Thursday, June 21, 2012

Giveaway: Photo Session (Choose Your Own)

I love giving photo sessions away and you love getting them!  That is why I am very excited to announce that we are giving away some goods by local photographer Mark Terry.  Mark has two very special and unique businesses and you get to pick which service you want.

Option 1: A gift certificate to First Moments Online.  Having a baby, while a joyous occasion, is also overwhelming.  Stuck in the hospital, wanting to share pictures and movies of your new bundle of joy with your family and friends (it's like a rush now to get it out on Facebook as soon as you can)... yet also needing time to be in the moment and focused on the task at hand which is healing, recovering, and meeting your newborn.  It can be hard to find the energy to take all those pictures and videos, much less figure out how to easily share them with your family and friends.

First Moments Online to the rescue!  They come to you at the hospital (with warning, of course, so plenty of time to pretty up that hairdo), take in-maternity room photos and video, then create an instant online photo album to share with friend and family (grandparents in particular will be thrilled that they can share this with their friends instantly).  This includes a music video and slideshow to watch over and over. Guaranteed to make you cry! Well, not guaranteed, but it probably will…(I get weepy just looking at these photos and I don't even know the families.)
Option 2: A gift certificate to Birthday Party Memories.  Birthday parties seem to come faster and faster as your children grow up.  And if you are anything like me I usually spend birthday parties picking up cupcake crumbs from the floor, telling C not to stand on his chair, and removing the inflatable toys from kids' hands so they don't smack each other with them.  I wouldn't change it yet I don't get it on camera and I wish I did.  I want to cherish every single crazy moment of those birthdays.  They only come once.  Don’t let your memories of these special occasions fade!  Preserve those happy celebrations with professional photography and videos. Enjoy video highlights, full-resolution pictures, and a music video of the event, all in high definition.
Fun, right?!  So one lucky MiCHill winner will get to pick which service they want!  Value and pricing varies depending on what option you choose so once you win you can work with Mark to figure out what works best.  But he is anxious to help you get what you want: beautiful, keepsake photos of key events in your child's life.  Because a picture really is worth a thousand words.

How do you enter?  Easy!  Tell me your favorite kid's birthday party memory in the comments below.  Short, sweet, funny, bad, messy, chaotic, I want to know.  Hopefully it doesn't leave you shaking on the floor, rocking, and moaning softly.  The winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday, June 27.

18 Comments:

At June 21, 2012 at 9:17 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My daughter loved the bubble machine at her birthday party and talks about it constantly!

 
At June 21, 2012 at 9:37 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

My girls loved piñata and balloon release

 
At June 21, 2012 at 9:44 PM , Anonymous L. Broome said...

On my son's first birthday he liked the decorations (which were minimal) more than anything else. :) It's the little things.

 
At June 21, 2012 at 10:59 PM , Blogger Leslie said...

I'm a twin mom. At their first birthday party, my daughter attacked the cake with a vengeance. My son, on the other hand, was totally mortified by the cake. Poor thing. He may never eat cake again.

 
At June 21, 2012 at 10:59 PM , Blogger Leslie said...

I'm a twin mom. At their first birthday party, my daughter attacked the cake with a vengeance. My son, on the other hand, was totally mortified by the cake. Poor thing. He may never eat cake again.

 
At June 22, 2012 at 6:53 AM , Blogger Kris said...

My daughter turned one last year... we were on our first major vacation w/ her and she decided to get the sickest she has EVER been. 103+ fever, countless other pitiful symptoms... but the picture we got when she saw her first little present is the best! Snot, red eyes, pale skin - BUT the biggest smile ever! She was such a trooper! She turns two on Thursday... I can't believe how quickly it got here.

 
At June 22, 2012 at 10:17 AM , Blogger Mami2jcn said...

When my son was 5 he had a Buzz Lightyear party with a bouncehouse and Buzz cake. He always remembers that one! He's 9 now.

I'd love to win for my daughter. She's turning 3 in August!

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

 
At June 25, 2012 at 11:49 AM , Blogger allison said...

I had an elaborate bubble-themed party planned for my son's second birthday party. The poor thing got Hand, Foot & Mouth disease the day before his party, and we had to cancel it. I have pictures of him out on our deck, by himself, covered in sores and playing with his bubble machine. Still smiling. We saved the cupcakes for the next week, when he felt more like eating. He's turning 3 this September, and I'm totally going to make up for his (my) last birthday disappointment!

 
At June 27, 2012 at 7:43 AM , Blogger Roderick, Anthea & Emma Fok said...

Best moment so far was the reaction of my little one to her birthday cake. I made a tiered Winnie the pooh cake. She got on her butt and spun a 360 out of excitement.

 
At June 27, 2012 at 7:45 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

After seeing the tiered Winnie the pooh cake for her bday party my daugther got on her butt and spun a 360 out of excitement. It was so worth making the cake.

 
At June 27, 2012 at 12:57 PM , Blogger Lauren said...

My daughter decided to wear a Santa hat for her March birthday.

 
At June 27, 2012 at 1:01 PM , Blogger Alyssa H said...

We had a fire-truck themed party for our 3 year-old this year, complete with a visit from a fire engine. All the kids had the opportunity to knock down cones with a hose from the engine; my son enjoyed cheering on his friends even more than working the hose itself! Seeing the love he had for his friends was amazing!

 
At June 27, 2012 at 1:06 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

We did a barnyard theme for my 2 year old and had stick "horses" for them to ride. They even fed them hay and had them drink water. We also did "hayrides" in our wagon covered in hay. Both kids and adults "rode" the horses! We got lucky and had a beautiful, warm day in January to celebrate! ~Trish

 
At June 27, 2012 at 1:15 PM , Blogger Kara said...

We had a treasure hunt at my son's first birthday- hid all kinds of toys in the sand at the playground and the big kids had great fun digging them up.

 
At June 27, 2012 at 1:39 PM , Anonymous Cynthia said...

My twins 1st birthday party came on the hills of a big blown up argument amongst me and my siblings the night before. Things got so heated that some packed up and left town early. There we sat the next day with only a pathetic few in attendance. The twins didn't care, they had cake!

 
At June 27, 2012 at 1:40 PM , Blogger Kim Aitken said...

For my daughter's second birthday in September we rented a moon bounce, but the weather ended up being cold and wet. So we moved the moon bounce to the driveway and held the party in the garage! My favorite memory was the giant smile on my daughter's face while she wore three mismatched outfits to keep her warm and still was icy cold!

 
At June 27, 2012 at 5:23 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

For my twins' first birthday, we booked a pavilion at a local park. When we arrived, we discovered that the park double booked the pavilion by mistake and the other group was a triplets convention!

 
At June 27, 2012 at 10:55 PM , Blogger Caron said...

At my son's 3rd birthday party, right at the end of singing "Happy Birthday", his little buddy leaned over and blew out the candles on his cake. The look on my son's face was priceless, he was horrified! We ended up relighting the candles and singing again

 

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