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29

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2018

Jillian Harris

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The Gift of Memories: A Picture Says a Thousand Words

I feel as the years go by and the older we get, we tend to need and ask for less “stuff” around Christmas time. In fact, it seems as though about 20 years ago, people only ever asked for items they NEEDED and now it almost seems like everyone frantically runs around buying things just for the sake of buying something for someone!!

Personally, I feel as though the best gift anyone can get is an experience and/or something sentimental! These things have so much more meaning and will be something that your loved ones will remember and keep for the rest of their lives!! Plus, not only are experiences and sentimental items nicer on the pocketbook … but, they’re also better for the environment too!!

If you’re on the hunt for an incredible last minute gift idea … I have the PERFECT idea to share with you today … plus, there may just be an early Christmas gift for THREE lucky readers …

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Photo Credit: Flytographer Wendy, Maui, USA

My absolute favourite last minute (and extremely sentimental!) gift idea is … a vacation photography session from Flytographer!! Flytographer is an amazing company that sets you up with incredible photographers wherever you are, whether it’s Hawaii, Mexico, Europe … you name it!  They have carefully-chosen local photographers who will also share fun insider tips on your destination. Within 5 days of your photoshoot, you get a beautiful gallery of images delivered to your inbox!! This is one of my favourite things to organize when we go on family vacations and it’s also one of my most favourite things to GIFT!

Before I used Flytographer I always asked random people to snap a few photos of our family and you know how that goes for the most part … you get your camera or iPhone back and 9/10 times they’re dark, blurry, and out of focus … LOL!! That’s about when I would start busting out selfies and awkwardly trying to fit everyone in one photo!! ? I knew these were memories I wanted to capture but it was such a pain in the butt to snag them until I found Flytographer a few years ago! Needless to say, it’s been a game changer ever since. Not only is it nice to escape on vacation with your family but it’s equally as amazing to come home with beautiful photo keepsakes of your time together. I also find them to be very affordable which is the cherry on top!

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Photo Credit: Flytographer Wendy, Maui, USA 

We’ve used Flytographer in Maui a couple of times, when we were in Mexico, and when Sammy and I took Leo and Hayden to Paris. I’ve honestly loved every session we’ve had!! We have an upcoming trip to Hawaii and Arizona this coming year and I’m planning on organizing a session for each of these vacations!

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Photo Credit: Flytographer Olga, Paris, France 

Alright … now, for the part you’ve all been waiting for … I’ve teamed up with Flytographer and we would love to gift a Flytographer photography session (valued at $350 each) to THREE of my lucky winners!!!

All you have to do is enter via Rafflecopter below for your chance to win!! Follow each of the steps as each step gets you one entry, so the more you’re able to complete, the better chance you have! The winner will be randomly selected and announced on Monday, December 3rd at 10am PST!

Ps. If you purchase a gift card OR book a photoshoot for yourself by January 31, 2019 you can receive $50 off your purchase with code: JILLIANHARRIS50!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Photo Credit: Flytographer Fernanda, Mexico, USA 

GOOD LUCK!!!

xo

Jilly

Thank you Flytographer for sponsoring this post. All comments and opinions are my own

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  1. Paige Isherwood

    November 29th, 2018 at 11:01 am

    My cousin works for flyphotograpy ! My family and I love this company and would love to get this opportunity 🙂
    I’m from Victoria BC

  2. Trista

    November 29th, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    Would love to enter, Jilly! We are headed to Croatia with the bf’s family this summer. I’d love to surprise them with this 🙂

  3. Wanda Clarke

    November 29th, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Love watching ur blog, u have a fantastic little family!

  4. Melissa Galvao

    November 29th, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    My husband and I are traveling to Portugal in May and would love a flytographer session! ?

  5. Stephanie

    November 29th, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Would love to have this opportunity !
    My Daughter is taking me on a cruise
    This would be a wonderful ❤️

  6. Danielle Munroe

    November 29th, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    This is amazing! Making memories last a lifetime and what better memories to preserve then family vacations.
    We take our first one in April 2019.

  7. Stephanie Jenkins

    November 29th, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Would love to have this opportunity!
    My daughter is taking me on a cruise this would be a wonderful memory
    ❤️

  8. Sharon

    November 29th, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    Oh I wish I had known of this before our trip to France this past summer. Our selfies and stranger requested photo’s just didn’t turn out. I have some beautiful photographs that I took but any with both of us in them were so disappointing. You can’t just run out the next weekend and do re-takes at the Eiffel tower.

  9. Tracy Mahoney

    November 29th, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    I love this so much. We are visiting Ireland June 2019 and I really want to schedule this.

    Congrats on Annie. What a doll!

  10. Marie-Line Boily

    November 29th, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    i need it for my family. We don’t have any good pictures of us.

  11. Christine Horton

    November 29th, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Love this idea!! Experiences and memories are the best gifts, great idea by capturing them to look back on.

  12. Deirdra

    November 29th, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    What a brilliant concept! I’m just disappointed I didn’t know about this sooner!! Thank you for sharing. Looking into this now for London next June!

  13. Lamyaa

    November 29th, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Salut Jillian
    J’aime bien c’est photos, le panorama est magnifique et tout le blog est intéressant à lire. J’espère être gagnante ?

  14. Amanda Williams

    November 29th, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    I love Flytographer!! Would absolutely LOVE to win this!! What an amazing giveaway!

  15. Amy Decker

    November 29th, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    My husband and I will be going to Europe next summer for our 25th wedding anniversary and we would love a session!!

  16. Margaret Huggins

    November 29th, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    This would add some lasting memories for my family. Myself, my son and my sister are going from Toronto to Vancouver in March to meet my son’s girlfriends family

  17. Rochelle

    November 29th, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Love this company! Would make for an Amazing honeymoon ?

  18. Melissa

    November 30th, 2018 at 8:10 am

    Wow!!! What a great contest. Going to Greece in May with my bestfriend, aka as my souls sister, for our 40th birthday (3 weeks apart) it would be awesome to win this!!!! Thanks

  19. Brenda Cremer

    November 30th, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Never heard of this company. But that’s why I follow you I learn so much! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a beautiful memory Jill.

  20. Candace

    November 30th, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Would LOVE this! We are headed to Greece in the New Year! <3

  21. Bonnie Moench

    December 1st, 2018 at 10:59 am

    How wonderful to have memories like this.

  22. Leigh

    December 3rd, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    Where will you announce winner?

  23. Jillian Harris

    December 5th, 2018 at 9:43 am

    Via email and also via my blog post on Monday Dec 17th! xo

  24. Jillian Harris

    December 5th, 2018 at 10:47 am

    We will be announcing the winners on December 17th! Good luck! XOXO

  25. Danielle

    December 18th, 2018 at 5:04 am

    The blog post said the winner will be announced Dec. 3, not the 17th.

  26. Liane Voss

    December 16th, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    I have not yet had professional photos done with my daughter and I…she will be turning 5 soon!

  27. Danielle

    December 18th, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    When will the winners be announced? In the post it says Dec. 3 and in the comments it says Dec. 17 and it’s the 18th…

    We, coincidently, used Olga in Paris too!

    Thanks!

  28. Jillian Harris

    December 19th, 2018 at 8:01 am

    The winners were selected and announced in the blog! xo

  29. Morgan

    January 7th, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Hello! We are booking a shoot for our trip to HI in February, but the referral code you have listed doesn’t work on the website? Do you know why this could be? It says it can be used by January 31st, 2019.

  30. A Life Shift

    January 21st, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    Thank you for the referral code. I just booked a session for our upcoming family trip in Bali. Really appreciate the cost savings!

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