Category archives: Giveaway

Let’s celebrate LOVE! | Giveaway

Happy February!! Let’s be honest, most…okay probably all of us in the wedding industry is absolutely 100% head-over-heels in love with LOVE. It is such an honor to witness and celebrate the promise of a lifetime love with so many amazing couples.

There is really nothing quite like the feeling of love….and to celebrate my  obsession with love this year I have fun and amazing giveaway for all of you! One lucky person will win all of the below goodies :)

How to Enter ::

1. Visit Cyn Kain Photography on Facebook and LIKE it.
2. Follow Cyn Kain Photography on Twitter and FOLLOW it (If you have an account).
3. Share this giveaway on Facebook and Twitter, be sure to tag Cyn Kain Photography on Facebook and @cynkain on Twitter.
4. Leave a COMMENT below telling me what you love about love…and that you’ve done the above following :)
valentine's giveawayGiveaway items ::
*Big thanks to these amazingly talented creatives below for these fun giveaway items!!

1. A custom personalized goals notepad by Lucy Celebrates
2. A $100 gift card from The Garter Girl to order one of her gorgeous hand-created garters
3. A copy of one of my favorite books, The Happiness Project
4. A spiced apple soy mason jar candle from Amber Housley
5. An “Oh my stars I love you” print from the Southern Weddings shop
6. A “Lets Always be Fancy” mug by Ashley Brooke Designs

So here is to love! A winner will be announced on Valentine’s Day, good luck everyone! (Entries must be in by 11:59 pm EST on February 13th).

Happy New Year!!! Oh and the Winners are….

Happy New Year, friends!!! I rang in the new year with the lovely couple you see below…my goodness, what a fabulous way to kick-off your marriage! Thank you all for your support in this past year. 2012 was a year of growth for me personally and professionally as I not only had the opportunity to work with so many new couples and colleagues but we marked our 1 year anniversary in a new city and made so many new, amazing friends! Below you will find a little sneak peek into Caroline and Mike’s New Year’s Eve nuptials AND the winners for the CKP Holiday Giveaway! 

Cheers to ringing in the New Year with health, love and lots of happiness! 

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway! Winners are announced below with the name you entered online (And no worries, I made sure to count those entries on Facebook too!). Everyone was given a number and from there I used a Random Number Generator to be sure everything was random and fair :) The prizes were given in the same order listed  below and as in the giveaway announcement post.

You have ONE week to email me at to claim your prize. After January 8, 2013  if I have not heard from you I will randomly select another winner.

$10.00 Starbucks Giftcard :: Jackie
Whitney English Planner :: Blair Thomas
Amber Housley Spiced Candle :: Kalli Christiensen
Emily Ley Simplified Planner :: Katie O Selvidge
Lifetime of Happiness by Annette Thurmon :: Sara Rose
Lifestyle Session with yours truly :) :: Kelly Aziz

Because it’s more fun to give than receive…

It is that time of year…the happiest time of year, right? We love the cooler temperatures, picking out the perfect christmas tree, decking the halls, cookie parties…but in the midst of all that, my favorite thing about the holidays is that we all travel near and far to be the ones we love. No matter what each of us celebrate, the holidays are such a wonderful time to slow down amongst all the hustle and bustle to count our blessings and give thanks…especially when such tragedy has affected so many innocent people here and around the world.

This year we’ll be spending the holidays with Nicholas’ side of the family…the last Christmas we’ll all have together before our twin nieces arrive in the spring. Cannot wait to see the Kain family grow + 2…like I said, so much to be grateful for.

I have six…yes, SIX fun little giveaway prizes! A few of them were donated by such talented designers and sweet friends of mine, Whitney English, Emily Ley, Amber Housley and Annette Thurmon of Chaviano Couture.

ENTRY RULES :: (entry must be submitted by DEC 27th 11:59pm EST)

1. Like CYN KAIN PHOTOGRAPHY on facebook
2. Follow ME on twitter (@cynkain) – (if you have twitter)
3. Share this post on your facebook wall and encourage your friends to enter :)
4. LIKE the fantastic designers that donated to the giveaway and like them :: Emily LeyAmber Housley, Whitney English, Chaviano Couture
4. Comment below and write that you’ve done the above and share what you’re most excited about either about the holiday season (if you celebrate) or the upcoming new year!

