Join me at Beyond the Bump + A Giveaway!

I speak from experience when I say that having baby is exciting, emotional, and completely and utterly overwhelming. It’s similar to the process of getting married- there are a million different decisions to make and no matter how laid back you think you will be, at some point you will probably find yourself placing an emergency hiccup-sobbing phone call to your mother (either to report that your wedding planner quit or the Starbucks barista told you you’d better take your ring off before your fingers swell anymore...ask me how I know). Both weddings and pregnancies culminate in one huge event, but the difference is that once the wedding is over, it’s over; but once you have your baby, you’ll still have a lot of questions, challenges and uncertainties. THEY NEVER GO AWAY.

Luckily, a fantastic event is being held in Rochester next week that seeks to help pregnant women and new moms with some of those uncertainties! Beyond the Bump is a boutique-style event that combines informational seminars and demos (on everything from breastfeeding to sleep solutions), shopping, a Pediatrician Meet & Greet, and over 70 exhibitors from local businesses that cater to new moms and babies. There is also SWAG GALORE. I’m so excited to be one of the exhibitors! This is my third year attending the event, and the second year as an exhibitor, and I can truly say that if you are pregnant or a new mom, this event should not be missed.

While at the show, I’ll be (very excitedly) sharing details about my new First Year Plan - a photography package aimed to beautifully document the first year of your baby’s life. I’ll be offering an insane introductory price on this plan, only good for a very limited time… so you’ll definitely want to stop by, say hi, and find out the details! Oh, and while there you can enter to win a complimentary portrait session… yeah, I’ve got lots of goodies to share.

If you’re interested in attending, today could be your lucky day - I have a pair of tickets to give away! These tickets are a $50 value - one for you, and one for your spouse, mom, or BFF. To enter, leave a comment below letting me know why you’d like to go. Don’t forget to leave your email address (in the designated field, not the comment) so I can contact you! One winner will be chosen at random on Sunday, May 31st, at 8pm. If you don’t win, don’t despair - I’ll be holding another giveaway next week on my Facebook page, so be sure to follow me there.

Beyond the Bump is being held on Saturday, June 6th, between 10am-2pm at the Doubletree Hotel on Jefferson Rd. in Henrietta. I can’t wait to see you there!

*Note: Your e-mail address won't be published publicly, as long as you leave it in the "E-mail" field. Also, if you'd like to enter but aren't ready to announce your pregnancy, feel free to leave a pseudonym! As long as your e-mail address is real, so I can contact you with the ticket info :) Good luck!

My dear friend Amanda and I at last year's event. She'll be back to hang out with me this time too - stop by and say hi!

My dear friend Amanda and I at last year's event. She'll be back to hang out with me this time too - stop by and say hi!