Mom FOCUSED Photography Workshop Contest

It truly is my honor to announce the winner of the contest...Shari Karnowski!


I want everyone reading to know that her friends and family wrote to me incredible emails/essays describing this woman love for her family and photography...I was moved! Here's some of the kind words I received.

"After working her way through college, Shari worked for a few years when she met the man she wanted to marry.  After five years of trying, Shari had their first child, a girl.  Two years later, after much difficulty, Shari was pregnant again-this time with triplets!  Yes, that was not expected!  She continued to work as long as  she could.  Born 6 weeks prematurely, two of the babies were small but healthy.  The third was just two pounds and had numerous complications.  Through all of the problems, Shari has remained steady as a rock, at least on the outside.  She has handled one difficulty after another with an amazing attitude and a confident but gentle touch. I really don't know where she gets the strength to do all that she does. I am constantly amazed at this wonderful, young mother."

"Why Shari Karnowski? The simple answer would be 4 children, 3 of which are under 2.  There has never been a person more deserving. Not only does she handle all the responsibilities that go along with caring for 4 children, what is truly amazing is the patience she has. Now you could probably close your eyes and imagine what it must be like having 4 children and being home alone all day with these children day after day.She is such a selfless person  and I have viewed this first hand and even though there is all this commotion, where one kid wants a toy, one wants to eat, one wants to go outside, and one just wants to be held she somehow handles the situation so effortlessly. In addition she makes sure that outside family members are provided updates on the progress of each of the kids through their blog. She does not ask for much, and she deserves many things. The opportunity to have an outside activity that is just for herself would be a wonderful gift as a reward that is very much deserved for a job well done."

"I admire my sister more than words can say for all she does and for who she has become.  I know she would absolutely be ecstatic to take this class and hope she is chosen.  Shari is someone that deserves a chance to enjoy a little time for herself and know that if given the chance, she would do great things with the experience!"

I can't wait to meet her.

Here's a reminder of the DATES and TIMES:

Friday, May 7th 2010 - 7:00pm-10:00pm

Saturday, June 5th 2010 - 10:00am-5:00pm

There are still a couple of spaces available. So, register as soon as possible! CLICK HERE!

Noemi Hedrick

Noemi Hedrick is a passionate wedding and portrait photographer based in Minneapolis. Noemi loves capturing the beauty inside every person. Her vibrant energy for life, love and family are grounded in her own values and loved ones. Noemi has been proudly serving as a wedding photographer for over 15 years and also offers a wide range of photography workshops for professional and amateur photographers.