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Meet the Weekes Family. Two beautiful and energetic little girls. Two besotted parents. And, they are one tight little group, thatโ€™s for sureโ€ฆ.. We had a lovely sunny afternoon for our shoot, and the most beautiful location. I just love the connection between the girls and their parents in these images. You can tell they…

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  • NarrelleMarch 13, 2012 - 1:24 am

    These are so lovely Jen. What a beautiful, happy little family.

  • CamillaMarch 13, 2012 - 1:24 am

    Jen I love them, these are super beautiful photos. And the family – you guys are so gorgeous.

  • Kylie VerdouwMarch 13, 2012 - 4:36 am

    What a beautiful family Jen! I love the two girls grins they look like they had an awesome time. Beautiful work!

  • sally lMarch 13, 2012 - 7:01 am

    cute family – beautiful images as always ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kim SelbyMarch 14, 2012 - 8:43 pm

    These are soooo beautiful Jen. So much love and light in these. Love them.

  • MarshaMarch 18, 2012 - 1:48 am

    These are awesome! Not sure if you co-ordinate with your clients on what to wear, but the colours are always just perfect in their wardrobe selections!! Beautiful family!

Itโ€™s that jolly time of year, and iโ€™m feeling a little festive! Maybe itโ€™s because Iโ€™ve been listening to the Hi- 5 Christmas Album whenever iโ€™m in the car? Maybe itโ€™s driving past the Christmas lights at night time? Maybe itโ€™s just because the idea of spending time with my family at Christmas makes me…

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  • sarah blackDecember 10, 2011 - 7:27 am

    Oooh, first one to enter, do I get extra points?? Merry Christmas Jen. I’d love a session with you because your style would suit my family so much!

  • Mel ShephardDecember 10, 2011 - 7:43 am

    Hi My name is Melissa Shephard I am from Bathurst NSW but i am currently living in Narromine NSW. One of my little sisters Natalie Shephard from Portland NSW is having a baby and I thought this would be a great oppertunity to get some pictures of her and her fiance to get some lovely pictures with her baby belly and maybe a nice sister picture.
    My email address is mewisa_@hotmail.com

    Thankyou for reading this

    Sincerly Melissa Shephard

  • Fernanda PueblaDecember 10, 2011 - 7:58 am

    Entering this competition and having the opportunity to capture the man of my dreams with my two young boys, from a recent divorce, would be bliss! A photo says a thousand words and your work is stunning! Thanks for the opportunity ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ingrid JohnsonDecember 10, 2011 - 9:26 am

    A growing family never stops growing. A chance to capture that innocent essence before it is gone.
    Ingrid Johnson
    Sydney

  • Elspeth MorrisDecember 10, 2011 - 9:39 am

    I have four fantastic kids who are growing up way too fast. We keep putting off family photos as we have found it hard to find someone who takes very relaxed and natural shots. I friend recommended I look at your work, and I have so far been amazed and impressed at how beautifully you capture the spontaneous essence of joy and beauty in your pics. I would love the opportunity to win a “sitting” of my family that captures them at their natural and playful best.

  • Tracey FinauDecember 10, 2011 - 4:26 pm

    Hi Jennifer, my name is Tracey and I am from Bathurst. I would love to win a session with you not only because your photos are stunning, but I have 3 kids under 3 and do not have much time to capture anything. Also I never seem to be in any photos with my children. It always seems to be me behind the camera. I don’t want to regret not having any photos with my beautiful family. Thanks for the opportunity to win a session….a very generous prize. Merry Christmas!

  • Kylie GibsonDecember 10, 2011 - 11:00 pm

    My three children and I would love to have an excuse to visit Bathurst and our rellies that live there – we live at Bega. My sister has had family potraits done by you and they are brilliant! I have some of these displayed in my home rather than the generic/boring ones my kids and I had done a few years ago. Your photos are so artfully done that it does not matter that my children are not the subject matter ๐Ÿ™‚ This is a great prize for a competition, it’s a memento people will cherish forever. Merry Christmas

  • HayleyDecember 11, 2011 - 5:41 am

    What a fantastic prize Jen…and so generous too! Good luck to all!

  • ChristineDecember 11, 2011 - 7:19 am

    Well how I could I NOT enter this fabulous giveaway!?? ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d love to get a shoot in with you sometime in 2012… do I have to answer why? It’s so obvious!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Either way, whoever wins is a lucky duck! Hope you guys have a fabulous xmas!! ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxoxo

  • NardiDecember 11, 2011 - 7:36 am

    I would love the chance to win as in pregnant with our fist born & due Christmas day, my partner & I would love the oputunity to have beautiful photos taken of our new bub but as it’s around Christmas time then our wedding day in march we just can’t find the money to possibly capture such a special moment of life.

  • DamoDecember 11, 2011 - 7:58 am

    I would love to have a family photo for so many reasons. Where do I start? Firstly we almost lost my mum in a car accident a little whiole ago. She’s bounced a little worse for wear but stronger, more positive & with a brighter view on life. The planet is lucky to still have her. Secondly my 13 weeks old daughter has the most beautiful smile, the strongest cry & the cutest bobble head. My wife & I are so lucky to have her. And thirdly my wife is beautiful kind & detirmined. I’m lucky to have her. Now if only I had a picture to capture these thousand words…..

  • DaniDecember 11, 2011 - 8:01 am

    A session with Jen Stocks Photography would mean so much to me and my family. Your style absolutely compliments our vibrant family (3 boys too!!) and I’d be overwhelmed to win such an amazing gift. Dani, WA – but willing to travel to track you down!

  • Camilla DuffyDecember 11, 2011 - 6:07 pm

    Please please please pick me! I am going to get a session soon anyway but this would be AMAZING!

  • MichelleDecember 12, 2011 - 6:16 am

    Long time admirer of your work, first time entering a competition. Having a session done by you would certainly be a focal talking point to my house.

  • Annabel HewittDecember 12, 2011 - 6:23 am

    I would love to have a beautiful photo of my little one and her Pop for her to always remember him by, and I couldn’t think of a better way to capture my little family than thru your eyes. I would love to win a session with you – such an amazing talent!

  • AnnikaDecember 12, 2011 - 6:24 am

    I would absolutely love to win a session with you. We’ve never had family photos done (I feel so ashamed) and are long overdue!
    Your work is magical and I would treasure the memories you’d capture forever.

    We are in the Hunter Valley (near Newcastle) NSW, but would be willing to travel! My email address is annika_giles@hotmail.com

    Annika x

  • GemmaDecember 12, 2011 - 7:05 am

    I would love to win any of the fantastic prizes you have on offer, but first prize because I LOVE your style, I try and check out all the photos you have taken of your own family and think how fabulous it would be to have my family captured in the same way you have captured yours. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

  • AlanaDecember 12, 2011 - 7:17 am

    I would love to win this session with u because now we have decied our last baby is going to be our last, I would love to have a complete family photo to show the world all our babies and stick my chest out and be proud as punch that they are a part of us in each and every one of them and in years to come when they have all grown up and moved on I can alawys look back on how sweet, cute and a huge gift we were given.

  • JosieDecember 12, 2011 - 7:43 am

    Merry Christmas Jen and of cause to your beautiful family! I have always loved your photos and am in desperate need of some pictures that are worth hanging on my wall as we have been in our house now for 2 years and have all of 3 picture of us.

  • LoganDecember 12, 2011 - 7:49 am

    Hi Jennifer ,my name is Logan i am 17 years old and I am a young mother of my son Cooper who Is 7months old..the reason I would love to win this competion is not for myself but for my mother,I want to make one of my mothers wishes come true. she has always wanted a family portrait..but being a single mum to my other brother and sister and also now a grandma mums money is sometimes short and most of her time spent at work..she Is a very hard worker and always makes sure us kids have everything and she never puts her self first.. i would love to be able to give her something she will cherish for her lifetime and pay her back for all the support and help she has provided me threw the choices I have made .. merry Christmas to you and your family ๐Ÿ™‚

  • KendalDecember 12, 2011 - 7:53 am

    Your sessions tell stories Jen!! They are beautiful and tell the story of the family. Ive had a couple of sessions with you and I am always so chuffed to look back on them and remind myself of where my family has been and where we have come to. They are such beautiful memories of how special all families are!! I would love another story taken of my family’s journey. xx

  • Ann CameronDecember 12, 2011 - 8:53 am

    This is a wonderful gift to give someone. I would like to win so that I can extend the joy of giving and give it to my daughter so she can have beautiful memories of her children growing up. My children grew up in the blink of an eye and I didn’t have many photos that I can look back on and say “these are special”.

  • AliceDecember 12, 2011 - 5:19 pm

    Anyone can take a photo! But you take a picture that is creative fun, full of love and special memories, that are admired by everyone that looks at the session. Such a talent and obviously why My family would love to win another photo day with you Jen x

  • AliceDecember 12, 2011 - 5:22 pm

    Whoops above should say…to win a photo day! We havent won before lol.

  • Ingrid MaackDecember 12, 2011 - 6:17 pm

    Dear Jennifer, I’m a former Bathurstian, and with rellies still in town, regularly trek over the Mountains. I am also an enormous fan of your work. 2011 has been a tough year for my husband, three-year-old son Archie and I, having miscarried but we finally have a new arrival joining us in May 2012.
    No-one is more excited about becoming a big brother than Archie, who having recently watched SBS doco ‘One born every minute’ with me, announced he wanted to be my birth partner and “help the baby come out”!!! (Can you imagine.)
    A pregnancy package celebrating this special time would mean so much to me and Archie. It is also Archie’s great grandfather’s 80th birthday next year so some B&W Jennifer Stocks portraits would make a gorgeous gift.

    Many thanks and keep up the good work,
    Ingrid x
    “When you photograph people in colour you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in B&W, you photograph their souls!” ~Ted Grant

  • Robyn GeeringDecember 12, 2011 - 10:41 pm

    I would love love love to enter your competition. Why, cause you are nothing short of amazing XOXOX

  • Georgia BrizuelaDecember 12, 2011 - 11:14 pm

    Oh my how much I would love to win this session Jen! I love your style and would love someone to capture my family with me in the photos too! Your style is just so free and natural and fun and what I wouldn’t do to have my family captured by you!

    xo

  • AnsiaDecember 12, 2011 - 11:27 pm

    Jennifer, your photos of me and my little ones are some of my most treasured possessions! Now I have a new man in my life and a little baby in my belly and we would love to have some updated photos of this little family.

