Just Peachy Photography

Welcome to the Just Peachy Photography blog. You can see some favorites from recent sessions, promotions/specials and get the latest news! Be sure to leave a comment and show you stopped by!
Just Peachy specializes in maternity, newborns, babies, toddlers, children, families, small events, couple/engagement, and pets! Ask for other requests or more information!

You can also request baby announcements, Christmas cards framed photos, wall canvas art and much more! Just ask for a full list of products and we'll email it to you! All other information can be found on our website at www.justpeachyphotog.com.

If you have any questions, please email me at Erika@justpeachyphotog.com!




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Friday, June 24, 2011

Another Fun Night at the Beach--Chicago Area Family Photographer

I had so much fun with this family tonight!  We went to one of my favorite locations and although the lighting wasn't ideal, we came out of there with some amazing images!  Seriously, it was just too hard to choose again!  I just love all of them!  They showed me their amazing relationships and one family even brought their adorable poodle.  Don't worry!  I included him too! 

Also I love that this photo session was a surprise for someone's birthday.  I'm sure they will love their gift to pieces!

I sure hope this lovely family loves these images as much as I do!  


Siblings

Cousins

Told you I had a cute poodle for you!  Love the "squeeze" shots!

Another adorable "squeeze" image!

The fun "jump" shot!  Love the expressions and wow can they jump!

Love it!

Friday, June 17, 2011

3 Year Old Sweetheart--Chicago Area Child Photography

The weather was perfect!  The location was perfect!  The 3 year old sweetheart I photographed tonight was perfect! 

I had such a great time with L and her family tonight!  We got to dip our feet in the water, play in the sand, go up and down a hill and run around in the summer grass!  What could be more fun or perfect?   I love my job!

I can't wait to show the L Family the rest of their images but for now here is a sneak preview!

What a little Princess!  Love her dress!

L had me chasing her everywhere and I loved every second

Playing with Mommy in the water

What a beautiful little girl:)  




Thanks L Family for allowing me to capture your little 3 year old and your perfect family! 

Love you guys!  Hope you love these as much as I do!

Contact Erika@justpeachyphotog.com to schedule your own portrait session!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

12 Day Old Newborn--Chicago Area Newborn Photography

Today I was so blessed to photograph a dear friend's newborn.  She had three beautiful girls and just had a baby boy to complete her perfect family.  I'm so happy for the G Family and was so excited to get to photograph their 12 day sweetheart.  Little A is very special and already has a lot of love surrounding him.  I will enjoy watching him grow!

Here are some sneak previews from my session with Little A this morning:

Can you get enough of those lips?  Seriously!  Too cute!


Love this one with his Momma:)  I think I know someone who is going to be a sweet little Momma's Boy:)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Just Peachy Photography--Father's Day Contest 2011



Just Peachy Photography is hosting a Father's Day Contest as requested by our wonderful fans!

Here is how it is going to work!

Beginning Monday, June 13th, you will be able to submit a photo of your child(ren) playing with their Dad or Grandfather. This should be an action shot (no posed). I would like to see tickling, laughing, playing, etc. You get the idea!

All of the photos will be uploaded to an album on our facebook page. Each family will have to give us the first name of the man in the photo. If we have two of the same name, I will request a last name initial. Also send me your contact information in the email with the photo. Your name, address, phone number, email address and make sure you give your consent to use the photo for the contest.

2 winners will be chosen:

The 1st place winner will be chosen based on the most votes it gets and will receive a free portrait session with Just Peachy Photography, as well as a portrait package, including 1 8x10, 1 5x7, 2 4x6's and one set of 8 wallets. They will also win a $25 Target Gift Card to pick out some cute new clothes for their kids!

The 2nd place winner will be chosen by me, Erika Williams, the owner of Just Peachy Photography. I will base it on which one I think captures the emotion of the relationship between Father/Grandfather and child. They will win a Day in the Life of (Your Child's Name) Specialty Session.

