19 January 2009

giveaway: i heart photography

the moment i spied irene suchocki's whimsical work, i was in love. her photography speaks for itself. she creates images with imagination. i've never seen anything like it. just browsing her collection of simple and serene scenes makes me want to collect a few belongings, head to the Cape with a scarf on my head and a book in my hand to watch the soft waves roll over my toes. her prints would be an amazing addition to any studio, bedroom or nursery wall. though her new series, city of love (photographs of paris shown below), may be my favorite.

irene is sweetly offering one m.writes reader their choice of any 8x10 or 8x8 print in her etsy shop. start browsing, start swooning. simply leave me a comment on this post by thursday, january 22nd and tell me where you met your sweetheart or your favorite vacation spot. i'll announce the winner on friday, january 23rd. thank you, irene!





ooh la la. love is in the air.
and just in time for valentine's.
{images by irene.}

p.s. today is a national day of service. don't forget to spread the love.

172 comments:

linnea said...

Marta, thank you for sharing! I met my sweetheart in college... in English class. I hope you have a happy MLK day.
xo,
Linnea

Ashley said...

Count me in. I have seen her work before and I love it.

Connie said...

oh i adore these! i met my sweetheart in college...his roommate was a friend of my roommates and we lived in the same building. :)

Meghan said...

fascinating and beautiful. there are several images i'd love to have.

i met my hubby in college as well, so a more interesting answer--favorite vacation spot is "up north," as in northern michigan (traverse city, petoskey, etc.)

christine said...

I met my sweetheart through letters (handwritten). We were penpals--I in America he in London. I knew I wanted to live abroad and tried to make friends over in London before I moved over and he was one of them. We knew everything about each other before we first met through letters and phonecalls. The rest just fell into place perfectly afterwards including it being topped off with a marriage proposal on the beach in Nice. :)

I've been all over the world and honestly I can say my favorite place is Paris. Its our home away from home and we go at least once a year. Our hearts belong to this city and it ironically covers our walls too. Most of the art we have is from Montemartre or are vintage french posters from around the city.

So you could say I really, really, really would like one of irene's photos because of what the city means to me and because of my love of all things art!!!!!

P.S. Thanks for the heads up on her etsy shop. I had never heard of her before now---her style is divine and completely 'me'!!!

Karen said...

Oooh, fingers crossed. I met my sweetie at church, but we reconnected in Iceland of all places. That's my favorite vacation spot.

marti said...

such beauty!
my love and i met at my sister's wedding party.....he loved me at first sight...just ask him!
any vacation spot with my love would be my favorite.........
dreaming about where to hang my new art if i am so lucky to be choosen
thank you marta for all you cool linky loves

misadventuresofkellyandkelly said...

I met my dear husband the first week of college. We've never looked back.

I bought one of these gorgeous photos last week but would totally love another one. Her work is beautiful!

Kirsten W. said...

Awww, she's been in my Etsy favorites for awhile - SO great. Thanks for the giveaway!

I met my sweetheart on the first evening of our college orientation, on a bench outside our dorm. My roommate wanted to go meet him because he reminded her of a friend from high school.

CGGI said...

my sweetheart and i crossed paths across DC, Boston, and New York for nearly 2 years before ever meeting. We met down in South Florida at my first job out of college. He worked there too.

I think God had it in his plans, how could one not fall in love while living so close to the beach.

kribss said...

i've admire irene's work for some time now, her images just brings a peaceful feeling.
my favorite vacation spot is lahaina, maui. very bohemian.

GEL-Oh said...

Any vacation where I can sit by the ocean with a book in the warm sun. Everyone needs to get to the ocean once a year.

Cara said...

I love these photographs! I met my husband in college at my sorority house...

Cat said...

Great pictures and just in time for the remodel we're doing in our bedroom. I met my hsband at work. Our first date was a NHL game... very romantic! Our favorite vacation spot is on Long Island, Bahamas. You can see it here: www.chezpierrebahamas.com

Leesh said...

isn't your last vacation your favorite vacation? that's what they say so...

last favorite vacation: backpacking through italy with my momma and visiting my dear sister studying in florence

last favorite family vacation: being snowed in at home in washington

last favorite favorite vacation to a big city: two days in chicago to explore and fall in love

last favorite vacation with friends: racing through southern california with sun in our hair and music blasting from my camry...haha

next favorite dream vacation: celebrating the 26th birthdays of my friend alayna and i...i'm thinking the cheapest plane ticket to wherever we can get to in europa.


thanks m. for helping me escape this negative temperature midwest weather... :)

earmark said...

oh i looooovvveee her work, it is really beautiful! Hi Marta! Hope all is well :) Love IS in the air! I met my hubby in 1997, the first month of college, he was a friend of a friend and I instantly fell for him. By Winter break we were dating and well the rest is history! He asked me to marry him at Epcot Center by the large fountain in the evening, it was very sweet! Here is my email: bsb@earmarkinvitations.com

The Mighty RandR said...

