Archive for March, 2009

I promised one more week of promotions, so here it is – and there are TWO of them!

The first promotion is a contest of sorts. I am a total location junkie! I love finding new wonderful spots to take my images. And I need some new ideas. So, give me a great suggestion for a new location to try out! The person with the best suggestion will get a half price session fee for a 2009 photo session with Ashley Ward Photography. If I get multiple great location ideas I will pick one winner and will give $50 off a 2009 session fee to other great entries.

What I am looking for: Orchards! I am dying to find a great orchard location for sessions. Also, fields of wildflowers. And even if you have a totally great urban location in mind that I have not taken advantage of yet, let me know.

How to enter: Send me an email with your location idea. It must be a location that would be available for photo sessions for you as well as others (in other words, “my backyard” is not a good idea;-). Send your email to ashley@ashleywardphotography.com.

And here is another promotion that anyone can take advantage of:
Book your photo session to be held at anytime during 2009 by March 31st and receive 15% off a la carte print orders of $450 or more or 10% off already discounted packages. To take advantage of this offer, your order must be placed within 7 days of your proofing session. Contact me at 843-245-6190 to book a session using this offer.

Keep checking back for the drawing for the half-off session fee for a 2009 photo session! That’s coming soon;)

I’m posting a few images here from a playdate/impromptu photo session with a friend’s 3 beautiful children. These kids are absolutely adorable! Unfortunately, our time was cut short by the rain that started falling about 10 minutes after we got started:( But I was able to capture a few images of them and want to share them with their mommy;)
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Amy K Jensen: Love the pics! I may be biased, but i have the cutest kids ever! Thanks so much !!! My fave is Owen.

Brandi: Adore these! My fave is the second shot :)

Katie: These are gorgeous! Love all the colors.

Jennifer Mott: Love these Ashley! You are so good :) And love that umbrella!

It’s been a fantastic contest! I want to thank everyone who participated, voted, sent me e-mail, and left comments. I hope it was fun for everyone. The contest was exciting as the votes poured in. I have decided to award second and third place winners with a little something as well and will be contacting them this week.

So, on to the winners!
The third place winner is:
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The second place winner is:
entry 9

And the first place winner of a 2009 photo session with Ashley Ward Photography is:
entry 16
Congratulation to all the winners! I’ll be announcing the winner of the drawing for a half price session fee for a 2009 photo session with Ashley Ward Photography soon, as well as the final promotion celebrating the new blog, so check back again!

Amber: Congratulations! There where so many great images, Ashley!

Deanna: congratulations to the winners! what wonderful images! I cant wait to see what the rest of 09 brings you!

Brandi: Congrats to the winners!!

Laura: Wonderful images!

Thank you so much to everyone participating and voting in the contest. We are reaching the final stretch with only 12 hours left! Get your final votes in and good luck. The winner will be announced soon;)

Heather: I have a friend who is included in this photo contest hence my comment here. I just wanted to share my thoughts on the photos. Each one has real life/spirit to it! Refreshing and colorful but yet so full of energy. I am not a photographer but I love taking pictures and I am anxious to see who wins! Great photography Ashley....

It’s time for a little audience participation;-)

I have chosen some of my favorite images from this past year (it was so hard to narrow down the images!) and I’m going to have a little contest. The winner of this contest will receive a 2009 photo session!

Here’s the 411 on the contest:
- The image that receives the most votes wins!
- Only 1 vote per person! No cheating. Let’s keep this friendly and fair;) I will be checking the stats for duplicate voting. And to keep this fun for everyone, images with duplicate voting will be disqualified.
-Voting ends on Friday, March 20, 2008 at midnight EST.

And let’s make this a little more exciting! I love comments on the blog. So, while you are casting your vote, take a moment to leave a comment here and include your email address (don’t worry – no one else can see your address and I won’t share it with a soul;). After the contest has ended, I will randomly choose one name from my list of those who commented to enjoy half off a 2009 photo session fee;-)

Have fun and good luck to everyone!

Here are the entries – in no particular order;)

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Due to some mistakes by multiple voters, I have decided to reset the results rather than disqualify multiple entries. Please cast 1 vote only! ;)

Kathy: Ashley - love the new blog...have this theme too and can't wait to use it but I am so encouraged after seeing it in action. As always, your photographs are just stunning!

Robin Lee: How in the world are we to pick just ONE?? They are so incredible, as usual... Great idea with the contest! You go girl!

susanne: this is great ashley. i have sent out emails and posted it on facebook. i just hope no one votes twice since i have sent it out twice. i want brady to win! i love your work.

Garry Dollahite: Wow! What terrific pics. With pride and prejudice, I cast my vote for #16--Papi's little man!

Amy K Jensen: What a perfect way to "show" family! Love it!

nancy: ashley,i voted again per your email today, so i hope it doesn't show up twice. love all of the images! looking forward to more beach pics soon.

Ashley: Thanks Nancy! And everyone! You are safe to start again with your one vote - I wiped out all the previous results so we should be good now. I am definitely looking forward to our session too! Can't wait;)

Brandi: You have so many excellent photos, it was really tough to choose my fave!!

beverly: what a wonderful selection of photos!! i know it's gonna be tough for people to choose!!! great job!

Debbie Bryant: Precious pictures! I enjoyed getting to see them all and voting!

Cheryl: All of the photos are so cute!! So hard to choose a favorite!

Kareen Forestal: They pictures are beautiful. # 16 is very natural

Jackie: Great Pics! I have a new grandson, well he is one now. His did is in the USGC would love to see what youi would do with him!

Robert Goodwin: Nice pictures! I'm happy picture #16 won.