Jason Groupp Photography – paying it foward

Jason of Jason Groupp Photography contacted me last night with a sad story that may just have a happy ending for one local couple getting married. You can read about the story here and whats been taking place so far. And here’s what Jason intends to do [more detail here]….

I am looking for a couple who was wronged by the local behemoth, Celebration Studios.

Celebration Studios has left thousands of couples out in the cold and it breaks my heart. Celebration Studios has left a black mark on our industry and what they’ve done to these couples is a terrible reflection on our craft.

While we (local photographers) had nothing to do with this and owe nothing to those left stranded by CS, I can’t help but feel for these poor people who’ve been robbed. I can’t help everyone, but I can help one couple. I challenge my colleagues to do the same….

If you have been wronged by Celebrations Studios and are a couple who just cannot by any means afford to hire a new photographer, please email me your story with a photo to:


The winner will receive:

10 hours wedding day coverage
An online gallery for sharing and/or ordering pictures + DVD with images
40 page 9.5X13 GraphiStudio album

The top 3 entries will be posted on Jason’s blog on February 11 and one will be selected by Jason and a few of his colleagues, including me! I encourage anyone who knows a couple stuck in this horrible situation to check this great opportunity.

[image from Jason Groupp Photography]

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Rockmelon contest

Rockmelon, the fabulous duo of videographers based in Brooklyn, is hosting a little contest…here’s the info directly from Leyda.

I thought your blog readers might be interested in a contest we are running until Jan 18– up for grabs is an iTunes Gift Certificate for $20… the twist/treat is that it is a GC for the Australian iTunes music store. The main thing they need to do is guess how many lucky pennies we collected from August-December 2007.
A lot of great music by artists based in Australia and Europe have limited releases that are only available in Australia (that never get to the US) so this offer should be a very cool one for music lovers. This contest is open to anyone in any location.

For more info, check their site…..

[image from Rockmelon]

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And the winner is…..

fromthetub!! Send me an email at brooklybride [at] gmail [dot] com with your name and address so I can send the book off to you!


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Win a free photography package from Karenscape!

I got this email from Karen of Karenscape Photographers [who just happened to be one of the photographers I was interested in using for our wedding] and thought it was a great contest! Details below….

Karenscape Photographers is giving away a FREE complete wedding photography package every four months in 2008. Karen will personally shoot all three contest winner’s weddings, a value of $9700 per wedding, for FREE.

But this is not a random raffle.

We are searching for the most romantic, serendipitous, poignant, funny, and inspiring stories of how you found the one. Tell us the amazing tale of how you crossed paths with your fiancé in this big crazy world, and you’ll have a chance to win a free wedding. Make us cry. Make us laugh. Make us hope.

To win you must create a 3-minute-or-less video relaying your story. Upload your video to YouTube.com and send us an email. Be as creative as you’d like!

For full contest entry details, please visit www.karenscape.com and click on the “Win a Free Wedding” link. We’re looking forward to hearing your story!

[image from Karenscape]

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Happy New Year! and Never Throw Rice at a Pisces

Happy New Year everyone! I’m sure we have a lot of newly engaged brides tuning in, since the holidays are the biggest time for proposals, so welcome!
Chad and I had a great holiday and just came back from a lovely weekend in Washington DC with my family, but I’m definitely happy to be home and get cracking on wedding projects…these months have really flown by!!! I look forward to finally getting to share some of the projects I’ll be tackling….but how about we get things started with a little contest?

I used to be really into astrology when I was younger….always trying to find what signs were compatible with my indecisive Libra tendencies and see if the stars really could define me. That all ended up as a childhood phase, but when I was recently sent a copy of Stacey Wolf’s Never Throw Rice at a Pisces, I had to revisit and see how accurate it could be….and boy, was it! Stacey had me pegged from the very beginning!! [especially with my expensive taste issue!] I strive for balance in all my decisions, everything must interrelate and be in visual harmony, and I hate fighting over decisions!!

This book would make a fun gift for the new [or already established] brides in your life….and I just happen to have an extra copy! So from now until Sunday, January 6, leave a comment below with your astrological sign, and I will randomly pick someone to win the copy….winner will be announced on Monday. Good luck!

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