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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Post 200 Celebration Give-a-way!!




Wow! This is our 200th blog post! Lots of writing, lots of pictures, lots of visits (just reached 30,000 new hits!), lots of views (almost 50,000 - whew!), lots o’ lovin' from all of you awesome commenters (though some of you can maybe do better ;o), and it's been so much fun sharing our lives with you all over the last year!

There are so many of you out there who we have met in person who come to our blog and we're so glad that we've been providing a fun and informative place for you to hang out while you are stuck in front of your computers :) It's been great having the chance to meet some of you self named "blog stalkers" and getting to know some of you a bit!

So, in honor of this 200th post, we are doing something really special! We want all of you who have been avid readers, those who come by on occasion, and those who are brand new to our blog to leave us a comment (tell us about yourself and why you keep coming back!) AND sign up for our rockin' newsletter HERE (which will have insider behind-the-scenes tips & tricks as well as much, much more). If you do both of these things you will be entered into a drawing and we will send the lucky blog reader a $25 gift card to Starbucks (one of our favorite places to go)! Why? Because we just want to give back the love a little bit, but in the most delicious way possible. Yummy!!


Seriously, leave a comment because we love finding out who you all are and for those who have blogs or a website, we really enjoy following the links and reading about you and your life!

We will announce the drawing winner on our 1 year blog anniversary - July 1st, so you all have two weeks to comment on this post & sign up to
our newsletter!

Enjoy the look of this blog while it lasts because we have a little something special up our sleeves that you will all see very soon... He, he, he (that is our sinister, evil laugh).

25 comments:

  1. I'm super excited about your giveaway. I just moved to Nashville and we're planning a wedding for next summer. You're one of the first photographers I found and I drool over every single one of your pictures. Also- your blog posts are hilarious and keep me entertained. Keep up the good work!

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  2. 200! Congrats! you're certainly becoming the king and queen of social networking! but you would think after 200 posts you would know how to do links! hehe. the newletter links aren't connecting... FYI

    As soon as I heard about you, I knew I needed you to be the photographers at my wedding, and I'm so glad you were!! The pictures are incredible, and I can't wait to see what else you show in the years to come.

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  3. I'm a blog stalker because I think you guys are Wonderful photographers and I feel like we have so much in common. I love reading your posts and seeing your awesome pictures. We met at TWESA little over a month ago, and I think you guys are like a breath of fresh air. I Love Starbucks Coffee as well! But, more importantly, I love God and I think it's great that you guys are so open about your love for God as well. I would love to take one of your workshops sometime, because I always feel like there is more to learn. You can follow my blog and website at: www.amdphoto.com. Thanks for reading! Keep up the GR8 work.

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  4. Amy, not sure why you're having trouble with the links... others are able to access them... do you have pop ups blocked maybe?

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  5. I love your blog. And I love your off camera lighting!!

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  6. I am VERY new photography, but my dream is to one day be able to become a full-fledged photographer! I love your blog! Your photos are spectacular, and I love getting to learn about photography through your site, and you guys seem like such awesome people! OH, I live in Smyrna, Tenn. so we're pretty close!

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  7. I love coming to your blog to get a laugh, see some awesome pics and get ideas. After having met you both in person at one of your workshops, it makes reading your blog even more interesting. After attending your workshop and learning SO much, I got the guts to go full speed ahead and open my own business, officially. Thank you!

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  8. Hey! I'm a photographer looking to get into weddings and I always learn something new from your posts... and hopefully y'all will do more Workshops this fall so I can come this time! THANKS! -Kristen Steele :)

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  9. Oh man...you KNOW I love the Grays...you KNOW I love the Gray's Photography Blog...and OF COURSE you KNOW I love me some Starbucks!!

    Count me in for this give away!

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  10. I absolutely love your talent with your pictures. If you all are still in business when I get married (no idea when... not even dating yet.) you all are hired!!

