can I get a happy blogday ‘woot’?

Five years ago today I started this blog. I introduced my baby to the world with this (extremely unimpressive but undeniably adorable) picture:

(If you’ve ever wondered why this place is called The Pigbear, now you know.)

I  had a lot of reasons for starting to write. They included:

sharing our new baby with friends and family afar

killing time

documenting stories I didn’t want to forget

everyone else seemed to be doing it (and if I learned nothing else in middle school, by golly I learned the importance of that.)

At the time, my list of reasons for blogging did not included:

sharing my life with strangers

advancing my business brand

sharing photography tips and tricks (take a look at my photography circa early 2006 and you’ll know why)

networking with other mamas and professionals

But now, of course, my blogging encompasses both of those lists. This journey has taken me to places I didn’t ever dream of going. Places I didn’t even know existed. I have loved every minute of blabbering away on this keyboard and I’ll admit that I still occasionally check Google Analytics to see if they’ve made some sort of mistake. Surely no one actually reads this thing.

But either I’ve found the only chink in Google’s armor or you do actually come here on occasion. If that’s the case, I thank you. I wanted to host a celebration of sorts for my five year anniversary so I put together a rather smashing (if I do say so myself) list of prizes. If you’ve been here long you know that I live and die by the motto “if you wait till the last minute, it only takes a minute” which is why I also feel inclined to tell you that I put together this rather smashing list of prizes last night. Thanks to a few loyal Tweeps and Facebook friends, of course.    

So, here are the details for you, my precious sweet internet friends that live inside my computer…

Just leave a comment on this post to let me know which of the following prizes you’d love to win:

A one hour mentoring chat with me via Skype or phone, discussing whatever you’d like…photography, motherhood, diapers, food, organization, snot, whatev.

A one hour mentoring chat with Miss Chelsey of Mach C Photography via Skype or phone. Can you say “published in Family Circle?” You want this. Trust me.

A one hour mentoring chat with Miss Keri Doolittle of Keri Doolittle Photography via Skype or phone.  Holy Delicious Wedding Photography Batman. You need this. Trust me. Oh, and Keri so graciously says she’ll extend this to a full 5 hour mentoring session *if* you’re willing to come to Denver or fly her to where you are. Fun stuff!

One Unmanual Guide from Miss Drew B at If you’ve ever looked at your camera, scratched your head and thought, “huh?”, this is for you.

One Unposing Guide  from the same Miss Drew B. If you’re a photographer who struggles to get your clients to feel natural, this is for you.

If you’re local to me, one free session with me plus a 9×9 mini canvas thrown in for fun!

FIVE copies of my Clean Color Bundle (yep, five winners here people).



one of these…

Yeah, it’s an ipad. And for the record, I don’t even own one. Which means I pretty much love you.

So what are you waiting for? Get to commenting! Just leave a comment here between now and tomorrow(ish) and be sure to let me know which of these fabulous prizes you’re trying to win (feel free to list more than one!). I’ll let help me pick some winners once it’s all said and done. And just in the interest of being legit, all of these prizes were donated or purchased by me. I received nothing in exchange for the fun items up for grabs. Except for the joy of sharing them, of course.

(Happy Blogday, The Pigbear. You’ve rocked my world.)

jennieJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:41 pm

happy blogday! i have so enjoyed your blog evolution since first finding you through 2peas during the babygap craziness! although i wish i was local to choose the session (new baby due this summer!), alas, i’m not, so i’ll go with the ipad. so, so generous of you!!

BrittaJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:42 pm

I’d love an unposing guide… or your clean colour bundle… all good stuff I’m sure!

StephJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:42 pm

You totally had me at the one-hour session with you, but I would dearly love to give the iPad to my hubby for helping us to get through a very rough year. 🙂 I ADORE your blog!!!

CateJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:43 pm

Wow happy Blogday! Love all the giveaways, but have had my eye on an Apple iPad for a while so would love that!

KariJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:43 pm

Oh gosh, I’d LOVE the iPad. 🙂
Thanks for being an awesome blogger! I love reading it.

KatherineJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:43 pm

Well, of COURSE I’d pick the hourlong Skype chat (lets talk photography, theology, and having two children). But if I win, you’re more than welcome to throw in the iPad, too. 😉

StephanieJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:44 pm

Oh WOW! First of all…even without the great prizes, I would keep coming.

Um…can I say I’d like “any of the above”? Do I HAVE to pick just one? I’m not local, though it would pretty much be worth the price of airfare and hotel just to hang out with you for a couple hours. So…pick me pick me pick me, for any of them (though if I do win the “local” prize, I may need you to call and explain to my husband how awesome it is and how I really need to be there, okay?). 😉

GramaJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:44 pm

I could use another I pad!!

mary dawn qJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:44 pm

happy blogday! if i were local, i’d love for you to photograph my 2 crazy kids, but since i’m not i wouldn’t mind surfin’ the internet on that there iPad! i wish you many more happy blogging years

Rachel HillJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:45 pm

I think I will go with Clean Color…or maybe the iPad. Hmmm… Or maybe I should drive for a photo sessions. Decisions, decisions…

Rachel HillJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:46 pm

I think I will go with Clean Color…or maybe the iPad. Hmmm… Or maybe I should drive for a photo session. Decisions, decisions…

ellen pattonJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:46 pm

Five years?!? I think I’ve been a fan for almost that long.

I can’t decide between the iPad, one hour mentoring session with you or Clean Color. If I’m a winner I’ll do rock/paper/scissors.

Keep up the great blogging!!

AmyJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:47 pm

Wow, what a great giveaway! Such a fun blog, I would love to win the iPad. Thanks!

Jennifer KapalaJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:47 pm

Well, today IS a good day to make sure your Google Analytics are blown right off the charts! Happy blogday!!!! Five years is a ton of commitment no matter how you slice it. I am just getting my photography business off the ground and would love an iPad to showcase my portfolio to it’s best 🙂

Heather MessmerJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:48 pm

Congrats on your anniversary and wow, what wonderful prizes you are graciously giving away. Though an ipad would be pretty cool, I would pick your clean color bundle.

TracyJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:48 pm

WOW what a fabulous list of giveaways!! I truly enjoy your blog and just to keep it real.. I love the chance to win something!! I would love an iPad. it looks so dreamy…

Sarah WJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:49 pm

I would love to win your clean color. I’m new to your blog, but your pictures are pretty terrific and I’d love to know your editing process!

RebeccaJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:50 pm

Wow – happy anniversary! Clean color, ipad, time with you? How to decide? Any of the above would be wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing the love!

KendraJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:50 pm

I’d love one of the mentoring spots, but I wouldn’t hate you if you sent me an iPad. Happy blogday to you!! Thanks for letting us celebrate with you!

Heather T.January 27, 2011 - 1:50 pm

Happy blogday, Erin! I would love either Clean Color or an iPad (WOW!).

Katie FultonJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:50 pm

I don’t think it is possible to choose just one. I would love an ipad..I have been lusting over them for a long while now as well as your clean color video. I wish I had more money to spend on these things! I would also love a mentoring session with you…I have loved following your blog (i only found you about a year ago) but i have enjoyed every second of it!

Holly CJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:51 pm

As much as I *love* your style and want a mentoring session with you, I gotta say ipad. ‘Cause I could probably pay for a mentoring session someday. Ipad, yeah, not so much. 😉 Thanks Erin!

Jennifer FantoniJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:51 pm

Love, love. LOVE your blog! I am one of the “strangers” who found your blog though another blog that I read. You are inspirational and I look forward to your posts each day!

I’m not local but if it’s OK to travel, I would LOVE the session. If not, I’d also be happy with the UnMannual. In any case, thanks a bunch–your blog is always a bright spot in my day!!

JanieJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:51 pm

Congratulations on your blogiversary! Such outstanding choices! I would love to win either the mentoring chat with you, the local session with you or a copy of Clean Color!

giniJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:52 pm

I would LOVE the IPAD!!!!

Laura MatoushJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:52 pm

I would love an hour with you or the i pad. Love your blog!!!

mimiJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:52 pm

WOW! Happy Blogday!….I’d love an unposing guide…or an ipad…I already have clean color and loooove it!

Kim HarmJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:54 pm

Ooooh how fun! 5 years, that’s great! You’ve come so far and I always enjoy looking at your blogs!

I want to enter for the ipad! woot!! Or the unposing guide!

And I have done a mentoring session w/ Keri Doolittle and SHE ROCKS!!!

LindseyJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:54 pm

Erin- I’m a friend of friend of online friend of yours and have been following your family since the baby Gap days. Your writing and photography are just so precious the way they document everyday things. IF I win, I would love an I-pad. They are just too cool!

Kelly MendozaJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:54 pm

What an awesome giveaway!! I actually did a mentorship with Keri last April and she is AWESOME. Whoever wins that prize is one lucky gal (or guy).
I would love the iPad but I think the unposing guide is pretty rad too!

kimJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:54 pm

HAPPY 5 YEAR BLOGIVERSARY!! IPAD and/or a mentoring session with you!

Totally bummed that we didn’t connect at Imaging – I saw you on the tradeshow floor but I was on a mission to win a twitter contest or else I would have stopped to say hello!!

RianJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:54 pm

I’d love the I-pad and/or the mentoring session with the ever-fabulous Keri Doolittle!!
Thanks for the offer!! Great blog!!

JoeyJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:54 pm

My how time flies! Erin, it has been a wonderful adventure that I hope we can all continue on for several more years. Your blog is the only one I check every single day! Thank you for creating it and sharing so much with all of us. BTW, I would love to win that ipad!!!!

Erin LenoreJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:54 pm

I would love any of these amazing prizes! Especially the ipad, because I’ve been drooling over that for months 🙂

CaliJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:54 pm

Happy Blogday! I can honestly say that I love this blog. I’m glad you started it and share all the wonderful mommy/photog things with people like me – that you don’t know. Thanks a million. I of COURSE would love an Ipad! or your clean color workflow! Both on my list of I wishes… so either would be amazing. 🙂

MelanieJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:55 pm

Happy Blogday! Oh my gosh, there are so many awesome prizes to choose from! I would love to win the mentoring session with you or if that is taken I’d love an iPad! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

SharonJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:55 pm

I can’t believe it’s been 5 years! I think I’ve been reading for about 4 years??? I found you from 2peas! That feels like so long ago! Anyhow! You’ve been such a blessing! I truly am so thankful for you! And I still feel so greatful that I have your art adorning my walls!
I’d freak out if I won!! And if that were to happen… AN iPAD!! I’ve dying for an iPad!!!!

BeccaJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:55 pm

Happy blogiversary!! Thanks for sharing about your life with us 🙂

Its tough to choose… I would love a copy of clean color but ultimately I’d have to go with an iPad! My moms birthday is coming up and it would be a great gift for her. Thanks so much for the chance to win!


LaurenJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:55 pm

Happy Blogiversary! I’ve loved following your blog, as your family dynamic is quite similar to my own.

I’d love any number of the amazing prizes your sharing – the only things that wouldn’t work for me are the in-person sessions (shoot!), unposing guide or session w/ Keri Doolittle. Thanks so very, very much for sharing your blog and for these awesome prizes!

AshleyJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:55 pm

What better day to start commenting then today? I’d love the ipad 🙂 Happy 5 year Blogiversary !

AmyNJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:55 pm

Happy blogday! I’m so fortunate to have found your blog(s) and enjoy your creativity and your openness as a photographer! You are amazing!!! May God continue to bless you in the years ahead!

By the way, please pick me for the one hour mentoring session! 🙂 That would be a wonderful opportunity to learn from you!

ErikaJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:55 pm

Happy BlogDay!! I’ve only been blogging for 3 years. 🙂

I am TORN between your list of choices! I’d choose either the hour with you OR the iPad OR the Unposing guide.

I already bought your Clean Color guide and I have seen a huge improvement in my editing already! Thank you SO much!

Heidi MooreJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:56 pm

Congrats! I love reading your blogs! I aspire to write with humor and personality like you do. Your images are so inspiring as well. So I really have to choose? I’d love any of the mentoring sessions or a copy of your DVD. I just launched my business and am eager to learn, learn, learn!!

LaurenJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:56 pm

Hmmm, either clean color or the ipad…decisions, decisions.

donyaJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:56 pm

Oh man! Congrats on five great years of blogging, Erin!
I’d love a one hour skype chat with you (you know, I do actually have a lot of questions about snot 🙂 ), or clean color, or an ipad… But really, any of the prizes are ah-may-zing!

SusieJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:56 pm

Holy generosity, Erin! Happy blogday to The Pigbear!

How many hats can I throw my name into?? I’d love a shot at your workflow video, you’ve piqued my curiosity! And, well, throw one in for the iPad, too, Andy won’t be home with his until summer!! XO.

AngelaJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:57 pm

I would love the Ipad and a skype session with you!

Thanks a bunch!

Wendy ZippwaldJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:57 pm

Ooohh Erin, I love these prizes. I would love a mentorship with you or another IPAD in the house, that will be “All Mine” would be lovely as well. THank you!

BerniceJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:57 pm

Hello IPad, come to mama!!! 🙂

Veronica ReeveJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:57 pm

Five years?! Woot! Woot! Well, firstly, I’d love to win the IPad! I mean…who gives away an IPAD on their blogs?! Only a superstar!! Clean Color would be my next choice. It’d be like having you sitting here in my home with me. How great would that be!!

Thanks for the great giveaway! Crossing my fingers!!!

nickiJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:57 pm

well, since I am lucky enough to be friends with Erin :), I do get to chat with her sometimes :). Any of you would be blessed to win this…she is amazing to talk to you about SO many things.

I would love to win a copy of the Clean Color Bundle or who would be crazy and not say ipad :)…not me-IPAD!!!!

Thanks Erin for your blog…I never miss a day. You inspire me on so many levels.

NicoleMJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:58 pm

How exciting and generous! I would love the mentoring session with you, but any mentoring session would be amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Hilda WJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:58 pm

What a GREAT giveaway!!! So hard to choose, the Ipad, your color bundle, and the unposing guide are on the top of my list. Five hours in Denver with Keri would be AWESOME too 🙂

SarahJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:58 pm

Happy Blogiversary! I would love the mentoring chat with you or the Clean Color bundle, I can’t decide! Just don’t tell my husband I didn’t choose the iPad 🙂

LaurelJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:59 pm

Ipad 🙂

Jessica FJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:59 pm

I’ve been a faithful reader since the Baby Gap days…my husband sometimes rolls his eyes when I mention “the Pigbear blog”. 😉 I would truly love the Ipad or Clean Color. You have been so inspiring to follow over the past four years, so I thank YOU for your dedication to blogging! Congratulations on five years!

BecJanuary 27, 2011 - 1:59 pm

I would say the clean color bundle, my husband would definitely say the ipad. I’d be more than ecstatic for either 🙂 Congrats on 5 years!!! I’m just nearing the 1 year mark…

kristinaJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Happy 5th Blogaversary to ya, Erin! I love your blog so much! You inspire me, girlie! Here’s hoping that sweet random number generator picks my number! Heehee!

So glad I’m local (or at least I am not THAT far away, LOL) I’d LOVE the session with you and the canvas.

I’d also love the iPad. My hubby has been wanting one so if I won it, I’d let him have it. I’m sweet like that! Ha!

Thanks for the chance at the awesome prizes and enjoy your day! Here’s to 5 more years of the Pigbear! 😀


Shelly IvyJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:00 pm

You ROCK!!! Awesome blog – and heck yes, ENTER ME TO YOUR CONTEST!!!!! I would be thrilled to win any of the amazing prizes! Love your work – LOVE Keri’s work! How cool are you guys?!!

RobinJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Congrats on five years! A copy of Clean Color would be cool, but I’d probably have to go with the ipad.

Sandra kJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Oooo I’d love the iPad 🙂

JaimieJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:00 pm

I would love to win either Clean Color or an iPad! I would just loooove to win!

Amy in ALJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Oh my, it would have to be a toss-up between an iPad and an hour with you – which should tell you how completely awesome I think you are!! Your blog is always a bright spot in my day, and puts a smile on my face. Happy Blogday, and thanks for all your hard work!

kaylaJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:01 pm

an ipad? seriously? i would love one! all of the prizes sound awesome but i’m not a mom or a photographer– just a fan of your blog and all that you do!

Becky T.January 27, 2011 - 2:01 pm

Happy Blogday, Pigbear! Google isn’t wrong, we really ARE reading your blog! And loving it! All the prizes are great ‘specially since you put them together last night. If I had to pick, clean color or any of the mentoring sessions. Good luck to all! 🙂

JodieJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:01 pm

Wow ~ that’s quite a list! I’m dying to get a copy of your clean color video, but I guess an ipad wouldn’t be too terrible either. 😉 Congratulations on five years of blogging! I’ve probably been reading pretty close to four years(?). Pre-Ephriam, for sure. Your blogs are some of my very favorites and I love keeping up-to-date on your adventures. And since your children are both just a smidge older than mine, it’s fun to see the “what’s next” of life with a boy and a girl.

casandra heerenJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:01 pm

wow…5 years! happy blog anniversary, erin!! i’m not local, so i can’t pick the session (although, i really wish i could)! i’ll go with the ipad, the 1 hour chat with you, clean color, or the unposing guide!! you are too kind! thank you so much for being you… i truly enjoy (and look forward to) reading your blog each day!

Emily H.January 27, 2011 - 2:02 pm

Happy Blogiversary!! I would love the iPad or the clean color copy or the free session. 🙂

Amy SeltsamJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:02 pm

Heard about your blog from a friend last summer and have
enjoyed every post since them. Keep up the great work. I would
love to win the Ipad!

DJJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:03 pm

What an awesome list to choose from! I would love the skype mentoring with you … or maybe the ipad?!?!? What to choose … what to choose …

Love your blog – been a follower for years!

Kent GerkenJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:03 pm

A mentoring session with Miss Keri Doolittle would be wonderful with the iPad. Great work!

JenniferJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:04 pm

Happy Anniversary DeeDee!! I can’t tell you how much I have loved being able to keep in touch and watch your kiddo’s grow through the years. I can’t believe it’s been 5 years already!! I’m not commenting for a prize since my camera is a shameful little Kodak point-and-shoot, although I wouldn’t turn down an iPad if I won one! And, it goes without saying, I would never mind a chance to actually chat with you and catch up on the family. 🙂

jennyJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:05 pm

you completely ROCK the blog world girl! love your blog + photography very much! if i won, the ipad would be at the top of the list (with clean color, the unposing guide + talking to you coming in as other stellar choices). happy five!

KarenJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:05 pm

WOW!! Long time blog follower (first time for commenting!) Congrats on all that you have accomplished! You are such an inspiration in both photography AND parenting!! How could I resist any of the gifts??? They would all be amazing….including the session, however, I am not local.

Michelle BowmanJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:05 pm

Oh wow !! WHat a giveaway ! I would love to win any of the mentor sessions or the ipad !! I am drooling 🙂

maria g.January 27, 2011 - 2:05 pm

Happy 5 Years!!! i’d <3 all of the above! LOL!! i'd so love the ipad, but what i really NEED is an hour to talk to someone, one hour to share my frustrations, my fers, my insecurities about my business, etc – someone who has been there and maybe will have some words of encouragement… but then the ipad is so cool,too! LOL!!

GrettaJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:06 pm

I would love the Clean Color bundle! Thanks so much!

MeganJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:06 pm

I remember when you started your blog because you suggested that same for me and I did but not until May the same year! I have always loved that picture of Sarah (even if it isn’t a “good” portrait). I would love your clean color bundle. Happy Birthday, Blog!

Shannon JonesJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:06 pm

I’d love to talk to you! That would be such an honor. I’m sure the others are great as well, but I don’t “stalk” them! Hee Hee!!! Actually I feel like we would hit it off and I love your photos., please please pick me!!!

BridgetJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:07 pm

<3 your blog! I'd love love love the unposing guide or the i-pad

KellyJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:07 pm

Love your blog and I admire your work Erin! I have your clean color bundle and love it..can’t wait to have the time to digest it all! Yep.. a local session would be my choice if, well, I was local but since I’m not…IPad…what a prize! Thank you for all the wonderful prize opportunity and congrats on your blog anniversary!

Anna LaBenzJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:08 pm

Happy Anniversary!!! I would love one of the mentoring spots!

Elizabeth WhitehillJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:08 pm

Oh Happy Blogday! I hate to admit that this may be my first comment?! I love your blog…usually read your latest post in reader.

Oh, and I would loooove an ipad.

MollyJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:08 pm

Happy happy Blogday to you!

Clean color or the ipad are topping my list, though I’d be absolutely thrilled with any of them!

AddieJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:08 pm

Congrats! I’ve often wondered how your blog name came about! Love the picture!
I would love the clean color bundle and the ipad giveaway is awesome!

keriJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:09 pm

oh sweet girl – you are too much! i can’t believe its been 5 years ive been following you too.. time flies! i vote ipad to add to my crazy apple addiction.. or maybe just another coffee chat with you 🙂 congrats, friend! xxoo

AnnaJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:09 pm

I loooove the photography side of things although I’m still learning and don’t have the camera to make everything work so i’m basically stuck on the ipad!

MichelleJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:09 pm

I can hardly believe I’ve been following your blog for probably almost 3 years now. Of all the great photog moms I love, you are it. I would choose your photograpy style as my favorite. I’m still just a photography loving mom of 4 who loves to read blogs and to learn things about photograpy on the internet. I enter so many give aways, but haven’t won a blessed thing.

I would love an Ipad, honestly. And I’d love to talk to you, but I think all the things I would want to know are on your Clean Color dvd….so I would choose that second.

Keep up the great work! You are so inspiring and fun!!

LaraJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:09 pm

Oh, how I love your blog! On the crappiest of days, your words and your photos give me a reason not to run off to Dairy Queen and eat 3 large blizzards. So thank you for sharing yourself, your family, and your talents!

Since I have only a crappy point-and-shoot camera, no photo editing software, and no children, I guess I’ll go for the iPad (although I’m sorely tempted to book a plane ticket for the mini-session with you!).

MartyJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:09 pm

I will just take any of the above you want to give me. 🙂

MeghanJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:09 pm

Oh my gosh, an ipad would be awesome! I’d maybe be able to pry my ipod from my husbands hands (which he bought me for xmas). And since I never comment I just want to say how much I LOVE your blog!

Sarah WilligJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:10 pm

Happy anniversary and what a great giveaway!

If I won, I would love the ipad. My kids have pretty much taken over my iphone and I think they use it more than I do. It would be nice to be able to reclaim my phone and let the kids use the ipad.

And I think your Clean Color Bundle ties the ipad for first! I struggle so much with editing my pictures. I need help!

SarahJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:10 pm

I’ve been following you for a few months. Always read your ten on Tuesday but its usually through google reader on my phone right before bed so I rarely get a chance to comment.

The ipad would be super cool to get! Also, I’d love to have a mentoring session with you.

tanyaJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:10 pm

I am leaving you a comment not because I want a prize (because I dont…..unless you were giving away a plane ticket to come see you and have yummy lunch at a tiny little hole in the wall place *wink*) but because I wanted to say congratulations! Your blog is SUCH a reflection of you as a person; which is to say beautiful, inside and out. I am so honored to know you and call you friend. Keep up the good work girlie!!! XOXOXOXO


Esther JJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:10 pm

If I lived in Denver I’d totally pick a session with Keri. She’s amazing! But since I do not, and I’m currently 23 weeks pregnant, I would have to go for an iPad. Although the Unposing guide sounds tempting too. Great giveaway!

Elizabeth C.January 27, 2011 - 2:10 pm

Congrats on the blogiversary! I’m slightly freaking out about the different options. I don’t even know what sounds the best. I’m not local, but I’d drive in town to see how you “do” a photo session of my son because I know I could learn a ridiculous amount just watching. Any of the mentoring sessions sound amazing, but the idea makes me nervous, too. (Um, can we say break out into a sweat? Talking to real professionals? Woah.) The UnManual and UnPosing guide sound really interesting as well.

VeronicaJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:11 pm

Happy blog day to you! Cheers for what you have created…it’s amazing. I would choose the Unmanual Guide or the ipad. 🙂 Thanks!

beanskiJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:11 pm

Woot! Woot!

I’d LOVE the iPad.

And the mentoring session with you.

And the Clean Color Bundle.

In that order 🙂

Thanks for being an inspiration.

TrishJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:12 pm

Happy Blogday! I’d go with the clean color but the iPad would be fun too!

AnnaJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:13 pm

I adore your site and am so glad I have found it.
I would love to win your clean color. I wanted to buy it when it first came out, but it just was not in the budget so winning it would be so cool.

Happy blog day.

JoylynnJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:13 pm

Happy Blogiversary Erin! Is that a word? Anyway, your blog makes me smile every time I read it. I would be THRILLED to have a chance to win the IPad. Thanks! And next time you are in Dayton I would LOVE a minisession!

JaideanJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:13 pm

Wow – great prizes and hard choice! hmmm…think I will have to go with the ipad! 🙂 I’ve hung out or talked with both Chelsey and Keri and both are awesome!

Connie FintelJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:14 pm

As much as I would love any of the mentoring sessions or those great looking guides, that Ipad is singin’ to me!

Thanks Erin for all you do for us wanna-bes out there and by the way, your clean color is incredible!

Nikki McElroyJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:14 pm

Happy 5th Anniversary!!! Love your blog & check, recheck & triple check it sometimes I feel silly! So, can I say I would be happy with any of these prizes! Wow! You know how to put together a last minute gift list girl! I want your bundle but I am local…so unless you are making lasy minute aw shucks it is my anniversary & i can make an exception exceptions haha! I would have to go with the unManual, unPose or iPad for my hubs. God Bless!

LeeAnnaJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:14 pm

I would love CLEAN COLOUR! Thanks for this awesome chance!

marianJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:14 pm

the ipad. the ipad. the ipad. the ipad. the ipad.

BrookeJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:15 pm

Oh wow that’s hard… I definitely want the mentoring with Keri Doolittle, although I really want an iPad too. So how about whatever happens, if I win, you pick one of those for me. 🙂 I trust you! 😉

MicheleJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:15 pm

Happy Blogiversary!! I have been secretly following since before little E was born. You have a beautiful family.

So do we have to pick just one. 😉

1. I’d like the one hour skype, just to pick your brain about a number of these things.

2. The UnManual, because I have a Canon Rebel Xsi and I have NO clue how to use it.

3. Hello, an ipad! I’d love to play Plants vs. Zombies and WWF on the big screen. 🙂

Looking forward to many more years of blog stalking!

LeeAnnaJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:15 pm

OH, I would love the ipad also (of course)!

LaurenJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:15 pm

Wow Erin these are fabulous prizes. I think I would love to take that IPad! Love that photo of Sarah… I always wondered where “The Pig Bear” originated. And I have thoroughly enjoyed following your blog! 😉 Happy day!

LeeAnnaJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:16 pm

OH, I would love the ipad also (of course)! Any of the prizes would be awesome! Thanks!

AmyJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:16 pm

Hello, iPad! Seriously?!?!?! Erin, as someone who’s been here from the beginning I can truly say that you rock and I’m so happy for you and what this fun journey has become, not only for you, but for all of us!

ShelleyJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:16 pm

Wow! What a fantastic celebration of 5 years! An Ipad would be fabulous. Although I have to admit, I would re-gift it to my hubby! Clean Color is on my wish list as well! Congrats!

SarahJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:17 pm

Wow!! Umm…one of each please!?! I’d LOVE to win the ipad!! 🙂

Melissa HunnicuttJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:17 pm

Wow! What a giveaway!
I hadn’t replied yet because I just couldn’t decide which I’d choose. I really want the one hour Skype chat, but my whole family would love the iPad. I guess I’d have to choose the iPad.

Congrats on 5 years! I check your blog every single day & have for years. I love it! Thanks for all you share.


KristenJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:17 pm

Oh man, this is such a great giveaway. Since I already have clean color I’d love an ipad! However the unposing guide would be amazing as well.

ChristineJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:17 pm

What cool giveaways!! I’d love to win the chat with you or the iPad. But “knowing” Keri for awhile now…..a trip to Denver might be fun too, just a little tougher to plan — decisions, decisions!

Candice SJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:18 pm

I would like all of them, but I’ve REALLY been wanting Clean Color. I was all prepared to buy it on release week, but I had to get a new computer. New computer = no money for Clean Color yet. 🙁

Happy blog-iversary!

AmyJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:18 pm

Happy 5 years! I was introduced to your blog from Karen Russell, and boy am I glad I found your blog! I love reading your blog, and looking at all of your gorgeous pictures! I would love to be able to choose from the iPad or the one hour mentoring session with you! Woot!!!

KristyJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:18 pm

What a fun contest! I’ve been a huge fan of your blog and your photography since I first found you a few years ago (I think through 2 peas). I would LOVE your clean color bundle! Of course, the ipad would be so neat, too–I know my kids would love that! Thanks for having such a great blog and for all your inspiration!

Allison WakenJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:18 pm

Is it bad if I say iPad?! 😉

Happy blogday!

LaraJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:19 pm

Happy Blogiversary Erin! I can’t believe you are giving away all of these great prizes. I would LOVE to be the lucky winner of an ipad.

HeatherJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:19 pm

Hmmm… tough decision, but I’d love the iPad!

AmyJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:19 pm

OH MY WORD! Did I just see a ipad?? All those other prizes rock, but an ipad…seriously! If I won this, I’d try (very hard) to wait until Little Man’s b-day to give it to him. Although I think for sure I would break early, after all his b-day is months away and with something that awesome I couldn’t possibly wait. Yet, maybe I could and I could secretly play with it. After all, once I give it to him I doubt I will see it ever again. 😉 Of course, I could take a clean color off your hands, too. Happy blogday! BTW those google stats are real and yes you do rock that much! 🙂

JessJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Congrats on 5 years! I would love any of them! Can you put me in all – except I’m not local so I guess not that one 🙁

toriJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Happy BlogDay! You are awesome for giving such fun stuff away! I would love love love your clean color bundle… or an ipad, but if I had to choose it’d totally be the clean color bundle. 🙂

LaurenJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:21 pm

I also like the looks of the UnPose Guide!! I wouldn’t mind winning that one either! Well, all of the prizes are fabulous!

Amber RamseyJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:21 pm

All of these prizes are A-mazing!! Considering I have my very first solo wedding to photograph in May…I think I’d love a chance to talk to Miss Keri Doolittle! But I’d also just jump at a chance to get your Clean Color Bundle for freeee! 🙂 Happy Anniversary to The Pigbear!

Christine DavidJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:21 pm

Are you kidding me?! I have to pick just one. I’d be over the moon to win any of these goodies (even the Clean Color which I already own, b/c it will make a great gift (or giveaway on my blog if that’s okay). Of course, what I asked for you listed first – a mentoring session with you would be first on my list. The iPad would be rockin’ too, and the other mentoring session, aw, heck they are all great!

Thank you for sharing your “self” (via blog) with us! Congratulations on your milestone!

BreeJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:21 pm

I really would love an ipad! I cannot tell a lie.

Laura WatsonJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:21 pm

congrats on your blogiversary!! i always enjoy stopping by the pigbear, and I’d love to win an ipad =)

Jen OrbistondoJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:21 pm

Oh my!! These are all fabulous. My picks are iPad, 1 hour to chat with you about snot and the unposing guide. In that order. You are awesome!!!

Tami W.January 27, 2011 - 2:22 pm

My first pick would be the iPad… Santa didn’t bring me one so it’s still on my “list.” 😉 Although all the prizes are absolutely awesome… happy anniversary and thanks for the giveaways!

Kate BrockJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:22 pm

Thank you for all of these amazing give aways! You have changed my photographyfor photographing my own children! I read each of your posts and I learn so much! Thanks for sharing! I would LOVE to win a session with Karen Doolittle and I will go to Denver or fly her to Saint Louis! I love photographing weddings but am constantly looking for critque’s and advice! I feel like the majority of my career is one magical fluke after another but I keep trying and keep learning. I would love to win the Unmanual or a Clean Color Bundle! They are both on my wish list! I have recently picked up a part time job so I can put my money earned from mycompany back into to my company!! I’m so excited!


LeahJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:22 pm

I would love a copy of clean color, however I’m local and while I only consider myself a hobbyist photographer, I do dabble a bit in sessions for clients, so I’m guessing I can’t win that 🙂
So.. I’d love to win the UNposing Guide!
Awesome list of prizes and Happy blogiversary!

NatalieJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:22 pm

Woot! Woot! I love would love another session. 🙂

BethanyJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:22 pm

Happy blogday!! 🙂 Yipeee!!

Okay, so ALL of the prizes are amazing and I would be more than happy with any one of them, but I am going to go with the iPad. They are amazing and while I would LOVE one for myself, my super sweet husband who has gone above and beyond for me in my photography journey is lusting after one!! 🙂

Thanks again for the wonderful opportunity and putting this all together!! 🙂

KellyJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:23 pm

Wow!! What a great thing to celebrate! I loved seeing the origination of Pig Bear, so perfect! You definitely are one of the most creative people I know and I love hanging out with you. I feel as if you have a fantastic vibe that is infectious (that is definitely a good thing)! I would love to win the session with you. As you know, my curiosity of how you would capture my little one’s personality.

laurenJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:23 pm

I would love to pick your brain… oh, and of course the ipad! 🙂

MargoJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:23 pm

Oh my word!! What an awesome blogday indeed! I would LOVE an hour mentoring session with YOU or Mach C Photography!!! These are fabulous giveaways and I’d be tickled pink to enjoy any one of them! Thank you Miss Erin!

Debbie S.January 27, 2011 - 2:23 pm

Wow, wonderful! I would love to try and win either the ipad, unposing guide, or one of your Clean color bundles.!

Debbie S.

SamanthaJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:23 pm

I’m pretty sure I’m eliminated from the competition as the bff, but I’m not ashamed to admit I want that iPad. :)(my birthday IS coming up, after all…)

I will also admit that I’ve already won the lottery by having instant access to you whenever I want it. Love you, love your fam, love your blog.

PS, so, so, so proud of you, in case I don’t say it enough. And why aren’t our girls still that size? How that picture squeezes my heart…

BeckyJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:23 pm

Happy Blogday! Thanks for offering this giveaway! Very sweet of you! I would love to win either the Unmanual or the Unposing Guide. Thanks so much!

Sally C.January 27, 2011 - 2:23 pm

Happy blogiversary! This is one of the places I visit multiple times a day, so Google Analytics has it just about right. You tell great stories and this little project will be having a doozy of a party when you hit ten years. Mark my words. 🙂

Thanks for all the lovely prizes! As much as I’d love to pretend I’m a photog, it’s not gonna happen. What I am, though, is a blog reader, so that iPad just looks awesome. I promise to use it to visit here every day!

Danielle SJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:25 pm

can I just that I love your blog?! I just love your writing, photos and the way you are making a great journal for your kids.

prizes well duh the iPad 🙂 but I like the sound of the unposing guide just for pics with the family.

keep up the great work, beautiful blog and I am for sure a loyal follower for a long time to come!

BeckyJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:25 pm

I have been following your blog for a LONG time! What a great and generous give-away! I would love the Ipad or clean color!

EvaJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:25 pm

Happy blog day Erin. I have your Clean Color and love it so I’m going to say a 1 hour with Mach C or the ipad… I feel bad for choosing because they are all fantastic prices!

ToniaJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:26 pm

Happy Blogday. Very exciting and I love reading it. It makes me feel like I am doing things right when kids or family do things that are similar. But goodness, that ipad. That’s a big share! I would LOVE one or the unposing guide. 🙂

Katie McFJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:26 pm

I’ve been following your blog for a few months now, I found it via Karen Russell’s blog. Happy Blogday to you!! I would love to win an ipad. It would mean I could work on my photos while riding the train into work.

AnnieJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:26 pm

Oooo! Well of course I would love an ipad, but I would be so THRILLED to win one of Drew’s UNposing Guides – it looks like an amazing resource & I love her style. Thank you & congrats!

KristinaJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:26 pm

Happy Blogday!!! I would love love love the session, your clean color bundle, or the ipad! Love the blog! 🙂

BrittanyJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:27 pm

I would absolutely LOVE a clean color bundle! How about you call me to tell me I won…. 2 prizes for the price of one ;)!

KitJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:27 pm

I would love clean color – your labour of love!!

AnneJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:27 pm

Happy Blogday friend! I feel that I have already received so much from you that I don’t want to be in the running for any of these things. Just wanted you to know how much I admire you as a Christian, mother, photographer, and friend.

Here’s to another 5 years!

selenaJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:29 pm

Happy blogday!! What an awesome list of prizes!! I would probably choose the ipad…or maybe the hour mentoring session with you… If I lived closer it would be the session!! Anyway, thanks for a great giveaway…love your blog! 🙂

Kari LaylandJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:29 pm

Wow, amazing! I’d love to win the ipad or the unposing guide. You rock!

KristaJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:29 pm

I purchased your Clean Color for PS and LOVE it.

I would love the ipad…as I am in my first trimester and sick. sick. sick. It might help me feel like part of the world again. HA!
Also, the mentoring sessions look amazing!

I love this blog. 🙂

natalieJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:29 pm

The iPad would be great!

Mary VothJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:30 pm

wow what a great giveaway! I’ve been a pigbear blog reader for a couple of years now and love it! I’d love to win the iPad and/or the Clean Color tutorial!

BobbiJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:30 pm

I would love a session with you to shoot my family, but Minnesota is definitely not local. I already own Clean Color so I will choose the mentoring chat with you. Happy Blog’versary!!

SallyJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:31 pm

Clean color or an ipad or well really anyone of the prizes.

BreeJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:31 pm

Either the Clean Color or the ipad (of couse) although I’m not technology savy, my husband is 🙂

ginaJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:32 pm

Holy Blogoversary, Batman! Those are some AWESOME giveaways! I think I’d chose the iPad {although a chat with you would be equally as awesome…I think I’m just too shy…I’d stutter and stammer too much!}

Thanks for the opportunity!

btw: Happy!Happy!

Babz510January 27, 2011 - 2:32 pm

Happy Anniversary Erin! Your photography brought me to your blog but your wit and charm have made me a loyal reader. My only issue is I’m a huge Oregon Ducks fan but that’s okay we can’t all love the same team. Congrats on that win by the way ;-). I would love to win a chat with you since I’m new to DSLR photography as well as the iPad. Thanks for the chance to win!

WhitneyJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:32 pm

I love reading your blog! You are such an inspiration. I am very, very new to photography and love to see your work. I would love to win one of the Clean Color Bundles or the ipad!!!!

HeatherJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:33 pm

CLEAN COLOR CLEAN COLOR CLEAN COLOR! Did I mention Clean color? Oh, and, Happy Birthday, Pigbear! 🙂

GinaJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:33 pm

Hey girl! As I have said already I am so proud of you and all your accomplishments! Happy Blog Anniversary! A photo session with you is always the best! Time with you and wonderful photos. (I would have to book a ticket to come and see you or maybe one to Maui!!!) Of course the ipad would be pretty awesome too.

Enjoy the success with the fam!

UncommonBlondeJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:34 pm

Woah! What a fabulous giveaway! I wish the prize pack included ALL of those things (yep, I’m greedy). I guess if I have to pick my favs it would be Clean Color or the Unposing Guide. Congrats on 5 years of blogging – I love your blog and photography!

Sarah FJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:34 pm

Hi Erin,
Happy Blogbirthday! Since I’m not much of a photographer, I’d love to get my grubby little hands on that ipad! It’s calling my name 🙂

Marilee DavisJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:36 pm

Hi Erin,

Ever since we stumbled upon your blog a few years ago (can’t even remember how we found it!), we have enjoyed your amazing pics and your clever talent for writing and documenting your world. No joke, when I’m having a blue day it almost always cheers me up to check your blog. At very least, there is always some piece of “eye candy!” Well, Matt might die and go to heaven if I were to win that ipad, so I’ll enter in the drawing for that one!

Happy Day!

LibbyJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:36 pm

Congratulations on 5 years!! That’s awesome 🙂 I’d love the session with Keri, the iPad, the unposing guide, or…any of them, really! Such an awesome giveaway!!

MeghanJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:37 pm

I love following your blog. Your writing and photography is just amazing.

I’d love to win all of the items. If I had to pick the top choices would be the iPad (cause I’ve yet to even play with one but they look so cool) and the unposing guide (because I do struggle with that!).

Thanks for all your entertaining posts and helpful tips. You are very inspiring and have a truly amazing talent!

ErinJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:37 pm

You have a true gift, not just in your photography, but in the way you relate to people! I LOVE to read your blog!

Megan BushfieldJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:37 pm

Heck I’m just going to come out and say it! This mac lovin’ mama would LOVE that there ipad 🙂 Love your blog. Take care!

AmandaJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:37 pm

Happy Blogday! I really love reading your posts – you are at the top of my blogstalking list. I would love to win a session with you – photos or mentoring either one. And just so my husband doesn’t strangle me – I wouldn’t say no to the iPad. Congrats on 5 years in the blogosphere!

ChristinaJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:37 pm

Wow! Thanks for the giveaways. I would love the ipad 🙂

EBPitcherJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:37 pm

It’s so hard to pick…but I think it’d be the iPad, or the Unposing guide. I’m not in the biz, but maybe a mentoring session would be fun, too. Oh, so hard, do we really have to choose just one?

Thanks for sharing your life and your photography and your pp talent. You are most wonderful to share yourself the way you do!

Patti RootJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:38 pm

I’d love an Ipad…tomorrow is my birthday and I am in the process of launching my photography business..I am so thrilled to finally be able to do something I love every day…as a 45 year old woman with a grown child, living in a new state I am going through a rebirth..and honestly this is by far..the best time in my life!!!

Love your blog it every day!

HeatherJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:38 pm

My first pick would totally be the ipad since unfortunately I don’t live locally and can’t win a session with you 🙁

If I didn’t win that then I would love the Unmanual guide since I have no idea what to do with my camera!

Thanks and Happy Blogday!!!

amandaJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:39 pm

I’m local, so I’d love a session with you or an iPad. 🙂 Love your blog, by the way!

Jen StevensonJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:40 pm

What wonderful prizes and I just signed up for skype last night, yes I’m late on the boat. I already bought clean color and love it, so I would love the mentoring session with you or Keri or an ipad would be fabulous and of course feed my technology addiction!

Liz CogswellJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:40 pm

Happy Blogday!!! I’d love a session, but I’m not local. I already have (and love) Clean Color. So let’s see… it all sounds great! My top choices – I’d LOVE an iPad or a mentoring session with you!

Tina BrownJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:40 pm

Congratulations on 5 years!!! I love your blog and thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

I would love to win your clean color bundle and of course the iPad!!! Thanks again

ChristenLJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:41 pm

Happy Blog-iversary! 🙂

I would love to win the clean color bundle, the iPad or the skype mentoring! 🙂

AngieSJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:42 pm

Thank you for a chance to win such wonderful prizes! Since I have already purchased your Clean Color video, I would have to choose either the one hour mentoring with you, or the iPad. Congratulations on 5 years!

ReginaJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:43 pm

Oooh, hard to pick! But I think I would like the Clean Color Bundle!

Vicki mcJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:43 pm

I’d love an in person mentoring session with Keri D, but I can’t fly in, so I’m goig to enter to win the ipad!

Jennifer BrownJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:43 pm

Happy Blogday! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE to win the iPad!!!

Kristin OndrickJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:44 pm

I love the colors and clarity in your photos. I was introduced to your blog by Karen Russell when I took her class. I loved the shoot you did with her! I would love love love to win your clean colour bundle or the unposing guide. I have my fingers crossed. Keep up the great blog- I love it!

DanaLJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:44 pm

If I won, I’d love a phone/skype mentoring session with you!! I’m soooo close to being where I want…but I have some gray areas that are threatening to choke the passion right out of me!!

MeghanJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:44 pm

Happy Blogday!! What a cutie, and SO still is! Thanks for being so transparent! I would LOVE to win the IPad, to show clients things in their ordering session! 🙂

KellieCJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:45 pm

As I just photographed my second wedding, nervously, I would love a chat with Keri. Don’t think I could fly to Denver from Australia though!

McKell S.January 27, 2011 - 2:46 pm

oh wow, i’d love the clean color bundle and who wouldn’t want an ipad?!

Melissa MJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:46 pm

Thank you for being YOU! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, pictures, family, tips, funnies, etc. with all of us. I enjoy reading everything you post, so keep it up! I’d love to win an ipad, but I would equally love winning your Clean Color work flow.

courtney keimJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:46 pm

i’d love the ipad …

RoseannJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:47 pm

happy blogday! your blog is very addictive, and i love looking at all the beautiful pics!

VanessaJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:48 pm

Happy Blogday! I’ve been enjoying the blog since way back when it was Princess Pigbear after the baby Gap contest. I would love the unmanuel or the ipad of course!!

chesleyJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:49 pm

um, since we have a session coming up, i’d love the free session :), but i’d also LOVE the mentoring session with you OR the ipad!! so many awesome prizes! happy blogversary!!

Gayle SJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:49 pm

Wow 5 years! Congratulations! I love your blog! I adore your photography and strive to get as good as you one day (no where near there yet!) I love your clean editing style (and love the Clean Color video! It has helped my editing soo much!) But I have to say what I admire most about you is how much you love your kids and love sharing your joy, experience, fun, and all around awesome time you have with them and your family to all of us strangers! Thanks for an awesome giveway chance! I wish I lived locally to get a photo session of my kids by you. But since I’m up here in MD, I guess my list of wishes would be:
1) IPad (awesome gift)
2) unmanual Guide
3) 1 hour mentoring with you
4) unposing guide

What a great giveway! And congratulations again on 5 years! I love checking your blog each and every day (ok sounding stalkerish right now!!)

JessicaJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:49 pm

I’d LOVE to win a mentoring session with Keri Doolittle. I’ve worked with her on a shoot and she is so knowledgeable and I’d to learn a few things from her. PLEASE!

SusanJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:50 pm

Happy Blogday, what a cutie! I always wondered how you got the name.

I would love the one-hour session with you regarding photography! But then again I would love to have an iPad too. I also wouldn’t mind the Clean Color Bundle, as I love the crispness of your photos.

Tara S.January 27, 2011 - 2:50 pm

I would love, love an ipad!! Followed by a one-hour mentoring session with YOU 🙂

Amanda Sam in BfloJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:52 pm

OMG, I’d love the ipad. OMG! OMG! OMG!

I’ve been around since Sarah became famous. 🙂

Thanks for the chance to win Erin, you rock!!!

ScarlettJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:53 pm

FUN!! i’d love them all but momma needs an IPad!!! 🙂

CatherineJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:54 pm

Wow!! How generous of you Erin!! If I lived local I would choose the portrait session, but since I don’t, I would love to have a mentoring session with you! You really are the most incredible photographer…I would love a little insight into how you do what you do 🙂

KarenJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:54 pm

I would love the photo session!! 🙂 I love Erin Cobb!!

JulieJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:54 pm

Yay 5 years!!! I love your images and would love a mentoring session, or if I lived closer a family session– but since I actually could drive to Denver, I think I would have to pick an in-person mentoring session with Miss Keri Doolittle of Keri Doolittle Photography! (As I whisper to myself “you don’t NEED an ipad, you don’t NEED an ipad”).

jackiJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:55 pm

Happy Blog Birthday! It’s exciting to look back and see what things can become. Thanks for sharing your life with strangers like me. How I wish I were local, but I’d “settle” ie be thrilled to have a skype chat with you and talk clean color and photography… I was so envious of Karen when you came to Oregon! All of your gifts look great, I’m off to check out the others you mentioned! Thanks

IngridJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:55 pm

SOOO glad to know what PigBear is for! Wow, such generous gifts. I would LOVE Clean Color or the iPad. Both would fill me with joy and creativity. Thanks and congrats!!

KatieJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:56 pm

I would love an iPad or the Unposing Guide….I already own Clean Color or I would have picked that, too! Thanks for being so generous and kind. I love your blog!

Kelly RJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:56 pm

happy 5th! i’ve been reading for around 3 years and don’t think i’ve missed one post. you are so relateable and real and i love that about you.
my first choice would be a session with you, BUT since i live in nebraska that won’t be happening. so, i would love either the iPad or your Clean Color workshop.
thanks for the chance to win these amazing prizes! 🙂

JeanaJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:56 pm

I love your pictures! I’d love to win the iPad!

tamiresJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:56 pm

iPad for school would be great. It’s my second semester and I’ll be taking a Digital photography class that starts today. I’m excited! and Unposing guide cause I’m shy and when I take pics of friends it always feels awkward, cause I never know what to say to make them naturally smile! just to say I love your workflow, and totally recommend for friends!

LisaJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:56 pm

Wow! ALL of these prizes would be fab to win but the ones I’d love the most are a session with you or the iPad.


ErinJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:56 pm

Happy 5 years!!! I would LOVE and iPad, session with you or consult with you! But really I’d be grateful for anything! I’ve already got your Clean Color and I LOVE it!

TammyJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:57 pm

I would love an hour’s mentoring with you! I’ve already learned so much from you and from reading your writing, I can only imagine that spending even an hour with you would be enjoyable.
Happy BlogDay!

AllisonJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:58 pm

Happy blogday to you! That iPad really seemed to catch my eye….. And if you consider East Tennessee “local” then a session with you would be wonderful!(: Thank you for sharing your blog with us!

Cara in NJJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:59 pm

I found your adorable blog through Karen Russell and I am so glad she “shared you” with us!!!!
Would love the Clean Color bundle!!!!!! Just starting to use Photoshop and would love some pointers from you!!!!!
Congrats on 5 years! Keep your posts coming!!!!

ValerieMNJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:59 pm

Wow! I’d love any of these! I’m not sure I’m ready for a mentoring session but improving my photography is definitely a goal of mine. I just got CS4 so the Clean Color Bundle would be amazing. And of course, an iPad would just be C to the O O L!

Kristin ConkJanuary 27, 2011 - 2:59 pm

I would love an unposing guide by drew or a clean color copy!! Any of the mentoring sessions, especially with you! Oh and don’t forget that Ipad…seriously…who wouldn’t want the ipad??
p.s. you are my favorite blogger and have been for 3 years! Not that that will increase my chances I just wanted you to know! You ROCK!!

KimberlyJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:00 pm

AWESOME give away! I love reading your blog. And that Ipad is calling my name! And so is clean color and the hour chat session with you and well all of it!

PamJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:02 pm

I would DIE… I mean DIE for 5 minutes talking to you about photography! (I’m a mom too… but your photography skills are to DIE for… not that I’m not impressed by your parenting skills as well!)

:: crossing every part of my body that I’m selected ::

ShaeJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:02 pm

Clean color! Horray! Crossing my fingers!

AmyJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:03 pm

Happy Blog-iversary! What awesome gifts you are offering to the rest of us. I would LOVE any one of them, but especially the iPad or another copy of Clean Color (the full Photoshop version … maybe then I can convince my husband we really NEED it!). You are amazing!!!

MaryJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:03 pm

Ooooh- I’ve been coveting the ipad for a while, but it just isn’t in the budget.
What a GREAT give away!!

NicoleJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:03 pm

Wow! What a fun giveaway!
I would love-love-love the iPad!
or the unmanual guide or unposing guides!

Happy Blogday to you too & congrats on your 5 years of blogging!

JessicaJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:03 pm

Happy Blogday!!! Of course the ipad would be awesome, but I’d love the Clean Color bundle too!!

Kristen WynnJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:04 pm

I’d LOVE to be mentored by Keri Doolittle, but I’d take any prize I won! Thanks so much for this awesome contest!

JenniferJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:04 pm

Happy, Happy BlogDay!! I LOVE The PigBear and am so glad that you blog!

Now, for the loot! 🙂
I’d love to win: a mentoring session with you, a mentoring session with Miss Chelsey, and the UnManual Guide!! What wonderful prizes!

Thanks for sharing yourself and your genius with the world!

Kelly WebbJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:05 pm

Clean Color Bundle!!!!

Amanda ForbesJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:05 pm

Happy Blogday!! What a fabulous list of giveaways! You are fab!

CatherineJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:06 pm

Congratulations! I’m up for any of the prizes, except the free session since I live in Canada and the Clean Color Bundle (Already own it and love it!)

AshleyJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:06 pm

What a super fun contest! I would LOVE to win the ipad!

Lorena MoraJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:07 pm

I’ve been following you since the Two Peas in a Bucket back when I would go there for scrapbooking. I have loved all the 5 years of reading your blog and I hope you don’t stop. I’ve loved watching your little ones grow and learning so much about photography with your help of course.

I would love a mentoring chat with you, or the ipad, but really, really want the chat with you, that would be awesome and it would make the fact that I am turning 35 on 1/30 extra special and not so depressing because you know how close that is to 40! Ok enough about me, congrats on the 5 years and all the wonderful stuff you’ve gotten to do because of it and your photography, such a success!!!!

JenniferJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:07 pm

WOW – 5 years! Happy Blogday and congratulations! What a fabulous list of prizes – how in the world do I pick just one . . . I guess I would have to go with the one hour chat with you Erin!!!! Congratulations again!!! J

Tracy SouthJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:07 pm

Oh…I would LOVE the Ipad. I know we will be seeing you tomorrow morning for Colleen’s session, but I would even like the free session with the 9X9 for later use;)I really enjoy reading your blog!

Kelly V.January 27, 2011 - 3:07 pm

Um, ALL of the prizes up for grabs are AWESOME! I would be thrilled with any of them! But if I was forced to “Sophie’s Choice it up,” I would really love a mentoring session. Happy blogday!

meganJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:09 pm

wow, you are just way to generous! and there is no way i can choose just one that i’d like to win because they are all so fabulous. i would love the one hour session with you, the ipad, or the unposing guide. happy blogday!

SarahJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:09 pm

Happy Blogday! Hard to believe it’s been 5 years! Here’s to many more Blogdays to comee! =)
Although all are great prizes, I’d love to win either a mentoring session with you, or an ipad!

RhondaJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:10 pm

Happy Blogday to you, Happy Blogday to you, Happy Blogday sweet Erin, Happy Blogday to you!

Oh how I would LOVE an iPad even though all the gifts are wonderful!!!

Look forward to the results!!

VeronicaJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:10 pm

Happy Blogiversary! I want an Ipad please! : ) Or Skype with you for an hour! I’d love to pick your brain abit!

Christy MorrisJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:11 pm

I would LOVE to win the Clean Color Bundle! Happy Blogday- so glad that one day you got bored, joined the crowd and started PigBear. Top Ten Tuesdays are great!

MichelleJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:11 pm

Ohhhhhh…… I already bought Clean Color so that’s out! 😉
I would LOVE an iPad!!! or a one hour mentoring session with you!! The UNposing guide looks pretty cool too.

Congrats on 5 years!!!

KellyJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:12 pm

I would LOVE a session with you!!!!

SallyJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:12 pm

What the heck…I’ve lurked forever and love your blog – funny, touching, cute kiddos and all. Since I’m nowhere near being any kind of photog, I’d choose the iPad. Thanks for the generous giveaway, and congrats on your blog-versary.

SaraJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:12 pm

Happy Blogday!!! I love your blog, I stumbled across it randomly a few months ago. I would love the UnManual. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

MelanieJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:13 pm

Thank you for the chance to win these great prizes. I get a lot of inspiration from reading your blog. If I had to choose a prize I would choose your clean color.

Cara NicholsJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:15 pm

Oh how I wish I was local – I would LOVE a session with you. Instead, I will go with iPad.

Darcie RoseJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:15 pm

The unposing guide for sure! I’m always having issues with poses! But the ipad sounds kinda cool too! 🙂

SarynJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:16 pm

Happy blogoversary!

I’ve been reading your blog for about a year and always look forward to reading your new posts. I love your photography, far different from mine, but vastly inspirational because if that. (and your children are beautiful…as you know!)

I have been trying to put money aside to buy your clean color bundle for Photoshop, but work has been slow of late. So I would LOVE to win that.

And, I’d also like to trow my name in for the iPad. 🙂 I love my apple products, and have been wanting to go electronic portfolio, the iPad seems like a win. 🙂

Keep on posting!


AlenaJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:16 pm

Your blog is the first one I check on Google kidding! Love it! I would LOVE to win a mentoring session with you! Or an iPad..or anything! 🙂

AngelaJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:17 pm

WOOOOOOOOT!!! Happy Blogday!!!

That is the cutest pigbear I have ever seen!

I totally would like an ipad, or clean color, or the unmanual.

I wish I was local (and had kids for you to photograph!)

But you don’t have to bribe me to keep coming back 😀 I heart this blog! 😀

Kate PJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:18 pm

I love your blog! Your photography has inspired me so. All of your prizes sound wonderful. I already have (and love) Clean Color so I’d love anything else to help me with my photos.

Jessica LarsenJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:19 pm

Hi, I read you blog everyday. I love the photos you take and the stories you share. Since I am regretting not buying Clean Color at the discounted price, I would love the mentoring session with you. But I’m not gonna lie, that iPad would be totally awesome! Put me down for both! Thanks so much!

shelbyJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:20 pm

oh wow and double wow!
happy bog-aversary! i have loved reading your blog for so long! my daughter was born about a year after yours and so I have loved following you and seeing similar things happen. thank you for sharing!
I would love to win either clean color or the ipad…yummy items both!

Melody K.January 27, 2011 - 3:20 pm

I would absolutely love to win the mentoring from Keri Dolittle. I started wedding photography full time last year and it has been a crazy ride. I love what I do and especially the people I meet but I feel like I need that extra oomph to take my business to the next level. I feel like I have plateaued. I have been struggling badly with marketing and just speaking to someone who is as successful and amazing as she is would absolutely make my year. I wanted badly to attend WPPI this year as I keep hearing other photogs say how it has helped them revolutionize their business but unfortunately finances did not allow it. This would absolutely help make up for that to me.

I also wouldnt mind an iPad as meeting with clients and my huge widescreen 17 inch laptop has not been fun. 🙂

Thank you for this great opportunity!

jennifermaurenJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:22 pm

I’d love to win ANYthing but I’d really love that ipad (or the unposing guide, or time with Keri, or, or, or…)

Wendy DonleyJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:22 pm

I visit your blog when you update to facebook now, but started out from day one loving the pictures of Sarah and the ability to let Coplea see your family grow from 3-4 with E’s arrival. So pleased to see how the Lord has blessed your endeavors, Erin!

We don’t have any techno-gadgets . . . just plain ‘ole cell phones that make calls. But I would love to learn how to use an iPad if my name is chosen.

And maybe we’ll squeeze in a real, live visit to see YOU in the months ahead! That would be a gift, too.

jordankJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:22 pm

Wow…awesome giveaway! And happy 5-year anniversary, too 🙂
Any and all of the prizes are awesome, but I’ve been dying for an iPad since they came out 😉

Jen WJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:22 pm

I would love the iPad or a copy of your Clean Color.

LeanneJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:22 pm

Happy Blogday! I already bought your Clean Color video (and LOVE LOVE LOVE it!), so I’ll choose the iPad. Thanks for your generosity!

cgelwicks@hotmail.comJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:23 pm

The ipad. I would really love one of those. If I can’t have that one of the guide books would be great too. Thanks!

Tina RJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:25 pm

Happy Blogaversary…or whatever you wanna call it! 🙂 I’ve been reading & commenting for years, and look forward to many more!

Hmm, okay, not local, but I can definitely make the trip for a fabulous session with you when it gets a little warmer… and the Ipad would be a hit at my house for sure! Either one of those would be fun fun fun! 🙂

melanieJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:25 pm

I remember seeing your little girl on the Gap ad and thinking shes one of the cutest girls ever. Sarah really should just be The Gap’s only model, I would buy everything shes advertising in a heartbeat and I dont even have a little girl. 🙂 Then I come across your blog through other blogs and you’ve pretty much blown my mind away ever since.

HAPPY BLOGDAY !! I would love to win an IPAD or a Clean Color Bundle

Marilyn TJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:26 pm

Hi Erin! I have been following your blog for a few years and LOVE it! I am an avid photographer with a lot to learn. I would love the Unmanual from Momtog. Thanks for the chance!

Melissa ThrushJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:27 pm

omg…i would LOVE to win the ipad. i’ve been eyeing that little beauty since it was introduced. i LOVE your blog erin and you have inspired me tremendously. thanks you!

JenniferJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:28 pm

I would LOVE the ipad…or your clean color bundle (looking to take my clean processing to the next level!)

Kayla RencklyJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:28 pm

I’d love to win a mentoring session With Keri Doolittle!She’s amazing and actually uses the same brand of camera I do 🙂 Plus I’m in PHX

DonnaJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:29 pm

You def deserve a big fat WOOT for 5 years!
I would love an iPad or your Clean Color! (Or any of those fab prizes!)

StephanieJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:29 pm

ooh! I was ALL over the the one hour session with you, and then you had to throw in an IPAD!!?!? Ay-yay-yi the pressure! A very happy blogday woot to you!

Julie WallisJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:29 pm

I read your blog daily…or at least the days you post:) You inspire me to take pics of my kids even tho I am not a professional and they are just pics of our everyday life. It has become a major hobby. You also sent me free diapers once:) Your kindness meant a lot to me during a hard time! So sign me up for Clean Color.. or an ipad !

MorganJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:30 pm

I’d love the mentoring session Keri Doolittle, the iPad or the Clean Color Bundle!! Great giveaway!

Kayla RencklyJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:30 pm

I would of course also love the ipad!

Sandra AJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:30 pm

Happy Blogiversary! You rock! The number of comments confirm that people are reading The PigBear. Got here from Karen Russell’s blog when you went to OR, and I am so happy I clicked.

My preferences are:

Clean Color Bundle
Unmanual Guide
Unposing Guide

Thanks you so much!

LisaJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:30 pm

Oh my goodness! Happy Blogoversary! I have been with you for about a year now and have been so blessed by you and your blog. Thanks for hosting this, being real and being so instructive and helpful every time I tune in. I am so excited to meet you, and after your clean color video, I feel that I have learned sooo so much combined with that and everything you do here. Thanks!

Gosh, what to choose! Golly, all of it would be nice, but alas, I can’t have it all. I would love the mentoring sessions, though I feel as if I have learned so much already..can always used more, for sure. The IPad would be nice, too. Gosh, well, as you said, I can choose if I win, so I will give my brain a rest for now. 🙂 Love ya, erin.

Kristen MooreJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:30 pm

Oh my! How awesome are you! I don’t know what I couldn’t want or need. I’ll take anything you throw at me! Seriously, the mentoring session with you, Chelsey or Keri would be super helpful. And of course I could never turn down goodies like clean color, the unposing guide or an ipad!

Rachel J.January 27, 2011 - 3:31 pm

I’ve admired your photography for a while, so I’d love to win the free session with you…..the iPad isn’t too shabby, either! 😉

Steph ConnorJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:31 pm

I just recently discovered your blog through Karen Russell’s and I’m hooked. Your pics are gorgeous so I would definitely like the 1 hour chat with you or the Clean Color bundle (that’s on my Valentine’s Day wishlist anyway!) Thanks for the opportunity to win 🙂

MaliaJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:31 pm

HAPPY BLOGDAY!! I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog and want to thank you very much for sharing with all us here is blogland.
Soooo goodness lots of goodies to choose from… My top 3 picks would have to be clean color, mentoring chat with you, and of course who doesn’t want an ipad!!

Corrie KraftJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:32 pm

Erin! Love your pics, love your blog… LOVE the giveaway! I would love, love, love the ipad or a mentor session with you! =) Thanks!!

melanieJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:33 pm

Ooh Erin thanks so much.. just reading your blog is a fantabulous experiance.. but I’ll go for the unposing guide, mentoring or clean color!!!

Liz WalkerJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:34 pm

Five years can go by pretty quickly hey … I would love to win a mentoring session with you .. or your clean color workshop … thanks for the chance!

JenJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:34 pm

Happy Blogday, Erin! I’d love to win any of these prizes, but the iPad would be my top choice, followed closely by Clean Color or a mentoring session with you!

I started following your blog after Karen Russell raved about you, and I’m so glad I did!

CarrieJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:34 pm

Erin, we all loved getting to know you this year and we love our pictures. I can’t sing your praises enough! Happy blogday! We would love the iPad. What a great giveaway!

BethPJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:35 pm

I love your blog. I’ve been following for more than a yera but i think I’ve read every archived post. Soo much info to learn!!! I would love to win the ipad or the 1 hr with your or heck I’d drive for e session with you! (I’d pick clean color but I already bought it)

KellyJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:36 pm

Happy Birthday to The Pigbear! I would love any of the mentoring sessions or Clean Color or the iPad! Love your blog Erin!

AnonymousJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:36 pm

Hmmmm, first, it is a privilege to be one of your blog followers and watch the kiddos grow and watch you grow in mammahood and family and business. Congratulations on the anniversary for the blog – and those stats are real! And how generous are you to give us more goodness? I looked at that list and went – WOW! A mentoring session with you first would blow me away but so would a session with any of the others. On the other hand I’ve been e-baying for an ipad for my daughter who is beginning university next month. But really, the biggest prize is just sharing your blog so any of these wonderful gifts to the recipients are just a bonus. Thank you Erin.

Jana Van SistineJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:37 pm

Happy Blog Birthday!! I love this glimpse into your world.

I gotta say iPad, I’ve been drooling over them for a long time.

Emily ColonJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:37 pm

Congrats on the anniversary! Too many amazing gifts to choose just one! I’m leaning towards the clean color bundle though, or mentoring with any of the choices, or the unposing guide… ok, let’s be honest, I just can’t choose!

JordanJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:37 pm

iPad please!! 🙂

ShellyJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:37 pm

I have been a reader for about a year, thanks for all you blog about! Would love any of the prizes. I am going to copy your last minute phrase ;0)

MichelleJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:38 pm

Sweet! I would love to win the ipad (of course!) or the Clean Color.

CopleaJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:38 pm

Hi, Mrs. Cobb!
This is Coplea from your kindergarten class at CKV. It has been so long since I’ve seen you! You may not remember me, but I definitely remember you and “Mr. Zero” My mom has been showing me your pictures since your kids were born, and I think you are an amazing photographer! I just bought a camera (it is a Nikon Coolpix S6000), and I have been learning how to look at things with a different perspective.
My top choice would definitely be the ipad. Thanks!

Colleen SheehyJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:38 pm

Congrats on the 5 years!! Lovin you blog.
I’d have to say the iPAD. 🙂

Jo-AnneJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:38 pm

Silly me, in my haste to get MY thoughts down I forgot to include my details – I’m the anonymous who wrote: Hmmmm, first it is a privilege to be one of your blog followers…….

CarrieJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:39 pm

Any or all of the above please!! Well except for the un-posing guide or un-manual they totally rock…but I already have them! 😉

RobinJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:39 pm

Happy 5th anniversary. Your blog is encouraging and helps me find humor in life – such an important part of life. I would really, really like the unmanual guide. No more missed opportunities while scratching my head trying to figure out the correct camera settings. Thank you for such great gifts and your pigbear is delightful.

Carol MoyerJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:40 pm

WOW – I am ever so glad that I read this today – I am all in for the I Pad (and boy would Sara be jealous if I won, I probably would have to share it with her). Love being able to keep up with your wonderful family.

JillJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:40 pm

I would love the clean color tutorial. A mentoring session would be great too, but I don’t even know where to start.

Happy 5 year mark!!! I love your blog.

AnonymousJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Happy blog anniversary! they all sounds great to me, but if I had to pick – the first and the last giveaway would be my top picks. Keep up the great work on your blog 🙂

janaJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:40 pm

thank you!

DaciaJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:41 pm

Congratulations! So many great prizes too! I would love to win anything, but instead of being greedy I’d say the mentoring with Keri, the iPad, or your clean color bundle.

Here’s to many more years of success for you.

Mindy UphamJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:41 pm

anything would be fabulous to win! I would loooooove a mentoring session with you or Kerri. And the ipad would be nice too. Really I’ll take anything 🙂 I LOVE to win!!! 🙂

AmandaDJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:41 pm

Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

My top pick would be the iPad, a clean color program or a chat with ms. kerri!

BeckyJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:42 pm

I would love a mentoring session with any of you fab ladies and I am lusting after an ipad!

Allison ThompsonJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:42 pm

Erin, I’ve read your inspiring and entertaining blog for ages. I am a big fan of clean color, too! I’ve actually had a mentoring session with you on the phone once before and would love another opportunity to learn from the best! Thanks and Happy Anniversary!

AngelaJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:44 pm

I always wondered where pigbear came from…so glad to finally know! Seriously, one hour of chatting with you would rock my world. I’d love to talk photography and motherhood as my hubby and I are in the process of adopting our first child. I’ve always thought if we were neighbors we would be friends too. So many similar interests and passions!

of course any of the other prizes would be pretty super too!

AmberJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:44 pm

I have loved visiting your blog for the last few years. I so wish I lived closer so I could set up a photography session! I would love the Unmanual Guide or ipad. 🙂

HeatherJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:46 pm

I just found your blog maybe about 6 months ago and have really enjoyed reading. We share a love for family, photography, and of course our Auburn Tigers, so I really enjoy following your blog(s). Happy 5 year blogiversary! I’m not sure what I would choose from this awesome array of prizes, since we just moved back to AL I might say a session around my son’s first birthday in April; or a phone chat with you because I think a few short questions & you might be able to help me tweak some things in my business to find a better work/life balance. Either way, I’m crossing my fingers…. ’cause all we do is win win win, no matter what what what! 😉

tara pollard pakostaJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:48 pm

I would LOVE your clean color bundle!!!
OR the ipad! hey who wouldn’t want one if they don’t have one?!
I just love your photos, your stuff is amazing!

Jennifer GrantJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:49 pm

Erin! 290 posts before me, I obviously don’t check your blog as often as I should =) As much as we all love your blog the best part is that it is a priceless gift for your children, you and your husband!!! I would love the local session with you, even though I have already scheduled a newborn session for May (so excites) I am willing to “have” to have the kiddos pictures taken more than once in a year! Also the unmannual guide or the ipad would work for me!

Liz @ Perfect ChaosJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:49 pm

WOW! OK well, I also do not own an ipad and would LOVE to get my hands on one. But if that’s already taken, I would love either a copy of the Unmanual or Unposing Guides. You see, although I absolutely adore everything photography and drool over your pictures, I’m a novice (read super inexperienced) and the thought of talking to any of you super talented ladies about photography is somewhat intimidating to me.

HeatherJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:49 pm

I can’t decide!!

2) Hour of picking your brain
3) Clean Color
4) everything else!

Thank you Erin! Happy Birthdya Pig Bear Blog – we love you!

Robin WJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:50 pm

I was just introduced to your work in November via a Karen Russell workshop. When she share the news on your Clean Color bundles I was excited to see what was in store. So, I’m going with First choice… Clean Color Bundle. If I were chosen and had a second choice I would love to go meet Keri D in Denver or better yet, she needs to fly to ND and see my small town. And who wouldn’t love an iPad… but that is something for another time. Congrats on all you have accomplished and where Pigbear has taken you.

KrystaJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:51 pm

…coming out of lurkdome…happy blogday! I would adore Clean Color or a spankin’ new iPad!! xo

SuseJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:52 pm

Woot! happy blog birthday! I’ve enjoyed reading your blog for a couple of years now, and always look forward to a new post. I’m not even sure how I found it, but I bookmarked it straight away! it’s a lovely mix of tips, fun and family life! I would dearly love to win the chat with you, or the lovely ipad! Whoever wins any of the fab prizes is very lucky! 🙂

ToniJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:52 pm

HAPPY Blogday, Erin!!!! Such great choices… Decisions, decisions! I would love to Skype with you for a whole hour! Now, that’s what I call some great “mommy time”. Or maybe a free session with you. Hey, I’m not picky…I’ll take what I can get!
Thanks for the opportunity!

