Thank you so much for participating in our 2012 Valentine’s Day Contest, we greatly appreciate all those who entered and submitted such touching stories. As always, it was really difficult to narrow it down to the finalists! Now we need your help to select the winner, so please vote for one of these women.
The finalists for this year are:
Send an email to email@example.com with just the name of the person you are voting for in the subject line. Feel free to include comments with your vote, comments may be posted to the blog. Also leave a comment in the box below!
Voting ends on Thursday, February 14th at 5pm PST. The winner will be announced later on Valentine’s Day on our Facebook page.
I am putting in a story about the love of my life (Izabella) on her behalf because she is too scared to do it. Izabella moved to Canada from Poland 21 years ago, and we met 17 years ago. We were in each other’s life for 3 months, and fell in love, but were too young to even realize. 17 years later, and many life lessons learned we re-connected on Facebook of all places. The meet was instant love again within a day, and both of us felt unbelievable to have each other back in our lives. I remember Izabella was talking about this contest last year, and she was too scared to enter but she had hopes that she may be lucky enough to get to have an opportunity like this (she would never go on her own). This contest really brought us close together as we only re-connected on January 23, 2011. When this contest came on we started to become more open with each other, telling everything that we wanted out of life, and everything we wanted given our past lives without each other. Izabella is now 35 years old and I swear she is the best mom on this side of the universe. 2 lovely children, 3 and 19 months, Iza never has a moment to spare during her day being a single mother. I want nothing more in the world to be with Izabella on a daily basis and start our lives together forever, but I am having a hard time finding a job in my line of work to move to the city. Now don’t get me wrong, I go there at least twice a week to help out and try give her a break because she never has a moment for herself, but she always makes time to put smiles on everyone else’s faces including mine and her mother who is very sick right now and might not get to enjoy life as the rest of us take for granted on a daily basis. I would like to have Iza win this contest because of the simple fact that she feels like she is getting old with her years, but she is still as beautiful as the day when I met her. It is a rare opportunity for me to get a picture of her, but when she lets me it’s like magic through the lens. She is the angel that has fallen from heaven for me, and she makes everyone’s day that she is around everyday! Iza still works all day, and tries to get rest at night, but the children are still waking up in the night and sometimes she gets no sleep at all, just to go through it again the next day. Izabella has a huge passion for photography and is always taking pictures on a daily basis because everyday is a new adventure to her and the munchkins, being so full of inspiration and life. Please take my story to heart as Iza has really not had everything in life like the rest of us have and take for granted moving to Canada from Poland not knowing English at all hardly at a young age. All Izabella wants and enjoys are the simple things in life. She expressed interest in doing a boudoir shoot so she can look back at pictures when she feels that the world is too much to handle and so she can show her family when she can’t enjoy the finer things in life. I tell Izabella that she is beautiful everyday, and she would know it if she could see the world like I see it through my eyes. There is only one wish that I have at this point in time… to get my career move to Calgary and to start a fulfilling life with Izabella and to bring the children up in a world surrounded by nothing more than joy and love. I love the children like they are my own, and love Izabella more than anything I have ever cherished in my life. She is my heart, my soul, my mind that carries me through each day, and another day passed is another day closer that we can start forever together. Please help fulfill my angel’s wish and make her the happiest girl in the universe.
I have attached a few pictures when I recently took her on my one and only vacation in my life. It took everything I had to make it happen and make it a surprise for her. Please use your professional outlook to show Izabella a day in the life of a famous celebrity, she would absolutely love nothing more, and I will take care of everything else in her life to make her smile for the rest of our years. I would love to show her this once in a lifetime opportunity, and I would love Izabela to have a memory that she can one day show her children how beautiful she really was when she was a single mom caring for all that she knew on her own.
Thank you so much for your consideration,
I would be honored to be considered as a nominee for the 2012 Valentine’s Day boudoir contest. Let me tell you a little bit about myself:
My name is Michelle and I’m 26 years old. I have been married for 7 years this spring to the most amazing man I know. He is an active duty US Navy Sailor and has been for 8 years. We have two small children, ages 1 and 3. Shortly after my husband and I were married, I was diagnosed with an auto immune disorder and the treatment caused me to gain a great deal of weight. After the treatment, I finished my teaching degree and then we were blessed with the news of my first pregnancy. The doctors considered me high risk and while I was in labor my daughter’s heart rate crashed and she had to be born via emergency C-section. She underwent several weeks of treatment in the NICU of another hospital across town before we could take her home. I didn’t even get to see her until I had healed and by then she was 4 days old. Thankfully my second pregnancy went a lot smoother, and we now have two rambunctious toddlers! I have also dealt with my husband going on two 7 month deployments, numerous other military separations, and are making preparations for a third deployment next month. It’s certainly been a roller coaster of a ride. I have recently found a diet program that has really worked for me and I’m now 50lbs lighter, but I still carry that ‘fat girl’ image around in my head. I think a boudoir shoot would be just the thing to help me readjust my inner view of myself and my body. It’s something I’ve been considering for a while, but as a full time at home mom there is always something more important that comes up, and I fall to the bottom of the list. My husband is also deploying again next month, and I have to say that I think some sexy photos of his wife would be the perfect addition to a mid – deployment care package. He does so much for me, I would love to be able to put a smile on his face when he least expects it. Through all the ups and downs we’ve been through together he has always been by my side and told me I am beautiful, I want to show him what a hot mama I can be!! Thank you for considering me!
