{I am going to "sticky" this till the end of the day Wednesday, so check below for new posts if you're so inclined! Oh! And Wordless Wednesday is just one post down -- please go, you won't regret what's looking back at you . . .}

This is my first contest! YAY!!!

So as I have mentioned, I'm in the process of getting my new VWC website "live". I have the site, I have the pictures, but I don't have the catchy phrases. Which is where you come in!

I need something that follows "VWC Photography . . . {insert something catchy, cute but not annoyingly catchy here}".

Here are some examples of catchphrases I like from other women photographers (who I really really admire!). . .

Work of Heart, Art of the Heart, Your Life, Your Art, Capture the Heart, Capturing The Miracle We Call Life, artography, live, love, laugh, Life as Art, fresh.fun.real., just be you. . . .

Notice how so many use the word "art"? I do like it, but I'm not going to copy it. I need something new and fresh.

To help, you should probably check out the work I have done and also know what my intentions are with my work and this site. (Here's my old site, too!)

With my work, even though I will still be doing weddings, I am going to be doing much less of them (for now -- this way I can really be choosy and then have more time with my family on the weekends) and concentrate more on my birth photography, maternity photography, newborn photography and children photography.

I think my style is fresh, different, and tells it how it is. I capture people how they are, usually in their natural environments. I tell a story. I am non-intrusive. When people see my work I think they get a "wow" feeling in their heart, and that's what I hope to accomplish. *I* don't want to stand out, but I want my work to.

And my site. It's going to be kind of what you call vintage-y, Anthropologie-y, classic, yet retro. At first I wanted really bold and bright, but now I have decided to go more vintage with browns and muted tones in the website with fonts that are vintage-inspired and swirly.

Want to help me out?! If so, leave me a comment here with your ideas for a tagline (DO NOT EMAIL ME PLEASE)!! If you win, I will print your favorite 8x10 picture (whether it be one I took or one you took --- they will have to be digital and of a certain size/quality) on canvas. Have you seen those museum-quality canvas gallery wraps that everyone raves about these days? Thats what I'm talking about! It's about a $200 value! Even if you live far away, I will ship it to you. You just have to come up with something fabulous for me! Something that will draw people to me. Something that will really make me stand out.

Leave your comment by Wednesday Sept 12. (I know, it doesn't give you much time, but I'm on a time-crunch with my site going live!). If I choose your tagline, you win an awesome prize!

And spread the word!!!!

P.S. Here are some of my favorite describing words to get you started (they are just suggestions; doesn't mean I require you to use any of these). . . seize, defining, endless, tender, priceless, forever, celebrating . .


Artsy Momma said...

Capturing the real moments

oh amanda said...

Oh Val! I'm so terrible at this. But I'm going to try!!

Nicole said...

'Remember Life'

I've never left a comment before, but I frequent your site...I love your photos! The birth photos are amazing...they were lucky to have you there!

Levelle said...

How about Celebrating memories for a lifetime, or Creating memories for a lifetime or Memories come to life or Lasting memories.

Good luck! I've never left a comment here before, but I do love your blog and your photography skills.

Jennifer said...

~Endless Images~
~The Total Image~
~Capture The Moment~
~Life's Moments~
~New, Fresh, Alive(this would be more for newborn babies maybe)
~Personal Moments~
~Capturing Life's Moments~
~Defining Moments~
~Celebrating Life's Moments~
~Priceless Frames~
~Defining Parenthood One Moment at a Time.
~Capturing Life~

O.k. I'll Stop!!!!!!!

Jamie said...

VWC (insert full names ? maybe) Thru Art, Let me catch the moments you sometimes fail to notice.

haha I suck at this!!

but I tried lmao!

it's me, Val said...

There's one I really like, but I'm not going to say ;) You guys are doing good!! What fun, eh?!

Keep em comin'!!!!

And welcome Nicole and Levelle --- so nice to "meet" you. Really hope to see you again :c)

Jennifer said...

a couple more I thought of while getting ready for church....

~Chasing Moments~
~One life at a Time~

Jennifer said...

I meant..

Chasing Life's Moments

Tracey said...

Turning moments into magic.

Jennifer said...

o.k. all these mean nothing to you probably.... but I'm on a roll

Memories Reveled
Life's Value
Spread of Life
Priceless moments Reveled

And Last..haha

Capturing Life's Story!!!

And I don't even want to win the canvas..this is how much I love ya girly;)

Tracey said...