Keep up the great work.

Kim MJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:52 pm

A session would be so lovely, but sadly I don’t live near you (I’ve checked,). An iPad would be oh so lovely though! Thanks for the constant inspiration and entertainment. 🙂

Johanna BurlesonJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:53 pm

I would LOVE to have a chat with YOU!! Or receive Clean Color or the iPad…who wouldn’t want an iPad?! But who wouldn’t love a chat with you!!

SheaJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:53 pm

Wow! Happy blogday to YOU! I’d love an ipad or a mentoring session with any one of you awesome ladies. I’ve never really won anything before so anything would be a treat! I just purchased Clean Color today :)Yay!!

Katherine WallJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:55 pm

Congratulations on five years! I would love to win any of your fabulous prizes! I am saving for your clean color bundle and an ipad, so that would be awesome! Thank you.

CourtneyGJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:56 pm

I would LOVE the ipad or the one hour mentoring from you! What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance!!

Carrie DavisJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:57 pm

Happy Blog Birthday!!

Love this blog.

I would love any of the mentoring sessions, clean color, or the iPad!

PatriciaJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:57 pm

….And YOU have so rocked mine!! I would love to win ANY prize, I would be so grateful. But if I had to choose, I would 1st pick the convo with YOU, then I would pick the chat with Miss Drew B. and lastly, I would have to say the IPad.
Happy 5th Birthday to you and your blog and I am so happy it has given you so much!

SarahJanuary 27, 2011 - 3:59 pm

WOOT!!!!!!! Soooo excited! I found your blog through Karen Russell. I’ve been following you both for awhile now and have loved every bit of it. Such amazing people you both are. I look forward to blog stalking you two daily!! 😉

I would of course love any of the mentoring sessions! I’m going to say Keri as my number one choice ONLY because I can talk well over an hour about ‘snot’!! So I need all the time I can get! But really, any of the sessions would be fABulouS!
With that said I’d be crazy not to say I’d take the iPad too, right?!!! 🙂

Really awesome blog. Really awesome giveaway!
Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Nicole WJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:00 pm

I would love to win a copy of your Clean color bundle…or the unposing guide…or of course the ipad! Love your blog and truly admire your photography skills!

Mary JordanJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:00 pm

Hey Erin,

I am one of your infamous blog stalkers but faithfully read your blog and your adorable family!
If I had one choice – I’d love the ipad . . . and knowing it came from you for just reading our blog would be xtra special.


ClaireJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:02 pm

Wowza – great prizes, Erin! I would love any of them, but my top choice would be the mentor phone chat with you, then the Unposing Guide. I need help!

Of course the iPad would be just fine, too. 😉

CarrieJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:03 pm

I would be happy to win any of the wonderful prizes but honestly if I had to pick it would be a session with you. I have admired your work for a long time and I feel you are so down to earth and real. The iPad would be cool too. I’ve had my eye on one of those. 🙂

Sarah GuibordJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:04 pm

Happy Blog Birthday! I would love the mentoring session with Keri (especially since I am local for her!!). Would also love the unposing guide. Ooh, and possibly the clean color! So many great things!!

Melissa PerkinsJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:05 pm

Oh, I desperately want clean color and an ipad!!! what great prizes! thanks for the chance..

reneeJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:05 pm

whoa baby, 330 comments? happy blogaversary, baby!
i would not mind an ipad or clean color or the unposing guide in that order….

ChristaJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:06 pm

Happy Blog Birthday! I happen to think this blog is great and I would love to win an hour of mentoring with you. Really, that would make my year. 🙂

BreannaJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:07 pm

First of all, 5 years? How does it feel? Congratulations!! Many marriages don’t last five years. Five years. Wow!!

What a list, Erin. You are unbelievably generous. I would totally fly to Denver to see Miss Keri Doolittle (unless she prefers San Francisco), but an UNposing Guide would be so fun to add to my bag.

SuziJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:07 pm

How very cool it would be to win an IPad, but honestly I would rather win your color enhancing techniques…ie Clean Color Bundle. I have been taking better pictures since I met Karen and then when she introduced me to you (ahem, through the computer)I have felt it is how my photo skills and ultimately my pictures will be taken to the next level. While I have only just met you a few months ago, I have really enjoyed your writing style and perspective on kids, husbands, friends, and life. Thank you for the chance to win and Happy Birthday Milestone for your blog and your daughter!

Andrea SholdersJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:07 pm

Whoaaa so many AWESOME choices. I know Keri and anyone who is interested in wedding photography would be lucky to win her mentoring session.

So many other great choices, but…

I think I’ll choose the iPad.

Susan ByrdJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:07 pm

I would love to win the Clean Color bundle or the IPad. Love your blog

Melissa McIntoshJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:09 pm

All fabulous prizes but I’d love the ipad or mentoring with Kerri Dolittle!

Amy StackhouseJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:10 pm

Happy Blog Day! I really enjoy your blog and check it often. Of course I would love to win an iPad. I’d also love copies of Clean Color and Unposing Guide. Thanks so much and congratulations!

heidiJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:11 pm

Happy 5th! I enjoy your blog so much! Wonderful give-away, thanks! I would love clean color for PS! 🙂 You know, I got the elements version, but I am sure I will be upgrading to full PS here soon(I really think I am outgrowing pse and ready for ps now), and I would love to give cc a try with biggee ps!!! 🙂 Yes, I want that more than an ipad, do not tell my husband(who covets ipads). 😉

Tracy LushnatJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:12 pm

Photo session with you! It would be motivation to get up there and see you guys….finally!

JennaJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:15 pm

I love ALL of the options, but since i’m not at a point where i have family to take pictures of, i have to go with the Ipad.

I will take the one-on-one when you celebrate 10 years of blogging!

KayJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:15 pm

I have been reading your blog since you photographed my newborn granddaughter 20 months ago. I love following your family and your work, and I admire your amazing photography so much! I don’t have the equipment to be a serious (or even halfway serious) photographer so I have to say I would be thrilled to win the ipad. Happy Blogday, and I wish you many, many more!!!

KellyJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:16 pm

Wow!! Awesome giveaways.
I’d like any of the photography mentoring or the iPad. Or the imposing guide.

(already have clean color!)

Now if I can just fine a way to win a better camera….

stephJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:16 pm

I’m going for a photo shoot! HELLO! You rock might I add. P.S. I’d love an ipad too!

Tammy KJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:17 pm

Ooooh! I would love to win the Ipad or the Clean Color Bundle. Thanks!

KellyJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:19 pm

Yeah! Happy blog b-day. This little place has come a long way. I’m so proud of you, and thankful to have seen it grow over the last 4+ years. You can send me the ipad 😉 and you know I could use some mentoring!

ChristiJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:19 pm

I’d love to win Miss Drew B’s Unposing Guide!

Kristin TJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:22 pm

Cool stuff. i’d try for the ipad, because I bought your clean color already.

AmandaJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:24 pm

I want the iPad!!

simply saraJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:25 pm

confession: i’ve been following your blog for awhile now but don’t think i’ve ever commented. i love reading your photography tips, seeing your sweet family and i have to tell you how much your clean color video has changed the way i edit my photos. thank you, thank you, thank you!!! your work is beautiful.

my first choice would be a session with you. i’m 34 weeks pregnant with my 4th and would love you to take our pictures but since i live in canada that’s not happening 🙁
so, drew’s unposing guide would be my next choice or
a mentoring session with you. (although i am super shy and scared to death of winning this, i would LOVE to pick your photography brain…)

thanks for the chance to win!

Sandy ThelenJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:25 pm

Happy, Happy Blog Day!! I’ve been a follower for about a year now and just wanted to say “Thanks” for sharing your talents with us. You inspire me. I would love to have a shot at a mentoring session with you, a copy of Clean Color, or the Ipad. Thank you for such a generous giveaway.

KellyJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:26 pm

When I say “I”, you say “Pad”…i…Pad…i…pad.

staci zohlenJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:26 pm

wow!! very generous!! i would love to win ANY of them..the unposing guide, the color bundle…of course, i wouldn’t turn down an ipad =)

Jen SJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:31 pm

Congrats on 5 years! I love reading your blog! Well of course I would love and iPad and I’m wishing for Drew’s UnPosing guide too!

Molly P.January 27, 2011 - 4:31 pm

Love your blog. I always look forward to reading your fun posts. I would LOVE the one hour mentoring session with you- to talk photography, parenting, and everything inbetween. Love too that I now know where PigBear came from!!

M DartJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:31 pm

I would love the ipad, but really I would be thrilled to win any one of these! I’m not local but I would even travel to you for the photo session – that’s how much I LOVE your work:)

MattieJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:32 pm

I am DYING for clean color! Please please please please please

JordanJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:32 pm

Clean color! I want one, but there’s no way the husband will let me spend a hundred dollars right now… our first mortgage check is due the first! BUT! If I won him an ipad, I’m pretty sure he’d let me buy Clean Color, so ipad!

BelJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:32 pm

Congratulations on your blog birthday, Erin. Your blog is fabulous and I love to visit for a giggle and a bit of a think. Hope you have many more happy years ahead. And thanks for the giveaway. An iPad would be unreal, as would a copy of Clean Color (that I’ve been too slack/lazy/busy to purchase so far).

RosieJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:32 pm

Clean color please!!!!!! I missed the first round of it!

JenJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:32 pm

ipad all the way baby! Awesome giveaway!

Kendra FahseltJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:33 pm

Of course the ipad but also would love the un-guides and your action sets as well!
Love checking in on what you’ve been up to Erin, but sure am missing those Mama with a Camera Mondays!

susanJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:34 pm

Clean color – My daughter has been bugging me about it for WEEKS!

ErinLJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:34 pm

Happy Blogday!! I love checking in on your blog and seeing all of your great photography inspiration. Please put me in for the clean color bundle and the Ipad. Here’s to 5+ more years of blogging!!

TimJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:34 pm

Yes – my daughter got me to enter as well as my wife. Please have me win clean color so I can give it to her so we can all move on with our lives!

Patricia TaylorJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:36 pm

I would love any of these! They are all very wonderful and very useful…..need i say more!

MindyJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:36 pm

Oh my goodness! Happy blog anniversary! 🙂 I recently got turned onto your blog. I’m a Kindergarten teacher from a little tiny town in South Louisiana, and coming here is one of the ways that I unwind each day. 🙂
Hmm…what amazing prizes you’re giving. How could anyone choose??? I hate to be greedy (isn’t teaching not being greedy my profession???), but I’d seriously love any of these.
Hmm…I’d love Clean Color.
or the Ipad (hello…boyfriend and I are about to take a trip to Disney…what better way to pass the time on the plane?)
or the mentoring from you
or either of the guides
Heck, I’d even like to convince the boyfriend to visit your town for a photoshoot if I’d win that! 🙂
LOVE your blog…especially the recent post about reading with Sarah. Can’t wait to be there with my (future) children!

Nicole SJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:37 pm

Happy 5! I’m so glad I found your blog and photography. Your work is so inspiring to me. Can I be you when I grow up??? 🙂 my first pick for a prize would be a photo session with you, but since I’m no local I’ll say the iPad! Good gravy! 😉

DawnJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:39 pm

I just recently heard about your blog when I bought your Clean Color tutorial…but I did spend an entire snowed in weekend catching up on the last 5 years of your posts. I live about 2 hours away but I would love either the free photo session or an hour of phone mentoring..I still shoot on auto (shame on me) and I desperately want to learn more about shooting on manual.

Myra KushonJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:41 pm

How fun! I have to admit your blog is the reason I started blogging and taking pictures! I would love the one hour session with you, the IPAD, or the clean color bundle! Here is to many more years of blogging!!! 🙂

AngelaJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:42 pm

happy 5th anniversary! i’d love to win the ipad.

Vicki-UP of MichiganJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:43 pm

I just love your website, I’m an amateur photographer but would love to be more so I enjoy seeing your pictures on your blog. I think I would love to get your Clean Color bundle. Thanks for sharing your talents.

CamilleJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:43 pm

Thanks for sharing your celebration with us blog stalkers. 😉 I would so love to get my hands on Miss Drew B’s Unposing guide, or your Clean Color or the iPad. Happy day!

JulieJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:43 pm

Would love the ipad to share in the classroom! Have greatly appreciated all of your posts about your kids!

EllenJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:44 pm

Erin….what a sweet blog…just like you and your adorable family. I would choose the Clear Color Bundle or anything with you. However I would be remiss not to say that either of my daughters would give it up for the iPad! Hope you continue to have lots of fun with this! all the best, Ellen

cathyJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:46 pm

Since I’m having a photo session in California with you next week I will choose the awesome iPad. And thank you for blogging.

BrittanyJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:47 pm

happy blogday! thanks for sharing your stories with us… i can’t wait to have kids and stay home with them and do all the cool kinds of things you guys do together! 🙂

Martha CardenasJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:47 pm

Oh I never win these things, but congratulations on 5 years!

Oh and if random actually picks me, I’d love the ipad, I don’t own one and it would be neat to have. I would say mentor but seeing how I don’t own a camera, my daughter usually is the one taking pictures, I tend to use my cell phone, hee hee hee!

VeraJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:49 pm

Wowza! I’ve only been reading your blog for just under a year, but it’s become a regular part of my blog-reading routine. I love it! I love your Clean Color video too! I would L-O-V-E the ipad or a mentoring session with you. That would be just fantabulous!

Jose L. LopezJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:55 pm

Oh my goodness, my wife is bugging me to enter. She first bugged me about clean color since you mentioned it, I bought it for her and now this. Ok so she really wants the 1 hour mentoring chat with you, and I feel sorry for you if she wins, LOL. I hope she doesn’t read my entry, she will not be happy, although I haven’t mentioned her name (Lorena) ha ha ha!

Ok but if I win, I want the ipad, I know mean right? Ok the mentor chat I guess, but that ipad would look really good in my hands ;-).

Good luck to everyone, and congrats on 5 years blogging and your photography business, success!

sarahJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:56 pm

you are a rockstar. love your blog. love you work. love you (and I don’t even know ya). K- an i pad would be just sweeeeeet and so would your clean color bundle.
Thanks for the chance.

Heather MJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:56 pm

Holy Crap Erin…Me would likey that Ipad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats on your “Blogversary” How awesome is that?

anastasia rainesJanuary 27, 2011 - 4:58 pm

I love following your blog! I would love the ipad!

AlissaJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:03 pm

Um… I’d take one of each – except the Unmanual and Clean Color. I’ve got that camera thing pretty good and I own CC.

If I could put them in order – I’m going to pick the ipad first. (Please forgive me. I totally love you, you know that, but it’s an IPAD!!) Then I’m going to pick any of the three mentoring chats. You can assume that I’d pick you first of the three. I don’t do weddings but I assume I could still learn something good from Ms. Doolittle.

Although I’m not local to you, I believe I’d drive my butt to see you if I won the session with you. FYI.

You totally rock. I didn’t realize I’d found you so close to the beginning of your blogging life. That’s just crazy.

KaraJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:05 pm

Congrats on 5 years! I would love to win the chat with you, the unmanual, clean color (I’m awful with photoshop) or, of course, the iPad. I lost my iPhone 🙁 when we had to switch to Sprint because of work.

Kathleen DJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:06 pm

I don’t live anywhere near you but I would still love to win a session with you. If that isn’t available then I would take a skype session or clean color. But my family would tell me I’m nuts and just go for the iPad!

HeidiJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:08 pm

Wow! What a cool way to celebrate your blogiversary (not sure that is really a word, but it sounds good)! I would love to win the Ipad…come on who wouldn’t? A mentoring session with Chelsey would be cool as would the unposing guide be.

LisaJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:10 pm

Unmanual guide
Unposing Guide
Clean Color for CS (I already love my elements version)


Tina P.January 27, 2011 - 5:10 pm

Oh my gosh, it would be a toss up over the Ipad or the Keri D mentoring!!!!!

Kristin RJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:12 pm

Wow awesome giveaway – congrats on the 5 years, you started it on AwEsome day as today’s my birthday!!!! Anyway I would love to win any of the mentoring sessions, especially with you!!!

Jacalyn HouckJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:12 pm

Happy Blogday Pigbear! I totally love your blog, your beautiful photography, and heartwarming stories. I would absolutely LOVE to have you photograph my family – I’m not local though so I’d have to work out the logistics. I’m thinking the ipad would be pretty awesome as well!

Thank you for sharing your life with all of us – you are an inspiration!

AmandaJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:14 pm

Happy 5 year blogday Erin! I am fairly new to your blog, but I love it! I am really inspired by your photography and editing skills, not to mention great stories about your kiddos.

Thanks for all of the giveaways. I would love to have
1. Clean Color Bundle
2. iPad
3. Unmanual Guide
4. Unposing Guide

Julie OkadaJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:15 pm

I would love to have a chat with you! That would be amazing…and so would an ipad!

A.K.January 27, 2011 - 5:16 pm

Happy 5 years!!! I still remember that first post! Scott brought home the address and said “this is some blog that Erin has started, she said you might want to see it” And a few months later I started a blog- so we have you to thank 🙂

an ipad would sure be nice! either that or a clean color bundle 🙂

Amanda GJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:16 pm

I’ve often wondered what ‘pig bear’ meant! Ha!
I would love to win any of your generous prizes…but I would so love Clean Color:)

Laura D.January 27, 2011 - 5:17 pm

Surprise, Surprise…. The IPAD! Please & Thank you 😉

DanaJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:18 pm

Congratulations on five years! And thanks so much for sharing on your blog. I found you via Karen Russell and your blog is most certainly on my list of must-check-out-daily. You’ve put together an amazing list of prizes – thanks so much for the chance to win! And since I have already purchased Clean Color, I’d love that iPAD for sure!

lyndsay stradtnerJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:19 pm

Did you see me standing in line for an ipad at Imaging?! Of course you did, you drug me there, HAHA! Seriously, ipad baby.

And now I’m going to wish you a happy blogiversary by admitting something *really* stupid. When I first found your blog I went to subscribe to it. Only I subscribed to one certain post. Of course nothing else ever ever popped up but I never realized why. And every so often I would click the link to head over and marvel about how Erin was really good at blogging and I liked your photos and it really was a true shame you didn’t continue to blog….all the while you were but my link was wrong. I was sad you stopped. And then one day I caught a look at the link I realized I was sad AND dumb. It took me 2 weeks of evening reading to catch up on almost 4-5 months of posts. DUH!

Here’s to happy blogging my friend!

StephanieJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:19 pm

Hi Erin! I found your blog when I was taking Karen Russell’s class. I love Clean Color and am just trying to figure out how to make it work for me – thanks for putting together such a GREAT tutorial!

I would love the one hour mentoring session with you or the ipad.


Misty HofbauerJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:19 pm

Happy Blog Day!
I was one of the many patiently waiting for Clean Color, and purchased it Sunday night, before it’s planned Monday morning release! 🙂 I love it even more than I was hoping to!
I would love to win the iPad, or the mentoring session with YOU!

AnonymousJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:21 pm

Wishing I was local, but since I am not…

I would love to win the ipad or the unmanual or clean color
I cannot decide, they are all great prizes.

Love your blog, so glad I found it. (thanks Karen)

Volree wadeJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:22 pm

I would love the mentor session with you!! Happy blog bday!

Megan H.January 27, 2011 - 5:24 pm

I follow your blog, I bought Clean Color, and would love any of the gifts…my favorites are the Unposing Guide by Miss Drew B, a call with you, and of course, the ipad ☺ Thanks for having such a fun giveaway!

AmyJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:25 pm

Wow! What a great giveaway!! I would love the 1 hour chat with you :), the ipad, the clean color bundle, or the Mach C Photography chat. Well, pretty much everything 🙂

Kathryn BenfietJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:28 pm

Karen Russell turned me on to your blog and it’s such an inspiration. I would love a copy of Clean Color or an IPAD…either would be a dream come true. Thanks for your fabulous blog and your willingness to share your talent and gorgeous family.

Whitney BensonJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:30 pm

OH MY! What a generous giveaway! OK–the UnManual, the Clean Color copy, and the iPad would be my picks…but they are all amazing and I’d take any of them!!

Volree WadeJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:32 pm

I would love one of the clean color bundles!

k.chockJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:32 pm

love this site and am so happy to have found it through karen

KarenJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:34 pm

Ok, so I’m waaaaay too shy to have a skype convo with someone I’ve never met, so I’ll have to pass on those. I am very interested in the Unmanual Guide and of course the iPad!

Happy Blog-aversary to you! I heart your blog, I don’t remember how I ever came across your story, but I’m SO glad I did. Hopefully I don’t sound too stalkerish when I say that I totally started my blog because of you and find inspiration (life, photography, momma-love, etc.) here all thanks to you!!

SaraJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:34 pm

I love your work that is why I would love the clean color bundle!

Karen in BrookvilleJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:38 pm

Let’s see, you aren’t local, so scrap that one. I already own Clean Color (Woot!), so let’s scrap that one. Let’s go with an hour of your precious time so I can totally pick your brain. Second, the iPad.

JackieJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:38 pm

I would LOVE a session with THE Erin Cobb of Erin Cobb Photography!!!!! She is my ABSOLUTE fave!! Little Pi’bears is sooo cute! 🙂 Glad to know where she and the blog got their nicknames! Hope I win!!! 🙂

Shannon R.January 27, 2011 - 5:44 pm

Well I wish I could go for the free session with you but I’m not local. But I have been wanting Clean Color so that is my choice.

ChristyJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:47 pm

Woot! Woot! Congratulations on 5 years in blogland! I just found your blog (via Karen) this year and now I read you daily. Since I already have Clean Color (and LOVE it)…I would love to be on the list for the iPad and the mentoring session with you. Mahalo!

MarciJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:50 pm

Our daughters are the same age and I can’t believe your blog or our girls are that old already. I am always inspired by your blog and so happy you continue to share. Ooh… I vote for the iPad 🙂

TinaJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:52 pm

Happy Blogday! I’d love the ipad! And the Clean Color Bundle. =)

ChrissyJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:52 pm

I already bought your clean color class, but I would love an iPad! Who wouldn’t??

Your class has already improved my photos, btw. Love it!!


ArzumJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:55 pm

Happy Blog-iversary! Our daughters are just a few weeks apart, so I’ve loved ready about your adventures with Sarah! I’m also MWAC and would LOVE one of the guides or the IPad!

KimJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:57 pm

Wow – what awesome prizes!! I would LOVE one of the copies of your Clean Color Bundle!! I would love a chance to learn how you edit your pictures. Thanks!

KimJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:57 pm

iPad! iPad! (but only because I already own Clean Color)

TarrahJanuary 27, 2011 - 5:59 pm

I found you through Daphne’s blog and I’ve lived watching your family grow.
The prizes are all so tempting – and as much as I would love a session with you, the drive from PA may result in me looking a little deranged!! So instead, I’ll opt for the iPad. 🙂

NicoleJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:01 pm

Happy Blog-Day! I have been reading your blog for quite awhile and love the Mama with a Camera tutorials! I am local and would LOVE to win the free session with you to actually capture a picture of my husband, son, and myself together! Oh and the Clean Color Bundle would be great too!

Stacy PJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:01 pm

If I lived closer I would want to win a session with you! 🙂 But instead I’d pick Clean Color because I’ve been kicking myself for not getting it the first week!! Of course all of the give aways sound fab especially the I Pad of course!!:) Thank You…I love your blog for the funny writing and awesome pics!

Lisa B.January 27, 2011 - 6:01 pm

Hmmm…some really tough choices there Erin! I have the clean color but NO idea when I’ll get to look at it. I’d love a session with you sometime for my new grandbaby who’s due in March and iPad would be lovely too.

ChristineJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:01 pm

I would be SO happy to win any of the prizes! I would absolutely love Clean Color:)

Summer TurnerJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:02 pm

Happy 5th Blog Birthday!

