January 10, 2016

Happy Birthday LYYP! | Five Days of Giveaways on Instagram

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It’s party time, LYYP friends!  As you may have heard, LYYP turns FIVE years old this month.  To celebrate, I’m hosting a “5 Days of Giveaways” contest over on Instagram.  First thing’s first — if you haven’t already started following me over there, now’s the time to do it!

Let’s start opening presents!

Monday:  On Monday I’m celebrating my love of reading by partnering with my very favorite local bookstore, The Voracious Reader of Larchmont — It’s a $50 Voracious Reader Gift Card!  You can earn an entry for Monday’s prize by: 1) liking my Monday image on Instagram; 2) tagging a friend in the comments of my Monday image; 3) following @thevoraciousreader on Instagram and letting me know in the comments that you’ve done so; and/or 4) commenting on my Monday image with the name of the your favorite read of 2015.

Tuesday:  Tuesday’s prize is a nod to my love of the tangible.  I’m a pen and paper girl to the max. Something about writing it down, holding it in your hands, being able to see it on something other than a screen… makes it nicer, more real, more personal, easier to remember.  You know I obsess over LYYP clients having tangible products from their sessions, but did you know that this obsession extended beyond photos?  Kensington Paper of Bronxville is a lover-of-the-tangible’s playground in this digital world, offering gorgeous photo cards, stationery, and lots of lovely gifts.  And the ladies at Kensington Paper offer a personalized customer service experience like no other.   To earn an entry to win a $50 Gift Card to Kensington Paper, you can: 1) like my Tuesday image on Instagram; 2) tag a friend in the comments of my Tuesday image; 3) follow @kenspaper  on Instagram and let me know in the comments that you’ve done so; and/or 4) comment on my Monday image with one thing you love about paper. 😉

Wednesday: On Wednesday I learn something about you  — namely, what’s your favorite store?  The post-holiday sales are a great time to freshen up your winter wardrobe or to spring for that one holiday gift that Santa didn’t bring.  I’d love to imagine you buying some new things to wear at a 2016 lifestyle session, but that’s definitely not a requirement.  Will it be Anthropologie? J.Crew?  Target? B&H?  Wait, no — those are MY favorites.  Tell me yours!  For a chance to win Wednesday’s prize — a $50 gift certificate to your favorite store —  just  1) like my Tuesday image on Instagram; 2) tag a friend in the comments of my Tuesday image;  and/or 3) comment on my Tuesday image telling me which store is your fave.

Thursday:  On Thursday things get real.  As I look back on LYYP’s wonderful first five years, I’m equally awed at how much I’ve learned and grateful for all the people who have taught me so much along the way.  On Thursday, I’d like to pay it forward — Thursday’s prize is a one hour mentoring-session on basic photography (available locally in person or anywhere via Skype) OR on a business topic of your choice (available ONLY via Skype to photographers/aspiring photographers living outside the NY metro area).  I’m super excited for this one!  To  earn an entry to win Thursday’s prize, you can: 1) like my Thursday image on Instagram; 2) tag a friend in the comments of my Thursday image;  and/or 3) leave a comment on my Thursday image telling me what you’d choose for the topic of your one hour mentoring session.  This prize must be redeemed by March 31, 2016.

Friday:  And last, but definitively not least, on Friday I’ll be giving away a FREE winter weekday mini session!  This one’s the biggie!!  This all-inclusive package, valued at $650, must be claimed by March 31st, 2016 and it must take place in Southern Westchester.  You know you want this one!  To earn an entry to win, you can:  1) like my Friday image on Instagram; 2) tag a friend in the comments of my Friday image;  3) comment on my Friday image telling me why you want to win, and/or 4) regram your favorite LYYP image (using the regram app or screen shotting any LYYP image on this site, Facebook or Instagram) and then both tagging @jayemcl and use the hashtag #HappyBirthdayLYYP.

Per Instagram’s rules, I must mention that this giveaway is in no way sponsored, administered or associated with Instagram Inc. By entering, entrants confirm that they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of any responsibility and agree to Instagram’s terms of use.  (Just a little legal jargon there for you).

Alrighty then … this is IT!  Remember that you’ll miss everything if you don’t follow me over  HERE.  Entries may be accumulated until midnight on each of the five days, and winners will be announced on Instagram.  Let’s get this party STARTED!

Thanks for looking, (this is just SO fun!),