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I am happy to list all my favorite vendors from Empower New Jersey Women…this is an amazing group of women that I have become close friends with….I am so thankful for all of them 🙂 If you are a female business owner in the South Jersey area please reach out to me about membership for 2014. Please email vibrantphotography@me.com

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First up…Leona from Little Pearl Designs is offering:

GET holiday cards at half off . Buy one box at regular price $18 and receive a second for $9 !

Please go to the following link to make your selections http://www.littlepearldesigns.com/greeting-cards/holiday-cards/boxed-holiday-cards/

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Vickie with Origami Owl is offering some fantastic savings! Have you seen these lockets yet? They are AMAZING! AND…bracelets just came out!

OK ladies…you asked for it! Here is my Black Friday Special. All orders must be emailed to me personally owl.victoria@gmail.com. Sale starts Friday EST 1:00am and ends at 11:00am. Please DO NOT place your order online. I will create a Paypal invoice showing your discount and you will have 24 hours to pay it. Any questions? Please email me:) Happy Turkey Day!!

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Chrissy (who is my fav Real Estate agent) with Tupperware is offering the following…please visit www.my2.tupperware.com/chrissyvassiliu to shop these amazing deals!

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Ally with Magnabilities is offering…Spend $30 get a $5 magnetic insert free. Spend $50 get two magnetic inserts free!

These are way too cute for words! Customizable and Interchangeable

www.allys.magnabilities.com

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Jeanne with Tastefully Simple has LOTS of yummy specials coming your way…all super easy to make and very delicious.

-Warm Gatherings™ Sale $29.96 (regular: $39.95) Item: 421113

-Bountiful Baking™ Sale $29.96 (regular: $39.95) Item: 421112

-Frosty Peach™ Slush Drink Mix Sale $4.99 (regular: $9.99) Item: 754503

-Caramel Crème Latte Drink Mix Sale $4.99 (regular: $9.99) Item: 731007

-Fudgy Coconut Popcorn Sale $5.49 (regular: $10.99) Item: 753603

-Fabulous Fudge™ Sale $7.47 (regular: $14.95) Item: 421097

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Also if those deals aren’t amazing enough…she is also offering…Spend $60 on products and get a FREE Beer Bread or Almond Pound Cake.

You MUST contact her to take advantage of the FREE Beer Bread or Almond Pound Cake, that special is NOT available online!! jeanne.rivenbark@gmail.com

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Next up…the amazing Stacy is offering

SAVE $25 on my Party 911 Service! In just 45 minutes you will have all the answers you need to confidently plan any event….birthday party, retirement celebration, business grand opening, you name it!

Visit the link below for more information and mention this ad for your savings. Share with your friends. I have the ideas that will help turn your celebration into a lasting memory!!! http://www.ecpartyconcierge.com/what-we-do/party-911 (offer expires Jan. 1, 2014)

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Next up is a spicy offer from Judy…

Don’t let cold weather & crowded stores get you down! Shop from home with Slumber Parties by Judy this holiday season & shop from your seat not from your feet! We offer many bath, body & spa products that make wonderful gifts for many on your holiday list. Plus we offer wonderful products to help keep your relationship sizzling through all of the cold winter months! Place an order anytime or book a party to get a free shopping spree & a fun ladies’ night for you & your friends!
This Black Friday weekend take 30% off of your entire order, get free shipping direct to your door & a free gift! Call Judy directly to place your order & mention where you saw this for the discount. This offer is good Friday, November 29th – Monday, December 2nd. View the products on the website, www.SlumberPartiesByJudy.com but call to place your order & get the discounts. Judy has holiday sales specials running all season long on the hottest selling gifts, so call to hear about them!

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Next up Jean..she is offering 2 specials! One with Origami Owl and the other with Avon…who doesn’t just LOVE Avon!?

Black Friday Special

Make a purchase on my website ll-29 thru 12/1/13 of $30 or more and you will be entered into a drawing to win this medium black locket.

www.JeanYoung.OrigamiOwl.com

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THIS FRIDAY AFTER THANKSGIVING

NOVEMBER 29, 2013

This the BIGGEST Shopping day of the year!

Stores open EARLY and close LATE.

With AVON you can

“Shop from your seat, not from your feet!”

Dear Valued Customers,

I am really excited! I would like to pass on some special sales to you this holiday season. I am challenging myself and my customers to hit $1,000 in retail sales on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Sounds like a lot, right? Well, that’s where you come in, FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29TH, is my SPECIAL DAY FOR YOU. All you have to do is call or text me@ 609-313-8530 and leave a message that you have an order or (EMAIL me at teddies24@verizon.net with your name and the product numbers you would like to order from any of our current brochures during the specified times below and receive a discount on your AVON order (please note that products with an asterisk (*) prior to the name of the item or breast cancer or domestic violence items are excluded). Tax and $.75 Shipping is based on the full brochure price, before discount. My website is: http://www.youravon.com/jyoung6218

 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. 30% discount

2:00 – 3:00 P.M. 25% discount

3:00 – 4:00 P.M. 20% discount

4:00 – 5:00 P.M. 15% discount

5:00 – 6:00 P.M. 10% discount

You are very special to me, and I am offering you this discount to show you how

much I appreciate your business and loyalty. I hope that this “special discount day” will give you another way to shop during this busy season and another

way to save money$$$$. SHOP FROM YOUR SEAT AND NOT FROM YOUR FEET!

