Sorting through the entries wasn't easy. Well, the first cut was easy, because I obviously can't shoot those weddings that fell on dates I'm already booked. That eliminated a good chunk. Then it was just difficult. I lost sleep over this. I said I would select the winner, but I had such a hard time selecting finalists. I'm going to need a few more days before I decide which of those 6 couples will get an awesome gift of free photography.
And now, for a fun twist.
I've thrown in a wild card. Well, me and another photographer. Jennie Andrews contacted me to say she thought the contest was an awesome idea. As we were discussing the difficulty of choosing a winner, and how there are so many deserving couples, we came up with the great idea that SHE shall choose a winner too! Did you read that? Do you know what that means?
Jennie's winner may not be one of my finalists, it may be someone who didn't make my cut because I was booked for their date. Anyone who entered may have a chance to win a free wedding from Jennie! But I disclaim, Jennie will offer a wedding photography package that may be different from what I have offered. But I won't bore you with fine print, that's something that the winner and Jennie can discuss.
Congratulations to the finalists. I'll make a decision soon. Good luck to all of you!