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And the winners of the 2010 Besties are…..

posted by Kelly

Thank you all for the AMAZING turnout of voters! We were blown away as over 1000 of you weighed in your opinions, some biased….some completely objective. Either way, it was an awesome week of voting and very fun to watch certain categories battle it out to the bitter end. Some of you I wouldn’t like to meet in a dark alley; you were going for the glory!

So to recap the category winners that were put into the drawing:

Beautiful Brides winner: Katherine
Dapper Grooms winner: Kenny
Ring Shot winner: Sarah and Kenny
Floral Details winner: Katherine’s bouquet
Misc People Shots winner: Corey and her Mickey D’s
Bridal Moments and Details winner: Katherine
Light-hearted Moments winner: Sarah and Kenny on the boardwalk
Miscellaneous Pops of Color winner: Emily and Matt: wall mural
Serious and Romantic Moments winner: Katherine and Mark
Tender Moments winner: Sarah and Kenny
Party Starters winner: Traci’s grandmothers

So if you were doing any math, then you clearly see that both Katherine/Mark and Sarah/Kenny EACH won FOUR categories. I am no mathematician and my brain is far too pregnancy-fried to work out the odds of them winning at least one of the drawings. I wish we had a hidden camera set up so no one doubts what I am about to type.

Bennett drew the first prize winner out of a cup:
FIRST PRIZE- winning a 16 X 24 canvas wrap: Corey and Tim

Chloe drew the second prize winner out of a cup:
SECOND PRIZE- winning a 12 X 12 canvas wrap: Emily and Matt

Ryan drew the third prize winner out of the cup:
THIRD PRIZE- winning a 12 X 18 enlargement: Traci and Greg

I KID YOU NOT…..Kenny/Sarah and Katherine/Mark I don’t know the odds of that happening but you guys did not get picked. We actually feel so bad that we are offering a consolation prize of a Starbucks giftcard for each of you to ease the blow.

The three prize winners need to email us with your most recent mailing address and the photo from your session you wish to have printed. Congratulations everyone!
Not to be forgotten, we did pull up an online number randomizer that calculated our 57 commenters. Commenter 11- Meagan from Metropolis Soap was chosen for our $15.00 Starbucks card. Congrats Meagan…have some coffee on us! Email us your address as well.

You guys rock. Thanks for closing out our 2010 season with thunderous applause. We can’t wait to show you what is up our sleeve with 2011. We will shortly be posting an amazing recap of all our favorite moments with engagement, portrait and lifestyle shoots from 2010.

Be patient with us as we are three weeks (or hopefully ) less until we welcome our third baby into the fold! We are taking a deliberate 4 month sabbatical so we can focus on acclimating as a family of five and enjoying many weekends home relaxing!!! TONS of photos coming of our new one, birth story, and a HUGE, FAT, AWESOME upcoming news we can’t wait to tell you all about!

6 Responses

Colleen says:

January 20, 2011 at 2:59 am

Chance is always chance….I teach hs math so here are the odds rounded…….Katherine/Mark about 36% chance for winning, Sarah/Kenny about 36%, all others about 9% which equals 100% fun contest! Thanks Kelly and Ryan. Anticipating 2011.

Julie Nickerson says:

January 20, 2011 at 5:03 am

I can’t wait to meet RHETT!!!

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Katherine says:

January 20, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Katherine here! Not bitter, haha, but just want to point out the actual odds of neither us nor Sarah and Kenny winning. Assuming one entry for the winner of each category and no replacement, the odds are 1 in 990: 1/11 x 1/10 x 1/9. Pretty slim chances, haha.

Katherine says:

January 20, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Oops, actually it’s 3/11 x 2/10 x 1/9 = 6 in 990 = 1 in 165. So not quite as bad as above, but still a small chance. O well, we will enjoy our Starbucks gift card!

Megan says:

January 21, 2011 at 3:24 pm


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