Here are the details:

TO ENTER

* One entry per family
* You must be the parent or legal guardian of the child(ren) in the photos you are entering into the contest
* You must have permission/rights to use the photo you enter and it CANNOT be a professionally taken photo
* Photo must have been taken in the last month (I recommend taking one on Father's Day)
* Photos will be accepted from Monday, June 13, 2011 until Monday, June 20, 2011 via e-mail
* Only photos e-mailed to Erika@justpeachyphotog.com with the Subject line JUST PEACHY PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST during the previously mentioned time will be accepted
* Include your First Name in the e-mail as well as your contact information (as stated above)
* Contest open to everyone, however if you live outside of a 20 mile radius from Palatine, IL, you must choose a location within 20 miles of Palatine, IL for your prize session

HOW PHOTOS WILL BE JUDGED

* All entries will be uploaded into an album by Just Peachy Photography no later than Tuesday, June 21st on our facebook fan page
* To vote for a photo you MUST be a 'fan' (or under the new facebook system 'like') Just Peachy Photography (that is the only way to comment or “like” the photo to vote)
* Click 'like' for the photo you are voting for in the Just Peachy Photography album labeled “Father's Day Contest 2011”
* Comments permitted, but WILL NOT count towards the total number of votes for our 1
st place winner
* Voting will close Friday, July 1, 2011 at 10 PM CST.
* Official winner will be notified and announced on the Just Peachy Photography blog no later than Sunday, July 3, 2011 at 10 PM CST.

BY PARTICIPATING YOU ARE
AGREEING TO THE FOLLOWING:

1.) Acknowledgment that the promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
2.) Disclosure that the participant is providing information to JUST PEACHY PHOTOGRAPHY and not to Facebook.

Monday, June 6, 2011

One Year Old Cutest Kid Contest Winner, Siquem!

Yesterday, I had the chance to meet one of our adorable Cutest Kid Contest winners!  Siquem just turned one year old shortly after the contest ended so his mom thought that would be a perfect time for some portraits!  I had a lot of fun with Siquem and his family and we found a beautiful location right before sunset for the best light!  Siquem was hamming it up for the camera and loved watching the planes in the air.  His mom said he is a big fan of owls and he brought a ball with him which he seemed to love as well.

Here is a sneak preview from our session!



Thursday, June 2, 2011

Just Peachy Photography's Birthday Club



If you receive our monthly newsletter, then you may have already read about our new Birthday Club!  All kids ages 0-8 who have had a session with Just Peachy Photography in the past OR have one scheduled for this year are eligible to subscribe to our Birthday Club!

The members of our Birthday Club will get a special surprise in the mail the week of their birthday!  I can't tell you what it is but doesn't everyone LOVE getting mail?

Make sure you sign up HERE!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Just Peachy Photography May Giveaway Winner



One lucky family won a Day In the Life of (your child's name) session!  This is a special 30-45 minute session that captures special moments in your child's life.  Some ideas are riding a bike for the first time, story time, bath time, playing soccer with Dad, baking cookies with Grandma, dress up with mom's clothes, playing catch with Grandpa, brothers building blocks, sisters having a tea party and baby's first steps.  There are so many events you can choose!  After the session is over, you will receive a keepsake cd of no less than 50 images.  These are not portraits and have a candid style but are mildly edited/retouched.  They are meant to capture the emotions, expressions, and memories of the event as it happened.  There will be no posing or prompting just FUN!  

The winner of the Day in the Life of (Your Child's Name) is Sue Kowols  !  Congratulations to the Kowols Family!  

Please email as soon as possible to schedule your session!


That isn't all!  We are having a June Special to get a lustre coated, mounted custom collage like the one here for only $50 in the month of June!   Contact us for details at Erika@justpeachyphotog.com or use our "Contact Us" tab on our facebook page.

While you are there, sign up for our newsletter!  May's newsletter should be sent before the end of the weekend!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Just Peachy Photography Spring Cutest Kid Grand Finale Surprise

As many of you have seen, there will be ONE more grand finale surprise to our Spring Cutest Kid Contest!  Then sadly it is over:(  I really had a great time hosting it and I REALLY hope the other sponsors had fun participating too!

I have randomly selected 3 winners of the people that voted in each age category to win 3 prizes.  The first prize is a $100 gift certificate for Just Peachy Photography--good on your next portrait or Day in the Life Of (Your Child's name) session.  The second prize is a $25 gift certificate--to be used on our new photo scanning and archiving services.  The third prize is for 1 FREE photo to be retouched or restored through our new services.

