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The Great Portrait Giveaway

April 25, 2019

The tiniest part of me wanted to wait until my birthday, which is this Sunday, to launch my website but who am I kidding? I’ve only been talking about this launch since last fall. I’ve only been working on it for far before that (so far that I’m embarrassed that it’s only just now happening!) and it would be cruel to make you or myself wait any longer. So here it is! The fresh, brand new, custom built (by your’s truly!) website and blog! I seriously could not love this thing more! Take a few minutes to look around the website because it’s my pride and joy and I did it all for you. I hope you like it!

But what I know you ARE going to love is what I’ve been promising you for a few months:


So what exactly IS this giveaway all about? I’m turning 33 so I am giving THREE lucky people FOUR FREE 30 minute portrait sessions: one in the summer (June-September 2019), one in the fall (October-November 2019), one in the winter (December 2019 – February 2020), and one next spring (March-May 2020)! You can use each of the sessions for any of the following: boudoir, anniversary, maternity, family, engagement, and child milestone.

So how can you enter???

You must do all of the following to be considered entered into the giveaway.

  1. Share this blog post to Facebook. Easiest way to do this is by clicking on the facebook icon directly below this post, right beside where it says “Share” in pink.
  2. Like Rachael Houser Photography on Facebook.
  3. And finally, follow Rachael Houser Photography on Instagram.
  4. And finally, comment on this blog post telling me how you would use each portrait session.


I will announce the winners (again, there will be THREE!) on May 6th, 2019 here on the blog. Good luck to all!


  1. Brooke Lodge says:

    How fun!! I would try out a boudoir session this summer, a family session in the fall, my little girls 3rd birthday pictures in the winter, and then a 5th anniversary session next spring!!!!

  2. Katie Jurgens says:

    We would use them Kinley’s 3 month, 6 month, 9 month and 1 year photos because the timing is PERFECT! So excited for your custom built website and blog!!! Happy birthday!

  3. Shayna Johnson says:

    Love the newness! We’d love to use this on a family or anniversary session next year (our 5th anniversary is next year June 20th). Either would be great to have with RHP!

  4. Shelby Crowley says:

    If I win, I would LOVE to use these sessions for boudoir, more engagement pictures, family pictures, and more pictures in Destin for our destination wedding! Can’t wait to start working with you, Rachael!

  5. Bethany Edwards says:

    I would use the giveaway for pictures of my three girls! We love taking pictures with you and love all the photos.

  6. Jessica Diane Lott says:

    Summer: My best friend and I have always wanted to get a bff photoshoot done!

    Fall: Christmas card photos with my pups

    Winter: Potentially a boudoir session!

    Spring: Family pictures with my parents and siblings since we have never had any done.

  7. Haley C says:

    I would love to win the great portrait giveaway. I would have family pictures done with my husband and foster son!

  8. emmysuhweeks says:

    Yay! Website looks awesome! Congrats!

    You know I always need more pics of my Ari Grey, and who knows, maybe we would need a maternity session in that time frame!

  9. Shanae Beavers says:

    I would have more pictures of my boys/family, of course! I can never have too many pictures, these boys are growing so fast!

  10. Rachel Douglas says:

    The website is gorgeous Rachael! You did a great job! I would love a child milestone, anniversary, boudoir, and fingers crossed, a maternity!!

  11. Arella Thompson says:

    I would want one for me (boudoir), one for my family, one for my kids third birthday, and one for my anniversary!! What a great giveaway!!!

  12. Cambria Goodman says:

    Your new site is gorgeous! Well done!

    I would love to get family pics and couples pics! And I might even get brave enough for some boudoir! Those sound fun!

  13. Nicole Snow says:

    LOVE the new site! It looks amazing! Would love to win, we would use it for our maternity and for the milestones for the new baby!!

  14. Kendra says:

    I would use each portrait session as either family or child milestone! 🙂

  15. Sara Ford says:

    For summer, I’d love to do some portraits for Aubrey’s birthday at the lake with her fishing. (Something about a little girl fishing is just so cute!)
    For fall, I would love, love, LOVE to do an anniversary session for Carson and I wearing my wedding dress (I have wanted to do this for so long because I was a little disappointed with our wedding day pictures)
    For winter, I want some family snow pictures (if we get any) or campfire pictures.
    For spring, I would do Dillon’s birthday. I would like to do a farm/tractor thing.

  16. Megan says:

    Love this giveaway! I’d use the sessions for family photos and anniversary photos for sure! Maybe even boudoir if I get brave!

  17. Oh gosh! So many things to choose from! But most likely I would be using it to get some photos of my little guy!

  18. Lauren F. says:

    This is so exciting! I would use one in June for Jack’s 18 month portraits. I would use one in October for a farm-style family session before we harvest all our corn. I would use one in December for Jack’s 24 month portraits. Lastly, I would use one in April for a pretty spring family session!

  19. Maegan says:

    Hello and thank you for the chance to enter this awesome giveaway! Me and my fiancé are getting married in May of 2020 so each photo session would go perfectly to the countdown of our wedding.

