March 30, 2011

Featured: Photography by Jodi (+ Giveaway! [Closed])

This is a feature AND a giveaway! Meet Jodi, the shop owner and creative mind behind Photography by Jodi. I'm captivated by the imagery and emotions her photography evokes. Some of her prints take me back to cherished childhood memories of happiness and simpleness. Jodi not only uses a very nice fancy camera (which I want) to capture her photographs, but she experiments with toy and vintage cameras as well. Her shop offers prints, jewelry (made using her photos), and notecard sets! Not only that, but you'll get to win something from her shop, with more information located at the bottom of this post :)

Write

Name: Jodi Lebrun
Location: Timmins, ON, Canada
Shop: photobyjodi.etsy.com
Blog: livinglifephotographically.blogspot.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/livinglifephotographically
Twitter: twitter.com/photobyjodi
Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/photomamato4

Blue Bike Against a Fence.

Tell me a little about yourself.
I am a natural light photographer specializing in fine art images and glass jewelry pieces. I am also a mom to 4 great kids and married to my high school sweetheart. I have been taking pictures for as long as I can remember and I recently took the plunge and opened up ‘Photography By Jodi’ out of my home. I’m having the most amazing time getting this business off the ground! I spend my days dreaming about what I can create next and then shooting these images with my amazing collection of digital and film cameras (http://livinglifephotographically.blogspot.com/p/polaroid-love.html). I then give my images an artistic spin in Photoshop before I turn them into prints, a variety of jewelry pieces, or a unique notecard set.

Brownie Hawkeye.

How would you describe your work/shop? Who should definitely stop by?
My images-the foundation for all my work-could be described as ecclectic. I will photograph just about anything and give it my special twist! I have a soft spot for vintage items-I scour our flea markets on a regular basis looking for that lost treasure that I can give a voice to through my work. I also enjoy working with textures and layers. They allow me to add a whole different feel to certain images. I currently work off of my dining room table and kitchen counter! My husband is building me a ‘digital studio’ in our basement so that I have a dedicated space for my printers, scanner, laptop and crafting supplies. I have taken over the house but no one seems to mind. I have an incredibly supportive family! If you are looking for that one of a kind print or glass pendant-you should definitely stop by! All my work is original and ranges from gorgeous textured flowers to local landscapes to vintage sewing machines..and everything in between. Plus, I will custom make just about any item as long as it incorporates my image. If you’d like one of my TtV shots made into a square glass pendant-just ask! I can manipulate any of my images to be anything you’d like.

Write - Glass Tile Pendant and Cord

What keeps you motivated?
First and foremost, my family. They are my absolute favorite thing to photograph. There’s 6 of us, plus our boxer, so there is always something I can capture or someone is always cheering me on. I am also motivated by the amazing online community that I connect with on a daily basis. My blog has opened up a whole new world for me as far as getting feedback on my ideas and images and it gives me a forum where I can put my ideas out into the universe to see where they take me. I also can’t say enough good about sites like flickr or tumblr. If I’m ever struggling with what to shoot next-I’ll wander around these sites and I’m immediately sparked by something I see.

Heart.

What is your most cherished handmade possession?
It isn’t a sentimental one or something I’ve made. It’s one of my first purchases from Etsy - my camera bag from Xcessrize. I’d lusted after it for weeks and finally ordered it just before Christmas. I love this bag more than words can say! As a photographer, my bag is my office and it needs to reflect who I am – this bag protects my gear and says I’m totally stylin’- all at the same time!

Baker's Delight Notecard Set

Do you have any advice for those who are new to handmade/crafting?
While I am quite new to the business side of crafting and can’t really impart a ton of wisdom, the one thing that I can say to a newbie is to believe in what you are creating. You have to absolutely love what you make and have the confidence that others will love it also. It won’t happen overnight, but it will happen.

Pretty Pollen

Tell us who one of your favorite sellers is on Etsy!
I just love Etsy! I spent months researching the culture and shops before I finally committed to opening my shop. In that time I came across so many incredibly talented artists but the two that stick out in my mind are: http://www.etsy.com/shop/soeasilydistracted. Rhianne and I both love Lomography and film cameras and her work is just stunning! Another shop that I just adore is: http://www.etsy.com/shop/stillshootingfilm. Valerie sells vintage cameras-I bought my chocolate Kodak Duaflex camera from her-her collection and photography is to die for!

Diana

Purple Flower - Glass Tile Pendant with Cord

Let's Talk.

Kraft Creek Farm in Timmins

Giveaway (ends Friday - 04/08/11):
  • One lucky winner will receive a pendant or a print (up to 8x10) of your choice!
  • Open to USA and Canada participants.

