AND THE WINNERS ARE……..

Posted on 12.30.2008


WOWWWWWW!!! The amount of votes received for this contest were absolutely astonishing!! Over 700 votes had to be calculated! I am so excited to announce the winners! Half the score came from the public and the other half came from a 4 photographers from across the U.S. The race was very close, so I decided to name a first and second runner up! The Grand Winner in each category will receive a 16×20 fine art print and will be the “FACE” of Bella Bambino and feautured on my website.

THE WINNERS ARE………..

BIG BAMBINOS- GRAND WINNER

 

1st Runner Up

 

2nd Runner

 

 

LITTLE BAMBINOS GRAND WINNER

 

1st Runner Up

 

2nd Runner Up

 

NEW BAMBINOS GRAND WINNER

 

1st Runner Up

 

2nd Runner Up

 

A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL THE VOTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THE CONTEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 




hrule


BELLA BAMBINO’S NEW STUDIO OPEN HOUSE EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!

Posted on 12.28.2008


I am so so excited about my new studio! It is the absolute perfect environment for Bella Bambino! It is a high-end urban/artistic loft. The hallways and portions of the walls are an old exposed brick. It has an amazing playroom and 2 beautiful all granite bathrooms! The contempory kitchen is where expresso and lattes will be brewed and wine will be served! Because I am so excited about Bella Bambino’s new location I am having A HUGE OPEN HOUSE EXTRAVAGANZA! It is called an “extravaganza” because the crazy deals and drawings and give-aways that will be going on will knock your socks off!! I will be doing a drawing for all NEW people that have not graced Bella Bambino before- The drawing will be for a 20×24 Fine-Art Print! Also- CALLING ALL PAST CLIENTS- For every “new” person who has never had a shoot with me that you bring as your guest…..you will get to pull 1 gift out of the FISHBOWL!! Oh…..the fabulous treats that will be within the fishowl will amaze you!  SO- grab your friends and family and have them come with you to the OPEN HOUSE! Also- any NEW client that books a session on the night of the open house will receive a great deal! Wine and h’orderves will be served and there will be A LOT of new images of YOUR kiddos that are on display! Join me on SATURDAY, January 17th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The new studio is located at 115 N. Water Street- Loft 103. Park in the parking lot to the left of Cup’n'Cork. It is the taupe colored building with white piping. Normally you would buzz BELLA BAMBINO for me to let you up, but the door should be left open for the party! ALSO- please look at my huge window display on MAIN STREET in the front of my building!! I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYONE!!! If you have any questions call the studio at 651.4408.




hrule


THE BEAUTIFUL BABY/CHILD CONTEST!

Posted on 12.16.2008


Ok Everyone! Finally! The Bella Bambino Beautiful Baby/Child Contest is ON!! Here is the information- There are three categories-NEW BAMBINOS- LITTLE BAMBINOS- BIG BAMBINOS. You are allowed 1 vote per person per category. So, you can vote for one child in each of the three groupings. One vote per category per email will be accepted! We are going by the honesty system here, please honor that! =) I do recommend, however, that you tell ALL of your friends and family to submit a vote!! A mass email with the blog as a link is a great way to spread the word about the contest! Half of the score will come from the public vote and half of the score will come from a panel of professional photographers across the U.S! Voting begins on December 17th and will end on December 23rd! That gives everyone 1 week to vote! Even if your kids aren’t in the other categories, go ahead and vote in the others as well! Please give me a call or shoot me an email today, before voting starts, if your child should have been posted in the contest, but isn’t. TO VOTE PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO bellabambinocontest@gmail.com with the category and number of the child you are voting for! Please put your name in the email as well! Thank you and HAPPY VOTING! PS!!!! Another rule! To vote, you need to send people directly to the blog and then they can vote from clicking on the above blue email link. Please don’t just tell people your kiddos number and have them email me directly without ever even looking at the other kids! =)

Also- Just a few announcements- while I have your attention! My studio is moving!!! Just right down the street. I will post the exact address and some pictures later this week! I am SO excited. I will be having a HUGE OPEN HOUSE PARTY mid-january and will announce that later! Also- ANYONE who wants to book that is voting- put that in your email and I will waive your child’s session fee! This is for NEW clients only.

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hrule


A WEDDING- Bella Couture Style

Posted on 12.13.2008


I cannot say enough about the wedding that I shot on November 29th. I have never witnessed a ceremony and day so infused with the true personality of the couple. I started my day with the bride, her crazy (in a good way) mom and bridesmaids at her mother’s farm house. Our day began at 9am and ended at 10pm! The fun that began as I stepped foot into that home was unbelievable! Mimosas spead like wildfire as the girls were primping and getting their hair done. After everyone was ready to roll, I met the boys at the church…….talk about the second batch of crazy fun! When the ceremony began, the love and emotion between this couple was undeniable. Their goofiness re-surfaced as they ran down the isle as husband and wife to the Shrek theme song. For transportation to the farm for the bride/groom feature, there were NO limos for this party…..that isn’t their style. Instead, a huge white van with comical phrases written all over it was their chariot! At the farm…..cowboy boots were on and old antique tractors were ridden…..no typical posing for these two! The reception was wild and emotional all wrapped in one. The speeches were heartfelt and funny, the food was amazing and laid back and the bride and groom first dance was to “CHICKEN FRIES”! A highlight of the reception was when the groom came out to get the bride’s garter belt……you will see what I mean below! I just want to say thank you to this family for allowing me to be a part of such an amazing day that was so truly unique to who they are. ENJOY!!!

