It’s here again…Love You Back!

Well it’s that time again. For the last six years, I have been gifting one special couple each year with free wedding photography. It’s something that I can do to give back and show my gratitude to all of the couples I have had the privilege of photographing. If I were planning a wedding myself, wedding photography would be my number one priority and I know that quality wedding photographers are a big investment. Many couples don’t have the luxury of choosing a photographer they love and that’s what ‘Love You Back’ is all about.


Sarah & Bryce were the ‘Love You Back’ winners in 2011 and here are some of the highlights from their day.

*Here are the Rules of Engagement*
*To be “The Ones” for the Love You Back project you must:*

*1. Provide me with an inspiration board that details your plans and dreams for your upcoming wedding.* With a background in styling, I’m a sucker for a good inspiration board. Show me how your wedding will be different. Beauty and thoughtful details make my job as a photographer that much more fun. Your board doesn’t have to be fancy and you don’t have to be a graphic designer to enter. Maybe you send a group of photos you shot on your iphone or maybe you send something more elaborate. Try using Pinterest to create your board. What a simple and free way to complete your submission. Please provide an explanation of your board and how it represents you and your fiance. Tell us your story. Here are some examples:



This is the inspiration board behind this shoot. I’ll give you a hint and show you the entry from last year’s winners.

*2. Be willing to “style-up” your engagement shoot.* Check out this post on styled engagement shoots. This was last year’s winner’s rooftop movie engagement session.

*3. Be getting married in 2013.* If I’m already booked on your date, sorry!

*4. Be getting married in Alberta.
*5. Be willing to have your story told on blogs, facebook, twitter, pinterest etc.*

*If you’re “The Ones”, your wedding photography will include:*
1. 8 hours of coverage on your wedding day by Tara and her assistant.

2. An engagement session.

2. CD of high resolution images with print permissions.

3. A beautiful album telling the story of your day.

4. All travel fees for the photographers.

*How I’m choosing “The Ones”:*
A panel of 3 wedding experts in Calgary will chose the winning inspiration board (I am one of the 3). We are looking for three things: originality, personality and effort. We would love to see some unique ideas that really tell us about your love story. It doesn’t have to be fancy but show us that you rolled up your sleeves for a chance to win this amazing prize (valued at $5600). To submit your entry, type LOVE YOU BACK in the subject line of an email and attach your inspiration board. Please DO NOT post the inspiration boards on my facebook page.

*Entry Deadline is February 17th, 2013.*
If you have any questions, give me the studio a call at 403-247-3746 or drop me a line at

Looking forward to this year’s entries!


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