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December 19, 2013

2013 Wedding Canvas Contest!

Last year was the first year I ran this contest for my brides and grooms and holy cow… it was so much fun!!

I mentioned last year that it was because of these couples that I was able to go full time with photography (a year ago today!!) and the same is true for this year’s couples… and next year’s!  God has totally and completely blown me away with the people He has brought to us, the people who have trusted us to capture their wedding day and how they have allowed us into their lives for something so sweet and personal.  Yes, I love capturing wedding days, but I absolutely love the opportunity I have to not just talk to my brides about their weddings but about their marriages.  The wedding is just one day (albeit a REALLY FUN day!) but a marriage is something you get to have and work on and enjoy and struggle through and figure out for the rest of your lives.  It’s really amazing.

So, as part of that… as a part of celebrating marriages, I want to gift one of my couples a 24×36 inch canvas from their wedding day.  My hope is that they will look at it when their marriage is sweet and remember the day they began this journey.  And I hope they’ll look at it on days when things just aren’t clicking between the two of them and remember how much they do love each other and how much they want to keep working on their relationship together.

And each of you reading this post gets to help with this!!  I’ve posted one of my favorite images from each wedding (not as easy to choose as you might think!) and you have until Monday, December 23, at midnight to cast your vote for your favorite.  Each person gets one vote per day so choose wisely and come back each day to vote!

NOTE: The couple’s name is above the image.

Christine + Jason

Christen + David

Susanna + Andy

Julia + Stephen

Antique spring wedding Duncan Estate

Sheila + Bill

Crystal + Eric

Margaret + Will

Paige + Clay

Ping Ting + Nick

Victoria Valley Vineyard sunset wedding photo

Emily + Scott

Virginia + Patrick

Anna + Ben


Voting is officially closed… Congrats to Virginia + Patrick for winning the canvas!!

  1. Kristin says:

    Sabirna….these are too hard to just pick one! They are all amazing!

  2. Chris Lim says:

    I like the natural light colors of the sunset backdrop in PT+Nick’s photo and the bride’s pose is in beautiful harmony with the mountains in the background:). Marriage is a lifetime- take one day at a time from sunrise to sunset – and enjoy the joys each day brings:).

  3. Melanie says:

    crystal and eric! GREAT PICS!

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