Vote for your Favorite Couple!

Time to vote! It was very hard to pick two finalists so Caroline Ghetes and I narrowed it down to three lucky couples! The winners will receive free wedding photography by the talented Caroline Ghetes in 2010. The wedding photography package will include unlimited wedding day coverage, 400-600 professional 4×6 prints, CD with 400-600 high res images & release and online viewing for 60 days. Please take a moment to read their stories, they are all very special and unique.

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About Rebekah & Michael:

I am writing you to nominate my good friends Rebekah Bentley and Michael McBride, who are getting married in July of 2010, for the free wedding photography give-away. Rebekah and Michael are two of the sweetest and friendliest people you will ever meet. They love kids and have a heart of service for helping the underprivilaged. However, they are a young couple and this economy has been really hard on them. Michael has been searching for work for an extended period of time and just finds that no one is hiring right now. He has recently found part time employment but is having difficulty finding a full time job that will help him support his new wife. Rebekah and Michael both love dancing and Rebekah works as a ballet instructor.

Michael’s dream is to someday be a ballroom dance instructor. Despite difficult economic times, this sweet couple has decided to dedicate the first 8 1/2 months of their married life to ministering to orphaned children in East Asia.
I would love to see Rebekah and Michael be able to have beautiful pictures of their wedding to look back on when they are away from friends and family in East Asia. I have seen the gorgeous work displayed on your website and know that they would be absolutely thrilled to have you do their wedding photos. Please consider Michael McBride and Rebekah Bentley for the Wedding Photography Give-Away. Thank you for your time and kind consideration.

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About Alice & Matt:

Matt and I live in Nashville. Matt has decided to join the Marine Corps reserves unit. He has taken a 6-month military leave of absence from work to complete boot camp and then School of Infantry (SOI). Matt will be home for 10 days from November 13 – 23 before he ships out to Jacksonville, NC for SOI. Matt works for Vanderbilt in the Development and Alumni Relations office for the College of Arts and Science (CAS). Matt was a history major and CAS alum. I know that Matt really hopes that he will get to go overseas in 2010. We will get married before he tours, for sure.

I am currently working for on a grant through Vanderbilt’s Kennedy Center. The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Education and Human Development was one of twelve original members of a national network of Mental Retardation Research Centers created by the Kennedy administration in 1963. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of persons with disorders caused by the disruption of typical development. We support and apply scientific research to bring better services and training to the community. The grant that I am working on provides a postsecondary education opportunity for students with intellectual disabilities. These are students who have graduated high school, but did not receive a standard high school diploma. With their special education certificate, there aren’t any postsecondary education opportunities open to them in the entire state of TN, until we came along. I am honored to be doing what I do!

We haven’t exactly set the date yet, but it will be in 2010. My younger brother (he’s 18 now) just enlisted in the US Air Force. We’re waiting to hear his schedule and coordinate with Matt’s military schedule as well. A laid back and casual wedding. Very simple with maybe 70 guests. I want my parents to feel comfortable and I want everyone to have a great time. My parents do not have the finances at this point to help out with the cost of the wedding, so Matt and I have been saving up. Matt’s parents will chip in some as well, but we really want it to be simple and filled with family, friends and lots and lots of love. I know we can make that happen on a small budget!

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About Erin & Jeremy:

Jeremy and I have overcome a lot in our relatively short relationship. We met in Santa Cruz, I was moving back home after graduating college and he was living there. We were immediately attracted to one another but tried to keep our relationship brief and impersonal. But we quickly realized that our attempts to avoid one another were fruitless. I moved north and he wrote letters and drove up frequently to visit me.

Distance was not our only obstacle. Jeremy didn’t believe in marriage and I did. He was vegan and I was not. But our greatest obstacle was that I was a committed Christian and he was a self proclaimed atheist. It broke my heart to see how he shut God out of his life but something kept me coming back to him. I soon realized that God was stirring in Jeremy’s heart. He began to ask me questions and read the bible on his own.

Before too long he asked me to pray with him and I knew that God was breaking through. All other obstacles seemed to melt away after that. He moved north to be with me. I took vegan cooking classes…and he proposed!

I am blown away by our relationship and so incredibly thankful. We are getting married on March 13th, 2010 in Sonora, Ca. I work at a church and he works at a wellness center for mentally challenged adults. We have little money but our anxious to start our life together. I am so excited to be his wife!

To vote:

Simply leave a comment telling us which couple should win and why. Please vote only once – repeat entries will be discarded. You will have till November 30th, 11:59p EST to cast your vote. Family and friends from the couples picked are welcome to vote as well!

Voting has now closed.

Good luck!

