Tuesday, September 23, 2008

i'm a winner!

about a month ago i entered a smilebooks photo contest (you can view all winning photos on this link). it was a smiles of summer photo contest. i thought, "heck? why not?" so, i dug through my pictures and came up with this one:

nani and alexis

 

well, i won third prize (along with some other photos)!! so, now i have $100 to make my own smile book! i am excited to put something together of our 2008 year. i've done a photo book every year since 2006 and have been wanting to do one for this year and now i have the motivation and excuse!

 

woo hoo for me!!  i might have some talent after all!

21 comments:

Tonya said...

You are extremely talented with photography and now famous! Woo-Hoo! Congrats to you:0)

Sarah said...

I'm not surprised. You are very talented.

jessica said...

Of course you won!!! Duh! You take such fabulous pictures...

Siouxsie said...

You really do such a great job with the photos. You really motivate me to be more mindful of what kind of pictures I'm taking and to try for a little more zing. That's so fun that you won and that you got a great picture out of it too. Nani looks awesome!

Zeek the Geek said...

I can't belive you are surprised.. Your pictures always rock!

Bridget said...

Woooo-hoooo! Congrats! That is a darling picture.

Becca said...

Congrats! That's fun. Now you can make the photobook, get more extravagant than you might normally and not even feel bad for one second. Great picture. You deserved to win

tutu lady said...

FANTASTIC!!! Congrats! With so many smiles to your credit, how could you loose?

Rachel's Roost said...

Wow Wow Wow! You are so awesome!

Sara said...

Congratulations are in order! You so deserve it! Your photos are amazing (I've been meaning to say). BTW, it's so fun to see Nani...she reminds me of you when you and I started playing together. Her face takes me way back each time I see her. After all these years and still friends. :) I love reading your blog and staying in touch. Thanks for putting in the effort.

Michal said...

i'm glad that they can recognize genius when they see it. love the photo. and the new look on your blog.

Darilyn said...

You rock! I love your photos. You are extremely talented and you deserved to win.

hoalawman said...

Uh duh! I have been telling you that for a while! And by the way, tell Mitch I am never selling the farm! It will be Oak Knoll Lodge in another year, and down between the farm office and the grapes we will someday see Nic and Hoa's homes. Oh boy do we have plans! Peace

ashley said...

why have i not looked at your blog in so long?
congrats on the contest, that is awesome! a free photo book- so worth entering.
and how fun was the skate party? those green walls are too much. looks like they all had a blast!

Malia said...

Great Job!!! Thats so cool that you won! And not a bad prize either!!! Have you gotten any further into NYIP yet? I re did the lessons I read at your place and listened to the cds for them. but havent gotten past that yet. got kinda busy all of a sudden. im excited though!!! love you! you da bomb.com

Malia said...

PS... i've had a couple posts on my photoblog and i might be posting there more often so go take a look if you like!

Amanda D said...

Congrats! That is awesome, and it's a very cute picture.

Merilee said...

Oh, I just love that little Nani of yours. She is so sweet. Congrats on being a contest winner. That's awesome!

Pineapple Princess said...

Yep. Your photos totally rock. Now lots more people know it---yaaaaaaaa.

Have fun with the photo book!

Rachael said...

Or course you have talent. You are also bless with great models. What a great shot. Congratulations!!!

fourlittleloves said...

MAHINA!!! Hi! I love your blog, your photography is amazing! What kind of camera do you have? Your girls are gorgeous, they look like you did as a little girl :o) So fun to be in touch again! Love, Tiffany