Wow, I can quite proudly say that it has been 1 year now since we started our #littlepacksoflove project. If you haven't heard about it or had one yet, you can find out more by reading my previous blog post.
My idea started out small, I wanted to be able to give my clients goody bags with lots of relevant, local information and offers in, not junk. I teamed up with the lovely Emma from Sunflower Baby Massage to plan putting together the packs. It was a lot of work (and still is) organising everyone and everything for the packs, but very rewarding. Unfortunately, Emma has had to move on, but I am delighted to have Puddle Ducks on board to help me now as well as a few other local mums who run their own baby related businesses who help to pack them up.
Little packs of love have become so much more than just goody bags, we have created a community of local mums in business who all own baby related companies and we all support each other as well as meeting up regularly, it can be really lonely being a self employed mum sometimes.
To celebrate our success over the past year, many of the businesses involved have offered a prize for our fantastic giveaway!
The prizes up for grabs are :
1. A framed hand/feet print from Precious Memories. Suitable from birth to 12 months. To claim this prize you must be able to travel to Glenda's studio in Lychett Matravers. Must be claimed by 1st September 2018.
2. A beautiful 0-3 months hand knitted hat from Snug Creations. This prize can be posted to the winner or collected from Samantha Prewett Photography in Poole.
3. A voucher for a full 6 week baby yoga course from Nature, Nurture, Love. Suitable for babies between 6 weeks old and pre walking.
4. A voucher for a half price block of swimming lessons from Puddle Ducks. This is valid for Puddle Ducks Dorset only and until the end of October 2018 and for first set of lessons only.
5. A gift voucher pack from Sunflower Baby Massage, including a voucher for 25% off a 1-1 baby massage course, some sunflower seeds and a bottle of massage oil. This prize will be posted out to the winner.
6. A £10 gift voucher from Loved Garms. This can be redeemed online.
7. A half price antenatal course from BIRTH Rocks. Valid for July only.
8. A personalised hand written name print from Carriegraphy. This can be posted to the winner.
9. A pamper session for up to 10 guests from Forever Beautiful by Jennie
10. A £50 gift voucher from Samantha Prewett Photography. The voucher is valid towards Linen or Bamboo photography packages only and expires on 1st December 2018.
11. A £15 gift voucher for Zen Baby Therapies. Expires 28th February 2019.
12. Couch 2 5k unicorn challenge with medal from Challenge Virtual following the NHS Couch to 5km App. In your own time at your own pace. Once you have completed the C25k, send a screenshot of your completion to them via our website their Facebook page.
13. Goody bag from Kicks Count. This will be posted out to the winner.
14. A tote bag and box of chocolate from Families Online
To enter the competition, please comment and let us know which prize you would really like to win (you will still be entered for each one so don't worry!) and if you are a client of any of the businesses who have listed a prize. If you are, you get an extra entry (if you have bought from more than one of us, please let us know all and you get an extra entry for each!) A winner will be chosen at random on 1st June 2018 and announced on Facebook. The list of winners will also be posted as a comment on here so please do come back to check if you have won. You must claim your prize by 15th June otherwise another winner will be chosen. Some prizes have their own terms and conditions, these are listed separately.
Samantha Prewett Photography is turning 4 this month!
As part of my celebrations I am giving away a free pebble photography package!
This amazing prize is worth up to £95, depending on the type of session that you choose.
To enter all you have to do is choose which type of session you would like to win and find out what that includes, comment with your answer below AND like my facebook page by clicking here.
This month I also have another amazing offer. If you book your 2017 session during January, you will receive a wooden photo block worth £30.
The winning session will take place in Poole, Dorset at either Samantha Prewet Photography, your home or a local location of your choice. Session is valid for weekdays only. Winner must give permission for their photographs to be used on our websites and where relevant for other advertising.
By commenting below you agree to recieve emails from Samantha Prewett Photography, which you can unsubscribe to at any time. Your details will never be passed on to third parties.