 Thank you in advance for making my $1,000 day a success!

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Our good friend Colleen with ItWorks has a few amazing offers

Black Friday and Cyber Saturday – Anyone making a purchase online at www.iwanttobeyourskinnywrapgirl.com will get a gift with purchase. No codes, nothing to “do” – Just a special little thank you from me to you!

Monday: The above plus Contact me directly at info@iwanttobeyourskinnywrapgirl.com or text 1-484-skinny-1 to purchase a gift certificate and get $10 in gift certificates free when you buy $100 in gift certificates. Gift certificates can NOT be purchased online, they must be purchased directly through Colleen Hoffman, Independent Distributor. Available in denominations of $15 – $30.

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 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________I I am offering a Custom Logo Design for just $60! Save $15!!

Offer is good until Dec 4th!  Must email me at vibrantphotography@me.com to take advantage of this offer. Paypal invoice must be paid by 12-4-13

Please checkout a few logos we have made at https://www.facebook.com/vibrantimage

(We made the Empower Logo above)

AND for those local to our Turnersville, NJ Boudoir Studio…we are offering a $100 Boudoir Package that consist of (Professional hair and Makeup, 15 digital-enhanced high res images, Slideshow of all image, Private online viewing gallery, and 10-4×6 prints, 2 outfit changes, 2 hour session!)

To take advantage of this special please email vibrantphotography@me.com and we will send a PayPal invoice.

NOTE: We do have weekday, weekend, and 1 weeknight a week for sessions. Sessions are booking fast for December so we would suggest buying this offer for the perfect Valentines gift! This special is valid now until Dec. 30th, 2013.

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Last but certainly NOT least…Denise with Arbonne is offering some fabulous specials…

STOCK UP ON ALL YOUR FAVORITE ARBONNE PRODUCTS Health & Wellness, Anti-Aging, Skincare, Cosmetics and so much more!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ARBONNE CATALOG www.DeniseAltieri.myarbonne.com and then email  her at Denise_Altieri@comcast.net with your Wish List before 7PM on Sunday, December 1st. Here are the Deals! .

Save20% on orders up to $100

Save 35% on orders totaling $101-$374

Save 50% on orders totaling $375+

Feel free to extend this offer to your friends and family. Create your own personal Wish List too!

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I hope you all love these amazing specials and more importantly I hope that you have an amazing Thanksgiving and Holiday Season!

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This trip for me started January 2012 when Jasmine Star posted that she was going on a road trip and speaking at several cities in the US. Right away I checked out the site and saw she was coming to both DC and NY. Decisions…decisions!!! Not really sure how we picked DC but we did and the end of January I bought the tickets!

February was a LONG month of waiting! To pass the time we booked our hotel for 2 nights and planned out some sightseeing too! I went on this trip with a friend who is also a photographer. Just so happens Jasmine Star is a SUPERSTAR to us both!

March…oh my GOSH!!!! The excitement was ridiculous! Planning outfits and making sure we had our magazines for Jasmine to sign…it was madness! The day before we frantically packed and could hardly sleep we were so excited!

March 8th-we leave for DC! Both of us excited beyond belief that later that night we would be meeting Jasmine and JD! They are photographer royalty!!!! This is like a once in a lifetime thing and we were doing it! We park and walk up to The Gala theatre. There it is the Showit Bus. I try hard to contain my excitement and not be the girl screaming and hugging the bus like a complete lunatic! After all I am sure Jasmine, JD and Polo are inside watching all of us walk by with the pure looks of JOY written all over our faces!

We first head to Ruby Tuesdays to meet up with fellow attendees of theFIX. It was great meeting everyone there and exchanging business cards and talking to everyone about their dreams and goals and hopes.

Time comes and we get in line at The Gala Theatre. We wait for a good 45 min to get a front row seat…we ended up dead center 3 rows back from the stage! FABULOUS! The music starts…I can’t even remember the song, but at the time I remember thinking…you go girl with this hip music! A brief intro and then out comes Jasmine!!!

Jasmine is wearing a sparkly gold dress and jean jacket and looks amazing as always! Has anyone seen her not looking good?! I doubt it! She goes on to speak and from the moment she opens her mouth you can tell that, just like you and me…shes a REAL person! A person with hopes and dreams, struggles, doubts, you name it! I don’t know why but I guess when people like Jasmine are on display and put so much of themselves out there you think they have a perfect life…WRONG! She faught so hard to get where she is today! YOU GO GIRL!

After the show…We got to meet Jasmine, have our magazine signed, pics taken and it was just so surreal. She is amazing, talented and has a heart of gold. Truly one of the nicest people I have ever met! Oh and JD…wow! What a total gentleman and also sweet as can be. They really are a power couple and together there is no limit for what they can and WILL achieve!

Favorite Jasmine Star Quotes from the night…

“Sell the sizzle not the steak”

“Smiley Face”

“This kittens claws are in deep”

“Listen sweetie, this isn’t Candyland”

And last my notes from theFIX. Maybe they will inspire you to make changes, and do great things…

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CHANGE remains constant!
Change keeps you hungry, humble and scared.

*Raised prices by $300 every 3 weddings
*Transition from low end to mid value

WORK on your online presence
This will constantly add value

If there is no growth, no change and no struggle there is NO worth!

