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About Justine

I believe in going too far, in trying everything once, and that we should always risk being truly seen for who we are. I fake being tired to get out of driving on roadtrips. I reread books because I miss the characters.
I believe that emotions are meant to be felt all the way, and that you should take time to indulge in guilty pleasures....except without guilt. I love to cook and bake. When I make cookies, I eat the first dozen and dont tell anyone I baked that many! We put a gym in our garage so I can work off all the food I make, and make room for more calories!
I greet everyone with a hug, full embrace. Never half ass it. I am afraid of the dark. Seriously. Murderers and cougars come out. I refuse to wash my pillow after we get back from camping because I dont want to lose that campfire smell. I believe in living life full. After running after two kids all day, mountains and wine are the only therapy I will ever need ;)

Workshop Giveaway!

These past few days I have been overwhelmed with the feedback, emails, inquiries and just general comments of love and support for hosting the workshop! I was terrified to post it, so nervous but also excited! This mix of emotions has done well for me in the past, pushed me to try new things, to challenge myself and I had my fingers crossed VERY tightly that it would work out again!

As a way of saying a huge THANK YOU! I have decided to give away ONE spot in the workshop FOR FREE! I am soooo excited, and wished I thought of this in the beginning! Oh well 5 days late is better than not at all right?!



Here’s how you enter! For each “action” you do you get ONE entry into the draw….the more that you do the more entries you get! I will draw a winner on January 31, 2012, so you have 11 days to enter, enter, enter!

If you win a spot and have already paid for your spot, no worries you will be reimbursed your registration fee in full! :)



How to enter:

1. Make your facebook status: “I want to win a spot in Justine Russo Photography’s workshop” <—- making sure you tag my business page which is “Russo Photography

2. Tweet out this exact phrase: “I want to win a spot in Justine Russo Photography’s workshop  #winjusrusso”

3. Comment on this blog post….make sure to include your email address!

4. Write a blogpost on why you want to win a spot!


Good Luck! :) Can’t wait to see who wins! I LOVE contests! :)

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53 Responses to “Workshop Giveaway!”

  1. Sara says:

    Great idea, Justine! Here is my entry :)

  2. Justine Russo says:

    Thanks Sara!!! :)

  3. I would love to win this contest :) Would help me with my business for sure.

  4. Jodie Hadden says:

    I posted it on my twitter Jodiehadden and on my facebook :) Now going to write my blog post :)

  5. Danelle says:

    I am not sure how I happened upon you on facebook (divine intervention) but I have this feeling we were meant to meet each other. My story is long, so I will just say that I believe it’s my destiny that I’m here, should I win a chance to take your class.

  6. Justine Russo says:

    Woohoo! Go Jodie! :)

  7. Justine Russo says:

    I believe everything happens for a reason too! Good luck! :) And thanks for entering! :)

  8. I would love to win a spot to go to your workshop… but totally registering for it regardless! Can’t wait! :)

  9. Keely says:

    I am so excited for this workshop! Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot Justine!!

  10. Keely says:

    I just made this ” I want to win a spot in Justine Russo Photography Workshop: my facebook status! Yeah!! Fingers Crossed!!! :)

  11. Justine Russo says:

    Thanks Cecilia! :)

  12. Justine Russo says:

    I’m excited to meet you Keely!!! :)

  13. Kim C says:

    I sent out some love to your photography page from my facebook account!

  14. Kim C says:

    I’m always up for learning more about this crazy business! I’d love to win!

  15. Vanessa says:

    I just tweeted “I want to win a spot in Justine Russo Photography’s workshop #winjusrusso”. What a great idea, thanks! Fingers and toes crossed :)

  16. Rhonda says:

    Justine ~ Congratulations on your success. I would LOVE a spot in your workshop. :)

  17. Sarah Dee says:

    This would be such an amazing opportunity! Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win! Posting on FB next…..!!

  18. Justine Russo says:

    Thanks Kim! :)

  19. Justine Russo says:

    Thanks Vanessa!!! :)

  20. Justine Russo says:

    Thanks Rhonda!!! :)

  21. Justine Russo says:

    Thanks Sarah!!! :)

  22. Alana says:

    This contest is great. I can’t figure out how to tag you in my facebook post though so this may be my only entry. I hope I win, and good luck to everyone else. I am sure whoever wins will have a great time and learn lots!

