Georgianna Lane Print GIVEAWAY!

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I’m so excited to share the photography of Georgianna Lane with you.  Georgianna is an absolute sweetheart and you can surely see this in her soft, dreamy photographs.  She has the most AMAZING pictures of flowers I have ever seen, in my life.  And not only are just pretty flowers, but the photos are styled perfectly and she has such a vast knowledge about each flower she photographs as well.  Her shop contains many  5 x 7, 8 x 8, and 8 x 12 Fine Art Prints and each and every one of her blog posts are filled with such beautiful color and are sure to make you *swoon*!  And guess what??  One of my lucky readers (yes, that means you) will be able to WIN one of her lovely photos! But let’s get to know Georgianna just a little bit better before I give you the deets on how you can win…

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m a freelance photographer, writer and designer, living on a wooded wildlife habitat in north Seattle with my husband. Although I love photographing anything, I currently specialize in flowers and gardens.


How did you start getting into photography?  What equipment do you use?
I got my first camera when I was about 8 or 9 so have been taking photographs my whole life. But I would say I’ve been pretty much full time for the last six years. I use all Nikon cameras and lenses and have been shooting digital since Nikon’s first digital SLR came out in 2002. Digital bodies go obsolete very quickly so I’ve invested in the best possible lenses. Currently I use 60mm f/2.8 macro, 105mm f/2.8 macro, 24-70 f/2.8 zoom, 80-200 f/2.8 zoom, 12-24 f/4 DX and 50mm f/1.4. I have bought and sold a lot of equipment over the years, but I still keep several film cameras for special circumstances!


Where do you draw inspiration from?
Inspiration can be found in so many unexpected places. Nature is probably my biggest inspiration, my own garden and all the other gardens I’m fortunate to visit. I’m very inspired by memories and moods and emotions. It’s more important to me to capture an atmosphere rather than just record how something looks, and to consider how the image will effect the viewer and what feelings it will conjure up in them, from their own memories and experiences. I try to find elements of serenity that will bring peaceful moments to others.


Have any advice for anyone who is thinking about starting up a shop?
Take some care choosing your Etsy shop name. You can’t change it, although I understand Etsy is working on revising their programming to enable a shop name change. Keep your shop stocked with a variety of items, offer specials and most importantly, promote! Having a shop does not guarantee sales. Think of it as a storefront – if you had a little store in a town, you’d have to promote to get people to come in, not rely only on them walking in from the street.

I just love that everything in her shop is drawn from inspiration around her home and nature!  Don’t her photos just capture a certain atmosphere or show off an emotion more than just record a scene??  I think that’s the most important photography lesson that I can take away to grow in my own photography as well.  So on to the giveaway details, here’s what you can win, a print of this gorgeous photo to hang up in your house (or wherever you like)!

{To Enter}

1. Visit Georgianna’s shop and leave a comment below with the name of your favorite item from her shop.

2. (For additional entries) Blog, Twitter, or Facebook about this giveaway and leave a separate comment with each link. If you Twitter, please use @sandyalamode in your tweet so I can track them.  And to make things extra easy, feel free to use this tweet:

I just entered myself in a #GIVEAWAY to win a beautiful Plum Tree Blossom Print by Georgianna Lane on @sandyalamode! http://bit.ly/aGKd7j

Giveaway ends on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 5:00PM CST. The winner will be chosen by random.org and will be announced on this blog on Wednesday, June 2, 2010.  Thank you SO much Georgianna and good luck all!  Now don’t forget to hop on over to her blog and shop and get lost in all of her magical photos!

Entries for this giveaway have been closed.


91 Comments

  1. May 26, 2010 / 3:06 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this giveaway!
    her photos are INCREDIBLE!
    simple gorgeous!!
    and my favorite has to be the breeze print!
    bikes are my favorite!!

    CROSSING MY FINGERS!

  2. May 26, 2010 / 5:26 am

    Love the romance of flowers here. X

  3. Carrie Z
    May 26, 2010 / 8:02 am

    The daisy dance caught my eye!

  4. May 26, 2010 / 8:30 am

    Georgianna Lane has absolutely dreamy photos. I love the lavender harvest the most but it was hard to pick.

