Great Expectations Giveaway

I’ve teamed up with Reno’s Baby Bumps Boutique, Nevada Breastfeeds and Starfish Lactation for a giveaway any expecting mother (or father!) will not want to miss! The GREAT EXPECTATIONS GIVEAWAY is running from now until 11:59pm PST Tuesday, June 28, 2011. There will be three, YES THREE winners, so plenty of love to go around.

THE GOODIES

Grand Prize:

  • One FREE session (maternity, family or newborn) and one 16″x20″ gallery wrapped canvas from Design by Huong | Graphic Design + Photography $450.00 value
  • One $50 gift certificate to Baby Bumps Boutique to help outfit your needs as an expecting mother
  • One 1-hour prenatal consultation at Starfish Lactation

1st Runner Up:

  • One FREE mini session (maternity or family) and one 8″x10″ print from Design by Huong | Graphic Design + Photography $75.00 value
  • One $30 gift certificate to Baby Bumps Boutique to help outfit your needs as an expecting mother
  • Four complimentary Forum sessions at Starfish Lactation

2nd Runner Up:

  • One FREE mini session (maternity or family) and one 8″x10″ print from Design by Huong | Graphic Design + Photography $75.00 value
  • One $20 gift certificate to Baby Bumps Boutique to help outfit your needs as an expecting mother
  • Three complimentary Forum sessions at Starfish Lactation

HOW TO ENTER

There are several ways to earn entries and each participant may have up to four entries.

  • First entry: Participant must LIKE/FRIEND (or currently already LIKE/FRIEND) Design by Huong, Starfish Lactation, Bump Reno and Nevada Breastfeeds on Facebook and leave some love on each page/profile’s wall.
  • Second entry (optional bonus): Participant must update their Facebook status to include the giveaway link and @TAG each of the pages with something along the lines of, “I just entered the GREAT EXPECTATIONS GIVEAWAY at http://www.designbyhuong.com/?p=571, courtesy of @Bump Reno, @Design by Huong, @Nevada Breastfeeds and @Starfish Lactation. Click here for your chance as well!”
  • Third entry (optional bonus): Participant must FOLLOW @DesignbyHuong and @BabyBumpsReno on Twitter.
  • Fourth entry (optional bonus): Participant must TWEET the following, “I just entered the GREAT EXPECTATIONS GIVEAWAY at http://bit.ly/jqwZdN, courtesy of @BabyBumpsReno and @DesignbyHuong”.

Here are quick links to each sponsor’s Facebook and Twitter pages:

Design by Huong { Facebook Page }  { Twitter }

Baby Bumps Boutique { Facebook Profile } { Facebook Page } { Twitter }


Starfish Lactation { Facebook Page } Nevada Breastfeeds { Facebook Profile }

THE RULES & FINE PRINT

Here’s all the fine print.

  • After each completed entry, leave a COMMENT on this blog post (i.e. I just completed entry #1).
  • Person must LIKE Design by Huong and Starfish Lactation on Facebook as their personal Facebook profile and NOT as a page (i.e. Design by Huong could LIKE Starfish Lactation, but that won’t count as entry #1…Huong Forrest, the page owner of Design by Huong, would have to LIKE Starfish Lactation in order to be valid for entry #1.)
  • All entries will be verified and entries must be received BY Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at 11:59pm, Pacific Standard Time. Entries timestamped AFTER 11:59pm will not count, even if they are visible on the blog article.
  • All winners will be selected at random utilizing random.org (i.e. if your comment is the 21st comment and random.org generates the number 21, then you are one of the winners). Only one prize per winner. In the event the same person is selected more than once, another winner will be selected.
  • Winners will be announced within 72 hours of the giveaway’s closing in a subsequent post here on www.designbyhuong.com.
  • Winners will have 24 hours to claim their prizes by emailing huong@designbyhuong.com with their full contact information. If the winner does not claim their prize within 24 hours, another winner will be selected.
  • All winners will have 90 days to redeem their prizes. Prizes are non-transferable, non-negotiable, have no cash value, cannot be split and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. Unused components will be forfeited. Sessions and print credit provided from Design by Huong are valid towards new sessions only and cannot be applied towards sessions already held, booked or towards prints on existing galleries.
  • Please note this promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Participant agrees to a complete release of Facebook and acknowledges that information is provided to Design by Huong, Baby Bumps Boutique and Starfish Lactation/Nevada Breastfeeds and not to Facebook.

