This was my second year submitting photos into the Shoot & Share Photo Contest. The contest is free and you can enter up to 50 photos with 25 different categories. Anyone can vote. I even had my mom, dad, brother and extended family voting, lol. Let me tell you, voting can be addicting and so fun. While voting, four photos randomly pop up in their category and you vote for your favorites. During voting you have no idea whose picture belongs to what, but at the end of the contest you find out the results. Once the results are posted you can find out information on the photos you liked and who took them. You will also find out where each of the photos you submitted placed. There are some incredibly talented photographers out there. This year I had two photos that were finalists, which means they went to the very last round, Round 12. I don’t mean to brag, but excited to share these big accomplishments as they come along. Here are the photos below…
This photo is of my brother’s new puppy, Maggie. She was 8 weeks old and so adorable! Out of 10,102 photos in the Pets/Animals Category, little Maggie placed 425.
This photo also made the finalist round. Little Justin fought a hard battle of cancer and went to be with Jesus the summer of 2016. I was hoping and praying this photo would make it all the way to the end and it did. This was the last time I saw him and he was having such a good day. I love this picture so much. We love and miss you, Justin. Out of 1,373 photos in the Passion Portraits: Giving Back Category, Justin’s photo placed 458.
This is a photo of my little one in her ballet outfit. She had her first year of ballet in 2016. Let me tell you, it was the cutest thing ever. She asks everyday when she can do ballet again. We hope to get her back into it very soon. Out of 22,953 photos submitted in the Children: Babies & Toddlers Category, my little lady’s photo placed 1,747 and made it to round 8, which is the top 10% of photos.
This photo is of my little ladies in a beautiful wildflower field we stumbled across last year for our Mother’s Day photo session. They were having a great time playing in the flowers. I can’t wait for this field to bloom again this year. Out of 23,969 photos submitted in the Children: Kids/Teen Category, this sweet photo placed 2,902 and made it to round 7, which is the top 20% of photos.
This is a photo of my beautiful friend. She was pregnant with baby girl #2 and looked absolutely stunning during her maternity session. Out of 12,359 in the Maternity Category, this photo placed 1,408, which made it to round 8 and was the top 20%.
Lastly, this was my little lady again. We got to spend the morning at a fun sign making studio that a friend of mine owns. Out of 22,953 photos submitted in the Children: Babies & Toddler, this photo placed 3,779, which made it to round 7 and was in the top 20%.
I am so honored and thankful to be among some seriously talented photographers who have incredible photos. I look forward to next year’s contest.