The randomly selected winners are:

0-1 age group

$100 Gift Certificate for Just Peachy Photography portrait or Day in the Life of (Your Child's Name)-cannot be used with any other offers.    Winner is Mary Coronado who voted for Siquem

$25 Gift Certificate for Just Peachy Photography's new photo scanning and archiving service.  Cannot be used with any other offers.  Winner is Eryk Sekiewicz who voted for Lindsay

1 FREE retouched/restored photo.  Winner is Maria Walker who voted for Celia.

1-5 age group


$100 Gift Certificate for Just Peachy Photography portrait or Day in the Life of (Your Child's Name)-cannot be used with any other offers.    Winner is Kelly Seifert Jaster who voted for Jake

$25 Gift Certificate for Just Peachy Photography's new photo scanning and archiving service.  Cannot be used with any other offers.  Winner is Misty Allen who voted for Colton



1 FREE retouched/restored photo.  Heather Tindall Mitchell who voted for Olivia

Congratulations winners!  These prizes are transferable.  Contact me at Erika@justpeachyphotog.com to claim your prizes!


Finally, all of families who have submitted photos to the contest will each receive a $50 gift certificate towards their next portrait or Day in the Life Of (Your Child's Name) session if they fill out a super short survey HERE

Thank you again for making this contest so fun and successful!   Please remember we are having a Giveaway until Sunday HERE.   Also there are still openings for our mini sessions.  If the spaces do not fill up, we may have to cancel them so please share with friends who might be interested!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Winners of our Spring Cutest Kid Contest 2011

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first Spring Cutest Kid Contest!  We had a lot of fun and are so grateful for all of our new fans!  We hope you will stick around!  We post a lot of fun specials, client sneak peek photos, kids tips and great deals in the area, fun projects to do with your child and other "don't want to miss" information! 

We also hope that you have shown our sponsors some love and visited their sites!  I still can't believe the amazing prizes that were donated to our winners!  There are over $600 in prizes for each winner!

Remember the winners were voted by our fans and the numbers are posted as "likes" under the photos.  If anyone "unliked" our page, their votes would not be listed on the page anymore.  Also, we think ALL of the children who entered the contest are SUPER adorable!  Wish all of you could win but it is a contest!  Hope you all had as much fun as we did!  Winners announced are final and will be contacted soon with information to claim their prizes!

Onto our winners....



Congratulations, Siquem and family!   I can't wait to meet you all when we schedule your session!


Congratulations, Colton and family!  I can't wait to meet you all when we schedule your session!

We have a special surprise for the facebook fans that stay with us after the contest!  You'll find out within the next couple of days what that is! 

As promised we also have a special gift for all of the families who entered the contest!  I'll be emailing you all this week! 

Make sure you enter our May Giveaway if you haven't already and we still have some spring mini sessions available on the 21st of May in Schaumburg and the 4th of June in Barrington. 

Our next contest may be next month in honor of Father's Day!  Make sure you sign up for our newsletter so that you get all of the information!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Just Peachy Photography May Giveaway

We are just wrapping up our Spring Cutest Kids Contest and were so lucky to have so many wonderful sponsors.  If you didn't check them out yet, make sure you do! 


We will be announcing the winners before May 20th!  All of the votes are being verified and then we will officially announce our Spring Cutest Kids!  

Now on to our AMAZING May giveaway!  

In honor of my twins' 4th birthday today, I'm doing an amazing giveaway!  One lucky family will win a Day In the Life of (your child's name) session!  This is a special 30-45 minute session that captures special moments in your child's life.  Some ideas are riding a bike for the first time, story time, bath time, playing soccer with Dad, baking cookies with Grandma, dress up with mom's clothes, playing catch with Grandpa, brothers building blocks, sisters having a tea party and baby's first steps.  There are so many events you can choose!  After the session is over, you will receive a keepsake cd of no less than 50 images.  These are not portraits and have a candid style but are mildly edited/retouched.  They are meant to capture the emotions, expressions, and memories of the event as it happened.  There will be no posing or prompting just FUN!  

If you are interested in winning this amazing giveaway, enter HERE!

Rules: 

*One entry per family/household
*Giveaway ends Sunday, May 22nd at Midnight and winner will be selected randomly and announced on the blog Monday, May 23rd
*Session must take place 20 miles or less from Palatine, IL 
*Giveaway has no cash value
*You must "Like" Just Peachy Photography on Facebook to enter.  

Good luck!  Send any questions to Erika@justpeachyphotog.com.  Thanks!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Just Peachy Photography Mini Sessions


Spring is here at last!  The flowers are blooming and it is the perfect time for family portraits!

Just Peachy Photography will be offering a few Spring mini session events.  These sessions will give several families a chance to meet at one location at different times which allows me to give a great deal on the sessions!

The session will be about 30 minutes and each family will get 10-15 fully enhanced in a private online gallery.  Two packages will be available for purchase.

