Photo Challenge Winners | Smile

January 15, 2011

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The amazing smile photos entered into this photo challenge were just the icing on our “happy birthday to us” week! It was absolutely impossible to look at all those beautiful, happy faces and not have a HUGE smile on our own faces! Thank you for making our birthday week so special for us.

First Place – Leah Hoskins

This week’s Guest Photographer Judge, Jasmine Star, fell in love with her first place pick that was entered by Leah Hoskins. Jasmine wrote: Okay, so really?! A baby in cowboy boots? Could this picture get any cuter? I just wanna grab that baby and bite her toes. Yes, I have a thing with biting babies…please don’t leave your baby unguarded with me in the room. The composition, processing, and expression were perfection and it could totally be a postcard for Texas Living. F’real.

Congrats on your First Place win Leah!!

Second Place –Therese Barrett

When I saw this picture, I couldn’t stop laughing. It made my heart smile. This baby deserves the Cute Award and if I could pack her in that suitcase, I might steal her. For a couple hours. Or until she started crying. Whichever came first. The backlighting is beautiful and the emotion captured is delightful!

Third Place – Life as a Lewis

Umm, I’m pretty sure United Colors of Benetton called and wants its future model back! Gorrrrgeous. She looks truly happy and it’s photographed the way one might shoot an adult. It has a headshot quality that I find appealing and the easy processing lends gives it an editorial feel. Love it.

Fourth Place – KB Imagery

This little girl makes me think we’d be fast friends. I’d invite her over to make cupcakes and we’d spend the rest of the day licking icing off our fingers. Her laugh makes me laugh and draws me into the picture. I’m a fan of blown-out backgrounds as it draws complete focus to the subject…and her infectious laugh.

Fifth Place – Rachel Osborne

This picture makes me wanna shop at Ikea. And speak Swedish. I love the simplicity and the burst of color, which is highlighted with the easy processing. I’m especially a fan of the lighting…and the little girl. Too cute!

Sixth Place – Dana Willis

Seventh Place – Heleyna Holmes

Eighth Place – Ajeeb and Other Stories

Ninth Place – Caron Tolstyka

Tenth Place – Aubrey Pettit

Each week we (Angie & Amy) like to show off some of our favorite entries as well! Here are our picks…

Adria Peaden:

Corrie Owens:

dis fromage:

Long Miles Coffee Project:

Michelle R:

Lisa Smiley: (And just how perfect is Lisa’s name for this theme?! Love that!)

Melissa Jacks:

The Polhamus Family:

Bethany Chase:

Diane Kristine:

The Stanley Clan:

Bumbles & Light:

If you were in the Top Ten or an “Angie & Amy Pick” you can go to this page to find your special Winners Button to display on your blog! Super-huge congratulations for entering such an amazing photo this week!

Friendly Reminder: To be able to be considered as a winner for our photo challenges, you must follow these guidelines…

1| Only ONE photo can be in your entry post. If there are other photos in your entry post, your photo will not be passed on to the weekly judge.

2| Our button must be in your post (you can find our buttons on our “Grab a Button” page.)

3| You must enter a permalink to your blog post or Flickr entry (not a link to the home page of your blog.)

There are times when a link is deleted because participants post to the home page of their blog instead of directly to their entry post.  There are also times we can’t pass a photo on to the Guest Photographer Judge because the entry is missing our button.  Both instances make us so sad!  Be sure to follow these guidelines so that your photo can be considered as a winner for that week’s photo challenge.

Get Ready!

Next week’s photo challenge theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Read more about this theme and then get ready to join in the fun again on Monday. See you then!

{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

moggitgirls November 24, 2011

We're torn. Part of us says 'cute' but a bigger part of us says 'Why are you putting a baby inside a boot?!'


xandra January 27, 2011

wow….Amazing pics….


Larry Lourcey January 17, 2011

Wow- some great images. Amazing how a fantastic expression can carry an image!



carrie garrett January 17, 2011

Those were all such great picks!!! I love love love the older couple on the bench!!


Angie January 17, 2011

Have you all seen these? They have me grinning from ear to ear!–>RT @iheartfaces: Photo Challenge Winners | Smile


Jocelyn January 17, 2011

Love them all! Congrats to all the winners.


Jenny January 16, 2011

What amazing smiles! Congrats to the winners!