  5. May 26, 2010 / 8:50 am

    lovely! georgianna’s work is so amazing, i love her blog 🙂

  6. Cynthia
    May 26, 2010 / 9:42 am

    Nice! Favorite print: Rose Poem 8 x 8 Fine Art Print!

  7. May 26, 2010 / 9:49 am

    Hi Darling, thanks for dropping by and letting me know about this wonderful giveaway.

    My favourite is the Breeze 8×12 Fine Art Print.

    Dena xoxo
    beingdena.wordpress.com
    beingdena@gmail.com

  8. Roanna
    May 26, 2010 / 12:14 pm

    Accolade 8×8 Fine Art Print — so beautiful 🙂

  9. May 26, 2010 / 12:58 pm

    Wonderful pictures! I love the “Tendrils” one, but I actually loved looking at all of the poetry of trees pictures. Amazing work!

    Have a wondeful day,
    Kate

  10. May 26, 2010 / 2:14 pm

    Ohh! Sandy! I adore her pic w/the vintage bicycle (Breeze)–especially since I just got a pink one for my bday! Georgianna really does have a gift!

    XOXO!
    Ashley

  11. May 26, 2010 / 2:34 pm

    oh. my. goodness. i am in love with every single one of her prints. just LOVELY. i love love ‘Bellis’. soooooo bautiful. awesome giveaway!!

  12. May 26, 2010 / 3:57 pm

    what beautiful photos! my fave is the “nesting season” one!

  13. May 26, 2010 / 6:03 pm

    love them all but if i had to choose then i would pick lavender harvest.

  14. Jessica
    May 26, 2010 / 6:23 pm

    Oh, man, it’s hard to choose, but I love the Tendrils one the most!

  15. May 26, 2010 / 7:25 pm

    love the nesting print!

    thanks for hosting 🙂

  16. May 26, 2010 / 7:37 pm

    Georgianna is one of my favorite people and photographers! I’m so excited that you are featuring her. I adore all of the photos in her shop but, if I have to choose….I love nesting season and lavender harvest!

  17. May 26, 2010 / 9:39 pm

    We are blog giveaway twins!! 🙂 this is an exciting giveaway Sandy. Georgianna is very talented. I couldn’t pick just one form her shop… but since you insist I choose one.. it would have to be Daisy Dance. That would go perfect in our home. Well, once we organize and redocrate. (have you seen Jozen’s place.. jealous!!)

    I’ll be crossing my fingers for this one. Happy Wednesday.

    xx Love & Aloha

  18. May 26, 2010 / 11:19 pm

    Wow, such pretty photographs!
    My favourite item is:
    A Chilean Rose Garden 5 x 7 Fine Art Print

    Thank you for featuring her! (:

  19. May 27, 2010 / 1:01 pm

    Love it all, but BLUEBELL is my favorite.
    Have a great day 🙂
    oxoxox
    Denalee

  20. May 27, 2010 / 1:50 pm

    How lovely to see an interview with Georgianna, she is one of the nicest people I have had the privledge of getting to know online. She is also one talented photographer and writer, her blog is a haven of beauty 🙂 I won’t enter this giveaway as I had actually planned on investing in one of her prints pretty soon and I think I will stick to that plan, but if I get a chance I will promote your giveaway on my own blog and hopefully send some folks this way!

  21. May 27, 2010 / 3:23 pm

    Oh, my, Sandy, you have really, really overwhelmed me with your so very kind and generous words!! I am really speechless!! Thank YOU so much! Your blog is such a delightful and welcoming place, I just love coming here. And thank you to EVERYONE for the amazing comments you’ve left! We’re having kind of dreary weather but you have all brightened my day immensely! Big hugs!!! xoxo – g

  22. May 27, 2010 / 9:15 pm

    Nesting Season is my fav. Its like a secret peak into nature

  23. May 28, 2010 / 2:36 am

    Impossible! No way can I pick just one favorite! So here are a few of my faves 🙂 ~ Nesting Season, Bluebell {so sweet}, Her Infinite Variety, Rose Poem, Hearts, and Lady Emma Hamilton..oh and The Orchard.
    Wonderful interview and beautiful giveaway!

