Important note: This post is about the judged contest, which is for six to thirty month old children. The online contest will be announced separately.
We were so pleased to meet so many new children this year. It was great fun meeting them all. We had a couple of repeats this year, which probably made the difference in how things went with the judging.
But you’d probably just rather know who won, huh?
Okay. But we have to also tell you that there were five winners.
First, the honorable mentions.
Our first is little Miss Bennett. She is a first-time client and took to us immediately, at times climbing onto Tony to get the best photo angle. We dubbed her a dead ringer for Cindy Lou Who.
The other honorable mention is little Miss Mohr. Her mom is a long-time friend and former employee. She grew up right before our eyes, and this little bundle of joy is something that has given her whole family great joy.
So, now for our third place winner. Also a first-time client, little Miss Rinaldi was quite to warm up with her happy little smile. Her mom is a co-worker of one of our long-time clients.
And now for the runner-up. That would be second place to those of you who aren’t familiar with the terminology. Little Mister Lawlor was something of a mystery at first, being a first-time client and all. But he rapidly came out of his shell when he started realizing that our camera room is just a big playground.
That leaves only the top spot. It’s important to note that the winner of this year’s contest got a vote from all FIVE of our judges. So there’s little doubt that this was the winning entry. Our judges this year are a diverse lot, hailing from New York, Texas, Virginia, Canada, and Maryland. And not a single one said “this was easy,” because it never is. They’re all just too adorable.
But here’s your winner… Mister Bean.
Thanks again to all those who participated. Winners are being contacted individually with their prizes. I hope to be able to show you more pictures in the near future of our contestants from their contest sessions and other sessions to come.