January 11, 2011

WPPI Shoot Out w/ J&M!!

Alright! Here’s that contest I promised ya!

Justin & I have been talking for a couple years now about putting on a shooting workshop while we were out in Las Vegas for WPPI. And we decided that this is the year! We also decided that since we already have so much going on that you guys are supporting us with (Spread the Love/ Walk Through a Wedding times 10, just to name a few), that we wanted this workshop to be FREE!! Yep, you read that right….free!

To make it at all manageable though, we’re going to have to limit the seats to 20 people. And that’s where the contest comes in.

So here’s the deal: to enter the contest, all you have to do is write a blog post (or it can be a video blog) about why you want to do the shoot out with us and then leave a comment here telling us that you did with a link to the post. Extra brownie points for the people who facebook/tweet a link to their post as well. And we are going to be announcing the winner a week from today! Now here’s our one semi-selfish add on :). Since we’re trying to get the word out ahead of time about our platform being on Thursday so we’re not sitting in a room by ourselves :), there will be extra double-secret brownie points for the people who mention our platform & time slot in their post: “How to Be a Rainmaker” on Thursday, Feb 24th at 9am. Yea, I know…super cheeky!

Alright. Let’s see what you got!

The Details: Since the evenings are so crazy during WPPI, the Shoot Out will be bright & early (7am) on Tuesday, Feb 22nd so it doesn’t conflict with anything. So before you sign up, make sure you can make it that day and also please don’t sign up unless you’re actually committed to getting up that early! No partying too late the night before and then canceling at the last minute, por favor. :) We are going to be providing models and doing a walk-around shoot out in and around the MGM Grand from 7-8:45am. We will also have the awesome guys from Lens Pro to Go there with some of the best glass for you guys to play around with! We can’t wait to see you guys there!

  1. jen mcken


  2. jen mcken

    no really….EEEEEEEEEKKKK!!!!

  3. Gwendolyn Tundermann

    You know, my birthday is on February 22nd! : D

  4. Spring

    I wish i was going to WPPI this year!!!!! Dang.

  5. Katelyn James

    Noooo!! Seriously?! Mary why this week?!…. I’m sick and sound like a man when I talk! There’s no way I can expose myself on the internet like this!! I’m embarrassed just thinking about it!!! Hmmmm….I’m going to have to be creative with this one….

  6. Alicia Candelora

    @KAtelyn Use that to your advantage, sista!

  7. jen mcken

    I posted a blog. Did I mention…EEEEK!!! http://www.jenmckenphoto.com/blog

  8. Julia Rodriguez

    Justin & Mary I would love to be in the Shoot Out with you! I’ll be at WPPI ready to go! Check out my post here: http://juliawrites.com/?p=196

  9. Katelyn James

    ooookkkk! I owe my husband a cup of something warm from Starbucks:) He’s the best! I would love to give you two a hug in Vegas bright and early on Tues morning!!!!! xoxoxo http://www.katelynjamesblog.com

  10. Katie Jane

    Ahhh, so wish I was able to go to WPPI this year. What an amazing giveaway!

  11. Tiffany Detweiler


    What an awesome giveaway!!

  12. Catie Ronquillo

    AWESOME!!! It would be SOOOO amazing to shoot with you guys and totally worth the 6am wake up call! My birthday is February 23, and this would be the perfect gift :) I better get crackin on a blog post!

  13. Christopher Geller

    Loved your program last night !!!! especially the parts dealing with posing.!! I cant wait to shoot with you and try out some of your posing tips! Can I get an Amen?!

  14. Courtney Katherine

    my vote goes to JEN MCKEN! :)

  15. chelsea drew

    my vote goes to jen mcken too! ;)

  16. donna

    i vote for jen mcken

  17. Alison

    I wrote and deleted, wrote and deleted, but here it is. http://www.alisondouglassphotographyblog.com/2011/01/icing-on-cake.html

  18. René Tate

    Love you guys… Really. http://renetatephotography.com/2011/01/12/justin-marys-wppi-contest/

  19. Lily Glass

    Thanks for such a great opportunity! What a perfect addition to WPPI.


