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#TEAMLUCY'S HEALING GARDEN {Tara Long Photography}

#TEAMLUCY

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You may recognize or even have heard of the gorgeous little lady (pictured above) named Lucy Wallner. She is a warrior and one of the strongest people I know, and she is only 8 years old.  And...after 2 1/2 years, she just finished her final round of Chemo!!! WOOT WOOT!  


Her parents are working with HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital to revamp the "Healing Garden" on the 5th floor that is available to the children at St. John's.  This is going to be an open air play area, where the children of St. John's and their families can go to get out of their hospital rooms and get some fresh air and have some fun. 



Sooooo...
FOR THE NEXT 
48 HOURS ONLY

 Any Fall 2019 Sessions that are booked, $50 of the Session Fee will be donated to HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital's
"Healing Garden!!!"
in honor of Lucy Wallner.


 
Yes that's right!!! All the donations from the next 48 hours, will go directly towards this project in Lucy's honor.

Now, ready to help make this special Garden Area really something spectacular?  Click on the link below and book your fall session now, and help make this HEALING GARDEN area a reality for so many kids at HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital.



Book A Session: HERE.

#teamlucy



One more thing before you go....

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THANK YOU!

THANK YOU!

THANK YOU!

Thank you for donating to the Healing Garden and also thank you so much to all those that made the Mom & Me Mini Session Day back in June such a special day!  Because of your support, $1,125.00 went to The Parent Help Line at HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital!!!!!!  I just can't thank you enough for being part of such a special day! 

Now, we don't want to stop the giving there, right?!  I am blessed with so much, that I just want to pay it forward...so please take a minute and book a Fall 2019 session and help make the Healing Garden happen! 



Xo,
Tara





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Winner of the 2019 Fall Mini Session Give Away

What an exciting night!  

Give Away Winner Announced & Early Access to our Fall 2019 Sessions with a big SALE PRICE given to our Mailing List Members Only!

 Thank you for being here VIP Mailing List Members!

And because you are VIP members on our Mailing List we are discounting the price tonight JUST FOR YOU!!!! Yes that's right for the until 9pm tonight you get $25 off the Retainer Fee!!!!!

These sessions sell out VERY QICKLY every year, so click the link and book quickly before your favorite fall mini session location is gone!

*These will only be on Sale to you until 9pm tonight! 

Tomorrow night the price will go up to the regular price. 


To see all our Fall 2019 Sessions click HERE.  
*One more thing....If PayPal gives you any trouble checking out- please email me and I will make sure you get the session you are trying to reserve. :)
taralongphotography@gmail.com   




And....one last announcement!
DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!
The winner of the Fall 2019 Mini Session is.......


Brittany Chrans!!!!

Congratulations Brittany!  

Please email me to set up for your
FREE Mini Session!!!!
taralongphotography@gmail.com

Thank you to all those that entered the Give Away!  

Now don't forget to take advantage of the Sale Price on Mini Sessions!!!  Click HERE.



Have a great rest of your summer, and I will see so many of you this fall!
I can't wait!!!!

Hugs,
Tara

 

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Looking Back....The Long Family Holiday Card Through The Years

Yep- it's our thing, it may be strange, but we do it as a family and look forward to it ALL.YEAR.LONG!!!!  What started out as a fun way to be creative for this stay at home mom, is really what led me to my dream job of being a photographer.  After leaving my teaching job to be a stay at home mom, I really yearned for some creative outlet.  I found it within photoshop and creating fun holiday and birthday cards for my children.  This quickly led me to photography, where I fell in love with an art that has filled a side of myself with such joy and happiness- that I feel so incredibly thankful to have found! So, I thought it would be fun for those that may not have had the opportunity to see our holiday cards through the years to get a peek at the FUN we have had!

 

If you can't laugh at yourself- who can you laugh at?

 

2009 "The Package" ... where it all started!

Our first official "funny" holiday card! 

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2010... "Silent Night" 

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2011..."The Revenge"

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2012  "The Line Up"

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2013... "All I Want For Christmas"

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2014.... "It's A Red-Neck Christmas"

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2015... "It's A sELFie Christmas"

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2016... "Love Weighs More Than Gold"

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2017: "THE TRIPLE DOG DARE" 

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And this year’s card……

“Stuck In A Snow Globe”

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Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season with your families!  

Until next year....

XO,

Tara

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WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER OR A SUNSET SESSION ;)

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WE DID IT!!!!!

Thank you to all those that voted and cheered for Tara Long Photography for best Photographer! This is such an honor and I couldn’t have done it without you!

And now it’s time for the announcement you all have been waiting for…

The WINNER OF THE 2019 SPRING/SUMMER SUNSET SESSION!!!!!

(Name was chosen by a random number generator and names were numbered from the “comments” section of the blog post from numbers 1 to 137 starting with the earliest comment as #1 and the latest comment as #137.)

