Soiree Special Events

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Giveaway from Rob Holley!

In a partnership with Soiree, talented photographer Rob Holley is offering a free photo shoot to one of our lucky readers! Rob just moved to DC from LA and his style is fresh, modern, and a little bit funky (::just how we like it::).

can choose to have Rob along for an engagement session, a bridal portrait, some family shots, or even maternity or baby photos. At a $400 value, this would even be a fantastic gift to a friend.

Here's one of my favorite engagement shots from Rob's website:We'll take entries via comments on this blog post until Friday, April 18th at noon. The winner will be selected that afternoon and must be in touch with Rob by the end of April. Here's a couple quick rules:

* DC metro area only. Rob won't drive from Virginia to Nebraska. Sorry.
* Comments MUST include your email address so we can find you.

::DC & WEDDING BLOGGERS - please feel free to copy & paste this post on your own blog! The more entries, the more exciting the giveaway will be::



  • What a great giveaway! I have a 15 month old daughter and over 2000 pictures of her. Unfortunately I am a TERRIBLE photographer, and 1999 of the 2000 pictures have freaky shadows and/or atrocious backgrounds.

    mjp3md at gmail dot com

    By Blogger MB, at 8/4/08 1:57 PM  

  • Welcome to DC! Hope Rob enjoys our city as much as I have.

    laneyjunk at gmail dot com

    By Blogger Snow Bunny, at 8/4/08 2:12 PM  

  • Maybe a trash the dress session would also work?

    dawn3793 at aol dot com

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/4/08 2:15 PM  

  • Wow!

    emilyrclark at gmail dot com

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/4/08 2:21 PM  

  • I am in need of a photographer. My wedding is this August and I don't have one yet. I hope that I win this Giveaway! I am in Baltimore but I'm in love with DC! I don't have a problem commuting! Thanks so much for the opportunity.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/4/08 2:22 PM  

  • Beautiful work! We'd love to have some casual photography done... welcome to DC!

    (peihanandmichael at gmail dot com)

    By Anonymous Peihan, at 8/4/08 2:36 PM  

  • Welcome to DC, Rob!! My fiance' and I are both Washington, DC natives and LOVE our city!

    I would love to win an engagement shoot with you and help you familiarize yourself with our lovely city. Enjoy!!

    dawanalea at msn dot com

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/4/08 2:38 PM  

  • This is amazing!!

    mikelle102000 at yahoo dot com

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/4/08 2:47 PM  

  • awesome.. love to win this session!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/4/08 2:53 PM  

  • That would be amazing!

    kgthompson at gmail dot com

    By Blogger Kelly, at 8/4/08 2:54 PM  

  • Wow. What great timing! I'd love to shoot some really "DC" bridal portraits in mid-May, but don't have the time or money to research a photographer here.

    I'd love to win this and get a free session. It would be a win-win - he'd get some great "DC" shots for his portfolio and I'd have the pics I so badly want of my dress and my hometown.

    I'm a born and raised DC native, but am getting married in the mountains of NC and thus have no local photographer.

    hermidamj at

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/4/08 2:55 PM  

  • beautiful photos! He's exactly the type of photographer I've been looking for and an engagement session in the heart of DC is what I've been picturing!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/4/08 3:09 PM  

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    By Blogger Mrs. Foot, at 8/4/08 3:12 PM  

  • Ooh, check out his website girls. Seriously, I LOVE his work!

    I'm actually really excited that we now have another fabulous photographer in the area. What a great contest!

    Whoever wins - please keep us updated with the shots. I can't wait!

    By Blogger Cara, at 8/4/08 3:14 PM  

  • I'm in Baltimore and getting married this fall...but my fiance' and I met in DC and would love to have engagement pics done there!
    Thank you.

    By Anonymous Abi, at 8/4/08 3:17 PM  

  • What a great contest!

    louvigilante (at) hotmail (dot) com!

