The Memory Cards GIVEAWAY!!!

The Memory Cards GIVEAWAY!!!

Photography

Did I ever tell you about the time I felt awful about myself because I had only one CF memory card for my camera? A 2 Gig. It was enough to get started, but in no way did I feel professional. Feeling unprofessional was further augmented the time I read another photographer’s blog and he posted a photo of his desk. He intended to show what was on his computer, but my eyes fell upon something sitting on the corner of his desk. CF cards. I zoomed into the photo so I could count how many CF cards sat on his desk. I stopped after 15. And then I cried.

Here I was trying to start a business and I couldn’t even afford more than 2 Gigabytes of memory.

The second 2 Gig CF card I received was a going away gift from my boss when I submitted my two-week notice. He was so supportive and I promised to pay it forward when my business took off, because I believed/hoped/prayed it would. A few days ago, I ordered new CF cards from Adorama and I remembered the promise to my {ex}boss…so, Internet, it’s time for a GIVEAWAY.

I’m excited to announce one lucky winner will receive
…Four Sandisk 8 Gig CF Memory cards (that’s 32 Gigs of memory!)
…A ThinkTank memory card wallet

Many thanks to Adorama for allowing me to pay it forward! To enter the contest, leave a comment in the box below (be sure to include your email address!) sharing what you’re most excited for in your business this year. The winner will be announced TOMORROW (Friday) at 6am PST, so holler back.

Happy Thursday!

**THE CONTEST IS CLOSED and COMPLETED NOW**

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  1. Steph -

    I haven’t actually started my business, but I’m exited (and very freaked out) because I have my first wedding coming up soon πŸ˜€

      10.18.12 - 2:12 pm

  2. Lance B. -

    Hey J*. Really nice of Adorama to do that.

      10.18.12 - 2:15 pm

  3. Vera -

    Wow! First comment! I hope that’s good luck!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Vera
    veramats@yahoo.com

      10.18.12 - 2:16 pm

  4. Allison -

    You are too sweet! I’m most excited to get my business started in the next year! And I can totally relate to having CF card envy!!

      10.18.12 - 2:17 pm

  5. Maria -

    Jasmine, you’re awesome! Thanks for keeping us newbies equipped! πŸ™‚ This year I’m most excited to get my senior portraits marketing campaign off the ground, and I have ads out already!! I’m kinda scared, but more excited! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 2:20 pm

  6. Annaleise Weir -

    Hey Jasmine!!! You’re awesome!!! Thank you SO much for doing this!! πŸ™‚

    annaleisew@gmail.com

      10.18.12 - 2:20 pm

  7. Rachael -

    Stoked about all the referral business we’re getting!

      10.18.12 - 2:22 pm

  8. Nikki -

    Thanks for this opportunity!! You are the best πŸ™‚

    http://www.espressojoy.blogspot.com

      10.18.12 - 2:24 pm

  9. Rebecca Nash -

    As my busy season for weddings gears down, and my Gallery exhibition hits the road, I’m getting down to the business of updating business plans, marketing plans, policies, and setting my goals.

    I’m excited to make my business about what I want out of it, the people I want to work with, and what I want to give back to my community. I’m excited to infuse it with more of my personality and style!

    I’m also looking forward to partnering with some amazing brands to learn, grow, share, and give back the way so many others have helped me succeed.

    I can’t wait to see what others are looking forward to!

      10.18.12 - 2:25 pm

  10. Tiffany -

    Most excited for my website makeover…coming soon to a blog near you! πŸ˜‰

      10.18.12 - 2:26 pm

  11. Natalie -

    I’m excited to actually commit to HAVING a business! For years I’ve felt weird even calling myself a professional photographer, and now that I feel more confident in my skills, it’s full speed ahead!

      10.18.12 - 2:30 pm

  12. Rachel -

    I’m most excited that I just booked my FIRST SOLO WEDDING! (imagine that said while jumping up and down).

      10.18.12 - 2:32 pm

  13. Christine -

    I had two memory cards when starting out…a 256MB card (allowed me a whopping like 10 images) and a 1 GB card. I thankfully have more now, but most are pretty old and ridiculously slow with transfer speed…and well, they’re old. Not to want the Buzz Lightyear Doll and forget about Woody, but with technology, I’d just feel a little safer knowing my cards are up to date.

      10.18.12 - 2:34 pm

  14. Phil -

    I’m really excited for… the… stuff.

      10.18.12 - 2:35 pm

  15. Rebecca Nash -

    My wedding season is gearing down, the art exhibition is on its way out, and I’m excited to get down to creating the plans and systems that let me start doing my business my own way (instead of how everyone else does or thinks I should), infusing it with more of my personality and style, and giving back to the community on a regular basis.

      10.18.12 - 2:36 pm

  16. Dallas Curow -

    Your giveaways are always the most helpful things! Thank you for always being so generous and sharing with other photographers, Jasmine.

      10.18.12 - 2:37 pm

  17. Maritza Pletz -

    I am most excited about actually starting my business after my wedding in December! New beginnings here I come, 2013!!!

      10.18.12 - 2:37 pm

  18. yadira richards -

    Hooray Best day ever :)!!

      10.18.12 - 2:38 pm

  19. Melissa -

    I’m excited about getting creative.

      10.18.12 - 2:39 pm

  20. Dana Laymon -

    I’m excited to see my brand finally take off and have people be drawn to it! I’m also excited to help others get their brand together and start their own business!

      10.18.12 - 2:40 pm

  21. Melissa -

    Ohhh thank you so much for giving us all these opportunites Jasmine! If I win, I promise to pay it forward too!

      10.18.12 - 2:43 pm

  22. john lo -

    What’s there not to LOVE?? LOVE Adorama. LOVE Sandisk. LOVE ThinkTank. LOVE some more Memory Cards. yay!

      10.18.12 - 2:44 pm

  23. Milena -

    Hi Jasmine! I love your blog and I read it EVERY day — it makes me reaallllly happy and hopeful that one day I might start my own photography business too. Thanks :*

      10.18.12 - 2:45 pm

  24. Peggy Stewart -

    Make over of my studio

      10.18.12 - 2:45 pm

  25. ashley barnett -

    Oh gosh I’m in desperate need of more of these babies! I’m SO excited about the clients we’ve been able to connect with this year. We’ve finally fallen into the "sweet spot" of booking brides who not only are in our price point, but who value photography and value us as people!" ashley@jenandashley.com

      10.18.12 - 2:46 pm

  26. Veronica -

    I love the give back thing and I wish i will have the chance to do that too! This year I’m going to prepare the organization for next year’s workshop here in Italy. I’m sooo scared but also very excited..let’s get drunk with bach’s flowers! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 2:46 pm

  27. Kristen B -

    I’m pretty excited about the direction my business is going. I’m really becoming more of a family/kids photographer and I just love it! My time has been budgeted much better!

      10.18.12 - 2:49 pm

  28. Steven Dempsey -

    I’ve recently been experimenting with different styles of shooting, specifically catalog/lifestyle kinds of shots. I’m excited to expand my horizons.

      10.18.12 - 2:50 pm

  29. Julie Fiebig -

    Awesome giveaway!

      10.18.12 - 2:52 pm

  30. Tricia -

    Hi J*, I literally started my business 3 months ago. I took a major leap of faith leaving my day job so I could do photography full time. I am mostly wrapping up the bookings that I do have and trying to get some new ones. Each client I’ve had so far has been like a dear friend to me and I really look forward to being a part of their wedding day and capturing their memories. It makes me feel extra special. So I’m excited to make new friends and book clients!

      10.18.12 - 2:52 pm

  31. Candy Hanson -

    I’m most excited about officially kicking off a business blog this year. I’ve been stalling and stalling and am finally going to take the plunge!

      10.18.12 - 2:53 pm

  32. Tiesha -

    I’m hoping to finally conjure up my inner braveness and jump head first into STARTING my business. Thanks J* you are the bestest! πŸ˜‰

      10.18.12 - 2:53 pm

  33. Kathy Ward -

    I became a first time mom over the summer. I’ve learned so much about what families want to see in their portraiture. I can’t wait to continue to apply that knowledge to my work with future clients.

      10.18.12 - 2:54 pm

  34. Denise -

    WOW! This is awesome.

    What I am most excited about is being able to grow my business and define my brand.

    It’s taken me a long time to figure out what kind of photographer I want to be, but I feel so much more confident that I know now — and I want to put it out there and make it better!

      10.18.12 - 2:55 pm

  35. Antonis -

    I’m excited to be finally going legit! We have completed (and are about to submit) our official LLC documentation to New York State. It’s been a long time coming, and we were waiting until we had a minimum of 5 weddings/year for two consecutive years. With the contract we signed last week, we’re at 8 for 2013!

      10.18.12 - 2:58 pm

  36. Andria Lavine -

    What I’m most excited for in my business for 2013 are the lives I will touch through photography. It’s really a profound experience and a Blessing to know that what you capture will live on as documentation/historical moment in their lives.

      10.18.12 - 3:00 pm

  37. Courtney Stevens -

    I’m so excited to be starting my business this year. I graduated from college this year and started my business this fall.

      10.18.12 - 3:01 pm

  38. Dennis Hens -

    Wow, to be honest, at this moment I’m sooo excited to improve both my technical and business skills! I just watched your creative live videos and I’m burning inside to get on with it and shoot, practice, fail, shoot, get better, etc! You really inspired me to become a better photographer! Now, what I’m really excited, and happy, about, is that I was booked for 3 weddings this year, and that I’m already booked for 5 next year, and I’m just starting out so I’m really happy! I hope to keep on growing the business, so that I can buy the 50L you convinced me for! Greetings from Belgium!

      10.18.12 - 3:02 pm

  39. Linda D. -

    My business has grown so much this year just from personal referrals and that excites me more than any marketing plan that people have been happy enough with my work to pass my name onto others.

      10.18.12 - 3:03 pm

  40. Vanessa -

    I am excited about photographing happy people in love. πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 3:03 pm

  41. Rachael McCall -

    I am most excited to finally buy that one nice lens I have saving for and wanting, then shooting 24/7 with it! Nothin like some new gear!

      10.18.12 - 3:04 pm

  42. Cassie Lopez -

    Here’s to never running out of memory!

      10.18.12 - 3:05 pm

  43. Caitlin -

    I’m most excited for all the 2nd shooting I’ve been able to do this year. I love connecting with other photographers and seeing how they work. It helps me push my creative boundaries.

      10.18.12 - 3:06 pm

  44. rich -

    we are excited to be booked for more weddings than we have ever been this upcoming year! attending the fix was such a blessing for us earlier this year and got us pushing in the direction we’ve always wanted to focusing on weddings and engagements and we’re so thankful for all you’ve taught us!

      10.18.12 - 3:06 pm

  45. jonathan -

    While i admit that i have a spare cards for each camera Now, you can never have too many… especially if u r forgetful… like at my son’s 8th grade graduation!

      10.18.12 - 3:07 pm

  46. Phil R -

    Shooting RAW eats space, need more memory!

      10.18.12 - 3:07 pm

  47. Tina Nandi -

    I am really looking forward to shooting my first Christian Wedding this December. In India most weddings that I get to shoot are Hindu ones which are GREAT and so full of life and details but I can’t wait to shoot a less-crazy (in comparison) wedding!

      10.18.12 - 3:07 pm

  48. Jan Jacob -

    What a great pay it forward! I am most excited about defining my style this year!

      10.18.12 - 3:08 pm

  49. Jackie -

    I shot my first wedding this year and it was amazing. Here’s hoping for more of those opportunities this year and next.

      10.18.12 - 3:09 pm

  50. Dez -

    I am pleased as punch at the thought of the amazing moments that I will capture and hopefully store on some new memory cards,! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for another awesome giveaway opportunity J*

      10.18.12 - 3:10 pm

  51. miranda -

    I am in need of some new cards!! This would be a great giveaway to win!! :]

      10.18.12 - 3:12 pm

  52. jordan brittley -

    yay! haha glad i am not the only one who has had to suffer the count down to the last piece of data!

      10.18.12 - 3:13 pm

  53. Renee Tucker -

    I am so in that boat. Memory cards as well as many other things. I often visit this blog to give myself a boost of confidence. Thank you for your honesty in sharing your story and giving beginners like me some hope!!

      10.18.12 - 3:13 pm

  54. Sara -

    I’m most excited to expand my dreams.. and work for em!

      10.18.12 - 3:16 pm

  55. Emily Massey -

    I am most excited about starting to book my own weddings! I interned with a wedding photographer this summer and now I’m breaking out on my own. It’s scary but really exciting to be doing what I love!

      10.18.12 - 3:17 pm

  56. Corley May -

    You know how you feel all stiff and achey after you’ve been laying/sitting still in the same position for too long? And then how amazing it feels when you’re finally able to spread out your arms and point your toes and get in a big long stretch?
    This year, I’m excited about stretching.

      10.18.12 - 3:19 pm

  57. autumn Lee -

    I am most excited that my business is taking off and my creativity is soaring! Def thinking outside the box and attracting clients like me!

      10.18.12 - 3:20 pm

  58. wes -

    oooh. sounds fun…

    most excited about…probably meeting tons of new people

      10.18.12 - 3:20 pm

  59. Naomi Elle -

    yay memory cards!

      10.18.12 - 3:20 pm

  60. Samantha D -

    I am excited for my business which is starting to take off! I have had the busiest fall I have ever had πŸ™‚ Good things on the horizon!!

      10.18.12 - 3:21 pm

  61. Kristi -

    Awesome–would love to win!

      10.18.12 - 3:21 pm

  62. Willie Hawkins -

    Thanks for the gift Jasmine!

      10.18.12 - 3:22 pm

  63. Duc Tran -

    I’m looking forward to having more wedding and senior clients this year who really like and appreciate my work.

      10.18.12 - 3:25 pm

  64. Michelle -

    I’m most excited about continuing to improve my work. I’ve come a long way in the last year and I’m excited about where I’m headed.

      10.18.12 - 3:25 pm

  65. Sabrina -

    I’m most excited about choosing the weddings I WANT to shoot and starting to really shape what I want my business to look like… and I’m REALLY looking forward to going full time!! πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for this awesomeness of a giveaway!

      10.18.12 - 3:30 pm

  66. Marie -

    I know this story already because I love you. And I watched CreativeLive. And I listen. And I remember. I’m businessless but I’m most excited to make birth announcements this year πŸ™‚ besitos!

      10.18.12 - 3:35 pm

  67. John Cain Sargent -

    What a generous giveaway! I am excited to be considering getting a dog to also serve as a business mascot… πŸ˜‰ Probably a Weimaraner. Not business related… but I’m excited to see the Fightin’ Texas Ags BTHO LSU this Saturday too! Whoop!

      10.18.12 - 3:35 pm

  68. Catherine Colgan -

    Starting out is hard. I’ve been slowly building up my stash of CF cards over the past year. eBay has helped…but I’m still working on it. You are awesome for paying it forward. If I win, I promise to do the same.

      10.18.12 - 3:36 pm

  69. Angie Griffith -

    This year, I am most excited about finding ME, and finding my real self and style in my work. It has me so jazzed and excited. Thanks so much for the opportunity Jasmine – and for paying it forward!

      10.18.12 - 3:40 pm

  70. K Jean -

    I’m excited for the start of my business this year. It has made me nervous and excited all at the same time. I’m looking forward to 2013 and whatever it may bring.

      10.18.12 - 3:40 pm

  71. Rachelle Hodgins -

    I am most excited for growing my business and booking more shoots.

      10.18.12 - 3:40 pm

  72. Landon Raulerson -

    Hi Jasmine! I’ve been following you for about 6 months but this is my first time posting a comment. My wife(Amanda) and I started a photography business 7 months ago. Since then We have grown a lot. Two months ago we were on our way to an engagement shoot when we passed by this gorgeous country club with huge spiral staircases and beautiful landscape. I looked over at my wife and told her that in on year from that day my goal is to photograph a wedding there. She laughed, not taking me seriously at all. Well this Saturday we will be photographing a wedding there. I’m so excited yet nervous! This is by far the most exciting thing that has happened to us since we started the business! Wish me luck!

      10.18.12 - 3:43 pm

  73. Sada -

    Awesome!

    sadamarie@gmail.com

    I’m just so happy to have my business growing constantly! I love all the new clients that I get to work with πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 3:44 pm

  74. Sarah Clawson -

    You are so awesome to give back! I am looking forward to learning, growing and creating! I am so new to running a business myself (just began this year!), but I am LOVING that I have full control over my images, how my clients are treated and so forth. My love for the craft has only grown and I suspect that it will simply continue to do so. πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 3:45 pm

  75. janet gerbutavich -

    I am most excited that I will start my business, officially, in the next year. I have been second shooting weddings for a couple of years. I have been growing my client base of families. I am developing a 1, 3 and 5 year business plan. Year one – liscense, insurance, website, branding….a tall but necessary order….off I go. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I am grateful for your willingness to share – not just "stuff" but knowledge. Thanks Jasmine.

      10.18.12 - 3:47 pm

  76. Ange Movius -

    In this year, I’m most excited that my wedding bookings for next year has tripled from this year!

      10.18.12 - 3:48 pm

  77. brian gallagher -

    Love memory cards & give aways!
    Really love ThinkTank though!

      10.18.12 - 3:51 pm

  78. Victor Carrano -

    Thanks for the memory!

      10.18.12 - 3:51 pm

  79. Nicole Warner -

    I am most excited for my new business venture- having a baby and becoming a stay at home mom! I would count that as quite the promotion πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 3:52 pm

  80. Tracy Kelly -

    I’m excited to try to resume, then expand my business to where it was before my husband and brother passed away. When they both passed away young (my husband was 42 and my brother, 52) it threw me into a deep depression for almost two years. I think I am ready to come back, world πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 3:52 pm

  81. Angela Butts -

    πŸ˜€ Excited about being excited. πŸ˜‰

      10.18.12 - 3:53 pm

  82. Trisha Vo -

    Would love to get my hands on more memory!! And literally too! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 3:53 pm

  83. Kristine Lacanlale -

    Winning this contest wouldn’t be for me, but for a dear friend of mine named Bienelisa. She’s just decided to take the step of faith and pursue her dream in wedding photography. She’s traveling to Europe with family today for her birthday, but it would be so nice to have a gift for her as she comes home to take on her very first client. I’m so proud of her and can’t wait to see the great things she accomplishes.

      10.18.12 - 3:53 pm

  84. Ellie Augustin -

    Oh thank you so much! I sure could use more memory for DSLR!

      10.18.12 - 3:53 pm

  85. Ashah Wood -

    I’d love to winnnnn:) xoxo!

      10.18.12 - 3:53 pm

  86. Isiah Xiong -

    I’ve always been inspired by your work, especially your perfected white balance. I know, kinda weird, but it gets me every time. maybe one day you can share on that. πŸ™‚ Keep up the great work!

      10.18.12 - 3:53 pm

  87. Jessica -

    I enjoy your blog posts Jasmine… thanks for keeping it real <3

      10.18.12 - 3:54 pm

  88. madison -

    ooh! i’m a newbie photographer and would love love love to win these CF cards!!! thanks for such a great giveaway! crossing my fingers!

      10.18.12 - 3:54 pm

  89. Steven Rozas -

    It’s always nice to read a paying it forward story.

      10.18.12 - 3:54 pm

  90. Tricia Williams -

    Thanks for a fabulous giveaway!!

      10.18.12 - 3:54 pm

  91. Darryl Brooks -

    Going to a full frame soon. Could surely use the extra storage. and yes, when I only had one card, I felt helpless.

      10.18.12 - 3:54 pm

  92. Mark Gunter -

    After years of shooting as a hobbyist, I’m just getting my photography business off the ground. Most exciting of all is that I’ve managed to get at least one image published in six of the last nine months! Nothing terribly mind-blowing, but, wow, when I think about the years that went by and I had nothing published…

      10.18.12 - 3:55 pm

  93. Jennifer Buehrer -

    The most exciting thing this year might not have been a good thing at the time but has turned into an exciting learning experience. I know that my business will prosper and I know I have a group of amazing photographer friends that help me grow!

      10.18.12 - 3:55 pm

  94. Michael C. -

    I’m looking forward to creating new designs and relaunching my online store!

      10.18.12 - 3:55 pm

  95. courtney keim -

    oh i would <3 to win this!

      10.18.12 - 3:56 pm

  96. Anna Sawin -

    Most excited for the variety of beach, estate and vineyard weddings I have on the docket–all beautiful and all so different! Thank you!

      10.18.12 - 3:56 pm

  97. Brooke -

    OMG! I would die for these. The thing I am most excited about is actually getting caught up on my piles of editing!! Does that ever happen?!

      10.18.12 - 3:56 pm

  98. meghan -

    i was literally JUST researching these on amazon. i so need some!

      10.18.12 - 3:57 pm

  99. Verna Denesha -

    My studio has reached a level of proffessionalism that serves the clients with honesty, creativity, and dedication! True grit hard work is so satisfying!
    vernadee@comcast.net

      10.18.12 - 3:57 pm

  100. Shannon Reiswig -

    Next year marks a huge change for me. I’m now in a new region of the US with several new challenges with climate being one of the major factors. Through all my shoots, I’ve never been privied enough to shoot with these extreme cards because honestly I couldn’t fit them in the budget. What a great way to keep pushing in the right direction of the photographic dream!

      10.18.12 - 3:57 pm

  101. Eytan Yammer -

    Way to pay it forward!

      10.18.12 - 3:58 pm

  102. Callie B -

    I am most excited for the party for one I am throwing myself the first day of of my self-employment. Mimosas. Streamers of every color. Confetti EVERYWHERE. After rolling in confetti I am sure there will be an "OMG what have I done" moment but it will be GREAT!

      10.18.12 - 3:59 pm

  103. Philip Edmondson -

    I can always use more memory cards. πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 3:59 pm

  104. Emily Dobson -

    I am most excited about the next level. On November 5th, I’m attending Zach and Jody’s IN-CAMERA workshop and I’m going to learn about off-camera lighting! And in January, I’m attending a bridal show. In 2013, I really hope to take my business to the next level and these two ‘events’ are two of the steps I’m taking to get there.

      10.18.12 - 3:59 pm

  105. Stefanie R -

    I’m excited because I am going full time and planning to be a lot busier!

      10.18.12 - 4:00 pm

  106. Kristen Schueler -

    This year I have a wedding that’s being featured in Southern New England Weddings Magazine – my first magazine feature! I won’t officially believe it until the issue comes out in Decemeber and is in my hands – so excited!!!

      10.18.12 - 4:00 pm

  107. Arturo -

    I am most excited about finally being able to build out my studio space for next year.

      10.18.12 - 4:01 pm

  108. Koly -

    This year I’m excited to launch my website for my business and start booking more clients! I am currently in school and decided it was time to start taking things more seriously when it came to my business : )

      10.18.12 - 4:01 pm

  109. Melissa -

    I’m most excited for more newborn shoots πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:01 pm

  110. Kimberly Burger -

    Pick Me!!! I am most excited this year about all the things I have learned and grown from! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:01 pm

  111. Martin Gollery -

    What I am most excited about this year is my wonderful models, and my upcoming Photo guide to Lake Tahoe! Many other things are great, but those are the best!

    Marty

      10.18.12 - 4:02 pm

  112. Ben -

    What a great way to give back! I spent this past year completely revamping my brand value. This includes everything from my collateral to making sure I under promise and over deliver. My clients are now always so thankful for the things I deliver that they weren’t expecting in the first place. This has made my job so much more rewarding. This year I am excited to continue with that forward momentum both for mine and my clients’ benefit!

      10.18.12 - 4:02 pm

  113. Josie Kay -

    I’m excited to be starting over in a brand new city! –annnnnd, a little nervous too:)

      10.18.12 - 4:02 pm

  114. Arturo -

    I am most excited about finally being able to build out my studio space for next year.

      10.18.12 - 4:02 pm

  115. Angela -

    Awesome! I am excited for new branding, and shooting a wedding in Sedona in May!

      10.18.12 - 4:03 pm

  116. Mark Potter -

    I’ve started a branding process and I’m having a ShowIt site designed so I’m incredibly excited about this!! I’m also pumped about putting all of J*’s awesome workshop advice into practice and growing my business!! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:03 pm

  117. Denise Winters -

    I love paying it forward… and You -Jasmine Star do that very often!! Thank you for all you have shared with us!

      10.18.12 - 4:03 pm

  118. Justin Curry -

    Nice giveaway. πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:03 pm

  119. Yusuf Gunawan -

    I am so excited that I have a better clients relationship than previous year as I learned from the Skip’s Summer School this year.

    I am also getting better in my lighting and posing techniques.

    Thank you Jasmine for having the giveaway.

      10.18.12 - 4:03 pm

  120. jeff -

    thanks for offering such a cool, and useful, giveaway. i’m most excited for whatever the next opportunity in my life / career is. i feel like i’m at a cross roads and i’m a little unsure, and a lot scared, what to do next. photography has always been near and dear to me. i love how a photograph can embody a range of emotions through simple and complex artistic techniques. i love that so many people use the medium so differently and the results become all the more inspiring!

      10.18.12 - 4:03 pm

  121. Lindsay -

    I’m trying to start a buisness and would love a couple of memory cards. They are an expensive part of starting a buisness that seems to get forgotten way too much.

      10.18.12 - 4:03 pm

  122. Tiffany Tcheng -

    We could ALL use more memory cards. Thanks Jasmine for another great giveaway.

      10.18.12 - 4:03 pm

  123. Barb Ray -

    Paying it forward is so rewarding…thanks for the opportunity!

    I am a part time pro photog as I carry the insurance for our family with my full time job. This summer, I had the honor to spend nearly every weekend second shooting weddings with a dear, dear friend. I love shooting weddings as a second shooter…I still get my "fix" since my schedule doesn’t permit me to be the main shooter, and I’ve been able to hone my skills to compliment my main shooter. She also teaches me so very much and always does it willingly. I had a great summer and I’m very thankful for the opportunity she provided me!!!

      10.18.12 - 4:04 pm

  124. Lena Messana -

    OMG… that would be completely AH-MAZING! πŸ™‚

    I am excited for meeting new clients, changing my welcome pkg and to shooting fabulously!

    Thank you for paying it forward!! And I definitely promise to do the same! πŸ™‚

    lenaapple1974@aol.com

      10.18.12 - 4:04 pm

  125. Paul Mellors -

    I’m excited about meeting all the amazing characters at the weddings I’ve got. No two people are the same πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:04 pm

  126. Kim McCormick -

    It’s great to see people pay it forward! Thank you, Jasmine!

      10.18.12 - 4:04 pm

  127. ellie be -

    i am super excited to do more weddings! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:05 pm

  128. Martin Reisch -

    i still have my first 256mb Compact Flash card in my gear bag just for nostalgic reasons πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:05 pm

  129. scott westerman -

    I’m am most excited in my business this year to further improve my craft through study and practice. I don’t think there is a better feeling than when you look at your lcd screen and see a fantastic image looking back at you.
    I want to feel that more !
    scottwesterman@talktalk.net
    Thanks Jasmine you are a true star.

      10.18.12 - 4:05 pm

  130. Cindy McDaniel -

    I was most excited about a back to school offer I did. I am now raising three grand children and did not want the stuffy looking school photos, turns out a lot of other people didn’t either. This is something I will offer in the future…if I make it trying to raise three toddlers again:)

      10.18.12 - 4:05 pm

  131. Emily Winiker -

    Hello Jasmine!
    Thanks to you and Adorama for this wonderful giveaway.
    I just finished my first year in business. I have jumped around a lot this year: I second shot 24 weddings, shot "my" first 2 weddings solo, did a bunch of test shoots for a modeling agency in NY, and a magazine ad for a (very) small jewelry company in Long Island, NY, where I live. This year, I am excited to 1) not be a newbie (really, just to not be in the infancy stages of my business- I have grown into a worldly toddler), 2) shoot more of what I love (conceptual portraiture), and 3) LEARN. Learn learn learn. To back it up a bit, I quit my full time job 3 years ago, so I could go to school for photography full time. I finished a 2 year certificate program, and started my business. While I am extremely happy that I have started my business, I miss the structured learning environment! I cannot afford to continue a formal education right now, but this year I am devoted to online seminars and any other learning tools I can get my hands (brain?) on.
    Thanks again for paying it forward. I promise to do the same =)
    xo
    Em
    http://www.emilywiniker.com

      10.18.12 - 4:05 pm

  132. Tii Calloway -

    Awesome

      10.18.12 - 4:05 pm

  133. Elisheva -

    Getting a new website!

      10.18.12 - 4:05 pm

  134. Amie R -

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I can always use some new CF cards πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:05 pm

  135. Kellie Penn -

    I’m most excited about the fact that I am now specializing in weddings instead of trying to do a bit of everything!

      10.18.12 - 4:05 pm

  136. James Kirby -

    πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:05 pm

  137. Chelsea -

    New beginnings and a home office! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:05 pm

  138. Martin Reisch -

    this year i will be returning to Northern Vancouver to shoot two weddings, i’m most excited to explore the west coast again!

      10.18.12 - 4:05 pm

  139. taylor Roades -

    Jasmine! This is such a fun give-away and I feel like we all have a story like the one above. I went to a workshop last summer and one of the attendees had more CF cards than I could ever imagine and I felt the exact same way.

      10.18.12 - 4:05 pm

  140. Tii Calloway -

    I am most looking forward to my first CELEBRITY shoot! Awesome!!

      10.18.12 - 4:06 pm

  141. Sara Kinnison -

    Yay for memory cards! I need a new one!

      10.18.12 - 4:06 pm

  142. Kelly Bowie -

    I love the vulnerability of your stories. Oh so relatable. Enjoy today!

      10.18.12 - 4:06 pm

  143. Alysha Pennypacker -

    Jasmine, you’re so sweet for doing this!
    What I’m most excited about..hmmmm….EVERYTHING! haha, no but on the real though, after a year of second shooting for as many photographers as I could, I booked my first wedding as the lead photographer. The wedding was last Saturday and I felt so incredibly grateful, but I didn’t have any CF cards*sadface*. However, the wedding was adorable and reflected the couple so I did my best to provide them with wedding photography that also reflected who they are πŸ™‚ Thanks for being such an inspiration!!

      10.18.12 - 4:06 pm

  144. chriselda -

    i’m most excited for the opportunity to establish a BRAND that creates more of an experience than one that only provides a service.

      10.18.12 - 4:06 pm

  145. Philip Botta -

    Hollerin’ back yo.

      10.18.12 - 4:06 pm

  146. Kiera Kaufman -

    Most excited about my new clients and how I am growing as a photographer! Would love to win! You are such an inspiration!! halfpintphotos@gmail.com

      10.18.12 - 4:06 pm

  147. Carlos Cabezas -

    Jasmine tus fotos son una Hermosura!! you pictures are beautiful, this is an awesome give away!! thanks

      10.18.12 - 4:06 pm

  148. A.J. Dunlap -

    I am most excited about building our photography business big enough this year so my husband can work full time with me!

      10.18.12 - 4:06 pm

  149. greer -

    So excited my business is finally taking off. I need all the memory I can get:)

      10.18.12 - 4:06 pm

  150. Hollie -

    I’m most excited about shooting more weddings! I shot 12 this year and my goal next year is 14!

      10.18.12 - 4:06 pm

  151. Christina Shaw -

    Yay for memory cards! And yay for paying it forward. Hope to win πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:06 pm

  152. D Holland -

    Fingers crossed for me…. WKD prize πŸ˜‰

      10.18.12 - 4:06 pm

  153. Kristine Eley -

    I’m excited to see repeat customers!

      10.18.12 - 4:06 pm

  154. Cody Ash -

    Hey Jasmine, great that things are taking off for you and way to pay it forward! Feel free to find me on Twitter @codyashphoto

      10.18.12 - 4:06 pm

  155. Rachel Sexton -

    I am most excited about trying to spend more of my time on my photography business and hopefully be able to grow towards starting full time by the end of next year!
    You rock Jasmine! Always learning from you.
    Rachel@rachelsextonphotography.com

      10.18.12 - 4:06 pm

  156. Alex Coghe -

    I’m excited because my photography activity soon will includes weddings. Thi is a new challenge for me. I will do this with the same passion and dedication.

    Alex Coghe Modulo 33 Departamento 102 Acueducto de Guadalupe 07279 Mexico City Mexico

      10.18.12 - 4:06 pm

  157. brandi hurd -

    I sooo need these :))

      10.18.12 - 4:06 pm

  158. Arlene Chambers -

    HOLLA!!!!! I’m so excited for a specific charity auction give away this year!!! Donating a wedding pkg…so excited to see who wins it and what happens with the auction!!!!! Here’s to memories…and the cards they are stored on!

      10.18.12 - 4:06 pm

  159. Faith -

    What an awesome giveaway! I’m way too excited for this. πŸ˜‰ The most exciting thing that has happened for my business this year is being published… in just a few short weeks! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:07 pm

  160. katie mccrary -

    Yay for new memory cards!!!!

      10.18.12 - 4:07 pm

  161. Maryrose S -

    Great giveaway! I’m excited to photograph my daughter in the Fall leaves for the first time, and taking all the wonderful holiday portraits of my past and new clients. πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:07 pm

  162. Bob Ford -

    I’m looking forward to being able to shoot more youth sports this year, and less older kids.

      10.18.12 - 4:07 pm

  163. Gio Logrono -

    I am most excited about growing my business this year! Thanks Jasmine!

      10.18.12 - 4:07 pm

  164. David Manning -

    Cool contest. I know I am always running out of cards.

      10.18.12 - 4:07 pm

  165. Ule Logue -

    I’m really loving repeat clients – getting to see babies born and growing is so much fun!

      10.18.12 - 4:07 pm

  166. Kate -

    I am excited to be working with so many awesome couples!

      10.18.12 - 4:07 pm

  167. Chad -

    I’m most excited to have more time to shoot this year. Photography is therapy for me. πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:07 pm

  168. Victor Nunez -

    I am most excited for my business because i finally found something i love and i am getting better and better at, i am so excited because i want it to grow in to professional status, just started. Thank you for the contest and your experiences.

      10.18.12 - 4:07 pm

  169. JamesMNgo -

    I would love to have a stock of CF cards!

      10.18.12 - 4:07 pm

  170. Mark Kalan -

    I know how you felt. I’ve only got one 4-gig card that is fast enough for my camera!

      10.18.12 - 4:07 pm

  171. Michael Marohnic -

    Pick me pick me! I only have a 1 GB card for my Nikon D70s and I could really use some more!

      10.18.12 - 4:07 pm

  172. Libby -

    This year I will full time the WHOLE year.. went full time this past Summer…Growing, Meeting New Families, Spreading Knowledge with Others as I grow and learning something new EVERYday! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:07 pm

  173. Amie R -

    I got too excited about the giveaway that I didn’t really read the directions, lol. So, here is my 2nd try. I’m most excited about my growing business and the amazing friends I’ve made. We are growing together and pushing each other and flourishing…it’s kinda wicked awesome πŸ™‚ (I’ve always wanted to say that)

      10.18.12 - 4:07 pm

  174. Julie -

    I am so excited to finally be a full time photographer! πŸ˜€

      10.18.12 - 4:07 pm

  175. Annie Simard -

    OH YEAH! The thing I’m the most excited about this year is to understand the light better each time I do a shoot. I’m also realy excited to show women their real beauty, I want them to say : "I can’t believe it’s me!!!" (In an positive and emotionnal way) Thanks Jasmine!

      10.18.12 - 4:07 pm

  176. Marinda Fowler -

    I’m most excited about the direction my business has headed this year. I’ve switched focus from doing the family/baby portraits to boudoir photography with a sprinkling of weddings. I know that my boudoir work is my strongest and I’m so happy that my business is following the path I want. πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:07 pm

  177. Bethany Sanford -

    I’m super excited to actually develop a cohesive brand! I’ve been trying to figure out what that meant for the last two years and I finally am on the right track! πŸ˜€

      10.18.12 - 4:07 pm

  178. Jessica -

    We just relocated to Washington. My husband leaves for Afghanistan for the third time very shortly, so I’m going to use this time to rebuild my clientele.

