Monday, October 16, 2017

Photo Shoot Giveaway

The days are long and the years are short. This quote certainly sums up those baby and toddler years! Then it seems like they hit elementary age and the days and years start flying by amidst a swirl of homework, sports, birthday parties and a myriad of other activities.
I don't know about you, but typically around this time of year we start thinking about family pictures and whether we have the one for the Christmas card. ☺ I've been spoiled because my sister takes beautiful photographs and we've been the lucky recipients of her work most years. But she lives in another state and I recently realized she wasn't going to be able to help us this fall! So I was excited when Portrait Innovations reached out to me about their studio options. Typically, we do outdoor photographs and we hadn't been to a studio in about 7 (?) years! So I was a little nervous about how the pictures would turn out. (I've seen some terrible studio pics, y'all! 😆

But at the end of day, I was thankful to catch the sweet memories of our kids at this age. I'm totally biased, but I love each of their sweet faces in the pictures. Cuz we're in that season where time is starting to fly! 😢

If you're not familiar with our family, yes, 2 are adopted! We are blessed with 8, 6, 6 & 5 year olds. They keep life exciting!

We think the "perfect picture" involves a little bit of personality peaking out from everyone. ☺

One of the great things about Portrait Innovations is that we got to choose all our favorite photos, print the studio ones AND take the CD of pictures with us all in the same night! 👌

We also got a great deal on ordering Christmas cards right from the studio! They have a variety of options for Christmas gifts: photo books, calendars, mugs + much more.

Because these busy parents gotta multi-task everything! 😉

A long day at school, an hour drive through traffic and then a photo shoot? Without a doubt, we pushed them a little extra this day. :) I was thankful that our photographer certainly understood the challenges in working with kids. She worked quickly, moved things around and got us in and out as quickly as she could! 


I've seen a lot of posts recently of moms looking for suggestions for photographers and I know this is a season where many of us are getting family pictures. So I am excited for the chance to offer a FREE photoshoot to another family! You're free package will include:
  • A complimentary photo session for you and your loved ones with one of our experts
  • Six (6) pose collection with 2 sheets of each pose
  • Two (2) 10x13 special effects Decorator Portraits
  • One (1) high resolution CD of your portrait images
Head to link below to enter to win.

Here are some local options to find a Portrait Innovations studio near you.

  • The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley
  • The Shoppes at Susquehanna Marketplace
  • The Shoppes at Montage
  • The Shoppes at Wyomissing
  • York Town Center
  • The Streets of Cranberry
  • The District at Monreville Mall

Thank you, Portrait Innovations for sharing your studio with our Momtourage readers! 

 I received compensation, but I never promote anything my family doesn't thoroughly love!  

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

PJ Masks: Ticket Giveaway

When I told my kids about PJ MASKS Live coming to Pittsburgh, they immediately ran and put their pajamas on – and it was only noon! If your kids are as excited as mine about PJ Masks, keep reading because I have some great news!

PJ MASKS Live! Time to Be a Hero!

Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 6pm

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 6pm

Byham Theatre

Come see your favorite pint-sized super heroes in action in their brand new live show: PJ MASKS Live! Watch Catboy, Owlette and Gekko as they try to save the day from their sneaky villains — Romeo, Night Ninja and Luna Girl! Fluttering Feathers! Leaping Lizards! What a CAT-­tastrophe!

You’ve NEVER seen the PJ Masks like this before — leaping, flipping and climbing — live on stage! Expect to hear some of your favorite PJ Masks songs along with some brand new ones! There are two opportunities to see this amazing show – Monday and Tuesday evening, November 13th and 14th.
You don’t want to sleep through this, so hurry up and get your tickets here before they sell out!
Time to be a Hero Pajama Program

Any PJ Masks fan knows that pajamas are a powerful, magical tool for children. That’s why ‘PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero,’ will collect pajamas for Pajama Program at the Byham Theater before the PJ Masks Live! performances.

Bring a pair of new pajamas for children (infant through age 18) to the show. Pajama Program will gladly share these gifts with the children they serve.


We have 4 tickets for the Monday evening performance to give to one lucky family!

Written by Momtourage mama, Kayt Bech. 

This post is in collaboration with Pittsburgh Cultural Trust as I know you'll enjoy this great family-friendly show!