I couldn't wipe the smile off my face once I heard that my photo was picked. YAY! So do you think I can now call myself an award-winning photographer?! :-) But seriously, I am thrilled to bits because of the two things I've submitted photos for, my photos were picked both times (the Adorama article and this). For this contest, there were 494 entries, and it is pretty cool to be singled out. I'm on Cloud 9.
It is so fitting that I should win with a photo of Rachel. She's been one of my biggest photography supporters from the beginning and a great advisor that I ask for feedback from all the time. I ordered an 11 x 14 metallic print of the photo as a thank you, along with one for my friend Barb, who first told me about the contest and encouraged me to enter. Thanks, friends. Geez, you'd think from my Sally Field-esque speech that I'd won a Pulitzer Prize for photography, not just an honorable mention in a local contest.