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Christmas Contest! FREE engagement session 2010!

Engagement Contest

First things first, I have to take this opportunity to thank everybody for helping me with my wedding photography business a success in 2009. My wife, and now my official second shooter, has given me unmeasurable support over the past year; my friends from all over helped me spread the good words; and of course I have all the brides and the brides-to-be to thank for trusting me and letting me have the honor to photograph their weddings! This year around, I decided to run a few contests to give back to the bridal community and hopefully make a few more people smile during this economic hardship.

And so, I’m going run 3 different contests in 2010 including:

  • ONE FREE engagement sessions for ONE lucky couples
  • ONE FREE 2010 wedding day photography service for another ONE lucky couple
  • ONE FREE trash-the-dress session for ONE more lucky couple

All the contest winners will receive a DVD with processed pictures at high resolution, good enough for you to make your own prints. There will be no obligation to purchase anything. When I say FREE, I mean it. It’s $0, nada, nil, none, and entirely free of charge, no tips, no purchase necessary. More details will follow later this year regarding the rest of the Free wedding day photography and Free trash-the-dress session. Be sure to drop by often or Subscribe to this blog to make sure you won’t miss it! Sample of my work can be found on my main website – http://www.hermanau.com

Enough mumbojumbo… as titled above, we’ll begin the first contest for the free e-session.

Simply comment on my blog, on any threads, however many times as you want. I will simply pick a random comment entry from all the posts from 12/10/2009 to 1/15/2010 and declare the winner. To enter, make sure you post a comment on this thread to let me know that you want to be a part of the contest. Comment on as many other threads as you wish.

No spamming please. Let’s all play nice here. =)
You must be engaged, and not married yet when you enter the e-session contest! (duh)
Please make sure you use a valid email address when you post your comment so that I can find you if you win!
Feel free to use this post to share your love story!

That’s it! Let’s spread the joy, and Happy Holidays!!!

Fine Prints:
The final winner will be selected randomly at our sole discretion. We reserve the final interpretation of the contest rules. Contest rules and prizes are subject to change without prior notice. All contest prizes do not carry any cash value. Will travel within the Los Angeles area for the prize free e-session, out of state winner will be responsible for traveling cost.


I conversed with you earlier this year cause I really enjoyed your work but we couldn’t afford you so this is great! :) We are a recent graduate and a current grad student (who met in grad school) getting hitched next May, trying to throw together the best wedding we can on a relatively tiny budget. It would be aweeeeeesome to win the e-session as we are currently sadly soliciting friends with anything that isn’t a point-and-shoot to take photos of us. haha.

sure =) We’re getting close to the 15th and I wish I could declare everyone a winner…

haha, this contest just came in right timing! i just got engaged last month! will fly you up here in bay area if i win! time to expand your business to northern cal too! :)


This is so cool. I would be honored to win one of these packages. I hope I get a chance ;) Jaimi

Dear Santa,
All I want for Christmas is the free E session with this amazing photographer…
thank you…
ps. I’ve been a very very good girl this year : )

Perfect timing. Pick me Santa!!

What an awesome opportunity! I’m getting married in April and are dying to have a fabulous engagement session! Can’t wait to see who the lucky winner is!

Are you Santa?


All I wish…..

All I wish is……

This is awesome!

Pick me! Pick me!

hi herman! amazing pics!

hi herman! i hope you pick us! we love your photos!

Hi Herman, Just checking out some of the engagement photos and I love the picture of the couple on the bridge surrounded by the greenery. Amazing work!

Great photography! Thanks for offering this contest to help out couples on a tight budget.

PICK ME PICK ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =)

All I wish is to win the wedding day photography!!!!!

This would be a great way to kick-off 2010! My fiance and I need something to inspire us to start our wedding planning.

Hey Herman! I want to enter your contest but you already photographed us!! haha Can I enter anyways and have you take pics of us with our lil addition instead? =o)

Yeah, everyone is a winner is a great idea, haha…..

Hi Herman! My fiance and I would be so honored to have you commemorate the happiest day of our lives through your artistic photos! Thanks for spreading some extra joy during these hard economic times! Every little bit counts for us!!! =)

By the way, your pictures are so beautiful and amazing. I just saw the pictures on your facebook as well! =)

really beautiful work. a friend of mine referred me to your website and i’m so impressed! you’re so talented. happy new year!

Fingers crossed. We would be honored for a free photo shoot. :) Blessed be.

Oh my God!!!!!!!!! i would love to win something for once in my life. I’ve been through so much this year already please pick me



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Engagement: Ma-an & Mike @ Hong Kong