I received a phone call back in December from The Knot wedding magazine and was reluctant at first to call back. We get calls from magazines, websites, and other publications looking for us to buy advertise with them. For those of you who have met with us we have probably told you that we don't advertise (except for rare exceptions involving a favor or acquaintance), that all of our publicity comes from word of mouth (my absolute favorite!) and Google.
So I reluctantly called back and spoke with Kimberly at The Knot, she told me that we had been picked by Knotties (brides on The Knot website) as a favorite photographer for Virginia! Then she got on into the advertising spiel! I then asked her how these "favorites" had been chosen and she informed me that all brides with weddings in 2009 were asked who their favorite vendors were for their weddings. I kept an eye on the newsstand for the DC/Maryland/Virginia issue of The Knot Best of Weddings issue and picked up a copy to check out. Their were only 47 photographers in that area picked (most from DC and Maryland), so I am flattered and proud, and a flood of other emotions!
This is a description and FAQ about the best of weddings http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/planning-a-wedding/articles/best-of-weddings-2008.aspx?MsdVisit=1 , they have a list up on the web as well here.
Here are a few snapshots of the magazine...
Page 18 baby!
Carley's note regarding the idea behind it...
Thanks you sooo much to all of our brides that are on The Knot!
Some other local vendors that made the list...
Mary's Party Works
Schaal's - great food, and a professional staff, Jim has been great to work with!
RSP Entertainment - Roy and his crew have worked several events and have kept the part alive!
Cuts Creative Florist
The Woodland Place - Awesome venue, great outdoor wedding space and plenty of photo ops!
Hidden Valley Country Club
Thanks again to all of our brides!
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