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! πŸ˜†

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! πŸ‘Œ

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! πŸ˜‰


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! 


GIVEAWAY:

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!  

31 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

Blowing bubbles helps my toddler pose for pictures.

Alicia Cerrato said...

Snacks have helped my little girl to be able to be out and about and calm in public for longer. We did photos with her when she was a baby but I plan to bring snacks for future photoshoots!

Danielle Marie said...

Remember kids are kids...not robots able to sit still and perfectly for every pose. :)

Chelsea said...

Cute pics!! We need new ones...ours are woefully old!

Liz said...

Those are some super cute pictures!! I would love to get ones of my family! :)

Katie Whittington said...

We have not fone professional pictures since my twins were born 10 years ago. We do lots of pictures at home though and always try to loosen the kids up by doing silly faces first

Heather Ambrose said...

Would love family photos with my newest addition.

Stephanie Mcfarland said...

Don't expect much and be happy with what you get

Historical Hoopla said...

my best tip is to let everyone be themselves. don't force anyone to do things that make them uncomfortable!

Erika said...

Well fed kiddos are the key for my guys!

Tec4 said...

Love all the pictures of my kids from there!

Anonymous said...

We have been impressed with them. The photos turn out crisp and clear and the photographers are patient and professional when dealing with kids!

Christy said...

Take snacks

Faith said...

Love the pics! My tip is feed them first!!

Anonymous said...

Snacks and bribery!

Amy M said...

Bribes and/or threats, a solid nap first, and no empty tummies!

Stacey Y said...

Best tip for photos is to make it fun rather than a chore.

Erin said...

Have fun!

Your cookie rookie said...

What a beautiful family! The photo reflects your beauty inside and out!!

Sarah said...

I pretty much get through my day with lots of snacks lol. I always have a couple different kinds Incase she gets bored.

Sarah Bartholomew-Fisher said...

We love Portrait Innovations. Great photos.

Michelle said...

Timing is everything, right after a special breakfast of donuts has been the best photo time with a toddler.

Tiffany Banks said...

I always make sure the kids take a nap before we go to a family photo shoot

Marissa Dia said...

Beautiful beautiful pictures <3

Jill Carroll said...

I haven't ever done a professional family sitting but I imagine a good night's rest for all and do not scheduled a sitting close to a child nap time.

Jamie L said...

We're in desperate need for family photos!

Amber Haynes said...

Your pucs turnes out great! My you geat turns 1 next mo th and I really would lovw to get a photo of our family together!

Eric Williams said...

Tip: Promise the kids a silly pose after a serious one.

Missy said...

They do take great pictures and are so patient with the kiddos!

Elicia P said...

I got nothing... Having one was easy on photo shoots now with two.. I am lost. I just go with the flow.

Ludo STAR said...

Love the pics! My tip is feeding them first!!thanks a lot