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Celebrating 2010 with a contest!

**Contest Now Closed**

Trust me when I tell you that I agonized over which pictures to use for the contest.  Each picture brought a memory of what I enjoyed about your photo shoot and which shots made me smile.  It was nearly impossible to decide and for awhile I thought I might have to do a “top 100″;) I started by picking my favorite picture from every single session and then began the process of narrowing to the ones that spoke to me in some way and that I felt best represented as a whole my work, my style, and my passion for taking your pictures. If you don’t see your picture here, its not because I didn’t also love it!  As with any art, it is open to interpretation and its fun for me to know that there are other pictures that you may like even more than the ones you see here.  It was truly truly a difficult decision as I had so many favorites!! To see last year’s contest, click here!

As we look forward to 2011 I just want to thank you all again.  I truly love working with you and am honored to record both the big and the little moments in your lives!  I’m looking forward to the year ahead!

How to Vote:
1. Use the poll below to vote on your favorite photo.  One vote per person. Then leave a comment in the comments section for YOUR chance to win a free session!!  :)

2. For additional votes, become a fan of Emily Photography on Facebook and suggest that your friends “like” Emily Photography on Facebook.  To easily and quickly tell others about my facebook site, you can go directly to my Emily Photography facebook page and select “suggest to friends” at the top left.  For each friend that you see become a fan of Emily Photography, leave a comment on this post telling me their name and that will count as an additional vote for your favorite picture!

Please email me at emily@emilybwilson.com with any questions or problems.

The Details:

  • Voting will run January 3 to January 10 (ending at midnight eastern time)
  • Voting is monitored by IP address, so no multiple voting.
  • Winners will be announced January 11
  • I reserve the right to disqualify entries or modify the contest if necessary.
  • No purchase necessary to win
  • Everyone has a chance to WIN:

  • The photo with the most votes will win a 2011 mini session with 15 images on CD (or can trade-in the credit of the mini session towards a full session)
  • The runner-up photo will receive print credit towards a 2011 session
  • One random commenter (selected by random.org) will win a 2011 mini session with 15 images on CD (or can trade-in the credit of the mini session towards a full session)
  • Any winner may select a “gift certificate” instead and gift their winning session to someone else
  • The Pictures! (number is above each picture)

    1. Sound asleep

    2. Can’t wait for baby to join our family

    3. Sweet eyes

    4. Wheeeeee!

    5. Baby smiles

    6. Daddy’s love

    7. One last kiss

    8. Daddy!  I have something to tell you!

    9. Joy

    10. Story in those eyes

    11. Secrets for mama

    12. Sibling love

    13. Blessed

    14. Supermodel

    15. Watch out mommy & daddy!  I’m coming to get you!

    Vote here and then leave a comment below for your chance to win a free session!

    Clicking “like” below only likes this post, it does not = becoming a fan. To become a fan for an extra vote, go to the facebook page here and become a fan! Thank you!

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    Kelly DeCongelio - January 10, 2011 - 9:26 pm

    Amazing photos! Love #2!!

    Becca - January 10, 2011 - 9:00 pm

    Love #2!!!

    Deanne - January 10, 2011 - 7:55 pm

    #2 is the best shot! Everyone should vote for #2!

    Norma - January 9, 2011 - 9:22 pm

    These are amazing photos…so natural and beautiful.

    Suzanne@mac.com - January 9, 2011 - 5:51 pm

    These pictures are amazing. I know a family that used you and she couldn’t have been happier that you did the pictures. They came out beautifully like the rest of your pictures do.

    Kate - January 9, 2011 - 12:37 pm

    These photos are absolutely fantastic!!!

    Lisa Johnston - January 8, 2011 - 5:13 pm

    Beautiful pictures!!!! They really seem to capture the feelings and emotions of your subjects. :-)

    Michael - January 8, 2011 - 11:27 am

    Could I possibly win two years in a row? Only one way to find out.

    Michael - January 8, 2011 - 11:26 am

    Could I possibly win two years in a row?Only one way to find out.

