Our winners for our 2013 ‘Win Your Wedding Photography Competition’ were Stephen & Kyra.
Here’s what Kyra, the amazing bride, had to say on entering ‘Win Your Wedding Photography Competition’ and winning the competition.
When I first saw the competition for a chance to win our wedding photos I thought it was very unlikely that we’d get picked as finalists – yet alone win the entire competition – as I knew there’d be hundreds of people jumping at such a fantastic opportunity. But I decided to give it a go anyway, it couldn’t hurt and I wasn’t loosing out on anything, just the couple of minutes of my time that it took to fill out the entry form!
I knew exactly why it would mean so much to us as a couple to win something towards our wedding and I was honest in the answers that I gave. I noted down the dates of the draw for finding out who the finalists were and kept my fingers firmly crossed. Finding out that we were one of the three couples was such an achievement I just had to give it my all and BEG for votes! (Even if it meant annoying people). My husband kept telling me we had no chance as we never won anything but I didn’t listen and kept sharing the link for votes on Facebook and Twitter and tagging all my friends and family in it.
I was overwhelmed by all the support we were getting – people I didn’t know were voting for us and wishing us all the best – the power of social media!
The day of the final results came and my husband and I were both sat with our phones out, constantly refreshing the webpage, in anticipation. Then my husband said to me, ‘you’ll never guess who’s won’… And I said ‘I bet it’s not us’ (I had started to doubt myself as the other two couples had a fantastically romantic story of how they got engaged and ours was just plain and not really anything to brag about).
When my husband said yes it is us, I was absolutely over the moon. I couldn’t believe it. It might not be a lot to some people but it meant a lot to us. Not only the fact that we had won our wedding photography but the fact that so many people had got behind us to help make it possible.
Kane and Natalie immediately got in touch with us and we arranged a meeting, which gave us peace of mind that it was real and all legitimate. My husband and I can both honestly say that they are a lovely couple who know their stuff when it comes to photography and we are extremely grateful for everything they have done for us – all for no cost – travelling up to our venue in Edinburgh and taking the stunning pictures that we have received.
We were so happy with the service they gave when really they didn’t have to.
We are delighted that we gave the competition a go and persevered with getting new people to vote and would definitely recommend doing so to anyone else who is thinking about entering such a competition. Who knows, in just the click of a button and a few carefully selected words, this reality could be yours.
Good luck to all future applicants!
The Next Win Your Wedding Competition
In the next few days we hope to have some details regarding the next “Win Your Wedding Competition” coming very soon.
We’ll be telling you how to get involved and more so keep your eyes peeled.