Package 1:  $79  Includes session fee and portrait print package which consists of 1-8x10 print, 2 5x7 prints and a set of 8 wallets.

Package 2:  $150  Includes all of the proofs presented from mini session on a keepsake cd with a full printing release.

**Other prints and products can be purchased at 20% off regular prices.  Contact us for a full price guide. 
**Prices include up to 5 people.  There will be an additional fee of $10 per person over that amount.
**Session must be paid in full 48 hours prior to the session date.
**Times will be scheduled in advance.  If you are late, you will have a shorter session.
**No refunds without a 24 hour notice.  

Please sign up for the session you are interested in attending.  We will schedule it first come, first serve.

Mini Session Event 1 will take place on May 21st at Volkening Lake in Schaumburg.  I will give directions on where to meet and answer any other questions about session once you book your time.  Times will be 9:00 am, 9:40 am, 10:20 am, and 11:00 am.

Mini Session Event 2 will take place on June 4th at the same times.  Location to be determined soon.  Most likely will be in Barrington or Arlington Heights.


Mini Sessions Sign Up Form


Thank you for your interest in Just Peachy Photography!  Remember we give $25 credits for your next session for each booked session you refer!  The person you refer gets a complimentary 8x10 too!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Just Peachy Photography's First Virtual Charity Event

Many of you know that I had twins in May of 2007.  They are just so much fun and I wouldn't trade the experience for the world even though it has had its challenges.  My identical twin boys were born premature.  We had suspected that they might be born early but not at 31 weeks and 6 days out of a 40 week pregnancy.  Any babies between 37 and 42 weeks are considered full term so you can see how early this was. 

I had spent 3 weeks in the hospital previous to the boys being born but there were too many complications and it turned out that they were safer on their own at that point.  The doctors decided to do an emergency c-section and I had two premature babies to worry about.   I always knew they would be ok but the experience is one I'll never forget.  They were born at 2 lbs. 13 ounces and 2 lbs. 7 ounces.  Since they were my first babies, I didn't know what to do with one full term baby and here I had 2 premature babies. 

The babies spent 1 month and 3 days short of 2 months in the NICU.  It was very difficult coming home with no babies at first and then later having one at home and the other in the hospital but somehow we figured it out.  The monitors they came home on, delays in development and constant doctor appointments were no fun either.  We made it though!  My beautiful boys are turning 4 years old this month and are doing amazing!  They started preschool this year and have gotten to a point where they are ahead of some kids their age instead of delayed.  I'm so proud of them and dedicate this charity event to them and all of the other babies who are born premature.

12.8% of babies born in the United States are born premature.  That is a pretty high number to me.  I'm sure you can see why I chose the March of Dimes to donate the money earned from this charity event.  They work to educate people about premature births and how they can be prevented.  I understand that our situation couldn't be prevented but there are a lot of premature births that can be. 

You can read more about the causes of premature births on their website March of Dimes and also all of the other resources they have.  They provide assistance for families with children in the NICU as well. 

Now onto the virtual charity event!

For one week I am offering a $100 Gift Certificate for Just Peachy Photography Portrait Services for only $50.   100%  of that money will go to the March of Dimes. 

Fine print
* Only one can be purchased per family/household.
* Can't be used on past sessions.
* Can't be redeemed for cash or returned later.


If you are planning or thinking about planning a portrait session with Just Peachy Photography some time soon, this is a great opportunity to save money AND help an amazing charity.  I will start this at 8:00 pm CST on May 3rd, 2011 and it will run until 8:00 pm CST on May 10th. 

It would also make a great gift for Mother's Day for mom or grandma!

If you are interested in purchasing a certificate, fill out this form and I'll contact you with details.

CLICK HERE FOR FORM

Please share this with friends and family so that together we can raise as much money as possible!  Thank you!

Here are some of the photos from when my boys were born.  Sorry, just taken with a point and shoot and nothing special but you can see how fragile they were and how scary premature births can be. 








Contact me if you have questions, at Erika@justpeachyphotog.com

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Just Peachy Photography Spring Cutest Kid Contest 2011 Information

Congratulations to all of our adorable participants!  If you see your photo in one of the 2 albums, you are in!!!

Now the important stuff! How to win!!!

1.) Contest will be held on Just Peachy Photography's facebook fan page. The contest is not affiliated in any way with Facebook.  Just Peachy Photography is sponsoring the contest along with 6 other wonderful local businesses listed below.