  1. I vote for Rebekah and Michael. They seem to give so much of themselves that they deserve something wonderful done for them!

  2. I vote for Rebekah and Michael. Agreeing with Coley, they not only are overcoming their own obstacles but are also addressing the strife others deal with on a daily basis head-on. We all overcome obstacles to various degrees with our fiancees, but their story really shows strength and love. They deserve something wonderful and wedding pictures are an heirloom they’ll cherish forever.

  3. My vote is for Rebekah and Michael. I’ve seen how much the economy has effected people and give them credit for not only planning their wedding through such difficult times, but for their intentions after they are married. Best of luck to all three couples!!

  4. All 3 couples seems just amazing, but I cast my vote for Erin and Jeremy. Not only do they seem to be a fun and happy couple, it’s great to hear what amazing things God can do. Faith is a blessed thing, and it will only help them to grow together in their marriage more and more.

  5. Erin and Jeremy… i like how the relationship has already started on an unselfish level… seems they’re both willing to meet the other in the middle — that’s commitment!

  6. rebekkah and michael .. what a great way to start a marriage and they would need the pictures. ..they need a break!

  7. Erin and Jeremy. This is such an amazing story, and it would be really cool to see this amazing couple who has already gone through so much win!

  8. erin and jeremy..

    for they realized that true love is something that can only happen when God makes you whole

  9. vote for Jeremy and Erin – God is SO GOOD – and his is IN all things and THROUGH ALL THINGS! I love it when we can recognize that He works in mysterious ways! good luck you two!

  10. I would like to vote for Rebekah and Michael for dedicating their time during the first months of marriage!

  11. Erin and Jeremy for sure! What a story! The Lord works in such unexpected ways, so cool how he made their dreams come true!

  12. Erin + Jeremy! Their story is so incredible! I am glad God brought them together for His purpose and I know He will shine through them! Blessings on y’all for your wonderful marriage and life together!

  13. I vote for Rebekah and Michael. Not only because I think it is wonderful that they are dedicating the first few months of their marriage to helping others in need, but also because I have a big soft spot for dancers and those who teach dance — we all need dance in our lives.

  14. Alice + Matt! They are concerned about family first, and themselves second. A small, intimate affair is very realistic with their budget. Lastly, Go ‘Dores!

  15. All are deserving, but my vote is for Erin & Jeremy. It is always amazing how God can bring two people together – despite seemingly impossible obstacles through living apart, lifestyle choices and even faith. What an amazing story for the start of their lives together!

  16. hooray jeremy! get excited to see how life is new and precious every day in ways you never knew.
    i vote for erin and jeremy! weddings can be expensive and no one could be more deserving than a commited couple who have shown their passion and dedication to each other in overcoming multiple obstacles along the way. i think that, instead of the wedding planning being another obstacle, they could really be helped and have this be one of the points in their relationship that came easy and celebrated all they have accomplished so far 🙂

  17. Rebekah and Michael – I love that they are very selfless and are giving to others in need despite their own economic difficulties. While they’re doing good for others, I think we should do something good for them. =)
    Ps. I love the story of Erin & Jeremy though. Very cute you two!

  18. Rebekah and Michael! They are the only ones who seem deserving! I’m amazed how many people are voting because someone got converted to god!!

  19. Erin & Jeremy for sure! They seem like such an amazing couple that would really deserve this. It is awesome to see how God is working in and through their relationship.

  20. I am voting for Rebekah and Michael because I would also like to see two such giving people have beautiful pictures to keep their hearts and minds close to their friends and family while they are far away serving others.

  21. Krista, I don’t think it’s just because someone converted to God. Erin works at a church, and Jeremy works at a center for mentally challenged adults as well, and it takes a very special kind of man to do what he does. Him turning to Christ is just one of the many obstacles they’ve overcome since many couples many times, no matter how ‘good’ they may be for each other will not marry someone of another faith. The fact that they followed that ‘small voice’ inside and decided to be together shows the amount of faith they had for each others’ love, not just in God. I love all three couples and I cannot wait to find out who I can serve on their wedding day!

  22. I don’t know if I’m allowed to vote for myself…but I vote for Erin and Jeremy!!
    We want to look at beautiful wedding pictures all throughout our beautiful marriage 🙂

  23. I vote for Erin and Jeremy!! I think their story is absolutely beautiful and their love for each other is so selfless. They are willing to make sacrifices for each other which will only make their marriage stronger. God is good.

  24. Rebekah & Michael for sure! We are in our own financial crisis so I know how much of a pain it is to have to pick and choose where to skimp at. Photography should not be it for these deserving two!!!

  25. Erin and Jeremy: Theirs is such a sweet story of love persevering and conquering all obstacles. I wish them a very happy life together!