    Andrew - January 8, 2011 - 11:04 am

    great pics

    carmen - January 7, 2011 - 7:16 pm

    Love #2. It’s so exciting

    Liesl - January 7, 2011 - 8:57 am

    I loved so many of your pictures, as always, but had to vote for that sweet moment between a father and child! There is nothing than that relationship! And even better you captured it in black and white! Much love to you in 2011 Em!

    Donna - January 6, 2011 - 11:43 pm

    The matching pink outfits in picture number two, cant wait for baby, are adorable!

    All of these are great photos though, I also like baby smiles, one last kiss, and sibling love

    Jennifer Giampietro - January 6, 2011 - 9:31 pm

    Your photos are incredible and really capture the sincerity of the moment.

    Lois - January 6, 2011 - 9:26 pm

    Wishing God’s richest blessings to your family and for a continued thriving business!!

    Mary - January 6, 2011 - 8:53 pm

    Beautiful Pics!!

    Emily - January 6, 2011 - 5:37 pm

    Emily, they really are all SO wonderful. I have to say though that the b+w of the father and child interaction just grabs me. You ARE the next Anne Geddes!

    Tracy Silvera - January 6, 2011 - 11:57 am

    What wonderful photos! I don’t know how you narrowed it down to so few.

    anne ashbury - January 6, 2011 - 7:24 am

    sweet anticipation

    Jeanette - January 5, 2011 - 11:35 pm

    Love all your photos… as always. You are so blessed to have such talent.

    Maria inturrisi - January 5, 2011 - 10:35 pm

    Love all your work…. Pics look great!
    Good job

    Heather - January 5, 2011 - 10:02 pm

    Emily – it was between Sibiling Love and Daddy’s Love… hard to decide, but I went with Siblings, because it reminds me of me and my brother. Congrats on a great year! To many more for you!

    John - January 5, 2011 - 8:09 pm

    what a beautiful and expressive face, great job catching her essence!

    Raul & Karen Cervantes - January 5, 2011 - 2:10 pm

    He’s a cutie & those eyes are incredible!

    christin vespi - January 5, 2011 - 1:24 pm

    Emily wow!!!! you captured soooo much feeling in all of them!!!so hrd to decide!!! I choose Daddy’s love but I must say the wedding pics were amazing !!! The siblings & the kiss fantastic!!! and of course the babies are always so delicious!!! I hope to book a session in May. you are amazing!!!

    franciska loncaric - January 5, 2011 - 11:06 am

    This is such a cute picture I love it! They look so happy! They are my family and they are all gorgeous and we all love baby juilana! She brings so much jot to us!

    Cara - January 5, 2011 - 11:03 am

    #5 is my favorite! He is adorable and looks like a sleeping angel!

    Elyse - January 5, 2011 - 9:56 am

    These are all votes of people who “like” Emily Photography and are
    connected by me :) Thanks!

    Annette Kuperus,
    Becca Knorr
    Brenda Vogel De Jong
    Brett Fritzsch
    Erin Kathleen
    Evonne Janae De Jong
    Hailey Noelle
    Jamie Kane
    Jennifer Donkersloot
    Jesse Fritzsch
    Jessica Lynn
    Justin Dedio
    Kenny Malnati
    Kristine DeJong Sniegocki
    Megan Siegel

    Kim Giarratano - January 5, 2011 - 9:53 am

    Four Facebook fan votes

    Chrissy - January 5, 2011 - 9:51 am

    Facebook votes:
    Andrijana Macic
    Lindsay Griffiths
    Meghan Nahorniak
    Tina Pepitone Trajkovic
    Chris W. Lord
    Elle Carbone Lord
    Sherri Klock
    Tara Johnson

    SUZANNE - January 5, 2011 - 9:50 am

    Extremely Creative with an Amazing Eye that captives the essense of your subjects. I will be proud to recommend your talent.

    Kristen - January 5, 2011 - 9:15 am

    Very impressive!!

