This year, I entered into the international photography contest hosted by Shoot & Share. It's the world's largest photo competiton. 74,000 people, 225,507 photos total and 32,622,327 votes cast overall crossing 149 countries. WOW, what an experience!
I was hesitant at first, questioning if I had what it took to get anywhere, and I had so much reassurance along the way from friends and family members, helping me deceipher the images I chose for entry. They allow 50 photos to enter, into 25 different catergories. I selected to put my images into 15 of those! The craziest thing to me is that it is a completely anonymous voting process, and anyone in the whole world with an internet connection can scroll through and make their selections.
Over one month's time, it was so addictiing for me- and so many others in my photography community, as well as those who helped me along the way to pick the best of four when they popped up over and over. It became so thrilling to potentially see my own images!
After this month came to a close, there was a month of rolling out results. I couldn't believe how nerve racking it was to wait. Prior to this, I'd only entered one contest ever. I was absolutely OUT OF MY MIND, blown away THAT I PLACED! 7 of my favorites made it! In the photos below I will go through the full results.
Thank you to all my amazing clients who let me have the opportunity to share their sweet moments with them- and create some beautiful images. All the support from family, friends and my photography community blew me away through these last couple months! Thanks so much ❤️ Enjoy!