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Thank you so much to everyone that entered the prize draw to win a fabulous Spring Portrait Session in The Hague with Tigs Creations. I asked you to tell me at least ONE thing you love about The Hague, and your answers were an absolute delight to read. I’m going to share a few that caught my eye…
“I love the Keizerstraat on Saturdays! It is like a little village full of lovely people.” – K
“This spring I discovered the Frederikstraat while on my way to a childbirth preparation class. I love the shops and the restaurants, and I want to shop in every shop I’ve seen! It’s utterly charming.” – J
“I love this all-in-one package in the Hague: you have a city for going-out and shopping and the beach and the dunes to enjoy the nature.” – J
“What I do love about The Hague is, well, love! My fiancé lives there, so for three years, I’ve been spending my weekends and the odd month here and there at The Hague and surroundings. He’s taken me sightseeing, we’ve spent hours walking at the beach, and I regularly request he takes me to the big vegetable market on saturdays.” – E
“The atmosphere, the old city look, there is much green in this city.” – F
Many of you also mentioned the international feel, the blend of cultures and ethnic diversity, foods from all around the world, the cycling lifestyle and the simplicity of living here. I’m in agreement with all of you; I love living in The Hague! :-)
So, who won the Spring Portrait Session…..?!
Congratulations to Mariam Raafat!
Mariam has been living in The Hague for less than a year and loves that people from all over are living here.
Mariam, i’m very much looking forward to working with you and meeting your family. Please send me a note to claim your fabulous Spring Portrait Session and a CD of all your images!
Thank you again to all of you that entered the prize draw! :-)
Yesterday was the fifth annual Feel at Home in The Hague fair which took place in the atrium of the City Hall. It was a buzz of activity! Lots of familiar faces, and many new – including expats that had arrived in The Hague only a few short weeks ago. The fair is an absolute goldmine of information for new arrivals so i’m sure their bags were overflowing with information!
Here’s me at the start of the day – wearing a fabulous new top that DHL delivered just the day before, perfect timing! I’m so glad DHL deliver on Saturdays! :-) Thanks to Neal McClimon who was manning the ADO Den Haag stand for the quick snap with my little cam :-)
Thank you to everyone that came by to say hi and also to those that entered my prize draw, it was lovely meeting you! Don’t forget – you can double your chance of winning by entering the prize draw online too! Win a fabulous Spring portrait session in The Hague! Get your entries in before 17 October 2010!!!! I’ll be announcing the winner here on the blog on 19 October 2010! And if you didn’t visit the fair – you can still enter of course!! :-)
Thanks to my hubby for the above two photos, and for bringing me some lunch! *love you* :-)
I hope everyone visiting the fair had a great day out and made some great discoveries.
Discover all there is to do in your free time!
“If you are new to The Hague and it’s surrounding areas, have lived here for a while and are looking to find out what 2010/2011 has in store for culture and leisure, or are looking to expand your social network and connect with International The Hague, then you simply cannot miss this event. Come along and discover all there is to do in your free time at Feel at Home in The Hague – The International Community Fair 2010.”
Yes, you can win a fabulous Spring portrait session in The Hague with Tigs Creations Photography AND you will receive a CD with all your images too. Print to your heart’s content! Valued at €495!! You want to win, right?
The prize draw is open to everyone (so long as your portrait session takes place in The Hague ;-) and it runs for 4 weeks! The winning entry will be announced here on the blog on Tuesday 19 October 2010. All you need to do is complete the prize draw entry form and tell me at least one thing you LOVE about The Hague!
And it gets better, if you’re visiting the fair on Sunday, you can enter twice! Visit me at stand 40 to double your chance of winning!!