    I would use 2 sessions for engagement photos and 2 for family photos with our son. (Spring photos and Christmas) . We also just bought our first home and have a lot to celebrate right now. Thanks again

  20. Amanda Hutto says:

    I would use them for sessions for my kids so I can see how they change the outcome the year. I’d use the 2020 one for our 10 year anniversary photo shoot!!

  21. Felicia says:

    I would love to win!! I would use the sessions for family photos including a session with extended family because my mother in law would LOVE it!!!

  22. Robyn Elliott says:

    I would use it for family photos as our new baby girl grows!

  23. Kathryn Thomas says:

    Shared, Liked, and Following 🤞🏼
    If I win, I will use the sessions to take pictures of my wild crew! My children currently are one, three, and six and are ever-changing in looks and personalities. I love documenting each of their stages and am a sucker for family pictures. Would love to get generation pictures taken! Love the new site and am excited for you Rachel! Fingers crossed 😀

  24. Beth Harder says:

    as a family portrait.

  25. Madison Green says:

    Hi 🙂 I’m so excited that you’ve launched your new website!!! Congratulations✨ Also, I would like to say how cool it is that you’re doing this giveaway. So many great opportunities for unbelievably beautiful pictures! Thankfully I’m already a Rachael Houser Bride (screaming on the inside!!!) so I get to experience a beautiful engagement session & wedding day pictures! If I were one of the lucky people
    picked I would love to use the sessions for boudoir, family & milestones. Once again, congratulations Rachael!!!

  26. Stacey says:

    What a great giveaway!
    I would use them for family photos!

  27. Sara says:

    It’s gorgeous! Family and kiddo pics please!

  28. Would be such a blessing to win the giveaway! We’d use for milestone pictures since our newest little gal arrived Monday.

  29. Emily Wilke says:

    First of all…your site is perfect!!
    We would use the child milestone package for our little Ember who is turning 1 this summer. We loved our milk bath session with you! I’d love to do a boudoir or a maternity session in the future hopefully 🙂

  30. Rachel Curry says:

    Weeeee! So excited for the new website and this incredible giveaway! If I won, I would use the first session for newborn, second for family, third for child milestone, and fourth for boudoir (nothing wrong with a little motivation, right?). ❤️

  31. Audra Ursini says:

    I’d use the portraits for family pictures! Love your work! 😄 hope I win!

  32. Lauren Reigle says:

    It would be sweet to do a kiddo friends photo shoot and then of course always more family pictures!

  33. Candace says:

    I love love to let my daughter have a father daughter session & including his other daughter!

  34. Kendra Jeffords says:

    Of course with little man coming into the world (very shortly might I add) we’re always going to be needing pictures of him or the family! Plus, you’re our fave!

    The website looks FANTASTIC!!!

  35. Sally Wiggins says:

    Love it, sister! I’d use the sessions for Harvey’s 1st Birthday, family portraits, and who knows, maybe maternity shoot next year?!

    You da best! ❤️

  36. Kristin Dye says:

    Everything looks so beautiful! I’d love to use the summer for our wedding anniversary photos, the fall for family photos with my grandparents since we have never ever had family photos done and they raised me and my sister, the winter photos for one year birthday pictures with our baby girl, and the spring for our little families photos, just the 3 of us! Congratulations on your new site!

  37. Anna Lynch says:

    I would LOVE to do a boudoir session! I’ve been wanting to do one for a long time. I would also love some family pictures, anniversary and of course more pictures of our fur babies. 🙂

  38. Rachel Rayburn says:

    Would love to win!

    1 Maternity
    2 Newborn
    3 5 and 3 milestone (I can’t believe it!)
    4 family portraits

  39. Rebecca Stamper says:

    My fiancé and I have ZERO professional photos together and I would LOVE to be able to have a some seasonal photos of us!

  40. Sara Shidal says:

    Love this! The website looks fantastic! You can tell you put a lot of effort into it. I would use mine for child milestones and family for sure! It’s so hard to work in remembering to schedule family pictures among everything else going on people’s busy lives….so this is a perfect way to help remember. Thank you so much for doing this. Can’t wait to do Briggs’ 1-year with you next month!

  41. MaKayla Hodge says:

    Loving the new blog and site! I would definitely use a session for our 1 year anniversary in October and hopefully (fingers crossed) maternity photos! We love RHP!

  42. Jose Stewart says:

    How exciting is all of this?! Your new site is fantastic! If I won, I would definitely use the sessions for family. Maybe one for my husband and I, then with our kiddo and pups, and then with our parents & grandparents. I love family photos so much as they capture such precious memories. Plus, we are in the process of buying our FIRST house so photos on the acreage behind would be special!

  43. Melissa Davis says:

    I would give them to my son and
    daughter n law. They are having there first baby in Nov and this would be great for them to use!!