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  11. Love your work and are so glad to call you guys long distance friends (even if we properly haven't met you yet, Zach)! You both offer us a lot of inspiration and keep us motivated with our own photography business. Thanks for taking so much time to connect with other photogs! :)
    Heather Autry

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  12. Hi all! I am an aspiring Nashville photographer who is also "preparing wayyyyyy in advance" for the day that someone "pops the question" to me. Knowing that I'll be on a very tight budget for a wedding, one of the most important things to me is having some amazing photos of the big day. So...I'm already looking around for who I will ask to be my photographers, and that's how I found your website. Your work is amazing! And now I not only follow your blog as a someday-bride-to-be, but also as a photographer that would like to learn as much as possible from people who know what they're doing. And you all are definitely those people! I really hope to someday meet you all, and have you be the photographers at my wedding! Take care!

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  13. You guys are all soooo sweet!! Thank you thank you thank you! Keep em coming because someone is going to go into a Starbucks coma at the end of this!! :)

    -Zach Gray

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  14. Um... you already know me (well at least Jody does!) and I do love me some Starbucks. You guys rock and I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve.

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  15. Hey guys, your work is awesome and inspiring...keep it up! Still plan on getting together with you guys some day.
    Kevin Autry

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  16. Rebekah MarshallJune 17, 2009 at 4:25 PM

    I'm the one who directs each newly-engaged friend to contact you because you take such amazing pictures. :) I was so impressed with the engagement, rehearsal, and wedding photos of Lee and Elisabeth (not to mention the uber-fabulous moment that you captured Ashlyn leaning on a wooden church pew carved with a cross- creating a vision of a child in deep spirtual thought - that I decided to keep up with the latest and greatest things you are doing.
    BTW- That picture hangs in our entry way for all to see.

    -Rebekah Marshall

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  17. 200 is definitely a celebration but Id bet my 401k on yall having 2000 one day haha! I always come by and check your blog out bc yall are just full of life and excitement. Your pictures are amazing in everyway.

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  18. You guys are so awesome!! Since I loved everything you guys did for me at my wedding I love to see all the amazing work yall continue to do! Hope to see you both soon!!

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  19. Rachael Kozma CarrilloJune 17, 2009 at 9:22 PM

    Hi guys,
    I love hearing what you are up to and seeing your beautiful photos. Even though neither of us are in MI, hearing from you brings back MI memories!!! Keep up your awesome work. I'm so glad God is using you both in such a fun way.

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  20. Two - Double Oh!!!!! and counting!
    I wish I could check your blog more often because ya'll ROCK da Cashbah!!! No other photographer TRULY cares about helping other photogs more than ya'll. I'm praying that God will hook ya'll up in ways your little minds haven't even begun to imagine, and I can't wait to hear all about it! Thanks for being REAL friends. holla at cho boy!

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  21. You guys are all awesome!! Keep those comments coming and you are going to be soooo happy you did!

    Mark- Thanks so much and we are glad that we met you guys!! We love hanging with you and need to do it more often!!

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  22. Trying to be a Blog stalker- and live stalker j/k hihi, found you guys almost two months ago and was impressed with the photography, with the workshops as well as overall branding. I was so honored that we got a chance to meet at the Cool Springs Starbucks for Coffee and lots of awesome advice. You are a blessing, congrats on the posts, anniversary and new blog coming! XOXO

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  23. Tell you about myself: I gave birth to you (Jody) and have adored you from day 1.

    Why do I keep coming back to your blog?... duh! To keep tabs on what you and your hubby are up to! Bragging rights as well!

    -Mom

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  24. I keep reading your blog for two reasons: one, as a graphic designer, I totally appreciate a photographer (or two!) who take such amazing pictures WITHOUT relying on digital editing! You two have "the eye", so to speak. It's refreshing!

    And two, I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed that my guy will in the very near future ask me the question I'm so anxious to hear so we can finally commit to a date and give you a call! I've browsed much and seen lots of good photography, but nothing quite holds a candle to what you two are able to capture. Can't wait! Hold a day open for me! lol

    ~Marianne

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  25. Hi Zach!!! This is Scotty from Keewatin. Find me on Facebook or e-mail me at my 1st and last name @hotmail.com. I would love to do some catching up with you! Lots of LOVE!!

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