Wow! Beautiful. I met my sweetie in Boson. He was the roommate of a friend from college.

molly said...

I'm in love with all the hearts. I met my sweetheart in church. He had just moved back down to Texas from Utah after his wife had passed away. I knew a lot of his family but not him.

Favorite vacation spot: Australia. We have been twice [with kids] but I'd love to go with just my sweetheart!

MelancholySmile said...

I learned how to swing dance by studying a beautiful video brought to me by a missionary in my city. Years later, I met my husband at a Swing Dance in a completely different state-- and found out he had been the one to film the video. Fate.

summer said...

Oh, how lovely. Her work truly is exquisite!
(count me in!)

I met my sweetheart at summer camp.

Stephanie Sabbe said...

I met my husband at a block party standing next to a stop sign. Glad I stopped.

Elisabeth said...

visual magic. oh oh oh! i can only gasp & exclaim over her work. i love the heart shaped bokeh. thank you, miss marta. you always delight. my favourite vacation spot is kennebunkport, maine. think of the colours in 'sarah, plain & tall' & the sea smells & the walking everywhere... i have enjoyed reading the other comments. i love the stories of humanity. thank you!

Mique (as in Mickey) said...

I LOVE her work! Oh I hope I win.
I met my husband when his roommate knocked on my apartment door and ran away so when I opened the door he was standing there. Long story. ;)
We love to vacation in my family. It's hard to choose just one spot- we're tropical vacationers. I've loved something about each spot. Tahiti, Spain, the Caribbean, Costa Rica...but I'd have to say my favorite trip by far was with just my dh to Brazil to be there for the sealing of his favorite favorite family from his mission. AMAZING.
Thanks for a fabulous giveaway.

Lindsay said...

my favorite vacation spot would be key west, fl. my husband and i traveled there on our honeymoon and it was our first vacation together. here's to many more travels!! i can't wait to see the world.

Nichole B. said...

So sweet Marta. My favorite Vacation spot has to be Croatia.

camie said...

i LOVE her work! i've never won anything and i would love to win this!

JT and Lizzie Davis said...

How does one choose a favorite place? I must say my visit to Prauge was breathtaking.

Susan said...

My current sweetheart is a big red dog named Jake and we met at a local animal shelter one icy stormy December night.

Her photos are lovely ... xo S.

Heather said...

I met my sweet husband at the apartment that we lived in, and we went to church together!

Kristi said...

I met my sweetheart in high school. We started dating in 10th grade. I was 14 at the time.....I am 32 now! We have two beautiful daughters.

Claire said...

I simply adore her work! I met my sweetheart when I was 18 and living in the dorm. He dated my roommate. (We didn't get togetehr until long after they broke up and she moved away though. I promise.)

ashlyn said...

i being two years old, and him being four we weren't quite at the sweetheart status when we met. Our fathers were best friends so our lives seemed to grow right beside each other for quite awhile. the summer i was sixteen, everything changed. he suddenly decided to strike up a conversation about me being crazy for wanting to go back to high school, and there it started. ever since life has been much like a fairytale and i couldn't be happier.

Beka said...

What lovely work Irene has!

I met my sweetheart in high school. I had a crush on boy who didn't have a crush on me. My husband was my crush best friend. He swooped right in after me and we have been together since. :)

Alicia said...

I met my husband in high school chemistry class.

pinklady said...

These prints are so dreamy and will go pefectly with this little lovely http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_list_5&listing_id=15121615 in my house for Valentines. my hubbyy and i met in university...in biochemistry class. True story. I told him I liked his shoes.

hannah said...

I met my husband in college and my favorite vacation spot is Hawaii. (We bought tickets for April! I can't wait!! I wish it were now so I could leave this inversion. yuck.)

Whitney said...