How to Enter (leave a separate comment for each entry):

Already a follower? No problem! Leave an entry for it :) I will contact the winner when the giveaway ends. Winner will be chosen randomly using Random.org.

Thank You Notecard Set


Thank you Jodi for sharing your work and offering this giveaway!



342 comments:

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Meri said...

I love the "heart" photo that you have in your post, above! Thanks for the giveaway, and interesting feature to read. I like the message of "stick to it."

Meri said...

And I follow you through google already :)

Angela said...

I am in LOVE with the typewriter photo. I just love vintage things! I found you through the Sew Much Ado linky party.
Keep up the awesome work!
Angela@ www.whatwouldangelado.blogspot.com

LaughinMachine said...

i love the romantic rose pendant!

LaughinMachine said...

i followed her blog thru gfc

LaughinMachine said...

and i follow yours too! which is how i found about this giveaway!

KrystalsJewelry said...

cool feature and giveaway!

bloomandbling said...

My fav in her shop is the spools of thread!

bloomandbling said...

I liked her on FB

bloomandbling said...

I liked you on FB and followed on Twitter

magdamagda said...

awesome photos, she has an eye for great shots and her vintage filtered photos also look great!

Aulani Photography and BH Giveaways said...

I love the http://www.etsy.com/listing/69957060/brownie-hawkeye-glass-pendant-with-cord

!

duhnellecarter [at] yahoo [.] com

Sewinggranny - Mona said...

VEry nice! Love to read about artists on Etsy!

theodidaktos said...

I like the romantic rose glass pendant (http://www.etsy.com/listing/70768557/romantic-rose-glass-pendant-with-cord) the most. I don't wear much jewelry, but this one caught my eye!

bountyofbeads said...

This is one fantastic feature on one very talented and interesting artist.

Audrey said...

Love the dandelion photo! Wish I could take pictures 1/2 as good :)

Jodi Lebrun said...

Jen, thanks so much for featuring me-it looks great-can't wait to see who wins!

Glitterbird Glamour said...

Interesting!

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

I love Sunny Cows!

Katie - ToyStoryNutty said...

What unique photos! I really like the old fashioned type writer!!!

Jacqueline said...

i love winter cattails! jmmccarr@gmail.com

Jacqueline said...

i follow your blog jmmccarr@gmail.com

Jacqueline said...

i follow jodis blog jmmccarr@gmail.com

Terra Verde said...

Yay for giveaways! I really like Jodi's photography- I think I liked the typewriter one the best.

Terra Verde said...

I "liked" you on fb, Petite!

Terra Verde said...

I also followed Jodi on twitter

Hope said...

Love the photos! They are all great!

I am a new follower from the wednesday blog hop. I would love a follow back! Have a great wednesday!

Hope
http://www.peanutbutterandhopey.com

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

Love the floral pendants, all of them! The rose is so sweet!

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

Following Jodi's blog gfc

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

following jodi on twitter!

Crimson Hill Soaps and Scents said...

Glad to get to know this great Etsy seller....great photos!

hoganshandiwork said...

Great feature! Her work is lovely. :-)

What's in a name.. said...

New follower via blog hop. Hope you will follow me too @ http://masalabowl.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-290-blog-hops.html

Amber said...

My favorite item in Jodi's shop is the Brownie Hawkeye.
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I follow your blog publicly with google friend connect
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I follow Jodi's blog with google friend connect
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I like you on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I like Living Life Photographically on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I tweeted, I'm @AmberGoo:
http://twitter.com/#!/AmberGoo/status/53121505667719168
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

RaeoLight said...

Here is my favorite item

http://www.etsy.com/listing/68837325/pink-florals

jesusfreakof2000(at)gmail(dot)com

MsVeronicas said...

There is just something about that vintage typewriter that keeps calling me - I think I'd go for the print of it.

msveronicas at gmail dot com

MsVeronicas said...

Following your blog via GFC
msveronicas at gmail dot com

MsVeronicas said...

Fan on facebook of Petite Hermine - Roanne B.
msveronicas at gmail dot com

MsVeronicas said...

Follow Petite Hermine on Twitter - MsVeronicasEtsy

msveronicas at gmail dot com

MsVeronicas said...

Following Jodi on Facebook - Roanne B
msveronicas at gmail dot com

RaeoLight said...

I am now a follower of her blog

jesusfreakof2000(at)gmail(dot)com

RaeoLight said...