Hi, my name is Candace and I would like to win this contest more than anything. Not just a surprise for him but as a confidence booster for myself.
When I met my husband I had dreams, goals, big plans for myself and nothing was going to get in my way of them. He was amazing and I knew that he was the one from the day that we met, I never believed that the love at first sight thing was true but he was an exception. The first couple of months were amazing I would look forward to him meeting me everyday when I was done school (I was in College). About 5 months after we met I got really sick. I had been dealing with anxiety issues in the past but nothing as severe as what was about to come. It hit me like a brick wall and my life spiraled downwards resulting in hospitalization more than once. I had to withdraw from school and I got so bad that I became housebound. The worst part of all of this is that my doctor was trying to find a medication for me that I wouldn’t react badly to and in this process the side effects from the medication caused me to gain about 70 lbs. I lost who I was all confidence of who I was becoming, I lost my freedom but I didn’t lose Ryan. He stayed by my side, watched me go from being this vibrant energetic woman that he fell in love with to this shell of her former self who couldn’t leave the house and was in constant fear. This all started in 2007 and it is now 2012. I look back on pictures and journals of who I once was and realized I will never be that person I was before. I am still sick now I have my good days and my bad ones, I can’t work right now and I can’t go into busy places like grocery stores. We can’t have kids right now as I wouldn’t ever want to bring one into this world until I am better, I basically have to rebuild my life from the ground up all over again.
I do photography for my friends and family to keep me busy and keep me sane so I really think this is great that you are offering this contest.
I feel that I should win this contest for myself because I have a hard time looking in the mirror and accepting that I am beautiful even as a plus size person, I need to be proud of who I am now and I think seeing myself in these pictures might allow me to see myself in a different light.
I want to win this for my Husband because it takes a really strong person to stick by someone’s side that is sick, he could have walked out 5 months into the relationship but he didn’t, he married me instead. We very recently (last week) moved from Barrie Ontario to Grande Prairie Alberta where he has an opportunity for a career instead of just a job.
It will take a while to adjust to this new life here and I was extremely excited to see that you would be coming here to Grande Prairie. I am sorry for rambling on about my life but it kind of feels good to get it out sometimes. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Hello Tait Photography! My name is Jennifer. I came across your website while researching boudoir photographers. Not only did I love your photographs, but I was thrilled at the prospect of getting a free session! Let me tell you why…
My Hubby and I have been separated for a year while he has been serving overseas at a post in Kabul, Afghanistan for the US Dept of State. We were married in December of 2010, (only 3 months before he left) and I feel that I never got the bliss of being a newlywed or doing something special for him. We miss each other so very much and we can’t wait until we are reunited on March 20, 2012……Here is a little bit about our situation and my Husband and what makes him so special, and why I want to give him a special gift of these photos…
He is a special Agent with the State Department, and also served as a Marine for 8 years. He has gone through a lot of hard training with both the Military and the Federal Government to get where he is today. (He joined the Marines when he was just 17 years old!) He is a hard working, dedicated man who deserves the world. We met in San Francisco in November 2009 on Match.com, and were married just 13 months later on December 28, 2010! (Online dating really CAN work!) Unfortunately, we didn’t get to have our dream of a traditional wedding, because at the time he was undergoing High Threat Training in Washington DC in preparation for his overseas assignment. (Plus, we wanted to wait to have a wedding and to save money, since we will be paying for it entirely ourselves.)
But the great news is that, this upcoming March, we are going to be having our reception celebration for all of our family and friends, 118 in all, in Las Vegas, Nevada. We couldn’t be more excited, and can’t wait to begin the rest of our lives together.
Boudoir photos would be an extra special treat for him, because my husband is the type of man that is always taking care of others before himself. He rarely buys himself anything, it’s always others first. From Birthday, Xmas and “Just because” gifts to his nephews and niece, to a Big loan to his sister to help her get back on her feet financially to start up a business, to medical bills for his father… I could go on and on. He never complains, and always is in good humor, no matter where he is (even in Kabul) and is such a special, giving man. I would love to have some photos of me looking my best, just for HIM, and to mark the end of a long, one year separation! We will be back in DC together in April 2012 for 5 months before our next overseas assignment….. London England. I know the best is yet to come!
Thanks so much for you time and consideration.