Don’t forget–the giveaway ends at 11:59pm on Tuesday, June 28. Tell your friends, spread the news and GOOD LUCK! And, if you’re going to be at the Baby Expo on Sunday, June 26 at the Atlantis, be sure to stop by the Baby Bumps Boutique booth and say hello!

And, EVERYONE is a winner! As a special thank you, everyone who enters the giveaway will receive a very special offer from me towards your own custom portrait session. But if you don’t enter, you can’t take advantage of the post-promo special! A complimentary 8″x10″ print ($25.00 value) is yours when you enter the giveaway and book a future session with me. Hurry, enter today and don’t miss your opportunity for wonderful prizes from three local businesses!

Who is Huong Forrest?

Reno Newborn Photographer

Huong Forrest Photography is the passion, vision and dream of one Reno newborn photographer, Huong Forrest. I specialize in newborn photography and have a great passion for capturing Reno's tiniest new residents. I also adore capturing the innocence of babies and children, the love and passion of a newlywed couple and their wedding and I greatly enjoy revealing the beauty, confidence and fierceness of your everyday woman.

When I'm not with my clients, you will find me running around with my two adorable sons, helping people improve their health and wellness with It Works! Global, giving back where I can in several photography forums and blogging about business, photography and motherhood.


Are we connected?
LIKE me on Facebook.
FOLLOW me on Twitter for a fun and quirky look into me and my business.
FOLLOW my idea boards on Pinterest.
FOLLOW my life in photos via Instagram
SHOP my health and wellness products at Try My Wraps
Please send me an email at any time or call me at 775.233.8382 if you would like to discuss an upcoming portrait opportunity.

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Huong Forrest - No further entries accepted! Thanks to everyone who entered and we will announce the winners as soon as we can.

Sarah - I completed entry #4.

Sarah - I completed entry #3.

Sarah - I completed entry #2.

Sarah - I completed entry #1.

Heather - I completed entry #4!

Heather - I completed entry #3!

Heather - I completed entry #2!

Heather Zink - I completed Entry #1

Stephanie - I am super excited about the giveaway! Such amazing prizes!

richone - I would be in heaven if we won a photoshoot! Usually very pricey and this is the perfect opportunity to get some pictures done!

richone - I’m not an expecting mother, but I do know plenty that I could pass on the gift card to! Keeping my fingers crossed!

richone - Took all four steps to enter and I’m really keeping my fingers crossed!

Gina Hoppe - I completed everything! I hope we win. We are inducing on Thursday, so our twins should be here on Friday! My husband and I can’t wait! 🙂

Adam Hoppe - Comment #3 for entry #3, or maybe this is the one!

Adam Hoppe - Comment #2 for entry #2… Maybe this will be the winner!

richone - Just entered the giveaway! Awesome opportunity for us first time moms or expecting mommies!!! Super excited for anyone who wins!

Nicole - What an amazing giveaway! You really teamed up with some great businesses! I liked all of the business on FB and posted on their walls. I also changed my FB status! : )

Adam Hoppe - I completed 3 of the 4 entry options. I liked all three sponsors and posted love on their walls, I am following the 2 Twitter links, and I tweeted about the contest!

My wife and I are having identical girls this Friday and would love to win the photo shoot!!!!!!

Sarah Vo - I did the 1st Entry 🙂

Sarah Vo - I did the minimum requirement and posted to my wall with everyone’s tags for the 2nd entry 🙂

Paula Vohland - Hello,

I think I completed all the steps in order to be entered into the drawing. I hope I win. 🙂 You do beautiful work!

Elizabeth - Just completed my second entry!

Elizabeth - Just completed my first entry. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Mayra Lindberg - Just completed entry #2 🙂

Mayra Lindberg - I was briefing through your pictures, and I’m really amazed. Having my second child in December and would love to win a price. Crossing my fingers and toes 🙂

Kassandra - I just completed entry #2…whooohhooo

Kassandra - I just completed entry #1

LISA PEREZ - JUST COMPLETED MY FOURTH ENTRY FOR THE GREAT EXPECATATIONS GIVEAWAY!!! RUB MY BELLY FOR LUCK!!!

