The Photographers of the Nation – **CLOSED**
**Contest ended on 23 FEB 2011…thank you for all who participated! All winners will be announced on 25 FEB 2011!**
So I have a dear friend who is a local photographer and AMAZING! Keri Meyers Photography helped put the word out that I was looking for a few photographers to donate a session, or a gift certificate or anything to spread some cheer to preemie families across the nation. I know we were blessed with amazing insurance to cover ongoing medical costs, but not everybody is so lucky.
The response was overwhelming…and so many across the US, Canada and even in Japan have donated time, session fees or an entire package!!
One OVERALL winner will be drawn to win a session with the photographer of your choice in your area…BUT WAIT!! Many of the photographers will then be giving away a prize to a local family regardless, so there will be MANY winners!! If you know a preemie family in an area with photographers, please let them know about this giveaway…don’t let the generosity of the photographers go to waste!! And my one caveat, other than Keri Meyers Photography, I have never used any of these photographers but can tell you I LOVED looking at all the fantastic pictures on them!!
TO ENTER: First and foremost…YOU MUST BE A FAMILY WITH A PREEMIE…they don’t have to be newborn, but they had to be a preemie.
- Fan our FB page at It’s a Preemie Thing and let me know how you found us.
- Find your state, see if you have a photographer listed in your area, YOU MUST like their Facebook page if there is one listed and you must tell them we sent you!!
- Comment on THIS page which photographer(s) you’d like to have a session with, and tell us a little about your preemie!
- **You can have one bonus entry if you either share on your webpage or Tweet about the giveaway!** Enter this as a second comment and tell us what you tweeted or link to your comment!
The first winner will be chosen on 23 FEB will get their choice to which photographer in their area they would like to use. After they have selected, then a random number generator will be used to select each winner on 25 FEB for the photographers that are giving packages away! So you have a VERY good chance of winning a package! Especially if we have several photographers in your area!
Enterprise http://www.mandolinproductions.com – http://www.facebook.com/mandolinproductions – offering a session, a DVD of digital negatives and a 16×20 canvas gallery wrap, must be used by the end of June 2011!!
Huntsville www.rachealhopperphotography.com – http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Racheal-Hopper-Photography/139756999403932 – A free session and CD with copyright release
Huntsville http://www.artsytartsyphotography.com/ – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Artsy-Tartsy-Photography/107811209291762?sk=app_103199439735866 – Free session with 8×10 images on CD and 25% off al’a carte items! If session is for newborn they will receive a knitted hat keepsake.
Anchorage http://kailemeyersphotography.blogspot.com – Waived Session fee (mom to a preemie!)
Conway/Little Rock/Russelville – www.naturalbeautyphotography.net – http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Natural-Beauty-Photography/120741581277593 – Free on-location session and a DVD with at least 20 images with a 4×6 copyright release. $200 Value
Northern Arizona tinastephensphotography.com, http://www.facebook.com/TinaStephensPhotographyAndDesign – Waived session fee for a family/portrait session with 20 digital images with copyright release and DVD slideshow. Covers Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside, Springerville, St. Johns, Greer, Alpine, Snowflake-Taylor, and Holbrook and everything in-between
Los Angeles http://www.artsychameleon.net – http://www.facebook.com/artsychameleon – http://www.twitter.com/artsychameleon – Up to 2 hours shoot at their home
8-10 custom edited images -2 5×7 prints -email consultation before the shoot -post proofing session
Palm Desert www.annkeenphotography.com
Santa Barbara/LA www.ckrisphotography.com – http://www.facebook.com/chrisandkristenphotography – www.ckrisphotography.com/blog – Waived session fee, CD of high resolution photos and $50 print credit
San Diego http://www.apearcephoto.com – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Andria-Pearce-Photograhy/101258606580992 – On location session for up to 2 hours of photography, immediate family members, or to feature their child/children ($150). Digital print collection containing 10 desk prints (8×10 & smaller) and complete session on disc with print release ($880 value) Includes a photography experience you will surely enjoy and unbeatable customer service! (also serving North County areas) of Southern California.
San Francisco http://www.beanandsproutphotography.com (BSP Studios LLC) – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bean-and-Sprout-Photography/91887046438 – Free mini session
Denver http://www.brynmarae.com/ – http://www.facebook.com/pages/BrynMaRae-Photography/151972548401?ref=ts – Waived session fee
Griswold http://www.mysugarshotsphotography.com – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sugarshots-Photography/161400452497?ref=ts – Waived Session fee and CD of high res images
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (DC)
Washington DC – http://www.tylerplankphotography.com/ – http://www.facebook.com/TylerPlankPhotography?ref=ts – Studio Prime session and 25 complimentary custom birth announcements or an 11×14 portrait.