      10.18.12 - 4:07 pm

  179. Lydia -

    I am most excited because God has opened up a window of opportunity for me to pursue my part time photography business more this year! I can’t wait to see what he has in store since I’ve gone part-time with my full-time PR job!

      10.18.12 - 4:07 pm

  180. Daphne Ellenburg -

    Awesome give-a-way…the better my cameras get the more of these guys I need….Big thanks Adorama and to super awesome J*

      10.18.12 - 4:07 pm

  181. Kaitlin Coffey -

    I started my photo business about a year ago and I’m finally doing my first wedding as the primary photographer in just TWO days! I’m beyond excited but know this is a huge step for my business πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:08 pm

  182. Linda Grennan -

    I would love to have these for my camera. As you, I can’t afford to buy extras right now. Love that you are paying your prior gift forward.

      10.18.12 - 4:08 pm

  183. Scott Lewis -

    I Love give aways but new win them …. O well ill still keep on trying

      10.18.12 - 4:08 pm

  184. Jenna -

    I have seen so many things about paying it forward today, I think I might have to go to Starbucks today and buy some drinks for people. πŸ™‚

    Awesome giveaway. I actually ran out of space on my CF cards during a wedding a month ago. Luckily, I had a second camera that uses SD cards on me. But still a little frightening.

      10.18.12 - 4:08 pm

  185. Jenn -

    I am so excited since this year I grew 4.5x’s more than last year.

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  186. Julie -

    I am so excited to finally be a full time photographer! πŸ˜€

      10.18.12 - 4:08 pm

  187. Steve Rosenfield -

    I’m excited to inspire and change not only my life but others with my What I Be Project.

      10.18.12 - 4:08 pm

  188. Joanna Carina -

    I’m excited to move forward my salon partnership for my senior photo business this coming year — Can’t wait to see how great the girls look in the pics!

      10.18.12 - 4:08 pm

  189. Andrea Falco -

    It excites me to see how much I have grown this year. By attending many seminars and learning from other photographers, my business is benefiting from this in so many ways. I see it in my pictures and in my clients reactions. I am excited to see what the future will bring me next. Loving what I love to do <3

      10.18.12 - 4:08 pm

  190. Melody Kristensen -

    Im really proud of the fact that I have made a successful business in this economy and Im going into my fourth year!

      10.18.12 - 4:08 pm

  191. Jenna -

    I have seen so many things about paying it forward today, I think I might have to go to Starbucks today and buy some drinks for people. πŸ™‚

    Awesome giveaway. I actually ran out of space on my CF cards during a wedding a month ago. Luckily, I had a second camera that uses SD cards on me. But still a little frightening.

      10.18.12 - 4:08 pm

  192. Matthew LaVere -

    I’m most excited to continue photo assisting this year and training new photo assistants in Detroit. I’m also really excited to use my 5DMK2 I picked up but only have a few 4GB cards. Very small for huge pixels!

      10.18.12 - 4:08 pm

  193. hilary -

    I’m excited I took a leap of faith and upgraded to a 5d, haven’t gotten much more work yet, but ill get there! and I only have one memory card for it, lol, so this’d be great.

      10.18.12 - 4:08 pm

  194. Jenna -

    I have seen so many things about paying it forward today, I think I might have to go to Starbucks today and buy some drinks for people. πŸ™‚

    Awesome giveaway. I actually ran out of space on my CF cards during a wedding a month ago. Luckily, I had a second camera that uses SD cards on me. But still a little frightening.

      10.18.12 - 4:08 pm

  195. Lisa Hadley -

    I am excited for new opportunities with videography this year! Branching off and experimenting, but still practicing engagement and wedding photography. Thank you for all your tips! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:08 pm

  196. Jenna -

    I have seen so many things about paying it forward today, I think I might have to go to Starbucks today and buy some drinks for people. πŸ™‚

    Awesome giveaway. I actually ran out of space on my CF cards during a wedding a month ago. Luckily, I had a second camera that uses SD cards on me. But still a little frightening.

      10.18.12 - 4:08 pm

  197. Jenna -

    I have seen so many things about paying it forward today, I think I might have to go to Starbucks today and buy some drinks for people. πŸ™‚

    Awesome giveaway. I actually ran out of space on my CF cards during a wedding a month ago. Luckily, I had a second camera that uses SD cards on me. But still a little frightening.

      10.18.12 - 4:08 pm

  198. rachel -

    Shooting every wedding to the best of my ability, blogging every wedding to show off their gorgeous-ness, and meeting my booking goal for wedding next year!

      10.18.12 - 4:08 pm

  199. Janell Wood -

    For the next year, I have an actual business plan with details and everything! For so long, I have let my creative brain run wild and ignored the numbers part of my business- resulting in 4 years of a very expensive hobby. I’m excited to have a map on where I want to go in the future!

      10.18.12 - 4:08 pm

  200. Jennifer Bailey -

    I am so excited to see the number of return clients I get every year…even better are the ones that come back in the same calendar year!

      10.18.12 - 4:08 pm

  201. AYP -

    Great Sandisk CF cards giveaway from Jasmine Star! I want THEM from you!!!

      10.18.12 - 4:08 pm

  202. Frank Heim -

    Sharing is caring! Thank you for beeing an inspiration for others!

      10.18.12 - 4:08 pm

  203. UrΕ‘ka -

    I really am excited that we started this year with weddings, because we love shooting weddings and i just can’t wait next year for even more weddings πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:08 pm

  204. Shannon -

    I felt the same way, trying to stock up myself! I’m working on 4 and could really use more! So sweet of you to offer this πŸ™‚

    Thank you!

      10.18.12 - 4:08 pm

  205. Katie -

    This new year I am joining forces with another wedding photographer!!! We are sooooo excited to see what two professional photographers that work with each other day in and day out can bring to the wedding world!! Thanks for the chance at winning!

      10.18.12 - 4:09 pm

  206. Susan Prediger -

    Love you and your work, Jasmine – you are an inspiration! And thanks for the memory (I hope!) πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:09 pm

  207. Katrina Vaughn -

    You are so kind to have these pay it forward give aways. I hope to be the lucky winner and will one day do the same. Your amazing inspiration in so many ways!

      10.18.12 - 4:09 pm

  208. Richard Dodgen -

    Excited about a complete re-branding and new business model!

      10.18.12 - 4:09 pm

  209. Bonnie Velazco -

    For someone not being in this business for long, I am so excited that I have awesome clients that have been referring me to others.

      10.18.12 - 4:09 pm

  210. Amanda Woodall -

    I’m so excited that this year of getting my ducks in a row on the business side is done, and I can focus on doing what I LOVE. It’s been a year of learning, making mistakes, and frustration, but I know next year will be so much better because of it. I’m starting it off as a new wife and a full time photographer. Two huge differences from the beginning of this year. Boom Shaka Laka!

      10.18.12 - 4:09 pm

  211. Mark Kalan -

    Forgot to include email address, though it is in the form…
    mark@markkalan.com

      10.18.12 - 4:09 pm

  212. Deanie -

    I am looking forward to being so successful that I can buy myself the 2 lenses I am dying for!!! Man those things are expensive!!LOL THanks for the chance to win some mem cards-

      10.18.12 - 4:09 pm

  213. Jill Jago -

    Thanks so much to Jasmine and Adorama

      10.18.12 - 4:09 pm

  214. Anthony Pardilla -

    Thanks for paying it forward πŸ™‚ for noobies like me. I hope one day when I get better I can pay it forward as well πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:09 pm

  215. Colton -

    I’m excited to finally get a website up and running and start MAKING money on weddings, etc. instead of just giving them away to friends as gifts! πŸ™‚ Let’s get this ball rolling! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

      10.18.12 - 4:09 pm

  216. Spencer -

    It’s all about growth and this year I’m excited to double the number of weddings I shot the previous year.

      10.18.12 - 4:09 pm

  217. Jessica Hunt -

    Ah! I totally felt like then for the longest time. Glad we are alike, Jasmine!

      10.18.12 - 4:09 pm

  218. Yong Dawson -

    Hi. So excited and hope to win!!! Yay! I’m excited to work with the Nevada Cancer Institute so we can put a smile on patient’s faces that have cancer.

      10.18.12 - 4:09 pm

  219. Dale -

    I most excited to see the creativity of the clients that call me. I cater to specific styles of photography and love to spend time discussing the vision for my customer with them.

      10.18.12 - 4:09 pm

  220. Heather Strickland -

    I am most excited for the opportunity to devote 100% toward my photography business this year after just making the full time leap!

      10.18.12 - 4:09 pm

  221. Amber -

    I’m excited for new branding ideas!!

      10.18.12 - 4:09 pm

  222. R Parent -

    We are most excited about our clients and meeting new clients. Next year’s weddings will be a blast! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:09 pm

  223. Kristen Wheeler -

    Hiya Jasmine Star! First off I think you are pretty darned incredible. I love seeing you live out your dream every day and sharing it with others. That takes a lot of courage to do what you do and you do it well! I am most proud this year that my business is what has carried my husband and I through the hardest time in our lives. Although each month is like gliding by the skin of our teeth, somehow we have made it this far and we are still here. My cards are starting to fail one by one and I have been getting nervous as we have absolutely NO extra money and this would be such a blessing!!! Keep doing what you do and rockin’ the universe!!!

      10.18.12 - 4:09 pm

  224. diana liang -

    I am excited about the possibilities of traveling!!!!!!!!!!! This is something I have always wanted to do and I think photography is going to be my ticket to many wonderful places πŸ™‚ Thank you for this giveaway. "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give" – Winston Churchill

      10.18.12 - 4:09 pm

  225. Seneka Saunders -

    I am excited about see new faces and meeting new people this year. Helping everyone to feel good about themselves. I am also excited about opening my business doors to new and creative things.

      10.18.12 - 4:09 pm

  226. Allyson -

    I will be the first to comment on this post because there is SO much that I am excited about for my business this year. The first and most important is that I will be setting it up as an LLC and becoming a real business after graduating! Not only that but I am rebranding, getting a new website, and restructuring everything including pricing and albums. It will be a big year and I am so excited to jump into the world of photography as a business!

      10.18.12 - 4:09 pm

  227. Heather -

    I am most excited for my business that I am finally being able to reinvest in my business. Slowly but surely I see growth in my second year.

      10.18.12 - 4:10 pm

  228. Kevin Helton -

    I’m looking forward to being a bit more selective with what shoots I take on. Less about the money and more about the enjoyment!

      10.18.12 - 4:10 pm

  229. Jenni -

    What a great idea for a give-away!
    I am most excited about all the new clients that have come to me this year in my Portrait part of the business as well as meeting some of the most amazing people yet in the wedding side of it.

      10.18.12 - 4:10 pm

  230. nadya -

    Yay! I am excited for my new branding and finally seeing my business grow and hoping to book and meet new great couples!

      10.18.12 - 4:10 pm

  231. Jennifer Angermeier -

    I’m about due for some new memory cards. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Jen

      10.18.12 - 4:10 pm

  232. Cyril Ng -

    That’s a great story & awesome gesture! All the best in your career (and meatloaf making!). Cheers! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:10 pm

  233. Raegan Turner -

    I am excited to see what new things will push me outside of my box πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:10 pm

  234. wil -

    Seeing many past clients in my weddings this year make me smile πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:10 pm

  235. steve porte -

    Well, the company I’ve been with for 22 years is going through a massive restructuring. There’s a 50/50 chance my department will be made redundant. I’m most excited about the prospect of being severanced out, retiring early, and getting to do photography full time…

      10.18.12 - 4:10 pm

  236. Christina Santiago -

    I am most excited for that i have set a new goal to learn to use artificial lighting this year, to get out of my comfort zone of using only natural light …Woot!

      10.18.12 - 4:10 pm

  237. Dawn Temple -

    This year has been an amazing one for me. What I am most excited about is that I have finally had the opportunity to work with and prove myself to some of the best local photographers, so I really, truly, FINALLY feel like I have arrived! For a girl who spent the majority of her life doubting herself and her talent, I am finally able to give MYSELF the supportive encouragement I think I deserve. And mean it! I’m here, and I am so excited about 2013. you have no idea!

      10.18.12 - 4:10 pm

  238. Kristy -

    Great memory cards

      10.18.12 - 4:10 pm

  239. RJ Lewis -

    I would love to enter this contest. Your work is an inspiration to me and even though I never met you you are like a mentor to me.

    You rock Jasmine!!!

      10.18.12 - 4:10 pm

  240. Emma -

    ooo, I might be one of the first to comment. I don’t normally win contests…so, I’m hoping this time is different : D Thanks Jasmine. Love your work…

      10.18.12 - 4:10 pm

  241. Deney -

    I’m looking forward to saying yes more (within reasonable measures). I’ve always hesitated for several reasons. Whether it be equipment, experience and opinions. I promised myself to try things at least once. And I’m having a blast doing it so far. Oh and looking forward to where my personal projects are leading too also.

      10.18.12 - 4:10 pm

  242. Clarissa -

    I’m super pumped about this next year because IT’S TIME TO GET REAL! We went full time with our business in March, and that has been great motivation to build connections, make friends, and work my tail off. We’re gearing up for engagement season again, and I just know that all of this work is going to pay off. I’m so excited to see what happens!!! πŸ™‚

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!! We’re a lot more busy now, and go through a lot more cards!

      10.18.12 - 4:10 pm

  243. Alex Leon -

    Just exited and planing on opening a studio, long ways to go, lots of equipment to buy and no money haha but still keeping our heads up high.

    Alex.

      10.18.12 - 4:10 pm

  244. Jessica Williams -

    I’m most excited to START our business!

      10.18.12 - 4:10 pm

  245. Alex Leon -

    Just exited and planing on opening a studio, long ways to go, lots of equipment to buy and no money haha but still keeping our heads up high.

    Alex.

      10.18.12 - 4:11 pm

  246. Nilda V. Negron -

    Jasmine you are such an inspiration. I have set a goal in my business to get a new website up and running for the the start of the new year! I am looking forward to doing all I can to grow my business =)

      10.18.12 - 4:11 pm

  247. Jessica Boldt -

    I am currently in my second year of the Digital Photography & Imaging program at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario.

    I look forward to taking advantage of the short time I have left in the program, and learning as much as I can from my professors.

    I also look forward to completing the program, and starting on the journey of opening my own business and becoming a successful Photographer.

    I want to pursue Maternity Photography. I find something so magical about the love of two people, and that love bringing a new life into this world!

    This past summer I did Photography in my hometown to get experience, and I found I never had enough memory. Especially since upgrading to the Canon 7D. These memory cards would be so greatly appreciated and so helpful!

    Thank you Jasmine!

      10.18.12 - 4:11 pm

  248. Alex Leon -

    Just exited and planing on opening a studio, long ways to go, lots of equipment to buy and no money haha but still keeping our heads up high.

    Alex.

      10.18.12 - 4:11 pm

  249. Jen Owens -

    Excited for my first ever January wedding! Bring on the long nights, short days and (fingers crossed) snowy shots!

      10.18.12 - 4:11 pm

  250. Iva Y -

    I can so relate to that story! But hey, look where you are now πŸ™‚

    I am most excited (and terrified) about booking my first payed job. Fingers crossed πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:11 pm

  251. Rem Benari -

    A terrific story and a gracious idea. Thanks so much for sharing it.

      10.18.12 - 4:11 pm

  252. Elizabeth Swan -

    Eek! I am definitely in need of some new memory cards!

    What I am most excited for is the chance to meet new people and capture their love and happiness!

    I can be reached at beth@swanphotographytx.com!

      10.18.12 - 4:11 pm

  253. Melina Taylor -

    Im excited that I will be attending the 2012 Identity Conference in Lake Forest, CA at the end of the year, and getting a lot of my workshops and training out of the way so that I can launch my business January 2013. Knowing/Finding your Identity is key & will help me in my business. Im so excited, it has been a long time coming, and I want to be better prepared.. I’ve never owned a CF Card, so this would be exciting to win as it would help me in my business.

      10.18.12 - 4:11 pm

  254. Kimberly S. -

    I love that I got nominated for a Triple Bottom Line Business Plan Academy. I am loving the classes but it is putting together lots of new ways to evolve with my business. I am looking forward to a strong finish at the end of the year with my clients and a fresh NEW beginning for next year!

      10.18.12 - 4:11 pm

  255. Kimberly S. -

    I love that I got nominated for a Triple Bottom Line Business Plan Academy. I am loving the classes but it is putting together lots of new ways to evolve with my business. I am looking forward to a strong finish at the end of the year with my clients and a fresh NEW beginning for next year!

      10.18.12 - 4:11 pm

  256. martin groseclose -

    Would be nice to win.

      10.18.12 - 4:11 pm

  257. Pao P. -

    Thanks Jasmine!! This is awesome! I just upgraded my camera to a D700 and need to change all the memory cards, so this will be super for me! I am starting my business again after a year break and I always follow your blog and watch your videos. Your energy is contagious! Thanks and happy thursday for you too! πŸ™‚
    Pao

      10.18.12 - 4:11 pm

  258. Zack -

    Much needed!

      10.18.12 - 4:11 pm

  259. Jill Renton -

    Awesome contest! The thing I’m most excited about in my business this year is that I opened a studio, and growing it is the most exciting. When I went to see you at the Fix in Boston, I had no plans for a studio at the time, just in the back of my mind. Now, only a few months later, I’m typing this from my studio and LOVING IT!

      10.18.12 - 4:11 pm

  260. Laura Fiorillo -

    This year I am SOO looking forward to taking some processing workshops and upgrading my camera body! Thanks for the giveaway, Jasmine πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:12 pm

  261. Emma -

    …most excited to shoot a destination wedding in the Dominican Repulic next month.

      10.18.12 - 4:12 pm

  262. Jayne -

    OOOOHHHH I’m first, maybe it’s my lucky day. SO LOVE you J*, your work, your ethos, the whole damn thing. I’m so excited to get started this year and with my one 4G memory card this could be just what I need….. fingers crossed! xox

      10.18.12 - 4:12 pm

  263. Cassie fo shizzle Jones :) -

    Hey homegirl. πŸ™‚ The thing I’m most excited about for business this year is service. I’ve found ways to use my talents to glorify God and serve the people of our community in various ways and am so excited to continue doing just that. πŸ™‚
    David Jay told me that his dad gave him the most important piece of advice that he ever received. That if you make your business about serving others, you’ll never run out of things to do. (That’s semi paraphrased.) πŸ™‚
    Thanks so much for all you do for our community and to help others. Love you girl! xoxo- Cass

      10.18.12 - 4:12 pm

  264. Peter Schmidt -

    Nice giveaway.
    I mostly excited about the continous opportunities that keep me busy at work.
    Alongside with my hobby in Photography.

      10.18.12 - 4:12 pm

  265. Kellye Uhles -

    I am so excited about my business this year, because it’s finally taking off. I have been taking numerous courses to try and learn everything I can about the business side of photography. I could really use these memory cards, as I only have two, and one of those became corrupted during a family shoot a couple of weeks ago! Thanks for always being such an inspiration and a giver!

      10.18.12 - 4:12 pm

  266. Dumitru Tira -

    This year I’ll make my first short movie and I’ll be paid for my concert photographs. πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:12 pm

  267. William Eng -

    I’m proud to mentor a few new photograpgers this year because business is growing and I need the help! πŸ˜€

      10.18.12 - 4:12 pm

  268. Charlotte -

    The thing I’m most excited for is to HAVE a business! It’s been official for about a month and a half and it feels so amazing!!

      10.18.12 - 4:12 pm

  269. Genelle -

    Jasmine your so sweet…
    I’m most excited that I have have now finished my10th wedding since I opened and that I’ve booked 9 for 2013 so far. After a year and a half of doing everything I can to get my name out there… ALL my hard work is starting to payoff. πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:12 pm

  270. Lisa Thomas -

    I am most excited to rebrand my website in the coming year! New Year – New Look!

      10.18.12 - 4:12 pm

  271. Charlotte -

    The thing I’m most excited for is to HAVE a business! It’s been official for about a month and a half and it feels so amazing!!

      10.18.12 - 4:12 pm

  272. Leah Fruth -

    I am most excited, honestly, to be to document more of people’s lives. I love knowing I am a small part of them forever.

      10.18.12 - 4:12 pm

  273. Crystal Heis -

    I am excited (and scared ) to finally take this part-time "thing I do on the side" to a real part-time business. Its only taken my 5 years to finally start thinking about it that way, and to start getting clear on who I am as a photographer.

      10.18.12 - 4:12 pm

  274. Tracy Lagaza -

    i’m most excited for a new lens- i’ve been saving saving!

      10.18.12 - 4:12 pm

  275. David Kenny -

    I’d love to have more CF cards. These new cameras are eating memory faster than I can keep up with. Thank you for doing this.
    David

      10.18.12 - 4:12 pm

  276. Michelle Demuth-Bibb -

    You are amazeballs πŸ™‚

    What an inspiration. I just hope one day I can also pay this forward.

      10.18.12 - 4:12 pm

  277. Lisa McCully -

    Excited about my rebranding!!!

      10.18.12 - 4:12 pm

  278. Tracy Grant -

    This year I am most excited for the ways that my business is beginning to be recognized. People are starting to know my work and style πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:13 pm

  279. Belinda -

    I definitely have felt the pressure of lack of memory cards. In the beginning, I frequently found myself saying "hold on. I’m out of memory. I need to delete some pictures!" How unprofessional. I’m most for doubling my amount of shoots this year and the outdoor wedding I booked next year. So sick of church weddings!

      10.18.12 - 4:13 pm

  280. Gino Blommaert -

    Hope i win the 32GB memory tomorrow.

      10.18.12 - 4:13 pm

  281. Christian -

    Lets get hitched? What!

      10.18.12 - 4:13 pm

  282. Sean Haynes -

    I’m excited for the new growth that we have been starting to see. It’s tough when you are first starting out to get your name out there without just giving away your time and services. This is going to be a great year for us!

      10.18.12 - 4:13 pm

  283. Sebastian Sparenga -

    Awesome giveaway! One can never have too much memory. I’m excited for many things in my business this year but most excited about teaching some workshops!

      10.18.12 - 4:13 pm

  284. Tori N. -

    To make the leap from my cubicle into full-time photography! Ssshhh…don’t tell my boss πŸ˜‰

      10.18.12 - 4:13 pm

  285. Charles Eames -

    Hey Jasmine generous as always I see, thank you so much for putting this up and of course good luck to everyone who submits a post!

      10.18.12 - 4:13 pm

  286. julie -

    Jasmine, thanks for being faithful to the promises you make to yourself. I just went through a few of mine and over half are corrupt for some reason. UGH….trashcan. I’d love to have more!!

      10.18.12 - 4:13 pm

  287. Trina Weingart -VioletRay Photography -

    As I sat there reading your story, I found myself shaking my head "yes"… I did that too. I bounced back and forth between a 1 GB and a 2GB for almost a year… This year, for my business, I hope to become more consistently busy. This past year, I’ve finally starting coming into my own niche and I’m just praying that it keeps on growing! Thank you for this giveaway! both you and Adorama!

      10.18.12 - 4:13 pm

  288. Angelica Criscuolo -

    Would love to win this from you Jasmine! I’m excited to be shooting a lot more weddings this year and the last one a Destination Wedding in Barbados! Having extra cards are essential since I dream about running out of cards or forgetting to back-up cards! The last I make sure never happens. I’m a fanatic about sitting in front of my Mac making sure all cards are backed-up right after a shoot, wedding or event…even if it’s 3AM.

      10.18.12 - 4:13 pm

  289. Liz Muder -

    I am so excited to shoot my first wedding in 2 weeks. Been shooting portraits since 2008. A new season for me and I’m very eager to see how this launches my business forward!
    Liz of Elizabethan Photography
    liz@elizabethanphoto.com

      10.18.12 - 4:13 pm

  290. Corey -

    I was trying to think of something profound, but honestly this year I get to photograph a bride and her 9 bridesmaids for a boudoir shoot. Yup all at once . I am normally not a perv, but I think that is worthy of looking forward to.

      10.18.12 - 4:13 pm

  291. Jadrien Esquivel -

    I am really excited to start making a name for myself in Boulder, CO as a wedding photographer. I just moved here from Orange County with what fit in my car. I told myself I would not get an office job unless I absolutely needed to. 3 months in, I am happy to say I don’t see myself applying for a cubicle job!

      10.18.12 - 4:13 pm

  292. Julie Atkins -

    I love that you haven’t forgotten where you started and that many of us are in the same boat now. Thanks so much for paying it forward!

      10.18.12 - 4:13 pm

  293. Laura Hernandez -

    This year I’m most excited because I feel like I found my niche. Moving forward I want to focus on senior portraits and weddings. No I adore my family and children clients, and I won’t completely stop taking their portraits, but I will focus my marketing of what I feel are my strong points. It feels so good to finally have a solid foundation. Thank YOU for this giveaway. From a mom who just bough her 2nd card and lives with the fear I’ll run out of space one day. ^_^

      10.18.12 - 4:13 pm

  294. Hector -

    These are the best kind of contest. Something we can really use. Thanks

      10.18.12 - 4:13 pm

  295. Elizabeth -

    I’m most looking forward to honing in on improving my OCF skills and seeing big growth in my business! Thanks for the contest, Jasmine and Adorama!

      10.18.12 - 4:13 pm

  296. Tytia Habing -

    Right now I’m most excited for a little down time during fall and winter to organize my images on the computer. It’s such a mess!!

      10.18.12 - 4:13 pm

  297. Jessica Dillon -

    I’m excited for my first collaboration with a musician on album covers. Almost done and being released soon.

      10.18.12 - 4:13 pm

  298. Hector -

    These are the best kind of contest. Something we can really use. Thanks

      10.18.12 - 4:14 pm

  299. Mary -

    I am most excited about Family Portraits and MINI ablums and big prints! Seeing a customer open their order and to see their faces is priceless and makes me so excited, there is no words!

      10.18.12 - 4:14 pm

  300. jason -

    Pay it forward. Thats how all great things work! That card wallet looks so cool!

      10.18.12 - 4:14 pm

  301. Jorge L. PeΓ±a -

    the most exciting time this year was a shoot I did of a flamenco dancing school recital, one of those times that the lighting and the stage and everything was perfect, I produced a few books from it and gave a great boost to my photography bussines, thanks for the oportunity Jaz, big fan! xo

      10.18.12 - 4:14 pm

  302. Hector -

    These are the best kind of contest. Something we can really use. Thanks

      10.18.12 - 4:14 pm

  303. Jadrien Esquivel -

    I am really excited to start making a name for myself in Boulder, CO as a wedding photographer. I just moved here from Orange County with what fit in my car. I told myself I would not get an office job unless I absolutely needed to. 3 months in, I am happy to say I don’t see myself applying for a cubicle job!

      10.18.12 - 4:14 pm

  304. Charlotte F -

    Very excited (+ anxious) to get my business rollin’… my family recently relocated & I’m excited to shoot again!

      10.18.12 - 4:14 pm

  305. Ali -

    I’m excited and nervous all at the same time, as I’ve just gone full time with my business. I’ve been doing it for a couple of years part time, but have finally taken the plunge. I’m lucky enough to have a loving and supportive partner who believes in me & knows that we can bring lots of loveliness to our couples & families.

      10.18.12 - 4:14 pm

  306. Leonardo Moran -

    I think that is a great way to pay back and let people see we all start humble and we all can set goals.

    we have to believe and march forward

    thanks Jasmin

      10.18.12 - 4:14 pm

  307. Amanda B. -

    I am most excited about this year about my new camera! I bought a Canon 5D Mark II last week and love it already.. and could certainly use some memory, since I was previously using SD cards!! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:14 pm

  308. Kasia Gilbert -

    I was checking my cards and I noticed that my write speed isn’t as fast as these…and I only have one 8GB! I shoot RAW so it would be nice to expand my card inventory for sure! Thank you Jasmine (and Adorama)! I will remember to pay it forward always (even if I don’t win that is a good idea to do!).

      10.18.12 - 4:14 pm

  309. Pat -

    We believe in becoming friends with our wedding clients, and this coming year I’m most excited to capture beautiful memories of their day.

      10.18.12 - 4:14 pm

  310. Victoria Gingras -

    The most exciting part about my business this year was the fact that I have now grown to the point where jobs are much more consistent! I went from the odd job every couple months just last year to now a consistent flow every month! I am still loving what I do and enjoying growing at such a rapid rate! The prospect of being able to win more memories cards is so exciting! Thank you for this oppertunity!

      10.18.12 - 4:14 pm

  311. Jennifer -

    What a cute case!

      10.18.12 - 4:14 pm

  312. Tara -

    Excited to watch how much more I grow as a photographer. I have only been "in business" for a year and look back and am amazed how far I have come and how much I have improved. Learning what my passion is, my style and trying to figure out my brand. Thank you for the giveaway and for paying it forward!

      10.18.12 - 4:15 pm

  313. Amy Hedges -

    I’m just excited to go to work every day….still…and that’s amazing.

      10.18.12 - 4:15 pm

  314. Abel Sanchez -

    The thing I am most excited about my business is that I have started to photograph a new subject matter with a completely new vision. After over 20 years of being in business I feel more creative than ever. And have to say you have been a breath of fresh air with your style and energy.

      10.18.12 - 4:15 pm

  315. Alisha -

    This year I am most thankful for having such amazing support from my family and friends. Without this strong foundation I would do nothing but crack and probably stop dreaming about leaving my retched day job. The support I have enables me to set goals for my business (quitting my job) and has pushed me as far as designing a new logo, name AND blog, coming in a couple weeks! Cheow!

      10.18.12 - 4:15 pm

  316. Bridget -

    I am most excited to see my business grow and to build my brand more! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:15 pm

  317. Andrew Benedict -

    Love me some memory…Im in need of a upgrade! Thanks

      10.18.12 - 4:15 pm

  318. Don Jue -

    These are the best memory cards….wouldn’t use any other brands!

      10.18.12 - 4:15 pm

  319. Alex the Photo Guy -

    I’m most excited about growing my business this year and next! I have a wedding double header this weekend (Friday and Saturday) and sure could use some memory cards!

      10.18.12 - 4:15 pm

  320. kara -

    that feeling of having one memory card- i know what that’s like… since losing a memory card this summer (thankfully it was all backed up on my computer) i can relate!

      10.18.12 - 4:15 pm

  321. Bob Mackowski -

    I’m excited because this fall has been my most successful wedding season ever! (I’m also excited because I upgraded to a Nikon D600 and now I need extra memory!)

      10.18.12 - 4:15 pm

  322. Jessica Casper -

    I am most excited for the time when I have reached the point in my business that I can open up my very own gallery! It may not happen this year…LOLs, but I’m so looking forward to it!? jcphoto@charter.net

      10.18.12 - 4:15 pm

  323. Lucy Stewart -

    Oooo AMAZING giveaway! This year I have been mostly excited about looking forward to all my weddings, not feeling completely sick with nerves and not sleeping at all the night before but instead feeling comfortable and excited about what each day might hold and for people booking me because of my style and not because of price. So many new plans for the future, new website etc etc, can’t wait to get that all started. LOVE your work. xx

      10.18.12 - 4:15 pm

  324. eric grifal -

    Hi Jasmine! We look forward to all the new people that we will meet in the coming year plus also very excited to hear all the great new stories from those that we already met. We are excited to try new things and learn more that we can possibly take in! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to your craft and in inspiring us to take our dreams and makenit reality! Eric from Vancouver Bc

      10.18.12 - 4:15 pm

  325. Melissa Kate -

    Yayy! Thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:15 pm

  326. Katie -

    Awesome!! I have a 32 gig memory card on my Christmas Wishlist, how amazing it would be to win these instead!!!! Thank you!!!!!

    As for my business, I hope that I can have continued success in my photography career (albeit, as little as my success has been thus far haha!) and maybe one day I’ll be half as successful as you Jasmine! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:15 pm

  327. Tiffany Santamaria -

    This year my husband and I are most excited and a bit scared because we took the leap that many photographers fear which is go dedicate and focus strictly on our photography business. About a month ago, my husband said farewell to the company that he had been the creative director at for 10 years. For us, it’s a major change not only because he was the main income earner but because this is something new for the both of us. His goal was for me to go back to school and get my business degree for a photography business which is what I am still doing and at the same time running our business fully while he tackles getting our name out there more. We are so blessed & excited on this new adventure and know that with the guidance of other professionals such as your self, the learning materials that are out there and just life’s experiences we will be able to do great.

      10.18.12 - 4:15 pm

  328. Kim Schepperley -

    Nice! I could definitely use these! …If I win of course… πŸ™‚ & an early Congrats to whoever does πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:15 pm

  329. Gregory Martin -

    This is very good of you, but I only use SDHC. Good luck to all you CF users. (I do own a few CF cards. One of my old cameras used them.)

      10.18.12 - 4:15 pm

  330. Jamie -

    I am most excited to start planning new and unique promos for 2013

      10.18.12 - 4:15 pm

  331. Cara -

    Well, who couldn’t use some extra memory! πŸ˜‰ I think this week is going to require at least one more from me…. Too bad I can’t buy memory cards for my brain!

      10.18.12 - 4:15 pm

  332. Sheradee Hurst -

    Love the Think Tank memory card wallets..saw these on Creative Live recently. What’s cooler than free memory cards and a nifty wallet to keep them in? Stopping by the J* blog on a Thursday morning, and being the first to comment!

      10.18.12 - 4:15 pm

  333. Daune Yarbrough -

    HI! The most excited thing that I am looking forward to is getting my website done professionally. Your website is such an important part of attaining and retaining business. This along with all the precious faces I will meet and freeze a memory for. These are what Im most excited about!!
    Hoping this 2013 is MY YEAR!!!

      10.18.12 - 4:15 pm

  334. Jomar galvez -

    Im excited, finally me my partner’s physical studio will be a reality and we start shooting in nov.

      10.18.12 - 4:15 pm

  335. Sarah -

    I am excited to see my business grow to the point where it pushes me to grow as a person as well.

      10.18.12 - 4:15 pm

  336. Richard Donovan -

    I am very excited about the future of photography through technology. Learning and growing my talent and working with others.

      10.18.12 - 4:15 pm

  337. John Stone -

    Thanks for paying forward…. I’ll move some of mine off also…

    Thanks again…

      10.18.12 - 4:15 pm

  338. Jeff Cruz -

    What I’m really excited about my business is officially launching it. I’ve been expanding my portfolio with weddings and events, talking to future clients, and now I just need to finalize my logo and start promoting. Wish me luck!

      10.18.12 - 4:15 pm

  339. Rachael McAnuff -

    Im moving to TN on Monday and im excited to start off a new year in a different state with more wonderful clients. juslisenk@hotmail.com. Thanks for the awesome contest!!

      10.18.12 - 4:16 pm

  340. Mary Mascarenas -

    Thank you, Jasmine for the giveaway opportunity. I am most excited for my business to truly start and follow my dreams. I have been working my tail off at two jobs trying to earn money for gear and spend my free time shooting and developing my website. It is going to be a GREAT year I just know it! marymscrns@gmail.com

      10.18.12 - 4:16 pm

  341. Lesley -

    I am looking forward to upgrading my camera which is long overdue.

      10.18.12 - 4:16 pm

  342. Jomar galvez -

    Im excited, finally me my partner’s physical studio will be a reality and we start shooting in nov.

      10.18.12 - 4:16 pm

  343. Josh Yu -

    Excited for my first wedding abroad!!

      10.18.12 - 4:16 pm

  344. thegirltyler -

    Whoop Whoop for more memory to capture happy couples (and then a way to store them). Thanks for doing the giveaway JStar!
    I’m super excited about growing the cinematography side of The Girl Tyler and working as a full time team with my husband and his brother. It’s already bringing new challenges but also really rewarding opportunities to create together and touch couples lives.

