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International Shoot & Share Contest Results

For the past three years I’ve entered fifty images into an international photography competition, the Shoot & Share Photo Contest. My first year (and official first year of being in business) of entering the contest, I had a photograph win 19th place out of about 5,300 entries in the “Reception” category. It was one of my all-time favorite sparkler exit photos. Beginners luck I guess! Last year I had a few finalist images, but sadly nothing placed in the Top 20.

But to my surprise, this has been my most awarded year yet! Finally made it back into the Top 20 for a category with numerous other images placing well. Besides my Top 20 accolade, eight images placed in the Top 10%, twelve images in the Top 20%, and nine images in the Top 30%. Over half of the images I entered this year were top placers in the contest! Blown away and goes to show that all the hard work I’ve put in to learning, experimenting and growing over these past few years has elevated my work to a new level. This blog showcases some of my winning images, starting with my lower placing images and ending with the big winner! Scroll through to see where my top photos placed!

TOP 30%

TOP 30 % | Babies & Toddlers Category | 12,042 out of 41,322 entries

TOP 30 % | Babies & Toddlers Category | 12,042 out of 41,322 entries

TOP 30% | Babies & Toddlers Category | 8,412 out of 41,322 entries

TOP 30% | Babies & Toddlers Category | 8,412 out of 41,322 entries

TOP 30% | Creative Projects Category | 5,005 out of 18,262 entries  PICTURED HERE: Florals:  Hemlock & Hellebore  | Hair & Makeup:  Fearfully & Wonderfully 139  | Gown:  POSH Bridal  | Model:  Danielle Lehman  | Venue:  1181 Creekside Manor

TOP 30% | Creative Projects Category | 5,005 out of 18,262 entries

PICTURED HERE: Florals: Hemlock & Hellebore | Hair & Makeup: Fearfully & Wonderfully 139 | Gown: POSH Bridal | Model: Danielle Lehman | Venue: 1181 Creekside Manor

TOP 30% | Styled Wedding & Fashion Category | 4,574 out of 15,926 entries  PICTURED HERE: Hair & Makeup:  The Bonafide Ginger  | Gown:  Priscilla Costa Bridal  | Jewelry:  Realm & Reason  | Table & Chairs:  Holmespun Co.  | Model:  Sarah Maher

TOP 30% | Styled Wedding & Fashion Category | 4,574 out of 15,926 entries

PICTURED HERE: Hair & Makeup: The Bonafide Ginger | Gown: Priscilla Costa Bridal | Jewelry: Realm & Reason | Table & Chairs: Holmespun Co. | Model: Sarah Maher

TOP 30% | Styled Wedding & Fashion Category | 3,237 out of 15,926 entries  PICTURED HERE: Florals:  Hemlock & Hellebore  | Hair & Makeup:  Fearfully & Wonderfully 139  | Gown:  POSH Bridal  | Model:  Danielle Lehman  | Venue:  1181 Creekside Manor

TOP 30% | Styled Wedding & Fashion Category | 3,237 out of 15,926 entries

PICTURED HERE: Florals: Hemlock & Hellebore | Hair & Makeup: Fearfully & Wonderfully 139 | Gown: POSH Bridal | Model: Danielle Lehman | Venue: 1181 Creekside Manor

TOP 30% | The Wedding Party Category | 3,395 out of 11,412 entries

TOP 30% | The Wedding Party Category | 3,395 out of 11,412 entries

TOP 30% | Ceremony/Reception Category | 3,242 out of 11,696 entries  PICTURED HERE: Venue:  The Gables at Chadds Ford  | Gown:  BHLDN

TOP 30% | Ceremony/Reception Category | 3,242 out of 11,696 entries

PICTURED HERE: Venue: The Gables at Chadds Ford | Gown: BHLDN

TOP 30% | The Wedding Party Category | 3,167 out of 11,412 entries

TOP 30% | The Wedding Party Category | 3,167 out of 11,412 entries

TOP 30% | The Wedding Party Category | 2,868 out of 11,412 entries

TOP 30% | The Wedding Party Category | 2,868 out of 11,412 entries

TOP 20%

TOP 20% | Wedding Couple Category | 8,712 out of 45,058 entries  PICTURED HERE: Venue:  Excelsior  | Florals:  Ash to Oak  | Gown:  InWhite

TOP 20% | Wedding Couple Category | 8,712 out of 45,058 entries

PICTURED HERE: Venue: Excelsior | Florals: Ash to Oak | Gown: InWhite

TOP 20% | Engagement/Couples Category | 7,224 out of 48,578 entries

TOP 20% | Engagement/Couples Category | 7,224 out of 48,578 entries

TOP 20% | Engagements/Couples Category | 6,948 out of 48,578 entries

TOP 20% | Engagements/Couples Category | 6,948 out of 48,578 entries

TOP 20% | Engagements/Couples Category | 5,778 out of 48,578 entries

TOP 20% | Engagements/Couples Category | 5,778 out of 48,578 entries

TOP 20% | Engagements/Couples Category | 5,108 out of 48,578 entries

TOP 20% | Engagements/Couples Category | 5,108 out of 48,578 entries

TOP 20% | Engagements/Couples Category | 4,904 out of 48,578 entries

TOP 20% | Engagements/Couples Category | 4,904 out of 48,578 entries

TOP 20% | Creative Projects Category | 3,584 out of 18,262 entries  PICTURED HERE: Florals:  Hemlock & Hellebore  | Hair & Makeup:  Fearfully & Wonderfully 139  | Model:  Payton Becker

TOP 20% | Creative Projects Category | 3,584 out of 18,262 entries

PICTURED HERE: Florals: Hemlock & Hellebore | Hair & Makeup: Fearfully & Wonderfully 139 | Model: Payton Becker

