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2019 Bring Your Own Prop Contest

This is such a fun contest for us! We ask our clients to use their creativity and bring in a prop or something personal for their shoot. We always love seeing what they come up with! Here are this years winners!

 

Maverick from Woburn, MA. Winner of a $250 Portrait Simple Gift Card.

 

Dawson from Pelham, NH. Winner of a $100 Portrait Simple Gift Card.

 

Vincent & William from Milford, CT. Winners of a $50 Portrait Simple Gift Card.

 

Thank you to all those who participated! Here are a few more of our favorites!


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2018 Bring Your Own Prop Contest-Winners!

The winners have been chosen for this year’s Bring Your Own Prop Contest! Every June, we ask our families to bring in a prop from home to use in their portraits. We always love seeing what they come up with! Its a great way to personalize your portraits for a gift, or to document what your child is into at this point in their childhood. You don’t need to wait until next June to bring something in though–we are happy to photograph anything you bring in for us! We love the creative challenge!

First Prize Winner of a $250 Portrait Simple Gift Card: Liam from Woonsocket, RI

 

Second Prize Winner of a $100 Portrait Simple Gift Card: Avianna from Bridgeport, CT

 

Third Prize Winner of a $50 Portrait Simple Gift Card: Joseph from Newington, CT

 

 

Congrats to all our winners! Here are a few of our other favorite entries! Thanks to all that participated!

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6th Annual Bring Your Own Prop Contest

Every year, we run a contest where we allow our clients to come in with a special item from home to incorporate into their session. The idea originally came about because we thought “What better gift for Dad than seeing his kids photographed with his favorite item??” It was a way to make Father’s Day even more special for Dad. We’ve had a lot of fun with these submissions over the years. Below is a collection of a few examples of our contest submissions. You can also view last years contest, and the year before! As you can see, it doesn’t even have to be “Dad” related. It can just be something fun that is special to your child at the moment that you want to remember forever. Use your imagination!

We would love to see what you come up with this year!! Call to book your appointment today!


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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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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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We need your vote!

  
It’s our turn to get in front of the camera!
  
Since employees are not allowed to enter the official father’s day prop contest, we decided to run a special contest just for our own photographers. We gave them until the end of May to bring in their own props: some stuck with the Father’s day theme, some brought in items that represent their own personal lives; some dressed up in costumes and some even brought in their loved ones. But we need YOUR help with awarding the prize!
 
All of these fantastic entries are shown below and labelled with the photographer pictured. Click on an image to view it larger, or start with the first and scroll through as a slideshow. To vote, leave a comment on this blog post naming your favorite. Be sure and leave your own information because we’re giving YOU a prize, too! Once the contest is closed, we’ll randomly select three voters and give them each a free 8×10.
 
Voting is open now through Wednesday at midnight (June 6 2012). May the best prop win!
 


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Because Every Dad is a Hero

  
This year we decided to do something different for father’s day. In addition to offering these fabulous savings for Rewards Members, we wanted to encourage you to bring home a gift for the head of your household that’s both memorable and personal. We took inspiration from clients who have done it on their own in past portrait sessions: dress up like Daddy!

                                                        
So from now until the end of June, we’re hosting our first annual Bring Your Own Prop Contest. We encourage you to make it about Dad — bring in his clothing, accessories, tools, or any other item personal to his life story. This is a great idea for Grandpa too! If you have something else in mind, it doesn’t have to be dad-related.. any personal item brought from home will do. Include it in your portrait session from now until the end of June and your favorite image will be entered to win a $1,000 cash prize. Now that’s a great Father’s Day gift!


The first week in July, a panel of judges will narrow down one winner for each of our 10 studios. From the 10 runners up, a Grand Prize and Second Place Winner will be selected. All ten will receive prizes: Grand Prize Winner gets $1,000, Second Place gets $500, and the 8 remaining runners up get $100.  Entry forms can be filled at your portrait session or ahead of time (download below). Don’t forget to call ahead for an appointment!
 
Bring your own Prop Entry Form 2012
 
Official Rules & Regulations
 
While you’re in the studio, check out samples of our adorable new Father’s Day cards. Printed on the spot with colorful envelopes included, these are sure to bring a smile to Dad’s face on his big day.

           
Click here to view pricing and browse all of our snazzy designs!