Awkward Family Photos Replacement Giveaway

girl in bright yellow shirt and pink glasses with laser background

Let Me Replace Your Awkward Family Photos!

This photo is like all of my school photos. Hair disheveled. Over-sized glasses. A bit of a lazy eye. The obvious reason why I later got braces. A skinny kid drowning in an oversized t-shirt. LASERS.

Thanks to the internet, I've realized I'm not alone. I've since had much better photos taken of myself. If you haven't, that's where I come in to help!

Is your last family photo truly embarrassing? Do you only pull it out to make others laugh? Have you just not had time to get something better?

Were you all matching in head to toe denim? Was not a single tooth visible behind all the braces? Did Mom have her biggest perm ever? Was the family dog giving some R-rated content?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are exactly who I am looking for!


The Prizes

1st Place Prize (vote winner)

  • one hour standard portrait session (immediate family or smaller)
  • 20 digital files from your session
  • $200 print credit
  • ($700 value)

2nd Place Prize (photographer's choice)

  • one hour standard portrait session (immediate family or smaller)
  • 10 digital files from your session
  • $100 print credit
  • ($500 value)

How To Win

Submissions will be open from May 1st to May 23rd at 10:00pm MST. Upload your story and photo below to enter!

Submitted photos and stories will be uploaded to a gallery on Photography by Tanya Plonka's Facebook page where voting is open from May 27th 9:00am MST to June 1st 5:00pm MST.

Get everyone you know to vote for you by commenting on your image and like/love/laugh reacting to it.

The first place winner will be the one who receives the most votes & comments on their image.

The second place winner will be selected based on my favorite story/photo.

Entry Form

(this story will be shared on Facebook)

Before you submit your response, please be kind! This giveaway isn't meant to make fun of other photographers (even though using laser backdrops is SUPER questionable).

Rules & Process

  • Only one submission is allowed per family. Multiple submissions will be disqualified.
  • The awarded photo sessions must take place within Lethbridge.
  • The awarded photo sessions can have up to 12 people but some leeway may be given.
  • Winners will be notified by phone and email and asked to accept their prize by June 3, 2019.
  • Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash value.
  • Sessions must be redeemed by June 1st, 2020.
  • You will have more images to choose from than what is included in your prize and will be given the option to purchase more. However, no additional purchase is necessary.
  • Ordering sessions will take place in person approximately one to two weeks after your session.
  • Winners will be required to sign a model release.

One more step! Click 'next' to send me your photo.