May 13, 2016

Shoot and Share Contest 2015 + 2016

WHOA, guys! I finally put together all of the statistics for this post after weeks of preparing the images and i’m SO excited to share all of this info with you all! I entered the Shoot and Share Contest last year in 2015 with 50 of my best images. Amongst those, twelve placed, including four in the top 10th, three in the 20th, and three in the 30th percentiles! I also had two finalist images! There were 73,883 people involved with 23,154,356 total votes and 110,928 images submitted in total. The photos were voted upon anonymously by my peers in the photo community all over the world. It was the first image contest i’ve entered with any of my commercial images and I was so happy to have some of my favorites from that year recognized.

Included below are the images and their corresponding badges. Also included is their category, the exact round they placed in all twelve rounds of voting, and their specific numerical place that the image made it to out of all the images in that category.

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“Engagement” 8/12, 2,881/11,786


“Families” 7/12, 1,911/6,486

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“Details: All Dressed Up” 10/12, 411/2,801


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“Engagement” 9/12, 2,310/11,786


“Real Moment” 11/12, 669/5,893

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“Details: All Dressed Up” 10/12, 411/2,801



“The Wedding Couple” 10/12, 1,134/13,701


“Families” 10/12, 593/6,486

11233499_10153422753732728_8928619395907645808_n“Details: Ring Shot” 11/12, 250/3,170


“The Wedding Party” 10/12, 329/3,731


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“The Wedding Couple” 12/12, 829/13,701


“Just the Bride” Round 12/12, 363/6,498



Now, bringing us up to the present, I entered the very same contest this year again! I LOVE the Shoot and Share Contest for its very “back to the people” vibe. The images are voted on by your peers, you stay current on whats happening in your field simply by voting, and above all its a fair and honest platform. For 2016, the contest grew substantially in numbers, with 360,000 images entered from 120 different countries! Thats 200,000 images over what was submitted from last year! Whoa!

For 2016, I had eight images place in the 30th percentile, seven in the 20th, four in the 10th, and one finalist for a total of 20 images all together that placed – 8 more than last year!! I was so happy to be a part of the wonderful moments that resulted in these images being created. I am truly humbled by my clients trust and faith in me. I am not only incredibly proud of these images for placing at all but also in the people and the moments that were responsible for making them possible to create. I am connected to each and every one as a whole- to the clients I call friends, to the moments etched in time, and to the images themselves which I hope will bring happiness for many years to come.

Below are the images along with their category, placement out of ten rounds and specific numerical place they ranked out of the total number of images submitted for that category.


“The Wedding Couple” 4/10, 7,951/26,589

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“The Wedding Couple” 5/10, 6,001/26,589

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“Families” 5/10, 3,439/13,283

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“The Wedding Couple” 5/10, 7,062/26,589

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“The Wedding Party” 5/10, 2,127/7,490

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“Engagement” 5/10, 5,528/21,049

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“Engagement” 5/10, 4,681/21,049

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“The Wedding Couple” 4/10, 7,772/26,589

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“Families” 6/10, 1,645/13,283

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“Details: All Dressed Up” 7/10, 852/5,385

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“Engagement” 6/10, 3,256/21,049

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“Engagement” 5/10, 3,823/21,049

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“The Wedding Couple” 6/10, 3,359/26,589

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“Detail: Ring Shot” 7/10, 739/6,514

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“Emotion+Excitement” 6/10, 1,221/7,918

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“Emotion+Excitement” 9/10, 542/7,918

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“The Wedding Party” 8/10, 740/7,490

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“Engagement” 9/10, 891/21,049

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“Details: All Dressed Up” 8/10, 511/5,385

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“Details: Ring Shot” 10/10, 150/6,514

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  1. Sherri Heitner

    May 14th, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Beautiful photos!

  2. SamanthaLM

    May 24th, 2016 at 11:01 am


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