Child, senior, family photographer ~ portland, oregon west side (banks, forest grove, cornelius, hillsboro, beaverton)

Alleyway Photography

Alleyway Photography
Alleyway Photography ~ PO Box 820 Banks, OR 97106 ~ 971-212-5520


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Your friend will receive a FREE 5x7 at their session! You may earn as many gift cards as you want to! No limit to referral credits!
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Madison & Austin

What a day this was!  Started off with rain and continued with torrential downpours!  lol  The good news?  We had a two hour break with just a few raindrops RIGHT when we needed them!  Pretty awesome!  Congratulations, again, Madison & Austin!  Thank you so much for asking me to be a part of recording your special day!  Your family and friends made it so beautiful for you and you two were WONDERFUL! Didn't even hesitate when I asked you to go underground into a tunnel for some "fun" shots!  haha  Smiled while blinking away rain drops or trying not to think about the chilly air!  Even smiled with Rojo the llama when he happened to see us outside.  Your wedding day was definitely unique!  :-)   Some fairy tales do come true... 

Friday, May 10, 2013

Why God Made Moms

I know many of us have seen this one before, but my dad just sent it to me again.  And it made me laugh out loud AGAIN! So, I'm sharing with all you mamas.  Have a wonderful Mother's Day!   ~Lori

Answers given by 2nd grade school children to the following questions:
Why did God make mothers?
1. She's the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.
2. Mostly to clean the house.
3. To help us out of there when we were getting born.

What ingredients are mothers made of?
1. God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.
2. They had to get their start from men's bones. Then they mostly use string, I think.

Why did God give you your mother and not some other mom?
1. We're related.
2. God knew she likes me a lot more than other people's mom like me.

What did mom need to know about dad before she married him?
1. His last name.
2. She had to know his background. Like is he a crook?
3. Does he make at least $800 a year? Did he say NO to drugs and YES to chores?

What's the difference between moms and dads?
1. Moms work at work and work at home and dads just go to work at work.
2. Moms know how to talk to teachers without scaring them.
3. Moms have magic, they make you feel better without medicine.

What does your mom do in her spare time?
1. Mothers don't do spare time.
2. To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long.

What would it take to make your mom perfect?
1. On the inside she's already perfect. Outside, I think some kind of plastic surgery.
2. Diet. You know, her hair. I'd diet, maybe blue.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

and the WINNERS are....

Thank you all so much for participating in my Mother's Day Giveaway and for supporting these small businesses!  I appreciate each and every one of you!  Your support means so much to all of us!  CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners!!  :-) 

**Note: The numbers below are not supposed to match the numbers on the original blog post.  These are in alpha order by vendor. I only numbered them so that there would be no confusion about which entrant won which prize when looking from the list of names to the list of vendors here on this post.  :-)  They are all matched correctly in this winner's list.**

All winners have 48 hours to contact their vendor. (Saturday night)  On Sunday, all unclaimed prizes will go back in the pool and another winner will be drawn.  And now...the lucky winners are:

1 Jamie Hatch 1 AFT - Your choice - one of three items shown

2 Dusty Schnur 2 Aimee's Cards & More - 10 Occasion cards

3 Chrystie Versfelt-Walker 3 Alleyway Photography - session & 11x14

4 Kristin King McClain 4 Alleyway Photography - web optimization

5 Natasha Hudgins 5 Baby Penelope - Diaper holder & wipes case

6 Amy Tingler 6 CottonTail Boutique - $25 off a $75 purchase

7 Terra Leigh 7 Created by Elsie B - $20 gift certificate

8 Ashley Stephenson Barnett 8 Emily Joy Creations - Dreamy Lace Knit Wrap

9 Linda Walsh 9 Give Big. Shop Small. - 3 months Premium Membership

10 Angie M Pelchar 10 Handmade & Handpicked Boutique - Princess Tutu

11 Amber Taylor Fowles 11 Handmade & Handpicked Boutique - $20 shop credit

12 Julie Chase 12 Honey Bash - Party Printable Giveaway

13 Juliana Jade 13 Impeccably Paisley - $20 credit toward Custom Monthly Milestone Photo Prop

14 Erin Beight 14 Jafra Cosmetics (Lori Alley - Independent Skin Care Consultant) - $50 Shop credit

15 Chrystina Herinckx Noel 15 Jenny Brooke Photography - 30 min photo session (Banks area) and 8x10 portrait

16 Nicole McCoy 16 Katie Lynn's - Bonnet, Tieback and Lace Stretch Wrap

17 Tiffany Zavulunov 17 Lavender Gray - $20 shop credit

18 Kelly Mommyoffour Louise 18 Little Bit Knits - Newborn bonnet & bloomer set

19 Meg Michelle Greenan Liani 19 Maes Creations Purls 2Knit - Photo Prop Beanie

20 Jennifer Myers 20 Modern Mommy All Things Crafty - 2 sets of appreciation blocks (1 teacher/1 mommy)

21 Kristin Ling 21 Ms Miscellany Design - Bangle Bracelet

22 Mara Yager 22 Origami Owl - Julie Levandowski, Independent Designer - Med Silver Locket/4 charms

23 Rylie Origon 23 Precise Elegance by Tiffany Hayes - Necklace/Earrings

24 Tammy Connolly 24 Savage Custom Creations - $20 shop credit

25 Candace Paquin 25 Simplistic by Sondra - $30 shop credit

26 Molly Ann Kendall 26 Sleepytime Creations - 5 pack of tulle wands

27 Amy Bimbo-Kesselman 27 Sophia's Bows 2 Toes - Embroidered shirt/matching bow

28 MarcandKelli Bryson 28 Star Babies Crochet - Crocheted Girls Newborn Photography Outfit

29 Danielle Petersen 29 That's Sew You by Jennifer - Laurie Claire Women's Tunic

30 Margaret Worman 30 The Best Grandma Ever - 5 bibs as shown

31 Kaleigh Dawson 31 Three Boys Wish - $25 shop credit

32 Tonya Shappell 32 Two Funny Bunny's - $20 shop credit

Congratulations, again!!!!  I will be doing this again!  It was fun!  Keep an eye on the blog and/or Facebook page for upcoming specials and giveaways!  :-)  ~Lori