FREE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY GIVEAWAY!!! You told us how you want this contest run… and we listened!

PLEASE NOTE: This contest is now closed.

This giveaway is amazeballs.  I am freaking. out. about it, and I have a strong feeling you guys are going to love it, too.

Now, listen up, ’cause HERE WE GO:

The fabulously talented Emily Scott, of Gem Photothat’s her dog up there – is giving one EXTREMELY LUCKY Knotty reader a prize package worth approximately $3000 IN RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY.  … Heck to the yeah!

Now, before we get to the contest, I’d like you to get to know Emily – and potentially your future wedding photographer - a bit better.  She’s a delightfully deep, incredibly kind person, who has a real passion for her work… not to mention the innate talent to go along with it.  Kind of the perfect combination, eh?  Alright, I already know she’s awesome, but here, I want YOU to get an idea of just how awesome…

Quick note: this isn’t her… you’ll see Emily a bit farther down, above a mantle… (ohh, the suspense!)

For me the magic of a photograph is that it transports you to that moment in time in all its vividness: the butterflies in your stomach the morning you knew you would be saying “I do,” the way he looked in your eyes when he saw you in your dress for the first time, the thrill of dancing all night, surrounded by everyone you love in the world.  I love weddings.  I love that I have the honor of being witness to such powerful moments, to so much fun, and most of all, to so much love.  I love life.  There is nothing I love more than couples who love life, and live it with crazy abandon.  I am so thankful to have the chance to do what I do.  I want to give the gift of creative and fun wedding photography to one happy couple that has this same love for life and passion for art and beauty- because I think that we might be friends, and the only thing I love more than weddings, are the weddings of my friends.

Here she is, with her hubs! ↓

… P.S. – she wore Melissa Sweet on her wedding day… le sigh. :)

So… I bet you’re wondering how to enter.

Well, get ready to have some fun.  Because we heard your suggestions yesterday, and, as always, we effin’ LISTENED.  So, here’s how it’s gonna go down, SON!


  • 8 hours of fabulous wedding coverage…
  • TWO (2) PHOTOGRAPHERS!!!!  Who, I should mention, will rock your wedding photos better than you could have imagined…
  • Your hi resolution edited images on disc for you to have and to hold… and to KEEP…
  • An online gallery where you can share your wedding day photos with all of your family and friends, and…
  • A 20% discount on all products (images/albums) you may decide to order!!!  (Which is entirely your call!)

Pretty amazing, eh?  I should note here that Emily and her second shooter don’t stand to profit in any way from this.  Emily is simply one of those people who is fabulous at her craft, at the top of her game, and likes to give back to the world.  And what better time to hold a contest for her services than the holiday season?  People like Emily are few and far between, and we’re so excited that one of our awesome readers is going to walk away with such a huge windfall of a prize package, we can hardly stand it.  Whoever wins this contest, man, you’re simply gonna be one seriously happy bride and groom.


STEP 1: Leave a quick comment on this post letting us know you plan to enter the contest.

STEP 2:LikeThe Knotty Bride on Facebook, if you haven’t already!

STEP 3: Aka, the fun partGem Photo and I want you to find or take a picture of you and your honey that best depicts who you are, as a couple.

Do you have an old Polaroid that just screams your personalities when you’re together?  Did your Aunt take a digital pic of you two cutting it up on the dance floor at your cousin’s wedding?  Maybe you have an engagement photo that shows it.  Maybe your baby snapped a shot of you, and it’s weird and fuzzy and far away, but simply perfect… to the two of you.  Or maybe it’s of your feet.  Or your butts (not naked butts… but butts, nonetheless).  Well, Emily and I want to see it.  And, along with that photo, we want to hear WHY that photo shows the world so perfectly what the two of you are about.  Oh, and don’t worry if you haven’t got that perfect shot yet – you can always just go ahead and take one now, silly goose!


Email your photo and corresponding story to with the Subject line: GEM PHOTO GIVEAWAY by next Friday, December 17.

Got that?  You have until Friday, December 17, 2010 at midnight EST to enter.

As you can see, I’m obsessed with her dog.  Emily, I’m available to puppysit anytime you need me.

After results are compiled, I’ll announce 4 finalists, and then that’s where you come in.  That’s right!  You, the readers, will have a chance to vote on the grand prize winner!!!!!!

(Fine print: The contest is sponsored by Gem Photo.  Winner is responsible for covering any travel costs.  No restrictions on holiday dates but there are a few dates that are unavailable.  Winner receives a 20% discount on all products ordered.  Your wedding date must be no later than Dec, 31 2011.  Gem Photo and The Knotty Bride will select four finalists.  Finalists’ entries will be posted on The Knotty Bride and voted on by readers in an online poll posted on the site.  Winner will be the finalist with the most votes once voting is completed.)

