36 responses to Win a “Sarah’s Wedding” print from Bill Coleman Photography
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    Robert L Gschwind
    Comment on Sarah's Wedding print (November 21st, 2012 at 07:39)

    Sarah's Wedding print

    Really a beautiful picture. It would be an honor to have it on my wall.

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    New York State of Mind
    Comment on Win a “Sarah’s Wedding” print from Bill Coleman Photography (November 21st, 2012 at 08:01)

    I have a puzzle with one of Mr. Coleman’s photos on it. I have never put the puzzle together-I don’t have that patience, but I do like the picture that is on the cover.
    Marilyn

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    Juanita Cook
    Comment on Win a “Sarah’s Wedding” print from Bill Coleman Photography (November 21st, 2012 at 08:01)

    Entered! This is a beautiful picture and I would really. really love to win it. So good luck to all of us who enters.

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    Comment on Win a “Sarah’s Wedding” print from Bill Coleman Photography (November 21st, 2012 at 08:57)

    Lovely print! Would be delighted to win it!

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    Comment on Win a “Sarah’s Wedding” print from Bill Coleman Photography (November 21st, 2012 at 09:11)

    BEAUTIFUL! I love those colors.

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    Naomi Wilson
    Comment on Oh yes please! (November 21st, 2012 at 09:38)

    Oh yes please!

    Bill Coleman might be the only one who can persuade me to give away my email and request promotional material. : )

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    Galen
    Comment on Photos (November 21st, 2012 at 10:15)

    Photos

    Erik/Bill,

    Thanks for providing such beautiful pictures and the resource to obtain one (or three.)

    Have a nice Thanksgiving to you both, and to all of you out there in Amish America.

    Best,

    Galen

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    Nancee
    Comment on "Sarah's Wedding" (November 21st, 2012 at 10:55)

    "Sarah's Wedding"

    What a beautiful print! I love Bill Coleman’s photography of the Amish. He has such talent. I would be honored to own one of his photos. Thank you so much for featuring him on Amish America!

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    Loretta
    Comment on Wedding Picture (November 21st, 2012 at 11:36)

    Wedding Picture

    Erik, thank you so much for sponsoring this; I adore Bill Coleman’s pictures. I think he is the best that I have seen.

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    Valerie
    Comment on Me too, me too! (November 21st, 2012 at 11:49)

    Me too, me too!

    Okay, lots of luck to all entries, but I’m going to try too cuz I NEED that for my Amish wanna be guest room!

    Happy Thanksgiving Y’all!

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    Laura
    Comment on Win a “Sarah’s Wedding” print from Bill Coleman Photography (November 21st, 2012 at 13:19)

    Beautiful picture. I would like to enter.

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      Comment on Enter this contest at amishphoto.com (November 21st, 2012 at 13:34)

      Enter this contest at amishphoto.com

      I’m glad everyone’s enjoying this contest…and just to reiterate what I wrote in the post, be sure to visit the link and enter at the amishphoto.com site. In the past we’ve counted post comments as entries, but for these contests the only way to enter is how I’ve described above…wouldn’t want anyone to miss their chance :)

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    Comment on Wedding Picture (November 21st, 2012 at 15:15)

    Wedding Picture

    The picture is spectacular. Excellent photography. I would like to enter.

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    Andrea
    Comment on Sarah's wedding (November 21st, 2012 at 15:18)

    Sarah's wedding

    Just beautiful, would be truly blessed to have a wonderful picture like this. :-)

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    Comment on Sarah Wedding Photo (November 21st, 2012 at 19:27)

    Sarah Wedding Photo

    Beautiful. I love all your work Bill. I would LOVE to have this one. :)

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    Rich
    Comment on Add my name for the Coleman drawing (November 21st, 2012 at 20:05)

    Add my name for the Coleman drawing

    Thanks for pulling this together, Erik. Have an authentic Polish Thanks-giving. Rich

    • All contest entries should be done at amishphoto.com

      Howdy Rich, here’s the contest link you want to throw your hat into the pot: http://amishphoto.com/aa-promo.htm

      We’re running everything related to entering this contest through the Bill Coleman Photo site. As for Polish Thanksgiving, well turkey-stuffed pierogi here I come :)

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    Kathy Rowe
    Comment on Win a “Sarah’s Wedding” print from Bill Coleman Photography (November 21st, 2012 at 21:12)

    Beautiful picture as is all of Mr Coleman’s work. Would truly love to win it.
    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! If traveling, be safe.

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    Marcus Yoder
    Comment on Win a “Sarah’s Wedding” print from Bill Coleman Photography (November 21st, 2012 at 21:41)

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!!

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    Comment on Happy Turkey Day (November 22nd, 2012 at 06:20)

    Happy Turkey Day

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I forgot to mention this will be the final post of the week though I’m sure I’ll be bouncing around the site through the weekend :) Have a safe and warm holiday with family and lots of good food.

