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Got engaged? Zorz Studios gives you a chance to win free engagement session in the EngagEd contest in which we give away a cool 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.

Enter to win free engagement session contest hot prizes:

  • 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 written at the studio’s sole discretion. Clients already booked with Zorz Studios or another studio are welcome to enter but are eligible to win an engagement session only. To take advantage of the Grand Prize, I must remain available on the winners’ wedding date.

How? Enter to win free engagement session by submitting your vision of your epic photoshoot, 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!

IMPORTANT: 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 such as 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 12, 2017
  • Finalists selected, announced, and public voting begins on January 21, 2017
  • Public voting ends on February 4, 2017
  • Winners of the free engagement session contest announced on February 5, 2017

NOTE: I will be traveling to shoot two weddings in India January 13 – February 4, 2017 but will do my best to monitor the progress. Please excuse possible minor delays or gaps in communication.

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!


UPDATE 01/23/17: Please accept my sincere apologies about the delay in opening the voting. As mentioned, I am in India now and had some trouble launching the voting on time. It is live now! 🙂 Click the link below to cast your vote!

UPDATE 02/05/17: During my 3-week travels in India I was receiving reports of questionable voting process but due to the unprecedented nature and lack of tools, could not investigate properly. I returned yesterday and had an opportunity to look into this by getting access to all individual votes’ origins and conducting a random analysis across all finalists. I regret to inform that my findings lead me to voiding this year’s contest results. I will share my findings directly with the couples but without public disclosing of the practices involved, I may say that the votes for the three leading finalists were compromised, whether unbeknownst to them or not. I realize that regardless of my findings, tremendous and honest efforts were also made by each couple and their devoted friends and family members so not to disregard them altogether, I will be offering each finalist a 50% discount on any of their wedding-related service, a potential saving of thousands of dollars. I am truly sorry for having to end this year’s contest this way; preventative measures will be applied in the future. Thank you all for participating and care!


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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