Friday, May 28, 2010

Watson Family Session

I think it all began at spring break when I was eating breakfast at a youth conference, and Trai came by the table. We began to talk, and next thing I know, we had my wife on the phone and we had something scheduled that day. We've been knowing Trai for many years through our church, and we've always loved her and her family and her talent in cooking! She's amazing!! This family never stops laughing and has such a great time together. My wife and I were very inspired by their family during the shoot. I felt like I was a part of the family (okay maybe a cousin or something). :) Thank you, Watson Family, for such a great time!

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Hey everyone! We have some great news. We have decided to give away a free portrait session on us. That's right. Free! We have had a lot of requests for family sessions, bridal sessions, senior portraits etc., and now is your chance to win it all for free.

This free session includes:
- 2 hour session
- All full resolution images on disc
- Online hosting of your images
- 1 8x10 print
- 2 5x7 prints
- 25 4x6

(please read entire rules. you do not want to miss a step)
If you’d like to enter to win, first, go to Twitter and if you don’t already have an account there, set one up. It’s free. Then follow me – Craig Obrist. Go to and click on the Follow button that appears under my profile.

Then, and this is the last step, simply write out the following tweet…

"Win a photo-shoot valued at $250 from @craigobrist. Pls RT. Info:"

That’s it. Just follow me on Twitter. ( Send out that Tweet – and you’re done.

But this is important – only do this ONE TIME! It does not in any way improve your odds if you Tweet this message more than once. If you do send it more than once, you’ll just make your followers mad and you WILL NOT increase your odds.

Here’s some of the fine print – PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY.

If you are already following me on Twitter – you don’t need to un-follow and then re-follow. In fact, if you follow and un-follow me more than twice, you will be blocked.

You must be at least 18 years old to win. The decision of the judges is final. The winner will be announced on,, and, June 7th, 2010, sometime before midnight, EST.

This contest is void where prohibited by law. The contest is open to anyone within 100 miles of atlanta, GA USA. If you would like to enter further then 100 miles from atlanta you may do so but you will have to either pay travel expenses to your location or you will have to travel to atlanta. It’s your responsibility to ensure that contests like this one are not prohibited by your local law. Actual prize awards will only happen after your execution of an affidavit of eligibility.

You may choose between a portrait session, family session, bridal session or trash the dress session.

We check the Craigobrist Twitter account for a list of followers. We verify the aforementioned re-tweet. We throw all that information at a random number generator and pick a winner.

You will not be able to enter as long as your tweets are private.

If any part of this makes you uncomfortable, or if you don’t like the fact that I do these giveaways, please don’t participate.

For the rest of you – I promise to make sure that you get plenty of good content from me here and on Twitter in between the giveaways.

Thanks for your support.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Shane + Marci Engagement Session

It's amazing how the internet gets us all connected! Through our website, we met Marci... We scheduled her engagement photos couple of weeks ago, but unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate, so we had to reschedule them. We looked so forward to the shoot, but the rain just had to stop us from meeting this awesome couple in person. But, on our second try, it was a BEAUTIFUL, HOT, HOT, HOT summer day. We met them first time on site, and we felt so comfortable with them from the moment we met them. Their sense of humor, natural poses and smiles made the day so much fun. Even though it was a scorcher, they never complained and were absolute troopers! Here are some pics from the day... Check them out!