Template emails to save time replying to inquiries…
Reply to past clients or new clients who want your OLD rates or a discount…put the ball in their court, never tell them NO!

DETERMINATION
*Write out what you want to accomplish

Know what you want!
How many weddings?

Make friends. Validate each other.

3 Free photo shoots to get your creativity flowing, and to RE-DEFINE, YOU!
Also helps build portfolio.

Talk about your images. Know the value of multimedia!

Connect with creative teams (hair-makeup-baker-venue-etc) Let them use your images of their products as long as they credit you. Build a base of professionals to network with.

They will now have NEW images for their portfolios and in turn you will be on their radars again for referrals.

Develop your clientele…
*Selective clientele. You do NOT have to book everyone!
*Online interaction and your website will determine the type of people you attract.

PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE! Perspective clients should already feel like they know you from visiting you online! Showcase YOU! What makes YOU different?

Strive for 20-25 Weddings a year…

When replying back to pricing inquiry for Weddings ask for the following before giving pricing info
-Names
-Reception Venue
-Wedding Venue
-Phone Number
-Are you working with a coordinator

(this can be a template email)

WHERE THERE IS STRUGGLE THERE IS CHANGE
WHERE THERE IS CHANGE THERE IS STRUGGLE

Break the mold! BY BEING YOU!
The moment you act like someone else-YOU get dis-satisfied and will lose interest.

LET GO…
*Make a list of your strengths
*Skype Sessions (with potential brides)
*Sell the SIZZLE not the steak!
*Make a list of your weaknesses and RUN AWAY! Outsource them is possible

If your clients crop your watermark, don’t give you photo credit etc…LET IT GO! You should be educating them BEFORE hand so this does not happen!

Create a day to build your confidence

PASS-Facebook icon to share, and they can DL directly from there
No longer burn DVDs!

CONFIDENCE
*Do things that will put YOU in control of what YOU want!

Action: DO THE WORK
Practice…practice…practice…practice and when your ready PRACTICE SOME MORE!

Go forth and DO

Sacrifice alone doesn’t guarantee success, its merely a prerequisite of success

Here are a few pics from theFIX DC that I had the pleasure to take….

I challenge you to now make a list of things you would like to accomplish not just in your business but also in your life, and set out to do them! I’ve said it a million times…LIFE’S TOO SHORT! No regrets!

Reading from Exposed

This is my fav pic! True Jasmine right there with a smile on her face lighting up the room and keeping it real!

I love this! Shows you should never stop dreaming…cause dreams DO come true!

just seconds after telling JD I was sad because I didn’t get to see Polo we walk by the Tour Bus and whose sitting in the drivers seat?! POLO!! He was so adorable sitting there!!!


Well this has been a fun week!!! I abosolutely LOVED all the extra “love” entries that were posted on my wall. PLEASE know it was NOT easy to pick just 5 winners!!!!!! I knew from the first day I was gonna have trouble narrowing it down! I hope today finds everyone well and happy and without wasting anymore time here are ALL the winners!!!! 

The 5 winners for the custom logos from Vibrant Image Photography are (and these were picked from the photos posted on my wall-Posted the winning pics here so you can see them…they really just stood out to me, but again I wish I could have picked you all)

So those 5 winners of a FREE custom logo are:

Lisa Smiley, Aisha Newenhouse, Amy Sapp, Jordan Fisher and Amy Sheppard CONGRATS


NOW HERE ARE THE WINNERS FROM OUR VENDORS!!! (NOTE: YOU CAN SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE BOTTOM FOR JUST THE WINNERS THAT WON)

#1 Simply Color Lab (My personal print lab of choice!)~Penny James Photography (Comment #72)

$150 Simply Cash 

*Simply Cash can only be used on regularly priced orders. Not valid with any other offers, promotions or discounts. Simply Cash cannot be used for Shipping Costs and expires two years from date of purchase. This offer is only valid to the winner of the Vibrant Image Photography giveaway!

#2 My Beauty Campaign (Love this! Every woman should feel beautiful)~Vickie LeBlanc (Comment #81)

80% off the “My Beauty Campaign” kit

Click HERE for a FREE Posing Guide Download!

#3 Studio Baby (Wow-this is an amazing prize for a newborn photographer!!!)~Andrea Townsley (Comment #87)

Studio Size Poser

The STUDIO BABY poser is designed specifically for Newborn & Baby portrait photography. The STUDIO BABY poser is used to pose Baby in a variety of ways, snuggling baby’s delicate body, making it a Safe & Cozy nest to Capture Precious Moments!
The STUDIO BABY Studio size  poser has plenty of room for 1, 2 or 3 little ones. Made of a high quality soft durable stretch vinyl. Measures approx. 42″ in diameter x 12″ high. Hidden VELCRO closure for easy filling (more reliable than zipper). Comes with convenient carry handle.

 
Studio Poser holds approx 12-14 cubic feet/400 litres of bean bag fill
 
#4 Rachel Brenke Photography (LOVE her ,she is an amazing photographer who truly helps fellow photographers and is as SWEET as can be!)~Tami Thomson (Comment #1)
$75 eWorkshop Gift Cert
 
 
 
#5 Sassy Kat Creations (I have cat collars from them that I love-very cute shop)~Charli Love (Comment #98)
Vial Necklace & Locket Bracelet

#6 Clickin Moms (really awesome forum to help you in your business)~Amanda Sills (Comment #182)

1 year membership!

