, LOVE Ashley Ann’s blog AND photography! I came over here b/c of her link to your blog and I am so glad I did! I have been wanting to take her course for so long, but we just can’t afford it at this point in our lives. I am like you, love having a camera, but am not great at making it work for me. Currently I love documenting the lives of my two nephews, and neice, and other family, but I really want to learn before we have kids of our own, which will (hopefully) be soon. This would be perfect…my fingers are definitely crossed!

  • Kelly
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to win a SnapShop entry! The moment I would most like to capture is coming up quickly in February – my husband’s sister is having her 3rd baby girl, and seeing as we just got married recently, this is the first one where I am “officially” an aunt from the start! I can’t wait to take photos of the newest little princess… but should probably learn how to use my snazzy camera first! :)

  • Kelli
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to be able to capture everyday moments in natural light.

  • Kim Inge
    January 6, 2012

    I just had my third child and I would love to get some great sibiling pics!

  • Namejenny
    January 6, 2012

    I feal like my little family is in such an amazing part of life. Full of love and laughter. I want to capture the cheerios stuck on my one year olds bottom, the crazy style and dance of my three year old, the tender snuggles with daddy, and yes the all out drama filled breakdowns. I got a camera for christmas and would love to know how to preserve these precious moments!

  • dana
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to capture those extra special moments of my three children, when they are just hanging out together. Not necessarily posed, but priceless :)

  • Trina
    January 6, 2012

    Ack! I want to win this soooo bad I almost can’t stand it! I have a large family of boys and I want to capture them being well boys! Being a female and trying to explain to all my friends what it is to live in a land of all 7 male species is hard to explain but a book of photos of our daily lives, the little things, the sweet things boys do would be, well, wordless. One good photo from me takes 200 deleted ones. No joke. Then the moment is gone more times than not. I’ve sort of lost my zeal because of it, lately. Please educate me! Inspire me! Pick me!

  • danica
    January 6, 2012

    Would love to take my photography to the next level… its my creative outlet these days with 2 young kiddos.

  • Jessica
    January 6, 2012

    I want to capture all those moments I miss while trying to figure out my camera–my kids are growing up so fast!

  • Midwest Magnolia - Melissa Lewis
    January 6, 2012

    Perfect timing! I just got a DSLR myself after it being on my wishlist for years. Now my 2.5 year old boy gets his picture taken almost everyday… but the problem is I really don’t know what I’m doing and I really want to. I want to capture those memories!!!!! I love Ashley Ann and would love to learn from her!!! Thanks for the chance:)

  • Mary Gene Atwood
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to win this! I want to capture the beauty of our family vacation coming up in Feb.

  • RaD
    January 6, 2012

    Hmmm… I take pictures like crazy with my camera… on automatic. It takes decent pics like that but sometimes I just wish I could make them really pop. Sometimes I have gotten lucky and got that much desired shot but mostly I just have to hope for the best if I am indoors (outdoors are usually great).
    As for the moment I most want to capture, well…, I want to capture the next great moment in my child’s life, whatever that would be. And I want to capture all those little moments in between!

  • Megan Arnold
    January 6, 2012

    I’d love to be able to capture those moments when my two boys (4 & 2) are wrestling or wielding light sabers together!

  • Ingrid
    January 6, 2012

    Oh I love AshleyAnne and would love to capture geat pics of my little 8 month old man. It goes way too fast and I feel like pics help you stop time for the moment that you are looking at them anyways!

  • Kay
    January 6, 2012

    I’d just like to capture all of it, better than I’ve been doing lately. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Marjorie
    January 6, 2012

    There are so many, but my youngest will be graduating Kindergarten this year. I would love to be able to take great pictures of that!

  • Whitney Zennadi
    January 6, 2012

    I just had a baby boy and I want to capture through every stage of his new little life. *fingers crossed*

  • Amy Hinkson
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to learn how to capture the new stages in my newborn’s life beautifully. Also, any sweet moments that occur between him and his brother.

  • Alexia
    January 6, 2012

    This would be so great – I’ve got to get away from the manual setting on the camera too. Would be nice to actually know how to do that and capture great shots of the kiddos!

  • Christina McLennan
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to be able to capture moments where my niece and nephew are learning new things, whether it be learning to climb jungle gym steps, pick up food-bits between their thumb and finger, or playing hide and seek. They are so sweet! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • Christi S.
    January 6, 2012

    I would to take the SnapShot class. With a new baby, I have my camera at my side at all times, but my pictures are only so-so. I need help!

  • Dana @ Bungalow'56
    January 6, 2012

    While I have been able to get some great shots, most of the time it’s luck over understanding. I would love to capture some less posed shots and figure out how to use light better. I have three beautiful girls and I would love to capture everything about them.
    Dana

  • the inadvertent farmer
    January 6, 2012

    The birth of my first grandchild due early this summer! Kim

  • Sundee Powers
    January 6, 2012

    I would most like to capture my nephews playing and swimming…action shots of everyday.

  • michelle
    January 6, 2012

    i would love to capture the moments w/ my 3 year old from unique angles as he does normal everyday stuff…but stuff i really want to capture!

  • Delaney Carroll
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to capture my nieces and nephews, or my husband, or nature. I’ve been wanting to take this class for AGES!

  • Paris
    January 6, 2012

    I want to be able to capture more wonderful normal life around here. Not poised pictures, active, busy life pictures.

  • Krysten
    January 6, 2012

    Great give away and insight into Ashley’s Blog. I would love to be able to capture my sisters up and coming new addition to her family. She has spent many hours capturing others families, from the kids she babysits, to her church community, I really feel that she deserves someone to put in the time to capture her life changing events as well.
    Thank you for the opportunity.

  • Linda J.
    January 6, 2012

    I think I’m like most mom’s. I love to capture the everyday moments with my children. Like when I find my 10 year old reads to his 2 year sister. Life is going so quickly and photography is the only way I have of grasping it.

  • MariaV
    January 6, 2012

    I would really like to capture those moments when the littles are busy doing what they do, but are not noticing me with the camera. Thanks!

  • JENNIFER T.
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to learn how to get the best pics out of my Dslr so I can capture my four daughters everyday events as well as their milestones: driving, high school grad., college grad., weddings & grandkids!!!

