2022 Newborn Session Giveaway

Welcome to our SEVENTH ANNUAL Deserving-Mama GIVEAWAY!  This giveaway will be for a FULL newborn session $250 plus the ALL-DIGITALS collection including 35 high-resolution FULLY-EDITED digitals $1800:  a $2,150 value.  Winner pays ZERO and has NO financial obligation whatsoever.

The winner will have a newborn session held in my Canton, CT home studio  typically within 15 days of the actual delivery when possible.

Here is how you can nominate an expecting mama to win a newborn session of her choice:

  1. LIKE Saren Cassotto Photography Instagram and Facebook pages and TAG your nominated friend – Tag any expecting mamas who you think would like to follow SCP ????
  2. COMMENT ON THIS BLOG POST with the name of the NOMINEE and a brief (or not-so-brief!) explanation of WHY you think they deserve to win a beautiful photoshoot!
  3. SHARE the Instagram reel or Facebook post to your FEED OR STORIES.

***If you are a NOMINEE and are INTERESTED in a little SESSION GIFT I’ll be offering to EACH NOMINEE who doesn’t win the grand prize…. comment with your EMAIL and I’ll send you a booking gift should you choose to book a session after the giveaway is complete. ***





2022 Photography Giveaway CT

See last year’s giveaway for more:) 2021 Giveaway Winning Session

Here are some recent studio faves from studio newborn sessions!

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  • DanaDecember 15, 2022 - 9:27 am

    Hello 🙂 I nominate myself. I am 4 months pregnant, and am very much looking forward to making and having memories through the lens with you! My sister in law had her maternity shots taken by you, and I was blown away! XxReplyCancel

  • Kayte GavinFebruary 18, 2022 - 6:11 am

    I am nominating my little sister, Kim Nikolic! She is one of the most caring, selfless moms I know and is welcoming her second bundle of joy in May. No one captures those first moments better than Saren so I would love for her to have those special keepsakes! ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Erin StrainFebruary 17, 2022 - 8:20 pm

    I am nominating my sister in law, Courtney Hanks. She is a hardworking maternity nurse who gives her all to babies, mamas, and families each and every day (and probably will right up to her due date in April!). Knowing her leave time may be limited and getting back to work means longer shifts and time away from her soon to be little guy, this session and the photos from it would be create the sweetest memories to have and look back on!ReplyCancel

  • Geraldine BencivengoFebruary 17, 2022 - 6:25 pm

    I (Grandmother if baby to be) would like to nominate Rose Higgins and her soon to be son coming this April! She is the mother to 2 beautiful girls and they are over the moon to meet their baby brother to be. This baby came as a complete surprise and she would be thrilled and shocked to be able to celebrate her complete family together with a full newborn session and all the perks!ReplyCancel

  • Nicholas HanksFebruary 17, 2022 - 6:11 pm

    Nominee: Courtney Hanks, I believe Courtney is someone who deserves this photo shoot for a multitude of reasons beyond a nice opportunity. She is caring and responsible individual, who has taken charge in her life, and has created a welcoming environment for her expected first born child. She always works so hard for everything she does, and this would be a wonderful relief in regards to making everlasting memories. Keep up the great work, and keep making people proud. ReplyCancel

  • Sue CirinnaFebruary 17, 2022 - 5:01 pm

    I (Rachel’s mom) would like to
    nominate Rachel Winoski for this shoot. Rachel is so blessed to have 2 children
    and one on the way arriving in June this year. My grandson, Benji, will be 4 in
    June and my granddaughter daughter Vivian who will turn 2 in April. When
    someone from the outside looks at Rachel’s life, it is very easy to say wow,
    she has two healthy children who are 22 months apart, pregnant for the 3rd
    time, and assume everything is normal. What people don’t know about her is that
    she sprinted a marathon to have her three children. Rachel grew up in a very
    large family. My husband and I each have 4 siblings. Rachel has one bother; 21
    cousins and her cousins have 19 children and the number is growing. Growing up,
    we were always surrounded by a huge family and we never once heard the word
    infertility. When you grow up, no one envisions that this could be part of your
    story. It became a very harsh reality of Rachel’s and one we knew nothing about.

    Rachel married her husband Mike
    in 2015 and they both always knew that they wanted a family. In the process of
    trying to have children, Rachel learned that she has a rare genetic disorder. Rachel
    has something called a tripled balanced translocation. Essentially, her DNA is
    rearranged, and the doctors believe that at some point in her life, this shift
    happened, she wasn’t born this way. They have seen examples where individuals
    have one or two chromosomes strands that have broken off and attached to other
    chromosomes, but they confirmed that none of their doctors, a majority of which
    had over 30 years’ experience, had ever seen a situation where three had done
    this. Rachel was the first in this Connecticut practice.

    Thankfully, it has no impact on her
    personal health which is essentially why we never knew she had it. However, the
    only side effect it does have is that it makes it extremely difficult to have
    children. The only way you learn you have it is through multiple miscarriages
    which was the case for Rachel.  It took
    multiple losses and essentially 2 years for Rachel to get pregnant with Benji.
    For those that have had similar experience, the doctors and nurses call it
    “graduation” when you transfer from your IVF clinic back to your regular
    doctors. Although, her doctor and nurse were her biggest cheerleaders, Rachel
    distinctly remembers when it came time to graduate, them saying to Rachel, we
    will be honest with you now. We aren’t really sure how you got here. Your son
    and any future children you may have are miracles. When your doctors and
    nurses, who believe in science and statistics tell you that, it is forever