I met my sweetheart in college during a 8 am journalism class. I was tired and he was flirty

Krista said...
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Krista said...

i love her work too! i met my sweetheart at a U of U singles ward. blaah...but it was love at first sight.

leah charbonneau said...

Wow! Her store is so cute! I would LOVE one of her prints! I'm a photographer and an expectant mother and would love to have a print for the new nursery!

I met my sweet dear husband in fifth grade. We were friends until he asked me to senior prom and we started to date. Eight years later we married and four years later we're expecting our first child! :) We're very lucky to have each other!

{natalie} said...

i met my husband at college. and we both love to travel, so far my favorite spot was mykonos, greece.

these photos are awesome!

Mari said...

I met my husband on a soccer field in college.
swoon!
Our favorite vacation spot...anywhere we are together!
Mine is Italy; his is on a golf course.
Thank you Irene for the amazing photography and Marta for the contest!

Emily said...

I met my husband a little over 12 years ago now and we met in school. From the beginning of our relationship we have been the best of friends and shared a great love together. I would have to say that Paris is our city of love we went for the first time last year and want to go again and again. This is so generous of you and I love her photography it's so inspiring.

Linds said...

We met on a science field trip in High School. I remember looking at him while he was jumping off the waterfalls of Havasupai and thinking-He's just lovely.

We're celebrating 2 years this next month.

Cass said...

I just came across this city of love set ... so funny that I should see them here too again so soon! Love them!

Met my hubby through our big group of friends, our two youth groups who came together when each group was dwindling in size ... we were friends for years, no hint of romance and then a week before I was to leave to college in the States and he was to travel Asia for a year ... wham ... Love hit! ... and 5 years later he proposed in the exact spot where we first kissed.

Bald n Beautiful said...

Love the pictures, I met my husband in Hawaii on the North Shore.

Lucy E. said...

i met my sweeeetie in college. thank god for coed dorm floors; he lived right next to me our freshman year.

Christina said...

I have ordered Irene's work for gifts, but never for myself- I'd love to win! And my husband and I met in college in our student ward. We were good friends first, and the rest is history (7 years this summer)!

jomama said...

i've loved irene's photos for a while now. i mean, heart bokeh? amazing!
my ex-boyfriend introduced me to my husband while i was on a date with my ex, and my husband was being set up on a blind date with my twin sister. :)

deidra said...

I met my husband in DC, about this time four years ago! And since we don't live there anymore, DC is one of our favorite vacation spots!

Danielle said...

I met him at church...we were tasked with making a video about obstacles in marriage...and now WE'RE married.

mrsfussypants said...

I absolutely LOVE those prints. Swooning indeed! I met my true love In Vienna, Austria. We were both missionaries so the timing meant we had to wait. And so we did. For two years. and then two more while we both finished college in different states. Our favorite vacation spot has to be the island of Moorea in French Polynesia!

Berta said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Three of my BEST FRIENDS shared the 'same' brother. He was off in Ireland - after two years he returned and they said, "We have someone we want you to meet!" . . . the rest is history!

Thanks for sharing!

caitlin said...

Love these images! I met my sweet Hub through friends, he'll say it was at a bowling alley, but he forgets we first met at a trax station. Either way, I couldn't imagine my life without him. Thanks for the fun give-a-way!

~j. said...

What beautiful images!

I met my husband in the apartment complex in Provo in which we both lived at the time -- a little over twelve years ago.

20-Something Superhero said...

Very nice photos, thanks for the opportunity! I met my sweetie years ago, thru a friend at the hotel where I worked when we all went out for drinks. I thought he was very cute and super sweet, unfortunately he was engaged at the time. Many years, and one divorce later, he tracked me down on Facebook of all places. I guess I made an impression....

We love driving out to the mountains and staying in Canmore & Banff.

Anna said...

Irene's work is so beautiful - and what a wonderful giveaway!

I met my boyfriend in Boston when we moved in together - we moved to the city at the same time and moved in with a mutual friend. So, we met because we were roommates! :)

Kendall said...

I met my sweetheart in high school (!) when he offered me space on a bench. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Courtney B said...

I love these wonderful pieces of art! wow... so amazing! i've seen people use this method before, but never as beautifully as this.

i met my sweetheart through my brother, he introduced us at a church function here in town. we were engaged in Virginia Beach where he traveled to see me when i graduated from the military school of music :) and we proceeded to spend the weekend on the beach having a wonderful time.

Amy said...

i met my sweetheart at a friend's wedding and my favorite vacation was our honeymoon in Costa Rica.

just corby said...

