Maternity Shoot giveaway with Nicky Stowe

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Nicky Stowe (click this for her website- Nicky Stowe Website ) is the most incredible photographer – I met her through a friend of a friend and consequently she’s become a friend – and a wonderful friend who takes the most incredible pictures at that 🙂 So, since I’ve noticed that a professional shoot does wonders for one’s self esteem (especially when you’re growing a human inside), Nicky and I are partnering to give away a maternity shoot for a lovely Modern Mommy reader. You can also win this prize for a friend or use it as a family shoot ( less than 4 people) – it lasts 1-2 hours and is worth nearly R3000. Please note that Nicky is based in Cape Town and the shoot will happen in the Mother City and does not include a hair and make-up artist or styling.

To win, please comment below on why you’d like to win this incredible prize. Nicky did the amazing images in this post and some of my baby shower pics too. Check out her website!

And note, we usually only do giveaways on Mondays (and this coming Monday will be an AWESOME prize too), but since we’re relaunching and enjoying all the love you are sharing with us on the blog, we’re being extra generous! Thanks Nicky 🙂

xx MM

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46 Comments

  1. Jacqui
    Wed, 09 March 2016
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    Absolutely beautiful☺ What you have managed to capture is unbridled joy and the result is radiant❤ I would love to win in order to have a keepsake like this, to show my little one that from the very beginning, he or she has been loved and that I am eternally grateful?

  2. Marisa Calvert
    Thu, 10 March 2016
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    Hi Jo-Ann, I would love to win this prize because I am pregnant with my first (and probably only baby), after I was told that my chances of ever falling pregnant is closer to zero, due to my age (I am only 32!!!). Mom and Dad are so excited to welcome this precious miracle into the world, and I would be over the moon if I could capture the moment at 8 months, before I pop. A memory I will treasure forever. Thanks. Marisa Calvert

  3. Victoria Hurling
    Thu, 10 March 2016
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    Hi Joann I would like to win this prize for myself, my baby daughter, my mom and grandma to capture the 4 generations. Please I would really appreciate this family shoot. Thanks and have a nice day.

  4. Loshnie Govender
    Thu, 10 March 2016
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    We have been ttc for 6 years as I have stage 4 Endometriosis but I’m positive this is our year and our miracle will happen? So I’m staying positive all the way?!

  5. Dhurriyah Deona Maartens
    Thu, 10 March 2016
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    I never had the opportunity to shine like this, my wedding day has been stolen from me and my husband that lead to just sign the papers. I now have a child and would love to atleast have that picture perfect moment with her as a family… its not a wedding but the memories of a family that ill value far more xoxo

  6. Joy Cleophas
    Thu, 10 March 2016
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    As a full time working mom and husband who is a full time student, one season in our lives are soon about to come to an end as welcome our second little blessing into this world it will be a treat to have these special moments captured by such a talented photography!

  7. Carlien Fourie
    Thu, 10 March 2016
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    This is the most amazing photos. I would love to Win this :). ME and my husband struggled to get pregnant for 4 years after my miscarriage. We are 6 months pregnant know, we would love to capture this special moments of being pregnant our first born. You are such a talented photographer and i will cherish the photos for ever.

  8. Zaeemah
    Thu, 10 March 2016
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    How beautiful. I would love to win this photo shoot for myself and family .My husband and I work so hard to give our kids the best that we can and by doing so we barely spend time as a family ,so by wining this it would give us the 1-2 hours to show our kids how much we love and value them and that every day we thankful that we where chosen to parent such amazing little beings.

  9. Zaeemah
    Thu, 10 March 2016
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    I would love to win this photo shoot for myself and family .My husband and I work so hard to give our kids the best that we can and by doing so we barely spend time as a family ,so by wining this it would give us the 1-2 hours to show our kids how much we love and value them and that every day we thankful that we where chosen to parent such amazing little beings.

  10. Zaeemah Adams
    Thu, 10 March 2016
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    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    I would love to win this photo shoot for myself and family .My husband and I work so hard to give our kids the best that we can and by doing so we barely spend time as a family ,so by wining this it would give us the 1-2 hours to show our kids how much we love and value them and that every day we thankful that we where chosen to parent such amazing little beings

  11. THATO
    Thu, 10 March 2016
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    Hello Jo-Ann ?

    I would loooove to win this photo shoot. I am expecting twin babies again after loosing my twin sons in 2014 May (Still birth) This is an amazing time for me an my partner, we looking forward to these twinados of ours ??