  20. Tammie

    Yes! I love this and would LOVE to get up super duper early and shoot with Justin & Mary! I’m so sad because I’m actually leaving the night before your platform class, but if I could change my flight I sure would! I blogged about the shoot out, the platform class and how totally awesome you two are :) I’ll make sure to tweet & facebook it as well (want as many brownie points as I can get!!)

  21. Tammie

    Oops! Here’s the link to my blog: http://tammiegilchristblog.com


  22. Anne P.

    OHHHH I am ALL over this!!! Thanks for the opportunity J&M!

  23. Ely Fair

    I just posted! http://www.elyfairphotos.com/blog

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  24. Catie Ronquillo

    I blogged! And I’ll be Facebooking and Tweeting the link as well! WOOOO! Amen! ;) http://blog.catieronquillo.com/2011/01/justin-mary-marantz-at-wppi/

  25. Jessie Emeric

    I just posted to my blog and I’ll be linking to FB & Twitter now. i’m so nervous! thanks a ton.

  26. Jamie Yacksyzn

    YOur awesome, here is my blog post link:

  27. Stacey Windsor

    Umm… J+M, I wrote a book., and I am SO nervous. I just put my personal self out there (on Facebook too). It’s a goal for the year. Get comfy! :) http://www.staceywindsorphotography.com/2011/01/12/wppi-shoot-out-with-jm/

  28. Brooke Ringdahl

    Pick me! Pick me!

  29. Brooke Ringdahl

    Here is my blog post! http://brookeringdahl.wordpress.com/2011/01/13/happy-thursday/ I will post my FB page link soon.

  30. Brooke Ringdahl

    Shared link on my FB page! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brooke-Ringdahl-of-tarooke-photography/147692751930543

    Love it if you liked my page while you’re there too!

  31. Brooke Ringdahl

    This will go on my twitter and linkedin profile too.

  32. Melody Gillikin

    I am so new that I don’t have a blog spot yet….but hopefully will have that up and running in another couple of weeks…I am like a sponge…and I need to learn learn learn from someone as giving as you guys. I am in awe of you and your HUGE hearts for helping others and I want to do the same….spending time with you would mean so much to me and to be honest…right now FREE is even better, with so many "mentor" charging for their mentoring….it’s so refreshing to see this gift offered. I promise with all my heart to PAY IT FORWARD! Please pick me even though I don’t have a blog…I will post to Face book though.

  33. Jessica Ramsey

    Yaaaaay! SO excited that you guys are doing this workshop! :) :) I shared on FB and my blog post is here — http://jessicaramsey.tumblr.com/post/2731195689

  34. Holli True

    I am so stoked that you are doing this! :) Seriously! Adore you two in more ways than I can express! Just posted all about why I would LOVE to be one of the chosen few: http://hollitrue.com/blog/?p=3764 (including a little shout-out about your Thursday class- that I will be attending!) Also, tweeted and posted on Facebook twice- personal and business page! :) You two ROCK!! :) Can’t wait to meet you in Vegas!

  35. Kate Volpe

    Thanks for being so considerate and scheduling your shoot in the early AM, so it doesn’t conflict with anything! I know it’s hard not to conflict with anything at WPPI, but we appreciate it! Your class on Thursday is going to rock!

  36. Karen Stott

    Aloha from Maui!!!! I just posted your awesomeness all over my blog, twitterland and facebook. I so, so hope to get to finally meet you in person and shoot alongside you both. It would be the most amazing first WPPI experience ever. Thank you for this amazing opportunity. Visit http://www.avayahblog.com for all the reasons why I just can’t wait to meet you and hope so badly to be a part of this! Blessings, blessings!