#7 Ginny Haupert Textures (Love these! Add that little something extra to your images to really make them standout)~Shatera Marshal Photography (Comment #175)

Lush Bundle of textures/overlays

#8 Maranda Lee Designs (can you say cute?! Her bags are stylish yet functional! LOVE)~Daisha Schofield Photography (Comment #82)

Optic Blossom Simply Emma Bag

#9 BluDomain.com (this is who I use for my website http://www.VibrantImagePhotography.com I have the Avery template and I love love love love love it!)~Brittany Davis (Comment #119)

Free site + 1 Year Hosting

#10 Happy Acres Farm (Okay seriously-these are just about the cutest and most inventive little accessories EVER to get little ones to pay attention to you during a shoot)~Tonya Holsey (Comment #36)

2 Lens Bling of choice!!! I am picturing the frog here cause he is my fav!

#11 Album Exposure (sleek, professional album proofing! Love this)~Sarah Blanks (Comment #55)

6 month subscription

#12 Vibrant Image Photography (thats me!)~Thresa Ruggles (Comment #214)

Branding Bundle Package!

#13 Itty Bitty Designs (simply adorable and sweet accessories, hats for your sessions)~Andrea Lee Photography (Comment #104)

$50 Store Credit

#14 UnDfind (really cool, innovative bags to carry your camera gear)~Heather Pipkin (Comment #150)

3 Designer Fishbombs

#15 All the Muches (This store makes me wish I had a little girl to dress up! Seriously)~Shalyn Davis (Comment #192)

Ruffle dress with matching headband up to size 4t (All the Muches will pick the design)

 

All of the vendors are SO very generous and awesome so PLEASE stick around on everyones pages and show them some love and support. I thank everyone for participating, entering and having a fun week with me on my page! Congrats to all of the winners!!!!! 

Simply Color Lab ~Penny James Photography

My Beauty Campaign ~Vickie LeBlanc

Studio Baby ~Andrea Townsley

Rachel Brenke Photography ~Tami Thomson

SassyKat Creations ~ Charli Love

Clickin Moms ~Amanda Sills

Ginny Haupert Textures ~Shatera Marshal Photography

Maranda Lee Designs ~Daisha Schofield Photography

BluDomain.com ~Brittany Davis

Happy Acres Farm ~Tonya Holsey

Album Exposure ~Sarah Blanks

Vibrant Image Photography ~Thresa Ruggles

Itty Bitty Designs ~Andrea Lee Photography

UnDfind ~Heather Pipkin

All the Muches ~Shalyn Davis



Wow…Who’s with me when I say 2011 went by extremely fast? It feels like yesterday that I was typing last years Valentines Day Giveaway!!! I hope that 2011 was fantastic for everyone and that 2012 is off to a wonferful start! This SIMPLY sweet giveaway is sure to help so many of you get your business started-kicked into high gear-and help you reach your goals for 2012! I am REALLY super excited about this Giveaway! The vendors that are participating are down right AMAZING and vendors I use, recommend, and LOVE to do business with! I am sure if you have had the pleasure of dealing with any of them your experience was nothing short of amazing!

So, when putting together this giveaway a few things came to mind. 1 being that Facebook has made so many changes in the last 6 months that its very hard for us business owners to get the word out there about giveaways we are apart of. I am really asking you all that enter to PLEASE share this giveaway on your personal, business, twitter, google+, pinterest pages! Lets get the word out to help all of these vendors who were so kind to donate their services, gifts and awesome prizes to you! 2nd thing that came to my mind was how can I do a giveaway and make it different then all the others out there? YES your going to have to like all the vendor pages! Thats only fair to them!! But I have come up with an added twist to make this well…INTERESTING!! I really hope you all like it and it gets your mind thinking 🙂


Before telling you about the prizes I want to take a quick moment to thank all of the fans on my page, my graphic clients and of course my photography clients. Without you all this would not be possible. I am extremely happy to be doing something that I love and doing it full-time! I can only wish and hope that I will be around many MANY years in this industry that has taught me so much and brought me close to so many of YOU! THANK YOU!!

So up for grabs are 15 SIMPLY Sweet prizes! We are going to have 15 individual winners!! Please read this blog in its entirety so that you do not get disqualified!

LEGAL INFO:

Now, I do have to say before I get started listing all the goods…this promotion/giveaway is solely sponsored by Vibrant Image Photography. Facebook and WordPress are not at all involved. You do NOT need to leave “love” (comments) on each page…but we would sure love it if you did! 🙂 AND you never know who may be watching and giving out random prizes if they see you leave a comment!!! (HINT HINT!!!) The winners will be notified via email and there will be a 2nd blog post announcing the winners on February 14th. The giveaway will be running from Febuary 5th-13th and ends promptly at 11pm EST on 2-13-12. You may only enter once UNLESS you do the BONUS entries (read below)!!! We will all be checking to make sure the winner has followed all the rules below.

This Giveaway is open to US residents ONLY (sorry) Also there is NO purchase nescessary, and making a purchase with any of the vendors during the giveaway will not increase your odds of winning (It will however, make us love you forever and ever)

Winners will be chosen by Random.org. We will be inputting the number of comments into the generator and posting those results on the 14th.

PLEASE READ HOW TO ENTER BELOW!!!

