Category Archives: Contest

Brian & Kellye

Brian and Kellye won the Free Wedding Photography Contest so I went down to Camden, Arkansas to shoot their wedding in January. Two sweet families joined in celebrating the marriage of these two special people and saw them exchange their first kiss. That’s right, their FIRST ever kiss. Pretty amazing and cool I think.


To have and to hold

Brian sang to Kellye

Anticipation

First kiss


Besides pastoring a church, Brian’s dad is a very nice cartoonist. Congratulations Rambo Baby and Bandanna Boots! I’m so glad I had the privilege of doing your wedding.

Bridal Extravaganza 2010!

Bridal Extravaganza is Sunday, the 31st of January, from 1:00-4:00. Brides get in FREE.

It’s being held at Kay Rogers Park this year due to the overwhelming crowds the last few years. The ladies at Unforgettables Wedding and Party Rentals always try to bring in the most local vendors of any bridal show, so you’ll be able to see local talent not only in photographers, but cakes, catering, wedding attire, DJs, venues….There will be BIG giveaways and fashion shows.

And the winners are…..

Brian & Kellye !
Congratulations! I’ll be contacting you about details. Thanks and best wishes to everyone who entered!

Voting:

Our three wonderful finalist couples in the free wedding photography contest are featured below. Voting closes the 8th of November. (Extended for the couple I can’t seem to contact) You may vote on this blog in the comments section under the couples or by email. One vote per email address please. contest@charleneday.com

The voting will only last a few days, so start voting now!

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James & Kimberly

James and Kimberly have lost loved ones and are trying to better their life though finances are tight. Here’s their story:

My Uncle James met his fiance, Kimberly, after he got out of a bad relationship and had given up on love. They say it was love at first sight and I believe them.

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Brian & Kellye

Brian and Kellye have been friends from toddlerhood. Brian is going into the ministry so finances are limited for this wedding. Here’s their story:

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When Brian was two years old, his father was called to a staff position in Camden, AR. There he met a little two year old girl named Kellye. Our families became friends and were together for six years, while together our children spent many hours playing and going to church together. Kellye used to sing to Brian and end each song by leaning forward and saying “kissee, kissee. She told him she was going to marry him when they grew up. Our paths did part, but our friendship remained strong. We would see each other every year or two.

Anthony & Lauren

Anthony and Lauren have a stretched budget and a new baby in the house. Here’s their story:

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Like many other couples, my fiance and I are doing all that we can to make our wedding as beautiful and affordable as possible!
As the bride it is customary for my parents to fit a majority of the bill for the wedding. I have found many locations in my area that are beautiful, but most certainly NOT affordable. My father recently lost his job, a job that he had maintained for 24 years, due to lay-offs. He is now working a temporary job, but at a salary that is greatly reduced from his previous position. My mom has been fortunate to have a relatively stable job at a good company. However, as with most families, money is tight. In addition, my parents have recently begun helping take care of a young man that has a disfortunate family life. Along with my brother, there are now two teenage boys at my parents’ house that they are feeding and caring for. If you know anything about teenage boys and their appetites, then you know what kind of a financial burden that can be!
My fiance and I would love to help out with the costs of the wedding, but we are in a tough financial position ourselves. I am currently an unemployed college student, and we are living on my fiance’s income alone. We are currently living in a remodeled garage/apartment of his parents’, and this past August received the blessing of our little baby boy, Lain Anthony. The remodel of the garage/apartment along with the unplanned pregnancy put a strain on both our relationship and our finances! We feel that these challenges have made our relationship just that much stronger, but planning a wedding on such a limited budget has been quite a challenge!
Thank you very much for considering us as the recipients of your generous gift. We are already truly blessed, and would consider ourselves all the more so if we are chosen!
Sincerely,
Lauren

Free Wedding Photography Contest

PLEASE DON’T VOTE YET. Voting will start AFTER the finalist couples are posted here on the blog, Nov. 2nd. Thanks for your excitement. You guys are great!  🙂

With the economy the way it is I suspect there is a extraordinary couple in our area who would like a professional photographer for their wedding, but they just feel they can’t afford one. I am offering FREE wedding photography for that deserving couple. I want this to go to a couple who would truly appreciate the gift.