November 9, 2012

Matilda Jane Clothing * Photo Love Contest

Soooo... I entered the Matilda Jane PHOTO LOVE contest a few weeks ago. For round one I simply had to send in one picture, if the lovely ladies from Matilda Jane liked it enough, I would get to move on to round two. They had close to 1000 entries and only picked 52. And I made it!! I honestly thought I would not get picked, since I already participated in this same contest last time around. I'm so elated and honored to have a second chance! Thank you, Matilda Jane Clothing!!

For round two, all 52 photographers will receive an outfit from Matilda Jane, along with a word. Then we shoot said outfit and try to incorporate the given word. We received our outfit yesterday and I've been brainstorming ideas with my girls and a lovely friend already. Lots of creative ideas, we'll see how they work out... only time will tell ;-). Anyways, I have to send in just one image by December 5th. Matilda Jane will pick their 10 favorite images out of all 52, those 10 will go to public voting... and finally Matilda Jane will pick a winner out of the top 3. 

IF I make it to top 10, I would totally need your help. I usually don't enter any contest that requires public voting... I always feel like it's a popularity contest, whoever has the most friends wins. Let's face it, I don't have that many friends =D!!! 

But I'm getting ahead of myself. I'm just super excited that I made it through the first round. There is some amazing talent among the 52 chosen photographers and seeing my name on a list with them makes me blush. This alone is an accomplishment. I know it will be tough going from here... but it's not so much about winning, I actually love the creating part ;-).

So here's the image that I entered for round one:

And a few more from this shoot with my girl.

And how funny is this? I was playing around, wondering how Grace would look in a bokeh background action shot... so I focused on the marsh plant and had her jump over the suitcase. Doesn't she look like a little sprite? Crazy stuff!

My 12 year old daughter created a fun little video during this shoot. All the pictures and filming were done with a simple point & shoot camera and she did all the editing in i-movie. So if you want to see us in action, here ya go:

This concludes the longest blog post ever written by me :D! If you made it this far, you deserve a unicorn!
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