Wow, the time is finally here!!!
It felt like just yesterday I was publishing my first post on this website, anxiously submitting an email for my first client gallery, feverishly buying my first props for newborn sessions (which quickly turned into an addiction! Lol). Yet here we are 1,000 Fans and 1-year later! 2011 was an amazing, and bit chaotic year for me. As much as I am a photographer I am also a devoted wife, a loving mother to two beautiful “babies” (Rowen will be 3 in April and Madeline is 15-months) and a traveler to visit my family and friends in California. I found that in 2011 I had a hard time maintaining “balance”. My husband works a minimum of 5-days-per-week an hour away which made the task of being a stay-at-home-mom while starting a business very stressful. I learned a lot this last year through the help of others as well as some much needed and even appreciated mistakes along the way. I can honestly say that those mistakes are helping to make me the photographer I want to be!
So with 2011 behind us and the first-year under my belt I have made it a goal to be true to myself, learn to say no, be a bit more adventuress, step outside my comfort zone, try even harder to balance work with my family life, enjoy the laughs/ tickles/ giggles every chance I get, continue to focus on my passion for those cute and squishy newborns and learn to walk away from the computer!!!Most of the time work can wait, it’s time to enjoy life and have some fun…
I hope you enjoy the giveaway being brought to you by some pretty darn-amazing vendors!!! I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate each and every one of them! Please take some time to peek through each of their pages and show them all some love (regardless of whether you are local or not) and PLEASE read the rules at the bottom of the post! I would hate to disqualify a winner!
Bonnie V Photography A 16×20 Gallery Wrapped Canvas!
My Simply Sweet Boutique $20 Gift Certificate
My Simply Sweet: Big Cartel Shop *Ashlie is the maker of my baby chic, reindeer, lion, giraffe, garden gnome hats, etc
It’s A Preemie Thing $25 Gift Certificate to It’s a Preemie Thing OR Togs N Things (listed next)
Togs N Things $25 Gift Certificate to It’s a Preemie Thing (listed above) OR Togs N Things
Website: www.togsnthings.com for amazing custom onesies for gifts or Photographers!!
Peanut Baby Designs Custom Birthday Outfit: Onesie, Tutu and Headband ($25 value) *local pick-up only or winner pays shipping
Note: Thank You Janice for the adorable onesie and headband for Madeline’s Cake Smash… Tutu will be included for the winner!
Kelly Lumley Photography Free Photography Session *local winner
Belly Babe Maternity Boutique $50 Gift Certificate *local winner
Website: BellyBabeBoutique.ca Located in Sarnia and providing beautiful new and now gently used clothing!
Tracy Sutherland, Independent Scentsy Consultant Plug-In Warmer and Bar of Wax!
Website: TracySutherland.scentsy.ca She’s the reason my house smells so yummy for my sessions!
Carrie’s Cake Shoppe $20-Off a Cake Purchase *local winner
Note: Carrie made the cake in the Peanut Baby Designs photo above for Madeline’s 1st Birthday!
Studio Baby Studio Baby- Travel Poser
Website: www.studiobabys.com A “must-have” for newborn photogs!
**Cathy is offering all participants in the giveaway a 3pc Positioner Combo FREE with ANY size poser ordered. Please Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order. STUDIO BABY Positioners are for use along with the STUDIO BABY poser, adding more positioning/posing options for BABY. Positioners are used to prop-up or position baby’s head and/or arms as well as placed behind baby’s back for posing support. Made of a high quality durable faux leather/vinyl fabric. Strong velcro closure.
4″, 6″ Round Positioners
10″ x 6″ Rectangle Positioner
Toni’s Cute Kids $50 Shopping Spree at the store *local winner
Sew Whimsey $25 Gift Certificate
Etsy Store: www.etsy.com/shop/patriciamueller
Matheson Chiropractic Complimentary Initial Visit! ($60 Value) + 25% off initial intensive treatment for all participants!
Website: www.djmatheson.com/ Complete neurological & orthopaedic exam plus Xrays if necessary Visit their website to sign-up for their monthly “health tips” newsletter! **I took Madeline to see Dr. David when she was only a few months old after she kinked her neck in her crib… AMAZING results!! He is brilliant for both adults and children!