  37. Alexis

    http://www.alexissweetphotography.com/2011/01/14/wppi-2011-here-i-come/ I REALLLLLLY WANT TO DO THIS!

  38. :) camille

    as if anything could get better than "spread the love" … http://scbphotography.blogspot.com/2011/01/wppi-what-do-all-those-letters-mean.html

  39. Cherie Hogan

    You guys are so awesome to be doing this and I really hope I get an opportunity to come! I’ve heard what great people you are from a friend (Chelsea Nicole) and have since followed your blog. Here’s my post: http://photographbycherie.com/?p=1096

  40. Shelby Tavern

    OMG I am so excited about this giveaway I can hardly contain myself!!!! Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity! Here is a link to my blog post: http://www.shelbytavernphotography.com/blog/wppi-2011-are-you-ready/

  41. Tiffany Bolk

    This is super exciting! I’ve made a post on my blog http://tiffanybolkphotography.com/?p=1448 and I posted this to my FB page. Can’t wait!

  42. Shelby Tavern

    Tweet tweet said the birdie: http://twitter.com/#!/shelbytavern

  43. Shelby Tavern

    Here my personal FB post too: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=29601978

  44. Shelby Tavern

    Here’s my business fan page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shelby-Tavern-Photography/100124376723475?ref=ts

  45. jen mcken

    Ok, due to the excitement I was experiencing at the time, I forgot to post the direct link http://jenmckenphoto.com/blog/?p=4924

    PS: Hi other photographers, I hope to meet you and become friends!! :-)

  46. Kim Martin

    I love you guys!!! I fell in love after WPPI last year and have been reading your blog ever since. I would love this opportunity, not only to meet you guys but to meet the awesome other photographers who have been leaving comments on this post :) My blog post is at http://www.kimjmartinblog.com/?p=1063 Facebook http://www.facebook.com/kimjmartinphoto and Twitter http://www.twitter.com/kimJmartin_

  47. Jaime E. Connolly

    Hey J&M thanks so much for the incredible opportunity! Definitely check out my post created just for you at http://blog.fotique.com/2011/01/turning-chaos-into-opportunity/ I can’t wait to meet you both in Vegas this year! Oh and by the way only three cupcakes were harmed in the making of the post! http://www.facebook.com/fotique

  48. Katelyn James

    Ohh and of course I didn’t give you a permalink! Come on Katelyn….get it together! http://katelynjamesblog.com/justin-and-mary-marantz-wppi-shoot-out/

  49. Jana Morgan

    Ahhh!!! You are doing a SHOOTING WORKSHOP. I think I just screamed out loud. I am really hoping that you are still considering more submissions. If so, I hope you will have a moment to read my post online. It would be a dreamcometrue to be a part of something like this! xo http://janamorgan.com/hawaiiweddingblog/2011/01/16/justin-and-mary-marantz-at-wppi

  50. Meghan

    Hi!! Thank you SOOOOO much for this chance to win! I am dying to go! :) I posted on my blog! I facebooked! I tweeted! I also put in the post your platform day and time!! Yeah!! All points possible! :) Thank you again! http://memoriesbymeghanphoto.blogspot.com/2011/01/wppi-shoot-out-w-j.html

  51. Jen May

    sweetness. working on something for you two. when is the deadline to submit?

  52. Shelby Tavern

    I can’t wait until Tuesday to find out who all gets to come join ya’ll!!! I’m hoping hoping hoping one of them is me!!!! :)

  53. Jen May

    I see now! You’re choosing on Tuesday. Perfect–will comment again soon with my link

  54. Carissa

    I really really really hope I’m not too late!!! I just saw this last night and got my entry ready quite quickly lol. You can see it here: http://www.dulcephotographyblog.com/?p=160 I also tweeted about it and put it on facebook :) Thank you SOOOO much for such an incredible opportunity!!! You guys seriously rock more than Elvis did singing Jailhouse Rock!! (Too much?) Anyways, thanks :)

  55. Leslie Kerrigan

    I am so excited to have a chance to be a part of the Shoot Out!! Check out my post…
    I hope I get to be one of the 20!!! Thanks!

