I can’t believe it but the Jenny Joy Photography Blog is going to turn one year old on Saturday, February 21st. To celebrate, I thought it would be fun to give away a complimentary portrait session. So, here’s the deal, send in your nominations for either yourself or on behalf of someone else that is celebrating a first. You should submit your nominations via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line reading, “Blog Contest”. Please include the name (first name only is fine) of the person you are nominating, what their “first” is, and why you want them to experience a custom portrait photography session.
Here are some ideas of a few different “firsts” to get you started but I encourage you to be creative and come up with your own as well.
- Child’s first birthday
- Pregnant with first child
- Adopting first child
- First wedding anniversary
- First time entering a blog contest
- Insert your creative “first” idea here!
You should feel free to nominate as many different people for as many different “firsts” that you can come up with. I will collect nominations starting today through the end of day on February 28th. The winner will be announced on my blog on March 1st. Good luck!
Oh yeah, here’s the fine print:
The prize is a complimentary portrait session. This includes the time and talent of the photographer only and does not include any photographic prints or products. Photographic prints and products may be purchased per Jenny Joy Photography’s 2009 price list. Portrait session must be completed by June 1, 2009. Portrait session accommodates up to five (5) people. Additional people may be added at a cost of $50 per person. The portrait session may be used to accommodate engagement, maternity, newborn, child, high school senior, or family portrait sessions. This session may not be applied to wedding commissions. Portrait session must be within the King, Snohomish, Pierce or Thurston county areas. Sessions that are scheduled for locations beyond these areas may incur an additional travel surcharge to be negotiated and approved at the time the session is scheduled.
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My neighbor and good friends from across the street recently welcomed a precious little baby girl in to their family. As a gift to them, I had offered a newborn portrait session along with a baby announcement that they could send to their friends and family to announce the good news. Well, apparently, little Baby Ella was just as excited to meet all of us as we were to meet her because she decided to arrive two weeks earlier than her due date. After getting the kids off to school on Friday, I want across the street and spent some time hanging out with them and capturing some photos. The only thing that was missing was Ella’s big brother who was off at school but hopefully, I’ll have another chance to get both of them together soon for some portraits.
In the meantime, please help me in welcoming Baby Ella, congratulating her proud parents and big brother, and enjoy just a few of the wonderful images I was able to capture during the hour I spent with them.
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Back in November I established a partnership with a custom album supplier that creates amazingly stylish and high quality products. One of the products that I now offer is a complete session album that includes the final selections from each portrait session (this usually ends up being the 30 best images from the day). With around 30 different unique cover materials to choose from, hot contemporary colors and beautiful styling, it will be hard to not pull this album out and start bragging about your beautiful portraits every chance you get.
Each of my clients that has ordered one of these albums love looking through the swatches of all of the cover material options and loves how this 5×5 album fits in their purse so they can keep it with them wherever they go. These also make great gifts. I recently had a client order one for herself and one for each of the grandmothers. They love them.
Right now, these albums are offered a la carte but I am considering offering them standard with each session. The first few studio samples I had put together were snatched up so I was putting together a few more sample albums today. What do you think?
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Although I still feel like I’m trying to catch up after being away for a few days, I’m also still riding the high from the wonderful photography workshop that I attended down in San Diego over the Memorial Day weekend. Aside from not being able to spend time enjoying San Diego with the rest of my family, the weekend was absolutely perfect. Ok, maybe not weather-wise but it was pretty darn near close to perfect. And, the weather seemed to progressively get better as the weekend went on.
I got to spend three intensive days working with, and learning from, very talented photographers including Me Ra Koh and her husband Brian Tausend and Carey Schumacher from San Diego Barefoot Memories. And as if that wasn’t enough, I had the chance to enjoy this all with about 30 other fabulous women that all have a passion for photography. It was a blast.
There is way too much to share in this one post so I wanted to at least give you a view into a couple of the photo sessions that we were able to do during the workshop. The first is of a mother and her 8 week old baby. We did this shoot at the Rancho Bernardo Inn which is where the workshop was held. The second set of shots were taken at the Wind and Sea beach in La Jolla. That place was gorgeous and provided a wonderful backdrop for some of these family shots.
Anyway, let me know what you think. Also, be sure to check back tomorrow as I hope to share some maternity shots that I got to do for another wonderful and talented local photographer.
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First off, I apologize for being so behind on my blogging. Let’s just say it’s been one of those weeks. Luckily, I have a great excuse for today’s post. On Friday, before packing up and heading out to a women’s retreat, Jim and Trish invited me into their home to photograph their beautiful 3-week old baby, Elizabeth.
Friday’s weather cooperated and provided us with some great natural light for our morning photo session. Even though my youngest is only two-years old (so I’m not too far removed from the whole infant thing), I forget how small, sweet and precious newborns can be. Elizabeth is a darling little girl and in addition to having great parents like Jim and Trish, she also has an older sister and brother to help look after her.
Thanks again to Jim and Trish for welcoming me into their home (and for the wonderful homemade espresso drink). I’ve included some shots below for you to enjoy. I even made them black and white so you can see how they might fit with the other photos on your shelves;-)
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