Tuesday, October 30, 2012

it's a star wars halloween

this isn't my baby's first halloween- last year was his first. but he was so little that dressing him up was fun, but somewhat anti-climatic.

this year, i knew things had to be different! and with a halloween party at our church to attend- i wanted to come up with a family themed costume.

i've never had much of a doppelganger, but once upon a time (aka: highschool) i dressed up as princess leia for halloween and so many people thought i looked an awful lot like her! thankfully my parents still had my costume! it needed a tiny bit of tlc. (glue guns are amazing tools!) and we were ready for a night of fun- with my husband as han solo, my baby as an ewok and yours truly as princess leia!

i'm really looking forward to getting dressed up again this wednesday. i can't wait to go trick or treating with my baby.

oh... and to my surprise, we were selected as the family-themed costume winners! yay!

what do you think? how'd we do? pretty similar?

what are your halloween plans? comment here and leave me a link to photos of your halloween. we'll do a mash-up of all of the greatest family costumes on friday.

oh- and don't forget! you only have two more days to enter this giveaway!!! your very own sakura bloom sling!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

a babywearing giveaway

i'm SUPER excited about this giveaway. if you've been here a little bit you know that i love taking pictures. most of what i post are sessions with clients. but you also know that i love being a mom- and so the next thing to frequent this blog are tidbits of my life with my baby...

some of you started following along with my pregnancy documentation and then others came when i participated (and later was one of the winners!) of sakura bloom's sling diaries.

this giveaway brings it all together- my love for photography and my love for documenting precious moments between momma and baby.

so.... what is the prize to be won here? well, none other than a SAKURA BLOOM SLING! yes, you read that right. the lucky winner of this giveaway will have their very own brand new pure linen sling in organic maple.

and.... better yet, if you are local to utah- you will also win a free babywearing photo session!

(details to the photo session at the end of the post)

image taken by sharon johnson for the sling diaries, volume 1: communication.

there are several ways to enter to win- so do as many as you want and increase your chances! (each entry needs to be a different comment- winner will be chosen at random)

1. to be eligible, you must first follow this blog. leave a comment on this post telling me that you follow this blog and why you love wearing your baby.

2. follow carolee beckham photography on facebook and leave a comment here telling me you are a follower (extra entry if you leave a comment on my facebook page too!)

3. like sakura bloom on facebook and follow their sling diaries on pinterest. (leave a comment here telling me you have done so)

4. follow me @caroleebeckham on instagram (leave a comment here with your instagram tag) tag a photo of you with your baby: @caroleebeckham with the hashtag #slingbabywin

5. post this giveaway to your blog, on facebook, on twitter, on instagram and share the link here.

this giveaway will end on october 31st (halloween) at midnight (mountain time) and is open to anyone in the United States (sorry for my lovely international followers).

details to the babywearing photo session: if the winner of the sling is in utah, they will win a custom photo session where they will be photographed wearing their baby in their new sling. they will receive a selection of images from the session as highres files on disc with the copyright release.

make sure to share this giveaway every day and leave me a comment here telling me you've done so! the more you share, the more chances you have to win! here's a shot of the prize to get you all excited!

Monday, October 22, 2012

cambra family

my most favorite time of year is fall. this year's fall has been particularly delightful. the weather has been so ideal.

this lovely family lives in a beautiful 1940's victorian home. a week or so ago i had the privilege of going over and photographing them in their beautiful space.

these will make such lovely photographs to hang on their walls as well as perfect christmas cards.

if you, or any one you know is interested in having a family session for your christmas card needs- don't hesitate to contact me here. everything about right now- the weather, the time of year, the scenery- is so perfect.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

small fry blog- a fall festival party and hayride

last week i had the awesome pleasure of attending and photographing a lovely fall festival party put on by the ladies over at small fry blog. they collaborated with freshly picked and one more mushroom to throw together a fabulous fall party filled with all kinds of fun things for little tykes.

here are a handful of images from the event. if you want to see more and find out more of the little details to the party- follow this link and this link!