Entering contests is always so emotional. Like every other artist I am confident in what I do but putting yourself up against every photographer in the world is slightly intimidating. I am always a little nervous but so happy when I see the results. This year’s contest for shoot and share was enormous. Over 413,000 images were submitted from nearly every country in the world. I am honored to say I placed in the top 100 for one photo and had 4 finalists this year, an additional 15 in the top 10%, 15 in the top 20, and 5 in the top 30%. Meaning out of the 48 images I submitted 40 of them placed in the top 30% or higher. Not too shabby considering the size of the competition. The contest is online blind voting and there were over 50 million unique votes. Thank you to everyone who supports me every year! I am so proud of what I do and thankful for the opportunities that we have to work with so many couples and families every year.
This photo of Shannon and a horse showing her teeth was in the top 100 photos in the “That Just Happened Category” Placing 27th out of 3,943 photos in the category.
This stunning shot on the coast of California in Malibu placed in the top 4% of photos in the Styled Wedding Category (252/6998)
Ms. Adele and Winston the pup placed in the top 5% in The Wedding Party category (393/9135)
This llama photo bomb placed in the top 10% of photos (398/3943)
This stunning floral swing and gorgeous bride placed in the top 6% in the Styled Wedding Category (Placing 415/6998)
This stunning shot of Lauren on the El Matador coast in California placed in the top 8% but was just shy of the top 500 finalist spot. Placing 513/6998.
This stunning bride on top of the mountain at Vail in the fall was also in the top 10% but missed the finalist spot as well placing 657/6998
This shot from Darcy and Eric’s fall elopement in Palisade Colorado placed in the top 3% in the much more competitive category placing 1,023/36,983
This stylish family outside of Silverthorne placed in the top 4% of photos in the ‘Family Portraits’ category placing 1,022/26,963.
Star photos are our favorite. This one from Jessica and Hayden’s Ten Mile Station wedding placed in the top 4% at 1254/36983
Allison at sunset for their intimate elopement at Sapphire Point near Breckenridge placed in the top 7% at 939/14265
Nothing beats snowy winter weddings with stunning Brides and Grooms. This photo of Sarel and Pepe placed in the top 4% at 1303/36983 in ‘The Wedding Couples’ category.
Another stunning photo of Allison at her intimate elopement at Sapphire Point placed in the top 10 at 1,417/14,264 in ‘The Bride’ category.
Sunset at Spruce Mountain Ranch at Jennifer and Rick’s fall wedding placed in the top 6% at 2059/36983 in ‘The Wedding Couple’ category
Alex and Jessi’s sunset session at Sapphire Point placed in the top 10% in the ‘Engagement & Couple’s Category’
Sarel and Pepe’s bride and groom portraits placed in the top 10% in ‘The Wedding Couple’ category.
Cassie and Jon’s Spruce Mountain Ranch wedding placed in the top 5% in ‘The Wedding Couple Category.
Aspen trees in the winter are like a painting. Sarel and Pepe’s portrait took another top 10%
Sometimes you just have to embrace the elements. This end of the night photo from Cassie & Jon’s wedding placed in the top 9% in ‘The Wedding Couple’ Category.
Moments like these make my job so worth it. Elisa and her mom placed in the top 16% in the ‘Emotion & Excitement’ category.
This wedding party on top of Keystone in the winter took the top 14% in ‘The Wedding Party’ category
Loved this tender portrait of Shannon and Cole which placed in the top 20%
Field of yellow flowers. This photo of Mindi placed in the top 17%
Elise was a Grecian Godess for her wedding and this getting ready photo placed in the top 14% in the ‘Getting Ready’ category.
Nothing quite beats fall brides at Devil’s Thumb Ranch. This stunning shot of Bridget placed in the top 12% in ‘The Bride’ Category
This starburst light shot of Alex and Jessi placed in the top 20% in the ‘Engagement & Couples’ category.
Michelle and Darien’s laughter was contagious and these two lovely people placed in the top 19% in ‘The Wedding Couple’ category.
We love night portraits and this one was one of our favorites from Kylie and TJ’s Wedding at Timber Ridge in Keystone placed in the top 18%
Rainy wedding days are sometimes a bummer, but not when you get stunning photos like this from Sarah and Matt’s Copper Mountain wedding. This image placing 17%
This photo I actually snapped during a family session in Breckenridge. It placed in the top 20% in the ‘Engagement & Couples’ category.
Who can argue with this one. Allison’s eyes in this shot tell all the story we need to know. This image placing in the top 20% in ‘The Wedding Couple’ category.
This guy has been commonly referred to at the studio as the hillbilly llama and he placed in the top 16% in the ‘Pets/Animals’ category.
We love first looks and this is one reason why. Troy’s face when he say his bride was priceless. This photo placed in the top 15% in the ‘Emotions & Excitement’ category.
This stylized shoot never gets old. It was definitely out of my norm but I love it. This photo placed in the top 12% in the ‘Styled Wedding’ category
Another one from our edgy styled shoot at JW Marriott Cherry Creek placing in the top 30%
This grove at Black Canyon Inn is one of our favorites and this image placed in the top 30%
This night portrait at Nichele and Ben’s wedding placed in the top 30% for ‘The Wedding Couple’
One more from Alex and Jessi’s engagement session placing in the top 30%
Love this moment from Michelle and Darien’s wedding that placed in the top 30% for ‘Emotions & Excitement’