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Beauty, Hampton Roads, SachelSamone Photography, vendor love, WOMEN

March 11, 2015


YAY!! I’m so glad to share this idea and am even more excited to know that someone deserving will be receiving a SUPER FUN prize!!!

So far, this year has been a GREAT year and I am teaming up with one of my FAVORITE local shops Versona Accessories to celebrate in a MAJOR way!! Not only will one beautiful lady will win a gift card to Versona Accessories, but she will have a chance to show off her modeling skills when she steps in front of my lens for her very own Beauty Session!!

Before entering the giveaway, make SURE you are in agreement with the following conditions!!! This giveaway is a big value (almost $600!) and it’s a great deal but it also has to come with a few terms — so PLEASE pay attention closely! If any of the terms don’t fit or work for you, I will be unable to give the session to you and will pass it to the next in line. A contract will be required to be signed for the winning person! After the rules– read the instructions to enter BELOW!!! 🙂

1. This is a portrait session for women only! (Sorry fellas and kids!!)

2.  This next one is REALLY important! You MUST be a resident of the Hampton Roads Area!! I am teaming up with one of my FAVORITE local shops, Versona Accessories, and in order to take advantage of all the sweet prizes, you MUST be local!!

3.Two dates are required for scheduling, one main date and then a date in case of rain on the original date! The time of day for shooting can only be starting around 2 hours before sunset, right before golden hour when the sun is at it’s most beautiful and most flattering! We will coordinate to find two dates between now and April, so please have a few dates in mind when you enter!

4. The session must take place on the Peninsula. This includes Hampton, Newport News, Yorktown and Williamsburg.

5. If the winner reads over the contract terms and disagrees with anything, Sachel Samone Photography has the right to refuse the free session and give to the next in line in full agreement with all terms.

Now that we got that out of the way, here’s HOW TO ENTER!!

This is an INSTAGRAM contest!! With that being said, ONLY Instagram users may enter. Shares on Facebook will not count. You will be notified if you win via Instagram (being tagged in a post on my page Monday evening and additionally I will direct message you to let you know if you won!)

Contest entries allowed from 10am Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15 at 11:59 p.m.  and the winner will be announced Monday evening hopefully before 10pm!! 🙂

All you have to do is:
1. Follow me and the Newport News Versona Accessories location on Instagram! Username: sachelsamone and nnversona 
2. SHARE/repost the image I post in the morning at 10am and say you want to WIN!
3. Comment under MY image “SHARED!” using the hashtags:

#sachelsamonephotography #versonaNN and #myversonastyle

4. BONUS– if you tag three friends on my post after the word “SHARED”, I will enter your name TWICE in the drawing! 🙂

That’s it!!

So what are you waiting for??! Let’s HOP TO IT!!