  • Kim SelbyDecember 13, 2011 - 12:10 am

    I would love, love, love to win this competition. As a mum to two boys, living in a very similar area to you (only in Victoria) I couldn’t think of someone who would identify and ‘get’ me and our little family more. xx

  • SonyaDecember 13, 2011 - 5:35 am

    Hi Jen
    I would love to win a photo session with you for my family because you do such a great job and it would be just amazing to have some of your photos that capture us all together.

  • alisonDecember 13, 2011 - 5:39 am

    i would love this opportunity purley for ME here is my selfish reason.
    I have 2 beautiful kids and a wonderful husband,you can see them in MY own photos being together, laughing at the beach,playing at the park or just cuddles time BUT where am i? im on the OTHER end of the camera.i would LOVE to win so i can have just 1 perfect photo of ME in the same frame as everyone i love ๐Ÿ™‚

  • MarshaDecember 13, 2011 - 8:17 pm

    Of course you know by now its no secret I adore your work, the way you capture life, peoples personalities, connections between families, people in love, families in love, bonds between siblings, the spirit of childhood and even your own family captivate me and inspire me greatly. Your work wins awards because it deserves to win, its brilliant and instantly recognisable which is what sets you apart. To experience a session with you would be a dream, to have a piece of your vision and artistic talent hanging in our home would be an honour. What a very generous and wonderful gift you are going to give to a lucky family. I can only hope its ours!! We’re in Sydney, but would drive over the mountain in a heartbeat ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Trudy WeekesDecember 14, 2011 - 1:06 am

    I just love looking at your blog to see who has been photographed lately. You have photographed so many people we know and I have been going to get our family pics done for awhile so I have now asked everyone for money this Christmas to get our little family’s photos taken. So looking forward to it!

  • Mel & HayleyDecember 14, 2011 - 2:19 am

    I would LOVE so much to win a photo session with you for my twin nieces, who will be turning one this friday! You are no doubt the best family photographer in Australia and I would love so much for you to photograph my nieces. It would be a truly wonderful gift for me to give my neices as a birthday present and something we would always remember. Turing one is the big milestone and I would like you to capture this time for us!

    xxx

  • Amanda MatthewsDecember 14, 2011 - 7:26 am

    I have five beautiful children, 4 girls, 1 boy aged 14,12, 11, and twins 10. It has been over 5 years since we have had a family photo, kids are growing up too quickly, would love more than anything to ahve my kids photographed by you, love your work.

    Amanda

  • Lorna McGowanDecember 14, 2011 - 10:06 pm

    I would love to win as there is nothing better than a house full of photographs to brighten things up and make people smile! I would love to be able to capture my cheeky little man harry before he is all grown up and doesn’t need his mummy anymore!!

  • TheresaDecember 14, 2011 - 10:08 pm

    Hi Jen, I have a new pass time in those early morning feeds with my littlest man, surfing through your blogs and archives enjoying other people’s babies and families. I look forward to the day that I see my boys in your photos and share the fun in their life with all the world. Wouldn’t it be so special to have mum and dad in the same photo too! Have a lovely Christmas with your family.

  • CorenaDecember 15, 2011 - 3:30 am

    Family photos are so precious, I would love to win a
    Photo session with Jennifer stocks photography
    To complete my family album when my new baby
    Arrives. Your photos are absolutely stunning!

  • Melissa SayersDecember 16, 2011 - 12:07 am

    Jen, who wouldn’t want a session with you. No one else captures the moment like you do. In a year time or even two years, I want to be able to look back and remember the moment not just what my family looked like.

  • TracyDecember 17, 2011 - 12:37 am

    I love your work Jen! You have photographed many of my friends families and even a beautiful wedding. I would love to have you photograph my family and have the memories to keep forever.

  • JodieDecember 17, 2011 - 3:18 pm

    I love how you are so clever Jen! The photos you took of Evie were amazing! We have just been waiting for Busters personality to calm down so you can catch him! And our whole family! Xx we would love to win this special prize.

  • KristieDecember 18, 2011 - 12:03 am

    Our prints hang on our walls from the last time you photographed our family. Being such a busy mum (as we all are) having these photos to looks at all around my home puts a big smile on my face everyday. My babies are now growing up (2.5) and (4) and I would love to have some more photos taken! Your work is amazing! Xx
    Kristie
    Bathurst

  • Renee TaylorDecember 18, 2011 - 12:36 am

    We live in Newcastle, but i grew up in Bathurst. I have a nearly 1 yr old princess and would love to get a family session to remember these precious yrs (which go way too fast!). Your work is just divine and we would love to be a special part of it! Will keep my fingers crossed ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Heidi HopeDecember 18, 2011 - 10:42 pm

    I’d love to have a photo of my hubby, kids and I….We just dont have one.

  • Bec BennettDecember 18, 2011 - 10:51 pm

    Jen! What an awesome prize!

    I know this is very cheeky but youโ€™re the best. And we donโ€™t have ONE photo of us all together, isnโ€™t that INSANE?!?! I would love to just have one decent photo of us all together to hang in our new house x

    Plus, you are the newborn queen, and I want to try and book you anyway. Iโ€™m due March 30 but having a c-sect 2 weeks before.

    So! Please take this as my official entry!

