photo[ed] launch and giveaway

It's here, it's here! This is the official MKP workshop that teaches you how to manually operate your camera successfully. With tons of information packed into 6 weeks this is the perfect workshop if you are wanting to step into shooting manually, but have no idea how to start. Not only is it jam-packed with information, but with registration you also get ME for the entire 6 weeks. Have any questions, ask. Honest feedback on all images submitted so that you are able to make your next images that much better!

It is priced fantastically, at $60 for the entire course!
So to officially launch the photo[ed] course, I am doing a little giveaway - because you know I love giveaways ♥

1st prize winner - free registration
2nd winner -  $50 off registration
3rd winner - $40 off registration
4th winner - $30 off registration
5th winner - $20 off registration
6th winner - $10 off registration

Yes that is 6 winners!
The entry period will be today through November 30th at 11:59pm CST.
Each winner will be able to choose their class date of either Dec. 1 or Jan. 15.
Winners must contact Morgan to claim their prize on Dec. 4th or they will forfeit their prize entirely.

How to enter?
Go to the MKP fanpage and make sure you like it!
Then on your personal or fanpage post the following:
'Tis the season to be full of cheer now that @Morgan Kervin Photography's photo[ed] is here!
(make sure to tag the fanpage when you post)

Come back and leave a comment letting me know you completed the entry process, one entry per person.
Best of luck to all!

The Bella Bun | Winner!

I was pleased to host a fabulous giveaway for The Bella Bun this past week - with so many beautiful and fun entries it was a tough decision for the brains over at The Bella Bun, but they did choose a winner....well two winners :)

The grand prize winner - winning one of The Bella Bun's shipped from MKP is......

Jennifer Stoehr

Congratulations Jennifer! Please contact MKP at to sort out the details and get your prize.


Runner up is Pink Flower Photography│Caitlyn

Congratulations Caitlyn you have won a $25 Gift certificate to The Bella Bun! Please contact Amanda at to claim your prize.

Thank you to all the participants, and to the lovelies over at The Bella Bun!


Brooks | {Killeen child photographer}

You've seen them many, many times if you've frequented my blog - as adorable as ever - and so much fun!


Birthday Boy | {Killeen child photographer}


The Bella Bun : Giveaway and Showcase

The Bella Bun is a joint effort of Jediah & Amanda – a husband and wife team from Maine. Jediah handles the online shopping, shipping, and general business side of the Bella Bun and I am Amanda ( the artistic- creative side of the business) a photographer who could not find what I was looking for in a newborn photography poser so I decided to make one.  All of the baby posing options available  were basically bean bags that were puck shaped and flat on the top. Photographers then had to use other products (boppys, blankets, ext..) to prop the baby up on top. This caused bunching and extra time and frustration. I didn’t want to deal with any of that so I decided to design my own baby posing bag that had the contours already built in. The first Bella Bun was a mustard colors vinyl that I duct taped together ( and I  LOVED IT ).. the second one was sewn, but not much studier than the duct tape ( I am creative but not gifted with stitching) , from then on they have been made by a seamstress that we hired, there were a few adjustments here and there until it was perfect and everything I was hoping for in a baby posing bag,  and that is how the Bella Bun was born.

My husband and  I met online in a chat room way before online dating became popular (about 14 years ago). Less than a month after we met, we knew we wanted to be together, so  we got married.. after a few years of marriage we had a son, then another, then a baby girl. A couple of years later we adopted 2 children from Haiti. We made 3 trips to Haiti in 2009 and our children were emergency evacuated to the USA after the big earthquake in January 2010.  We are now a crazy, busy, loud, happy family of 7!  I’ve always been a bit of an artist and I love all things crafty. Some of my current interests (non photo related)  include designing and testing new recipes of Bees wax based products mostly creams and lip balm. 

One fun/ funny fact about us involving the Bella Bun is that my Husband answers the majority of the Facebook posts and emails not me, however everyone expects it to be me so they are constantly saying “thanks hun” – “thanks sweetie” “thanks girl” or even “thanks Amanda” and we rarely have the heart to correct them, so he has gotten used to being referred to as a girl.  I’m usually busy with our 5 children and my photography business, plus he is always connected to some device, doing 10 different things at once, so I just let him run with it.


Now on to the giveaway! 
The Bella Bun have graciously accepted to be showcased and give away one of their fabulous Bella Bun posing bags. I have personally used this new style of posing bag and have to say it is so easy to not have to use extra things to prop up a newborn, it also works great for the 'not quite sitting up' group.

knit hat by Bows by Mia

So what do you have to do to win? Take a photo or use one you have already taken with this in mind:
Baskets, bowls, or Containers enhancing a portrait 
This could be anything from a baby in a basket to a Dog drinking from a bowl.

Post the photo on-line somewhere and leave a link to it here in a comment (make sure it's public or it won't be approved, all comments are moderated). One entry per person, if more than one entry is entered - only the first will be approved.

The giveaway will run from now until Thursday November 10, 2011 at 11:59pm CST and the winner will be announced Saturday November 12. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me via e-mail to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. The winner will be chosen by The Bella Bun staff and is non-negotiable. The Bella Bun will be shipped from MKP in Central Texas, not filled.


The Bella Bun can be found online in a few places.  The first of course being The Bella Bun web ordering page . Then there is also the Bella Bun Facebook page, this is the page I recommend for sample images and Bella Bun information and F.A.Q. , Amanda's photography Facebook page or her photography webpage 



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