  • Tara Jugler
    January 6, 2012

    Awesome giveaway! I would love to win this, I take pictures of my toddler every day and the image I see in my head never translates into what I get. I get so frustrated that I am not able to shoot the way I want, for lack of know-how. I would love to learn from Ashley and finally be ale to capture all the precious little moments that are fleeting away.

  • fortheloveofnaps-Sarah
    January 6, 2012

    I want to capture more shots of my kids and get the lighting right. My white balance is always a bit off. I also want to know when to adjust the shutterspeed and use my tripod thingy. Love her blog! Can’t wait to peek at yours!

  • Sarah
    January 6, 2012

    I want to capture those small moments that never seem to matter but we always wish we could get back….

  • Mara
    January 6, 2012

    I’d like to capture the moments after our daughter is born in may.

  • Barbara C
    January 6, 2012

    I would just like to get the everyday moments my boys have

  • Kelli Blinn
    January 6, 2012

    Ashley’s blog is one of my favorites and I’d love to win this giveaway to capture all the sweet moments of my little girl’s life.

  • traci hendrickson
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to capture my two daughters being sweet with eachother!

  • Laura
    January 6, 2012

    I would like to be able to learn to use my camera (after 2 years of owning it!!!) before I have my first child. -Laura

  • Molly
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to capture my sweet boy as he begins to walk!

  • Natalie Bradford
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to be able to better capture the everyday moments in my life with my daughter.

  • Elizabeth McDermott
    January 6, 2012

    I would LOVE to be able to capture my little guy when he wakes up in the morning! Nothing beats a happy guy jumping around in his crib.

  • Jen Duncan
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to win! I’d love to be able to take a pic of all 4 of my kids with all 4′s eyes in focus!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Taylor
    January 6, 2012

    My first baby is due January 10th, and while I have had my DSLR for a couple of years, I still have no idea how to take a decent pic with it! I would love to learn so I can capture any and all of the special moments I’m about to experience!

  • beth r
    January 6, 2012

    one of my goals this year is to figure out how to take pictures not in auto. i would love to capture my 2 and 3 year olds loving and not so loving moments.

  • Kerri
    January 6, 2012

    I have a very similar iPhone fumble routine. My DSLR sits by itself on a shelf too often. I would like to be able to capture, just for a moment, the fast forward life of three boys. Smiles, bro-love, action packed battles …

  • Diane
    January 6, 2012

    What a great giveaway!!! I got a DLSR last year for Christmas and I’m still trying to figure it out. I have 2 kids that I would love to take pictures of that really captures their personality. I feel like I’m missing so many moments that I will never get back!!

  • Emily
    January 6, 2012

    whoo hoo! we just “invested” in our first DSLR camera and Ashley’s class is on my wish list sometime this year! <3

  • Raquel
    January 6, 2012

    Just the everday moments w/ the kids.

  • katie
    January 6, 2012

    i would love to capture my 3 month old boy!

  • Alexa Rae
    January 6, 2012

    I just received my first DSLR camera and it never leaves my hands. I want to learn as much as I can so that I can capture my family and friends and community in all their beauty. I’m amazed at all the interesting details in my daily life that I never noticed before putting a camera lens to my eye. Fingers crossed!

  • Cindy Sullivan
    January 6, 2012

    I would like to capture the everyday day to day. With five kiddos there is a lot of action around here. I love how Ashley captures her day to day in such a beautiful way!

  • Andrea
    January 6, 2012

    My toddler and her daddy. He is her hero these days and I’d love to get some great shots of them interacting so that we remember this time when he was home with her during the day.

  • Becky
    January 6, 2012

    Wow, would LOVE to win this… we are just going to buy our first DSLR this weekend, and I’m nervous about being able to learn all the basics to take good non-automatic pictures!
    The picture I most want to capture is my daughter, at her 3rd birthday coming up at the end of this month…. I want to capture the amazing person she is at this adorable, challenging age, and not just get your typical birthday snapshots.

  • Paige Rodriguez
    January 6, 2012

    Oh how funny, the above commenter is ditto my response! With a 4 year old and 8 month old, I am so happy to see them starting to LIKE each other!! I want to capture it with something other than that darn iphone!! I would fly there in a HEARTBEAT for Ashley Ann’s class. She is so so talented. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1433025120
    January 6, 2012

    My son plays high school football and I would love to capture the whole team on Friday nights!!

  • Rachael
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to have the skills to better capture my two boys “being brothers!” Thanks for the chance!!

  • heidi
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to capture my newborn that will soon make his entrance.

  • Rebecca H.
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to be able to capture more adorable, snuggly moments of my kids in bad lighting. I have no idea how to properly set my camera up for poorly lit rooms and I feel like i’m missing so much!

  • Courtney L.
    January 6, 2012

    I love the “in-between” moments. The quick glance before the posed smile. The hands reaching for each other before the clasping. The hair before it’s brushed. The wide-legged stance before the first tentative steps. I love seeing my kids secretly interacting when they think no adult is watching. I love capturing a moment in time, that could easily be forgotten, if not captured by a camera. We have three littles and I love capturing all of their moments, I would love to do it with much better technique. I will keep my fingers crossed that my littlest peanut may bring me some luck, as her 1st birthday is January 12th. :)

  • Chris K.
    January 6, 2012

    Two brothers and one sweet baby girl in there favorite place…outside!

  • Michelle D
    January 6, 2012

    I want to capture all the moments I miss while trying to figure out how to set the settings on my camera!

  • tasha roe
    January 6, 2012

    the moment i want to capture most is the sparkle in my kids eyes.

  • amanda sell
    January 6, 2012

    Awww how cute! I’d show it off, too!
    I want to capture those lovely everyday moments with my 2 lil girls! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!!!

  • tina
    January 6, 2012

    The moments one day I’ll miss that seems mundane today. I’d LOVE to capture those much better than I do now.

  • Danyel Brown
    January 6, 2012

    This is so great!! I asked for this workshop for Christmas but alas I did not get it ! I would love to be able to capture my 2 year in a good mood and not running away from me lol!!

