Tuesday, July 10, 2012

16 VERY lucky Winners!!

Now I really feel like Oprah.. Let me tell you guys something.. this was HARD!!  My hands were shaking while punching in numbers at random number generator.  GAWSH!  16 numbers were chosen and 16 wonderful lucky winners are posted below.  I wish I could give each and every one of you a prize!  Okay here goes...

If your name is posted below PLEASE first email me at nikkijphotography@yahoo.com to claim your prize.  You MUST email me first.. then you can contact the vendor.  You can of course thank the vendor in the meantime on their FB fan page :) 

{Winners have until Thursday at midnight to claim their prize.  If your prize is unclaimed I will draw another winner.}


 The winner of the Epiphanie Camera bag is....... 

       Sara Lassiter!!

The winner of the sweet apple blossom hat by Loopsy Daisy is....

Victoria Meyer!!

The winner of the Soft Light Preset Collection by Nikki Jay is...

 Shara Bachman!!

The winner of the Whimsy Dreams Preset Collection by Nikki Jay is....

 Jessica Butcher!!

The winner of the newborn posing bags is....  

          Sam Hunter!!

The winner of the photo action set by Kristi Nicole is.....   

         Kelli Hernandez!!

The winner of the $50 gc by Fototale is....        

                        Christi Falls Photography!!

The winner of the $30 store credit by Laynie & Belle is....    

 Jessica McMasters!!

The winner of the patchwork pixie bonnet by Laila & Zoe is...

Abbie Rogers!!

The winner of the soft purple beanie by Adorahbul Creations is...

Kendal Barriere

The winner of the hat and diaper cover set by Paris Texas Knits is...

 Mandy Meierotto!!

The winner of the 9ft double sided banner by Stuff so Simple is...

Terry Anne!!

The winner of the sweet baby booties by Lil Bow Peep Lamb Boutique is...

Natasha Brown!!

The winner of the free logo by JL Anderson Photography is...  

    Bri Mason!!

The winner of the $50 store credit by Splash of Color by Moonlight is....

Karen Barthoic!!

The winner of the his and hers newborn crowns by Castaway Collection is....

TJ Barber!!!

Congrats to the winners and thank you for entering my giveaway!  I would like to thank all these super AMAZING vendors for all their support on making this giveaway the very best it can be! 

Friday, July 6, 2012

I'm a Photographer.. hear me ROAR :)

You have been warned.. I'm not much of a blogger... so read at your own risk. :)  
So you ask.. what got up your butt and made you feel the need to blog?  Well here goes.. Like everyone in the world I love to have a good vent.  I try to keep my fan page and personal page drama free so why not fill my blog up with all the drama I can find.  HA!  Here we go..

Originality!  Such a fun word!  How many of you are REALLY original?  Everyday I see someones posts saying "They are so mad that so and so stole their idea, pose, location, etc etc."  I mean really?  With so many photographers in the world today.. literally one around every corner.. it is CRAZY hard to be original!  I mean I wonder how the photographer who invented the newborn hands on the chin pose feels now?   Please do NOT get me wrong.. I am all for being original.. I dislike straight copycats!  I think that if your going to try something that you have seen before.. try it.. BUT add your own little style and flair to it  and give credit when credit is due. 
I know it has to be frustrating to see an idea that you worked super hard on plastered all over the place by numerous photographers... WELL.. thing is.. when you post a photo on Pinterest, FB, Twitter and any other public site.. it's bound to happen.  Think of it as flattery.  Trust me.. I have dealt with this first hand over the last 7 years.  :)

Whew.. I feel better now.. that's my first vent.. and now that it is off my chest.. I can move on to another :)

Pricing!   I do NOT care what the photographers in my area charge.. nor do I care what the ones that are not in my area charge.  Why?  you ask.  Well first of all.. that is their business.  I'm not out to undercut anyone or to sweep the town making money.  I just love what I do and people love what I do.. and they hire me.  My prices are my business and my clients business.  I could care less if the lady down the street from me charges $10 for an hour with a disc.  I of course think she is undercharging.. but who am I to tell her she's a  "fauxtog" for doing so??   
I hear it everyday.. so and so charges this much and all the customers are going to her now.. well if your customers want to try something cheaper LET THEM.. I am SURE they have checked out the photographers work before hand and if that is all that is in their budget.. then frankly there is nothing you can do for them if your prices are $500 more than theirs.   We aren't MaryKay consultants.. once you provide a service for a client they CAN go to another photographer!   9 times out of 10... the clients will come back to you!    Maybe I'm confident in my work, clients and people skills.  Who knows.. but the whole pricing uproar just doesn't bother me as much.

MAN this feels great... I may have to blog more often! 
Please NO bashing here! 
All of you know I value quality work.. I think if you work hard, study, and learn your camera and programs you will go a long way!  I'm in no way shape or form saying anything bad about anybody! 

Hugs and Luvs to all of you!  Thanks for reading and who knows.. I may keep this blogging thing up :)

Nikki Jay

Monday, July 2, 2012

Nikki Jay's FAVORITES!!

Just like Oprah's Favorite things giveaway.... well.. aside from the fact I can't send you on vacation or buy you a car. :)

I am SO excited for this giveaway!  I have reached another goal of 7,500 fans!  I adore EACH and every one of you!  The support you all give me has really helped me find my place here in the photography world and I appreciate each and every "like" or "I love this".  
 I wanted to send my thanks to you guys, so I contacted some of my very favorite vendors and asked them to donate to my "favorite things"giveaway.  I have 16 AMAZING items listed and I am sure you will not be disappointed!

Thanks again for all the love and support and for letting me share with you what I love to do!

Nikki Jay's Favorites!!!


Winner chooses an Epiphanie Camera bag of choice!!


 ~ Burlap Mini Crowns ~ The Handsome Prince & Pretty Princess


$50 gift Certificate


$50 gift certificate


The Incredible Dawn to Dark Photoshop Collection Action Set for Photographers


 Soft knitted newborn purple beanie



Made of easy to clean, high quality white vinyl this set of 9 posing bags make posing babies so much easier. Prefilled by hand with dry beans and sewn with durable nylon thread, they conform to babies position making them very easy to use. $85 value


Vintage Flapper Diaper Cover Set


9ft, 9 Flag Double sidded banner


Vintage inspired pair of Mary Jane's with OOAK vintage buttons



Apple Blossom hat


$30 store credit

*Photo by Nikki Jay Photography*


Soft Light Preset Collection for Lightroom


Whimsy Dreams preset collection for Lightroom


Please Read

As most of you know Facebook has certain rules and regs on giveaways.  I can not tell you to "LIKE" a page or "SHARE" a post on your wall in order to be entered.  You CAN however comment on this blog below in order to be entered into the giveaway.  Please make sure you leave your full name and email.

*I would LOVE for you to like the vendors pages and leave them a comment but as I said it is NOT required, but it would be nice of you to do so.*

 I will choose 15 winners, one for each item in the giveaway.

Winners will be chosen via random number genorator.

Winners will be posted on July 10th!

Good luck to each and everyone of you guys!

****This  promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.****