  12. Thu, 10 March 2016
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    Hi Jo-ann
    After reading all the post I back Marisa Calvert to win am in Johannesburg I cannot win
    thanks

  13. Claudia Meyer
    Thu, 10 March 2016
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    Dear Joann I would love to win this prize. I am pregnant with my third, and not such an easy pregnancy. With my second I did not have a pregnancy shoot because baby came early due to complications. This time around, we have to much financial responsibility with a third baby on the way, that a photo shoot is not even in the picture. But It would be so nice my last pregnancy. I love the beach shoot you had and I would love a shoot on the beach! Please pick me. I am 28 weeks pregnant .
    Love:

    Claudia

  14. Gillian Adams
    Thu, 10 March 2016
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    Our beautiful boy turns one in April. It would would be a great way to celebrate our journey as a family. After 10 years of marriage, we adopted Lucas, & he’s been our greatest adventure.

  15. Lerato Thomas
    Thu, 10 March 2016
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    Hello Jo-Ann

    Beautiful pics indeed and would love to win the photo shoot as its my first pregnancy, cant wait for my bundle of Joy an I’m 32 weeks pregnant, would be precious to show her the pictures when she is grown and also as a New Mommy post them in my home.

    Thank you

  16. Thu, 10 March 2016
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    Hi joane I will like to win for family shoot i never took photos with my family I moved in with my fiance the children are big but never had mother love and i want to give him and share moment with them for 8 years there were only broken pieces in they life so this will make then happy new memories new moments Our first bond I wanna let them feel I can give them moments that they can share with them forEver

  17. Sameeha khan
    Thu, 10 March 2016
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    🙂 thank you for the opportunity to win. Even if I’m not the winner I’m really glad you giving this prize to some deserving woman . I would love to win a maternity shoot . I’m just 16 weeks pregnant with my first little baby girl .my husband and myself didn’t get a chance to do professional photography for our wedding and I really regretted it because I have only a few pics as memories so i always new I have to do a professional shoot for my baby and during pregnancy . also I have one picture of myself as a baby so from this I know I always want to be capturing moments to give my little girl something to look at when she’s older 🙂 . Thank you again for the opportunity . 🙂 and you look beautiful !!!

  18. Meryl Patience
    Thu, 10 March 2016
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    Being blessed enough to carry a baby in your belly is such a special gift. A gift that should be treasured. What better way to do so than to have these moments captured to last for eternity.

  19. Sandy
    Thu, 10 March 2016
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    I was wondering the other day whether you ever wear ‘low budget’ clothes like us mere mortals lol! And low and behold- a Mr Price bikini! Hahaha! Good to know!

  20. Liezel
    Thu, 10 March 2016
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    I am almost 16 weeks pregnant and this is my second child after 10 years old being extremely young since my first expererience I never has the opportunnity then to capture my Belly with my daughter in 2005. I would like to capture my moment now and feel like the most beautiful women alive while being pregnant. The feeling of knowing there is life inside of you and it being captured in elegance and style is what Id love to do, something different and new to me!

    Thank you for opportunity to enter!! 🙂

  21. Thu, 10 March 2016
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    Hi Joan congratulations again on being the brand ambassador for Lufthansa. I would love to win this price because may family has never experienced such a thing and with the way things are at the moment , this would bring a glow to my family and hope again for a better tomorrow.

  22. Thu, 10 March 2016
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    Hi Joan congratulations again on being the brand ambassador for Lufthansa. I would love to win this price because my family has never experienced such a thing and with the way things are at the moment , this would bring a glow to my family and hope again for a better tomorrow.

