Friday, January 29, 2010

Nina.Cecilia|Creative Spark {review & giveaway}

It is my pleasure to bring to you . . .






'Nina.Cecilia | creative spark' is a professional photography business developed by a set of twins who inherit the same passion: capturing those special moments that are so often overlooked in everyday life.




The adorable and delightful founders, Nina Williams and Cecilia Moyer, describe their photos as a, "focus on lifestyle photography, catching people in their own personal environment." These two pride themselves in their ability to take edgy, candid shots all while extracting a form of art from a photograph.






'NiƱa.Cecilia | creative spark' encompasses photos of high school seniors, maternity, family, babies and kids, company events, engagements and weddings. These two photograph in Peoria, IL; Pella, IA; Des Moines, IA; Cedar Rapids, IA; Dubuque, IA; and its surrounding areas though are more than happy to travel a reasonable distance outside these regions at an additional cost.











Have I had the pleasure of working with these two? You bet! Our family enjoyed every second of our family photo shoot with Nina.Cecilia | creative spark!





The best thing about Nina and Cecilia is that they really focus on making everybody feel comfortable and capturing real-life shots. When our family shot with them, we basically played around in the local park as they took pictures of us at ease.











It is my belief this relaxed environment is what helped our family pictures to turn out so wonderful! I have personally worked with over 10 professional photographers in my life and 'Nina.Cecilia|Creative Spark' are by far my favorite!









The shoot was so natural and effortless that even my fiance' enjoyed it! Can you imagine a big dirty, football-loving laborer enjoying a photo shoot?! Well, he did!






Our pictures sincerely resulted in a work of art.








Moreover, 'Nina.Cecilia|Creative Spark' is unique in that they allow you to purchase a CD of all your pictures as well as granting you the rights to all the proofs! That way, if you want additional pictures, you are able to take them to a location of your choice and make prints to your own discretion! This option worked out perfectly well for our indecisive family!







'Nina.Cecilia | creative spark' also showcases their creative touch with invitations of all sort, tutus, diaper cakes and bows that are all beautiful and all customizable! (Found under their 'Products for Purchase' gallery.)








These two charming twins are unbelievably creative 
(Pictured below is just a little taste of what they can do!)







As well as being creative, 'Nina.Cecilia| creative spark' is so thoughtful and are giving away a free sitting to one lucky winner in the Peoria, IL; Pella, IA; Des Moines, IA; Cedar Rapids, IA; Dubuque, IA! This is an amazing $50 offer that can be used anytime in the year 2010 and includes:


  • A single one hour session for any one family
  • Free online proofing and ordering
  • A birthday cake for a 1 year old child's session (optional)




To qualify:

You must live in the Peoria, IL; Pella, IA; Des Moines, IA; Cedar Rapids, IA; or Dubuque, IA area.

Then, simply check out 'Nina.Cecilia| creative spark' by clicking on the link or by visiting http://www.ninaceciliacreativespark.com/ where you'll find beautiful pictures they've taken and charming products. Leave a comment on this post telling us about your favorite picture or item for purchase AND tell us how you would use your photo session if you won! (Please leave a valid email address)


And if one entry is not nearly enough... (leave a separate comment for each bonus entry)



Earn 1 additional entry:









Earn 2 additional entries :


  • Tweet it!

  • Post this giveaway on your facebook page (be sure to link it on your comment!)

  • Blog about this giveaway including links to your store and the giveaway page



Earn 10 additional entries :






Don't qualify for this giveaway?  Not to worry!  There are more great giveaways to come!


Good Luck and Enjoy!




Giveaway will end February 8 at 11:59 MST. Winner will be chosen via random.org and contacted via email and have 48 hours to respond. Must be 18 to enter, US entries only. Many thanks to Nina.Cecilia|creative spark!

55 comments:

  1. Love the outdoor baby pics of Dominic! We live in pella and would use the session for my three little boys!

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  2. I am already a facebook fan of Nina.Cecilia!