  • Lee-AnnDecember 18, 2011 - 10:53 pm

    Would love for you to photograph my twins and I as they are growing and changing so very rapidly and I have not got a nice pic of all 3 of us together that doesn’t involve the hospital ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a fantastic Christmas

  • LouiseDecember 18, 2011 - 11:07 pm

    Jen your work is simply amazing and I would adore you to capture my own family and hang it proudly in my home. Considering I almost broke my ankle trying to capture a image of the five of us with the camera timer not so long ago I would adore someone as lovely and talented as you to capture my own gorgeous family.

  • Michelle CoadyDecember 18, 2011 - 11:48 pm

    I’d love to have a session with you because you seem to be able to capture photographs that show joy, love, laughter, happiness. Your photos jump out at the looker and tell a story – that is true talent. Additionally it has been since my wedding in 2006 that my husband and I have had photos taken together, add to the mix my 4yr old daughter and 10 week old son and we have never had a family photograph taken. The only photo we have of us as a family is the one taken for our local paper. So it’s probably about time we had some photos taken!! Lol

  • FionaDecember 19, 2011 - 1:39 am

    Jen, I love that your love of family echoes through every session I stalk! Your style is smoking hot and so are you!

  • Jenny BakerDecember 19, 2011 - 2:48 am

    A picture can tell a thousand stories – a lifetime of love, moments of sadness, happiness, fulfilment and overwhelming joy, so many emotions can be captured in a fleeting second as the photographer pauses, and waits for the just the right moment.
    Jen, you seem to find that “moment” with every photo in every session .. our family would love to have a session with you.

  • GlenDecember 19, 2011 - 5:16 am

    What better gift to give my wife than a family portrait session with someone who she thinks of as a mentor (well she’d like to take shots like you do Jen) My wife has given me the best present I could ever hope for-three bouncy boys and this xmas surprise would make her heart sing. Unfortunately I am not gifted with a camera so any shots I take of my wife with the boys are very ordinary and disappointing (O.K. I’m man enough to say it!) My fingers are crossed ๐Ÿ™‚ Glen Newcastle

  • NatalieDecember 19, 2011 - 5:37 am

    A photo session with you would be a dream come true. After heartache and tragedy, life is finally looking up. I’d love a photo session to capture the “new” family that my fiance and I have created…my 2 kiddies who lost their Daddy a few years ago..my fiance’s 2 gorgeous little girls…AND the new little miracle baby that we are expectiing in February!! I just know that you will help us to capture the joy that comes with the achievement of having such an amazing and unique little family unit…

  • MelDecember 19, 2011 - 6:37 am

    Hi Jen!
    I’m in little old Maryborough, 3 hours North of Brisbane but would happily drive to Brisvegas for a session with you!

    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!!

  • Erin WealDecember 19, 2011 - 6:41 am

    My gosh Jen, I was so excited to read you are running this giveaway as i’m a huge fan of your beautiful work and would absolutely love a family session with you. as i’m the mum of 3 beautiful kiddies it would be fantastic to have some family photos taken, thankyou for this opportunity to win a session with you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • lynDecember 19, 2011 - 6:44 am

    LUVE TO WIN my family growing so quick and forget where the time has gone need to save some beautiful memories with some gorge pics xxx

  • Lauren RawlingsDecember 19, 2011 - 7:32 am

    Wow! What an amazing opportunity!
    …with my partner and I finishing off this year with two teaching degrees and a beautiful 10 month old daughter, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate or mark an occasion than with some of your photos (I’ve been eying off your work for quite some time now!).

    Lauren Rawlings,
    Bathurst, NSW

WHAT A YEAR! Well, what an amazing 12 months it has been, and I will soon be going into my fourth year in business. Wow! Time flies when youโ€™re having fun! This year, I have photographed another amazing array of beautiful families, babies and kids. I have loved every minute of it! I have a…

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  • Katie KDecember 8, 2011 - 5:39 pm

    You, my friend, rock. And 50 days is a very cool idea… since Toby starts preschool next year, I might have to do the same!!!

  • ChristineDecember 8, 2011 - 6:08 pm

    Congrats Jen!!!! Wow, what a year indeed… Its so amazing, everything you’ve accomplished while juggling life as an awesome mom to three beautiful boys. ๐Ÿ™‚ You most definitely deserve all the recognition and successes you’ve accomplished–you’re one of the hardest working people I know. ๐Ÿ™‚ Here’s to a fabulous 2012 ahead!!! PS see you in Canberra in March? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Renee BellDecember 8, 2011 - 6:15 pm

    such a wonderful year Jen! congratulations!!!!
    so excited for you about the new studio ๐Ÿ™‚

  • MarshaDecember 8, 2011 - 6:33 pm

    Wow! What a year you’ve had. Your professional accomplishments are no surprise to me at all and so well deserved! Congratulations again on such wonderful achievements. Cannot wait to see your 50 days of summer project. Look forward to seeing how much your boys have grown and how they spend their summer and of course how you interpret that through your lens. A Studio? How bloody exciting is that, I bet it will be gorgeous and no doubt you will produce some stunning work. Look forward to seeing you work your magic with the X100. I wish you all the best Jen for Christmas and your exciting new year ahead. Enjoy your break … you thoroughly deserve it. xx

  • DaniDecember 8, 2011 - 7:51 pm

    What an amazing year Jen, so many fantastic accomplishments! You should be SO proud of yourself. Have a beautiful Christmas, I am absolutely PRAYING that I get to see you in 2012 for one of your travel sessions…

  • Angela SollingDecember 8, 2011 - 8:24 pm

    Congratulations Jen! You deserve it all! 2012 will be amazing!