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    Terri Clark
    Comment on Please enter me. (November 22nd, 2012 at 09:56)

    Please enter me.

    I would be so excited to win a print of this beautiful picture. Thank you for a chance to be a winner.

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    C. Oliver
    Comment on Photo Permission? (November 22nd, 2012 at 16:52)

    Photo Permission?

    Eric,
    I love the photographs on Bill’s website! I was wondering if or how he obtained permission to capture and sell the images of his amish subjects. It seems that many of the photographs are definitely posed, especially the ones involving children. Also, I was wondering how the pictures of the young men giving the finger or the young woman hiking up her skirt could be seen in any way other than offensive to the people depicted.

    Your thoughts?

    • Well, yes those could be offensive, C. I’m not sure who they’re supposed to be most offensive to though. I assume you saw the “warning label” about that and explanation given on that page of the site. I do not know the story behind these particular photos, though it seems to me most are willing participants (though a number are kids behaving badly, doing things that would have gotten me in trouble at that age). Don’t know what to say about the skirt one.

      I asked a similar question about permissions & knowledge of the families depicted. The answer was provided in this interview posted here last year: http://amishamerica.com/bill-coleman-on-amish-photography/ To paraphrase, basically about a dozen families permitted Bill to take photos over time, though obviously not everyone in the community. Bill’s son Noah adds in that piece that the families seem to quite enjoy seeing the photos. Funny enough I once experienced something similar in this same community, in an instance unrelated to Bill’s photos.

      As you observe clearly many are posed and taken with what must have been full knowledge. I suppose both elements you bring up here throw a wrench into the way people might view “the Amish”. I wouldn’t call posing for photos typical though I’ve seen a decent share of it, just as people don’t always behave to the highest standards regardless what cloth they happen to wear.

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        Charles Oliver
        Comment on Thank you (November 23rd, 2012 at 11:03)

        Thank you

        Thank you for the info on how bill got permission to photograph these people. The article was very interesting.

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        Ed
        Comment on Win a “Sarah’s Wedding” print from Bill Coleman Photography (November 23rd, 2012 at 18:02)

        I would think that if a group of young men are giving a photographer the finger and covering their faces, they’re making it pretty darn clear that they don’t want to be photographed.

        Likewise for the young lady, she isn’t hiking her skirt up to be provocative, she’s scratching an itch and had no idea she was being photographed from behind. Why sell the picture?

        That said, that’s two “questionable” photographs out of a whole lot of really nice ones. I think the best way to experience Amish culture is in person, but Bill Coleman’s photographs help capture the beauty and simplicity of the Amish and make me want to do some exploring of our country’s Amish communities myself.

        • Ed, points well taken. I’d just comment on the “finger photos”–the times I’ve witnessed that gesture, the expression on a person’s face has usually been quite different.

          But in these photos most everyone seems to be laughing or smiling, as if it’s part of a joke. To speculate…my take when I saw those was that they were hamming it up for the camera. Maybe it was a “here comes Bill, let’s give him what he’s after” type of moment. If they were so averse to the camera, it seems the reaction would have been different (a lot fewer smiles, people looking away, angry expressions). Just my impression…I guess there’s a story behind every photo.

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    Bonnie Traher
    Comment on Sarah's Wedding print (November 22nd, 2012 at 19:59)

    Sarah's Wedding print

    Would love to win this beautiful print.

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    Tom B
    Comment on Great Picture (November 23rd, 2012 at 09:39)

    Great Picture

    His work is so great I just finished looking at his site.

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    Comment on Sarah's Wedding print (November 25th, 2012 at 08:39)

    Sarah's Wedding print

    Entered at Bill Coleman’s site!

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    Kyle
    Comment on Class Project (November 25th, 2012 at 10:44)

    Class Project

    Erik, Sent you another email a few days ago with more questions. Thanks

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    Klaas from The Netherlands
    Comment on Win a “Sarah’s Wedding” print from Bill Coleman Photography (November 25th, 2012 at 17:23)

    I entered too though I am from abroad (Europe). I like his photographs.

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    marie b
    Comment on sarah's wedding (November 26th, 2012 at 07:42)

    sarah's wedding

    The print is very lovely, like all of his work. When we stay in Holmes county and the inn, there is usually a Bill Coleman puzzle to put together. Always a treat for the visitors. Good luck to all. Marie

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    Lisa Zoschke
    Comment on Please enter me! (January 2nd, 2014 at 03:54)

    Please enter me!

    Beautiful breath of fresh air.

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    Slightly-Handled-Order-Man
    Comment on Win a “Sarah’s Wedding” print from Bill Coleman Photography (January 2nd, 2014 at 07:32)

    By the way, I never heard, who won the print?

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    Sharrie
    Comment on Sarah's Wedding (April 22nd, 2016 at 17:44)

    Sarah's Wedding

    I’d love to win this beautiful painting. Thank you for the opportunity!

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