If you have any questions please direct them to me (Sarah) at  vibrantphotography@me.com

and now…here are the  AWESOME prizes that you can win! Totally jealous! AND they are in no particular order! I love them all just the same 🙂

#1 Simply Color Lab (My personal print lab of choice!)

$150 Simply Cash 

*Simply Cash can only be used on regularly priced orders. Not valid with any other offers, promotions or discounts. Simply Cash cannot be used for Shipping Costs and expires two years from date of purchase. This offer is only valid to the winner of the Vibrant Image Photography giveaway!

#2 My Beauty Campaign (Love this! Every woman should feel beautiful)

80% off the “My Beauty Campaign” kit

Click HERE for a FREE Posing Guide Download!


#3 Studio Baby (Wow-this is an amazing prize for a newborn photographer!!!)

Studio Size Poser

The STUDIO BABY poser is designed specifically for Newborn & Baby portrait photography. The STUDIO BABY poser is used to pose Baby in a variety of ways, snuggling baby’s delicate body, making it a Safe & Cozy nest to Capture Precious Moments!
The STUDIO BABY Studio size  poser has plenty of room for 1, 2 or 3 little ones. Made of a high quality soft durable stretch vinyl. Measures approx. 42″ in diameter x 12″ high. Hidden VELCRO closure for easy filling (more reliable than zipper). Comes with convenient carry handle.

Studio Poser holds approx 12-14 cubic feet/400 litres of bean bag fill
 
#4 Rachel Brenke Photography (LOVE her ,she is an amazing photographer who truly helps fellow photographers and is as SWEET as can be!)
$75 eWorkshop Gift Cert
 
#5 Sassy Kat Creations (I have cat collars from them that I love-very cute shop)
Vial Necklace & Locket Bracelet

#6 Clickin Moms (really awesome forum to help you in your business)

1 year membership!

#7 Ginny Haupert Textures (Love these! Add that little something extra to your images to really make them standout)

Lush Bundle of textures/overlays

#8 Maranda Lee Designs (can you say cute?! Her bags are stylish yet functional! LOVE)

Optic Blossom Simply Emma Bag

#9 BluDomain.com (this is who I use for my website http://www.VibrantImagePhotography.com I have the Avery template and I love love love love love it!)

Free site + 1 Year Hosting

#10 Happy Acres Farm (Okay seriously-these are just about the cutest and most inventive little accessories EVER to get little ones to pay attention to you during a shoot)

2 Lens Bling of choice!!! I am picturing the frog here cause he is my fav!

#11 Album Exposure (sleek, professional album proofing! Love this)

6 month subscription

#12 Vibrant Image Photography (thats me!)

Branding Bundle Package!

#13 Itty Bitty Designs (simply adorable and sweet accessories, hats for your sessions)

$50 Store Credit

#14 UnDfind (really cool, innovative bags to carry your camera gear)

3 Designer Fishbombs

#15 All the Muches (This store makes me wish I had a little girl to dress up! Seriously)

Ruffle dress with matching headband up to size 4t (All the Muches will pick the design)

Okay so 15 Talented, Generous and AMAZING vendors!!! Pretty cool and something for everyone!!! HUGE thank you to all the vendors for teaming up with me and helping me host this giveaway!

HOW TO ENTER/RULES:

ENTRY #1 In order to enter this giveaway you will need to “like” or add each of these pages! {Whichever is required! You will see which you need to do when you click on the link!} Once you have “liked/added” all the pages just come back here and post a comment letting me know you did that! Leaving love” on each vendor page is NOT required! Although we sure wouldn’t turn you away, and as I said earlier you never know WHO is watching and what surprises might be in store for leaving LOVE!! (please tag Vibrant Image Photography when leaving love on other pages so that we can keep our eyes on you and maybe surprise you with a special gift)

I am going to make it easier by leaving a list of links at the bottom of this blog entry! If you right click and hit “open in new tab or window”, it will allow you to keep this window open! Please make sure you follow the requirements to enter! We will be checking to make sure the winners have done so before they can collect their prize = )

BONUS ENTRY #1…over there on the right —–> SUBSCRIBE to my blog!! (I will get an email verification when you do so) AFTER you subscribe leave a 2ND comment on this blog stating that you did so 🙂 Simple! If you are already subscribed just leave me a message letting me know 🙂

Bonus Entry #2 and this is where the Giveaway gets a little different. Post a pic on my wall that shows “LOVE” I will be awarding some prizes for this entry alone on February 14th!! (There will be 5 winners chosen who post photos to get a free CUSTOM logo from us!) Please comment here after you post the pic to my wall

Bonus Entry #3 Post about this giveaway on Facebook-Twitter-Pinterest. Please tag us in the post and come back here and tell us where you posted and leave a link so we can check it out!

So there you go! 4 chances to win a prize from this group of vendors. Good luck to all who enter! 

Please note that some post may need to be approved before they will show on the blog. If you do not see your comment right away, just give me some time to approve it 🙂

LIST OF VENDORS (click to add them on Facebook)

Simply Color Lab

My Beauty Campaign

Studio Baby

Rachel Brenke Photography

SassyKat Creations

Clickin Moms

Ginny Haupert Textures

Maranda Lee Designs

BluDomain.com

Happy Acres Farm

Album Exposure

Vibrant Image Photography

Itty Bitty Designs

UnDfind

All the Muches


What If?

