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Spring is here! Are you ready for some outdoor portraits?! I’m very excited to be offering my very first Mother’s Day Mini Sessions. If you are ready to book please contact me via the “contact me” button at the top of the page.

Welcome to a little bit of my life! I’ve decided to join in a “10 on 10″ blog circle. What is a blog circle you ask, (as I did). It’s a group of 10 ladies, in our case all photographers, who document 10 images from our ever so exciting lives, and post them on the 10 day every month. So instead of the focus being on my clients, which is so much easier, I have learned, the focus will be on me and my life and my family. At the end of each blog post we “link” to the next photographers blog. Be sure to check out the link at the end of my post to check out Amy Shertzer Photography, and her take on the 10 on 10. The group of ladies I have joined with for this “blircle” of sorts, is from a forum I belong to called, 4 the Love Of Focus. It is an amazing forum for photographers, that is dedicated to professional women photographers seeking to share marketing and business ideas with each another. Awesome, awesome group of ladies!

Anyways……what have I learned doing my first 10 on 10? It’s tricky, and not as easy as I thought it was going to be. This particular day that I chose to document was a rather slow paced Saturday. It then picked up in speed mid afternoon as we got a call from my husbands nephew. He had box seat tickets for The London Knights and I had then realized I must take my camera on the road. We went out for a lovely supper and I realized that I was uncomfortable whipping out my D700 while eating supper at a fancy restaurant. So I whipped out my iphone and took a few snap shots……not posting them though, dark restaurant = really crappy pictures. I am however excited for this 10 on 10 and learning more about myself, my photography, my style. I’m ever evolving I’ve learned, and this is a good thing!

Time to share, enjoy:)

8:00 a.m. breakfast has already been served and here you will find Levi opting to do crafts for a better part of the morning instead of eating, very typical, and very happy. Hence the look of accomplishment on his face;)

9:00 a.m. This is Lindsay. Crafty and creative child #2, playing in, of all places, her closet. This girl has an imagination like you would not believe and is as unique as they come:)

10:30 a.m. My big girl helping daddy dry wall the rest of the basement.

12:30 p.m. Lunch time. Homemade Hungarian Csiga soup, yummo!

1:00 p.m. Pierce and Lindsay goofing around. Notice outfit change #3 for Lindsay?

2:00 p.m. Family walk in the bush! Outfit change #4.

3:00 p.m. Managed to sneak out to buy my new favourite perfume “Lovestruck” by Vera Wang.

London Knights game:)

Don’t forget to continue on our group and visit Los Angeles Photographer, Amy Shertzer to see what she has been up to for her 10 on 10!

Happy 2012 to all of my clients, you guys seriously rock! I know that I have said this before but I am truly blessed to be doing something that I love each and every day, which is to create memories for all of you. Now my time to give back to you!

So here are the contest details. Simply Said Photography is hosting a “My cute kid” Contest! Beginning Sunday January 1, 2012 you will be able to submit a photo of your cute kid, and the winner will receive a free photo session with Simply Said Photography, as well as my “Bubblegum Digital Collection” containing 10 high resolution digital images. Here are the details:

TO ENTER

* One entry per child
* You must be the parent or legal guardian of the child you enter into the contest
* Child must be 17 years old or younger on the date of entry
* You must have permission/rights to use the photo you enter
* Photo must have been taken in the last year
* Photos will be accepted from 12:00am Sunday January 1, 2012 until 11:59pm Thursday January 5th 2012 via e-mail
* Only photos e-mailed to simplysaidphoto@gmail.com with the Subject line MY CUTE KID CONTEST during the previously mentioned time will be accepted
* Include your child’s name and age in the e-mail (first name and age will be posted for viewing), as well as your name and contact information
* Contest open to everyone, however if you live outside of a 30 minute driving distance from Tillsonburg, ON, you must choose a location within 30 minute driving distance from Tillsonburg, ON for your prize shoot, or a travel fee will be charged of .55/km each direction

HOW PHOTOS WILL BE JUDGED

* All entries will be uploaded into an album by Simply Said Photography no later than Friday January 6th 2012, on the facebook fan page
* To vote for a photo you MUST ‘like’ Simply Said Photography
* Click ‘like’ for the photo you are voting for in the Simply Said Photography album labeled ‘2012 Cute Kid Contest’
* Photo with the most ‘likes’ will be the winner. Comments permitted, but WILL NOT count towards the total number of votes
* Simply Said Photography will verify that all ‘likes’ of the winning photo come from Simply Said Photography facebook fans, ‘likes’ from non-fans will not be counted
* Voting will close Wednesday January 11th, 2012 11:59pm
Official winner will be notified and announced no later than Friday, January 13th, 2012

WHAT YOU WILL WIN

The parent or legal guardian of the child in the photo that receives the most ‘likes’ will receive a free photo session with Simply Said Photography
* Photo session must be booked within 30 days of winning
* Prize retail value of $340 – can not be altered or changed in any way, and not redeemable for cash
Not redeemable towards Birth Photography
* No other promotions or discounts can be applied