Since Taryn is just starting out, her rates are very reasonable as she is still working on developing her portfolio and growing her business. For only $100, you will receive an hour of her time and at least 10-15 edited high-resolution images on a CD. Our CD included photos with the original background, several others with an edited background and also some black and white versions for a total of about thirty images. I included one of each here so you can see the variety. Basically, there was lots to choose from when I was trying to decide which ones to print! I love this because the prints are often the most expensive part of buying professional photographs. This way, you are able to just purchase your photo products on your own from whichever company you prefer.
Speaking of the background, I love how she added a bit of texture to the background and jazzed it up a bit when she edited the photos. The photos were ready within a few days and I picked them up about a week later so it doesn't take long before you'll have your photos. Usually, you'll have at least a couple photos available for viewing within a day or two.
I hate to use cliches like "a picture is worth a thousand words" but I'm going to in this case because it's a photography review and giveaway after all and you can see her work for yourself. Really, for a great price, you will receive some lovely photos in digital format with which you can do whatever you want. At this time, Taryn's home studio is quite small but she can accommodate up to 2 children. For larger groups, she will do 'on location' photography. She would be happy to take photos of babies, children, families, soon-to-be mommies, and couples in love! You can check out her website for more comprehensive pricing as well as to view her blog and portfolio.
Taryn is going to give away two free single-child photo sessions which will include at least 10-15 high-resolution edited images on a CD like we received. This also includes optional background colour choices with the potential for optional patterns available.
There will be two winners for this giveaway! She is located in Regina but would be happy to take photos in Regina, Edmonton, Calgary, or Lethbridge. Taryn travels to Edmonton, Calgary and Lethbridge frequently and a winner from these cities will need to make special arrangements. (Note: Studio sessions are only available in Regina.)
As always, I am going to pick the two winners using www.random.org.
You can submit up to five entries and must make a separate comment for each entry.
How to Enter:
1. Visit the Taryn Laine Photography website and let us know what your favourite blog post or photo is.
2. "Like" Taryn Laine Photography on Facebook.
3. Follow A Sophisticated Mommy via Google Friend Connect (in the right sidebar).
4. "Like" A Sophisticated Mommy on Facebook.
5. Share this giveaway. (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Forum, Blog)
This contest is open until Monday, May 2nd at 6 pm SK Time. I will announce the winners that evening.