Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Best Friends!

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Albert Camus

As we go through life we gain friends, we lose friends, some become distant and some stick around. 
Having a friend is like having a good pair of jeans; A little worn around the edges but comfortable. 
Nothing is better than knowing someone always has your back, will always lend a hand an ear or a hug. Knowing that secrets are kept, faults are accepted and the bond is so strong you become family. 

 

I have just a few friends like that...and I am Thankful everyday. 
 
 

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving my Friends. Be Thankful. 
 
 



Tuesday, October 11, 2011

PRINTS FOR SALE!!

http://janacarterphotography.printroom.com

Jana Carter Photography now has galleries! Pictures for SALE! Woo Hoo!

Thank you Katie!

What an honor!
http://giftsbykatherine.com/2011/10/11/sptolight-on-jana-carter-of-jana-carter-photography/

I am fortunate to have a group of friends...some whom I have never met personally but share a great respect for. A respect for their work and also for the kind of people they are. I am honored to be featured in a post by Katherine from Syracuse, UT. Thank You Katie - for being in my circle and allowing me the opportunity to put myself out there.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

It's about time!

Finally! Jana Carter Photography is coming of age! Thanks to a dear friend over at Ink Deep Studios for lighting my path and showing me the way...I have finally opened a place over at Printroom.com!

http://JanaCarterPhotography.printroom.com


So far, landscape, nature and creative prints are available for purchase from the site. As things progress, portrait sessions will be available to customers as well! This is Fabulous!

Please, feel free to let me know whatcha think by commenting below! Don't forget to spread the word. Christmas is coming - sometimes a nice framed picture for home decor is a great gift!



What kind of pictures do you wanna see?

Have the rest of a Tremendous week my friends! YOU are awesome!

Jana





Thursday, August 11, 2011

A collaberation among fellow photographers!

Ok Ya'll! I just have to say I am so very happy and grateful I have met fellow photographer "Renee Welch". Not only has she become a great mentor but friend as well.

Renee at Ink Deep Studios in Bullhead City, AZ offers in studio photography sessions...and her team of artists can design and create that one of kind tattoo. This is your one stop shop - I'll tell ya...first hand - the way these awesome people work to make you feel at ease with all aspects of your session is AMAZING! You will NOT be disappointed in their work. Bob inked both my husband and myself in one day - FABULOUS!!!


Today I had the pure pleasure of photographing a Boudoir session for Renee - I was way more nervous than she was! We had a great day....check out what we came up with together....
I am still editing, so it may take a few days to get more pictures up....But O' what fun!
If you are in the Laughlin, NV or Bullhead City, AZ area - be sure to give Renee, Bob and their awesome team a call...Come on - - -You know you want some ink and photo!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Ink Deep Studios!

Hey everyone! Meet my friends Renee & Bob of Ink Deep Studios!



http://www.ink-deep.com/

Tattoo's and Photography by some awesomely wonderful people!
Personal & Affordable services - making you feel comfortable and secure. Highest of quality all around!
Located in Bullhead City, AZ - Available for California and Nevada too!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Why Does Custom Photography Cost More?

I am not an outlandish expensive photographer, but I am not a chain store photographer either.....

A personal photographer that caters to your needs & wants, on location at your location of choice is worth the price tag.
There are no "generic" pictures...the pictures you receive on a disc or on print are YOUR pictures...YOUR candid shots, YOUR family.
Why pay for a sit here, don't move, 2 pose kinda picture? When you can choose a photographer with style, creativity and individuality.
I would rather pay more for a photographer that will do what it takes for ME & my family...so just what are you getting for your money?

Why Does Custom Photography Cost More?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

July is half over!

Can you believe it? 3 more weeks until my boys are back in school. I cannot understand how fast time flies and why. It really makes you want to just stop, take everyday as slow as possible and be thankful for today's time...no need to worry about yesterday - it's gone, you can't get it back and you can't worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow hasn't even happened yet. Today is what is important. Right now. Did you make someone smile? Did you share a kind word? Did you thank God for all that is abundant in your life today? Although - a lifetime seems, well, like a lifetime - it's shorter than we know. Because we have no idea how tomorrow will play out - it is up to us to cherish today.
Everyday is a struggle for me to be positive & happy...but I try, really hard - in this quest of learning to be a confident photographer, a confident mother and wife, I have come across a blog that I really enjoy reading. It really inspires me to see the bigger picture.
http://bravegirlsclub.com/dailytruths/jul1111.htm

I hope one day I will be a "Brave Girl" 
I took this picture a few weeks ago - Sometimes I feel like a lonely pod - yet still very strong to just hang on.
Enjoy each and everyday. Each day is a blessing.  Thank you for following my blog, not always about photography - a lot about life and adventures. I greatly appreciate you. Have a beautiful day.
Jana

Monday, July 4, 2011

...More Fireworks...