DRUM ROLL PLEASE….

The winner of the 2019 Spring/Summer

Immediate Family Sunset Session is…

#51 Nina Gasperin

CONGRATULATIONS NINA!!!!!

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NINA, Congratulations! Please send me an email for more details regarding your FREE 2019 SUNSET SESSION! :)

taralongphotography@gmail.com

Thank you to everyone that voted for Tara Long Photography! A special shout out to all my #TLONGFAM Mamas (You all know who you are)! Your continued love and support year after year is overwhelming and fills my heart more than you will ever know!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

XOXO- Tara

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WINNER TARA LONG PHOTOGRAPHY'S BIGGEST GIVE AWAY EVER!!!!

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$1500

is what we raised for the

HSHS St. John's NICU!!!

That is incredible!!!

Thank you to all those that donated!!!

 

NOW FOR THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!

THE WINNER OF THE TARA LONG PHOTOGRAPHY BIGGEST GIVE AWAY EVER IS...

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CONGRATULATIONS AMY WOOLFOLK!!!!

YOU HAVE WON

AN IMMEDIATE FAMILY 2018 SPRING/SUMMER SUNSET SESSION,

20 DIGITAL IMAGES,

AND A CUSTOM HARDBACK COFFEE TABLE BOOK!  

WINNINGS ARE OVER $1,000 VALUE!!!!

(Please contact Tara for more details on booking your winning session)

 

Thank you again for all those that voted Tara Long Photography BEST OF SPRINGFIELD and for all those that donated to this great cause for the HSHS St. John's NICU.

XO-

Tara

 

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Tara Long Photography's BIGGEST GIVEAWAY for HSHS St. John's NICU

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Tara Long Photography

was voted #1 Photographer in Springfield

by the Illinois Times and the SJR for 2017 and so

we are having our

BIGGEST Give Away EVER!!!! 

And......

We are helping

the NICU at HSHS St. John's Hospital

at the

same time!!!

 

THIS GIVE AWAY IS NOW CLOSED!

Tara Long Photography Families that have stayed in the HSHS St. John's Hospital's NICU. 

Tara Long Photography Families that have stayed in the HSHS St. John's Hospital's NICU. 

 

As a big THANK YOU for voting Tara Long Best Photographer In Springfield for both the Illinois Times Best Of Springfield 2017 and for The State Journal Register's Readers' Choice 2017, we are doing a HUGE GIVE AWAY!  THE BIGGEST EVER!!!!! You can win a prize worth OVER $1,000.00!!!!!

 

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WHAT DO YOU WIN???????

 1.) A SUNSET SESSION:  OUR MOST SOUGHT AFTER SESSION!!!!

(Full Spring/Summer 2018 Immediate Family SUNSET Session)

2.)  20 Digital Images w/ A Print Release

3.) Custom Hardback Coffee Table Book filled with your favorite images from the Sunset Session. 

 

 THE GIVE AWAY DETAILS????

For the past three years Tara Long Photography along with her team of #TLONGFAM (Tara Long Photography) Families has raised well over $20,000 towards local charities!  In celebration of The Best Of Springfield announcement, we decided to PAY IT FORWARD by helping the HSHS St. John's NICU here in Springfield!  

 

HOW DO I ENTER THE GIVE AWAY????

 

THIS GIVE AWAY IS NOW CLOSED!

 

1.) Make a MINIMUM PAYPAL DONATION of $10 to the HSHS St. John's NICU! If you want to donate more that is great too :)  

(All proceeds minus paypal fees will be donated directly to HSHS St. John's Hospital's NICU)

 

2.) Copy and Paste the EXACT TEXT in quotes below and post to your Facebook page:

"HEY FRIENDS....I JUST ENTERED TARA LONG PHOTOGRAPHY'S BIGGEST GIVE AWAY OF THE YEAR! Tara won BEST PHOTOGRAPHER in both the BEST OF SPRINGFIELD and THE READERS' CHOICE this year, so she is having her BIGGEST GIVE AWAY EVER and..... is helping THE HSHS ST. JOHN'S NICU at the same time AND YOU CAN TOO!  JUST CLICK ON THIS LINK: http://www.taralongphotography.com/blog/2017/10/25/tara-long-photographys-biggest-giveaway-for-hshs-st-johns-nicu"

 

* BOTH STEPS MUST BE COMPLETED TO BE ENTERED INTO THE GIVE AWAY.

* GIVE AWAY BEGINS ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26th  AND RUNS THROUGH THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND AT MIDNIGHT.  WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3RD. 

*WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN RANDOMLY BY AN AUTOMATED NUMBER GENERATOR. 

*ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PLEASE

 This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

A BIG THANK YOU-THANK YOU

 to all of you for donating to this wonderful cause!  

XOXO-Tara

 

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