Friday, January 8, 2010

Photography Contest! {Featuring: Garrett Hubbard}

Garrett Hubbard is a wonderful photographer located here in the DC area. He is a TON of fun to work with and all of our clients that we have had together just adore his personality {which is critical to a fantastic wedding day experience!}.

Garrett is hosting an "Engagement Photo Contest" on his blog at this very moment. They are in the final round and voting is closing on Sunday! We just love engagement photos as it's really a first glimpse into the couple's chemistry and how well the wedding day is going to unfold. Not to mention, for the couples it's a great time to get comfortable in front of the camera before the big day!

Here are the details...

The pictures have been shared, agonized over, the votes have been cast and the finalists have been selected. Now it's time to choose the grand prize winner. The contest has been very popular thus far. Garrett would like to thank everyone who has been voting all week and his awesome clients. Without further ado, here are the four finalists you voted on over the past four days.

Vote for your favorite photograph by clicking on the "Comment" text below the photographs on Garrett's blog

or comment on his note on his Facebook page. Cast your vote by Sunday evening at midnight eastern and the couple with the winning photograph will get a $50 Pictage gift certificate they can use toward archival prints, books, albums, or whatever their heart desires. Good luck!

And More Wedding Venues We LOVE!

From large modern spaces to the most elegant of hotels and to the destination wedding in your own backyard, here are a few more of our favorite venues.

The Ronald Reagan Building
The Ronald Reagan Building crawled onto the event scene in the early years of this past decade. It's two highly modern, very unique spaces offer a great canvas to the contemporary couple. Whether you have a group of 170 or 500 celebrating with you, the Pavilion Room or the Atrium respectively are sure to please.
The Fairfax Hotel

This hotel has a rich history in DC from the famed Jockey Club to the antique piano in their lounge. With one of the most elegant and newly refurbished ballrooms in DC, the show stealer is the big reveal from cocktails to reception that no other hotel can boast. My personal favorite, their stunning crystal chandeliers.

Photo by Studio Diana

The Oaks A Country Inn

I do happen to be the company's Eastern Shore specialist. This venue is one I am at yearly. An intimate retreat away from the hustle and bustle of DC is less than two hours drive. Situated with it's ballroom facing the water, the space is intimate enough for 75 and can comfortably host 200. The hook, the prive bridal cottage. No one can say no!

Photo by LaCour

Keswick Hall

A few miles from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville is one of the most pristine resort style venues I have ever had the pleasure of working with. The grounds are breathtaking. The view of the mountains in the distance with the golf course below is sensational and the amenities, deluxe! Take your guests just three hours outside of DC and give them a wedding experience they will not soon forget!

Photo by Greg Gibson