The 7th inning stretch takes place in between the halves of the seventh inning of any game. It's a time in the game where you get up stretch, talk, get more snacks, what have you. Well.... I'n my pregnancy I am at the top of the 7th inning and the stretch came early.... Stretch Marks have taken over my lower abdomen and they are here to stay!!! It won't end before the bottom of the 7th, but will be with me for eternity!!! Oh how they have plagued my stomach for life.. haha... But worth it.. I guess. haha.. I thought I was so in the clear of stretch marks, boy was I wrong... I didn't scratch or anything... I don't have stretchy skin... oh well. I am still debating whether this is picture worthy or not.. I mean, with pregnancy, there is the good, the bad, and the ugly... more on the ugly side... but we'll see if I'm compelled to share. And it's totally weird. I got to bed and do my normal examination and I wake up and there are more!!! And I"m using an oil rub... like I said, the good, the bad, and the ugly.
But besides that, there are so many other things that Lauren and I are so thankful for! Question, when was the last time you've had a chance to reflect back, maybe a week, 2 weeks, 2 months or even 2 years?! Is there anything to be thankful for? Yeah I know, this isn't Thanksgiving yet but it's always great to look back and see how you've grown as a person, with your relationships or even with your business and or skills, you know, camera skills, nun chuck skills etc. =) So if you haven't, do it and let us know how it went by leaving a comment! So what are we thankful for?! Here's two... 1) We're excited and thankful to announce that our NEW website will be going live really soon!! YEAH! We know it's long over due so we're putting the final touches on the site and I'm hoping it'll be up by Oct 1st (crossing my fingers!). We really can't wait to get it going so check back with updates before then. 2) This one is obvious but...we've been uber blessed this year with our soon to be new born baby in December (she’s going to be a Christmas baby!! hehe) We know, as you know, we're having a girl and with Lauren now 7 months, she'll be here faster than I could change my camera lens!'
So what's this mean really?! Well, with so many cool things happening (the above two just to name a few), Lauren and I thought it would be great to somehow “Give Back” and the way we're doing it is with a Promo for all our soon to be Brides and we've also included Families as well! Our deadline for our Promo is December 2008! So what’s included in the "Give Back" Promo?! For our Brides...
from now until 12/08, we’re including the following in all three of our Wedding Packages:
A High-Res DVD of Images from your Wedding Day ($795 value) - This DVD will include a collection of 600+ custom color corrected images (or more depending on the Package) as well as all the remastered images found in your Custom Slideshow.
A New Print Package ($150 value) - Choosing from any of your Wedding Day or Engagement Session images, this Print Package includes 2-8x10, 2-5x7, 2-4x6 and 8-wallets for you to keep, frame, give away or...you get the picture =)For our Families...
from now until 12/08:
All Family Portrait Sessions ($250 value) will be discounted 30% off it's normal cost! Anyone in Southern California out there?! This is perfect for the Holiday Season just around the corner!
A New Print Package ($150 value) will also be included - Choosing from any of your Family Portrait Session images, this Print Package includes 2-8x10, 2-5x7, 2-4x6 and 8-wallets for you to keep, frame, give away or...you get the picture =)Ok so how exactly do you take advantage of the Promo? Simple, just shoot us an email at Weddings@johnlauren.com and be sure to put "Give Back Promo - Bride/Families (which ever one it is you're inquiring about) in the Subject line so we can point it out and in the email let us know who you are. Thought of anything that you were thankful for yet?! Let us know with a comment!
Our awesome new friends from Dolce Press worked long and hard on our crazy design of a logo and we can't thank them enough! If you're looking for more of this textured goodness yourself...call Alex. Not only did she put up with my...oh what's the word...indecisiveness, and/or cluelessness, but she's as down to earth as they come and completely willing to help! Gotta love those New Yorkers! =) (did I just compliment myself being that I'm from NY?! haha) Drop us some comment love and let us know what you think!
Right around sunset you're always going to battle time because the sun sets so quickly. So I had to make my adjustments super fast. Unfortunately, we got out there a little too late and were only able to shoot for a few moments. Here's crazy Lauren letting me know how she feels about always being my model...haha
As you can tell, Lauren is starting to show and with only less than 4 months to go she's loving every minute of it...well, minus the fact that her belly is growing. With that said, we're still accepting entries for our Photo/name our baby contest! It's easy, just submit a name along with a picture of something that inspired you for the name to email@example.com and if we pick you're name for our baby girl, you get a $100 GC to a restaurant! Worried about the picture?! Don't be! If you came up with the name in your head just out of the blue...take a picture of yourself! =) No biggie at all...we're hoping for some creative names to name our baby and I know our readers have creative minds! If you have any questions about our contest, feel free to shoot us an email anytime! btw - Part 2 of this post will be after the 18th...our next doctors visit! =) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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If you'd like to inquire about our services, email us at Weddings@johnlauren.comIf you have any questions you'd like to ask us, we'll do our best in answering them for you! email us at John@johnlauren.com or Lauren@johnlauren.com