NOW ACCEPTING 2018 GIVEAWAY ENTRIES!
Want to win FREE wedding photography? Who wouldn't?!
Before you apply to win, you should know a few things about us, right? We're the vondys., aka Shannon & Justin, an award winning, husband-wife wedding photography team, who according to our moms, are the best photographers out there! We believe in delivering our clients the best wedding experience ever, all while capturing every moment of your day for you to relive for all the years to come. Sound like something you're interested in? Be sure to check out our PORTFOLIO & BLOG to ensure our style fits your vision. We love to travel so you can be getting married ANYWHERE worldwide! Be sure to read EVERYTHING on this page before entering!
We're so glad you asked! Here’s what is included:
- 8 Hours of consecutive wedding day coverage by Shannon & Justin
- Professional editing to every image in your gallery (approximately 500+ images)
- Online gallery to share with friends and family
- High resolution digital downloads of your wedding day images
- 1 hour engagement session in Los Angeles (location of choice available but fees may apply)
Here’s the deal yo:
You must be following us on instagram - @thevondys! If you aren't, what are you waiting for? We promise to only post pretty things!
Giveaway entry time period is between July 24th - August 6th, 2017 at 11:59PM PDT. Interview period from August 5 - August 10th. Winner will be announced following a drawing via instagram stories (@thevondys) on August 11th, 2017.
Your wedding can take place in 2018 ANYWHERE worldwide. You MUST have an official wedding date & booked venue to win, or be able to set a date within 2 weeks of winning.
You must be 18 years or older to enter, and getting married between January 1 and December 31, 2018.
Your wedding must be on a date not already booked by the vondys.. Upon entering, we will let you know if we are unavailable for your wedding at our earliest convenience.
By entering this contest, and if your wedding is taking place more than 60 miles roundtrip outside of the our home in Los Angeles, CA, you agree to pay for all travel expenses for Justin & Shannon, if you are selected as the winner. This includes: flights for two, hotel, food and transportation. The vondys. will make all travel arrangements. But don’t worry, we will keep costs as low as possible!
Couples who have already booked with the vondys. are not eligible for this contest. Nor can you already be booked with another photographer.
A contract must be signed within 2 weeks of winning along with any travel fees (quoted within 1 week) that will need to be paid for the wedding date.
If for any reason the winning couple can not claim this prize, a runner-up will be selected.
Only one couple will be awarded the grand prize, with 8 hours of professional photography on their wedding day, professionally edited gallery of 500-800 gorgeous, high resolution digital photos, with a print release and a 1-hour engagement session. All images will be available for online viewing for 6 months after they’ve been posted. The value of this package is $6,000.
This wedding giveaway prize cannot be sold, traded, transferred, or exchanged for cash or any other item or service.
Additional hours of coverage, prints, and albums are available at additional cost that will be provided upon request.
HOW IS A WINNER SELECTED?
The vondys. will choose up to 20 of applicants as finalists to interview via Skype. Finalists MUST be available to set up a 45 minute meeting between August 5-10th, 2017. We will do our best to work with everyone's schedules, but if a finalist cannot be available for the interview, they unfortunately must be disqualified. We believe in working with amazing people, and want to be sure we're the perfect fit for your day! Once we have completed interviews, we select the TOP TEN finalists to be entered into a drawing (drawn via instagram stories) to be chosen as winner on August 11, 2017. The winner will be drawn by the vondys. is final.
If the winning couple cannot claim their prize for any reason, they will be disqualified, and the runners-up will be awarded the prize at the discretion of the vondys..
HOW DO YOU CHOOSE WHO TO INTERVIEW?
We choose couples based off of the detail they put into their application below, wedding date/our availability, style of wedding, your love story, etc. In other words, BE SPECIFIC on your application! Sell us on how awesome you are!
TIPS FOR YOUR APPLICATION
We love unique, creative weddings that allow you to express your personalities. We cannot stress enough how important it is to PLEASE BE SPECIFIC!!! We received 100+ entrants last year, so we encourage you to spend some time selling us on your wedding vision and/or love story. The more details you share, the more likely you are to be selected for an interview & ultimately this is how we select a winner!
The winning couple also agrees to be featured on thevondys.com, and also on any other publication that the vondys. wish to submit to. The names and images of the winning couple will be used by The Vondys. for promotional purposes.
Only one entry per couple.
Last day to submit your story is August 6th, 2017 by 11:59PM PDT.
All federal, state, and local taxes, fees and surcharges are the responsibility of the prize winners.
By participating in this wedding photography giveaway, you agree to be bound by these official rules. You hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current & complete.
Last year we had over 100 entrants into our giveaway! While we were thrilled, we are only able to speak to a maximum of 20 couples. If you want to be sure you stand out please BE SPECIFIC and sell us on you/your wedding. We want to know ALL the amazing details!
If you do not receive a confirmation receipt within 30 minutes of submitting (check your spam), please resubmit this form! It is likely we have not received it. If you have any issues at all, you may also email us this information to firstname.lastname@example.org
WHY WE STARTED THE GIVEAWAY
When we decided to rebrand our business to become the vondys. in 2015, we wanted to do something special to kick off the new era. Since we met at a wedding, we knew we wanted to giveback in some way since weddings have given us so much. After tying the knot ourselves in 2014, we understand how stressful planning a wedding can be, especially when one of the most stressful aspects of wedding planning is trying to manage a budget. Thus, we figured what better way to make a lucky couple's wedding even better than giving a complete wedding photograph package for free? And voila, our annual wedding photography giveaway was born!
After meeting so many incredible couples the first year of our giveaway, including our amazing giveaway winners, Michaela & Garrett, that we knew our giveaway had to become a yearly event. We photographed our most recent winners, Taylor & Brendan's 2017 Palm Springs wedding this year and it was magical! We can't wait to hear your story and hopefully capture your 2018 wedding!
Not getting married in 2018?
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