I am now a follower of your blog

thank you

jesusfreakof2000(at)gmail(dot)com

Elemenopie Designs said...

Great feature! I love that pic with the heart!

Erin Gilbertson said...

Somehow I think I've picked her Lo Fi Chocolate Love print as my favorite.
e_kathleen25@hotmail.com

Erin Gilbertson said...

I'm following Jodi's blog
e_kathleen25@hotmail.com

Erin Gilbertson said...

And now I'm following your blog!
e_kathleen25@hotmail.com

Karen said...

Great photos! I like the blue bike against a fence and *all* of the farm photos.
karen(dot)erkert(at)gmail(dot)com

Manda Jane said...

Jodi has been 'liked' on FB... for a while now :)

Jingle said...

I love the 'write' glass pendant! So pretty!

Jingle said...

I like Jodi on FB!

Jingle said...

I follow Jodi on Twitter!

Jingle said...

I like you on FB!

Jingle said...

I follow you on Twitter.

Michelle said...

This is my favorite item from Jodi's shop.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/61709520/trees

GrapeVineCeramicsGft

Michelle said...

Her photogrpahy is beautiful.

Following her blog.

GrapeVineCeramicsGft

Michelle said...

Now following Jodi on Facebook.

GrapeVineCeramicsGft

Michelle said...

I already follow your blog.

GrapeVineCeramicsGft

jlcjbuzz said...

I like the purple flower glass pendant... or the brownie camera pendant.
Can't decided!
Carol from Carol's Jewelry Orchard

jlcjbuzz said...

petite, liked you on facebook!

creationsbycolette said...

My favorite item is the purple flower glass tile pendant, but it was really hard to choose!

Creations by Colette

creationsbycolette said...

I just followed Jodi's blog :)

creationsbycolette said...

And now I am following you as well!

Powers Of Love said...

She does beautiful work!

Lbtoyos said...

Great post!!! Good luck!!!

Remaking Memories said...

My favorite item in her shop is Red Farm - reminds me of my grandparent's farm back in Michigan. :)

CalliopeCreations said...

Her purple flower in glass is outstanding. Great post.

Remaking Memories said...

Follower of Jodi's blog!

Remaking Memories said...

Follower of your blog too!

Mary Lee said...

I love the Paintbrushes and Write prints!

maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

Mary Lee said...

I follow Jodi's blog on GFC!

maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

kel said...

Stunning photography!

Mary Lee said...

I follow this blog on GFC!

maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

Mary Lee said...

I tweeted about this giveaway!

http://twitter.com/#!/MaryLeeByTheSea/status/53197111013027840

maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

Leah R. Hood, Jewelry Designer & Artisan said...

I love the THANK YOU Note Card Set

Leah R. Hood, Jewelry Designer & Artisan said...

I'm a follower with GFC

Crystal Zacharias said...

I like the typewriter photos!

Linda B said...

My favorite is the Thank you note cards
http://www.etsy.com/listing/70366698/thank-you-notecard-set

Linda B said...

I can see why you like her work. I'm following her blog now.

Linda B said...

I'm following Jodi on Facebook.

I already follow your blog.

Linda B said...

I'm following Jodi on Twitter.

Linda B said...

I already follow you on Twitter.

Linda B said...

I tweeted about the giveaway
@lindab142

Forgot how to get the status, sorry.

Magpie Shinies said...

I love the Brownie pendant!

Diana Dang said...

my fave is the write pendant!

faked_Sugartone at hotmail

Diana Dang said...

follow jodi's blog

faked_sugartone at hotmail

samsstuff said...

My favorite item is the Brownie Hawkeye pendant (followed closely by the Write pendant)

Diana Dang said...

like jodi's facebook under diana dang

faked_sugartone at hotmail

samsstuff said...

I follow you via GFC

samsstuff said...

I follow you on FaceBook

samsstuff said...

I follow Jodi via Twitter @samsstuff

Nicole said...

I am a new follower of your blog!

Nicole said...

Great giveaway; I love your shop! It would be a toss up of either the write pendant or the pretty pollen print; love, love, love it all! :)

Diana Dang said...

follow jodi on twitter under stopdropandread

faked_sugartone at hotmail

Diana Dang said...

new follower

faked_sugartone at hotmail

Digital Misfit said...

I love the Paint Brushes print - great angle and composition http://www.etsy.com/listing/65628982/paint-brushes

heidig@gmail.com

Heather Rae said...

This is a great feature! I love her work, and enjoyed hearing her insights into photography. Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth said...

wow, thanks for introducing me to such a wonderful photographer.
turtlexiii@ymail.com

Deb Chitwood said...