Hmmmm…. the prize(s) I would like are:

iPad 🙂
Unmanual Guide
Unposing Guide

Keep up the good work. I love to keep up with your blog!

Dario CordovaJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:03 pm

Bet all your lurkers came out of hiding for this.

Congrats on your 5 years.

If I win I’d like the ipad please, thanks for hosting a fun giveaway.

Sarah M.January 27, 2011 - 6:05 pm

ipad, ipad, ipad!!!!! Did I mention I want to win an ipad? Clean color would be awesome too…..or a consult….heck, all of the prizes are awesome!!!!

Heather CasperJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:09 pm

Happy Blogday (Anniversary)!!! Congratulations!!! But, one question … how in the heck are we suppose to pick just one of those prizes when they are all soooo incredible!!! Please don’t make me pick … I will be happy with anything or nothing at all because I am surely not here for the prizes. 🙂

kailunJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:10 pm

Thanks for the chance to win erin… I would love to have a chance to win any of the fabulous prizes. Happy blog anniversary (:

brookeJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:11 pm

gasp! the ipad!

Hilary HJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:11 pm

Happy Blogiversary! I love your blogs and the inspiration you provide. The Ipad would probably be top of my list but Clean Color is next-to-buy on my photography wishlist!

MelissaJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:15 pm

Happy Blogday! I truly enjoy reading your blog. Thank you for being authentic to your real life. I’ve stopped reading blogs where the blogger seems too caught up in painting the picture-perfect life for themselves.

I would have to go with the mentoring session with you. I would love a critique of my portfolio to see your thoughts on whether or not I could go pro.

Julie WilliamsJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:15 pm

I have recently started reading your blog and have learned so much when I purchased clean color. I would love the ipad or the unmanual guide. Thanks for the opportunity to win a give away!!

Jenna SJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:17 pm

Happy Blogday! I would love the unposing guide or the Clean Color bundle, but really any of the prizes would be lovely. Thanks for keeping such a wonderful blog!

heather tresslerJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:17 pm

Oh how I lived closer for a free session…but since that is not in the clouds, the iPad would b a lovely treat for my husband! Or the clean color for me 🙂 happy 5 years…thanks being here!!

SarahJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:17 pm

Pigbear is adorable as usual!! I found your blog through Karen Russell and have really enjoyed it – congrats on 5 years! I would love to win the Clean Color Bundle and the Ipad, who wouldn’t!!

JennyJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:18 pm

Happy Blogday, Erin! I love stopping by for a daily dose of inspiration and cute! Thanks for putting so much into your blog. I love it! Wow, those are some fabulous prizes!! I’d be a lucky gal to win any of them. #1ipad #2unposing guide #3clean color

Rachel KhouryJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:20 pm

Happy, Happy Blogday PigBear!

I’d love a mentoring session with you or an iPad!!! If had to pick ONE though, definitely the mentoring session!

KyraJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:20 pm

Wow! You post a giveaway & look at the comments! Anyway, first I’d just like to say thanks from a kindergarten teacher, photography-lovin’ mama for giving me something to look forward to reading each day. I feel like reading your blog is like getting my favorite magazine in the mail each time there is a new post, so thanks! Now, if I were oh so lucky to win something, I’d have to say I would LOVE the iPad, a Skype session with you or the photo session. I would have said Clean Color, but I’ve already bought that! Congrats on 5 years & here’s to many more 🙂

Bernadette UzcateguiJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:22 pm

So awesome, you rock! I’d love the unposing guide, clean color bundle, and of course the iPad! And happy anniversary!

CrissyJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:24 pm

Would love a session with you (still can’t believe I missed out on that in SA!!!) but would love an Unposing Guide or I suppose I could settle for an iPad ; )
I’ve been a follower for a while…I used to love Mondays just for your Mama Monday Segment. Now Mondays are so not exciting anymore…I think you should start ’em up again…you know ’cause you have all kinds of free- time on your hands right!? Happy Birthday to the Pigbear Blog!

TatyanaGJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:24 pm

Thanks for the Pigbear explanation. Always wondered why 🙂 Adorable baby picture. I would love an ipad at this point 🙂 Great giveaways! Thanks!

MelissaJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:25 pm

Erin: I just bought your Clean Color Video and I love it. I have learned so much from it already. I would love an hour session with you.

SaraJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:26 pm

Happy Blogday, Erin! It’s the same as my birthday!! I think you are awesome and I admire you for how far you have come with your blogging (and photography) over the past few years. I know that I (and my baby boy) would LOVE to win the iPad! He has played little games on it before and I just think it’s the coolest thing ever. Best wishes and thanks for hosting such a neat giveaway!

TracyJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:27 pm

Happy Blogday!!! So exciting and so many memories that have been documented! I would have to pick and ipad.

JennieHJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:28 pm

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!!!! 5 years is no small accomplishment. But as a mom of twin 7 year olds I know how fast those 5 years go and how many changes happen without us really realizing it! Congratulations for all wonderful accomplishments you have achieved and just by watching the kiddos grow they are your greatest one. They will cherish this documentation of their life and your life when they are grown and are able to look at you not just as a mom but a woman with passions and struggles of your own! Its funny where life takes us. So on this milestone of sorts may the blogosphere and fans wish you many more years of success and most of all the love of family and friends(old and new).
And as far as a prize I would have to say a mentor session with you would be awesome. I got your clean color tutorial and it really put my pp into a new level and I was able to work out the difficuties I was having so I can only imagine what actually talking to you would do to improve my skills!

JenniJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:28 pm

Erin-If you ask me, I’d love a session with you!! Trav on the other hand would like an i-pad so he can get his back from Kate…who is 2!!!

emily kateJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:30 pm

Ummm all of it!! No really though, would LOVE your Clean Color Bundle (SO MUCH) or the unposing guides or well…of course the ipad! 🙂

AngJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:31 pm

So, um, I’m comment #449. Holy cow! I found your blog when the voting for the Baby Gap contest was going on and I’ve been hooked ever since. I so appreciate how nice you are and helpful and…well, I could go on. You are the reason I started blogging (well, you were the inspiration). If I were ever blessed enough to win, I would love and appreciate a copy of Clean Color. You rock. I mean, rock. Like a rock star.

Stacy TJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:34 pm

There isn’t one of those prizes I don’t want…..but the Ipad would be life-changing! Ok, maybe not life-changing, but truly awesome.

AnnieJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:34 pm

I would love the 5 hour session with Keri Dolittle but I doubt I can make it to Denver so I’d settle for the iPad!

Amanda M.January 27, 2011 - 6:37 pm

Happy Blogaversary! I enjoy reading your blogs and viewing your beautiful photos. This giveaway extravaganza is so generous of you. I would love to win the iPad. Thank you for the chance.

ShonnaJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:37 pm

Golly, how do you even pick one? I’d love one on one with you. That would be soooo cool! Happy Blog Day!!!

Dana BJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:38 pm

Happy 5 years! I have been along for the ride since the Baby Gap contest days and enjoy each and every blog post of yours!
What a GENEROUS giveaway. Really. If I were to be so lucky to win I’d of course love an iPad…because….it’s…well….an iPad. However I’d also loooooove your Clean Color. Crossing my fingers. Thanks so much! 🙂 Dana

MayJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:39 pm

Yay Yay Yay!!! Happy Anniversary!! I came across your site after taking Karen Russell’s class and have been hooked ever since! I would love the one hour session with you!

Karen RocheJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:43 pm

Woot Woot!! Happy 5th blogiversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!! a session with you!! 🙂 I absolutely LOVE looking at your pictures and blog!! You are so AMAZING!!! WOW!!!!!!!

VirginiaJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:43 pm

Well, I feel really special now because the blog and I share a birthday:) I can’t believe it’s been 5 years!!! As a celebration of the fabulousness that is ThePigBear and myself I would love to win the iPad , but a photo session with my favorite photographer would run a close second;)

emily (justem)January 27, 2011 - 6:44 pm

This is a hard choice.
My number one choice would be the iPad…my husband is really wanting one and I’d love to surprise him with it. BUT…I would also love a copy of your Clean Color bundle…I’ve been eying it up, but with a new baby on the way I worry I wouldn’t find the time right this minute! So, I’ve been waiting to get it later!

KarlyJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:44 pm

WOOT! Thank you for sharing yourself, your family, your talents,and your quirks with us Erin! That is an amazing list of prizes, but if I am one of the lucky winners I would wish for time with you…after all, YOU are what has kept me coming back for five years.

AnonymousJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:45 pm

Happy Blogday to you!

All of the prizes sound awesome… the Unposing guide would be great as would a Clean Color (still on my list to purchase this year!). And who would turn down an IPad? I live in Denver so the mentoring would be awesome too!

So glad I found your blog!

Angie SandyJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:46 pm

Happy blog day Erin! Thank you for the great giveaway, I would like to win a mentoring session or one of the unposing guides.

KristyJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:47 pm

Happy Blogday! I love stopping by to read about your lovely family, and of course to look at all the gorgeous photos!

Thanks for a chance to win any of the wonderful prizes! I would love to learn more about using my camera, but an ipad would also be great!

MandyJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:47 pm

Oh, Clean Color. Definitely. Pretty please,

Kelly W.January 27, 2011 - 6:48 pm

Wow- all of the prizes are awesome! It’s hard to pick just one. I think I’d love the mentoring chat (but the iPad would be cool, too!).

I’ve read your blog for several years now and I just love it! Our kiddos are similar in ages and it’s like you put into words my exact thoughts sometimes. Thanks for sharing all you do! By the way, I LOVE Clean Color! Thank you so much for all the work you put into it. 🙂

Lindsey WalkerJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:52 pm

I love your blog…I make a stop by every few days! Your work is beautiful and your writing cracks me up. Does all of this flattery help out my chances?? No?? Ok I’ll move along…the unposing guide would help me out tremendously!

BriannaJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:53 pm

I would love a mentoring session with either you or Keri, the clean color, or an ipad!!! Congrats on your blog birthday! 🙂

MandiJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:54 pm

I love your blog and have read it for several years!! I sooooo wish I was local so I could win session with you but I’m not so I’ll go with the Unmanual Guide or the Ipad. How awesome!

stephanie fisherJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:54 pm

happy blogday!! how exciting! I would love to win anything… even a session with you so I can be out from behind the camera for once! 😉

EricaJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:56 pm

I have to say thank you for starting this blog 5 years ago!! I don’t know how you do it!! I have 2 kiddos close to your kids ages and my blog quit long ago! I love reading about your amazing family and fun adventures. I have learned so much from you as a photographer and really really appreciate everything you do!! I would LOVE to win the apple ipad to use with my business. Thank you again for all you do for us stranger friends!!

Courtney McClendonJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:57 pm

Wow! I would love some chat time with you! What a fantastic, generous prize!

RachelleJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:57 pm

I would love to win the Ipad!! Pick me!!

Just jenniferJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:58 pm

Happy BlogDay!

All the prizes you are offering are fabulous! Would love any of them but the Unposing guide would be awesome! Still saving up for Clean Color (hopefully after Karen’s class!)… and who wouldn’t love an Ipad! I would love the mentoring session with Keri Doolittle here in Denver (I do live here!) but I’m not sure my photography skills are good enough yet!

So glad I found your blog!

Rachelle GoeserJanuary 27, 2011 - 6:59 pm

I would love to win the Clean Color Bundle. It sounds awesome!

Kathy TJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:01 pm

Congrats on your 5 year anniversary! Love your blog and your mad photo skillz.

I would love to win ANY of those amazing prizes. However, I already bought the Clean Color (thankyouverymuch) and I’m not local to you. I’d seriously rock the ipad though.

Great giveaway – thanks!

Angela MartinezJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:01 pm

Happy BIG 5!!! I love following your blog. I would totally LOVE an IPAD or a mentoring session with you! I have clean color already and have really learned a lot from it.

Kim @ It's a Crafty LifeJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:02 pm

I would so love to win the ipad! My husband and I are always competing for computer time so having two in the house would really help out! 🙂

KatyJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:05 pm

I love your blog, I first found you through Life In Motion’s blog. You take amazing photos and while my first choice would be a photo session with you, we live in CO. So I would go with an iPad or Clean Color. Either one! Great give away!!

CzarinaJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:07 pm

I’d LOVE the iPad! Thanks for being an awesome blogger! I love reading it!!

AngelaJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:07 pm

You are just so generous!! I would love to win an iPad!! I could read books while waiting for the kids, use it to get organized, it would become my best friend!!!

Barb PuttersJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:09 pm

OH Wow…love your blogging and clean color. Learning so much and I thank you. Found your blog thru Karen Russell. Thank you for the chance to win, ipad is on my wish list!

Leslie S.January 27, 2011 - 7:10 pm

Eeek! I would love the one hour consult with the fabulous Erin Cobb or the iPad!

HeatherJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:10 pm

I think blogging is great in sooo many ways and I enjoy checking your blog daily 🙂 Wow, an ipad would be pretty neat to own :)!

Erin HJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:11 pm

Happy anniversary of your blog! It is so great! Thank you for sharing! Hans would love an iPad.

JessicaJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:13 pm

Congratulations! I am dying to own your Clean Color! Love love love your talent and reading your blog 🙂

Stephanie CampbellJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:16 pm


Oh how I wish I was local because I would LOVE a one-hour session with you…..

But since I am not, my top 2 picks for prizes would be
#1. the ipad
#2. one of the Clean Color bundles

thanks for offering up such a fun contest!!

JackieJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:18 pm

Love the blog! Happy Birthday!

I would love the ipad or the unmanual!

LynnJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:20 pm

I loved the Clean Color video and information!! Thanks for that!! I would love an iPad for my husband and I and my business. I would also love the 1 on-one with you or Miss Chelsey of Mach C Photography or the unloosing guide!! I have been taking classes on posing more natural! I would take any of those but have been really wanting an iPad but the budget is not allowing it right now!!! Thanks for this great giveaway, hopefully I will get something, love keeping up with you.

CourtnyJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:21 pm

I would love the chat with you or the ipad. Either one would be wonderful…And you are the best…Love your blog and your pictures!!!

JillJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:22 pm

Okay so I’ve followed since before your Ephraim was born and never commented….BUT I LOVE your blog and your site.

So Happy Blog Day to you!

I would love a copy of CLEAN COLOR…but I would settle for the ipad too.

JenniferJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:22 pm

What I’d really love is the one hour session, but since I don’t live anywhere near you…I’d say the ipad. You are so generous!!

ErinJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:24 pm

I’m going to say the iPad 🙂 however, an hour chat with you def wouldn’t be shabby either considering how admirable you are!

Karen S.January 27, 2011 - 7:24 pm

Congrats on the 5 years. I found you while looking at 2peas photos and just adore how funny you are. I would love a session with you via skype or the ipad, or the clean color set! I have been wanting to get that, but am waiting for the $$$ time to be right!

amyJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:25 pm

I desperately want both the iPad and your Clean Color bundle!

KatieJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:25 pm

Um iPad? Yes please! A clean color bundle wouldn’t be too shabby either 🙂

Happy blogiversary!

Rebecca BrighamJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:28 pm

I’d like the mentoring from anyone! I can use all of the help I can get. Thanks for the freebies… Clean Color (which I LOVE) and your wonderful stories.

TashaJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:29 pm

Happy Blogday! I just started a couple months ago and I am still trying to get used to it! The ipad would be awesome!

ShawnaJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:31 pm

Erin, your blog is my absolute favorite and I am a blog junkie so that says a lot!! I’ve been following you and your adorable family (not in a creepy way!) for about 3 years. Your photography has been such a huge inspiration to me!
Congrats on 5 years!
What a fun little giveaway…
I would so LOVE an ipad! Like, a lot!
An Unposing Guide would be amazing, as well!
Most of all, I would love for you to travel to NE Ohio to photograph my family… any plans to come north?? 😉

CarlieJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:32 pm

You were made to blog!! 🙂 Congrats on five years. I would love an unposing guide or an iPad!

Sherri LJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:32 pm

Okay, I’ll admit, I’d love to write, “I’ll take one of each!”, but I think a Clear Color bundle would be fantastic! Whoo Hoo!

CharlotteJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:32 pm

Congratulations, Erin! I love your blog. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos and your family with us. Any of the prizes would be great, but since I’m still trying to get out of auto mode, I would like the Unmanual Guide. Of course the iPad would be nice, too.

Kelly LJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:33 pm

Oh my gosh! What a celebration! I would love an ipad or clean color ( I am hoping to buy it when I get my new setup o photoshop..or the unposing guide or the one hour mentoring session with I just can’t pixk just one! I would be thrilled to win any! Thank you for all you do erin to inspire all of us!

JennyJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:35 pm

Wow, Erin, wow.

I think I’m trying to win all of them 🙂
But my favorites would include
*a chat with you about photography
*unmanual guide – I really need that
*the unposing guide, although I am not a professional I think this would help even with family pictures!!
*clean color
I cannot come up with any eloquent words to express my thanks for your lovely, simply lovely, blog. You bring joy to many lives and have brought so many people together. You have a special gift. Happy Blogday to you, friend.

Aunt LuJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:35 pm

I think I need and an I-pad because your mom has one and I don’t wan’t her to out tech me!

rachelzanaJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:35 pm

I’ve been coming here every day for YEARS! It’s one of my favorite blogs ever! I love all the prizes, but maybe I would like the Clean Color the best. What a hard decision! The natural posing guide sounds really intriguing too!

Katie R.January 27, 2011 - 7:36 pm

Congrats on the 5 year anniversary…I’m in awe of the list of prizes! Especially the iPad!!! Although we already have one, the entire family fights over whose turn it is to use it! I’d definitely be down for another iPad to ease the tension in the house 🙂 Or the clean color bundle for photoshop would be pretty cool too!

ChristinaJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:36 pm

Happy blogiversary! I’m such a huge fan of your work, and have been stalking you from afar for quite some time now… 😉

And wow, what an amazing list of prizes! I would be over-the-moon thrilled with any one of them. But I think I would most like a copy of Clean Color, if I’m so lucky to win here.

Congrats on five wonderful years!

Melissa JonesJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:37 pm

I was just talking to my husband about what I would do with an ipad….if I had one!

Chris RJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:37 pm

Happy Blog Day!!!
I would love the ipad or your clean color bundle or the unposing guide!! they all sound wonderful.

BethJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:40 pm

Happy blogday!! First, I love reading your blog! Second, what a nice surprise this giveaway is!! So tough to choose between the prizes. I going to rank my faves!!
1. One hour mentoring chat with you…how fun!
2. Clean Color
3. One hour mentoring chat with Mach C Photography!

Thanks Erin…you rock!

Lisa CJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:40 pm

Happy Blog DAY, ERIN! Wow, it is so unfair that we have to CHOOSE from the fantabulous prizes….so since I never take my camera off of Auto, I’m assuming I need the “Unmanual” thing the most!

Love you and all your writing/photoging!

GingerJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:40 pm

OMGosh…I would LOVE the iPad!!!
Thank you, I love your blog!

Stacey BJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:42 pm

1. I always wondered where the PBears came from….now my life is that much closer to complete 🙂
(and 1b….so that photo give me hope that I too can become a kickbutt photographer!!!

What would I like to win?? OMG that is like walking into a cupcake store and saying pick ONE…
1. chat time with you
2. clean color me baby!!!!

Shea RollinsJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:44 pm

Totally want the hour with Miss Erin Cobb:)

JuliaJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:44 pm

WOWZERS!! Those are some great giveaways! I’d love your Clean Color Bundle, and an iPAD, well who would say no to that?

JessicaJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:45 pm

I’d love the unposing guide or the clean color bundle. I love your blog, by the way.

Lynne DevittJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:47 pm

Anything, really! 🙂 I love the idea of the unposing guide and the mentoring with you – but the Ipad would be great! Of course, not expecting to win, but wanted to thank you for your willingness to share your beautiful family with all of us. You are charming and funny and a delight to read.

Sarah souderJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:50 pm

My sister introduced me to
Your blog and I love all of
Your pictures and ideas! You are so
Creative and your kids are adorable! Wish you lived closer so you could do a session with my

NicoleJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:50 pm

I have been reading your blog for a long time! Gosh, probably a couple of years actually! I love how you tell your stories of mommyhood along with amazing photography! I would love the unmanual guide or clean color or an ipad would amazing too! This is fun..thanks!

DeneanJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:52 pm

Happy Bloggity Birthday!
I’d luuuuv an iPad! Who wouldn’t? 🙂
and I luuuuuv Clean Color – thanks for sharing your talents with us!!

MelissaJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:52 pm

How awesome are you?! Doing this blog for 5 years AND giving away free stuff?! Well, I guess I’d better give this a shot too. 🙂 All your prizes sound great, the unmanual guide and your clean color probably at the top of my list. 🙂 Last night I sooo wanted to add a comment and say, hey if you could, could you have Spring start like…tomorrow? Because if I want anything, I would like that! You can do some pretty magical things, you can do that too, right? 🙂 Happy blogversary!

AnitaPJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:53 pm

Congratulations on five years of blogging! I would love to win a copy of your Clean Color Bundle or the iPad. Thanks so much for the awesome giveaways!!!

AllisonJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:53 pm

Hi Erin! What an amazing and generous give-a-way! I’ve loved reading your blog since the Baby Gap photo contest days. And I love your writing just as much as your photography. I’d love to win the iPad. Wow. An iPad? Really? 😉

MindyJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:53 pm

OMG!!! What a FAB listing of prizes!! WELL, hmmmmmm….because I think you (along with everyone else)would be severely disappointed in my unintelligent conversations, I’m going to say, I’d like to win one of you Clean Color bundles or the IPAD…So wish I was local to you, b/c the photo session would be my def. top!! Is Nebraska local?? (Ok, prob. not :_)

Your blog brightens my day each time there is a new post..pretty sure you haven’t found the glitch in Google…We love you! Thanks for brightening this mom/Kinder teacher’s/previous preschool teacher’s day 🙂

Stacey BJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:53 pm

Happy 5 years!!! There are all theses bloggers out there making a ton if money for clicks. And you know what? I look forward to what yours is going to say more! You have wit, depth, faith in our Savior that is deeply genuine and talent! The whole package,! I would love the ipad. Of course a session with you would put me over the top! Thank you for sharing your sweet life with me.

Charmaine IkachJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:54 pm

Oooh. . .how exciting! Thanks for the chance to win! It would be really cool to win either the iPad or the 1 hr mentoring chat with you!

LucyJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:54 pm

Oh wow…so generous…well the iPad would be my first choice. Other choices would be the unmanual guide or the clean color bundle.
Congrats on your 5 years…I have only been following for a few months–

Jennifer ConklinJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:54 pm

Wow! Congrats and thanks for even the offer. 🙂 I already have your Clean Color, so I believe I would love to pick your brain and get your feedback for an hour. The iPad would be a nice consolation prize compared to that. 🙂

BradJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:57 pm

I would personally like the one-hour session with you to pick your brain about a lot of things. Happy 5th blogging anniversary Erin!

Tracy JacksonJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:58 pm

Wow! great prizes! the iPad or your clean color bundle for me!

Kandis SmithJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:58 pm

OH how wonderful it would be to win your clean color bundle!!! That, or the ipad, or a chat with you girl!!! 🙂

Allison Y.January 27, 2011 - 7:58 pm

Happy Blogday! Love your blog, wish we lived close enough to have you take our pics. I would love, love, love and I-pad. Putting all my eggs in one basket here. Thanks for sharing your piece of the world.

JamieJanuary 27, 2011 - 7:58 pm

Happy Blogday! If I won, I’d love an ipad or your clean color bundle 🙂

AmyLynn BlakeJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:00 pm

Holy moly what a list 🙂 How am I supposed to pick from that? I must say a mentoring session would be fantastic… or the clean color, and ummm, the ipad of course. Seriously, I told you I couldn’t pick! Congrats on 5 years – I adore your blog!

AnitaJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:00 pm

The I-Pad or the Unmanual guide. Both would score high in my book! Congratulations on the anniversary, and thank you for sharing your knowledge. Maybe someday I will understand it all.