Find the magic in every moment.

I'll keep thinking, I love stuff like this!

Paulick Fam said...

Okay, I never do this, but here it goes:

Your life is my canvas, let's capture it!


Your precious moments are my canvas, let's capture them!

Good luck finding a good one, I know, my husband just spent 2 years trying to find one for his business. Nan

Ashley (your sister!) said...

Definfing some of lifes most precious moments....

seizing and capturing lifes moments...

hmmm.... i'll keep thinging!

(sry some of these arnt very good!)

Ashley (your sister...again!) said...

capturing those special moments...

defining life through pictures (or photography)

defining lifes moments through pictures (or photography)

hmmm... more soon! (i hope!)

Michelle said...

Okay...I'm going to think on this and get back to you!

it's me, Val said...

Oh my goodness, these are so great! I have another favorite one, hehe, and I'm not telling which (again)! :c)

And since I don't have any real "rules", and since Jenn has came back a couple (haha!) times, I want to make sure I point out that I'll take more than one tagline from a person. If I said that Jenn broke the rules, then I'd have to throw all hers out and she's got some pretty darn good ones :)

Thanks everyone! And I'm so excited cuz little sis, Ashley, responded. She's so good at thinkin' up things like this. Like I said, Ash, keep 'em comin'!

Anonymous said...

... Priceless Moments Captured

... see the life you live

... Fresh photography (with a side of funky)

... making the most of the moments that matter

i really liked the tag line you put up that you liked that used the periods between three words, but i couldn't think of anything right now along those same lines. of course, with any phrase, you'll be able to add so much more meaning with fonts and bold/italics/etc!

have fun in your search :)

lil ole' me..... said...

Oooh, interesting contest....
My ideas....

...defining life as you know it
...celebrating your life in pictures
...priceless moments, forever captured
...turning moments into memories
...capturing life's priceless moments

Whew- I am creatively exhausted now! :)
Who knows, maybe I will have a creative brainstorm before the 12th and post a few more....

Good luck with your new tag line!

Ashley (sister!) said...

V isionary
W onderous
C aptivating


lil ole' me..... said...

Ok, still trying....

...tender moments, forever captured
...celebrating all of life's moments
...defining memories, one picture at a time

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty dumb about how blogs work..I think I must have emailed mine to you instead of "blabbing" them. Did you get it? I can't remember them now. pthtt. Amy M

Anonymous said...

It's Amy again

VWC Photography the science and art of making memories

VWC Photography...the moment passes but the memory remains

VWC Photography..capturing moments, inspiring emotions
Or capturing moments, inspiring memories

heather said...

I don't know....


capturing your life is my art

seizing/capturing life's most beautiful moments

celebrating life through art

life is too precious to be forgotten

capturing/seizing moments

I hope I didn't repeat anyone else's...I don't remember them all.:)

Michelle said...

I'm back with a few ideas. And, like someone else said, sorry if I repeated one someone already suggested (or something really similar to it!)

treasured memories. captured

life's greatest moments-caught

your life. picture it!

true. treasured. timeless.

seizing moments in time

capturing life

Very fun contest!! :) Will post more if they come to me!

Anonymous said...

VWC Photography..your memories are my passion.

VWC Photography..blessed to share in your memories or
Blessed to capture your memories

VWC Photography capturing life is my purpose
Capturing your life is my purpose.
My passion in life is defining yours a moment at a time.

VWC photography a humble witness to the miracles in your life

VWC Photography telling your story is my passion

Ok..kids are getting nuts..gotta go. : ) It's Amy M again btw

LiLi said...

-miraculous moments forever captured
-not your everyday photographer
-your life my art
-a canvas of memories
-blessings captured through art
-life as it happens
-making miracles last a lifetime
-new love, new life, new experiences captured
-new beginnings, priceless memories, treasures for a lifetime
-timeless memories
-a lifetime of memories
-life through art

OK, it's late and I don't know if ANY of these make sense! LOL

Katie said...

VWC Photography...everyday moments, extraordinary images

Anonymous said...

-The biography of your life
-A story told...

Ok, the last two. *hugs* Amy

Matt said...


Capturing the Captivating

the f. stops here

taking pictures and taking names

alright so the last two are just for fun!



LiLi said...

He had to explain the "f.stops" comment to me... I'm dense, you'd never have known I worked in photography for 3 years! LMAO

it's me, Val said...