Brooksville – melissaannphotos.com – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Melissa-Ann-Photography/133290713378178 – Waived session fee with a free 8×10 of there choice free 20 images on a CD and 30% off any additional prints (mom to 2 preemies – not twins)
Orlando – www.facebook.com/portraitave – Free session with all HQ images and a 16×20 storyboard
Pensacola – www.facebook.com/amymccoyphotography – A free shoot to a family in my area, and a 20% discount on prints and products that they order. I can also offer a 2nd free shoot that can have 10% off of their order. For extra entries, have your friends like her FB page and tell them to put YOU sent them!
Atlanta http://www.julierossphotography.com – Waived Session Fee & CD with images. (Julie is also a preemie herself!)
Athens http://www.dylanbluephotography.com/ – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dylan-Blue-Photography/306576202416?ref=ts – Waived Session Fee (also Atlanta area)
Honolulu http://www.facebook.com/pages/Christina-Frost-Photography/118251331531217 – Waived session fee, CD of edited images (20-30) in studio or location of your choice.
Lewiston – www.tomorrows-memories.org – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lewiston-ID/Stephanie-Krupicka-Photography/153926051290403 – Mini session, which includes five fully edited images of your choice on a disc.
Mount Pulaski http://www.facebook.com/pages/Studio-E3/116021548432561 – Waived session fee and edited pictures on a CD with print release
Bloomington www.erickahostetterphotography.com – http://www.facebook.com/pages/ericka-hostetter-photography/215733920040 – Waived session fee and $100 print credit (also service the Terre Haute and Vincennes areas as well)
Ellettsville www.infiniteborders.com. – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Infinite-Borders/270711598709 – Waived session fee and Deluxe package to the winner. ($175 value) Willing to donate to multiple winners!!
Fort Wayne www.jenmoserphoto.com – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jen-Moser-Photography/143342092364188 – Waived session fee, 5×7 and (4)4×6
Elizabethtown www.angelakuwaye.com – www.facebook.com/angelakuwayephotography – Free session and CD with print release. Willing to document first half of session in the NICU and second half once baby arrives home if parent’s desire.
Louisville www.wix.com/gephotographyinc/home – A photography package that would include the first year of the preemies life! We will include newborn portraits, and a session each 3 months up to the first birthday! The package would include 2 hour session, with portraits to choose from, of which the parents would receive 8×10 of their favorite photograph, and a 11×14 collage of up to 6 photographs! On top of which we would include all photographs taken on a hi-res disc to be used for personal use. (Can you say HOLY SMOKES!)
Easton http://www.facebook.com/pages/Photography-by-Newman/96574708719?ref=ts – http://www.photographybynewman.com/ – Waived session fee which includes: up to 25 photos with editing and an online password protected gallery. A regular session is normally valued at $125 (Lifestyle photos – outdoors or in home) and our Newborn sessions are normally valued at $200. (Studio style portraits taken in the comfort of your own home) Boston (South Shore and Cape Cod).
Poolesville www.elevenoeightphotography.com – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Eleven-O-Eight-Photography/121145614578226 – waive the session fee ($150) and donate a free 8×10, available for on-location
Hudsonville – www.jamiepeltierphotography.com – http://www.facebook.com/pages/jamie-peltier-photography/371855708977 – Waived session fee and $50 print photo credit (mom to 2 preemies!)
Mount Pleasant – www.violetsarebluephotography.com/blog – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Violets-are-Blue-Photography-and-Design/364250502733?ref=search WAived session fee and CD with all edited images
Port Huron, Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills – See photographer from Canada below!
Southwest http://kaylaohern.blogspot.com – http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Kayla-OHern-Photography/151963361506835 – Free 1-hour session with a CD of all images
Hannibal www.amandajaegerphotography.com – www.facebook.com/amandajaegerphotography – session is 1-3 with an edited CD of 20 images. Also included on the CD is a custom made storyboard from their session (that they can print) and a custom birth announcement (also that may be printed). Everything is put onto a custom printed CD with a release. Estimated value $600. (She and her husband were both preemies!)
Kansas City – www.erinellibeephotography.com – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Erin-Ellibee-Photography/327067750897 – Free session fee which is $200 and includes a $75 print credit and a CD (If grand prize is from Kansas, she’ll donate a 2nd session also!)
