Photo Challenge Winners | Hearts

February 12, 2011

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1st Place:

This week was full of so much happiness and love. Hearts was the perfect photo challenge theme to get us in the Valentines spirit a little bit early.

This week’s Guest Photographer Couple, the amazing bobbi+mike duo, have chosen their favorites and we have to say…they totally rock! We also love that they gave a little insight into how they went about choosing their favorites:

Our criteria, in order, for choosing our faves.
1. genuine
2. quirky/unique/original
3. composition
4. processing

Their very favorite photo out of the bunch was submitted by cheng bee and bobbi+mike had this to say about it…

HOLY CUTENESS BATMAN! Someone call Hallmark…. this needs to be on a Valentine’s day card!

The use of the heart is totally natural looking, the chalk…well, I don’t know, is he holding a string to match up with it? I can’t tell, it’s done wonderfully! Not sure if the shiny reflective part drawn on the right side of the balloon is also supposed to be an “i”…for “i love you.” if it was intentional, awesome, if not, well, still awesome! Red background, yellow shirt, blue glasses = HELLOOOO PRIMARY COLORS! The colors combined with his expression give a great pop to this photo! Oh, and I think it may have been taken at my favorite focal length… 35???

Aside from all of this, the most important part here in the connection you must’ve had with the boy in the photo. He’s totally comfortable and engaged in the process. It doesn’t look like you’ve begged him to be in this photo… Not an easy task with young, ornery boys. Sending high fives your way friend!


Yay!!  Congratulations cheng bee!  🙂

2nd Place

Elle Photos
natural. spontaneous. genuine. LOVE IT!

3rd Place

Michelle R
very well executed, clean, cute portrait. Notice that the image on her shirt matches the photo? Genius! Use of props don’t look awkward or forced. Good choice of colors and background to really focus you in on the subject!

4th Place

Alex Kramer
strong artistic composition and the contrast with the deep red really make this an eye catcher! OH how I love anything quirky! Oh, and the subject is hot tamale! BONUS!

5th Place

Grethel Van Epps
nice bokeh! You can see the intensity in her face!

6th Place

Errin Andrus
fun use of the hair. thinking outside of the box and not cheesy!

7th Place

Life With 4 J’s
great capture of a boy who probably stills believes in cooties 🙂

8th Place

Ann Hepworth
beautiful color, nice use of a natural prop. simple and not contrived.

9th Place

Katrina Kennedy
I see two 16 year olds in a photo booth… Young and in love. Just a really warm image.

10th Place

nice! The lines make me look exactly where I’m supposed to!

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

Davee Blu

brittany k

Jodie Oliver

Click on her link to read a bit more about this little guy who will be having his 3rd open heart surgery soon.


Abernathy Photographics

Parry Family Chronicles

amber v

Dana Ohlsen

N Duran

Candidly Christina

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!

Get Ready!  Our upcoming photo challenge is Red.

It’s going to be a week of love around here! Let’s celebrate Valentine’s Day in a bright, vibrant, fun way while also spreading the word about a fantastic cause… Go Red for Women.

{Please note:  You must have a human face clearly showing in your photo entry…and the color red.}

This week’s challenge is in support of Go Red For Women.

Cardiovascular disease claimed the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year, yet women were not paying attention. In fact, many even dismissed it as an “older man’s disease.” To dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women, the American Heart Association created Go Red For Women – a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health.

Go Red For Women encourages awareness of the issue of women and heart disease, and also action to save more lives.

Find out how you can help or give to this cause here.

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

marley! February 18, 2011

Congrats to all the winners and their creativity!!!!


Terry Mac February 13, 2011

I agree totally with you! What a wonderful photo! Love the yellow shirt too, it is very artfully put together! Wow, very impressive.


Mauricio February 13, 2011

Great challenge, with a nice subject and excellent photos! Congratulations to you all, especially to my wife Malu and my son, who made the top 10! I am very proud of them.


Ky February 13, 2011

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!
So many creative people behind the camera. I love looking at great photos! Well, actually, I love looking at any photos.


DanaOh February 13, 2011

Thank you Angie and Amy!!! Didn’t know how fun it would feel to be chosen as a fave for the very first time on I HEART FACES… and with the “HEART” theme makes it even more fun! LOVE IT!!! Great way to start my Saturday and add a little sunshine to it! SMILES!!! 😉


Laura Metzger February 13, 2011

Amazing picks! I went through a couple hundred (I tried to look at them all) and most of the above were my fav’s. I have to admit that I did not see the winner so it was cool to have it be a surprise. Thank you I Heart Faces gang (and Bobbi + Mike!)


jonathanfun February 12, 2011

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Dana-from chaos to Grace February 12, 2011

I am so totally in love with ALL of these images! MAN, the creativeness we have in our community is WOW!


Marla February 12, 2011

Congrats to everyone!! How exciting!


Kimmy February 12, 2011

Love Love Love the little cupid girl!


Malu Guia February 12, 2011

Thank you girls, making it to the Top 10 was the cherry on my sundae – yummy!!!! I’m having a blast 😉


Chie Sipin-Bjarenas February 12, 2011

Congratulations, all! The cupid girl is soooooo sweet!


Mindy February 12, 2011

These are all awesome and way to go Katrina – fantastic job!


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