I look forward to seeing you there! Come and say hi!! :-)
Here’s a peek at last year’s fair:
Did you see Tigs Creations in the video? :-)
See you on Sunday!
pssssst! thinking of buying the CRAVE Amsterdam guide book? Come see me at the fair!! :-)
Did you visit the International Culture & Leisure in Holland 2009/2010 Fair on Sunday? Thank you to everyone that stopped by my stand to say Hi – it was great to meet you! Here’s a peek at my stand in case you missed it ;)
And if you are wondering about the special offer that I teased you with in this post…
Are you, or someone you know, expecting twins or triplets? I’m offering a discounted creative fee for newborn sessions booked before 31 October 2009! If you’re expecting twins, pay only 1/2 the creative fee, and if you’re expecting triplets, you only pay 1/3! Please contact me for more information, I’d love to hear from you :-)
Tigs Creations Photography will be taking part in the International Culture & Leisure in Holland 2009/2010 Fair this coming Sunday 20th September, which takes place from 11.00 till 17.00 in the Atrium of the City Hall of The Hague.
Come and say Hi..! :-)
* Visitors will also be the first to hear about a very special offer for new parents…!! *
I’m very much looking forward to meeting you :-)
psssssssst! head over here to buy your tickets!
With thanks to Erika at Both Assistance and Support I was not only introduced to CONNECTing Women (a network for professional and internationally aware women, based in The Hague) but I also had a table at their December meeting which was a Festive Network Bazaar.
It was a great evening, and a wonderful opportunity to meet the members, buy Christmas gifts and find out a bit about each of the businesses that had a table there.
And on my table… which was overflowing with photographs… I held a special Christmas Prize Draw to win a portrait session with tigs creations photography. And the winner….
Many congratulations to Santina Hovanessian! You’ve won a portrait session in your home, or at a location of your choice for lifestyle or studio portraits. This includes one to three hours of session time (including set-up and outfit changes), custom editing of each individual image and a 4 week private online gallery of 25-30 proofs. You will also receive two complimentary 13x19cm prints of your choice.
*look out for my email with more details*
Ooops! I didn’t know the background wall would be green! lol I totally chose the wrong colour jumper! haha!
I can’t believe it’s almost December.. where did the year go?! Time is truly flying by and I’m working like crazy to get all my orders ready for Christmas…
Do you remember the prize draw I had at the Feel at Home in The Hague fair?
The winner of my Basic Portrait Package was Naira and we had a great session. I’m sure you will agree with me that she looks stunning, and her outfits were lovely, so bright and colourful!
Thanks Naira for a fun session… I had such a hard time choosing just a *few* for your sneak peak but here you are, I hope you enjoy them!
I hope you enjoyed your sneak peak!
It was great to meet so many of you at the Feel at Home in The Hague International Community Fair on Sunday.
And…. here are the results that you’ve been waiting for:
The winner of my prize draw is Naira Papyan – congratulations, you have received the Basic Portrait Package from tigs creations photography.
Two runners up, Joanna Vallat and Denis & Cecile, will both receive €25.00 print credit when booking a portrait session with tigs creations photography.
Many thanks to everyone that entered the prize draw!
Were you at the fair? Give me a shout if you saw my stand! :-)
tigs creations photography will be taking part in the Feel at Home in The Hague International Community Fair this coming Sunday 21st September, which takes place from 11.00 till 17.00 in the City Hall Atrium. Stop by my stand and enter the prize draw to win a Portrait Session!
One lucky winner will receive the Basic Portrait Package from tigs creations photography, this includes a portrait session lasting up to a maximum of 4 hours, a password protected online gallery with up to 30 proofs, and two 13x19cm prints of their choice. Travel within The Hague is included. Additional prints may be purchased ‘a la carte’.
Two runners up will each receive €25.00 print credit when booking a portrait session with tigs creations photography.
I have a limited number of entry forms so be sure to come early!
This is the third annual ‘Feel at Home in The Hague’ fair. There are more than 185 groups, clubs, associations as well as small and large businesses waiting to introduce themselves. Not only that, there is also a whole host of activities ongoing throughout the day to keep you entertained. You won’t want to miss it! Entrance at the door is only €10.00 (or €15.00 for a family) – so what are you waiting for? Visit www.feelathomeinthehague.com for more info.
See you at the fair! :-)