    Lisa Van Ek - January 5, 2011 - 8:47 am

    Beautiful pictures -

    Leanne - January 5, 2011 - 5:46 am

    What gorgeous images. Best of luck to all the owners of the chosen images.

    Shuchi - January 5, 2011 - 12:43 am

    All the pictures are beautiful…love 2, 7, 9 & 12, however 11 is the winner for me! Instantly puts me in her shoes/ reminds me of my own kids whispering in my ears!

    Wendy - January 5, 2011 - 12:03 am

    #2 is my favorite!!! I love seeing the excitement in the families face!!! -Wendy B

    Tammy Longo - January 4, 2011 - 10:56 pm

    #11 is just beautiful :) I am so happy I was told about the photo contest and was able to view your work. You have an amazing talent and I am keeping your contact info near by :)

    Kathleen - January 4, 2011 - 10:22 pm

    My vote was for #2. This picture shows a special bond not only between a husband & a wife, but between a family. A beautiful moment captured.

    Neens - January 4, 2011 - 10:18 pm

    Number 5 is a cutie pie. You should see him awake!

    Andrew - January 4, 2011 - 9:36 pm

    Soo cute and beautiful. Great picture Emily.

    Robin - January 4, 2011 - 7:44 pm

    All beautiful….but gotta love those “Sweet Eyes”!!!

    steven - January 4, 2011 - 7:04 pm

    baby smiles gets my vote. he is so cute and adorable. vote vote vote!!!

    joe - January 4, 2011 - 7:03 pm

    baby smiles is so adorable and so angelic. really one of the cutest infants ive seen. beyond cute!

    Sheri Klock - January 4, 2011 - 5:55 pm

    I loved all of the photos, but #2 shows the love a family has for an unborn child.

    Janie - January 4, 2011 - 5:19 pm

    I loved baby smiles! Wonder what he is dreaming about?

    Peter pettersen - January 4, 2011 - 4:59 pm

    Votes in!
    They are all adorable.
    Beautiful work

    SUZANNE - January 4, 2011 - 4:11 pm

    # 11 ~ Kinda Reminds Me Of My Family….. SO TOUCHING

    andrea - January 4, 2011 - 3:30 pm

    Emily, I love all your pictures – you have been given an incredible talent by God and use it to enhance others lives! My favorite is #7 of course!

    Marilyn Shapiro - January 4, 2011 - 2:44 pm

    I loved number 11-Brought back so many memories of my own children at that age-

    Marilyn Shapiro - January 4, 2011 - 2:41 pm

    I loved all the photos-But am partial to baby pictures

    Melissa Stottmann - January 4, 2011 - 2:19 pm

    I voted :) Number 7!

    Bonnie - January 4, 2011 - 1:58 pm

    I love the picture of this beautiful little girl. Sweet eyes says it all. She is too cute and her sweetness radiates!!

    laura - January 4, 2011 - 1:30 pm

    All the pictures are amazing!!! You seemed to capture each moment perfectly

    Mary - January 4, 2011 - 1:25 pm

    Great pictures!!!!

    K - January 4, 2011 - 11:32 am

    #3- Beautiful picture! Love the eyes!!!!! Adorable.

    Alyssa - January 4, 2011 - 9:45 am

    # 5 is my favorite! He is so cute!!!

    Amanda - January 4, 2011 - 9:37 am

    So, so awesome. Love them all but #9 is my total fav.

    RTH - January 4, 2011 - 8:38 am

    All of these are beautiful, Emily!

    Marcella - January 4, 2011 - 8:14 am

    So I decided to vote for someone I did not know. . . a bunch of familiar faces in the selecion. . . I love #8!!!! He is so happy to hold Daddy’s hand.

    Elaine Seals - January 4, 2011 - 8:10 am

    Story in the eyes

    Christie Adams - January 4, 2011 - 7:54 am

    This was so tough to pick just one but had to go with #7- I absolutely love that shot!!

