Lensbaby storytelling challenge and GIVEAWAY!

When Lensbaby recently contacted me and asked if I’d be interested in participating in their 2012 Story Telling Challenge, I was all about it! Add in a giveaway to boot and it just about made my summer.

I decided to do my 2012 Story Telling Challenge using the amazing Edge 80, the newest Lensbaby optic, and to capture my twins doing their morning routine of animal care.

Lensbaby and The Bloom Forum would love for you all to participate in the 2012 Story Telling Challenge! If you do, please share the link to your blog post on the Lensbaby Facebook page.

And now for our Edge 80 Optic GIVEAWAY! To be entered into the giveaway to win this optic, please make sure to like the Lensbaby Facebook page and The Bloom Forum Facebook and leave a comment on this post! Contest closes Friday, August 24, 5pm PST. Good Luck!

  1. Yvonne

    I like both of you on Facebook! Your shots are just as sweet as can be, as well :)

  2. What an awesome giveaway!! LOVE Lensbaby!

  3. Ahhhh! This is SO exciting!! Thank you guys !

  4. Kristina Gorokhova

    What a fun giveaway!I liked both pages on FB!

  5. Malerie Veillon

    Thank you so much for the amazing giveaway!

  6. tina hunter

    what a fun giveaway! love the bloom forum and lensbaby!!

  7. That is such a cool giveaway. And even more cool is the amazing inspirational photos you got of your kids. Very nice.

  8. I like both of you! or maybe LOVE! I want to win this so bad, I adore my Lensbaby Composer Pro, this would be a perfect addition!! :-)

  9. Love this challenge! Awesome storytelling indeed, Breeze!

  10. Jodie

    Already like both! Thanks for the chance!

  11. I liked both! I would love to win this to add some variation in my photos! Thanks!

  12. i would LOVE to win this lens!!!! I am a liker of both on facebook!

  13. What an amazing giveaway! Thanks so much Bloom & Lensbaby!!!

  14. Beautiful images and great giveaway! I love my Lensbaby Composer Pro and would love to win the Edge 80 Optic!

  15. Jill Morgan

    Love Bloom & Lensbaby! What a great giveaway :)

  16. Um how cool is THAT? Love this Storytelling Challenge!!! Edge 80 has been on my wish list from the get-go!!!

  17. I would love to own a lensbaby, I have liked both lensbaby, and the bloom (which I had liked along time ago) <3 Great Giveaway

  18. Love this new optic. Just like the old large format cameras with tilt–gorgeous!!! Thanks Bloom and Lensbaby! Crossing my fingers!

  19. The storytelling images are beautiful! Thank you for the opportunity. Have liked both pages.

  20. christineb

    love me some lens baby and bloom!!

  21. Oni

    I would love to win :-)

  22. Chris

    Thanks for the opportunity! I “like” both pages already.

  23. Would love to win! Beautiful pictures!

  24. Amy Wright

    What a great giveaway!! Love to win this lens.

  25. I just got back from a week at the coast, and I could not possibly have shot almost a thousand pictures without my lensbaby composer pro, and double glass optic. And I definitely needed my 300 mm, and my lensbaby macro lenses. My next purchase, though, is the fisheye. I always have to borrow my friend’s. I really NEED that optic:) LOL! And I also want the extra macro attachments available now.

  26. How awesome would this be! Your twins are just making me melt & you captures were so beautiful. Thanks so much for the chance.

  27. Luc

    You have a beautiful family and great storytelling skills, thanks for the giveaway opportunity

  28. Hillary O'Dell

    I would looooove to win a lens baby!!! Thank you for the giveaway!!

  29. Amy Weiss

    Thank you for the giveaway! I’ve been wanting the Edge 80 for soooooooooo long now…

  30. jasmin culbertson

    I’m Hoping & Praying I win this new lens = )Thank you for giving us a shot at winning!

  31. I love that last picture chasing the rabbit. It reminds me of Alice In Wonderland.

    And Wow! What an awesome giveaway. Glad to be participating.

  32. Volkan Ceren

    Amazing story with precious images! :)
    I love Edge 80 Optic. I hope I´ll be the lucky winner. :)

    Thanks guys, You rule!

  33. Ooo-eee, what a cool giveaway! I’m glad I discovered you blog, it is lovely! Crossing fingers ;-)

  34. Great photo story- so sweet! I would love to add the edge 80 to my lenses to play along with my sweet 35! :)

  35. Tytia

    I’ve desperately wished for the Edge 80 Optic for quite awhile now!

  36. Like you both on facebook and am a huge Lensbaby fan! Would love to win a new lens!

  37. Miko

    Both are liked! this optic looks great!

  38. I like you both! This is a great giveaway! Breeze, I love your storytelling photos.

  39. Pam

    That is an awfully sweet lens swoon

  40. Love this photo series. The Edge80 captures the innocence of childhood perfectly.

  41. lynne raspet

    Looove Lensbaby! Thanks for the chance to win one!

