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I’ve recently been on the hunt for a photographer for the wedding. This is an incredibly important role to fill since once everything is said and done, that’s what you’re going to have to remind of the little moments throughout your speciaday. It’s also going to capture the moments you’ll miss, like your groom getting ready or reactions of your family and friends.

During my search, I stumbled upon Mirelle Carmichael. I love that her photos all have a soft ethereal and romantic feel to them. Head over to her site to take a look at her photos. If you’re outside of the Southern California area, no worries, she does travel (although I have yet to meet a photographer who doesn’t since they aren’t taking on the additional costs). If you are in the San Deigo or Orange County area, there’s a great engagement shoot giveaway going on right now. Not only do you get a one hour engagement photo shoot with Mirelle, there will also be professional hair and makeup done by Amber Silva and Ashley Hewitt and a set of Briar Rose hairpins from Percy Handmade.


How can you win this awesome giveaway? Here are the directions posted on Mirelle’s site along with the fine print.

1. Follow us on Instagram: @mirellecarmichaelphoto, @ambersilvamakeupartist, @percyhandmade, and @flaxentresses

2. Repost an image from @mirellecarmichaelphoto’s Instagram and hashtag #mirellegiveaway (make sure your Instagram profile is public, otherwise we won’t be able to see your entry!)

3. Email me at hello@mirellecarmichael.com and tell me about you and your fiancé/fiancée! Send us a photo of the two of you with your love story – we will use the photo to announce the winner!

4. Get your friends involved for additional entries! Have them follow us on Instagram and repost an image from @mirellecarmichaelphoto’s page with the hashtag #mirellegiveaway, and have them tag you in the comments!

– The winner must be engaged (let’s be fair to the other entrants!)!

– The engagement session must take place sometime in 2015, at a location, date and time in Southern California that suits the couple, the photographer, makeup artist and hairstylist.

– The winner agrees that a small travel fee may apply should the engagement shoot occur outside of San Diego or Orange County.

– The winner acknowledges that the value of the giveaway package is approximately $1300, and that they will receive a photoshoot, digital download of photos, makeup application, hairstyling, and bridal hairpins. The winner acknowledges they will not receive any form of cash payment from the giveaway sponsors.

– All entries must be received by 11:59 PM PST on May 25, 2015.

– The winner must be over 18 years of age.

– The giveaway sponsors reserve the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the giveaway.

What are you waiting for? Go enter now!