  24. May 28, 2010 / 8:10 am

    Her work is breathtaking..
    My two faves are nesting season and Daisy Dance:)
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  25. May 28, 2010 / 8:11 am

    loved reading her interview too!
    I tweeted @inhonorofdesign 😀

  26. May 28, 2010 / 8:53 am

    I love the Daisy Dance print.

  27. Alexa
    May 28, 2010 / 8:58 am

    I love the Summer Allium

  28. Dani
    May 28, 2010 / 8:58 am

    Fav item would definitely have to be Eternal Summer 8×12 Fine Art Print

  29. Marci
    May 28, 2010 / 9:14 am

    beautiful beautiful! I also love the Notecard Set Vintage Afternoon.

  30. May 28, 2010 / 9:26 am

    Hi! My favorite Item from the shop is a tie between this photo and the lavender harvest! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  31. Liza
    May 28, 2010 / 9:33 am

    My favorite of hers is the Tendrils print.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    –Liza

    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

  32. Grace
    May 28, 2010 / 9:34 am

    I love the softness of her photos, very soothing. My favourite has got to be the Nesting Season, 8X12 Just love the pink and brown tones of the photo.

  33. May 28, 2010 / 9:37 am

    I just love the “white bench” print – it is so lovely! Of course they are all absolutely gorgeous!

  34. Vivian
    May 28, 2010 / 10:02 am

    I like the tendrils print!

  35. joni taylor
    May 28, 2010 / 10:32 am

    Rose Poem is my fave but it was VERY hard to chose

  36. joni taylor
    May 28, 2010 / 10:32 am

    I tweeted
    twitter.com/jonitaylor2010

  37. Grace
    May 28, 2010 / 10:56 am

    I tweeted about the giveaway but I am a newbie at this and did not know how to link up to your twitter account. Here is my link
    http://twitter.com/gmsale

  38. Sophia
    May 28, 2010 / 12:34 pm

    If this is international I’d love to take a chance

    From the shpo I like almost everything. There are exactly the style I like The whole vintage afternoon series!

    sophia.komninou at gmail.com

  39. Ashley H.
    May 28, 2010 / 1:59 pm

    I like Signs of Summer the best.

  40. Emily Irwin
    May 28, 2010 / 2:17 pm

    i love the purity picture

  41. May 28, 2010 / 2:27 pm

    I love the ‘Pale Blooms’ print!!

  42. Johanna
    May 28, 2010 / 3:33 pm

    I love the “Tendrils” photo.
    I love them all, actually! Especially the Nesting Season one! Beautiful!

  43. May 28, 2010 / 3:34 pm

    What a beautiful and refreshing photographer! I love the Chilean Rose Garden and Magic Wand photos. It captures the sweetness of the season. Thanks for sharing!

  44. May 28, 2010 / 4:10 pm

    Love the Daisy Dance 5 x 7 Fine Art Print. omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

  45. May 28, 2010 / 5:59 pm

    Oh my, very hard to choose just one favorite! I will have to go with A Cup of Bluebells. Have a great weekend!

  46. Caroline
    May 28, 2010 / 7:07 pm

    All the photos are gorgeous but I really like the Lavender Harvest 🙂

    carbar79 at gmail dot com

  47. May 28, 2010 / 7:09 pm

    I love all Georgianna’s photography-I would be delighted to win this beautiful photo-should I be so lucky!

    Carolyn

  48. Julia
    May 28, 2010 / 7:58 pm

    I like all of her Textured Florals series, but I think Blossom Haiku may be my favourite.

  49. May 28, 2010 / 9:43 pm

    Georgianna’s photographs are absolutely gorgeous! I think Nesting Season is my favourite (being a bird lover). Thank you for the chance to win this lovely print ♥

  50. Lynn
    May 28, 2010 / 10:12 pm

    The Chilean Rose Garden (5 x 7 Fine Art Print) is beautiful.

  51. May 28, 2010 / 10:12 pm

    From a Faint and Far Off Dream is really cool!

  52. May 28, 2010 / 11:06 pm

    I am a HUGE fan of G and her gorgeous and very inspirational work! This is such a wonderful and really great feature! I love and enjoy this so much! Thanks so much for sharing. Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to yoU!