  44. Jenn Blair says:

    This would be perfect for our engagement pictures!!
    The summer would be perfect for outdoor/lake photos, the fall one could capture the turning of the leaves, the winter one would be right before the wedding so a shoot on a snowy day would be awesome, the spring time would be nice with the green leaves popping out and flowers blooming !!

  45. Santana Moore says:

    This site is beautifully put together! I love your photography and have been following on Facebook forever. I would definitely use a session for family photos! We have never had any made and have very few snapshots of the three of us. Second I would be interested in doing a session with my husband and I in our wedding attire. Our 5 year anniversary is in August and our Wedding was ruined by rain and I never got any good photos. Id love to have photos with extended family and my daughter and nieces. My daughter turns 4 at Christmas time and would love photos of her.

  46. Katherine Parker says:

    We would probably use them for anniversary and some family photos for each side of the family! Love this !

  47. Amy Taake says:

    This giveaway would be perfect for our fall anniversary, family portraits or maybe even a newborn session.

  48. Leigh Ann Choat says:

    What an awesome opportunity! We loved working with you back in the Fall. I would love to use these sessions for family portraits, Evan’s 4th Birthday and maybe a session for our 12th anniversary. Thanks for offering this!

  49. Katie says:

    Would love to do some family portraits and maybe a engagement session but that isn’t up to me! #patientlywaiting

  50. Chelsea says:

    I would love to win!! Our engagement and wedding photos are my favorite!! Would love to have family pictures done!!

  51. MINDY WOODFORD says:

    You know I love photoshoots. With baby Landon coming we will always need photos of our growing family 💜

  52. Sara says:

    Love the site! I’ve admired your pictures from a far for years and would love to win these amazing packages! I would use the summer session for family portraits (we haven’t had any in over 10 years!), the fall for couples portraits with the boyfriend, the winter for Christmas card family pictures, and the spring for anniversary pictures for my parents!

  53. Jayla says:

    FINALLY. I was beginning to think this blog was a dream. LOL kidding! It looks great by the way. First of all I would do a post baby boudoir ( I have pre baby, and pregnant), then would do a child milestone b/c my baby will be 1 so soon! :(((( and last I would do family, b/c as you know I love a matching outfit theme! We love you Rachael.

  54. Elizabeth K says:

    Love, love, love your new site! Still swooning over our wedding pictures and I can’t believe it’s been almost a year!!! So many ideas for how to use these sessions but, I think I would use one for family pictures (my MIL would love this), portraits of us with our fur baby, boudoir. I think I would gift a session to our god-sons family (if possible) maybe in a milestone session. We love him like he’s our own!!

  55. Mandy Mayes says:

    We have never had family portaits done, so I would start with that! Then we would do anniversary pictures for our 10 years in the fall. Then, back to more photos of our sweet kiddos!

  56. Elizabeth K says:

    Love, love, love the new site! We are still swooning over our wedding photos, and I cannot believe it has been almost a year! There are so many ideas running through on how I would use the sessions. I would like to use one for extended family pictures, my mom and mother in law would love this! For other sessions, I want to do portraits of us (with our fur baby included) and then boudoir. I think I would gift a session (if possible) to our god-son and family as a milestone session. We love him like he is ours!

  57. Jenni says:

    LOVE the new website – it looks great!
    Checked all the boxes for the giveaway & hoping to win those sessions for ALL the photos of Clark’s milestones of course! 😉

  58. Kelsey Johnson says:

    I would love to win! I have an almost six month old, so we would love to use the sessions to document his life as he grows! Of course, as a Mom, I’m always behind the camera. So I would love to use one session for our family pictures.

  59. Rachael Brunswick says:

    We would use this for anniversary pics in July. You did our very first ones 5 years ago and we soooo treasure those pictures. We would also use to for family pics…..again!

  60. Lindsey Conner says:

    Ahh! I LOVE the new website! You can tell you’ve worked so hard to bring your customers an amazing experience via your website! I would use the sessions for a 6 year anniversary session in September, family pictures in the fall, Landon’s 8 year old pictures after Christmas, and if my fitness goals stay on point, maybe a boudoir session in the spring (🥰🥰🥰)! Congrats Rachael! It looks amazing!!

  61. Amanda Balcerzak says:

    For my summer session, I would do the kiddos. Fall, family Christmas photos. Winter probably boudoir. And Spring our anniversary!

  62. Candace Y says:

    Love the site! Your amazing at what you do

  63. Randee Simmons says:

    Summer: Claire Bear and her new best friend Buddy the goldendoodle!

    Fall: Christmas card photos

    Winter: 🤷 might let you get creative

    Spring: 10th anniversary family pictures (😲)

  64. Jennifer Collier says:

    What a joy it would be to see my kids their your lens! Summer would definitely be used for capturing my boys as they turn 5. Theyhaven’t had a session since they turned 1! Fall would be fabulous for my sweet girl’s 3rd birthday. I waited so long for her and I don’t want to forget the beauty of seeing her turn from baby to little girl. Winter would be a good time to get fun anniversary portraits with my husband and spring, finally a family photo that’s not just for a Christmas card!