With engagements happening everywhere you look it is the perfect time for a competition celebrating what can often be one of the most momentous times of life!

Engagement photo-shoots are nothing new. They’re a wonderful way to celebrate your engagement and relax with your photographer. But the styling? Well that’s a little added extra, a little something special to make it come to life. The photo shoots I love best are when a couple has included elements that really showcase who they are, what they love and how they came to be.

Sydney photographer Nerida from Nerida McMurray Photography has teamed up with event stylist Jessica from Oscar & Ruby to bring to life one very special Polka Dot Bride reader’s engagement session!

The duo want to create a personal engagement shoot, so not only do you get to meet with the team who will style and photograph you, but you’ll have it planned so it’s personalised to you (if you love motorbikes and heavy metal? They’re up for that! If you’re a couple who stays at home and watches funny movies? That’s perfect!)

The prize includes:

Oscar & Ruby

– Initial meeting with the couple to discuss ideas/concepts/locations (along with Nerida)

– Sourcing of props and styling elements

– Cost of flowers and styling elements (to the value of $200)

– Set up and styling of shoot on the day

Approx value $1000

Nerida McMurray Photography

– Initial meeting with the couple to discuss ideas/concepts/locations (along with Jessica)

– 1-2 hour shoot in a Sydney location.

– 1 x 40 page guest book

– 1 x disc with high res files from the shoot.

Approx value $1200


To win the styled engagement shoot valued at $2200 create a moodboard in jpeg or pdf format with 6-10 images showcasing your favourite thing to do with your beloved (make sure you credit the images back to their original source and include them). Send to [email protected] with your name, postal address and phone number.

We’ll showcase our favourite entries on Polka Dot Bride and then we’ll show how the winner’s inspiration became reality!


The winner will be chosen by Nerida McMurray Photography, Oscar & Ruby and Polka Dot Bride and will be informed by Polka Dot Bride. The engagement shoot will be held within the Sydney metropolitan area and travel fees are not included. The winner will pay for costs above the prize inclusions. Photo shoot will be published on Polka Dot Bride and used in promotion by the respective businesses involved. The prize must be redeemed within one year. If no contact is made within one month, the prize will become null and void. This prize is not redeemable for cash. Entrants must be aged 18 or older. This competition is a game of skill; no chance enters into deciding the winner. No late entries will be considered. This Competition closes 16th March 2011 at 5.00 pm (Australian Eastern Standard time).