2011 Military Family Photography Contest Winner

It took me forever to count up all 500 comments received on the 2011 Military Family Photography Contest post – but I am happy to announce the top three finalists and the winner! 

First our finalists…these are the fine folks that received the most votes (and how we assigned the numbers 1 through 3 for Random.org)….

The element of surprise was on his side – and coming in on top when it came to votes received, Jared & his darling family snagged up the most votes…

In a super tight race, Karen & Josh & their girls came in a close second – and I am going to give them the award for ‘best comments’…since almost every single one of their votes came accompanied with affirmations and praises that this family indeed deserves the best.

Rounding out our top three was Crystal and her cutie-patootie family who actually touched me personally with her words…what an amazing reminder of how much sacrifice it takes to be a military family.

After checking, counting, rechecking, recounting, rereading, triple checking, those three families were our top three….and then it was up to Random.org to choose the winner. 

So a very hearty congratulations to Jared and family number #3!

You should see an email arriving very soon with information you need to book your photoshoot! 

And thanks again to each family who entered…your emails, stories and photos touched so many people and I want to personally thank you from my family to yours for your everyday sacrifices.

Lovely Lyla

Little Lyla’s mama drove her down all the way from TENNESSEE just to get her photos taken…and I am so glad she did.  What a little doll!  I am so thrilled to add her to my portfolio of little ones.  Look at that face!  Like a little Gerber Baby!  This age, the sitting babies, are my favorite.  I know that I say this after every photoshoot…but how could she not be a favorite with eyes like that!  Thanks you guys for making the trek and I hope that you are thrilled with your photos…I will never forget how your little girl was sittin’ in that grass:)




2011 Military Family Submissions

I am so excited to introduce you to 2011’s Military Family Contestants!  Please remember the following contest details when voting:

  • It’s going to be up to you to vote for the top three finalists!
  • The winner will be chosen from the top three using Random.org. 
  • You may vote for your favorite families by leaving a comment with your favorite contestants. You may vote for more than one family, but only one vote per family per email address.
  • Voting will begin Monday July 4th
  • Voting will close Sunday July 17th
  • The winning couple will be announced on July 18th!

And without any further delay, here are our wonderful families:

And may I just add that each one of these families is GORGEOUS.  I am so excited to see which one YOU CHOOSE to put in the top three and I get the opportunity to meet in person!