Well, After 3 nights of fireworks, I think I may have got something right. :) Over the weekend, I have watched tutorials and played with my camera and learned a few things! Letting Freedom ring, one last night. Thanks to all those that fight for us daily. God Bless!




















Happpy 4th!!


It’s that time of year again
-the 4th of July
Nothing quite as pretty
As sparks in the sky

We honor our independence
It’s what we have always fought for
And even though it’s never easy
To keep the enemies from our door

So picnics and bbq’s are planned
To celebrate this special day
But stop a moment and remember
The meaning of the brilliant displays! 




Sunday, June 26, 2011

...And the Winners ARE......

To see exactly what you have won - browse the blog posts below...YOU are awesome!! :D

2nd Runner up goes to: BONNIE WARREN!!
BONNIE - You will receive prizes from the following:
Jana Carter Photography
Riverhouse Rustics
Memorable Designs
Vintage 53
MarLee Cain Designs

1st Runner up goes to: JULIE HOLMES!!
Jana Carter Photography
Beachside Dream
 Quirks by Annie
 Katherines Corner (Gifts By Katherine)
Sugar and Snails

THE GRANDPRIZE WINNER GOES TO: BETHENIA JANE DIXON!!!
 Jana Carter Photography
Pb & J Gifts
Twisted Kilt Photo
J-lynn Jewels
Shabby Cowgirl
Entirely Aprapos
Blackbird Creek

 Winners: Please contact me at: janacarterphotography@yahoo.com with your mailing address - you have 72 hours to claim your prizes or another winner will be selected in your place.

Congratulations everyone! Thank you so much for your support and friendship - I am a lucky girl to have such fabulous individuals in my life!

WE DID IT!!!

Finally! Jana Carter Photography has reached 1000 fans! Who is gonna WIN BIG?!
I personally want to thank the vendors - they have generously offered up prizes for the winners - Not only are they vendors but they have become friends. I am very please and grateful for the relationships I am forming with these very special, creative and beautifully talented individuals:
The Grand prize winner will receive a gift from:
Jana Carter Photography
Pb & J Gifts
Twisted Kilt Photo  
J-lynn Jewels
Shabby Cowgirl
Entirely Aprapos
Blackbird Creek

2nd runner up will receive a gift from:
Jana Carter Photography
Beachside Dream
 Quirks by Annie
 Katherines Corner (Gifts By Katherine)
Sugar and Snails

3rd runner up will receive a gift from:
Jana Carter Photography
Riverhouse Rustics
Memorable Designs
Vintage 53
MarLee Cain Designs

THE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THIS BLOG LATER TODAY..STAY TUNED!
Thanks again for your support and friendship. I am blessed - and my heart is full!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

1000 Fan Giveaway!!!!

First off, I want to say "Thank You" to my family, new friends, old friends and supporters. You are truly amazing! For without you - I couldn't have done any of this. SO - because of YOU - I am nearing 1000 fans on my fan page and would like to celebrate with a little giveaway. This giveaway will start on Saturday 
May 21, 2011 and will end once we reach 1000 FANS!  
There will be 3 Winners!!!

The Grand prize winner will receive a gift from:
Jana Carter Photography
Pb & J Gifts
Twisted Kilt Photo  
J-lynn Jewels
Shabby Cowgirl
Entirely Aprapos
Blackbird Creek

2nd runner up will receive a gift from:
Jana Carter Photography
Beachside Dream
 Quirks by Annie
 Katherines Corner (Gifts By Katherine)
Sugar and Snails

3rd runner up will receive a gift from:
Jana Carter Photography
Riverhouse Rustics
Memorable Designs
Vintage 53
MarLee Cain Designs

Rules: 
1. You MUST be a fan of my page & blog and each participating vendors page in order to win –I will be verifying this with the vendors prior to announcing a winner. If you are not, a new winner will be drawn.
2. Winner must claim their prizes within 72 hours of the announcement on the blog. If you win and do not respond within the time frame, a new winner will be drawn. You can claim your prizes by emailing myself at janacarterphotography@yahoo.com or by contacting the vendor personally. (Vendors: please let me know your prize has been claimed)
3. You must be at least 18 years old and a US resident.
5. The contest will begin on 5/21/11 and will end when Jana Carter Photography reaches 1000 fans.

