The other night I was perusing Pinterest as I was thinking of styling a Valentine’s Day themed shoot. Nothing corny, something unique. I LOVE to style and to come up with creative concepts. Pinterest is usually a beginning place for me to just stare at a bunch of beauty and see if anything sparks. So I searched the obvious valentine, hearts and then for some reason the words You & Me came to mind. I kept thinking….

You and Me can represent so many different types of relationships. You and your husband, your child, your puppy, your best friend, etc. The real authenticity of the plain words “You and Me” really make me happy, so what if I give away a session that captures just that…your version of You and Me.

Like I have mentioned before, it is so important to me to have a connection with who I photograph, so I want to get to know what your “You and Me” is all about. Tell me your “You and Me” story. I want you to explain what you think is important about your “you and me”? What do you cherish? What is unique? What do you and your “me” do for fun?  It doesn’t have to be a novel, just tell me your story. Get creative. Have fun with it. Again, your “you and me” could be a number of things.

So what you need to enter the You and Me Giveaway (Must have all three to be a full entry):: 

1) Your “You & Me” story. Emailed to me at gina at, please title “You and Me_(put your name here)”

2) Along with a photo of your “You & Me” in the same email.

3) Share this post at least once either with your friends via Facebook (Be sure and link to Gina Zeidler so I can see your post! Like there and Comment here to let me know you’ve posted) or on Twitter (again Be sure and link to this blog post and mention @GinaZeidler) Or both if you are that awesome.

The winner will receive a Lifestyle session shot by me based on their “You and Me” story. Honestly, I would love to shoot this on Valentine’s day somehow, it’s not a must, but wouldn’t that be a fun date or gift to give someone? Anywhoo, I am pretty dang excited to receive your authentic stories and being inspired by your vision of “You and Me” Deadline is Jan 21st, 2012.  So ready set GO!

Fine Print ::

1)Contestants must live in or travel to Minneapolis/St.Paul for the photo shoot OR if out of the area/state the winner would be responsible for travel.
2)Event photography, Extended families, and large groups are excluded from this giveaway.
3)All entries must be received by January 21st, 2012 at midnight.
4)The session will be shot before May 1st, per the photographer’s schedule.
5)The prize is non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash.
6)This does not apply to a session that is already booked with Gina Zeidler.



  1. Kelley Danielson

    oh how exciting.. I will be working on mine tonight… 🙂
    Love you Girl… Thanks for inspiring me again and again

  2. Kim

    Love this idea! Love it! This will be one lucky “you & me.”

  3. Shae Desotell

    Posted on FB & Twitter! Now all I have to do is write about my You & Me 🙂

    What a fun opportunity Gina!!

  4. Jill Doberstein

    What a great idea! Excited to share our “You and Me” story about the love of John, Jill, Autumn and Baby D on the way!

  5. Sara

    Sooo wishing I lived in Minneapolis right now! Either way, I wanna give this some thought!! The concept is phenomenal!

  6. Missy Colbert

    This is such a cute idea! 🙂 Would be SUPER excited to win!

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  8. Michelle B

    Entered and posted to Twitter and Facebook! What a lovely contest!

  9. Lizzie

    I shared the link on fb!

  10. Kirsten E.

    I shared this post on FB!!
    I love the idea of doing this on Valentine’s Day 🙂

  11. Amanda Schug

    Posted on FB!
    Good luck to all that enter the contest!

  12. Aime DeWitt

    Shared on FB AND sent my “You & Me”!

  13. Kristen Luhring

    Love this concept, love your work, love the idea of a give away! So I shared this on Facebook… Expect my “You & Me” story sometime tomorrow. 🙂 P.S. Tomorrow’s my birthday, so feel free to pick my entry as a birthday present! 😉

  14. Kelly Frahm

    I shared this on FB!! I love LOVE!! This is an amazing idea. Just finishing up my story. 🙂

  15. Rebecca Schmoll

    Sorry for being last minute! But I emailed you our entry and shared your giveway on facebook. 🙂

  16. Rebecca Schmoll

    And I think maybe your time on the blog is off because I just posted that comment on 1/21 at 9:12, not at 3 in the morning tomorrow. 🙂

  17. Rachel Smith

    A little late to enter, but hoping you’ll enjoy our story!