Photo Challenge Winners | Best Face of 2011

January 14, 2012

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This week’s photo challenge was amazing! It’s always nice to look back at where we’ve been and how far we have come as photographers.  2011 was a very good year for photography as is evident with such wonderful photo entries that all of you entered this week.

Special thanks to this week’s Guest Photographer Judge, Tara Whitney. Her work is always fresh and fun and we were so pleased to welcome her back to choose our Best Face of 2011!

1st Place: Emily Robinson

Tara wrote:  This image stood out from all the rest. I love the shadows and light. I love the umbilical cord. I love all that great hair! But what really got me were both of those sweet faces. I just LOVE how natural both of them seem to be. This seemed like a real moment between siblings, and I have looked at it again and again.

2nd Place: Amanda Couch

There was something about this one that made me look twice. And then tree times. The black and white conversion is awesome. The expression is fantastic. The finger on the chin priceless. And the barren trees, blurry in the background – love.

3rd Place: My Life

I have a soft spot for swinging pictures. I love the carefree, excited expression, and the arms reaching out for more, more more!

4th Place: sarahlinqswanson

This image is beautiful. The light, shadows, and exposure are perfection. Her funny little smile made me want to laugh with her. And oh, those tiny little teeth!

5th Place: Taylor Jay Photography

Love the processing, and the capture. Great catch! Those big brown eyes are gorgeous. Such a sweet expression.

6th Place: Meaklims

Oh my gosh, what a face! I just adore her, this is a kid I would like to meet.

7th Place: Demandaj

I love this natural moment – it feels like childhood to me. Love the raindrops you can see in her hair. Love those sweet fingers up to her face. Love the blurred out background.

8th Place: The Polhamus Family

This is a beautiful, calm portrait of a beautiful, calm child. The lighting is great, and her somewhat sleepy expression is so timeless. She was really comfortable with the photographer, that you know for sure.

9th Place: Corrie Owens

I also have a soft spot for people with their eyes closed I think. I just love how she seems so content, just to sit there and breathe. Love the blur, love the center placement.

10th Place: Letters to Littles

This picture of this baby is so funny and adorable all at once. What a great catch! I couldn’t help but giggle.

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

Michelle Nichelson

Shannon Lutkins

Kate Craft

Tara D

Traci Falder

Clin d’Oeil

Erica Cummins

Jodi Jones

Sam Tutton

Chaos and Bliss Photography

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.)

Congratulations to ALL of our winners this week! Come back Monday and enter your photo where our theme will be “Family Fun” and we’ll put the focus on all the beautiful families in our lives.  Enter a creative photo of a family (that includes three or more faces in it). For more information on our upcoming themes go here.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Dana Suggs January 15, 2012

LOVE these!!! Congrats to ALL of the chosen photos this week! You should be PROUD!


Paula Edgar, PGE LLC January 14, 2012

Congrats to @RosesDaughter for winning 3rd place with this ADORABLE pic!


RosesDaughter January 14, 2012

Retweet with the right link! Here is the link to the @iHeartFaces contest where I won 3rd place!


Natasha Smith January 14, 2012

Congrats to @RosesDaughter for winning 3rd place with this ADORABLE pic!


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