Monday, April 21, 2014

The JMP Win Like a Mother 2014 Giveaway

As a tribute to my mother and all mothers out there, I am having a giveaway of epic proportions this Mother’s Day:

An all-inclusive, custom photography session and professional prints that will last for generations.

The prize includes:

• A full 1.5 hour session for up to 5 people (lifestyle newborn/child/family)
• Entire image gallery of 40 carefully edited, high-resolution images on a stylish bamboo USB drive.
• A lifetime personal-use print release
• A full set of 40 museum-quality, archival 4 x 6 prints
• An acid-free keepsake box to store the prints and the USB drive.
(a $575 value)

Enter the JMP Win Like a Mother 2014 giveaway today!

How to enter:

• Email a photo and a caption explaining why you would like to win this prize (for yourself or for someone else) to I will post your photo and caption on both the Jody Mack Photography “Win Like a Mother” Facebook Gallery and on Instagram with the hashtag #JMPwinlikeamother2014

• Voting will run from May 5 through May 11, 2014 (voting closes at noon).

• The winner will be announced on May 11, 2014 (Mother's Day).  

• Voting will take place by the number of total “likes” on the official Facebook and Instagram Galleries  (Search for the hashtag: #JMPwinlikeamother2014 on Instagram).

Official Rules:

• You do not need to be a mother to win. You can nominate someone else or yourself, but please be honest about who will be receiving the session in your entry.

• Entries can include professional images, but please make sure you first have permission to use the photo and give photo credit to your photographer in the caption and/or by tagging the photo.

• Entrants are permitted to “tag” themselves and make comments on their entry photo. Comments are encouraged, but do not count as votes.

• A winner will be selected based on the number of total "likes" for their entries on both Facebook and Instagram (voting closes at noon on May 11th).

• The winner needs to redeem their prize by 9/30/14 (session scheduled prior to this date). The session must take place within a 20-mile radius of the Charleston area.

• The session may be used for a family, couple, individual portrait, maternity, lifestyle newborn, baby, child or senior session (for up to 5 individuals). The session may not be used for weddings, reunions or events.

• Your participation in this contest completely releases Facebook. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with, Facebook.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Keepin' It Real | Charleston Lifestyle Newborn, Child & Family Photographer |

What drives my creative side most is capturing real moments.  
Off the cuff. 
An amazing moment happens before me and I am fortunate enough to be there with my camera ready. Or - I stalked, like a primal huntress, holding up my heaviest telephoto lens for what seemed like an hour until the anticipated movement or gesture happened. It happened and I got it
Simply one of the best feelings in the world.
Sometimes I know it right away. Other times, I catch a moment serendipitously. 
Either way, real moments happen everyday - and when they are caught on camera, it is simply magic.

Today marks the first in a new monthly blog series, "Keepin' it Real." I am joining some talented lifestyle photographers from all over the US and Canada (all fellow Pinkle Toes Workshop alums) in a quest to share our favorite "real" moments from the past month. Unfortunately, I did not prepare photos of my own family for this months edition (epic mommy fail). However, this is my reality. I strive to capture more of the everyday moments with my own kids. This project will motivate me to do so on a regular basis... at least that is my hope.

Nonetheless, this month there were several moments that screamed "real" to me. So here they are -  my top 6 "real" moments of March 2014
I hope you enjoy!

1. Flying baby

2. Dog crashes lifestyle newborn session

3. Pre-recital hairspray (Ballet Academy of Charleston - The Rainbow Fish Ballet Performance)

4. Escaping toddler (notice the cracker dad is trying to use to bait him)

5.  Victory (a glorious moment during the rehearsal of the Listen to Your Mother Show - Charleston, coming up on May 4th).

6. The Hairstylist

For more "Keepin' It Real" moments, head on over to the blog by 
Kelly Kuntz Photography
Kelly is an awesome lifestyle family photographer in Bozeman, Montana!