      10.18.12 - 4:16 pm

  345. David Gvozdenovi? -

    Thanks for the giveaway!

      10.18.12 - 4:16 pm

  346. Jennifer Canapp -

    Thanks Adorama for the contest!!! Jasmine you are an amazing Educator to the newbies out there!! Thank you!!!

      10.18.12 - 4:16 pm

  347. Jessie - J. Ann Photography -

    I’m super excited for all the holiday sessions and winter weddings I have coming up for the end of this year. It’s definitely my favorite time of year!

      10.18.12 - 4:16 pm

  348. Larissa Zozula -

    I’m most excited that I’ve been able to take a step back from the business for a while and have been given some time to reflect on the true path I want to take so that next year (after this baby girl is born and I’m all healed up) I will return on the scene with refreshed hope and a new direction for my photography business!!

      10.18.12 - 4:16 pm

  349. Huy Nguyen -

    This year, I am most excited that we will be transitioning from a student film-producing team to a "legit" commercial film-producing team! If we win, we promise to pay it forward!

      10.18.12 - 4:16 pm

  350. Jennifer W -

    I got married this year, so I’m really excited to take the things that I learned about being on the OTHER side of the camera and use them to help my clients feel more comfortable being photographed.

      10.18.12 - 4:16 pm

  351. Paul Shah -

    Please Enter me. I hope to win it.

      10.18.12 - 4:16 pm

  352. Audrey Dodgen -

    I’m most excited about narrowing what I shoot, and only shooting things about which I am really passionate.

      10.18.12 - 4:16 pm

  353. Sarah -

    You rock!

    I’m so excited for my business to just continue to grow and for God to shine through me! I can’t wait to see where He takes me!

      10.18.12 - 4:16 pm

  354. Kristen Walker -

    PICK ME PICK ME!!! I am most excited about taking our business to the next level. We have just been photographing friends and family, and friends of friends for donations. We are now confident enough to start charging for portrait sessions! We still have a HUGE wish list of equipment and these memory cards would be an amazing addition!!! AND love your work by the way! You are such an inspiration!!!

      10.18.12 - 4:16 pm

  355. Megan Steen -

    You are an inspiration, Jasmine! Here’s to hoping to be one step closer to going full time in photography in the new year! <3

      10.18.12 - 4:16 pm

  356. Michelle -

    I’m excited about a restructure of my business. New Prices, new albums, new workflow. can’t wait!

      10.18.12 - 4:16 pm

  357. Alison Mish -

    I am MOST excited that I have doubled my wedding bookings for this year and cannot wait continue to build relationships with all my new clients πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:16 pm

  358. kayla -

    I am excited about the possibility of shooting my first wedding in the spring!

      10.18.12 - 4:16 pm

  359. Beth T. -

    Thank you for this giveaway!! This year I am most excited to try and grow the Senior Portrait component of my business. As well as trying to get published in a magazine or blog!

      10.18.12 - 4:16 pm

  360. Rob Nitsch -

    Love your site Jasmine, You are a true inspiration!

      10.18.12 - 4:16 pm

  361. Rhys Cheng -

    An excitin few months for me! Shooting my first fully paid concert gigs. Never got paid fully and can’t wait. And if I win these cards, I don’t have to spend a couple of hundred bucks to get them. I’m hoping to get a few more gigs in the months ahead.
    If I win these cards, trust me, it will help me a million times.

      10.18.12 - 4:16 pm

  362. Lauren Rogers -

    Excited for so many reasons! I’m moving to full time working for myself instead of balancing an art director day job and my photography like I’ve been doing for 4 years. AND my sweetie and I just bought a house so I’ll be working from home in my dream house. squee!

      10.18.12 - 4:17 pm

  363. Melissa Sweeney -

    This year has been huge for my business! We have opened up a studio and really started to make some big changes and advancements. 2013 look out!! We are ready to show you what we are made of!! Thanks J* for being so inspiring for all of us that follow you and your art work!

      10.18.12 - 4:17 pm

  364. Mar -

    I am excited to have FINALLY REALIZED what makes my heart pitter-patter in my business! Albeit crazy, it has been 3 phenomenal years of traveling down the ‘I’ve-gotta-shoot-every-genre-of-photography’ road. I know what I need to do to bring personal and professional success in my business for 2013. I have made a promise to myself to specialize in High School Seniors and Weddings (with e-sessions and boudie sessions wrapped up in there). The epiphany has dawned… and that is what is MOST EXCITING to me!!!! xoxoxoxooxoxox

      10.18.12 - 4:17 pm

  365. Rhys Cheng -

    An excitin few months for me! Shooting my first fully paid concert gigs. Never got paid fully and can’t wait. And if I win these cards, I don’t have to spend a couple of hundred bucks to get them. I’m hoping to get a few more gigs in the months ahead.
    If I win these cards, trust me, it will help me a million times.

      10.18.12 - 4:17 pm

  366. tara wildgoose -

    I’m most excited to further my experience and training!

      10.18.12 - 4:17 pm

  367. Dori O'Brien -

    Excited to get back to work (however small it is) after being infected with TWO types of staph which ate at my bone and all but destroyed my cartilage. Even without bending over much and taking small steps I managed to GET in GEAR and take some shots the other day. Never take a day or your health for granted…..long way to go, but super excited to keep moving! This disability pushed me to different limits- may we all keep moving onward and upward- best wishes to ALL! So in case you didn’t catch that – I am looking forward to DOING something! With my feet, and with my gear! Gettin’ those skills back! (ps, I can email you some pics if you’d like of my work 2 weeks ago- my site expired while I was bedridden – April to August)

      10.18.12 - 4:17 pm

  368. Mindy -

    I’d like to get my branding done right and business ducks in a row so I can launch with a bang!

    Thanks for the giveaway – who couldn’t use more cards? And I don’t have a card holder yet either! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:17 pm

  369. Eve -

    I love your Pay It Forward giveaways! This year I am focusing on my portrait business and networking with other small business owners in my community. I find it exciting to learn from other women who are running successful businesses and raising families.

      10.18.12 - 4:17 pm

  370. Richard Agudelo -

    I am very excited about transitioning into shooting video as well with a future purchase of a DSLR that shoots video as well.

      10.18.12 - 4:17 pm

  371. Anna -

    Yay!

      10.18.12 - 4:17 pm

  372. Anna -

    Yay!

      10.18.12 - 4:17 pm

  373. Mandy Caudill -

    I am most excited to follow my gut, per advice from you from theFIX, and excited to push for getting published this year!!! So many exciting things happening. It’s hard to name it all!

      10.18.12 - 4:17 pm

  374. Claire Adams -

    The thing that excites me the most about the upcoming year is getting the chance to finally photograph weddings in Italy in places other than churches and/or town halls. As the laws in Italy begin to relax couples are finally being given the opportunity to legally and officially celebrate their weddings wherever they like. Lakeside, in a garden, on a mountain, ina castle, on a boat…. the opportunities are endless and while this (not so) small pleasure is something that we have long taken for granted in other countries, the possibility has been slow in coming to Italy. This is what I am most looking forward ot next year… seeing couples express themselves exactly how and where they want. Happy shooting to everyone!

      10.18.12 - 4:17 pm

  375. Michel -

    The day I shot my first wedding I had to run to the local camera shop twice!!! to get SD cards.

    I am most excited about my clients this year. I have an amazing group of people so in love and willing to trust my artistry as well as collaborate with amazing ideas. I’m so so so lucky.

    thanks for paying it forward Jasmine! you’re the best

      10.18.12 - 4:17 pm

  376. Julia -

    I’m just getting started, so I’m excited to see how my work changes and improves now that I’m doing it so much more. It already has improved a lot over the last couple years.

      10.18.12 - 4:17 pm

  377. Andreas -

    Some cf Card! Would be nice πŸ™‚ Thx a lot

      10.18.12 - 4:17 pm

  378. Jennifer Cashin -

    HOLLER! or is it HOLLA? either way πŸ˜‰ I often wonder how many times I can clear one memory card and keep using it…so far so good but I SOOO need more cards, not to mentions lenses and a long list of other needs. This would help cross off one item from my "needs"! Thanks for the giveaway!

      10.18.12 - 4:18 pm

  379. Samantha Vanderson -

    My husband and I run our business & we are so blessed to do this together! I am most excited to build all new relationships with our wedding clients this next year. The friendships we make with our clients is one of the coolest parts of what we do!

      10.18.12 - 4:18 pm

  380. thomas gorman -

    i am excited about new opportunities that are just around the corner. thanks for the chance to win these memory cards!!

      10.18.12 - 4:18 pm

  381. Kyla -

    I am just starting out and 32 GB would be a huge boost. πŸ˜‰ I’m so excited to be starting this journey into photography because it is something I’ve ALWAYS loved to do. I somehow thought I would start out doing senior or family photos, but I’ve ended up doing three weddings this year instead. Feeling a little out of my league, but enjoying this crazy, exciting journey! Thank you for being such an inspiration and a great example to us all!

      10.18.12 - 4:18 pm

  382. Will Flowers -

    Nice!

      10.18.12 - 4:18 pm

  383. Rachel Houghton -

    I’m excited to move into business this coming year. I’ve been dabbling for too long, and have finally decided to get serious and make this passion fly.

      10.18.12 - 4:18 pm

  384. Kennesha Walker -

    When I started, my camera came with a "starter" memory card. At the time I was shooting JPEG (because I didn’t know anything about RAW). But to compare, if I shot in RAW, I would have only been able to store less than 10 images on the card. I was eventually able to purchase 2-1GB cards and worked to death. So much so, that I was scared that the memory would then corrupt at some point. So using those cards are a thing of the past. Better equipment comes faster transfer speeds of my images to the card. Trying to shoot like being a paparazzi photog is something that would never happen with that gear. I was able to "upgrade" to a 4GB and 8GB, and are the ones I shoot with, but then there is the constant concern of wear and tear in just using two cards, which are not even the same size. So, Jasmine, I totally understand where you are coming from. Having the right gear and the right amount to those "just in case" moments, is very vital to being effective in this industry. So……..I’m not sure that else to say… LOL Happy Thursday! kennewalker@photographer.net http://www.kennewalker.com

      10.18.12 - 4:18 pm

  385. Casey -

    I’m excited about my first two paid shoots of the year this weekend! And I feel ya…I only have ONE 4 GB CF card :/ HELP! Lol. Thanks for the opportunity here.

      10.18.12 - 4:18 pm

  386. Niki Marusich -

    I am so, incredibly excited about my new camera. It is by far the best addition to my business this year and I just can’t wait to get out there and shoot shoot shoot… but I guess I will need memory cards for that! Thanks for the givaway!

      10.18.12 - 4:18 pm

  387. Connie Drapeau Kennedy -

    What a thoughtful gesture! Thanks for paying this back and investing it forward.

    As for me, I ‘m planning to be more fearless in my photography style and business practices (especially the business practices). I’m getting back on my feet after much caregiving and some illness and have realized that there’s no time like right now.

    It’s been frustrating to be on the sidelines and watch the photography market and photographers’ income plummet in value. I pledge to do my part to help re-establish a value for my work that represents the time, effort, education and efforts that we all commit to our projects and clients. Good luck, everybody!

      10.18.12 - 4:18 pm

  388. Jen Shannon -

    I’m excited that I’ve built my business up so much that this year has been my first prosperous, profitable year!

      10.18.12 - 4:18 pm

  389. Hector Vazquez -

    This is the best contest. Something we can use.
    Info@inspirephotos.com

      10.18.12 - 4:18 pm

  390. Leslie Morris -

    I’m so thankful for being able to give people happy memories and I’m SO excited when I look at my calendar and see my schedule busier than it was last year! I am blessed beyond measure! Thank you for your continued inspiration!!

      10.18.12 - 4:18 pm

  391. Maria P Cordoba A -

    I’m most excited for getting everything ready this year for my business to start up next year when we move!, this will really help me hit the ground running!

      10.18.12 - 4:18 pm

  392. Jennifer Cashin -

    Oh poop- my email is djcashin@hotmail.com πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:18 pm

  393. Lauren -

    Is it weird that I was just looking online to order more CF cards? I think it’s a sign that I enter. I think the one thing I’m most excited about this year is doing a complete makeover with my business. I recently got married (3 weeks ago this Saturday), so now I have to change my business name. I thought, why not change everything else while I’m at it? I’m very excited for these much needed improvements and for what is to come in the next year. I’ve always looked up to you for inspiration. I strive to be as passionate as you are in the photography business. You’re lovely.

    Have a beautiful day.

      10.18.12 - 4:18 pm

  394. Mike Moore -

    I am most excited about my passion and commitment to mastering my craft so I can market myself with more confidence than ever before!!

      10.18.12 - 4:18 pm

  395. Jomar Galvez -

    After how many years, finally, me and my partner will finally have our physical studio and we will start servicing in November.

      10.18.12 - 4:19 pm

  396. Jenni Ochsner -

    I am so excited on how much my business has grown and that I get the opportunity to travel to Italy for a wedding!!

      10.18.12 - 4:19 pm

  397. Corin Bishop -

    I’ll get the ball rolling….
    What got me the most excited in my business this year? Well, I decided the make the switch from zoom lenses to wide aperture fixed focal length. My whole style has changed and the quality of my images has shot up. It’s been a total game changer! Wish I’d done it years ago! I’ve talked about this to so many other wedding photographers who are still using the 24-70/70-200 combo but I just get met with blank faces. If they don’t want to listen & understand then more fool them!

      10.18.12 - 4:19 pm

  398. Catalina Dow -

    I’m so excited to shoot my first wedding as the lead photographer this coming July!

      10.18.12 - 4:19 pm

  399. Todd P -

    I have just started shooting two years ago and up until now I have stayed clear of Wedding work because of the fear I have of not being able to live up to my expectation of on the spot shooting…yet it is something I have always wanted to do and quite honestly the only thing I can do !… I came across your creative live course last month and finally went for it three days ago and I feel no that once I am done I will be able to shoot my first wedding…!

    You have no Idea what you have done and quiet honestly you may have saved me from never stepping out of my safe zone.

    I owe you more then the nominal fee creative live course.

    Thankyou from the bottom of my heart J!

      10.18.12 - 4:19 pm

  400. Davenna Trahan -

    ME ME ME pick ME…I have 3 weddings in November…I NEED them!

      10.18.12 - 4:19 pm

  401. Sarah K -

    Awesome giveaway!

      10.18.12 - 4:19 pm

  402. Christopher -

    I’m excited about quite a few things, but most excited about limiting the number of weddings we shoot so we can dedicate more personal time to each client and well as have time to enjoy family. (Side note: I can’t wait to win these cards so I can give them to a friend starting her own business.)

      10.18.12 - 4:19 pm

  403. Cindy Chen -

    I am new to this industry this year (that’s the most exciting thing :D)! And, I did my first wedding photographer a few months ago and keep growing slowly. I am following your blog and facebook post, since I think you are a great role model to me… I like staying positive and embrace our talent and passion is the best policy that I have learnt from you. -Cindy

      10.18.12 - 4:19 pm

  404. Kate Barnes -

    The thing I’m most excited for in my business this year is the run up to Christmas, where I plan to have more photo shoots than I can imagine, not only giving me the happiness I get from photography & sharing those special moments with families, but also giving a load of people some awesome personal Christmas presents to share with their loved ones.

    Lets be honest, what’s more special at Christmas time than that. πŸ™‚

    PS, Some new memory cards would be handy for that, don’t you think? πŸ˜‰

      10.18.12 - 4:19 pm

  405. Anthony Rosanio -

    I’m most excited about becoming a better photographer and improving our business model.

    rosaniophotography@gmail.com

      10.18.12 - 4:19 pm

  406. sarah -

    Looking forward to a happy Friday now! Ever the optomist. πŸ˜‰
    A great idea btw. Thank you for your bubbles of positivity and enthusiasm; when mine wains -there you are, reminding me of my potential and my sense of humour woowee!!!

      10.18.12 - 4:19 pm

  407. Dave Ballesteros -

    I am also just starting out, and shooting event with only 1 8gb + 1 4gb. If I can win this, then I don’t have to worry again on running out of memory during my shoot. I also feel unprofessional but I think the memory restriction helped me on really thinking first before pressing that shutter. I hope you can also do a workshop here in NYC. I will definitely see you! Thanks for all the inspiration!

      10.18.12 - 4:19 pm

  408. Mikkel -

    I have so enjoyed the connections I’ve made with other photographers this year…and I’m also excited about a site redesign! Thanks, Jasmine + Adorama!

      10.18.12 - 4:19 pm

  409. Breanna -

    I’m looking forward to discovering new ways to market and give amazing service to my clients!

      10.18.12 - 4:20 pm

  410. Riz & Lisa -

    We have had the best 1st year of our business this year where we shot six weddings in the US and two international and we always look forward to you blog to get better at what we do.

    Riz & Lisa

      10.18.12 - 4:20 pm

  411. Tom Roche -

    Since I’ve started my business I’ve always been a bit reluctant to answer the ‘do you do weddings?’ question, as if I saw a wedding photographer as just another guy with a camera. I’ve shot weddings, but what I really thought was that my real work should be as a portrait photographer. I didnt go looking for wedding work, and when I shot them my heart wasnt really in it. I think now though that I’ve found a way to approach being a wedding photographer that is me, attracting the clients that I want to attract and not being dissappointed when someone picks someone else. Next week i’m off to the Designer wedding show, probably the only single guy there getting excited about dresses, and venues, and flowers and stuff and to be honest I cant wait. My mission for next year is to make it easier for my future clients to decide to hire me, so thy can get on with worrying about all the other stuff they have to get together for their big day, but knowing that at least the one thing they dont need to be worried about is their wedding photography. AND I CAN’T WAIT.

      10.18.12 - 4:20 pm

  412. Arica Grafton -

    I want to dream big and push through any hinderances..which is what you do when you believe in something! I live in a small town and I hope to really bring to life the art of photography in my area. I need resources…I’ve got the heart! Thanks for your example and inspiriation!!

      10.18.12 - 4:20 pm

  413. Mark E. Guliano -

    I think whats most exciting are the discoveries you make about yourself. I’ve come to see that Mark Guliano’s photography is not based entirely on my way of shooting but is a mixture from what I have seen from people like Jerry Ghinois, Cliff Mautner, Jasmine Star, and many other great photographers. You take their Ideas and add them to your own and then you gain your own style. 2013 is going to be a rebuilding year for me. .Going to redesign Mark Guliano Photography from what it is to something even better. Stay Tuned for greatness!

      10.18.12 - 4:20 pm

  414. Blythe Klippstein -

    I’m just getting my business off the ground in the DC area and will have to give it another fresh start in about 2 months from Omaha, NE! This year I’m really excited to meet new photographer friends, explore a new area and keep pushing myself to keep going. Moving states is going to make it tough but I look forward to the challenge!! xoxo

      10.18.12 - 4:20 pm

  415. Jana -

    I am most excited about the growth of my wedding business this year! From 3 weddings in 2011 to 13 weddings in 2012. I am falling in love with weddings:) Maybe I can do this full time soon!! It all started with one special couple’s engagement session in the fall of 2010.

      10.18.12 - 4:20 pm

  416. Richard Vallejo -

    I could really use some new cards as well. Congrats on all your success!

      10.18.12 - 4:20 pm

  417. Maria Lisa Marino -

    Hiii Jasmine!
    I am super excited to photograph all of the beautiful couples engagement & wedding photos for 2013! And to hear all of their love stories πŸ™‚ MORE excited than EVER before because I just got ENGAGED to the LOVE of my LIFE, whom I have been dating since I was 16 yrs old, last week!

    <3 Maria Lisa

      10.18.12 - 4:20 pm

  418. Emily -

    Really excited about my brand refresh this year!

      10.18.12 - 4:20 pm

  419. Heather Bailey -

    Very thoughtful of you to do this.

      10.18.12 - 4:20 pm

  420. nancypantsgirl -

    I am just looking forward to shooting a ton of beautiful weddings!

      10.18.12 - 4:20 pm

  421. Leah Babik -

    Excited for our first wedding season! We are a new business of 3 months and already have 15 weddings booked! beginning next May!

      10.18.12 - 4:20 pm

  422. Shelly Haywood -

    Ooooh, I have 3 weddings coming up and this would be an AWESOME surprise! Love your blog, Jasmine. Read it EVERY morning over my chai tea!

      10.18.12 - 4:20 pm

  423. Huy Nguyen -

    *Repost due to email address typo.

    This year, I am most excited for our student film-producing team to transition to a "legit" commercial film-producing team. We promise to pay it forward – even if we don’t win!

      10.18.12 - 4:20 pm

  424. Kate Halpin -

    I love all your stories! When I read this post I laughed out loud because I just had a similar experience. I’m just starting out and about had a heartattack when I had to purchase my first memory card for a recent shoot. I walked into the store with high hope of buying 5-10 cards (what on earth was I thinking?!?!) and left the store weeping with only one. Gawd i felt like a loser…but gotta pick myself up and keep moving. πŸ™‚ AAANNDDD the shoot went wonderful!

      10.18.12 - 4:20 pm

  425. Christal -

    I’m excited to actually be starting my business in South Africa!!

      10.18.12 - 4:20 pm

  426. Jen Towner -

    I am very excited to be more confident in my shooting and confident in my being able to say, "No" to requests that may be over exerting myself and the well-being of my family.

      10.18.12 - 4:21 pm

  427. Rhys Cheng -

    Going to shoot my first paid concert gig this December. Was about to go down the shop to get a few CF cards but I saw this. Hopefully I can win and save a couple hundred bucks.
    Although I’m only a student, my "business" have been improving since 6 months ago. Working hard to get my name in the field.
    Tight budget, hope your guveaway can help me.

      10.18.12 - 4:21 pm

  428. Hailey -

    Jasmine this is awesome! I’m most excited about booking more weddings for the summer, and taking my photography to Europe to play!

      10.18.12 - 4:21 pm

  429. Ann Marie -

    I booked my first WEDDING this year!!! It’s a dear friend and she asked me to photograph her wedding, and I’m so humbled and CAN’T WAIT!!! I also have the honor of shooting her bridal portraits so I’m so excited to jumpstart the year with this experience!

      10.18.12 - 4:21 pm

  430. Marlaina Wills -

    Jasmine, Thank you for sharing your heart! You are an inspiration! I would just like to share that 2013 will be year 2 of my business. I’m really excited to keep enjoying this journey! I have met some amazing young people, some amazing lovers and have heard so many encouraging words. I am BLESSED every time I take pictures for someone and don’t think its justified to take anyones money.When I leave my shoots, wedding and events I take so much more than pictures and money I leave with life added to my years!

      10.18.12 - 4:21 pm

  431. Marc H. -

    I am excited to see my business take off. I am finding that spot in me that can make it beautiful and flourish!

      10.18.12 - 4:21 pm

  432. Jennifer Victor -

    OMG!! I am in that same position right now! I saved up enough and just bought the 5D Mark II from Adorama 3 weeks ago and I happened to get their deal with a free card, but now I have to save up to get more cards….would LOVE to win this then I could start saving for a lens.

      10.18.12 - 4:21 pm

  433. Charity -

    Jaz, I’m always so grateful when I hear your start up stories. It makes me feel so less… of a completely hopeless mess, If that makes sense. Really what I’m looking forward to in the next year is the opportunity to share my gift with people. To communicate with them. To get to know them. To encourage them. To see how’ve the grown. To love all over them. And to in return feel the sense of "ah" that comes from giving all you have and it not returning void. Thank you for doing what you do! For sharing your lives with us! You are amazeballs and I’m so grateful that I be a part of your life, even if it on the other side of the country, in beautiful sun light and not stuck behind some desk. <3

      10.18.12 - 4:21 pm

  434. alyssa penning -

    so excited to meet and really get to know new couples. the people i get to hang out with are what make this such a fun job!

      10.18.12 - 4:21 pm

  435. Anna Toner -

    I am in that awkward transition phase from BEGGING my friends and family to pose for me to starting a blog, website and legit business. It’s terrifying, thrilling, and nerve wracking all in one. I read a chapter on how to pose every night and after work I’m out with my camera shooting flowers in my yard until my fingers get numb (It’s Maine… October is practically winter). I take every opportunity I get because I know where I want to be and I’ll be damned if I don’t get there by this coming summer. Thank you for all of your inspiring words Jasmine, you make the hard days so much better πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:21 pm

  436. Chris -

    I’m most excited about International connections!

      10.18.12 - 4:21 pm

  437. Karlo -

    I’m most excited about making my business SIMPLE for next year. For both me and my clients. And really when you think about it, for my 2nd shooters, fellow vendors, and family. These cards would really come in handy to give to my 2nd shooters so they don’t have to mail discs and I don’t have to worry about lugging a hard drive w/ me. *fingers crossed!*

      10.18.12 - 4:21 pm

  438. Jennifer Victor -

    OMG!! I am in that same position right now! I saved up enough and just bought the 5D Mark II from Adorama 3 weeks ago and I happened to get their deal with a free card, but now I have to save up to get more cards….would LOVE to win this then I could start saving for a lens.

      10.18.12 - 4:21 pm

  439. Lisa Lenderink -

    Would LOVE some more Sandisk cards! I’ve been blessed with a ton of fabulous clients in 2012 after being sick for the entire summer of 2011 I am happy to say that my business is stronger than ever!

      10.18.12 - 4:21 pm

  440. armando sanchez -

    Jasmine,
    in this next year i want to take my hobby to a new level – support itself and become a business.
    Armando

      10.18.12 - 4:21 pm

  441. Kelly -

    This year I am excited for growth in my business. It has been a long hard process, but it is working and coming.

      10.18.12 - 4:22 pm

  442. Mark Ledingham -

    Wow, what a great giveaway for someone who is always misplacing his cards! I hope to be starting off as a semi-pro this coming year. Still don’t know if I will manage. πŸ™‚

    Best wishes, Mark L

      10.18.12 - 4:22 pm

  443. How Weiming -

    Please let be the lucky winner pretty please!

      10.18.12 - 4:22 pm

  444. Daniel Pugh -

    My wife and I have been shooting for a couple of months now and loving it. The one project that we have not done and have been wanting to do more then any is a wedding. This week we scheduled our first wedding shoot for July! We are so excited!

    danielryanpugh@gmail.com

      10.18.12 - 4:22 pm

  445. Christina Zukas -

    I am hoping that I can make my business…not quite full time…but more 3/4 time, within the next year! Thanks, Jasmine and Adorama, for this great give-away! info@christinazukasphotography.com

      10.18.12 - 4:22 pm

  446. Abdul Fattah Saat -

    Hi Jasmine,

    I wish that could win this. & I wish I can be as successful as you are Jasmine. Keep the the good great works & keep on becoming the brightest star of the industry! Will keep on following your admirable arts. πŸ™‚

    Sincerely me,
    A Malaysian Mechanical Engineering Student.

      10.18.12 - 4:22 pm

  447. Rozalind Ewashina -

    I’m so excited about all the amazing weddings I have already booked for next year! I love all of the couples’ unique styles and am super excited that it’s my job to hang out with awesome people!

      10.18.12 - 4:22 pm

  448. Bryan Schmidt -

    I am most excited to be growing my client base. This past year I saw great response and I can tell that if I keep my foot on the gas pedal I will reach more clients and get to capture their most cherished memories.

      10.18.12 - 4:22 pm

  449. Arnelle Booysen -

    I am the most excited to get my first wedding in my photography business. I have been second shooting, but it will be awesome and nerve racking to be in the lead for the first time! And I also only own a single 2 GB memory card! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:22 pm

  450. Christina -

    What a great giveaway! I’m so excited for next year cos we are shooting our FIRST wedding! Very excited to see our hard work is paying off! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:23 pm

  451. Jerry Willis -

    This year, my goal is to learn how to tell a story. Not any story, but my client’s story. We all have stories, and my clients come to me to tell theirs. So, my goal for this year is to learn how to hand craft each story different. πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:23 pm

  452. Christina -

    What a great giveaway! I’m so excited for next year cos we are shooting our FIRST wedding! Very excited to see our hard work is paying off! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:23 pm

  453. crystal -

    That’s so awesome. I finally just took the plunge and made my little business official. I used to be a portrait photographer, working for a custom studio, but quit to be a stay at home mom. I could have kept doing portraits to supplement our single income, but my heart wasn’t in it. Living in our tiny house taking care of 2 new babies was more important than leaving them to do work that I wouldn’t enjoy. Then one day a friend asked me to photograph her home birth, and it was like a light bulb went off. I did a few more and knew that’s what I wanted to do. And though I never wanted to be a business owner, here I am. I feel like I have no idea what I’m doing, but if I want to continue to do more, it’s what I have to do, right? I’ve only done 8 so far with a couple more lined up. Anyway, the extra storage would be so, so helpful! you’re pretty fabulous πŸ˜‰
    whew, sorry for the book!

      10.18.12 - 4:23 pm

  454. Sarah Katherine -

    Memory cards! Whoo! Jasmine Star rocks!

      10.18.12 - 4:23 pm

  455. Simon E -

    This is an awesome chance! I am upgrading my camera body soon to a full frame which means switching to CF cards. This would be a great start!

      10.18.12 - 4:23 pm

  456. Niki Collis -

    Since I quit my job earlier this year, I am looking forward in pursing my photography business full-time, experiencing it’s growth as well as my own, and booking more themed sessions.

      10.18.12 - 4:23 pm

  457. Jonathan -

    Would LOVEEE to have them!

      10.18.12 - 4:23 pm

  458. Andreas -

    I am most excited for all the spontaneous moments and the corresponding available light. πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:24 pm

  459. Nica Zajac -

    Would love this! Thanks for being so generous πŸ™‚
    soultreephotography@live.ca

      10.18.12 - 4:24 pm

  460. Nina -

    I’m most excited about the growth I’ve experienced and all the wonderful, amazing people that come into my life thanks to photography. It’s been a great blessing. Thanks, Jasmine! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:24 pm

  461. emily piraino -

    I am in need of those! Hope I am the lucky winner.

      10.18.12 - 4:24 pm

  462. Al -

    Well I have a few memory cards….not a lot. Just starting a fledgling business based on Real Estate photography and virtual tours. I am excited about the prospect and the products I have to offer my future customers.

      10.18.12 - 4:24 pm

  463. Esrah Boulton -

    I’m most excited for winter break at college because I’ll be able to catch up on work (and sleep).

      10.18.12 - 4:24 pm

  464. Kaylina -

    This year I’m most excited about graduating from college and being able to devote my full attention to the photography business I’ve been nursing the past two years in between school and my "real" job. It’s exciting and scary but I’m ready to take the leap!

      10.18.12 - 4:25 pm

  465. Cristina Oquendo -

    I would like to participate in this contest. I know how it feels I have 1 of 1 gb and 1 of 2gb. I love your photography and I aspire to become as good as you. Thank you and God Bless You.

      10.18.12 - 4:25 pm

  466. Jannelle Connolly -

    Thanks so much for the chance, you can never go wrong with too much memory!! xo

      10.18.12 - 4:25 pm

  467. Marianne -

    Eek! i would love to win these πŸ˜€ In the next year I’m excited to take way to many photos of my very first newborn son & all the little family shoots that may follow. Thanks for such a great giveaway! xo

      10.18.12 - 4:25 pm

  468. Kristy MacLeod -

    I am most excited about shooting in new locations this year, still fairly new to Cape Breton… I have the joy of discovering <3 Thank you for this offer ;D

      10.18.12 - 4:25 pm

  469. Anne Navas -

    I am so excited, that after only a year of deciding to become a Wedding and Portrait photographer, and soaking up all yours and other CreativeLive courses, I will be lucky enough to be quitting my day job and opening my very own photography studio at the end of the year. Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing your knowledge and experiences. πŸ™‚ xxx

      10.18.12 - 4:25 pm

  470. Amy -

    Most excited that I’m in business for myself! Doing this full time has been a dream come true!

    mail@amymartellphotography.com

      10.18.12 - 4:25 pm

  471. Sabrina Nohling -

    I am excited to finally start booking more weddings and having my focus be more on couples! and I will need some CF cards for that πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:25 pm

  472. Alan Bautista -

    Hi hi, Jasmine =)

      10.18.12 - 4:25 pm

  473. Egidijus A. -

    I just recently started to shooting. In my bag is just one camera body, one lens (50mm 1.4) and flash but already had the opportunity to shoot a friend’s wedding and the baptism of a child!

      10.18.12 - 4:25 pm

  474. Annemarie Mountz -

    I’m most excited for continued collaborations with some of my favorite local (and now not-so-local) photographers. We each bring something different to the table, which makes a great team.

      10.18.12 - 4:26 pm

  475. Alexander Step -

    Im crazy excited about my photographySTART! Just got my website going and created my portfolio! Thank you Jasmine for being there for my inspiration!!!

      10.18.12 - 4:26 pm

  476. Laura Purdie -

    Hooray for memory cards!! πŸ™‚

    Hi Jasmine!

    I enjoy reading both you and your sister’s blog…you both encourage me to pray hard and work hard. I just quit my day job to become a full time wedding and event photographer. I am both scared and excited…I know I have so much to learn and yet so much to offer. So I guess, I am most excited about the adventure that this year is going to be!

      10.18.12 - 4:26 pm

  477. Neri -

    Ah need these!

      10.18.12 - 4:26 pm

  478. Elizabeth Parker -

    I’m so excited about the community of peers and supporters that I have around me this year! It’s just so inspiring!

      10.18.12 - 4:26 pm

  479. jessica olsen -

    I so love the pay it forward stuff you do! It is the sweetest thing ever and it helps beginners out!

      10.18.12 - 4:26 pm

  480. Shari -

    Hi Jasmine! WOW what a great giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win!

    I am most excited about shooting more weddings in the upcoming year… So far (for the past 4 years) I’ve mainly done newborns and families…and am ready to branch out into the wonderful world of wedding photography!

    Thank you thank you thank you!

      10.18.12 - 4:26 pm

  481. RICO TABLIGAN -

    I need this bad since I have a couple of weddings on the way and 3 of my memory cards just crapped out on me. This would save me some money plus these are high quality ones.

      10.18.12 - 4:26 pm

  482. Eva Cranford -

    I am nervous, but oh so excited about graduating from LSU in Baton Rouge in December and relocating my business to my hometown and first love, Austin, Texas. It’s going to be an incredible challenge, but I can’t wait to see what this new market has in store!

      10.18.12 - 4:26 pm

  483. Eva Cranford -

    I am nervous, but oh so excited about graduating from LSU in Baton Rouge in December and relocating my business to my hometown and first love, Austin, Texas. It’s going to be an incredible challenge, but I can’t wait to see what this new market has in store!

      10.18.12 - 4:26 pm

  484. sarah danaher -

    I started with a 2GB card, too. I still feel guilty because I don’t own any 32GB cards, and some of the photogs around me use 64GBs. Oh, well. haha

      10.18.12 - 4:27 pm

  485. Christopher Sigler -

    Pay it forward! My go-to assistant Rebekah Taylor has one CF card for her D800. I hope to share these with her if I’m lucky enough to win.

      10.18.12 - 4:27 pm

  486. Debra -

    I love children and photojournalism. I want to go back to India and explore and enjoy all their beautiful smiles! I speak Hindi and love to see the surprise on people’s faces when we can communicate with each other. I need to get a think tank card holder but need to squirrel every cent for my trip. PS: love your magazine style layout!

      10.18.12 - 4:27 pm

  487. Karen Schlink -

    I’m most excited to start doing my passion… Photojournalism and documentaries! I leave October 31 for my first documentary- it’s going to be one heck of an adventure! πŸ™‚
    (email is karen@karenschlink.com)

      10.18.12 - 4:27 pm

  488. Megan -

    Love your stuff! (and I want those cards!)

      10.18.12 - 4:27 pm

  489. Jennysue -

    Thank you for reminding us that even the best have to start somewhere!

