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It’s so much fun to take photos of parents and kids of all ages! Though these “kids” are grown, I love that they still rough house, tease and laugh at each other. Our session certainly had an abundance of genuine smiles! This family holds a special place in my heart — both parents and kids are truly blessed to have each other!

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This family received an early Christmas present — the gift of a beautiful baby girl! She is just perfect with her tiny fingers and toes, rosy lips, and sweet little smile. Joining two wonderful parents and a darling big sister, this little one is blessed to be part of such a great family! I’ve so enjoyed working with and getting to know them over the past few years, and am so excited to see them welcome another little one. The four of them are so sweet together, and absolutely gorgeous in these photos! It will be a joy-filled year for them for sure!

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  • Elizabeth - January 11, 2015 - 8:15 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

  • Erin - January 11, 2015 - 8:51 pm

    Lovely!

  • Leslie De Jong - January 12, 2015 - 10:17 am

    Love these beautiful girls!

  • Shelley Booth - January 14, 2015 - 7:40 am

    Beautiful pictures!!! Beautiful family!!

Contest is now closed–thank you everyone for enthusiastically participating and for all of the wonderful comments:) I am very excited for 2015!!

And now for the winners!!
–1st place goes to #21 who has the most votes and will receive a complimentary mini session in 2015!
–I decided to include a 2nd place as well because it was a close second and was actually tied!–#11 and #30 will both receive $100 credit towards your 2015 session!

–And finally, the second complimentary mini session goes to commenter: Suzanne Sautner!
There were 131 comments left on the post before it closed at 7:00 pm January 11. Random.org selected #121 & the 121st commenter was Suzanne!

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Every year it is ridiculously hard to pick just a few photos to showcase:)I love all of the families I work with and always get excited about sharing their images!  In 2014, I had the privilege of working with 130 families for their newborn, maternity, children, and family sessions!!  As always, I tried to select a sprinkling of pictures for the contest that best represents my natural and artistic style.  For the 6th year in a row, I proudly present my annual “best of” contest with my favorite images from the year!  Click here to visit 200920102011, 2012, and 2013!

Stay tuned in 2015 for a fresh new face of Emily Photography with a new website, logo, and streamlined packaging!

Vote on your favorite photo below! The photo with the most votes will win a free 2015 mini session with images.  And the fun part of this contest is that even if you don’t see one of your photos, everyone has a chance to be a winner!!  One person (randomly chosen) who leaves a comment on this post will also win $350 credit, which can be used for a 2015 mini session or applied towards a full session.  

How the contest works:

  • Click on the poll to vote on your favorite photo!
  • one vote per person, please
  • the photo with the most votes will win
  • Leave a comment on this post for another chance to win
  • the contest will run until Sunday January 11 at 7:00 pm.

 

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  • Tracy - January 4, 2015 - 8:36 pm

    As always your work is amazing!

  • Sara - January 4, 2015 - 8:39 pm

    they are all stunning

  • Jessica - January 4, 2015 - 8:41 pm

    12. This was really tough choosing just one they all look so great!

  • Diane - January 4, 2015 - 8:47 pm

    Hard to choose! They are all great!

  • Jeanette dunbar - January 4, 2015 - 9:05 pm

    Great job. So creative!

  • Sara - January 4, 2015 - 9:27 pm

    3. Even though every photo you take is always amazing and stunning!

  • Suzanne - January 4, 2015 - 9:28 pm

    Beautiful

  • Leslie Chananie - January 4, 2015 - 9:33 pm

    Wonderful pictures but my niece Kylie is the best!!!! (#23 & #26)

  • Elizabeth - January 4, 2015 - 9:34 pm

    Love this contest every year!! I feel honored to have my photo in it!!

  • Laura Laauwe - January 4, 2015 - 9:38 pm

    Beautiful pictures as always!!!

  • Mary M - January 4, 2015 - 9:38 pm

    My favorite time of year :)

  • Shannon roper - January 4, 2015 - 9:41 pm

    Love all of the beautiful photos!

