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The Holidays are Here!

Now that Halloween is behind us, its time to start moving forward towards the best time of the year! Although the holiday season has technically just begun everywhere else, Portrait Simple has been taking holiday sessions since September. Here are just a few of our favorite images from the past few weeks!

We love capturing your holiday photos every year! Book your appointment today to ensure you get the day and time you want. We are booking up fast!

See you soon!


2015 Smile For A Cure 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 $2500 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 21 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 Thursday, September 10th. 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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2015 Bring Your Own Prop Contest: Winners Announced

Last month we had our 4th Annual Bring Your Own Prop Contest in the studios. We love this contest because it gives our clients a chance to really be creative! We had a lot of great entries and our panel of judges chose their top three entries.

Although we offer a ton of great props to enhance your images, we always encourage bringing in a personal item from home to make your session unique to your family.

Congrats to all of our winners! Thanks for your effort and creativity!


Grand Prize Winner: Sophia from Vernon, CT who will receive a $250 Portrait Simple Gift Card




Second Place Winner: Joseph from Newington, CT who will receive a $100 Portrait Simple Gift Card




Third Place Winner: Sadie from Worcester, MA who will receive a $50 Portrait Simple Gift Card




Here are some of our other favorite entries!

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4th Annual Bring Your Own Prop

With Father’s Day right around the corner, we want to officially kick off our 4th Annual Bring Your Own Prop Contest. This month, we encourage you to bring in something personal from home that will make your portraits with us extra special. It can be something Father’s Day related to make Dad’s gift that much better, or it can just be something meaningful to the family.

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.

We love this month because it gives us a chance to really get to know our families!

Here are a few of our favorite images from years past!


Featured Prop: (Fake) Baby Chicks

With Easter comes eggs, and with eggs comes baby chicks! This adorable prop is just the perfect amount of springtime. Pair it with a witty saying on one of our chalkboards and you have the perfect Spring photo! This is also perfect if you come in for bunny photos and your child isn’t too keen on the idea of posing with a REAL live animal.

This week is the last full week before Easter and we still have some appointments available! Its not too late to book your session today! See you soon!