Lovely photography and giveaway! I think my favorite is the purple flower glass tile pendant. debchitwood at ymail.com

Deb Chitwood said...

I follow you on facebook (Deb Chitwood).
debchitwood at ymail.com

Deb Chitwood said...

I follow you on Twitter (@DebChitwood).
debchitwood at ymail.com

addsomestitches said...

Love it! The tile necklace is awesome!

Mrs.Schorp said...

I love the along the fence shot. Then follow on Facebook and twitter as @lschorp, along with following the blog on Twitter as lschorp.

aurora M. said...

I went to visit her shop and LOVE this!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/61415451/pretty-pollen
I follow you on Twitter @scarletredwill
I follow your blog as veltara
I follow Jodi's blog as veltara
I follow Jodi on Twitter @scarletredwill
Like her on Facebook
I like you on Facebook
I tweeted your great giveaway!
http://twitter.com/#!/scarletredwill/status/53269099685490688

Thanks for a chance!
veltara(at)yahoo(dot)com

31Summers said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/69183206/spools-of-thread

this is my favorite listing!
31Summers@gmail.com

Sea Flower Studios said...

Beautiful shop! Love this pendant! http://www.etsy.com/listing/70627119/write-glass-tile-pendant-and-cord

And followed Jodie on twitter.

Mary said...

Love your work! Like the purple flower photo. Mwbeecher@hotmail.com

eclairre said...

I love the photograph 'write'.

Darcy said...

I love the Romantic Rose Glass Pendant with Cord!

Darcy said...

I follow your blog!

Darcy said...

I follow you on twitter - smartbottomkids

Darcy said...

I follow Jodi on twitter - smartbottomkids

debijackson said...

Romantic Rose Glass Pendant with Cord

is my fave djackson1958@hotmail.com

debijackson said...

follow u on gfc

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

One of my favorites from her shop is the Pretty Pollen print.

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Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

I like her on Facebook (Kathie Perez)

kathiedp75atyahoodotcom

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

I follow her on twitter @housewifekathie

kathiedp75atyahoodotcom

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

I follow her blog

kathiedp75atyahoodotcom

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

I follow you via GFC

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

I like you on Facebook (kathie Perez)

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

I follow you on twitter @housewifekathie

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

today's tweet

https://twitter.com/#!/housewifekathie/status/53415466756079619

shah wharton said...

Love it here and this is a great feature. Some beautiful creations up there in those pics. Marvellous!!Hello - I'm here, following from the hop - shah at wordsinsync.blogspot.com X

aurora M. said...

I follow you on Twitter @scarletredwill
Thanks for your help with this :)
veltara(at)yahoo(dot)com

aurora M. said...

I follow your blog GFC as veltara
veltara(at)yahoo(dot)com

aurora M. said...

I follow Jodi's blog as veltara on GFC
veltara(at)yahoo(dot)com

aurora M. said...

I follow Jodi on Twitter @scarletredwill
veltara(at)yahoo(dot)com

aurora M. said...

Like her on Facebook
as aurora momcilovich
veltara(at)yahoo(dot)com

aurora M. said...

Like you on facebook
as aurora momcilovich
veltara(at)yahoo(dot)com

aurora M. said...

I tweeted your great giveaway!
http://twitter.com/#!/scarletredwill/status/53269099685490688

veltara(at)yahoo(dot)com

Pattie said...

I love the sunflower print. It's so brilliant. 8>)

Pattie said...

I just became a follower of Jodi's blog. She is very gifted.8>)

Pattie said...

I liked Jodi on FB 8>)

Kathy B. said...

It was a difficult choice, but my favorite item on Jodi's blog was her Rose Pendant on a cord. All of her photography is just beautiful!

Kathy B. said...

I follow your blog as lakecorv aka kathy.bruner. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Kathy B. said...

I am following Jodi on facebook.

Kathy B. said...

I "liked" Jodi on Facebook.

claygirlsings said...

I adore the purple flower glass tile pendant.
I also think the bright sunflower would look amazing as a pendant too!

BethElderton said...

I hearted this lovely shop and hearted the Carnations Glass Tile Pendant as my favorite
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

BethElderton said...

I joined Jodi's blog on gfc
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

BethElderton said...

I joined Jodi on twitter as mbm218
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

BethElderton said...

I joined you on gfc
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

BethElderton said...

I joined you on twitter as mbm218
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

Aimee said...

Oh, the 3 Horses print, for sure! That bizness would be hanging in my living room so fast!

Thanks for this chance to win! aimee_johnson (at) mcad (dot) edu

KAPUMAKA said...

