My blog turns 1! And a Family Photoshoot Giveaway!

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Hello everyone! and Ramadan Mubarak! May the blessings of this Holy month be bestowed upon all of us.

This is a special post for me because this little blog of mine that I started has turned ONE YEAR OLD! And incidentally, a couple of weeks ago I wrote my 100th post on the blog. Which syncs so well with this blog anniversary as posting regularly is the first and most important rule of blogging. When i started, i aimed to write a post every third day at least and when I hit my 100th post i realized that I have achieved that in this year. Which was very surprising as there were many times when i didn’t want to keep going or didn’t have much to say or had so much stuff going on that i didn’t have time to update it all here.

To be honest, I started writing here just as a whim and a late night thought and a small sudden project. I hadn’t planned for it, i didn’t spend days thinking about it or working on it, it just happened overnight and somehow I kept going even when a lot of people weren’t reading it or even when i didn’t feel like writing. But on those days, writing a small post here made me feel positive and cleared my head and helped me to focus better on whats important. And for that I am always thankful and happy that I have this little outlet to pop in once in a while and get myself sorted and grounded.

Two big, overseas moves happened for our family during this last year, first to Saudi Arabia and then to Australia, and I am so glad that most of it is documented here on the blog. It sure is fun and gives me a lot of perspective to go through those posts, and that was my No.1 reason to start this blog: to be able to go back on the chapters of my life, look at my kids faces on those days and read how i felt at those times. That is just priceless for me, something I wouldn’t trade for anything else.

Along the way, the blog picked up some readers who are always kind to let me know their thoughts about my family or the times we go through. I made some new online friends. Most of my friends and family were always very supportive and appreciated my efforts and work which always felt super nice. I am so grateful to you guys and was always humbled by your messages and comments and words of appreciation. Thank you so very much for reading along.

As I have recently started my portrait photography venture, the response has been amazing and surprising and I am really enjoying it for now. I thought I will celebrate my blog anniversary by offering my readers in Melbourne the chance to win ONE FREE OUTDOOR PHOTOSHOOT session that will last for one hour. It can be a couple, family, maternity or newborn shoot. Its the perfect time to take family photos in Melbourne these days with all the Autumn scenes happening so I am really excited to giving away such a unique opportunity to one of the families.

I have always loved capturing my own family and when I do it for the other families, i enjoy it even more. I get to see the families up close, capture their candid moments, their bright smiles, their personalities, their love for each other, and it makes me so content.

So lovely readers, are you excited? Do you want to win this fabulous opportunity of letting me capture you family? Sadly, this giveaway is valid only for those living in Melbourne. You can enter by commenting on this post below and telling me about your family. You will also have to share this post on your Facebook profile publicly and mention that in your comment here on the blog as well. And follow my fb page (https://www.facebook.com/thishappycorner/) and my instagram (abeer_sadiq). The giveaway will run for two weeks. Deadline to enter it is June 10. I will select one winner randomly and will announce that on June 11. And will also share the photos I take of the winner’s family soon after that.

So lets start sharing and commenting below! You never know you might be the lucky one. xx

 

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  1. Sidra sultan says:

    Congratulations & thanks a lot for this opportunity. We are a family of 4.
    My eldest daughter’s name is Mishall Sultan and the younger is 2 years old.
    We love photoshoots & your work is an absolute execution of a story told in a caption. Truely amazed by your work
    Thanks a lot again for telling people’s stories in pictures

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  2. Muhammad Shariq Ejaz says:

    Hearty congrats! I would love to have a family photoshoot this autumn. We are a family of 3; there’s me, my wife and my 6 year old baby boy. This is the first Australian autumn for my wife and the first one for our baby. If we could be a small part of such a colourful season in your photoshoot, it’ll be a generous Eidi for us. Kind regards.

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  3. Muhammad Shariq Ejaz says:

    Hearty congrats! I would love to have a family photoshoot this autumn. We are a family of 3; there’s me, my wife and my 6 month old baby boy. This is the first Australian autumn for my wife and the first one for our baby. If we could be a small part of such a colourful season in your photoshoot, it’ll be a generous Eidi for us. Kind regards.

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