Southern Maryland Wedding Guide Seeks Local Wedding

May 31, 2013

Photos for Annual Cover Picture Contest

The Southern Maryland Wedding Guide is searching for the picture to grace the cover of its next magazine due out in September.

“It’s that time of year again,” said Kimberly Bean, founder and CEO of “We’re asking local newlyweds who were married in Southern Maryland to submit their wedding photos for our 2013 Cover Picture Contest.”

Couples married by May 31, 2013 in the counties of Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s, Prince Georges, and Anne Arundel are eligible for entry into the contest and may submit up to two color vertical photographs to Photographs must be received by Friday, June 21, 2013. For contest rules and to enter your photograph, visit the wedding guide online at

All entries will be posted for voting on The Southern Maryland Wedding Guide’s website at from June 24 to midnight on June 28, 2013. Votes by Southern Maryland residents will be tallied and the winning photograph will appear on the cover of the 2013-2014 edition of The Southern Maryland Wedding Guide, scheduled to be published in August and released in September 2013.

“Typically we receive any where from 30 to 40 photographs submitted by 15 to 20 couples for consideration, “said Bean. Couples can submit two photos for entry and we select the one we like best and post it online so the general public can vote for their favorite during our contest period.”

Bean noted that the competition gets fierce once the voting starts. “It’s common for couples to lobby for votes from their family, friends and co-workers,” she said. “During our last contest, we had over 1,200 votes from the general public. It was very exciting to watch as the votes came in.”

Megan and Bryan Martin of Waldorf were the winners of last year’s contest and their picture graces the cover of the magazine’s special 10-year Anniversary edition. Megan and Bryan celebrated their nuptials at The Point at Stoney’s Broomes Island. The winning photograph was taken by Sandi Foraci Photography. In addition to having their picture on the front of the magazine’s cover, the couple’s love story is featured inside the magazine along with other photos taken from their wedding.

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