  • Doreen Devine - January 4, 2015 - 9:47 pm

    Beautiful work. My babies are 12 and 14 now but would love to win a session!

  • Rachel Jay - January 4, 2015 - 9:48 pm

    KYLIE is the cutest :)

  • Christin Vespi - January 4, 2015 - 9:48 pm

    Love #5 !!! I want my family to duplicate that look!!

  • Lois - January 4, 2015 - 9:48 pm

    Beautiful pictures…. each picture captures true emotion…… love them. .. especially#3 <3

  • Beth Chananie - January 4, 2015 - 9:49 pm

    Love the photos and the composition

  • Amy Higby - January 4, 2015 - 9:55 pm

    I love them all but I’m voting for #28…the sisters. You never fail to capture personalities and relationships. Amazing!!!

  • SLW - January 4, 2015 - 10:01 pm

    As always, Emily, beautiful work!

  • Ricky Granholm - January 4, 2015 - 10:13 pm

    3 for sure…alot of love pluming through her laugh and smile

  • Joni Genberg - January 4, 2015 - 10:14 pm

    I’ve always admired your work! All beautiful!

  • Maria - January 4, 2015 - 10:21 pm

    My heart belongs to #19 :) But ALL of these photos are stunning! What a talent!

  • Kimberly Nickles - January 4, 2015 - 10:22 pm

    Every picture is absolutely beautiful!!! I love your work :)

  • John K - January 4, 2015 - 10:29 pm

    Looks great!!!!!

  • Evonne - January 4, 2015 - 10:34 pm

    amazing pictures Emily! :)

  • Sally - January 4, 2015 - 10:38 pm

    All the pictures are amazing and a joy to look at. You know how to capture the moment perfectly.

  • Jan Nyitray - January 4, 2015 - 10:39 pm

    Love #28

  • Marisa - January 4, 2015 - 10:41 pm

    Love your newborn photography!

  • Brit - January 4, 2015 - 10:55 pm

    #2 is adorable!

  • Michele Boonstra - January 5, 2015 - 12:27 am

    Oh Em. . . another year of wonder and creative freedom. . . . love your work. . . especially #11 :)

  • Melissa - January 5, 2015 - 6:35 am

    Beautiful as always, I love #11.

  • Barbara Adams - January 5, 2015 - 6:55 am

    Beautiful work! Loved them all!

  • Kim M - January 5, 2015 - 7:03 am

    Such beautiful subjects; such talent! Great moments captured.

  • UD - January 5, 2015 - 7:30 am

    Beautiful girls and great composition.

  • Debra Weiner - January 5, 2015 - 7:45 am

    Beautiful pictures!

  • Cathy Ioannidis - January 5, 2015 - 7:47 am

    All your photos are amazing! Clearly I’m biased to number 24 but they all look like winning shots! Thanks for all your work!

  • Amamda - January 5, 2015 - 7:48 am

    Beautiful work!

  • Ivory B Wise - January 5, 2015 - 8:07 am

    Your photos are beautiful. You seem to be able to bring out the best in each subject.

  • Jennifer - January 5, 2015 - 8:41 am

    Love the piercing blue eyes in #21! Great picture and absolutely adorable subject!!!

  • Michele - January 5, 2015 - 8:59 am

    Wow! Great job, Emily!

  • Marissa - January 5, 2015 - 9:07 am

    All the pictures are beautiful! However #30 melts my heart, what a beautiful little girl!

  • Beth - January 5, 2015 - 9:29 am

    Beautiful pictures…very partial to #3 !!

  • Michailidis periklis - January 5, 2015 - 9:42 am

    all are very nice but I think the best one it is the no 24

  • Erin Siervo - January 5, 2015 - 9:47 am

    well that was hard!!!

  • Kristen Abbate - January 5, 2015 - 9:50 am

    beautiful pictures!

  • Jessica - January 5, 2015 - 10:03 am

    That was hard!! Your work is amazing!!