Noel http://www.wendydeatonphotography.com – http://www.facebook.com/wendydeatonphotography?ref=sgm – Waived session fee
St Louis www.puredahlia.com – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pure-Dahlia-Photography/118048771543958 – 1-2 hour photo shoot (on location or at home for newborns; can be split into two separate sessions). Custom screen saver of 12 edited images (with chosen song; PC only). 6 low-res web images via Facebook that can be shared with family and friends. Expires September 2011. (Giving away THREE sessions regardless, she herself was born at 29 weeks and is now 25!!) Can serve the following areas: (MO)-St. Louis, St. Charles, St. Peters, Creve Coeur & (IL)- Maryville, Troy, Collinsville, Caseyville, Belleville, Highland, Glen Carbon, Edwardsville, Wood River and Alton.
Maple Grove http://www.facebook.com/pages/Makally-Photography/111159495572204 and like http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Posh-Princess/132887656726869 – Donating a free session with CD
Billings www.salolimoments.com – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Yutsinas-Saloli-Moments/117477964969987 – Free mini session with 5 images on a disc.
Auburn/Lincoln/Omaha – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tonya-Ritter-Photography/190662464280782 Waived session fee and CD with all images ($125 value)
Las Vegas – www.rcmgphotography.com – www.facebook.com/rcmgphoto – 1-2 hour portrait session in my home studio or at another mutually agreeable location (use of props included), one in-person viewing and ordering session, private web-based gallery for 7 days to share so friends and family can view and order prints, editing of approximately 20-50 images from the portrait session, approximately 5 watermarked low-resolution images shared via studio blog and Facebook page, which you can share with friends unaltered, web-based slideshow of each session’s images that you can share with friends and family, waived minimum order requirement, an additional 30% off a la carte prices ($600 value!!)
Northern NJ/NYC www.tearsofjoyphotography.com – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tears-of-Joy-Photography/171205092905517 Waived session fee and $50 print credit
Buffalo http://agoldentouch.wordpress.com/ – http://www.facebook.com/A.Golden.Touch.Photography?ref=ts – 60 minute session an 11×14 storyboard and a disc with 10 fully edited images from the session (preemie mom to B/G 2yr old twins!)
Capital Region – http://www.jenniferpondillophotography.com/ – http://www.facebook.com/JenniferPondilloPhotography?ref=ts – 60 minute session with all images lightly edited on a CD for you to print. (Mom to preemie twin girls!) Also offering to anyone in the area who doesn’t win a 25% session fee credit!!
Long Island www.swadestudios.com – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Swade-Studios/332412951703 – free session plus a $50 print credit to the winner
Long Island earthandskyephoto.com – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Earth-Skye-Photography-Marina-Spooner/88420896926 – Free session
Suffolk County www.earthandskyephoto.com – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Earth-Skye-Photography-Marina-Spooner/88420896926 – a free photo session ($150 value). Prints are not included but can be purchased with a 15% discount AND a free 8×10!
Charlotte http://dyoungphoto.com/ – http://www.facebook.com/ItsaPreemieThing#!/pages/D-Young-Photography/64458992552 – Waived session fee and free 8×10
Cincinnati – http://christinalawsonphotography.com/ – http://www.facebook.com/ChristinaLawsonPhotography – http://twitter.com/CLawsonPhotoNKY – Waived session fee for first winner selected if from my area I would like to do a Free Session, and a 5×5 album. If the overall winner isn’t from my area, I would love to do a Free Session and 3×3 mini keepsake album, if the overall winner isn’t from my area.
Cincinnati – http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Wendy-Magee-Photography/350374974787 – Waived session feeplus a CD of all images individually enhanced & i’ll also throw in 5 prints, 8×10 or smaller.
Columbus www.andreakinterphotography.com – http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Andrea-Kinter-Photography/128067480589563 – Free session plus15 gift prints (8×10 or smaller) 11×14 10% off a la carte items ($275 value)
Northeast (East of Cleveland) http://www.facebook.com/pages/rebecca-spike-photography/149093553770?sk=wall_admin#!/pages/rebecca-spike-photography/149093553770 – One newborn or child session and 10 edited digital images on CD
Norman http://nicolegulickphotography.blogspot.com/ – http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/Nicole.GulickPhotography – Waived session fee
Central OR http://www.kkathrynnphotography.com/ – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kristina-Kathrynn-Photography-and-Design/160703123971758 – Waived session fee
Portland http://www.beanandsproutphotography.com (BSP Studios LLC) – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bean-and-Sprout-Photography/91887046438 – Free mini session
Portland http://www.aubreylphotography.com – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Aubrey-L-Photography/160430440654658 – Waived session fee
Portland www.rachaelmayphotography.com – Waived session fee and $50 in print credit.
