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My Favorite Things Kayla Jane Designs Anchorage Family Photographer

HELLO and welcome back to 2017’s 12 gifts of Christmas or what I like to call My FAVORITE things! Every year I feature my favorite local businesses and they generously donate their favorite items to share with you! I love our community here and small business is such an integral part of Anchorage and Alaska’s charm! Prepare for several days of fun as I introduce you to several of my favorite unique and fun local businesses!

Today is a feature is from the fabulous Kayla Jane Designs (@kaylajanedesignsak)! Her unique combinations of gorgeous plants with vintage finds are so incredibly fun! Her passion shines through her work and her enthusiasm is contagious! I love watching to see what she is creating next and I recently scored my very own creation for the studio 😀 She has generously donated a darling mini cactus succulent in a gorgeous tea cup set! Soooo cute!

During the summer and winter months she can be found a variety of markets including this weekend at the Three Ladies Open House. She will also be at the Bridal Fair coming up in a few months. On Facebook she is @kaylajanedesignsak as well as IG. Website coming soon!

So lets get this gorgeous plant a new home! Make sure you are a fan of my page, then go leave a comment on Kayla Jane Designs and check out her page and just show a little love!  Then come back here and leave a comment on this post that you visited the other page. Please spread the love and support local by sharing this post on your page! Just come back and leave a second comment that you shared it on your FB page (extra entry for sharing 😀 ). If you do NOT have Facebook feel free to just comment on the blog 😀 Comments close at 10 PM and I will I will randomly draw the winner from the comments. Unfortunately comments after 10 can’t be counted. If you don’t see your comment right away, don’t worry, there is a spam filter and all comments must be approved 😀 Good Luck and have fun!

Christmas frame with hot chocolate, spices, candy cane, fir tree and gingerbread cookies. Copy space for text. Christmas wallpaper, card, background or design mock up

Get those files printed!

You have finally sat down with all your digital images and you are ready to get them printed! Woo hoo! You have painstakingly made your lists for printing and who you are gifting the prints to as well as where each image is going to be proudly displayed.  Then something strange happens. They don’t print the same and some images are cropped in a strange way.  What the heck???? Don’t worry, this is due to aspect ratio. Each camera photographs an image with a specific aspect ratio, which is the ratio of width to height.  Most digital camera’s photograph with an aspect ratio of 3:2 and this ratio create’s 4×6’s, 8×12’s etc. So any print outside that side is going to experience some cropping. It is inevitable. The lab I recommend allow’s you to choose how you want your image cropped so you can minimize the cropping of the good stuff. Of course, when we do your ordering session we will go over cropping and I can show you how cropping will affect your image based on the sizes you choose for printing. Here is a handy visual guide to help! The shaded area is where the image will be cropped when printing at that size 😀

8.5x11 cropping guide

12 Days of Christmas BONUS Day {Anchorage Child Photographer}

Bonus Day of 12 days of Christmas! Thank you again everyone who has played along. Also, a huge THANK YOU to all the fabulous businesses who have so generously donated such fabulous gifts! I absolutely love doing this every year, it is so much fun! If you happen to have missed any of the days go back through the blog and visit all the great pages! Such fun virtual window shopping 😉 Today we will have two winners! One winner will receive an 8×10 Organic Bloom frame with quote print. The second will winner will win a session with Leslie Meadow Photography (Session fee only, standard contract terms apply and must be used by December 2015).  If you have already booked your session for 2015 and you win, you will receive a $125 credit towards your packages 😀 Thank you again and good luck!

So here are the rules to enter! Make sure you are a fan of my page and leave a comment on this post to enter. Please spread the love and by sharing this post on your page! Just come back and leave a second comment that you shared it on your FB page (extra entry for sharing 😀 ). If you don’t have FB just leave a comment here 😀 Easy Peasy! Comments close at 9 PM and I will I will randomly draw the winners from the comments. Unfortunately comments after 9 can’t be counted. If you don’t see your comment right away, don’t worry, there is a spam filter and all comments must be approved 😀 Good Luck and have fun!

