Christmas Pajama Mini-Sessions

For months, I’ve been kicking this idea around in my head.  How to set up something fun, unique, and super cute for the holidays.  By this time of year, almost all of my “holiday” family sessions are already shot and/or booked.  Weekends are pretty  much gone (unless anyone is up for freezing with me outdoors at the end of December).  But…  I still have lots of kids I haven’t seen yet.  And that’s just no fun.

So, here they are.  Christmas Pajama Mini-Sessions!

These are going on now through early December with only ONE weekend set aside for them.  If you’re interested in booking, contact me ASAP to save your spot!   🙂

June Surprise Session!

It’s been way too long since I’ve done a Surprise Session…  so I’m gonna do it a little different this time.  That’s the fun part about being me, I get to make up the rules of this blog.  🙂

I’m going to host TWO surprise mini-sessions on this round…  and here’s how it’ll work:

  • Leave a comment on this blog post telling me why you want to win
  • You must be available one weekday evening NEXT week (June 27-July 1)
  • Winners will receive a 30-minute mini (your session fee will be waived)
  • Surprise mini’s will result in approximately 5-10 images (prints/products available for purchase, same as always)
  • Winners will be chosen sometime Monday morning, June 27th!

Who can enter?

  • Surprise mini-sessions are applicable only to 1-2 subjects (HS senior, child, couple, siblings, etc)
  • Does NOT apply to newborns

That’s it.  Seriously, that’s all you gotta do.  Just leave me a comment if you meet the above criteria!  Oh, and if you want to win.  🙂

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In celebration of this awesomeness, I leave you with a super cute picture of Miles from when we were hanging out a few weeks ago, like we do.  Just because no post is really complete without a photo, you know… and because he’s cute.  Even when he’s sick.  And even when he’s army-crawling into a prism.  Word.

 

 

Gann | NWA Family Photographer

Last Saturday I met up with the Gann family and, well, let me just show you how fabby fab they are – mmkay?

And because I simply could NOT resist editing these two… a little outtake. 🙂

Ha!

I had a blast, you guys – be on the lookout in your inbox VERY soon for a full gallery!!

My Mini-Weekend…

This past one was a whirlwind weekend for me, that’s for sure.   And because I apparently have fallen & hit my head, I’m actually caught up with editing to a point where I can even share images from ALL of my mini-sessions from this past weekend!   So… here they are.  🙂

Wasn’t that fun?

I vote we do it again… oh wait, we are…  April 23-24.  🙂

Welcome, Baby Brey

Spent Sunday afternoon with this adorable little family…  here are just a few snaps from our time together.  🙂

K Fam | Northwest Arkansas Family Photographer

What a blast I had with this family… I have so many hilarious candid shots of these 2 kids, I can’t wait to share them all with mom & dad. Til then, here’s this…

Come learn… you know you wanna | NWA Photography Workshops

Calling all moms/dads/aunts/uncles/grandparents – or anyone else who wants to learn to take better photographs of their kids!  After months of thinking & planning, I’m happy to announce that I’ll begin hosting snap! workshops this Fall.  So fun, right?

Workshops will be held in three-part sessions.  The first two will consist of small group meetings (4 participants maximum), using hands-on instruction.  The third is a one-on-one 45-minute session with me, to be scheduled at our convenience.

First session begins in the month of November and is being offered for an introductory rate of $150 per participant.

There is only one spot remaining for this group – get in quick! UPDATE: Group one is offically full. To inquire about future workshop dates, please click below!

Contact me to reserve your spot  (or for additional details/future group info)

Kids Are Funny v1.0 | NWA Photography Contest

UPDATE – keep the votes coming, everyone!  I’m amazed at how many fans these amazing kids have!  For my own counting sanity, please only one vote per person.  🙂

It’s been, as my niece would say, so “really really very very” long since I held a contest… (she likes adverbs, it’s her thing).

