Week #1 Winner

Children's Photographer Portland, Oregon

Don’t you love it when the weather cooperates with your plans?  This stunning image of Erin and little Thomas was taken during our Mommy & Me Mini session last week.  Don’t I have the most beautiful subjects??

Speaking of Mini Sessions, we’ve got our Week #1 Winner for the giveaway!  Congrats to Danielle Tung, who will be having her very own mini session with me in the near future, hooray!

Who’s ready for Week #2???  I added a fun option for more entries, too.  Seeing as Mother’s Day is just around the corner, post your favorite picture of you and your Mom, or you and your kids on our Facebook Page for an extra 5 entries!  Make sure you tell me why the picture is important to you.  I’ll start you off with one of my own favorites a little later today!

Fine Print:  Mini Sessions are held 6 times a year:  Spring Minis, Mommy & Me Minis, Daddy & Me Minis, Summer Minis, Fall Minis and Holiday Minis.  Minis can also be applied to maternity sessions, family (but not extended family) and children’s sessions but not newborn sessions.  Mini session must be booked before August 31, 2013.  Mini session has no cash value and is non-transferable.

Here’s your handy dandy entry form for Week #2!!!!  Share, share share!!!!!

 

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The Crazy May Giveaway!

Portland Oregon Family Photographer

 

I know that there are other people out there just like me.  The ones who catch a whiff of that sweet spring air and all of a sudden it is like their brain has gone haywire.  I find myself taking out bags upon bags of stuff to Goodwill, obsessively cleaning walls, baseboards, closets and making lists for my lists.

What is it about this weather that makes people feel so good?  And is there anything better than good weather and free stuff?

I love free stuff.  Who doesn’t love free stuff?  Well, May is my opportunity to give YOU free stuff!

Every week in May (starting April 28th, just to even things out), I will be giving away one mini session, FREE!  This is a $300 value and mini sessions include the following:

“A 20-30 minute session in a beautiful outdoor setting, 5-10 digital images on disc and a $25 print credit towards a future session”

Fine Print:  Mini Sessions are held 6 times a year:  Spring Minis, Mommy & Me Minis, Daddy & Me Minis, Summer Minis, Fall Minis and Holiday Minis.  Minis can also be applied to maternity sessions, family (but not extended family) and children’s sessions but not newborn sessions.  Mini session must be booked before August 31, 2013.  Mini session has no cash value and is non-transferable.

Want to Enter?  Just use the handy dandy entry form below!
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Maternity Leave and Mommy & Me Minis

Portland Oregon Family Photographer

 

As many of you may know, my husband and I are expecting our third child sometime around the 3rd of March.  That being said, I will be spending about a month away from work from the time of Little Man’s delivery.  While I won’t be seeing clients, the phones will still be answered and I will still be booking clients for April.  You can email photography@veronicagillas.com or call me.

I’m also very excited to announce that I am busy finalizing the dates and location for Mommy & Me Mini Sessions mid-April!

I’m really, really hoping we can do an outdoor setup for this one, but sometimes our PNW weather has other plans, so we’ll see.

These sessions are limited to 6 per day over the course of two days, so make sure you book as soon as the dates are confirmed!

I am often accused of being behind the camera instead of in front of it so I figure, what better way to celebrate Mother’s Day this year than to get Mom and the little loves of her life  in front of the camera together with Mommy & Me Minis?

These mini sessions will be about 20 minutes long and include 10-12 digital images for $300.  If you book before April 1st, you’ll also get a FREE $25 print credit towards your next session (can be applied to future mini sessions as well).

I’ll make the final announcement here on the blog as well as the Facebook Page very soon!

Play Date PDX

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Go ahead and try telling me that this isn’t one of the cutest babies that you’ve ever seen.

She belongs to my friend Erin, who joined our youngest daughter and I as well as another one of our pregnant friends (Hi, Britta!) for an afternoon of fun and food at Play Date PDX the week before last.

The closer I get to the end of this pregnancy, the more I realize that there is a light at the end of this tunnel and spending time with babies like precious little Libby reminds me to hang in there because it does get better and as much as it might not seem like it right now, it is totally worth it.

While this will be our last child, I am so fortunate that despite how quickly our own children grow up, I will be able to spend so much time around many more of your princes and princesses for years and years to come.

Feeling so blessed to be a photographer today!

The Hat

Crochet Hat

This is what happens when you’ve been asking a 5-year-old to sit still for the camera for far too long.

Honestly, our kids get so tired of being in front of the camera sometimes, but shots like this make me love what I do that much more.

I was never a big fan of posed shots and have always been in favor of a more natural, candid picture.  Those small moments in between asking kids to cheese (or not to cheese) and having them blow bubbles in a giant grassy field always somehow end up being the best shots.

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She loves dancing.  Even when there’s no music for her to dance to.  She no longer walks around the house, she skips around the house.  I hope she never grows out of the skipping.

Crochet Photography Prop | Portland Oregon PhotographyShe loves the flower.  Mostly, she loves anything feminine.  We have a tomboy and a girly girl and wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Such a ham.

If you’re interested in making your own (this only took me a few hours and I’m no crochet expert), you can find the pattern for sale on Etsy here from Posh Patterns.