I was laughing at the f. stops here. Matt, that's great!! Neil is sitting here and I told him and he got it, but most probably wouldn't. But hmmmm...I may still have to find a way to incorporate that one. You're so smart, you're so creative, but hey, you already knew that ! :)

Matt said...

VWC Photography...Developing Memories

double meaning type deal going on here harkening back the nastalga of actually developing your own photos in the developing process and also meaning that you are capturing memories as they develop like a news story in todays view...


p.s. the little smartness and creativeness I have is inspired!

Erin said...

Wow, are there ever a lot of great suggestions. Since it took 4 months to come up with my business name and it isn't really great, I'll leave this one for people who have that sort of creativeness in them. Good luck all!

Deborah said...

here's a few (sorry, I'm not very good at this!):

...Life captured in the blink of a shutter.

...Capturing life, uninterupted.

...Live your life, I'll capture it.

...Captured treasures

...Telling your life story

...Hold the moment

...making memories last forever


Yeah, I'm really bad at this!

it's me, Val said...

Anissa said this:

Storybook Moments
Proofs of Life
Life's Snapshots
Life's Short Stories

Christina said...

..... Your memories are my passion

..... Capturing precious moments one frame at a time.

..... Captuing the real moments of your life.

..... Sharing precious moments through every stage of life.

..... Loving life and capturing every frame.

..... Treasuring life's moments as they happen.

..... One camera, one photographer and many beautiful memories.

..... Pricelss moments captured forever.

Ok that is all I have for now. Maybe somemore later.

Deborah said...

ok, I'm back just to say that personally, I LOVE 'proofs of life' - I think that is so clever!

it's me, Val said...

Isn't anissa clever?! I like that one a lot, too. My only set back with that one is, I don't want people to think their photographs/portraits are just "proofs". Ya know? What are your thoughts or anyone elses??

I like Proof of Life --- without the "s", too.

There's a couple others I keep hangin' onto, too, and then I've come up with a couple more as I'm driving or sitting here off in la-la land. This is so hard because you all have such phenomenal ideas! Thanks for thinking so hard for me -- all of you!

LiLi said...

Aww, Val, we love ya! :)

lil ole' me..... said...

Wow, Val! This is really getting some response! :)
There are such great ideas out there.... good thing you only had this posted for a few days or you would never be able to pick! :)

ValleyGirl said...

"Real People. Real Life. And the memories for eternity."

Chel said...

I have no idea how you will possibly pick! And I don't expect my suggestion will qualify to win, but I just had to play along. :)

VWC: Artistic Windows to the Soul

Kalina said...

VWC Photography... A Variable Wealth of Creativity captured in print

Well, val hope that this helps. I tried to use your initials to describe you. What is that called... an acronym (thanks ben). much love sent your way

Cerella said...

Hmmmm...I'm thinkin'... but I must say that I LOVE Amy M.'s - "VWC Photography...the moment passes but the memory remains"
Wow, that was really good!

Cerella said...

Oooh...."Proofs of Life" is really great too!

sognatrice said...

Like others, I apologize if any have already been suggested:

Capturing Moments, Creating Memories

Making Every Moment Special
Making Every Moment a Memory

My Eye Capturing Your Moments
My Eye Capturing Your Memories

Today's Moments are Tomorrow's Memories

Because Every Moment is a Miracle

Best of luck with the new site!

Anonymous said...

VWC documenting life...

The art of gathering memories

The art of documenting history

The art of collecting memories

Was thinking in the shower..off to work- Amy M

Deborah said...

I was thinking in the shower, too ;)

Artifacts of Life and Love.

it's me, Val said...

Anissa had a couple more:

Life in Pictures

Living through pictures

Life by Photo

Thanks, Anissa!! :c)

it's me, Val said...

I'm tryin' to keep all the suggestions in one place so that i can stay somewhat organized with this instead of writing them all down, which is why I'm posting the emails that I am getting.

My friend, Patty, who just got her masters in photographer at good ol' SIU, wrote this:

So I was thinking about you - looked up the meaning of Valerie - to be strong (very appropos)sp

VWC Photography - Birth to Conception Art (a little cheesy maybe)

more cheesey VWC Photography "An Original Conception" or "VWC Photography "Not Ordinary Extraordinary Unique Art"

or "ExtraOrdinary Conception Art"

So here is what I think when I think of you.