  • Julie
    January 6, 2012

    I would LOVE to be entered for the snapshot. I have a baby girl that has become a toddler. It seems we are moving so often and I want to capture the relationships that we all find in each new place so we will all remember the good in each new place we call home.

  • katy
    January 6, 2012

    How amazing would this be!!!! I received a DSLR last year for my birthday in hopes of doing just what you talked about…yet I am STILL using my iphone way way more ;( wouldn’t it be amazing to capture my kids more!!!

  • Beth
    January 6, 2012

    I love Ashley Ann’s blog and would sure love to be able to take better photos. In the market for a new camera, too, and wouldn’t it be great to find one and learn to use it well. I’d most like to capture some of the incredible shots of my soccer playing high school son, the last of six kids still at home. Love to have more of those memories in great photos instead of blurry shots! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Judy N
    January 6, 2012

    I’d love to catch all those brief fleeting looks I get from my babies…the ones that are so full of emotion (whether it be angry or frustrated or loving or joyful)…those brief glances that are full of meaning

  • Laura
    January 6, 2012

    I have a one-year-old beautiful little girl and I don’t know the first thing about taking a good picture. I took a course in college, but I remember nothing from it. I need to be able to capture the moments of my little girl’s life!! I would love this course. :)

  • Jenni
    January 6, 2012

    umm I would like to capture the moment when I am actually taking the snap shot course, that would be a great moment!

  • brianna
    January 6, 2012

    i would love to capture more moments between my daughters, have photographs they will some day cherish. that is my wish.

  • Lisa
    January 6, 2012

    Oh my, that boy’s blonde hair…how gorgeous! Great pic too! :) I, like you, would love to take pictures like Ashley. AND, I would love to take her Snapshop course! My little boy is growing up every time I blink, it seems, and I just want to capture these days…they are so fleeting. Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Missy
    January 6, 2012

    I want to take this class soooo bad but can never seem to fit it into our budget… I would love to capture my 3 “little peanuts” playing together so sweetly and finally learn how to use my camera to its potential!

  • Trina
    January 6, 2012

    I would like to have a picture of my daughter smiling and see her dimples.

  • Deb
    January 6, 2012

    I want to capture my daughter and husband in the best ways possible! I love Ashley Ann!

  • Kristina H.
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to capture my kids in silhouette…I would love to learn how to capture this photo :)

  • Melissa W.
    January 6, 2012

    The good picture opportunities don’t go down with the sun! I’d like to learn more about my camera and flash to get better after-daytime photos. :-)

  • Emily
    January 6, 2012

    Awesome giveaway! I’d love to capture the early morning light gracefully touching the earth. Cheesy, but I love that time of the day!

  • A Facebook User
    January 6, 2012

    Ashley is such a wonderful woman and photographer, I would love the opportunity to gain more knowledge from her to better take shots of my growing boys…..being boys:)

  • tricia
    January 6, 2012

    i would love to capture my 30 month old kissing my 10 month old oh so gently. This will be a good behavior management tool to use when they can’t stand each other in a few years! I want to become a better photographer someday soon!

  • Corinne
    January 6, 2012

    Everything my daughter is doing as an adventurous little toddler!

  • Ranee
    January 6, 2012

    Thanks for a great giveaway! I want to capture my kids playing together…

  • Tawnya
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to capture a genuinely candid moment with my husband playing with our three munchkins! Thank you for the give-away opportunity!

  • Amy
    January 6, 2012

    I want to capture every moment of my boys young lives as they are already flying by! Thanks for e giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  • Catharine
    January 6, 2012

    My daughter is turning one tomorrow. I want to capture her first steps!

  • Danielle H.
    January 6, 2012

    I just got a new DSLR for Christmas and want to learn how to use it so badly! I want to capture the little moments with my daughter- you swinging on the swing or reading me a book. But I want to do it beautifully so she will have this gift from me when she gets older! And you are not alone- I do the same thing with this new camera and all the buttons SCARE me!!! Thanks!

  • Jessica L.
    January 6, 2012

    I want to capture our growing family. I take great joy in photography and want to learn how to do it well!

  • Lynne P.
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to have that “eye” too! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • sara albers
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to capture the intimate acts of my 4 year old daughter Harper….

  • Britney
    January 6, 2012

    the little everyday around me – my two year old sneaking a piece of cereal to her sister, the giggles, the made up songs, everything!

  • Steph
    January 6, 2012

    Ha… easy!
    I’d love to capture a photo of my girls playing nicely together and not fighting!! ;)

  • Katie
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to win the Snapshop! I want to capture the everyday moments like a pro would. Please let it be me!!
    PS–My husband’s name is Raines (family maiden name)

  • Lauren
    January 6, 2012

    I would l love to capture my almost 3 yr old daughter hugging her 15 mo old brother. I really want to understand my camera better so I can capture them as they play without noticing me fumble around with my camera!

  • Marjorie
    January 6, 2012

    Would love this opportunity! I really want to capture my twins giving each other hugs and kisses, as well as when they are experiencing the pure joy of everyday life.

  • Cynthia Willey
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to capture every moment, even the screaming, crying, fist stomping, falling to the floor moments. Time is passing through my hands like water. Help me please before my beautiful daughter is grown and all I have left is a box full of blurry photos and fuzzy memories!
    Cindy

  • miranda
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to capture better pictures of my adorable son!

  • Christina
    January 6, 2012

    I would like to capture every day moments with my kids…the ones that make these ordinary days extraordinary.

  • Carri
    January 6, 2012

    I would love this!

  • Alice H
    January 6, 2012

    I love Ashley Ann’s blog and photos! I would love to capture anything that my children do. They grow up way too quickly. Take that from a momma of an almost 13 year old girl, 11.5 year old boy, and a 2 year old boy! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Katherine
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to win! I don’t have any great newborn shots of my first two kiddos so maybe after this course the third time will be the charm.

  • Valerie
    January 6, 2012

    I’d love to capture the everyday moments of my family! The vibrancy of home with young children is difficult to capture with staged photos – the less formal and “in the moment” the better. Your description of how you took pictures (prior to the course) cracked me up because it sounds so familiar. What an awesome giveaway!

