Wedding Giveaway: EngagEd 2020 Contest

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Got engaged? Think you are offbeat and creative? Show your merit in our wedding giveaway which turns 11 years! Enter our EngagEd contest and hit us with the coolest concept of your engagement photo session. Zorz Studios will shoot it for you or even cover your wedding day, for free!


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 below. This wedding giveaway is for such couples, ready to kick off their new life with impact! The contest’s kick-butt prizes are:

  • Grand prize – wedding giveaway of photography or videography for your big day
  • Runner-up – free engagement photo session


Invited are all engaged, unmarried couples! If you are not, show your love to your friends and rush them over here! They’ll owe you big time if it works out. And, 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 reasonable travel and accommodation for one low-maintenance fella…


Win our wedding giveaway by entering the contest and submitting your vision of your epic engagement photoshoot (not the wedding), 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!  Into role-playing? So am I! Indulging fashionista? My background in commercial and fashion photography will pamper your visual desires. Adventurous daredevils? Meet Ed. Love quiet moments and dreaming of Renaissance? I periodically burn the candles through the night in the office filled with classical music…

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 our valuable service and skills, please bring a well-developed, intriguing, and original idea. We can come up with our ideas but that’s when we charge our creative fees.

Need an inspiration? Watch this video to see what we’ve done for our past clients!

The finalists of this free wedding photography contest will be announced in this blog and placed for public voting on the contest page linked below. All our fans will be able to cast their vote for who of the finalists has the coolest concept. Entrants are welcome and encouraged to invite their families, friends, and friends of friends to vote, as long as they aren’t robots or fakes who live in Bangladesh (yep, we can tell in analytics). Please, no rigging the votes. It sadly led to the annulment of 2017 results and a major disappointment across the board… Be real and fair.

Last year’s wedding giveaway brought two similar winning concepts. The winners, Shannon and Jaysen, had a viking theme which they extended to their wedding that I shot in Ohio (that’s them below with a bit of my magic). The dreamy cover of this year’s contest is from the runner-ups, Asha and Shobin, with their Game of Thrones theme (check out their engagement shoot). We’re probably full of the sword-wielding concept for now, so please try others when entering the contest. 🙂

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  • Entries accepted through January 31, 2020
  • Finalists selected and public voting begins on February 3, 2020
  • Public voting ends on February 10, 2020
  • Votes validated and winners announced on February 11, 2020

Don’t let anyone miss out! Share this with all your friends and spread the word by using the Share buttons on this page! Nominate your friends, family, neighbors, or yourself if it is your time.

Want to try this wedding giveaway another year? Curious about taking part in a similar contest on a different topic? Sweepstakes are offered throughout the year, so consider following Zorz Studios Facebook page or signing up for our newsletter to catch all of them!

UPDATE 01/07/20: Opa! A mere few hours of announcing the contest but we have the first entrants, and they are not even from our existing fanbase! Greetings to a flight attendant from Florida with a promising concept. We’re flying high!

UPDATE 02/02/20: Well, that’s a bummer. Let me be transparent here and give it all out. For the reasons beyond my comprehension, only one couple entered this year… I’ve been doing this contest since 2009 and had dozens of couples enter, shortlisted to three finalists, and then voted by public. While I fine-tuned a few minor rules (last being 3 years ago), the protocol has not changed since the beginning. I also maintained the same costly platform to run the contest, followed a similar timeline, used the same marketing strategies and channels, including paid advertising, saw a comparable reach and web traffic, and spotted some positive signals. Nothing alarmed me. And yet, only one couple saw an opportunity to save thousands on wedding photography expenses. Pure coincidence?

I dunno

I don’t want to feel the void and ruin the spirit of the contest this strange year. Let me do a walkover—awarding of a victory to a contestant because there are no other contestants. The prize of the free wedding photography goes to Sasha Garcia, a flight attendant from Fort Lauderdale, FL who entered with her airplane theme of the engagement shoot! Congratulations, Sasha!

To my readers: if you can share any guess about what might have led to such a turnout, please write in the comments at the bottom!

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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