Images By Bethany {Family Portrait Session & 8×10 Print Giveaway – $350 value}

Images by Bethany

We had the pleasure to meet Bethany Schiedel from Images by Bethany last December when we visited her studio to shoot a complimentary photo session for our family. Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver her studio is warm and welcoming and it has large windows that provide gorgeous natural light.

We wanted an outdoor photoshoot but the weather wasn’t cooperating (raining in Vancouver, really?!) so we headed to her studio first to shoot the first part of our session, hoping for the rain to stop. At the end we managed to finish the session outdoors.

We haven’t had a professional photos session done for our family before so I was a bit nervous about it as I didn’t know what to expect. 2-year-olds are not specially known for their patience! During our session I was pleased to see that our son was on his best behavior. Bethany was wonderful with him and she even had some toys available for him to play with; making the session more relaxed and comfortable for him and for my husband and myself.

A few weeks after our family photo session, we returned to Bethany’s downtown studio to view the photos. Bethany had some delicious gourmet bagels waiting for us with hot tea and a selection of samples with the products she offers. Our images were displayed on a big screen for us to see and she played a slideshow along with a lovely song.

We then decided to pick our favorite photos and after some deliberation decided to get Christmas presents for family as well. Family photos are always wonderful presents for the holiday season. We ended up spending more than we expected but we were happy with the products we purchased.

Here you can see some of our favorite photos from our session:

Images by Bethany

Images by Bethany

Images by Bethany

Images by Bethany

Images by Bethany

We loved working with Bethany and we are so excited to have our first set of professional family photos. She was very easy to work with and we are hoping to work with her again in the future.

Win it:  Now, let’s talk about the exciting and generous giveaway she is offering to one very lucky OneSmileyMonkey.com reader.  Here is what one lucky person will receive!

Giveaway details:

Winner Receives:
– 1 hour session on location or in studio. ($350 value)
– online viewing gallery for 1 month.
– in studio ordering meeting, 2-3 weeks after the portrait session.
– one 8×10 print of your choice! ($30 value)

Fine Print:
– winner must contact Bethany within 48 hours of claiming the prize 
– portrait location must be within vancouver.
– portrait session must take place between february 15th – april 30th, 2013.

(If you live in a different city but will be in Vancouver between Feb 15th-April 30th, 2013 with a flexible schedule then don’t hesitate to enter)

Enter to win below via Rafflecopter. Good Luck!

Disclosure: I received a complementary family photo shoot session to facilitate this post. No other compensation was provided and all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela and I am a Canadian mom living in Vancouver with my wonderful husband and two happy little boys. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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22 responses to “Images By Bethany {Family Portrait Session & 8×10 Print Giveaway – $350 value}”

  1. Van2039 — January 21, 2013 @ 9:11 am (#)

    Crossing my fingers! I would love to win this so we can get our first family photo session.

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  2. Van2039 — January 21, 2013 @ 9:12 am (#)

    Your photos are lovely by the way! Love the one of the three of you against the wall in b & w.

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  3. Erin — January 21, 2013 @ 9:21 am (#)

    I would have a family session done with my husband and daughter, who will be turning 1 on Feb.20. What a great way to remember her 1st birthday!

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  4. jan — January 21, 2013 @ 11:23 am (#)

    Would like it with just my husband

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  5. Brie — January 21, 2013 @ 11:27 am (#)

    I’d love to win, and I live downtown. My whole family would hopefully be in it, but wrangling three kids into a photo shoot at the same time can be hard.

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  6. Danielle — January 21, 2013 @ 11:32 am (#)

    Would love to win this.

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  7. Minna Kim — January 21, 2013 @ 12:26 pm (#)

    My fingers and toes are crossed. I have not a family picture of my son and I since he was a year old. Life as a single parent….. He is now 13 years old and I would love to have a picture to hang up in the house.

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  8. Ken Ohl — January 21, 2013 @ 2:09 pm (#)

    love to win this for my niece and her little girl. thankyou, ken

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  9. Alisha — January 21, 2013 @ 2:43 pm (#)

    I’d love to do a shoot with just hubs and I. We never got wedding pictures done 3 years ago, and while we do get family shots Id like something special just for us

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  10. Kathleen — January 21, 2013 @ 2:56 pm (#)

    I’d be photographed with my children, stepchildren and husband. I would possibly have my parents come too.

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  11. Tara J. — January 21, 2013 @ 3:31 pm (#)

    With my world changing little girl and her wonderful dad. She truly is a blessing! <3

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  12. Mei — January 21, 2013 @ 8:42 pm (#)

    I would do a shoot with my 16 month old and hubby!

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  13. Sara — January 22, 2013 @ 11:37 am (#)

    I would pictures with my son.

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  14. Adam — January 23, 2013 @ 7:24 am (#)

    I would my baby girl and wife.

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  15. Marlene — January 23, 2013 @ 5:45 pm (#)

    I would like to be photographed with my kids and grandkids.

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  16. Karen Williams — January 23, 2013 @ 11:39 pm (#)

    I love photos that capture the spirit of the family – not just the “clothes” and forced smiles. I’d love a family photo with my dad, siblings, brother-in-law, nieces and nephew-in-law. Oh, and the family dog. My mom passed away a few years ago, and we haven’t had a “new family” photo since then and it would be nice to have one. Not that we are forgetting mom (far from it), but to show dad he still has a loving family around him.

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  17. Viv Sluys — January 24, 2013 @ 9:37 pm (#)

    With my hubby and our 3 kids

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  18. Anna — January 25, 2013 @ 5:43 pm (#)

    Definitely would love to be photographeed with hubby and our baby 🙂

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  19. Olivia L — January 28, 2013 @ 11:52 pm (#)

    I’d want a family photo session – my husband, my 2 daughters, and me.

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  20. Dayna Wilson — January 29, 2013 @ 2:38 pm (#)

    My 6 month old son!

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  21. corey — February 3, 2013 @ 11:47 am (#)

    My two kids.

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  22. Angela — February 11, 2013 @ 2:24 pm (#)

    My husband, my son and me!

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