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  23. Thu, 10 March 2016
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    Hallo Jo-Ann 🙂
    I would love to win as I think this shoot with such a talented photographer might just be exactly what I need at the moment. I’m 27 weeks pregnant with my second son, they’re doing quite extensive renovations in our house as we speak and I have a wonderful, wild 2-year old ‘seunskind’ that is giving me little time to sit down with my feet up, let alone spend a little more time on myself to look and feel beautiful in this special time!
    A shoot with Nicky Stowe would give me the opportunity to glam it up a bit, get out of the house and dust to see beautiful Cape Town, and it will remind me that being a mom (and growing another human!) is such a blessed, beautiful experience.
    Pick me! 🙂
    xxx

  24. Khalipha
    Thu, 10 March 2016
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    I am a student, and with all of the challenges that comes with academia, I’ve just hit a point where I’ve become self conscious about my body. A lot of stress and rushing in the morning for classes (thus I don’t eat) are factors that have contributed to a dramatic weight loss.
    I would love to have this photo shoot, to help me start feeling good and comfortable in my skin again. I would love for Nicky to capture the little beauty I have, in the same way that she has captured Jo-Ann’s elegance and beauty.

  25. Thu, 10 March 2016
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    Please let me win this prize to capture a rare opportunity with my daughter Nicole

  26. Liezel Thomas
    Thu, 10 March 2016
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    Such gorgeous shots! not the usual run of the mill. Love the vibrance and beauty!

  27. Kate Berry
    Thu, 10 March 2016
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    What a wonderful way to capture precious moments with one’s family. Our little boy is 15 months old now and because he was 6 weeks premature it took us a while to get back on our feet 🙂 Life is so beautiful with him in it, I just want time to stand still!

  28. Tiyana
    Thu, 10 March 2016
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    Hi, I would love to win this incredible prize because I am having my first baby. It was really hard for mentally to fall pregnant I was always stress out and worried that I couldn’t have any. But last year November I found out I was going to be a mother and it was the best feeling any women can experience. I would love to capture this beautiful moments and would be amazing to win a professional instead of selfies :D.

  29. Ilana Strauss
    Thu, 10 March 2016
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    I would love to win this awesome price. My baby was due today 10 March but due to complications and spending a month in hospital the doctors had to give me a c- section on 17 February . He is so tiny but I love him to bits can’t imagine my life without him today. Due to the early arrival of our miracle baby we never got round in planning our maternity shoot. This gift would just be perfect for us 3 as a family to capture the sweet moments together.

  30. Lee-Ann
    Thu, 10 March 2016
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    All these beautiful stories,wow…it would be great if all our expecting moms could win this fabulous prize! Jo Anne you are such an inspiration,not only to me but all who read your posts ,I’m sure . It is my third pregnancy..first girl expected to be born end of July. I’m so excited! My second pregancy was very difficult,gave birth at 29 weeks to a 900 gram premie..he was later diagnosed with severe autism…he will be ten this year. ..he’s such a fighter!!that’s why I’ve waited so long to fall pregnant again..lots of ups and downs. if I win,I want to look as radiant as you on my special photo shoot with my princess ☺️

  31. Bronwynne
    Thu, 10 March 2016
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    Hi ,my name is Bronwynne and I would love to win this maternity shoot not only because this is my first baby but because I want every step of my pregnancy and my babies life to be memorable. I wasn’t raised by my mom. She stays in Spain. My Grandma raised me and she passed away 6years ago and we don’t have any captured memories together. Life is so short and anything can happen in a blink of an eye. I was my mums first born and she choose to raised her new husband kids but not me. I am not angry at her I pray for her everyday cause I know she missed out on my life and it still hurts her. I pray that she forgives herself. I thank God for my pregnancy cause ever since the day I told her I am pregnant our bond has been growing. We speak more then we used to,even if its only on facebook its means a lot to me. And she always tells me she wait to meet her Grand daughter. My unborn baby Blake brought us closer together and that means the World to me.

  32. Tracy Welcome
    Thu, 10 March 2016
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    Being a single mom of two girls, I’d like to consider myself the epitome of a modern mommy.

    28yrs old, single working mom of 2 precious gems, Keara, aged 8 and Jhené aged 1 who are my everything and driving force to provide to only the best for them.
    There’s no greater love or bond than that of a mother and her child/ren and I’d be truly thankful and honoured to win this competition to capture the story of verifying our love for each other, our vibrant personalities and the fun-filled journey in life we’ve embarked thus far.

