Engagement Stories!! :: enter to win :: {Socal wedding photographer}

Did you know, that Christmas Day is the most popular day for proposals? Followed in 3rd place by Christmas Eve and then 4th place is New Years Day. 2nd place is Valentines day, but we are not in February yet, so lets stick the others.

Anyway, with the most popular days for a proposal behind us, that means, so many people are newly engagement right at this moment! So, I thought we would have an engagement story contest! All the details are below, but first, I thought I would tell you MY proposal story…

The shortened version… my husband and I had our first date on my birthday in 2001. We hit it off, enjoyed each others company and started talking about our wedding pretty quickly. We figured out a location, I found my dress, flowers everything was planned and we were all ready to go! Well, except that he had not actually gotten on his knee and proposed with a ring… minor detail. But it was ok with it, I told him, I don’t need the ring. We are good.

Well, my bridal shower comes around in March of 2002. All the girls were there, silly games planned and LOTS of food! Before the shower begins, my boyfriend {still boyfriend at the time} walks in the door. I thought. OH MY GOSH, IT’S HAPPENING! Sure enough, he pulled me in front of all the women, got on his knee and asked me to marry him. AHHH, it was so sweet. Of course I said YES! And a month before the wedding, I had a fiance!

The following month, April 14th, we were married at a winery in Temecula. Here is a picture of our first kiss as husband and wife. I do have pictures of the proposal…but then are in prints…we were still using something called film back then. LOL

first kiss

So, what is your engagement story?!

To enter the contest, email me { Nichol@LovesPhotos.net } your story along with a picture of you and your fiance right after he proposed!  In your email, please include, the date he proposed, where he proposed and who was there with you. Also include your mailing address, email address, Instagram and Facebook info. Deadline for entries will be Jan. 22, 2017

We will pick 3 finalists from these entries and then turn to Instagram to help determine 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. We will notify the 3 finalists through email by Jan. 29, 2017

The details of what to do through Instagram will be sent to you when you are notified of being a finalist. You will be asked to upload the same image you sent me and I will include further instruction for you in that email. Instagram voting will close on Feb. 12, 2017 and winners will be notified by February 14, 2017. My Valentines gift to you.

Ok, I got it…WHAT ARE THE PRIZES!!

3rd place prize will be a free engagement session and $75 off the booked wedding package

2nd place prize will be a free engagement session and $150 off the booked wedding package

1st place prize will be a free engagement session and $225 off the booked wedding package

And here is the fine print… there is NO cash value, free engagement session local to the photographer, engagement session includes session only, LOA Studios must be available on your wedding day to discount the wedding package, discount and free session pertain ONLY to the couple in the picture, non transferable, you will need to use an Instagram account to complete the contest, finalists are determined by LOA Studios and voting will determine ranking of said finalists, entries must be sent to Nichol@LovesPhotos.net to be considered

Dates to remember:

Deadline for emailed entries Jan. 22, 20017

Finalists will be determined and emailed by Jan. 29, 2017  {This email will give you the Instagram instructions}

Voting will end Feb. 12, 2017 and winners will be announced on Feb. 14, 2017.

Share this post with your friends and your family so they can enter! Send in your stories and don’t forget your picture! Tell your friends to be ready to vote! I can’t wait to hear YOUR story!!

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