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    Category Archives: Giveaway

    valentine's giveaway

    Let’s celebrate LOVE! | Giveaway

    Feb 04, 2013 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 :) Giveaway 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).
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    • Ashley: I love how love can make you just MELT!
      Shared on FB & Twitter :) (19.02.2013, 10:02AM)
    • Christina Leigh: I love that there is nothing greater than true love! The peace, joy and overwhelming happiness that the Lord created it to be is perfect!
      I already "love" and follow you, but have shared the giveaway to all of my friends on Facebook and Twitter!
      xo Christina (13.02.2013, 2:02PM)
    • Amanda: I love love!!!! It's my best friend when I'm in need, a partner in crime, or someone to enjoy dinner with. It comes from all depths and is applied to so many things! Even my cute kitty!!! But I love that love gave me my husband this past year and I can't wait to see where it'll grow to!!!

      Of course I followed, tweeted and shared!! (13.02.2013, 2:02PM)
    • Juli: I love that there are so many different kinds of love! Love for your husband/fiancé, family, friends, God, pets I could go on and on! I LOVED you on Facebook!! Awesome giveaway! :) (13.02.2013, 2:02PM)
    • Gabi: I love love because its fun to fall into! I did all these things! Would love to win! (11.02.2013, 9:02PM)
    • Alice N: I have liked you on FB and followed you on Twitter. Love is so sweet and makes me feel special. (11.02.2013, 5:02PM)
    • Katie: The thing I love about love has to be how safe love makes me feel. Also - I love how happy love makes people!

      I THINK I have done all of the above...not sure about twitter...as when I click on Share on Twitter a blank page comes up... (11.02.2013, 10:02AM)
    • Sara: I tweeted! (10.02.2013, 11:02PM)
    • Sara: I love that love is new everyday! That it's about second chances and renewal. I love that God's amazing love for us gives us is never-ending! Wonderful giveaway, Cynthia! (10.02.2013, 11:02PM)
    • Elizabeth Hafner: Tweeted, Facebooked and loved! :) What do I love about love? Hmm...I love that love is more than an emotion or feeling...it has to be an action and a choice. Everyday choose to love. (09.02.2013, 1:02PM)
    • Raelena P.: FB: Rae Pavey
      twitter @throuthehaze
      (I didn't know how to tag you in the FB post)

      I love that love can bring such happiness. It is just a wonderful feeling. (09.02.2013, 3:02AM)
    • Joey: Hey Cyn! I don't really have a twitter so I snuck on to Pete's and shared your give away from there. SO I did all of the above with a little help from my unknowing main squeeze ;) What I love most about love is that there is no "cap" on how many people you can love and how much you love them! (08.02.2013, 6:02PM)
    • Summer Blueberry Mojito: [...] with not one red heart? Be still my gold loving heart! Feeling lucky in love? Try your luck and enter the “Let’s Celebrate Love” contest at photographer Cyn Kain’s [...] (08.02.2013, 4:02PM)
    • Robyn Van Dyke: Done! And I love love because we can experience how much Christ loves us through the people we love. And love just makes us all so happy!! :) 1 John 4:19 (08.02.2013, 3:02PM)
    • Anna Grey Andrews: What another great giveaway for such a special day! I love that LOVE can be experienced by anyone at anytime... so many folks have challenges in this life, but love is something that can be experienced no matter what season we're in. Thankful for the love of God, my husband, my family, and my friends. Love is also an incredible motivator as everything we do should be done out of the love in our hearts.

      I'm following and have shared :) (08.02.2013, 11:02AM)
    • Melissa O.: What I love about love is that is constantly an important part of our lives. Love is all the little stuff like even when I come home from the gym all sweaty and gross my love doesn't mind giving me a kiss before recommending I take a shower. Totally love!

      I have liked on facebook (and shared) and also tweeted (@mohlfest) as a follower. (08.02.2013, 10:02AM)
    • Rugby: Following on twitter and shared there as well.

