Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Southern Wedding Week: The Photographs (+a Giveaway!)


Photographs are an important reminder of any special day! The fun of reliving any event the next day, week, month or even year makes the event itself that much better! You know you're lucky when you find a good photographer who really can capture the special moments! A few years ago my aunt had a beach wedding and didn't like ANY of the "photographer" photos, but liked my mom's much better instead. She wasn't as lucky as some local brides are with a close friend of mine!

Natalie Franke of Natalie Franke Photography (she's done photos for me personally!) is teaming up to host a FABulous giveaway! Natalie Franke is a wedding photojournalist and lifestyle photographer from the Maryland area. She is totally passport ready and loves to travel! Whether you're getting married at the Naval Academy in her hometown of Annapolis or on an island off the coast of Georgia, Natalie would love to capture the moments from your special day. She is so sweet! Natalie so graciously offered a free Engagement Session to the winner of today's giveaway!! HOW awesome is she? There are a few rules though, Engagement session includes up to two hours of photography & an online viewing + ordering gallery. Session must take place within a 50 mile radius of Annapolis, MD and must be scheduled before January 1st 2012. Farther travel negotiable with Natalie! This engagement session can be added to a wedding package and is transferable to friends, again all negotiable! 

In order to enter this giveaway, leave a comment here and follow @nataliefranke on Twitter! You can see all her other photos there and get little adorable blog updates too!! Confession: Natalie was one of my very first followers!!

Natalie also wants to extend a discount for LBP readers as part of this giveaway! For all the lovely readers who aren't lucky enough to win the shoot, Natalie wants to offer 10% off  2011 & 2012 wedding packages! As long as you enter the giveaway by Friday, this discount will be given to you (so basically your overall entry counts toward the discount automatically too!) The same rules apply to this giveaway too! I'll announce a winner Friday January 7, 2011 at 9:00am so enter by Thursday at Midnight! Good luck!!

xxKatie (and Natalie!!)

25 comments:

Leigh said...

Ohhhh, I live about 75 miles from Annapolis, so that is do-able. :-)

Megan said...

I'd like to enter! Natalie is photographing my wedding in June but an engagement session just isn't in the budget. It would be amazing to get to have a session with her before our big day :)

Brittani Bowling said...

I adore Natalie's work and whoever wins this is a very lucky couple!

auhiccupgirl said...

Hi, I'd like to enter! We live in Alexandria, VA and are getting married in November 2011. I also followed her on twitter (i'm @melissaofthesea )

Lindsey said...

Consider this my entry! :D

Rachel said...

I have been following Natalie for quite a while and my best friend just got engaged! It would be awesome if I won so I could pass it on to her (and she turned me onto Natalie!)

Angelica said...

What a fun giveaway! Thank you for sharing your talent.

Kay said...
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Kay said...

I would love to enter this contest. I just moved to Annapolis from South Florida and would love to have engagement photos taken, however it was just not in the budget, since the move and buying a new home. I am getting married on July 30, 2011 in my hometown of Boca Raton, FL. I would love to work with Natalie Franke Photography, as the photographs are very inspiriing. Katie, I have read a few of your posts and really enjoy them and now will be following your blog! Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

Chrissy said...

I'd love to enter this contest and see more of the work!

Amanda Mazurkevich said...

Natalie photographed my sisters wedding and we are currently left with the most beautiful memories and flawless pictures. I cant wait to see how beautiful this photo shoot is and how many smiles it will being to the lucky couple.

amanda said...

I adore her work, I am born and raised in the annapolis area and I loove how well she captures it! I would love to win!

raymond8 said...

What an awesome give away!!! This would be the perfect birthday gift for my fiancé as she has been dying to get engagement photos done. We've been together for six years on January 14th so it would be a great anniversary gift as well. We live in Annapolis right by quiet waters park so it only makes sense to pick us since there will be no traveling for Natalie involved:) Keeping my fingers crossed but if we don't win congrats to the lucky couple that does!

johnboywc said...

Well what more can someone ask for... pictures by the Bay to remember all those special moments.

Heather said...

I'd like to enter! Natalie's photography is beautiful, and I would love to win this engagement session for my good friends who are getting married this year. :)

carlig5 said...

I just got engaged two days ago and have been following Natalie Franke for a few years now. When I set a date and get a venue I look forward to booking her for my wedding and possibly engagement pictures.

LuGriffin said...

Natalie your pics capture the inner essence of the people you are filming. Love the black n white shots. Crisp n clear. A pleasure to view your sites. Many congrats on being published in the magazines. Looking forward to hopefully have your orginality and vision the same with my daughter and her wedding!

Rie said...

Great shots! I'm having a non-traditional wedding on the water in Annapolis Hallowen weekend 2011, but live these shots of traditional ceremonies.

ali mclaughlin said...

I would love to win this.. was planning on getting engaged this year and already was thinking of Natalie for engagement photos.

Tjohns06 said...

Entering on behalf of my little sister who just got engaged!! I love Natalie's work. She did my older sister's family photos a few months ago and they were so precious. She really captured their beauty!

raymond8 said...
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raymond8 said...

What an awesome give away!!! This would be the perfect birthday gift for my fiancé as she has been dying to get engagement photos done. We've been together for six years on January 14th so it would be a great anniversary gift as well. We live in Annapolis right by quiet waters park so it only makes sense to pick us since there will be no traveling for Natalie involved:) Keeping my fingers crossed but if we don't win congrats to the lucky couple that does!

Lindsay said...

Natalie's photographs are absolutely beautiful! I am now following her on twitter :) (@cooperla) -- I'm getting married in Leesburg in October and am trying to budget in some engagement photos. This would be a lucky win! Natalie captures emotion in her photos in way that many photographers don't. Amazing!

GinnyAST said...

I'm planning a winter wedding in Annapolis and would love to enter. My Fiance and I have a lot of out of town guests and were looking to maybe do some engagement photos in DC during the cherry blossoms for our save the dates.
-Virginia

Chrissy said...

Who won!?!?!?! Congrats to the big winner and what a great contest!