TOP 20% | The Bride Category | 2,825 out of 17,869 entries  PICTURED HERE: Venue:  Excelsior  | Florals:  Ash to Oak  | Gown:  InWhite

TOP 20% | The Bride Category | 2,825 out of 17,869 entries

PICTURED HERE: Venue: Excelsior | Florals: Ash to Oak | Gown: InWhite

TOP 20% | Ceremony/Reception Category | 2,230 out of 11,696 entries  PICTURED HERE: Venue:  Glasbern Inn

TOP 20% | Ceremony/Reception Category | 2,230 out of 11,696 entries

PICTURED HERE: Venue: Glasbern Inn

TOP 20% | Ceremony/Reception Category | 2,053 out of 11,696 entries  PICTURED HERE: Venue:  The Gables at Chadds Ford  | Gown:  BHLDN

TOP 20% | Ceremony/Reception Category | 2,053 out of 11,696 entries

PICTURED HERE: Venue: The Gables at Chadds Ford | Gown: BHLDN

TOP 20% | Ceremony/Reception Category | 1,855 out of 11,696 entries  PICTURED HERE: Venue:  The Nature Inn at Bald Eagle State Park  | Gown:  POSH Bridal

TOP 20% | Ceremony/Reception Category | 1,855 out of 11,696 entries

PICTURED HERE: Venue: The Nature Inn at Bald Eagle State Park | Gown: POSH Bridal

TOP 20% | The Wedding Party Category | 1,623 out of 11,412 entries  PICTURED HERE: Venue:  The Nature Inn at Bald Eagle State Park  | Gown:  POSH Bridal

TOP 20% | The Wedding Party Category | 1,623 out of 11,412 entries

PICTURED HERE: Venue: The Nature Inn at Bald Eagle State Park | Gown: POSH Bridal

TOP 10%

TOP 10% | Wedding Couple Category | 4,195 out of 45,058 entries  PICTURED HERE: Venue:  Excelsior  | Florals:  Ash to Oak  | Gown:  InWhite

TOP 10% | Wedding Couple Category | 4,195 out of 45,058 entries

PICTURED HERE: Venue: Excelsior | Florals: Ash to Oak | Gown: InWhite

TOP 10% | Babies & Toddlers Category | 4,103 out of 41,322 entries

TOP 10% | Babies & Toddlers Category | 4,103 out of 41,322 entries

TOP 10% | Engagements/Couples Category | 3,794 out of 48,578 entries

TOP 10% | Engagements/Couples Category | 3,794 out of 48,578 entries

TOP 10% | Engagements/Couples Category | 3,351 out of 48,578 entries

TOP 10% | Engagements/Couples Category | 3,351 out of 48,578 entries

TOP 10% | Wedding Couple Category | 1,691 out of 45,058 entries  PICTURED HERE: Venue:  The Gables at Chadds Ford  | Gown:  BHLDN

TOP 10% | Wedding Couple Category | 1,691 out of 45,058 entries

PICTURED HERE: Venue: The Gables at Chadds Ford | Gown: BHLDN

TOP 10% | Wedding Details Category | 1,471 out of 18,829 entries  PICTURED HERE: Florals:  Hemlock & Hellebore  | Hair & Makeup:  The Bonafide Ginger  | Gown:  ASOS

TOP 10% | Wedding Details Category | 1,471 out of 18,829 entries

PICTURED HERE: Florals: Hemlock & Hellebore | Hair & Makeup: The Bonafide Ginger | Gown: ASOS

TOP 10% | Styled Wedding & Fashion | 1,063 out of 15,926 entries  PICTURED HERE: Florals:  Hemlock & Hellebore  | Hair & Makeup:  Fearfully & Wonderfully 139  | Gown:  POSH Bridal  | Model:  Danielle Lehman  | Venue:  1181 Creekside Manor

TOP 10% | Styled Wedding & Fashion | 1,063 out of 15,926 entries

PICTURED HERE: Florals: Hemlock & Hellebore | Hair & Makeup: Fearfully & Wonderfully 139 | Gown: POSH Bridal | Model: Danielle Lehman | Venue: 1181 Creekside Manor

TOP 10% | Styled Wedding & Fashion | 632 out of 15,926 entries  PICTURED HERE: Hair & Makeup:  The Bonafide Ginger  | Gown:  Priscilla Costa Bridal  | Jewelry:  Realm & Reason  | Cloak:  Willow the Wisp Artistry  | Models:  Sarah Maher  and  Ed Colon

TOP 10% | Styled Wedding & Fashion | 632 out of 15,926 entries

PICTURED HERE: Hair & Makeup: The Bonafide Ginger | Gown: Priscilla Costa Bridal | Jewelry: Realm & Reason | Cloak: Willow the Wisp Artistry | Models: Sarah Maher and Ed Colon

TOP 20

TOP 20 | Styled Wedding & Fashion | 16 out of 15,926 entries  PICTURED HERE: Hair & Makeup:  The Bonafide Ginger  | Gown:  Priscilla Costa Bridal  | Jewelry:  Realm & Reason  | Model:  Sarah Maher

TOP 20 | Styled Wedding & Fashion | 16 out of 15,926 entries

PICTURED HERE: Hair & Makeup: The Bonafide Ginger | Gown: Priscilla Costa Bridal | Jewelry: Realm & Reason | Model: Sarah Maher

There ya have it! My top placing images from the 2018 images I entered into this year’s International Shoot & Share Contest. Looking forward to seeing how my 2019 images place in next year’s contest! Do you have a favorite? Let me know in the comments!