Hope you are all well! Life has been a roller coaster the last few months, I'm taking a small break from photography for the month of June due to a family matter. Although I haven't been shooting I have some really exciting news that I can't wait to share with you! The first piece of good news is that for the first time in my life I have actually won something, and it is to do with photography which makes it even better. I entered a contest that Vistek hosts every year called "Show Us Your Best", I never enter contests like this but I thought why not?
I had a hard time deciding on an image to enter, I have so many favourite images that it was a tough decision. I decided to go with my "Twisted Fairytale" image featuring the talents of Jill Billingsley, Sheba Levoir, Kelsey McIntyre and Cory Christopher. This editorial was so amazing, it brought back a fire in me for creative/fantasy work. It has become one of my most popular images to date so I thought since it was well received I would enter it. I did it for fun not expecting to win. I asked my friends to vote for me and I couldn't believe how many of my friends voted and shared it. By the time the contest was over I had 474 votes, I was hoping to get at least 50 so that was mind-blowing to me.
I made the Top Ten based on the votes and the final images went to the judges for the winner to be chosen. There were so many amazing images I was sure I wouldn't win but I was very happy with even making the top ten. I woke up to an email the other day announcing me as the winner, and I think I screamed for a good 15 minutes (sorry to my fiancé for screaming at you on the phone haha). My image is going to be used in Epson advertisements in both magazines and on television plus a print is being places in the Vistek store! I also won an Epson printer! I cannot wait to print my new portfolio and now offer prints to clients! I have more exciting things happening for Lisa-Marie Photography so stay tuned!
Here is the link: http://prophotoblog.stfi.re/community/contests-promotions/the-vistekepson-show-us-your-best-contest-winner-is/?sf=aaygdbd&utm_campaign=2016%20Scotiabank%20CONTACT%20Photography%20Festival&utm_content=31630458&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook#aa
Thank you so much to everyone who voted and the judges!
Until next time,