Lancaster www.bjfphotography.com – http://www.facebook.com/pages/bjf-photographybecca-j-fulmer-lapp/31343167384 Waived session fee, 1-8×10 print
Pittsburgh http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Tiny-Heart-Photography/104522519594569 – Donating a session and CD with images
Pittsburg www.carriekrotinephotography.com – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carrie-Krotine-Photography/348549964753 – Waived session fee and CD of images. (Also a preemie mom!)
Providence area http://www.facebook.com/pages/Photography-by-Newman/96574708719?ref=ts – http://www.photographybynewman.com/ – Waived session fee which includes: up to 25 photos with editing and an online password protected gallery. A regular session is normally valued at $125 (Lifestyle photos – outdoors or in home) and our Newborn sessions are normally valued at $200. (Studio style portraits taken in the comfort of your own home) Boston (South Shore and Cape Cod).
Anderson www.capturedmemoriesphotographybyangie.com – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Captured-Memories-Photography/274707033541 – Waived session fee and $50 towards pictures
Sioux Falls www.bellalucefoto.com – Waived session fee and $100 print credit
Mitchell www.koernercreationsphotography.com – http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Koerner-Creations-Photography/220828988635 – Waived session fee – set of 2 mini Accordion Albums and 1 8×10 print. For this photographer, must either still be in the hospital with your preemie(s) or have just come home with your preemie (Newborn photographer).
Chattanooga – http://laurenwarnerphotography.com – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lauren-Warner-Photography/105689596128991?ref=ts – Waived session fee
Murfreesboro http://www.roarphotography.blogspot.com – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Reflections-of-a-Rockstar-Photography-ROAR/169140843126911 AND http://www.amphotography0727.blogspot.com/ – http://www.facebook.com/pages/AM-Photography/116747351680001 MUST LIKE BOTH TO WIN… offering a dual session (preferably booked on the same day). AM works primarily with kids and ROAR has a boudoir focus. The winner can opt for a Boudoir session (pamper mommy a little, make her feel sexy again, with ROAR AND a Newborn session with AM. Or make their newborn session a Family & Baby session, ensuring they’ll get a good array of shots of the entire family. The packages will include up to 2 hours of photography with edited images on a CD with print release and a 2 printed 8×10 collages (1 boudoir specific, 1 newborn or 1 family, 1 newborn)
Red Boiling Springs www.amberrenaphotography.zenfolio.com – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Amber-Rena-Photography/123564864332411 – $100 gift card towards your session and a headband if you have a girl!
Arlington/Mansfield Johnson, Tarrant and Ellis Counties – www.bphotographystudios.com – www.facebook.com/bphotographystudios – Free Portrait Session- includes on location session,CD of images ( around 25-30) and print release. I can give away 2 of these. AND a free Newborn session in their home, Includes a CD of Images and Print Release. Also a Custom Birth Announcement design (5×7) on the CD to print. (She’s a Preemie mom!)
Austin http://www.wix.com/littlebeanphoto/lbp – http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=258548&id=229312327123&saved#!/pages/Little-Bean-Photography/176684782364347 – Photo session of their choice – hospital or at home, any age, 15-20 edited photos and CD with copyrights.
Austin www.KimberlyDavisPhotography.com – http://www.facebook.com/KimberlyDavisPhoto – Waived session fee ($200 value), spiral bound proof book with session images and a $100 credit to use toward prints and/or products from the session. I would like to focus on newborn premies (once they’re developed enough for a portrait session like the ones on my site), a baby session. or a styled first birthday photo shoot.
Cibolo http://www.facebook.com/pages/MomMe-Photography/166034243442397 – Free mini session
Del Rio www.facebook.com/eqphotography – Waived session fee & a mini brag book with our favorite shots from the session (also parents to a preemie!)
EL Paso/FT Bliss http://mercedeskamena.blogspot.com – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mercedes-Kamena-Photography/123549111033038 – Waived Session fee (mother to 3 preemies, 1 singleton and twins)
Fort Worth www.lianarandelphotography.wordpress.com – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Liana-Randel-Photography/129899076962 – http://twitter.com/LianaRandel# – Waived session fee and CD of all fully edited images – FOR TWO LUCKY FAMILIES!!!
