In 2013, I had the pleasure of capturing a few awesome Maternity sessions, some great Trash the Dress sessions, an amazing session capturing head shots for my favorite florists, a sweet 16 session, and I was even able to schedule a day for some mini-sessions and family sessions!! I treasure the time I spent with each of these couples, families, growing families, etc!! And since Weddings and Engagements got a contest – I figured they should too!!
For the 2013 Best of Portraits Contest, all the voting will be done through Facebook LIKES! Here’s the deal: All you have to do is get all of your Friends and Family to LIKE your photo! Its that easy! Share the album on your Facebook page and encourage your Family and Friends to like your individual photo collage and to share it themselves!! Voting starts today, January 16th, 2014 and will end this Sunday, January 19th, 2014 at Midnight! At that point, whoever has the most Likes will win!!!
What are the prizes? Well…. 3rd Place: 8×10 Dry Erase Board 2nd Place: 8×12 Wood Print! 1st Place: 12×18 Canvas Gallery Wrap!
On St. Patrick’s Day 2013, my cousin Meghan will be turning Sweet 16! I can not tell you how wonderful its been watching her grow up into the smart, mature and beautiful young lady she is today! I feel like just yesterday we were on a family vacation together in the Bahamas, both of us much younger, me babysitting her when our parents went out – and in a flash, its 8 years later, i’m a couple years shy of turning 30 and she is turning 16! Its amazing how time flies! Meghan, make sure you cherish every moment – because yes, time does fly by, but the memories collected along the way can never be replaced! Happy Sweet 16 gorgeous girl! xo
She is an absolute natural 🙂
The freedom of being 16 again…
Since she was born on St. Patty’s Day, we had to bring some green to the party!
Brittany is such an amazing girl! Here is a little bit about her and her journey to becoming Miss New Jersey Teen USA:
My name is Brittany, I’m 15, and going into my Junior year at Haddon Heights High School. I’m interested in pursuing a career in meteorology and plan on attending the University of Oklahoma, which I will visit later this year. I am very focused on academics and always strive to do my best. I love photography, the weather, and animals. I’m a very friendly person and I tend to put others ahead of myself because it makes me happy to know I’ve helped another person. I have never been in a pageant before, but have always been interested and am glad to finally be able to compete. My biggest reason for competing is that I want to have the chance to be a role model for other teenage girls. Society today pushes girls to be something they are not, and presents a skewed idea of what is beautiful. I want to show other girls that beauty truly comes from within, and you don’t have to be a size 0 to be considered beautiful.
Here is a sneak peek at some of her photo session that we did in Downtown Haddonfield New Jersey!
Seriously?! Girlfriend, you’re beautiful!
Brittany, thank you so much for letting me capture these photos of you! Wishing you so much luck on your journey to becoming Miss New Jersey Teen USA!! xo