Category archives: Competitions!

Something A Little Bit Exciting! Win a Wedding Photography Package in Ibiza!

Well, how else to celebrate my 1 year anniversary than to offer one special couple a free wedding photography package in the very place my hubby and I tied the knot – IBIZA!  Honestly I just adore the place, the light, the colours, the sea, the flowers, the prickly pears, the mojitos, the bars, the chilled out vibe, the people…  it’s a photographer’s heaven and holds such a special place in my heart.  Although I already have 2 weddings in Ibiza next year, I would love to shoot more in this gorgeous location and meet like-minded couples who have decided to have their special day in such a magical place!

The Prize

So what am I offering….???

I would love my winning couple to have a really amazing  story and a special connection to Ibiza but more than anything I just want them to be lovely and in love ♥

I am offering one lucky couple…

♥ A pre-wedding shoot in Ibiza including approx 50 fully edited images on disc

♥ Full wedding day coverage (from bridal preparations til first dance

♥ A disc of approx 500 hi-res images, edited by me with licence for you to print as you choose

♥ All photo-retouches with special attention paid to every single photo (blemishes removed, background blurring, black and white conversion etc)

♥ Free on-line viewing gallery and cloud storage for 1 year – password protected, with the ability to easily share, view, arrange and download your files from one on-line source (

♥ Pre-Wedding Venue viewing with as many skype and email conversations as you need :)

♥ All travel and accommodation expenses so you don’t have to pay a penny!

I am also offering 50% off my Destination Wedding Package to the couple who comes in 2nd place!

To Enter

1. Email by Friday 14th December 2012 with a photo of you both, the date of your wedding, information and your vision for your wedding day and why you should win!

2. On the 17th December I will post all qualifying entry photos to my facebook page

3. You then have until the 21st December to get all you friends to vote for you by liking both Helen Cawte Photography and your picture on my facebook page

4. The couple with the most votes wins! The couple in 2nd place win 50% off my Destination Wedding Photography price as detailed in my Brochure!

Offer to all entrants!..

All Boho Weddings readers who enter are entitled to 20% off my Destination Wedding Photography price if you decide to book me anyway! Yay!

Ts & Cs

♥ The winners will receive an engagement shoot and 8 hours of wedding day photography from Helen Cawte Photography. Prize includes a disc of 500+ high resolution, fully edited wedding images and another disc of 40+ high resolution, fully edited engagement images.

♥ Closing date for entries is 14/12/2012. Entries will not be included if Helen Cawte Photography already has a confirmed wedding on that date. Finalists will be notified via email.

♥ The winning wedding must take place before 31st December 2013.

♥ The wedding and Engagement shoot must take place in Ibiza!

♥ Only 1 entry per couple.

♥ Winners must be willing to be featured on Boho Weddings Blog and Helen Cawte Photography‘s website. Winners may be required to become involved in future publicity. The images of the winners may be used in the press.

♥ Copyright of publicity will belong to Helen Cawte Photography.

♥ If for any reason the advertised prize is unavailable, Helen Cawte Photography reserves the right at its absolute discretion to substitute a similar prize of equivalent or greater value. None of the prizes may be exchanged or transferred and no cash alternative will be offered.

♥ Final winners will be selected by a public vote.

♥ By entering the draw, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete.

♥ The winners will be contacted via their email address within a week of the the competition draw date.

Good Luck! xxx

All images in this post coutesy of Christian Ward Photography.

A Gorgeous Wedding in Paradise!

I am so excited to finally post this wedding!  Becs and Ash won our “Win a Wedding Photography Package in NZ” back in August 2011 and we couldn’t have hoped for a nicer, more deserving couple.

They got married in a tiny hamlet called Paradise (no word of a lie) and the ceremony was in The Garden of Eden!  How incredible is that!?  The location was actually paradise; set in Mount Aspiring National park at the head of Lake Wakitipu and with the incredible dart river winding it’s path close by.  It was even chosen as a major location for the Lord of  The Rings Trilogy, where it represented Parth Galen and parts of Lothlorien (for any LOTR fans out there)!!

Becs made the most beautiful, smiley bride and was so much fun to shoot.  She’s an amazing person having volunteered for the local fire brigade for years as well as other charitable causes throughout her life and her abundance of lovely friends is testiment to her kind, giving nature.  Ash was very much the dashing groom and also an amazing, extremely laid-back, kind hearted person.  Seeing Becs and Ash together is a very special thing indeed and I have to admit, even I was a blubbering wreck during the ceremony!

Becs and Ash, it was a gorgeous day for a beautiful couple and Jim and I loved every second!  Wishing you both all the happiness in the world and more because you truly deserve it.  Thank you for entering our competition, we couldn’t be more delighted that you won!  Helen xxx

To see Jim’s take on their amazing day click here –

Becs’ stepsister Amy did her hair and was her rock on the day, such an amazing person…

I don’t normally post my posed, family shots but I love these…

Morris is Ash’s Dad and took on the role of chauffeur for Becs…

Becs you looked stunning…

How cute are these two…


An picnic for the bridal party, fantastic idea…

Once again, the forest provided the most amazing light for couple shots…

I love these…

Becs & Ash made their big entrance on a golf buggy!