I met my hubby at Officemax. Nothing says romance like paper clips and printer cartridges!

Sarah S said...

Beautiful prints! My favorite vacation spot so far has been our escape to Siesta Key in Florida. The sand is perfect and the weather is such a nice escape from our awful Chicago winters!

debby said...

if i win, i don't know how i would pick which print. i love the zebra prints... but i love the eiffel tower prints as well. my husband and i met in a byu ward, but sometimes to spice up our story, our husband says that we met when he was on a business trip to vienna. neither of us has ever been to vienna...

Sheri said...

I love reading your blog and LOVE the photo of the Eiffel tower...luckily my husband and I got to visit the 'city of love' before we had kids. We had such a fun vacation!

mary said...

I am SO excited about this giveaway! I am a big fan of Irene's work.

I first met my husband at the wedding of a mutual friend. We were both involved with other people at the time. Then, years later, our paths crossed again and it all just clicked.

Holly said...

lovely photos!!
i met my sweetie at the birthday party of a mutual friend, ironically on the same day he broke up w/ his past gf. nothing happened for months, but i always found that sort of interesting :)

whitney said...

met my sweetheart in college on the intramural football field. :) my favorite vaca spot is santa cruz, ca.

AndiMae said...

What beautiful photos! I especially love that first one...

I met my husband at summer camp (Malibu, Young Life camp in Candada), the summer before we were seniors in high school. We didn't start dating until after we graduated, but we kept in touch via phone + letters our whole senior year- of course, I was madly in love with him the entire time :) 0

AndiMae said...

What beautiful photos! I especially love that first one...

I met my husband at summer camp (Malibu, Young Life camp in Candada), the summer before we were seniors in high school. We didn't start dating until after we graduated, but we kept in touch via phone + letters our whole senior year- of course, I was madly in love with him the entire time :) 0

Abby said...

I love love love these pictures! Thanks for always sharing your new great finds! Mike and I met at work and slowly feel in love over a 5 year period. (I feel first, but he soon followed). I would say our favorite vacation spot is Hawaii because we got married there on the beach, what could be more romantic then that?

jennifer b. said...

i met my sweetheart in college, too. i tagged along with a friend, who went to watch her crush play ping pong in the guys' dorm lobby. her crush happened to be playing with the guy who became my husband.

love the prints!

atout said...

Thank you for sharing her beautiful photographs with us. I absolutely love "Looking for Love", but it is hard to choose! I met my love over a game of "Apples to Apples". I was so completly taken with him I could barely speak. Luckily for me he felt the same and we're heading to the chapel later this year!

KJ said...

ooh la la. I met my sweetheart over chips and salsa in SLC. Glamorous and romantic, eh? My favorite vacation spot? Maybe Vienna, Austria. Maybe Florence. Maybe anywhere at all right now!

brittany said...

I love all of the heart shaped bokeh. these would look beautiful in my ella's nursery.

ellen said...

Beautiful pictures! My friends have a little red cottage in Boothbay Harbor, Maine that I try to go to every year. It's very rustic, right on the water, and is heavenly.

Katie said...

These are beautiful! I met my husband at a friend's wedding.

Desiree Fawn said...

Beautiful, beautiful!

I met my partner about 3 or 4 years ago while we were both working for a rather miserable telemarketing company. We didn't get together then, but some things take time ^_^

Oh, and the 23rd is my due date! I hope we win ^_^

Sarah said...

Wow! These are gorgeous! Right now my favourite holiday spot is the Gold Coast, Australia. It has everything I need - beach, pool, warm weather and lots of good shopping too. The best of both worlds :)

Elizabeth said...

My favorite place to go on vacation is London. I just love it all!

Megan said...

I want to be inside of these magical pictures...how beautiful.
I met my "sweetie" on a friends balcony one summer. It took three years for us finally to connect though.

Katie said...

These are SO cute! it would certainly cheer me up after all this gloomy cold and snow to win these!

I met my hubby in college--He conned me into our first date by getting me to sew a button on his suit jacket knowing that I would want something in return (which i did) which he planned to respond with taking me out. Our first date was at the Nickelcade and we definitely hit it off.

Bonus-- my favorite vacation spot thus far was Mykonos, Greece! GORGEOUS. lovely little white buildings with brightly colored rooftops, shutters and stair railings, window boxes full of happy little flowers all right next to a gorgeous blue ocean sprinkled with sailboats and hilltops with windmills.

