Beyond thrilled to announce that this stunning photo I took at Emerald Lake received the award for 10th place for a wedding couple in the Shoot and Share contest.
This contest is like no other. Thousands of photos, and I mean thousands…over 13,000 to be exact, were entered in this category alone.
When I received the email that one of my photos was still in the top 100, I was over the moon excited. Top 100 to me was just fine. I had never entered a contest like this before. I was happy to just see my photos popping up here and there. But when they sent me an email telling me my photo was doing “very well” and asked for details, well it gave me instant butterflies.
And then hearing I made it into the top 10…JUST NUTS!
I would by lying if I said I didn’t completely stalk the daily updates with the winners.
I would watch the slideshows while holding my breath in hopes of seeing one of my photos slide by the screen.
I remember the moment I saw it. It was actually the very first photo of the 10th place updates.
And then my heart started to beat so incredibly fast.
I was amazed and I immediately felt so proud.
This field, the wedding industry, gives back in so many different ways.
No, you don’t need to win awards to feel accomplished and achieved but man is it icing on the cake.
I am so proud of this moment.
Thank you Shoot & Share for having an amazing community that put on a fabulous contest. The fact that the photos are released with no information about the photographer is absolutely brilliant. It takes away the popularity contest and puts true genuine feelings into the voters hands.
I absolutely loved being a part of it and will definitely be entering again in the future!
And of course, my bride and groom. Oh my brave bride and groom! Thank you to the moon and back. You are amazing and I am so thankful you chose me for your special moments. I will be forever grateful to you for the opportunity!
Oh and make sure you head over and check out all of the amazing winners here!