    Rachel and her husband spent the past
    6 years at the IVF clinic in order to welcome Benji, Vivian, and baby girl
    Winoski this June. When we look back at her journey thus far, we really wonder
    how Rachel survived certain moments. We would love to honor Rachel and her family
    with these photos for her to have a forever memory in their home as their
    family will now be complete with their 3 miracles babies. ReplyCancel

  • Frances JavierFebruary 17, 2022 - 4:41 pm

    Dr. Stefanie Gillson is a psychiatrist trained in child and adolescent psychiatry, as well as public psychiatry. She is a fierce advocate for women’s mental health, co-founding the Women’s Mental Health Conference at Yale and the Yale Women’s Housestaff Association. Her efforts have significantly benefited many physician moms and affected change on a system-wide level. She has also been involved in developing community-based initiatives to address mental health disparities among Indigenous populations and actively recruits Indigenous youth into the medical field. Stefanie has done so much for so many. I would love to have the lens focused on her and have her experience the magic of Saren’s photography to capture such a special moment in her life (due in June). Thank you, Stefanie, for all that you do. And a huge thank you to the photography extraordinaire, Saren!!ReplyCancel

  • Allie BlairFebruary 16, 2022 - 7:12 pm

    I would like to nominate my close friend, Emily Adams for this photo shoot! She has had a hard pregnancy, most of it during COVID surges, making it hard for her to enjoy such a beautiful period in her life!! I never had photos done like this with my first and I feel like I don’t even remember these days! I don’t want her to forget the beautiful newborn stage and she deserves to have those beautiful days commemorated!ReplyCancel

  • Alisha KapurFebruary 16, 2022 - 5:18 pm

    I nominate Nisha Kapur because she is going to be the best mom ever! ReplyCancel

  • Ana prattFebruary 16, 2022 - 3:06 pm

    I want to nominate Nisha Kapur! She is a mama to be and is so deserving of this. She is incredibly hardworking, generous, kind, and always puts others first. She is going to be the best mama to her little boy and I can’t wait to see her as a mom. Thank you for considering her ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Sherry HanksFebruary 16, 2022 - 12:28 pm

    I’d love to nominate my daughter Courtney Hanks for this amazing giveaway who is due in April with my first grand baby! She is very dedicated to becoming a mom and I know she is going to go above and beyond for her newborn on the way! ReplyCancel

  • Sherry HanksFebruary 16, 2022 - 12:26 pm
  • Alisha KapurFebruary 16, 2022 - 11:49 am

    Nisha Kapur would be perfect for this!!ReplyCancel

  • NoahFebruary 15, 2022 - 10:04 pm

    I would like to nominate my sister Courtney H. She’s a hardworking person who is going to be an outstanding mother. ReplyCancel

  • Nick WranaFebruary 15, 2022 - 5:36 pm

    Emily Adams. I want to nominate her because this year we will have our first child together. Emily has always wanted to be a mom and I admire her love and efforts towards loving everyone in her life. 2022 has brought a lot of struggles into her life and I think this would not only ease her mind but get her the newborn pictures she wants but we didn’t think we would be able to have. ReplyCancel

  • Steven FFebruary 15, 2022 - 12:21 am

    I nominate Courtney Hanks, because I think she is going to be a great mother. I know she will be 100% commited to giving her child the best life possible.ReplyCancel

  • ErinFebruary 14, 2022 - 5:52 am

    I am nominating the beautiful mama to be, Emily Adams. She is going to be such an amazing mom to her little one and deserves beautiful newborn pictures with her little one that I know she will cherish forever.ReplyCancel

  • KaitiFebruary 13, 2022 - 9:32 pm

    Nominating my good friend Jenna Soper. She is the most selfless & giving person I know. After struggling for over a year to conceive she was ready to talk about solutions with her doctor. Just shy of a week until that appointment she found out she was in fact pregnant! Her fiancé had just lost his mother & this news was what they needed to get them through the dark days. She’s due in September & we are over the moon excited for her!<3ReplyCancel

  • Emily AdamsFebruary 13, 2022 - 9:31 pm

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  • Stephanie RhoadesFebruary 13, 2022 - 9:15 pm

    Nominating Emily Adams. She is a selfless mother to be and deserves everything good in this life! We all can’t wait to meet her baby boy and watch her become such a beautiful mama!ReplyCancel

  • Dani loomanFebruary 13, 2022 - 8:52 pm

    I’d love to nominate my friend Emily Adams! She is so deserving in every single way. She has always been someone I can go to and I know who would do anything for anyone. I’m so excited for her to be a new mom. She was born to be a mom and will be so incredible she would cry tears of joy if she won this ReplyCancel

  • Sonia KonechneFebruary 13, 2022 - 8:47 pm

    NOMINEE Alejandra Canora. A beautiful mother to be. Deserve the section to capture that beautiful moment she never had with her Angel mother who watches over her.  ReplyCancel

  • Yara MorrisonFebruary 13, 2022 - 6:50 pm

    I would like to nominate my very good friend @alejandra.canora she is one of my closest friends thru this pregnancy journey. We are always sharing our thoughts and feelings together. She will love to have this wonderful session with her daughter to be! ????ReplyCancel

  • Kristi BFebruary 13, 2022 - 6:29 pm

    I’d like to nominate my sister Kimberly Nikolic who is due with her second daughter in May. She’s a pharmacist and her husband works at St Francis hospital so they’ve had quite the past couple years. But mostly I’m nominating her so I can live vicariously now that my kids are way past the toddler phase!ReplyCancel

  • Alejandra CanoraFebruary 13, 2022 - 6:27 pm

    @yaramorrison… she is one of the sweetest person I ever met… we have become good friends throughout her pregnancy and I am pretty sure she would love to win this photo session. ReplyCancel





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