L-O-V-E it.

The Espinozas said...

such beautiful art! so far, my favorite vacation spot in the u.s. is big bend national park, tx--beautiful and rugged.
amy

layersofmeaning said...

I met my husband at a tapas bar! 6 years ago... we've been married for a year and a half

Ashley said...

Ooh! These pictures are so beautiful! I met my husband in a karaoke bar.

tara said...

my husband and i are high school sweethearts :) he asked me to marry him in front of Trevi Fountain in rome- which is my most favorite vacation spot!!

Chelsey said...

I love those prints! My fav place to visit is NYC. hoping to go again this year!

Tara said...

I met my husband at the University of Rhode Island where we were both enrolled in Theater 100. He was the star of our end-of-semester production and I was the narrator so we spent a lot of time practicing our lines together... and the rest is history

CAC muffin said...

So beautiful!!!! I love the photos!!! thanks for sharing. HAPPY MLK Day!

ann said...

these are gorgeous! i love this giveaway :) my sweetheart and i met at a book club - his sister and i had known each other for two years (we were in college together) before we started hanging out more and she invited me to her book club...and now we've been together for almost three years (next sunday!) i love reading all these other snipits of how other people met their sweetheart...inspiring.

project simple life said...

I love how she can get the lights to look like hearts. I've tried to do that before, but my pictures don't look anything like her's.
I met my honey at work..not very exciting, but my love for him is!

Nichole said...

i have yet to meet my one and only (for eternity) so i love to vacation in san diego!!!

the beach, the culture, the shopping, the heat. oh the heat. provo is a frozen tundra right now...

Jenn N Goo said...

met mine in Hawaii. It's true!

John & Jennifer Savage said...

Oh please please please let me win!!! This is the first giveaway that I REALLY really want to win. I met my sweetheart at a bonfire during the fall. The best part (besides meeting him) was that my brother met his future wife the same night at the same bonfire. Love was in the air for sure!

becky said...

would love love love! grew up with my dh, so we go back way to grade school. an ideal vacation is just camping on the beach!

N. said...

What lovely prints!
I met my husband on my 19th birthday, in college, in class, when we got assigned to work on a group project together. The one other person in our group opted to do her part on her own, so that left the two of us to work alone. And we've been together ever since... going on 8 years now!

You are my fave... said...

I absolutely love these photos. Oh, and I met my sweetheart in the basement of an apartment building.

Chelsea and Rusty said...

ooh i love these pictures! so beautiful! i met rusty playing soccer.. but my favorite vacation spot is being in Newport beach on one of the jetty's watching the sun set, so relaxing....

The Farleys said...

Oh thank you for introducing us to a new artist. I love love love her oceanscapes.
I met my husband in 8th grade and our paths crossed ten years later at our hometown Italian celebration. Lovestruck since. Thanks again!

Andria said...

I met my husband at work. He interviewed and became the "hot new intern!" And I was mesmerized. It took him some time to ask me out, but that was all it took. I adore him. And I adore this photographers work.

Carrie Cloud said...

Hello! The pictures are simply stunning! I met my sweetheart at the Columbus Zoo! He teaches science during the school year and is a camp counselor for us during the summer. We stole glances and stories all summer and I made him cupcakes for his Master's graduation! Come January...after many emails, and jogs through the park together...he finally asked me out! It will be a year on Wednesday. :) xoxo Carrie flute225@aol.com

Karen H. said...

My sister and his sister set us up! We first met at a movie theater...and we go back to the same movie theater every anniversary just to reminisce. :)

Kristen said...

Lovely. Thanks~

Summer said...

Those prints are so wonderful.

My favorite vacation spot is the beach, all of the beaches in north carolina are so beautiful.

Cathleya said...

I love the "looking for love" print!

My husband and I mark Cinque Terre, Italy as our favorite vacation spot. It is so beautiful and scenic, and you can't help but be in love there.

Wendy said...

My favorite vacation spot is any time spent on the coast of Maine. I love being close to the ocean any chance I get in the summer time to watch the waves and breath in the ocean air. Yeah I can't wait for winter to be over! Love the prints!

kelley kelley said...

these photos are delish! i met my hubby when i leased him an apartment.

megan... said...

the husband and i went on our honeymoon to Stinson beach, right outside of SF. It was perfectly peaceful and we have vowed to name our first (boy) puppy Stinson...