Hello everyone! Today I am gonna make my post more personal then business, so please bare with me.

Those of you that know me, know that I pretty much keep my personal life to myself and I only share things with close family and friends BUT today I am going to step out and share my story with you in hopes that maybe, just maybe it will help someone out and give them a little peace of mind.

Back in February 2011 I found a lump on under my arm in my breast/armpit area. Not having health benefits I ignored it, knowing that in April when I married my husband I would have benefits and could take care of it then (so dumb of me, I know) April 29th we got married and then off on the honeymoon, fun fun fun. The fun stopped in June when that pesky lump started to get bigger! Now, I am the 1st to admit, I hate seeing the Dr. but thankfully my husband is very persistent and annoying (LOL) and demanded that I get it checked out! So to the Dr. I went (sad face) She ordered an ultrasound and I went to that appt late June…where basically all they did was confirm that there was a lump there! So helpful!!! Next came in the mail a scary little letter from the Radiologist that stated “your study has revealed findings which require followup” UGH great!?! So after talking to my primary care physician, I was told that our insurance would not approve another ultrasound for 3 months!!!! YAH, I have a scary little lump growing but Ill just hang out for another 3 months!!! Over the course of those 3 months the lump seemed to have stayed the same. Last Thursday marked 3 months and I went for the follow up. The rooms are dark and I don’t understand a thing being shown on the screen, I wish they talked to you while they did these test, but nope they are very quiet! Test is over and the ultrasound tech leaves the room telling me she has to compare the last set of pictures to this set and about 5 minutes later the Dr. comes in to see me, with the tech standing behind him. He begins to tell me that the lump has now doubled in size and is taking more space and changing density and that he would like me to schedule a needle core breast biopsy as soon as possible. WHOA! Talk about being freaked out! Here I am alone, and now in a state of panic. I go out to my car and call my husband tears filling my eyes. Of course he tells me what I need to hear, relax, its nothing, its routine, dont worry ETC. I’m in shock and scared. So I go home and schedule the biopsy for Monday morning 8am. In the meantime…what do I do? Well, I google. I google, google google til my fingers can’t possibly google anymore! I spent HOURS reading articles about lumps,how they are going to do the biopsy and of course cancer. So now I am just more freaked out then ever and convinced this lump is BAD news! Monday morning comes…my husband accompanies me to the biopsy. After waiting an hour its time to go back…I am in the recovery room to start and get changed into the fashionable paper gown! The ultrasound tech comes in to get me, and informs my husband that he has to wait there! Oh great! Im going in alone!!! I HATE NEEDLES! She first does the ultrasound to yet again confirm there is a lump and then the Dr. comes in to start the procedure. New Dr. this time, a female, very nice and she talked to me the whole time! This part is a little graphic…I assumed that this was done with a needle type syringe thing….YAH NO! This HUGE needle is attached to a machine with a bunch of tubes etc. Granted they numbed the area I still felt the whole thing! I didn’t realize the machine was going to suck the sample tissue out!!! OUCH! Procedure is over a few minutes later (25 min for the whole ordeal) and then they give me ice….but I can’t feel the ice! Love how the numbing started to work AFTER the fact! The Dr. tells me she will personally give me a call with the result by Thursday (today)

Waiting. Waiting I have found is the worst part. So many things run through your mind. So many what ifs. So many “I wish I would have…”

WAITING! I wish this on no one!

Yesterday the phone rings. Its the Radiology center. Ugh….I’m alone. Scared to pick up that call. If its bad news will they tell me over the phone? I contemplate answering, or letting it go to voicemail. I pick up. It’s the Dr. who performed my biopsy. She quickly puts me at ease and says BENIGN!!! NOT CANCER! Oh thank GOD! She goes on to explain what it is “Fibroadenoma” Apparently most often happens in women 15-30 years of age (I am 28) there are a few ways to treat it and she explains a few of them (one being to have it surgically removed which is her recommendation) I think I tuned her out while she was talking! My mind was doing the happy “benign” dance!!!

I SLEPT LIKE A BABY LAST NIGHT! WORRY FREE!!!

I have 2 reasons for wanting to share this with you all.

1. DON’T be dumb like I was and put off going to the Dr. Had this been cancer and I waited so long, I basically would have written my own death sentence leaving behind my son, husband and family and friends….and for what? A little money since I didn’t have health coverage?! Money comes and goes! We need to take care of ourselves! Also if you are in a similar situation, WebMD is NOT your friend! Do yourself a favor and don’t google, don’t read about your symptoms…NOTHING! I know its easier said then done but I could have saved a lot of tears by just closing the computer and not opening myself up to that! And last…stress is good for no one! Try to relax and do things to take your mind off everything til you have clear answers. I have some really great friends who this weekend really helped me do this-to them I say THANK YOU!

2. This whole thing really put into perspective all my whats ifs, and I wish I had…

Why do we wait to do things that we know we want, or love to do? Book that vacation with your family, buy a new lens (I DID!!!) Take your dog out for a long walk. No matter what it is big or small…JUST GO FOR IT! Life is too short to spend just getting by going through everyday motions. Get out there and make the most of it! Tell your family and friends you love them often and make sure YOUR STORY is one you can ultimately be proud of in the end. I don’t wanna be the old lady saying “I sure did waste my life away” I wanna be the lady who says “DAMN, that was one hell of a ride” And has the memories, pictures, friends and family to prove it and the stories to share along the way!