    2.) Starting May 1st, you will see 2 photo albums on Just Peachy Photography's fan page that are labeled SPRING CUTEST KID CONTEST 2011. One will be labeled 0-1 yr. And then other 1-5 yrs.
      1. Find your child's photo and “LIKE” it by selecting “LIKE” under their photo. It is facebook's rules that you cannot like a photo without first liking the page. Please make sure you “LIKE” Just Peachy Photography before you try to like your child's photo.
      2. Each person can vote ONE time per album! If you try to vote more than once per album, your other votes will be deleted or not counted at the end. Make sure you inform everyone else of this rule!


How will we choose the winners?
Photo with the most “LIKES” in each category will be the winners! Comments permitted, but WILL NOT count towards the total number of votes.

*The voting will close May 16th, 2011 at 10:00 am CST

TIPS for Winning!
  • Make sure you post the contest on your page and tell people why you want to win to get them to vote! Voting only takes a minute or two! Remind them they don't have to sign up for anything or give their information. Two “LIKES” and you are set! Facebook makes this easy with the “SHARE” link
  • Email all of your friends and family and ask them to go and vote for your child. Make sure you copy and paste the directions for them.
  • Tell everyone you know to go vote
  • Be creative, but get those votes in! Good luck!

    * The official winner will be notified and announced on the Just Peachy Photography blog no later than May 20th, 2011.

What will you win?

0-1 years old winner will receive:

  • The parent or legal guardian of the child in the photo that receives the most 'likes' will receive a free family portrait session with Just Peachy Photography, 1 8x10 photo, 2 5x7 photos, 2 4x6 photos, and 1 set of 8 wallets as well as prizes by other participating vendors (to be announced soon).
    * Photo session must be booked within 30 days of winning, and completed before October 15th, 2011.
    * Prize retail value of $250 plus other vendor prizes can NOT be altered or changed in any way, and not redeemable for cash
    * Additional prints and products will be available for purchase at retail prices provided from Just Peachy Photography (email for product guide)
    * No other promotions or discounts can be applied

ALSO:


Nibbles Play Cafe has generously donated a $100 gift certificate for a first birthday party (during their public hours) which includes admission, goodie bags and a cupcake decorating activity for 10 kids!
Mother's Helpers will generously waive the one time family fee for their services ($150 value)
A &  H Childproofers are generously donating $250.00 toward childproofing a home.
Pirate and Pixie is generously donating a $25 gift certificate towards any of their products.
Usborne Books and More - Jen Doerscheln Independent Consultant is generously donating a $20 gift certificate towards any of their products.  If the winner books a show with Jen shortly after the contest, they will receive $40 in free books instead of $20!


1-5 years old winner will receive:

  • The parent or legal guardian of the child in the photo that receives the most 'likes' will receive a free family portrait session with Just Peachy Photography, 1 8x10 photo, 2 5x7 photos, 2 4x6 photos, and 1 set of 8 wallets as well as prizes by other participating vendors (to be announced soon).
    * Photo session must be booked within 30 days of winning, and completed before October 15th, 2011.
    * Prize retail value of $250 plus other vendor prizes can NOT be altered or changed in any way, and not redeemable for cash
    * Additional prints and products will be available for purchase at retail prices provided from Just Peachy Photography (email for product guide)
    * No other promotions or discounts can be applied

ALSO:

The Storybook Mom has generously donated a child's birthday storytime (value $185) for up to 15 kids in the Chicago or North Suburban area. This is a custom designed theme for ages 1-6.
* Mother's Helpers will generously waive the one time family fee for their services ($150 value)
Pirate and Pixie is generously donating a $25 gift certificate towards any of their products. 
Usborne Books and More - Jen Doerscheln Independent Consultant is generously donating a $20 gift certificate towards any of their products.  If the winner books a show with Jen shortly after the contest, they will receive $40 in free books instead of $20!

No cash value on any of the Spring Cutest Kid Contest Prizes.

Thank you again to our 34 participants!  Thank you again to our amazing sponsors who have donated so many wonderful prizes to our contest!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Mother's Day Special Chicago Area Children's Photography



What would be the best gift for Mother's Day
Special one on one time with your kids!

Just Peachy is offering a special Mother's Day special to treat all of you moms for their special day!

As a mother of 3 beautiful boys, I know we all want more time with our children. We all want it to be stress free, fun, and memorable!  What better way to make it memorable than to have an experienced photographer capture it and provide you with beautiful memories.  That present would last forever and what is more priceless than your children and those moments together? They grow and change so fast and who doesn't want to have some piece of them at that age to live forever?