      Since he passed away a few years ago, my grandmother has carried around a picture of my grandfather everywhere she goes. When she talks about him she gets starry-eyed and she positively glows. Obviously this is bittersweet, as she misses him so painfully, but to see her light-up when we talk about him is so insanely special. I guess this is all to say that my favorite thing about love is that it is transcendent of life or death or age or sadness. He may no longer be by her side, but his love is so clearly a part of her. (08.02.2013, 1:02AM)
    • Mary: The thing I love most about love is that feeling of being the only thing that matters to the other person! It's that feeling of sharing a secret that no one else knows! So hard to explain, but if you've ever been in love you know what I am talking about!
      P.S. I did the above! (06.02.2013, 9:02PM)
    • Sara Oxley: I love lots of things about love. I love the butterflies I get when I think about my fiance and how we met...at the dog park! I love the fulfillment that love brings. I also love puppy love - cold noses and wet kisses, doesn't get much better than that! (06.02.2013, 2:02PM)
    • Melissa Dorn: Shared on the Face-space. :)

      I love that no matter how down you are or how tough things are at the moment, love makes everything just a bit easier to handle and gives you joy. (06.02.2013, 12:02PM)
    • Leslie H: I love that love brings out the best in people, including yourself. :) Fun contest, Cyn! Thanks for the chance to win such fun things! (06.02.2013, 10:02AM)
    • Sarah Heaton: What I love about love? That it is an all encompassing and constant source of truth, patience, kindness ,joy, faith, and hopefulness. True love is unconditional and something I get to express on a daily basis with my husband and children. But, above all else love is an amazing blessing from our Father that we get to experience! :)
      I liked on FB and shared...I'm twitter-less:) (06.02.2013, 9:02AM)
    • Kelly Brock: Oh my gosh I love EVERYTHING about LOVE and I always have! When I was young, I would get in trouble with my friends bc I would come over to spend the night and end up talking to her parents asking all about their love story and how they met! I think love is the most intoxicating, overwhelmingly wonderful and natural emotion God gave us. We are human and we fail but love gives us hope, joy and shows that we made pure of heart. I work as a makeup artist and I get such a guilty pleasure out of being a part of the bride looking her most beautiful on the most precious day of her life. LOVE is so good! I can't get enough! (05.02.2013, 1:02PM)
    • Emily McK: I LOVE love! It makes you feel happy and whole and I think it makes the world go 'round. Happy day. Thanks for a great giveaway! Liked, shared and still twitter-less. :) xoxo (05.02.2013, 8:02AM)
    • Kristin @ Reverie: To love is to live. I couldn't be more blessed than to actually work in the business of love, and witness the most loving day in a couple's lives. Liked, followed, shared and tagged! (04.02.2013, 3:02PM)
    • Heather Powers: "Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance." 1 Corinthians 13:7

      That ^ is what I love about LOVE.. PS: I did all of the above sharings :D <3 YAY love! (04.02.2013, 3:02PM)
    • kristina: What I love about love? I love how awesome it feels to be loved and to love. It's enriches life so much and it all started with the love our Father has for us. :) P.S. I did all of the above. :) (04.02.2013, 2:02PM)
    • Leigh Pearce: I love love because it shows that deep down everyone is kind and good. I'm so thankful that working with couples in love fills my heart and keeps a roof over my head!! ;) (04.02.2013, 12:02PM)
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    Happy New Year!!! Oh and the Winners are….