      10.18.12 - 4:27 pm

  490. Erika Blake -

    A’ight, here it goes! I am way excited to be booking clients that I have never met and are not simply "friends." For the first time, I feel like I am real time photographer more than a friend for hire. And, what could possibly make me more profesh than some CF cards?

      10.18.12 - 4:27 pm

  491. Judith -

    What I am most excited about, is getting started. I’m hoping to start my busines sin the next 6 months. πŸ™‚ I also want to bring something to the photography industry here in eastern Canada

      10.18.12 - 4:27 pm

  492. Leslie -

    I could really use these πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:27 pm

  493. Aljaz Hafner -

    What I were most excited for bussiness this year was the fact that I was able to kick-start my wedding photography to a level where brides are asking me what dates I still have free for the next wedding season so they can coordinate the band, the wedding reception place and ME as a photographer. And all it took for was a body, 24-70, 50 and a flash! I’m lookin forward for the next year’s season and I am already in a proces of my corporate identity makeover so that brides and grooms could be even more satisfied with the expirience they’re getting! Have to buy some backup body, lenses, laptop… so some free CFs would really help to keep my student budget happy πŸ™‚ Jasmine thank you for all the knowledge and tips you shared over those couple of years via your blog or CreativeLive!! Stay FAB! Aljaz

      10.18.12 - 4:27 pm

  494. Donna Carter -

    Being able to win 4 Extreme SanDisk would be a blessing from above. Thank you Jasmine for paying it forward and if I should win I will do the same. Your the best!!!!

      10.18.12 - 4:27 pm

  495. Eduardo Tejeda -

    To put fear aside and do what’s necessary to start.

      10.18.12 - 4:28 pm

  496. Mary Veterano -

    Wooo! Thank you for this giveaway Jasmine!

    I’m most excited about finally reaching my ideal clients this year, it’s my second year in business and we are finally starting to connect with people that we love and that are IT for us, and we are so excited about their weddings for next year!

      10.18.12 - 4:28 pm

  497. Steffen -

    I would absolutely love to win the CF cards. You can never have too many, right? πŸ™‚

    The thing I’m most excited about this year is our opportunity to photograph an engagement session in Las Vegas in a couple months. We’ve not done much work out of a 2 hour radius from us, and this opportunity came up and I can’t wait!! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:28 pm

  498. Genevieve -

    I’m excited about being able to make kids smile and laugh with my crochet creatures and then catching their smiles with my camera!

      10.18.12 - 4:28 pm

  499. Heiko -

    Love your photos and these Cards πŸ˜€

      10.18.12 - 4:28 pm

  500. KellyS -

    I’m very excited because people are just starting to notice my work and request more photo shoots. This was something I wanted as a career when I graduated high school over 20 years ago, but I went a different direction. I’m now back and more excited about photography than ever!

      10.18.12 - 4:28 pm

  501. Matea Michelangeli -

    I’m exited because this year I’ve had more clients than last year, specially because I’ve started to have clients that are not my friends, neighbors or co-workers….
    Thanks for paying forward! I’ll probably do the same when my business takes off!!

      10.18.12 - 4:28 pm

  502. Aislinn Bailey -

    I’m so excited that I’m going to be doing more fashion and collaborative work with other wedding vendors. I think there will be some really cool projects that come of working with others. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store!

      10.18.12 - 4:29 pm

  503. rs -

    Affordable full-frame DSLRs (Nikon D600!) has finally allowed me to buy a backup camera!

      10.18.12 - 4:29 pm

  504. Kassie Crapo -

    I need these oh so bad!!! Thank you for the giveaway and good luck to all! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:29 pm

  505. chatti -

    I’m most excited about traveling. Beginning of the year I told myself to let the universe know the places I would like to shoot weddings, and it has started to happen. I get to go to Australia this December to shoot a wedding. Super excited to shoot weddings and explore the world.

      10.18.12 - 4:29 pm

  506. Scott McGugin -

    What I find I’m most excited for in my business? That’s easy, starting it…

    I’ll be graduating from college in May with an Associates of Science focused in photography. I’ve been working the wedding scene since 2006 or so, and decided I wanted to finally get some piece of paper showing I knew what I was doing. I know, you don’t really NEED a degree in photography, it was just a goal I set for myself…

    Sorry, got a bit off topic there. Well, through school, I think I finally decided on an actual track for my photography… Travel photography. I took a course in May that took me to Italy and plan on taking a course that takes me to China next year (thank goodness for student loans/scholarships). I’m hoping to get started soon after, traveling the world, looking for ways to capture and share the world around us to people that aren’t able to do it themselves. Still not exactly sure how I’ll accomplish this, but I still have time to figure it out.

      10.18.12 - 4:29 pm

  507. Amy Hall -

    I am most excited to get my business back up & running after my 2nd cross country move. Military wife! : )

      10.18.12 - 4:29 pm

  508. dave j -

    wow what a awesome idea, thanks for sharing

      10.18.12 - 4:29 pm

  509. Sharon Beadnell -

    What am I most excited about? I shot my first wedding this year since the days of film . . . and it was on an island off our coast! Lucky me!

      10.18.12 - 4:29 pm

  510. janice huser -

    Im excited to keep learning more every day and hopefully get myself organized enough to rely less on Facebook and get a website/blog set up to keep my business growing! <3

      10.18.12 - 4:29 pm

  511. Joy Baker -

    I am so excited for my increase in weddings this year. I’m planning for it cause I believe it’s going to happen. Been working hard towards this!
    Thanks J* – you’re fab!

      10.18.12 - 4:29 pm

  512. Charlie Mai -

    For me, it’s rediscovering and re-stoking that fire that made me want to jump into this amazing biz from the start. I’d kind of lost my way in the past year…. but it was in the last couple of months that I’ve gained back a feeling of focus… to just go after it and reach for the sky (hallelujah). My heart and mind are clearer again.

      10.18.12 - 4:29 pm

  513. Andy H. -

    Great Blog, Jasmine. You cover a variety of areas that are all very interesting and fun. Andy

      10.18.12 - 4:29 pm

  514. Irina Peschan -

    Just completed my third shoot with the same client! She’s a professional jazz singer and booked her latest shoot because she got a new haircut πŸ™‚ This is what I’m most excited for: satisfied clients who keep coming back and who recommend me to others!

      10.18.12 - 4:30 pm

  515. Esther G. -

    I am most excited for the happy moments I’ll get to share with my brides and grooms!

      10.18.12 - 4:30 pm

  516. Gertrude -

    What a fun giveaway!! I have more than just one 2GB card, but I am feeling the need for lots more cards in this busy season!
    I’m looking forward to taking my business to what’s always been "take things as they come & do my best to make it work" to a much more professional, organized, client-centric (is that a word), thriving, photography business! it’s about to get crazy awesome & i’m so excited about it!! thanks for all of your tips – you encourage more people than you’ll ever know. πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:30 pm

  517. Edwardson W. Laohoo -

    One could never have enough memory cards. And, to carry on your paying forward – if I win these memory cards – I will pay it forward by giving away two of the 4 cards to someone who could use them.

      10.18.12 - 4:30 pm

  518. Daniele S -

    This is our first year in business and I am excited to work side by side with my husband to grow our business for our children.

      10.18.12 - 4:30 pm

  519. Jenn -

    LOVE!

      10.18.12 - 4:30 pm

  520. Dawn -

    Great story! It’s nice knowing someone as talented as you comes from humble beginnings. Vthanks for the giveaway.

    I am excited for so many things in my business. Of course creating beautiful images for families that bring emotion when people see them. But also getting my name out there so people know my name.

    AND be able to afford the gear (memory cards included) while still being able to support my family.

      10.18.12 - 4:30 pm

  521. janice huser -

    Im excited to keep learning more every day and hopefully get myself organized enough to rely less on Facebook and get a website/blog set up to keep my business growing! <3

      10.18.12 - 4:30 pm

  522. Sherri Smith -

    I would love to win!

      10.18.12 - 4:30 pm

  523. michelle white -

    oh wow! Jasmine love your spirt, attitude, and supportive mindset to help us other photographers. I love photography and I’m excited about new beginning, about setting new goals to strive to acheive. Would to be the recipient of you paying it forward and I always try to work on paying it forward helping other photographers to grow and inspire their passion!! so pick me, pick me!!! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:30 pm

  524. Jacek Dolata -

    I will put those cards to work!

      10.18.12 - 4:30 pm

  525. Kimberly Whitfield -

    I’m just happy that it’s starting to improve. It’s been a tough year but things are finally looking up & I couldn’t be happier.

      10.18.12 - 4:31 pm

  526. Justine Cirullo -

    After being the all encompassing photographer I have recently focused my attention on seniors, wedding, and military pre deployment photography. I’m excite to finally be focusing on areas that interest me and dropping the areas I dread shooting. I’m looking forward to becoming even more specialized as I learn more about the genre I love!
    XOXO

      10.18.12 - 4:31 pm

  527. Kate Noel -

    Too bad I don’t have a camera that accepts compact flash (yet)! πŸ™

      10.18.12 - 4:31 pm

  528. Kacie Lynch -

    Yayy! A giveaway! It’s wonderful that you’re paying it forward – and thank you for hosting this!

      10.18.12 - 4:31 pm

  529. Megan Wold -

    I’m more excited to team up with another amazing photographer and help each other build our businesses in the midwest and to tap into the Boudoir portion of photography to show women that beauty comes at every age in every stage of life.

      10.18.12 - 4:31 pm

  530. Angee Ferris -

    I’m most excited to take care of some ‘time to be a big girl business owner’ stuff: insurance for my equipment, maybe some CPA services, and a monitor calibration thingie. I might even be able to renovate our upstairs to a studio/office this year. Go big or go home. Time to step out on faith and get SERIOUS!

      10.18.12 - 4:31 pm

  531. Judie -

    What I am most excited about my business this year is that fact that I finally made it official and became an LLC!!! I purchased my first DSLR Feb 9, 2009 and have not looked back. The last 3 years have been quite a journey and I am ready to take it to the next level!! I have been blessed by the numerous amount of inspiring people who I have met, including you Jasmine!! These cards would totally help with my gear. I only own two cards right now and thank goodness they have not failed me!! Hope I win πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:31 pm

  532. Kelley Kossan -

    Most excited for in my business this year?? I think I’m just excited to see it grow, and to meet more awesome clients πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

      10.18.12 - 4:31 pm

  533. Wendy Updegraff -

    I am most excited to start offering video fusion to my clients in the coming year!

      10.18.12 - 4:32 pm

  534. Kristina -

    I am most excited about the growth my business has seen! This is my biggest year yet, allowing me to go full time. More amazing clients and the chance to learn, learn, learn while doing what I love. This is the best gig ever πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:32 pm

  535. Joanna Daily -

    I’d LOVE to have these! I only have three cards so far and I’m thinking about offering weddings. This year, I hope my business continues to grow and that my clients will always be happy with what I’ve done for them. πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:32 pm

  536. Kathy -

    I’m most excited to take what I’ve learned through your video tutorials and apply it to my client sessions! I’m confident it will be a huge improvement for both myself and my work.

      10.18.12 - 4:32 pm

  537. Esteban -

    Most excited about taking my successes and experience into the community to teach up and coming photographers and those less fortunate! I’m sure it’ll be a learning experience for me as much as it will be for them!

      10.18.12 - 4:32 pm

  538. Liam -

    This year, I’m going to finish work on a documentary film that’s been four years in the making… and I’ve just become a father. It doesn’t get much better!

      10.18.12 - 4:32 pm

  539. Linda Garcia -

    What I’ve been most excited about in my business this year is working with my husband. Working with him has made me a better wife, partner, and photographer! Thank you J* for sharing so much and helping me to grow!

      10.18.12 - 4:32 pm

  540. Shannon King -

    I would LOVE to win these. I am getting ready to purchase a new camera, the Nikon D800. It not only takes SD cards, it also take CF cards (Im sure you already knew that). Which I dont have and I will need to purchase as well. Thank you for the Giveaway.

      10.18.12 - 4:32 pm

  541. Lauren Bartlett -

    I am just starting out in this business and it is so refreshing to hear that you started out with one 2 GB card. You give me hope that I will reach all of my goals and make my dream come true πŸ™‚ The thing I am most excited about for my business is too gain the confidence I need to be the best photographer I can be and to meet tons of new friends along the way and most of all to capture moments that mean the world to my clients that could never be replaced. I am excited to see where I am at this point next year. I know it takes alot of time, motivation, passion & money to get where I want to be. Luckily I am more ready than ever to get my photography off the ground! Great things to come for me and my business this year and I cant wait! Thanks for being an inspiration and someone I can follow along the way πŸ™‚ Memory cards are a great thing to give away!

    P.S I linked my photography website & I will also attach my facebook photography page here at the bottom.

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/LB-photography/203965199714391

      10.18.12 - 4:32 pm

  542. Joy -

    Would love to win some CF Cards.
    I’m so excited for my business to take off this year!

      10.18.12 - 4:33 pm

  543. Kris Janovitz -

    Love me my SanDisk cards!! Can never have too many!

      10.18.12 - 4:33 pm

  544. Devon -

    New website, new visions, hopefully a new camera to put 32 gigs of memory in!
    Devon@devonmichellephotography.com

      10.18.12 - 4:33 pm

  545. inca -

    paying it forward is such a great idea. I had heard it in that movie with Bruce Willis… and i get help from the nicest people when I am traveling… and with no chance to pay them back, most of the time. So, I try paying it forward to others, hoping they do the same and we solve the climate change problem! πŸ™‚

    I am very new in this ‘business’ of photography but I find the courage thanks to people like you and CreativeLive. I am learning so much. As it’s my first year, I can’t compare it to my past year’s most exciting parts … but I should say I felt so excited having finished my first assignment and finally handed in the photos to the bride (it took me so long, I just couldn’t ask for money… and I gave it as a wedding gift. And you know what, it just felt great. :)).

      10.18.12 - 4:33 pm

  546. Devon -

    New website, new visions, hopefully a new camera to put 32 gigs of memory in!
    Devon@devonmichellephotography.com

      10.18.12 - 4:33 pm

  547. James Fassinger -

    I’m most excited to be able to continue my documentary project on working people across America and how the current economic downturn has changed their lives forever. It highlights different groups that are speaking out about what they see as an unjust system and taking action to bring about change for working class families. – ‘American Dissent’

      10.18.12 - 4:33 pm

  548. Christine -

    I remember the one memory card days too… although I don’t have THAT many more now!

      10.18.12 - 4:33 pm

  549. Kris Janovitz -

    yaa..forgot to say what I’m most excited about! I’m SO excited to shoot more weddings and make a profit this year!!!

      10.18.12 - 4:34 pm

  550. LJ Henley -

    I love your blog! Thanks for the inspiration!

      10.18.12 - 4:34 pm

  551. Michele H -

    πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:34 pm

  552. Jennifer Cortes -

    What I’m most excited (and nervous) about is making the transition of having photography be my side job to it being the main job!:)

      10.18.12 - 4:34 pm

  553. Julie -

    I am looking forward to new branding and in the process of total rebranding! πŸ˜€

      10.18.12 - 4:34 pm

  554. Sarah -

    I am most excited about planning for the day the business becomes reality.

      10.18.12 - 4:34 pm

  555. Andrea Topolski -

    I am excited to complete my degree in professional photography and be moving to a different state where I will actually be able to have a studio!!

      10.18.12 - 4:34 pm

  556. Amanda Turner -

    I am super excited that I just booked my first wedding based on a referral. This will be the 8th wedding that I’ve booked. Movin’ on uuuuuppp! lol. πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:34 pm

  557. KristeenMaire -

    You can never have too many memory cards – especially this time of year!

      10.18.12 - 4:35 pm

  558. Michelle -

    I am most excited about my business this year because I officially charging customers for my work. I am also having a website other than just facebook, and I have two engagement and weddings scheduled. These are the first I am doing on my own!!! I feel pretty awesome about it!!! Michelle @ geckofeet@msn.com

      10.18.12 - 4:36 pm

  559. Ellad -

    I am still a college student but I can’t wait to start y career out in Vancouver this year!!!

      10.18.12 - 4:36 pm

  560. Regina Foreman -

    I am must excited because I realized I am not a wedding photographer. I still shoot as my daughter’s second shooter and often my pics are including the wedding portfolio. I simply prefer Fine Art Photography and my daughter has encouraged me to seek my dream as a Fine Art Photographer. I sold my first pic of the Eiffel Tower back in June and I am looking forward to pressing to the mark. I can do this, I tell myself everyday.

      10.18.12 - 4:36 pm

  561. mike gionta -

    I wish I had a gig.

      10.18.12 - 4:36 pm

  562. Peter Lawton -

    Thanks Jasmine! More events to come but, I was most excited for an event held in DC a few months ago. Making connections and slowly growing my business.

      10.18.12 - 4:36 pm

  563. Jennifer Anderson -

    OMG, I would love to win these:). I will pass it forward if I was to win!!!

      10.18.12 - 4:37 pm

  564. Melissa Arroyo -

    I’m most excited for my charity work with OpLove….the organization continues to grow and I’m proud to be able to shoot for it. πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:37 pm

  565. Leo DeVinney -

    Pick me!

      10.18.12 - 4:37 pm

  566. Jen Stafford -

    The most exciting thing that has happened with my business this year, is having had the opportunity to shoot more people that I have never met before. My friends and family have been great about referring me, and I’ve been able to meet lots of fun new people. I hope it continues next year as well!

      10.18.12 - 4:37 pm

  567. Nicole -

    Great giveaway Jasmine! I am excited for our business this year, because we moved in to a studio this summer and had our grand opening two weeks ago. The new space has been more than we have ever dreamed of and we cannot wait to see how else we will be able to use it in the coming years.

      10.18.12 - 4:38 pm

  568. Shelley Wyman -

    In the year ahead I hope to develop my brand and try to find my niche in the industry. Thanks for all the inspiration you so generously provide us πŸ™‚

    -Trying to be fabulous

      10.18.12 - 4:38 pm

  569. Evonne & Darren -

    OMG, Darren and I were just thinking that we need to get more memory cards. This giveaway can’t come at a better timing! πŸ™‚ What we are most excited for our business this year is that we moved back home to San Francisco from Hawaii in January (I know, people think we are crazy to leave "paradise"), and we had to rebrand our business. Usually it can be a very daunting experience to start from square one again, but we are super excited about our new ShowIt site, and our blog is also coming together. Not only do we get local wedding inquiries from Bay Area brides, but we also continue to get Hawaii inquiries and now for other destinations as well such as Cabo, Bali…etc. So we are very excited about new opportunities and what the future may bring. Thank you, Jasmine for giving away 32GB of memory… we sure will need it! xoxo

      10.18.12 - 4:39 pm

  570. Kathy valentine -

    This year I am looking forward to getting to share in the moments that bring the happy into life! I am excited to make new lifetime friends with my clients, and learning lessons. The world is waiting for me to explore and meet new souls along the way. Looking forward to the journey. :). Jasmine. I consider you one of the amazing souls I have encountered (albeit on the web). But I have learned so much from you and am appreciative and inspired every day! Thank you. Kathy

      10.18.12 - 4:39 pm

  571. Erin George -

    You rock J* – you pay it forward in so many ways. Inspiring.

    I am most excited for the many firsts for my business since I just went official recently!

      10.18.12 - 4:39 pm

  572. Alia Rolley -

    There is no more horrifying feeling than running out of memory.

      10.18.12 - 4:39 pm

  573. Tori Aaker -

    Just launched a new ShowIt website with Promise yesterday at her GOLIVE Event! (Awesome, btw.) I did not include families or seniors on my site as I had before – 2013 is just about weddings, engagements, boudoir! Eeee! I’m excited to only be shooting these next year but scared for the response of current clients and turning away potential business! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:39 pm

  574. Houston Pittman -

    I am in that way now trying to start out with not much. I do photography part time but I know it will grow. Enjoy your story. Thank you!

      10.18.12 - 4:39 pm

  575. Jennifer S. -

    I’m just starting out and this would definitely be a welcomed addition to my gear! Great way to pay it forward J*!

      10.18.12 - 4:39 pm

  576. Chelsy H -

    I’m most excited to finally break free from what I feel I ‘have’ to do and make my photography what I WANT it to be. To be inspired by my own work.

      10.18.12 - 4:39 pm

  577. Julia Adams -

    Thank you so much for this giveaway! This coming year I will be marrying my fiance who is a pilot in the airforce. Since we will be moving to where he is assigned I will have to kinda start over building my clients again in a new location. So I am excited for a new adventure!

      10.18.12 - 4:40 pm

  578. Meg P -

    What wonderful timing…I *just* upgraded to a 5d mark II, so my bundle of SD cards are of course useless. I’m most excited that I’m no longer working with a crop sensor camera! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:40 pm

  579. Matt Weiss -

    I’m exciting for more job opportunities coming in! I took a big step forward recently and upgraded my 40d to a 5d Mark II. It’s created a new fire in my belly!

      10.18.12 - 4:40 pm

  580. JCV Photography -

    Excited about two things!
    One, our provincial economy is very strong, which means the real estate market is also strong, which means I will continue to make my realtor clients’ listings look amazing!

    Two, my good friend Terri has finally succumbed to the fact she is a really fantastic photographer and we’ll be working together more to do weddings, families and kids!

    2012 was fantastic and 2013 is shaping up to be even better!
    J.
    info@julievincentphotography.com
    http://www.julievincentphotography.com

      10.18.12 - 4:40 pm

  581. Troy Philbert -

    wow this would be great to help me get started as well. I have my name picked out and just waiting for a few more things to fall into place to start up, and hopefully I do as well as you have!!!

      10.18.12 - 4:40 pm

  582. Sarah McLachlan -

    We are most excited for our re-branding process. We finally got the guts to hire a Showit designer to create a website that is truly going to express who we are to our clients!

      10.18.12 - 4:40 pm

  583. candace simpson -

    can always use more memory cards:)

      10.18.12 - 4:40 pm

  584. Beth Larabee -

    I am just starting out and this would be great! Thanks for the opportunity!
    Beth*
    lovemyspy@yahoo.com

      10.18.12 - 4:40 pm

  585. Natalie McNichols -

    I would be so excited to win this! I am studying to be a food photographer and I will be graduating in December with a degree in photography…yay me! This would greatly help me get started in my career and I promise to pay it forward!!

      10.18.12 - 4:40 pm

  586. Kristina Q -

    Thanks for the opportunity to win, J* and Adorama! πŸ™‚

    This year, I’m still working on my goal to really pinpoint identify my target client base and branching out/networking to get more referrals for my portrait photography.

      10.18.12 - 4:40 pm

  587. Erin Edmonson -

    I’m excited that I’m able to pay some bills with my business this year! Snoopy Dance!

      10.18.12 - 4:40 pm

  588. Edith Taylor -

    Simplykissed@gmail.com

    I’m excited not only to have a full year where I feel like a legit professional wedding photographer but also having a balance between full time work & full time photography.

      10.18.12 - 4:41 pm

  589. Melanie -

    I would be great to have extra cards they can be pricey…Thanks for this opportunity!!

      10.18.12 - 4:41 pm

  590. Edith Taylor -

    Simplykissed@gmail.com

    I’m excited not only to have a full year where I feel like a legit professional wedding photographer but also having a balance between full time work & full time photography.

      10.18.12 - 4:41 pm

  591. katie -

    Honestly, working my way into wedding photography.

      10.18.12 - 4:41 pm

  592. Allen Adams -

    We are so excited to be getting our new brand online and finally getting to be full time wedding photographers. We are anxious for that day! I’m pretty sure these memory cards would be key to making that happen! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:41 pm

  593. Yehoshua Sigala -

    This is my first year running my own independent business and I am so super stoked to grow more and meet more awesome couples this next year (plus I just got my first inquiry for a European destination wedding, so fingers crossed!). Most of all though I’m looking forward to being able to spend more quality time with my wife and kids than I ever was able to in the past πŸ™‚
    PS – This is such awesome timing since my little princess just misplaced 16 gigs of mine :/

      10.18.12 - 4:41 pm

  594. Jessica Hinson -

    I will pay it forward someday too!

      10.18.12 - 4:41 pm

  595. Lisa Pitt -

    I’m excited to start my business this year. Things are going a little slowly, but that’s okay. I’m fine working here and there with enough time to spend with my kids.

      10.18.12 - 4:42 pm

  596. Jeanne Mitchum -

    This is such a great giveaway. I just got a new (well kinda new, used) camera but really how no idea how much space I would use up on a card with this camera. So new memory cards would be super legit!! I am actually most excited about meeting more new people through my business!

      10.18.12 - 4:42 pm

  597. Linsey Wilt -

    linsey@linseywiltphotography.com. This year I am most excited about only shooting what I love and learning to say "no." It was such a difficult thing to do at first, but after that first "no" I had never felt more free in my business!

      10.18.12 - 4:42 pm

  598. Mike Gibson -

    Holla!

    Winner winner chicken dinner!!

    pick me pick me!

      10.18.12 - 4:42 pm

  599. Stephen -

    Jasmine, your posts are always so inspirational, as you’ve most certainly been where many of us currently are – you are an amazing model for success! Would love to win!

      10.18.12 - 4:42 pm

  600. tamsen -

    Jasmine- you do nothing in your biz but pay it forward! YOU are too kind and generous! I hope the lucky winner remembers this as well and the ‘PIF’ circle continues! XO

      10.18.12 - 4:43 pm

  601. William Morton -

    AWESOME idea! If more of us did something like this we could really have an impact on our young protΓ©gΓ©s.

      10.18.12 - 4:43 pm

  602. Sarah F. -

    I’m most excited about shooting weddings! I can’t wait to start getting some more amazing brides and grooms.
    I’m also excited about working on our branding πŸ˜‰ It’s so hard to choose!

      10.18.12 - 4:43 pm

  603. Isabel Aristy -

    What I am most excited in my business for this year is to interact and make connections with my clients and my client’s friends and family. I feel that the best type of networking. Successfully making your client so happy that they go around showing you off to everyone they know. =)

      10.18.12 - 4:44 pm

  604. Guillaume -

    I’m excited about my first complete wedding season, this year was incomplete and was a test run, i hope i make it!!! πŸ˜‰
    thx Jasmine and Adorama for the opportunity
    From France, with love!

      10.18.12 - 4:44 pm

  605. Audra Buchanan -

    Oh.. I so need these! This is the next purchase on my list! Thanks for the chance! This year I am excited to grow my senior business.

      10.18.12 - 4:44 pm

  606. Noelle -

    I’m most excited that I started shooting weddings this year – and I love them. Can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store!

      10.18.12 - 4:44 pm

  607. Melissa -

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

      10.18.12 - 4:44 pm

  608. Tim Keller -

    Un Like you I have not been able to have my dream come true and Quit my Job yet But I have had the opprutuinity to use my photography as a way to pay it forward in other ways. Thank You

      10.18.12 - 4:45 pm

  609. ash -

    I’m most excited for re-branding my business and building my very first website through Showit!!

      10.18.12 - 4:45 pm

  610. Tanya Amyote -

    Hi, J*! I’ve been a huge fan for a while, and have been doing the photography thing for a few years, half-assedly.

    I had a baby recently and, rather than return to my day job after my maternity leave was over, my husband and I decided that I would become a stay-at-home Mom.

    I have LOVED each and every minute with my baby, who is now a year old, but I’m feeling the itch to start doing something for myself again. With my amazingly awesome husband’s blessing, I recently spent my last employment insurance cheque (as we say here in Canada), to upgrade from a 50D to a new-to-me 7D.

    I’m recommitting to myself, and my family, that I can be more than a diaper-changer and laundry-folder. I can capture more memories and beautiful moments, than just the ones enjoyed by my own family.

    I’m currently working on updating my long-neglected web site, and I have booked my first real family session since my comeback, for Oct 27. I can’t wait!

    You know what? Forget the giveaway. Yes, the cards or wallet would be an awesome way to juice up my camera bag, but I can only imagine how many entries you’ve gotten, most much more deserving than mine. But honestly, your posts are always so positive. I would be satisfied if you just sent me an email with a, "Hey, Tan! Keep working! You can DO this!"

    Sorry for blathering on. Keep on doing what you do. πŸ™‚

    Tanya

      10.18.12 - 4:45 pm

  611. George Brazier -

    I’m most excited about finally starting to market my business the right way and for a growing client base. Ahhhh, the beauty of weddings!!

      10.18.12 - 4:45 pm

  612. Wes -

    I’m excited because for the 1st time I have sat aside somewhat of a marketing budget!

      10.18.12 - 4:46 pm

  613. Sandrine -

    I’m really excited about the fact that my 1st of Wedding photography season is just over and already filling my agenda for 2013… excited that my photos are appreciated and trusted πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:46 pm

  614. Jamie Swainson -

    I’m excited to start my 3rd year of business and am finally getting to the point where I can be more creative and selective rather than just taking on anything I can:) can’t wait to learn more!

      10.18.12 - 4:46 pm

  615. Rene Flores -

    Hope I win! this would be the first time I win something, ever! : D

      10.18.12 - 4:46 pm

  616. Katie Jane -

    I am most excited to stop photographing big weddings next year and focus solely on elopements! I just shot my very last big wedding this past weekend. 2013 is going to be fantastic!

      10.18.12 - 4:46 pm

  617. Susan M -

    As a newbie, I am excited to get my business off the ground! Thanks for all the inspriation and the giveaway!!

      10.18.12 - 4:47 pm

  618. Der -

    please let me win! =)

      10.18.12 - 4:47 pm

  619. Peter Lawton -

    Thanks Jasmine! I was most excited about an event I did a few months ago in DC. Making connections and slowly growing my business. More events coming up this fall and more trips.

    this may be a double post since I never saw a result via my iphone. thanks!

      10.18.12 - 4:47 pm

  620. Vickie Tomasik -

    I just added an awesome hair and makeup artist to my team, so I am looking forward to combining our creative skills and making the most of our artistic capabilities! πŸ˜‰

      10.18.12 - 4:47 pm

  621. Kelsey -

    The thing I am most excited for this year is to enter each shoot with confidence. The more I am shooting, the more confident I am at being directive to my clients which is yielding waaaaay better results! I am actually snapping the images I have in my head. Yay for not shrinking back, but stepping up.

      10.18.12 - 4:47 pm

  622. Carolyn Venditto -

    I would love to win. Starting a new business in Real Estate Photography.

      10.18.12 - 4:47 pm

  623. Lelia -

    I’m most excited that this year I will be working where I want to be, shooting what I want to shoot, with some amazing people. I seriously couldn’t get more excited about 2013. it’s going to be an amazing year!

      10.18.12 - 4:48 pm

  624. Lou Zehner -

    I understand the CF feeling. At my first photography workshop ever, I had to borrow a card because my only 2g card was full.

      10.18.12 - 4:48 pm

  625. Jessica Peterson -

    Thank you for this opportunity! You’re so generous, I sincerely appreciate you paying it forward! Good luck to everyone!

      10.18.12 - 4:48 pm

  626. Jessica Peterson -

    Thank you for this opportunity! You’re so generous, I sincerely appreciate you paying it forward! Good luck to everyone!

      10.18.12 - 4:48 pm

  627. Jessica Peterson -

    Thank you for this opportunity! You’re so generous, I sincerely appreciate you paying it forward! Good luck to everyone!

      10.18.12 - 4:48 pm

  628. Marianella -

    Jasmin you make me cry girl. I know how difficult is to start a new business when you have to work with the few things you have (you can afford). What is most exciting about my business is that finally I am doing what I love to do. Thank you to give back to others. God will multiply it back to you.

      10.18.12 - 4:49 pm

  629. Natalie Tuggle -

    In my business, I’m excited for the sudden growth I’ve experienced this month! I’ve been following your business model (trying to) for a while now waiting for the snowball to get big enough for me to feel it rolling…I think I’m about there :D!!!

      10.18.12 - 4:49 pm

  630. Michelle -

    I am excited for all the new clients I will meet and all the amazing LOVE that I will capture for them with their images.

      10.18.12 - 4:50 pm

  631. Kathleen McCortney -

    I am excited about booking more weddings this year and my growth as a photographer.

      10.18.12 - 4:50 pm

  632. Liz -

    I had my only CF card go all weird on me two weeks ago and had to buy another one. Lightbulb moment – maybe I should have more than one! πŸ™‚ I am most excited about actually starting my business this year. I designed a website that’s simple but a start, managed to buy a my first MKII (used but could not care less), and am now focusing on the art of figuring out my style. People are my passion so I have another starting point πŸ™‚ Paying it forward (which is also kind of paying it back, like your ex-boss) is so important – thanks for this opportunity Jasmine!

      10.18.12 - 4:50 pm

  633. Debra Schoenberger -

    Thanks Jasmine for this contest. I love photojournalism and children and plan to go back to India. India
    is a country so rich in culture, history and smiles that it is an irresistable draw! I’m squirreling away every penny for this trip so the Think Tank holder and cards would be really useful. Cheers!

    PS – love your magazine style layout!

      10.18.12 - 4:50 pm

  634. Trish Sloan -

    This year I am excited to focus on my style of photography. I have been following the work of other photographers so long that I started to feel bogged down. I wasn’t sure who I was as a photographer anymore. So for awhile I went on strike. Now I look at a few blogs a month & feel I have a better grasp of what is beautiful to me. It feels good!

      10.18.12 - 4:50 pm

  635. Julia P -

    wow) Lucky cards from J* ))) Worth more than new. ))))

      10.18.12 - 4:51 pm

  636. Daniel -

    I’m excited but also freaking out a little, because I’m trying to open a small studio here in my town. Prayers are welcome. =)

      10.18.12 - 4:51 pm

  637. Emily Malcolm -

    I cannot wait for the upcoming year! I have been so thankful for this year. I recently started my business and I can feel it grow with everyday. I’ve built amazing relationships with my clients that I can now call friends. I look forward to the future of my career and the future of my clients! I also look forward to the many wedding I have set up for next year. I feel so lucky to be such an important part of my clients wedding and their lives!

      10.18.12 - 4:51 pm

  638. Emily Malcolm -

    I cannot wait for the upcoming year! I have been so thankful for this year. I recently started my business and I can feel it grow with everyday. I’ve built amazing relationships with my clients that I can now call friends. I look forward to the future of my career and the future of my clients! I also look forward to the many wedding I have set up for next year. I feel so lucky to be such an important part of my clients wedding and their lives!

      10.18.12 - 4:51 pm

  639. Abby Hacker -

    I am most excited that I am finally getting all my ducks in a row – registering, getting insurance, belonging to PPA, business plan – sure, none of that’s actually too exciting, but it feels good to get it done!

      10.18.12 - 4:51 pm

  640. Sara -

    I would LOVE to win…how generous of you! I am so excited to launch my new website soon!

      10.18.12 - 4:51 pm

  641. Joy Chambers -

    I recently took the step of getting a studio space on the downtown square of my town. As you know, taking steps like that early in your business are so very scary and easily stretch you financially. I have taken the leap though and I too believe/hope/pray more business and success will come. Memory cards are a purchase I have to make this month and could really use this giveaway to help ease the current financial struggle. πŸ™‚ Even if I don’t get them I want to thank you, Jasmine, for sharing your struggles when starting out. It is truly and inspiration to me. You are incredible!

      10.18.12 - 4:52 pm

  642. Garry Margolis -

    Cool giveaway! Thanks!

      10.18.12 - 4:53 pm

  643. GayleV -

    New classes, trips, and a few of those beautiful, unexpected photos that become instant favorites!

      10.18.12 - 4:53 pm

  644. Dana -

    You’re really cool gal!

      10.18.12 - 4:53 pm

  645. Rick -

    I am excited to move into a new location; a very old factory type large building with high ceilings and room to do many new things.

      10.18.12 - 4:53 pm

  646. Regina Eco -

    I am a part time photographer and mostly take photos of folks who cannot afford standard photographer fees. I take their photos with very minimal fee with hopes that they will be happy with the captured moments of their special day.

