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 Photo – that’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!
HERE’S WHAT YOU STAND TO RECEIVE:
- 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.
HOW TO ENTER THIS CONTEST:
STEP 1: Leave a quick comment on this post letting us know you plan to enter the contest.
STEP 3: Aka, the fun part – Gem 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!
WHERE TO SEND YOUR ENTRY:
Email your photo and corresponding story to email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject line: GEM PHOTO GIVEAWAY.
Best of luck to all who enter! Woowoo!
xoxo! – Alison & Emily