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Back by oh-so-popular demand, Stacey and I are excited to announce our second Free Wedding Photography Contest! We were so excited and amazed with the response that we received from last year’s contest, and it truly has been a blessing working with and getting to know our first year contest winners…. Ben and Cassidy

We’ll be shooting their wedding at the end of this month and couldn’t be more excited!

Sooo…… here’s the nitty gritty for this year’s contest …

Stacey and I are announcing today that we want to shoot someone’s wedding completely free of charge in 2010. But before you get excited…there’s a catch.

We’re looking for a couple that has a story to tell. Whether it’s a hardship they’ve overcome, or one they’re currently facing….we want to hear their story. And we want them, a family member or a friend to tell us why they feel we should shoot their wedding for free. However, it DOESN’T take a story of tough times or being down on your luck to win the contest. Perhaps you know a couple getting married soon who are active in the community, volunteer, or are simply amazing people. Tell us about them!!!

So here’s what the couple that we choose will get in return for their story:

– A full day of wedding coverage by Stacey and Brandon
– Their wedding proofs on a copyright-free DVD
– A 40-page, custom-designed coffee table album
– A free engagement shoot, including a copyright-free DVD of the images
– A free bridal shoot, including a copyright-free DVD of the images

Here are the guidelines:

– The couple, or a family member or friend of the couple, must submit a written story via email of why they feel they deserve a free wedding from Gresham Photography.
– The submission must include a picture of the couple for us to use when we announce the winner.
– Family and friends of the couple are more than welcome to submit for the couple, but please be sure they would want us to shoot their wedding before you do!
– The couple must be getting married in the U.S. during 2010. While we will travel anywhere to shoot your big day, we simply can’t afford to pay for airfare, or travel outside of 100 miles from Birmingham, Alabama without a little help. We welcome submission from anywhere in the U.S., but with the understanding that you might have to help out with some travel expenses if we pick you.
– Your date must be open on our calendar. We will hold all dates of submissions we receive open until a winner has been chosen.
– Your submission must be TRUE. This contest IS for couples who have overcome great odds, hardships, or are otherwise deserving of free wedding photography. This contest IS NOT for people who can afford a photographer, and just want to win something free.

Please include the following in your submission:

– The bride and grooms’ first and last names.
– Their story (How they met, got engaged, and why they deserve this free wedding coverage)
– Contact information for both of them.
– The wedding date and location (We at least need to know the city/town where the wedding will be.)
– A digital picture of the couple measuring no less than 900 pixels in size on its longest side.

– All submission must be received by midnight on July 12, 2009.
– The final three deserving couples will be announced on our blog on July 19, 2009 by midnight.
– The final couple will be announced and contacted by July 26, 2009!!!
– Please email your submissions to brandon@simple-color.com.

Our selection committee will be made up of two of our closest friends, my brother and his wife, and both our sets of parents. Stacey and I will choose the three finalists, but will leave the big winners up to our family and friends.

That’s it! We look forward to hearing from you and please feel free to contact me with any questions!

-Brandon

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  1. Birmingham Alabama Wedding Photography - Gresham Photography’s Simply Colorful Blog » Free Wedding Photography Contest 2.0 Submission Deadline - 1 Week Left! [...] wanted to remind anyone and everyone who might be planning on submitting an entry for our Free Wedding Photography Contest 2.0 … the deadline for getting your submission and photo in is this Sunday night at midnight!!! [...]

  2. Birmingham Alabama Wedding Photography - Gresham Photography’s Simply Colorful Blog » Free Wedding Photography Contest 2.0 - Two Weeks Left! [...] For more information about the contest, and to find out what you need to do to enter …. click here! [...]

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  4. Candice Cunningham WOW amazing! I cant wait to see. Great job I love this site!!!

  5. Cassidy How incredible you guys are going to bless another couple with your gifts and talents! We have been SO blessed to have you guys be a part of our big day and I know that you will truely change someone elses life as well! I cant wait to see you NEXT WEEKEND!!

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