  26. Michael and Rebekah are such amazing young people, who give and serve others as a way of life. So I’d love for them to receive this amazing gift of beautiful wedding photographs.

  27. I vote for Jeremy and Erin !!! I have seen their relationship grow from the beginning and if anyone deserves to have their dream wedding it is them; they have grown together immensely and will be together forever I guarantee it 🙂

  28. I vote Erin and Jeremy! There is just so much love and happiness in them! They
    deserve nothing but the best

  29. Rebekah & Michael!! Those pictures are going to be so special to them while they’re so far away from their families.

  30. I vote for Erin and Jeremy. They both took the time to see where the other is coming from… and both made positive changes in the process. If they can keep that going their whole life, it will benefit the marriage in a huge way.

  31. Erin & Jeremy have been through so much! They are such a cute couple and I wish them the best! Good luck lovebirds! 🙂

  32. alice & matt… as a military girlfriend, i know just how hard it can be to commit to someone who is owned by a branch of the military – it’s not just a job, it really is being subordinate and 100% obedient to a cause that doesn’t care about your personal life. knowing that this couple will most likely spend holidays, anniversaries, and other major “couple” moments apart and can only hope for a phone call those day, my heart goes out to them & their service to this country. having awesome wedding photos to look back on when they are worlds apart and possibly in danger, would be an amazing thing to hold on to.

    God bless all the couples, congrats!

  33. I vote for Michael & Rebekah. Their willingness to give in life, despite the personal cost. I believe deserves to be rewarded. Plus, they are a wonderful couple that could definitely use this gift.

  34. Erin + Jeremy. These two have an amazing relationship that blesses the people whom they love. Their partnership makes them better people and they deserve to win this contest!!

  35. I’m voting for Jeremy and Erin because I am so filled with joy for them and their obviously beautiful love for eachother!

  36. Michael and Rebekah, because I know them. Hey, let’s be honest, isn’t that why we came here in the first place – to vote for the people we know? Besides, they really are wonderful people.

  37. I vote for Rebekah and Micheal! They are giving up alot to serve the underprivileged in Asia, and will be spending their first months of married life to serve those in need!

  38. I vote for Rebekah and Michael! In addition to being clearly at ease with one another, I am moved that they wish to spend the first 70% of their marriage doing God’s work and being an amazing witness!

  39. I vote ERIN + JEREMY. What amazing patience and perseverance Erin had. They truly deserve this gift. 🙂

  40. Being artistic, Bekah is very picky about photography styles and had wondered where to find a wedding photographer who would capture the look she was hoping for. Of all the friends and recommendations in this area, Bekah discovered Caroline Ghetes’ work and absolutely LOVED her work. Bekah and Michael entered this contest because they didn’t see how it would be possible to afford Ms. Ghetes for their wedding.

    I would love to see Rebekah and Michael’s dream come true of having Caroline Ghetes capture their wedding in a style that will mean so much to them throughout the coming years.

    My vote is for Rebekah and Michael. 🙂

  41. Rebekah and Michael! I don’t know them but their story touched me! Anyone who’s willing to give when they themselves do not have is amazing!

  42. Erin & Jeremy 🙂 Erin is obviously so God centered that Jeremey’s love for her soon bloomed into a love for God. What beautiful commitment and sacrifice to each other, blessed by God’s love 🙂

  43. My vote goes to Erin and Jeremy. It is undeniable that they were meant to be together, and I think this opportunity for a free photographer would be such a blessing to them… also, they see like they would be fun to capture on film!

  44. My vote is for Michael and Rebekah! They seem like such a caring couple who deserve this chance as they devote themselves to helping those who are less fortunate!

  45. I vote for Michael and Rebekah. They are very sweet, genuine individuals. They love their Lord and it is evident through their daily walk with Him.

  46. I vote for Alice and Matt. My best friend forwarded me this blog because I went to Vandy and she is in a similar situation with her brother and fiance in the military.

  47. My vote goes to Alice & Matt! My fiance recently enlisted in the Air Force and my little brother is a U.S. Marine scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan in early 2010. It has been hard trying to set a date so I can definitely relate to their situation!

  48. I vote for Michael and Rebecca! A wonderful young couple starting off with very little but so willing to give of themselves to help others.

  49. Michael and Rebekah – starting a marriage built on the foundation of Christ is extremely important. They’re ready to live for Christ together:)

  50. Michael and Rebekkah all the way! It’s unfortunate that Michael is unemployed, but that shouldn’t get in the way of them having a fabulous day! They are giving people and it’s time they received something in return!