I love the pink rose pendant on glass necklace with chain.

Heathery said...

I love the Fire Flower print!
myheehaw@hotmail[dot]com

ohkeeka said...

I love Yellow Flowers in Vase. Perfect for my living room. :)

ohkeeka at gmail dot com

ohkeeka said...

I follow Jodi's blog on GFC

ohkeeka at gmail dot com

ohkeeka said...

I follow Jodi on Twitter (@ohkeeka)

ohkeeka at gmail dot com

ohkeeka said...

I follow your blog on GFC

ohkeeka at gmail dot com

ohkeeka said...

I follow you on Twitter (@ohkeeka)

ohkeeka at gmail dot com

Sidewalk Chic said...

I love the blue bike against a fence. What a talented photographer!

Melody said...

I like the Brownie Hawkeye Necklace.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

cbusch said...

I love the Chocolate Chip Love Notecard Set. What excellent work. Thank you for this giveaway. chaselhoff at usa dot net

cadie said...

Something about the write glass tile pendant just appeals to me, calls to me, so I choose that one as my favorite.

cadie said...

I follow Jodie's blog via google friend connect. ^.^

cadie said...

I also follow your blog via google friend connect.

cadie said...

I follow Jodie on Twitter. @cawaii

cadie said...

I follow your blog on twitter too! @cawaii

cadie said...

I tweeted the giveaway today too: http://twitter.com/#!/cawaii/status/53736678073958401

~The Bargain Babe said...

My favorite item in Jackie's shop is the set of notecards that have a typewriter on them and say "Thank You."

zucchinisummer (at) gmail dot com

Brandy J. said...

I'm a follower of your blog.

Brandy J. said...

I love the typewriter thank you cards!

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Mattagami River print!

Miranda said...

It's a hard decision for sure, but I really love Brownies, camera or chocolate, so I'm choose http://www.etsy.com/listing/69957060/brownie-hawkeye-glass-pendant-with-cord
sippycupsandfingerprints at gmail dot com

Jenny O said...

Love the Mattagami River - but they're all beautiful!

pilarfarmer said...

i "like"d you on FB and my fav item on etsy is the rose pendant...although it was hard to choose your photos are beautiful, esp. the flowers.

Iris Rankin said...

These are all so gorgeous! How cute is that Daisies glass pendant?

emma basilone said...

I love the Write - Glass Tile Pendant and Cord! so cute!

<3 emmabasilone@gmail.com
http://behindtheleopardglasses.blogspot.com/

emma basilone said...

I liked you on facebook!

http://behindtheleopardglasses.blogspot.com/

emma basilone said...

I am following you on twitter @emmabasilone

emmabasilone@gmail.com
http://behindtheleopardglasses.blogspot.com/

emma basilone said...

I am also following you on google connect =)

emmabasilone@gmail.com

http://behindtheleopardglasses.blogspot.com/

AmbreRose said...

Brownie Hawkeye is the one that I would like, but I know my mom and sis would like the spools of thread for their craft rooms. ambrerose (at) aol (dot)com

Jayna Rae said...

I love the Write Glass Tile pendant.

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

today's tweet

https://twitter.com/#!/housewifekathie/status/54209436591460352

409cope said...

I like the Romantic Rose Glass Pendant the most.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I follow Jodi's blog through google friend.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I like Jodi on facebook.Shari D cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I follow Jodi on twitter as 409cope.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I follow you through google friend.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I like you on facebook.Shari D cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I follow on twitter as 409cope.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

daily tweet-http://twitter.com/409cope/status/54288961463529473 cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/69957487/purple-flower-glass-tile-pendant-with

carole said...

I love the purple flower necklace....these are MY colors!

carole said...

GFC follower

carole said...

LIKE Jodi on FB

cadie said...

I tweeted this giveaway today http://twitter.com/#!/cawaii/status/54350003023523840

Mama Zen said...

I like the Purple Flower Pendant!

LambAround said...

My Fave: http://www.etsy.com/listing/70627119/write-glass-tile-pendant-and-cord

:)

lambaround at gmail dot com

darbyscloset said...

I like/love the bright sunflower photo!!!!
Thank you!
Darby

darbyscloset said...

I liked Jodi on fb!
Darby

darbyscloset said...

I follow Jodi of twitter (darbyscloset)!
Darby

darbyscloset said...

I liked you on fb! (darbyscloset)
Darby

darbyscloset said...

I'm following you on twitter! (darbyscloset)
Darby

Donna said...

my fave item is the blog tile penant!

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