Type A Chronicles said...

met my hus at the finish line of my very first marathon... I'm sure I looked GREAT!!!!


thanks for the chance of a giveaway....

mich said...

whole foods is for lovers. <3

M said...

Whimsical yes, love yes.
Mucho thanks for sharing!

Carolyn Geddes said...

these photos are utterly gorgeous and perfect for the home where a hopeless romantic lives! if i don't win (well, even if i did) i will certainly be buying a few. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Elisabeth said...

These are amazing!

I met my husband the first day of college. He's my best friend.

A & E said...

would love love love to hang one of her prints in my house.

Lili said...

Her work is gorgeous! The top photo reminds me of my favorite vacation spot, Venice.

Pocket Full of Peonies said...

Lovely!
I met my sweetheart at Starbucks. Gosh he's cute. :)

Kim said...

I met my husband dancing. His amazing skills are what attracted me.

ubermom said...

these are so beautiful. i met my husband at church.

Mikey and Karie said...

Ooo, fun! I met my husband Mikey while going to BYU. My roommate at the time is his cousin and she introduced us. And . . . our favorite vacation spot(s) are Lake Powell and the Oregon Coast. This past Fall we flew up to Oregon on a whim, rented a convertible, and stayed in little hotels down the coast as we made our way home. So memorable.

Lindsey said...

Wow! Those are really pretty! I love them :)

lacey said...

marta-
LOVE these for our bedroom and the nursery we are putting together...I am 33 weeks along! I met my sweetheart in geometry class in high school in '93. he walked in the room and I just KNEW. We got married after college during law school in 2000. so hope to be your pick.
thanks for spreading the LOVE!

Lori said...

Hmmm....favorite vacation spot?? Somewhere new, somewhere I have never been before.

And beautiful work!

Lori

Buby + Bleu said...

I am a fan of Irene's work, so count me in.

I met My Sweets when I was 15 and he was 17. We were at a Law Explorers meeting in a town halfway between his and mine. We both wanted to be lawyers when we grew up. I knew the second I saw him that I would love him forever. I just knew. We dated a few times and then he went away to college. We wrote and sent silly post cards and good luck pennies and fast became bffs. Every relationship I had was doomed to comparison. Nobody was good enough because nobody was Tom. We knew we were falling in love, but our timing was always off. I feared he'd be the best man in my wedding and not The Man. In college we lived near each other and one summer just took that leap. He asked me to marry him 5 months after our first "date" as grownups and the rest is history. I love that he knew me through all my wild phases... through all my other relationships and discoveries. I'm rambling. Anyway, that's how we met.

easy to miss dot com said...

beautiful photos. my favorite vacation spot is anywhere i've never been before. this year, i'll be in france, belgium and maybe germany (because i live in holland now and i know those will be easy to get to). i'm hoping for italy too.

becca said...

math class!

mary elizabeth said...

yay! i love her work!

i met my sweatheart in a show choir we were both in up at the institute at the u of u. and i am thankful everyday i did!

sakinahlee said...

i love these photos! i met my sweetheart back in secondary school on the first day of class.though the both of us have been in the same school since we were freshmen,and although we were finally in the same class when we were fifteen,we didn't really click because he was a trouble maker and i was well,the goody two shoes.

we were forced to sit together in class at sixteen and my teacher regretted doing so because we clicked so well from that day onwards that we really couldn't stop chit chatting. we were separated at seventeen by the same teacher and only got together after we graduated because it took me quite a while to realise that i was totally into this bad boy.from bestfriends at the age of sixteen to having a ring when i turned eighteen,meeting him was the coolest thing ever.

we are total opposites, but i love him all the same(:

mel said...

I met my honey at the lake cottage of a friend .. such a magical place it turned out to be. It’ll be seven years this spring - boy does time fly!

Megan said...

I loved reading all the places to meet a sweatheart in the comments. Summer camp, high school and college are long gone so I am more likely to find love in starbucks, whole foods, or office max like some of your readers. I like dreaming about all the possibilities!

My next vacation I hope will be to Portland.

Leslie said...

My most favorite place in the whole world is 1) Venice and 2) Paris. My most favorite place to vacation? - a week off of work in my PJs watching tv, reading books and not having to answer the phone!

thewindhover said...