**Prizes are listed below in the order I will draw the winners that correspond with each one. Drawing will be December 28, 2012

1. $10.00 Starbucks gift card :: Because let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a warm pick-me-up in the winter :)

2. Whitney English Day Designer :: It’s 2013 and we all need a new planner, right?! It is a spiral bound, hardcover and hard back planner
that features eight different worksheets that Whitney designed to start with a broad focus and helps you narrow down your purpose and passions into key areas that will allow you to apply to a daily executable plan.

3. Spiced Apple Candle  by Amber Housley :: Darling half-pint 8 ounce mason jar candles that warms up your home with an amazing scent. I can’t get enough of this particular one!

4. Emily Ley Simplified Planner :: Over the moon that I have TWO different planners to giveaway. If you’re like me, you LIVE for your daily planner! Emily has created a customizable planner to simplify your life. This helps you keep track of your calendar, contacts, family and business life.

5. A Lifetime of Happiness Book by Annette Thurmon :: Pre-orders being Monday DEC 17. “This is a book for couples whether newly married, or years down the road. It’s a book for single gals and guys too! It talks about the unexpected, the things nobody ever tells you about marriage and what to expect.” – Annette Thurmon

6. A lifestyle session with yours truly :) :: Only catch, must be within 2 hours of Richmond, Virginia (or in the Charlotte, NC area).

Lots of love to you all and GOOD LUCK!!

Happy [almost] New Year! | Giveaway

Hi friends! I hope everyone had some quality time with family and friends as we near the end of 2011. I love celebrating on New Year’s Eve! It is the perfect time to reflect on the year…it reminds us of all we have to be thankful for,  it shows us all what we are capable of and how much we have grown in just one year. New Year’s Eve also gives us the opportunity to think of what we want to accomplish, how we want to continue to grow, who we want to reconnect with or maybe continue to connect with in the new year. The New Year gives each of a fresh start to show ourselves, our families and even the world what we each are capable of.

This year I wrote a list of 3 words that I will strive to live up to everyday. One of the words on my list that I want to share with you is :: CHALLENGE.

I know I can challenge myself everyday in different ways – both personally and professionally. I will challenge myself to be a better wife, sister and daughter. I will challenge myself to step outside of my comfort zone. I will challenge myself to push boundaries on creativity. I will challenge myself to continue to surround myself with positive people.
In honor of the upcoming New Year I wanted to giveaway a few pretty awesome prizes!

1. $50.00 gift card to Anthropology
2. $25.00 gift card to itunes
3. $15.00 gift card to Starbucks

How to enter :: *Must do all three for a complete entry*
1. Leave a comment below with ONE word that you want to strive to live out over the course of 2012

2. Become a fan of Cyn Kain Photography on Facebook (Follow me HERE on twitter if you have an account)

3. Share this give away link on your facebook page and be sure to TAG “Cyn Kain Photography” (** Tag CKP, not me personally :) **)

Winners will be chosen at random on Monday January 2nd!

Have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve!!

Giveaway winner …

This morning I entered all the giveaway entries into a computer program which selected a random winner – I am so thrilled to announce ELIZABETH REEVES as the winner of Cyn Kain Photography’s Christmas giveaway! For those that didn’t win this time, sit tight because I have a fantastic New Year’s giveaway that will be announced after Christmas! Be sure to “LIKE” Cyn Kain Photography on Facebook so you don’t miss out on the announcement :)

p.s. If you have Twitter, hop on over and Follow Me too!

Elizabeth, I am looking forward to setting up your shoot and can’t wait to meet you!!


’tis the season | Giveaway + Buy one, Give one | Business

EASY links here to help you enter to win the free session :) Become a fan | Follow me

Now I know I listed out a few of my favorite things about this time of year…but here is what I see in my head…

Photo credits:  1.  | 2. we heart it  | 3. *I can’t find it again! sorry, friends!* | 4. Little Emma English Home | 5. |

So what are you seeing in your head as we enter December? Hope you all have a fantastic kick-off to your December and good luck in the session give-away!