12 Days of Christmas Day 12 {Anchorage Child Photographer}

Day 12 of 12 days of Christmas! Today is our final day, but we have a bonus day tomorrow 😉 Todays gift has been donated by the super fun and creative Kaleidoscape Play Studio.  If you heard they were closed for a little while, don’t fret!  They are open again and ready for you and your kiddo’s  just in time for the holiday break! The studio is full of amazingness for your child to explore and discover. It is a gorgeous studio space that encourage both structured and unstructured play for ages up to 12 years old. It is also the perfect place for art classes and parties. Please check out their web page, http://www.kplaystudio.com/,  for hours and the upcoming schedule for all the fun classes offered during the break! Kaleidoscape Play Studio has gifted a gift certificate for one child to come and play to one lucky winner!

So here are the rules to enter! Make sure you are a fan of my page, then go check out Kaleidoscape Play Studio.  Show them some love! Then come back here and leave a comment on this post to enter. Please spread the love and support local by sharing this post on your page! Just come back and leave a second comment that you shared it on your FB page (extra entry for sharing 😀 ). If you don’t have FB just leave a comment here 😀 Easy Peasy! Comments close at 9 PM and I will I will randomly draw the winners from the comments. Unfortunately comments after 9 can’t be counted. If you don’t see your comment right away, don’t worry, there is a spam filter and all comments must be approved 😀 Good Luck and have fun!

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12 Days of Christmas Day 11 {Anchorage Child Photographer}

Day 11 of 12 days of Christmas! Only two days left! Todays feature is brought to you by one of all time favorite stores, Skinny Raven.  It is more than a store. It unites a community to make a healthy and active lifestyle a priority and helps provide all the resources to be able to do so.  There are meet ups, groups runs, pub runs, races, etc for all levels. They are the perfect mix of retail therapy and good company to keep motivation through the winter blues.  The store itself is full of running goodies, Dansko’s, yummy socks, high tech watches to keep you on track, and much more! They also have an amazing shoe card which is like gold in our house. Yes, we fight over who gets to redeem the card for the free pair of shoes 😉 My dear friends at Skinny Raven have very generously donated a $100 gift certificate. Perfect to treat yourself to get a head start on your new years resolution or surprise that special someone with the perfect gift!

So here are the rules to enter! Make sure you are a fan of my page, then go check out Skinny Raven Sports.  Show them some love! Then come back here and leave a comment on this post to enter. Please spread the love and support local by sharing this post on your page! Just come back and leave a second comment that you shared it on your FB page (extra entry for sharing 😀 ). If you don’t have FB just leave a comment here 😀 Easy Peasy! Comments close at 9 PM and I will I will randomly draw the winners from the comments. Unfortunately comments after 9 can’t be counted. If you don’t see your comment right away, don’t worry, there is a spam filter and all comments must be approved 😀 Good Luck and have fun!

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12 Days of Christmas Day 10 {Anchorage Child Photographer}

Day 10 of 12 days of Christmas and we have incredible gifts to giveaway these last couple days!  Thank you again for everyone’s participation and to all the amazing businesses for their awesome donations! Todays feature is brought to you by the yummy Summit Spice and Tea. This gem is a foodie nirvana. So many gourmet sauces, spices, of course chocolates, and don’t forget the tea’s. The tea room next door is a divine spot to sit and relax or catch up with a friend. I LOVE all the seasonal products from the apple cider to the peppermint hot chocolate (a fav of my kiddo’s)! The winner will enjoy a wonderful assortment of teas, tea essentials, and of course chocolate 😉

So here are the rules to enter! Make sure you are a fan of my page, then go check out Summit Spice and Tea.  Show them some love! Then come back here and leave a comment on this post to enter. Please spread the love and support local by sharing this post on your page! Just come back and leave a second comment that you shared it on your FB page (extra entry for sharing 😀 ). If you don’t have FB just leave a comment here 😀 Easy Peasy! Comments close at 9 PM and I will I will randomly draw the winners from the comments. Unfortunately comments after 9 can’t be counted. If you don’t see your comment right away, don’t worry, there is a spam filter and all comments must be approved 😀 Good Luck and have fun!

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