Lauris Creations New Golden Love Feather Headband
Etsy Store: www.etsy.com/shop/LaurisCreations
The Hummingbird Press $50 Gift Certificate to their Etsy Store; Choose from Birth Announcement Templates to Save The Date and More
**All participant in the Giveaway will receive 25% off of their Etsy store purchases by using the discount: BVP0212
Etsy Store: www.etsy.com/shop/TheHummingbirdPress
Kelly Lumley Photography Purple Hydrangea Hair Clip
Crochet By Alexis Stretch Wrap *winner splits shipping cost
Ellie Bellie Designs Custom Crochet Hat (up to $25 in value) *local winner
Itty Bitty Bands Red Flower Headband
Website: Itty Bitty Bands
Crafty Girly Wife 1 headband of the winners choice + 25% OFF for all Giveaway participants!
Etsy Store: www.etsy.com/shop/CraftyGirlyWife
Zekveld’s Garden Market $25 Gift Certificate
Sells fresh produce and pick-your-own fruits and veggies during the season! Class trips, Apple Fundraisers and more!
Chic Baby Rose Newborn Petti Romper – Made in the USA!
Cathy Kingma RMT 1 Hour Massage *local winner
Located at Matheson Chiropractic in Sarnia
Julie Eves Woodworking Canada themed Birdhouse Trailor *local winner
**Julie is offering a $5 discount to participants who place an order the week of the Giveaway. Just let her know that Bonnie sent you!
Stitch Craft Photo Props Love Bug Hat, Newborn size
Etsy Store: www.etsy.com/shop/Heather810
Karly’s Kloset $25 Gift Certificate
Etsy Store: www.etsy.com/shop/karlyskloset
Photo Prop Floors and Backdrops $25 Gift Certificate for their Poly Paper or Vinyl Backdrops/ Floor Drops
Big Cartel Storefront for faux fur, fabric, rubber backed floors, baseboards and props
Lil Miss Vintage Vintage Inspired Headband *local winner
Carrie Wilson Photography 1 Action and 1 Texture Set
Website for Actions & Textures: carriewilsonphotography.blogspot.com/p/actions.html
Bean Sprouts Upcycled Sweater Elf Hat *Non-local winner pays $10 shipping
Happy Hair Creations $20 Gift Certificate
TAGS Creations 1 Newborn Prop Outfit (rose hat, petal dress and shoes)
Lil’ Bo Peep & Lamb Boutique $20 Shop Credit
Etsy Store: www.etsy.com/shop/LionandLambPhotos
Doddie’s Steeped Tea Kiddy Berry Kit
Lindsay Ryan, Arbonne Independent Consultant Arbonne Baby Set
IS THAT EXCITING OR WHAT?!!!!!
HERE ARE THE RULES ON HOW TO ENTER THIS AMAZING GIVEAWAY:
First things, first. The 1K/ 1-Year-Birthday Giveaway starts today and will end on February 9th at midnight (EASTERN). ONE WINNER will be selected by random number generator and announced here on my website with a link to Facebook on February 16th . The winner will have 48 hours to claim their winnings or another winner will be selected. **If the winner is not local, ONE ADDITIONAL WINNER will be selected for the local prizes!
Please leave ONE comment below this blog post stating that you completed steps 1 and 2 below (leave only one comment please). That ONE comment will serve as your giveaway entry.
1. Visit Bonnie V Photography on Facebook and “LIKE” our page.
2. Visit each of the vendor pages and “LIKE” their page!NOTE: You MUST “like” ALL the pages listed below. Also, take your time “liking” all the vendors. Facebook is picky about too many likes all at one time.
Tracy Sutherland, Independent Scentsy Consultant (Request to join group)
Matheson Chiropractic (Send Friend Request)
BONUS ENTRIES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO ENTER.
1. Share a link to this blog post on your favorite Forum or Twitter. If using twitter, follow BonnieVPhoto and tweet “@BonnieVPhoto is hosting her HUGE 1K/ 1-Year-Birthday Giveaway at www.BonnieVPhotography.com Check it out!” Be sure to type the @ symbol to tag our twitter page!
Then come back and tell us you did by leaving a link and a separate (second) comment in the comments section below.
2. Make this your status: “Go check out Bonnie V Photography at www.BonnieVPhotography.com to enter to win her HUGE 1K/ 1-YEAR-BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY!”
Be sure to type the @ symbol before Bonnie V Photography to tag our page.
You have THREE chances to win! Good Luck!
LEGAL STUFF: This promotion is in NO WAY sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You will NOT be notified publicly via Facebook if you are a winner. You MUST be 18 to participate. Open to participants in the U.S or Canada Only. By entering this giveaway, you are providing information to Bonnie V Photography Photography and NOT to Facebook. Prizes do not have cash value. There will be no returns/exchanges on any of the items.