Um. So. My fantastic Mighty Summit roommate Amber twittered last night, “Currently sobbing over trying to pick two photo shoot recipients from my @PracticalWed giveaway.” And I was like, “Yeah, right” And then might have called her a sucker. Because, um, I’m used to amazing giveaways with amazing readers, and I’ve toughened myself to think that giving away a limited amount of awesome is better then giving away no awesome at all.
But then, ya’ll, she emailed me. And she really WAS crying over you guys, HARD. She was crying and crying because she couldn’t give you all photo-shoots. So, she picked two recipients, who should email me ASAP. Everyone else who entered will be getting an email from Amber with a super-sweet discount on her already ridiculously low rates. Seriously, catch her now, before I have that three hour phone call where I MAKE her raise her rates. Because I love ya’ll, but I love Amber too!
So, without further ado, the winners are:
Karin, who made Amber laugh with the “Justin Beiber looking lesbian” comment:
If LGBTQ portrait session can = postwedding session, then please pick us! After a small commitment ceremony in upstate NY over the holidays with friends & family, sans photographer due to budget constraints, we’re heading down to NYC to run around the city in postwedded bliss for a few days. I can guarantee you that we’ll still have absurd smiles all over our faces and are game for anything. Plus if you need a 28-year-old lesbian who looks like Justin Bieber for your portfolio, my partner’s got that covered. I would love to have professional documentation of how much we f*ing adore each other… thanks for considering us!
And Laura, who was a CLEAR effing pick in my book with this greatness:
I would love to be considered for the engagement shoot! I’m a US Navy veteran living in DC. I proposed to my fiance 2 weeks ago here in DC and we haven’t told any family or friends yet and I’d love to announce it to everyone with some fabulous photos but I’m unemployed so we can’t afford much. I would get on a bus to NYC in a second if we won this and whoever does will be extremely lucky! Amber’s portraits are beautiful!
So email me y’all.
And while we’re at it, an unrelated side note! You guys know about how I talked about Cecily, a woman who I met at Mighty Summit who did some serious opening up about money and self-worth, and really got me thinking?? Well. She’s been kicking ASS and taking names in her own life the last few weeks, and it’s been beyond inspiring to watch. It’s been like watching someone punch through wall after wall after wall. And since she’s kind of in the mom-o-sphere, and we are kind of… not…. you’re probably not reading all about it. And I think you should be. I think you’re missing out. So. You might want to go get inspired and weepy and motivated, is all I’m saying.
And with that, back to our regularly scheduled programing.
Picture: I’m on the record as thinking the new wedding related boudoir shots as gifts for your husband/ the whole internet are borderline creepy and/or the wedding industry reaching way-way-way too far. (Wanna give your partner a gift? Get naked and hand them a camera! Free!) But I kind of adore Amber’s girls-girl boudoir shots that she posted today. So I’m a hypocrite. Or maybe I’m just nuanced. You figure it out.