  51. Michael and Rebekah should definitely get this nomination. They seem like a really sweet couple and I think it so neat how they want to serve the Lord in missions work. I nominate them number one:)

  52. Michael and Rebekah — Their desire is to serve others, and both have been very involved in ministering to others for years. I happen to know that Rebekah has invested thousands of dollars of her own funds to work numerous times at an orphanage in India and to publish materials to encourage young ladies–money she could have put aside for her own wedding fund. She is trusting the Lord to provide for her wedding and it would be neat if this were part of that provision. (All the couples are deserving, so I know it’s a difficult decision; any of the couples will be grateful for your generosity, I’m sure! Thanks for doing this.)

  53. Michael and Rebekah. They have put others FIRST for a long time. Now it is their time! They deserve to win!!

  54. I vote for Michael and Rebekah as the winner to receive your very generous offer for the gift of beautiful wedding photography.

  55. My vote is for Rebekah and Michael. Her wedding gift to my family was taking my wedding pictures, and she did an awesome job. I hope to meet Michael some day. I’m sure they will have a tremendous impact on their world.

  56. I am most definitely voting for Rebekah and Michael. Rebekah was one of my dance teachers when I was little so I really hope they win! Best of luck to ya’ll 🙂

  57. I’m with Robin: Rebekah & Michael! Seriously, they sound beautiful inside and out–they deserve a bit of help in the form of lovely photographs.

  58. My vote is for Michael and Rebekah!

    “They have put others FIRST for a long time. Now it is their time!”

  59. All these couples have neat stories but Rebekah and Michael pulled at me extra hard with their heart for the orphans. Definitely have to give them my vote!

  60. Erin & Jeremy are amazing folks…they’re putting together a wedding celebration (it truly will be a celebration!) on not much and they deserve any help they can get. They’re incredible friends to all who they come in contact with!

  61. I would like to vote for Michael & Rebekah! Knowing them personally, I know they are such a deserving couple. Thank you!

  62. Erin and Jeremy because their love is true and they respect one another and those around them and make the world a better place by being together.

  63. BEKAH AND MICHAEL!!!!!!!!

    I’ve known Bekah for a really long time and she’s absolutley amazing! Always has been SUCH an encouragement and a really dear friend. Her heart towards the orphaned has been such an example and a wonderful testimony! Not to mentnion she takes pretty awesome photos herself. 😉 Michael I havent known as long, but if Bekah likes him, it’s cool with me!!!

    Love to you both!!! 🙂

  64. Erin & Jeremy…they deserve it. I could feel it in my heart from their picture.
    My husband and I just got married and we have a similar love story. Opposites do attract.
    Also just look at Jeremy’s voting response, he has a great sense of humor and compassion to other people.

  65. My vote is for Erin and Jeremy. I get the chills whenever I hear their story. How amazing God is to his children! They deserve it.

  66. Erin and Jeremy,
    These guys deserve to win! I love them so much they are the best people ever and such an inspiration to me I look up to them and love them so much!!!!

  67. Michael and Rebekah. ‘Though I have yet to meet Michael, I’m sure he’s a wonderful guy… And Rebekah is an amazing sister in Christ to the children in Vishakhapatnam! It’s wonderful to know that they’re spending the first months of their marriage together serving in India… May God’s blessing be on them!

  68. Erin & Jeremy should definitely win!! Their story gave me goosebumps!! God is so good, and this is a couple that truly deserves all the best, and the most amazing photography to capture every moment of this special celebration.

  69. I vote Rebekah & Michael. I’ve been out of full-time work for a while as well and couldn’t imagine supporting a family at this point. And giving the firstfruits of their new life together by serving with orphans overseas seems like an amazing display of Christian love for a newly married couple to show. Not sure I would be so self-sacrificing in their place, especially in light of their financial concerns. The gift of free wedding photography seems like a great way to honor that service.

  70. Would love to see Erin and Jeremy blessed with this gift! They give so much of their time and talents to others that it would be swell if they were lavished upon by winning this!

  71. Rebekah and Michael. They are thinking of others instead of themselves in spending the beginning of their marriage in another country caring for little children with no families.

  72. Erin and Jeremy! They seem so down to earth and have really embraced each other. Accepting God and accepting him being a vegan are big steps and having done so shows there love for each other. Sonora is a beautiful place too!

  73. Oh man I have to vote for Erin and Jeremy!!!

    This couple is amazing!!!! I wish that you all could see the greatness of God putting them together in life. The love that they have is amazing, it will persevere thru all the storms and I gaurentee that these photos would hang on the walls for the rest of there lives cause this couple will be married till the end of time! They beyond deserve it!!!

