2013 Favorites Contest Winner {announced}

It has been decided!

Third place goes to this lovely momma:


These two dolls take second place:


An the undisputed winner is this stunning young lady!


2013 Favorite Photo Contest

Hello there, lovely people. It’s time for the fifth annual “favorite photo” contest over here! I’ve chosen 10 of my favorite images of the past year; but before we get into that, here’s what you need to know.


The way to cast your vote is to click the photo that’s your favorite. Each photo is a link, and it will take you to my Facebook page where you can simply “like” your favorite photo. Every “like” counts as one vote.  And you are welcome to do this to as many of the contest photos as you want.  While comments are always fun, the votes are only cast by “liking” the photo. The voting will go five full days and will end at midnight on Friday. 


This year, in honor of this being the fifth anniversary of the start of this contest, I wanted to give out a biggest prize yet! The winner of contest will receive a gallery wrap canvas (16″x 24″) of any image from their winning photo’s original session. These canvases sell for nearly $300 and are absolutely stunning.

Okay, now that we have the details out the way, here we go…in no particular order:



emily-30 copy





















x-23 copy






twins (40 of 54)

Runners-Up to the 2013 Favorites Contest


The annual “Favorites” contest begins Monday, but first some of the runners-up…jands3

ellie (48 of 49)

owen-14 copy

hawes13 (69)



am (54 of 73)

celia (18 of 38)

Check back in three days for the finalist!

A Family {love}

I met up with the growing A family and had fun playing with little Gus. His little world was full of leaves, running, and most of all dinosaurs. So I morphed into a brachiosaurus photographer, and we had a grand ol’ time.

ktg (21 of 47)

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AnaMichele {solo}

I taught a high school photography class for two years, and AnaMichele was one of my students.  She is full of passion (which spills over into her photography!), and a genuinely caring soul. Since she is a senior this year, she asked me if I would be willing to do a photo shoot…but with a twist. AnaMichele wanted something more editorial for our session. I felt like a kid taken into a toy store with a wad of money- full artistic license to play! You can see AnaMichele’s beautiful spirit and collaboration fingerprints all over these, and I’m so excited to share these pictures.

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Ellie {new life}

For sweet, tiny Ellie’s first photo shoot, her mom had wanted the photos to symbolize different things about their lives: a mermaid shot for the fact that Ellie’s parents had met and married in Florida, baseball equipment since Ellie’s dad had played in the minor leagues, and a pumpkin for the season of her birth. Ellie was a little snoozy champ, and such a beauty.

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