Jennifer RutledgeJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:00 pm

I’d love to win the iPad! I’d take it with me to sessions to show card templates, portfolio images, etc. to clients.

BTW – You were right in front of me at Imaging as 150+ people were trying to cram onto the escalator. You were talking to the girls around you, so I didn’t want to interrupt. But I had an “Oh my gosh that’s Erin Cobb!’ moment in my head. 🙂

MegJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:02 pm

How adorable is your PigBear!! I’d love either the clean color or the ipad. Although all of the prizes are amazing. What a great gift to us on your birthday.

jeramyJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:04 pm

ok erin….it’s crunch time…it’s personal….it’s you and the president….what’s it going to be?



KaridanJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:06 pm

OMG!!! I am DIEING!!! Yes DIEING!!! to get my hands on your Clean Color!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!! I can not afford it in any way right now but I think this would make me soooo happy with my editing! Do you want me to beg a little more?? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!! Oh yea the Ipad would be awesome too! But I am not a begger wait YES I AM!!! CLEAN COLOR PLEASE!!! Thanks 🙂

j.j.January 27, 2011 - 8:06 pm

Hi my friend! Just wanted to say happy day to you, and to tell you that I remember sitting there in my rocker, hugely pregnant with Alla, listening to your joyous news about being pregnant with Sarah, and I’m so happy that you jumped on the blog bandwagon to share her life and your family and your talent with us faraway friends. I wish I lived in Alabama so you could photograph us, we need an Erin Cobb Original on our wall:) Love you, dear!

ChristiJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:07 pm

I’d be happy with any of those things! Happy Blogday!

KaridanJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:07 pm

Sorry I just realized how I spelled DYING!! hahah

AdrienneJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:07 pm

I would take any of the wonderful prizes! Your blog has been a staple for me since Sarah became a Gap Baby!

AngelaJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:08 pm

I would love a copy of your clean color!

Jan BrowningJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:09 pm

Erin, I began enjoying your blog almost 2 years ago when Ally Barnett’s mother Janell introduced me to you (via the internet). Since that time, I look forward to my time with you each evening after work. I LOVE your photography and your wonderful way with words. I honestly feel like I know you and your beautiful, sweet little family. Thank you for the time you spend posting the blog. I am disappointed when I open your site only to find that you haven’t had time to post anything that particular day. Time reading your blog one of my favorite times of the day…..honestly. When I grow up, I want to take pictures like you and share my heart and soul in words just like you. I better hurry up and grow up….I am 62!!!
As far as prizes are concerned, I would love to win a session for you to photograph my granddaughter but we live in Dayton. Another choice of course is the iPad. PLEASE keep up the blog. I want to continue to watch your children grow up. Thanks Erin!!!

NikkiMJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:09 pm

WOW. I always wondered why it was called pigbear. I became a follower (stalker) about a year and a half ago after stalking Karen Russell 🙂 I would be excited to win any of these. Of course a session with you would be awesome…and I would be silly to turn down an iPad. Glad you share your world with us…I drool over your pics all the time. Also wow you have come a long way…incredible !

AmyJedJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:10 pm

I don’t remember how I stumbled across your blog a few months ago, but I’m so glad I did! I especially love your Ten on Tuesday posts. I would like to win the Clean Color bundle or the Unposing Guide. Thanks so much!!

JamieJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:11 pm

Hmmmm…I gotta go iPad, but a very close second would be the Clean Color bundle. Many more years of happiness to you and your blog 🙂

Beth BevelhymerJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:12 pm

Erin…I came across you work through a friend on FB and I am a huge fan! I would LOVE to win one of the mentoring sessions or the clean color bundle! I would be willing to travel for the session! 🙂

Amy CJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:12 pm

I’ve really enjoyed your blog. Thank you for sharing so much 🙂 All of your prizes are great!

DawnJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:12 pm

Wow…hard to pick just one…

1. Mentoring with Keri Doolittle
2. Mentoring with Ms Chelsey
3. A chat with you about anything and everything
4. Clean Color Bundle

Congrats on 5 years!!! Been following for years.

JaneJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:13 pm

I just love your work and I have purchased your Clean Color…so I will go for the IPad for my 3 munchkins!! Love your work, Erin!

Kristen OlsonJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:13 pm

Happy blogday! I would LOVE the ipad or your clean color!! 🙂 How awesome!

Tara LiddicoatJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:15 pm

Wow! Wow! Wow!! Happy blog birthday! I’ve been reading (& drooling over your images!) for a long, long time! Oh, goodness… well, I would take the 1 hour telephone mentoring (maybe Skyping?!?!) session with you hands DOWN!! Wow! Thanks for the chance to win prizes for your blog birthday!

Debbie LJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:15 pm

I would love the ipad or the photo session!

Susan LJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:16 pm

Oh man would I love an iPad!

Lauren H.January 27, 2011 - 8:16 pm

Happy Blog Birthday!! Those are some amazing presents you are giving away! I would love any of them but the iPad is at the top of my list! Thank You!!!

TristaJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:17 pm

Congrats on 5 years! I found your blog via Karen Russell and find your photography oh so inspiring. I would love to win any of the mentoring sessions or your Clean Color bundle. Thanks for the chance!

Jenna MJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:17 pm

Congrats! I am not quite to the mentoring stage yet so I would say the Unmanual, Unpose or of course the iPad. I already bought your Clean color!

Amber H.January 27, 2011 - 8:18 pm

Happy 5th Anniversary! I found you around the time that Sarah was a GAP finalist from the Nest Boards. 🙂 I would soooo love a session with you and we’re not exactly local but local enough!

SouJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:18 pm

I have been a daily visitor to your blog ever since I came to know about it through Karen Russell. I admire you and love your style. One day, I hope to be a professional photographer so I’d love the hour long mentoring session with you or with Miss Chelsey. Thank you.

Kristi B.January 27, 2011 - 8:19 pm

ipad AND mentoring session with you!!

StephanieJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:20 pm

Happy blog birthday! What a celebration! I’d love a session with you or the iPad. Wow!

TonyaJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:20 pm

This is so generous of you! I can’t decide. I know I would love a mentoring session, but the ipad is tempting too. Thanks for the chance to win!

ElmaJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:21 pm

WOW! An Ipad – you truly love your computer friends 😉

Kim LJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:22 pm

Happy Blog Anniversary! Would love the clean color bundle or the ipad!

amy amesJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:23 pm

Congratulations on your fabulous blog and anniversary. I always love reading your updates and keeping up with what’s going on. I would love an ipad 🙂

Leah GJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:23 pm

I feel almost ashamed to say by an iPad, but only because I’ve been lusting after them since they were introduced, but still cannot justify the purchase. That aside, I would really, really love a copy of your Clean Color Guide. (PS – although I’m relatively new here, I promptly book marked your blog!)

ShariJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:24 pm

I Know I speak for everyone when I say that we are so happy you did start blogging!! You have so much talent that continually inspires us all!

As for prizes, that’s tough. I’d choose the iPad or the Unposing Guide.

KellyJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:25 pm

Happy Blogday! I’d love a mentor session with you or Miss Chelsey, and of course I wouldn’t turn down an iPad.

Ann GrayJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:25 pm

Well, since I already bought Cleancolor and don’t live local to you, I would love to give my granddaughter an iPad for her 5th birthday since she thinks mine is really hers. Love your blog.

TammyJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:25 pm

Happy Blogday!! I can’t believe it’s been five years. I think I may have been following along almost since the beginning. Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your home and your beautiful photoraphy.

I would LOVE a one hour mentoring with you about photography! I’m just starting a business and would love some pointers!

ShawnJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:26 pm

If I hadn’t already purchased your Clean Color I would have said that! I would love the IPad…but would also love the Unmanual Guide. Happy Blogday to you!

PhyllisJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:27 pm

Clean color, Unmanual, or anything else. I live south of Nashville and could come to Huntsville too. Thanks for all you share on your blog and the great giveaways.

Susana CardenasJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:27 pm

I would love to win the ipad. Congrats on the 5 years of blogging!

Kim in VacavilleJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:28 pm

Love your photos but even more, I love your writing. You always manage to make me smile, laugh or cry. Would love to win the unmanual guide or the unposing guide or, of course, the IPAD would be a wonderful thing to have. Congratulations!

elizabeth holderJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:28 pm

wow is all I can say – amazing giveaway – just like you amazing
And as much as I’ve been drooling over a new ipad- i’d have to pick a
session with you!!! You manage to make all your clients look beautiful!!!
Thanks for sharing your life with us all –

LoriB.January 27, 2011 - 8:28 pm

Congrats on all of your success! I’m happy to have found your blog and love the inspiration! If I’m lucky enough to win I would love the chat with you. Would love to pick your brain. Thanks!

Rachel MJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:30 pm

I would love the iPad…supposed to have gotten one for my birthday but I haven’t yet!

saraJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:30 pm

Wow how great is this!!! You are so kind. I feel bad asking for something but the clean colour bundle would be awesome. Many thanks.

VanessaJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:32 pm

I can’t believe I’ve been reading your blog for years … I started sometime around the baby gap contest. So fun of you to have a giveaway … my vote wold be for an iPad!

ChrissieJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:33 pm

Erin, Happy Blogday to you! I’ve been reading your blog for a couple of years now, when Joy started hers and had a link to yours. Of course, I’ve known you for much longer! Oh, how I wish I lived in the Huntsville area for the session, but an iPad (if I win) would be lovely.

KristinJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:35 pm

I first “met” you on 2 peas when you had just entered your sweet baby girl in that Gap ad. 😉 😉 Thanks for sharing your life with us.

– Kristin

HollyJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:35 pm

Congrats! I’ve gotta say the iPad, but Clean Color or a chat with you would be equally awesome!

KendraJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:38 pm

Thank goodness I can mention more than one thing I’d love to win!

Of course I’d would love an iPad please!

The Unmanual & Unposing Guides are right up my alley. I am not pro, but I am unsure how to pose my kiddos, family & friends.

Skype with Erin? Hello, you had me at a hour mentoring chat!

jaymeeJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:38 pm

nothing would thrill me more than a skype session with you. : )

DianeJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:39 pm

Happy Blogday!
I would love a one-hour session with you – I already have Clean Color (Love it!) and my hubby has an iPad (Love that, too)…I’ve been thinking about asking you if I could book you for an hour, anyway, to go over some questions I have related to Clean Color…:)

Thanks for offering these great prizes!

Linda AtkinsJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:39 pm

Oh my! Your give-aways are ALL so awesome! If you draw my name I’d want a one-on-one with YOU, your clean color bundle, and/or the ipad!! I adore your blog and your photos and editing just slay me! Every time!! Thanks for all the inspiration!

p.s. I don’t usually use so many exclamation marks.

LindseyJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:40 pm

How cool of you!
I would love the one hour to pick your brain
and the IPAD.
Will keep my fingers crossed.

Olivia CJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:41 pm

Happy Blogday!!! Isn’t it amazing how fast five years can fly?! I am so glad that I happened upon your blog. Your photography is so inspiring to me! As for the giveaway, I would love a copy of Clean Color!!! I would also love an ipad and a mentoring session with you. Any of the prizes would be amazing. Congratulations on five years!

SherryJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:41 pm

Happy Blogday! I’d love Clean Colour. It’s at the top of my wish list!

RyanJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:42 pm

I’ve followed your blog for at least 3 years. I love your truthful and humorous take on everything. HAPPY BLOGDAY! I’d love to win the Unposing Guide or the iPad. I won’t press my luck with the iPad though 😉

AnneJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:43 pm

Woot Woot ! Love all of the prizes ! Any one would be fine! Thanks for everything!

Amanda S.January 27, 2011 - 8:43 pm

Oh, Happy Blogday! I’m fairly new to your blog, but I look forward to reading it every day!

I would LOVE a copy of the clean color… or the unmanual guide. Or, if you twisted my arm, the ipad.

I look forward to reading your blog for (at least) another 5 years!

CarrieJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:49 pm

I love, love, love your blog. I have learned so much from just reading here. I would love the ipad or the clean color. If I were a bit closer (we are in SC) I would have loved to have you do some pics but maybe you will visit sometime soon.

JennyJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:49 pm

Happy blogday! I love reading about your family. I would love Clean Color or the I Pad for the hubby.

CarolJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:49 pm

Congrats on 5 years! I’d love either of the guides (I already have Clean Color!!!!) and who wouldn’t want the iPad!

AnonymousJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:51 pm

I love reading your blog so much. I’d love to win your clean colour tutorial, or an ipad or a chat with you. 🙂 happy blogiversary!

EmilyJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:51 pm

Happy 5 years Erin! Thanks for sharing your world with us 🙂

I’d love a mentoring session with you! Or a Clean Color bundle! Or an iPad 😛

Heather MollJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:52 pm

Shoot, that above comment was me:

I love reading your blog so much. I’d love to win your clean colour tutorial, or an ipad or a chat with you. 🙂 happy blogiversary!

Oops! Forgot to sign in.

Heather RichardsonJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:53 pm

I OF course love your blog!!! 🙂 I would heart the Ipad!!! 🙂

CorinneJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:53 pm

I’m already a happy clean color owner … so I’d go for the iPad for my hubby!

And your happy blogday is my birthday! : )

AmyJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:55 pm

I would love to win a clean color bundle! What generous prizes you have :o)

KelseaJanuary 27, 2011 - 8:57 pm

Happy Anniversary! These prizes are incredible — you are too much! I would love to be in the running for any of the three mentoring sessions, as well as for a copy of the Unposing Guide, and the iPad as well. Thanks a bunch!

AmyJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:00 pm

Oh, I’d love to be added to the iPad drawing! Thank you. Amy

AmyJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:01 pm

I’d love an iPad! Please count me in for that :o)

Daniel in MichiganJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:02 pm

Wow.. 605 comments so far! But it is no wonder that many come back here… your photography and writing style are both great!
I would love to get the ipad of course.. but even better would be the photo session and the print. I guess you can also throw in there the unposing guide. 😉 LOL
Or just whatever your kind heart tells you.. even if random does not pick our number LOL 🙂
thank you!!!!

BrianJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:04 pm

can I haz that IPad?

HeatherJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:06 pm

Can my hubby haz that Ipad?

Brian made me type that.

CassieJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:07 pm

Love the pic and I would love to win!!

JenJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:07 pm

Congrats. I love your blog. It’s easy to see how your fan base has grown over the years. Here’s my top 3 favorites: 1. mentoring session by you. 2. ipad 3. Keri Doolittle mentoring.

Kelly RyanJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:09 pm

Would love the one hour mentoring session with you. Crossing my fingers!

Daisy ReyesJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:09 pm

Wow, talk about commenters coming out of the woodworks! Congrats on five years. I hit my five year mark this week too. Hooray for blogging and hooray for a great lineup in your giveaway. I’d take one of everything. Surprise me.

taraJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:10 pm

Awe! I’ve loved your blog for several years! I’d love to win an ipad in a BAD way! 🙂

Elizabeth CisnerosJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:11 pm

Happy blogday, Erin! So glad I found you through Google last summer. I’d love to win a session with you!

dawn perryJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:11 pm

wow! you know how much i would lloovvee the ipad!!??

havalynnJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:15 pm

Oh my goodness, I would love the ipad! Thanks so much for the chance to win! Happy 5 Years!!:-)

PattyLJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:19 pm

I have so enjoyed reading your blog, although it’s been for about 3 years or so- but I never miss! If this number comes up, I would have a hard time choosing between an i-pad for one of my kids, or a Skype session with you for me! Love ya, Erin!

amandaJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:23 pm

iPad!!! I want the iPad!!!

Hope you are well.


amy whitehornJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:23 pm

First of all, congrats on five years. I have been a scrapbooker and recently have decided I want to chuck that habit and start blogging. I came across your blog and absolutely love it. I am probably a newer follower, but since I’ve found it, I have checked in daily. I am impressed and inspired. I would probably want to win Clean Color, even though an ipad would be hard to pass up. In the end, my values are less waste, more meaning, and I definitely think improving my photography is going to give me more meaning to my life in the long run. Sounds like, from your post, that you have discovered this in your life. I’m sure it gives back to you more than you ever thought it would. Much love, Amy Whitehorn

AmberJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:24 pm

I’d love the Unmanual Guide!! 🙂

WendyJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:27 pm

I’ve been following your blog for awhile now (introduction courtesy of Karen Russell) and am so glad you’re emcompassing both lists now! That ipad is pretty tempting as are the five copies of Clean Color (I only need one, totally willing to share)!

MandyJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:27 pm

AWESOME!! I’d love to be in the drawing for an iPad. Thank you!

SarahJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:28 pm

happy happy blogday!
Oohh, I was going to say the unmanual, because I think it would be just perfect and I’ve heard so many good things! But I’m going to go with the iPad…our little girl was just diagnosed with a severe speech disorder and her therapist uses one in their sessions and it’s amazing how it helps! We just aren’t up for purchasing one right now…maybe someday! 🙂

AnonymousJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:30 pm

I love your Clean Color, but I have it. It’s my best companion these days. So my choice is the iPad. And thank you. YOU rocked my world!

StacyJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:33 pm

Wow. What a great giveaway. All the prizes are fabulous. But, if I had to choose I’d say the session with you or the ipad. 🙂

ToniJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:33 pm

OMG. I was so nervous, that I forgot to write my name – “I love your Clean Color…” is my comment. So sorry…

KerriJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:34 pm

Wow! That’s so generous! I don’t think I’ve ever left a comment before but I’ve been following your blog since the days of Sarah’s purple cast. I love your photos and writing. And I constantly wonder how you fit in everything you do. I sure wish we could do a session with you but we live in Michigan. I don’t do photography (although my husband does) so I guess my choice would be the ipad. After that, the unposing guide or mentoring chat with you.
Thanks so much! And happy Anniversary for you and your blog! 🙂

JulieJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:35 pm

Would love a chance at Clean Color of the iPad….what a fun giveaway!

Found your blog through Karen’s photography class…love it!

Thanks so much for the inspiration you share on your blog!


janeenJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:35 pm

Congrats on this wonderful milestone! Something how time flies..I’ve recently just come onto the scene (having been inspired by the recent birth of my first child). The level of comradarie and sisterhood you and the other female photogs have extended to myself and others is humbling and inspiring. Thank you so sincerely much for that. Oh, and if by the grace of God I was chosen a winner, I would be grateful for a mentoring session. Either way, I leave a winner having found this site! Best to you!

molly kJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:37 pm

and here we all are 🙂 it’s a true toss-up……i have the clear color download… a mentorship by you would be just short of amazing. and if i had a second choice i’d say a mentorship by someone recommended by you- which would be next to the best. you’re photog skills are amazing, and i’m simply appreciative you share what you do. happy birthday to the pigbear!!

Melissa GephardtJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:37 pm

I’d love an ipad or the Unposing Guide! Happy Blogday!

Kristen BJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:38 pm

Happy BlogDay! I love both your blog and your photography. My number one choice would be a session with you if you were planning on being in the Chicago area, but if not, I’m always looking for ways to improve my own pictures, so the mentoring session with you, the Unmanual Guide, the Unposing Guide, or CleanColor would be wonderful as well =)

KrisJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:39 pm

Happy Blogaversary.

Ipad, clean color workflow, or one of the guides would be good with me.

Thank you!

diannaJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:40 pm

I so enjoy your blog and it makes me smile! I would love the ipad or the clean colour! Happy Blogday!!

MichelleJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:45 pm

Happy blogday!!! I’ve followed your blog since Karen Russel introduced you!!!! I’
Love any of the prizes, but especially the mentoring session with you or the iPad!!!! How very generous of you!

LesaJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:46 pm

Love your images. Would like to win the Clean Color, although I probably need more help than better post-processing 🙂

Erin pedenJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:47 pm

I love ur blog! Ur kids are gorgeous and so is your photography! Well i’d love any of the prizes but if i have to choose i would say
1) ipad
2) hour mentoring session
3) clean color

NancyJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:50 pm

I would love to win any of these prizes… they are all fabulous!! But since I have been struggling with the color in my photos since I got a new fancy fixed aperture lens, maybe the Color Bundle would be my first pick. 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity!!

micheleJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:56 pm

oh my goodness … so generous!! happy blogversary to US! lol i would adore chatting with you or keri … i could totally drive to denver! any of the mentoring sessions, really, would be great! learning from others who share the wisdom they’ve learned over the years is such a blessing!

HeidiJanuary 27, 2011 - 9:58 pm

Wow 5 years. Congrats! You are amazing and I love your blog. Would love a mentoring session with you, Ipad would be cool too! 🙂

BridgetJanuary 27, 2011 - 10:00 pm

I love your BLOG, and hoping to read it for many more years! I would love the IPAD!


BebeJanuary 27, 2011 - 10:01 pm

WOOT! WOOT! I have to admit that I had to look up what “woot” means , and I am EXTREMELY happy that you provide me with many WONDERFUL pictures of my granddaughters AND pop culture AND an IPAD!!! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! WOOT! WOOT!!!!

hopeJanuary 27, 2011 - 10:04 pm

id love to win a mentoring session with you, the unposing guide, or the ipad woo woot!

happy blog bday!!!! thx for sharing so much!

NikkiJanuary 27, 2011 - 10:10 pm

This was a hard choice… So many great offers.

I would like to chat with you. I am a silent viewer of you blog’s, rarely if ever commenting. But always reading. Have not really thought about what I would like to skype about, but I am sure it will present itself.

Happy start to your weekend…………..

Sandy BrownJanuary 27, 2011 - 10:14 pm

Five years!!???? I’ve been watching your blogs for the last year or so, and have fallen in love with your quickly growing children, and I am in awe of your amazing photographic skills. Like most, I am sure, I would most like the ipad — awesome!! But I would also greatly enjoy either of the Ms. Drew B. manuals.

Thanks, Erin, for your inspiration!!

CalicoJanuary 27, 2011 - 10:15 pm

Wow, Thank you for the giveaway!
I would love the iPad or Clean Color in no particular order!!!!
Love your blog and happy 5 year anniversary!

Mary MacAskillJanuary 27, 2011 - 10:16 pm

Hmmmm, that’s a tough one, but I think I’d go for the iPad, the unposing guide or the Clean Color! Happy blog-iversary!

Tawni AtherleyJanuary 27, 2011 - 10:18 pm

Erin! You’re amazing and this is an awesome idea!! I’ll take the hour skype with you as my prize please!!

DanielleJanuary 27, 2011 - 10:22 pm

It is an absolute privilege to read about your amazing journey, your development as a photographer and your family fun! It would be amazing to win a copy of your Clean Color video. Congratulations on 5 blog years!

And as a side note, we’re STILL incredibly bummed that we won’t be able to meet you in So. Cal this weekend. You wouldn’t believe that management is trying to move the deadline even further in!?! Have a safe and wonderful trip!

SarahJanuary 27, 2011 - 10:29 pm

Happy anniversary!! These are all great prizes…the ipad, clean color, drewbs posing guide….wow!!

Oh and dang your kids are stinkin cute!!!!

Wendi JunodJanuary 27, 2011 - 10:33 pm

Happy Blog Day. I adore your blog, photography and your funny humor. I would LOVE the iPad AND I would love the Clear Color greatness 🙂 Thanks so much!! -wendi

TristanJanuary 27, 2011 - 10:34 pm

I’d love an iPad, the unposing guide, or a session with Keri Doolittle!!

Jennifer BerryJanuary 27, 2011 - 10:36 pm

I would love to spend an hour with you!

beth bJanuary 27, 2011 - 10:41 pm

Happy blogday! I’d love the mentoring session with….YOU! Thanks for the chance to win something great!

SusanneJanuary 27, 2011 - 10:44 pm

I love your blog! I would love the ipad. Your pictures are amazing.

Aline RezendeJanuary 27, 2011 - 10:44 pm

That is awesome! I already bought your Clean Color Bundle (it is amazing thanks for sharing your ideas) so I would love to get an ipad! =)

AnonymousJanuary 27, 2011 - 10:44 pm

Congrats on your blogday and for reaching beyound your blog goals! I would love to win Unmanual Guide from Miss Drew B at or the ipad. Both would be benificial in my life (would either help with spelling? LOL!)