  74. Michael and Bekah. They are a wonderful couple and winning this giveaway really would be a huge blessing to them.

  75. I think Matt and Alice should receive the photography package. They’re looking at a long separation and having beautiful pictures would certainly be helpful, and as Matt is risking his life for all of us here in the states, I think they deserve to have something special given to them. I wish them the best of luck.

  76. Rebekah and Michael are a sweet couple who have a heart for serving God and showing His love to the people around them. I vote for Rebekah and Michael! =)

  77. Matt and Alice! Alice is one of the sweetest and most generous people in the world and Matt is such a selfless guy, they really deserve to have a wonderful wedding!

  78. I vote for Matt & Alice. Both seem to have dedicated their lives to the service of others, and there’s no higher calling than that. The photography package would be a small but important gesture recognizing all that they do.

  79. I vote for Alice and Matt! I’ve known Alice for about 13 years now. She is one of the most beautiful and kind-hearted people you will ever meet and she deserves the best wedding ever with a great photographer!

  80. Alice and Matt because giving them great photos of a wonderful and beautiful day would be the best way to send Matt off!!!

  81. Michael and Rebekah 🙂
    I’ve known Bekah for quite some time… she’s been patiently waiting for that special someone, and I’m thrilled for she and Michael!

  82. This is a very tough choice because each couple has an amazing story and all would do well with the contest.

    My vote is going to Erin & Jeremy because I like that, rather than being frightened of their differences, they embraced those qualities, respected one another and learned to find common ground.

  83. Alice and Matt ALL THE WAY! Alice is the most selfless person and completely deserves this wonderful gift for her wedding. Both Alice and Mike have both dedicated their lives to helping others and what a wonderful way to give back a little something to them!!

  84. alice and matt. i’ve known alice since hs and she’s a beautiful person. she and matt deserves the wedding of their dreams. =)

  85. Alice and Matt. I wear blinders when it comes to supporting our military members. Anyone willing to put their life on the line and defend their country gets my vote every time!

  86. Alice & Matt! Hands down! Alice is the most selfless person, and is one of those people that can turn your frown upside down in an instant with her bubbly personality. Plus Matt is doing a tour, god forbid something happened, it would be a nice thing to have photos to remember such a blessed event. CONGRATS ALICE & MATT!!!

  87. Alice & Matt! They have both made sacrifices and dedicated their lives to serving others. And they are a stunning couple!

  88. I’m putting my vote in for Rebekah & Michael – what a wonderful couple. May they continue to help others with their talents. (All the couples are wonderful though, it was so hard to choose!)

  89. Matt and Alice deserve this! What they are doing is very noble and unselfish. I’ve known Alice since 5th grade and she has always been a very sincere and generous person. VOTE FOR MATT AND ALICE!!!

  90. Each couple has an inspiring story but my vote goes to Michael and Rebekah. My fiance and I are in similar circumstances and I am inspired by their commitment and selflessness in times of widespread economic difficulty. Congratulations and good luck to all of the couples!

  91. Michael & Rebekah – I love that they have started making a plan for their lives together and think it is wonderful that they will begin their married life in mission work. I know they are having to save in order to make that happen and winning this great prize would be a big help to them.

  92. I’m voting for michael and rebekah. to be so young and so willing to serve God wholeheartedly expresses faith enough to move mountains, let alone live a healthy and loving relationship. May God richly bless them in all their goals.

  93. I vote for Alice & Matt. I have watched Alice grow up along my daughter. They have been friends for…forever! The young couple deserve every happiness in life.

  94. Alice and Matt for sure! They have both made such incredible sacrifices and are dedicating their lives to serving others.

  95. Alice and Matt! They have dedicated their lives to serving others and deserve to have amazing wedding pictures to remember their special day.

  96. Rebeka and Michael have bigs hearts and are willing to give the
    first 8 1/2 months of their married life to ministering to orphaned children in East Asia. How inspiring, in a world full of me, me, me.

  97. I have known Rebekah for many years. She is one of the sweetest and most selfless people I have ever met. She has given so much to the world that I believe it would be a true blessing to see her receive beautiful pictures of her wedding day. Good luck Rebekah and Michael and congratulations!

  98. erin and jeremy. i love to see them meeting in the middle to form the foundation for their future together!

  99. Rebekah and Michael. I was with Rebekah in East Asia, and saw first hand how dedicated she is to helping those less fortunate than herself.

  100. Alice and Matt stand out as a stellar couple for their unity and commitment as a couple to their families and to their country. They obviously care for each other and for the well being of those around them, and are a beautiful couple to boot! Let’s get those cameras going!

  101. Erin and Jeremy!!!! They are extremely kind, thoughtful, supportive and loving people..always self-less, always flexible, always dancing, always silly. mmmmmmmmm mmm I love them! They should have special photographer deal!