    By Blogger Linda, at 8/4/08 3:18 PM  

  • This is an awesome opportunity!

    czeranski at yahoo dot com

    By Anonymous Christina, at 8/4/08 3:25 PM  

  • My fiance is maybe the worst picture-taker ever (cute guy; terrible photos :) so we need all the talent we can get to capture some great photos!

    Thanks for the contest.

    lyssa919 AT

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/4/08 3:37 PM  

  • We would love to have family photos done!!! I am also on the knot/nest as sldandridge.


    By Blogger Stacy D, at 8/4/08 3:46 PM  

  • We are planning and paying for our own wedding and this would be a great opportunity. Plus DC in the spring is so pretty!

    Welcome to town, Rob!

    charitylgoodman (AT) hotmail (dot) com

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/4/08 3:47 PM  

  • How generous, thank you Rob! We would love to have some engagement photos taken. :)

    trishkennelly at hotmail dot com


    By Blogger Trish, at 8/4/08 3:48 PM  

  • Beautiful portfolio. Very Unique.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/4/08 3:49 PM  

  • "fresh, modern, and a little bit funky" How perfect! I'd love to win this shoot for my cousin (located in Burke, VA). She's been looking to get a family shoot together before her son goes off to college. This sounds just like her personality.

    By Blogger Sue, at 8/4/08 3:50 PM  

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    By Blogger Caroline, at 8/4/08 3:53 PM  

  • I would absolutely love to win an engagement session with Rob! Those pictures are just stop-you-in-your-tracks gorgeous, and we're in the market for a wedding photographer. Thanks so much -- my fingers are definitely crossed!

    By Blogger Caroline, at 8/4/08 3:54 PM  

  • Wow! I would love to take professional engagement pictures. We love your style Rob! Welcome to the area.

    tobewed8908 at gmail dot com

    By Blogger Bride, at 8/4/08 4:12 PM  

  • Beautiful work--pick me, pick me! :)

    By Blogger Renee, at 8/4/08 4:13 PM  

  • Oh me, me! My husband and I just spoke about doing some "fun" portraits of our aging parents, their kids, their kids' kids, and yes, even their kids' kids' kids!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/4/08 4:17 PM  

  • Great idea! I'd love a chance for a free session.

    Anne B.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/4/08 4:30 PM  

  • Welcome to the area and may I say what a great idea! We need a family portrait.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/4/08 4:39 PM  

  • My husband just left for Iraq this week and in his first call to me, he mentioned that he really wished he had a picture of me. I really dislike having my picture taken - I even skipped my high school senior year pictures! I'm the only who's only missing from all the snapshots because I hide from the camera, but I'd really like to bite the bullet, and have some portraits done so he can have his picture. So fair warning - Rob would have a challenge here. :)

    Thank you for the contest!


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/4/08 4:50 PM  

  • My fiance and I were foregoing an engagement session to save a little money, but I would LOVE to have an engagement session...I hope we win!

    By Blogger bridezilla, at 8/4/08 4:54 PM  

  • That should have read, "I'm the one who's always missing from all the snapshots because I hide from the camera..." I think my brain is fried today!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/4/08 4:57 PM  

  • Pick us! We'll be elegant, wild, goofy, and glamorous!

    By Blogger Michele, at 8/4/08 5:09 PM  

  • We'd love to win the photoshoot, especially while the cherry blossoms are still on the trees! Welcome to the area!


    By Blogger Soon-To-Be Mrs Naples, at 8/4/08 5:35 PM  

  • My husband and I are in the military, so we got married in September, but we're having our reception in July. We'd love to have photos taken in DC to share with our guests! Good luck to all!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/4/08 7:15 PM  

  • What a fabulous opportunity! my fiance and I were both born in Washington DC and love this area, we'd love to have an engagement photoshoot!

    Elle4308 at hotmail dot com


    By Blogger Powell, at 8/4/08 7:46 PM  

  • Wow! DC is such a great city and photo options abound.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/4/08 9:46 PM  

  • What a great way to get your name out!! Good luck with your business!

    nittanylionbride at gmail dot com

    By Blogger lms4psu, at 8/4/08 10:09 PM  

  • Wow!He takes some amazing photos! fresh modern funky-- exactly what we are looking for!! Crossing my fingers on this one!