  • camilla duffyDecember 8, 2011 - 10:30 pm

    Thank – you for being such a fabulous and talented person – i look forward to hearing about (and seeing) your National Portrait Prize entry, hopefully learning more from you in 2012 and hopefully getting a portrait session!

  • Nicole RamsayDecember 8, 2011 - 10:31 pm

    You’ll be rocking it in 2012 my beautiful friend.

    So proud of what you’ve accomplished this year.

    xx

  • Robyn GeeringDecember 12, 2011 - 10:49 pm

    What an amazing year you have had, it is really no surprise to me. I just can’t wait to see you grow and blossom next year – you are such an inspiration to me, in so many ways. So so happy for your success.

A huge big thank you to everyone who took the time to enter my โ€˜Merry Little Christmasโ€™ giveaway. I had such a blast reading through the different responses and so did my mum! Well, my mum has chosen her favourite entries. She has done a great job. Thanks mum! So, if you are one of…

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  • daniJanuary 12, 2010 - 11:45 pm

    WOW! Thanks Jen….I do love to read your blog!

  • Melody GJanuary 13, 2010 - 1:47 am

    Awesome Jen!

    Congrats to the winners!

    Love the tent! What a fab idea!

  • nicole akhurstJanuary 13, 2010 - 2:22 am

    Congratulations to Karen and all the winners!

In the spirit of Christmas I thought it would be super fun to run a lovely little giveaway. Soโ€ฆ I am giving some lucky blog readers the chance to win some FUN stuff for Christmas. Anyone at all can enter โ€“ clients, blog readers, fellow photographersโ€ฆ. All you have to do is tell me a…

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  • adminDecember 16, 2009 - 9:33 pm

    OK – I’ll start first!!!

    a) What do you love about Christmas?

    Driving around ooking at Christmas lights on Christmas Eve while the kids go “Wow” and “Ooohh” (mostly for our listening pleasure), watching ‘Love Actually’ with my husband on Christmas Eve while wrapping presents, seeing happy smiles on my kids faces, assembling & unwrapping toys with the boys, eating lots of fun food and seeing my lovely family of course!

    b) If you could have your photograph taken with any famous person who would it be?

    John Lennon.

    c) What is your all-time most treasured photograph?

    I love old pictures of my mum and dad in their swimming cozzies with their old purple Holden Gemini. I also have some treasured photographs of my boys with their daddy – mostly real life-type photos.

    d) If you could give one gift to anyone in the world, what would it be, and to whom would you give it?

    As cliched as it sounds, I would love to find a cure for cancer and give it to the world (yeah, I know that is more than 1 gift to more than 1 person). Cancer is crap and too many good people are affected by it.

    e) What do you like most about my photography?

    I think I will leave that one out since I would be talking about myself!!

    f) List your town & state

    Bathurst, NSW of course!

  • Katie McKayDecember 16, 2009 - 9:35 pm

    I know I can’t win it but, I’d like to play anyway :o)

    a.)The look on my kiddies faces when they wake up and realise that it’s christmas day after waiting for so long for christmas to finally arrive.

    b.)I’d have my photograph taken with Bigfoot, to find out if he’s real and to make a motza out of selling the pic!

    c.) It’s (of course) a pic of Jens from before she went ‘Pro’ of me and my eldest on the farm when he was a teensy tiny baby. Love It!!

    d.) I’d love to give my parents a well deserved holiday to the destination of their choice for as long as they liked, with unlimited spending money.

    e.)You are a story-teller, your pics are “real” and tell such a wonderful story about those you photograph.

    f.) Gladstone – QLD

  • Natalie BiceDecember 16, 2009 - 9:35 pm

    YAY me first…lol.

    1) my boys…it is all about them.
    2)Right now it would be Katie Noonan, Her music is beyond this world. So uplifting, so full of emotion you close you eyes and listen and just drift away to another place.
    3)The photo I have hanging in my front entry of my 4 boys and my husband. They are my life.
    4)I am actually doing it this year. I am sending my Mum and Dad to Melbourne to watch the Australin Open, staying at a swanky Hotel. Every year we wtach and dream about going….finally this year I am sending them.
    5)What do I love most??? the way you manage to capture kids being kids…doing just what they do, you make it look so easy and your sessions look like so much fun.

    Love ya hun…have a wonderful christmas with your family.

  • Natalie BiceDecember 16, 2009 - 9:36 pm

    oooops I forgot my town and state….Canberra ACT ๐Ÿ˜€

  • PetaDecember 16, 2009 - 10:36 pm

    Great Giveaway!

    A) The buzz and excitement from the children on Christmas morning. (also strawberry candy canes ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

    B) Gary Ablett Jnr as he is an all round nice Aussie boy and plays for the best team in the AFL.

    C) My most treasured photograph is of me holding my precious angel on Mothers day 2003 just days before she passed away. I also love old photographs of my grandparents.