Kay B.January 27, 2011 - 10:46 pm

Congrats on your blogday and for reaching beyound your blog goals! I would love to win Unmanual Guide from Miss Drew B at or the ipad. Both would be benificial in my life (would either help with spelling? LOL!)


AmyJanuary 27, 2011 - 10:58 pm

You are simply amazing!! So happy for you and your online journal turned into a dream job!!!!! Your gifts are just as amazing. I hope to someday have a fancy camera and I assume at that time I’ll look at it and go what does this thingamagig do. So the unguide for using your camera would be ausome. That and the iPad. Wow girl!!!!!! How generous of you. Again. Simply amazing!!!!!!

sharaleeJanuary 27, 2011 - 11:07 pm

whoa whoa whoa. found you through machC and want it all!! mentoring sessions? love. ipad? love. you for giving this stuff away? LOVE.

RoseJanuary 27, 2011 - 11:09 pm

Congrats!you go girl!your blog is an everyday piece of down home reality.It makes my day—————.Love your clean color video-Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!as much as I would love a mentoring session from you-I would proudly forfeit my win and have you pick another winner and give the prize to some sweet give so much happiness to everyone I to would love to share in that , and allow someone else to experience the joy.

Amanda BrookhausJanuary 27, 2011 - 11:16 pm

Hi! I’m brand new here, Keri’s post led me here, but I will be back! Great site! I came originally for the mentoring session with Keri, but they all sound great (esp the ipad! =) Happy 5 years! Congrats!

JulieEJanuary 27, 2011 - 11:17 pm

WOOT! I’d love to spend an hour with you snot and all!

MissyJanuary 27, 2011 - 11:18 pm

Happy blog birthday!! I would love to win a mini session as I am the photographer in the family and miss being in pictures with my fam…however I am in Ohio but I read that you do come around to these parts sometimes:) the clean color would be super sweet too…and the hubs would love an iPad. I {heart} mine!

Jana DeArmondJanuary 27, 2011 - 11:20 pm

Woot! I’d love the session with Kerri! 🙂 love your work and thanks for sharing your blog with us.

kristen mossJanuary 27, 2011 - 11:24 pm

I have been watching, waiting and wishing for a clean color giveaway. But that is clearly not the only reason I read your beautiful blog.

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE clean color, because I love your photographs and mine need a little help. My husband is a student and its a dream come true to take portraits to support him through school, but sadly I cannot spare any dimes to buy clean color. If I don’t win, I will continue to put my pennies in the clean color fund that is slowly adding up.

Sandy LuckettJanuary 27, 2011 - 11:29 pm

Happy Blogday to you! Wow, 5 years!!! I am so thankful for your wonderful blog. I’ve learned so much from you. I am enjoying clean color. I love taking pictures of my son, but have a few challenges. So I am grateful for any help. I would be thrilled to win the iPad. It would make my life a little easier. And I say “woot, woot” to that! Any of your generous gifts would be so very appreciated. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

Nicky HurtJanuary 27, 2011 - 11:36 pm

I was going to say that I didn’t want to win anything, I just wanted to tell you that, yes, I’m in your computer, and yes, I read your blog often, but then you said “Clean Color” and I’m in! I’d love a copy. 🙂 That being said, your photographs and stories inspire me. So thank YOU for writing this blog. 🙂

Happy Blogday!

HilarySHJanuary 27, 2011 - 11:36 pm

Though I would love a session with you… I’m too far away. I would love to win the clean color bundle, the unmanual, or the ipad. What an unreal giveaway! You know we’d love your blog without all the goodies!!! happy blogday!

DeannaJanuary 27, 2011 - 11:57 pm

wow! amazing! what a giveaway.

So hard to pick. I think I’d go for the clean color bundle or the i-pad. but seriously, I’d take any of ’em. What a group!

JoannaJanuary 27, 2011 - 11:57 pm

wow, what a great giveaway! I’d love to win a mentoring session with you or Miss Chelsey, or a clean color bundle or the ipad. Really, I’d just love to win anything ;). Happy blog anniversary!

karinaJanuary 28, 2011 - 12:13 am

Hi Erin, 5 years, congrats. I cant keep up with mine. But in the mean time I read your blog or check for a new post everyday. Yours and Karen Russell, I found you through her. Bought your clean color already. Thanks for putting that together. So I would love a one hour with you or the iPad.

KimberlyJanuary 28, 2011 - 12:24 am

I would LOVE a copy of your clean color tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing with us on your anniversary!!!

ChristianJanuary 28, 2011 - 12:39 am

Woot to you on your 5 year anniversary!
I am in awe of all that you have accomplished in the last few years. Congratulations on all your success…and may you have more and more.
Would love an opportunity to win an iPad. Thanks!

wendaJanuary 28, 2011 - 12:47 am

I can’t possibly pick a favourite! I love them all. Happy anniversary!

Jo-AnneJanuary 28, 2011 - 12:48 am

Oh Erin! I’m blown away by your generosity. It hardly feels ‘proper’ to state which one I’d like to win. But since you mentioned it…….a session with you would be just fab, or any of the others. Your clean colour is worth every penny I have already spent so ANY of the goodness you have to give away is simply a bonus. Thank you for being YOU.

EmilyJanuary 28, 2011 - 1:11 am

What a completely amazing giveaway. How kind of you – thank you so much! I’ve been following your blog for the last year. It’s been a crazy one for me, and your daily dose of inspiration has lifted my spirits and encouraged me in my photography work. I would love, love love your clean colour bundle or failing that the unposing guide. Oh, and happy Blogday!

JohannaJanuary 28, 2011 - 1:22 am

Happy anniversary! I’d barely recognize that as baby Sarah, except for her sweet little lips. I’d love to win a copy of Clean Color. Thanks for the chance to do that.

Sharon_NZJanuary 28, 2011 - 1:35 am

Happy Anniversary Erin. Wow such awesome prizes. I’ve already bought a copy of your Clean Color, so would love to win either the mentoring session with you (would be on Skype as I live in New Zealand) or the Unposing guide.

canadianluckJanuary 28, 2011 - 2:08 am

Happy 5 years. How cool of you to giveaway these prizes. I would love the ipad. Congrats on 5 years! Woot!

angie from mdJanuary 28, 2011 - 2:11 am

all wonderful gifts. The clean color and the ipad intrigue me. Happy Blogday. I enjoy your posts.

LaceyJanuary 28, 2011 - 3:28 am

Clean color!! I’m not sufficiently advanced for the chat, as fun as that sounds 🙂

JamieJanuary 28, 2011 - 3:49 am

I love your blog and your photography! I would love to win the ipad or a session with you!!!! Thanks!

Gemm SyJanuary 28, 2011 - 4:02 am

Happy BlogDay!!! I would really like either the Clean Color Bundle or an IPAD. That would surely make my day!! 🙂

MarjorieJanuary 28, 2011 - 4:11 am

Happy blogday!
I would love to win Clean Color or one of the manuals. 🙂 Actually, I’d love to be able to discuss photography with you or Keri Doolittle, but my accent iz a beet two French so unless it’s possible to ask a few questions by e-mails… 😉
Thanks for the opportunity anyway. 🙂

MarjorieJanuary 28, 2011 - 4:13 am

Sorry, I meant guides, not manuals.

ValerieJanuary 28, 2011 - 4:18 am

Hi Erin,

Happy Blogday! And I did wonder why you called it The PigBear:D

I’d really, really love to have a photo session with you but because I live in Australia, that’d be totally out of the question 😀 so I would like to win the unposing guide. Thanks for sharing!

StephMJanuary 28, 2011 - 4:23 am

Happy Blogday! I just found you this week, so I can’t say I’ve been one of your faithful readers – until now, that is.

What fabulous prizes! I would love any of them, but especially the Clean Color or the iPad. Thanks for the opportunity!

LeilaJanuary 28, 2011 - 4:31 am

Too much to decide. Would love some mentoring time but dying for an iPad too! Let’s just see if I can win and then I’ll decide!

JanetJanuary 28, 2011 - 4:56 am

What an exciting thing for you, Erin! I’ve learned so much from you and have loved watching your little family grow! I’d be happy to win anything, but I’d love that iPad! I have Clean Color and simply love it. Thanks!
Janet – WI

HeatherJanuary 28, 2011 - 5:01 am

I’ve followed the pigbear since Sarah turned 1 … what a journey you’ve taken us on! I feel so blessed too that you have captured my family … thank you for it all! I would LOVE an iPad! 🙂 What a fun giveaway! Happy Blog-day to you!

Michelle A.January 28, 2011 - 5:01 am

Wow, hard to choose! Your Clean Color bundle…or the iPad! Thank you for the chance!

Cheri ReedJanuary 28, 2011 - 5:03 am

Happy 5th birthday! What a great accomplishment. Thanks for sharing with the world. I enjoy your posts and photos. So, onto the giveaways…I would love either of Drew B’s manuals and mostly, I would be ecstatic with your clean color bundle.
Best wishes.

Robin HealyJanuary 28, 2011 - 5:05 am

Your blog is lovely. I have purchased clean color and I’m currently improving uppon my photos with it. Thanks for sharing your tips.

LisaJanuary 28, 2011 - 5:16 am

Happy blogday indeed! I am thrilled that you started your blog those many moons ago. I found your blog through link on a friend’s blog and was instantly hooked. It motivated me to start my own (my daughter is also an Otcober 2005 baby!) to share things with family and have a permanent place to record memories. Thanks for sharing tips on motherhood and photography alike!

MelissaJanuary 28, 2011 - 5:24 am

Well, the mentoring session with you would be amazing as would the Clean Color copy or iPad!

DebbiJanuary 28, 2011 - 5:32 am

These are all so terrific! But I would LOVE to win a copy of Clean Color!

NikiJanuary 28, 2011 - 5:40 am

I just found PigBear about two weeks ago, and was instantly hooked. It’s added to my favorites and I come here everyday just to learn and laugh. I would LOVE to have the mentoring session with you, but I’ll be a good mom and say the iPad so my whole family (including my 5-yr-old that loves the games) can enjoy. Congratulations on 5 years!!

LauraCJanuary 28, 2011 - 5:47 am

Happy blogiversary! This post is so inspiring because I hope in 5 years my photography can be half as good as yours!

Lots of awesome prizes but I would love a copy of Clean Color because my photoshop skills badly need improving.

And of course the ipad, who doesn’t want an ipad?

SharonJanuary 28, 2011 - 5:48 am

Happy Blogday!! I love your blog and your photography. Very inspiring. I would love to win a copy of your clean color bundle, but I would be willing to settle for an ipad. Thanks!

ReneeJanuary 28, 2011 - 6:06 am

Happy blog anniversary to you! Congratulations on all the success you’ve found. Oh, I’ve been wanting the Clean Color tutorial. Thanks for the opportunity!

SarahJanuary 28, 2011 - 6:14 am

I would have to say that if I were to win, I would like to be the lucky winner of the unposing guide. I struggle with taking photos of people. This guide would help me to widen my portfolio dramatically! Oh yeah, and who can say no to an iPad? I sure can’t! (I have been sucked in….) lol 😉

rachel marquetteJanuary 28, 2011 - 6:18 am

happy blogday!!!
ohhh ipad or clean color of course!!!
thanks for the chance!

KellyJanuary 28, 2011 - 6:18 am

Erin, I would love a session with you and I know Caroline would too! I love reading your blog!

NikkiJanuary 28, 2011 - 6:39 am

I am SO glad you started your blog way back when! I stumbled upon it when you got together with Karen Russel. I would LOVE to win an iPad or your Clean Color Bundle!!!! Have a great day 🙂

KimJanuary 28, 2011 - 6:39 am

Already purchased your clean color and LOVE it!!! So… I think I will go with the Ipad or Drew B’s umanual or unposing guides would also be fantastic!

Thanks for the great giveaway! 🙂

KarleneJanuary 28, 2011 - 6:41 am

I am really enjoying your blog and clean color was really inspiring. If I had to pick it would be the ipad because I have inothing and my photography could use alot of work before any mentoring could happen.

SabrinaJanuary 28, 2011 - 6:41 am

Oooohh, happy blog birthday!! I love your site, and of all those amazingly awesome prizes, I would love to have the Clean Color bundle. Your style totally rocks my world!

K de ronJanuary 28, 2011 - 6:43 am

I love your web you are so real and so like me just a woman a mam a wife and trying to keep it all together.
It seems your doing a better job at it then I am 🙂 so an hour chat with you would be awsome so i can learn

Kristin O'ConnorJanuary 28, 2011 - 6:50 am

Would LOVE a copy our your Clean Color Bundle! (Really I only need it for PSE, though!)

You’re the best! Happy 5 years!

RachaelCJanuary 28, 2011 - 6:55 am

Wow! Congratulations on 5 years of blogging!! Love your blog and photos!
I would love the Clean Color, Unposing Guide, or the ipad! Great prizes!

Sara PadgettJanuary 28, 2011 - 6:56 am

Erin, I have been reading your blog for a few years now and have LOVED it! You are truly an inspiration to me. I’d love to win your Clean Color. Thanks!

PamJanuary 28, 2011 - 6:56 am

Happy Blogday! Wow, great givaways- I would LOVE an ipad or a mentoring session- already have Clean Color!

christineJanuary 28, 2011 - 6:57 am

Just for the record….prizes are not needed to contnue reading your site. I absolutely love IT! I think I am considered a creeper since I never leave comments, just read and soak in all the info! So to pick I would want either the Clean Color or any of the manuals or maybe just lots more great posts from a great person!

Carole JacksonJanuary 28, 2011 - 6:57 am

I have been reading your blog for over two years now, I think. I would love a copy of Clean Color, an Ipad, and even a mentoring session from you as I get started with my new DSLR.

Thanks for this opportunity!

Michelle SauerJanuary 28, 2011 - 7:00 am

Happy Blogday! What awesome prizes! This is tough to pick, all prizes are fab! I would have to say I would love either your Clean Color or of course an iPad! Whoo hoo!

BeckyJanuary 28, 2011 - 7:00 am

Been reading for years and love your blog. Would love the clean color, mentoring, or iPad! How wonderful of you to celebrate this milestone!

KimJanuary 28, 2011 - 7:05 am

i seriously might be too nervous to talk to you! is that insane? um, i would like to talk to you about my camera, your house (wall colors, fabrics, how you decorate…ha ha!- but seriously…).

christieJanuary 28, 2011 - 7:06 am

Happy Blogiversary! I love reading your blog. I would LOVE to win the ipad or the mentoring session with you (already have clean color and LOVE that!). This is so nice of you!! -christie

MaureenJanuary 28, 2011 - 7:12 am

5 years congrats!!! So in order of preference: 1. Clean Color, 2. Unposing 3. IPad….cool give aways – thanks!

rachJanuary 28, 2011 - 7:15 am

Wow great giveaways and the pigbear totally makes sense now! Love the way you edit photos and can’t wait to learn you tricks when I have some spare money to get the Clea Color course. Thanks for the blog it’s really inspiring!

MelissaJanuary 28, 2011 - 7:17 am

i love your blog! and i love your giveaway!.. I would love the ipad and….one of the clean color bundles.. or.. one of the guides from drew b… i cant decide!

LoriJanuary 28, 2011 - 7:18 am

Congrats on a very successful journey the past five years! I first came across your work almost two years ago and I instantly became hooked–especially on this blog. It’s truly inspiring! Any of the prizes would be awesome, but the mentoring session with you would be at the top of my list.

jenJanuary 28, 2011 - 7:21 am

love your blog … found it looking for ideas for a photoshoot of my daughter (i am not a pro)and have followed ever since. I would love a photo shoot with you but we are in CT so instead I would love your Clean Color Bundle!!! it might make me look professional 😉

Stacy JohnsonJanuary 28, 2011 - 7:22 am

I love your blog. I’ve probably been reading for about 3 maybe almost 4 years. You have even been nice enough to email me back photography tips a couple of years ago. That showed me that your were a genuine nice person. Thank you. The ipad is pretty rockin’, I’ve always wanted an unposing guide but when I’ve had the extra money I’ve had to spend it elsewhere. Your Clean Color would be awesome as well and I would love to have a chat with you by phone. Pretty awesome prizes! Congrats on 5 years and all of your sucesses.

jenJanuary 28, 2011 - 7:22 am

of course i have to post twice … an IPAD would rock my world! so not part of the budget right now…

melinaJanuary 28, 2011 - 7:23 am

IPAD!!!! im like you, i dont own one, but unlike you, i wont be able to afford one in a loong time since im a single mom, not that the other prizes arent amazing, but i really really want an ipad!

ashleyJanuary 28, 2011 - 7:23 am

I’d love any of the mentoring sessions! Or any other prize other than Clean Color- which I already bought. And LOVE! Even though I don’t have Photoshop or Elements.

kribssJanuary 28, 2011 - 7:27 am

happy happy blogday to you!

put my name in for the ipad!!

TeriJanuary 28, 2011 - 7:30 am

Thank you so much for all the inspiration you have given me w/o even knowing it! I would love to win the clean color bundle or the ipad….or the session with you!

~Shari FoxJanuary 28, 2011 - 7:32 am

OhMyGosh! What a fantabulous giveaway. I mean Holy WOW Batman!

I would love the iPad but then I also have drooled over Drew’s unposing guide!

I would adore a mentoring session with you but I had a dream that I called you on a mentoring session and you told me that you would not mentor me and hung up. LOL TRUE STORY!

Sue EJanuary 28, 2011 - 7:33 am

Love your blog and would love to learn to take better pictures myself. Any one of those gifts sounds fabulous. Would especially love Clean Color or the IPad!

cindyJanuary 28, 2011 - 7:40 am

I’ll be eternally grateful to Karen Russell for introducing me to your website. You’re pretty amazing to offer all these wonderful things. How can I choose . . . clean color, ipad, clean color, ipad? Either one would be awesome!

Jennie SJanuary 28, 2011 - 7:41 am

Oh My Goodness! Happpy blogday! I would love,love,love the hour chat with you. The ipad, the unposing guide,so many choices ~ any and all of these are all amazing giveaways! Thank you for sharing your time and talent with us.

Karen SJanuary 28, 2011 - 7:42 am

HAPPY BLOGDAY! I have so loved coming to visit your little slice of the world. I would love to win either the mentoring session with you or Chelsey, the ipad or the Clean Color bundle. What a great list of prizes-thank you!

julieJanuary 28, 2011 - 7:45 am

Oh girl, that iPad is tempting. But I just got your Clean Color, and I would loooooove an hour with you!

MeganJanuary 28, 2011 - 7:51 am

Happy (belated) Blogday! I’d love to win an Unposing Guide, as I already have your Clean Color Tutorial, which I LOVE!

Elizabeth BJanuary 28, 2011 - 7:52 am

This is incredible!!! I am wishing for the Clean Color bundle!

HuyenJanuary 28, 2011 - 7:52 am

I see why you named your blog ‘Pigbear’ and I too have that same outfit when my daughter was born! Congratulations on 5 years!

You have so many awesome prizes!!
1. ipad!
2. session with YOU!
3. Clean Color Bundle!

AnnieSJanuary 28, 2011 - 7:54 am

Erin, you are soo awesome it’s beyond words. I’ve been following you ever since those early posts asking us to vote for Sarah in the Gap Casting Call. It’s been a joy to watch you grow over the years and I love your adorable kids. You are definitely an inspiration. I would love to win one of the clean color bundles. Thank you so much!! and Happy Blogaversary!!

Keri JarvisJanuary 28, 2011 - 7:55 am

Any of them would be awesome to win! I would love a copy of Clean Color. Thank you for your blog, it is an inspiration!

heather mayberryJanuary 28, 2011 - 7:57 am

happy blogday yesterday! i guess i’ve been reading now for 4 years one of those was not as faithful but it’s been awesome! obviously, i would love to win the ipad. i’m not a photographer, although i am interested so it’s not fair to ask for the other things. i would love to spend an hour on the phone with you but it’s just because i like you, you’re pretty cool and i, like most people on here i’m sure, feel like i know you. so, there are my two. keep up the good work! i enjoy it and i’m sure others do too but your kiddos will appreciate it more than you will ever know and that is the most important thing.

Tram LuuJanuary 28, 2011 - 8:00 am

First I must thank you for actually responding to my e-mail the other day. I appreciate that so much! I replay my Clean Color for full Photoshop everytime I edit a photo giving me some problems. It saves me everytime! So awesome! So I think if I were to be randomly picked, I would like the iPad. Then I could work on pictures anywhere, anytime the Clean Color way :o)

AbbyJanuary 28, 2011 - 8:05 am

The Ipad would rock my world… I am a traveling woman and carrying a laptop is just too crazy sometimes…
Also, the book about posing sounds neat!
I love your blog and check it every day- found it via karen russel you ladies are lovely
♥ abby

Michelle BostinelosJanuary 28, 2011 - 8:09 am

Happy Blogday! I would love Clean Color…or the ipad 🙂 Love your blog and photos. thanks so much for sharing!

Michelle BostinelosJanuary 28, 2011 - 8:09 am

Happy Blogday! I would love Clean Color…or the ipad 🙂 Love your blog and photos. thanks so much for sharing!

GretchenJanuary 28, 2011 - 8:10 am

I would LOVE to win the menoring chat with you!!! Happy Blog’aversary!! I love your blog and read it every day!!
thanks for the chance to win!!!

Stephanie DukeJanuary 28, 2011 - 8:13 am

Happy Blogday! I would love to win the iPad or Drew’s unmanual guide. Thank you so much for the prizes and for sharing your photography and yourself with the world! 🙂

NitaJanuary 28, 2011 - 8:14 am

Happy blogday, Erin I would love to win a copy of Clean Color.
Thanks for the chance.

SusanHnSCJanuary 28, 2011 - 8:15 am

I admit it – I want the iPad!!!! (but some mentoring about my camera/lack of photography skills would be quite helpful too!) And I love that photo – way too cute for words!

CrystalJanuary 28, 2011 - 8:16 am

Wow! I just got a new camera this Christmas in order to take better pics of my 3 girls! I would love to learn more about my camera with any of the free gifts or the ipad! I love your blog! Happy Anniversary!

MeredithJanuary 28, 2011 - 8:19 am

WOWZERS! What a great giveaway…I think it would be a toss up between the Ipad, Unposing Guide and Unmanual Guide. Thanks for a great giveaway!!! Happy Blogiversary!

MaureenJanuary 28, 2011 - 8:26 am

I’ve enjoyed following along your blog. I love how you got great snow photos, even though you don’t usually get snow (I’m in NY and we have A LOT this year). I’d love to win an ipad or the clean color.

AnnaJanuary 28, 2011 - 8:31 am

All the prizes sound awesome, but an iPad would be great. I am really looking forward to meeting you in May/June for our photo session!! It will be fun to meet the fabulous person behind this blog!

AnnaJanuary 28, 2011 - 8:32 am

Oops…meant to say that the free session and 9×9 canvas would be wonderful too! 🙂

DianaJanuary 28, 2011 - 8:33 am

Congratulations, Erin, on five fabulous years! I’ve been reading for a number of those years and I have to say, your blog is still one of my faves! I would love to win the iPad…who wouldn’t? Fingers crossed for this one! And cheers to five more awesome blogging years!

LauraJanuary 28, 2011 - 8:38 am

Happy Blog Day! I would LOVE an iPad, and would also delight in an unposing guide.

MarjorieJanuary 28, 2011 - 8:39 am

Who could turn down a mentoring session with you? The unposing guide would be great, too. I think I could really use that. Of course, the ipad would be great. My husband keeps dropping hints about wanting one, so it would be a great surprise for him.

AllisonJanuary 28, 2011 - 8:40 am

Happy Five Years! I love coming here. Your posts always put a smile on my face – even the serious ones. It’s just good to know that normal, nice, good-hearted people do exist! Thank you so much for taking the time to tell your story to all of us. And, oh my goodness, those prizes – either the iPad (because, DUH! who wouldn’t want that) or the one-on-one with you would be awesome. Thanks!!

