Wedding Photography Giveaway: Update

With only a few weeks left in February I'd like to declare that my first wedding photography giveaway has been a pretty big success.

With more than 20 entrants it helped to drive a lot of traffic and inquiries to my Web site and it's poised to do even more once the final round begins. I'd like to thank everyone who signed up and everyone who visited, your support has been vital in moving this contest forward.

It's my most sincere belief that no one will walk away too disappointed from this contest (though the grand prize winner will probably be a lot happier). The three finalists will all receive a free engagement shoot and a $100 print credit, good for getting out set of Save-the-Date cards or a guest book.

Entrants who didn't make it to the final round still receive a $50 print credit that they can apply to their package. So everyone will walk away with something.

The next step is to randomly select the three finalists with sophisticated randomizing technology (known in the business as a hat). Those finalists will be contacted to schedule their engagement sessions through early April (and if they are not able to schedule a session another name will be drawn at random).

Once the shoots are finished the contestants will be able to promote their albums on Facebook to see who can drum up the most comments in support of their bid. A winner will be declared on May 1 based on the number of comments from unique users on their albums.

So good luck everyone and have a happy wedding season.