  • Heidi
    January 6, 2012

    would love this! i want to capture when my 3yr boy gives 18mo brother a sweet hug in a totally unprompted & just loving moment…

  • Tessa
    January 6, 2012

    I am pregnant and my goal is to learn how to use my DSLR before June, so I can capture newborn sweetness!

  • katherine
    January 6, 2012

    would love to capture more ‘every-day moments’!

  • Ruth V.
    January 6, 2012

    Our first baby will be born in June. I really, really need to figure out how to use this expensive camera before then! I can’t wait to see our little one and capture all of his or her firsts :)

  • Debbie in OK
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to capture my kids in the mundane and wonderful. They are growing up too fast!

  • Jeni
    January 6, 2012

    Getting ready to welcome our second baby and it’s one of my NY’s resolutions to learnt to take great pics before he/she arrives! Soooo….pick me!

  • ~Kim
    January 6, 2012

    I want to capture better pictures of my family and offer to take pictures of my friends with their families. I know many of us don’t have a lot of extra money sitting around for professional pictures, but I would love to be just good enough to use my camera and take good pictures of/for them!
    Thanks for the chance….Ashley is ADORABLE!
    ~Kim

  • Mary Martin
    January 6, 2012

    We recently decided to adopt a little girl from Russia!!! I would love to be able to capture her in all her beauty!!!

  • Marissa
    January 6, 2012

    I would like to capture one of those beautiful moments when my little girls are making each other laugh and they giggle with pure joy. I would love to have that in picture form!!!

  • Monica
    January 6, 2012

    Oh I would love the heck outta this class!

  • Misty Garrett
    January 6, 2012

    I would love this! I would love to capture the friendship growing between my three little boys (ages 5,2, and 1) This is such a special time with them. I hope I win!!

  • Erin
    January 6, 2012

    What a great giveaway! I just got a new lens and am dying to “learn” how to use it! Moments to capture… the beauty and simplicity of childhood. I would love to win!!!

  • paula
    January 6, 2012

    love this idea!
    i’m planning on getting a ‘real’ camera, but will obviously be clueless on how to get lovely photos of a little boy who runs FROM the camera! it has to beat my iphone photos no matter what!
    -paula

  • Amber
    January 6, 2012

    I want to capture my little guy playing in the snow, sledding, and hopefully skating on our backyard ice rink (if it would just stay cold enough to freeze!). My husband does photography as part of his job and it’s so sad that he misses so much when he’s away at work. I need to learn to use all of his equipment and gear so I can take over on the preserving memories front.

  • Morgan
    January 6, 2012

    I just got my first dslr camera for Christmas and I would love to learn how to use it, specifically to capture my 3 adorable boys in raw, candid photos that will make those moments and stages live on even though they are growing up.

  • Deb A.
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to capture everyday life with a more creative eye. Thank you for the great giveaway.

  • Sarah
    January 6, 2012

    Want to capture the way y 2 year old twins look up to my 5 year old daughter.

  • Andrea
    January 6, 2012

    With four little ones and one on the way, I’d be happy to capture any moment! I’m drooling over this class.

  • Tracy S.
    January 6, 2012

    Would love to catch & capture my two boys, and not just another blurry photograph of what could have been.

  • Marina
    January 6, 2012

    I’m about to have another baby and would love to capture the interaction between my toddler and the new baby.

  • Sandy Warolin
    January 6, 2012

    I want to capture that serious look that my son gets when he is concentrating on something.

  • Shelby
    January 6, 2012

    I’ve always loved taking pictures of my girls, but I feel like I’m just in a “rut”, I’d like to get some ideas on how to change up my photos and improve my skills :)

  • Sarah Joy
    January 6, 2012

    I am really struggling with evening lighting and dim lit rooms… I hate the flash and shoot in semi-manual mode most of the time. I need help though… would love to take this class!

  • Jessica B
    January 6, 2012

    I always am trying to get the perfect portrait… when what I really want to capture is just the normal, everyday stuff.

  • Trudy
    January 6, 2012

    I would love this. I too only take pictures on manual setting. I would love to capture my five children. We recently finalized our adoption of our twins. Would love how to capture the everyday moments in our family’s life.

  • Jenn E
    January 6, 2012

    Would love to win this course as I have all the right stuff for a year now but still no idea how to use them. Hoping this course can help me take better memories of my kids while they are young :).

  • Becca Reddig
    January 6, 2012

    i just want to be able to capture my kiddos together! :)

  • amy
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to win! My 3 kids have so many daily moments that I love capturing with my camera! I would love to learn more!

  • Brooke
    January 6, 2012

    I love aa! I would like to capture the moment that I first see my new, adopted son!

  • Jennifer
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to capture the love between my husband and I.

  • Mandi Smith
    January 6, 2012

    I’d love to capture my kiddos playing in the snow, or sneak up on them when they are playing together nicely in the play room :)

  • Sarah
    January 6, 2012

    I would most like to capture my daughters fun, sparkling, funny attitude that everyone else misses! She is incredibly shy so when we are out or she is at school she is very quiet and really seems like not much fun but in reality shes so FUN! She laughs all the time and dances like a machine all day everyday I want everyone to see the girl I know and treasure!!

  • Trista
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to capture the everyday events/interactions between our four kids. They each relate with one another in fun and different ways. I want to capture “them” – sibling bonds are so unique!

  • Heather Toller
    January 6, 2012

    My daughter will make her first communion this May. I want to capture all the special moments of that special day.

  • Jenna
    January 6, 2012

    The way my son and daughter look at each other.

  • Samantha
    January 6, 2012

    I completely missed recording many of my children’s memorable moments & occasions during their childhoods – I do NOT want to make the same mistake with my grandchild(ren)! I would love to learn to wield the mighty camera in an effective manner, & have some precious photos to enjoy & pass on! Thank you for this opportunity!

  • Corinne
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to capture my two girls laughing together! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Katie
    January 6, 2012

    I’d love to be able to capture my girls growing up and discovering the world!

  • Sara
    January 6, 2012

    I want to capture all the “baby moments” of my third and LAST baby…they grow too quickly and I treasure every photo!

  • Jessica P
    January 6, 2012

    I want to capture my baby girls smile. At six weeks old she’s just starting to flash that gummy grin.

