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2015 Smile For A Cure Finalists!

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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

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

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

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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!


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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!

 


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Featured Prop: Carrot on a Stick

What better way to catch a bunny, than with a carrot? The bunnies are here and ready to meet your family!

This adorable prop is super cute and great if your child wants to interact with the bunny but doesn’t want to get too close! Book your appointment today and ask your photographer to use this great prop in your session!

 


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Holiday Fun 2014

Since the holidays start in September at Portrait Simple, we have been working with all our new holiday props for almost two months. Here is a sampling of some of our favorite images so far! From our pine wall, to our JOY letters, to our new white washed wood wall, you can find just the right amount of holiday cheer for you and your family.

Appointments are filling fast, so be sure to call and set up your holiday session before the craziness of the season hits. And check back here soon for more holiday fun! 

 

 

 

Not ready for the holiday season yet??? That’s OK! We have a some fall accents in the studios as well! A football jersey can be really cute too!

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