South Bend Newborn Photographer | Cutest Baby Bump Photo Contest

Last year I hosted the 2013 JHP Newborn Contest. This year I want to do it again, but this time I’m doing things a little differently. I am having a Cutest Baby Bump Photo Contest to win a complimentary newborn session and second place will win a mini maternity session.

Rules to enter:
Please email me at a non-professional photo of yourself (or your partner, friend, daughter or sister – just make sure you have permission) showing off that baby bump (no matter how big or small) between now and midnight Tuesday, 1/14/14. Please be sure to list name, due date, and how many weeks along in the photo, otherwise the entry won’t count. Please make sure photos are Facebook appropriate. One entry per person. By submitting a photo you are giving Jeri Hoag Photography full permission to use the submitted photo for the contest and acknowledge that this contest is not endorsed or sponsored by Facebook in any way. I will need at least 10 entries to hold the contest. If you have already booked a maternity or newborn session with JHP for 2014 feel free to enter as well.

On Wednesday, 1/15/14 I will post each image in an album labeled “2014 JHP Newborn Session Giveaway – Cutest Baby Bump Photo Contest” and that’s when voting will begin. Feel free to tag yourself in the image. You can share the image, but it’s not necessary. It’s up to each entrant on how you choose to get the “likes.”

The voters will be required to “like” the image they want to vote for and “like” the Jeri Hoag Photography Facebook page in order for the vote to count. The voting will end at noon EST on Wednesday, 1/22/14. Comments are welcome, but will not count towards votes.  The pregnant mama with the most votes will win the complimentary newborn session + 10 digital images. The second place winner will receive a complimentary mini maternity session with 5 digital images. Both sessions will take place in my downtown Goshen studio. The prizes are non-transferrable for any other type of session.

Lastly, if you know anyone that is pregnant in the Michiana area please feel free to share this image or tag them to help spread the word. Many thanks! Now, let’s get this contest started.



Jeri Hoag Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, birth, children and family photography in South Bend, Indiana and surrounding areas including but not limited to Granger and Elkhart.

Jane Hasty - Adorable photos!!! You are so talented!

Jeri Hoag - I can’t wait to see the JHP Cutest Baby Bump Contest photo submissions.

South Bend Baby Photographer | Valentine’s mini sessions

Valentine’s mini sessions are available now. If you want some cute updated photos of your kiddos then these mini sessions are for you.

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Jeri Hoag Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, birth, children and family photography in South Bend, Indiana and surrounding areas including but not limited to Granger and Elkhart.

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South Bend Newborn Photographer | World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week is August 1 – August 7.  Jeri Hoag Photography is celebrating by giving away one “mommy & me” nursing session.  All you have to do for the chance to win is leave a comment below this post by midnight on August 7th. If you are not a breastfeeding momma, but know someone that is that would like this type of session then please feel free to enter anyway and if you win then you may gift your winnings to them.

So to be entered leave a comment here on the blog under this post. Then you may also get a bonus entry by going to my Facebook page and “liking” it. Just be sure to come back here and leave another comment that you did so. If you already like my Michiana Birth Photographer Facebook page then that’s great! Still leave me a 2nd comment that you “like” it and you will still get the extra bonus entry. That’s it! It’s that easy! Then on August 8th I will use to generate a winner from the comments left below.

Here is the official site with more information about World Breastfeeding week:



*Any rude remarks or comments will not be published nor will they count towards an entry.
*This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way. Nor is it endorsed or sponsored by Facebook. The prize is non-transferable for any other type of session and has no cash value.


Jeri Hoag Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, birth, children and family photography in South Bend, Indiana and surrounding areas including but not limited to Granger and Elkhart.

AmberDawn McCall - I’m entering for Genessa Hartford, who’s nursing twins! (Along with being amazing in many other ways.)

Sarah k - Voting for Genessa Hartford and her beautiful girls!!

Dixie Shrock - I would gift it to super-mom, Genessa Hartford!

Tyler Hartford - I just like the Michiana page!

Tyler Hartford - Like your work – would love to see what you’d do with my wife and twins.

Katie Ewers - Liked your page and enjoyed looking through some more photos :)

Katie Ewers - Beautiful pictures, would love to have some of me with my girl!

Mike Kelley - For my friend Leslie Hardsock. I am proud of her and all the other moms taking on the challenge of breastfeeding.

Laura - I liked your Facebook page!

Laura - Wonderful idea!

Jen Boehm - Trying to win a session for my friend, Leslie! :)

Joel Piaskowski - My daughter would love to win this with her daughter.

Georgene Juul - I would love to win this for my granddaughter and great grand daughter!

Jolene Piaskowski - would love to win this for my daughter!

Rusty Hardsock - My wife would love this!

Erin - I just liked Michiana Birth Photography Facebook page too!

Erin - Go Leslie Hardsock!

Evelyn Watterson - Would love to win this for a friend.

Tamara Manuzzi - Voting for Leslie Hardsock.

Kara Soderquist - Entering for Leslie Hardsock and Alexandria :)

Lindsey Piaskowski - would love to win this for my sister!

Edy McClelland - I just liked your page, a second entry for Leslie Hardstock please.

Edy McClelland - Voting for Leslie Hardstock, thanks

megan frye - Also liked your page for a second entry!

megan frye - Would love for Leslie hardsock to win!!

Chelsea Gorsuch - Entering for Leslie Hardsock :)

Lindsay - I also liked your page for a second entry!

Lindsay - Would love to win this for a friend!!

leslie hardsock and alexandria - Helping out a breastfeeding mom….olease select Leslie and Alexandria for the nursing session.

Victoria Smith - Liked your page

Heather Lewandowski - Entering for the mommy and me nursing session! Thanks for the opportunity!

Victoria Smith - Love this!!!

leslie hardsock - also like your birth photography page

leslie hardsock - would love a session!

christopher - I would love to see my wife and new son who just arrived a little over three weeks ago win a session like this. After nursing three kids she deserves it.

Jane - I have also liked your page for a second entry.

Jane - Entering for my daughter and her newborn son. They would LOVE the opportunity to have a session so special.

christopher - Liked your page for the bonus entry


Christopher - I’d like to enter this for my wife who has nursed all three of our children, the newest just arrived in early July. She would adore it.

Kate - Also “liked” your page for a second entry! =]

Kate - Would love to win a mommy and me nursing session with my brand new baby boy born on 7-7 =]

Genessa Hartford - I liked your page as well!

Genessa Hartford - Awesome! Hope I win!

Brooke Ramsey - Already like Michiana Birth Photography Facebook page!

Brooke Ramsey - This is so awesome that you offer this Jeri!! It would be great to get photos of me with my little nursling :) thanks for the opportunity!

Trish - This is a great giveaway!

Amy - I would love this for me and the girls! Hoping to be tandem nursing come October :)