  • Dakota
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to capture my girls doing day to day activities together. It’s so hard to get both of them in focus at the same time.

  • Kate G.
    January 6, 2012

    i would love to capture my two kiddos laughing together. it’s the best!

  • teresa
    January 6, 2012

    I love her! I would love to capture my adorable niece and nephew. They grow up too fast!

  • Suzanne
    January 6, 2012

    I want to catch the everyday moments in life.. The little things that make you smile everyday!

  • Erin Draeger
    January 6, 2012

    I follow Ashley Ann’s blog and it is FANTASTIC! So how exciting that it led me here to you. I would really like to capture better “in the moment” photographs of my kids… ones that are frame-worthy but show their personality as well. I’m kind of over the expensive photogs who don’t know my kids and are more concerned about time constraint than about capturing life. We recently bought a DSLR and I’d love to learn how to use it more… I haven’t used a “manual” camera since college and well, that’s been YEARS ago. Thanks for having this!

  • Brittany D
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to capture every upcoming moment we have with our soon to be first child!

  • Alanna
    January 6, 2012

    Would love to win this awesome class and capture my two boys who are quickly changing before my eyes. I got a DSLR for Christmas and don’t have a clue how to use it. Awesome Giveaway!

  • Melissa B.
    January 6, 2012

    I would LOVE to win this! I am in love with Ashley Ann’s photography and want to capture more every day moments with my daughter and newborn boy scheduled to arrive in Feb.

  • Lisa Miner
    January 6, 2012

    I just had my second baby boy last week and would love to capture these early memories between two brothers!

  • Kelli Rippee
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to win this class. I try everytime one to win is offered. In the mean time, I’m saving $5 a month to hopfully one day be able to take it before she stops offering it. I do good at caturing moments, but it would be nice to take 12 shots and know it’s captured rather than the 200 I generally take and have to weed through.

  • Kelly
    January 6, 2012

    I’ve been dying to take this course but it’s just too expensive for me! I want to capture the moment s between my two little boys when you see just how dearly they love each other and being best friends.

  • Pam
    January 6, 2012

    I love Ashley’s site and would love to take this course to better capture all the adorable moments of my 9 month old son.

  • Kimberly
    January 6, 2012

    I would LOVE to win! We have three busy & quickly growing boys. I want to capture these days that are quickly passing and look back on the blessings.

  • Kara Miller
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to capture the everyday. the moments that are taken for granted. my son was 4 from the moment he grew into his personality I knew I would never forget all the quirky things he did, he the way he said/worded things. my mom would say you better write it down..to which I would respond.. how could I ever forget that?!? now chasing a 4 yr old around all day I should have listened…I’m a mom how could I REMEMBER all the cute things he says/does. I forget so much to capture those moments. that’s what I want to capture… the everyday. the laughs, the tears, the spills, the messes, the mis-matches, the mud pies… the 4 yr old boy

  • Elizabeth P.
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to get better shots of our home. We started our family here but we’ll be moving soon, and I want to preserve these precious memories.

  • Kirsten
    January 6, 2012

    I just got a DSLR for Christmas and can’t wait to use it to capture all of the fun, crazy, messy moments of my four children! Perfect giveaway!

  • Dana
    January 6, 2012

    I’d like to capture the sweet moments between my daughter and husband. Thanks!

  • Katrina
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to capture my elusive teen daughter in a way that would make her a little less reluctant to sit for me. And I want to be able to capture my 7 year old in action too!

  • Marisa
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to capture my 4 year old’s focus and concentration when doing all things lego or dinosaur related, and the 2 year old’s exuberant joy when jumping or dancing. Really I want a photo where you can see their happy eyes, not where their eyes are closed (right now i’m really great at those. ha!) thanks!

  • Nichole
    January 6, 2012

    I would like to capture my handsome 7 month old figuring out how his beautiful body moves. He is just starting to crawl and pull himself to things. But the one moment I want to be able to treasure forever is his amazingly contageous giggle and how the corners of his mouth curl up.

  • Melissa F.
    January 6, 2012

    i love to capture pictures of my kiddos when the don’t realize i’m watching them!

  • Mary
    January 6, 2012

    I guess the one moment I’d most like to capture is all of the new moments about to happen in my life and Ashley’s course will most definitely help me before those things happen. Like, my wedding, first house, first child…

  • Laura Goold
    January 6, 2012

    I would love to capture the wonderful smaile on my daughters face that she saves for her daddy. I would love to capture one of their special moments together. She loves her daddy:) I would love to capture some of her amazing smiles and laughs!

  • Natalie Martins
    January 6, 2012

    I am 39 weeks pregnant and can’t wait to take pictures of my baby boy! I just hope I can learn to take decent pictures before he gets too big!

  • ratna
    January 7, 2012

    Oh, there are so many things I’d love to learn. I’d love to capture my boys’ actions in focus, not blurry like the ones I took. I’d love to take picture of all the children that is worthy to be printed, enlarged, and hang on the wall. :)

  • Marie
    January 7, 2012

    I’d love to capture these little moments that you sometimes almost forget to notice…

  • shannon bower
    January 7, 2012

    I want yo try and capture the day-to-day family happenings!

  • Felicia
    January 7, 2012

    I would to capture the moments when my children are interacting with each other..
    I would’ve to better understand how to my dslr to take great pictures of the children I teach. Most are special needs and sometimes getting pictures that highlight their joy and accomplishment is hard.

  • clumsy L.
    January 7, 2012

    A really nice giveaway!
    I would really love to be able to take pictures of my two active little boys.

  • Marie
    January 7, 2012

    I would love to be able to capture all the amazing moments my kids are providing me with.

  • Alecia
    January 7, 2012

    Thanks for having the giveaway! I would love to take better photos of my son – he is growing up so fast!

  • caryn ross
    January 7, 2012

    I would love the opportunity to learn how to really use my Canon camera. Goodness knows I have had tons of advice but it goes in one ear and and is gone forever! This snapshop sounds like a fix for me!

  • Kelly Carr
    January 7, 2012

    I would so love learning how to capture the sweet and sometimes ornery everyday moments between siblings…thanks for the opportunity!

  • Angela
    January 7, 2012

    I’m expecting my 5th baby boy in March and would LOVE to capture his baby days!

