Monday, April 25, 2011

Taryn Laine Photography Review & Giveaway


This review and giveaway was a bit different for me but it will certainly be a memorable one as we received some adorable photos of our baby girl shortly after her first birthday.  Taryn Laine Photography is a new photography business in Regina and Area and she has already been very busy taking photos especially ones of adorable children.  She took some photos of Aleena about a week and a half ago which was perfect timing as I was able to use some of those photos for my last giveaway.  She wore the pink flower headband from GurlyStuff... and more in her little photo shoot and Taryn did a great job of capturing (literally) a very active one year old that didn't sit still for long.  We've received plenty of compliments on the photos and it was fun to give some to our families at Easter.

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.

Some other things I really appreciated about Taryn were her patience, professional approach, and her relaxed attitude.  There was no rush to push us through and we just sort of worked with what we were given since babies and toddlers are very unpredictable.  I was also impressed that she went out of her way to buy new backgrounds just for our photo shoot based on what Aleena was going to be wearing.  This just goes to show that she's interested in working hard to ensure she takes the best photos possible.

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.


The Giveaways:
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. 



69 comments:

  1. done, done and done!

    My fav picture is from the Lil' Tool Guy Hayden post, where Hayden is holding a saw and going 'WHOA!'...he's such a cutie..I'm a little biased as he's my future son in law though LOL

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  2. I love the Scrabble Bling photo. How creative!

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  3. I liked Taryn Laine Photography on FB.

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  4. I follow a Sophisticated Mommy via GFC.

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  5. I liked A Sophisticated Mommy on FB.

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  6. Done! Love the family shoot. When baby is on daddy's shoulders. Baby has this adorable look!!

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  7. I follow A Sophisticated Mommy via Google Friend Connect

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  8. I "Like" Taryn Laine Photography on Facebook.

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  9. I "Like" A Sophisticated Mommy on Facebook.

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  10. I Shared this giveaway on facebook!

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  11. I 'like' Taryn Laine Photography on FB

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  12. I posted about the giveaway on FB (and had 2 ppl from my friends list proceed to 'like' the photography page!)

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  13. I 'like' a sophisticated mommy FB page

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  14. love Aleena's pictures but like the "Investments" section of the website and all the babies!

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  15. already LOVE Taryn on FB . . . she is awesome!

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  16. I like all he pics, very nice-- the ones of Aleena are just the cutest of course!! ;)

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  17. I liked Taryn Laine Photography on FB

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  18. My fav blog post is the one with the little girl named Aida for easter, the colours are so vibrant and the props, back drop and outfit go so well together

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  19. Love the Miss Tenley shoot!! So adorable!

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  20. Like Taryn Laine on facebook!

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  21. Follow Blog with google connect :)

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  22. Like sophisticated mommy on facebook!

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  23. shared the giveaway on facebook!

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  24. I like the photos at the lake - especially all the girls jumping!!

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  25. I'm going to have to say my fav pics are the ones of my sweet little niece: Miss Aleena!

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  26. I follow A Sophisticated Mommy via GFC

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  27. I like A Sophisticated Mommy on FB

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  28. I visited her site, love the photos of Aida!

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  29. I like you on FB

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  30. I like Taryn Laine on FB

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  31. So many beautiful pictures...I like the photo's of Miss Aida.

    gemmamousley(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

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  32. I like the picture of the girls on the merry go round the best!

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  33. I like Taryn Laine Photography on FB!

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  34. I follow A Sophisticated Mommy blog!

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  35. I like A Sophisticated Mommy on FB!

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  36. I shared this giveaway on FB.

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  37. I like Sophsticated Mommy on FB -- Paula MB

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  38. Follow with GFC

    pjkmitchell at hotmail dot com

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  39. I follow A Sophisticated Mommy via GFC

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  40. I like ASM (you have your own acronym Trudy!) on Facebook

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  41. I follow Taryn Laine Photography on FB

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  42. I Love the scrabble tile photo, genius!

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  43. my favorite pics are of Miss Tenley...adorable new baby wrinkles...eee!
    goodkarmacan at yahoo dot com

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  44. I liked Taryn Laine Photography on Facebook
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  45. I follow you on GFC
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  46. I like you on FB
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  47. I LOVE the shot of Dawson and Hayden with the giant crayons!

    mommy.kat at live dot ca

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  48. I follow you on facebook

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  49. I follow you on Google Friend Connect

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  50. I follow Taryn Laine Photography on Facebook

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  51. My fav photo is the one of the three cousins and Miss Lily is crying.

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  52. I like Taryn Laine Photography on FB

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  53. I like A Sophisticated Mommy on FB

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  54. My favorite pics are of my niece Aleena :) I like the *A* family photo shoot too!

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  55. I like a sophisticated mommy on facebook

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  56. I like taryn laine photography on facebook

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  57. I like the post of Miss Aubrey and Miss Brielle withe the roughrider colours

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  58. shared the giveaway

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