GETTING READY….

 

 

 

 

 

I named this shot the “PALLBEARER SHOT” These boys are mourning the death of Mike’s freedeom. =)

NOW! Here is how they really feel about the upcoming nuptuials!

 

and this is how the Bride’s father really feels…. =)

 

 

and during the ceremony…

grandma’s boy….

 

true emotion….from both bride and groom…..and yup- those are real tears!

 

 

the bride/groom feature at Roni’s mother’s farm

 

 

 

 

 

and their first dance…..to CHICKEN FRIES.

 

the bouquet toss….

to get the garter belt….he had his mining uniform on!

 

diggin for something….what will he find!?

uh, yeah, he pulled a live rabbit out of under her gown!!!

the garter belt toss…

the line dancing…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




hrule


TEENS TEENS TEENS!

Posted on 12.12.2008


I have shot A LOT of seniors and teens lately! I just wanted to showcase a few here!

This first teen is only 15!! She was as beautiful in person as she is in these images. I absolutely believe that she has a future in modeling!

 

 

 

 

 

This next teen is a senior. We had such a fun shoot and she had the “look” down from the first click of the camera!

 

 

This next set of images is of the “don juan” of senior boys!  Working with him caused us 2 hours of hard laughter. At the end he made his mother take a picture of the two of us together…..it was pretty funny!

 

 




hrule


Technology Breakdown……guess what happened to me!

Posted on 12.1.2008


Hey all. Just a quick update as to why I have been MIA lately. On Monday of last week my camera broke….yes….mid-session, my camera simply stopped working!! So- I quickly ordered and had a new camera sent to me next day….OK. Whew! Um, next day….guess what happened….I was editing…and my computer crashed. YUP. Sure did. So, needless to say, I almost had a heart attack and rushed my precious computer to the computer hospital. As, they brought her in the back room, i felt as though my baby had been taken back to surgery. Beads of perspiration formed on my forehead as I awaited the fate of my computer….and everyone’s images. The doctor emerged….thumbs up!! All is well with the world- all data is saved!!!! Anyway, I will not have my computer back for a few more days, so I am on manditory vacation….at my busiest time of year no less!!!! So, everyone has been pushed back just a tad. But, I promise that I will be working OVERTIME to get everyone’s images in time for Christmas!




hrule


Bella Bambino Announcements!! [JANUARY SPECIAL & BEAUTIFUL BABY CONTEST]

Posted on 11.24.2008


2 Upates! First, I am excited to announce that as it is Bella Bambino tradition- January will be a NO SESSION FEE month!!! So- for all of you blog readers who have yet to schedule….now is the time, and for all of you blog readers who have already had a session….tell your friends that for the entire month of January…..NO ONE WILL PAY the session fee!! After I announce this special, January does tend to book up quickly, so call right away to schedule! 573.651.4408.

Second, I apologize for the delay in the posting of the contestants for the Beautiful Baby/Child Contest! Due to some re-scheduling of a few clients, I had to push the unveiling of the contest back! I will be posting the contestants for voting on THANKSGIVING DAY!!! Tell everyone to check it out and vote for the most Beautiful Baby!




hrule


Aslyn in the woods…..[holiday shoot....take 2]

Posted on 11.21.2008


Since Aslyn was out of commision for Coleson’s shoot…..here is her debut a few days late! These are from this evening. Just a little quick shoot in the woods for our Christmas Cards! My little girl is just SO sassy! ENJOY!

 

 

 

 

 




hrule


I shot the cover of a Magazine!!

Posted on 11.18.2008


I was SOOOOOOO excited that on my very birthday [nov. 16th] the magazine that I shot the cover for was published!! It was an amazing experience working with this little beautiful model baby, Gracelyn! She had the biggest, bluest eyes! Here are a few images from her shoot as well as an actual shot of the cover of the magazine….please excuse my product photography!!

 

This one was used inside of the magazine!

 




hrule


My Little Man In The Woods

Posted on 11.16.2008


Poor Aslyn was sick today, so, Coleson and I braved the woods by ourselves for a little “holiday” shoot. Coleson, who absolutley despises having his images taken- decided he would change into a mini GQ model. And, you know what he told me today….[in case you don't know, my kids charge for their modeling services] ….he said after our shoot “Mom, that was so much fun…..no charge!” Tomorrow, I will tackle Aslyn’s shoot…..I will share those later!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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