  102. Erin and Jeremy! It’s so awesome to see God work. 🙂 (my parents met and had a similar type of relationship… God used my mom to bring my dad to Him)

  103. Rebekah%Michael. There dedicating their lives to help others in need and its time to help them now when they need it!

  104. Rebekah & Michael. Because it was written by a fried, I’m sure there is no overstatementing. And they just seem so sweet!

  105. I vote for Rebekah and Michael — I have known Rebekah for many years and know of her generous spirit and deep commitment to helping those in need — she has been willing to make many financial sacrifices to do this and so these beautiful wedding photos would be a wonderful blessing for them for them!

  106. Michael and Rebekah deserve this. I have known Rebekah and her family for over 15 years. They are truly a great family and Rebekah has been a faithful daughter, “lady in waiting”, and a true servant of the Lord. I believe that Michael and Rebekah deserve this wonderful gift because they have both prayed and patiently waited on God to bring them together. There is no better choice. VOTE FOR Michael and Rebekah.

  107. Rebekah and Michael

    Yes, yes! They are striving to do God’s work in a difficult time.
    If given a free photo op, they could save towards the tickets to fly to India for ministry.

  108. Erin and Jeremy!!!! They are an amazing couple and awesome friends! We just got married and I am totally excited for these two, they totally rock my world!!!

  109. Voting for Rebekah and Michael, though you have three wonderfully deserving couples here I’m sure. Rebekah has a true heart for service to anyone in need. She takes after her mother who works tirelessly for others. Rebekah’s a sweetheart.

  110. Michael is my son, he has grown into a wonderful man, and I am so proud of he and rebekah for what they have done, and what they plan to do. My vote goes for Michael and Rebekah

  111. I vote for Alice and Matt. I’ve known Alice her entire life, and cannot think of someone who would be more deserving of this package. Their dedication to each other has been an inspiration to me, and I wish them all the best in the future. This package would help them commemorate this special day in their lives.

  112. I think it should be Erin and Jeremy. They are the nicest people and have touched soo many lives. They truly deserve it

  113. I vote for Rebekah and Michael because Rebakah’s mother is one of my best friends. As a mother, she has been a shining example to all of us who know her. Love and faith are the core values in Rebekah’s family and I think love and faith should always be rewarded when it is possible.

  114. jeremy and erin really deserve this. they are working hard for a great wedding and are on a tight budget. plus they are awesome.

  115. My vote is for Michael and Rebekah. Adjusting to marriage is hard enough w/o dedicating 8 mos to bettering life for others in another country. Blessings to you both.

  116. Alice and Matt!

    This shouldn’t be a popularity contest. Read their story and their commitment to society and to each other. They are a lovely couple. Best of luck to them.

  117. Rebekah and Michael – for sure! They have spent such a large part of their lives helping others and now they will continue to so only in an even more powerful way as husband and wife!

  118. Erin & Jeremy- They are amazing people and are selflessly serving others in their professions. They definitely deserve it!

  119. I vote for Rebekah and Michael! Rebekah and her family are such wonderful people! Rebekah and Michael are blessed by the Lord and show it by the way they live. They are sooo deserving of this!

  120. I vote for Alice & Matt — they are both actively working in service to others and this would definitely help with their wedding budget.

  121. What a wonderful way to GIVE to a couple that will be GIVING most of their first year to orphaned children. My vote is for Michael and Rebekah!

  122. Jeremy and Erin sound like they could really use this free photography, and I think their story is beautiful.

  123. Michael and Rebekah – I am always inspired by those who choose to help others before helping themselves.

  124. Rebekah used to take caree of my two beautifulboys , Gary and Joseph. She is the most amaing womenI have ever met and I look forward to seeing many beutiful wedding pictures inthe future

  125. Michael and Rebekah. They’re giving their time to go overseas, which is difficult for any couple much more so a newly married one. Also, since they’re volunteering, the free photography would help them out with expenses. And they’re really nice. And are great dancers. Go Mikey!

  126. erin & jeremy! they are cute and the story shows how love can really change people. and how you shouldn’t shut people out of your life before you get a chance to really know them!

  127. Erin and Jeremy. She has grown into the most selfless, lovely young woman. I admire her strength, devotion, and kind attitude in all situations.

  128. I think that Erin and Jeremy are so deserving. All of the couples’ stories warmed my hearts, but wow, Erin and jeremy just seem to be so in love! I really hope they win!!

  129. Rebekah and Michael. I am impressed that they want to give of themselves to help orphaned children in Asia…especially during the first part of their married lives when most couples want to have time alone. What they want to do is so selfless. What an inspiration!

