When I first began photographing, a large portion of my followers were young enthusiastic people/friends (high school – college), many of whom were heads over heels in love! I’m so thankful to have such strong supporters who understand my style and motive behind this art. But lets face it, photoshoots take hard work and can be pricey for some. So four years ago, I started my first Valentine Contest on Facebook for a romantic photoshoot giveaway. All couples had to do was submit a photo and write 5 facts about their relationship. I remembered how nervous I was because I didn’t know if any couple would even put themselves out there and enter. At the time, even questioned if it was even worth it. But to my surprise, the contest grew into a collection of beautiful love stories. Not only did it help me get my name out there, but I was so inspired by their love. Since then, it became a tradition for me to give a shoot to one lucky couple every year.
I relied on the “Like” button as a voting mechanism so at times things got competitive up til the last minutes. This year, I wanted to give two winners a shoot and make it more relaxed. I threw a random draw contest on my Facebook and placed the voting contest on my new Instagram (Follow me @jennythaiphotography). People were allowed to enter either or both. The winner on Instagram was Voleake and Danny! I remember they were head to head with second place. But to my surprise, I randomly drew second place out of a basket as my Facebook winner (proof video was posted on Facebook)! I messaged Emily and Simpson and they went from bummed out to ecstatic! Its just crazy how things work out. Thank you to everyone who entered this year! I will be posting both winner’s photoshoots. This is Emily and Simpon’s adorable vintage park shoot, enjoy!
Open Happiness =)