Let me just say that selecting the finalists was not any easy task. As a photographer it is my job to see the beauty and cuteness and specialness in each of my subjects. So how am I supposed to choose the cutest? I feel that somehow choosing one over another suggests that those who didn’t make the finalist round somehow are less than cute. And that is just not true.
My criteria didn’t go much beyond what I had indicated in the promo video for the event: I’m looking for personality (spunk), engagement and comfort in front of the camera. All from a quick snapshot that doesn’t allow time for any of that to be drawn out, time that I have at a full sitting to work with an individual and child to help them feel comfortable and engaged, to get the best results. So I may have enlisted some outside help to narrow down the entries and even though Ryan said three in each category, I picked four in the 0-24 month category. Even so, I want to sneak more into all the categories!!!
That said, I’m glad I don’t have to select the winners! That tough task is up to Jen & Ryan – the masterminds behind the Pregnant, Fabulous & Beyond Family Fair. They plan to announce the winners by the end of the week, so be sure to check out their Facebook page or website for the announcement.
I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to all who stopped by my booth and entered the contest! All the mamas are beautiful – each one of you! And your children are precious – every one!
Without further adieu our finalists:
Cutest Baby (0-24 months):
Cutest Kid (2-5 years)