  • Danae - January 5, 2015 - 10:05 am

    I love #24! What a beautiful little girl! It’s such a unique photo and quite different from all the rest. She looks like she has a fun little secret! :)

  • Jillian - January 5, 2015 - 10:06 am

    It was so wonderful working with you! You have an amazing talent and we were so excited to see all the wonderful photos you took. And we were so happy with all of our photos, they were all AMAZING!!

  • Helen ioannidis - January 5, 2015 - 10:30 am

    i know I am a little biased for #24 but look at this eyes and please tell me what
    They express. Unlimited fun!

  • gerri - January 5, 2015 - 10:44 am

    you have captured my granddaughters’ spirit so beautifully!!

  • Audrey - January 5, 2015 - 10:47 am

    What a beautiful and natural photo! I love the genuine smile- and how it doesn’t seem posed at all!

  • Erin - January 5, 2015 - 10:48 am

    Gorgeous photographs!!! :-)

  • Andrea - January 5, 2015 - 10:56 am

    Great Pictures!

  • David Vozzo - January 5, 2015 - 11:24 am

    They are all great pictures, but 11 is my favorite.

  • Alyssa Myhren - January 5, 2015 - 11:28 am

    Beautiful photos that capture precious little moments!

  • Doreen Baxter - January 5, 2015 - 11:29 am

    It was so very hard to pick…..

  • Rosemary Skaff - January 5, 2015 - 11:32 am

    It was a great session, lots of fun and #19 looks so beautiful and expressive.

  • Ashley - January 5, 2015 - 12:04 pm

    These are great pictures!

  • Marcia Garfikle - January 5, 2015 - 1:16 pm

    What wonderful images!
    What exquisite work!

  • Florence Chirichiello - January 5, 2015 - 1:21 pm

    I love #21. Absolutely adorable. I love your work.

  • Eileen - January 5, 2015 - 1:24 pm

    Beautiful Kylie #23

  • Maria C - January 5, 2015 - 1:35 pm

    All great pictures but #24, is my favorite, beautiful big eyes and that sweet face

  • Madi G. - January 5, 2015 - 1:49 pm

    beautiful work!…each photo so unique. it was probably hard for you to pick only 30!!

  • Carol Tedeschi - January 5, 2015 - 1:52 pm

    I just love the look on Miranda’s face! She is such a beautiful and lively little sweetheart!

  • Lisa Choptij - January 5, 2015 - 2:07 pm

    Lovely photos, but my vote is for #21 !!! Adorable!!!

  • lynda lloyd - January 5, 2015 - 2:27 pm

    such beautiful moments in time captured!! What a gift.

  • Chrisanthy LaBua - January 5, 2015 - 2:29 pm

    They are all very beautiful pictures. Of course, my vote goes to the best, which is number 24!!!

  • Jeanne Salzman - January 5, 2015 - 2:40 pm

    Great photographs! You have captured the spirit and character of your subjects.

  • Cheryl Schipper - January 5, 2015 - 3:02 pm

    All of these photos were beautifully creative! It was hard to pick just one favorite, but I happen to be very partial to the subjects in photo #3 <3 Thanks for capturing a very special time in their lives.

  • Donna - January 5, 2015 - 3:06 pm

    All gorgeous photos. #19 made me smile ear to ear :)
    Simply beautiful!

  • Mary Dykman - January 5, 2015 - 3:28 pm

    Beautifully done.

  • Jenna Beverly - January 5, 2015 - 3:48 pm

    so hard to choose! Can I vote for 3 of them?

  • jennabeverly87@gmail.com - January 5, 2015 - 3:54 pm

    For some reason, my previous comment was cut off! I wanted to add a :) and remind you how much I love you and your amazing work!

  • Janice Rosen - January 5, 2015 - 4:07 pm

    #15 is my vote…the baby looks like it just “hatched”!!!

  • Maureen - January 5, 2015 - 4:11 pm

    Photo 19 is gorgeous

  • David - January 5, 2015 - 4:37 pm

    vote #23 (feet)

  • Alicia - January 5, 2015 - 4:52 pm

    Beautiful pics

  • Ken - January 5, 2015 - 5:05 pm

    What a great collection of photos, the gorgeous color, balance and surroundings made these really enjoyable to view. Very nice work!