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  3. pictures are gorgeous!!! you guys are sooo talented!

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  4. I am a huge fan of Nina.Cecilia. They took my kids' pictures a few months ago, and I was amazed at what was captured by film. My favorite picture, of course, is or my two kids in the bathtub surrounded by bubbles. Love it!
    And yes, I am a facebook fan!

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  5. I am already a facebook friend of Nina.Cecilia

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  6. I am also now a facebook fan of The Ivy Twines! :)

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  7. ONE (there are many more) of my favorite photos is under the kids section, it's of the little girl outside walking on rocks outside near a lake with trees in the background. Love the the pic. and the scenery.

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  8. Another one of my favorites is under Landon's photo shoot :) the one with his little feet in his mom and dads hands with their wedding rings on his toes. Love this idea! How creative!!

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  9. Another one of my fav. is pic. 34 under families. I like the pic. where the family is walking and it's the back of them. Love the railroad track pic. too. Great work ladies!! :)

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  10. I'm already a Facebook fan/friend of Nina.Cecilia!

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  11. I am already a fan of Nina.Cecilia creative spark on facebook. I love the shot of Jessica Fiori in her bright red shirt for her senior pictures!! We had a wonderful time with Nina and Cecilia at our session and were 100% happy with the pictures and service!!

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  12. I am a fan on Facebook. I love the all the engagement photos. Especially the one of the two shadows kissing:) I also love the little girl Elise in her tutu!

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  13. The Markey's are already fans of creative spark!

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  14. The Markey's love the picture of the little baby walking with her parents and all u see is the parents legs and hands!

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  15. I am already a fan of Nina.Cecilia!

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  16. My favorite picture is in the "Newborn" section. It is a picture of by little boys' (Aiden & Isaac's) feet. So cute. I love it!

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  17. My favorite picture is in the "Newborn" section. It is a picture of *my little boys' (Aiden & Isaac's) feet. So cute. I love it!

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  18. I am already a fan of Nina.Cecilia!

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  19. One of my favorite pictures is of the little girl with curly hair holding the red flowers....I love it! I love the different types of pictures you take and look forward to getting pictures taken for different events in the future:)

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  20. Racheal NiensteadtJanuary 31, 2010 at 6:10 PM

    I just became a facebook fan of the Ivy Twines!! I am already a facebook fan of Nina.Cecilia/Creative Spark

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  21. Racheal NiensteadtJanuary 31, 2010 at 6:15 PM

    I posted this giveaway on my facebook page including putting it in my comment box!!

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  22. I love Nina and Cecilia's work, especially all the black and white photos of babies. My favorite is a little baby boy sitting on a dock. I would use the sitting for pictures of my baby who will be 2 this June.
    ps-I'm also a facebook fan!

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  23. I just became a facebook fan of the Ivy Twines!!

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  24. Oh I fogot something else...I like the props you use for some pictures and love the b-day pics with children....black and white photos with just the cake in color...cute!

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  25. Racheal Niensteadt, racheal715@hotmail.comJanuary 31, 2010 at 6:24 PM

    I have lots of favorite pictures but my favorite are of the babies. I love the little spots or positions that you put them in. I absolutely love the little baby girl laying on her stomach with a big pink tu tu on. You both do a great job capturing moments that are otherwise hard to capture.

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  26. Racheal Niensteadt, racheal715@hotmail.comJanuary 31, 2010 at 6:27 PM

    I love the black/white picture with the mother/father holding their hands in a heart shape with the babies little feet in the middle. The babies little toes has the mother and father's wedding rings---Love that!!!

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  27. I love the picture with the newborn and the wedding rings. I also love how you added the quote "All because two people fell in love" at the top.

    kayla_beringer@hotmail.com

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  28. I am a fan on facebook.

    kayla_beringer@hotmail.com

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  29. I love all the pictures of my adorable granddaughters and I would use this to have Nina and Cecilia take some more pics of them.

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  30. I'm a facebook fan of Ivy Twines
    Rhonda Kermode
    kermode@iowatelecom.net

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  31. I am a fan on Facebook.

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  32. I have to say my favorite pics are of Jett with his birthday cake. But I am a little bias.

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  33. I love the newborn pictures- I just love newborns! I love the hats and tutus! I also really love the great family shots!

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  34. I love how creative Nina & Cecilia are, their work is truly truly amazing! It comes so naturally to them, after we had our family shoot done I was blown away at how beautiful our pics turned out! These will be memories we will have forever to look back on, that means more then words could ever say! Thanks girls!

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  35. I am already a fan of Nina.Cecilia on facebook! We love their work and frequently go to their website to check out their latest productions!

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  36. My favorite picture... how do I pick? I love nearly every picture created of Elise, especially the one of her clapping under the tree! We were encouraged to hire Nina.Cecilia after viewing a series of photos taken of Avery eating her birthday cake. They made us laugh and couldn't be any more inviting!

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  37. Racheal EbelsheiserFebruary 1, 2010 at 2:10 PM

    I live in Pella and I am expecting baby #2 due in April. I have been looking at the infant pictures that you have taken and I am very impressed. I am also interested in maternity photo session.

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  38. I am already a fan of Nina.Cecilia on facebook.

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  39. My favorite pictures on their website are typically family pictures. I love how they seem "real life" and not so posed.
    danell071083@yahoo.com

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  40. I also just became a fan of the Ivy Twines on Facebook.
    danell071083@yahoo.com

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  41. Nina and Cecilia are so AWESOME!!! I love all of their pictures and am looking forward to having them take pictures of my baby girl;)

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  42. I LOVED Lyndi's maternity shoot.. the picture of her and Bret holding hands with the shadow of them kissing was art in its finest form!!! :o)
    I definitely wanna have Hudson and my pictures taken again and maybe he will be in a better mood!!!

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  43. I also LOVE the pic. under the weddings tab of the couple kissing and you only see it in their shadow. True art!!

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  44. I love the family pic. of Max and Mya's family where you just see the kids hugging there parents legs. :)

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  45. I really like MAdelyn's pic. with the tutu on and it's the back of her looking out the window. Great photos!!

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  46. Another very cool picture is under the engagement pictures where you see the bottom half of the couples legs and then their shadow of them kissing. I had commented on this pic. then. So awesome! If I were them I would have been very pleased with my engagement photos!

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  47. Love the pic of the family with the cute little girl in the orange sweater where they are holding her arms to walk and you do not see the parents head. I am hoping to get some pic. like this with our family! :)

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  48. I am a fan of Nina.Cecilia Creative Spark on Facebook ;) YAY!!

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  49. I am a fan of Nina.Cecilia Creative Spark on Facebook.

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  50. Love the pictures of the young kids, especially siblings. Jawnica's and Derrica's pictures are so cute! I am expecting my first child in April, so I would use the package for a our wonderful little girl!

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  51. We live in Peoria, and love Nina's work. She did photos of our newborn and family, and they were GREAT. I like the pics of the two boys with their bare feet showing. I am a FB friend of Nina's and a fan of Creative Spark!...would use this session forour baby's 1yr photos!

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  52. We cant wait to do our next photo shoot with Cecilia and Nina! They are awesome and so talented! Every picture they take is amazing!

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  53. I am a HUGE fan of Nina and Cecilia photography and my favorite photo is of my son, Hayden, his eyes look so blue it is amazing!! I've even turned two of my friends on to their photos and both scheduled family pictures with them and loved their results as well!! Their pictures are like works of art! Keep up the great work ladies!

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  54. Hey! I love the pics of Mia and Brooke. Every picture looks like they could be in a magazine and the girls are just adorable! If I were to win we'd use the free session for a maternity session. I am due 8/2/2010 and I would love to have maternity pics taken with my son who is 18 months old!

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