I was 15 and at my first day at a new high school - which was in an office building in the middle of the city. I remember seeing his long curly hair glisten in the morning sunlight and wandered up and asked what he was listening to on his headphones - he gave me a great smile and we ended up talking for hours, weeks, and well I guess you could say years now.

amanda said...

Love these photos! Love Paris! Love your blog!
Have been a "silent" reader and lover of your blog for some time now...but I just had to comment on these beauties. Favorite vacation -- Australia. Perfect beaches and great company.
Thanks!

Lisa R.D. said...

I love your writing--and I love these photos. I met my sweetheart while we were missionaries in Chile in 1997. We truly disliked each other as missionaries (he was immature, I was bossy) but after we returned home we met again at our reunion and gave it a go. We've been married for almost 10 years!

Lola Goetz said...

Fav spot so far is Belize. But I'd like the chance to compare it to France and Italy. :)

Laura said...

As a photographer, I can so appreciate beautiful photography! Although I think anyone would love Irene's photography!

I met my husband on the one of those internet dating sites. I know it sounds slimy but that's how I found my guy. Even though he lived only a few blocks away, I don't think our paths would have crossed otherwise.

My favorite vacations spot was our honeymoon a few months back in Kauai, Hawaii...it was wonderful!

made sweet said...

gorgeous work! absolutely love it.

My favorite vacation spot is Quebec, Canada.

Lindsey said...

met mine in london! and i love these images.

Powell Family said...

I was admiring these last week, trying to decide what room they would hang in. I love them! Thanks for hosting so many wonderful giveaways! You are bringing smiles to so many faces - and it's still January!

Megan said...

Those are gorgeous photographs!

I met my husband in 11th grade in my food and nutrition class. The teacher had us go around and find one thing in common with each other student, and apparently Jonathan and I both use Crest toothpaste. :)

Jill said...

that is exactly how i feel about paris, my favorite spot.

Kelly said...

ooh, my favorite is venice! lovely to explore by yourself or with a significant other. :)

xo
Kelly

PS: LOVE irene's work!!

P.S. said...

I heart Irene's photo's!
Met my darling hubby when my best friend married his best friend. And now we are all best friends!

ryan and melissa said...

These photos are beautiful! Would love one for my new baby girl's nursery :)

Oh, and I married my high school sweetheart... we got married in Maui, my very favorite place to vacation.

Christin Poterek said...

These prints are so uniquely wonderful! My husband and I met one night when we were both serving at a Chicago women's shelter - the Joshua House. We were both wearing hair nets and preparing dinner for 50 hungry women.

The Miz said...

At the Institute, and no it wasn't a mental one.

Anna Kristina said...

so fun to read how we met stories! My husband and I met in high school, in two parts. I first remember him when I went to see friends performing in his school musical, Pirates of Penzance, and I was taken by the handsome Pirate King with a gorgeous smile. He first remembers me from a few months later, when their school show choir came to my high school to perform. The guys picked a girl from the audience, me, to serenade with "Can You Feel the Love Tonight." He said he was so nervous, because he thought I was so beautiful, and I of course loved the serenade. We didn't interact much after that, but two years later, we were at college together. We just celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary this past New Year's Eve. He is my best friend and the love of my life!

Tony said...

Thanks for this great giveaway! I met my sweetheart 36 years ago at a barn dance! And our two favorite places would have to be Venice and Paris!

Diana said...

I met my sweetie in 9th grade. I was the new girl from Texas. He was the Pennsylvania-bred local boy. He asked me to dance at the Snowball Dance. I obliged, but was more interested in his friend. A few years later, he asked me to the senior prom. I obliged again and fell head over heels in love. We've been together for 11 years now (including a four-year long-distance stint through college). He's my best friend, the love of my life, my forever dance partner.

(Sigh. I'm getting misty-eyed just thinking about him.)

KS said...

My sweetheart and I met skiing. We fell in love while enjoying our favorite sport on a beautiful wintery slope.
These pictures are so beautiful!!! I would LOVE to win one!!

trish said...

What beautiful pictures. I would love to win one!

Dansie Family said...

very nice!

marcie and bromley busath said...

yes please. i am a valentine baby and this would be such a lovely addition to my photo wall.

Loren said...

i met the love of my life in grad school. we were friends for three years, i moved to Colorado. he noticed that I was gone. we went out while I was in town on a work trip. the rest is history. how beautiful these are!

Loren in San Francisco

Amander said...

Oh my goodness, her work is BEAUTIFUL!