  56. Leslie Kerrigan

    Just tweeted! Now on to Facebook!!

  57. Lacy

    This is such an awesome opportunity! Fingers (and toes…and probably 3,000 hairs) are crossed you pick me to come to the shoot! FB & Tweet post done too!

  58. Cristina

    I just blogged about this incredible giveaway!
    here it is:http://www.cristinasullivanblog.com/?p=446

  59. Cristina

    and here is the facebook link:http://www.facebook.com/cristinasullivanphotography

    Thank you for the chance to enter this giveaway!!!!

  60. Jessie Smith

    YAY! Can’t wait to see you guys Thursday morning, I bought my plane ticket for that evening just so I could come hang out with ya’ll :0) http://www.jessicasmithphotography.com/blog/?p=6970

  61. Elizabeth

    Whew! Justin and Mary… hope you are ready for this! ;) haha! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for this opportunity! Our blog post is here: http://www.elizabethryanblog.com/?p=1246 Our facebook post can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/elizabethryanphotography And… our tweets… http://www.twitter.com/elizryanphoto Can’t wait to meet you in Vegas!

  62. Em Scott

    Justin + Mary!

    I would love to meet you guys and shoot with you at WPPI. Thanks for this giveaway and for all you do for others with your business. You inspire me. a LOT.


    I’m tweeting now too!

  63. Leslie Kerrigan

    Forgot to put my facebook link…

  64. Kristin Conk

    You guys are single are the most inspiring people out there and i can’t wait to see you at WPPI! I blogged about the shoot out here
    http://kristinconk.blogspot.com/2011/01/shoot-out-with-justin-mary.html Thanks you guys!! YOU ROCK!!!

  65. Catie Ronquillo

    Just making my brownie points count!

    Crossing my fingers! And toes ;)

  66. Michelle Hollingsworth

    Hope we made it in time! Our blog post can be found at:

    Thanks for the opportunity and always sharing!

  67. Michelle Hollingsworth

    twitter is on:

  68. Em Scott


    my tweet @gemphoto and it went to FB too! but I can’t figure out how to link that baby.

  69. Shelby Tavern

    I am still spreading the love on twitter and Facebook!!!!! Saying my prayers to be included and I can’t wait to find out in the morning!!!

  70. Shelby Tavern

    I am still spreading the love on twitter and Facebook!!!!! Saying my prayers to be included and I can’t wait to find out in the morning!!!

  71. Heidi Leigh

    Hey guys! It is still Tuesday my time (mst) so HOPEFULLY this will count. I accidentally messed up my site today and it was down but all is up and functional again and I got my post up! :) http://heidileighphotography.com/?p=4400 Meant every word of it. You guys are amazing!

  72. Heidi Leigh

    Haha opps I meant it was still Monday. :) Well it still is here for another 15 minutes. Anyways yea apparently I don’t know monday from tuesday! :)

  73. Anthony Quesada

    Hey Guys, I just finished the short mockumentary film I made for this entry. I hope you get a kick out of it. Fortunately today was a holiday so I was able to put in a full days work. I really want the opportunity to meet you guys so I hope you can appreciate the extra effort I put in. I’ve twittered, facebooked and blogged
    Its also on youtube. Can’t wait to hear from you.
    all the best,

  74. Lacy Dagerath

    Its still Monday somewhere!! haha! I posted… everywhere! :)

  75. Ashley Lea

    It is just really late Monday, right? I blogged here http://www.loveashablog.com/2011/01/stop-motion-justin-and-mary-are-my-fav.html and shared some love on facebook here http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=5005557. I love you guys so much. This would be the chance of a lifetime for me! Goodluck everyone.

  76. Brooke Summer Photography

    Ohhhhh I hope you do this in 2012… my first year going, I am BEYOND excited!

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