Out of the Ordinary
Oneiric (one of my favorite words) means of or pertaining to dreams - thats what you do- you make people look and feel like they are in a dream (a happy one)

VWC Photography: Unique Dream Conception Art - what you always wished for.

Anyway you get the idea, I know you will come up with something. I think you need to get a bunch of girls together, have some wine, food, and brainstorm - thats always the best way - lots of ideas thrown out there.

Jo said...

Photographing life as it happens...

photographing life's greatest moments...

life as art...

life is art...

your life as art...

your life is art...

Kelly said...

Hmmmm...here's a few, hope that helps!

…Tender glimpses
…Once click at a time
…Priceless clicks
…For the forever moments
…Celebrating beauty

it's me, Val said...

Oh my goodness, girls, you are overwhelming me!!! Good overwhelming, but still! I never thought I'd get this many responses!

There's about 6 or so that I just can't stop thinkin' about . . .

One more day to go!

And thanks, ladies, for thinking so hard for me on this . . . even in the shower . . . how kind of you! :)

Tori said...

Haven't read all the other suggestions ... this sure is tough, lol!

Picturing Your Memories
Captured Moments
Little Glimpses
Recorder of memories
Creating Picture Books of Your Life
Crafting pictures of love (corny, I know, and might be better worded differently, but YOUR love for this shows through in your work so much ....)
Illuminating Moments in Time/Life
Not just another pretty picture

I'm sure you have TONS better ideas already, my creative energies are low lately! lol! Look forward to reading the winning tag line! xo

it's me, Val said...

Some ideas by my very good friend Andrea . . . who, btw, is exhaustedly pregnant and due any day! :) (with a boy!)

My ideas (or something to their effect!)....

Feel. Grow. Live. (or Feeling. Growing. Living.)

Capture any feeling, any moment, any life.

The artistry of motion meets/within/capturing the magic of the moment.

Love ya, and good luck finding a great tagline!


Aimee said...

How about:

VWC...making memores that last.

Candi said...

Capturing the memories that fade...

I'll keep thinking.

Candi said...

Where your story begins....

Candi said...

Ack...I shouldn't have come here so late (or would it be early...LOL)....

Capturing the details of life (or--Capturing Life's Details)

Celebrating the details of life (or--Celebrating LIfe's Details)

Jenn @ Who has time to scrapbook? said...

What a fun contest! "The f.stops here" - very clever!!!

How about these...

...tender beginnings, everlasting art

...tender beginnings, timeless art

...tender moments, timeless art

...Defining life's big and little moments

I'll stop there. You have so many good ones, I don't know how you'll choose!

Andrea said...

Life Sketches
Pieces from the Heart

Okay...that's all the creativity my brain can handle for now! :)

Deborah said...

I'm seriously stalking this post, I think, but I thought of another:

VWC Photography...Developing Life

You have so many to choose from, you might have to open it up to a vote ;)

Alexis Jacobs said...

I haven't looked at any of the above as I didn't want to get stuck on someone else's thoughts :)

VWC Photography –– Capturing the Heart and Soul of Life

VWC Photography –– Making Moments Last

Memories are forever –– VWC Photography

Moments Last for Minutes, Memories last a lifetime –– VWC Photography

VWC Photography –– Precious Memories On Paper

MP said...

VWC Photography - Frame your World

lil ole' me..... said...

OH MY, Val!!!
However will you choose? I keep seeing your comments grow and grow every day.

Can I just say that I am glad I am not in your shoes right now? You have some very creative readers!!!

Shama-Lama Mama said...

Okay, let's see...

Vision. Wonder. Celebration.

Putting the Art in Heart

Celebrate the Moment

Capture Life.

Capture the Moment.

Life. Moments. Art.

Oh, just saw those words you like... lets see...

...Endlessly siezing and celebrating the tender priceless defining moments, forever!

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness! How in the world are you going to choose?? There are some great ones!!

Good luck making your choice, that's all I have to say!

Jen @ One Moms World said...

Oh boo hoo.. I didn't read this all yesterday. But never fear hehe you got some awesome tag lines missy!

I can't wait to see which one you choose :)

it's me, Val said...

I don't know why Jen didn't comment here, but here's Jen's great ideas :)


UGH!! I'm too late in responding. So sorry. But, if there is still time here are my ideas.

VWC Photography...........moments in time.
VWC Photography..........your life through my eye or life through my eye.
VWC Photography.........documenting history.

Love ya,