National Family Photo Day – Photo Comp!

Did you have a lovely National Family Photo Day?

I know some were bathed in cloud with rain, while others in the country basked in sunshine! Perfect for taking photos LOL.

If you have some gorgeous family photos – its time to do something with them!

The first thing is to pick your best one or two, and email them to, because I have a great handful of prizes here that I would LOVE to give away!

YUP – I’m giving away treats and prizes to thank you for supporting National Family Photo Day!!!!

IF YOU HAVENT YET TAKEN YOUR PHOTO – its not too late!!!

All of the photographers supporting The Motherhood Project and National Family Photo Day can take your photos this week – give them a buzz and make the most of this opportunity!!


Email me your shots, and make sure you state where you live in our beautiful country!

If you didnt take the photo, you need to make sure you have permission from the photographer.

It’s not a competition or a popularity contest – I just want to send prizes to those whose photos make me gasp with wonder, laugh with silliness or cry with sheer overwhelming beauty! In other words, every photo is eligable! It just needs to have been taken in the month between 3 May and 3 June 2012 – thats it!!

I would LOVE to see all those gorgeous family photos – intergenerational, mums, dads and babies….

But I know family photos are also about the indivudals, so be sure to send them in too!!!!!!!!!!

And if you are a photographer – send in your work! I’d love to showcase it (and promote your business!) so send in those family snaps!

The small print reads like thus: by sending me your photo, you are acknowledging that you hold the copyright for the photograph or that you have the full permission of the photographer. you understand that I may post the photos on our The Motherhood Project facebook page or here on our blog. (I may ask to use photos in my books but I will ask you first!). The photo has been taken between 3 May and 3 June. Hmmm… thats about it? Oh yeah, it’s not really a competition, it has nothing to do with facebook or wordpress…. its just an awesome sharing the love giveaway by The Motherhood Project!

We have to mention where our prizes have come from, so I will be shouting out to these fantastic generous businesses this week – today we start with the very generous (love that shop – totally addictive for all crafts!)….. Briar Elisabeth Photography (beautiful photos!)….. thanks so much for your support xxxxxx

And a very big thank you to all the photographers who have lended their support as well – thank you for taking a leap of faith – lets make this an annual and make it even bigger next year!!!!!!!!!!!

List of Photographers

National Family Photo Day –



These photographers are supporting The Motherhood Project and


We appreciate their time – please support them in return!


Zandy J Photography

AUCKLAND     or     0210 711 143

SPECIAL: Family photo shoot (up to 1.5 hours), HALF PRICE – now $60! Includes up to 5 people (additional $15 per person) and a disc with a minimum of 10 of your best shots! This is valid for the week of National Family Photo Day.

20% discount between now and the 28th May, simply by mentioning The Motherhood Project!



Kimberly-Joy Photography    or   027 872 1647

SPECIAL: Family shots, and single shots of all the kids for $180 – That includes time, place, editing and all photos edited on a disc with black and white copies as well! Or Maternity and newborn photos done for $160!!



Phil Yeo Photography
0211 420264
A photoshoot and makeover for Free during that week when you quote The Motherhood Project. Phil will then donate 10% of any takings from these appointments/photos  to our fundraising!!



Verdict Photos
Photography by mother of two, Bex Lipp in Auckland. Capturing moments for you to treasure of your children and your family. Special Offer for your photo week – $40 off any package listed through the website. A date must be booked and paid for within that week.


Seed of This Land Photography

Palmerston North
Call Robin on 0211328161
SPECIAL: Half price mini sessions from 27th May to 3rd June, $25


Kylie Day Photography

ROTORUA    or    0212602993

SPECIAL: Details to come!



Jessica Marie Photography

AUCKLAND      or     021 101 7326



TammyLou Photography

KAITAIA     or    021417047



Nicola Fearn Photography





LuvBug Photography

TE AROHA/MORRINSVILLE   or    027 4244514




Maree Turner Photography


09 271 5406

Mention ‘The Motherhood Project’ and get an extra set of your purchased images for free to share with family and friends! Valid for within 2 months of the 28th May.



Captured By Eden




Teresa Denton Photography



Teresa will donate 25% of any photoshoots from 26th May to 2nd June to our fundraising!



