Jessica Ryan Photography: The Winner is….

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Since the new Jessica Ryan Photography website launched this past week, I ran a blog post comment contest for my 2015 couples. For them to WIN all they had to do was get the most comments on either their wedding day blog post OR engagement session blog that occurred in 2015! This contest ended yesterday evening at 8PM! I was excited, surprised & a little perplexed that we were nearing the end of the night with a TIE! What was I going to do with a TIE?  I announced to the social media world what I was perplexed with & luckily more of you came & commented on your favorite engagement session or wedding day for them! I am happy to say that I do not have to announce that there was a tie! I am announcing that there is a WINNER! One lucky couple that choose me to photograph such a special time in their lives has won a gift card to Waterman’s Surfside Grille & a one night stay at the Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach, both located in Virginia Beach!

When designing & creating my website with my fiancé, Cory, we knew that we wanted it to be a place that could serve my couples. That new couples would get a sense, quickly, who I was, what my wedding photography is like & feel my heart for them & this career through their computer screens. We are well on our way to using this new website platform to reach those wonderful people that can connect to me & my photography as well as serving & helping others here. Much of my career & business is because of my current & past clients, if not all of it! I wanted to be able to reflect my appreciation & love for you all with this new website & with this giveaway. They have continued to support me, came out to my website in full force with their family & friends & left comments through out it. I got text messages & emails cheering me on from afar & the kind words that people had to say is still overwhelming! Thank you all for showing up & making your presence loud & clear here, in the internet world & in my life!

Without further a-do….. The winner of the Waterman’s Surfside & Grill gift card & a one night stay at the Holiday Inn Suite North Beach is:


You aren’t done seeing them here on the blog either! I have both of their bridal sessions & their wedding day at the Obici House in Suffolk to blog soon! Congratulations you two!


When I said there was a TIE at one point, I meant it! Samantha & Hayley, Nicole & Martin & Jessica & Joe all had Twenty-Seven comments an hour before the contest ended! Samantha & Hayley ended up winning with Thirty-Three comments! Now Nicole, Martin, Jessica & Joe I could not announce how close you were to winning & leave it at that! Both sets of couples will be receiving separate gift cards to Waterman’s Surfside & Grille to enjoy an evening out together! jessica_ryan_photography_engagement_hampde-sydney college_virginia_0570 Nicole & Martin I want you to enjoy an evening together because Nicole is busy with teaching her students & planning their wedding for this summer! She has a lot of responsibilities like taking care of & teaching youngsters & I see an Orange Crush with your Crush in the near future! Jessica & Joe I want you to enjoy a romantic evening together as husband & wife before your first child comes into the world! They are expecting a little baby girl & before she comes into the world & steals your hearts, I hope the two of you will be able to enjoy & take time out of getting ready for her & enjoy what this quick but wonderful past year has brought to your marriage! Congratulations to all of these happy couples! jessica_ryan_photography_wedding_virginia_beach_oceanfront_holiday_inn_north_suites_hotel_wedding_0690