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2018 Smile for a Cure Portrait Contest

 

Every July, 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 20 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 Friday, August 31st. 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 select 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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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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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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With Easter being only 9 days away, we wanted to post some adorable bunny photos from the past couple of weeks. The bunnies this year are cuter than ever and have been working very hard to bring smiles and laughter to all the children that have visited us so far! We are keeping our little friends for one week following Easter, so you still have time to book your session and join in on the fun!


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Happy New Year!

With the holidays now behind us, we are looking forward to a great 2013 and lots of new, exciting things for everyone.

The first thing we are looking forward to is our LIVE BUNNIES!
Over the years, we have heard from many of our Portrait Simple families that coming into our studios for spring portraits with our bunnies has become a favorite tradition in many households. We have already been getting calls and emails asking when they would be arriving in our studios! Bunnies will be hopping in on Saturday, February 16th, 2013. Appointments with our favorite little friends fill quickly, so make sure your book yours soon. Its not too early!Easter2013

Last year we had a Bunny Naming Contest among all ten of our studio locations. The bunnies and their names were posted on our Facebook page and voted on by you! Stay tuned for this years bunnies and the creative names our photographers have come up with. Our studio in Westfarms, CT won last year with their Dr. Suess themed names!

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In the meantime, we have stocked our studios with fun and creative ways to say Happy Valentine’s Day to those you love. We have 20 designs for Valentine’s Day cards that are a great way to send a personal greeting to your children’s classmates, or grandparents! cardsamples

Need a little something more? This year we are also introducing our Sweetheart Collection, which includes everything you will need to spread the love this Valentines Day!

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spring 2012 captured

    
With the excitement of our new studio opening in the Garden State Plaza and the bunny rush, we’ve fallen a bit behind on weekly pics wednesday… so hopefully this post will make up for lost cuteness! Here are some of our favorite captures from the past few weeks. It’s been a great spring so far! Don’t forget, Easter is Sunday but we have the bunnies for another week. Don’t miss your chance if you haven’t been in already!