As a special Mother's Day gift to all of you hard working moms out there, we are offering half price sessions (ONLY $75) through Mother's Day! But that isn't all, the session also includes a FREE special mini brag book (a $75 value) as a gift for mom or grandma! What a perfect gift for everyone!

Limited sessions available so contact us now to book yours!  Session must take place BEFORE Mother's Day! 

Sessions are outdoors with natural light. I recommend an indoor session for children under the age of 9 months.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cutest Kid Contest Flyer

Please pass this on to friends! Rules a few posts back...

Photobucket

Saturday, April 2, 2011

2 Boys and a Girl-Newborn Triplets Chicagoland Newborn Photographer

Today I had a blast with the K Family's triplets!  They were so nice and sleepy like I like them and gave us constant entertainment the whole time.  I love how little A is the diva with her space and didn't like her brothers crowding her.  G hosed me down 2 times in a row and his brother, B, got me once too!  It is all part of the job but one I truly love!  How can not love to be around babies and making special moments for their families for years to come?  It is really an honor to be chosen to do that and I thank every one of the families I have photographed for allowing me into their homes and lives.

I hope I get more chances to photograph these fun, sweethearts!  Here is your sneak preview, K Family.  I hope you love them as much as I do.

Sweet Triplets, G, B, and A


3 peas in their pods

And you all know how much I LOVE baby toes!!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

New Services and Giveaway! Chicago Area Children Photographer

Many of you have already heard the big news about Just Peachy Photography's new services and many of you haven't.  If you receive our new newsletter, you probably read about it first!  I'm going to share with the rest of you now that Just Peachy now does photo scanning and archiving as well as photo retouching and restoration.  I will be posting details of our new services soon but if you want to try them out you can enter our giveaway here!  These services will be available late April but you can get your orders in now if you want!

On to the giveaway!

The first place winner will receive a certificate good for 100 personal printed photos (under the size of an 8x10 print) to be scanned and archived on a digital cd.  The winner MUST be the owner of the photographs and be willing to sign a document letting Just Peachy Photography that you are and allow use of photos of the process for marketing purposes.  The cd will have a personal image from one of your photos printed on it and will include a custom case as well.  They can be shipped, delivered or picked up locally.

The second place winners, 3 in all,  will receive photo retouching or restoration of one of their favorite photos.  Again, the winners MUST be owners of the photographs and be willing to sign a document letting Just Peachy Photography know that you are and allow use photos of the process for marketing purposes (mainly before and after photos).   Transferring of this image will take place by email only.

The third place winner will receive a $50 session fee or print credit for their next paid session booked with Just Peachy Photography.  This cannot be used with any other promotions or discounts.

To enter, just fill out the form below.  That is it!  You don't even have to "LIKE" us on facebook, although we hope you do! 

GIVEAWAY LINK--CLICK HERE!!!

Hurry and enter!  Giveaway ends Sunday,  April 3rd at 10pm CST.  Winner will be announced on the blog and contacted Monday morning!

Make sure you come back and submit your kids' photos for our Cutest Kid Contest starting April 15th!!!  There will be 2 prizes including a FREE session and portrait package from Just Peachy Photography!  Over $600 in prizes for each winner!  Information on our blog.  Contact us for details.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

More of Baby W, 7 Day Old Newborn--Chicago Area Newborn Photographer

I'm just having SO much fun editing all of the newborn images from recent sessions!  Here is another sneak preview from Baby W's session yesterday!  I think I might have said, "Aww," over 100 times!  He is just so sweet and new!  Love those toes too!

Enjoy!

And who seriously doesn't LOVE tiny little baby toes? 




Contact Erika@justpeachyphotog.com to schedule your own newborn or family portrait session!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

7 Days Old-Love Those Lips--Chicago Area Newborn Photographer

I knew I was going to have fun with little, W, today but I was even surprised by how much!  He is just so sweet and those lips!  To die for!  W was just the perfect little model today and wasn't too fond of his taking his diaper but we got some super sweet images with it on.  Mom got a little surprise when we tried but she was a good sport about it!

Well K Family, here is a sneak peek from our session this morning!  I just couldn't make to show you one of my favorites from the session!  Of course I have WAY too many favorites as always! 

I will try to post at least one more tonight!  Thanks again for allowing me to capture these precious moments of your son's first week and for making it such a great session!

Ok, on to pure sweetness!

Monday, March 21, 2011

One Year Old Cutie!

