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Breathtaking Photography offers on-location, natural light photography in Alton, Illinois and the surrounding St. Louis Metro area. Offering birth photography and portraiture.

Photography that will literally take your breath away.


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

In The Spirt of Christmas--A Breathtaking Grassroots Giveaway | Wichita Birth, Newborn, and Baby Photographer


You know someone. You know someone who's experienced a tragedy, is struggling to stay afloat, is raising kids while holding down more than one job, or is volunteering selflessly despite extenuating personal circumstances. You know someone who is expecting and can't afford custom photography, but who would cherish it this holiday season. You know someone who deserves a year-round reminder of this amazing time in their life despite the hardships. Who wants to remember the life growing inside of them always as the miracle that it is.

You know someone. I guarantee it.

I want to know who they are, and I want to give them the chance to experience complimentary custom maternity, birth, newborn, and baby photography -- over $2000 worth, to be exact. The winner will receive a From Belly to Birthday package! I will document the growing belly and (if desired) the birth experience. And it doesn't end there! Then the sweet, sweet baby will get sessions at birth, 6 months, and on the first birthday! A full set of 4x6 prints, one mounted wall print up to size 11x14, and a full resolution CD of images will be presented at each session. And at the end of this year of giving Breathtaking will present the winner with a beautiful, custom made (by me!) coffee table book of images.

Oh, and the best part? The person who nominates the winner receives a free session of their choice (a $300 value!) I'll even shoot something besides a baby, in case the nominator is not a new parent ;). What better reason to show some love could there possibly be, people?

The rules:

* You cannot nominate yourself, and the person nominated must sincerely be incapable of purchasing my services. (Being unable to make mortgage payments for a two-million-dollar-vacation-home in Paris does not qualify as sincere financial need.)

* The nominee must reside in Kansas and be giving birth near Wichita. Tell me who you know, what they're experiencing, and why they deserve my artwork. Please include a way to contact both your nominee and yourself as well.

* You must e-mail me the full story :

The winner will be announced on Christmas Eve -- get nominating! I can't wait to read all of your entries! Nominations MUST be made before 9pm December 20th!

Open your heart to someone this holiday season -- and thanks for giving me the opportunity to open mine.

With love,


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1 comment:

k said...

Cheers to you Chantel! Great idea, what a wonderful way to celebrate the season.