Thursday, August 05, 2010

Picture of the Day - New York City Children's Portraits, Part 3

A great weekend of portraits in NYC reminds me how lucky I am to have this job. I mean, really, I get to know some amazing families and document the love that surrounds us. It's so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day activities that it's easy to not notice the small moments that are so rich with personality, love and laughter. Feeling completely refreshed after this weekend, (don't we all need that from time to time?) I am so excited to see the variety of moments I captured. Check out my first post and second post from my weekend of family portraits in New York, Brooklyn and Long Island City.

Clara is 3 years old and is so vibrant and expressive. She loves dressing up as a princess, jumping, playing with her new guitar and puzzles. She and her parents were so welcoming, in fact, they invited me to stay for dinner after I finished shooting. So nice! I just loved capturing Clara's playful personality and adorable new haircut.

Today's Picture of the Day is a children's portrait from Brooklyn.

SpokesMAMA Contest - Newborn

Contest ends on August 15th!

Newborns have the ability to capture your heart and bring you joy that you didn't know was possible. During the first two weeks, they love to stay in the fetal position and sleep, and sleep and sleep. They are happiest in your arms and can sleep peacefully just about anywhere, including on daddy's chest. These peaceful snuggly moments, the ones that express your excitement, your awe and the beauty of your love, are the moments we love capturing for our youngest clients.

The winning SpokesMama will receive a free ABC Storytelling Portrait Session package which includes a Planning Meeting, a 2-hour session, a Design Appointment and fifty (50) 5x7 folded birth announcements. This package is valued at $500.

The SpokesMAMA will also receive a 25% discount on her second session during her year-long 'tenure' or a $125 discount off her choice of a Growing Baby Portrait Package or an Annual Portrait Package.

Spread the word and help us grow!

In exchange, the SpokesMAMA will tell her friends and family about SSP. She'll take every opportunity to share the photos that were taken during her session and talk about her experience. She'll use social media, printed fliers, email, etc. to refer other like-minded families to us. (Printed pieces will be provided by SSP.)

This application is for mama's of newborn babies. In order to be selected, your newborn (0-2 weeks old) must be photographed in August or September 2010. (If this does not apply to you, visit our blog for announcements of future contests.)

APPLICATION DEADLINE is Sunday, August 15th. Good luck!

Apply here to be the SpokesMAMA.