Every year Shoot & Share hosts a photo contest at the beginning of the year. It is considered the one and only “free and fair” photo contest in which anyone can vote. When you go to vote, you are shown 4 photos at a time (the 4 grouped together are always in the same category) and you select one of the four as your vote. The photographer’s details/name are never revealed until the contest is completely finished. Each time you vote, it rotates you through various categories. In 2016, over 225,000 photos were submitted and I realized recently that I never shared my results!
Last year was the first year that I went for it and decided to submit any images. The 4 photos below that I submitted placed in the top 20% and 30% of all the images entered (categories that placed include Children, Families, and Seniors). Just thought I’d share – better late than never!! I am anticipating finding out the results of the 2017 Shoot and Share contest sometime this week! It is such an inspiring contest and such a great sense of community within the group.
This was another one of those families that I adore for so many reasons! The smiles, the laughter, the fun…and they were so comfortable in front of the camera. Then again, it’s easy to feel comfortable when you get to go to the beach and play during your session. These photos are the first family photos this family has ever had taken professionally and I’m so glad they decided to go for it!
Oh, how I adore a family full of boys! These four little boys were all so precious and sweet to take their photos! Their momma and daddy have trained them well as they are already little gentlemen! We had a great mini session at the beach, just a few days shy of them moving. They wanted to capture one last time at the beach as a family of four. How precious to have photos like this to remember such a beautiful place where they were blessed to live.