My friend Jessica is a fantastic photographer.
She has a pretty fantastic name, too.
And a pretty fantastic giveaway going on over at her Gigglebean blog.
This is us in 1993. At a youth group retreat near Santa Cruz.
Dave's the hottie (top row, centerish) in the letterman jacket.
I'm in the row below his, in a white shirt with more bangs than main hair.
Those bangs. I remember that prep process clear as day.
It involved an unhealthy amount of Aussie Hair Spray and a plastic white visor.
Photog extraordinaire is rocking the maroon Northface jacket in my same row, 4 sets of horrid bangs to my right.
Anyhow, back to 2011. Quickly. Please.
Or 2009, actually, when she took family portraits for us.
Before I started this blog.
I could go on and on and on about her magical talent.
But I figured a picture is a worth... Well, you know.
Here are some of my favorites.
Let it be noted that both girls were fighting colds that day and pretty crabby/snotty.
Jess + Photoshop = Adios runny nose x 2.
Jess + bribe candy = Adios crabby x 2.
Girl's got mad photog, editing AND people skills.
My girls loved her. And we think she's pretty great, too.
When Gigglebean hits 500 Facebook fans, she's giving away a free local photo shoot.
So hop on over to her Facebook page and become a fan.
For your chance to win, leave a comment here saying that you did.
And if you don't live in the Bay Area, enter anyway.
When you win, book a flight. It's a perfect excuse to visit.
You can stay at our place. I'll do your bangs.