Saturday, February 15, 2014

AR's Almost 15 Minutes of Fame...

...Yesterday morning, I boot up my computer and login to check my email. My stomach dropped when I saw that I had one titled "Photo Permission." I always jump to the worst case scenario and I've heard horror stories about bloggers who snag an image on Google only to be accused later of not having permission to use it. I carefully open it and am relieved when I see a picture of my own child. Whew!

It was actually from the Creative Director at Realtree Outdoors. All of you hunting wives know what Realtree is and for those of you who don't know, they are a nation-wide camouflage brand, read that as they're a big deal! He had done a Google search and found AR's baby pic by Katie Beach and was asking permission to use it on a post today for Valentine's Day.

I was so excited! They ended up not being able to use it, not sure why, but he sent me the mock-up that they did with permission to use it and they're also sending AR a Realtree onesie/shirt. Although it didn't pan out, it was still super awesome! Their Facebook page alone has 1.3 million likes and the pic they ended up using had over 3,300 likes. I told Katie she should add some Realtree to her prop basket!

UPDATE! She made it on their Facebook page Sunday morning with the comment "Realtree camouflage is always a great backdrop for baby pictures! A big thank you to Alyssa and her husband, outdoor enthusiast and hunter, Matt (aka "Grizzly Daddy)," for allowing us to post these pictures of their daughter AR. Alyssa pens a popular blog called "My Husband's Watching TV While I'm Watching The Baby."
Is that not an awesome shout out to 1.3 million people or what!


Joanna said...

So cool!! Maybe next year :)

Slamdunk said...

Congrats! A star is born.

Sara said...

This is so cool! I can't believe AR had such dark hair, compared to her blonde locks now! She's a doll.