    Anyways, I am excited to do a maternity shoot with a very good friend of mine and also looking forward to my first senior shoot!

      10.18.12 - 4:54 pm

  647. DeMond Younger -

    Awesome giveaway!

      10.18.12 - 4:54 pm

  648. Eve Victorie -

    most excited for my business this year? umm… starting it out, I guess. πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:54 pm

  649. Sarah DAttoma -

    I am accomplishing my goals that I set when I came to The Fix in Atlanta!!! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 4:55 pm

  650. Kate -

    On Saturday we will be shooting our first wedding out of Germany. We are sooo happy about it. Going to Switzerland and hopefully we do have enough Memory with us ;). It so so exciting to watch your business grow and get more brides asking to capture their wedding. We really love our job and sure can use every support we can get.

      10.18.12 - 4:55 pm

  651. Alison Creasy -

    I am most excited at the possibility of having regular jobs. Still building up a business. I am also learning about lighting and want to incorporate some creative lighting in my sessions. Thanks for the give away.

      10.18.12 - 4:55 pm

  652. Lisa -

    I remember feeling very professional when I bought my first 8 gig card!

      10.18.12 - 4:56 pm

  653. Emily Malcolm -

    I cannot wait for the upcoming year! I have been so honored and thankful for this year. I recently started my business and I feel it grow with every client. I’ve built amazing relationships with my clients that I now call friends. I look forward to the future of my career and the future of my clients! I also look forward to the many weddings in my future. I feel so lucky to be such an important part of my clients lives! I cannot wait for the new friends I will make!

      10.18.12 - 4:56 pm

  654. Hai -

    Hi Jasmine! I’ve been following your blog for a few years and wanted to let you know your redistribution of knowledge is much appreciated. I’m excited for the opportunities to capture priceless moments for clients that enable them to revisit the precious moments of their lives and elicit the raw emotions that define the best of life.

      10.18.12 - 4:56 pm

  655. Genièvre Dugon -

    This is my first year that I’m most happy is the speed at which my business has grown and how much I am making progress. Sorry for my English, I speak French and I use google translation

      10.18.12 - 4:56 pm

  656. Jessica Hamby -

    Jasmine, you’re such an inspiration! Really more than you’ll ever know. I hope I too can pay it forward one day!

      10.18.12 - 4:57 pm

  657. Tina at t.j.max photography -

    There are so many things I am thankful and excited about, but I have to say that if we were to play that game were "the first thing that came to mind" is that my teenage son is my assistant: my "light guy", my "reflector helper", my "lens changer", and overall happy support, and it has brought us together in a way I never expected – and at a time when teenage boys often "pull away" from their uff-so-boring moms in order to find new adventures. What more can I ask for??? …well..perhaps a few memory cards and a memory card wallet! πŸ™‚ Love ya J! You’re so fabulous!!!

      10.18.12 - 4:57 pm

  658. Jade Angus -

    I’m a photographer from the U.K and I’m most excited about shooting my first wedding overseas which will be in the fabulous Las Vegas! I would love these memory cards as I’m sure my current cards will explode with how many great photo opportunities there will be over there!

      10.18.12 - 4:57 pm

  659. Angela Ruotolo -

    Two things I am excited about this year is 1. having ventured into different genres of photography, including weddings, newborns and events. I love all of them, and look forward to what next year will bring as I learn from each one. 2. Having more than 100 likes on my Facebook page. You must be thinking…100? Really? That’s all? Well, it makes me happy to know that all 100 likes I have received were honest likes. What do I mean by that? I try display my photography page with this type of attitude, "Here is my photography, this is what I love about it." No gimmicks, no games, no pleading or begging for likes. Honest likes. It is a milestone, a small one, but special one to me:) ….And I can totally relate t

      10.18.12 - 4:58 pm

  660. Khaled Mosli -

    I am excited to develop simple systems that can make our business simpler to handle to spend more time working on business growth.

    Thanks for sharing Jasmine!

      10.18.12 - 4:58 pm

  661. Deena -

    Jasmine I so admire your willingness to pay it forward, and to keep your word to your [ex] boss!!

    I am MOST excited to be more selective about the clients that I choose to work with, and to stand my ground with what I think I am worth (vs. taking every wedding, at any price point!).

      10.18.12 - 4:58 pm

  662. Mark -

    I am excited about refocusing my business on portraits. I took a trip trying to work with an agency shooting product and it sucked out my soul.

      10.18.12 - 4:58 pm

  663. Albina Campos -

    Where do I begin! My identical twin sister and I joined forces in May ’12 and we began our photography business. We’ve seen the favor of God upon our personal lives, business, and finances. We’ve been able to purchase most of our photography equipment this year and we just purchased the Airport Security V2 Think Tank Camera Carry On early this week to travel with us on our very first destination wedding in Cancun. We feel extremely blessed! Having these extra memory cards would definitely allow us to expand our business as we are currently learning how to video weddings. Plus, we will make sure to pass it forward!

      10.18.12 - 4:59 pm

  664. Ken Graham -

    Jasmine, I am a beginner and currently use SD cards, but wanted to applaud your commitment to pay it forward. Here’s to learning & sharing.

      10.18.12 - 4:59 pm

  665. Crystal Lugo -

    I am most excited, at this point in my business, to be getting actual paying customers. I was portfolio building for free for so long and now people are actually interested in hiring me! Fabulous feeling πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 5:00 pm

  666. Raquel -

    I am MOST excited about releasing myself from the ridiculous unjustified pressure I put on myself last year to book weddings and make every shot perfect. This year I am excited to shoot passionately, creatively, and go back to enjoying my amazing job!

      10.18.12 - 5:00 pm

  667. Laura -

    We are revising our target business strategy, focusing on newborns!

      10.18.12 - 5:00 pm

  668. Carlos Lopez Rueda -

    The most excited happened to me in this year, are a growth bussiness, with 25 weddings. I’m so excited for that. πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 5:00 pm

  669. Julie Wilmes -

    I am excited to finally become a full time photographer!

      10.18.12 - 5:00 pm

  670. Raquel -

    I am MOST excited about releasing myself from the ridiculous unjustified pressure I put on myself last year to book weddings and make every shot perfect. This year I am excited to shoot passionately, creatively, and go back to enjoying my amazing job!

      10.18.12 - 5:00 pm

  671. Aminda Villamagna -

    I’m excited to start shooting WEDDINGS next year! I’ve been assisting for quite a while, and I can’t wait to take them on by myself! πŸ™‚ Extra memory cards would DEFINITELY come in handy there!

    Thanks for this contest!

      10.18.12 - 5:01 pm

  672. Kimberly -

    I truly believe paying it forward is one of the most masterful things you can do in life. Thank you for paying it forward. I am not a wedding photographer, but a portrait photographer. I am not sure if I come to see how awesome your pics are, or just experience how awesome you are!

      10.18.12 - 5:01 pm

  673. Kenneth Smith -

    Hello Mrs. Star !

    I wanted to start with saying thank you, Thank you for motivating young photographers such as myself, and pushing me to want to start a blog/website/buisness of my own through your unique and fun to read use of words and gorgeous images. Having only witnessed this "business" thing (I sent the link to my employer), I believe the most exciting step would be booking my very first wedding (in which I can foresee lol). Ive learned through my two years experience in photography that you really have the potential to soar; on the contrary, your fears can hold you back to a point where you won’t even pick up your camera. Accomplishing this wedding; or any wedding in that matter, will set me free to find the photographer within that I see in you.Thank you, thank you, thank you for taking the time to hear what I have to say.

    Your inspired fan,
    Kenneth Smith.

      10.18.12 - 5:01 pm

  674. Naomi Epstein -

    I’ll stand on shoulders to taking my headshot business above the rest – can’t wait to build to get to the next level.

      10.18.12 - 5:02 pm

  675. Jen -

    Feel your pain! Just starting out and often feel overwhelmed by the cost of starting out right.

      10.18.12 - 5:02 pm

  676. Carlos Antonio Creencia -

    I’m really excited to try out new techniques and perspectives how to approach my photography and taking my photography to locations I have only dreamed of. πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 5:02 pm

  677. CA -

    Either my software’s not updating the page or no one wants to be first. Well, I’ll go!

    I’m excited that my photography business is gaining traction! More and more referrals validate that I am doing a great job for my clients and I am excited to see more of that unfold next year!!

      10.18.12 - 5:02 pm

  678. Andrew -

    We are a finalist in a local magazine Cover contest. It would be our first officially published photo and our first Cover!

      10.18.12 - 5:03 pm

  679. Josh Petersen -

    what im most excited for is fall colors, happy couples, and golden light. because really…. what could be better than that?!

      10.18.12 - 5:03 pm

  680. Mel Carll -

    Jasmine: What an awesome thing to do, by giving back to the photographers up and coming. You can never have enough memory when capturing memories of the bride and groom. Thanks. Mel
    mel@scvphotocenter.com

      10.18.12 - 5:03 pm

  681. Chris -

    J* your style is so refreshing, and I model my style after yours. Keep up the good work! By the way, Pick me! Pick me!

      10.18.12 - 5:03 pm

  682. Pavel G -

    I don’t have a business but I’m excited that next year I’ll be done with school.

      10.18.12 - 5:03 pm

  683. dOEL gONZALEZ -

    I’m excited that, since I started that my client are happy with what I have produce for them. All this working with less. But this would be a big help for sure. I have updated and can use the boost.

      10.18.12 - 5:03 pm

  684. Jen Jar -

    Jasmine, it’s like you read my mind. I was JUST thinking about how I really need more memory cards and then I saw your blog post. It must be fate πŸ˜‰ I am most excited about our new branding!!! We are able to really show everyone what we’re all about and I’m PROUD to show off our new site and blog! Also, we are obsessed with packaging so new branding equals new packaging and that’s always exciting!!! πŸ™‚ Oh! And my email is jen@jenandashley.com

      10.18.12 - 5:03 pm

  685. anna -

    I’m most looking forward to learning. I’m just starting out, and have so much to learn, but I’m enjoying every moment of it!

      10.18.12 - 5:04 pm

  686. Karen Taggart -

    This is the first month I was booked (I only shoot once a week so don’t be too impressed!) so I’m excited that things may finally be working out!

      10.18.12 - 5:06 pm

  687. Brandi -

    This year has been an exciting year for my wedding photography business and I have been blessed with so many great couples. I’m even at the point of having to turn away couples for next season because I am booking so fast, but the thing I am most excited about this year is that I was asked to shoot a HUGE campaign for a large local dress shop that will be used for all their advertising, bridal show advertising AND will be featured on billboards. It’s a huge honor and I’m feeling super blessed! Thank you Jasmine (and Adorama) for another great giveaway and for paying it forward!

      10.18.12 - 5:06 pm

  688. Sydney Paige Hollingsworth -

    This year…as in this year 2012, I am most excited for the my clients. Super cheesey. Yeah, but come on! Without them, WHAT would I be? The trust, the love, the friendships, gratitude from clients and the images I get from my clients are what makes me feel good! And the images attract new clients…and thats what I am excited about…
    In the next year I am excited for whats to come, meeting you new people, growing, new opportunities and FINALLY saying goodbye to my 8-5 desk job and doing this full time.

      10.18.12 - 5:06 pm

  689. Ceci -

    Wow! I can totally relate to this. Jasmine, TY for always being real, and making me realize that I can do this, no matter the circumstances.

    About my business… I’m mostly excited about finally making the decision to focus on a genre of photography that I love, rather then trying to photograph everything out there.

      10.18.12 - 5:07 pm

  690. Melissa -

    Thanks for the oportunity!

      10.18.12 - 5:07 pm

  691. Donna Stokes Kennedy -

    I am excited to be launching my business the beginning of the year!

      10.18.12 - 5:07 pm

  692. Greg Smit -

    I’ve recently moved from Australia to Nashville to get married, so I am looking forward to establishing my photography business in my new home this year! And hopefully be able to quit my accounting job and go into photography full-time!

      10.18.12 - 5:08 pm

  693. Irela -

    I am excited (and thankful) that people entrust me with their most precious moments. It is quite the responsibility…..you know πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 5:08 pm

  694. Jill Tiongco -

    I’m most excited for all the weddings I’ve already booked for 2013… and for it to officially be my second year in business!

      10.18.12 - 5:08 pm

  695. Yvonne Pasqualone -

    Hi Jasmine! Thanks so much for this contest, back up memory cards would be awesome! I have been doing photos on a part time basis for years now as my kids have been little, but I’m hoping to grow more this next year with doing mostly Seniors and some weddings. Blessings to you! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 5:08 pm

  696. Shannon Forbes -

    This year I was so excited to find and purchase on eBay an SPL water housing unit and port for my camera that works (tested!) and start offering family, couples, and fun water photography sessions. I’m still working on building that part of my portfolio! I’ve rented memory cards too!

      10.18.12 - 5:08 pm

  697. shan -

    im so new at this it can hardly be called a ‘business’… but i am excited about getting better at using new gear i’ve invested in, more opportunities to gain experience..

      10.18.12 - 5:09 pm

  698. Shannon Forbes -

    This year I was so excited to find and purchase on eBay an SPL water housing unit and port for my camera that works (tested!) and start offering family, couples, and fun water photography sessions. I’m still working on building that part of my portfolio! I’ve rented memory cards too!

      10.18.12 - 5:09 pm

  699. Kenon Lamont Thompson -

    What I am most excited about my business this year is sharing and displaying other photographers/artists on my website titled "Discover Your Locals" to the world.

      10.18.12 - 5:09 pm

  700. Allison Potter -

    We’re most excited about our new (in the works) website!!!

      10.18.12 - 5:09 pm

  701. Sarah Keys -

    I am super pumped for a new look for my business….revamping my website and marketing literature..sounds like fun right? Im not really savvy in this area but I’m totally looking forward to it!!

      10.18.12 - 5:09 pm

  702. Doug Goodwin -

    Thank you, and thanks to Adorama for doing this. Good luck to everyone.

      10.18.12 - 5:09 pm

  703. Roese -

    Narrating with the camera and improving with each click!

      10.18.12 - 5:10 pm

  704. Joleen -

    Hello Jasmine! It’s funny you should post this…what I’m most excited about right now is a collab I have with a clothing company in Hawaii! (I’m a Cali photog). But I got to thinking, "I’m a desktop only computer person, no lap top. What if I don’t have enough memory for a weeks worth of shooting??". My solution was going to be to shoot carefully….but I sure wouldn’t mind a little cushion! You’re awesome and I love how you’re always willing to share:)

      10.18.12 - 5:10 pm

  705. Deb -

    Taking it to the next level!
    Build for success, not the moment!
    You Rock Inspiration!

      10.18.12 - 5:10 pm

  706. Fallon -

    Super excited about this year because we have brought on more photographers as second shooters for weddings. Thanks for being an inspiration! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 5:10 pm

  707. Jillian -

    I am most excited to be back shooting wedding again next year after taking off this past season to have my 3rd baby in July!

      10.18.12 - 5:10 pm

  708. Beth Hamilton -

    This year, I’m super excited to get some help with my branding! This has been my first year in the business and I can’t wait to get a more professional feel to everything πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 5:10 pm

  709. Misti Moffett -

    I am excited to launch my business. Ok. I’ve been 2nd shooting and have done a few weddings on my own over the past couple of years, but this year, is MY year! I have a new set of goals, I have a total revamp of my business, and I am so excited for this year to be all about MY style, MY company, and MY SUCCESS! I would love to bring theses cards along for the ride, and it would be so great to be able to help another new photographer once I make it on my own!

      10.18.12 - 5:10 pm

  710. Christina -

    To be me.
    cgraves3@gmail.com
    Notice somebody with your smile today.
    Loveyaalots

      10.18.12 - 5:11 pm

  711. Allison -

    I’m excited to finally be full-time and ONLY doing photography for the first time in my life. No school and no college soccer. It’s an exciting time!

      10.18.12 - 5:12 pm

  712. Aric Becker -

    I am so excited to take steps to move my business to Hawaii!!!

      10.18.12 - 5:13 pm

  713. Jaime Davis -

    Hey Jasmine! i am most excited for my business this year in a whole bunch of ways! I just made the leap to go full time back in August and i already have 5 weddings booked for next year (thats more then total i had for this year), i have completed my website (showit) and blog and done all my branding. I am so excited that i made this leap and thank you for being there for us! Would love your opinion on my site πŸ™‚
    jaimedavisphotography@gmail.com

      10.18.12 - 5:13 pm

  714. Stephanie -

    This is my first year in business so there’s A LOT I’m excited about. I’m planning on expanding outside of just wedding photography to do women’s portraits (a la Sue Bryce). I can’t wait and I think it will be a beautiful compliment to the wedding photography I do. Needless to say, extra memory cards would definitely come in handy!!

      10.18.12 - 5:13 pm

  715. Jacqueline -

    I love that you’re paying it forward (what a sweet boss you had!). I’ve just moved myself and my business from the east coast to San Diego and I’m super excited to work with the amazing west coast light and wedding community!

      10.18.12 - 5:14 pm

  716. muralidhar lalagiri -

    i am so excited to capture more beautiful moments of people around the world and make them smile forever with those memories. πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 5:14 pm

  717. Kendra -

    This is awesome!! What I’m most excited for in my business this year is actually taking the leap and leaving my full time job to just do photography and also get to stay home with our little girl we had in July!

      10.18.12 - 5:15 pm

  718. Brenda King -

    I took some time off this summer to travel, and got to photograph photos of my family, as well as some wonderful photos in NYC (my first visit, which I loved), Sandals Montego Bay, Jamaica, and first trip to Hilton Head Island with my family. I don’t usually have the time to take those personal photos, so it has been an exciting summer. I took some time off from shooting weddings, but missed it so much that I have started booking them again. So excited to get back to photographing those special memories for a bride and groom.

      10.18.12 - 5:15 pm

  719. Brooke -

    I’ve literally just started my business and have two 4 GB memory cards. These would be a welcome addition to my current supply!!!

      10.18.12 - 5:16 pm

  720. dnsmatrix@gmail.com -

    I have been using SanDisk for 3 years now. I think it’s time for me to get some new ones :).

      10.18.12 - 5:16 pm

  721. Jessica Lee -

    What I’m most excited about my business this year – Investing and becoming a strong second shooter.. Allowing me to be a strong asset to the photographer I’m shooting for! Also giving me the confidence that I can do this thing on my own one day!!
    (PS. I started with only 1 8gig card! I feel ya girl.. holla!!)

      10.18.12 - 5:17 pm

  722. Amanda -

    Finally Quitting the DAY JOB to pursue my love of photography full time yo!!!! Word.

      10.18.12 - 5:17 pm

  723. Katherine Twigg -

    My daughter and I shoot weddings together, so extra memory is a great benefit! Thanks Jasmine for doing this..I am most excited for new opportunities to expand our little side business…this year has been incredible and I know 2013 will be even better!

      10.18.12 - 5:17 pm

  724. Emily Davis -

    This year I am most excited to have built a decent client base after moving to a different city from where I started my business. I am booking a good number of portrait shoots and I know one day, through those contacts, I will be booking more weddings than I know what to do with! Never. Give. Up.

    Thanks, Jasmine. You are truly an inspiration to me.

      10.18.12 - 5:17 pm

  725. Sarajane Case -

    This year has been one of development. Defining my role. I’m most excited that through photography, I’ve been able to create a community of women that encourage one another into loving themselves for who they are!

      10.18.12 - 5:17 pm

  726. Suzanne Longmire Williams -

    Your truly my inspiration Jasmine. I’m excited to do my first wedding soon! Hopefully, ha!

      10.18.12 - 5:17 pm

  727. Kayleigh pope -

    I am looking forward to evolving and improving in each Wedding. I have my first Christmas Wedding which I’m super excited about and one on my Birthday!

    Contact@kayleighpope.co.uk

    Kayleigh Pope x

      10.18.12 - 5:17 pm

  728. Kayleigh pope -

    I am looking forward to evolving and improving in each Wedding. I have my first Christmas Wedding which I’m super excited about and one on my Birthday!

    Contact@kayleighpope.co.uk

    Kayleigh Pope x

      10.18.12 - 5:17 pm

  729. Kayleigh pope -

    I am looking forward to evolving and improving in each Wedding. I have my first Christmas Wedding which I’m super excited about and one on my Birthday!

    Contact@kayleighpope.co.uk

    Kayleigh Pope x

      10.18.12 - 5:17 pm

  730. Kayleigh pope -

    I am looking forward to evolving and improving in each Wedding. I have my first Christmas Wedding which I’m super excited about and one on my Birthday!

    Contact@kayleighpope.co.uk

    Kayleigh Pope x

      10.18.12 - 5:17 pm

  731. Suzanne Longmire Williams -

    Your truly my inspiration Jasmine. I’m excited to do my first wedding soon! Hopefully, ha!

      10.18.12 - 5:18 pm

  732. Nadia Zwierzchowska -

    Thanks for this, Jasmine!
    This year, I’m most excited about getting new clients that saw us at their friends’ weddings, and liked what they saw. It’s an amazing way to get the ball rolling, and feels like you’re working with friends!

      10.18.12 - 5:18 pm

  733. Jenna -

    I’m most excited to get off the ground this upcoming year! I’m still shooting friends and family (aka – the oranges in my backyard, lol) for free. Next year, look out cause, IT’S ON!!! :0)

      10.18.12 - 5:18 pm

  734. amy mcelhoes -

    Im always so excited to wake up and read your stories! And I so love that you keep your promise to pay it forward! I’m most excited to really take my business to the next level, and in a few weeks, my first water birth! thanks for all the great stories Jas!

      10.18.12 - 5:18 pm

  735. Douglas Taylor -

    I could really use these!!

      10.18.12 - 5:18 pm

  736. Madeline Johns -

    Boy do I know that feeling! I spent the summer working as an assistant for an AMAZING photographer and feeling self-conscious about my used 40 & 60D. What I’m most excited (scared out of my mind) about of couse if having my first SOLO wedding next month!

      10.18.12 - 5:18 pm

  737. Rachel -

    I am most excited to be stepping out of my comfort zone and trying lots of new photography gigs ~ lots of high action and sports instead of my usual portraits!! PS Thanks for this awesome giveaway opportunity Jasmine!! <3

      10.18.12 - 5:18 pm

  738. Elizabeth west -

    I am so excited just to begin creating again! I was in an accident last year and have been able to hold my camera limited amounts of time. so my goal of happiness for my business is just to get it up and started again and to live my passion by photographing and capturing beautiful moments in time. Lots of love!!

      10.18.12 - 5:19 pm

  739. Rich LaBella -

    What a great way to give back! There is nothing worse than missing a shot because of a full card.

      10.18.12 - 5:19 pm

  740. Kendra Krasin -

    I’m most excited to keep learning and growing! Photography isn’t my full-time career at this point, but I love that I continue to get more sessions! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 5:19 pm

  741. Jeff Gammons -

    I must admit, I am most excited to get out of school and walk away with a degree. Im tired of scheduling clients around my classes. After I graduate I’ll be able to work freelance full time with no hindrances…. Hopefully…..

      10.18.12 - 5:20 pm

  742. ari zapata -

    Thanks to your videos and your blog and the fix and and and… πŸ™‚ We have finally started booking more weddings with the kind of ‘clients’ we want to work with and its all thanks to YOU . 2013 is going to be a great year. Thank YOU

      10.18.12 - 5:20 pm

  743. Tammy -

    I’m MOST excited this year about… having attended the I Heart Faces Photography Workship in Dallas and having been inspired to give away a portrait session to a breast cancer patient/survivor by Sue Bryce. I’m also trying to recruit other professionals (makeup artist, hair stylist, nail artist, boutique owner) to join me in this endeavor to make the deal even sweeter for the recipient. My goal is to make someone feel REALLY special, share my talents, and bring a local awareness to this awful disease.

      10.18.12 - 5:20 pm

  744. Aaron Cushing -

    ooo…first commenter on this?!?
    I’m just super excited to shoot cool people things every time I head out the door.

      10.18.12 - 5:20 pm

  745. Sue -

    I am most excited about having made a long distance move, opening the business in a new city and finding wonderful, amazing clients!!!

      10.18.12 - 5:21 pm

  746. Angie Ellis -

    There is so much I am excited about for my business right now.! One of the more exciting things though, has been seeing how many repeat clients I have established; it really helps on those days when you’re not so sure about everything!

      10.18.12 - 5:21 pm

  747. Elena Zaucke -

    ItΒ΄s always the same I am excited about every year again: Meeting the most amazing people!! That is what i love so much about my job!

      10.18.12 - 5:22 pm

  748. shirley anne casillas -

    i hope and pray to win these! thank you for this giveaway!

      10.18.12 - 5:22 pm

  749. michele -

    In my business this year I’m most excited about all the wonderful referrals I’ve gotten!

      10.18.12 - 5:22 pm

  750. Jill Fenton -

    I am most excited for my business this year is a complete re-branding! My first real website, logo, marketing materials, etc. It’s so exciting!

      10.18.12 - 5:22 pm

  751. Erin W -

    OH I NEED CARDS!! I love that you didn’t make it impossible to win! No posting and linking, just a comment. Keeping it real. Simple. I thank you!!

    Cheers!

      10.18.12 - 5:22 pm

  752. Ashley Barnes -

    What an amazing giveaway, and I love that your are paying it forward. Too many times we let ourselves get wrapped up in what we do not have and we forget to make use of the things we have to their fullest potential!

      10.18.12 - 5:22 pm

  753. rodel valdez -

    Loving that you are doing this giveaway and always a big fan of your work. I’m looking forward to more creative ideas and shooting lots and lots! Photography is very therapeutic to me and it relieves me of depression, where I can make people smile (of course in my pictures).

      10.18.12 - 5:22 pm

  754. Betty Weaver -

    Loved the story and that you are paying it forward

      10.18.12 - 5:23 pm

  755. Diane Anderson -

    We are so excited for this coming year—because being Portrait/wedding photographers—we are so much more interested in making the transition of being strictly "wedding," and it seems like our business in Wedding Photography is finally progressing!!! We are already booking for 2013 & we are hoping to be published someday—this next year would be a dream come true!!! We are big fans of your work & down-to-earth expert advice, and we look forward to someday being able to "pay-it-forward" πŸ˜‰ Thanks so much for the opportunity!!!

      10.18.12 - 5:23 pm

  756. Tamra Hart -

    Excited about two upcoming FALL/WINTER weddings — can’t wait to see the difference in decorations and overall style in our first ever November and December weddings.

      10.18.12 - 5:23 pm

  757. Jodie Hadden -

    This year I look forward to seeing my return clients. May sound strange but when a client returns and says I did such a great job they wanted to see me again, then I feel like I did something right πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 5:24 pm

  758. Jamie Lapey -

    I’m excited to change directions and continue to revamp my brand. Always up for a new adventure πŸ™‚ jamielynne82@gmail.com

      10.18.12 - 5:24 pm

  759. Aly Martin -

    This was my first year as a stay at home mom – started my LLC and am trying to build up my business (officially)! So excited to see where it takes me… to challenge myself… and to grow as an artist!
    http://www.blogspot.com/alymartinphotography

      10.18.12 - 5:24 pm

  760. Jaime -

    The best thing about my business…the thing that makes me the most excited…is that each and every day I get to do what I love!

      10.18.12 - 5:24 pm

  761. Emily Walker -

    I’m excited about a lot of things this year…but probably most excited that I’ve taken the leap to full-time photography and it’s going SO well! I’m blessed.

      10.18.12 - 5:25 pm

  762. Jewel Maree -

    This is the first year that my husband and I are working together. We’re both pursuing this dream full time, and I often feel so much anxiety and self-doubt. But I am so excited to WORK HARD this year and to become even more passionate in serving others through photography.

      10.18.12 - 5:25 pm

  763. Stephanie Mullen -

    Just excited (and a little overwhelmed) to get my business off the ground. I have been shooting for free and now I am getting paid for it. This would be extremely helpful. So grateful for paying forwards. Thank you so much. Good luck to all!

      10.18.12 - 5:25 pm

  764. Susan Dodd -

    I’m excited about everything. Every season brings new things, new people, new clients. It’s always an amazing and rewarding experience.

      10.18.12 - 5:25 pm

  765. Dominique Strom -

    I am most excited to continue growing my business! I just launched my website and Facebook page and have plans for a blog and am already getting inquires. Thanks for always motivating and inspiring people to pay it forward as well!

      10.18.12 - 5:25 pm

  766. Klienne Eco -

    I am looking forward to meet more client this year and to take more photos of my wedding clients.

      10.18.12 - 5:26 pm

  767. hendra warsono -

    when I go to a couple on their wedding day and they say they choose us because of our work that they see from their friend’s/relative’s wedding album, and those couple are in there too as one of the bridal party and they are also happy to see us again.

      10.18.12 - 5:27 pm

  768. angie ostorga -

    Awesome!!!! so excited!!! God bless

      10.18.12 - 5:27 pm

  769. Karl Mathias Moberg -

    Oh boy do I know that feeling… In the middle of a shoot somewhere and boom. Out of memory. Seems like that keeps happening way too often with my good old 4 gb card..

      10.18.12 - 5:27 pm

  770. Don Feria -

    I’m most excited for the opportunity to witness great people doing great things, and having the honor to document those monumental times in their lives. Thanks for the great blog, Jasmine! –don donferia@donferia.com

      10.18.12 - 5:27 pm

  771. Charles Morrison -

    That’s really nice Jasmine,
    I have a few ‘pay-it-forward’ efforts myself. I try to support family, friends, and former collegues who are having a tough times. For photography I have a love for landscapes and just upgraded to a Sigma wide angle. I’m excited to create the kind of shots that I’ve envisioned that I couldn’t get with my kit lens. My next hurdle is new 165mm neutral density filters and creating more website traffic. -Thanks for the offer and have a great weekend.

      10.18.12 - 5:28 pm

  772. Alexandru Tunschi -

    No way! I am the first! Great giveaway, Jasmine – thank you and I hope I’ll win a card.

    Love,
    A.

      10.18.12 - 5:28 pm

  773. Jaime -

    What makes me excited about my business? I get to wake up each and every morning and do what I love!
    Thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 5:28 pm

  774. Christina -

    I’ve just started my business and I’m so looking forward to getting all of the business stuff to the point where I understand it all!

      10.18.12 - 5:29 pm

  775. Lauren Beukelman -

    Meeting new people and bettering my photography skills!

      10.18.12 - 5:29 pm

  776. Amber Fox -

    Hey Jasmine! What I am most excited about for this upcoming business year is learning how to balance my family life with my business. I have needed to get my biz organized and workflow super efficient, but now with two little darling boys (twins) it is a MUST. No more excuses!

      10.18.12 - 5:29 pm

  777. Yasmin Sarai -

    This year I am most excited about stepping things up by buying a new camera and these cards will be just what I need! I just attended the Making Things Happen intensive with Lara Casey and I am ready to do just that! Thanks Jasmine!

      10.18.12 - 5:30 pm

  778. Damaris Mia -

    I’m most excited about all the photography projects I have lined up πŸ™‚ Thanks for doing this!

      10.18.12 - 5:30 pm

  779. Tanya Perdikoulias -

    How can we capture memories if we don’t have enough memory cards?! That was a perfect parting gift from your boss – like don’t forget them there! (as if you would!) Question: how many memory cards do YOU have on your desk now? More than 15?!

      10.18.12 - 5:30 pm

  780. Casey Stuhlman -

    I’m excited that I’m finally going to be able to quit my salaried corporate job as a recruiter and follow my photography dream full-time!!

      10.18.12 - 5:31 pm

  781. Joel Chen -

    Would love to win the CF cards!

      10.18.12 - 5:31 pm

  782. Kasia -

    This is actually my first year in the business. I sometimes think I’ve gone mad, considering the thousands of great photographers we have here in Poland. When I think about it, it seems it’s literally impossible to get noticed and actually live off (wedding) photography. The market looks bad. I think I *have* gone bananas. But I have to try, otherwise I won’t know if it would’ve worked. And what will I tell my 2,5 year girl? That I didn’t even try? Nope, can’t do that. What am I excited about this year? Everything. It’s excitement mixed with anxiety, optimism mixed with being scared sh*tless, self-confidence & faith mixed with an urge to crawl under a rock and stay there. I know it’ll be hard, it’s been very hard for the last year, but I really, really hope it’s gonna be at least ok. πŸ™‚ All the very, very best to you, J.:)

      10.18.12 - 5:32 pm

  783. David Nelson -

    What a great giveaway. The most exciting things my business has done this year is taking lots of wonderful pictures that I will use to illustrate the books I am writing on the musical sites of Vienna and Salzburg. They will be published in early 2013.

      10.18.12 - 5:32 pm

  784. Glenn Orion -

    Excited to finally start my wedding photography business full-time! Thanks for always being an inspiration, Jasmine πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 5:33 pm

  785. Michelle Simpson -

    I am selling landscape calendars of my photos and they have been a big hit! I’m looking forward to seeing how they impact my business!

      10.18.12 - 5:34 pm

  786. Carlise -

    PAY IT FORWARD should be the new motto of life for all humanity!! Love this and THANK YOU!!!

      10.18.12 - 5:34 pm

  787. Whitney Lane Arnett -

    This last year was my first time pouring my heart and soul into this business. So I am so excited to see if…. i mean to see IT take off. I have a feeling it will be a great year!

      10.18.12 - 5:34 pm

  788. Rachel Sweatt -

    There are a ton of things I am excited about for my business this next year but what I am MOST excited about is branching out into the wedding photography industry! I’ve spent the last year developing my photography and learning through portrait session after session, and am ready to learn something new! would LOVE some more memory for this new adventure! πŸ˜‰

      10.18.12 - 5:35 pm

  789. Sophan Theam -

    Thanks for having this great contest, Jasmine!

    I’m excited about discovering more about myself as I venture forward in my photography business. It has been a great journey so far in my first year of business. I look forward to turning my profits into something I can do for my home country, Cambodia. It’s wonderful to see how Cambodian Americans are taking their talents and educational experience to change our homeland into a better place. I hope one day soon, I can also do the same.

      10.18.12 - 5:35 pm

  790. Kevin Lee -

    Most exiting thing this year was I got a chance to visit Sri Lanka for a wedding!
    The trip was amazing, the wedding was beautiful~ Many fantastic photos were taken for their lovely marriage!
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=418042548260609&set=a.418041238260740.99648.412323798832484&type=1&theater

      10.18.12 - 5:35 pm

  791. Dan Lebron -

    Thanks Jasmine. You’re an inspiration.

      10.18.12 - 5:35 pm

  792. Kris -

    Clients!

      10.18.12 - 5:35 pm

  793. Scott MacQuarrie -

    Wonderful idea to pay it forward. Should I win, I will also do the same.

      10.18.12 - 5:35 pm

  794. Tanya Perdikoulias -

    D’oh! I just realized I should have paid more attention to my Gr. 4 teacher Mrs. Binkley when she told us to read instructions carefully! Sorry I missed the lesson Mrs. Binkley! I’m most excited that family and close friends are actually pleased to "hire" me to take pictures of their newborns and engagements and family rather than ask me for favours. I’d love to win the memory cards so I don’t have to worry about losing the images from my computer and then accidentally copying over them with new pics before I can edit the earlier ones. . . Oh to have 15 memory cards on my desk . . . πŸ˜‰

      10.18.12 - 5:35 pm

  795. Thomas Lieser -

    It would be nice to get a little present…

      10.18.12 - 5:35 pm

  796. Kristen Mckay -

    As of this year I started my own photography business and I am feeling so blessed by God to have been given the gifting and ability to do this. He has definitely used you in refining this skill, and growing in me confidence through this endeavor especially through your Creative Live workshop. I’m
    REALLY EXCITED and a little nervous because I am shooting my first wedding in two weeks. Thank you so much for all your help. God Bless!