  • miryam
    January 7, 2012

    thanks for the great giveaway – would love to take pictures like that!

  • Kathleen
    January 7, 2012

    id love to better capture kisses from my 17 month old son, and newborn daughter.

  • Amy Davidson
    January 7, 2012

    Thank you for letting us know about this course! I love your blog- it really helped me get back to being “ME” after my eighth child was born. Having kids ages 4 up through 21 has really made this hit home- life is so busy and it goes so fast! I would love to be able to capture the everyday moments with my little ones…and big ones too!
    I am completely intimidated by our camera and would love to understand the “blah, blah blah” of it all.

  • NatalieW
    January 7, 2012

    How could you NOT want this great course?! I got a new camera for my birthday and would LOVE to use it to it’s full potential. 2 boys growing up way too fast, 1 husband, a dog and lots-o-family!

  • Jane Pereschuk
    January 7, 2012

    Very interested in capturing the lives of my grandchildren as I know how quickly childhood days pass by. I have the camera, but have a lot to learn!

  • CarrieR
    January 7, 2012

    I am about to have my third child and I just want to capture it all! The sweet smiles, hugs from big brother and big little sister to the new baby, newborn yawns, itty bitty fingers and toes, gawking toddler eyes staring at their new little addition… I could go on and on ♥

  • Jessica Long
    January 7, 2012

    I want to caputure my two adorable boys doing what they do best…fight! So when they are older and LOVE each other, they’ll remember to old times :)

  • Meghan Borough
    January 7, 2012

    What a nice giveaway! We are going on vacation with our 6 month old in a few months and it would be AWESOME to be able to capture wonderful moments while we are there!

  • Bethany Lamb
    January 7, 2012

    I want to be able to capture my 8 month old daughter’s first steps and the delight on her face when she figures it out!
    -Bethany-

  • Katherine
    January 7, 2012

    The moment I’d most like to capture is my little boys spending time with my Grandma. She and I are very close and it is such a blessing to me to watch them interact.

  • Lyn-de-lou
    January 7, 2012

    Oh how to pick just one moment – perhaps the sleepy face of my son who despite being half awake, those eyes just sparkle as he greets me in a new day.

  • Kim Bernhardt
    January 7, 2012

    I would like to capture my daughter playing dress up. Each day she is in about 10 outfits and I, like you, would use my iPhone to “capute” the momnet. Not to mention my husband just picked up my birthday gift a DSLR camera that I picked out after taking Ashleys advice from her post on cameras.

  • Ali
    January 7, 2012

    I want to capture my husband and I building our first house together.

  • Sara Beth Johnson
    January 7, 2012

    Would love to get better at getting sweet photos of my speedy toddler. Man can that girl move!

  • Amanda
    January 7, 2012

    I would L-O-V-E to win a SnapShop session! And I would L-O-V-E it even more if I could photograph my two kiddos in all their glory! It is the ‘everyday’ moments and pictures I like looking at from my childhood…the ones that show you what you were like as a kid. It would be awesome to be able to capture those moments for my children!

  • Melinda T
    January 7, 2012

    I want to learn how to use my camera to capture my girls and our everyday life! They are growing up quickly and I want to savor and remember it! Thanks for the chance! I’m keeping my fingers crossed! :D

  • Leah Ann
    January 7, 2012

    Would love to learn more about my camera and how to get those kind of pictures that tell a story with one “click”!

  • Dee Young
    January 7, 2012

    I’d like to catch my 15 year old with the look of delight on her face from driving with her learner’s permit. Before I know it, she’ll be off to college.

  • Sarah
    January 7, 2012

    I have absolutely no photography skills and feel crushed when I see moments happen in front of me with my kids that I am under equipped to document….I so need to take this class!

  • tonpia
    January 7, 2012

    I love this idea. I’d like to learn to capture the front of anyone’s face, in focus, so the picture says something other than “holy crap, you stink at taking pictures!” Thanks for offering this.

  • roberta
    January 7, 2012

    I would love to capture those brief brotherly-love moments I see every days (in between the fighting and bickering). Hiding in their fort, playing “rain forest animals meet the Cars 2 cars”, running after the dogs in the yard. My iPhone just doesn’t give those moments justice and I want to remember them forever.

  • Kathy
    January 7, 2012

    I just got a DSLR for Christmas, and I haven’t ventured out of auto yet…I would love to capture my children’s giggles when they are playing together.

  • Javier Morales
    January 7, 2012

    I would ve to capture the moment when my son has a “love” moment with my wife. He stares at her and with the most sinsere, honest and pure way, tells her he loves her and gives her a hug.

  • Melissa Melini
    January 7, 2012

    I just love Ashleys blog. My husband too uses the camera great, and I just use it in manual. I’m at home all the time with the kids and the everyday play and just plain life is what I would love to capture and freez.

  • Megan
    January 7, 2012

    I’d love to be able to capture the way my daughters look at my husband.

  • Jen Mirabile
    January 7, 2012

    I’d so love to win this course! It was one of my New Year’s resolutions to stop breaking out the iphone and start using my cameras! :) I have 2 littles growing too quickly, that’s who I love to capture!

  • Jennifer A
    January 7, 2012

    The other day, I walked into the living room to find my kids laying in the floor holding hands. Abigail (8mos) was fussing because she was tired so I went to make her a bottle. Then Hunter (2 yrs) laid on the floor and held her hand a told her it’s ok and gave her a kiss when I arrived with the bottle. I desperately want to capture the love between my kids and the sweet but rare moments of gentleness he shows toward his sister.

  • Jenny Hansen
    January 7, 2012

    I would love to capture my two-year-old learning to zoom on his new balance bike and my baby girl learning to roll over. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • Schmitthouse.wordpress.com
    January 7, 2012

    I would love, love, love to win this. I know a little bit but not enough to be confident. I have a cute little redhead 17 month old whose just begging to be captured through my lense!

  • Laura D.
    January 7, 2012

    I would absolutely looove to have this course. I just got my first DSLR this summer, and really don’t know how to use it…plus, I have 3 girls, one of which just finished cancer treatment in May. I feel like I have lost 3 years of their young lives b/c I had to be with my 8 yr old through a traumatic time. I need to catch up on their lives by taking lots of pictures.

