I’m very excited today to announce the winning couple of our 2011 Valentine’s Day Wedding Giveaway.  We received quite a few entries and despite plans to originally allow voting, this couple had such an awesome story that we decided to shoot their wedding! This couple not only has a great love story but, in my opinion, best represents the spirit of this contest. So without further adieu the winning couple in the 2011 Valentine’s Day Wedding Giveaway (and recipient of a photography package worth over $2,000) is….

VINCE & TERESA

Teresa & Vince

Our Story

Vince and I first met when I was about 13 and he was about 14. The moment I met him I knew that he was going to be an important person in my life I didn’t know how, but I just knew. A few years later we crossed paths again and we became friends. We were both seeing other people at the time, but a while later the time was right and we started dating. We have currently been dating for 5 1/2 years and we have a wonderful 3 year old son, Lincoln. Over the past 5 years we have learned so much about ourselves and each other. We have been through many hardships and have shared in some of the most wonderful experiences life has to offer. We have grown as people and as parents together. I feel so lucky to have my best friend as my partner in life.

We live together AND work together. I am the cafe manager at our local Barnes & Noble and he is one of our head cashiers. All of our friends and coworkers always ask him what its like to have me as his boss! He just tells them its just like home! His sense of humor certainly makes my day so much brighter. Two years ago we decided that we would take our relationship one step further and get married! As we are young parents and live on a budget we have not been able to afford a wedding. Over the last two years we have been doing alot of research for ways for us to have a wedding that fits us best. I even bought my wedding dress! Now we are reaching a point in our lives that we want to continue to grow our family and finally make it “official”. Having photos taken would be so wonderful, I have always wanted professional photos taken because I can count on one hand the number of pictures Vince and I have together!! We’re always taking pictures of our son! We would love to have photos to share with our friends and family and to preserve our memories!