BEST OF 2011 – MOMENTS

 

The Christmas season is here.

It came way, way too fast!

It is the end of another year, and a time when we all begin to reflect on how the year has gone.

Mine has gone so so so fast!  Moments have passed too quickly.  Weeks are gone before I know it, and now a new year is almost here.  I am excited to spend the next couple of weeks breathing.

We will be heading to spend time with family, and my kids are anxious to look me in the face instead of talking to the back of my head as I edit photos and respond to e-mails.  There was a time in my life when I thought I deserved the mom of the year award – not this year!  I have said “just a minute” far too much, and I am anxious to resolve that in the future.  As I reflect on this past year, there are things I am so excited to do differently!

We all have times of reflection and lots of times we think about things that we would like to change.  I DO THAT OFTEN!!!  On the other hand, though, this year has been so exciting for me!  I have met so many fabulous people, and I have learned so so much.  I have been so blessed by my clients, and I have learned to see beauty in so many different ways.  When I look over these pictures from the past year, I am blown away by the stories of love and friendship, of heartache, of mercy, of passion and intimacy, of new blessings, and of kindness.  So many incredible stories have been stitched together with pictures this year, and I am amazed.

Every year, at Christmas time, we have a contest.  A contest created in the spirit of giving.  I wanted to find a way to give back to my clients for allowing me to be a part of their stories, and this seemed to be the best.  This year we opened up nominations for the “best of” contest to our Facebook Fans – from there a handful of my trusted friends and fellow photographers looked at the portraits from this year, and we narrowed it down (painfully) to 20.  Now it is up to you.

This year, like last, we had so many great sessions, so we will hold two contests – TWO WINNERS  – one for best of weddings, and one for best of moments (families, maternity, seniors, babies, etc.)  There will be one winner in each category.  The contest will end December 23, and we will announce the winner Christmas Day!  Each winner will receive a 16 x20 gallery wrap of their favorite image.    So, now, here is part one.  THE BEST OF MOMENTS. It is time for YOU to choose YOUR favorite!

Again, the WINNER of the competition will receive a free 16×20 canvas of THEIR favorite photo from their session!  YEAH!

You may choose a favorite image from best of moments AND best of weddings!  Just make sure you say which category you are voting for — Best of Moments or Best of Weddings.

For example:

I choose #3 in best ogf moments and #6 for best of weddings!!

You vote by clicking HERE:  “contact us” OR sending me an e-mail (info@patchworkphotography.com) with the number of your favorite picture inside.   Remember :   Just make sure you say which category you are voting for — Best of Moments or Best of Weddings.   We will tally up the votes, and declare a winner, on Christmas!     So, tell all your family and friends to get to voting, and GOOD LUCK.  Now, let’s look!

 

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  1. Mallory

    December 14th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    #7 is my vote! 🙂

  2. Brooke

    December 14th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    #13!

  3. Susan Winkler

    December 14th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    They are all wonderful. I think I’m gonna vote for #12 of Best of Moments. One question: Does the empty pair of shoes on picture 20 represent a lost family member?

  4. jessilynn emmons

    December 14th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    I choose 13 best of moments!

  5. Patchwork Photography

    December 14th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    no. new baby on the way. hahahahaha.

  6. Jenny

    December 14th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Voting for #6.

  7. christina

    December 14th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    #12!

  8. Bailey Ferris

    December 15th, 2011 at 12:05 am

    I vote for #1

  9. Tripp

    December 15th, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Love #7 for moments

  10. kayla green

    December 15th, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Number 12 they are so cute

  11. Leena

    December 15th, 2011 at 9:47 am

    #7

  12. Shelby

    December 15th, 2011 at 10:27 am

    I vote for #17! A house divided…go cats:)

  13. Phil Willett

    December 15th, 2011 at 11:43 am

    #17 and #19, please allow me to vote for two!!

  14. Ashley

    December 15th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I vote for number 17! House divided! Love it.

  15. Katie

    December 17th, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    12! 12! 12!!!!!

  16. jody

    December 20th, 2011 at 10:41 am

    im for number six with jess and emily .. all of them are great .. jody

  17. libby

    December 24th, 2011 at 10:14 am

    They are all amazing, but I vote for #4. 🙂

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