A few weeks ago I twittered… Who wants to shoot our next cover? After a overwhelming response, we decided to open this opportunity up. I wrote this post asking for photographers and designers to submit proposals for our next cover. Well, little did I know that my inbox (and mailbox … wow, y’all are creative!) would completely explode shortly after. Huge thanks to everyone who took the time to submit their creatives. We were completely blown away by the vision and passion that went into each submission. Seriously, I had the hardest time narrowing this down (as you can tell by how long it has taken me to choose!). I had a lot of help taking this from 200+ to an handfull and discovered some new talent that took my breath away.
Each of these finalists is guaranteed to be published either in print or in an exclusive online series after the issue debuts. Flosites is working hard on Southern Weddings 2.0 and we can’t wait to have these shoots featured on its brand spakin’ new pages! We expect that many of the images produced from these shoots will be chosen as legacy images- permanent fixtures on the new SW site. Our deadline for final image selection is fast-approaching, so we expect not everyone will be able to complete this assignment. We do have a very long alternate list if one of these photographers is unable to produce their shoot. Details and deadlines will be emailed out this week. Without further ado, congratulations to the following photographers and designers who will be given an all-access pass to our team for help with styling tips and inside info on what we are looking for.
In no particular order:
Josh Malahy and Christopher Confero
Mandy & Me
Joey and Jessica
Congratulations! We’ll be emailing you all the details you’ll need this week. And to everyone else who submitted proposals: do not let this stop you from doing those shoots. If you produce your shoot, we’ll give your images top consideration for the online exclusive, so get to it! Remember: you miss 100% of the shots you never take.
Congrats to the last post’s Hawaii giveaway winners (chosen at random): Vari Avilla, Laura Brooks, and the newly-independent-from-cubicles-forever Dana aka The Broke-Ass Bride. Email me to claim your prizes, ladies.
Apparently I really like giveaways. This one is just because you don’t have to be a pro to have fun with film. Leave a comment here telling me what motivates you the most in life and win a Fujifilm Instax Mini! I love mine and am excited to see what the winner cooks up with theirs.