“It always seems impossible until it is done.” Nelson Mandela

      This past December I entered the 2013 Shoot and Share Contest. The contest is unique because it’s all about the photos and anyone could vote, you can learn more about it HERE.

      Honestly, I didn’t know if any of my images would get that far but I thought to myself what do I have to lose… absolutely nothing. So with that thought in mind I held my breathe and hit submit. Earlier this month I was overwhelmed and extremely humbled to received a few emails from Shoot and Share stating two of my images placed in the top 20 and one of my images took 7th place in the “Cake, Flowers and Decor” category! You can imagine my shock and how thrilled I was. I never dreamed I would finish in the top 20, let alone the top 10!


      There are so many fabulous photographers who entered, some of which I have admired for years! With 26,433 photos submitted, 1660 photographers, 5,545,481 votes and 10,627 voters… it is a true honor to be alongside some of the best. If you would like to see all the winning photos please view the Shoot and Share gallery HERE.

      Lastly, be on the look out for the March issue of Shoot and Share Magazine. There will be a little story about my 7th place photo and it will be featured alongside the top 10 in the “Cake, Flowers and Decor” category!

      7th place: Cake by Amy Beck Cake Design | 14th place: Nicole and Nathan Grede | 18th place: Lindsay Nance, Flowers by Humphrey’s Florist