    D) I would give my friend the gift of her mum for Christmas. My friend is 34 weeks pregnant with her first child and her family live in the US. I know she would love her mum around right now.

    E) I love the vibrancy of your colour images and your gorgeous black and whites with your newborn images.

    F) Brighton, Tasmania

  • Danielle StahlDecember 16, 2009 - 10:53 pm

    a) What do you love about Christmas? Getting together with family and drinking wine, eating yummy food and just relaxing!

    b) If you could have your photograph taken with any famous person who would it be? Jinky

    c) What is your all-time most treasured photograph? The last photo I have before my mother passed away.. I was three.

    d) If you could give one gift to anyone in the world, what would it be, and to whom would you give it? I would take my kids to disneyland

    e) What do you like most about my photography? EVERYTHING!! Main thing.. I love that you capture the spirit of children and the beautiful bonds and emotion within families.

    f) List your town & state Darwin, Northern Territory.

  • Trish DaltonDecember 16, 2009 - 10:56 pm

    What a lovely idea this is for you to be doing this! Right so firstly what do I love about Christmas well that would have to be being able to see the pure joy and wonder in my childrens faces as they open all the presents, see that Santa has visited, the excitement in the lead up to Christmas and the innocence that they still have!If I could have my photo taken with anyone famous it would be Marilyn Monroe to reinstate that women with curves are beautiful and sexy!My all time most treasured photo well I hope this doesnt sound too strange but it truly would have to be the only photo I have of my first baby Joshua who I lost at six months during my pregnancy. The hospital took a photo of him and it looks as though he is sleeping, although I donot publicly display this photo I treasure it as its the only thing I will ever have of him. I also have treasured photos of my two darling Children Isaac and Phoebe with smiles as big as the ocean and this is what I love to look at often as its a constant reminder of how blessed I am to now have two healthy and happy children. If I could give one gift to anyone in the world it would to give back innocence to children who have been abused.What do I like most about Jennifer Stocks Photography is the way it brings a photo to life. You capture the moment not just the person that is in the photo when I look at your photos I feel like I am watching the event or situation in real life a truly amazing gift! xxx Gladstone QLD xxx

  • Belinda CookDecember 17, 2009 - 1:54 am

    Great competition! a) What do you love about Christmas? Being at my parent’s house, Mum has always made Christmas so special and I now love that I get to share that with my boys and husband. b) If you could have your photograph taken with any famous person who would it be? Ellen DeGeneres, she is such a generous, gorgeous, funny person. c) What is your all-time most treasured photograph? The only photo I have of my grandparents who passed away before I was born, I think it was before they were even married so it’s about 60 years old. d) If you could give one gift to anyone in the world, what would it be, and to whom would you give it? I would give my sister a baby…she has gone through so many rounds of IVF unsuccessfully ๐Ÿ™ e) What do you like most about my photography? I love photos that evoke emotion and make you want to be there, and yours do that to me! f) List your town & state Sydney, NSW.

  • Karen PfeifferDecember 17, 2009 - 2:15 am

    Hey Jen! This sounds like fun – I love all things Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚

    1) Post a comment on my blog (just under this post) ensuring you leave your email address and name in the designated areas.

    2) Answer these simple questions:

    a) What do you love about Christmas? My biggest boy and the Father Christmas thing. It’s pure magic and my Harry has had SUCH an amazing time already this year, using his imagination, thinking of magical, wonderful things to do with Father Christmas, and just being excited in general. Tonight I’m playing Elf and picking up his laybys and I am buzzing. But on the other side of the coin, we’ve ensured he understands about giving and he was so sweet, we picked a present for a boy the same age as him to put under the Kmart wishing tree and he was great about it and learned a really valuable lesson.

    b) If you could have your photograph taken with any famous person who would it be? Gordon Ramsay, because he has more wrinkles than me and I’d look young and fabulous compared to him!

    c) What is your all-time most treasured photograph? It’s a tie between one of me holding William, he’s about 3 minutes old. I’m the Cheshire Cat – BEAMING from ear to ear; and the other is a pic of my hubby Chris and our Harry, with Chris looking so proud and Harry looking so cute – we didn’t have William at that stage and they just looked so beautiful, my two boys at the time.

    d) If you could give one gift to anyone in the world, what would it be, and to whom would you give it? I’m hoping to give it to them soon – I’ve offered a free session and CD of images to a family with a little boy who is the same age as my own baby boy (7 months). I found out yesterday he’s got cancer and was diagnosed at 2 months and I’m hoping to give them some Christmas Spirit as the family is apparently pretty down. I emailed them last night and hope to do the session next week, if they want it.

    e) What do you like most about my photography? Making people smile, and making people remember.

    f) List your town & state. Nairne, South Australia.

  • Karen PfeifferDecember 17, 2009 - 2:33 am

    OOps, it’s supposed to say “you making people smile and making people remember”. I hope that made sense!

