Thursday, November 15, 2007

Ewan - another winner from the contest

Oh my goodness! Little Ewan was all smiles when I walked into his house for our session! He's just learning to walk and was standing up next to the couch with just a white onesie on. He's a little bruiser! So deliciously cute! He reached out for me to pick him up and snuggled right into me when I got there! It was like he'd met me before! A very social and sweet little boy.

We set up for our session and he was all about the camera. In almost every shot, he was looking right at me. It made for a really easy shoot! My favorite part of our time together was watching him pull the Santa hat off every time his mom tried to put it on! He just wanted no part of it! Luckily, we were able to distract him long enough to get a bunch of really cute shots. We also got some of him wearing red Converse high-tops. He looked absolutely adorable with his big red Santa hat on with just a diaper and these red shoes!

I hope you all enjoy Ewan's images as much as I enjoyed capturing them!

Aidan - One of the "Beautiful" Babes from the contest

So yesterday, I had the awesome pleasure of meeting Aidan. He's one of the winners from the contest. Ok, I thought he was really cute from the image that his mom sent in, but I was amazed at how much cuter he is than that! What a monstrous cutie! And he was so sweet, to boot! Smart as a whip - it's really hard to remember how old he is. He seems so much older!

We had a great shoot. He had me laughing and was just a joy to be around. He gave me a great big hug when we were all done, too. What a super sweet little man!!! As a side note, his mom was one of the nicest people I've worked with, too! So, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, as the saying goes!!

Anyways, here are some sneak peaks at Aidan's photo session. It's going to be really hard to choose which ones to order!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

A & D engagement session

These two were just about the sweetest people EVER! They were so kind to me, since I wasn't feeling well, and were so much fun to photograph! I'm really looking forward to their wedding.

A is really a beautiful girl and it's so easy to see why D fell in love with her in the first place. She has an infectious laugh, is so darned funny and is seriously, one of the nicest people! D wasn't too thrilled with having his photo taken, but was a really good sport about it and he looked FABULOUS, as well! Just look at how he looks at her! He's totally in love! Isn't it sweet! What a fun couple!

Enjoy the sneak peak!!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Something for everyone who entered...

Because I know that if I were voting, I'd have a really hard time deciding who should win the contest, I'm going to do something for everyone who didn't "win." I thought that every child entered into the contest was very cute and I'd love to do photo shoots with all of you. So, that being said, I'm offering 1/2 off photo sessions to anyone who entered the contest. The only caveat is that the sessions MUST be held before December 30 of this year. So, if you'd be interested in having me come out and photograph your "Beautiful Baby", please send an email to and let me know when you'd like to schedule.

Thank you so much again for participating in the contest everyone! It was such a fun thing to do! I'm thinking that I may like to do one of these every quarter! Let me know what you think of that!

Have a great weekend, everyone!!!

And the winners are...

Thank you to everyone who voted and to all of the entrants! I'm so happy with the turn out and with how well the contest ran!

So, without further ado - the winners of the Baby, You're Beautiful photo contest are:

Third place and winner of a free photo session is AIDAN!!!

Second place and winner of a free photo session and a free 11x14 image from the session is HALIE!!!

And finally, the first place winner and newly crowned Beautiful Baby, is EWAN!!! Ewan wins a free photo session, a 16x20 image from the session and a 10x20 storyboard!

Congratulations everyone! I can't wait to schedule your photo shoots!!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Only about a half hour left....

Oh my gosh everyone! I just checked the polls and we're almost at 4000 votes! 4000!!! Unbelievable! That's so amazing - I'm so excited! Thanks to everyone who voted and told everyone to come to the blog to do so, too! It's looking like it's a close contest again....what else would you expect from a final round with six beautiful, adorable kids? I can't wait to see who's going to win.

I'll post the winners tomorrow afternoon, but you'll be able to see for yourselves at 11:59 tonight! I'll post what the winners won and then when their sessions are complete, I'll post a sneak peak here on the blog so you can see EXACTLY how beautiful they all are! I'm also going to do something special for all the entrants as well as the kids in the final round that weren't in the top three.

It's going to be a fun couple of weeks photographing these kids. I can't wait! Make sure you check back often to see the new cute kids that I've photographed.

On a sidenote, and completely unrelated...I had an engagement photo session earlier in the week with A and D. What an amazing couple! They were SO sweet and they really went above and beyond for me! Aside from the fact that D didn't want to sit on the ground, we got some amazing shots! I'm behind in editing and in posting the sneak peak since I was sick, BUT I promise to have a couple sneak peaks up tomorrow afternoon. Make sure you check back to see them!

Thanks again and I'll be in touch with the winners tomorrow! Good luck one last time!!!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Bring on your final votes!!

Hey Everyone! I'm as of right this second feeling a little bit better. So here's the final round! Make sure that you pass along the blog address to everyone you know since this round you can only vote for one child. I also extended it an extra day since it's so late right now. It's only fair, ya know??!!!

Good luck to everyone! I can't wait to see who the three winners are going to be! As a sidebar, if you book your session shortly after the contest ends, you can probably have your images back before the holidays! What a great holiday gift idea!

The Third and Final Round

Friday, November 2, 2007

Winners of the second round to be announced tomorrow morning

Hi everyone - I just wanted to let all of you know that I'm really sick and I won't be able to post the winners of the second round at midnight. Hopefully, I'll be able to post in the morning with the winners. I'm sorry about the inconvenience. The voting will still end at 11:59 tonight, but the final round won't start at midnight. I'll probably extend it an extra 12 hours to make up for the difference.

So sorry again, everyone! Thanks for understanding

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Quick update and some info

So I've received a couple of emails/postings asking why their child isn't moving up in the poll even though he or she is getting more votes. The short answer to this is - even though your child is, in fact, getting more and more votes, all of the other kids are getting more and more votes, too. The percentages will change with the number of total votes cast. Also, I've caught the site showing incorrect data occasionally. I've hit refresh a couple times, logged back out and then back in, navigated away, etc. and then checked back. Everything was corrected. For some reason, it keeps old data. I have no clue why. What I can tell you is that the top six kids will be moving on to the third round. It looks like it's going to be a close call again. So make sure you tell everyone you know, to tell everyone they know, to tell everyone THEY know to come here and vote for your child.

I'm feeling rather good in regards to the way this contest is going. I may just be persuaded to offer up consolation prizes to the entrants who don't make it to the third round...I'll keep you posted!

As always, email me or call me if you have any questions or concerns. I ALWAYS answer emails and I can call you back if I'm not available if you try to get a hold of me.

Good Luck!!!