I challenge you all to make a list of things you want! Whether they are materialistic things, or things you want to do or accomplish. Take that list and hang it somewhere where you will see it everyday and start working on checking that list off! Don’t waste anymore time living the life of your dreams!

I leave you with this quote and a pic to make you smile!

“Love is the best medicine, and there is more than enough to go around once you open your heart” ~Julie Marie

Winners are now posted 🙂 If you are one of the 19 winners I ask that you please contact the vendor whose prize you won. If you do not hear back from then in 5 days please contact me and I will get them in touch with you. 

(Note to the winner of the Nene Photography & Design package-she is out of town for 2 weeks so please send her a message and be patient)

If you have any questions please direct them to me at  vibrantphotography@me.com

I left the links below for the vendors so you can contact them easily 🙂 

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Winner of the CD Cases from VIP is comment #8 Jacque Russell Imagery


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Winner of the The Late Night Hooker strawberry hat in newborn size, as well as flower trio headband to fit size newborn to age 3 (color and style may vary from the photo) is comment #71 Daisha Schofield Photography


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Winner of a custom logo from Vibrant Image Photography is comment #10 Alexander Photography

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Winner of the $20 Gift Certificate to The Backdrop Shop is comment #39 Ronda Laney

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Winner of the 1 year membership to The Photographers Gathering Place is comment #50 Rosemary Burnell Hyser

——————————————————————————————————————————————————Winner of the Monica Neira Photography  two fully-layered announcement card templates is comment #105 Becky Stillions-Still Sweet Photography

—————————————————————————————————————————————————-Winner of the Chic by Choice white rose hair clip with a white or clear jewel center is comment #146 Cindy Krisher Sommer


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Winner of the Photography by Jacqueline maternity guide is comment #1-Erin Noie Photography

—————————————————————————————————————————————————-Winner of the Glorious Memory $30 Gift Cert is comment #30-Miranda Sullivan Keplinger

——————————————————————————————————————————————————Winner of the custom Lily Lu Tutus is comment #151-Lottie Essig

——————————————————————————————————————————————————Winner of the $50 Gift Cert to Ginny Haupert Textures is comment #141 Misty Lydon

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Winner of the Photographer’s BLING  $75 gift card is comment #44 Jenise Maria Photography

————————————————————————————————————————————————— Winner of the Bellies and Blessings Photography  Silhouette Guide & Action set is comment #75 Marly C of Sweet N Skully Bowtique

——————————————————————————————————————————————————Winner of the Picture Perfect Baby Boutique $50 Gift Cert is comment #100 Courtney McCrary

——————————————————————————————————————————————————Winner of the Coastal Art-Studio necklace and earring set is comment #23 Tracy Emert
——————————————————————————————————————————————————Winner of the Nene Photography & Design custom DVD Slideshow Photo Album Video is comment $60 Heather Shelby
 

—————————————————————————————————————————————————-Winner of the Pretty and Personal 5 cute holiday frames is comment # 12 Andrea Emerson Boley

——————————————————————————————————————————————————Winner of the Vibrant Image Photography  custom logo is comment #109 Erin Stewart

—————————————————————————————————————————————————–Winner of the Kraft & Jute (10) free personalized Single CD/DVD Sleeves AND
 Five (5) 20% off vouchers is comment # 122 Angi Betran-Mici Photography

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CONGRATS TO ALL THE LUCKY WINNERS!!! I HOPE YOU LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR PRIZES AND THAT YOU SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT ALL OF THESE AMAZING VENDORS!

Vibrant Image Photography

The Late Night Hooker

The Backdrop Shop

Photographers Gathering Place 

Monica Neira Photography 

Chic by Choice

 Photography by Jacqueline 

 Glorious Memory

 Lily Lu Tutu’s 

Ginny Haupert Textures

 Photographers Bling 

Bellies and Blessings 

Picture Perfect Baby Boutique  

Coastal Art-Studio  

Nene Photography & Design

 Pretty and Personal

 Kraft and Jute 

Summer is upon us, and what better way to enjoy the heat, the kids being home from school and beach/fun days then a Giveaway!? In this giveaway I have compiled a few of my favorite vendors to share with you all. I am also happy to introduce a few new pages/vendors that are just starting out on Facebook. I hope you will find something in this giveaway that perhaps you were searching for…or maybe didn’t know you needed or wanted! My business has thrived from the help of the Facebook community and I feel like its only right of me to pass that on to others as well.

I am going to split the prizes up so that there are MORE winners! There will be 1 winner for each vendor item offered. 19 WINNERS TOTAL!!!

LEGAL INFO:

Now, I do have to say before I get started listing all the goods…this promotion/giveaway is solely sponsored by Vibrant Image Photography. Facebook and WordPress are not at all involved. You do NOT need to leave “love” (comments) on each page…but it would be great if you did!! 🙂 The winners will be notified via email and there will be a 2nd blog post announcing the winner on July 23rd. The giveaway will be running from July 13th-22nd and ends promptly at 11pm EST on 7-22-2011. You may only enter once UNLESS you do the BONUS entry (read below)!!! We will all be checking to make sure the winner has followed all the rules below.

This Giveaway is open to US residents ONLY (sorry) Also there is NO purchase nescessary, and making a purchase with any of the vendors during the giveaway will not increase your odds of winning (It will however, make us love you forever and ever)

Winners will be chosen by Random.org. We will be inputting the number of comments into the generator and posting those results on the 23rd of July in a new blog entry!