By the way, I’m pretty sure Emily and I aren’t the only ones excited about this contest…

(It may not look like it right this moment, but he isn’t rooting for any specific denomination.  The Santa hat is purely a fashion statement.)

Emily Scott of Gem Photo is a member of Vendor Love, The Knotty Bride’s Preferred Vendor Guide, which launches next week.


Remember, email your photo and corresponding story to with Subject line: GEM PHOTO GIVEAWAY.

Best of luck to all who enter!  Woowoo!

xoxo!  – Alison & Emily

Label(s): Contests + Giveaways, {Partnered Posts}, {Vendor Love}, {Vendor Spotlight}

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  1. Emily (Gem Photo) on December 9, 2010

    I am so EXCITED to see everyone’s photos!!! I love you all so much in advance. I know it.

  2. Britt Chudleigh on December 9, 2010

    I’m so excited for the lucky person to win this awesome gift! Emily is wildly talented. Good luck ladies!

  3. Jen on December 9, 2010

    This is awesome and I am sprinting home tonight to find a certain photo that’s PERFECT. Can’t wait to submit my entry!!!!!!!! I love her work!

  4. Amy on December 9, 2010

    Wooooo entering! Thanks!

  5. Lena on December 9, 2010

    EEE! I can’t wait to see what everyone’s entries look like! This is going to pretty much be the best giveaway on Earth.

  6. Katie on December 9, 2010

    Liked you on FB! Gonna search for a pic tonight!

  7. Tara K. on December 9, 2010

    This is such a great contest. I already have a photographer (who is just as amazing, so I’m happy!), but I’m excited to see the entries. This is going to rock + I can’t wait to vote!

  8. Catie on December 9, 2010

    I <3 Emily and her pup Odin! Good luck to all the entries!

  9. Amanda Mae on December 9, 2010

    I’m trying to find the perfect photo to submit right now! This contest is one of the most amazing things ever, and I can’t wait to see all the beautiful entries!

  10. Lindsay Lannan on December 9, 2010

    I’m definitely gonna enter! What a great contest and an amazing photographer. I love that puppy!!

  11. kaleigh williams on December 9, 2010

    I am so stoked to enter this contest. This is the missing puzzle piece for my upcoming wedding <3

  12. Meridy on December 9, 2010

    Oh! Happy Day! I am totally entering this contest and am excited to read other people’s stories.

  13. Anjuli on December 10, 2010

    Oh man, I am scoping out a good photo right now! This is such a fantastic giveaway, and Emily’s photos are ah-may-zinggg, and it would fit so well with my wedding in June!

  14. Serena @ PrettyFluffy on December 10, 2010

    This contest and Emily’s brilliant photos make me want to get married all over again!!! Her puppy is soooooooo cute – my fav Christmas photo so far!!

  15. BR on December 10, 2010

    Can’t wait to see the photos!!!

  16. Jenny on December 10, 2010

    Amazing! I’m so entering! :D

  17. Sarah Campbell on December 10, 2010

    I plan to enter! I’m so excited!!!

  18. daniella cobb on December 10, 2010

    I am super excited to enter and hope hope that i win.

  19. Alison on December 10, 2010

    I will be entering!! Looking for photos now…… =D

  20. emily f. on December 10, 2010

    Holy crap this giveaway is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We aren’t getting married until February 2012 though. (Sniffle. sniffle. tear.) Whoever wins this is gonna be stoked!

  21. Alina on December 10, 2010

    Ohh beautiful wedding photography! Yep I’m sure entering for a chance to win wedding photography!

  22. April Evans on December 10, 2010

    I am absolutely entering this contest!!!

  23. Andria on December 10, 2010

    pshh, heck yeah I’m entering!

  24. brittany on December 11, 2010

    just wanted to say your dog is adorable!!! and great contest!

  25. Victoria Sharkey on December 11, 2010

    Wowza! This giveaway is something I don’t want to pass on, that’s for sure! Off to pick the photo right now for my entry!

  26. Erica on December 11, 2010

    I’m in love with your wein….and this contest!! I can’t wait to pick out the best pic of my and my fiance…Good luck to everyone!

  27. Candace on December 11, 2010

    Her photographs capture exactly what she describes “powerful moments”. I am definitely going to enter to win this wonderful prize. Thank you for the opportunitiy.

  28. Erica Winter on December 11, 2010

    Amazing Photos Emily! I’m entering!!!

  29. Allison Mutchler on December 11, 2010

    Amazing photography! I’m entering :)

  30. krystal woods on December 11, 2010

    OMG!!!!! EEKK. :)) EXCITED!