      10.18.12 - 5:36 pm

  797. Denis -

    Hi Jasmine..

    I’m looking forward to filling those cards with test images in advance of my first proper wedding shoot in January!

    Thanks,

    Denis

      10.18.12 - 5:36 pm

  798. Yvonne -

    Jasmine… Thank you for this opportunity! I would love to win these CF cards and wallet! Let’s see… What am I most excited for in my business this year? I love how I connect with my clients and how much joy it brings me to create the most amazing images/memories for them. I am excited to keep growing my clientele and making lifelong friends and clients!

      10.18.12 - 5:36 pm

  799. Theresa NeSmith -

    I am excited to wait and watch for the growth from much hard work and patience. It may be slow but it is steady. I know that it will come at God’s perfect timing and in His way. Jasmine, you are my hero!

      10.18.12 - 5:36 pm

  800. Aissa -

    I’m excited to do my first Craft Show event this year for my business. I sell handmade soap.

      10.18.12 - 5:36 pm

  801. Justin Critz -

    Super excited to start shooting more weddings this coming year and am super blessed by all the opportunities I’ve received this past year second shooting and being the main shooter! Winning those CF cards would be such a blessing and a sigh of relief not having to worry about my cards filling up. Thank you for this giveaway and for all your amazing work and tips.

      10.18.12 - 5:37 pm

  802. Thomas Lieser -

    It would be nice to get a little present…

      10.18.12 - 5:37 pm

  803. Robin Woelz -

    2013 is going to be amazing. I am finally doing it…breaking free of my day job! Replacing it with my passion. Excited, nervous, scared, thrilled, giddy…I could go on and on but the bottom line is I’M DOING IT!! WHOO HOO!

      10.18.12 - 5:37 pm

  804. Justin Critz -

    Super excited to start shooting more weddings this coming year and am super blessed by all the opportunities I’ve received this past year second shooting and being the main shooter! Winning those CF cards would be such a blessing and a sigh of relief not having to worry about my cards filling up. Thank you for this giveaway and for all your amazing work and tips.

      10.18.12 - 5:37 pm

  805. Justin Critz -

    Super excited to start shooting more weddings this coming year and am super blessed by all the opportunities I’ve received this past year second shooting and being the main shooter! Winning those CF cards would be such a blessing and a sigh of relief not having to worry about my cards filling up. Thank you for this giveaway and for all your amazing work and tips.

      10.18.12 - 5:37 pm

  806. Justin Critz -

    Super excited to start shooting more weddings this coming year and am super blessed by all the opportunities I’ve received this past year second shooting and being the main shooter! Winning those CF cards would be such a blessing and a sigh of relief not having to worry about my cards filling up. Thank you for this giveaway and for all your amazing work and tips.

      10.18.12 - 5:37 pm

  807. Donnie Raney -

    Love your work and one thing that I have realized is that a photographer can never have too many memory cards. (Crossing Fingers)

      10.18.12 - 5:37 pm

  808. Heather -

    I am most excited to get my business in order! I’ve been working BIG time to get my workflow and paperwork under control and I think I’ve got it! What a great giveaway!!! THANKS for the opportunity!

      10.18.12 - 5:38 pm

  809. Justin Critz -

    Super excited to start shooting more weddings this coming year and am super blessed by all the opportunities I’ve received this past year second shooting and being the main shooter! Winning those CF cards would be such a blessing and a sigh of relief not having to worry about my cards filling up. Thank you for this giveaway and for all your amazing work and tips.

      10.18.12 - 5:38 pm

  810. Jessica B -

    I am excited to get my self out there and get my business off the ground this year! I just received my new camera and I am ready to dig in. πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 5:38 pm

  811. Tim Rodriguez -

    With a 5d (mark nothing) and a 50 1.8 not so fantastic plastic I totally vibe with felling inferior in the gear department. My wife and I are really trying to be smart with all our purchases with the little money we do have after paying all the bills. Its a slow process but keeping out of debt is our main goal. We both feel super blessed with everything that we do have and love giving back when we get the chances to, so I think what you are doing is great!
    God Bless!

      10.18.12 - 5:38 pm

  812. Devon -

    This coming year brings a new blog, a new vision and hopefully a new camera to use 32 gigs of memory cards πŸ™‚
    devon@devonmichellephotographyc.om

      10.18.12 - 5:38 pm

  813. Natalie Williams -

    Jasmine you rock! I love your give back attitude! Thanks again for another fun opportunity to win a great gift!
    <3
    Natalie

      10.18.12 - 5:38 pm

  814. Catherine C R -

    I am just starting out, working on the weekends and Friday nights. For me the most exciting part has been meeting some amazing new clients and actually making money for something that I have loved since I was a kid. I love the *pay it forward* model- it works!

      10.18.12 - 5:39 pm

  815. kerry macLeod -

    Wow, that’s a fabulouso prize! I recently traded second shooter work for a camera body upgrade to a 7D and since I now need new lenses as I was Nikon before it’s been rather silly. A friend passed on some cards to use for now and guess what they are 2 G! lol I get 59 pics per card and then subtly change while I beg clients to hold tight….especially little squirmers!
    This year as my last boy is in school I look forward to getting my ducks in a row. No more emailig price lists to clients and handwriting invoices….I want to polish things up, get things online and organized. I am so grateful you got me on to PASS, love it! Now I just need to find a way to streamline their print orders as PASS wipes out the file names. I put my heart into my work and unfortunately I’ve been too busy juggling kids and life to give it the professional edge it needs….I can wrap a damn cute print order but my pricing guides etc are embarrassing!

      10.18.12 - 5:39 pm

  816. Julia -

    I am only just starting out and am trying to do so with little incurred debt. I am most looking forward to shooting my first paid wedding — June 22nd. I just picked up the retainer yesterday. I am also looking forward to photo plus expo, where I am set up to attend wppi-u and be a member of creative live audience. I have no idea where the money will come from for the trip but the retainer covers half πŸ™‚
    Thanks for being you!

      10.18.12 - 5:39 pm

  817. Thomas Lieser -

    I sure would like to win.

    (P.S.: In case this shows up as a second post by me, I’m not sure the first one worked)

      10.18.12 - 5:40 pm

  818. Ashli M -

    I’m excited to start my business! I’ve been a hobbiest for a while and I’m ready to move on.

      10.18.12 - 5:40 pm

  819. Susan Evans -

    It’s so encouraging to hear that you had the same feelings of inadequacy that I have had/still have. And I have coveted one of those cute little wallet deals for a long time! I’m excited about the fact that I can now define my style and my images are starting to reflect that style. I’m going to launch a new site soon that will be consistent with that also. Thanks J*!

      10.18.12 - 5:40 pm

  820. Dorelies -

    Hi, for me it was great to get to know so many new people, friends and lovely clients. Would ? to win.

      10.18.12 - 5:41 pm

  821. Jasmin Tejada -

    Oh this would be awesome to win. Thanks for the opportunity! πŸ™‚ I admire your work and have been following you since march, jejeje.

      10.18.12 - 5:41 pm

  822. Jamie Hamilton -

    I’m MOST excited to start offering albums this year along with more print options! People need to get their photos OUT of the computer!

      10.18.12 - 5:42 pm

  823. Ron Goldman -

    The most exciting part of my business this year has been writing so many great food photography classes with the very talented Lara Ferroni.

      10.18.12 - 5:42 pm

  824. todd owens -

    A very timely post Jasmine. I have been working with just 2 16gb cards myself of late. Time to invest (unless I win :). Most excited about truly improving the quality of my work . (post Colon’ workshop) Seeing it is more and more important to produce work that can stand out from the crowd. Thanks for being you JS and giving back.

      10.18.12 - 5:42 pm

  825. Terri -

    I just had my first CF card crash and could only buy a 4 gig card – drooling over something larger.

      10.18.12 - 5:42 pm

  826. Ed Esmao -

    Pick me! This would double my CF inventory!

      10.18.12 - 5:42 pm

  827. Alexandra Levine -

    This year I am most excited that come february I will be moving to NC with soon to be husband who is active duty Navy and will have a whole new community of people who will hopefully help my small business take off! I am excited for new people, new opportunities and blessing others with my love of photography! Thanks for this opportunity! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 5:43 pm

  828. Cynthia Kronour -

    I am most excited about MY NEW WEBSITE! Woot! : )

      10.18.12 - 5:43 pm

  829. Jess -

    I finally took the leap from a part-time photographer into really starting a business by leaving my full time job to start focusing on what I love! Ready to make this work and have gotten a lot of encouragement from reading everything you have to write in your blog. Thanks Jasmine!!

      10.18.12 - 5:43 pm

  830. steven leung -

    in it to win it! thanks j*!

      10.18.12 - 5:43 pm

  831. Mias -

    Well, back then (in the not so distance past) memory cards were expensive! And you couldn’t get 2GB cards. 1GB cards were around $1,000!
    Went to one workshop and the Photographer said we could get away with 3 1GB cards, just have your Assistant download the cards into your laptop all day. I sat there and thought "Where am I going to find $3,000?". Boy, have times changed.

      10.18.12 - 5:44 pm

  832. Lindsey -

    Thanks for doing this giveaway! I’m actually in need of a 32!

    I’m most excited to meet new people and book some possible weddings for 2013! And, new business cards πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 5:44 pm

  833. Katie -

    I’m excited to take on more clients per month, and continue adding to my lens collection (taking tips from J* of course!).

    Thanks!!

      10.18.12 - 5:46 pm

  834. Matthew Vesci -

    I understand the feeling of where you were…it’s where I am. Starting up and don’t even have a website to link to…Your ‘pay it forward’ mentality can only bring you more good in the future. Kudos!

      10.18.12 - 5:46 pm

  835. Ben Lam -

    I graduated college in the spring, and lost my job a month ago. So the most exciting thing for my business is starting it since I have the time and some money saved up for it.

      10.18.12 - 5:47 pm

  836. Abbie -

    I am super excited to book a client that I don’t already personally know. It’s time for me to move forward… past shooting just family and friends, and get this thang goin’!

      10.18.12 - 5:47 pm

  837. Amanda Murphy -

    i am most excited to share my new album from Leather Craftsmen. I am loving it SO much!

    manda@mandamurphy.com

      10.18.12 - 5:47 pm

  838. Carl -

    The most exciting thing for me this year was selling two photos from a LA Galaxy and Colorado Rapids game. One of Landon Donovan to Sports Illustrated and one of David Beckham to a Polish newspaper

      10.18.12 - 5:47 pm

  839. Gaby Koekkoek -

    Since I just moved somewhere very new, I’m excited to revamp my business in this new city! Trying to get rid of fear and getting excited to meet new people

      10.18.12 - 5:48 pm

  840. Antoinette Collins -

    Thank you for all that you do for the photographers who are just starting out. I have watched your creative live lessons several times and learning something new each time.
    I am really not trying to suck up to you, but am being honest.
    I am excited each time someone I don’t know contacts me for a session. My business is growing, maybe slower than I would like, but I am happy for all that God has given me.

      10.18.12 - 5:48 pm

  841. jessica -

    I would love these!! Best thing so far this year for me was getting picked by a really awesome local wedding photographer to 2nd shoot for her and perhaps do lead shooter! I have to start somewhere: )

      10.18.12 - 5:48 pm

  842. Felicia -

    Jasmine Star I love your work and your blogs.

      10.18.12 - 5:49 pm

  843. Marcie Stoffer -

    Thanks so much for the chance to win! Love all the knowledge you share!

      10.18.12 - 5:49 pm

  844. Edward Maurer -

    I’m most excited to capture smiles.

      10.18.12 - 5:50 pm

  845. Sarah Allred -

    I am FINALLY firm on my pricing. What a journey. I feel totally confident as to why I’m priced what I’m priced, and I can move forward with no fear. (Well…maybe a little fear) – Think you’re fabulous J*

      10.18.12 - 5:51 pm

  846. Ryan -

    Pay it forward. Great moto my friend!

      10.18.12 - 5:51 pm

  847. Joy Bruce -

    As a newly formed business partnership I’m so excited to see how our business grows and getting a space in the middle of our target market!!

      10.18.12 - 5:51 pm

  848. Amy Nguyen -

    Amy Nguyen. Pick me, pick me!!

      10.18.12 - 5:52 pm

  849. Chris R. -

    My business focus on professional portraits looks like it might make its first major strides this next year. I’ve been slowly building up my portfolio and skills over the last few years and it looks like my time is arriving!

      10.18.12 - 5:52 pm

  850. Katie -

    What a sweet idea! You are always so generous! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 5:54 pm

  851. heather romine -

    You rock!

      10.18.12 - 5:54 pm

  852. Hannah Rhymes -

    Ooh I’ve been wanting a think tank wallet for a while!

      10.18.12 - 5:55 pm

  853. brianna kerwin -

    J* you are such an inspiration, not only for all your pay it forwards but for all your insightful posts. I read your blog on a daily basis and feel so much more confident in myself and business because of it. I just started my photography business on the side but in the next year I hope to be able to quit my day job and solely focus on my photography and clients! Being a full-time photographer is my all.time.dream.
    xo

      10.18.12 - 5:55 pm

  854. Sheng yang -

    My wedding is over and I can give 100% commitment to it with a partner to support me…..

      10.18.12 - 5:56 pm

  855. emily -

    for my business this [next] year, i’m excited to work on getting it even further up and off the ground on it’s way to being the full time business that i’ve been dreaming of the past 2+ years. fingers crossed!

      10.18.12 - 5:57 pm

  856. Yann Michel -

    Since I do wedding photography "only" as a passionate semi-pro, I’m pretty much excited about the four weddings I was invited to document. In return, I received very thankful words for the books and prints my clients received. That’s what I like about that business.

      10.18.12 - 5:57 pm

  857. Sheng Yang -

    My wedding is finally over and i can commit 100% and have a partner to support me…. Yay!!!!

      10.18.12 - 5:58 pm

  858. Claire -

    Thanks Jasmine, a lovely thing to do. Good luck all x

      10.18.12 - 5:58 pm

  859. Rae -

    I am excited that I have pushed myself outside of my comfort zone creatively and that I have started to improve my slow workflow.

      10.18.12 - 5:59 pm

  860. Benita C -

    I’m most excited about improving my camera skills as I learn to shoot in manual mode. I’m also excited about how I’m learning to do a little more than basic adjustments in Lightroom and Photoshop. My camera takes Compact Flash cards, and my largest capacity is 4g.

      10.18.12 - 5:59 pm

  861. Laura Elizabeth -

    I’m super excited to be moving and re-starting my business in a new state!

    lauralizphoto (at) gmail (dot) com

      10.18.12 - 5:59 pm

  862. Rachael Wooten -

    I neeeeed these right now! I’m most excited to take control and draw in the clients that are right for me and won’t bring me down!

      10.18.12 - 6:00 pm

  863. David -

    Awesome giveaway. Thanks.

      10.18.12 - 6:00 pm

  864. Lisandro Rivera -

    Hi Jasmine!

    I can relate, I have been piecing together my EVERYTHING :). I recently quit my job to take care of my son and focus on my business! So this year I am most excited about having time to commit to my business and having it (hopefully) grow. Ohh and having my own daddy daycare!

    If I win I promise to pay it forward ;).

    http://www.a124studio.com

      10.18.12 - 6:00 pm

  865. Elizabeth Maxwell -

    What am I excited for? So many things! In the past 2 months I have shot 3 weddings, and wonderful things are happening! I am learning how to hone my eye and get it right in camera! My big crazy dreams are starting to come true, and as they do, I feel like as little school girl! SO EXCITED! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 6:00 pm

  866. Annette Elliott -

    Jasmine you are such a special person and it shows in your work, and in your words. You have a big heart, and it is so sweet of you to "pay it forward". I always try and teach my kids to always be good to others and it will come back to you ten fold. They don’t understand that yet, but I so see them doing nice things for others. I love people, and I love photography, glad I found you to follow along with! Best wishes! ~Annette

      10.18.12 - 6:00 pm

  867. MartaV -

    So awesome! I love, love, love my ThinkTank memory card wallet. Whoever wins this will love it too. Thanks to you and Adorams for a great giveaway! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 6:01 pm

  868. Terry -

    As a photographer living with a disability, It’s the people (friends) that allow me to share their memories through my photography, I’m most excited about…

      10.18.12 - 6:01 pm

  869. Meridith -

    You can never have too much memory! Thanks for the chance to win:)

      10.18.12 - 6:02 pm

  870. Cari Hoffman -

    I just went out and bought several new things for my camera…reflectors, flash cover, white balance card and a new lens. I am hoping to gain more business with my new equipment which means more pictures which means more CF cards needed due to not having time to clear off my other cards… πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 6:02 pm

  871. christian Burge -

    Im excited to move into my very own studio this year and having space to really dive into Boudoir photography!

      10.18.12 - 6:02 pm

  872. Sue McCormack -

    The thing I’m most excited about this year is my Senior photog biz taking off! 2013 is gonna be my year!

    xxoo

      10.18.12 - 6:03 pm

  873. Tim Thompson -

    I’m excited about finally being able to get back into photography again after dealing with a little cancer. Had to sell the camera gear I had before to help pay bills, so now that I have a camera and a couple lenses again it’s time to push forward!

      10.18.12 - 6:03 pm

  874. Misty Dawn -

    OHHH PLEEEEEASE! I need more memory because I’m finally stepping it up and gaining the courage to shoot in raw and manual. I’ve left the auto settings in the dust and I’m sooo ready to progress! liveyour.passions@ymail.com

      10.18.12 - 6:04 pm

  875. Rachel -

    Hi Jasmine! I am shooting my first wedding this year… next week in fact! I’d be lying if I said I’m calm about it. Truth be told I’m freaking out just a bit and maybe I’ve lost some sleep over it… just maybe. But this is definitely the most exciting thing to happen for business this year and I can’t wait to see where it leads! Woo!!

      10.18.12 - 6:04 pm

  876. Tara Whittaker -

    Hi Jasmine:

    Great giveaway! This may sound small but my Dad just built me a huge inspiration board for my office (Gotta love Dads). I love to surround myself with things that inspire me and I’m excited to start pinning things on it.

      10.18.12 - 6:04 pm

  877. Jess Willians -

    What am I most excited about this upcoming year? I’m excited to dream bigger. I can feel something exciting is going to come, going to come because of my hard work and because of my dreams. I can’t wait!

    Thanks Jasmine for being an inspiration!

      10.18.12 - 6:05 pm

  878. Sarah Eddy -

    So excited that I’m finishing out the first year of doing photography full time! It’s been amazing! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 6:07 pm

  879. Jess Williams -

    Haha oops that last comment should have been Williams for my last name. Would help if I could spell my own name! Darn smart phone πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 6:07 pm

  880. Rachel -

    Hi Jasmine! I am shooting my first wedding this year… next week in fact! I’d be lying if I said I’m calm about it. Truth be told I’m freaking out just a bit and maybe I’ve lost some sleep over it… just maybe. But this is definitely the most exciting thing to happen for business this year and I can’t wait to see where it leads! Woo!!

      10.18.12 - 6:07 pm

  881. Kendra -

    I am most excited to finally be trusting myself to let my own style take over, and not substituting my goals for the goals of anyone else. It is thoroughly rewarding to feel self-invested.

      10.18.12 - 6:09 pm

  882. Nikki -

    Sweet give away, can’t have enough CF cards! I’m most excited to learn more about the business aspect of photography. I have to be honest…I hate that side. :o)

      10.18.12 - 6:10 pm

  883. Monica -

    I hope to get my business off the ground in 2013. That is what I’m most excited about right now.

      10.18.12 - 6:11 pm

  884. Erin Schrad -

    Am I really the first to comment?!? Eek!

    What I am excited for is actually becoming legal… been doing this thing kinda loosy-goosy for awhile (still reporting my income to Uncle Sam of course!) and I have vowed to file all the official paperwork so that I don’t let being unofficial hold me back from taking jobs anymore!! Oh, and I WILL start a blog!

      10.18.12 - 6:11 pm

  885. mark sullivan -

    Awesome wallet and awesome cards. I could use that.

      10.18.12 - 6:12 pm

  886. Laura -

    This is an awesome giveaway! I am most excited to start really gowing my business next year! This year has been all the beginning stages and learning my camera!

      10.18.12 - 6:12 pm

  887. Kim L -

    How I love the pif posts, you are incredibly generous. Me, just happy to be starting this journey – I am in the beginning phase with a trusty "older" camera model, but truth be told – I couldn’t be more excited.

      10.18.12 - 6:13 pm

  888. Steve Eshom -

    I’m excited about selling images to a small store in a small town through a word of mouth contact….pretty cool!

      10.18.12 - 6:14 pm

  889. sophia mejia -

    i am doing my first official wedding next week so i am super excited and nervous! i love reading about all of your photography adventures! it inspires me! thanks! πŸ™‚
    sisterspicturesbysophiamejia@gmail.com

      10.18.12 - 6:14 pm

  890. Ashley D. -

    Hey J*!! I love you. Ok, now that that’s out of the way…. πŸ™‚ This giveaway makes my day because I could really use some more cards – and even more so, I need someplace rational to store/carry them! I guess what I’m most excited about in my business this year is starting fresh with a new brand, a new website, a new blog, new pricing, and {hopefully} more ideal clients!!! I just feel like 2013 will be a breath of fresh air for me!!!

      10.18.12 - 6:14 pm

  891. Lacey Buchorn -

    Simply the blessing to be able to reopen! 4 years ago I closed my business because of a cancer diagnosis and finally decided to keep living and quit letting cancer win!

      10.18.12 - 6:14 pm

  892. Becca Caniglia -

    I would love some more memory cards! This year, I’m super excited for the education I’ll be receiving through workshops. I know they will help me grow in my business. I’m also excited about the numerous relationships I will be forming with my new clients!

      10.18.12 - 6:15 pm

  893. Brooke -

    I am hoping to run my business this year in a way that I actually MAKE money instead of just supporting my hobby. Thank you so much for this contest!

      10.18.12 - 6:15 pm

  894. Roxy -

    My friends and I share CF cards. That’s how we make it work. It would be exciting to win these lovelies so there would be more to share (for photography work/gigs). Thanks Jasmine!

      10.18.12 - 6:15 pm

  895. Anthony Falsarella -

    I believe it s great to be paying it forward. We all have a start and it is nice to know we are not going alone. Simple little things like a memory card, let you know you are not alone out there trying to get started.

      10.18.12 - 6:16 pm

  896. Heather Smith -

    I am so excited that my boyfriend is now my second shooter! We have our second wedding we are shooting together this Saturday! It’s great that we communicate so well together and get the extra time together since we are so busy!

      10.18.12 - 6:17 pm

  897. Becca L. -

    Great giveaway, thanks!

      10.18.12 - 6:18 pm

  898. Allison -

    Hi Jasmine! This year I’m most excited about being able to work with SO many brides and grooms that I truly connect with, feel inspired by, and are my "ideal" type of clients! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 6:18 pm

  899. Laura Andreea -

    You and me both! After 3 years (and having exponentially increased their number), I’m still a sucker for buying CF cards whenever I see them on sale ANYWHERE and ANYTIME! You can never have enough!
    Love and Chocolate! XO

      10.18.12 - 6:18 pm

  900. Natasha McGuire -

    I’m most excited to second shoot with some great local wedding photographers. I would be willing to travel if any non-locals would like my assistance!! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 6:18 pm

  901. Chuck -

    I’m excited to just be me…and accomplish the goals you help me accomplish. Love your blog. A loyal reader.

      10.18.12 - 6:19 pm

  902. Bob Tankersley -

    Jasmine, one of the things I admire most about you is your continued effort to reach back behind you and bring others with you. Thank you for not forgetting where you started, and that there are those of us still there!

      10.18.12 - 6:20 pm

  903. Michael -

    I’m most excited about meeting the next round of new faces to photograph!! :oD

      10.18.12 - 6:20 pm

  904. Leah Hopkins -

    I am SO excited to get to work on photography this year! I have worked so hard this year creating my business, my brand, and my style, building a client base, and I am pumped to put it all to use! This past year, I have found that I am truly happy and at peace when behind the camera, and I am hungry for more!
    ~Leah

      10.18.12 - 6:21 pm

  905. Nicole Vargas -

    Hi Jasmine! I’m looking forward to staying positive in the next year! Attitude is everything in business and I know that anything worth having is worth fighting for! Thanks for the daily dose of awesome Jasmine!

      10.18.12 - 6:22 pm

  906. Rosa -

    You are always paying it forward J’ with your constant advise! Im looking forward to learning how to rock OCF this year.. so tired of being nervous about dark reception halls!

      10.18.12 - 6:22 pm

  907. Pam -

    I am going to take my photography from just for my enjoyment and a free benefit for friends and family to a geniune business that speaks to my passion and provides memories to my clients.

      10.18.12 - 6:22 pm

  908. David Liao -

    Whats most exciting thing happening this year for me?? Its my photography business finally kicked started!! The memory cards will be some very nice icing on the cake too! πŸ˜€ Wooohoo~~

      10.18.12 - 6:22 pm

  909. Rich Hill -

    Thanks for continuing to pay it forward and keeping us in mind!!

      10.18.12 - 6:26 pm

  910. Lauren Pinson -

    I’m excited to finally get organized!!!! And keep my business and office and files organized.

      10.18.12 - 6:28 pm

  911. Daniel Cruz -

    Jasmine, you’re amazing. I love have you always pay it forward!

    What I’m most excited for this year is my new website design using Showit! Thanks for your recommendation during TheFix. It’s hard designing myself, but I just have to stay persistent.

    Also, I’m excited to be scared! I’ve took it upon myself to constantly do what makes me uncomfortable. It’s like running for me: pushing myself to see just how far I can go.

      10.18.12 - 6:30 pm

  912. Chelsea Abril -

    I remember feeling the same way when I got started! Haha. Thanks for the giveaway, Jasmine!

      10.18.12 - 6:30 pm

  913. MelindaV -

    I’m excited that here in the midwest, things will start slowing down since winter will soon be arriving.

      10.18.12 - 6:30 pm

  914. Erik Hawkinson -

    I’m most looking forward to just getting started. This is going to be my first year.

      10.18.12 - 6:31 pm

  915. Frank Donnino -

    Thanks Jasmine. You rock! My cards are not trust worthy so I hope I am lucky enough to win. Thanks again!

      10.18.12 - 6:31 pm

  916. Kelly -

    I look forward to booking my first wedding this year

      10.18.12 - 6:32 pm

  917. Adreanna -

    I’m looking forward to giving my clients the gift of memories on paper–that they can share with their grandchildren. My name will be forgotten, but they will hold the memories in their hands and in their hearts.

      10.18.12 - 6:34 pm

  918. Jenna -

    Awesome giveaway! I couldn’t think of anything that I need more of right now!

    In the next year I am moving to Las Vegas and I am so excited to get things going there. I have just gotten into underwater photography and now it’s too cold, even in the desert to shoot underwater, so I am looking forward to the warm weather!

      10.18.12 - 6:34 pm

  919. Claudia -

    thats really nice… I wanted to comment but I not entering in the contest. I think you someone who needs them should win them…. BUT when you blog about Polo’s giveaway, I’ll definitely enter

      10.18.12 - 6:35 pm

  920. Jasmine -

    What am I most excited for in my business this year? With the support of my wonderful husband after my mat leave is up we are going to try to make it so that I can focus on building my photography knowledge and business full time and not returning to my office desk job. πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 6:35 pm

  921. Ning Wong -

    I’m most exited to expand more into video!!

    https://vimeo.com/48642081

      10.18.12 - 6:36 pm

  922. Sabiha -

    Oh la la! Awesome giveaway!! I’ve just started up my business in the UK, and I’m just looking forward to being known for what I do and getting better at what I love to do!

      10.18.12 - 6:36 pm

  923. Paulina -

    I’m most excited to continue developing my skills and actually define my business so that I attract my ideal clients and can hit the ground running for next year =).

      10.18.12 - 6:37 pm

  924. Kristen A -

    This year, I am super excited to be taking another step towards what God has called me to do! Using photography to show the world that God has placed beauty and hope in every culture! I love keeping up with your blog and seeing how naturally you are able to capture who people are!

      10.18.12 - 6:38 pm

  925. Melissa -

    Thanks for the opportunity!

      10.18.12 - 6:38 pm

  926. Makenzie Shewcraft -

    An important item to always have and restock on! Thanks for always paying it forward!

      10.18.12 - 6:39 pm

  927. Christina -

    What a great giveaway and an even BETTER story. You truly do inspire each and every day, Jasmine. Thank you for that!
    I have to laugh because I had 2 little memory cards for the longest time and I thought all I needed was one and a backup…LOL…I had a similar epiphany about a year ago but was too embarassed to say it!
    Thanks for keeping it real.

      10.18.12 - 6:40 pm

  928. Ginny -

    Love you and Adorama!! What card reader do you use? We are looking for a new one that is FAST. πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 6:40 pm

  929. Sara Adams -

    Wonderful giveaway, thank you!

      10.18.12 - 6:41 pm

  930. Serena Swenson -

    I just started my business and I’m looking forward to a year of growth and education! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 6:41 pm

  931. Estevan Alfaro -

    winning these cfs would be awesome!! wishing!!

      10.18.12 - 6:43 pm

  932. Shelley -

    Looking forward to starting over in January. This past year was extremely difficult and I can’t wait for 2013. 13 will be a lucky number!

      10.18.12 - 6:44 pm

  933. John Alley -

    Thank you Jasmine for being such an inspiration to this hobby, whether it is just a hobby or profession! You. Inspire.

      10.18.12 - 6:45 pm

  934. Vince Winteregg -

    I’m most excited to get to the point where I can quit my day job and go full time time! With that naturally comes being in a position to not having to borrow my father-in-laws camera and lens for every shoot! (>.<) info@vrwphotography.com

      10.18.12 - 6:45 pm

  935. John Alley -

    Thank you Jasmine for being such an inspiration to this hobby, whether it is just a hobby or profession! You. Inspire.

      10.18.12 - 6:45 pm

  936. Stefanie Cepeda -

    I am most excited to shoot for myself this coming year and take the shots that I love. I’m hoping that my clients will love it too. Wish me luck πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 6:47 pm

  937. lena -

    I am most excited about starting my business!

      10.18.12 - 6:48 pm

  938. Megan F. -

    This year I am the most excited to really define my own style and create my own strong brand. I appreciate everything I learned from you at The FIX, Jasmine. πŸ™‚ Thanks for being awesome!

      10.18.12 - 6:48 pm

  939. Der -

    Would love to win!

      10.18.12 - 6:49 pm

  940. rayelle Wilson -

    Im excited to learn all there is to know about photography and start up my business officially in the next year!
    Love & Unicorns sent your way

      10.18.12 - 6:49 pm

  941. Jay Rae -

    Thie thing im MOST excited about is switching from Nikon to Canon!!!! Ahhhhh I know i might get some hate mail from this but oh well! Im excited about my decision and i cant wait to share the results with my clients!!! And these CF cards would be a great way to kick off my new investment! Thanks for the opportunity Jasmine!!!

      10.18.12 - 6:50 pm

  942. Jay Rae -

    Thie thing im MOST excited about is switching from Nikon to Canon!!!! Ahhhhh I know i might get some hate mail from this but oh well! Im excited about my decision and i cant wait to share the results with my clients!!! And these CF cards would be a great way to kick off my new investment! Thanks for the opportunity Jasmine!!!

      10.18.12 - 6:50 pm

  943. James Barker -

    That we are in the middle of this fantastic renaissance period of photography. Yes, the business model changes by the minute, but it’s also really exciting. Success will come this year to those who can stay flexible and look for new opportunities.
    P.S.Thinktank, Sandisk and Adorama all rock!

      10.18.12 - 6:50 pm

  944. Juanita -

    For so long I’ve not wanted to be different or stand out in my personal life, but I realize that the things that make me different also make me unique and I need to take advantage of that in my business. Looking forward (maybe a little nervously) to putting plans in place to promote my business more and stepping out of the shadows! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 6:51 pm

  945. Melissa -

    I’m excited to photograph my first wedding ..so excited

      10.18.12 - 6:52 pm

  946. Holly Haggard -

    I am so excited to begin my second year of business and continue to see growth creativly, professionally and most importantly…spiritually. This has been such a step of faith for our family and because of that, we have seen the evidence of modern day miracles which just allows me to get even closer to HIM! LOVE IT! holly@hollyhaggardphotography.com

      10.18.12 - 6:54 pm

  947. Shelley Glapion -

    I would like to become more confident as a photographer and just be in a continuos mindset of "shoot everything." That would be my goal moving forward.

      10.18.12 - 6:54 pm

  948. Mark Hansberger -

    I would love for my business to become a business and not just an expensive hobby. Those memory cards would be a great start.

      10.18.12 - 6:54 pm

  949. jaimi allen -

    I love and always need cf cards. I am most excited for the possibility I may be published for my business. I also LOVE the fall colors to play with for business and personal photography πŸ™‚ Your website is a reminder to try new things and inspriring, Thanks! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 6:56 pm

  950. Tamara Herchuk -

    I’m a huge fan Jasmine! Fingers crossed!! Excited to shoot a fully booked year of weddings in 2013 and celebrate my own next September:)

      10.18.12 - 6:56 pm

  951. Tamara Herchuk -

    I’m a huge fan Jasmine! Fingers crossed!! Excited to shoot a fully booked year of weddings in 2013 and celebrate my own next September:)

      10.18.12 - 6:56 pm

  952. Tamara Herchuk -

    I’m a huge fan Jasmine! Fingers crossed!! Excited to shoot a fully booked year of weddings in 2013 and celebrate my own next September:)

      10.18.12 - 6:56 pm

  953. Katie -

    I am most excited to transition to a full time photographer and be able to devote myself fully to my business!

      10.18.12 - 6:57 pm

  954. Dagny Dream -

    Hi Jasmine! I’m super excited to be second shooting and meeting other photographers this year. It’s been invaluable to have a community of like-minded people surrounding me πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 6:57 pm

  955. Lisa -

    Rad giveaway opportunity! I always rent a 32GB card for any wedding I shoot, so this would be AMAZING!!!

      10.18.12 - 6:57 pm

  956. Sonja -

    You can never have enough CF cards! Excited to use our new studio more!

      10.18.12 - 6:59 pm

  957. Stacey -

    I’m excited this coming year for a workflow that actually works…which will hopefully give me the home/work balance I’m looking for!

      10.18.12 - 6:59 pm

  958. Paige Cooley -

    I am excited to start getting more into shooting weddings this year, and expanding my portfolio.

      10.18.12 - 7:00 pm

  959. goldy -

    I"m just excited!!! I need a reason!?!?!

      10.18.12 - 7:00 pm

  960. Erin K. -

    What I’m most excited about in my business this year is that I officially STARTED my business this year! I’ve had ups and downs, but keep on moving forward. And that’s a good thing, right? πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 7:01 pm

  961. Blair Hall -

    What is exciting me the most this year, is having relocated from Canada to the USA… and now I’m trying to get my business back up and running again! How fun!

      10.18.12 - 7:01 pm

  962. Amy Nguyen -

    I would love, love, love to win these memory cards! Since upgrading in my off season I didn’t think about getting more CF cards. Though, CF cards are not that expensive… FREE is my favorite number πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 7:02 pm

  963. Cat D -

    My parents were so helpful luckily when I started in highschool. I owe them so much! I’m excited to see how my business will grow this year after my move to a new state, wish me luck!

      10.18.12 - 7:02 pm

  964. Jeremiah Brown -

    Had a blast this summer adding same day slideshows to the mix on my iPad.

      10.18.12 - 7:03 pm

  965. Rhea -

    Need to pick some of these up soon so very excited to see the giveaway – thanks!

      10.18.12 - 7:03 pm

  966. Rebecca Anne -

    This year is an incredibly exciting year. I just got married in August and quit my day job a week ago to pursue photography full time. Excited for the many ups and downs that life should bring my way this year.