  130. Michael & Rebekah. Very deserving, selfless people who have hearts for the Lord. To win photographs of the wedding would be a real blessing to them and their families.

  131. Michael and Rebekah.
    Their desire to serve others in their married life is a great foundation for a successful marriage. Serving others shows genuine love. Having beautiful photographs to remember their special day will be a treasure for them.

  132. Michael & Rebekah – I have known Rebekah since she was a child and she has always had a giving heart and spirit. For her to receive this gift on her wedding day would be an amazing reward.

  133. Erin and Jeremy — It’s amazing to see God change a life, and I think they deserve something like this! It’s so encouraging to see a sweet young couple with their relationship founded on God. I wish them all the best!

  134. Erin and Jeremy! These two seem to have really grown with each other and will be a beautiful couple, as will they all 🙂

  135. Erin & Jeremy. You can see how much they both adore eachother when you see their pictures or read their blogs. Good luck guys, you deserve it!

  136. Erin and Jeremy. Their story is very sweet, and I’m so excited for their future together. 🙂

  137. Erin & Jeremy. They have given so much to there community and i believe it would be great to give something back to them.

  138. Erin and Jeremy!!!! They have overcome many things already and deserve only the best in the future.

  139. Yea for the beautiful, crazy couple Jeremy and Erin….I vote for their wedding to be blessed freely with photography!

  140. Erin and Jeremy! because when you look at them, they just irradiate love,and every pictures of them make me happy when i look at it!

  141. Michael and Rebekah! I mean c’mon, they’re going on a missions trip! They don’t have extra money to spare.

  142. Erin and Jeremy deserve EVERY bit of winning this contest!!! I’ve known Jeremy since we were little Soulsbyville munchkins, and he has always treated everyone with the UP-most respect. Good luck and enjoy your lives together you two!!

  143. Jeremy and Erin!!!! I love this couple soo much and it would be the most amazing gift for them ever!

  144. Rebekah Bentley and Michael McBride! I love that their friend signed them up for this and they didn’t write about themselves. Plus they really seem to fit the guidelines the BEST… helping others and in need!

  145. I vote for Michael and Rebekah…I spent several days in close quarters with Rebekah, and she is truly a wonderful example of a dedicated follower of Christ living out service without any bravado. 🙂

  146. Erin and Jeremy! I haven’t yet had the opportunity to meet Erin, but Jeremy is an awesome human being who brings nothing but positivity into the lives of those around him, and I’m sure that any woman he chooses to wed must be equally amazing!

  147. I vote for Rebekah and Michael.
    They have high and beautiful aspirations, and I would love to see them have this special treat.

  148. Rebekah and Michael! They sound really humble, kind and most importantly in need. It’s pretty cool that they are going on a mission trip after they wed, not many people will give that much of themselves to others. They sound like they are by far the most deserving!

  149. I vote for Michael and Rebekah. They are great individuals with hearts devoted to doing God’s work. India needs missionaries the most, and this couple is giving up the “American dream” to give their hearts and their hands to God.

  150. Erin and Jeremy!! It’s such a sweet story – someone should make a movie based on their lives and Sonora is a great town. I’m still waiting for my guy to realize that God is the answer because being equally yoked is a must!

  151. I vote for Michael and Rebekah.I’m excited about their new life together and know that their sweet servant hearts will be a blessing to so many others!

  152. Erin and Jeremy! They are truly in love and so sweet together. I have known Jeremy since he was in Jr. High, and I’ve never seen him as happy and committed as he is with Erin. I’ve only met her this past year, but she’s also an amazing person. These two bring so much light into the world on their own, they will be such a force of good together!!

  153. Jeremy and Erin all the way. They are a super cute couple, and suck kind people. They bring love with them everywhere they go.

  154. I vote for Erin and Jeremy! I am touched by her faithfulness in the Lord to restore Jeremy to His kingdom. Also, I am a little bit biased because my fiance and I are also getting married on March 13, 2010!

  155. Michael and Rebekah! “This sweet couple has decided to dedicate the first 8 1/2 months of their married life to ministering to orphaned children in East Asia.” What a beautiful way to start a life together!

  156. Jeremy & Erin!!!!! Their story seems absolutely insane to me, but love doesn’t follow rules, timelines, or other norms. These two are wonderful people who are giving back to their communities and making the world a better place. Free wedding pictures are just the beginning of what these two deserve. 🙂

  157. I vote for Erin and Jeremy..Jeremy is such a wonderful guy, with a very generous heart..His fiance is a beautiful and smart girl..I think they deserve it…

  158. Oops…I forgot to say why! Because Rebekah is a precious, precious servant. I have watched her grow into a beautiful and godly young woman who loves the Lord with all that she is. I am filled with joy that she is going to be married, and want the best for her, and that includes the memories. Your photography will be an awesome blessing that will enable them to relive the day of their covenant over and over. Thank you for doing this for a special couple!