As promised, the photo contest is ON.  Here’s how it works:

  1. Pick your favorite silly kid below.
  2. Leave a comment (here, on the blog) with the number of the photo you’re voting for (see comments for example).
  3. Wait a week & see who wins!  Voting ends at midnight on Friday, September 24th.

The winner will receive FOUR mini-sessions in the year 2011 – that’s right,  mini-sessions for every season.  Gosh, that’s fabulous.

And the contestants?  Drumroll, please…

#1 – Landon

Landon’s mommy says – “Landon needed to poop but didn’t want to miss his show… So, as any resourceful boy would do, he carried his potty to the living room to do his business!”

#2 – Marlow

Marlow’s mommy says – “Marlow almost forgot to blow dry her hair before she headed out.”

#3 – Brooklynn

Brooklynn’s mommy says – “Brooklynn was playing and refused to take a nap so I let her stay up and the next time I turned around she had crashed sitting up.”

#4 – Parker

Parker’s mommy says – “No joke he came into the bathroom while I was getting ready one day and said “mom I ready to go”. He had no pants on, shoes on the wrong feet, an Iron mask on and an toy gun in his hand. He was so serious!”

#5 – Alis

Alis’ sister Sindy sent in several funny photos – I chose this one because it was the one that made me laugh the hardest.  🙂

#6 – Ben

Ben’s mommy didn’t include a quote about the photo… but it looks to me like he had a good time playing with his big sister’s things.

#7 – Kylee

Oh, Kylee.  You slay me.

#8 – Quinn

Quinn’s mommy says – “Nothing like listening to a few tunes while on the toilet….”

#9 – Lorelei

When Lorelei’s mommy sent this to  me last night, I quite literally laughed out loud.  And when I re-opened it this morning to put it in the blog post, I laughed out loud again.  This image makes me maniacal.

#10 – Ashlyn & Lauryn

Ashlyn & Lauryn’s mommy says – “Since I have twins, they now fight over toys. This is Ashyln guarding the toys from her sister Lauryn as she plays with what she can pull out from under her butt.”

#11 – Owen

This is a move from Owen that I’m pretty familiar with… 🙂

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Let the voting begin!  🙂

An important note – if you’ve never commented before on this here ol’ blog, don’t be alarmed if your comment doesn’t show up right away.  Pesky spam guard wants me to “approve” things… no worries, I’ll be ready & waiting to approve each one that comes through!

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Game On | NWA Children’s Photography Contest

A few weeks ago, I posted on Facebook for some contest ideas.  There were several good ones, but my favorite one (worst school photos, LOVE this idea) would require me using another photographer’s images.  That’s no bueno.

Then, a baby boom happened, and I *almost* forgot about the contest.  Until today, when I miraculously remembered it.  Yay, me!

So, who wants to win a YEAR’S worth of mini-sessions for their kid?  That’s right.  I said it, a year’s worth.

Here’s how to play…

Dig through your snapshots and send me the funniest photo of your kid doing whatever it is your kid does that’s funny.  Little Jimmy likes to play in the sandbox in his diaper while wearing a paper crown and fake mustache?  Awesome.  Send it in.  Suzy thinks it’s funny to put on all your makeup while you’re in the shower?  Superb.

Here’s an example:

This is her idea of “hiding” from me during a game of hide-n-seek. I did NOT teach her how to play this game, I would just like to note that.

I’ll be accepting entries until midnight on Friday, September 17th, with a week-long voting contest (here, on the blog) to follow.  Entries MUST be photos taken as a snapshot (i.e., no professional images from other photographers) and must be emailed to melissa@preservedphoto.com.

The winner will receive 4 complementary studio mini-sessions for the year of 2011.

How ’bout that for a contest?  Hmm?  Game on, my people.

*note* – Studio Mini-Sessions are booked per child and each mini-session includes 2 fully-edited digital files on disk.  Additional prints/products purchased separately.


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Zoey | NWA Children’s Photography

She’s 6… and she’s pretty amazing.

Zoe-bug, you are truly growing up. I am super-duper-duper proud of you for being such a smart little girl, can’t wait to see you again. 🙂