      10.18.12 - 7:03 pm

  967. Rebecca Anne -

    This year is an incredibly exciting year. I just got married in August and quit my day job a week ago to pursue photography full time. Excited for the many ups and downs that life should bring my way this year.

      10.18.12 - 7:03 pm

  968. Jen Dicecca -

    This year I hope I can make this my career I love and no longer a hobby I love. Every little step means I am one step closer to making it happen and every little bit of help helps!!

      10.18.12 - 7:04 pm

  969. Daniel Ruiz -

    Maybe someday I’ll start making money out of it since its just a hobby right now; a hobby that I dearly enjoy. Thanks!

      10.18.12 - 7:05 pm

  970. Jill -

    I’m most excited about offering beautiful albums and continuing to learn to bless my clients with an awesome wedding photography experience!! WOOHOOO!! xo

      10.18.12 - 7:07 pm

  971. Ellen -

    This year I’m most excited about rebranding! and revamping our website. If we can get it as cool as yours we’ll be good to go:)

      10.18.12 - 7:07 pm

  972. Diane Sage (sagephoto.com -

    Great contest, hope I win! The most excited thing I’m looking forward to is networking with more people (photographers), finding new ways to reinvent myself and style and just staying positive and forging forward!

      10.18.12 - 7:09 pm

  973. Patricia Peeters -

    Photography is not about cameras,gadgets en gismos.Photography is about photographers.A camera didn’t make a great picture any more than a typewriter wrote a great novel.But when you start your business as I do since 1 october 2012 you are very excited and you hope for the best.You take some challenges and you need some gear to start…hope that one day I can afford the things and gears I dreamed for….

      10.18.12 - 7:09 pm

  974. Jen Araya -

    LOVE this post and once I’m established I will promise to give back! I’m most excited about my business is starting out. I’m amazed at how many people have already reached out to me πŸ™‚ and of course my purchase of the 50mm 1.2 lens from adorama!!!! jen@jenaraya.com

      10.18.12 - 7:09 pm

  975. Christopher Connell -

    I am excited for repeat business, new business, balance in life, and God’s grace.

      10.18.12 - 7:09 pm

  976. Ashley Dang -

    Hi, I’m excited to finally launch my new website the first of the new year. Since I love everything in print, I can’t wait to roll out all of my new marketing materials as well!!! Excited for 2013 πŸ˜€

      10.18.12 - 7:10 pm

  977. Sarah Galli -

    This is such a fantastic idea! I have two memory cards at the moment and and definitely in need of new.
    I just booked my first official wedding for next month! So excited!

      10.18.12 - 7:11 pm

  978. Brian Guerrero -

    Today’s Youth, tomorrow’s leaders…I’m thrilled about the work we’ve done as a non-profit group thus far; Beat The Streets – Los Angeles. But we’re just getting warmed up. Photography and digital film will be one of our oh-so-key portals to telling the LA community what we’re up to and hopefully inspiring people to help out!

      10.18.12 - 7:14 pm

  979. Ashley -

    I’m most excited to grow! Keep growing my confidence, more clients and projects, growing my knowledge and comfort doing what I love to do and what makes people happy πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 7:14 pm

  980. Stephanie -

    I am excited to finally have the time to devote to putting the ideas that have been floating around in my head for years into action, FINALLY!

      10.18.12 - 7:14 pm

  981. Annie Concepcion -

    JASMINE!!! You are such an inspiration! It’s rare to find young, Latina photographers to admire, & I adore you! I’m going through a rough time & your posts never cease to inspire me (and make me laugh). I swear we could be sisters in another life! I’d love to score those cards, but I’d be perfectly happy just knowing you read this. God bless you, your family & your talent!

      10.18.12 - 7:16 pm

  982. Annie Concepcion -

    JASMINE!!! You are such an inspiration! It’s rare to find young, Latina photographers to admire, & I adore you! I’m going through a rough time & your posts never cease to inspire me (and make me laugh). I swear we could be sisters in another life! I’d love to score those cards, but I’d be perfectly happy just knowing you read this. God bless you, your family & your talent!

      10.18.12 - 7:17 pm

  983. Annie Concepcion -

    JASMINE!!! You are such an inspiration! It’s rare to find young, Latina photographers to admire, & I adore you! I’m going through a rough time & your posts never cease to inspire me (and make me laugh). I swear we could be sisters in another life! I’d love to score those cards, but I’d be perfectly happy just knowing you read this. God bless you, your family & your talent!

      10.18.12 - 7:18 pm

  984. Nichole Christian -

    I am just getting started and have my first actual paying job soon. I have been taking classes with local photographers and trying to learn as much as possible to apply to my photography shoots. Another memory card would be great! Thanks for the chance.

      10.18.12 - 7:18 pm

  985. Yana -

    Love the story. Way to keep your word!

      10.18.12 - 7:19 pm

  986. Ray Erdei -

    Love the way you give back, hope I will be in the position one day. I am just starting out, so I would really love to own more than one CF Card. (r.erdei@gmx.de)

      10.18.12 - 7:23 pm

  987. Jessica Wyatt -

    Honestly, is there anything not to get excited about in this business?? (Okay, maybe taxes and budgets …). If I *had* to choose one thing I am most excited about for the coming year, it would be the anticipation of new experiences and challenges that I will be presented with, and watching how I grow as a result. Love that! Thanks so much for this opportunity! Happy clicking! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 7:25 pm

  988. Caitlin Reyes -

    Hi! πŸ™‚
    This year I am most excited about implementing a new in-person sales plan, and continuing to work hard to provide my clients with timeless images! Thanks for this giveaway J* !

      10.18.12 - 7:25 pm

  989. Alec Castaneda -

    Just thankfull that my Family is Healthy and our Pets love us unconditionally….Hmm forgot what I was supposed to write…sorry.

      10.18.12 - 7:25 pm

  990. Annie Concepcion -

    JASMINE!!! You are such an inspiration! It’s rare to find young, Latina photographers to admire, & I adore you! I’m going through a rough time & your posts never cease to inspire me (and make me laugh). I swear we could be sisters in another life! I’d love to score those cards, but I’d be perfectly happy just knowing you read this. God bless you, your family & your talent!

      10.18.12 - 7:26 pm

  991. Taqueesha -

    Thank you so much for being you and showing us all that you didn’t just wake up and become the next big thing. I love that you worked hard for this and that you are not afraid to share all your struggles with us.
    I am so excited for this year because my husband is standing 100% behind me and helping me do photography full-time. I’m looking forward to learning new things and being confident in who I am and what my business is. Thank you again.
    Taqueesha@gmail.com

      10.18.12 - 7:28 pm

  992. Casey -

    I am CURRENTLY at that point in my business/life where I can’t afford more than one card, and mine is really wearing out πŸ™ BUT I am really excited for an upcoming wedding I am shooting and some just-for-fun side projects…. nature shoots!

      10.18.12 - 7:28 pm

  993. Taqueesha -

    Thank you so much for being you and showing us all that you didn’t just wake up and become the next big thing. I love that you worked hard for this and that you are not afraid to share all your struggles with us.
    I am so excited for this year because my husband is standing 100% behind me and helping me do photography full-time. I’m looking forward to learning new things and being confident in who I am and what my business is. Thank you again.
    Taqueesha@gmail.com

      10.18.12 - 7:28 pm

  994. Emily Crall -

    Yay!!!!! Gosh, this year has been a big growth year for me and I’m MOST excited about finally starting to get my ideal clients. It helped with my price raises, but also with word-of-mouth from current brides. I can’t wait for 2013 because the brides I’ve met are already awesome!!!

      10.18.12 - 7:28 pm

  995. Henrik Flensborg -

    I can so relate to being unpleased with the CF card capacity – I recently retired my first DSLR – a Nikon D70S – it’s sitting on the shelf now with its 1GB CF card.

    Most excited about – probably that everything is moving in the right direction at a pace where I can still keep up.

      10.18.12 - 7:29 pm

  996. Flor Branhan -

    I’m looking forward to feeling more like a professional this year. I finally got over the am-I-good-enough phase and am tartih to think positively about the future and what it holds. I will no longer be intimidated by a better camera or a nicer lens because I know what MY final images look like. And their pretty darn good for a rookie πŸ™‚ Love u Jasmine, stay fabulous!!

      10.18.12 - 7:29 pm

  997. Jeffrey Tallman -

    I subscribe to your blog through an RSS feed. I brag about your work and your wit to my wife so often she is beginning to wonder. And now today, I read your blog and I feel compelled to comment, but I cannot remember why. Why do I comment today… If only I could remember… If only I had more memory!!! (SEE, I NEED THIS!) LOL. jt

      10.18.12 - 7:30 pm

  998. Rachel -

    Getting my workflow out of my head and onto paper, and getting my butt organized!

      10.18.12 - 7:33 pm

  999. Taqueesha Lightfoot -

    I don’t think my last comment worked.
    I am looking forward to be doing photography full time this year. I am also very nervous but I am ready to make that leap of faith.

      10.18.12 - 7:33 pm

  1000. Jim -

    Great giveaway Jasmine! I’m really pumped about the year I have planned ahead of me for my business. So far the biggest highlight we’ll be attending The Workshop with you and JD next month! Boom! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 7:33 pm

  1001. Trey Thomas -

    Thanks so much for all of the great info! Way to pay it forward! Hope I can too one day.

      10.18.12 - 7:34 pm

  1002. Stan Olszewski -

    I was just about to place an order for a few new SanDisk 8GB CF cards. Maybe you can provide me with my birthday present (presents are always better when they come from someone else) =]

      10.18.12 - 7:34 pm

  1003. Ashley -

    Paying it forward rocks – I did it recently at the Tim Horton’s line up πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 7:35 pm

  1004. Al Diaz -

    I’m excited that I’ve been blogging for a full year, have sponsors and and now I get a chance to win four Sandisk 8 Gig CF cards!

      10.18.12 - 7:35 pm

  1005. Diana -

    Looking forward to taking things a little slower and enjoying life a little more.

      10.18.12 - 7:35 pm

  1006. Pat Epps -

    Awesome giveaway!!! One thing that I am excited about in my photography business is that I am about to add infant photography to my offerings. I have always wanted to and am finally about to do my first infant shoot!

      10.18.12 - 7:36 pm

  1007. Tiffany -

    The thing I’m most excited about is to really start my business. I’ve been shooting for a long time and have had a few jobs here or there, but now that I’ve moved I’m really looking forward to the next step.

      10.18.12 - 7:36 pm

  1008. Jason Wehrman -

    Can these be inserted into my head? I could use more memory there too…

      10.18.12 - 7:37 pm

  1009. Mindy Metivier -

    CF cards?!?! What’s that?!?! LOL…thank you for always being so generous with your fans, clients, friends and family!!! You are truly an inspiration πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 7:39 pm

  1010. Jennifer Victor -

    I was so excited about your giveaway that I forgot to comment about my business….I’m looking forward to hopefully booking my first wedding for next spring!!

      10.18.12 - 7:39 pm

  1011. Jenny Smith -

    This year I am most excited about growing the number of destination weddings I shoot, starting with Switzerland! Thanks for the giveaway J!

      10.18.12 - 7:40 pm

  1012. Matthew Burns -

    I’m most excited to finally break in to the professional sports photography market. After years of working for small newspapers and free-lance, I’m finally getting recognized for my hard work. It’s so exciting!

      10.18.12 - 7:42 pm

  1013. Matthew Burns -

    I’m most excited to finally break in to the professional sports photography market. After years of working for small newspapers and free-lance, I’m finally getting recognized for my hard work. It’s so exciting!

      10.18.12 - 7:42 pm

  1014. Jessica Peterson -

    Thank you so much for your kindness in paying it forward! I am most excited to really start diving into my business and moving forward! Good luck to everyone!

      10.18.12 - 7:42 pm

  1015. Catie Ronquillo -

    I can totally relate. I had ONE 4 gig CF card for a while and felt so lame. πŸ™‚ But now, I have a few more, and could use a few more! πŸ™‚

    I’m most excited about the recent completion of my rebrand!!!! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 7:43 pm

  1016. Thuy Pham -

    Jasmine, thanks for paying it forward!!

      10.18.12 - 7:43 pm

  1017. Ria Moody -

    Hey Jasmine. I would love to win the memory cards as I find myself in the same place you were starting off. I have high hopes and believe that my photography business will take off this year and by the next pay off. I have very little money to put into it, just passion and drive.
    Thanks for being an inspiration. Live Lightly!!!

      10.18.12 - 7:44 pm

  1018. Carrie -

    I’m always running out of cards!!! But that’s a good thing, because this has been the BEST FALL EVER. I can’t believe where I am now versus two years ago….

      10.18.12 - 7:44 pm

  1019. Jill Denny Soto -

    Is it wrong to be excited about a break from work?!! I count my blessings for this kind of excitement.

      10.18.12 - 7:48 pm

  1020. Jennifer Williams -

    I’m most excited to be shooting my first wedding solo!!!

      10.18.12 - 7:48 pm

  1021. colby evans -

    i’m excited to shoot more and edit less! i’m going to outsource my editing to spend more time with my precious family!

      10.18.12 - 7:49 pm

  1022. Kar Jeanne -

    Love that your giving away 8 gb cards – that’s what I use and sometimes feeling totally unprofessional that I can’t afford any bigger size!!! I am most excited about getting the opportunity to second shoot a lot and gain so much valuable experience. Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

      10.18.12 - 7:49 pm

  1023. Edna de Leon -

    After going through economy crisis, I almost gave up my passion, photography. I am so excited that my phone started ringing again, and I still have my passion.

      10.18.12 - 7:50 pm

  1024. Ashley Perez -

    I suffered from a big bout of burnout for the first time this year during wedding season and I knew I had to do something about it. I’ve since taken on a fun new project and created a his/her lifestyle blog with my husband. It’s something that encourages us to photograph things we love in our every day lives and ensures that we make time for personal photography projects. It hasn’t even been an entire month since we launched the blog and I’m already feeling so renewed and now, excited about the 2013 wedding season.

      10.18.12 - 7:50 pm

  1025. Christopher Hamilton -

    Generous give away! Thanks for doing this!

      10.18.12 - 7:50 pm

  1026. Flor Branham -

    I’m excited for next year because I will feel more like a professional and think of my future in positive ways. No longer will I be embarrassed when a wedding guest has a better camera than me because I know what MY final images look like. And their pretty darn good for a rookie πŸ™‚ I love you Jasmine… stay fabulous!

      10.18.12 - 7:54 pm

  1027. Brooke -

    Thanks for your generosity – information, inspiration, and gear! I am the most excited about challenging myself to really try new things with my business – whether it be working on a styled shoot, offering mini-sessions, or making sure I’m shooting for me as well as my clients!

      10.18.12 - 7:55 pm

  1028. Scott -

    I am most excited for the weddings I already have for 2013!

      10.18.12 - 7:55 pm

  1029. Meghan Christine Lubeck -

    I am excited to (hopefully and prayerfully!) quit my day job and go full time with photography this year! xoxo

      10.18.12 - 7:56 pm

  1030. Jack -

    What a great idea to pay it forward! I must remember to do this one day too.

      10.18.12 - 7:57 pm

  1031. Victoria O'Connor -

    I am most excited about my new website which I plan to launch next month and then promote shamelessly!! It will take me to the next level and I cannot wait! I love exclamation points too Jasmine!!!!!

      10.18.12 - 7:57 pm

  1032. Leigh S -

    I feel so inspired everytime I read one of your blog posts. You run your business with a personal flair and that is something I strive to do and hope to take to the next level!!
    Much love!

      10.18.12 - 7:57 pm

  1033. Jaclyn C. -

    Jasmine, you make me want to cry because you are so thoughtful and giving. I strive to be like you in that way and I am so thankful for all you do. Thank you for teaching us photographers how you do things and how not to do things. hehe. Thank you!!

      10.18.12 - 8:01 pm

  1034. Alysia H -

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful photography and for the fun giveaway!

      10.18.12 - 8:07 pm

  1035. Tamara Panza -

    I’m always running out of CF cards and I have a younger friend I am mentoring in photography who I would like to bless with a new card!
    My business is just starting to take off and I am so excited!

      10.18.12 - 8:08 pm

  1036. Ed Hall -

    Excited for all the new projects and opportunities that are coming up in the next year. Working to take projects that I have been working on for a few years up to a new level

      10.18.12 - 8:10 pm

  1037. Emily -

    I am so excited for the first year of business and all the weddings to shoot. Thanks for the opportunity to win – love this giveaway!

      10.18.12 - 8:11 pm

  1038. Lydia Phillips -

    I need these. Pick me!

      10.18.12 - 8:11 pm

  1039. Erin Taylor -

    I too, a new photographer, only have a 2 gb card. I have never shot in RAW because of this and know that a larger card would not make me afraid to shoot RAW!

      10.18.12 - 8:12 pm

  1040. Emma -

    I’m most excited about launching my business. I’ve been second shooting for a year and have now shot 10 weddings as a second shooter and I had my first solo wedding a few weeks ago. I loved every second of it. Thank you for such an exciting opportunity.

      10.18.12 - 8:14 pm

  1041. Nicole Withee -

    Dear Always Fabulous,

    I am most excited about announcing the launch of my photography business November 1st. (a month behind schedule) Everything is finally coming together, the website, the blog, etc… Now its time to start promoting… scary, but oh so exciting!!

    I had my first real engagement shoot a month ago, and I ran out of memory on my only card as I took the couple’s very last picture. πŸ˜‰

      10.18.12 - 8:14 pm

  1042. Kelli -

    The thing I’m most looking forward to is saying no to those things in my business that I don’t love doing (and those same thing happen to be my least profitable) so I can say yes to spending time with my family and doing things I love.

      10.18.12 - 8:16 pm

  1043. Ashley Siegert -

    I am super excited to shoot my first fig-mint wedding on June 8!!!

      10.18.12 - 8:16 pm

  1044. Tanis Saucier -

    Memory cards…. in the plural? Um, yeah I could go plural! Thanks again for all you do Jasmine!

      10.18.12 - 8:16 pm

  1045. MarΓ© -

    I am most excited about getting to work with more and more people each day, I am learning so many new skills πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 8:18 pm

  1046. Amy McPherson -

    Being able to fulfill the promise I made to my brother before he passed away. I was able to turn my hobby into a business!!

      10.18.12 - 8:18 pm

  1047. Cristen -

    I am so looking forward to my 3rd year of business to be the best yet and knowing that I will need ALL of these CF cards and more! Thanks, Jasmine for paying it forward. You rock!

      10.18.12 - 8:19 pm

  1048. Bethany Ann -

    I am most excited about all of my couples for the next year. I have some awesome weddings lined up and I know I am so blessed to do what I do!! πŸ™‚ Have a great rest of the week! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 8:23 pm

  1049. Derrick Lafayette Hicks -

    Someones gonna win! If I win I too will pay it forward! (now I have too because I just told the world!)

      10.18.12 - 8:26 pm

  1050. Jessica Karshner -

    I’m excited to shed fear. I’ve been terrified of calling myself a photographer for a long time because I was worried more established photographers I knew would judge me. No more!

      10.18.12 - 8:26 pm

  1051. Amanda Elkins -

    Never can have enough memory cards! πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for the opportunity!

      10.18.12 - 8:32 pm

  1052. Ivan Chen -

    To actually going full time as a wedding photographer! It is super unnerving, but exciting!

      10.18.12 - 8:33 pm

  1053. Bill -

    I’m excited about the beach wedding shoot this past weekend, a family reunion shoot coming up next month. Very glad I came across your blog, too.

      10.18.12 - 8:34 pm

  1054. Frank Hernandez -

    Exited for next year. Going to be able to purchase some new gear.

      10.18.12 - 8:39 pm

  1055. Rachel Nolan -

    I’m most excited about STARTING my photography business πŸ™‚ I’m graduating from college this year and can’t wait for my first shoots where I’m no longer a student!

      10.18.12 - 8:44 pm

  1056. German Oliva -

    I am excited to book weddings with clients that appreciate my brand. I am a loyal reader j*. Always giving us photographers a reason to stop shooting and read.

      10.18.12 - 8:44 pm

  1057. Domen KolΕ‘ek -

    We started in wedding photography this year and we love it, especially the smile on clients faces as they recive the final work.

      10.18.12 - 8:47 pm

  1058. Kayla :) -

    Excited to photograph what I REALLY love photographing and being able to say no to the things that I don’t enjoy photographing! I love that you are always willing to pay it forward – you make the world a better place to live in, just by being YOU. God Bless YOU! (and JD….and Polo, and your family!)

      10.18.12 - 8:49 pm

  1059. Fay -

    You can never have too many memory cards!

    I’m looking forward to further exploration of photography and acquiring new skills and inspiration.

      10.18.12 - 8:51 pm

  1060. Scott Holmes -

    I’m looking most forward to starting my business in the next year. I Bogart lots of ideas from you. Thanks BTW.

      10.18.12 - 8:51 pm

  1061. Adriana Casey -

    I recently moved so I’m excited to build a new client base- to meet new people, start new friendships, and create lasting relationships!

      10.18.12 - 8:51 pm

  1062. SHENG -

    Finally got married and ready to give 100% into photography. The bonus is now I have a partner to support and share it me. Yay!!!!!!!!

      10.18.12 - 8:53 pm

  1063. Dave Hanner -

    I’m excited to be shooting a lot more sporting events this year so I am filling my cards up fast. I can always use more!

      10.18.12 - 8:55 pm

  1064. Dave Hanner -

    I’m excited to be shooting a lot more sporting events this year so I am filling my cards up fast. I can always use more!

      10.18.12 - 8:55 pm

  1065. Dave Hanner -

    I’m excited to be shooting a lot more sporting events this year so I am filling my cards up fast. I can always use more!

      10.18.12 - 8:55 pm

  1066. Leslie -

    I’m most excited about not having to work for people who aren’t that nice to me. Independence is the best!

      10.18.12 - 8:55 pm

  1067. Briana Moore -

    I’m excited to finally be running business my way… and really seeing it take off! I can’t really narrow it down.

      10.18.12 - 8:55 pm

  1068. Julie Mast -

    I’m most excited about a little invention I’m working on to help with my photography business. And when it’s ready, you all need one, really!!!!!! Also excited about shooting more weddings, booked one for 2013 today (and it’s at a mansion)! And please pick me, I need more cards…..mast723@comcast.net.

      10.18.12 - 8:57 pm

  1069. Dorian Poisson Briggs -

    photography has opened so many doors for me in just the past two years alone. This year and two dive certifications later, I am most excited for documenting the beauty of the underwater world and applying these photos to my work at the Smithsonian Latino Center. Knowing my photos will be used in conservation publications and outreach programs is more than I could have ever asked for.

      10.18.12 - 8:59 pm

  1070. Dawn Burgan -

    I am most excited to focus on weddings full time so I can spend more time with my own growing family.

      10.18.12 - 8:59 pm

  1071. Valerie Kleinheksel -

    I could sure use more memory cards as my new 5D Mark II likes to produce big files of awesomeness! Love your work, jstar!

      10.18.12 - 9:00 pm

  1072. Julie Villarreal -

    I’m just excited to see where God takes me. And getting better in photography of course! πŸ˜‰

      10.18.12 - 9:02 pm

  1073. Jordan Rocque -

    Looking forward to shooting a wedding for the first time with my amazing girlfriend, and to be maki ng photography my full time job.

      10.18.12 - 9:06 pm

  1074. Denise Prichett -

    Fingers crossed. Good luck to all. This is exciting stuff, Jasmine!!!

      10.18.12 - 9:06 pm

  1075. Keilah Engstrom -

    For me, I am super excited for more shoots, and more learning opportunities. xD Cheesy, I know. But I really like shooting beautiful people. πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 9:10 pm

  1076. Nichole Joslin -

    I am most excited about the image I haven’t captured yet and not sure what it will look like until I see it. But I know it will be my best picture I have ever captured, because every year I get better, and that’s exciting!

      10.18.12 - 9:11 pm

  1077. Kelly Davis -

    I started off with 2- 256MB cards on my Canon D60. Wasn’t much room on those at all πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 9:12 pm

  1078. Meredith Sledge -

    Ahh!! I’m most excited about shooting my very first wedding on my own! AHHHHH! I’ve been waiting for this for three years! God is good!

      10.18.12 - 9:13 pm

  1079. Michelle Hrin -

    Awesome, just when i was about to go buy another 32 gb worth to add to my collection. Maybe I’ll win and won’t have to. Thanks for the giveaway.

      10.18.12 - 9:13 pm

  1080. Joe Grant -

    Pick me…pick me! πŸ˜‰

      10.18.12 - 9:13 pm

  1081. Lizzi -

    The most exciting thing this year is happening next month, when two good friends finally get married. The best part? It’s totally a surprise wedding. The family will show up to a family portrait session, and then we’ll launch right into the ceremony. Can’t wait to see the expressions on people’s faces!

      10.18.12 - 9:14 pm

  1082. Nicole Swenson -

    I’m excited that I’m pursuing my passion and not giving up! Thanks for paying it forward!!

      10.18.12 - 9:14 pm

  1083. Lizzi -

    The most exciting thing this year is happening next month, when two good friends finally get married. The best part? It’s totally a surprise wedding. The family will show up to a family portrait session, and then we’ll launch right into the ceremony. Can’t wait to see the expressions on people’s faces!

      10.18.12 - 9:15 pm

  1084. Katie Lindgren -

    I purchased my first and only CF card 2 months ago and know exactly how you felt! After a summer of interning and second shooting – I’m most excited to register my business next Monday (eek!) and to officially be a small business owner!

      10.18.12 - 9:15 pm

  1085. Meredith Lord -

    I’m so excited to have a full wedding season this year and to share in the joining of so many wonderful people and families – thank you Jasmine for the opportunity xx

      10.18.12 - 9:16 pm

  1086. Erin -

    I’m most excited about actually getting started this year!! πŸ˜€ Just want to make sure I take care of all the legal stuff first so that I’m legit! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 9:16 pm

  1087. Jon -

    I know exactly how you felt. I would read and watch other photographers talk about having 16GB, 32GB and even 64GB cards when all I had was a Gig. At one point I pretended that I was shooting with film and I have to make sure my composition and exposure was right before I pressing the shutter button. That exercise made me better that’s for sure! I’m still in the early stages of my (side) business and I am always excited for any opportunity to take photos, especially of people. More power to you J!

      10.18.12 - 9:16 pm

  1088. Bert Kiefer -

    I am most excited about my business growth this year . . . not only in my equipment but more in the support of my new fans and clients. Without them, I would not be where I am today. And also the support from my family that support me even though I have a FULL TIME job and spend so much of my extra family time to keep my photography business alive and growing!

      10.18.12 - 9:16 pm

  1089. Yui Sotozaki -

    I’m excited to follow my new business strategy and build both core repeat customers and new ones in 2013.

      10.18.12 - 9:20 pm

  1090. Laura Anderson -

    I am excited to get a grip and Run my business vs. my business running me!

      10.18.12 - 9:21 pm

  1091. Shanna -

    Great tool. We always need more memory!

      10.18.12 - 9:21 pm

  1092. Crystal Nicole -

    I mean, since my birthday is 46 1/2 days away… I’m thinking I’ve got this in the bag & should totally be the winner πŸ˜‰ This was my first year in the photography business so being able to go from "Oh, what does this button do?" and being handed a flash while 2nd shooting my first wedding and wondering "Hmmm… at what point should I ask the lead photographer how to use this?" to next year being like "Let me switch to my 50mm 1.2 and set my ISO" and like "I’ll just set up my off camera lighting for the reception"… that right there? That’ll be the best part πŸ˜‰ HOLLA!!

      10.18.12 - 9:21 pm

  1093. K Jennings -

    First wedding as a primary after spending my first year second shooting and assisting.

      10.18.12 - 9:21 pm

  1094. Trude -

    I’m a big fan of going no bigger than 8 GB at a time, because I’ll never forget a photo friend/mentor simply saying "Would you rather lose 8 gig of wedding photos or 24?" So that settled that for me. πŸ™‚ Thanks!!

      10.18.12 - 9:23 pm

  1095. Melinda T -

    I’m most excited to expand my little photography studio! Its not where I want it to be yet, its been hard work, lots of struggling and learning, but will definitely be worth it! Thanks for the chance! I can always use a spare cf card or two or four! πŸ˜€

      10.18.12 - 9:24 pm

  1096. Trude -

    Oops, and I meant to say that I’m most excited for the hard work of chasing leads and massaging early supporters of the first few years are slooowly starting to pay off. Hopefully I’ll need all those cards! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 9:25 pm

  1097. Julian -

    I could really use the CF’s!

      10.18.12 - 9:25 pm

  1098. Krzysztof Sawiuk -

    Photography is my hobby, not full-time work. But some cards will be nice addon to my gear πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 9:28 pm

  1099. Amanda L. -

    I look forward to taking many photos this holiday season!

      10.18.12 - 9:28 pm

  1100. colleen -

    I hope to take the growth I’ve had this year and create more consistent administrative processes in order to support next year’s future growth!! I also hope to grow technically in the area of OCF…and find my creative core.

      10.18.12 - 9:28 pm

  1101. Jacinthe -

    I’m excited to keep learning a little more everyday about photography, and to have clients who come back because they loved their first session with me! Thanks for the generous giveaway J* – you truly are fabulous. πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 9:33 pm

  1102. charisa -

    Hello! Just excited to express my self creatively πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ and learn to edit betta! mo betta!

      10.18.12 - 9:33 pm

  1103. Mandy French -

    I am most excited about STARTING my business! I can’t wait to see what unfolds. I can also say I will pay it forward – as this would be a wonderful help to me as I start my business, someday I promise to do the same for someone else!

      10.18.12 - 9:34 pm

  1104. Shawna -

    I am most excited this year to be blessed to work as my husband’s second shooter and being able to share our couples first day of marriage.

      10.18.12 - 9:38 pm

  1105. Mary Dau -

    The thing I’m most excited for in the coming year is that I will have my business up and running. I’m giving myself until my twin boys start preschool next fall to inhale as much knowledge as possible and just practice, practice, practice, so I will start my business with confidence.

      10.18.12 - 9:41 pm

  1106. Brianna -

    Love SanDisk and would love to win this contest!

      10.18.12 - 9:43 pm

  1107. Marla Austin -

    I am most excited for the goal of going from 0 weddings this year to at least 5 next year – been studying and learning all this year from the pros – including my favorite, j*! Can’t wait to WOW everyone and take my business to the next FABULOUS level!!

      10.18.12 - 9:48 pm

  1108. Miriam -

    This year I am so excited to shoot another Indian wedding. They are my favorites!

      10.18.12 - 9:48 pm

  1109. Natalie Bowers -

    After a long busy year, I am excited to finally slow down and enjoy some personal time. Thanks for paying it forward!

      10.18.12 - 9:50 pm

  1110. Cara Williams -

    Great Idea! Ever done that at the drive thru? πŸ™‚ LOL! I love the pay it forward concept πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 9:50 pm

  1111. Tasha Prescott-Wilson -

    I just had a card die on me, how awesome would this be! OH pick me, pick me! lol PS that’s an awesome Ex Boss to support you!

      10.18.12 - 9:53 pm

  1112. Przemek Hybel -

    I’d love to win. Will pay it forward in the future too

      10.18.12 - 9:53 pm

  1113. Seneca -

    I am most excited about being able to give back to my community with doing senior sessions for teen moms! i’m really excited!!

      10.18.12 - 9:53 pm

  1114. Liz McNeil -

    You are so generous and encouraging!! I just started to branch out to weddings, I was strictly babies and children, it has been hard work but so rewarding! Thank you for your inspiration!

      10.18.12 - 9:56 pm

  1115. Kristi Griffith -

    I am looking forward to raising the awesomeness bar about 17 levels! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 10:01 pm

  1116. Jen -

    I am excited for my business to continue growing, and to go full time! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 10:03 pm

  1117. Nathan Brown -

    I’m excited about opening my Studio this year, its totally different from working out of my home. Its also been a little rough due to expense of it, but I truly believe in gods grace and favor. I’m starting to see the fruits from my labor, and I continue to stay inspired by photographers like you Jasmine, stay blessed.

      10.18.12 - 10:04 pm

  1118. Christy -

    I’m excited that I have finally come into my style, and I absolutely cannot wait to see where it takes me in the next year!

      10.18.12 - 10:05 pm

  1119. Mandy E -

    I’m most excited about it growing and getting more experience!

      10.18.12 - 10:09 pm

  1120. Benjamin Wojnar -

    great!
    Greetings from Europe/Czech
    It is nice to keep an eye on your blog!

      10.18.12 - 10:14 pm

  1121. Ambre Williams -

    Since you are paying it forward, if I win these, I will also pay it forward. A gift that keeps on giving! I am excited to see where my business takes me in the next year, meeting new couples & being part of the most important day of their lives.

      10.18.12 - 10:18 pm

  1122. Kamika dedeaux -

    Just starting out as a photographer do you have any suggestions? Fear is what I would like to shed

      10.18.12 - 10:19 pm

  1123. Barb Stall -

    This year I am most excited about doing my photography full time and partnering with 2 terrific business women in starting an annual photography event to help find a cure for Lung Cancer. Prayers and good wishing are welcome!

      10.18.12 - 10:22 pm

  1124. Lauren Z -

    Holler at this generous giveaway!! I’m excited to actually kickstart my business this year with non-family clients. These memory cards (plus my recently received EXPOSED magazine) would be just the things I need!

      10.18.12 - 10:25 pm

  1125. Allyson -

    Our family portrait business is going great… Setting up a booth at a big wedding show in a couple of weeks and hoping to get that rolling as well!

      10.18.12 - 10:26 pm

  1126. Marci -

    I have been asked to be a second shooter for a professional photographer. Very exciting without being too scary!

      10.18.12 - 10:27 pm

  1127. Jamie Roush -

    Jasmine your photo’s are always an inspiration to me! You are on my top list for photographers who I’d like to grow my photo’s towards…one of these days! I have just recently taken my photography to a business level & boy is it hard to get clients BUT I’m pushing forward with hopes & dreams of a GREAT business this time 2013!!!! Thanks for all the inspiration you’ve given <3

      10.18.12 - 10:27 pm

  1128. Ilana Frost -

    Coming into summer here in NZ, and there is so much to photograph, I really need some more cards πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 10:31 pm

  1129. Catherine -

    I am mostest excited about saving up for my new camera! The same one you shoot with! I have been honing my skills using my 1D MkII for years and it’s finally time I reward myself! I can’t wait!!

      10.18.12 - 10:32 pm

  1130. Tara Brown -

    This coming year…2013…breaking away from the comfort and security of my 7-3:30 and leaping into the world of my potential. πŸ˜€

    Thanks for all of your inspiration, j*!

      10.18.12 - 10:35 pm

  1131. Simone Anne -

    I am so excited to start the next year feeling like I have a hang of the wedding business and know the ins and outs enough to start to amp up my game!

      10.18.12 - 10:38 pm

  1132. Dawn Beirnes -

    I have little SD card and have had it get filled right in the middle of shooting youth football games! Can you say BIG BOO?

      10.18.12 - 10:41 pm

  1133. Jim Rook -

    It’s always amazing how the little things we receive in life can turn out to have the most lasting meanings and impressions. Thanks Jasmine.

      10.18.12 - 10:46 pm

  1134. Michelle -

    Jasmine, thank you for always being an inspiration!!! I’m most excited to follow my dream of becoming a photographer!

      10.18.12 - 10:52 pm

  1135. Rodhelen -

    That’s so awesome and exciting!!!

      10.18.12 - 10:53 pm

  1136. Penny Wolfe -

    I love paying it forward too! What a great idea! I’m most excited about capturing memories. My favourite shot this year, a 50th anniversary celebration where the couple danced and she looked into her husband’s eyes with the same look I imagine she did 50 years ago. In the background, you can see their daughter playing the fiddle. I great moment that I know they’ll treasure and still makes me smile. Thanks J*

      10.18.12 - 10:56 pm

  1137. Janet -

    I’m excited to do things the way I was created to do, not following someone else’s rules or what others have done. Thanks for the reminder, Jasmine πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 10:57 pm

  1138. Philip Madarasz -

    I’ve been very fortunate in capturing saleable images on my 2G cards. Unfortunately needing to change cards at the worst possible time happens far too often.

