EngagEd: Free Engagement Session Contest 2016

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I am pleased to announce Zorz Studios’ next free engagement session contest, EngagEd, in which I give away a sick complimentary engagement session (or more) not to one, but two lucky winners!


What? The offbeat type of engagement session became the hallmark of Zorz Studios’ style, characterized by a fashionable, daring, and adventurous production, creating results seen in the slideshow here. This contest is for such couples, ready to kick off their new life with impact! This is not a raffle, so sparing a few minutes with a vague generic idea in a few words will not get you far, unfortunately. In return for my valuable service and skills, you need to bring a developed, intriguing and original idea. I can come up with mine but then I charge my creative fees.

The free engagement session contest hot prizes are:

  • Grand Prize – free engagement session and wedding day photography service
  • Runner-up – free engagement session

So hot. I need to get engaged again… I literally had goose bumps watching the video.

Inga R.

Who? Invited are all engaged, unmarried couples! If you are not, show your love to your friends and rush them over here! As a destination wedding photographer, I welcome people not only in the NYC metro area, but from across the country and the world as long as they cover travel and accommodation for one low-maintenance fella… The couple must be willing to appear publicly with their story. Clients already booked with Zorz Studios or another studio are welcome to enter but are eligible to win an e-session only. To take advantage of the Grand Prize, I must remain available on the winners’ wedding date.

How? Enter by submitting your vision of the epic engagement session, along with a photo of you two and few more details. The cooler and the more challenging your vision is to execute, the higher the chance of having it done, for free!

Watch the video to see what awaits you!

The engagement session must take place within six months of the winning, a discounted service fee will apply afterwards. I reserve the right to decline my free service if after winning you change the concept. Third-party fees are optional and are likely to occur, being clients’ responsibility (permits, rentals, and transportation). Free photography service only covers time of the shooter and standard-processed photos. Additional post-shoot services and products (advanced retouching, albums, prints, etc.) are optional.

Three judges, including truly yours, will pick the five finalists. They will be announced in this blog and placed for public voting on Zorz Studios’ Facebook page. All our fans will be able to cast their vote for who they believe has the coolest concept. Entrants are welcome to invite their families and friends to vote.


  • Entries accepted through January 31, 2016
  • Finalists selected, announced, and public voting begins on February 7, 2016
  • Public voting ends on February 15, 2016
  • Winners of the free engagement session contest announced on February 16, 2016

Don’t let anyone miss out! Share this with all your friends and spread the word by using the Share button below! Nominate your neighbors, friends, family, or yourself. We’re going to have a lot of fun with this again!

Like the idea of this free engagement session contest? Want to take part in a similar experience but on a different topic? Sweepstakes are offered throughout the year, so consider liking and following Zorz Studios Facebook page to catch all of them!



Arthur_Hugues_-_La_belle_dame_sans_merci[1]UPDATE 01/13/16: Woot-woot, we have the first contest entrant, and no less than inspired by Arthur Hughes’ La Belle Dame Sans Merci! Artist and painter myself, who draws inspiration and technique from the masters of fine art, I am double excited about this plausible and thoughtful foundation of their theme. What’s even cooler, we have the horse to photograph, too! What a start!!! Think you can challenge this theme? There’s more than one winner!

UPDATE 01/13/16: And this is what good friends do to their friends:


UPDATE 02/01/16: The contest is now closed for entries. Thanks everyone who entered, we have some pretty cool concepts! We will go over the submissions this week. The five finalists will be announced here and voting will start on February 7. Check back later!

UPDATE 02/07/16: And we have the five finalists, congratulations to making one step closer, guys! Zorz Studios fans, click the link below to find and vote for the concept you believe is the best. If your friends are there and you want to help them win, invite your friends to vote, too. Each person can vote only once but you can invite the whole world!


UPDATE 02/16/16: The voting has ended and we warmly congratulate Davena and Bhash on winning the Grand prizefree engagement session and wedding day photography service! Our enthusiastic applauses also go to Jessica and Roman for scoring the second winning place, securing another free engagement session! We thank everyone who thought of their friends and took time to cast their votes. To cheer up the remaining three finalists, we will be making some sweet offers to them, too. 🙂 Now, leeeeeet’s see what comes out of all of this again…

Ed Hafizov
Ed Hafizov
Ed Hafizov is a creative director and lead photographer of Zorz Studios, Manhattan-based boutique photography studio, offering arousing and daring fashion, commercial, beauty, and wedding photography. Multiple Fearless Photographer™ award winner, named among the top 50 US wedding photographers, top 10 NY wedding photographers, winner of Adobe contests, featured by Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle et al, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week photographer, and a distinguished member of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style‘s Platinum List, he is eager to step out of his and willing clients' comfort zone to pursue original artwork with a lasting impression.

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