I love this portrait of T, a one year old cutie!  Yes, he is mine!  Am I a little biased, perhaps!

The problem is that he only let me get a few snaps with my camera and went into melt down mode, so on to part 2 really soon but I had to finally get this image up from a few weeks ago because it is SO him!  The mischievous little man is ready to pull his hat off here.  Enjoy!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

10 day old C

One more of 10 day baby C for tonight.  Love this one!

Beautiful 10 day Newborn

Yesterday I got to go and meet little 10 day old, C, and congratulation her proud parents and helpful sisters!  She made us work for her portraits and didn't want to sleep but we did get some beautiful images of her sleeping and awake.  After about 3 hours, we felt that she was done and were happy with the day's work.  I think you'll agree that she is just beautiful.

Now for one of my favorite images from the session...



Don't worry Q family, you should see at least one more tonight!  Thank you again for letting me share in another special moment with you!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spring Cutest Kid Contest



In case you haven't heard the BIG news yet, Just Peachy Photography is hosting a Cutest Kid Contest in April!

I have slowly share all of the wonderful participants with you over the past week and each of our winners (one from each age category) will win over $600 in fabulous prizes!

To sum everything up....

Please read ALL of the information so you know exactly HOW to enter, HOW to vote, and WHAT you will win!

Just Peachy Photography is hosting a Cutest Kid Contest! Beginning on April 15th, you will be able to submit a photo of your cutest kid through email. You will have 2 weeks to send your child's photo to us to be entered into the contest.  Voting starts May 1st!

There are 2 categories in this contest and therefore 2 BIG winners!  The first one is babies ages 0-1 year old and the second is children ages 1-5 years old.  

The winner of each category will receive a FREE portrait session with Just Peachy Photography, as well as a portrait package, including 1 8x10, 2 5x7's, 2 4x6's and one set of 8 wallets of full edited images of their choice.  

The winners will also receive prizes from a few other local businesses with some fabulous prizes!  I will introduce one of each of these wonderful businesses and their donations to the contest each day after this announcement!

Here are the details or rules of the contest:

TO ENTER

* One entry per child
* You must be the parent or legal guardian of the child you enter into the contest
* Child must be exactly 1 year or younger on the date of entry for category one OR 1-5 years old on the date of entry for category two
* You must have permission/rights to use the photo you enter (cannot be taken by professional/no watermarked or heavily edited images)
* Photo must have been taken in the last 6 months
* Photos will be accepted from April 15th, 2011 at 12:01 am CST until April 30th, 2011 at 11:59 pm CST via e-mail
* Only photos e-mailed to Erika@justpeachyphotog.com with the Subject line JUST PEACHY PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST during the previously mentioned time will be accepted
* Include your child's name and age (in months under 1 year old) in the e-mail (first name and age will be posted for viewing), as well as your name and contact information
(full name, email phone numberm, city and state)
* Contest open to everyone, however if you live outside of a 20 mile radius from Palatine, IL, you must choose a location within 20 miles of Palatine, IL for your prize session, or a travel fee will be charged of 85 cents per mile, each direction, beyond 20 (limited to 35 miles)


HOW PHOTOS WILL BE JUDGED

* All entries will be uploaded into an album by Just Peachy Photography no later than May 1st, 2011, on our facebook fan page.     http://www.facebook.com/justpeachyphotog
* To vote for a photo you MUST be a 'fan' (or under the new facebook system 'like') Just Peachy Photography (that is the only way to comment or “like” the photo to vote)--please explain this to friends and family you send there to vote
* Click 'like' for the photo you are voting for in the Just Peachy Photography album labeled 'Spring 2011 Cutest Kid Contest'  (there be two folders-choose the correct age category with your child)
* Make sure you post the contest on your page and tell people why you want to win to get them to vote!  Voting only takes a minute or two!
* Photo with the most 'likes' will be the winner. Comments permitted, but WILL NOT count towards the total number of votes
* Voting will close May 16th, 2011 at 10:00 am CST
* Official winner will be notified and announced on the Just Peachy Photography blog no later than May 20th, 2011.