  33. Manda Jones
    Thu, 10 March 2016
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    Firstly Congratulations on the pregnancy of your little Princess. May God continue to bless you and may his hand of protection always be over you and your beautiful family. Always keep him at the centre of it all. What beautiful pictures, and what a beautiful mother to be, amazing creations from God. Stay blessed and all the best xxx

  34. Thu, 10 March 2016
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    Hey Jo-Anne and Nicky,

    I have the most adorable two little girls. They truly are best friends. I would love if you could capture their beautiful friendship and amazing love for one another. Our daughters are the highlight of our joy!

    PS: congratulations Jo on baba nr2

  35. Megan
    Thu, 10 March 2016
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    We expecting out first little Girl in August. We have been struggling to find a photographer whose style we like and especially one we can afford. I love Nicky’s style and can’t wait to feel super good when I’m super huge ?

  36. Dillina
    Thu, 10 March 2016
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    Congrats on pregnancy Jo-ann, i would really like to win this shoot, because im 30 weeks pregnant and this will be my last as i already have 2 girls. Would be really speciall because i have never been on a maternity shoot before. Im expecting my third little girl, was hoping on a boy but God had other plans for me and im just blessed that she is a healthy baba! This will be our last memorable moment of this living miracle from God in my tummy growing day by day.

  37. Candice
    Thu, 10 March 2016
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    I am 33, and finally a mommy. Our little human has captured my husband and I’s heart. My hearts “world” has unfolded in ways that are indescribably awesome. i battled an illness and conquered… And I am now a mother to one amazing little girl

  38. Janice Cronje
    Fri, 11 March 2016
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    This is my second and last pregnancy and the first time round I did not do a maternity shoot. I don’t even really have pictures of my pregnant self. I really regret that. I think I was a bit self-conscious the first time round. This time I have finally come into myself. Other than my wedding day, I am feeling my most beautiful I have ever felt in my life, so now I wear my tight fitting dresses and really show off my bump. I really want to celebrate this period in my life. The photo’s would also be a lovely reminder of my power as a woman and the amazing gift I have been given to nurture a little being inside me.

  39. Luthando
    Fri, 11 March 2016
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    Hi Jo-Anne and Nicky

    Pregnancy is the most beautiful experience and and a great blessing for any woman 🙂 so congratulations to you Jo-Anne and to all of you beautiful ladies. That being said, I think such moments should most definitely be captured.

    It gives me so much joy knowing that there’s a precious life growing inside of me. When I discovered I was pregnant, filled with excitement and fear I started questioning myself whether I will be a good mother and a close friend of mine said “once he arrives, you know exactly what to do and think just how incomplete your life was without him” and to be honest these feelings are already within me. From the moment I start my day in the morning, I look forward to feeling him dance inside me and I simply cannot wait to welcome my very 1st son.

    If it was up to me, we would all win this amazing giveaway 🙂

  40. Nadia Ramnarayan
    Fri, 11 March 2016
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    Hi Jo-Ann

    I suffers with PCOS (Poly cystic ovarian syndrome) and was told that I could never fall pregnant but after 7 years of struggling God blessed us with a beautifull little girl . She will be 3 in July
    Could love to win as I could have precious memories of by beautifull miracle.

  41. Nadia Ramnarayan
    Fri, 11 March 2016
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    Sorry I meant would love to win

  42. Elly
    Sat, 12 March 2016
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    I’m a photography fan. Opportunities like these don’t come around often. I’ve been watching Nicky’s work for a little while and absolutely love her shooting style. I’ve been meaning to get her to do a family shoot and never considered a pregnancy shoot this time round. I’m 32 weeks and would love to see how Nicky could get her creative juices flowing on a shoot with me.

  43. Rentia
    Thu, 17 March 2016
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    I’d like to capture the most incredible time of my life.

  44. Joelle Levett
    Fri, 25 March 2016
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    At the end of ones pregnancy the last thing I’ve ever felt is beautiful….. I would love to have one of the best capture my 4th and last pregnancy, but more professionals to help me look and feel beautiful.

  45. Wed, 04 May 2016
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    What a wonderful prize! I would love to win a maternity shoot as I am always the photo taker in our family so there really are very few pictures documenting my first pregnancy! I would love a beautiful memory of this special time to look back on and to share with my daughter one day when she is grown.

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