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Entries in photography (3)


Giveaway: Online Poster Prints Turn Your Images into Art

So this looks like the coolest thing yet!

You can take a photo and have a digital photo enlargement done to make it poster-sized and ready to hang on your wall!

NOTE: this is a giveaway only - I have not tried this yet but am going through old photos to see just which one I want to use. I'm wondering if I should scan in some of the Twofer's artwork from preschool, or enlarge a photo of my dad holding them as infants (he passed away a week later), or simply have a poster made of our annual family photo at the beach.

Win one from TwoferMom

One winner will receive a 18x24 Poster Print on high gloss or semi gloss paper. Turnaround is about one business day and shipping will be FREE (UPS Ground).

Here's how to enter:

1. Leave a comment telling me what type of photo you would have made into a of your child, an artistic photo your took, or maybe a logo for your business?

2. Subscribe to TwoferMom via email.

That's it! Contest is open to US residents 18 years or older. Contest ends Tuesday, February 23 at 11:00pm ET. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond before I choose another winner.

For more information on having digital photos on posters visit

Good luck!


Disclosure: giveaway product provided by Uprinting at no cost. All views and opinions with regard to the product or company are my own and are not influenced, nor reviewed by the company prior to posting.


Local Giveaway: Win a Session with Virginia Photographer Nicole Pavey ($380 value) **closed**

*Update 2/17/10* Congratulations to our winner...... Stimey! (Be sure to post the fabulous family photos you have taken!) Plus, everyone remember that you can contact Nicole with code WINTERPHOTOS to get $50 off! __________________________

Get $50 off any session/package mention code: WINTERPHOTOS

We haven't had a professional family photo taken since the girls were a year and a half old. They cried just about the whole time. I don't even think we got a family photo. We go the girls with mommy, the girls with daddy, and the girls together.  So, we are due.

Real Photographer versus In-store Studio

When the Twofer were little we took them to various photography studios located in department stores or chains that you find in the mall. When they started preschool I stopped taking them to studios because the school photos always seemed to turn out really cute. Plus, I always thought a 'real' photographer would be way too expensive. Guess what? It's not. Not when you consider the frustration we ALWAYS experienced when some teenager couldn't get the camera to work, or my kid to relax.

Spending a little more to use a professional would have been the smart thing to do. So let's go back 4 years and remind THAT Janine to smarten up. Then, let's talk about the giveaway!

Nicole Pavey Photography Giveaway

Start browsing around the Nicole Pavey website and blog and you can see her knack for capturing kids and families at their best. I like the natural feel of the family photos. And the newborn images are simple but memorable. You can almost smell the baby shampoo...mmmm.

You can win a basic session valued at $380 from TwoferMom!

Enter to win a basic session from Nicole Pavey Photography which includes

  • a photo session
  • an in-studio ordering session to go over the photos
  • 20-30 of the best photos edited on high res disc.

Please Note: This giveaway is for local DC Metro area folk...or anyone who is going to be traveling through Northern Virginia...wants to win a session with a professional photographer in her Fairfax County, VA studio.

4 ways to enter to win:

1. Leave a comment telling me who would be in your Nicole Pavey photo session if you win.

2. Tell your Facebook friends about this contest and tag me (use @JanineLaqueurNickel) in your post so I can see it. Then come back here and leave a second comment telling me.

3. Post a link to this giveaway on Twitter 3 times before the deadline and again, leave a separate comment with the tweet URLs (click on the time & date underneath the tweet).

4. Email your friends with a link to this giveaway and cc me (scarytwins [at] yahoo [dot] com

Contest open to US residents 18 and over and ends Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 11:00pm EST. Winner will be chosen using from all valid entries, and contacted via email. Winner has 48 hours to respond and claim prize before I choose another winner.

Thanks for entering and for supporting TwoferMom's newest sponsor and supporter, Nicole Pavey Photography!


Disclosure: I am hosting this giveaway as part of a TwoferMom advertising package and giveaway product provided by Nicole Pavey at no cost.  All views are my own based on what I have seen of the portfolio and are not influenced, nor reviewed by the company prior to posting.


SOAR! Scholarship will change the lives of 3 women

Just this past weekend we went to visit the Udvar-Hazy portion of the National Air and Space Museum and my girls immediately started looking for something about Amelia Earhart. I'm so proud that at just six, they are tapped into the women who lead the way.

Today I learned about a new scholarship program from photographer Me Ra Koh called SOAR! On January 1st SOAR! will announce the 3 women whose lives will change as their photography business grows over the next 12 months. These three lucky women will receive camera gear from Sony, beautiful websites and blogs from SmugMug, designed by Chopping Block. They will also receive software from Adobe, ShootQ, and SHOWIT that will make their life easier. The recipients will be mentored by industry leaders as well as Me Ra Koh’s business coaches from Wisdom Connection.

The best part? We get to watch the transformation because the winners will be required to document their year long journey on the SOAR! website through blog posts, videos, images, teleconferences and more.

I'm definitely going to stay tuned in to this project!

For more information on SOAR and the scholarship partners Click HERE.

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business or starting something new but just couldn't find or even imagine the funds to start?

I would love to hear about it...maybe someone is looking to offer a scholarship!


I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of the SOAR! Scholarship and Me Ra Koh Photography. In addition, I received an Amazon gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate