Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Casting Continues for Jacksonville AND America's Cutest Kid! :: Jacksonville Children's Photographer

We all know that each one of us has the cutest kid ever! Now's the time to show it! We're still casting for the title of Jacksonville's Cutest Kid and America's Cutest Kid and raising money for Charity!

Contest details are in the post below!

Don't wait much longer, time is running out! Schedule your child's 30-minute model session today with the greater Jacksonville area Child Photographer, Keely Deuschle.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Jacksonville's Cutest Kid? America’s Cutest Kid? Your Child Could Be!

National Charity Model Search Jacksonville Florida

Do you think your child is the Cutest Kid in Jacksonville? Or even the Cutest Kid in America? He or she just may be! There's one way to find out!

Mikkean Photography is excited and proud to be an affiliated photographer for the National Charity Model Search to select the cutest child in Jacksonville who could possibly be named “America’s Cutest Kid” all while raising funds for charity.

We’re looking for cute children, boys and girls, between the ages 18 months to 14 years old who may just have what it takes to win!

The Jacksonville winner will be invited to model for the Jacksonville stop of the upcoming Tots2Teens tour presented by well-known child photographer, Sandy Puc', on March 5, 2009 and will be automatically in the running for the national grand prize.

If your child is selected as the national winner, you'll receive prizes including a $5,000 US Savings Bond and a Canon G10 digital camera!

Mikkean Photography studio prizes will be awarded for the studio's top winners, which we hope will be Jacksonville's winner and even the national winner! (Studio prizes to be announced at a later date).

Models Search Special:

There is a $25 contest entrance fee, which includes a 30 minute model session and one image submitted to the national gallery. Special print packages and products will also be available for purchase.

Jacksonville finalists will be determined by online votes on entries from all participating Jacksonville area professional photographers. Anyone may vote and you may vote as many times as you'd like. Each vote is $1, and all proceeds from votes benefit the non-profit organization Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (

The grand prize national winner will be determined from the 50 city finalists and will be selected by photography and modeling industry experts.

For more information about this model search and contest, and/or to enter your child(ren), please call our studio at (904) 403-9553 or email us at All Model Sessions must take place between January 1, 2009 and February 21, 2009 to be eligible for the contest.

Limited sessions are available and we're already scheduling appointments, so don't wait another minute! Call now for the best selection of session dates and times! For additional information about the contest, please visit

Happy New Year!

A new year has arrived and we're very excited about many things going on in the studio this year! We can't wait to share them with you!

We've been enjoying spending time together as a family with everyone out of school and Karl on vacation from work while the studio has been closed the last week and a half. While we didn't have any sessions scheduled, we've still been working on some awesome things for the studio, which of course, is always fun!

Our family ended the year with our annual New Year's Eve family tradition - fondue night with Chocolate fondue and strawberries, pound cake, pretzels and apples for dipping, and a scrumptious cheese fondue with French bread, vegetables and apples for dipping. We had some fireworks stashed away from the Fourth of July so we got those out and the kids had a lot of fun. They were all the sparkler type that stayed on the ground, but it didn't prevent us from enjoying them as all around the neighborhood, families were setting off the larger types!

Our little man wanted so badly to stay awake, but by 10:30, he was out. Nothing could wake him, so it was just Karl and I and our daughter to hug and kiss at midnight after which we set off a few more sparklers.

If anyone is in need of delicious fondue recipes, let me know and I'll share the ones that we made!

From our family to yours, we wish you a very happy, safe, and healthy 2009! Happy New Year!

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