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Smile For a Cure Portrait Contest: Finalists!

Our judges have selected the finalists for our 2010 Smile for a Cure Portrait Contest! One child per category, per studio was selected by a non-partisan panel of judges (21 finalists total). 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 3! Online voting is open now through Friday, October 8th. One vote is allowed per household.

Once voting is closed and the top 3 are determined, the panel of judges will rank them as follows:

Grand Prize Winner
receives a $1,000 Gift Card to Portrait Simple and a cover shoot for BayStateParent Magazine

First and Second Runners Up
receive a $500 Gift Card to Portrait Simple

Click here to vote now!


Judging Criteria:
Portraits are judged based on overall impact in the eyes of the judges, with no discrimination
towards sex or race. The selected images will be:
– A portrait that displays character and personality
– Of a child who appears comfortable in front of the camera
– An image that is considered a great, quality portrait.
The majority vote of the online participants determine the final 3, and the panel of judges determines the Grand Prize and Runner-Up winners. All judges decisions are final.

Prizes:
No substitute prizes or cash prizes permitted, except at the discretion of the sponsor. Contest is
subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. All prizes
must be claimed by January 31, 2011. Winners may be required to sign an acknowledgment
form and/or release in order to claim their prize.

Grand Prize winner will receive a $1000 Gift Certificate from Portrait Simple 2nd and 3rd Prize winners will
each receive a $500 Gift Certificate from Portrait Simple. The remaining 21 Finalists from the stores will
each receive a $100 Gift Certificate from Portrait Simple.

Releases/Other Conditions:
By accepting the prize or by signing the entry form, the winners and their parents/guardians give
full consent to Portrait Simple to use their first name and any portrait from their session in all forms of
advertising, promotional, marketing and collateral materials.


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Warwick Grand Re-Opening

Today is a great day. After a 6 month renovation period as a result of Warwick’s historic March flood, our studio has opened its doors once again! We cannot express how grateful we are for all of the loyal customers who waited patiently all summer, or made the trip to our Emerald Square location while we were rebuilding in Rhode Island. We are thrilled to be open in time for the holiday season, and hope to end the year on a good note.

Here’s a sneak peak at the brand new studio:

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There’s still time for Warwick members to take advantage of our September Holiday Card Sale (40% off). Call for details, and be sure to check out our online card gallery for a brand new selection of greeting cards.

Call the studio directly to book your session: 401-737-8400

Team Warwick is excited to hear from you!


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Risky Business

So much is going on! Our holiday season has officially begun with our September card sale, Smile for a Cure voting is just around the bend, we’re re-opening our Warwick studio, and we’re getting our new Emerald Square studio ready for its first holiday season.

With all that good stuff in the works, I’m getting ready to start blogging again, and realizing we need to stay in touch more! So in addition to all that, I’m starting a new tradition inspired by the little boy who visited our Rockingham Park studio this week. Introducing the first “Shoot of the Week”:

The boy’s parents had the idea of bringing in the guitar; they must have known he was a natural born star.

Wouldn’t “Risky Business” be adorable for Halloween? Speaking of which, it’s a great idea to bring in your costumes and include a few shots in your October portrait sessions. We offer these cute little Halloween cards, printed immediately, for $9.95 per set. I can’t wait to see the costumes this year!

Lots more to come, so stay tuned.