    Jan 01, 2013 Business Giveaway
    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 cynthia@cynkainphotography.com 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
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    Because it’s more fun to give than receive…

    Dec 16, 2012 Giveaway Just Because
    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!!
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    • Happy New Year!!! Oh and the Winners are…. | Cyn Kain Photography: [...] Happy New Year, friends!!! I rang in the new year with the lovely couple you see below…my what a 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 couple more peeks into Caroline and Mike’s New Year’s Eve nuptials AND the winners for the CKP Holiday Giveaway!  [...] (01.01.2013, 9:01AM)
    • Rachael Hoffmann: Season Greetings Cynthia- I hope you and Nick had a blessed Christmas! I followed the rules and did all of the above. Now what am I looking forward to?! Turning the big 3-0 in the next few days and seeing what God has in store for me in my next 30 years!
      Miss you! (27.12.2012, 8:12PM)
    • Corina: EEEK! Anticipating the winning announcements! I have literally been thinking about that Whitney English planner ever since I saw it eager to plan out the new year! Though, the photo shoot, coffee, etc would all be fabulous too! =) fingers crossed! xo (27.12.2012, 8:12PM)
    • Mike Costa: Woohoo! This is awesome Cyn! Love the giveaway! Merry Christmas to you and Nick! (27.12.2012, 6:12PM)
    • Claire Gidaly: Hi Cyn!! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!! EXCITED for 2013 and our adventure to alabama!! happy 2013! (27.12.2012, 6:12PM)
    • Courtney: Thanks for this awesome giveaway, Cyn! I liked and shared. :)

      I'm most looking forward to celebrating Clara's first birthday and am already so excited about it (and the theme I've chosen)! (27.12.2012, 4:12PM)
    • Phyllis Cheung: Liked all and shared! I love spending time with my family and teaching my children the true meaning of CHRISTmas. :) (27.12.2012, 4:12PM)
    • Kalli Christensen: I enjoy spending time with family during the holiday season. (23.12.2012, 11:12AM)
    • Pam Turner: Thanks Cyn for your beautiful creations. I've loved you on FB for over two years now after you created beautiful wedding memories for our daughter Katie. I love the give away idea.

      As for the holidays I am looking forward to spending time with family, My Will coming home for the holidays and sharing Christmas via Skype with Vic and Katie in Japan.

      I wish you and Nick a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.