Fort Worth http://staceyjanzen-photography.blogspot.com/ – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stacey-Janzen-Photography/130707134002 – Waived session fee
Rio Grande Valley (McAllen, Mission, Brownsville, Harlingen, Weslaco, Mercedes) – www.luvbinds.com – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Luvbinds-Photography/156639804381690 – [Newborn / Portrait / Family Session] (worth $400.00) – Pre-Session consultation – 1 to 2 hour photo session for up to 4 family members – 30 fully enhanced images on a CD – DVD with musicalized and animated photo slideshow – 10 5×7 prints (AND she is also a preemie mom!)
Round Rock http://www.jmaynephotography.com/ – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jennifer-Mayne-Photography/122209284457001?v=photos&sb=0 Package includes – up to 4 hours, -25 to 30 fully edited, high resolution images from session on a CD or thumb drive with copyright release (selected by photographer) same images posted in a password protected online gallery and 2 (8×10’s) & 4 (5×7’s)
San Antonio www.phrecklefacephotographyblog.com – Waived session fee and 15-20 edited digital images on a disc with a print release
Ogden/Davis County http://staciathompson-photography.blogspot.com/ – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stacia-Thompson-Photography/154431377909598 photo session package with the CD & printing rights (Grand prize only)
Burlington – http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Jennifer-Paradee-Photography/127596070613853 – Waived session fee which includes a CD of images
Virginia Beach www.bellababyphotographyVA.com – Waived session fee, CD of low-res images and discounted prices for prints.
Bonney Lake http://prissypiggies.com – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Prissy-Piggies/314016005111#!/pages/Prissy-Piggies/314016005111?sk=wall – Waived session fee
Edmonds http://hanaumi.com/ –
Gig Harbor www.wix.com/ashleenjensen/photography –
Milton http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Joy-Photography/167528529960322 – Waived session fee
Newcastle http://sylviacookphotography.showitsite.com/#/home/ – http://www.facebook.com/ItsaPreemieThing#!/SylviaCookPhotography – Waived Session fee (willing to do hospital shoot, previous NICU employee)
Seattle http://imagesbytorrihoward.smugmug.com/ – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Images-by-Torri/150417248335375 – Waived session fee and 25-30 images on a CD
Seattle http://www.amaryllisimages.com – http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Amaryllis-Images/62010426755 – Waived session fee, 1-3 hour session at your home for newborns (or newly home), or a location of your choosing for older children or families and 10 images on a disc ($450 value)
Seattle http://www.hanaumi.com – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessica-Hanaumi-Photographer/167817346597242 $125 Gift certificate for session fee or images
Spokane http://smallbeginningsphoto.blogspot.com – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Small-Beginnings-Photography/118990771481592 – Waived session fee and CD with 15-20 edited digital files and print release.
Wheeling http://jenniferlynnphotographywv.com – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Memories-Jennifer-Lynn-Photography/165183696840429 Offering a free preemie session gift certificate valued at $150
Kansasville www.peapodphoto.net – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pea-Pod-Photography/110950365638 – donating a newborn session (She’s a mom to 2 preemies and 20 mins south of Milwaukee)
Milwaukee http://www.imagesbylarissa.com – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Images-by-Larissa/146776302048033?ref=ts&v=wall – Waived session fee
Cheyenne http://www.wix.com/bellaboophotography/photography – http://www.facebook.com/pages/BellaBoo-Photography/189991271011568 – Waived session fee 24 Newborn announcements,
1- 8×10, 2- 5×7, 4- 3×5, 8- wallets, Also including any editing and touchups. We would also like to offer 50% off on any additional pictures they or family members would like to order
Sarnia, Ontario www.BonnieVPhotography.com – www.facebook.com/BonnieVPhotography – Waived Session fee, with a free 8×10 and two 5x7s as well as 15% off any additional print purchases. Also serves Port Huron, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Okinawa http://www.risingsunmemories.com/ – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Okinawa-Japan-Photographer/Rising-Sun-Memories/142557066316?ref=mf – Giveaway open to all DOD and SOFA status personnel located on Okinawa, Japan. A complimentary photography session which includes 20 edited high resolution images on disk, personal print release, and private online gallery for 30 days to share with family and friends. Rising Sun Memories will giveaway a photography session regardless if overall winner is not located here =)