Debbie was the lucky winner of our blog competition back in June 2016. She won a precious photography package consisting of a baby photography session and a final product of a 2d hand framed impression and photograph , along with 3 digital photos to print and share as she wishes, worth £165!
Debbie and Betty-Mae came to Samantha Prewett Photography , here in Poole, Dorset back at 10 weeks old.
We started off her photography session by taking a few photos of her in a beautiful dress that her mummy brought to the session with her.
Then we took a few more photos in my wooden crate.
Then Glenda from Precious Memories arrived to take Betty's hand impression. The casting was very quick, Glenda already had the clay ready so it only took a few moments.
After this we put Betty-Mae in a basket and managed to get a few more shots before the end of the session. I even managed to get a sneaky shot of mum trying to make her smile which she loves and chose as one of her inclusive images
For more information on our photography and casting/impression packages please visit Glenda's Precious Memories website: www.precious-memories.co.uk
This month I have lucky enough to be asked to host a giveaway from multi award winning UK small business blogger and author Joanne Dewberry!
I first met Joanne at her fabulous networking group that she co runs with 2 other great ladies back in January this year. Everytime I see her she has countless amounts of helpful advice, and she always goes out of her way to help me with all my questions. She really does know what she is talking about.
Joanne's book is about helping you turn your craft hobby into a viable small business, or developing a small business that you may already have.
To enter the competition to win a copy of her amazing book 'Crafting a successful small business' please comment below why would you like to win the book. You must agree to be added to Joanne Dewberry's and Samantha Prewett Photography's mailing lists, to which you can unsubscribe at anytime if you wish.
The winner will be announced on Monday 1st August via my facebook page.
Samantha Prewett Photography are now working with Precious Memories to offer beautiful unique products. For just £160 you will receive a 2D Impression session and a baby photography session, complimented with a beautiful final framed product containing a 2D impression of either your baby's hand or foot and a professional print of your favourite image from the photography session. You will also receive your favourite 3 photographs via email , as you would from a standard baby photography session.
You also have the option of choosing a 3D casting session where you will receive either a pair or hands or feet or one of each with your final framed product for just £210, as well as the baby photography session, print and digital images
We are offering one lucky person the chance to win a precious photography package with a framed 2d impression and photograph. To enter please comment below with the age of your baby and make sure you leave your email address* and like and follow both Samantha Prewett Photography and Precious Memories facebook pages so you can find out if you have won
Samantha Prewett Photography and Precious Memories will be at the Lychett Matravers Village Fayre this weekend (14th May 2016) between 2-6pm. Where you can see our beautiful range of products and find out more about what we do. The fayre is a large family event with lots of entertainment for all the family, to see what is going on join their facebook event here
To find out more about our Precious Photography Packages visit Glenda's website and see lots more examples of impressions and castings:
*by providing your email address you agree to be contacted via email by both Samantha Prewett Photography and Precious Memories, you may unsubscribe at any time. The winner must give permission for their images to be used for advertising purposes and must be able to travel to Poole.
To celebrate the launch of my blog, I am giving away a FREE pebble photography package of the winners choice. You will be able to choose from newborn photography , baby photography, family lifestyle photography or a family location photography session.
To enter , you need to find out what you receive with a pebble photography package, choose if you would like to win a newborn, baby, family lifestyle or family location package AND visit and like the competition post on facebook which is pinned to the top of my page. Then please comment below with the answer and your preference of session.
The winning session will take place in Poole, Dorset at either my home, your home or a local location of your choice. Session is valid for weekdays only. Winner must give permission for their photographs to be used on our websites and where relevant for other advertising.
The winner will be announced on 19th April 2016
About my blog
Welcome to my blog. This is much more than a way of just sharing photography sessions. It is best way to really find out what you are going to get from your experience with me, through behind the scenes, articles on what I do and why I do it. And to find photography tips and advice aswell as entering some great competitions.