Day 3 of Giveaways!


I’m so excited about today’s giveaway!  In fact I bought one for myself too because I liked it so much :)!  It’s a framed print of the state of Virginia in gold foil!!!!  Since I’m a Virginia wedding photographer I thought it would be appropriate to include something representing my home state in the mix.  I might have a bias but I do think this is the most beautiful state to get married in :).  We have everything from the ocean to mountain ranges as the backdrop for your wedding, wineries, historic homes, barns and fields.  Seriously I think we have it all covered.

If you are looking to get married in our beautiful state I recommend checking out some of my favorite Virginia Wedding Venues.  I’d say the best time of year is May or October but really April-June and Sept are great too.  Ironically I got married in July which you will notice is not on my list.  Yeah rain, humidity and blistering heat are not what I wish for anyone on their wedding day.

If you are late to the game this week I’m celebrating a new look and a new website!  I’m channeling my inner Oprah/Ellen with 5 days of giveaways here.  Check out day 1 and day 2 giveaways, each one runs for a week so you have plenty of time to enter.  Keep scrolling to enter today’s giveaway for a 5×7 framed print!  Share with friends to get even more entries!


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  • Sarah BradshawApril 2, 2014 - 4:18 pm

    i love this!!!!!!

  • Sarah BradshawApril 2, 2014 - 4:18 pm

    Oh, and I’m from VA! I looooooove the sweet state!

  • Sarah GApril 2, 2014 - 4:19 pm

    I love anything gold foil, travel themed & framed 🙂

  • Jenn FraleighApril 2, 2014 - 4:56 pm

    Oooh, this is so beautiful. I can’t wait to get married here in VA in just 67 short days!! Proud to be from Virginia <3

  • Krystle AkinApril 2, 2014 - 5:45 pm

    What a AWESOME idea! I love this print!

  • Rebecca FApril 2, 2014 - 8:49 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!

  • Kristin SweetingApril 2, 2014 - 11:31 pm

    I’m from Virginia! This is so cool!

  • Lindsay MaddenApril 3, 2014 - 10:53 am

    What a fun giveaway & beautiful print! I actually went to college in VA so I may have to enter myself in! 🙂

  • NicoleApril 3, 2014 - 11:22 am

    I love this print- and the giveaway!

  • Jainé KershnerApril 3, 2014 - 3:11 pm

    what a great idea! love your new site!!

  • DanielleApril 3, 2014 - 7:00 pm

    So cute! I agree, Virginia is a beautiful state. It has also been said to be “for lovers”! ;p

  • Lisa O'DwyerApril 3, 2014 - 11:07 pm

    Wow! What a great idea! Love it!

  • HollyApril 7, 2014 - 5:37 pm

    I’m not married, but I’m from Virginia and I LOVE gold foil! 😀

  • LauraApril 7, 2014 - 6:47 pm

    What an awesome piece of Art! I would love to proudly display this in my Virginia home 🙂

  • Katie HerndonApril 8, 2014 - 1:27 pm

    VA is my home state! My husband and I are both from Richmond, VA and we had a Richmond themed wedding!

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