Jade Eaton Photography Studio

by Jade Eaton in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

£1,351

raised of £5,000 target

27

supporters
27% 7 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 30th September 2020 at 4:24pm

Hi! Welcome to something exciting!! I am expanding my business and moving the studio into a commercial property!

by Jade Eaton in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

*** GRAND RAFFLE PRIZE DRAW - Scroll down to the bottom to read more information about the prizes!****

Hello there!

I’m Jade, I’m raising money to expand the business to the next level and move into a commercial shop.

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Jade Eaton Photography is a Newborn and Baby photographer based in Belfast, NI.  I realise the importance of and believe in preserving moments, especially as these little ones grow up so fast! So having the ability to capture a paused frame of your little one; freezing the moment in time, is exactly why I love my job. Whether that’s a curled up 10-day-old Newborn baby or it’s a cheeky 7 month old giving us the funniest expressions. I adore creating memories together knowing they can be cherished for generations. I cannot wait to get to know your sweet family more and begin creating some beautiful artwork for your home.   

*** UPDATE on 10/09/2020 *** 

** This whole thing is very new to me; from looking into commercial properties and to raising these generous funds to help me do it. After looking into a few commercial properties and all the costs involved (It's big bucks!) - I've kindly asked crowdfunder to change my initial target to £5000. This means if I raise a remainder of £2,035 in 19 days and get 31 more wonderful people to donate... Ulster Bank will give me £2,500 making it a grand total of £5000! This would really... wait, let me emphasise, REALLY change these next steps.  ***

MY STORY

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I'm Jade, the curator behind the lens at Jade Eaton Photography. I am from Hereford, a small town on the border of Wales but have been living in Belfast for the last 5 years. I decided if i wanted to make something of my life and reach my top potential, I had to take a terrifying but exciting step. If it doesn't scare you, it won't change you. So I took a 500 mile step to Belfast, making a life of my own in the direction of my goals. To open a commercial photographic studio and create cherishing memories that can be showcased in every families home. 

I love getting to know each family member and representing that in a paused frame. Everyone has a story to tell and It makes me so proud to represent that story in beautiful artwork.

1596386076_116831996_321985882309457_3357988348388055891_n.jpgWHAT I'M TRYING TO DO

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*You'll have to bare with the 2d creation online, I honestly have an amazing end result envisioned*

I want to create a professional studio that not only sells the artwork you can be inspired from, but also one that provides a relaxing and welcoming vibe for you and your whole family. I have a huge amount of passion in what I do, creating memories that can be cherished down generations and would love to have your support for the launch of the next steps in this business.  

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*Not my own image* 

This crowdfunding campaign is your opportunity to purchase your own photo-session at a discounted rate as a thank you for supporting me. I have put together some great packs which give you great value and obviously help give us the big initial boost and vote of support we need for the new studio for Jade Eaton Photography to make a powerful impact right from the very start. The money raised (hopefully) through crowdfunding will help me to bring an empty retail unit to life, by buying paint, a shop sign and storage and other items of furniture that may be required to finish off the look of the studio.

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We're creating an online hub to bring together information and resources and much more to provide local Mums with babies first years recommendations. 

We're creating a studio that I myself would love to experience a photographic session and a brand that represents our values. All our props and equipment used will be sourced by fellow small business owners.

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WHY CHOOSE TO SUPPORT ME

Well I think i'll leave this section to my wonderful customers i've had the upmost pleasure of meeting and capturing sweet moments for them to cherish.

  • "Had the absolute pleasure of having jade photograph my newborn baby, such a pleasant lady and so gentle & patient with our little girl. definitely recommend! i look forward to seeing you again soon! "
  • "Absolutely brilliant photos for my little one. Would definitely recommend her❤. Can't thank you enough for your patience and understanding."
  • "Absolutely overwhelmed with the quality of service! We got a newborn/family shoot and the finished photographs are absolutely breathtaking! I couldn't recommend anyone more and we will definitely be back for more shoots in the not too far future
  • "Amazing pictures, couldn’t believe the quality. Completely in love . Couldn’t thank her enough. So friendly too & a lovely environment ❤"
  • "Jade is absolutely fantastic. Highly recommend. Captured my baby Emily perfectly. Pictures I will treasure for life."

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT

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How many of you have iPhones that are almost full on your storage ? How many of you have USB’s tucked away in the drawer of your family holidays?

We are living exciting and advanced technical times - as each generation passes I worry the idea of holding actual prints and albums of professional family photographs and moments slip through our fingers. I reminisce even more to the days I'd sit and flip through the flip up albums my own mother created of my own families memories. I strongly believe this is the moments that matter. This is what we are doing with Jade Eaton Photography and why we are fully invested in making it happen.

Creating memories for families that can be cherished for generations is so important.

To help us spread the word about why a photographic studio is so important and how we can all benefit from it both as individuals and community as a whole. Help us reach as many people as possible by sharing this campaign and videos on social media and make sure you follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube for the latest products, upcoming events and more.

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HOW IS THIS GOING TO HAPPEN

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*Image created by Gail who runs the Big White Coach* 

I would love to tell you that a business is doable just with caffeine, passion and adrenaline but sadly there are a lot of other things to add to the equation to make it viable. This crowdfunding campaign will help grow that next step to capture even more moments of sweet little families and take it all to the next level!

Money raised will go into curating a purpose built photography studio designed for small babies and parents in mind. This will entail outsourcing of the things that we are not capable of doing but other very talented people are, marketing budget, samples that you can awe at, logo sign etc..