LISA PEREZ - JUST COMPLETED MY THIRD ENTRY FOR THE GREAT EXPECTATIONS GIVEAWAY!!!!

LISA PEREZ - I JUST COMPLETED MY SECOND ENTRY FOR THE GREAT EXPECTATIONS GIVEAWAY!!!

LISA PEREZ - I just completed entry # 1 for the GREAT EXPECTATIONS GIVEAWAY!!!!

Teresa Belle - your photography is stunning and it would be so wonderful to win and have you photograph our growing family…a blessing beyond measure! 🙂

Brittany - I follow everyone on twitter (@Mamasfeltcafe)

Brittany - I Like everyone on FB!

Crystal K - I completed entry #2 – Hoping to win.

Jeni Prokop - And I have now completed the second. Thank you so much for hosting such a great giveaway!!

Jeni Prokop - I just completed the first entry option (=

Heather Gallagher - Entry #4 completed. Tweeted the giveaway. Yay!

Heather Gallagher - Entry #3 completed. Finally set up a Twitter account and followed both 🙂

Heather Gallagher - Entry #2 completed -posted the giveaway on FB -hope some of my soon-to-be mom friends jump on board!

Heather Gallagher - Entry #1 completed -friended/liked and commented

Ali Buck - I liked all the pages for entry #1 and posted on my wall for entry #2 I don’t have a twitter account =)

Crystal Kennedy - I just completed entry #1 – here is hoping! I could use pictures this pregnancy. I didn’t do them with my son

Zsera - Completed entry #1

Yuliya - I am following you fine folks on the Twitter!

Yuliya - I like all of you on Facebook! (I do, I really do)

Tessa - entry #2 I posted the giveaway on my wall (but for some reason the tags didn’t work!)

Tessa - entry #1 i “like” all 4 groups and posted on their walls 🙂

Katrina - I follow both on twitter (katrinawelch)

Katrina - What a great giveaway!!! I’ve been dying to get some pictures of my babies done! =) I like all the pages on facebook and commented! (katrina welch) Thanks!

Reno Graphic Designer | mini Cards Have Arrived

I am so giddy about this post! I got an email earlier today that my package from moo.com has arrived and I could not wait to get home and grab the mail and drool over my new mini business cards. They’re little, delicate, beautiful and the quality is incredible. They absolutely depict the precious newborn babies I love to capture so perfectly. Is your baby featured?

I am slowly adding more pieces to my entire branding/identity package, but I felt this was a very important component to start with. If you have not heard of the fine folks over at moo.com, then you must head to their website and browse their products. They offer high quality products and another benefit–INCREDIBLE service. I highly recommend moo.com.

Who is Huong Forrest?

Reno Newborn Photographer

Huong Forrest Photography is the passion, vision and dream of one Reno newborn photographer, Huong Forrest. I specialize in newborn photography and have a great passion for capturing Reno's tiniest new residents. I also adore capturing the innocence of babies and children, the love and passion of a newlywed couple and their wedding and I greatly enjoy revealing the beauty, confidence and fierceness of your everyday woman.

When I'm not with my clients, you will find me running around with my two adorable sons, helping people improve their health and wellness with It Works! Global, giving back where I can in several photography forums and blogging about business, photography and motherhood.


Are we connected?
LIKE me on Facebook.
FOLLOW me on Twitter for a fun and quirky look into me and my business.
FOLLOW my idea boards on Pinterest.
FOLLOW my life in photos via Instagram
SHOP my health and wellness products at Try My Wraps
Please send me an email at any time or call me at 775.233.8382 if you would like to discuss an upcoming portrait opportunity.

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Happy Father’s Day

I’ve met many fathers this year and it never ceases to amaze me what fatherhood does to a man. It truly is a beautiful connection to see when a dad and child are together. I hope the dads out there are enjoying their day. Congratulations to all the fathers and here’s to you on this day and may you be celebrated every day for all you do for your family.

Who is Huong Forrest?

Reno Newborn Photographer

Huong Forrest Photography is the passion, vision and dream of one Reno newborn photographer, Huong Forrest. I specialize in newborn photography and have a great passion for capturing Reno's tiniest new residents. I also adore capturing the innocence of babies and children, the love and passion of a newlywed couple and their wedding and I greatly enjoy revealing the beauty, confidence and fierceness of your everyday woman.

