Seniors like Abbi make my job so much fun (and give me style goals)!
We were definitely on the same page when it came to her Toledo senior session. We went to some of my favorite places like Handmade Toledo (not just the Ouizi mural on the side of the building) and Middlegrounds Metropark. Abbi gave me all the stylish 90’s vibes with her awesome outfits. We made the sidewalks our own personal runway and let the city speak to us for our other locations.
I am loving her session so much that I included images from it in my 2019 Shoot and Share contest entries (a yearly photo competition that I’ve never entered before).
Last year, I watched many of my photographer peers enter contests that I never have. I told myself, “Next year, I’m going to do that!” Well, I almost missed my window this year (life is busy) and at the last minute (with a push from one of my colleagues) successfully submitted 11 of my favorite images from 2018 (3 of them from Abbi’s session). My hope was one entry would place in the Top 30% of its category.
I’m so stoked that one of my favorite images of Abbi exceeded my placement goal and placed Top 20% in the People Portraits category. Out of 25,034 images, my image placed 4,360!
What a time to be alive! Now I can’t wait to photograph more amazing seniors. Who knows? Maybe I’ll submit photos again next year and 1 of them will place higher than 20%. #Goals