Photo Challenge Winner | Bright & Vivid

June 18, 2011

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1st Place: Mommy Rachelle

What a wonderful week of Bright and Vivid entries! It was a great theme for summer too, and that was such a nice added bonus.

This week’s Guest Photographer Judge, Heather Parkinson, wrote: I have to admit, it was a bit hard to do this as I am sure most judges mention.  I went back and forth deciding what bright and vivid meant to me, the actual colors or the emotion.  I attempted to highlight both.

Heather ended up choosing this completely adorable photo entered by Mommy Rachelle as her First Place Winner! Heather wrote: When I pondered upon the bright and vivid theme, I came in with the assumption that the winner would have to achieve this both visually and emotionally. This entry had me from the very beginning. There are the gloves of course, but more so, a pure and bright girl smiling from below those gloves. It just felt so real, great capture! We couldn’t agree more, Rachelle! Congratulations!

2nd Place: Erin Wheeler

This entry is clean, light and fun. Just an easy image to look at and enjoy… and sometimes, that is all it takes.

3rd Place: Wish Photography

Lovely lovely lovely light, but what I really appreciate is the expression. Good light and emotion… great combination.

4th Place: Objectif

Once again, true emotion… I can actually hear her giggle, anyone else?

5th Place: Karin Prunty

Silly girls dancing with pandas 🙂 I thrive on movement in photography. It adds interest and emotion. The expressions here are true, but emphasized more by the girl’s hair moving as they turn.

6th Place: Rachel Durik

I can appreciate a healthy balanced composition. Like Erin Wheeler’s entry, it was simple and clean. I’m sure these client’s loved it too.

7th Place: 3 Peas and a Bean

I found this one to be one of the most interesting images to look at. It kept my attention with the intersecting lines and the dynamic contrast between the black and white of the trees and the vivid colors of the dresses and birds… and the processing is so clean. Good work.

8th Place: Skai Photography

Can a girl just love a pretty picture?

Stunning portrait, but coyly filling the bright and vivid theme with red lipstick. Very nice.

9th Place: Ohana-Christa Harris

All about the bright and vivid personality here… super fun!

10th Place: Heidi Ploog

Been there, done that. It’s fantastic to capture those silly moments in our child’s lives… especially such colorful ones. Nice.

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

Lucky Number 9

Love Spoken Here


Lela Johnson

Summer Murdock

Rachel Osborne

Creatively Chic

Kalos Photography

Dina at 4 Lettre Foto

Allison MacPhail

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!

A 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.)

Next week’s theme is “Let’s Hear It For The Boys”! Read more information on our Themes Page.


{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Marley Christensen June 22, 2011

WOW All the winners are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!! and SOOO excited to be a FAVE 🙂 I cant wait to show my little girl in the morning! Thats her ont he bench 🙂 ..hanging around 🙂


Meli June 20, 2011

WOW! Wow. wow. All of these are so delightful. They make me KNOW I really need to!!! Fabulous…


Jenny @ The Southern Institute June 19, 2011

So glad to see this as the winning photo! I love everything about it!


C June 18, 2011

Wow! The winning shot, and all the others, are incredible! Congrats everybody! 🙂


Stasha June 18, 2011

I loved the winner’s photo. Looking at it made me happy. That is what bright and vivid is all about.


Dana Suggs June 18, 2011

LOVE all of these photos!! There were so MANY incredible photos this week, what a HARD decision! SO happy for all the winners though! YAY! How exciting!

Congrats Rachelle!! That’s awesome!! What a BEAUTIFUL young lady!


Raejean June 18, 2011

Thanks for the great challenge idea! We used it for our own family challenge and had a ton of fun. Thanks for all the great info you share. Keep up the great work on the site.


Kandis and Wish Photography June 18, 2011

AHHHH! I can’t believe I took 3rd place! SO EXCITING FOR ME!


Dina @ 4 Lettre Words June 18, 2011

Wow…thank you so much! It really means a ton to me…and Sam. 🙂


Tracy June 18, 2011

THANK YOU!!! I cannot tell you how this made my morning and how honored I am to take 7th place among these AMAZING photographers!! Thank you Angie and Amy for hosting this fun and inspiring competition. It one of the highlights of my week and thank you Heather – you are a rock star!!


Sophia June 18, 2011

Love the picture of Chi! Great job Rachelle! You always capture so much emotion and feelings in your pictures. I know there will be more wonderful photos to follow.


Life with Kaishon June 18, 2011

Rachelle’s picture is SO gorgeous. I am very happy she was the winner. As always, the pictures of all the winners are just out of this world lovely! Erin Wheeler is one of my favorite photographers! Way to go Erin!


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