This was the second year that I entered the Shoot & Share contest and honestly, I never knew how I placed last year. I never looked at the results. This year, however, I learned that you could see how you did on your images. My only goal was to submit a few shots and see where it took me. I only submitted about 15 photos out of the allotted 50 this year, and the results are in.
I had one image place in the top 20% and another image place in the top 30%. I was pretty pleased with that. I'll take it and plan to do even better next year. The winning images are below.
This image is from my cousin Ashley's session with her newborn Amelia. She wanted to have an in-home lifestyle session and I just loved how it turned out. We took this photo in the master bedroom, we had everyone line up and lay down so we could see all their feet (big and small).
This second image is my top 30% placer and this is one is even more near and dear to my heart. This is where I grew up. My family farm, where I lived 20 of 31 years. I was driving by when it started snowing and I couldn't help but stop and take some photos of the place that holds so many of my memories.
I may not have done amazing or excellent but I'm happy, there was progress from the year before and I can't wait until next year.