PLEASE READ HOW TO ENTER BELOW!!!

If you have any questions please direct them to me at  vibrantphotography@me.com

and now…here are the  AWESOME prizes that you can win! 


1 winner will be winning a set of 10 light pink CD cases from us, Vibrant Image Photography!



The Late Night Hooker will be giving 1 lucky winner a strawberry hat in newborn size, as well as flower trio headband to fit size newborn to age 3 (color and style may vary from the photo) How adorable!!



I am offering a 2nd winner a custom logo from Vibrant Image Photography


The Backdrop Shop is offering one lucky winner a $20 Gift Certificate to their backdrop shop! Sweet! I will be getting in 2 of her backdrops in the next week! Can’t wait to share my experience 🙂


One lucky winner is going to receive a 1 year membership to The Photographers Gathering Place! I am totally jealous!

Monica Neira Photography is giving one lucky winner two fully-layered announcement card templates and each have several different background options. 

Chic by Choice is giving 1 lucky winner this beautiful white rose hair clip with a white or clear jewel center! Pretty!!!


Photography by Jacqueline is giving one lucky winner her amazing maternity guide! I love her guides! They provide great inspiration!

Glorious Memory is offering 1 lucky winner a $30 Gift Cert to the shop! So many templates, Gorgeous!!

Lily Lu Tutus is offering a custom made tutu to 1 lucky winner-Ummm can you say adorable?!

Ginny Haupert Textures is offering 1 lucky winner a $50 gift cert to her store! Be sure to check out her sky overlays!!! They are amazing! I need to get my hands on the set!


Photographer’s BLING will give 1 lucky winner a $75 gift card to their Action boutique! Who doesn’t love actions?

Bellies and Blessings Photography is giving 1 lucky winner  their Silhouette Guide & Action set! Awesome guide! Love this idea!!

Picture Perfect Baby Boutique is offering 1 lucky winner a $50 Gift Cert to their shop! Cute hats and affordable too!

Coastal Art-Studio is giving 1 lucky winner  a necklace and earring set! Too cute! Wish I had a little girl in the house to model this set!
Nene Photography & Design is offering 1 lucky winner a custom DVD Slideshow Photo Album Video! Nene is a personal friend of mine and was in my bridal party 🙂 Please show her new Facebook page some love ❤
 

Pretty and Personal is offering 1 lucky winner these 5 cute holiday frames! Heather is also a friend of mine and thats her cute little boys in the frames below!! 🙂

Vibrant Image Photography is also offering 1 lucky winner a custom logo!

And last but certainly not least, Kraft and Jute is giving 1 lucky winner  (10) free personalized Single CD/DVD Sleeves AND
 Five (5) 20% off vouchers to the Kraft and Jute Wedding Site that photographers can give to their brides.  Good from August 1, 2011 – December 31, 2011.  I am so JEALOUS! They have amazing packaging that is simple and beautiful!

Okay so 18 Talented, Generous and AMAZING vendors  and 19 PRIZES!!! Pretty cool and something for everyone!!! HUGE thank you to all the vendors for teaming up with me and helping me with the *HOT* Summer Giveaway! **I am also adding a good friend of mines site “Friends Helping Friends Save Money” She post valuable info that I think we can all learn from to save some $$$ So please make sure you click her link too 🙂 Be nice if you said hello to her and tell her I sent you 🙂

HOW TO ENTER/RULES:

In order to enter this giveaway you will need to “like” or add each of these pages! {Whichever is required! You will see which you need to do when you click on the link!} Once you have “liked/added” all the pages just come back here and post a comment letting me know you did that AND this is important…tell me what prize your most interested in winning! “Leaving love” on each vendor page is NOT required! Although we sure wouldn’t turn you away 🙂

Only ONE ENTRY per person! There is a chance below in RED and GREEN for BONUS entries!!! I am going to make it easier by leaving a list of links at the bottom of this blog entry! If you right click and hit “open in new tab or window”, it will allow you to keep this window open! Please make sure you follow the requirements to enter! We will be checking to make sure the winner has done so before they can collect their prizes! = ) If you decide to leave love on vendor pages that would be awesome!

BONUS ENTRY #1…over there on the right —–> SUBSCRIBE to my blog!! (I will get an email verification when you do so) AFTER you subscribe leave a 2ND comment on this blog stating that you did so 🙂 Simple!!!

BONUS ENTRY #2…Repost this Giveaway as your status! Tag Vibrant Image Photography in your post and leave a link to the blog on your profile or fan page for your 3rd entry! After doing so come back and leave a comment letting me know you did so 🙂 

GOOD LUCK TO ALL WHO ENTER! GOING TO BE 19 LUCKY WINNERS 🙂

Vibrant Image Photography

The Late Night Hooker

The Backdrop Shop

Photographers Gathering Place 

Monica Neira Photography 

Chic by Choice

 Photography by Jacqueline 

 Glorious Memory

 Lily Lu Tutu’s 

Ginny Haupert Textures

 Photographers Bling 

Bellies and Blessings 

Picture Perfect Baby Boutique  

Coastal Art-Studio  

Nene Photography & Design

 Pretty and Personal

 Kraft and Jute 

Friends Helping Friends Save Money