Lori ToddJanuary 28, 2011 - 8:41 am

Oh how I love you blog, I check it every morning and it brightens my day. I would love to win the IPAD or the Skype session with you. Keeping my fingers crossed
p.s. Love my Clean Color

AmybJanuary 28, 2011 - 8:44 am

Tough call, all great giveaways!!! I’d love Clean Color or the iPad, or one of the mentoring sessions, oh my, I couldn’t choose… I do enjoy your Blog though, so “Cheers” to many more years of blogging!!!

Stacie CJanuary 28, 2011 - 8:49 am

Oh I would love the ipad. But I so want a copy of Clean Color more. If you want to give me both, I won’t complain.

DanaJanuary 28, 2011 - 8:50 am

ipad!! What a very cool giveaway!! thank you thank you!

AmandaJanuary 28, 2011 - 8:57 am

Wow! Awesome giveaways!! …I’m smitten with the iPad! Thanks for the chance!!

JodiJanuary 28, 2011 - 8:58 am

Happy cinco de blogo!

Nadia BataJanuary 28, 2011 - 8:58 am

I would Love me some clean color 😀 Happy 5 year anniversary, your blog is a beautiful place to visit and i’ve already learnt so much from following you 😀 Your business blog is also awesome xxx

ChristiJanuary 28, 2011 - 8:58 am

I’d love a copy of the clean color, not that I’ll ever really get photoshop (elements), but I do love playing around on it.

LizJanuary 28, 2011 - 9:00 am

The unposing guide, because we always pose at our house and it would be nice to learn something new.

aubreyJanuary 28, 2011 - 9:02 am

Happy Blogday, Pigbear!!! I’ve read FIVE YEARS of posts and have NEVER been disappointed! Oh… and I’d LOVE an iPad 😉

JeannineJanuary 28, 2011 - 9:05 am

I just wanted to say congratulations on 5 years of blogging and that I love your photos and what you share with your readers. Thank you!

KateosaurusJanuary 28, 2011 - 9:08 am

Since I’m a fan of YOU, my vote is for a session with you (even though I live in Nashville, I’d make the trip) OR I’d pick the one hour skype session with you. I’d love the chance to learn beyond Clean Color. 🙂

JenCozzJanuary 28, 2011 - 9:08 am

Happy Blogday! How exciting! Since I already bought your Clean Color on the morning it came out and have watched it over and over and taken notes and am practicing your tricks on my images, I would love to win the mentoring with you to further improve my skills and ask all those questions. Have a great day!

KristenJanuary 28, 2011 - 9:11 am

omg the ipad?! please?! how great are you? love your blog!

AmberJanuary 28, 2011 - 9:13 am

As I was reading I thought:

“Oh – I could really use that Unposing Guide”


“Ohhh…Clean Color Bundle…I want it, I want it!”


“iPad!!?!! I have one (and LOVE it) but what a great raffle for a fundraiser I’m doing!”

So…wishing me luck! : )

michelleJanuary 28, 2011 - 9:13 am

Happy Blogiversary! Clean Color, The Unposing Guide or the Ipad would be at the top of my list!!!

CandyJanuary 28, 2011 - 9:17 am

I so want to win one session with you (sweet baby due early summer)!!!! or the ipad.

amyellenJanuary 28, 2011 - 9:20 am

i would have to say that i would really love a clean color package. i am a struggling p&s camera gal, who really is trying to use my manual settings, that would sound like a complete idiot talking to any of you actual photographers! if i didn’t live in chicago i would totally love a session with you! and thank you for explaining the pigbear 🙂

ReneJanuary 28, 2011 - 9:27 am

Would love the Ipad, you rock!!

SandyJanuary 28, 2011 - 9:31 am

Congrats on your 5 year blogday! I’ve never posted a comment to a blog before but your post made me come out of lurkdom. I am so lucky to have found you and your amazing photos. Thanks for helping to document Alexander’s first days. I will cherish his newborn portraits always. I’ve love a session with you for A’s first birthday, or some one on one time with you!

AmandaPJanuary 28, 2011 - 9:34 am

My vote would be a session with you. Which says something b/c I don’t have an ipad!

Colleen D.January 28, 2011 - 9:40 am

Good LORD. If you want some comments, host a giveaway huh? I think I’m number 795. Yikes. 🙂 You know I love your blog, I’ve been reading almost as long. I’d LOVE clean color just so my own personal pictures look great but of course I live by you so that one’s probably out. 😉 And IPad would be great. I have an itouch and I have Ipad envy. The mini session would rock, so would any of the guides. 😉 I’ll still be here five years from now. 😉

LinnieJanuary 28, 2011 - 9:54 am

Happy Blogday! I love reading your blog, so keep it going! I would freaking love an iPad! It would be amazing if I lived near you to get the session with you, but I live in Kansas, so I’m going with the iPad! Thanks Erin!!

KyleJanuary 28, 2011 - 9:56 am

Woo-hoo! Congrats!! I’d love to win an iPad!

MichelleJanuary 28, 2011 - 9:58 am

Happy 5th anniversary. Ihave enjoyed your blog for 6 months or so now. I would love to win the chat with you and/or an ipad!
Thanks for the give away opportunity.

Kim :)January 28, 2011 - 10:05 am

Erin! Happy Blogday to you. Congratulation on 5 years. I absolutely love your blog and your photography. You are such an inspiration to me. ALL of your prizes are amazing. I would be tickled to win any of them but….I think the one I would mostly love is the hour mentoring session with YOU…though I am super shy and wouldn’t know where to start. 🙁 Thanks, Erin…..happy blogday to you again.

SuzyJanuary 28, 2011 - 10:06 am

Happy Blogday PigBear!! I have truly enjoyed reading you!! As much as I LOVE you Erin, I REALLY want that ipad. Heart You!!

LindsayJanuary 28, 2011 - 10:07 am

I have been following since Pigbear’s first year, but rarely come out of “observing.” I’m shy. I love this lil’ (BIG) blog. Oh…and an ipad sounds pretty fab too. 😉 Keep up the great bloggin’ Erin!

Jamie SJanuary 28, 2011 - 10:11 am

Happy Blogday!! I’d love love love an ipad!! Thanks for sharing your blog with us!

BrookeJanuary 28, 2011 - 10:18 am

Wow! Happy blogiversary! (I always did wonder why you named it The Pig Bear….now i know! 🙂 )I would LOVE to win a session with you. That would be awesome. My other choice would be a copy of Clean Color, because that would be awesome too. Thanks for doing this, i love your blog! 🙂

Sara EJanuary 28, 2011 - 10:19 am

I would LOVE the Clean Color Bundle!

Sara WJanuary 28, 2011 - 10:20 am

Happy Blogday!! I’d love love love Clean Color Bundle !

Joe EJanuary 28, 2011 - 10:21 am

I know my wife would love the clean color bundle.

Kathy PJanuary 28, 2011 - 10:24 am

WOW! Happy BLOGday!
Tis is an amazing giveaway! Would it be greedy for me to say that I would like to win it all?? Haha! I suppose it owuld…. then I guess I’d have to say the UNposing guides and of course the ipad. Great blog with great ideas and resources Erin! Thanks so much for allowing me into your life everyday! (almost) 🙂

HeatherJanuary 28, 2011 - 10:25 am

I CRAVE the Unmanual!!!

Amy JJanuary 28, 2011 - 10:26 am

I would sooo love the unposing guide…or an ipad would be nice too. 😉

ShelbyJanuary 28, 2011 - 10:32 am

Happy five years!!
I wanna win your clean color, cause I want it, but I’m broke!

JenniferJanuary 28, 2011 - 10:37 am

Thank you so much for sharing so much with us! Your family is beautiful and your photographs are amazing. I would LOVE to win a mentoring session with you via skype – but an ipad would be nice too.

Mindy AllenJanuary 28, 2011 - 10:41 am

Wow. I’d love to win any of these prizes. I guess my top picks would be the Ipad, mentoring with you or Keri and the Clean Color bundle. Happy Blogday to you!

Laura WernerJanuary 28, 2011 - 10:48 am

What a great giveaway! I would love to win the iPad, or the mentoring session with YOU! I’ve always loved your images!

TanyaJanuary 28, 2011 - 10:51 am

Happy Blogday! I’ve been following you since I found you through Karen Russell’s blog. 🙂 I love following your family, your stories, and your amazing photography as well as having an avid curiousity for what you’re going to talk about on your 10 on Tuesday mixes. *grin* Thank you for sharing yourself with all of us. Truly.

I’d be happy with any of your options. 🙂 I’d love your Clean Colour Bundle, the unPosing guide or the iPad, certainly, but mostly I wanted to say hello and thank you. 🙂

LizJanuary 28, 2011 - 10:58 am

Would love to win any of the prizes but a mentoring session would be most appreciated.

kristenJanuary 28, 2011 - 11:05 am

Oh my goodness! How I would love to win a phone appointment with you, Erin. The ipad wouldn’t be bad either. 🙂 Love your blog … love your photography!

Jill RadkeJanuary 28, 2011 - 11:07 am

I would love the ipad, I just purchased your clean color video, otherwise I’d want that!

karen youngJanuary 28, 2011 - 11:08 am

Woot! Woot! I love your blog and have purchased Clean Color. I am playing with my photos to amazing success! Happy Blogday to you! Oh, and if you happen to pick my name, I would really love an ipad to waste time with. And maybe even be a little productive, who knows!

Ann Marie DuvallJanuary 28, 2011 - 11:12 am

Congratulations on your anniversary!!! I love to read your blog whenever I have a minute or two. It’s more special because I actually know you! 🙂 I would love the session or the ipad. The session would be awesome!!!

Thanks!!! Ann Marie

JenniferJanuary 28, 2011 - 11:16 am

I would LOVE a mentoring session with you! That would be number one–which says a lot because the iPad is the mackdaddy of prizes.

If not that, boo, then I would pick the Unposing guide. That would be great information!

Lastly, I feel this is a pipe dream, but the iPad would be wonderful too!

Happy blog birthday! Thanks for risking the negative to bring so much positive!

LindseyJanuary 28, 2011 - 11:19 am

I’d love to win the iPad! My daughter is obessed with my dad’s and would love one for herself!

Rachelle SimsJanuary 28, 2011 - 11:19 am

What a wonderful giveaway you have going on here! WOW!

I would LOVE to win a 1 hour phone mentoring session with you! I live in Oregon, and when I read that you’d been down with Karen Russell I thought that would have been such a COOL time to be a fly on the wall! : )

Congrats on 5 years~ that’s awesome!

PamelaJanuary 28, 2011 - 11:25 am

Oh my goodness! As much as I LOVE you and stalking your blog everyday, I would really love an ipad! I already have your clean color and that too is amazing! Thanks so much!

KelliJanuary 28, 2011 - 11:29 am

Happy Blogday! I would LOVE a session and canvas or, of course, the iPAD! I’m excited to see what fun stuff the next 5 years brings. 🙂

LisaJanuary 28, 2011 - 11:30 am

Oh, I’d LOVE a Skype session with you!! Congrats on five wonderful years of blogging! 🙂

LisaJanuary 28, 2011 - 11:31 am

Also, an iPad would be fab! 🙂

LisaJanuary 28, 2011 - 11:32 am

And, uh, a copy of Clean Color would also be super! OK, I’m done. That’s what ya get for saying we could ask for more than one thing. 🙂

Amy SargeantJanuary 28, 2011 - 11:36 am

Happy Blogirthday!
I’d love to win the ipad!

AmandaJanuary 28, 2011 - 11:37 am

I would love the unposing guide, the ipad or your clean color bundle! I love your blog, it’s been so much fun watching your kiddos grow!

britJanuary 28, 2011 - 11:45 am

Oh my, you are so generous! I would love a copy of Clean Color. Or a 1hr phone chat with you. Or the iPad. Happy 5 years Pigbear 🙂

Krissy C.January 28, 2011 - 11:47 am

It’s always fun to see a see post out here! You are such a fun and generous person 🙂 I would love the iPad.

meganJanuary 28, 2011 - 11:54 am

Even if you weren’t giving away these amazing gifts, I would have still left a comment to say thank you for all that you’ve shared in the last five years. I have been reading your blog since right after my daughter was born, which will be five years ago in May. Anyway, I would love to win ANY of these gifts. On the top of my list would probably be any one of the three mentoring sessions!

MichelleJanuary 28, 2011 - 11:59 am

woot! woot! LOL. I’d love to win the iPad for my honey!

Anne SaloffJanuary 28, 2011 - 11:59 am

Ooooh the IPAD…. love it and your blog 🙂

JaneJanuary 28, 2011 - 12:06 pm

Any of these would be great…..I think I would go for the Ipad first though :o)

DebsJanuary 28, 2011 - 12:10 pm

OMG, 824 comments so far? Well done Erin. You have a great blog, which I have followed since about 2007, I think. I’d love to win and iPad but whether I do or not, I’ll still follow your blog!

Joanna CaldwellJanuary 28, 2011 - 12:12 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WOOT COMING AT ‘CHA ERIN!!! I’m so proud of you and all you have accomplished!!! And while I confess I would be thrilled beyond thrilled to win the I-pad or the session with you, or Clean Color, I consider that I have already won the best prize of all by getting to know you and your dear family! I am thankful God brought you into our lives!!! Love you Erin and HAPPY (WOOT!) PIGBEAR (WOOT) BIRTHDAY!!!

paytonJanuary 28, 2011 - 12:12 pm

happy blogday! i would love the ipad…or an hour with you. loving loving loving clean color! so worth the wait. thank you. war eagle.

MeganJanuary 28, 2011 - 12:17 pm

I have been blog-stalking you for a few months now and I love every single one of your posts – and pictures! The iPad or Clean Color would be WONDERFUL gifts to win. You are an inspiration 🙂

wendyJanuary 28, 2011 - 12:22 pm

Happy Bloggy Day! I would love love love the ipad, or the clean color bundle! Wish I was local to win a session with you though!

AmyJanuary 28, 2011 - 12:29 pm

Hi Erin! Congratulations! I’ve been following The Pigbear since before you were pregnant with Ephraim. It is one of the first blogs I followed and definitely one of my favorites. I would pick Clean Color, but am the proud owner of my OWN copy. My 4YO daughter would have chosen a playdate with Sarah (if that was an option) – she is such a big fan of hers. It is very tough call between the ipad and a chat with you, but I really *need* an ipad 🙂

Laura GloverJanuary 28, 2011 - 12:33 pm

I would love to win the I-Pad. Can’t even wrap my head around the idea that it could be possible. I am so intrigued by them. I have a old desk top Dell and it’s on it’s last leg.
I love your photography and I love following your blog!

Julie HessJanuary 28, 2011 - 12:39 pm

First of all thank you so much for CLEAN COLOR! I have learned so much in the short time I have had it. I would love to own an ipad. It would be an honor to talk to you for a whole hour. So yeah, those are my two choices in no particular order!
Thanks for sharing… Julie Hess

Janne SkafteJanuary 28, 2011 - 12:41 pm

Happy Birthday! Five years – wish I was there from the start! I just love you blog, your pictures and your lovely children – and the funny names you give the at times!

I must say I have the Clear Color – but everything else is just my game! Bring it on!

Thank you for sharing your life with strangers= me!

Denmark calling!

LaraJanuary 28, 2011 - 12:48 pm

I would LOVE a phone session with YOU!! time sure flies I cannot get over you’ve been on here this long!! would love the iPad as well so FINGERS CROSSED pick me pick me pick me!! and like everyone else ADORE your blog thanks so much for letting us all in for a peek at your life and kiddos. always brightens my day 🙂 thanks for the chance to win such wonderfulness! xo

Brandy HarperJanuary 28, 2011 - 12:54 pm

Holy Smokes, there is over 800 comments! Well here is one more..haha I also have followed your blog since finding you on 2peas, and I must say, it’s the only blog I have been faithful in following for several years! I can’t wait for my family to have a session with you someday…with that…I would LOVE the free session by you, or the one hour mentoring session. And I should throw in the ipad too! This is exciting…happy blogday!

tawnyaJanuary 28, 2011 - 1:01 pm

oh my, oh my, my palms are sweating and my heart is racing just thinking about all of these fab prizes!! I truly wouldn’t know WHAT to pick! I don’t need the ipad, although TOTALLY cool, indeed. I’d pick YOU to chat with, but it makes me almost hyperventilate thinking of what to ask to say or giggle about. Say…..if we are lucky enough to get picked, but we aren’t local–if we arrange to GET to you, can we be lucky enough to have our mini session that way?

Oh I don’t know–your camera advice is worth a million bucks though. Heck I think I’d choose the clean color copy.

I’d take what you’d give me.

MarlinaJanuary 28, 2011 - 1:05 pm

Wow, how exiciting for all of us. I would love to win a copy of Clean Color and the I Pad.

beccaJanuary 28, 2011 - 1:10 pm

I’d love an hour with YOU! 🙂 what amazing prizes!!

SamJanuary 28, 2011 - 1:16 pm

Wow, comment #839… happy belated blogday, the pigbear:)

OK, so I would love to win any of these prizes but, I’m not in Alabama and I already have Clean Color (and love it!) So, I would say the ipad would be top of the list otherwise:)

Congrats on five years!!!

SarahJanuary 28, 2011 - 1:32 pm

umm…the ipad! thanks for the opportunity!

KarenJanuary 28, 2011 - 2:47 pm

Wow,I am shocked how everyone wants the iPAD.I would love to win it,but I am sure it would be a steep learning curve for me.I really need to get into the 21st Century though.
The Unposing guide could be just what I am looking for,I struggle with this aspect of photography.
If only I didn’t have a phobia chatting on the phone/skype I would have picked the mentoring with you,hands down.You’d be glad though I didn’t pick that,I never stop talking!
I would have LOVED the session with you,but it maybe a bit far from the UK.
Great giveaways Erin.x

AllisonJanuary 28, 2011 - 2:51 pm

I would love a session from you for my girls!!!! I love the set we did last summer :)))))

ChristiJanuary 28, 2011 - 3:20 pm

I would pick the mentoring or the Clean Color.

KamiJanuary 28, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Love to read your blog. My oldest is about the same age as Sarah (in fact, I think he had that same fuzzy outfit in blue), and I’ve been reading for a long time. Already have Clean Color, but I’d love an ipad!

Melissa O.January 28, 2011 - 5:41 pm

Congrats on five years! Your blog rocks. Thanks for the chance on winning the ipod… will keep my fingers (and toes) crossed 🙂

AngieJanuary 28, 2011 - 10:56 pm

Aww, nuts! I’m late to the party, but Happy Blog-day, Erin! Your blog is always so fun to read and your pictures are incredible. Thanks for sharing with us!

JulieJanuary 29, 2011 - 3:00 am

I’d love a copy of the unposing guide. Of course the ipad would be awesome, good luck to everyone!

JeannetteJanuary 29, 2011 - 6:08 am

Oh-my-yummy-goodness! What a FABULOUS list of prizes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I have been COVETING an iPad, & want one sooooo bad, that would be such an awesome thing! But it is rather hard to pick ….Let’s see….I’m in Atlanta, so Huntsville isn’t THAT far, and having new family pics would be FANTABULOUS!!!! {if I could get hubby’s schedule to work out}…either one would be GREAT! Thank you so much for offering these!

Jen L.January 29, 2011 - 9:25 am

Seriously? I would die for any of those things! 🙂 The ipad to entertain my 2 year old on an upcoming 14 hour drive, a mentoring session with any of you gorgeous ladies to figure out my camera, and even those guides would be awesome! You rock!

AliJanuary 29, 2011 - 1:07 pm

I’m trying to grow my photography hobby into a business and would love any of these prizes. But, I think any of the mentor sessions would be so, so helpful.

Happy Blogday! 🙂

Rebecca JeanneJanuary 29, 2011 - 3:38 pm

How could a person choose just one of those?!?!? I want one of everything!

MichelleJanuary 29, 2011 - 5:08 pm

I love reading your blog. I wish I can have a blog, but find it hard to sit down and be alone.

I would love to meet you and talk.


ShannonJanuary 29, 2011 - 5:34 pm

I would love a Mom-tog Unmanual guide, Clean Color, or ipad, they’d all be put to good use!

AnikJanuary 29, 2011 - 5:35 pm

Oh, I would love love love an iPad!! Of course I would also love the other things as well! A phone consult with you??!

NinkaJanuary 30, 2011 - 11:58 pm

Oh an iPad would be fab!!

MelissaFebruary 2, 2011 - 11:51 pm

What a fun day for you! Thank you sharing it with all of us. I would not be able to say no to a mentor session and or an iPad! 🙂

GinnyFebruary 3, 2011 - 6:10 am

Gosh, how to pick – so many great prizes!! I’d really love to have an iPad and have been dying to get your Clean Color Bundle. Congrats on 5 years! Love reading your blog.

Jenny AlfonsoFebruary 3, 2011 - 6:35 am

Happy Blogiversary! I found your blog through Karen Russell. Those are some pretty amazing prizes! I would love to win one of your Clean Color bundles or the ipad. I wish I was local for a chance to a session. Thanks again!

Trish TurayFebruary 3, 2011 - 6:38 am

I just think you’re the bee’s knees! I’d love to win a copy of Clean Color or that lovely iPad!! Wow–seriously great give aways! 🙂 Congrats on your anniversary, too!

EllieFebruary 3, 2011 - 6:40 am

First off happy blogday! I can not tell you all that I am learning from your blog and clean color class. So if your ears are ringing that would be me saying you super genius you! Now as if your posts weren’t a gift enough you want to give us more? Well I would love a skype call from you but my laptops camera is no more. So I dare dream big cause only like that would happen that IPad would oh I can even begin to tell you how I daydream about having one. Thank you so much for sharing so much & here is to many more amazing bloggers to come!

CandyWFebruary 3, 2011 - 7:18 am

I would love to win the 1 hour mentoring session with you, or the ipad. I love your blog, and your photos! I’m currently working my way through your clean color video, and am sure I will have lots of questions when I get done! LOL

LindaFebruary 3, 2011 - 7:36 am

happy blogday, Erin! you are offering amazing prizes and i would be thrilled with any of them! my top choice is Keri Doolittle–i live in Denver and would LOVE to take advantage of an in person mentoring session!

Kathleen WFebruary 3, 2011 - 7:38 am

I would love to win Clean Color, an hour session with you or the IPad. I have boy/girl twins and I struggle with taking photos and am so sad that I’ve missed so many opportunities to take wonderful photos – I just don’t know how. Thank you so much for this fun opportunity 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Caroline R.February 3, 2011 - 8:17 am

Congratulations or Happy Blogaversary! Love your blog, I’ve been evesdropping many times, just don’t comment much, but you sure make me smile. I would so love that Ipad, I’ve been dreaming about having one for using in my classroom, really would liven things up a bit.

SherylFebruary 3, 2011 - 9:00 am

Thank you for this fabulous giveaway, and Happy Bloggerversary! Since I’m sure that Unmanual Guide must’ve been written for me, I would choose that, and who wouldn’t love an ipad!?! I would love one of those!

MariaFebruary 3, 2011 - 9:53 am

What a nice thing for you to do and what a great blog! The entire “process” of sharing! As a new blogger, I’m trying to figure out what I’m doing and it helps to see what other women are making of all this and to share w/ each other. Good luck! I’ll check back often.

SheilaFebruary 3, 2011 - 1:38 pm

Happy blogday Erin! I have to say that I’d love to win the ipad. Love reading your blog and thanks for the chance!

NonaFebruary 3, 2011 - 1:45 pm

Happy 5 years, Erin! Your pigbear is such a cutie pootie 🙂

Lori YFebruary 3, 2011 - 5:09 pm

Happy Blogday! Thanks for the chance to win one of these awesome giveaways! I’d love the clean color bundle or the ipad!

amanda hFebruary 3, 2011 - 10:59 pm

I’m so glad I found your blog. I wish I could take advantage of the photography help, but someone else would benefit from it much more. I’d love to be considered for the iPad!

DeirdreFebruary 8, 2011 - 12:06 pm

Wow… happy Blogday. Wish I lived near you… coz I sure now what I would like to win!!! Unfortunately…. I don’t!

Purchased Clean Colour Bundle – just have to go watch/learn/rewatch again and hope some of it goes into my brain! LOL!

Would Adore to win the ipad. Thanks for the chance to win and thank you for sharing your awesome talent with us. Hugs to you on your blogday. Deirdre

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