    AmandaR - January 4, 2011 - 12:09 am

    I had trouble choosing but loved no 7. I’m not entering the competition, well not unless you are prepared to fly to Australia to honour the free session lol!!
    Seriously though, I don’t know how you managed this mammoth task, kudos to you.

    Bonita Meaux - January 3, 2011 - 11:46 pm

    I love your pictures! They are really awesome!!

    dsr - January 3, 2011 - 11:34 pm

    You do wonderful work! Love seeing it all together. I even voted!

    Chrissy Truberg - January 3, 2011 - 11:04 pm

    12 Votes for #2 from facebook new fans: Mary Mirkovic, Franciska Loncaric, Nicole Scrivanich Picinich, Kathy Klingen DePriest, Kathy Sherman, Tommy Tank, Nicholas Mircovic, Kristen kohler, Erica Bussanich Viton, Michelle McNamara, Jen Moran, and Kathleen Brancaccio-Barna.

    Kathleen - January 3, 2011 - 10:37 pm

    Looks like you had a great year.

    Mel - January 3, 2011 - 10:31 pm

    The poll isn’t working for me. I LOVE #7!!!!!!! Awesome.

    Tracy - January 3, 2011 - 10:15 pm

    We love you Emily! Thanks for everything, can’t wait to do it again!

    Carol - January 3, 2011 - 10:07 pm

    Your pictures are beautiful! Sweet eyes is my favorite!

    Tara - January 3, 2011 - 9:33 pm

    Very impressive work! So glad Chrissy showed me!

    Amanda - January 3, 2011 - 9:16 pm

    LOVE all of the photos but can’t resist anything entitled ‘sibling love!’. Gorgeous pictures…what a talent!

    Megan Siegel - January 3, 2011 - 8:40 pm

    I absolutely loved looking at all the pictures. You do wonderful work and have a great eye for pictures! I look forward to seeing more of your work in the future!

    Naomi - January 3, 2011 - 8:35 pm

    Thanks for making me smile so much this year, Emily! Blessings for a fantastic 2011!

    Dominick Miller - January 3, 2011 - 5:32 pm

    My little princess is a supermodel! Vote for #14 !!!! Thanks

    Dominick - January 3, 2011 - 5:23 pm


    Tara - January 3, 2011 - 5:22 pm

    Your work is amazing! I’m so glad and fortunate to have worked with you :)

    Daniela - January 3, 2011 - 4:40 pm

    Great photos! :)

    Jenna Beverly - January 3, 2011 - 4:10 pm

    I seriously just love looking at your pictures, even when I don’t know who they are of! All of your work is an inspiration, but of course my vote goes to B&E!

    franciska loncaric - January 3, 2011 - 3:49 pm

    Such a cute picture! I love it!

    Leslie - January 3, 2011 - 3:17 pm

    God has given you such a special talent to capture such poignant moments! Love them all!

    Heidi - January 3, 2011 - 2:04 pm

    You are very talented! Love all of the pictures!

    Beverly - January 3, 2011 - 2:01 pm

    Very sweet photos!

    Terri - January 3, 2011 - 1:58 pm

    Beautiful photos, beautiful subjects. You have an amazing eye.

    Kathy - January 3, 2011 - 1:55 pm

    You do amazing work! Many of my friends have chosen you as their photographer which made it hard to choose a picture for the contest as two have entries! Some day I hope to use you for pics of my son and I! Maybe around Mother’s day this year…

    Cheryl Bereksazi - January 3, 2011 - 1:42 pm

    These photos are amazing. You are a great photographer. Keep up the good work

    Maura - January 3, 2011 - 1:27 pm

    Such beautiful photos.

    Erin - January 3, 2011 - 1:06 pm

    each one is better than the last!!

    Elizabeth - January 3, 2011 - 12:15 pm

    They are all amazing photos!!! Job well done!!

    Mary - January 3, 2011 - 11:23 am

    I can’t even imagine how long it took you to pick these!! They are all so good :)

    Sara - January 3, 2011 - 10:39 am

    It was so hard to choose, they’re all so beautiful!!

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