Archive for March, 2010
I met up with one of my favorite families last week to get some updated images. The last time I saw Pierce, he was just a few weeks old. Now look at him:
Pierce with daddy:
And one of my all-time favorite images… Pierce with mommy:
And last, but certainly not least, big brother Graham. Graham was very much on the go, go, go. But the fountain was interesting enough to slow him down. For a minute or two at least!
It’s back! For real this time. I first launched this contest back in February, but I didn’t have the time to properly get the word out and I dropped the ball. Ooops! But I think it’s such a fun, cool contest that I’m re-launching it. Please spread the word! I’d love to see this re-posted on facebook, twitter, and other blogs – so one lucky New Orleans area family can win a fun, FREE mini-session for their baby. (If you’re not already a fan on Amy Drouet Photography on Facebook, click here to become one. Then it will be super easy to share my blog posts.)
And for the record, you don’t have to have the biggest or fanciest nursery to win – just a room that you created with love for your baby!
Is your baby between 6-12 months old (ideally sitting but not walking)? Or will be by June 30, 2010?
Do you have a super cool nursery? Do you live in the New Orleans area?
Would you be interested in winning a FREE mini session and mini-print package?
If you answered yes to all of these questions, we would love to see some pictures! What’s in it for you? A chance to win a free mini photography session featuring your baby and his or her nursery with Amy Drouet Photography! We would like to see between 1-4 photographs of your space. At least one photograph must include your child in the nursery itself. We are looking for creative use of light, color and design elements. Images must be taken by you or someone in your family (What we’re really saying is: please don’t submit images taken by another professional photographer.)
Click here to enter the contest!
All submissions must be received by midnight, April 30, 2010.
Entries will be judged by a panel of photographers who will narrow down the selection to 3 nurseries. The finalists will be posted on participating photographer’s blogs and the winner will be chosen via a public voting poll. There are specific rules around voting that will be clarified during the voting round of the contest.
First prize will be a free mini session featuring your baby in his or her fab nursery as well as a mini print package featuring (1) 8×10 and (2) 5×7 prints of the image of your choice. Winning session must take place by June 30, 2010. Winners must live 25 miles or less from zip code 70124. Winners must sign a release to allow participating photographers to display images on blog, website, Facebook Business Page and any other print or web materials as deemed appropriate.
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 and hanging chads 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.
Winning participants will receive a complimentary session focusing on nursery, baby and/or family as outlined by participating photographer. Additional items may also be included. 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.
Do you remember the Sound of Music? As I edit these pictures that movie keeps popping in my head. Why? Because these are a few of my favorite things… moms with great taste and adorable baby outfits, babies with big blue eyes, doting dads, old New Orleans houses with big beautiful windows and lovely, mossy old brick walls. And the L family had it all…
Okay, readers… you know how I always say that patience and perseverance pay off with newborns? Well, not ALWAYS! Little miss Ione did not want to miss one second of her session. She was awake her whole session and onto all of my usual tricks. Never the less, we got some adorable bright-eyed pics of her and some lovely photos of her with her beautiful big sister Iris.
T- Sorry your peek is so late! I’ll have the full gallery soon.
I have to admit, the demand I’ve seen for sessions so far this year has thrilled, humbled and – most of all – surprised me. I’m finding myself just a little bit behind on… well, pretty much everything. But I think I’m finding my rhythm again now and getting caught up. So here I am, a tad bit late, to share this lovely couple and their soon-to-arrive bundle of joy. I can’t wait to meet her!