Giving Back Wedding Photography Contest

This isn't any ordinary contest. My mission is to find a couple with the BEST story of why they NEED or DESERVE to win free wedding photography! This is a giving back contest! 

What it includes:
-8 hours of wedding day coverage by Lauren Ashley
-500-850 hand edited photos via USB and online gallery 
-1-year online gallery 
-No need to pay for travel or lodging for the photographer in the USA*
-No hidden fees 
(Valued at $6000+)

ANYONE can apply, as long as you have a story! And everyone has a story!

All you have to do to enter is:

Write a paragraph on why you or someone you love deserves to win on facebook or on in the box above!

If you know anyone who's engaged, feel free to tag them or share this post to their page!


Entries will be taken until Nov 21st. 

Name *


Frequent Asked Questions!?

Can I apply for my friend or family member?

Yes, you can apply for anyone! Including yourself

What if I don't feel comfortable adding my story on facebook?

You still must like my page and share my post, but you are welcome to add your story in the box above. Your story and or a version of story will be used on our social media and or website for you to win and use the prize. 

What if I got married already, but we want to redo them?

You are welcome to still submit, but we would replace it with a bridal session, where you put your wedding dress back on and he can wear a personal suit or a white button down with slacks. No cash will be traded for any remaining value. 

What if my Fiance has passed away before our wedding?

We would replace it with a memorial and stylisted photoshoot instead. 

What if I'm outside of the USA? 

You are welcome to submit, but be aware I will put $500 towards travel and the winner will be responsible for the rest of the travel!

Why are you doing this?

For many reasons: 1) In 2011, I had my son at 25 weeks, at 1lb 6 ounces. We were in the hospital for 6 months and he almost died! I prayed and promised God if he would let him live I would do anything he wanted me to. When you go though crazy situations like that, you know what pain feels like and want to help others as much as you can.   2) I had my friends, family and people I didn't even know helping me cope and get though the difficult times. 3) Because of my own story of my sick son, I won a car from Family Hyundai in Orland Park in the Family helping families contest! So this is me giving back. 4) This has been on my heart for awhile now, I believe in karma, giving back and helping those in need when I can!

Do you pick a random winner?

No, we will go though everyone's story and give it to the person / couple, we feel deserves it the most. The winner will not be chosen based off of "likes" alone. 

How will you contact the winner? 

Via facebook messenger, or email/phone if provided. After getting their phone number,  We will then give them a call on the phone to talk about the next steps. Once the person agrees to the prize we will then publicly announce the winner and their story via social media.   

What if you’re already booked for my date?

I will do my best to work with you and or your venue. If on the chance I am booked for your date and we can not move your date, I will give you a choice between a photo session or bridal session.

Contest Terms & Conditions



1.ELIGIBILITY : Win free service for wedding photography for your wedding  (the “Contest”) is open in the United States, the District of Columbia, Canada and Europe. * Employees as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible to enter. Already booked clients are welcome to enter, but will be refund their retainer. 

2.SPONSOR: The Contest is sponsored by Lauren Ashley Studios.

3. AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES: Participation in the Contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.


 4. ENTRY PERIOD: The Contest begins Oct 9th 2018 ( the “Entry Period”) and ends on November 21st. Entries that are submitted before or after the Entry Period will be disqualified.


5. CREATE AND SUBMIT AN ENTRY: There are two ways to Submit. 1. By commenting on the facebook post in the comment section of this post or 2. submit name and email address in the spot below ("Entry"). Eligible Entries will be judged to determine the prize winner. If you enter this contest via Facebook, note that personal information is collected by the sponsors of this contest for the purposes of this contest. In entering the contest and agreeing to these terms and conditions, you are granting consent for the collection of this information. Your personal information will not be shared with any parties other than the sponsors of the contest. 


6.ENTRANT’S WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS: By submitting an Entry, each entrant warrants and represents that the Entry (a) is original to the entrant, (b) does not infringe the intellectual property, privacy, publicity, or any other rights of any third party, (c) does not violate any law or regulation. 


7. SPONSOR’S RIGHTS TO ENTRIES: By submitting an Entry, you agree not to instigate, support, maintain, or authorize any action, claim, or lawsuit against the Sponsor on the grounds that any use of the Entry infringes any of the entrant’s rights as creator of the Entry, including, without limitation, copyrights, trademark rights, and moral rights. 


8. SELECTION OF WINNER: A group of our staff will review the stories, (A one min video maybe needed to be made and a winner will be selected.) The Sponsor will attempt to notify the winner within ten (10) days of selection. 


9. PRIZE: 8 hours of wedding day coverage by Lauren Ashley

-500-850 hand edited photos via USB and online gallery 

-1-year online gallery 

-No need to pay for travel or lodging for the photographer in the USA*

(Valued at $6000+)Prizes are not transferable or refundable and must be accepted as awarded. No cash or other substitution may be made, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or component thereof) with another prize (or component thereof) of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. The winner is responsible for any and all other costs and expenses not listed above. *In the event the wedding is outside of the USA, we will put $500 towards flights and lodging and the rest will be covered by the client. 


10. PRIVACY AND PUBLICITY: Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest constitutes an entrant’s consent to the Sponsor’s use of his/her name, likeness, voice, opinions, model release, biographical information, and state of residence for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration. 


11. RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors that may prevent an entrant from submitting an entry; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; or (f) injury, death, or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt of any prize. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering, if any, and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. 


12. DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of Illinois . All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Illinois , without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Il or any other jurisdiction).

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