WHAT YOU WILL WIN

* The parent or legal guardian of the child in the photo that receives the most 'likes' will receive a free family portrait session with Just Peachy Photography, 1 8x10 photo, 2 5x7 photos, 2 4x6 photos, and 1 set of 8 wallets as well as prizes by other participating vendors (to be announced soon).
* Photo session must be booked within 30 days of winning, and completed before October 15th, 2011.
* Prize retail value of $250 plus other vendor prizes can NOT be altered or changed in any way, and not redeemable for cash
* Additional prints and products will be available for purchase at retail prices provided from Just Peachy Photography (email for product guide)
* No other promotions or discounts can be applied

Other prizes for age category 0-1 years old include:

Nibbles Play Cafe has generously donated a $100 gift certificate for a first birthday party (during their public hours) which includes admission, goodie bags and a cupcake decorating activity for 10 kids!
Mother's Helpers will generously waive the one time family fee for their services ($150 value)
A & H Childproofers are generously donating $250.00 toward childproofing a home.
Pirate and Pixie is generously donating a $25 gift certificate towards any of their products.
Usborne Books and More - Jen Doerscheln Independent Consultant is generously donating a $20 gift certificate towards any of their products.  If the winner books a show with Jen shortly after the contest, they will receive $40 in free books instead of $20!

Other prizes for age category 1-5 years old include:
The Storybook Mom has generously donated a child's birthday storytime (value $185) for up to 15 kids in the Chicago or North Suburban area. This is a custom designed theme for ages 1-6.
* Mother's Helpers will generously waive the one time family fee for their services ($150 value)
Pirate and Pixie is generously donating a $25 gift certificate towards any of their products. 
Usborne Books and More - Jen Doerscheln Independent Consultant is generously donating a $20 gift certificate towards any of their products.  If the winner books a show with Jen shortly after the contest, they will receive $40 in free books instead of $20!

No cash value on any of the Spring Cutest Kid Contest Prizes.
So what are you waiting for?  Get those photos ready to email to Erika@justpeachyphotog.com between April 15th-April 30th!  Also make sure you share this amazing opportunity with all of your friends with children ages 0-5!  They'll thank you!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Spring Cutest Kid Contest: Business Participant #6

The final business that has given a generous donation to the winner of the Spring Cutest Kid Contest is Usborne Books and More - Jen Doerscheln Independent Consultant!
 
 
 
Usborne Books and More publishes award winning, high quality, beautifully illustrated books that kids of all ages LOVE!  Whether you have a home show, order directly through the consultant, or organize a book fair for your school or organization; you will no doubt be happy with the wonderful books and generous incentives the company has to offer.  Usborne Books & More believes that children should have every opportunity available to them, especially a good education. We offer an incredible variety of fiction and non-fiction titles in all age ranges and subjects. The combination of Usborne and Kane/Miller books enables Usborne Books & More to offer you one of the most creative and original book lines in the United States.

Consultants are needed as well.  Why not consider this wonderful business opportunity? Full and Part-time opportunities are available!
 
for more information!

Usborne Books and More - Jen Doerscheln Independent Consultant is generously donating two $20 gift certificates towards any of their products. The first gift certificate is for the winner of the 0-1 year old category of our Spring Cutest Kid Contest and the second gift certificate is for the winner of the 1-5 year old category!  But there is more, if the winner books a show with Jen shortly after the contest, they will receive $40 in free books instead of $20!

Make sure you submit your child's photo on April 1st and get everyone to vote!  Our last participant will be announced tomorrow!  Come back and check it out!

To learn more about the Spring Cutest Kid Contest hosted by Just Peachy Photography,click HERE!
Make sure you share this with all of your friends too! 

Monday, March 14, 2011

Spring Cutest Kid Contest: Business Participant #5

The fifth business that has given a generous donation to the winner of the Spring Cutest Kid Contest is Pirate and Pixie!


Pirate and Pixie is a children's boutique specializing in handmade hair accessories and clothing.    Pirate and Pixie makes custom hand-made hair bows, headbands, tutus, dresses, pillowcase dresses, super hero capes, and more. The owner is a stay at home mom who loves what she does and takes pride in her work. Everything is hand made in her smoke & pet-free home.  Pirate and Pixie is always making custom orders and adding new products too, so check them out!   

Check out Pirate and Pixie for more information and photos or on their facebook page HERE!

Pirate and Pixie is generously donating two $25 gift certificates towards any of their products. The first gift certificate is for the winner of the 0-1 year old category of our Spring Cutest Kid Contest and the second gift certificate is for the winner of the 1-5 year old category!

Make sure you submit your child's photo on April 1st and get everyone to vote!  Our last participant will be announced tomorrow!  Come back and check it out!

To learn more about the Spring Cutest Kid Contest hosted by Just Peachy Photography,click HERE!   Make sure you share this with all of your friends too!

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