1. Photographer Award Competitions are a Driving Force

    Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

    I am definitely not one to toot my own horn. Honestly, I’m more comfortable blending in with the walls than most people. I rarely take a selfie and when I usually do it’s because of a desperate need to make sure my kids at least have a few photos of me. The thing is, my job is very much the complete opposite of that. I beg people to make sure they get into their photos (because you really should and you’ll regret not doing it), I also have to make sure I’m putting myself out into the world to help drive business. It’s the total opposite of me, and it’s a work in progress. Luckily, I love my job so much that I’ll do what I know I need to do to make it grow, even when it’s a bit awkward for me. Well, one of those things that I do to help drive me, and help me keep learning my craft is entering image competitions. They push me to put myself in front of a big audience, to make each session better than the last, and they push me to keep growing as an artist. Well with that all in mind, I had some great news today! Earlier today I discovered that I placed in 2nd Place in the National Association of Professional Child Photographer’s International Image Competition in the ‘Babies’ category!! I also had an image win an Honorable Mention in the ‘Family’ photographer category as well! I’ve won an Honorable Mention a few times now in the same competition over the years so you can image how excited I was to place 2nd place! Also, earlier this year I placed First Place in the ‘Newborn’ category of Lemonade and Lenses International Image Competition which was also so surreal! If you are a photographer and haven’t ever entered an image competition, I encourage you to do so pronto! It really does help with growth and with any shyness you may have. Anyway, here are the two images from the NAPCP’s July 2015 International Image Competition that placed.


    Well, since we are here I figured I’d go ahead and make this post a collective of the awards that I have won in the past and currently! :) These are the images that won Honorable Mention over the years.


    I can’t leave out my First Place Newborn Image from the Lemonade and Lenses Competition either! I was so proud of this one! Thanks for looking!! xoScreen Shot 2015-10-14 at 8.12.19 PM

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