Vendor Vail Wednesdays: Audra Wrisley Photography

Hello Wednesday!  I am ready to take whatever you are offering me today, so bring on the day.  Likewise, you should too! {readers, not Wednesday}.  Last week’s VVW vendor, Michele Pentecost at Intrigue Design Studio had a great response for her giveaway from all of you out there, which was a choice of a custom party printable from her Etsy shop, a custom designed logo or a custom designed blog header.  So without hesitation I would like to announce the winner of this giveaway: Annette Dane of Wedditalia who has asked for a custom logo design worth $50! Congratulations Annette! We will be contacting you shortly with more information on working with Michele so please look for some contact from us soon!

Today’s VVW vendor is very exciting as well.  I have had the pleasure of working with her on numerous occasions in the past few years, and we even struggled through crazy projects together at VCU’s art school many years ago.  I would like to formally introduce Audra Wrisley Maruanaya with Audra Wrisley Photography.  If you have followed my blog for a few months, you may know some of our work together from the Pink Lemonade Photo Shoot and she was also the talented photographer behind Megan and Amin’s wedding which will be posted soon.

Audra is a free-spirited photographer specializing in portraiture as well as wedding photography.  With a BFA in Photography and Film and a Master’s in Art Direction and Design from international top educational institutions under her belt, Audra creates unique and creative images for all of her clients.

Having lived in both the U.S. as well as Europe, Audra has developed her own style that is different from most of the competition out there.  Audra captures unique imagery by making personal connections and letting moments unfold naturally.  She loves meeting new people and customizing each session or wedding to their style and personalities.

Initially thinking she would pursue a career in the medical field, Audra discovered her love for the camera during her last year of high school.  When offered a scholarship at the number one public art program in the country (Virginia Commonwealth University) she then made the decision she was going to get serious about what, by then, had become a passion.  Spending summers in New York City working for several distinguished fashion photographers, she covered multiple runway shows amongst which included New York Fashion Week and the Pier 92 runway shows.  In addition, she art directed photo shoots and designed lookbooks for top NYC fashion designers.

{the photo below is a great example of the energy she brings to her shoots}

After graduation in the top of her class she took an unconventional step and moved to Barcelona, Spain, to study at the internationally renowned design school Elisava to pursue a Master’s Degree in Art Direction and Design.  Living, working and studying in Europe helped her tremendously to grow both as a person and professionally.

Now back in the U.S. and working in the field in the D.C. area, Audra is continually developing her unique style, satisfying her clients along the way.  As mentioned, Audra does specialize in portrait and wedding photography, and more examples of her work as well as contact information can be found at www.AudraWrisley.com.  She looks forward to being a part of and capturing your special moments in the future!

Today’s VVW giveaway is kinda a big deal!  Audra is generously giving away an Engagement or Bridal Portrait Session worth $95!

Audra services the Richmond and surrounding areas, but lives in D.C. So if you are within comfortable driving distance, please enter.  The shoot can take place either on-location or at a studio. A location can be negotiated between Audra and the giveaway recipient.  Audra will also be providing a custom online gallery with edited images from you to choose from.

If you were planning on getting some portraiture or engagement photos shot, this is a great opportunity.  As a former bridal portrait customer, I can attest to the direction she gave me to get that perfect shot and make me feel beautiful and special and just like a bride {even though I did my portraits after my wedding!} It was a great experience, we had a lot of fun!

Ok, so here are the entry criteria for this weeks giveaway! This starts from when this post goes live, until midnight on Tuesday, October 25th.

Up to 5 entries plus bonus entries! = at least 5 separate comments

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Head over to Audra’s Website and peruse the galleries.  Leave a comment here telling about your favorite shot

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Like Audra Wrisley Photography on facebook and leave another comment here saying you’ve done this

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Like Honeydew Events on facebook and leave a comment here saying you’ve done this

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Subscribe to Honeydew Events Blog for an additional entry and leave a comment here saying you’ve done this

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Follow @HoneydewEvents on Twitter for the 5th entry, leave a comment here of course!

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BONUS ENTRIES:  Tweet about this giveaway ~ “Bridal or engagement portrait #Giveaway from @HoneydewEvents and @audrawrisley in the #RVA and surrounding areas!”  w/shortlink to this post ONCE A DAY for additional entries, and simply leave a comment once a day until Tuesday the 25th at midnight when the giveaway ends.

Good luck!  I hope some lucky people can get some amazing photos to commemorate their wedding!

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