      10.18.12 - 10:59 pm

  1139. Philip Madarasz -

    I’ve been very fortunate in capturing saleable images on my 2G cards. Unfortunately needing to change cards at the worst possible time happens far too often.

      10.18.12 - 10:59 pm

  1140. Laura Stiller -

    I’m really excited to just get in a groove/workflow of shoots and editing. I’ve had babies the last two years, so hopefully this will be the year to do some photography!

      10.18.12 - 11:02 pm

  1141. Ryan W -

    Great work and site!

      10.18.12 - 11:06 pm

  1142. Emily K -

    This last year was my first shooting weddings on my own. So the remainder of this year and next year I am looking forward to using what i’ve learned to provide an even better experience for my clients. I’m also excited to continue to learn more and grow as a creative! Thanks for paying it forward πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 11:07 pm

  1143. Hannie -

    I’m excited about having my first baby in January and instead of having a lot of time to shoot, I’ve got more time to PLAN and be CREATIVE in my background ideas…should be a nice break! hanniesunshine@gmail.com

      10.18.12 - 11:10 pm

  1144. christine -

    im excited to do more photography gigs this year and get better at it!=D

      10.18.12 - 11:10 pm

  1145. Diane ONeil -

    meeting more great couples and their families and friends. I’ve made so many great friends these past years and can’t wait to make more!

      10.18.12 - 11:13 pm

  1146. Lucy -

    I’m excited about my very first wedding on my own!!! πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 11:14 pm

  1147. Andrea Brewster -

    I am most excited to FINALLY have weddings starting to come my way. Which, by the way, require lots o’ memory!!

      10.18.12 - 11:21 pm

  1148. Nancy -

    It’s exciting to expand the products I offer and to be more creative.

      10.18.12 - 11:24 pm

  1149. L Spencer -

    I’m excited to see what unfolds. Opening my mind to what I had limited before…

      10.18.12 - 11:29 pm

  1150. Chelsea C. -

    Girl, this is awesome! Your thoughtfulness never ceases to amaze. My blog is taking off and I’m really excited lately to up my tech game — I’m learning Illustrator and advancing my Photoshop knowledge to be able to edit my own photos for the blog. (Also, I’ve been shooting more video lately but you can only shoot so much with a piddly little memory card!)

      10.18.12 - 11:35 pm

  1151. Olivia -

    Wow! This is exactly how I feel. These memory cards would be a great edition to start my business (I am still a newbie…only 5 months in)!

      10.18.12 - 11:37 pm

  1152. Sofia L -

    AAH I would love more memory cards :))

      10.18.12 - 11:38 pm

  1153. Holli K -

    i would need that extra memory space πŸ™‚ THANK YOU JASMINE!!

      10.18.12 - 11:39 pm

  1154. Lily Hernandez -

    Thank you J* for always sharing these giveaways with your readers. Exciting news for my business is I am currently building my website with a great designer πŸ™‚

      10.18.12 - 11:44 pm

  1155. Stevi -

    I am most excited about growing my business and the possibility of opening up my own boutique!

      10.18.12 - 11:46 pm

  1156. Carolina Camarena -

    I’m starting my business with only one 8GB CF, I know exactly how you felt..

      10.18.12 - 11:55 pm

  1157. Andrea Christy -

    Hi Jasmine! I am most excited this year by the growth I have seen in my own confidence and abilities! I thought that my dreams of being a photographer would always be just that, dreams. I want to thank you for being an inspiration and source of encouragement in my life. It is because of you and my closest family and friends that I decided to try! p.s. I only have two CF cards! Tha’s still pretty sad isn’t it? πŸ˜‰

      10.18.12 - 11:55 pm

  1158. Laura Baker -

    I am looking forward to year 2 as a photographer and just nailing down so many loose ends of the business that I didn’t think were necessary at the beginning:)

      10.18.12 - 11:58 pm

  1159. Morgan -

    What a perfect giveaway! I always need memory cards and I’ve never seen the cute memory card wallet. I definitely need one of those!

    I am most excited to (hopefully) shoot weddings in the next year! I have second shot about 10 this year and I have a meeting with a bride scheduled to possible shoot my first one as the main photographer!

      10.19.12 - 12:02 am

  1160. Kat Marcum -

    Great giveaway!! I am shooting my first solo wedding next weekend- so that’s SUPER exciting!!!

      10.19.12 - 12:03 am

  1161. Anthony Essmaker -

    I’m most excited about finding my creativity again. For enjoying being alive, and enjoying what I’m doing. I’m excited not just to make money, but perhaps make someone feel incredibly moved by the moment captured. That will make it worth it. That will be payment enough.

      10.19.12 - 12:06 am

  1162. Katrina -

    I’m excited to be building a new studio and growing my business in a new community!

      10.19.12 - 12:07 am

  1163. Lindsay Kaye -

    you can never have too many memory cards!! this year im excited to continue to grow in my skills and drive my business even further!! thanks for the giveaway jasmine and adorama!

      10.19.12 - 12:14 am

  1164. Stephanie Snyder -

    I’m super excited about personalizing my brand more by incorporating video into my website and blog. I want people to see who I am, not just the photos I take. You’ve inspired me a lot in this aspect, Jasmine. Thanks so much! (Video on a DSLR takes LOTS of memory! πŸ™‚

      10.19.12 - 12:15 am

  1165. Karmen -

    I am crazy, excited to push myself harder! I want the coming year to be best so far. I am excited to learn more about myself and about photography; and to make VERY happy clients =D

      10.19.12 - 12:22 am

  1166. Brendazzle* -

    I’m hoping to actually START my business this year, with my fiance as my side. Health permitting, of course.

      10.19.12 - 12:22 am

  1167. Michelle Nakasato -

    I’m excited to push myself to continue to try new things and challenge myself. Thank you for the contest!!! πŸ™‚

      10.19.12 - 12:33 am

  1168. Malte -

    This year was the first year I set clear defined goals for myself (business wise) and I just achieved a big one: I shot more than 20 Weddings!

    Oh, and yesterday I have been to the best Wedding Industry MeetUp yet and the people I met there fired up my enthusiasm big time.
    To always staying fabulous!

      10.19.12 - 12:33 am

  1169. Nikki Commatose -

    I’m excited to finally, after so long, have quit my retail job and start my business for real. Registered and pricing list ready, business cards in the mail, I am so ready to start this full time.

      10.19.12 - 12:34 am

  1170. chelsea d -

    this is so awesome (once again!!!!!!)!!!!

    i am excited for the start of the new year, and the many products I have planned for it!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

      10.19.12 - 12:34 am

  1171. Mark -

    Great post, always enjoy reading the blog.

      10.19.12 - 12:42 am

  1172. Debbie Koundry -

    My first card was a 1gb and thought that was great. My next card was a 2gb card that I stood in line on a Black Friday!!! I want to get my business to the next level.

      10.19.12 - 12:47 am

  1173. Hilary Conyers -

    I’m most excited about getting past the fear in the next year. To not worry about being liked, but about being who I am, being vulnerable and risking it. Putting myself out there. My goals are to be more consistent in marketing & to actively pursue growing the business rather than waiting for it to happen. Thanks for providing an environment of encouragement as we all strive to be better!
    ~Hilary
    hilary.conyers@gmail.com

      10.19.12 - 12:47 am

  1174. Jacky Ford -

    Im praying for great light all year long and for the callus on my finger from my camera to keep growing!

      10.19.12 - 12:48 am

  1175. CS -

    I’m the most excited about taking the plunge into film photography, which makes my heart sing again.

      10.19.12 - 12:48 am

  1176. Darrell McDavid -

    Im most excited about our business this year (husband & wife team) because it will continue to bring more and more opportunities for me to spend some great time with my wife! I love that she has joined me in this dream and that in some way it is our only way of going out on dates πŸ™‚ We have a 3 year old and new 5 month old girls and with that said going to shoot weddings is basically our alone time together. This year also brings me the enjoyment of hearing my 3 year old daughter tell me every time I go to shoot a wedding "our your going to marry another boy and girl"…how cute right! This business this year will continue to spark interest in my girls as it did this year which is so exciting…my girls go with us when we scout out our engagement shoot or wedding locations, my 3 year old brings her camera and takes pictures as if she was the photographer!! So I know a little long winded but what can I say…Im a dad and a husband who is excited to be not only living his dream in this upcoming year but also doing it with my family right by my side!

      10.19.12 - 12:52 am

  1177. mary -

    I’m most excited about buying a studio space!

      10.19.12 - 12:53 am

  1178. Megan -

    I am most excited about learning how to better use my flash, especially off camera!

      10.19.12 - 12:59 am

  1179. Rod Jimenez -

    I hope to, one day, pay it forward myself. Thanks for the opportunity.

      10.19.12 - 12:59 am

  1180. Allison Vasquez -

    Love love love this blog. And I love when you talk about how you started because getting to where you are looks so far away sometimes. Your blogs about starting out and not having all the "stuff" are actually really encouraging. Thanks! I could definitely put those cards to good use!

      10.19.12 - 1:03 am

  1181. Ivy Pruss -

    I’m extremely excited that this year will be the year i have the courage to take my site out of my "under construction" limbo and go head on! After 4 years of "easing" my way into my dream, i’m going all-in it’s all or nothin’!

      10.19.12 - 1:03 am

  1182. Heidi Selch -

    You rock! Thx for the great give away. (heidi@hjselchphotography.com)

      10.19.12 - 1:06 am

  1183. Jbijou -

    Hey Jasmine, thanks for your blog post. Your skill is amazing and your focus on *customer service* will be what keeps you successful. Take care!

      10.19.12 - 1:06 am

  1184. Thom -

    32 is better than 2G anytime!

      10.19.12 - 1:07 am

  1185. Maria Longoria -

    I would love to win this, Jasmine. It would seriously make my day…Thank you so much for being a blessing and paying it forward. <3

      10.19.12 - 1:09 am

  1186. Melissa -

    Thanks for the opportunity to win! What an awesome thing to do.

      10.19.12 - 1:21 am

  1187. Mandy -

    Gosh, I’m just excited to get it off the ground!

      10.19.12 - 1:24 am

  1188. Kathleen Clipper -

    I am super excited for the unexpected in my business this year! I recently made the switch to fashion photography and the surprises and unexpected opportunities have been popping up left and right! Winning these SanDisk cards would be a huge blessing!!!

      10.19.12 - 1:29 am

  1189. David Liao -

    What a Fabulous contest! More memory equals more fabulous pictures!

      10.19.12 - 1:30 am

  1190. Cecilia Grace -

    Shooting full frame! I was so happy that I was able to finally upgrade to a full frame camera! It may have been a long time coming but worth every image. It matters to equip yourself with the right tools and the knowledge to deliver quality products to my clients!

      10.19.12 - 1:32 am

  1191. Gabriel Mora -

    Glad to hear your story, inspiring indeed, as many we struggle in with the first steps of starting a business, even more in these difficult financial times…crossing fingers + toes to win a well needed important item…

      10.19.12 - 1:35 am

  1192. Shawn Garcia -

    Looking forward to meeting more new clients as well as expanding into Headshots.

      10.19.12 - 1:37 am

  1193. Bridgett -

    Thank you for this amazing giveaway! I am excited and thankful for the word of mouth that has increased just this last month for my photography business. What I am most excited about is the confidence I have gained from finally finding my personal brand. A brand that allows me to stand apart from fellow photographers and a distinguished look that defines who I am. I hope it continues to be reconized in my community and allow for more outer and inner growth! Its an amazing feeling and confidence booster! Xo bshep.hotos@gmail.com

      10.19.12 - 1:37 am

  1194. Angela -

    I am excited by the excellence I have achieved, and look forward to attaining even more!

      10.19.12 - 1:42 am

  1195. Monica hadarean -

    I am excited about the openness I found in my friends photographers and in the best photographers in the world to share their knowledge! That’s really amazing and makes me want to do the same with the new ones entering the game! Thanks Jasmine!!!

      10.19.12 - 1:46 am

  1196. Alfredo Guadarrama -

    Nice post!! hope I can get some new cards!! You are an excellent photographer!!! I love your work.

      10.19.12 - 1:52 am

  1197. Liz H -

    thanks, jasmine! excited to "take my photography to the next level" this year πŸ™‚

      10.19.12 - 1:59 am

  1198. DiAnna -

    Paying it forward ROCKS. cheers to a better industry. <3

      10.19.12 - 2:02 am

  1199. Jackie Beale -

    I’m excited to start creating an inspiration wall. It’s been something I’ve been putting in the back burner but I feel like I need to start fresh this new year with creating imagery that is unique and that is me πŸ™‚

      10.19.12 - 2:05 am

  1200. JB -

    I’m looking forward to the transition and first year of business in Canada – I recently relocated after getting married!

      10.19.12 - 2:07 am

  1201. Jamie -

    I’m looking forward to finally living my dream. I’ve found every reason to stay at my day job, including being in my 40s in a career that pays well. Taking the step forward to start in something I love is exciting and totally scary. But I want my kids to know you can chase your dreams at any age. Your journey inspires me every day! Thank you, Jasmine!

      10.19.12 - 2:10 am

  1202. Jenn Pagnucco -

    I am SOOOO excited that after only a year in business, we have FIVE weddings booked for next year!! It’s starting to feel real now πŸ™‚

      10.19.12 - 2:13 am

  1203. Breanna -

    It’s like you read my mind. I just got home from MTH Chicago, so all I can think about is being excited! I am just ready to dig in and do the hard work.

      10.19.12 - 2:16 am

  1204. Jenny McQueen -

    I’m excited for our new website, and to really connect with others in the wedding industry- photogs and otherwise!!

      10.19.12 - 2:17 am

  1205. bronte -

    Love this!

      10.19.12 - 2:20 am

  1206. Andy -

    Oh man, I could *always* use more storage! πŸ™‚ Of course, I need more back end storage too now… I don’t suppose you’re planning on paying forward some you know… 3Tb RAID arrays? =D

      10.19.12 - 2:25 am

  1207. Andy -

    Oh, I’m terrible at following directions… πŸ™

      10.19.12 - 2:26 am

  1208. Dez Merrow -

    I’m always low on memory cards because I second-shoot for a few photographers. I just give them my CF cards at the end of the event and collect them later on. This usually leaves me short on cards. I’m a firm believer in "You can never have too many CF cards." And diamonds. And chocolate. But I digress, having a few more cards would be an absolute luxury! Thanks for all you do to inspire me in my quest to find my inner photog-fab!

      10.19.12 - 2:34 am

  1209. AmyBinMI -

    I am very excited when my clients order BIG prints from their sessions with me. Such a thrill for me when they get their print order!!

      10.19.12 - 2:35 am

  1210. Jody Anne -

    Jasmine – You are so generous and sweet to pay it forward. Thank you!

      10.19.12 - 2:40 am

  1211. Courtney styers -

    I am most excited about launching my first ever website and meeting some awesome new people through my business.

      10.19.12 - 2:41 am

  1212. Elaine Donohue -

    HOLLA! So nice of you and you and Adorama to pay it forward….

      10.19.12 - 2:41 am

  1213. Lydia -

    Wow, just what I’ve been needing to order! I’m most excited about the local networking event I’m a part of that’s coming up! A local florist and I are going to have the most amazing booths!

      10.19.12 - 2:46 am

  1214. Tom -

    It is great to see someone that still remembers where they came from and never forgets. The mentor will pay forward and see how it rewards others…

      10.19.12 - 2:51 am

  1215. Vanessa wiederhoeft -

    I am very much looking forward to completing my first year of business and looking back to the growth I have made. Many trial and error situations but I wouldn’t change any of it because I have learned so much! I am so grateful for the opportunity I have in front of me and can’t wait for year number two! I am currently saving for CF cards, so this would be AWESOME!

    Vanessa.mae.photo@gmail.com

      10.19.12 - 3:00 am

  1216. Marvin -

    Love to win the cards… So nice of you to play it back!

      10.19.12 - 3:05 am

  1217. staci -

    yay! πŸ™‚

    i’m excited for continuous learning and for the awesome people that make me want to be better (you included)

      10.19.12 - 3:09 am

  1218. Giovanna -

    I’m sooo excited. This Year I learned so much about photography from Jasmine and other great photographers, Creative live and it has helped me define my style so much, my work is finally starting to take off and happy clients complimenting it brings so much joy to my life, I understand now that photography is more than just taking photos it’s getting to know people and make forever friends. All this has been happening this year, I hope God keeps blessing me and that I can be a blessing to others πŸ™‚

      10.19.12 - 3:13 am

  1219. Dawn -

    My goal is to devote more time to my photography and take it to the next level. You are so generous, not just for this give away but all the knowledge and experience you so freely share. Thank you

      10.19.12 - 3:26 am

  1220. Kristen -

    Thanks for your positive posts and reminders that you have to start some where. I have had a photography hobby for a long time and have just recently started doing some natural light portraits. I am excited to extend my reach and score recommendations from some of my recent projects!

      10.19.12 - 3:27 am

  1221. tashia potter -

    Great give away. Though I take a piece of knowledge with me every time I leave your site. So thanks for that.

      10.19.12 - 3:42 am

  1222. Hannah -

    I am most excited about learning how to really use my camera inside and out at the photography classes I am taking at school!

      10.19.12 - 3:48 am

  1223. lin -

    The most exciting thing in our business this year is that we get a chance to go back to our home country to photograph a wedding. Hopefully it will lead to more in the future.

      10.19.12 - 3:52 am

  1224. Gielle -

    A lot more travel! πŸ˜€

      10.19.12 - 3:55 am

  1225. John Law -

    thanks for the chance to win big

      10.19.12 - 4:01 am

  1226. paul zaporteza -

    I’ve finally upgraded to a full frame camera from a 10mp camera. I only have a 4gb card. It sucks! I can only get about 100 pictures in raw format. I’m too broke as of now to get some more cards. It’s embarrassing to keep loading my pictures to my computer whenever i shoot for clients! LOL

      10.19.12 - 4:04 am

  1227. Erin -

    I am looking forward to my first wedding by myself in November!!!!!!

      10.19.12 - 4:08 am

  1228. Amy -

    Woo-hoot!! For me I finally decided to get real with my branding and I am working with an excellent designer who has gotten to know and how I want to present myself as a photographer!! We are starting fresh and clean…look out world here I come. I can’t wait till I can pay it forward the same!

      10.19.12 - 4:09 am

  1229. Yvette -

    I’m excited to increase my pricing. gulp!

      10.19.12 - 4:18 am

  1230. Trish Scelfo -

    Jasmine, I am most excited about growing my business enough that I’m earning a full-time income and see my work published. I want it so bad I can’t stand it!
    Thanks for continuing to inspire us.

      10.19.12 - 4:18 am

  1231. Trish Scelfo -

    Jasmine, I am most excited about growing my business enough that I’m earning a full-time income and see my work published. I want it so bad I can’t stand it!
    Thanks for continuing to inspire us.

      10.19.12 - 4:18 am

  1232. Trish -

    I’m so excited about starting new business. I have so many ideas and I can’t wait to try them out.

      10.19.12 - 4:21 am

  1233. Amand -

    I am excited about simply growing my business and working with amazing clients in the year to come!

      10.19.12 - 4:25 am

  1234. Janet -

    I’m excited to do things the way I was created to do, not following someone else’s rules or what others have done. Thanks for the reminder, Jasmine πŸ™‚

      10.19.12 - 4:26 am

  1235. Lisa Keeney -

    Thanks for paying it forward!

      10.19.12 - 4:32 am

  1236. Steve -

    I’d love to participate. Thanks for all you do to give back to the industry!

      10.19.12 - 4:33 am

  1237. Katherine Bautista -

    This is a great giveaway! Thanks Jasmine for keeping your word πŸ˜›

      10.19.12 - 4:35 am

  1238. Liz F -

    Jasmine your so great to pay it forward. You do it so often. I can’t wait until I can do the same. I’m most looking forward to getting my business up and running since I’m just starting out. CF cards are always needed around here;) thank you for being such an awesome inspiration!

      10.19.12 - 4:38 am

  1239. Liz F -

    Jasmine your so great to pay it forward. You do it so often. I can’t wait until I can do the same. I’m most looking forward to getting my business up and running since I’m just starting out. CF cards are always needed around here;) thank you for being such an awesome inspiration!

      10.19.12 - 4:38 am

  1240. Tressa -

    LOVE your work! Thanks for the inspiration.

      10.19.12 - 4:39 am

  1241. Raquel Leeper -

    One of my friends from high school is getting married in December!! I just photographed their engagement photos this past weekend and I had the best time with them. Seeing the photos of their love makes me so much more inspired and how proud I’m becoming of my work. I used to beat myself up over it. I couldn’t give this up for the world.

      10.19.12 - 4:40 am

  1242. Liz F -

    Jasmine your so inspirational. I hope to one day be able to pay forward all the great advice and supplies that I have received as well. This year I just want to have a successful year since I am just getting it started.

      10.19.12 - 4:42 am

  1243. Liz F -

    Jasmine your so inspirational. I hope to one day be able to pay forward all the great advice and supplies that I have received as well. This year I just want to have a successful year since I am just getting it started.

      10.19.12 - 4:42 am

  1244. Liz F -

    This year I’m just looking to be successful, since I’m just starting out. One day when I am I hope to pay forward all the advice an items other photographers have offered me. You are such an inspiration!

      10.19.12 - 4:44 am

  1245. Kim Renee -

    I’m most excited for starting my business!! I’m pursuing my MBA and I’ve been able to take what I learn from class and apply it to the planning of my business. I’m very excited and hopeful!

      10.19.12 - 4:46 am

  1246. Nikki Mcanary -

    Excited to document more and more of my family and everyday life !

      10.19.12 - 4:53 am

  1247. Nikki Mcanary -

    Excited to document more and more of my family and everyday life !

      10.19.12 - 4:53 am

  1248. Darla Whisenand -

    ***Jasmine!*** You are my inspiration! I am watching your video from CreativeLive Building Your Wedding Business for the 3rd or 4th time and I swear every time I watch it, it’s like your speaking directly to me or about me! I am teaching myself photography and just opened my business in April but it’s going kinda slow. My husband and I live on his income paycheck to paycheck and I’m so determined to make this work but it’s soooo hard when you keep getting knocked down either finacially and or emotionally (telling yourself you can’t do this, what are you thinking?) But like I said I’m determined so I’m not listening to that small voice in my head telling me I can’t because I know I can! Anyway, I’m rambling now. I decided to jump over on your blog while watching and how lucky am I to get in on your giveaway! I would love to win these cards as I only have two! Gasp! I would be honored to meet you some day! Do you ever come to Texas??

      10.19.12 - 4:54 am

  1249. Sean -

    Wow! That’s perfect! And I was just about to purchase some new cards. I think I might want to wait….just in case! Haha. But I am excited about doing a bit more photography, starting with a friend of my mom’s daughter having a birthday party. It’ll be my first job doing a paid gig! So hopefully there’ll be more to follow =)

      10.19.12 - 5:05 am

  1250. Nicole -

    I’m so excited for a new year in Orange County. I just moved here two days ago from South Carolina! I can’t wait to get started and see where this year takes me on a new coast with new scenery and all new clients (yikes)!! Thanks for always being such an inspiration πŸ™‚

      10.19.12 - 5:09 am

  1251. Amelia Renee -

    Jasmine, you’re the best! I love your heart for sharing & giving to others at no concrete return to yourself! πŸ™‚ I’m most looking forward to …seeing where it goes! Hopefully setting up a website & rebranding! eeeeks! exciting stuffs.

      10.19.12 - 5:16 am

  1252. Beca Companioni -

    super excited for the clients that the holiday season usually brings my way! πŸ™‚

      10.19.12 - 5:22 am

  1253. Emily Kiel -

    Earlier this year I would dump photos onto my computer & format my cards when I ran out of space at weddings. The one wedding where I didn’t do that because I had borrowed extra cards from a friend was the night my computer crashed. Thank the Lord I didn’t lose that wedding!

      10.19.12 - 5:22 am

  1254. Anne -

    Im most excited to give back at Help Portrait this holiday season! All about paying it forward if I win!

      10.19.12 - 5:28 am

  1255. Alton Green -

    I am most excited about doing more family portraits this year.

      10.19.12 - 5:30 am

  1256. Jana Long -

    Did you know that I collect memory cards? What’s a few more?!!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

      10.19.12 - 5:35 am

  1257. Faria Munmun -

    I so need more CF cards! I am really excited about this Fall because finally I am all booked this Fall, and learning a lot each time.

      10.19.12 - 5:36 am

  1258. Rashelle -

    I’m looking forward to holiday portrait season because with every session I donate 20% to Stella’s Hope dog rescue. It’s my belief we must give freely of our resources even when seems impossible because the results are what make it possible.

      10.19.12 - 5:39 am

  1259. Nancy A -

    I am most excited to focus on what I really love — newborns! And to shoot my first wedding (eek!)

      10.19.12 - 5:42 am

  1260. laura -

    Yep, me too. After seeing your Creative Live on editorials, I am expecting to submit my first wedding for editorial on my next detail filled wedding. I have a feeling I will need lots more memory!

      10.19.12 - 5:47 am

  1261. Elizabeth -

    Officially separating my personal website/blog from my photography professional. My professional website is about to launch!

      10.19.12 - 5:56 am

  1262. Danielle Daigle -

    I’m moving into a studio with another photographer friend this month! It’s a crazy and scary leap of faith, but I’m ready to jump!

      10.19.12 - 5:57 am

  1263. Christin V. -

    I’m most excited about growing, learning and mostly pushing my creative limits. Oh and I want to shoot a wedding solo in the spring. eeek!

      10.19.12 - 5:57 am

  1264. Jennifer -

    I am excited to start sharing more of myself with clients and friends! I’m really looking forward to finally putting more effort into writing and letting people know who the person behind the is. What my passions are and hopefully create relationships with them as well.

      10.19.12 - 5:59 am

  1265. Paula Lofy -

    The first time I watched your wedding video’s about 8 months ago. You told the story of the photograph. I then looked at my camera and thought. I only have one CF card. it is 16g but I still felt like I have so far to go. Yes I have a couple of cards now. I just photographed my first big wedding, and before I left to start photographing I thought I hope I don’t have to dump these cards before I am done shooting. What would I do. So I went and got another card. I have decided that I seriously need more memory. Thanks for paying it forward.

      10.19.12 - 6:00 am

  1266. Rachel Hill -

    Pick me! πŸ™‚

      10.19.12 - 6:12 am

  1267. Courtney Soucek -

    I’m excited to start my business once I graduate with a photojournalism degree in May…but first, France is in the list of portfolio building!!

      10.19.12 - 6:14 am

  1268. Lea -

    Amazing giveaway! I’m trying to take my photography "to the next level" =] Great post by the way! Good luck and I was thrilled to read your story. ^.^

      10.19.12 - 6:16 am

  1269. Alicia -

    Love the idea of paying it forward. πŸ™‚ So generous.
    I’m in Australia and I have no idea when 6am your time is, so I hope I haven’t missed this.
    Thanks for sharing with us – truly such goodness happening when communities come together & share (and not just in photography). Love it!

      10.19.12 - 6:21 am

  1270. Peg -

    I am most excited about about the charity event we are planning to benefit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. It’s the third annual event and we’ve raised a couple thousand dollars already. Vendors from our small town benefit too! Its a win -win for us all!

      10.19.12 - 7:02 am

  1271. Denise Karis -

    Starting to actually book. Consistently. I just opened up to shooting weddings this summer and now I’m getting regular inquiries and booking. I have weddings for the summer of 2013 which makes me feel amazing…. I’ve been so timid about starting to offer weddings and after the Fix I was like "ok. I have to get serious about weddings for 2013" xoxoxo

      10.19.12 - 7:15 am

  1272. Amy -

    I’m most excited just to learn more and get my style down pat. This year my photography has taken off quite a bit, and I can’t wait to see what the next year holds!

      10.19.12 - 7:15 am

  1273. web designing banaswadi -

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      10.19.12 - 7:24 am

  1274. web design banaswadi -

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      10.19.12 - 7:25 am

  1275. Christine Brizendine -

    After theFIX in Chicago I made a list of goals and I’m proud to say I accomplished all of them! So I made a new set already for next year and it is seriously two pages long. But one of my biggest goals is to shoot 3-4 weddings this year. After second shooting weddings a few times I can easily go through 20 gigs in a 10 hour day so these memory cards would be a such a blessing! I know we aren’t bfs face to face but I will never forget when you said, "We are better together." I’m so blessed to have you as a mentor in my photography career and someone I can look to when I need just some simple advise. Thank you for always giving all of us everything you are πŸ˜‰

      10.19.12 - 7:39 am

  1276. Cindy Habel -

    Awesome Jasmine!! I’m excited to be shooting weddings that I love.. thanks to branding.. and aiming to get published πŸ™‚

      10.19.12 - 7:59 am

  1277. Oliver Richter -

    My main projekt this year is Tango Argentino Dancers. And since the professional dancers keep using my pictures for their flyers, this means that I did a good job. That makes me hapy.

      10.19.12 - 8:20 am

  1278. Dominik -

    Wow! Great Contest – Just getting ready to start my Business next year – most exiting Thing ever!

      10.19.12 - 8:30 am

  1279. Ralph -

    Cool! What an awesome way to pay it forward. Thanks Jasmine!

      10.19.12 - 8:59 am

  1280. Mike Macdonald -

    I really want to bless more people with my photography this next year. I don’t do it as much as I should! God gave me a talent for a reason! Have an awesome day πŸ™‚
    Mike

      10.19.12 - 9:27 am

  1281. Mike Macdonald -

    I really want to bless more people with my photography this next year. I don’t do it as much as I should! God gave me a talent for a reason! Have an awesome day πŸ™‚
    Mike

      10.19.12 - 9:27 am

  1282. Ashley Gregoire -

    I am most excited to finally LAUNCH my business this year! terrified too…but… excited πŸ™‚

      10.19.12 - 9:33 am

  1283. Gabriel Hadarean -

    Jasmine and Adorama rock the internet once again. Keep up the good work!

      10.19.12 - 10:19 am

  1284. Eugene -

    this year has been about assisting other photographers and meeting new people. learning and learning!

      10.19.12 - 10:31 am

  1285. Arnau Dalmases -

    OH! I’m really excited about my new associate videographer for next season!

      10.19.12 - 10:31 am

  1286. CelineAir -

    Just excited about meeting beautiful souls…!

      10.19.12 - 10:56 am

  1287. Sarah C -

    I’m so excited to meet new people!

      10.19.12 - 11:16 am

  1288. Jason Chau -

    J* paying it forward. Awesome!

      10.19.12 - 12:09 pm

  1289. Tori -

    Super excited to be rebranding this winter to really remotivate myself and help push myself forward as feeling really stagnated…

      10.19.12 - 12:15 pm

  1290. Alexander Smith -

    This would be great to expand my photography. Cool thank you guys.

      10.19.12 - 12:18 pm

  1291. Peter Bower -

    I’m rather excited about, simply, learning more. Learning more about my camera (and new gear), about client interaction, about posing models, about lighting, about composure, and, most importantly, about life. πŸ™‚

      10.19.12 - 12:39 pm

  1292. Kodi -

    I’m MOST excited to do some real branding and get my website up and running! Yay!

      10.19.12 - 1:17 pm

  1293. Martina Berini -

    bless you, Jasmine…

      10.19.12 - 1:30 pm

  1294. Hasula -

    We are excited to start editing the pictures from our first wedding overseas(South of France). Location was amazing. We have been following your work and you are very sweet for this giveaway. (hasula@gmail.com)

      10.19.12 - 1:32 pm

  1295. Todd Kuhns -

    Here you go again. Doing something awesome for someone else. "Give and it shall be given….."

    My studio has shifted gears a bit, less weddings and more stock, which was a goal many years ago, very exciting to see how the initial dreams of the business are still alive and starting to manifest.

    Thanks, Jasmine

      10.19.12 - 1:36 pm

  1296. Jess -

    I am most excited about learning and growing more in my business this year. I cant believe how much more fun it is to learn when you really love something!!

      10.19.12 - 1:38 pm

  1297. Amanda W -

    I know I may be late to enter but I would be so grateful to win these. Thank you!

      10.19.12 - 1:39 pm

  1298. Jeremiah Colling -

    I am most excited to spend time photographing weddings with my wife next year and serving our brides before, during, and after their wedding. Also, today is my birthday, so perhaps that counts for something? Thanks J*!

      10.19.12 - 1:48 pm

  1299. Debbie Smith -

    I’m looking forward to having some down time around the holidays so I can revamp and recoup and restructure some things

      10.19.12 - 1:49 pm

  1300. Joel Tang -

    I’m excited because I am doing what I love!!!

      10.19.12 - 1:53 pm

  1301. Chito Ines -

    Touching story. A reminder that the very best out there started somewhere.

      10.19.12 - 2:05 pm

  1302. Dan Speicher -

    I remember the same thing starting out. Had a 1 gig, and 2 512mb that a friend gave me. Fortunately the camera was only 4mp so it worked, but it was tough and scary.

      10.19.12 - 2:07 pm

  1303. teap -

    Jasmine, you keep inspiring me with every post. I hope you realize you are a true idol (as a person and as a business motivation). Thank you for that.

      10.19.12 - 2:13 pm

  1304. Valerie A. -

    I am most excited to shoot my first wedding and also for a new lens. Hooray!

      10.19.12 - 2:28 pm

  1305. Lauren -

    You’re so awesome!!

      10.19.12 - 2:31 pm

  1306. Julia Beckmann -

    I just filed for my LLC and trying to get this business to be a success. I’m excited to grow and learn as much as I possibly can this year. It would be amazing to win these memory cards and also a perfect birthday gift because today is my 22nd birthday :)!

      10.19.12 - 2:39 pm

  1307. Robin Horton -

    Its a good thing to remember how you started and think of ways to help others, I am looking forward to offering a time-laps video of the guests arriving and the wedding service as part of my package, not many wedding photogs do this so I am excited at how it will help sales.

      10.19.12 - 2:52 pm

  1308. Mirelis Sanchez -

    Yay. What a great giveaway! I’ve been a Nikon girl and am ssslllooowwwllllyyyy moving over to the Canon side. So this would be an IDEAL win! Good luck to everyone.

      10.19.12 - 3:03 pm

  1309. Tangie Renee -

    I am most excited about FINALLY finding myself and my style as a photographer. When first starting out, you kinda dip in this and that without knowing who you really are. I know who I am as a photographer now and I am excited and confident to take my business to the next level.

      10.19.12 - 5:37 pm

  1310. Michelle -

    I love the idea of paying it forward. I think all photographers should help each other. And I am exited to finally be someone who can help another photographer.

      10.19.12 - 6:32 pm

  1311. Penny -

    Booked my first wedding. Excited and nervous.

      10.20.12 - 5:03 am

  1312. Danielle Bryan -

    This will be my year to expand to a studio!! The thing I am MOST excited about is my husband being my business partner & taking some of the duties from me!!!!!

      10.21.12 - 7:00 pm

  1313. joshua bowen -

    I’m excited to get my business up and running and trying out some new light mods πŸ™‚

      10.25.12 - 8:29 am

  1314. Tim Thompson -

    Great stuff like always.

      11.8.12 - 5:52 pm

  1315. Anna Hall -

    This post just resignated with me so deeply! I just made the leap to purchase my first Canon 5D Mark iii. I bought my first CF card this week and will need to wait a little longer before I can build up my collection to where it should be. This giveaway would be such a wonderful, much needed "boost". πŸ™‚

      5.11.15 - 7:52 pm

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