Readers we are so excited to share our First Annual Mamatoga Summer in Saratoga Photo Contest! We are teaming up with Ashley Brown Photography to challenge our readers to share their fabulous Summer in Saratoga photos from this summer. We want to see your pictures of your kids, or you and your kids together, enjoying your favorite Saratoga summer activity, be it at the track, at the park, at a restaurant, SPAC, or your own backyard, the possibilities are really endless! Ashley Brown is going to help us out with some helpful tips throughout the rest of the summer on how to take awesome pictures of your kids too! She's also giving away our amazing prize for the one lucky reader who wins the contest, one of her signature Short & Sweet photo sessions! The Short & Sweet photo session is 30 minutes long and result in 12-14 finished images to choose from. They are held at 3-4 locations per season in the Capital Region… from parks, to lakes and rivers, to orchards, to historical and downtown sites. For children under 1 year of age, Short& Sweet sessions are also available at home. Because of their condensed time frame, these sessions are best for updated shots of the children (although mom and dad are welcome to jump in a shot or two). They are also the perfect way to capture life’s little milestones and moments… a great image for holiday cards, a newly crawling baby, a 1st grader’s gap toothed grin. Ashley Brown Photography's most popular product, high resolution digital images, are included with your session. Digital images allow you the flexibility of sharing and printing your images, as well as archiving them forever. This prize comes with FIVE digital images and is valued at $350! Here are our rules and regulations for the contest: the picture can be of your child (or children) or of you and your child or children together, with the age limit for the kids being 18 years old. Only ONE image is allowed to be entered in the contest per household. You can submit your photo on facebook or through our email at email@example.com but please include your email address and full name plus a caption for your photo and location. If you submit your photo on facebook and don't wish to share your email there you can message it to us on facebook separately.The photograph must be taken during this summer only and must be taken within Saratoga Springs and the immediate surrounding area (includes your own backyard/home if you are local). The photos must be amateur only, no professional photos. By submitting your photo you give us permission to use the photo on facebook and our website for purposes of this contest only. This contest will run through Labor Day weekend ending on Tuesday, September 6th at 12pm. All entries must be in by then, and the winner will be notified privately through email and will be publicly announced at our upcoming (as of yet still secret) event that will be announced very soon. The winner must be a friend of Mamatoga Saratoga on facebook as well as someone who "likes" our Mamatoga facebook page at the time of sending in the entry. Judging will be done by myself, MamatogaJulie and Ashley Brown and we will narrow down the entries to our top three, which will then be voted on by YOU, the readers! We are so excited to see your Summer in Saratoga pictures, and we are also really excited to give away this fabulous prize just in time for back to school, so get those cameras going and capture some fantastic images to share with all of us Mamatogians, and good luck!