  • lauren
    January 7, 2012

    Wonderful giveaway! I would love to be able to really capture my kids personalities in photos– the type that I could blow up into huge canvases and make into art that we could forever enjoy!

  • Shelly
    January 7, 2012

    Great giveaway. I have had my DSLR for 3 years and still use it in automatic mode. How sad. I want to capture those everyday moments in my kids’ lives.

  • blissmamaof3
    January 7, 2012

    Love you blog! Saw this class on your gift list and would really like to take it!! I want to capture the sacred in the everyday so I can look back and remember this time when my kids were little. So much time has flown by already and it just seems to be passing faster with each year. I guess I’m looking for time in a bottle and the camera seems to be the best way to capture it. Thanks for doing this!

  • Jennifer
    January 7, 2012

    What moment do I want to capture? Them all! My oldest will start kinder in Fall and my “baby” just turned one! Where does the time go? Slow down! I’ve gotta get some great pictures before they go off to college!

  • michelle
    January 7, 2012

    My baby sister is having her first girl after 3 boys. I get to be in the delivery room :) I’d love to capture the miracle of her sugar and spice moment.

  • Christine
    January 7, 2012

    I just received a camera as a graudation gift and I’d love to learn how to use it so that I can capture all of the funny facial expressions my little guy makes! By the time my regular compact camera or phone camera takes the picture, the expression is gone or he is – in the other room :P

  • Whitney
    January 7, 2012

    I would love to capture my 1 year old meeting her new sibling in 8 weeks!

  • Maggie
    January 7, 2012

    i just want to capture a moment, any moment without the blurr. i hate it when i think i have a great shot only to have it come out blurry. I love ashley’s blog, she rocks!

  • Megan
    January 7, 2012

    Oh, I love Ashley and how she aims to tell a story with a photo. I would like to learn to capture the story of my daughter as she explores the world around her.

  • Trista Lukavsky
    January 7, 2012

    I would love to capture my 5 month olds firsts…there will be a lot in the next coming months and years to follow and it would be awesome to be able to learn how to use my DSLR camera from the Ashley Ann!!!

  • Help Me Rhonda
    January 8, 2012

    I have always loved photography but just don’t get it! I missed so much with my 3 grown children taking really bad pictures. I now have two grandsons and would LOVE to be able to capture their sweet personalities.

  • Lynette
    January 8, 2012

    I have four amazing girlies and I would love to capture great pictures of them!

  • Laura E
    January 8, 2012

    Oh, I would SO love this… I’ve been dreaming of being part of her snapshop class for months now. I would love to capture the moments of love and silliness between my 5-year old and 5-month old. I just got a dslr for Christmas, and know I have SO much to learn!

  • Sophie
    January 8, 2012

    My son is almost 6 months and I have been on automatic mode since. What I like about what Ashley’s snapshot offers is how to capture those timeless moments!

  • Kim Burkey
    January 8, 2012

    I would love to capture my growing new born. We just got a camera with some sweet lenses and a flash… now I just need to learn how to use them. :)

  • Lynn M
    January 8, 2012

    Such a great giveaway! I really want to be able to capture the wonder of my 2 yr old son finding the joy or amazement in those things we, as adults, take for granted like seeing the moon in the sky.

  • Savanna Tate
    January 8, 2012

    I would love to win this! My kids, as with everyone else, are growing up too fast! It would be amazing to learn from Ashley!

  • Janna
    January 8, 2012

    As all of the other followers have said…to capture all those wonderful moments of my 6 month old so that I savor his sweet baby-ness for a lifetime! My husband is the camera person as well so when I’m home alone and see the best smiles, goofy faces and just melt your heart moments…I miss them because I don’t know how to work the camera! This class would be p.e.r.f.e.c.t. for me!

  • Mary Shanteau
    January 8, 2012

    I want to capture every moment; I can’t imagine any moment I would not want to capture. Everything I look at is a potential great photograph Photography is my passion.

  • Kate B
    January 8, 2012

    Id love to capture great moments of my 10th wedding anniversary in May.

  • Erin
    January 8, 2012

    Such a fab giveaway! I’ve been eyeing that course ever since you recommended it, as I can never seem to capture my 5-year-old and 3-year-old in a great photo together. One’s smiling, one’s frowning. One’s standing still, one’s running the other direction. I would sooo love to learn how to better capture these moments.
    Thanks!
    Erin

  • Misty
    January 8, 2012

    I want to capture the everyday moments of my family. Create lasting memories through pictures. Would be excited how to

  • Allison D
    January 8, 2012

    I want to capture my little sister’s high school graduation, my baby’s first steps, her first birthday, every moment with my husband before he deploys, everything! I don’t own a DSLR because I don’t know how to use one, but if I won, I’d get one!

  • liz bradley
    January 8, 2012

    i would love to be able to capture my girls giggling and lovin on each other. usually pix are so blurry or they have stopped before i catch them!

  • Michelle
    January 8, 2012

    I would love to capture images of my family in the way that Ashley does – candid, honest, and truthful. I’ve been following her blog for a while and I’m a huge fan of her work.

  • Becca
    January 8, 2012

    I would love this, it’s my goal this year to really use my camera!

  • tara
    January 8, 2012

    I would love to capture my two sons interacting and laughing together.

  • Whitney
    January 8, 2012

    I took photography in hs & LOVED. IT. … I am now a full time mom, evening nursing student & work from home in between my already packed day. Being able to take Ashley’s SnapShop class would be such a great treat for … well, ME! I have an amazing camera & no time to go actually ‘go’ to a class to learn it’s ends and outs. Plus, I have a beautiful baby girl whose face is plastered in my iPhone’s 800+ pics … I want REAL pics of HER on my fancy camera!

  • bonnie
    January 9, 2012

    i have looked into the SnapShop class for a few months now. what a gift it would be to win! i have four little ones, so there are MANY everyday moments i would love to learn how to capture better, especially how they love each other.

  • Theresa G.
    January 9, 2012

    I would love to have the ability to capture the joy in everyday. Holidays and birthdays are special but as are so many other ordinary day moments. I want to make those moments magical on film too.

