how our photographer picked us.

The story of how we found our photographer is slightly atypical, so I thought I would share.

When I first discovered that wedding blogs existed, I came across a destination wedding blog in which two generous photographers were giving away their skills for free to one lucky couple that was having a destination wedding. They were looking for some more entries so I figured I'd give it a shot. Nothing to lose, right? So I sent them an application telling them the details of our wedding and the story of how the fiance and I came to be. Then I waited, thinking that I'd never hear about it.

To my surprise, I received an email back a few days later, asking for more information about the wedding and if we could chat on the phone for a bit. Of course I gave her the info, and we had a nice chat about what I was looking for in a photographer. A few days later, I went back to the blog site (I'd post the site but it has since been taken down) and she had posted the winner. Guess who she chose! I think you can figure it out!

Here are some pictures taken by our photographer,
Shari Bare. She's based out of Southwest Florida for all of you Florida brides out there!

Gorgeous! I cannot wait to have Shari photograph our wedding! I am beyond grateful to her for donating her services to us!

Did you find any of your vendors in a unique way?


Christine said...

Great stuff :-)
You are a very lucky girl!
The first photo is soooo amazing...

Heidi said...

How lucky are you?!?! Congrats on winning that! What a great way to help out your budget!

Julia said...

Oh my goodness!!!!! that's brilliant! I'm really happy for you