Monday, October 29, 2007

I'm so impressed!!

Wow, you guys! As I'm writing this post there have been over 1350 votes this round! That's about 4 times as many as the first two rounds combined and we're not even done yet! What an incredible number! I love reading the comments about who you're all voting for so keep posting! After the contest is over, I'm going to be adding specials and promotions to the blog, so you'll want to check it out regularly. For starters, I'm offering a piece of custom photo jewelry for free if you book a session for the holidays and purchase a minimum of 2 8x10's. That's a pretty good deal. The photo jewelry makes a GREAT holiday gift. Let me know if you want more information on that.

My new website will be going live hopefully sometime this week. I got it all back from my designer Shawn this weekend, and all I have to do is make some minor tweaks to it and it'll be all good to go! I can't wait! There's so much great stuff on it! He did a really great job.

Anywho...keep on voting! The first round ends at 11:59 Monday night. The second round will be up for voting at about midnight, so make sure you check back and vote for your favorites! There will be nine cute kids to cast your vote for. The top 6 will move on to the final round.

Thank you to everyone who voted and for sending the link out to so many people! We had votes from Grand Cayman (one of my favorite places to SCUBA dive!) England and France! So does this mean that I'm internationally known, now???

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Winners of the second phase!!!

A big congratulations are in order for Makyle, John and Andrew! These three cute boys will be moving on to the second round. Beginning on The 30th, you'll be able to vote for who you think should go on to the third round of the contest.

Thanks to all who voted! And congratulations again to the three winners of this wave!

Third and final wave of the First Round

Monday, October 22, 2007

Keep the votes coming!!

This wave is shaping up to be a very close race! We have several kids that are really close to each other - great job!!! Make sure that you tell everyone you know to come and vote. Photo sessions can be held very soon after the end of the contest and images can be used for holiday cards and gifts! You won't want to miss out on anything!!!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Second Wave - First Round

The winners of the first wave are.....

Congratulations to our first three winners of the first round! Evan, Ben and Adyson! The second wave is under way, so make sure you vote this time around, too! During the first wave, we had a vote all the way from Sweden! AJ has some pretty far friends! If your child didn't make it to the second round, keep checking back to the blog here. I'm going to be offering some specials to all of the entrants.

Congratulations, again to the winners!!! You'll all be seeing them again in about a week or so for the second round.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

The First Wave is coming to an end...

I just wanted to let everyone know that the first wave of the first round will be ending tomorrow night at 11:59. I'll post the second wave on Saturday morning so be on the look out for a bunch of new cute kids! Thank you to everyone that voted! Keep those votes coming! This is really fun!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Don't worry, your child isn't left out of the contest...

I've been getting a ton of emails and phone calls about entrants who aren't included in this contest. "Why isn't my child online?" "I'm looking but I don't see my daughters picture."

Sorry for the confusion! I had a real lot of entrants and I'm not able to put them all up at once, so we're doing the first round in "waves." The voting that's going on right now is the first wave of the first round. The second wave of the first round will begin on Friday and voting will be for four days from then. And so on. Everyone who entered the contest is still in the contest. I promise.

Like I said, there were a lot of entries to the contest and I thought that this was the best way for everyone to get a fair shot. If I'm still not making sense (sometimes, I confuse myself! :)), please send me an email with your phone number. I'll give you a call to try to explain it better. It's a little bit more difficult to do online. ;)


Monday, October 15, 2007

The contest has begun!

Hey everyone!

The contest is officially in full swing! Tell everyone you know to come and vote! The top three kids will move onto the second round of voting. The next group of kids will be posted on the October 19th, so if your child is entered, don't be worried that they're not online yet - he or she will be! I had so many entrants that I couldn't fit them all into one group!

As always, if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to shoot me an email. I'm looking forward to all the voting!

Let's Vote!!!

Wow! Eager fans???

Hey everyone,

So sorry that the voting isn't up yet. I just got back home from being gone all morning. I promise to have the polls open sometime today. It may take me a bit more time. Please be patient...I promise, it'll be worth the wait! :) I'll send all the entrants an email when it's all set up and then you all can feel free to vote away!!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Get ready...Get set...

It's almost time! I got so many entries for the contest! You guys are really going to have a tough time voting on all of these adorable kids!! The voting will begin tomorrow and I'll send a reminder email to everyone who entered. You'll want to come right back here to vote and send everyone you know to the blog - after all, the kids with the most votes will make it to the second round. I think there are about 27 entries right now. The top 10 will make it to the second round and then the top five after that will go on to the third and final round.

I'm really excited to see how everyone votes. Good luck to all the entrants. This is going to be fun!!!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

The Wedding!

Ok...this was such a beautiful wedding to witness! The bride was beautiful and it was so much fun watching her get made up and ready by her sister in law, J. It's such a great thing to watch sisters-in-law that have a close relationship interact! Before the bride, S, went downstairs for the ceremony, she had a good friend bless her further. What an amazing site to see that was! The ceremony was filled with rich traditions and more blessings and was one of the more fun and interesting weddings I've seen. It's obvious that these two people are very much in love!

As I've said about the rest of the weekend, I had a terrific time with this family! I'm very honored and touched that I was asked to come back to photograph todays event.

Enjoy the sneak peak! Congratulations, S and S! I hope you have a beautiful life together!

The C family and updates on Baby, You're Beautiful

I had the awesome pleasure of photographing an absolutely beautiful family this weekend - Meet the C family! There were a total of 6 families and I has such a blast with all of them! There were a ton of kids and they were all so well behaved and sweet! I wish I could post all of the images here, but it'd be incredibly difficult to post 70+ images! So you'll just have to deal with these!

Well, after I finished up the family shoot, I got a great surprise! They asked me if I'd be able to come back and shoot S and S's wedding the next day! What a great honor! I'll post some of those pictures in a bit, but I just wanted to say I had a great weekend with the family and I'd love to do it again when everyone's together next time, too! Thanks so much for including me in your day!

The Baby You're Beautiful contest is in full swing! Remember to get your images in by next Sunday. And don't forget to pass along the information about the contest to everyone you know with cute kids! I'm loving all the entries so far. It's going to be a hard decision for you guys!

I'll post some images of the wedding soon. Wait til you see this great couple!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

More Questions, More Answers

I've been getting peppered with questions about submitting images for entries. Here's what I need. Send me one image of your child or children that you're wanting to enter into the contest. If you send more than one image, please let me know which one you'd like me to enter into the contest. If you want me to pick, let me know, and I'll pick the one that I like best. Please don't yell at me if I pick one that you don't like - it would really make me much happier to have you choose your favorite for me, instead of the other way around.

The contest entry deadline is on October 14 at midnight. I can't accept any late entries in order to be fair to everyone else. Again, if you have any questions about anything, rules, submissions - ANYTHING, please let me know. I'm really looking forward to seeing all of your images!

Send away!!! Email images to