  • daniDecember 17, 2009 - 6:19 am

    a) What do you love about Christmas?
    Where do I start! I love watching the kids faces, I love seeing my family, I have 5 sisters and we always have a fantastic day catching up with each other. Each year gets more and more fun as we expand our families and the kids have a ball together.

    b) If you could have your photograph taken with any famous person who would it be?
    I don’t really “treasure” famous people, and if I could have my photograph with anyone it would be my boys (my own family!) which I always neglect to do.

    c) What is your all-time most treasured photograph?
    I have a photograph with my great-grandfather when I was 2. We are holding a lamb together, and it was used on the front page of the “West Australian” newspaper. It is my most treasured photo at the moment as my great grandfather was an amazing influence and figure in my life.

    d) If you could give one gift to anyone in the world, what would it be, and to whom would you give it?
    I would give eternal health to my neice Jordana who was born with VATER syndrome and has endured so much in her 4 years of life.

    e) What do you like most about my photography?
    I love your beautiful style and your crisp images.

    f) List your town & state
    Kalannie, Western Australia! (google me!!!)

  • KendalDecember 17, 2009 - 7:36 am

    Cool Idea Jen!! Well I must participate!! A) Well I see a trend emerging but I would have to say getting excited about my daughter opening her pressies. Although at the moment I suspect she will be more interested in the paper!!! B) I would have my photo taken with Hugh Jackman!! Ooh I think he’s lovely. C) My most treasured photograph is one of baby girl. It is just a precious beautiful photo. Difficult to explain it!! D) If I could give one gift in the whole wide world it would hands down be giving my mum her health back. She has MS and its a pretty nasty thing!! E) What do I like most about your photography?? Everything. There is such a clarity in your pictures!! You capture people as they are and who they are. I want to just stare at your shots all day. F) I live in Oberon NSW. Thanks for the beautiful shots on your blog Jen and I look forward to seeing more next year. They brighten my day!!

  • Melanie KellermannDecember 17, 2009 - 8:00 am

    a)What do I love about christmas- I love the morning of christmas the best,I have started a thing we do for christmas I dress my husband up in a Santa suit just to make it more fun and watch the kids open there presents, I love the joy it brings to there faces,then going to my mum and dads house and eat lots of food and drink lots…he he

    b) if I could have a picture taken with a famous person who would it be – not sure i am not really in to famous people properly the king Elvis he is quite good looking:)

    c) what is your all time fav photograph- I have 2 one of my son jay on a old trike when he was 2 it is still on my website and love it its perfect! And one of my mum and dad when they first got together.

    d) if you could give a gift to any one who and what would it be- If I could give back the loved to everyone who has lost a child, mum,dad, brother ,sister….

    e)what to you like most about my photography- your style and that you capture kids being kids….love your work!!!!

    f)list your town and state – wollogong NSW

  • Sally WilliamsDecember 17, 2009 - 4:09 pm

    What do I love about Christmas….H A M !! I’d have to say hands down that’s my favourite thing.

    Someone famous?? Well, I hate having my photo taken, so it would have to be someone REALLY good….maybe Judy Garland if she were still alive.

    My all time most treasured photograph, I don’t think I have that yet, I have faves, but I haven’t one that is treasured. Its still on the way I think…

    If I was the all being powerful gift giver…I would give children to those who can’t have them. I don’t have that problem myself, but I have always had a little sadness in my heart for those who do.

    Your photography is “true to life” its not overly colourful and overstated, its not in your face, its nice, clean, family and comfortable I think.

    Rathmines (Near Newcastle) NSW.

  • Natasha MillerDecember 17, 2009 - 7:01 pm

    Hey Jen. Great idea! Sounds fun!
    a)What do you love about Christmas? I love being surrounded by family on Christmas. Opening gifts together, laughing, enjoying a few drinks and just being together without having to worry about leaving early to go to bed because of work the next day or hurrying out the door because there’s so much to do today. This year will be extra special because i now have my son Charlie. I’m so excited about his first Christmas and seeing him open and play with his new toys! I think this will be my favourite christmas ever! b)If you could have your photograph taken with any famous person who would it be? JOHNNY DEPP ๐Ÿ™‚ c)what is your all time treasured photograph? In Jan 2007 my pop had a stroke which left him bedriden and often confused. Seeing him like this was heartbreaking for our family because it wasn’t what he would have wanted and seeing him slowly fade away was too painful. My pop loved the bush! He was most happiest camping in the bush, putting ferrets in a rabbit hole and enjoying a VB. Whenever i think of him now it’s hard to shake the images of him in hospital laying in bed sick until i look at my favourite photo. His standing by his ute, in his bush clothes, skinning a pile of freshly caught rabbits with a VB next to him. That’s the man he was and that’s the man i want to remember. I’m so glad i have that photo! d) If you could give one gift to anyone in the world what would it be and to whom would you give it? I would give a neglected/abused child a loving home! It breaks my heart to read stories about children being abused,neglected and murdered by they’re parents/family. I’d love to just save one child and show them what it feels like to be loved and not live in fear and pain. e) what do you love most about my photography? 2 Things. I love how you capture a little bit of childhood in your photos. For example your session with the little girl having a tea party in her garden. I love that you took a photo that she’ll be able to look back on and see herself as a small child doing something she enjoyed when she was a younger and be able to reminisce on her childhood. I also love how you capture a child’s eye colour especially with your close ups. My son has these gorgeous big blue eyes but i can never capture that in a photo but you do and i think its gorgeous! You’re photos are also so bright and colourful and joyous! Bathurst NSW. Have a merry christmas Jen!!! Hope the boys spoil you and santa is generous to Dusty and Beau! xx

