Wow, this past month has been B.U.S.Y! So much so that I didn’t take but a few pictures with my iPhone, so I’m just sharing some Instagram snapshots today. Let’s see, a quick recap of the past month. Teagun ended one basketball season and started another. He also started playing flag football for the first time. Emery lost 2 teeth in 24 hours. She started her first ever season of basketball. She went skiing for the first time (and 2nd/3rd). Along those lines, I went skiing for the first time in probably 15 years and she is already way better than me! :) Lots of fun times for sure.
First I want to thank everyone who entered their nursery into The Nursery Contest. All the nurseries are super cute (and babies too)! Take a look at the great nurseries and vote at the bottom! Voting is open through February 16th, 2014. Be sure to share with your family and friends and get them to vote too!
The winner will receive a complimentary mini-session with Jaidean Baker Photography focusing on nursery, baby and/or family. The session will last approximately 20 minutes and will result in 5-10 digital images. Winning session must take place by June 1, 2014. Regular session terms and conditions apply.
Winner will be notified on February 17, 2014 and winning nursery will be showcased on the blog once the session has taken place.
Voting times for the other participating photographers may vary, but be sure to check out their blogs and vote for your favorite nursery on them as well! So fun seeing all the beautiful nurseries!
PLEASE VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE NURSERY (Poll at the bottom of the post)
If you answered yes to all three of these questions, I would love to see pictures. What’s in it for you? A chance to win a free mini-photography session featuring your baby and your nursery! I would like to see between 1-4 photographs of your space. At least one photograph must include your child in the nursery itself. I am looking for creative use of light, color and design elements. Images must be taken by you or someone in your family (meaning “please don’t submit images taken by another professional photographer.”)
All submissions must be received by midnight, February 7, 2014.
Entries will be judged by a panel of photographers who will narrow down the selection to 5 nurseries, if needed. The finalists will be posted on participating photographer’s blogs and the winner will be chosen via a public voting poll. Voting will occur between February 12-16, 2014. There are specific rules around voting that will be clarified during the voting round of the contest.
Winner will be announced on February 17, 2014. A runner-up prize will also be awarded. 1st prize will receive a free mini-session in baby’s nursery (a 20 minute session resulting in 5-10 digital images for download). The runner-up prize will receive a $100 credit toward a session booked in 2014. Winning session must take place before June 1, 2014. Winners must sign a release to allow their participating photographer to display images on blog, website, Facebook Business Page and any other print or web materials as deemed appropriate.
Don’t live in Spokane? Have friends across the country? Check out these photographers who have nursery contests running in other cities! Their contest, terms and conditions may vary, so please make sure you read the details with care.
Birmingham, AL: Stephanie Fisher Photography
Dothan, AL: Tina Richards Photography
Orlando, FL: Jen Stevenson Photography
Binghamton, NY:Bree Elyse Imaging
Knoxville, TN: Tracey Southerland Photography
The Fine Print.
This is our contest, we make the rules. We have researched many different ways of voting and there are pros and cons in just about every method out there. This is how we have decided to run our contest, if it’s not a fit for you, we respectfully accept your decision to decline participation. We also know there are ways to work around the system, so we will actively monitor IP addresses and research anything that appears to be fishy. We reserve the right to disqualify any entry that appears to be suspicious.
All participants must agree to sign a model release allowing images to be displayed on participating blogs. Winning participants must sign a release allowing images taken by participating photographers to be displayed on web site, blog, Facebook and print advertising sources. Participants must also agree to standard Terms & Conditions of participating photographers. Participants must be within 25 miles of zip code 99217.
The winner will receive a complimentary mini-session with Jaidean Baker Photography focusing on nursery, baby and/or family. The session will last approximately 20 minutes and will result in 5-10 digital images for download to print as you choose. Boutique items are available for purchase after the session. Regular session terms and conditions apply.
We require an electronically marked consent that you are entering this contest voluntarily and that participating photographer is not promising any winnings or other compensation for participation.
Yet another beautiful family I had the pleasure of photographing this past fall! Couldn’t have asked for a nicer fall day…so gorgeous!
Or also titled “Frozen!”
The area where our house is has been covered in fog for a week+ (though the sun did finally break through today and was so so nice to see!) and the fog froze to the trees and they were so pretty! I had to take Emery out for a little photo shoot yesterday using the frozen trees as a background.
Love her…she is such a trooper!
She really wanted a picture with our dog, Zoey, who was not too happy being out in the cold. ;)