three free sessions!

I announced my mini sessions on Wednesday…thanks for those who have signed up!  There are a few last spots left, so let me know if you are interested!

In honor of my mini sessions, and the almost-spring that is upon us, or perhaps because I just love a good contest, I have decided to offer THREE mini sessions for free!! But, we are going to have a little fun with these sessions. The three free sessions will be themed/styled mini sessions created by YOU. What do I mean by styled or themed?  The session can have a certain theme, a certain style of clothing, or a mixture of both. Imagine tea parties, picking strawberries, lemonade stands, vintage clothing, bohemian kids in a field…the possibilities are endless.  Need some ideas?  A few favorites from Shannon Sewell are here, here, herehere, here, and here, or another one from Laura Siebert here.  All you need is an idea for a themed session and some kids and you are eligible to win! To enter, please go to my Facebook page, “LIKE” the page if you have not already done so, and then post your idea for the styled/theme children’s shoot on my Facebook wall.

After posting your idea to my Facebook wall,  you can win one of three ways…

1. Click the “share” tab on the bottom left of my Facebook page and use this “I would love to win a free session from Jean Smith Photography and I need your help! Please head over to her page and either “like” my comment or leave a comment on why I should win!” You may have to let them know that they have to “like” my page before they can leave a comment or “like” your comment.  The person with the most “likes” on their idea combined with the comments from people you sent (your name must be mentioned in their comment so I know who to give credit to) will win a free session!

2. Click the “suggest this” tab on the left side of my Facebook page.  Whoever sends the most suggestions WINS.  Don’t worry, I am able to track names of the people who have sent suggestions and how many they have sent!

3.  The third way of winning is by me choosing your styled session idea as my favorite!  Please don’t think your idea has to be biggest and baddest to win…something super simple could appeal to me as much as something that is over the top with a lot of props.  Please remember to post your ideas to my Facebook page, not in the comment section of my blog!


Sessions will take place on either May 12th or 14th.

These sessions are for kids only!  Kids can be ages 6 months through 16 years old.

Please note that if you have already signed up for a paid mini session and would like to enter a session idea, you are still eligible to win the contest! Contest ends at 4 pm (Eastern time) on Thursday, March 17th.




  1. Why must you do these things and live so far away?! 🙂

  2. Patience is a great photographer herself but it would be so nice if her Family could have someone else do the shooting and she could sit and enjoy the take.

  3. Eric says:

    How fun… I have 2 kids who I’d submit for one of the free sessions!

  4. […] am so over-the-top blown away at not only the ideas you guys came up with for the styled mini-sessions, but also for the support you drew from your friends and family to help you win!!  My hands are a […]

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