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I began this business out of an all-consuming love for photography. Then the demands of running a successful business took over as it grew in leaps and bounds. When Shaun and I took it a step further and began working together, we made an effort to leave work at work every day. So I kept my word and, much to my relief at the time, left my camera at the studio each time we locked up. It gave me some space from my professional life and probably kept me from becoming burnt out at our busiest. Now that we have our amazing team in place and I’m not totally buried in work (thanks girls!) I find myself missing the camera at home more and more. I’ll see the way the light illuminates a small detail of my home, or stare down at my daughter’s lashes when she’s laying on my lap, and wish I could capture it some how. What is photography to me? Work? Play? Love affair? All I know is that once again I want my camera by my side to record all of the beautiful little details of my life.
This past weekend I brought my camera home and enjoyed a warm Saturday morning outside with G. She still doesn’t like to look at the camera, so instead of trying to get her attention, I let her run and play and enjoy herself as much as I was. She grabbed one of Yia Yia’s hula hoops and took off! My favorite image is the first. She twirls her hair and sucks her finger like that when we cuddle… and I never want to forget it.
New England’s SWEETEST BABY contest!
The Heidi Hope Photography and Sweet Indulgence
Cake Smash Portrait Session GIVEAWAY!
A cake smash portrait session is a SMASHING way to celebrate baby’s birthday and no one does a cake smash like Heidi Hope Photography and Sweet Indulgence! From birthday invitations, to thank you cards, to party favors and decorations, our cake smash sessions are making party throwing an absolute breeze, and something friends and family will all be talking about for years to come! We’ve teamed up with the amazing Sweet Indulgence of Warwick, Rhode Island (voted Rhode Island’s best cupcakes by Rhode Island Monthly Magazine!) to make every cake smash a spectacular event for baby.
Parents everywhere have caught the cake smash buzz and to thank all of our amazing clients and followers online, we have decided to give away a cake smash session for one lucky fan of Heidi Hope Photography and Sweet Indulgence on facebook!
One lucky winner will receive a complimentary:
· 24 Referral Wallet size portraits to share with family and friends
· an 11×14 inch print of your favorite image from the session
· 2 Dozen Sweet Indulgence Cupcakes for baby’s birthday party or your next event!
A $485 value! Absolutely no purchase required!
Rules for entry:
Cake smash may be for a first or second birthday. Baby must be 8-24 months old on September 30th 2010. Only parents or legal guardians of a baby may enter them. Entries must be received via email by midnight on September 30th 2010. Entering parties must be a fan of Heidi Hope Photography AND Sweet Indulgence on facebook.
Entries must be received by email to email@example.com by September 30th 2010 at midnight. Entry photographs with child’s first name and age may be displayed on the Heidi Hope Photography Blog, Heidi Hope Photography Facebook page, and Sweet Indulgence Facebook Page. Cake smash session will be scheduled during the week of December 13th-December 17th 2010 during regular studio hours. Parents must arrange for baby to travel to the Heidi Hope Studio in Warwick, Rhode Island on a weekday of that week. Date and time will be arranged after the contest. Only the listed items are included in the giveaway. Any additional items may be purchased separately at our current a la carte rates. There is absolutely no purchase required to enter the contest or after the session takes place. Photos taken during the complimentary photo session may be used for Heidi Hope Photography and Sweet Indulgence portfolio, displays, publications and advertisements. The winner must sign the standard Heidi Hope Photography portrait agreement along with a contract agreeing to the above terms. There are no substitutions or exchanges and no cash value to the give away items.
Our contest is two part. Voting will take place for 15 days to determine our top 20 sweetest babies. On October 16th we will then take our top 20 sweetest babies and enter them into a random drawing conducted by a third party drawing system: random.org. Voting will take place on the Heidi Hope Photography Facebook Page from October 1st 2010 to October 15th 2010 through fan comments. Baby’s photos will be posted to an album on the Heidi Hope Photography Facebook Fan Page and friends, family, and fans around the country can vote for their favorite sweetest baby by leaving a comment under the baby’s photo. Only one vote per Facebook user will be counted for each baby. Only votes cast by fans of BOTH Heidi Hope Photography and Sweet Indulgence will be counted. Promoting the contest through your own Facebook page is encouraged and completely within the contest rules!! Votes will be tallied at 9am on October 16th 2010 and the top 20 babies will then be entered into our drawing. More voting details in information to share on your facebook page will be posted on October 1st 2010.
How do I enter?!
1 Become a fan!
Make sure you are a fan of Heidi Hope Photography AND Sweet Indulgence on Facebook:
2 Submit your entry!
Entries must be received by email. Please send the following information via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make the email subject: cute baby contest
In your message please include:
- parent’s name
- parent’s email and phone number
- town/city of current residence
- baby’s name
- baby’s age and date of birth
- ONE photo of baby (please only submit one photograph as only the first attached photo will be chosen for voting)
3 Wait for notification!
You will be notified via email that your entry has been received and further instructions for the contest sometime prior to the entry deadline of September 3oth 2010.
One of my best sessions ever. Sweet, sleepy, baby girl J and her parents came in on Friday afternoon and our session flew by. Baby J was asleep in seconds, without a feeding, and was so easy to pose. She was right at the one week mark which is usually the PERFECT age to get shots like these. She even let me put her in a watering can! Mom completed the look with an adorable little flower headband she brought in. Shaun assisted me for almost the entire shoot… holding the giant stick and sitting very close by that watering can. I love all of these creative shots but baby’s safety is always top priority! Enjoy your preview mom and dad. I hope you had as much fun as I did!