WOW! It was exciting to watch the results come in for the Nursery Design Contest. Due to the close nature of the total number of voters/votes, BOTH of the top voted nurseries will receive a complimentary photo session and an 8×10 print of their choice from their session! Thank you all so much for your participation and for joining in on the fun!
Congratulations to Nursery #1 and Nursery #2! I am looking forward to TWO fun photo sessions in two beautiful nurseries!
For some parents, decorating a nursery is one of the most enjoyable parts of preparing for baby’s arrival. Choosing cribs, chairs, patterns, and paint colors; it is exciting to design a space especially for your sweet newborn.
I know parents put a lot of thought into these spaces as they plan for their little one’s arrival. I remember sitting in the glider in my daughter’s nursery on the day it was delivered… I sat back and took everything in as I imagined all of the rocking and feeding, dreamed about what she would look like, and wondered how it would all really be.
When I photograph newborns and babies, I love capturing them in these spaces and documenting the details of their nurseries. While you might not feature a 20×24 inch canvas of the detail images on your walls, these photographs are perfect for including in albums (many of my Baby Plan families do just that!). Your beautiful babies in their beautiful first spaces can be preserved perfectly this way, long after they grow into toddlers and teenagers.
I am excited to share the three beautiful nursery contest finalists! One lucky winner will receive a complimentary photo session and one gift print of their choice! Be sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom of this post to cast your vote!
This baby is one lucky little boy! His graphic artist mama created this space especially for him, right down to the custom wooden nursery letters. I just love the hot air balloons and the “Fly On” print on the wall! (side note – you can check out more of her beautiful creations here and can follow her here to see her latest custom announcements and invitations!)
I absolutely adore this bright and beautiful space! From the emerald green rocker to the adorable little ladder truck next to the crib, the pops of color give a playful feeling to this nursery. And how clever is the “boarding pass” pillow? This baby is in for a fun journey!
I love the details that mom shared with me about the third nursery in our contest…
“We just love our nursery. It has a light bulb theme which was inspired by a picture my husband drew in the first grade which hangs on the wall. Another one of my favorite aspects is that the crib bumper fabric matches the bedding on the double bed (which has been a lifesaver for long nights).”
Another beautiful space (I just love that bedding!), and it is so fun to hear the inspiration behind the design!
Are you ready to VOTE?! Click on your favorite nursery in the poll below and then click the “vote” button. Don’t forget to become a fan or join the VIP List first so that you can be the first to hear when the winner is announced! Cast your vote by 6am on Tuesday, 2/19 and help choose the winner!
Is your baby under one year old (or are you expecting)? Do you have a beautifully designed nursery? Are you interested in winning a complimentary photo session and an 8×10 photograph of your choice?
If you answered yes to these three questions, you should take two minutes right now and snap between 1-4 photos of your nursery and send them to me! Send your photos, with the subject line “Ryann Colleen Photography Nursery Contest Submission”, to [email protected] and you will be entered to win a free photo session and 1 8×10 photograph of your choice.
All entries must be received by midnight on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. The entries will be posted on my blog, and voting will take place via public poll. Photo session will be held in the winner’s home/nursery. Ready, set, ENTER!
I hope everyone is having a fabulous start to the new year! I enjoyed a relaxing break with my family and feel completely renewed and inspired by the goal setting, reflection, and planning that I do at the start of each new year. I have been hard at work behind the scenes on some wonderful new offerings for 2013. If you are interested in learning more, be sure to sign up for the VIP List, which guarantees you are among the first to know about mini sessions, new product offerings and collections, contests, and other photography related goodness! News is going out to VIP subscribers very soon, so join in!
I have some blogging to catch up on, no? Here are some of my favorite photos from my November Mini Sessions at Glen Echo. It is such a terrific location for holiday photos, don’t you think? I absolutely adored working with each of these families, and love watching my littlest clients grow year after year!
Thank you all for such a great year and for your loyal support of Ryann Colleen Photography! I am so grateful to be your photographer, and can’t wait to share all that 2013 has to offer with you and your families!
Hi, I'm Ryann. I am a happy mama and wife. I make pictures. I love this beautiful life.
I'm so glad you're here and hope you will take a peek around, view my portfolio, and imagine your perfect family photo session. I would love to talk with you about designing a collection of photographs that tells your story. Once we create your photographs, I will be your personal resource for guidance on selecting, displaying, and preserving memories of you and your family.
I believe that photography allows us to slow life down to one gorgeous fraction of a second (literally!) and savor all of the beauty and goodness that is ours.
My style of photography is happy, clean, and expressive. My photo sessions involve lots of playing, pretending, and silliness. I like to capture my littlest subjects with their most authentic smiles and expressions, simply as they are.
I am passionate about providing clients with high quality photographs and am a member of PPA and NAPCP. My photos have been seen in The Washington Post, House of Fifty, Lil Sugar, and House of Turquoise. I use the finest professional equipment and am knowledgeable about lighting and posing. I will help you look your best, even after you've spent the morning wrangling your family into camera-ready condition!