Briar Elisabeth Baby Photography
HAMILTON            ph 0278680780
Portraits, newborn, maternity and family
Kindly donated several prizes to our fundraising including an hour session!!


Nennee Photography

SPECIAL: Half price mini sessions for the week of National Family Photo Day!!!



Caitlin Louise Photography



Mobile: 0277-277-355

Kindly donated a 2 hour photo shoot as a prize!

Windowbell Photography

027 857 9327
A big photo day in a local hall – plus donating proceeds to our fundraising!

Let the FUNDRAISING begin!!

Tomorrow marks the start of The Motherhood Projects massive week of fundraising activities!!!!!!!!!!!

First of, grab your camera and participate in National Family Photo Day – officially on Sunday!!!!

We have 16 photographers across the country involved – many have special packages and discounts available this week – please take advantage of them!!! Many of these lovely photographers are also donating part of their proceeds this week to our fundraising tally – THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’ll also announce some competitions and giveaways next week – thank you to the businesses who have so generously given prizes, including the wonderful Artfullcrafts, some of our photographers, Travel Brokers, Cinnamon Nappies, EggiPeggi and a few more to be announced!

While you’re all busy taking photos of your cherubs 🙂 …….. I will be putting myself under the scissors of the beautiful Leigh from Inspired by You, who will be cutting all my hair off!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please sponsor me…… every SINGLE dollar counts – so please, I’m asking you to skip ONE coffee this week, and donate the $$ to The Motherhood Project, so we can support the Child Cancer Foundation!!!!!!!!!

And then, when the week seems like it cant get any bigger, we’ll be releasing our THIRD book……….. details to come!!!!!!!!

So its going to be HUGE!!! And I want YOU to be a part of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*Take photos – get a professional (check out the directory) or do it yourself

*Sponsor me to cut of all my hair!!!!

*Stay tuned:


The preferred method is by direct credit/internet banking to

THE MOTHERHOOD PROJECT – 06 0489 0222214 05

(we dont have to pay any fees if you use this method. However if you need to deposit in-branch, email me for a different account number, or else we will get charged $3 for the transaction).

You can also donate online by credit card at

THANK YOU in advance, for supporting THE MOTHERHOOD PROJECT – I really really appreciate your help, kind words, monetary donations, donation of prizes and vouchers, and everything else that you all do to help me help others xxx

Donate to the Child Cancer Foundation!

Our chosen charity for our next project is the Child Cancer Foundation.

The Child Cancer Foundation offer support, financial help, and emotional support to children and their families in New Zealand. They run several programmes with beads. It is a non-profit charity –

I know too many children and families battling with cancer and this is why I wanted to help. I have followed the blogs of some families, and have shed many a tear for them… I cannot fathom the sheer enormity of the situation and these families are just amazing for demonstrating just strength.

I have no doubt there are moments where the strength gives way for them. The worry, helplessness, stress, anger and no doubt many other emotions must be very overwhelming.

I hope that The Motherhood Project can really make a difference – I have set our goal at $500.
This will buy a star:

Gift a Star of Courage
Make a $500 donation and gift a star to directly support a child’s cancer journey.
The Stars of Courage is a unique programme which will see each child diagnosed with cancer offered a dedicated star.
Each child will receive the name of their star, its coordinates in the sky and information on its constellation or grouping.  They can then visit any observatory in New Zealand and use the telescope to locate their star.
Money raised will help fund the $3 million required each year for child and family support services in New Zealand.

Not-so-secretly, I would just LOVE to be able to buy TWO stars…. but I think its good to start with a smaller goal 🙂

So…. I have given this a LOT of thought! And these are the 3 ways that I have come up with:

*I am going to cut all my hair! It is currently a little longer than shoulder length. I’ve never had short hair, and it terrifies me!
The beautiful Leigh at Inspired by You will be  donating her time to the cause and doing this for me in the last week of May.

*The Motherhood Project’s third book will be released! $2 from the sale of every book will be donated to the Child Cancer Foundation.

*National Family Photo Day (27th May) and subsequent photo competition – this will raise awareness of my project and hopefully fundraise even more $$!!

So I have a lot to organise in the coming weeks!

If you’re ready to show your support, please visit to donate

And sign up to our facebook page – – to keep up to date!