  • Jazmine HuntDecember 17, 2009 - 8:51 pm

    A)I love Christmas morning when the kids wake up and come into the room, start jumping on you saying he’s been he’s been.Christmas time has a different smell in the air and i love it.B)I love Robbie Williams so i would love to have a photo with him.C)My most treasured photograph well i have 3 and they would be my first hold with all my 3 children, I’m not having anymore so to get that feeling of your first hug with your child is amazing and to have it captured into a photograph is priceless.D)My gift would be to my mum to have her whole family around this Christmas it has been about 7 years since she has had a Christmas with her children.E)I love how you capture the essence of what family is Love, Friendship and happiness and you can definitely see that in all your photographs, you are truly an inspiration to all amateur photographers out there like myself.F)Gladstone, Queensland

  • RanaDecember 17, 2009 - 9:04 pm

    What a cool idea ๐Ÿ™‚
    a) What do you love about Christmas?
    The way the kids get so excited about the presents they make and/or buy for us, its like they are giving you the world, I love that ๐Ÿ™‚

    b) If you could have your photograph taken with any famous person who would it be?
    Thats a tough one hmmmm I know, Tiger Woods – I’m sure I could start some rumours and sell my story ๐Ÿ˜‰

    c) What is your all-time most treasured photograph? A photo my mum has of me holding my little sister at her christening, I was 14 and she was 9 weeks prem and soo tiny (we had the christening at the hospital incase she didn’t make it.) She is now a very healthy 21 yr old lol.

    d) If you could give one gift to anyone in the world, what would it be, and to whom would you give it? If we’re talking material gifts, it would be to buy my mum a house, would love to give her a place of her own ๐Ÿ™‚

    e) What do you like most about my photography? Your colours and tones are perfect, so fresh and crisp, and they way you capture love and fun ๐Ÿ™‚

    f) List your town & state Gold COast, Qld

  • WhintDecember 17, 2009 - 11:30 pm

    a) What do you love about Christmas? – Spending quality time with my husband and kids at the same time – its the ONLY time my husband gets off each year!

    b) If you could have your photograph taken with any famous person who would it be? Mark Wahlberg for sure… he has been my {not so secret} crush for many, many, many years!

    c) What is your all-time most treasured photograph? It is a very bad photo in the grand scheme of things, not taken by me but its very special… it is of a very dear friend who died in very tragic circumstances – it is one of only two photos I have of him so its very special to me!

    d) If you could give one gift to anyone in the world, what would it be, and to whom would you give it? My gift would be health to my little 3 year old boy – he has a number of problems and has been physically sick more times in 1 year than I have been in 36 years, it breaks my heart!

    e) What do you like most about my photography? – I love your freshness…. its one of my fave things in photography and you OOZE it ๐Ÿ™‚

    f) List your town & state – Brisbane, Qld

  • Amanda McKennaDecember 18, 2009 - 4:57 am

    Love your work! So I have to participate since you have created such a thought provoking giveaway!!! ok – A)I love the sense of magic in the air – that anything is possible, the looks on kids and friends faces when they open a present that is just perfect! B) Photo with a famous person would be P!nk cause she is so comfortable in her skin and confident. C) My most treasured photograph is one of a late cat of ours resting his head in my husbands palm. The look of absolute contenment on his face is precious! D) The ultimate gift would be that no child or adult for that matter, is ever alone for xmas…. if only it is a gift we could actually give! e) Your photography – Where do I start? The clarity, the way you capture their soul on film. You capture their very personality and make it look effortless. I live in QLD but I will be makin a trip down when I have kids to have a shoot with you! f)Taigum – Brisbane QLD.

  • Nikki Mayall-MudgeDecember 18, 2009 - 5:09 am

    a) Why do I love Christmas? I love the fact that I am in my warm place…. doesn’t matter where Christmas is it is the time of year that i feel the most laved and the safest that nothing bad can happen. All of my family are together and we have great company, no school, no jobs to worry about it is ijust us being merry and it is that time of the year that your family is connected together and it isthe time that I feel the strongest bonds with my brother & sister….. My children is what I also love about Christmas they are amaxing and they are on the brink of not beliening whihc is breaking my heart I have lots of little tricks in store for them just to keep them wondering:)
    b) Famous Person? Well this is a tricky cause their is a few that I would like to be photographed with lol:) I think Hugh Jackman for me …. He seems so kind and gentle and down right sexy!!!!!!!
    c) Wow I have read some of the answers to this question and Jen this is a task xo… I think it would have to be of two girls in their grad dresses thinking they would be best friends forever hahaha just joking Katie all though it is a fav….. I think I will have to go down the lines of everyone else and say a pic of my grandmother with both my children kissing her…. this is special because it warms my heart everytime I look at it… They adored her as she adored them…. love u more than u love me mumma xoxoxoxoxo
    d)I always tell my aunty that we could go to America for 9 months so I could be a surrogate for her but she thinks that it is too much of my life to give up especially when it has only just got started…. but this would be the most treasured gift I could give anyone and it is something I could definately do… and for her anything xoxox…
    e)I especially love the ones of Katies boys and your boys they are def my fav… your wedding pics…. (you so need to be free if it ever happens to me wooohooo road trip to trundle lol….)I love the colour that you are able to produce and the features that are the focus of ur babies… I AM OBSESSED hahahah
    f)Gilgandra NSW xioxoxoxoxo

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