We are investing our time and money into this project because we believe we can make a success of it, and in doing so create a sustainable business that does good. That said, cash and funding really is the difference between an ok growth and a great growth. We understand that no amount of money will remove the "give me another espresso or I will die in this computer" feeling of being an entrepreneur but because we genuinely believe in the importance and impact that it will have we want to give this project the chance it truly deserves by ticking as many boxes as we can so we can take that next leap.     

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GRAND RAFFLE PRIZE DRAW

As my wonderful fundraiser draws to it's close, we're doing one celebratory big giveaway!! I thought... let's finish this with a BANG!
There are 20 prizes up for grabs - which means 20 winners to be chosen!
 

*When purchasing your raffles, ensure you do not tick Anonymous so I can contact you if you win!*

You will be allocated a number per ticket and I'll be using a random number selector to choose the winner. The Winner will be announced on a live video at the Facebook page on Monday 5th October 7pm!


These are just some of the prizes which you could win (Or more if you purchase more raffle tickets)


1597587150_darlacoveruntitled-2.jpgMini Studio Session

Ideal for Sitter Baby Session or Family - including 5 High-Resolution Digitals and a Facebook Cover Photo. These are ideal if you've never had a portrait studio session before and would like a taster experience.


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£40 Ronnies Gift Voucher 

Spend at Ronnie's located on the Belmont Road, Belfast! Spend it for Breakfast, Lunch, Sharing Board or simple on lots of coffee and cakes! You choose!


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My First Year Book Hamper 

A total of 7 books by the business Reading With Rory. A wonderful book hamper for your child to explore all those special moments with their first books. A selection of books to enable those senses they explore in their first year; Touch, feel, noise, cloth, board books, wind up vehicle ones that drive over the book! There is even twinkly light up one and a pack of flash cards!


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Dessert Voucher

Choose one of the following desserts from The Mini Baker:

Tray of Brownies with Salted Caramel Sauce

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Strawberry Roulade

Cheesecake (Raspberry ruffle, Crunchie, Mint Aero, Lotus Biscoff)

One week minimum notice required. 

 *Collection from Dromore Area*



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Home Accessories bundle

Handmade bespoke items by The Painting Mum


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Five Autumn Headbands for Newborn

I often get asked by Mummies where I get my headbands from for my Newborn sessions... well here's your chance to win an autumn set! These MAY fit a baby up to 5 months but cannot guarantee.


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30 Minute reflexology treatment for Pregnancy or Postnatal

by Blissfully Calm Yoga & Reflexology for Fertility, Pregnancy and Babies


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10% off MK Toys & Books Gift Voucher

Comics, Lego, FisherPrice, Dolls is just the start of what they have on offer!


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Queen Bee gift Box by Bee Haven Bodycare & The Bee Haven Beekeepers 

A wonderful present for the Queen in your life! In a bee-autifully decorated gift box!

1x Scru-bee Beeswax Body Soap 95g

1 x Hair-Bee Shampoo Bar 95g

1 x Beeswax Lip Butter Tin 10g

Please let us know if the giftee has an allergy to sesame seeds

Prepared in an area where nuts are consumed


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Farm yard Tales Mini Story Books Pack 

A total of 10 Books from Reading with Rory!


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Boredom Buster Activity Pack by The Big White Coach

The packs are full of FUN surprises. You could have an activity lined up for everyday of the week or more depending on the pack chosen. They are screen free activities, catered to all ages and abilities, packed in our boredom buster branded bag for you and sent straight to your door.




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Online sleep Clinic


A slot on the Online sleep Clinic Zoom class on October 15th Oct @10.30am 



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Online Baby Massage class

A slot on the Online Baby massage class on a course that suits you within the next 6 months



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10% off MK Toys & Books Gift Voucher

Comics, Lego, FisherPrice, Dolls is just the start of what they have on offer!


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£10 Gift Voucher + Free Postage to spend at Little Bubba Chew

Bespoke, handmade teething products. Made with love to help ease the discomfort for our little ones and enhance the tactile development.



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Baby Swimmi Gymi 

in either Pink or Blue in sizes 3-9 Months by Orby Swim. High quality neoprene to keep your wee one settled in the water! Beautiful design and easy fitting!


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Farm yard Tales Mini Story Books Pack 

A total of 10 Books from Reading with Rory!


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10% Off Gift Voucher at North Down VIP Entertainment.



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Kosalisa Art Work

A5 Art Design of your choice in a White or Black Frame 

(Or let the artist surprise you!!)



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Harry Potter Book Set  

By Reading With Rory


NOW YOUR TURN

This is the moments we believe in. And if you do too, please purchase raffle tickets and share with your family and friends who you think will love the idea, share on social media, contact us to see how we can collaborate and let’s start making this happen, all together!

You can also contact us in our email jadeeatonphotography@hotmail.com, head over to the website www.jadeeatonphotography.co.uk or on Social Media and ask us any questions, we are more than happy to answer and want to hear more about you too!

Don't forget to spread the word :)


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

1 Raffle Ticket

1 Raffle Ticket Entry into the prize draw!

£12 or more

3 Raffle Tickets

Three Raffle Tickets to go into the Prize Draw!

£5 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£5 Reward

THE 555 DEAL! Thank you for your support of my project. Every pledge and any contribution will go a long way in helping to further develop my brand and services. The first FIVE people who pledge FIVE POUNDS, I will design a Facebook cover photo collage with FIVE of your favourite images you send me (two portrait, three landscape versions). (ONLY FIVE AVAILABLE)

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£20 Reward

Double Sharing Board and bottle of Prosecco at Ronnie's on the Belmont Road, Belfast! Suitable for 2 people. Includes meats, selection of cheeses, chutneys, Hani's hummus, homemade bruschetta, sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, pickles walnuts, olives & tomato bread toast with dipping oils. (ONLY ONE AVAILABLE) Facebook: @ronniescafebelmont

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