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WIN! ♥ A New York Love Story ♥

This Contest is Now Closed

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Credit: Sarah Sloboda Wedding Photography

I ♥  New York. I’ve only been lucky enough to visit the city once before, but I have to say, after Tokyo, it is quite possibly my favourite city in the world (and seriously makes London look rubbish – sorry London.)

As if you New Yorkers weren’t lucky enough, your life is about to get ever just a teensy tiny bit better. Oh yes, I kid you not – I have such a ridiculously amazing contest for you that I wish I could fly the hell over there and win the damn thing myself!

Todd Ritondaro, who has worked on a range of films ranging from national commercials to small indie films, is now branching into the world of wedding film and wants to make a little film about love in the big apple and he needs subjects… That’s where you come in. He is giving away a free film shoot where you will play the lead. He will follow you and your beau documenting your story – where you met, where you hang out, where you fell in love…

I am going to make films exploring the nuances of couples relationships, and film them in the place where they met, the places that are important to them, their regular bars and restaurants, the objects and events they give meaning to, etc.  I’m fascinated by these kinds of dynamics and intricacies in relationships.

I am approaching this idea the same way that I do when I shoot a narrative film, in that there would be a script of some kind, set locations, and a shot list.  In some instances I would light them as well.  Visually, I’m picturing something very cinematic and stylized.  Not your usual wedding video.  I feel like it’s hard to really get this in depth when shooting a couple on their wedding day.  I think this approach is much more interesting and then allows the couple to use it on their website and screen it at their wedding.

So, how about it? To be eligible you must have met and fallen in love in New York City and should still live there now. The shoot will take a full day and will happen sometime in September.
To enter, drop me an email entitled ‘We fell in love in New York City’ and let me know, in no more that 250 words your New York story – how you met, how you fell in love and what New York means to you. Please include a recent photograph in your entry.

I will then choose my top 3 finalists and the readers of Rock n Roll Bride will get to vote for the winners.

What are you waiting for New York? – get on it!

Terms & Conditions

  • Prize includes a pre shoot meeing, a full day shoot with Todd Ritondaro and a DVD and quicktime copy of the final film when it’s complete.
  • Closing date for entries is Sunday 16th August 2009
  • Top 3 finalists will be chosen by Rock n Roll Bride and will be on Rock n Roll Bride for voting for 1 week.
  • Shoot will take place in New York. Winners must provide their own transport.
  • Winner must be available for the shoot sometime in September 2009 (probably a weekend)
  • Only 1 entry per couple
  • Winners must be willing to be featured on rocknrollbride.com and toddritondaropictures.com and may be required to become involved in future publicity. The film/images of the winner may be used in the press
  • Copyright of publicity will belong to Todd Ritondaro Pictures and Rock n Roll Bride
  • If for any reason the advertised prize is unavailable, Rock n Roll Bride reserves the right at its absolute discretion to substitute a similar prize of equivalent or greater value. None of the prizes may be exchanged or transferred and no cash alternative will be offered
  • Final winner will be selected by a public vote.  The couple with the highest number of votes will be the overall winner.
  • By entering the draw, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete
  • The winner will be contacted via their email address on the competition draw date. Rock n Roll Bride will not amend contact information provided.
  • Reasonable efforts will be made to contact a winner. Failure to respond and/or provide an address for delivery may result in forfeiture of the prize. If they cannot be contacted, or are unable comply with these terms and conditions, Rock n Roll Bride reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant

Sweethearts & Rockstars

Words aren’t really needed so much here. I am just loving the laid back surf feel of them all. The images say it all…

Thanks Trish!

Credit: Tealily Photography

Local Talent

This is something a little different for me to post but when I saw Rosie Parsons‘ last few ‘detail shoots’ I fell in love! The Bristol – based photographer has a great relationship with some fantastic local vendors, from Clara Bows who rents and sells gorgeous vintage crockery, to local florists Bella & Fifi with whom Rosie spend the day dashing around the city delivering blooms in an adorable eco-chic piaggio. Finally I had to share some photographs from Gilly Woo, a good friend of Rosies’ 30th birthday a few weeks ago. The birthday girl is also a ridiculously talented dress maker and so not only are the images pretty damn stunning but how retro chic gorgeous is the her sparkly gold vintage glam dress?

Credit: Rosie Parsons

Anything Goes

Kim & Christian’s wedding certainly didn’t fit any kind of traditional mould. The bride wore two stunning dresses, the red one for the ceremony and the gorgeous green ‘princess dress’ for the reception, where they danced and hula hooped on the beach into the wee hours of the morning.
Kim’s bridesmaids wore dresses that she’d made especially for them and stunning custom hairpieces from Etsy. The handmade invitations and wooden flower bouquet also really added to the uniqueness of this wedding.

You’re going to love these. Thank you so much to Kristen of LanierStar Photography for sending them my way!

Credit: LanierStar Photography

Vibrant.

Dave & Pam sure let their imagination run wild with their gorgeous wedding at Canada’s Kopje Regional Park. The Bride is particular loves bright colours and so decided to reflect that in their day by organising and designing the whole thing herself.  Her dress was by Maggie Sottero and the awesome stripey cake was made by Wedding Cake Creations.  For the flowers they relied on the expertise of Art Knapp Plantland & Florists, which meant they got the perfect pink, orange and red (who says they don’t go together!?) flower combo to compliment the rest of the decor.

I love their completely non-boring group shots too! The photographers wanted to find something different and were worried that they might not in such a small town. However when driving one day, the spotted the a mechanic’s garage on the side of the highway and after asking a pretty confused owner permission to use the site they had found their perfect spot. The antiquey sofa and the fun masks add a great finish to the shots and transform them into something that is anything but dull.

Thanks to photographers Emmy & Aaron for sharing this hot damn gorgeous wedding with us!

Credit: E/A Photography