Friday, February 18, 2011

Another Montage Giveaway!!! {50}

To celebrate my 50th consecutive post in this series of "100 blogs in 100 days" I have another giveaway! Last month our giveaway was a portrait session, "whatever you do" - This time around it's a more specific photo shoot giveaway.... but this is a very sweet deal for TWO deserving couples.

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I call this, the UNCLE BOB giveaway.

What is Uncle Bob?? In the professional wedding photographer world, we often refer to certain individuals as Uncle Bob. “Uncle Bob” is typically a relative or friend of the family that happens to take lots of pictures and becomes a nuisance to us professional photographers from time to time. Either we a) lose weddings to this person or b) have to work around them throughout the wedding i.e. when they’re trying to take the same pictures as us and we have to wait for them to get the shot when we're ready to move on. Either way, it can really mess up a wedding day and interfere with our pictures. However, the biggest thing that bothers me is when Uncle Bob offers to take a couple's photos as a wedding present, and at the end of the day, the couple is left with images that disappoint and are often just plain snapshots......nothing like what they imagined their wedding pictures would look like. I have heard of people that have looked back after Uncle Bob shot their wedding only to find out that many images were out of focus, underexposed, and there weren't many photos of the bride and groom. There are just plain horror stories about letting someone who ‘happens to have a nice camera’ shoot a wedding day.

My Uncle Bob giveaway is aimed to get those couples at least one nice image of themselves as a couple that they can frame and PRETEND that it came from their wedding. So here are the details!

Who: Any couples married in the past 10 years with proof that they had a friend/family member shoot their wedding. Images will have to be provided to prove to me that you did in fact get someone that was less that stellar which will be used on the blog along with the new images to qualify for the free shoot. No couples will be accepted that hired a professional photography studio for their wedding photography unless that photography studio went out of business and did not provide photographs to the couple.

What: This giveaway will include a 2 hour photo shoot in the style of a wedding day couples session, 1 full size digital image and online hosting of all images.

When: This giveaway will run until the end of February 2011. All photo sessions must be scheduled in March, April, May, October, November or December of 2011.

Where: There are no limits where I will travel for the giveaway but all travel costs more than 30 miles from my home in Yakima, WA will be paid by the couple.

TWO winners will be drawn at random and announced on Tuesday, March 1! Get your entries in before then!

Here’s how to enter to win:

Send me an email {} and title the subject “Uncle Bob Giveaway.” Please include your names, phone number, story behind your wedding photography, at least 3 pictures from the wedding that Uncle Bob provided you, and list all of the additional ways you entered the contest. (subscribed to blog, commented, became a fan on facebook, etc.) This email alone will give you one entry in the contest, but don't forget about the 5 additional ways to enter!!

Additional ways to enter: 

1. Subscribe to our blog. (1 entry)

2. Become our fan on facebook. (1 entry)

3. Update your facebook status about this giveaway. (1 entry)  Examples of status updates:
  • “Memory Montage Photography is having a giveaway!”
  • “I entered to win a bride & groom session with Memory Montage Photography. You should too :)”
  • “I hope I win a session from Giveaway starts today!”
  • …..Etc.
4. Blog about our giveaway (1 entry)

5. Comment on this blog telling us how much you want to win (1 entry)

Like I said, the two winners will be drawn at random and announced on Tuesday, March 1! Get your entries in before then!

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1 comment:

I'd love to hear from ya :)