  • AJ - January 5, 2015 - 5:21 pm

    #24..She looks absolutely adorable!

  • vagia seirli - January 5, 2015 - 5:26 pm

    Beautiful work,amazing pictures.

  • Sue De Block - January 5, 2015 - 5:48 pm

    #11 is simply beautiful (as are those two young ladies :-) That photo should be on magazine covers :-)

  • Kate - January 5, 2015 - 6:25 pm

    All are beautiful but I love #25 the best. The gorgeous light! It looks like a painting!

  • Leigh - January 5, 2015 - 6:39 pm

    Love them all!! Especially 24 and 29

  • Ann Marie Maguire - January 5, 2015 - 6:45 pm

    #11 stands out… Beautiful!!

  • Rachel Schulties - January 5, 2015 - 6:48 pm

    Beautiful!

  • Rachel - January 5, 2015 - 7:13 pm

    Your work is amazing :)

  • Marcella - January 5, 2015 - 7:46 pm

    So hard to pick only 1! So many to choose from ~ picked #5 b/ c when you can pick you pick one of your favorite places on earth. If I got 2 votes I’d pick # 13 next!!!

  • Carol. - January 5, 2015 - 8:03 pm

    # 21 has my vote. Too cute for words !!

  • Helen - January 5, 2015 - 8:03 pm

    Beautiful!

  • ssw - January 5, 2015 - 8:04 pm

    #26 is a winner!

  • Teresa - January 5, 2015 - 8:30 pm

    BEAUTIFUL. #11.

  • Ana - January 5, 2015 - 9:33 pm

    The way you capture children and adults truly has a magical quality to it. One can share in the beauty of each moment just by looking at your pictures.

  • Karen - January 5, 2015 - 10:29 pm

    Ever so hard to pick one… but I love #18!

  • Jen Wilkin - January 5, 2015 - 10:53 pm

    so hard to choose!

  • Nicole - January 6, 2015 - 8:26 am

    As I have looked at all these lovely photos I realized the gift you give to each family. Thanks for using your gifts of photography to capture moments, seasons and memeories that last a lifetime. I will alway treasure #28! ” Sisters Forever”

  • Lois Luthman - January 6, 2015 - 9:23 am

    You’re a talented, creative photographer, Emily. Beautiful photos; of course I have voted for #22.

  • Meryl - January 6, 2015 - 11:28 am

    Beautiful Photography

  • Nicole - January 6, 2015 - 12:00 pm

    I love all of them. Too hard to choose! Beautiful photos.

  • Judi Ryba - January 6, 2015 - 12:07 pm

    Beautiful work Emily. All the children, families and babies look stunning!

  • Gail Beverly - January 6, 2015 - 1:24 pm

    A Grandma really needs to be able to pick more than one best!

  • Annamae Hulsebos - January 6, 2015 - 2:02 pm

    Beautiful pictures. Would love to vote for 3.

  • Katerina - January 6, 2015 - 2:10 pm

    I vote for #24 for the cutest little girl ever..

  • Nestor - January 6, 2015 - 2:29 pm

    Beautiful work. My daughter #19 looks stunning in black and white!

  • Maya - January 6, 2015 - 3:43 pm

    These pictures are beautiful!

  • Aunt Margie - January 6, 2015 - 9:03 pm

    #19 is my favorite. She has a great beautiful smile.

  • Jeanette - January 6, 2015 - 10:46 pm

    It’s so hard to pick, but that’s why you’re the best. Good luck to everyone. As far as I’m concerned everyone’s a winner here because they got to work with you!!!

  • Joy - January 7, 2015 - 9:08 am

    love them all! Can’t wait for May 2…(112 more days .. Not like I’m keeping track ;) !!!!!

  • Jackie De Graff - January 7, 2015 - 11:33 am

    Wow the pictures are so beautifully done it was hard to pick. But I really think #3 shows the Love these two have for each other. Proud Aunt!

