wedding photography giveaway 2017

2017 Wedding Photography Giveaway by Tyler Ray Photography – CLOSED


I’m sorry that you missed this year’s giveaway. It only runs for a short time. If you want to be notified of when it runs for 2018, please put your name and email address below and I’ll send you an email announcing the giveaway in the fall of 2017 for 2018. At that time this page will be updated with information pertaining to 2018.

Also keep up to date on Instagram – @tylermilesray


Not Your Standard Wedding Photography Giveaway

Last year’s wedding photography giveaway winners were Marisa & Todd of Chicago, and their delightfully Midwestern wedding inspired me to run the contest again this year. I spent two days and 15 hours with this couple, photographing their loved ones and community, and I’ll do the same for you. My standard full day coverage starts at $4100, so if you win, you can just go ahead and cross that off your budget.

Click here to enter giveaway contest

Why Are You Giving Away Wedding Photography Coverage?

I’m an adventurer at heart, and so, I seek to stretch myself and reach far into the world to find the great and the little things. This is one way of reaching out and expanding my own little universe into yours.


Marisa & Todd were the winners of the 2016 giveaway. In true Midwestern style, their family and friends were beyond welcoming. making me feel like an honored guest. Community aside, these two had a stunning eye for aesthetics and their wedding was set in a restored firehouse in North Chicago. See their full blog post.


What’s the catch?

There are always rules, but not too many rules. For a full list of rules and exceptions scroll to the bottom of the page where everything is outlined in depth. In brief though, here are the important details: First, you can only enter between December 1-December 31 of 2016 for a wedding that will take place in 2017. So don’t wait much longer to submit your love story! Second, my coverage fee is the giveaway but I still have to get to where you are, so you must cover my travel expenses. Estimated travel costs to various locations are detailed below.

What Are My Chances?

Your chances of winning are good if last year can tell us anything. I had 17 entrants and 1 won, which makes it much better than the lottery. Last year’s winners used the money to help family fly to their wedding. What would you do with an extra $4100 to spend on your wedding? This might be the best wedding giveaway of the year!

Wedding Photography Packages for Those Who Enter, but Don’t Win

There can be  only one winner. If you are not the grand prize winner of Tyler Ray Photography’s 2017 Wedding Photography Giveaway, your entry is still appreciated and I will extend a 10% discount on coverage to all entrants. So, in a small way everyone can be a winner, yay!

Are you ready?

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High in the Sierra Nevada’s and not far from Lake Tahoe, these two wed under the watchful spirit of the ancient trees. See their full blog feature on Boho Weddings.


combining heritages these two didn't win the free wedding photography giveaway

Combining heritages for 2x the tradition, this couple had a western/Christian wedding followed by a Hindu ceremony in one day. It was truly the best of both worlds. Also, the bride wore a 100 year old wedding dress, so WOW. See their full blog post.


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High in the North Cascades National Park, this small ceremony overlooked forest and majestic mountains. See their full blog post.


2017 wedding photography giveaway

Wherever you go, I’ll roll up my slacks and be right with you. See Myles & Stephanie’s Olympic National Park Elopement full blog post or their feature on Simply Elope.

You’re story could be here too; no matter how small or big your plans you deserve to be photographed beautifully.

The wedding photography giveaway grand prize winner will receive:

• Full day coverage ($4,100)
• Online gallery of the final set of images, hosted for 1 year ($45)
• The final set of images in a downloadable ZIP file with print release

The winning couple is responsible for all travel fees.*

Here’s how to enter this exciting giveaway:

1)    Fill out the form below

2)    Follow and shout out to me on Instagram @tylermilesray, or if you don’t have Instagram, find me on Facebook at Tyler Ray | Photographer, and if you don’t have either, no problem!


The Tyler Ray Photography giveaway entries are accepted between December 1st at 12:00 am and December 31st at 11:59 pm, 2016.

The Official Rules for the Tyler Ray Photography Wedding Photography Giveaway:

You must be 18 years or older to enter, and getting married between February 1 and November 30, 2017.

By entering this contest, you agree to pay for all travel expenses for Tyler if you are selected as the winner.
*At the time of choosing the winner, Tyler Ray Photography, estimates the following as travel costs. Actual travel costs may be adjusted based on specific location, time, and arrangements details, and are at the sole discretion of Tyler Ray Photography. Tyler Ray Photography is committed to making travel affordable.

East & SE Asia- $1750
Oceania – $2500
South Asia & India – $2250
Western Europe, including Iceland – $1750
Caribbean & Central America including Mexico – $1500
South America – $1850
Eastern North America (Canada, US) – $1200
Western North America (Canada, US, excluding Washington and Oregon States) – $850
Washington and Oregon States – $350

More Fine Print

Couples who are booked with another photographer are not eligible for this contest.

The winner will be notified by email or telephone call by January 20th, 2016.

A contract must be signed and returned to Tyler Ray Photography and 50% of the travel fee must be paid within 2 weeks of winning. The remaining 50% of the travel fee is due 6 weeks prior to the wedding date.

If the winning couple cannot or will not claim their prize, the grand prize will be awarded to another couple.

Only one couple will be awarded the grand prize, with full day coverage of professional photography on their wedding date, a web gallery, and ZIP file of approximately 400-600 full resolution digital photos, with a print release.  All images will be included in an online web gallery for easy viewing and sharing with friends and family. The gallery will be live for 1 year after they’ve been posted.  The value of this package is $4,100 and includes up to 11 hours of coverage.

This wedding photography giveaway grand prize cannot be sold, traded, transferred, or exchanged for cash or any other item or service. If the grand prize cannot be redeemed as photography coverage on the contestant’s wedding date, then the prize and value are forfeited.

The winning couple agrees to be featured on, and on any other publication that Tyler Ray Photography submits to.  The names and images of the winning couple will be used by Tyler Ray Photography for promotional purposes.

By participating in this wedding photography giveaway, you agree to be bound by these official rules.