Published: The Denim+Grace 2014 Posebook

Several weeks ago, a friend posted in a Facebook group about Denim+Grace‘s call for submissions for their 2014 Posebook. I rarely submit my images to competitions, let alone magazines, but read the editor’s statement about the Posebook and was totally intrigued.

Denim+Grace is “a photography magazine created to inspire, evoke and encourage photographers of all genres.” The magazine was created by photographers for photographers, so you know the issues are absolutely gorgeous! I love that both big-name and lesser-known photographers’ content is shared in each publication, and articles include all sorts of great info regarding owning and running a successful photography business.

Back to the Posebook… The 2014 Posebook is truly a collaboration from many artists (158 to be exact!) who submitted images for publication. The photos show many genres of photography, from maternity and newborn sessions, to family and senior sessions, to couples’ sessions, to wedding photography, to boudoir and glamour sessions. The Posebook was created to “celebrate people photography” and features its readers’ work to do so.

Back in the middle of April, I submitted images to be included in the Posebook and waited as patiently as I could to find out if any had been chosen for the issue. At the end of the month, I traveled to Texas to photograph Keeli & Kevin’s gorgeous wedding, and stayed at my parents’ house for a couple nights before the wedding. I was standing in the kitchen when I noticed I had gotten a few new emails. I was so surprised when I opened my inbox and saw a few emails with the following subject: “Denim+Grace Magazine 2014 PoseBook Acceptance”! I turned to my dad and said something along the lines of, “I have some photos that are going to be in a magazine!” At the time, I knew that images had been accepted into the Family, Wedding, and Boudoir/Glamour categories, but I didn’t know which ones had been accepted, nor did I know that it wasn’t just one image per category that were going to be published.

Fast forward a few more weeks until the launch of the Posebook, and I eagerly downloaded the PDF copy as soon as I could. I did a search for my last name in the book and was shocked to see that it appeared on 8 pages! That’s right… eight of my images were selected to be published! WOW! I went ahead and ordered a printed copy of the magazine and was thrilled when it arrived in my mailbox last week. Here are some images I took of the printed magazine, that I paired with my original versions of the photos that were published. :) *Please note that other photographers’ work is also shown in this post, when one of my images appeared adjacent to other photos. Further, the cover image was taken by Elizabeth James.

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Portrait Photographer Lauren Nygard

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Portrait Photographer Lauren Nygard

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Portrait Photographer Lauren Nygard

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Portrait Photographer Lauren Nygard

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Portrait Photographer Lauren Nygard

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Boudoir and Glamour Photographer Lauren Nygard

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Boudoir and Glamour Photographer Lauren Nygard

Thank you, to editor-in-chief Heather Dunnigan and the entire Denim+Grace team, for featuring my images among photos from some of the best photographers in the world!

xoxo,
Lauren
 
 

Denim and Grace Magazine published photos by San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard

Are you looking for a photographer for your upcoming wedding or anniversary session? Email Lauren at lauren@laurennygard.com or use the contact link on the top of this page to get in touch with San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard! Lauren is based in Southern California but loves traveling with her camera to capture love across the globe!

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http://laurennygard.com



And the winner is…

Woohoo! I think this was my favorite part of doing a giveaway.. Selecting the winner! Since I used Rafflecopter, the winner was just a few clicks away…

YAY! Congratulations to Mrs. Laura P for winning this fun giveaway from Em and Cait!

For everyone else.. don’t forget to go check out Em and Cait on Facebook and on Etsy for some gorgeous necklaces and other fun trinkets!

xoxo,
Lauren


A giveaway!

Howdy everyone!

I hope you’re having a wonderful November so far!!

I’m so excited to be bringing my first-ever giveaway to this blog, brought to you by Em and Cait! This comes right in time for the holidays this year!! Use the easy Rafflecopter widget below to enter to win your choice of one of these gorgeous phtography-themed necklaces!

The giveaway will be open until 9pm PDT on Thursday, November 8, and the winner will be announced here on Friday, November 9!

*Winner will be responsible for contacting Em and Cait to claim their prize!

xoxo,
Lauren

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Doug Gordon – creativeLIVE – Seattle, WA

WOW.

I just wanted to throw out a super quick thank you to the fabulous Doug Gordon of Patken Photographer and the entire team up at creativeLIVE in Seattle. I was SO excited to be chosen to participate in Doug’s photography project workshop based on my crazy video, and my head is still spinning from all of the amazing information! I’ll probably write more later but wanted to share this fun photo of us on our last day!

xoxo,
Lauren


As seen in… Military Spouse Magazine!

I am so SO excited to finally be able to share this with you!!

I was contacted several months ago by one of the editors of Military Spouse Magazine, because they wanted to interview me for an upcoming story! I spoke with Cachet Prescott, an Air Force spouse, who was putting together an article about photography and wanted my input about starting a photography business as well as some creative tips for taking photos. I submitted my information and some images to be published, and tried my best to forget about the whole thing! :) I knew the article would be published in the June issue, and there was just too much time to sit and dwell on it!

I became even more stoked about the issue when I found out that the Military Spouse of the Year, who is the feature for the June issue, is a HE for 2012! That’s right: the 2012 Military Spouse of the Year is Jeremy Hilton, spouse of Air Force Lt. Col. Renae Hilton. I was excited by this because, I feel that the term “military spouse” is all too often mistaken as being synonymous with “military wife,” and the male spouses among us seem to be forgotten. I am just overjoyed that the MSOY organization is starting to recognize all military spouses–not just us wives. :)

So, after constantly checking the magazine racks at both the commissary and exchange here at Camp Pendleton, I was (finally!) able to get my hands on a copy of the magazine today! I am featured in the “Picture Perfect” article that starts on page 68, along with fellow military spouses Melissa Englehart Calhoun and Karen Ortiz.

Here are some images of the cover and the article.

Now it’s your turn to go run out and grab yourself a copy of the June 2012 issue of Military Spouse Magazine! You’ll be glad you did! :)

xoxo,
Lauren