  • Luiza Herbst - January 7, 2015 - 5:11 pm

    Beuatiful work!

  • Santina - January 7, 2015 - 6:23 pm

    #11 mosttttttt definitely !!! two reasons why … 1. Because these are two beautiful ” young” woman 2. Because if I have children I would want them to be as special as these two !!! Best black and white photo I have seen !!!

  • Stacie - January 7, 2015 - 7:24 pm

    Of course its ridiculously hard to pic because you are ridiculously amazing! :)

  • Francesca Broderick - January 7, 2015 - 8:17 pm

    All the pics are gorgeous Emily!!!

  • Rebecca Lapinsky - January 7, 2015 - 8:22 pm

    Impossible to pick just one. You have a true talent!

  • Mary E. - January 8, 2015 - 10:43 am

    Just was introduced to your work…I can’t express how your photos just evoke such emotion and life that just jumps out of the photo! I am getting married in 2016 and would love to have you capture our special day! Looooove # 11 :)

  • Amy Brown - January 8, 2015 - 8:30 pm

    Emily , your work is just wonderful – – I love some of the ones of your own children too, which could easily be here as “best of” !

  • Denise - January 8, 2015 - 8:39 pm

    Emily, once again you have amazed me! I am not exactly sure how you are capable of capturing such incredible emotion, but you seem to do it every time. I look forward to your contest every year. Great job!

  • Michaela - January 8, 2015 - 9:04 pm

    Number #25 !!!!!!!!!

  • Amy - January 8, 2015 - 9:13 pm

    #1 is the best!!!

  • Bridget - January 8, 2015 - 11:31 pm

    So fun looking through all these pictures and seeing some familiar faces :) I love your creativity, Emily!

  • Kate - January 9, 2015 - 9:35 am

    Such beautiful work! #19 is my favorite!

  • Suzanne Sautner - January 9, 2015 - 11:42 am

    What great pics!!!

  • Dee - January 9, 2015 - 5:12 pm

    Beautiful photos..love my favorite 19!!!

  • Vanessa - January 9, 2015 - 7:32 pm

    Beautiful! 21 captured me.

  • Kaddie Karlson - January 10, 2015 - 10:00 am

    Beautiful! True moments captured!

  • Ozzie - January 10, 2015 - 3:27 pm

    Picture #21….Great picture

  • Christina - January 10, 2015 - 8:11 pm

    Beautiful pictures! I would love for you to capture my soon to be family of 4:)!

  • Arlene Chananie - January 10, 2015 - 9:13 pm

    # 23 is my vote!

  • Andriana Agapitou - January 11, 2015 - 9:31 am

    From all the pictures,which are all beautiful ,I ended up to vote 24

  • Annie Schofield - January 11, 2015 - 11:08 am

    Picture # 30 is the most natural therefore received my vote. They’re all adorable!

  • Kathy - January 11, 2015 - 5:18 pm

    I like how you captured the special bond between a mother and her child on image #9. The expression on the baby’s face says it all!

  • Laura - January 11, 2015 - 6:46 pm

    Love every.single.one. You are soo incredibly talented!

  • Alice - January 12, 2015 - 7:29 am

    Your work is always beautiful and so admired by all who see it

I loved visiting this sweet family’s home for some updated photos! It always works well for little ones to warm up to me and the camera in the comfort of their own space. It’s so much fun to watch families have fun and laugh together– and capture those genuine smiles! Though going outdoors is always my suggestion to make the most of the natural light and natural backdrops. Both inside and out, I was happy to present this beautiful family with so many Christmas-card-worthy options!:)

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  • Beth Chananie - January 4, 2015 - 9:14 pm

    So creative and beautiful

  • Kristin - January 8, 2015 - 9:21 pm

    Beautiful pictures as always , love your creative and talented photographs and how you bring the natural beauty into the picture!

  • Sheryl - January 8, 2015 - 9:40 pm

    Love all the pictures. Beautiful work.