pinterest contest . . . [Picturesque news]

Who out there has been loving Pinterest for creative inspiration lately? I sure have been! I find that the site encourages creativity - whether it be in my photography, home decorating, attempting a craft here or there, enjoying beautiful wedding details, clothing/shopping and of course cooking delicious recipes.

If you have not had a chance to discover and enjoy Pinterest yet . . let me know and I will send you an invite to join!

The site is basically a huge virtual bulletin-board filled with lovely images. One creates online "pinboards" in any theme to curate and share inspiring photographs, ideas or favorite products. Images can be "re-pinned" from other pinners you follow or "pinned" from anywhere on the web using the "pin it" button. The images also link back to the original website so it is much like "bookmarking" your favorite sites or items. But much more visual and inspiring!

Alright enough with the details and on to the FUN . . . . I am excited to launch this super inspiring contest on Pinterest where the winner will receive a free lifestyle portrait session!

So pin it & win it! Get creative because the lifestyle session and your inspiration pinboard can be of any variety. Including photo shoots with little ones, your family, a love shoot, engagement, newborn, bridal session or even an after the wedding fun styled shoot.

Get inspired and creative with us! Create and curate a pinboard of images that show your idea of a beautiful photography session or wedding. See my sample here! Pin images from Picturesque that inspire you along with others that show off great locations, wardrobe ideas, props, poses, unique items and of course you and your lovely family members that would be included in the shoot.

Photographs on your board should be tagged #picturesque

step one: create a pinboard. name it anything you like, get creative as creativity will be considered when judging!

step two: pin images from Picturesque that inspire you! Images can come from the wedding website, lifestyle site or the blog. Be sure to tag all photographs #picturesque, so we can find them ;)

step three: pin additional creative images that inspire your idea of a portrait session. You can post images from other companies (please don’t post the work of other portrait photographers or wedding photographers). For example, if you love a certain store or brand, pin some shoot style outfits from their website. If you want a picnic themed session- post some cute picnic images. Add descriptions explaining why the images inspire you.

step four: post the link to your curated pinboard to the Picturesque facebook page so we can all check it out!

The WINNER of the free session will be chosen on Valentine's Day . . so get ready to spread the love, inspiration and creativity!!!

& all the details, newsLauren