First of all, I want to thank everyone who voted. I love all of these couples, and it was so wonderful to see the support rolling in. I’m so excited to be announcing not just one, but THREE lucky couples who will be taking home some goodness. Are you ready for the results? Let’s get to it.
Starting with the top prize: With a whopping 80 likes and 64 comments, the winners of our top prize, a 20×30 Canvas Gallery Wrap is (drum roll please)
Brendon and Elana! You guys are crazy, in the best of ways, and your persistence (paired with a healthy dose of hotness) paid off. Congratulations!!
For me, it wouldn’t be a competition without a few fun extras. I’m a huge promoter of good character, enthusiasm, and the ability to share the love. With that in mind, I went into this giveaway with a few special categories in mind.
Sharing is Caring
Gautama Buddha said that “Happiness never decreases by being shared”. The bible tells us “Give, and it will be given to you”. Cookie Monster quite simply suggested “share it, maybe”. Whomever you choose to listen to, I learned how to share as a child, and appreciate it greatly in adults. Because of this, I was on the look out to see who would happily share some love by sending a few votes to others. I was simply blown away by the generosity of one particular bride to be. Not only did she invites others to vote for those she knew in the gallery, but she went on to like & comment on the photos of total strangers. Who had such kind words and a sweet heart?
Shannon! Not so shocking, as she is pretty much the sweetest thing ever. Shannon, your big heart and happy have won you (and Guy!), a beautiful Colorado Beetle Kill Pine Calendar from Artifact Uprising! This beautiful reclaimed wooden calendar plank comes complete with 12 press printed monthly sheets, each featuring a photo of your choice. Also, a special treat just for Lady. I’m sure her furry, smiley face brought in some extra votes.
“If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind”. Norman Vincent Peale may have taken a peek into the future when writing about the power of positive thinking, and the winners of this prize may have been the inspiration. This couple shared their excitement about this giveaway, my work, and their love of photography through many outlets. Whose enthusiasm oozed from Facebook, their blogs, emails, and more?
Jill & Aaron, your gusto may not have brought home the biggest prize, but your efforts brought you close! In honor of your spirited sharing and kind words, you have won a mini Softcover Book from Artifact Uprising! I can’t wait to see this sweet book on your new coffee table when you move back to the States!
Finally, as a thank you to all of my couples: I am offering a 25% discount on all print product order placed between now and Saturday, January 19, 2013. Email me for details!