  159. Erin and Jeremy! Because they are two of the most wonderfully fantastic people I know. They give of their time and love to so many…..I adore them

  160. Jeremy & Erin… you can see how in love they are… beautiful smiles. I wish all the couples happily ever after.
    I want Jeremy and Erin to win

  161. I vote for Erin and Jeremy. The story of their relationship is genuine and inspiring. They make such an amazing couple. Good luck and God Bless!

  162. Michael and Rebekah!

    I’ve been blessed by Rebekah’s sweet, gentle spirit each time I’ve met her, and am so very happy for her and Michael!

  163. Rebekah & Michael! To serve others during the first 8 months of marriage is amazing. I would high five them if I could.

  164. I would love to see Michael and Rebekah win this prize. 🙂 Rebekah is a good friend and I’d love to see them both blessed on their wedding day. 🙂

  165. Oh finding a photographer was the only thing I spent money on for my wedding.. and I was so disappointed in the results.. Please give Bekah and Michael wedding photos they’re cherish for their whole lifetime

  166. Michael and Rebekah deserve to be blessed with this gift as they are soon to be blessing others with their ministry in East Asia.

  167. Rebekah Bentley and Michael McBride. How exciting it is to hear about how they will be serving in the orphanage! I too would love to see them blessed on their wedding day!

  168. I cast my vote for Michael and Rebekah. I have known Rebekah for many years and have witnessed her dedication to minister to the children of India. What a beautiful gift for Rebekah and Michael as they begin their new life together.

  169. Please choose Rebekah Bentley and Michael McBride!
    The sweet spirits of Michael and Rebekah are readily apparent… their willingness to give and serve others should be rewarded! Thank you for allowing their friends to be a small part of this “gift,” we hope they win!!

  170. Bekah and Michael!!
    I think that the fact that inspite of how bad the economy is that they still want to devote so much of their time ministering to others and doing so without any job guarentees and such they seem like a very deserving couple!!

  171. I vote for Erin and jermey because they are my mentors.I look up to them as my second pair of parents!! I love them both dearly and hope to grow with god the way they do together.

  172. Erin and Jeremy really deserve to win this! They are an amazing couple and they are so giving of themselves that they so deserve to have this given to them.

  173. Erin & Jeremy, definitely! I’ve known Erin for a long time; she’s a wonderful person and friend. She’s so committed to going forward with life & marriage with Jeremy, and I would love to see such a deserving couple win this special prize!

  174. ERIN AND JEREMY RULE! they have both inspired me towards better living in different ways…if that aint worth a phototrapher, than i shouldn’t be voting

  175. I vote for Jeremy and Erin! I’ve known Jeremy since sophomore year of high school, and I’m SOOO happy for him and Erin both. I love their story! It sounds like it was just meant to be. :o)

  176. Erin and Jeremy! Erin and Jeremy! Erin and Jeremy!
    Their wedding is sure to be a Divine event not to be missed. You can’t ask for anything more beautiful than Sonora in March as all the buds are bursting with dazzling possibility! Blessings and Good Luck to this beautiful couple as they prepare for their journey together!

  177. My vote is for Erin and Jeremy. An awesome story to illustrate how God can and does immeasurably more than we could ever imagine! Continue to put your hope and trust in Him:)

  178. Yes, I vote for Erin and Jeremy. Their hearts are bigger than all outdoors! Honoring them, honors countless others in a way that can not be imagined.

  179. I VOTE FOR REBEKAH & MICHAEL!!! They are such a sweet and awesome couple! The danceing will be amazing at that wedding. ;0) It’s been awhile since seeing you, but I love you Rebekah! God bless you both!

  180. A vote for Michael & Rebekah because the luxury of wedding photos is clearly unaffordable but would be a significant gift for which they would give thanks for a lifetime.

  181. Rebekah & Michael have my vote … they are an incredible couple and a blessing to so very many in our homeschooling group plus!

  182. I have known Rebekah for several years and she is a very unselfish and giving person. I think they should be blessed with this gift because they have blessed so many other people!

    I vote for Rebekah and Michael!!!!!!!!

  183. Rebeka and Michael…. What a blessing it has been to watch this young lady grow up!!! She deserves this!!

  184. Erin and Jeremy – with big smiles and open hearts, these two will have a huge impact on the betterment of our society. best to you both!

  185. I vote for Rebekah and Michael. I have been greatly encouraged by the web site designed by Rebekah for her family’s business. I’d like to see her win this package for herself, but also to help out her family.