  23. tricia says:

    I love your work Justine and am inspired by your all your portraits! I’d love to win a spot in your workshop as I have taken a break from my photography business (having ababy) and would like to re start my business with some inspiration and new info from you ! <3

  24. Justine Russo says:

    Thanks Alana!! :)

  25. Justine Russo says:

    Thanks so much Tricia! :)

  26. Jodie Hadden says:

    Did that give me the 4 entries or did I have to do 4 separate posts? One with my email, one for twitter, one for my blog and one for facebook? (the max is 4 right? I didnt miss anything? :D)

  27. Aaaaaah! I think my heart stopped!! First of all I am so excited about your workshop, nevermind the personal stuff going on I really REALLY want to attend!! How many times have I wanted to be a fly on your wall just for one day and watch you work??!! lol :)
    Thank you so much (and I think I speak for everyone interested) for this amazing opportunity! You are truly such a beautiful talented lady inside and out and I know I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again, God blessed me the day he mysteriously spammed your facebook page on my website I was and will always remain your number one stalker!! :)
    I am so grateful for all your advice, for giving me the chance to shoot alongside you and for reading all my long, loooong emails :)
    Good luck everyone!!

  28. P.S. I tweeted and I changed my facebook status and I’m currently working on a blog post :)

  29. Liz says:

    Justine, I am sooooo excited you are hosting this workshop! You are a true inspiration to new photographers and not matter how nervous you are, I know it is going to be a HUGE success! I have written a blog post about you and the workshop..check it out:

    sooooooo looking forward to April 21st! Would love to win the free spot but either way I can not wait to be there!!!

  30. Sandra says:

    Awesome!! I was secretly hoping that you would do a contest like this. Now if only I can win :)

  31. Greg Lewis says:

    That an awesome contest. I would love the opportunity to win the contest and attend the workshop :)

  32. Jennifer says:

    Your work is so dreaming, love the connection you make with your clients and work that light. I could learn a lot from you. Thanks for hosting such an awesome contest!

  33. I would love to be able to come to your workshop!!!!

  34. Em says:

    What a great opportunity!!!!!

  35. Jodie Hadden says:

    Do I have to leave 4 separate posts to get all the entry’s? I posted here, tagged on Fb, posted on twitter and wrote on my blog. Do I need to write each one separately?

  36. Justine Russo says:

    Nope Jodie! You are good! In there 4 times! :)

  37. Justine Russo says:

    Adriana you are the best!!!! :) I am grateful for you too and love your long emails! :)

  38. Justine Russo says:

    Thanks Liz!!! Thanks for the awesome post!

  39. Justine Russo says:

    You are so welcome Jennifer! Good Luck! :)

  40. Genilo says:

    “I want to win a spot in Justine Russo Photography’s workshop”

  41. Alysha says:

    I want to win a spot in Justine Russo Photography’s Workshop ;) I cant wait sooo excited for your workshop and to meet you Justine :)

  42. Laura says:

    wooooooooo so exciting!! I just hit publish on my blog post about this!

  43. Jen says:

    I want to learn how it is you do what you do!!!! Plus my $800 pre baby investment DSLR deserves a deserving owner!!!

  44. Vanessa says:

    I’ve always wanted to learn to take great pictures and my wonderful hubby bought be a nice camera for Christmas and I’m dying to learn to use it especially from someone as great as you!

  45. krystal says:

    That is awesome! I would love to be part of your workshop. here is my email: thanks

  46. Syl says:

    it would be awesome to attend!!!

  47. I was totally floored when I saw your post of my friends Gary and Sarah: so GORGEOUS! Would be super pumped to be a part of your workshop, thanks for the opportunity :)

  48. Tracie says:

    I would LOVE to!! :) About to publish a blog post as well!

  49. Lyssa Beth says:

    I would love to go! Thank you so much for the opportunity!
    I’ve done all the requirements to be eligible. Here’s my blog post:

    Thanks again!

  50. would love to win a spot to your workshop :)

  51. krystal says:

    Would love to win!! I am in love with your work. you are so talented :-)

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