  42. Love your storytelling! I like both Bloom & Lensbaby on FB. Thanks for the chance to win!!! :)

  43. Greer

    Great pics Bloom! Thank you Lensbaby!

  44. Jess

    Like both Lensbaby and Bloom. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize!

  45. Angelina

    Beautiful images! Very impressed with the Edge 80. I would love to shoot with it. Thank you for the giveaway!

  46. Lovely photos of your twins! Awesome giveaway, would love to add it to my collection. :)

  47. Such an amazing blog and thank you so much for the opportunity to win this, sincerely thanks a ton.

  48. simone t.

    Love the rain boot post. Was going to buy rainboots for my 4 yr old, but couldn’t justify, now I may have to. Thanks!

  49. Ohhh love this contest! Really really wish I could win it!

  50. Cynthia Schultz

    Wonderful photos. They tell a great story.

  51. Great shots! Have been wanting to get my hands on a Lensbaby for a while now… thanks for the chance!

  52. Awesome Giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win!

  53. Jamie Miller

    I would love to win the giveaway so I can make beautiful dreamy images like these!

  54. Karla Pitts

    This would be a fantastic lens to own! Thanks, Bloom Forum and Lensbaby!

  55. PICK meeeeeeeeeeee, I’ve been wanting a lensbaby for a while now. crossing all my digits :)

  56. Ellen

    Have liked both on facebook.

  57. Michelle

    Love bloom and love Lensbaby! Amazing shots Breeze and thanks for the great giveaway Bloom!

  58. Thanks for the giveaway! Would love a chance to win…liked both on fb.

  59. Nicole

    Gorgeous photos.

    I like both pages and would LOVE to win a lens.

  60. Connor Hipps

    Great stuff, y’all!

  61. Jenn

    The edge 80 looks awesome! Both pages are liked on fb – thanks for the giveaway.

  62. Charlie O'Kelley

    Oh I would love to try out a new lens. I keep hearing about this but I already blew my camera budget on the camera! I’ve liked both pages and I can’t wait to get a chance to look through them more.

  63. Erin Semple

    I fall in love with all the Lensbaby Story challenge submissions! I would love to win an optic, it would be awesome to win it when I’m about to start my photography degree! <3

  64. Diva Caldeira

    great story. love both of you, great give away

  65. Cara

    Beautiful shots Breeze. Love Lensbaby! Likes all around.

  66. Becky

    What an awesome giveaway! Longtime fan of both Bloom and Lensbaby.

  67. Marcy

    I liked both pages! Would love to win this!

  68. Lauren

    I LOVE my lensbaby and I am getting the hand of using it with my daughters. I am about to upload my Photo Story Challenge pieces. You are both “liked” on my facebook account :)

  69. Liked both Lensbaby and Bloom on FB.

  70. I liked both, why an awesome giveaway!! I can’t wait to see who wins!!

  71. Nancy

    Oh how fun!! And a great combo; lensbaby & bloom. I also really enjoyed your images, Breeze!

  72. Brenda Raubenheimer

    I’d love to own a lensbaby!!! What an awesome giveaway.

  73. Kelly

    Liked both pages! Thanks for the giveaway. Fingers are crossed … I’d love to have a chance to play around with the Edge 80!

  74. Connie W.

    Whoohoo! Thank you for the opportunity! What an adorable post as well.

  75. megan

    I can’t say that i was drawn to lensbaby before this post….but i am now smitten.the images and storytelling is just lovely….would love to win! i have liked both on FB.

  76. This is fabulous!! I like both of you now! :) Thank you so much for the chance!!

  77. Jasmine

    Thanks for the chance!

  78. you are both liked. truly. this should inspire me to get mine out and start a project :)

  79. Skye

    I do really like both! Cool giveaway!! :)

  80. Kim

    Both pages are liked thanks for a great giveaway!

  81. Beautiful images!! Thanks for a great giveaway. I’d LOVE to win. :)

  82. Renee P

    I’m a fan of you both, fingers crossed!!!

  83. What a precious story told through your camera, and what an awesome giveaway to accompany it! Thank you for sharing!!!

  84. I’ve had this on my wishlist since it was introduced!

  85. Marla

    Lovely storytelling Breeze! Fantastic giveaway also, best of luck to everyone who comments!!

  86. Chia

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  87. courtney

    liked you both :)

  88. Kaitlyn

    I like both on Facebook!

  89. Kari

    I like you both on FB and would ADORE winning this optic! I love my Lensbaby!!!!!

  90. Amy Yang

    Liked you both!

  91. I’d love to win this! I like both pages :)

  92. Jamie Clute

    AMAZING! Can’t wait to hear who wins! ;)

  93. I’ve liked both pages,and I’m itching Like mad for an optic 80 to go with my composer!!!


  94. Mary phillips

    Lens baby and everything bloom! What a great pair! Thanks for offering a chance at a new Lensbaby!