I don't have a sweetheart, so I'll tell you my favorite vacation spot. I love Lake Powell. No cell phones or technology. Just sun and sand and water and family. I always come home feeling like a new person.

Jodie Allen said...

I heart photography too!

-amanda said...

I'm in love with these prints. I met my sweetie at college and it's been love and babies ever since. xo

Alisa Marie said...

i am in LOVE LOVE LOVE with her irene's work too!

i adore those hearts!!!

I met the love of my life in high school. You know the insecure dorky girl and the cool guy that really is dorky but you don't figure it out til you get to know him.

after multiple break ups (including the 4 years i went to college, we found that we were complete in each other. We were married 7 years to the date of our first date back in high school.

erica said...

I met my husband at work. He chased me for years until I finally gave in...and gave him my heart! I would LOVE to have one of these photos, they are truley unique. It would brighten office at work perfectly!

Karen said...

I don't have a sweetheart but I do appreciate beautiful photography and would be enraptured to win one of Irene Suchocki's works.

all over the map said...

her work is so lovely. i've seen it before and thought "wow". i love, love her style.
fave vacation spot hands down - scottish countryside, or any countryside in the uk or Ireland.
x

Courtney said...

Oh, I love Irene's work (and just posted the ferris wheel photo the other day.) What a fabulous giveaway! My husband and I met in high school, although we were just friends then. We didn't start dating until we had both graduated from college!

monkey said...

thank you for sharing these beautiful photos and the opportunity to win one!
my love interest and i met through mutual friends initially, but it wasn't until we spent an afternoon in the park just the two of us (our other two friends bailed at the last minute) one spring day that we fell in love. something about dappling sunlight through the trees, sharing the buds of an ipod and untouched lunch due to those persistent butterflies. we have been together ever since. and then we had a baby.

princessbecci said...

i met my sweetheart at my bestfriends work christmas party (although we actually went to the same high school but never knew each other). we had our first date a week later and three years on we have just been blessed with a son. lifes surprises rock :)

ShiriMe! said...

no sweetheart over here. did have a man-friend a while back. we met at a college writing course. as for something more relevant to my current life, my fave vacation spot of the moment is the glamourous NYC!

Stacey J. said...

I met my sweetheart when I was two. He was stung by a bee and he mother brought him to the closest house to get it fixed. It was the one next to the church... mine. We sat on the counter together and ate soda crackers. We both moved away to new towns and grew up. We met again in college in a public speaking class...the rest is history.

Joey said...

I love these photos! I've visited Irene's Etsy shop and love looking around... I met my sweetheart on a blind date that my cousin set up. Needless to say, she got a lot of credit at the wedding!

Joey said...

I love these photos! I've visited Irene's Etsy shop and love looking around... I met my sweetheart on a blind date that my cousin set up. Needless to say, she got a lot of credit at the wedding!

d & k Buckmaster said...

Her photographs are so romantic. My sweetheart and I honeymooned to Sayulita, Mexico, and can't wait to go back another time. It's a little surfing village north of Puerto Vallarta. It was the best. For a closer spot (we live in Florida), we spent our first anniversary on Sanibel Island. Every hotel has cruiser bikes for you to get around the island. Fantastic.
Kallie

dubya said...

wow. I'm in love with that first one. simply beautiful! :)

Fairlightday said...

I adore these prints! My sweetheart is my best friend's brother in-law. She invited us both over for homemade ice cream and fireworks on the 4th of July one year.
We've been having fireworks (and ice cream) ever since! :)

gem said...

my favorite vacation spot: a spot where i can explore/spend time like a local; a spot where i can spend time conversing & celebrating with beloved ones; a spot where i feel at home & connected in heart/spirit (even if the place occurs "foreign" to some); a spot near water (lake, river or ocean); a spot in nature...
warmly,
gem

Anonymous said...

Sight unseen I claimed him, my junior his senior year in HS. He was the new boy in town, I was the broken hearted small town girl. My friend dragged me to his house where he had invited a few of the boys on the bus for a card game. He didn't mind two girls crashing his party. :) We married at 19 and 20. Oh so young but we are still together.

I love the photographer's style.
I want a style. Pick me, Pick me.

Suzie from Minnesota
xo

Karen Beth said...

I don't have a sweetheart so I'm glad you provided another option.

I think my favorite vacation spot is a cabin in the mountains near a stream. I love it there... so relaxing. I forget all worries when I'm there.

Thanks for such a fun giveaway!

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