Posted by: photosbymcdonald | January 3, 2013

Best of 2012 – People’s Choice Contest | Holly, Michigan Photographer

Wow. That’s all I can say about 2012. There were ups. There were downs. But it was all beautiful.

I did the math (yes, I’m a dork) and I had the pleasure of photographing over 100 wonderful families. I think it’s safe to say this has been the best and most successful year of photography for me yet.

And for anyone who visits this blog regularly, you know that annually I hold a contest. Each year I go back through every client’s files, revisiting them and the portraits I’ve captured. It’s one of the things I look forward to each  year! Each photo I choose is a favorite for a particular reason, each one moves me, brings a smile to my face and makes my heart happy – that’s why it’s so hard for me to narrow it down!

Of course, every contest isn’t complete without a prize, and this year I’m really out-doing myself! We’re going to have THREE prizes – for first, second and third place!

Whoever receives the most votes, will receive a 16×20 canvas of the winning image as well as a free in-studio or on-location session of their choice! The winning image will also be posted on the front page of my Web site – www.photosbymcdonald.com – as well as be used for my business cards!

The second place winner will receive an 11×14 mounted print of the winning image and half-off an in-studio or on-location session. Third place will also receive half-off an in-studio or on-location session as well!

Voting will start today and close at midnight January 9. So get on the horn and tell all of your family and friends to come over and VOTE, VOTE, VOTE! It’s my way of giving each and every one of you a great big hug for all you’ve done. I can’t wait to see who wins and what the next year will bring! HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

Now keep in mind, voters can only vote ONCE from each computer, so it’s fair. And I’d love to hear your thoughts! Leave me a message or subscribe to receive my blog updates (over on the right-hand side under “email subscription”.) I’d love to keep in touch with each and every one of you!

Here’s to 2013! Let’s make this the best year ever!

Last year’s winner was Tonya and Jeremy:

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Without further ado, here are this year’s Best of 2012 images – (click on the image to see it larger):

1. Caitlyn

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2. Tyler and Jake

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3.Cooper

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4.Drew

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5.Anna and Ryan

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6.Johnny

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7.Krick/Tye

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8. Alexia

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9.Drew

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10.Dave, Jennifer and Tessa

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11. Joey and Meghan

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12.Lisa and Mike (This one was taken by one of my fab assistants, but I had to include it! LOVE)

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13. Zoie

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14.Jennifer and Chris

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15. Mallory and Kory

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16. Kelsee

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17. Richard

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18. Ashley and Steve

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19. Jacylyn and Steve

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20. Tabitha

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21. Heather

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22. Kelli and Addison

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23. Brennan

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24. Charlotte

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25. Ona and Cinitha

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26. Theron and Stacey

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27. Sarah and Patrick

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28.Pete and Rebecca

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29. Michelle and Steve

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30.Glass

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