Kristeen January 16, 2011

Very Cute! I love them all. Congrats to all the winners.


Christina January 16, 2011

Such wonderful pictures!! Love those smiles!


Caron January 16, 2011

I can’t believe I made the top ten…(Careful-I’m going to go all Sally Field on y’all!)..
“you like me! you really really like me” okay maybe you don’t like me and after that comment I don’t blame you…but you liked my photo and you have no idea how happy that makes me!
There are so many seriously talented people that enter every week and I’m always drooling over their images…you have no idea how grateful I am to even be considered in a photo challenge.
the cowboy picture will have me smiling for WEEKS it’s so stinkin cute!


Amy Locurto January 16, 2011

RT @iheartfaces: Photo Challenge Winners | Smile


Aubrey Pettit January 16, 2011

I’m elated! I can’t believe I placed. Wonderful photos this week. Those boots are to die for. I smile every time i look at it. I appreciate all you two do!


Becca January 15, 2011

Thanks for mentioning my pic this week! 🙂 what a fun treat!


Jasmine* January 15, 2011

Thank you for allowing me to judge this week…there were SO many amazing photos!!


JasmineStar January 15, 2011

Congrats to @rawsii for winning the @iHeartFaces contest!


leah hoskins January 15, 2011

thank you 😉


Amanda January 15, 2011

Seriously made me grin from ear to ear! RT //@livinglocurto Wow!! Love these! RT @iheartfaces: Smile Winners


laura January 15, 2011

J* that was my fave too. Congrats everyone.


Lindsey (aka modchik) January 15, 2011

those finalists were AMAZING .. I am going to BOOKMARK this post so I can refer back to it whenever I am having a bummer of a week… thank you for the smiles that will carry me through the weekend!


Dana Willis January 15, 2011

Totally shocked when I saw I wonin the top 10! Hooray! This is my first:)
Congrats to everyone else too!


Jeni January 15, 2011

Good gravy!!! That cowboy boot picture is just freaking adorable!!!! It really doesn’t get better than that!


M January 15, 2011

congrats to the winners!!!! the entries were simply fantastic.
thank you so so so much for picking mine as a fave, angie and amy!!! c:


Amy Locurto January 15, 2011

Wow!! Love these! RT @iheartfaces: Smile #Photo Challenge Winners


Dana-from chaos to Grace January 15, 2011

OMGoodness, I LOVED this week! I LOVED going through all of the entries and seeing all the JOY in each one! INCREDIBLE! Congrats to the winners! They were BEAUTIFUL!


Donna January 15, 2011

Couldn’t stop smiling and my grin just widened as I scrolled through the post. These are amazing! Congrats to everyone mentioned because you did a wonderful job this week.


Angie@DeMeyers Photography January 15, 2011

Amazing smiles! Congrats to the winners 🙂


Helen January 15, 2011

I smiled through this whole post! What amazing shots. The boots. The older couple. The fireman and baby. Ugh! Awesome job everyone!


Marlene January 15, 2011

I am having the most fun not only entering into the weekly contests, but getting linked up to amazing photographers and seeing all these incredible images!!!

As a whole…we all totally ROCK!!

Go Us!


Chrisitna January 15, 2011

These all blew me away! But the boots, OMG, OMG, LOVE……


corrie owens January 15, 2011

so so so excited to wake up and see that my treasured photo of my grama was an angie & amy pick! first time for me! thanks for putting a smile on my face today 🙂


Me January 15, 2011

WOW!! BEAUTIFUL pictures :o)


Satakieli January 15, 2011

The first time I’ve entered one of the Judged challenges here and I get an Angie & Amy Pick! You’ve made my day, Thank you so much!


Meg :) January 15, 2011

That first picture, absolutely and totally, makes Anne Geddes look like chopped liver. Erika said it right! WoW!!! That is just so freakin’ adorable!!! 🙂

Congrats winners!! These were such great pictures! 🙂


Marla January 15, 2011

Yes! That first picture in the boots is perfection! Great choices. . . Love J*’s comments.


erika January 15, 2011

this was my first week entering and i didn’t even get a mention?!!! what?!!! hahahahaha.

that first picture is SERIOUSLY one of the cutest/best baby pictures I have ever seen. makes Anne Geddes look like chopped liver. wow- what a pic!



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