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Day 5 of 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Posted by on Dec 10, 2013 in 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY, Blog Post, Uncategorized | 13 comments

Do you know one of my favorite places to eat?  I have been known to frequent this place quite a bit.  I am a bit of a mexican food fan 🙂

Do you know what it is yet?

C H I P O T L E!!!!

This giveaway is for the value of one burrito or burrito bowl (I have had to give up carbs until recently so my main dish that I usually get is the barbacoa bowl)



Rachael F you are the winner 🙂

Day 4 of 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY, Blog Post, Uncategorized | 10 comments

So one of my favorites things that I have given up since I started my diet/lifestyle change over 6 months ago is coffee chillers of any type.  

My 2 favorites are Gloria Jeans Sleigh Ride and Dunkin Donuts Turtle Blast.  So while we were at the mall pricing TVs, I decided that this would be the next perfect giveaway 🙂

This certificate is good for one medium chiller or any thing equal in value at Gloria Jeans!



To win this you must first comment on this blog post, then tweet or share on your facebook page then go and like DGPhotoDesigns!


Day 3 12 Day of Christmas Giveaway….

Posted by on Dec 8, 2013 in 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY, Blog Post, Uncategorized | 3 comments


Today’s giveaway comes from one of our favorite town ice cream parlors- Valpo Velvet!

My favorite ice cream is peanut butter cup with a scoop of pralines and cream…YUM!

Rachel’s favorite ice cream is blue moon or cookie dough and Justin’s favorite is the cookie dough.

Valpo Velvet has given us 2 certificates for a single dip cone or dish 🙂  So 2 lucky people will win ice cream.







Day 2 of 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Posted by on Dec 7, 2013 in 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY, Blog Post, Uncategorized | 5 comments



Who doesn’t love dolls?!  Well while making a post about making a trip to American Girl Doll in Chicago, a fellow photographer facebooked me and told me about a new little store in Valparaiso that makes and sells doll clothes.  Rachel and I went to check it out and she fell in love with several items, which are now on her Christmas wish list.  I contacted the owner and she agreed to donate a pair of doll boots!  Pictured is a pair of sequin boots, but she said that the winner can pick out which pair of boots they wanted from her stock 🙂

DAY 2 (Rachel’s Favorite Things)

Leave a comment on this blog post.

Go like DGPhotoDesigns and tag a friend in the post about Day 2

Go like Ciao Bambino and leave a post on her wall that DGPhotoDesigns sent you 🙂



Jennifer G has won the boots!  Come back tomorrow for the next giveaway!

12 Days of Christmas/These are a few of my favorite things giveaway!

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY, Blog Post, Uncategorized | 2 comments




DAY 1 Eucalyptus

Some of you may or may not know but I am a user of doTerra and love their products for my family.  So with that I am giving away 1 bottle of Eucalyptus Oil.  Be sure and check out the rules for how to enter to win a bottle of Eucalyptus.

Go like  DGPhotoDesigns and tag a friend in the comment box on Day 1 on the fan page.

Go like My Doterra

Now Share this contest on your facebook wall.




Winter Wonderland

Posted by on Nov 8, 2013 in Blog Post, DGPhotoDesigns News, Uncategorized | 4 comments

It’s that time of year again and this year DGPhotoDesigns is teaming up with fellow photographer Molly Butts from MollyKBPhotography. We are working on building a winter wonderland set design. This set design will feature falling snow, blue skies, and a fun snowman with snowballs and a possible snowflake or two. Attire suggestions would be sweaters with fun colorful hats and scarves and gloves or fun winter coats or vests. We are anticipating the set to be completed in time to do sessions in the studio the first weekend in December. Please use the book me now button to book your session and the package you would like.   We will be offering hot cocoa and treats for every paid session. The sessions will require either a deposit or be paid in full at the time of booking.

Winter Wonderland Flyer

Winter Wonderland Pricing

We are also having one giveaway contest!
 First if you haven’t done so already go give DGPhotoDesigns a like on Facebook!  
Then Share this blog post on Facebook or twitter and then
come back and comment that you have shared it.
 One Winner will be drawn for the snowflake package 🙂  Happy sharing and good luck.

Steven+Nathan Turn One | Deep River Co Park | 2013

Posted by on Aug 29, 2013 in Blog Post, One Year Cake Smash, Uncategorized | 2 comments

So I met Nicole when she booked me for her little boys newborn portraits and then her May 25, 2013 wedding!  I truly love when a client relationship turns into a friendship.

Nicole and I met up at Deep River Co Park in Hobart, Indiana after discussing a location and time to capture her sons one year cake smash session.  My son, Justin, ran the video for me and my daughter, Rachel, helped Nicole set up the scenes and work with the boys.  My little helpers were awesome 🙂  and as you can tell the boys loved their cake!

Steven turns 1

Steven turns 1

Nathan Turns 1

Nathan Turns 1

Nicole & The Boys

Nicole & The Boys

Cake Time!

Cake Time!

Below is a video/slideshow from their session. Click the center of the slide to start the show and then after you have watched it leave a comment on their video for them! And don’t forget BOOK YOUR SESSION WITH DGPHOTODESIGNS TODAY!

Heim Maternity Session-Name Reveal | Marquette Park | 2013

Posted by on Aug 22, 2013 in Blog Post, Maternity Session, Products, Uncategorized | 0 comments

When Jen called me to ask me to do her maternity session I was so honored as Jennifer is a photographer herself! I was very nervous just because she is a photographer…but the session was so fun and Adam and Jennifer were so awesome to work with.

To view the video click the flower in the middle of the screen and if you want to watch it full screen hover over the bottom of the slideshow and click. After watching the slide be sure and leave Jen and Adam some blog love for their new baby boy!!! And following me on facebook by clicking blog at the top of the screen and follow me 🙂

Pearman Family Session | Ogden Gardens, Valparaiso IN | 2013

Posted by on Aug 22, 2013 in Blog Post, Family Blog Post, Uncategorized | 0 comments

I met Eric & Melissa when they first booked me for their maternity portraits and then again when there daughter Lily was born for her first portraits.

I was excited when Melissa booked me to capture their family session and extended family.  We met at Ogden Gardens on a 90 degree day…lots of shine to edit from sweating, but we had fun.

Boy has Lily grown and Melissa was already talking about planning her one year cake smash session!!  I truly love cake sessions.

Family Portrait

Family Portrait

Pearman Extended Family Session

Pearman Extended Family Session

Family Portraits

Family Portraits



and I had to post the kisses shots 🙂

Kisses for Miss Lily

Kisses for Miss Lily

To view the video click on the flower on the screen. If you want to view in full screen hover over the bottom edge of the show and click. After watching the video take a moment and let us know what you think or leave some blog love for the family 🙂

The Drew Family | 2013

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in Blog Post, Family Blog Post, Uncategorized | 2 comments

A while back I donated a gift certifcate to the Liberty Bible Women’s Retreat and Bethany was the lucky recipient!  


We met downtown and walked to several locations to get the urban feel Bethany was wanting for her session.

The Drew Family Portraits

The Drew Family Portraits

Just click the screen to start the slideshow.  
If you want to watch the slideshow in full screen just click on the bottom tool bar of the video. After you watch the video be sure and leave some blog <3 for The Drew Family!