  • Jennie
    January 9, 2012

    Would LOVE to take the course! Somehow Ashley Ann is able to capture herself with her kids and the relationship they have in many of her shots. I want to learn to capture some of those shots!

  • Mel
    January 9, 2012

    Moments are fleeting and priceless, images/ photos make them lasting and can be shared with family far away. Would love to learn more and start cataloging these “kodak moments”.

  • Kristin
    January 9, 2012

    I would love to win this course!

  • Kristin
    January 9, 2012

    Oops iPad didn’t post my moment: when my 3 year old and 9 month old play together on their own.

  • Heather
    January 9, 2012

    I want to capture my granddaughter’s first steps, first teeth, bye bye waves and wrinkled up nose faces!!

  • Alexandra
    January 9, 2012

    Lovely giveaway! I’m a follow of Ashley’s blog, she is great. I would love to take photos of my family just like she does, just random moment’s in time!!!

  • Aubrey
    January 9, 2012

    I would love to capture all the silly “everyday” memories my 4 littles create daily.

  • D
    January 9, 2012

    would love to capture my 11 day old baby’s hands and feet!

  • Lindsay
    January 9, 2012

    Hi there! I just got a new DSLR for Christmas and am in serious need of proper training! The moments I hope to capture will be my new husband, our new house and our journey into parenthood. Thank you!

  • Cynthia
    January 9, 2012

    Oh, how I’d love to win a spot. I love her blog and have been awaiting a chance to afford it.
    Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  • Kristy McCarthy Weight
    January 9, 2012

    I recently found out that I am pregnant with my third child – due in August – and, knowing this is my last baby, want to get some truly spectacular photos of my little family. The moment I would like to capture is when my boys meet their little brother/sister for the first time.

  • Terri Lynne Barrington
    January 9, 2012

    ohhhhh, I’ve been wanting to take one of her classes. We are expecting a new baby any day. I wanna be able to shoot like a pro, so I don’t miss anything.

  • Stacey Ball
    January 9, 2012

    I’m doing my best to capture my son’s childhood, but know I could do a whole lot better with instruction!

  • Crystal
    January 9, 2012

    I would love to capture the precious moments with my 2 year old daughter.

  • Megan
    January 9, 2012

    I want to capture everything! The new nephew who will be coming oh-so-soon in particular :)

  • lindsey
    January 9, 2012

    my children dancing. they move so fast and have the best expressions. capturing this in-focus, would.be.awesome!

  • Mandy LeBlanc
    January 9, 2012

    I’d love to learn to use my camera better to capture my children’s everyday moments! Love this giveaway!

  • Liz
    January 9, 2012

    Would like to capture the true essence of my children!

  • Janica
    January 9, 2012

    My nephew will be born the first part of March & I would love to capture his entrance into his family:)

  • Meg
    January 9, 2012

    I am 5 months pregnant and home with my 1 year-old and 5 year-old boys. For reasons probably related to my lack of sleep and more hectic days, my pregnancy brain is more aggressive this time around. I am so worried that I’m going to forget the sweet and hilarious moments between my boys and would love to have some decent photographic evidence!

  • Beth Ann
    January 10, 2012

    I’ll join! I’d love to be able to capture better pics of my 3 kiddos, all the time!

  • elizabeth
    January 10, 2012

    wow, what a hard question to answer. “what moment would i like to capture?”
    well, just moments of my children’s days…
    they grow up entirely too fast & i find myself year after year wishing that i had more daily reminders of their personality.
    so i want to take MORE pictures of my children…
    i want to LEARN how to take better pictures of my children!!!

  • Kiira
    January 10, 2012

    I would love to capture all the little moments as my daughter grows up so quickly before my eyes- those moments of discovery, wonder, and curiosity.

  • Crissy Ginther
    January 10, 2012

    you probably need a dslr camera…if I win, maybe I would splurge and get one!

  • Alanna
    January 10, 2012

    Would love to win!

  • Chris Krueger
    January 10, 2012

    I’d like to capture my daughter when she’s first waking up and the sun is streaming through her window.

  • julieta
    January 10, 2012

    i would love to know how to capture the little beauty in everyday moments,my new flowers, my funny cat, my lovely nephew… the things that make me happy!

  • carly
    January 10, 2012

    i would love to capture some good shots from my son’s upcoming first birthday party, and beyond…

  • Holly
    January 11, 2012

    I’m getting ready for baby #3. Photography “styles” have changed so much since my first baby in 2005. I want to be a better family historian with baby #3.

  • colleen from alabama
    January 11, 2012

    Thought i had left a comment but i don’t see it here! I just want to learn to take pictures manually so that when my light is not so good, i can still get a good pic of my kids without using a flash! They are 9 & 11 and growing up way too fast!

  • Kristin L.
    January 11, 2012

    I would love to win and be able to capture the beauty of our everyday.
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful class!!

  • Rebecca
    January 11, 2012

    Everything! (OK, and when my son and husband gaze at each other.)

  • Nancy N
    January 11, 2012

    What a nice chance! I’d like to capture the “nothing special” moments- somebody reading a book (especially to someone else), doing homework, figuring out a puzzle- my everydays that I’m busy doing my every day stuff and know I’m missing.
    -Nancy

  • Tara
    January 11, 2012

    I would really, really love to be able to take better pictures of my son. This course looks awesome!

  • Alisa
    January 11, 2012

    Would love to catch the moments that are unplanned–the kids playing together or hugging, exploring something new, or just being their silly, beautiful selves.

  • Kim Jones
    January 12, 2012

    I have two little girls and I just got the cutest outfits from Lilblueboo that I am dying to get out in nature and snap some pictures of them! But first I need to learn how to use my fancy camera :)~ Kimmie

  • Jennifer
    January 12, 2012

    The other night me and my boys (husband, 21 month old son and 7 month old son) were playing in the tents and tunnels the kids got for Christmas.. we were having such a blast and I wish I would have had the eye and know how to capture some of these moments with my big camera..These everyday life moments and special events are the things I would love to have beautiful photographs of!

  • Kira Cover
    January 12, 2012

    I, like most other moms, would like to capture all of the simple moments exactly the way they are when they happen. Thanks for the chance to learn how to do so.

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