  31. Sarah on December 11, 2010

    Fantastic! I’m entering!!

  32. Mary on December 13, 2010

    OMG!!!! I would LOVE to win this!! and awwww i love the beach photo!!!!

  33. Hillary Jo on December 13, 2010

    I can’t wait to show us bunnies to you and everyone! Here goes nothin’!!!

  34. Stephanie on December 13, 2010

    So Excitingg! I am going to enter my very best friend into this contest (of course without her knowledge)! Cross your fingers!

  35. Valerie on December 14, 2010

    definitely entering! I would love to win this – my wedding is in Mexico, so you’d get a mini vaca out of it too!

  36. Amanda on December 14, 2010

    Lovely photos. Good luck to all entering. This will be a great opportunity!

  37. Adventures in Dressmaking on December 14, 2010

    This is such a great giveaway! I’m going to find a perfect photo to email you =) I would love to have such a great photographer at our wedding!

  38. Diana on December 14, 2010

    This is an amazing giveaway! I’m jumping up and down in my seat over it!

  39. Kristina on December 14, 2010

    After looking at Emily’s photography, I am even more excited for my September wedding! I look forward to seeing everyone’s photos. What an amazing prize!!!!!

  40. Lindsay Lannan on December 14, 2010

    I’m so sad… I was gonna enter but I just realized that I can’t because my wedding isn’t until May 27th, 2012. *sad*

  41. Angie on December 14, 2010

    Mexican girl entering the contest!!! I already have an amazing photographer, but looooove Emily’s work!!!
    Good luck all =)

  42. Christen on December 14, 2010

    What amazing pictures! I’m definitley entering this contest :)

  43. Ashley James on December 14, 2010

    Oop! I am sooo excited and most definitely entering!!

  44. Kathy Chia on December 14, 2010

    MOST DEF! :D :-P <3 :)~

  45. Quynh on December 15, 2010

    I love this! It’s so amazing that she’s giving away something this big! I’m so entering!

  46. Nelly on December 16, 2010

    I’m tickled by the chance at winning such a wonderful prize! Emily has a great eye and a wonderful talent behind the camera. I’ll be sending you an email with a photo of me and my sweetheart! Thanks for this opportunity!

  47. Joana on December 16, 2010

    I want to enter!!! =)

  48. Jamie on December 16, 2010

    Such a great giveaway! I’m so excited and am looking through photos now…

  49. Meredith on December 16, 2010

    This is such a fun contest!! Definitely entering. : )

  50. Heather Schwartz on December 16, 2010

    I’m absolutely going to be entering – sounds like a great contest and I love the photojournalistic eye!!! Thanks so much for having this – I can’t wait to hopefully work with you!!!!!

  51. Laurel Dorsett on December 16, 2010

    We are definitely entering the contest! We hope you love us! :)

  52. Michelle on December 16, 2010

    Love this idea! So excited to enter and see everyone else’s great photos.

  53. Sarah on December 17, 2010

    Cool, I’m going to enter!

  54. Sonia on December 17, 2010

    I’m so entering this! It’s exciting, which a high chance of being super awesome!

  55. Sonia on December 17, 2010

    I’m entering this! It’s exciting with a high chance of being super awesome. For some reason, it isn’t letting me leave comments when I use my regular email (mitanari at yahoo dot com) so I’ll leave a comment with this email and do the other parts with my regular email.

  56. Jacqui Cooper on December 17, 2010

    Woot!! I can’t wait to enter. What a clever contest! A gorgeous photography I might add!


  57. Hayley Greaces on December 17, 2010

    We are entering WHAT an AMAZING prize I really Hope WE WIN!!! ;0)
    Hayley & Neal

  58. Cory on December 17, 2010

    Been waiting all week, finally have time to enter!!

  59. Carsen Nesbitt on December 17, 2010

    We’re entering the contest. :)

  60. Monique on December 17, 2010

    We are entering the contest!!!! I really hope that we win — Emily’s photography skills are amazing!!!

  61. Hayley Greaves on December 17, 2010

    I got soooo excited I typed my name wrong!!!! it’s GREAVES!

  62. Wendy on December 17, 2010

    Very exciting! Emily is fantastic! I’m entering.

  63. Kestrel on December 17, 2010

    I debated about entering for awhile but decided we had to do it! Would be honored to have such an amazing photographer.

  64. Justin Fouse on December 17, 2010

    I know this is probably going to one of the only guys who do this BUT I am entering this dang contest!!! WHOOOAAA

  65. Keri on December 17, 2010

    It took me so long to find the perfect picture because there were sooooo many! So excited to see everyone’s submittals!

  66. harvey Jaffe on January 7, 2011

    Heather and Ian!


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