    By Blogger Vicki, at 8/4/08 10:34 PM  

  • I only wish I could take photos like this.

    ngunderground at gmail dot com

    By Blogger NG, at 9/4/08 12:58 AM  

  • I hope I win

    By Blogger ptdavis1, at 9/4/08 8:05 AM  

  • Ohhh, just what I've been looking for! We're getting married in Puerto Rico. However, we want to have our engagement pics done here in DC where we live, to show our guests something different (the beach engagement pics are sooo overdone in PR). We'd be too lucky if we win this!

    By Blogger Sherezada, at 9/4/08 10:01 AM  

  • What great pics Rob! I grew up in DC and would love to get our e-pics done in DC!!!! What a great way to get your business started here in the east coast! Pick us, we will have you laughing and taking great pics all day!!


    jloliver {at}

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/4/08 10:40 AM  

  • Oh the possibilities of a photo session, especially with such an AMAZING photographer. I don't think I'd be able to afford photos of these quality as a full-time graduate student, but the possibility to win them is enough to make me giddy.

    I think I'd probably use the session for a bridal session since I couldn't afford to do that otherwise... Or maybe pictures with the OTHER man in my life, my Golden Retriever (he's kind of easier to work with than the groom anyway).

    lkretzer at gmail dot com

    By Blogger TheRandom1, at 9/4/08 10:42 AM  

  • Wow, I just looked at Rob's website, what beautiful and dramatic photographs. I would like to enter this contest and use his services for an engagement shoot, I can be reached at, or 301-300-0125.

    Thank you!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/4/08 10:42 AM  

  • Welcome to DC!

    Would love to enter the contest for an engagement shoot.

    email is heatherelyons at yahoo dot com

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/4/08 12:02 PM  

  • Those photos are so gorgeous! My fiance is a recent transplant from LA (well, he moved back to this area after living there). I love Rob's style. We just found out that our wedding budget has to be drastically cut for a bunch of reasons and it would be really amazing to get to have such beautiful engagement pics.


    By Blogger Beth, at 9/4/08 6:29 PM  

  • Love Rob's work! Thanks for the chance. We're still looking for our photographer for our Sept 2008 wedding. He seems great!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/4/08 7:43 AM  

  • Welcome to the area Rob.
    Oh Wow, what a contest! I'd love to have a maternity session.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/4/08 10:38 AM  

  • I would love to win a photo shoot with Rob, to do an engagement session!

    By Anonymous Meghan, at 10/4/08 12:13 PM  

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    By Blogger Tyler, at 11/4/08 5:44 PM  

  • Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity!! My fiance and I would love an engagement session. It just didn't quite fit into the budget for our March wedding. We would be so honored to work with you!

    talenier at

    By Blogger Tyler, at 11/4/08 5:48 PM  

  • Thanks for sharing this with us Laura and welcome Rob! Here's hoping to be the lucky family to have some shots of our new daughter taken.


    heatheranne226 at

    By Blogger BuescherBlog, at 13/4/08 5:16 PM  

  • My fiance and I have been engaged for a year and a half and have yet to get engagement photos taken...nor do we have any photos of our engagement. So sad! Welcome to D.C. Rob!

    By Blogger MaryK, at 16/4/08 12:52 PM  

  • Welcome Rob! Your pictures are gorgeous. What a great contest! My fiance and I are newly engaged and would love the opportunity to win an engagement session with you.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 17/4/08 7:27 AM  

  • Welcome to the area! I am sure you will become very popular here in the area!

    mnkruck at

    By Blogger Morgan, at 17/4/08 8:40 PM  

  • Hey! My fiance and I would love to do an engagement session. We have a pretty modest wedding budget, so that just wasn't in the cards for us. This opportunity would be great! We are in the Baltimore area, but wouldn't mind coming to DC for the shoot. Welcome to the East Coast Rob :)

    You can contact me at:

    By Blogger Jenn, at 17/4/08 11:14 PM  

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