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2016 Smile For A Cure Portrait Contest: Finalists

All finalists

 

Each summer, we run an annual portrait contest called Smile for a Cure to benefit JDRF (formally known as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). For a $10 donation, you get a free 5×7 and a chance to enter your child’s portrait in one of the 3 age groups in our contest (babies, toddlers, and big kids).

This July, over $2000 was raised for this wonderful cause. A big “thank you!” to all who entered!

Our judges have selected the top image per studio in each category, totaling in 17 finalists. All will receive a gift card to Portrait Simple for at least $100. If they make it to the top 3, they’ll win a $500 or $1,000 gift card instead!

Now it’s up to YOU to select the final three! Online voting is open now through Sunday, September 4th. Once voting is closed, and the top three are determined, the panel of judges will rank them, choosing a first and second runner up, as well as a Grand Prize Winner.

Please click your favorite image below in each category (don’t forget to click ‘VOTE’ at the bottom of each category.) You can click on each image to make them larger.

 

Thank you for all your support and best of luck to all our finalists!!!!

 

 

 

 

 


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2016 Bring Your Own Prop Contest: Winners Announced!

This past June, we held our annual Bring Your Own Prop contest for part of our Father’s Day Promotion. We encourage our clients to bring in items from home that might make Dad’s Father’s Day gift a little more personal. We love seeing what our clients come up with!

Here are the winners from this years event. Congrats to these families and THANK YOU to all that participated!!

 

Grand Prize Winner: $250 Portrait Simple Gift Card: Joseph from Newington, CT

Grand Prize

Second Prize: $100 Portrait Simple Gift Card: Brooke and Nicole from Easton, CT

Second Prize

Third Prize Winner: $50 Portrait Simple Gift Card: Joshua from Bridgeport, CT

Third Prize

 

Here are some more of our favorite entries from this year:

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Chalkboard Fun!

We have started playing around with some fun chalkboard overlays for you to use in your portrait sessions! We have a variety of templates to choose from, as well as customize-able ones that will make this years birthday photos extra special! Check out some of favorite images captured so far!

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5th Annual Bring Your Own Prop

June is here and that means our Bring Your Own Prop Contest is underway. This is a great opportunity to make your portraits personal by bringing in something that is extra special to you and your family. Or, you can finally execute that Pinterest idea you’ve been thinking about!

Three winners will be chosen from a panel of judges. First Prize will get a $250 Portrait Simple Gift Card, Second Prize will get a $100 Portrait Simple Gift Card, and Third Prize will get a $50 Portrait Simple Gift Card.

Here are some of last years entries! As you can see, you can be as simple or elaborate as you want! Need more inspiration? Click here to view some other entries from the past.

HAVE FUN! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

 

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Love is in the Air!

With Valentine’s Day approaching this Sunday, we wanted to share some of our most lovely images from this season and let you know that its not too late to spread the love! All Valentine’s Day props are in the studio and all prints are available the same day. We even have Valentine Cards for you to share with all the loves in your lives! Book your appointment today!