{This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook}

To Enter:1. Become a fan of http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jana-Carter-Photography/192059978500 & the participating pages by "liking" each page. Let them know you @Jana Carter Photography sent you! Say hiya! - it's a nice gesture since they are giving away such awesome items! Please take a moment to follow their blogs if they have one, check out their stores & products.

Bonus Entries!
{Bonus Entry #1} Update your Facebook status "Hoping to WIN BIG at @Jana Carter Photography 1000 Fan Giveaway- come check it out!" When you update your status, be sure to type the @ symbol so it posts properly and make sure the post is set “everyone” so that it will show up on my photography page wall and yours as well!

{Bonus Entry #2} Become a Jana Carter Photography Blog follower! Post a comment on my blog stating you were there! http://JanaCarter.blogspot.com/

This gives you a maximum total of 3 entries per person. For each entry, leave a separate comment below with the entry # Be sure to include your contact info so you can be contacted if you are the lucky winner!

As soon as Jana Carter Photography Facebook Fan page reaches 1000 fans, I'll use http://www.mauvecloud.net/randomchooser.html to choose the lucky winners. The winners will be announced on my blog and you will have 72 hours to contact me at janacarterphotography@yahoo.com or the appropriate vendor to claim your prizes!

Now that we've got all that boring stuff out of the way, look at the Fabulous prizes you can win!!

0.  Each winner will receive an original 8x10 print from yours truly: Jana Carter Photography!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jana-Carter-Photography/192059978500
http://www.janacarter.blogspot.com

1. PB and J Gifts: A Flower Hair Clip! 
 Tiffany at PB and J Gifts makes the most amazing diaper cakes, etc!
http://pbandjgifts.blogspot.com/p/about.html
http://www.facebook.com/pages/P-B-and-J-Gifts/172322392793595

2. Twisted Kilt Photography: an original 11x14 print of your choice! Serving your photo needs in Northern, UT!

http://www.twistedkiltphotography.blogspot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/twistedkiltphotography

3. A Beachside Dream: Beach in a Bottle!
EVERYTHING IS MADE WITH ALOHA!!! All shells and glass are from my adventures here on the island of Oahu .
http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Beachside-Dream/128905633838347

4. Quirks by Annie: Offering a $25 gift certificate 
for whatever you like in her Etsy store! O yeah! What a deal! Fabulous items to choose from!

 http://www.facebook.com/fabquirksbyannie
5. BlackBird Creek Designs: A set of garden spoons/stakes!
These are a unique idea - I personally love these! A great addition to ANY collection!
Personally hand stamped metal jewelry and gifts!
6. Riverhouse Rustics: A set of Coasters!
designing and building log and slab and primitive furniture and household accessories.
7. J-Lynn Jewels: Your choice of Custom Tile Necklace or Car/Purse Dangler
Don't forget to check out the custom jewelry pieces she has to offer too! Beautiful!

 
8. Katherine's Corner: a cute cupcake apron from Katherines Corner 
two English lavender bath salts in pretty glass cruets from Gifts By Katherine.


http://www.facebook.com/Gifts.By.Katherine
 http://www.KatherinesCorner.com
9.  Memorable Designs: Wine glass or a tumbler - YOUR CHOICE!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/MemorableDesigns
10.  Shabby Cowgirl: Handmade headbands! Perfect for babies, girlies, etc!

11. Entirely Apropos: Vintage 14" Rhinestone Necklace.
Ok...Im jealous of the winner already! Im really diggin this necklace!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Franklin-TN/Entirely-Apropos/280131412882

12. Vintage 53: Custom Photo Holder
wood photo holders, the main part is 8"x11", so it could easily hold up to an 8x10. The one I will donate is black, like the first picture. (To keep it neutral.) But I make them in the colors pictured in the second picture. You can use it to hold anything really, to do list in the office, recipe in the kitchen or what not.