It's almost Bit of Ivory's Anniversary Month!! ... and it involves an iPad 2!

We know I love to give gifts, and we also know that I LOOOOVE to celebrate, especially anniversaries. Well, let me start off by saying...

This is my last year teaching in a classroom. I've been called outside the classroom and into photography full-time. When God says GO, you better go. (I mean, yes, it's already felt like it's full-time with all that goes into the business, but now it's REALLY full-time.)

So this August, Bit of Ivory Photography will be operating with business hours, more weekday availabilities, and all that jazz. I'm STOKED! Bring it on, WORLD! :D

Okay, okay. Giveaway announcement time.

To commemorate June as the anniversary month (since two years ago I embarked on this journey)... it's going to be big. Yes yes!

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During the months of May and June 2011, every bride who books their wedding with me will be entered into a drawing to win... a FREE iPad 2 (valued at $499; see specs below) with their wedding photos LOADED onto it! I dream big, so I strive to give big.

Because I love gifts and there can be only one iPad winner, the rest of the new Bit of Ivory brides who weren't chosen will receive a FREE 16x20 canvas gallery wrap with their choice of an engagement, wedding, or bridal (if added on) photo displayed on it.

And you wonderful current clients of mine whom I love so dearly... If you refer a new bride, and she becomes a Bit of Ivory bride during the months of May and June, YOU receive a FREE 11x14 canvas gallery wrap with your choice of session photo displayed on it.

So everyone wins! YAY!

For current brides, portrait, and Persuasion clients, don't worry. I've got some other super fun gifts for you, too, but you'll have to wait until June 1st to hear more! :)

Consider the next two months as the "These are a few of my favorite things" giveaway extravaganza! Hope you like two of my favorite things already! [insert Sound of Music dance moves here] Canvas wraps and iPads, oh my!

Some fine print regarding the iPad 2...
* You must sign your contract and place your nonrefundable retainer between May 1, 2011 at 12:00am and June 29, 2011 at 11:59pm to qualify for the drawing. Your wedding does NOT need to take place during May or June (because that'd be impossible! I'm booked up! lol)
* Each bride will be given a number in the order she was booked. (First bride will be #1, second bride will be #2, et cetera.)
* Winning bride will be chosen at random using
* Winning bride will be announced on Facebook and the blog on Thursday, June 30th at 10:00am.
* Bride and groom will receive the new iPad AFTER their wedding in accordance with post-processing time of 4-6 weeks and will have only their wedding photos loaded onto it. No other session photos will be included.
* The new iPad will be the 16GB with Wi-Fi version only. No connectivity contract required.
* If the iPad 2 is replaced with a more current edition (such as iPad 3) by the date of the contracted wedding, the bride and groom will receive the NEWEST edition available on the market. Of course. :)

Some fine print regarding the canvas wraps...
* All photos requested for the canvas wrap must have been taken by Bit of Ivory Photography. This is a way to reward previous clients and their awesome images!
* If you haven't had a session with me yet and still refer a bride to me... first, thank you! Second, you will receive a placeholder for your canvas wrap when you do have your session.

Go ahead and tell your engaged friends! :)

Chelsea :)