Archive: ‘Contests’

I Heart Faces {Head Shoulders Knees & Toes…Anything But a Face}

Monday, February 28th, 2011

This week’s challenge at I Heart Faces is “Anything But A Face”. Woot!

This image has very special meaning to our family.  It is a photo from the summer of 2009.  It is of my daughter Emma’s hand and her Great Grandma Emma’s hand. Emma was named after Great Grandma, who has since left us (she was 98!).

She may be gone, but she’ll always be in our hearts!

Stay tuned for some catch up posts this week!


I Heart Faces {RED}

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Well, here goes nothin’!

I LOVE I Heart Faces, and promised myself I would enter one of their competitions one of these years…and I guess THIS is the year! This week’s challenge is RED. As soon as I read the theme, I immediately KNEW which image to choose!  This image may look familiar to you…it’s in my galleries, and on my blog. I just LOVE it. Too bad it’s not of my own daughter, or it’d be huge on my wall!

This will be a busy week for blog posts and I’m so excited to get back into blogging!! Stay tuned!!

CONTEST WINNER! {Wardrobe Wednesday and Melissa Davis Designs Giveaway}

Friday, February 11th, 2011

We have a winner for the $100.00 coupon to Melissa Davis Designs as part of the Baby Shower for WW girl Kelly Valeri! on Facebook! The winner is……….#32


Congratulations, Olivia! Enjoy shopping for some AWESOME templates and designs in Melissa’s store! Contact Melissa for your prize!

Have a great weekend, everybody!! I will be releasing my new site and new blog on MONDAY!


Wardrobe Wednesday {rock ‘n out}

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

What’s that you say? It’s rock ‘n roll? Well I like rock ‘n out better…and that’s just what Rebecca of Rebecca Keeling Studios did with this week’s compilation! LOVE IT! If anybody out there wants to pick up these outfits and rock out a session with me, I’d love it!


I’m not sure if my inspiration this week came from our very own fabulous logo colors or if I needed some cheering up as I listened to the rain outside of my window last night, but either way, I think it made for a great wardrobe collaboration! Although many of us are still firmly planted in cold winter temperatures, it won’t be long before it starts warming up outside and we get back to doing what we love best…having outdoor portrait sessions with our favorite clients! Spring makes me think of many things, including rain and rubber boots, which naturally pairs these fabulous black, white, and gray neutrals together with a pop of yellow. This week, I wanted to do something a little rock & roll, a little wild and crazy and FUN!! While it wouldn’t work for everyone, this wardrobe combination is geared toward a young family in an urban environment. It is just begging to find some back alley grit juxtaposed with rambunctious laughter and soft kisses. Some of my favorite items from today’s wardrobe are mom’s jeans, which are super stylish but have a classic rise. I adore mom’s jacket. By dressing in layers, not only do we look fabulous, but we are also able to conceal any spots where we may be a little self-conscious. Don’t forget to accessorize dad! This Fossil watch is awesome…a little edgy and definitely very masculine. And what’s not to love about these skully rain boots or the adorable floral fabric headband? But I have to say, my most favorite part has to be the color combination with the neutrals and one strong pop of color. So, even if this particular color combination is not necessarily your choice, you get an idea of how to pull together a wardrobe with any neutral palette and a pop of gorgeous color. Cute, fun, and different…and that’s what makes your portrait session personal for your family.
Where to find the goods:
Buckle BKE Drew Classic Rise Stretch Jean | $70
Buckle Daytrip Perforated Jacket | $65
Buckle Hurley Full Boar T-Shirt | $29
Banana Republic Corgie Open-Toe Zipper Bootie | $140 Primadina Pearl Fan Earrings | $165 Blu Bijoux Grecian Bangles | $45
Boden Rugby Shirt | $22
Gap Whiskered Dark Wash Boot Jeans | $20
Gymboree Skull Rain Boots | $25
Buckle BKE Carter Jean | $70
Old Navy Twill Military Jacket | $50
Buckle Volcom V-Neck T-Shirt | $32
Banana Republic Adidas Campas II Grey Suede Sneaker | $60
Buckle Fossil Wide Band Watch | $85
Gap Glamour Graphic T-Shirt | $20
Gap Alternate Tier Skirt | $20
Old Navy Girls Lace-Trim Leggings | $9
Journeys Kidz Converse Lo Athletic Shoe in Buttercup | $30
Made By Lori Etsy Store featuring the Yellow Flower Fabric Headband | $10 {}
Give me a call if you want a rockin’ session from SJD Photography!


Until next time,

Melissa Davis Designs {Wardrobe Wednesday Surprise Shower Giveaway}

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Yesterday, our little Wardrobe Wednesday {where fashion meets photography} group surprised one of our contributors, Kelly, of Kelly V. Photography, with an online baby shower! We are going to have a week-long celebration with featured vendors and gifts for Kelly AND our readers! Today’s guest is Melissa Davis, of Melissa Davis Designs. I LOOOOVE me some Melissa Davis Designs, and what better gift for an expecting photographer, than a set of boy birth announcements (of her choice) and a $50.00 credit to choose anything else in her store! Kelly can use these gifts to design her own birth announcements, scrapbook or make albums! Melissa is also giving an AWESOME gift to our readers. Read below for more info!

Hey there! I’m Melissa…Mom of two very gorgeous kiddos (Zach 8yrs & Alissa 6yrs) and wife to my, what you could call, high school sweet heart. The hubby and I met on a blind date almost 13 years ago (yep, some times blind dates DO work), dated for 3 years, got married and started popping out kids! After my baby girl was born in 2004, I became interested in photography because I kept seeing SO many gorgeous images of friends babies and I wanted to KNOW how to do that! I started taking pictures with my little point and shoot camera and six months later when the hubby realized I was serious about photography, I got my first dSLR!

A couple years into my photography business, I wanted to give my clients some examples of wall displays so they’d have some good ideas of how to hang images in their homes. Good ideas = better orders right?! So I spent a long time making my very first set of templates…my Wall Display templates! That’s when something clicked in me! After hours (and I’ll spare you HOW many hours it took me) trying to make this ONE set, I wanted to do this for OTHER photographers so they didn’t HAVE TO! After sessions, uploading, proofing, emails, driving, phone calls…who wants to spend the time making their own templates?!

Que Melissa Davis Designs! I offer fun and unique templates that are customizable so you can change colors, text and move things around. My store is stocked with everything from birth announcements and holiday cards to albums and senior stuff! And with a long list of wonderful request I get from my customers, I’m always adding new sets and always open for ideas (you can send your ideas to at any time and I’ll add them to my ever growing master “list” of things to make)!

Another fun thing about Melissa Davis Designs is that I have these GREAT surprise 75% off sales once a month! You never know when they are coming, so it’s important to be signed up for my emails updates ( or if you love Facebook as much as me, I also update my sales (and pretty much everything else) on my fan page (

So there you have it…That’s me and my little business in a nut shell! I’m really happy to extend a great offer to all of you Wardrobe Wednesday fans! Use the code “WWfeb”(after paypal brings you back to my site for check out) for $10.00 off your order (through the end of Feb). ALSO one lucky winner will get a $100.00 coupon code to my store!! Make sure you “like” Wardrobe Wednesday {where fashion meets photography} on facebook, “like” ME on facebook, and comment on this post! Contest ends Friday 2.11.2011 at noon (EST)!!

Super awesome giveaway, huh? Thanks so much Melissa, and congratulations again Kelly!

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