When Philip and I got married we were on a very very strict and small budget but we knew that one thing we wanted to take away from our day (besides a healthy marriage) was our photography. We scrimped and saved and made sure that we could get what we wanted. Having once been in the shoes of a the budget bride looking for quality art from her wedding but not be able to easily afford it, I have a very soft spot for those who really and truly wish to have us photograph their wedding.

 

For the past couple of years we have secretly helped one couple a year to have the wedding photography of their dreams. For most of these couples we have simply charged what they had in their budget for photography. All of these special couples they came to us seeking the have Ava Grace Photography cover their wedding but they simply could not afford us; we asked what they could afford and decided that we would offer our services at that price.

 

After talking about it Philip and I felt the need to do something a little different than our normal for one special couple. This year will be offering our services for FREE to one very special couple.  All the great details are below:

 

 

What will be given away:

-1st prize-

– Complete wedding day coverage by Ava Grace Photography-
-30 page wedding album designed by AGP presented at your premiere-
– A Day After Session with AGP-
– A 3 image fine art wall print collection from your Day After session-
value: $5,500

-2nd prize-

– Day After Session with AGP-
– 3 image fine art wall print collection from your Day After session-
value: $1,000

Who is eligible:
The couple must answer the following questions through email (address is below):

Why you would want AGP specifically to cover your wedding?
What is the date of the wedding?
Where is the wedding to take place?
The style and nature of the wedding day? (i.e. traditional church wedding or relaxed backyard wedding)
Who will be involved with the wedding? (family or hired vendors)
Tell us about yourselves (your story, what you do, what you like to do, what is your lifestyle)

Conditions:
-The top three submissions will be picked and interviewed with AGP.
One couple will win the 1st prize and there will be a second place couple who will receive a Day After session with AGP.
AGP will be the sole photographer at the wedding.
AGP will photograph the wedding completely in a documentary style with no posed portrait time.
AGP will provide 6 formal family or bridal party images
The album will be completely designed by AGP and will presented to the couple at their image premiere.
You cannot be an existing client of AGP or already contacted us about photographing your wedding.
If the wedding takes place out of town the couple will be responsible for all travel expenses for AGP.
All additional products from the wedding will be available to the couple and their families for purchase.
Wedding must take place between now and April 30, 2013.
Wedding must take place on a date that AGP is already available for.
Deadline for submissions: September 15, 2012.

To submit your nomination please email us at [email protected]. Please answer the questions that are listed above and any additional information that you might feel is necessary. All applications will be reviewed by AGP and the winner will be announced on September 22, 2012.

 

Looking forward to hearing many great stories and meeting many great people! Cheers!

Savannah and Philip