I’m really excited to tell you about a fabulous giveaway my friend Shang has started over at ShangChenPhoto! It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shang’s work (she did such an amazing job on our engagement and wedding pics!), but I haven’t really had a chance to mention how much I’ve been inspired by her courage and determination to pursue her dreams. My admiration only deepened all the more when she recently told me she was planning to give away an entire wedding photography package! Her grand prize includes not only full-day wedding photography coverage, but also an engagement session, guest book, print credit, and a $400 travel credit! The grand prize will go to “an awesome couple who has an extraordinary love story.” There will also be something for the runner up!
I think it’s wonderful that Shang is so passionate about giving back in such a generous and meaningful way. And so when she invited me to partner with her in this giveaway, I was absolutely honored and excited about the opportunity to participate. Included in Shang’s grand prize package, I’m excited to announce, is a $200 credit toward custom stationery design and paper products from Lavender’s Blue!
I’ve learned from my own journey that wedding stationery is what sets the tone for the big day, with the save-the-date cards and invitations (and oftentimes, a corresponding website) being the first things that your guests see long before the wedding arrives. I’ve worked with several couples in the past to do custom wedding stationery, and the collaboration process is always a privilege for me. I appreciate people opening themselves to me, sharing their vision and dreams with me, and trusting me with their stories. My task is to find a design that will, at a glimpse, convey some of the depth and beauty in each couple’s unique journey. It’s been such a treat creating looks for the playful romantics that Esther and Ben are, Karina and Bryan’s refined elegance, and Cathy and Daniel’s bright and sweet personalities. And to the lucky couple who will win Shang’s grand prize, I’m really looking forward to getting to know you and working together to tell your story.
Do you know somebody who might be interested in this giveaway? For eligibility and complete details on how to enter, visit Shang’s blog here. And be sure to spread the word!