Summer Lynn Photography GIVEAWAY!

I am so excited about today’s post! My wonderful and generous friend, Heather of Summer Lynn Photography, is hosting a giveaway for Tickled Peach readers! Make sure you read to the end to hear about the giveaway!

I first met Heather last summer. I was 35 weeks pregnant, had completely procrastinated on making plans for my maternity pictures, and was on the hunt for someone who could accommodate me ASAP. I asked for recommendations from friends, and Summer Lynn Photography was a name I kept hearing over and over.

My first maternity session got cancelled because my blood pressure was through the roof the day I was supposed to take my pictures. Thankfully, Heather was able to fit me in at 37 weeks – just four days before I was induced. Nothing like waiting until the last minute, huh?

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I emailed Heather some pretty specific instructions of what I wanted before my session. She really listened! I didn’t really want “maternity” pictures; I wanted family pictures in which I was pregnant, and I think we made that happen!

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Two weeks later we met again to shoot Sullivan’s newborn photos. I LOVE how they turned out. We did them at Heather’s house, and again, she was so accommodating! My husband, my newborn, my 3 year old, and I took over her house. My husband and I pretty much handed over the baby to her and let her do her thing while we desperately attempted to make sure that Cooper did not trash her house.

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She had my husband and I jump in for some impromptu shots, and I love how they turned out, especially this picture of Jason and Sully.

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We scheduled a fall mini session just three weeks later. Sweet Sully slept through the whole thing, and Cooper was an absolute nightmare. Whew! I was a mess of nerves by the time we left, but sweet Heather just laughed and did her best to work with him. He did not want to listen or do anything we asked to do, but she just kept encouraging him and making jokes until she got the perfect shot.

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I can’t resist the allure of a mini session (a mini session is a 30 minute session in which you’re guaranteed a specific number of edited photos at a discounted price) so we headed back for Christmas minis a few weeks later. I believe Jason asked on the way “exactly how many pictures can we have made before we admit we are vain?”

Then, another month later, I decided that I wanted to have family pictures made as a Christmas present for my parents. My brother and I have never had professional pictures made of ourselves and our families, so I contacted Heather to see if she could book us for a session.

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My niece and nephew – who hate having their pictures made – were perfect angels, while Cooper, once again, was a terror. Doesn’t he look sweet? This day he made Heather work for those shots.

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In March I emailed Heather because I wanted to have some updated photos I could use on the Tickled Peach website. I had some very specific ideas. I wanted to get a shot of Cooper blowing confetti – I wanted to use balloons – and I wanted fun, happy shots.

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Haha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Poor Heather. Poor, sweet Heather who always has to deal with my stubborn child and does so with a smile on her face. Cooper would not cooperate, but she tried again and again to get the shots I wanted. Our session was one hour but she spent more time with us just so I would be satisfied with the pictures.

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Bless her heart. I remain convinced we are the most difficult client she has.

I use Heather for our family photos for many reasons. For one, she is the most positive, upbeat person that I know. She has the patience of a saint – and trust me, my child has tested that patience. She is wonderful with children! Cooper turns into a stubborn mule the instant a camera is pointed at him, and Heather just patiently works with him until she gets a perfect shot. Seriously – long past the point where I am a raving madwoman, Heather is still laughing and smiling with my child. She makes the entire process of having pictures made so pleasant. Her focus is on shooting natural pictures of your family, so you are encouraged to interact and have fun and watch how your love for one another comes across on the camera. She is phenomenally talented and extremely affordable!

Here are some other examples of Heather’s work:

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I’m really excited about the special packages Summer Lynn Photography has going on right now! The Watch Me Grow package includes four photo sessions including newborn, tummy, sitting up, and 1 year. It is extremely affordable at $425, and you can even spread the cost out through your four sessions. You can add a maternity session for an additional $75.

In addition, she’s offering a Watch Me Grow Big package for older children! Choose from either four or six sessions to capture memories of your child’s special moments.

Contact Summer Lynn Photography for more information!

Ready for the GIVEAWAY?

Summer Lynn Photography is giving away a 30 minute portrait session to one lucky Tickled Peach reader! You will receive up to 10 images on a disk. The session will take place at an outdoor location of your choice.

To enter to win, head over to Tickled Peach’s Facebook page!

{One additional entry will be given for each comment on this post!}

Comments

  1. Sarah Snellings says:

    Love the family Christmas picture! Commenting to win the free session!

  2. Kelly Ruth says:

    I love them all!! The outdoor settings are gorgeous !! I adore the kids birthday ones! Their expressions are priceless! Hope to win a chance to have photos with Summer Lynn.

  3. Alana studer says:

    Love the newborn pic of Sullivan wrapped up in the blue bow. So cute! Would love to win a session!!

  4. Sarah rogers says:

    Heather is wonderful! I we also chose Heather for our maternity pics and loved them! I also waited until almost too late for pics as well, but they turned out wonderful!

  5. Oh I would love update pictures!

  6. My favorite pics are cooper and the balloons!

  7. The baby pic with the football hat is definitely my favorite, but there are so many awesome ones to choose from!

  8. I love the sweet newborn shots of your son! Commenting to win the session! :)

  9. Stacy C says:

    I love Heather’s work!!

  10. So sweet! Love the bow – ties. :-)

  11. Christy Beres says:

    What great photos. Commenting to win the session! We have a Cooper too! :)

  12. Monica Perkins says:

    We love Heather! She has done a few shoots for us as well and they always come out phenomenal! I hope I win a free mini session! (0:

  13. felicity hall says:

    Heather really does make you feel great doesn’t she!

  14. I love the newborn shots as well! So precious!

  15. christine strickland says:

    You’re pictures are amazing! I love them!

  16. I love the family pictures with your brother. I am sure it was a special gift to your mother.

  17. Just wanted to say love all of these pictures! How do I not know about her?! We need to schedule family photos asap.

  18. Lauren Kilbreth says:

    We love Heather’s work! She is truly a talented photographer!!

  19. Adrianne Lazar says:

    Love the ones of Cooper.

  20. Brandy Huffman says:

    Love the balloons!

  21. Here’s another comment so I can snag another entry! So hoping I win this spot with Heather! When is the drawing for the winner, Andrea? :-)

  22. Crystal Stubbs says:

    All of her pictures are gorgeous!

  23. Renee Bartley says:

    I think this is great way of getting the word out of your blog and her business. I am so bad at commenting unless I am on my laptop! I love reading your entries Andrea

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