You may have noticed that things have been quiet on the PhotoMadly front lately. There’s been a reason for that, and he’s a little gentle giant called Sebastian Cooper. With a birthday of 8th August, Sebastian was born in the peak of high wedding season last summer and I’ve been on maternity leave to look after the bouncy little sumo wrestler that he is (with a few breaks for previously scheduled weddings, of course – one of which was only 2 weeks after Sebastian’s birth, but more on that in another post). However, he’s seven months old now, and I am ready to be back at work for the 2015 summer wedding season. The other reason is that I’m pretty much the slowest blogger alive (not the most useful trait in today’s culture of immediacy, but hey), mostly because I love my clients’ wedding images so much I agonise for ages over which ones are the best to show you. But I digress…
As you know, Mother’s Day here in the UK is just under a week away and I want to celebrate – being a new mum for the second time around, along with being the mum of a funny, charming and nurturing pre-schooler; being a daughter to an amazing mum who balanced an incredible career in nursing with raising seven of us; being a granddaughter to a gentle, loving Oma who I miss all the time; to being a daughter-in-law to my glamorous and brilliant husband’s mum; being an auntie and a niece; being a sister, sister-in-law, sorority sister and friend, mentor and mentee to wonderful women in all the places I’ve lived. In the spirit of celebrating mothers – and by extension all of our relationships with women – this week I’ve partnered with The Feather Pen to offer some prizes from both them and from me.
So, what are we giving away?
There’s one prize for every day between now and Mother’s Day, which makes for six prizes – four from The Feather Pen and two from me at PhotoMadly.
The Feather Pen engrave pendants and bracelets with inscriptions in your own handwriting. Simply provide them with a sample of your handwriting and the message you want your jewellery to bear, and they will recreate it exactly on a pendant for you. I love these, and don’t think it’s possible to have enough of them in my life. Perfect as a gift for your mum, daughter, bridesmaids, sweetheart, best friend – anyone really. We’ve got four of these necklaces – in your choice of yellow gold or rose gold – up for grabs.
As for me, I’m offering two lifestyle photo sessions. Each of the two winners will be able to bring along up to three loved ones. For these sessions, I’ll come to your home or somewhere you all enjoy going together – whether that’s a park, funfair, festival, the beach, the downs etc – so long as it’s within 25 miles of Brighton (or in central London). You’ll get to keep ten high-res image files of your choice from the session, and each person who was photographed will get an 8×12″ print of their choice. The grand prize winner will have their print delivered framed and mounted, all finished and ready to hang.
How do you enter the contest?
Leave a comment below telling me all about your mum/granny/BFF/daughter/child/partner/wife etc – whomever it is you would like to celebrate this Mother’s Day and with whom you’d like to share your photo session if you win.
OR leave a comment telling me about the words you’d like memorialised on a lovely necklace – who wrote them and/or who would you like to give it to if you win one?
After that, click on the Rafflecopter widget below to confirm you’ve commented to unlock additional options for entry, and enter as many more times as you like by completing the various liking and sharing options you see in the widget.
I can’t wait to read your blog comments. Thanks for entering and good luck! xx
1.) Contest entry is limited to residents of the UK. Jewellery will only be shipped to addresses in the UK and US.
2.) To redeem their prize, winners of the photo sessions must agree images from their shoot may be used for commercial and promotional purposes and will sign model releases to that effect.
3.) Winners of the photo sessions must agree to a shoot location somewhere within 25 miles of Brighton BN1 6LJ, or within central London (Zones 1-3). Winners must travel to the shoot location at their own expense.
4.) Photo sessions must be scheduled and completed within six months of date of end of contest. Contest ends at 2:00pm on 15th March 2015.
5.) Winners of the photo sessions will receive professionally edited images which are representative of the PhotoMadly brand and agree not to alter these images in any way (e.g. with Instagram filters etc).
6.) Winners agree that all online & social media usage of the photos from their winning session will be credited to www.photomadly.com, with clickable linked credits and/or tags to the appropriate social media account (i.e. @photomadly on Twitter & Instagram, www.facebook.com/photomadly on Facebook.