Back To School Bonanza Giveaway #2: JSancken Photography

I am going BACK TO SCHOOL this week, and I thought I would end the summer with a bang…of giveaways!


My lovely bloggy/twitter friend, Julie of …back to the basics… has turned into a photographer! She takes LOVELY pictures of nature, kiddos, and families.

Recently she started her own photography blog where you can learn more about her and her passion for photography.  You can also purchase prints she has taken of beautiful nature scenes.

This one reminds me of the path that lead from my parents’ backyard out through their woods to the back fields where the blueberry bushes are.  I could see it from my bedroom window.  I am in love with this print.

And this one just makes me all happy.  I LOVE little happy flowers!  They are a reminder of the beauty that is there if we just look.

You can find Julie’s blog, …back to the basics here, and follower her on twitter here.

I am SO excited to announce that The Sluiter Nation Back To School Bonanza’s second giveaway is the two nature photographs above in 5×7 size!

All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment here telling me what you love best about Julie Sancken Photography!

For anyone who wants a couple more chances at winning, you can also…

  • Tweet about this giveaway: “Sluiter Nation is going Back To School with @basicallyjulie!  Check out their giveaway at ” (make sure you come back and leave a separate comment telling me you tweeted!)
  • “Like” Sluiter Nation on facebook (come back and leave a separate comment telling me you do).

 Three ways to win!  Good luck!

**This giveaway closes at 1:00pm est on Thursday, August 26, 2010 (which is also the day of my first Back to School meeting).  The winner will be announced Friday!

**Disclosure:  Julie Sancken Photography is providing the spoils for this giveaway.  Julie also sent me copies of the two nature prints above in 5×7 size as well.  I love them, but getting free stuff doesn’t sway my opinions.  Those are totally mine!

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. missy widener says

    that tree path print? love love love. I want to do a shoot there!!! love the peacefulness of it.

  2. missy widener says

    you KNOW I am sluiter nation's biggest fan.

  3. makemommygosomethingsomething says

    I love how simple yet powerful those photos are. And her boy is so stinking cute I could just eat him up!!

  4. makemommygosomethingsomething says

    I tweeted @momgosomething

  5. Phew, finally on the computer so I can leave my comment 🙂

    Julie has a great eye photography and is a SUPER sweetheart!

  6. I tweeted about the giveaway!

  7. I like ya on Facebook!

  8. Lindsay Williams says

    I just LOVE Julie's pictures! Her business will be taking off soon & I'd love to have a print before they become too pricey! 🙂

  9. Grace - Arms Wide Open says

    love these photos! they would be perfect for my new office!

  10. Leni's mama says

    Love these prints because they are so artsy & grown up & my empty walls are pretty much the opposite! Love the giveaways today!

  11. Love the tree pic!

  12. like you on fb!

  13. Jonna Papke says

    i do still need egagement pics done lol

  14. Oh my – that first one would be perfect in our new office!

  15. The photos from Lindsey and Brian's Maternity session are really sweet and touching She has a great talent

  16. I am looking for new art and pics and decor for the new house. Love those pics 🙂