Before you rush off to celebrate your weekend with a little sunshine, coffee and shopping (I am just guessing on the itinerary), we thought we’d kick off your Saturday morning with a little extra dose of inspiration, all courtesy of two amazing new advertisers joining our SMP family.  I’m talking the uber-talented Charlie Juliet and Femina Photo + Design, here to dazzle you with their beautiful portfolios and some amazing giveaways.  Ready to get this party started?  Let’s go.

It’s basically impossible not to fall head over heels for Charlie Juliet and her amazing work.  Impossible. Because when pretty pictures like this come our way, we tend to turn to jello.  (We sooo do.)  So, dedicating our entire weekend to staring at these gorgeous images is, well, something we can barely wait to do.  And you lovelies should most definitely join us for all of the oohing (+ drooling) on her website… but be sure to check out the amazing giveaway she’s offering before you do!

From Charlie JulietMy biggest passion in life has granted me the opportunity to capture the love and laughter couples and families share. There is no greater joy than being a part of someone’s wedding day, being there to witness the tears of joy, and all of the moments you didn’t even know were happening along the way.

I photograph weddings in an editorial fashion, and through my own style, I love to create beautiful and natural photos couples will forever cherish. Although I am based out of New York City, I travel worldwide and I would love to travel to you.

Two lucky couples will win a one-hour engagement session (up to $300 value) from Charlie Juliet Photography. The session must take place within Manhattan or Brooklyn in 2013. Both winning couples will receive a private online storefront gallery, a disc of all the images to keep, and two 5×7 prints. Additional items, such as an album or prints, are available for purchase.  We would love to know why a photo speaks a thousand words to you, so please describe your favorite photo of you and your sweetheart in a comment below and why it means so much to you.  The winners, chosen completely at random, will be announced right here on SMP on Friday, April 26th.  For terms and conditions, click here.  Good luck, lovelies! xoxo

We’ve been big, big fans of Femina Photo + Design for quite some time now.  That’s what happens when you first lay your eyes on the drop-dead gorgeous images they manage to capture… you join their fan club in an instant.  Well… join their fan club, visit their blog daily and obsess over every last glorious moment on a continual basis.  You know how it goes.  And with an entire gallery of lovely just waiting to be devoured, we can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday.  Oh, and there’s even a sweet, sweet giveaway.  Yay!

From Femina Photo + DesignFounded by Nicole Dimotsis and Noelle Andrews, Femina Photo + Design is a boutique photography + design studio specializing in weddings, events, “trash the dress,” boudoir and family portraits. When it comes to weddings, we understand the modern day bride. This unique collaboration of photo + design will make any wedding exceptional. We know how to capture moments that will make lasting memories and how to create beautifully designed products to display them. Starting from the very beginning with custom-designed announcements and invitations, to the candid shots in our photojournalistic shooting style, to the customized heirlooms that will last forever, we are all about tailoring to each bride’s specific needs – creating the ultimate “Femina Experience.”

Femina Photo + Design is giving away a free engagement session for one lucky SMP reader.  The engagement session includes up to two consecutive hours of shooting with two 8×10 prints. (Disclaimer: Non-transferable for cash and must be redeemed within one year of contest date. Shoot must take place within NYC (winner may choose location). When booking complete wedding services, the session can be applied as a credit towards packages that already include an engagement session.)  To enter, just leave a comment below letting us know why you can’t wait to work with Femina Photo + Design.  The winner, chosen completely at random, will be announced right here on SMP on Friday, April 26th.  For terms and conditions, click here.  Good luck, lovelies! xoxo  

Welcome to the family, Charlie Juliet and Femina Photo + Design!  We are so happy to have you! xoxo

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