Destination I Do
Thursday, January 6, 2011

Engaged? Enter to Win $2500 Worth of Free Photography!

Words by Courtney Kellar
Words by Courtney Cox
Photos courtesy of Gwendolyn Tundermann Photography

In a wedding blogosphere full of competitions, giveaways and contests, every once in a while a prize comes along that’s too good to pass up. Friend and destination wedding photographer Gwen Tundermann of Gwendolyn Tundermann Photography is starting out the New Year right by giving back to her loyal fans and customers. The prize: a wedding photography package work $2,500.

The winning couple will receive up to 8 hours of photography coverage on their W-day, two super cool photographers in Gwen and her husband Matt, a disk of all the images, a DVD slideshow and an online proofing gallery for 90 days. Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s now and here’s how you enter.

Send an email to with “Wedding Contest” in the subject line and include the following information:

-A photo of you and your bride/groom to be.
-Your love story including how you met, the proposal and little about the two of you as a couple.
-Your wedding date and ceremony/reception location(s).
-Other general wedding details like number of guests, wedding theme, and other vendors who are involved.
-Lastly, tell her how you found out about the contest. (Your good friends over at Destination I Do!)

There are some requirements that each couple must meet. All submissions are due by 11:50 EST on January 31, 2011. You must have already set a date and location to enter and the Tundermann’s must have your date available. Also, you can’t win if you’ve already booked another photographer. Gwen is willing to travel the world for your destination wedding, but you must willing to cover the travel costs associated with her reaching your W-day location.

The winning couple will be notified via email and keep an eye on your inbox because failure to respond within 10 days will result in the prize being awarded to another couple. Gwendolyn Tundermann Photography will also retain copyright to the images and the couple must agre to allow use of the images for commercial purposes. (This is customary for most photographers…)

So, how are the winners chosen? All eligible contestants will be listed on Gwen’s blog and voting will take place from 8am EST on February 1, 2011 and end on February 7, 2011. Once you reach this point, it’s your job to make sure that every Tom, Dick or Harry you’ve ever met gets online and votes for you! The top 5 couples with the most votes will then be reviewed by a panel and the winning couple will be announced 8am February 14, 2011. What a great Valentine’s Day gift to your lovie!

Again, all submissions are due by January 31, 2011, so get moving! Good luck all you Destination I Do’ers. Also, keep an eye out for Gwen’s work on our blog. The photos seen here are part of a real-life wedding we’ll be featuring in May. For any questions, visit Gwen’s web site.

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