Next month, my husband David and I will be celebrating our tenth anniversary. Ten years! In many ways, it's crazy that we've been married for so long -- but I also can't really remember life without him. :)
It's a big anniversary for us, and I want to share the celebration with all of you -- so I'm holding a BIG CONTEST!
I'm giving away a full portrait session, complete with the full set of high-resolution digital files, to one lucky couple! Whether you're newly engaged, recently married, parents of little ones, empty-nesters -- engaged for a month or married for 40 years -- together since high school or connected later in life -- I firmly believe that all couples deserve to have their stage of life and their hard-won love captured in beautiful photos.
And I want to hear your stories! So I'm making that a condition of entry. :) I'd love to hear a little about how you met, what you love about each other, what's particularly special about you, or whatever else you'd like to say about each other, so we can all share in your love story as well!
You can enter yourself, or you can nominate another deserving couple! Any couple who lives in the central New Jersey area or is willing to travel here for the photo session -- or, you know, is willing to fly me out to wherever they are! ;) The winning session will take place sometime during 2016.
HOW TO ENTER
- Submit a snapshot of yourselves (or the couple you're nominating).
- Write a little bit about what makes this couple so special.
Please email me your photos and stories, between now and Thursday, April 14. (The sooner the better, so you have longer to rack up votes for your entry!)
HOW TO WIN
As I receive entries, I'll post them to an album on my Facebook page (which is why I need a photo of you!). Tag yourselves in the photo, and encourage your friends to vote for you -- the number of likes and comments will be part of how you can win!
But to prevent this from being just a simple popularity contest, I've also put together a small panel of judges to go through the entries with me! We'll read the stories, taking into account which ones get the most FB likes and comments, and together we'll decide on a grand prize winner, which I'll announce here and on FB on Friday, April 15.
This circle of judges are some of my closest photography friends, all of whom are insanely talented photographers and really wonderful people. :) We're excited to see your entries and take part in this fun project together!
- Amy Erickson, of Happy Gnome Photography
- Amy Wells, of Skybird Photo + Design
- Audrey Ditzler, of Audrey Ditzler Photography
- Emily See, of Distinctively You Photography
- Jodi May, of Jodi May Photography
- Sara McFeaters, of Dancing Shoelace
- Sharon Spall, of Sharon Spall Photography
Can't wait to see your entries! Best of luck, and thank you for joining in celebrating our wedding anniversary! :)