  53. Jenna
    May 28, 2010 / 11:13 pm

    I love ‘Pale Blooms’

  54. May 29, 2010 / 12:29 am

    i love the Harmony print – and all the other tree prints

  55. Jenna Wood
    May 29, 2010 / 1:53 am

    I absolutely love her Magnolia Fair print!
    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  56. May 29, 2010 / 3:51 am

    hi, i am in lovey with Nesting Season 5 x 7 Fine Art Print
    so cute

    email me 🙂
    liz_crowny@yahoo.com
    pintaliztiirene.blogspot.com

    thankies for helding this giveaway

  57. May 29, 2010 / 7:54 am

    I adore Georgianna’s photos she is amazing!! Hard to pick a fav but I really love Daisy Dance.

  58. May 29, 2010 / 9:45 am

    I adore Georgiannas work and she’s such a sweet and warm person too. It’s impossible to choose just one photograph from here beautiful shop, but if I have too….well Nesting Seasons is one of my faves. 🙂 Now I’m going to take a look here on your blog.

  59. May 29, 2010 / 11:16 am

    My favorite print in the shop is the lavender harvest. It reminds me of my trip to France a couple years ago! They are all so beautiful!

  60. May 29, 2010 / 12:27 pm

    I love the A Chilean Rose Garden 5 x 7 Fine Art Print! Gorgeous. What an exciting giveaway! Thanks for hosting it.

    Rachael

  61. Karen
    May 29, 2010 / 1:00 pm

    I like the Hearts 8×8 Fine Art Print.

  62. May 29, 2010 / 5:40 pm

    Very hard to just choose one, but I love the copper leaves against the blue sky in Vestiges!

  63. Heather R
    May 29, 2010 / 8:37 pm

    I like the Lavender Harvest Print.

  64. Chiara
    May 30, 2010 / 5:07 am

    I love the Floating Copper 8 x 8 Fine Art Print

  65. May 30, 2010 / 10:04 am

    Oh, what a lovely giveaway! I’m a big fan of Georgiannas photos so this is right up my alley. All of her shots are gorgeous, but I think one of my faves (impossible to choose just one!) is actually the one above, Nesting Season 🙂

    Best/Moa

  66. May 30, 2010 / 1:09 pm

    The Orchard 8×12 Fine Art Print – so cool

  67. Diane
    May 30, 2010 / 2:22 pm

    I really love this print, as well as the tandril’s one!

  68. Diane
    May 30, 2010 / 2:23 pm

    tweeted @misaomiao

  69. Cailinn
    May 30, 2010 / 2:24 pm

    hi!

    i love each of them, the chilean rose garden is especially beautiful, and the first with the butterflies too!

  70. May 31, 2010 / 12:18 am

    SO BEAUTIFUL.
    you’re right. i haven’t seen flowers captured so beautifully before. wowww..

    I love the ‘From a Faint and Far Off Dream 5 x 7 Fine Art Print’. but everything is so lovely….

  71. May 31, 2010 / 3:52 am

    So many beautiful prints! It was tough but I think my favorite is Daisy Dance 5 x 7 Fine Art Print.

  72. May 31, 2010 / 8:05 am

    i have to pick 2 favorites because i just can’t decide! i love From a Faint and Far Off Dream and September. Very beautiful!

  73. May 31, 2010 / 1:44 pm

    I would love Pale Blooms – what a gorgeous print. Thank you for this opportunity.

  74. Stephanie
    May 31, 2010 / 2:43 pm

    I like the Cup of Bluebells. It wold be lovely in my kitchen, my kitchen is blue and yellow. Thanks!

  75. kristin
    May 31, 2010 / 3:59 pm

    “Breeze” is beautiful. My family bikes and this reminds me of home.

  76. Janet
    May 31, 2010 / 9:21 pm

    “Breeze” is my favorite especially since I finally have my bicycle out.

  77. June 1, 2010 / 12:34 am

    I’m just in awe of Georgianna’s photography, she’s so talented. It’s impossible to choose just one, but because lavender is my favorite flower, I’ll say the Lavender Harvest print.

  78. June 1, 2010 / 4:24 pm

    LOVE the lavender harvest! i can smell it, its so pretty!

  79. June 1, 2010 / 4:28 pm

    i tweeted! @blairita 🙂