When I'm not with my clients, you will find me running around with my two adorable sons, helping people improve their health and wellness with It Works! Global, giving back where I can in several photography forums and blogging about business, photography and motherhood.


Are we connected?
LIKE me on Facebook.
FOLLOW me on Twitter for a fun and quirky look into me and my business.
FOLLOW my idea boards on Pinterest.
FOLLOW my life in photos via Instagram
SHOP my health and wellness products at Try My Wraps
Please send me an email at any time or call me at 775.233.8382 if you would like to discuss an upcoming portrait opportunity.

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Reno Breastfeeding Portrait Photographer | 2012 Nevada Breastfeeds Calendar

I’m SO excited to have been selected as one of three photographers to work on the 2012 Nevada Breastfeeds Calendar! I know this may not be very exciting for some, but I find it a huge accomplishment to have my artistry selected with about 5,000 copies of this calendar to be distributed this fall. This project will help raise awareness for breastfeeding, which is near and dear to me as I breastfed both of my boys and get to continue to help spread the word about breastfeeding.

The gals with the Nevada State Health Division and Starfish Lactation selected three photographers and three different locations/sessions with approximately 10 moms/babies at each. I was priveleged to work with 9 moms/babies tonight and had a great time shooting so many different faces. It will be some time before the Northern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition votes on the images and decides which ones will be used for the calendar, but in the meantime, I thought the moms I worked with would like a little preview of what I captured with my lens.

Who is Huong Forrest?

Reno Newborn Photographer

Huong Forrest Photography is the passion, vision and dream of one Reno newborn photographer, Huong Forrest. I specialize in newborn photography and have a great passion for capturing Reno's tiniest new residents. I also adore capturing the innocence of babies and children, the love and passion of a newlywed couple and their wedding and I greatly enjoy revealing the beauty, confidence and fierceness of your everyday woman.

When I'm not with my clients, you will find me running around with my two adorable sons, helping people improve their health and wellness with It Works! Global, giving back where I can in several photography forums and blogging about business, photography and motherhood.


Are we connected?
LIKE me on Facebook.
FOLLOW me on Twitter for a fun and quirky look into me and my business.
FOLLOW my idea boards on Pinterest.
FOLLOW my life in photos via Instagram
SHOP my health and wellness products at Try My Wraps
Please send me an email at any time or call me at 775.233.8382 if you would like to discuss an upcoming portrait opportunity.

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Tahoe City Newborn Twin Photographer | Gaston & Gabriella { 28 Days }

Bienvenue, Gaston et Gabriella! I just think these are fabulous names and just perfect for these adorable twins. I met this duo when they were just about 5 months in utero when their mother and I met at Whole Foods. Today, they’re 28 days new and definitely well outside of that window of time in which I feel “safe” photographing newborns, but I made an exception for this pair. They arrived almost two weeks before their due date and were in the hospital for almost two weeks, then the family was ill, so today was the first opportunity we had to get together. Truthfully, I wasn’t sure what to expect with photographing newborns at almost a month, but they were pretty sleepy still, so the session went well. So many adorable hats made their way out of the prop bag today and mom even found these adorable bear hats for her babies. Did I mention what an incredible woman mom is? She’s a breast cancer survivor (9 years) and these babes are truly a blessing to the family–miracle babies. Congratulations!

Who is Huong Forrest?

Reno Newborn Photographer

Huong Forrest Photography is the passion, vision and dream of one Reno newborn photographer, Huong Forrest. I specialize in newborn photography and have a great passion for capturing Reno's tiniest new residents. I also adore capturing the innocence of babies and children, the love and passion of a newlywed couple and their wedding and I greatly enjoy revealing the beauty, confidence and fierceness of your everyday woman.

When I'm not with my clients, you will find me running around with my two adorable sons, helping people improve their health and wellness with It Works! Global, giving back where I can in several photography forums and blogging about business, photography and motherhood.


Are we connected?
LIKE me on Facebook.
FOLLOW me on Twitter for a fun and quirky look into me and my business.
FOLLOW my idea boards on Pinterest.
FOLLOW my life in photos via Instagram
SHOP my health and wellness products at Try My Wraps
Please send me an email at any time or call me at 775.233.8382 if you would like to discuss an upcoming portrait opportunity.

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