      Pam Turner (23.12.2012, 10:12AM)
    • Laura Hilliard: I'm with Carla...I already like you on FB and if I could...I'd love you! I love to share with my friends what a fantastic photographer and person you are...so sharing your give away was a no-brainer! I'm most looking forward to the end of the church service on Christmas Eve...when the whole sanctuary is filled by only candle light and everyone sings silent night. That is the moment that I am so so so thankful for all the abundant blessings God has given me...family, friends, a wonderful husband, good health...and I always...always cry. That is what I am looking forward to most. (22.12.2012, 11:12PM)
    • jacin: um. best. giveaway. ever!!!! i like you a lot on all the social media outlets of course but even more in real life!!! oh, and planes must be really heavy! (22.12.2012, 12:12PM)
    • Joey: Hey Cyn! I entered; even created a twitter page ;-) Obviously for the upcoming new year, I am most excited to marry my best friend! Thanks for being so awesome; Have a great Christmas! (21.12.2012, 9:12AM)
    • Nicki: I have done all of the above. I am most looking forward to spending time with family and having a few days off from work. :) (20.12.2012, 11:12PM)
    • Carla Jo: yay- what fun! I already like your page, and if I could I'd love it! liked the contributors (they look awesome) and spread the word! I'm excited for the chance to see you and the hubs, seeing family, a getting a break from work! much love and Merry Christmas! (20.12.2012, 2:12PM)
    • Laura Brooks: Liked all those lovely people, fingers crossed to win those fabulous prizes! My favorite things about christmas is the lights and the baking. (20.12.2012, 1:12PM)
    • Jessica Clinch: I've done all of the above! I cannot wait to have all of my family travel to my house for Christmas, and to start a new tradition of dedicating an entire day to doing random acts of kindness in our area with my little cousins! (20.12.2012, 1:12PM)
    • Sarah Lindsay: Done all of the above. Facebook name: Sarah Margaret; Twitter name: @sarahpeara! I'm really excited about having both a cold Christmas and a WARM one! Best of both worlds! (20.12.2012, 12:12PM)
    • Kelly: Check! I am thrilled to death to be debuting my own independent event-planning biz and enjoying my first full year of being married to the one I adore!!!!! Merry Christmas to you and all of yours! :) (20.12.2012, 12:12PM)
    • Ashley Wright: OH and I did all the above in the rules... forgot to mention! (20.12.2012, 12:12PM)
    • Ashley Wright: I am excited to make big life changes in 2013 for the better! AND hopefully launch a business! (20.12.2012, 12:12PM)
    • Sarah Jones: Sweet thing to do- awesome photos too btw! Did all of the above! (18.12.2012, 12:12PM)
    • Molly: Great giveaway! I'm really, really, excited that this is my first married Christmas :-) (18.12.2012, 12:12PM)
    • Sara Rose: Done and Done!! I am just happy to see some of my favorites all listed in one blog :) MERRY CHRISTMAS, Y'ALL!! XO, SR (18.12.2012, 12:12PM)
    • Whitney Watson: Tasks completed! I'm excited about watching my daughter open her Christmas presents! (17.12.2012, 9:12PM)
    • Sara: Woo hoo Cynthia- this is an AWESOME giveaway! I am definitely the most excited about launching my new blog, Fit for a Bride, in the New Year! Thanks for all your support! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas <3 (17.12.2012, 9:12PM)
    • Anna Grey Andrews: So excited to enter, done! I am so blessed to be alive this Christmas season. So thankful for baby Jesus and all the grace he has given me this year. Most excited to start making traditions with my new husband! Merry Christmas Everyone :-D (17.12.2012, 6:12PM)
    • Jackie: Done! Such an awesome giveaway! I'm super excited to be able to get to see both families in NC over Christmas. Merry Christmas to you & Nick! (17.12.2012, 4:12PM)
    • Megan: Did all of the above! I'm most excited to spend time with my family. Haven't seen them since MAY!!! (17.12.2012, 1:12PM)
    • Kelley Aziz: Done did it, Cyn Kain! ;-)
      So so excited to see my girls playing in the snow at Christmas time in NY! I wish I had your skills to capture those moments on camera!! (17.12.2012, 12:12PM)
    • Megan: Did all of the above! I am most looking forward to the Christmas Eve services at church. It is always a beautiful time celebrating our King! Merry Christmas to you and your's! (17.12.2012, 11:12AM)
    • Sara Kathryn Caliendo: Did all of the above! I am looking forward to spending great quality time with family! My husband and I haven't seen my Nana and Papa in over a year, so it will be a very special Christmas to share with them. Merry Christmas to you and your family! (17.12.2012, 11:12AM)
    • Amber: Done & Done! I am beyond excited to spend the Holidays as a married couple this year- having both of our families together & surrounded by love is what makes this time of year so special to me! (17.12.2012, 11:12AM)
    • Blair Thomas: Done & done! I am most excited about spending Christmas as an engaged couple with our families and looking forward to the many years ahead! Merry Christmas & Best Wishes Cyn! (17.12.2012, 10:12AM)
    • Corina: Done! I don't often do these kinds of things, but I couldn't resist. All of the prizes are fabulous!!! 2013 is going to be an amazing year! I'm marrying my best friend in the Spring and chairing a local non-profit, NHRMCF's The Pink Ribbon Project in the Fall! Here's to a life-changing new year! (17.12.2012, 9:12AM)
    • Robyn Van Dyke: Done and done! :) I'm most excited about getting good rest and spending lots of time with the family this Christmas season! And then goal setting and dreaming about the upcoming year! Merry Christmas, Cyn!! (17.12.2012, 9:12AM)
    • Emily McK: Yay for giveaways! I've done all of the above (except for the twitter because I still don't understand it). I can't wait for Christmas and to see my family! Lots of food good and lots of laughs. Merry Christmas! (17.12.2012, 9:12AM)