Becs & Ash had a “Bring your own” bbq, incredible and yummy!

Everyone contributed something to the wedding…

Becs and all her girls knew the dance moves from the film “boy” off by heart – amazing work guys!

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Murphy, a truly original, amazing day!

New Brighton Engagement Session : Tanaya and John xx

I’m so excited to finally post this for everyone to see as it is probably my favourite engagement shoot to date!  Not just because the location is Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND (capital letters because I’m so excited to be back here) but also because Tanaya and John were the runners up in the “Win a Wedding Photography Package in NZ” comp that the awesome Jim Pollard and I ran a few months back!  They were narrowly beaten by Becs and Ash, whose wedding Jim and I will be shooting in March.  Watch this space!!

Tanaya and John chose New Brighton pier as the venue for their shoot as, although they both now live in Melbourne, they are both from around Christchurch and met here many moons ago…  It was a beautiful, albeit blustery evening shoot and despite having a few difficulties with Tanaya’s gorgeous long hair we had a lot of fun as you can see from the photos!  Well, how can you not when you’ve got an orange VW camper van, tree swings, quirky toilets, giant whales, mini lighthouses and piers to play with!!

Tanaya and John are such great people and I only wish we could have had 2 winning couples as I know their wedding day will be incredibly beautiful.  Guys, Jim and I hope you like the images from your shoot and wish you all the best for your big day!!  Helen xxx

The ever so cool camper Tanaya’s family friends kindly donated for the shoot!

Unfortunately being on a beach wasn’t the perfect location for Tanaya’s awesome red heels, but I think they make a cool prop!…

I like a good bit of driftwood…

Love all these beachy shots…

Enough being serious, time for some fun…

Some of my favourites…

Within half an hour John and Tanaya were modelling like pros…

Dom spotted a swing seat whilst we were driving away so we just had to stop for a few shots…

I don’t know quite what Tanaya and John thought about this photo location choice, but I love these!…

I’m a big fan of angles!…

How stunning is Tanaya?…

This huge prop just made my day!!  I tried to get Tanaya and John both sitting on top but that was never going to happen!…

And finally, on to the pier…

I’ll end with a good old jumping shot!  These guys were so much fun!

A huge thank you to Tanaya and John for making this shoot so fun!!

If anyone would like anymore information on engagement/lifestyle/family shoots in New Zealand then please don’t hesitate to contact me –  I’m out here til early April and will be shooting with the incredible Jim Pollard Goes Click!!  Be sure to check out his blog AND become a fan of his on Facebook –!!

Win a FANTASTIC Wedding Photography Package NZ!

To celebrate the huge wedding high I’m on at the moment as wedding season gets into full swing, I am working alongside the incredible Jim Pollard to give one special couple a totally awesome wedding photography package!!  I know, we’re way too generous, but hey, as I’m going to be out in New Zealand with Jim for the summer and we just love shooting pretty much anything and everything, we thought this would be a fantastic way of kickstarting our NZ dream-team photography adventure!

The competition is open to anyone getting married in New Zealand in the Southern Lakes region/within 2 hours drive of Queenstown (unless you are happy to pay for our time, travel and accommodation – contact us if you’re unsure) between December 6th 2011 and March 25th 2012.  This amazing prize package includes the following:

  • Pre-wedding shoot with 40 images from the shoot on CD
  • Coverage of the day from bride/groom getting ready til first dance (Jim will chill with the lads and I’ll be with the gals prior to the ceremony)
  • Both myself and the fantastic Jim Pollard shooting your day
  • All photo -retouches with special attention paid to every photo (blemishes removed, background blurring, black and white conversion etc…)
  • Reportage style photography plus as many posed shots as you would like
  • 400-500 images of you wedding put onto disc (hi-res digital orginals) for you to print as you choose
  • Free on-line viewing gallery – password protected
  • Pre-wedding venue viewing

To enter you just need to upload a photo of yourselves along with a description of why you should win in no more than 30 words to both mine and Jim’s facebook pages (Helen Cawte Photography and Jim Pollard Goes Click) and the photo with the most combined votes from all of our fans wins – easy as bro!  This competition ends August 31st 2011.

So tell all your friends, spread the word and help someone you know win the wedding photography package of a lifetime!

Helen xxx

PS. We’re going to be  available for weddings, engagement, family and lifestyle portrait sessions from Dec-April in New Zealand so please don’t hesitate to get in contact to find out more…  To view more of our work visit Jim’s blog and my website xx

Here’s a selection of some of Jim’s amazing work, I really can’t wait to start shooting with such a talented photographer…

Exciting stuff!  Spread the word!!

Happy Bank Holiday! Helen x