Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Best of 2008 Contest - UPDATED

Each year I would like to begin holding a "photo of the year" contest. Here's how it will work... I have chosen 10 of my favorite images from 2008. Now, you get to vote for a winner! There will be prizes given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place images. However, one voter will also win a prize! All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post with your vote (the number found on the photo) by clicking on the word "comment" at the bottom of this post or you can email your vote to: "megan (at) memory-lane-photos (dot) com" and you will be entered to win! Do not click on the image to vote. Please only vote once!

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*Please note that I had *many more* than 10 favorite images from the year, it was very hard to narrow it down!* All votes must be received by Thursday, January 22nd. Winners will be announced Friday, January 23rd!

Rules: In order for your vote to count and for you to be entered to win the voters prize, your name must be on your entry. (First name and last initial, at least) No "Anonymous" comments will be posted unless your NAME is included within your post. Note: Your vote will not show up immediately once you click to post your comment. I will be sent an email with your post and if you have included your vote AND your name (first and last initial), then your post will be published to the blog. If you are having a hard time making a comment, feel free to email me your vote and I will post a comment with your vote for you!

...What are you waiting for?!?!? Go Vote!!

173 comments:

  1. I love all your photos. I'm voting number one.

    Jeanne

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  2. Why, #6, of course!!!
    Velvet Powell

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  3. I love them all, but #7 is my fav. What a cutie!

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  4. I want to vote for #7. She a pretty little girl!

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  5. All the photos are really great, but I'm voting for #7 as well. I don't know her, but she is a beautiful little girl. Great work Megan!

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  6. I vote for #7; this child takes awesome photos; this photo is front cover magazine quality...

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  7. I LOVE #1 BUT HOW CUTE IS THAT HAIR, BUT I AM GOING TO VOTE FOR #7! #7 THE COLORS ARE JUST BEAUTIFUL AND SO IS THAT LITTLE GIRL!

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  8. I like #3. --Allyson

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  9. I VOTE FOR NUMBER SEVEN ITS A GREAT PHOTO OF A BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRL.

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  10. all of the pictures were very good but, you caught the natural expression of number7.this child is beauitful.The colors in the back ground and her pose just did it for me. Dottie

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  11. Good afternoon, I am voting for #7. All the entries are beautiful.

    Coquetta

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  12. Uhm lets see - I'll have to vote for my kid so I go #9! I love all of them! Hope you're doing Easter Sessions again!

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  13. My favs are 7 then 1 and then 3. They are all so very cute!!!

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  14. My vote definately goes to #7! Awesome photo.
    Terri

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  15. Deborah Martin, RNJanuary 15, 2009 at 3:40 PM

    I love #9. The colors are great and they go from light to dark plus the skin tones on this child are awesome! What a better way to capture a very young child then to capture their smile and delight on the beach. This is not a posed shoot as the other ones are. You look for naturalization in a photo when judging such.

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  16. Thanks to everyone who's voted & also left such kind comments so far!! Keep them coming, but remember to only vote once, please!

    A few email votes have come through as well:

    Kelly R.= #6
    Nikki N.= #2
    Kari E. = #6

    PS- To Kyleen & Others, I will be doing Easter Sessions this year! Stay tuned for that information to come within the next few weeks!

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  17. I think they are all precious, my vote for the best overall is #7

    WBL

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  18. Hi I vote for #7. The colors are beautiful and I can't beleive how you captured the expression on the little girls face. That could have not been posed. What a great shot. Martha T

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  19. I love # 7. The photo captures the innocence and beauty of one precious little beach girl! Kelly Ann Davis

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  20. I vote for # 7. She is my beautiful Grandaughter and the photo is perfect!! It make me want to go to the beach! J.E.

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  21. Of course, I vote for #6, my adorable little nephew - you made him even more adorable with this pose!! You're awesome, Megan!
    Charlene

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  22. Cast my vote for # 7!
    Cener

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  23. Our votes go to our best cousin # 7. We miss you.
    Jack, Blake, and Ben

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  24. All of these pictures are really great. However, I must vote for #7.
    The cute girl along with the background made me wish for a day at the beach!! Melissa

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  25. I vote for # 7. She is my friend and she is so beautiful,
    DEl Garris

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  26. NUMBER 7!! The most amazing background and color. I know this lil girl and she is truly this beautiful! Go ahead JAZ!!

    Ryan

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  27. All the children are beautiful. I cast my vote for # 7 because I think she is a beautiful chils. She has an outstanding personality. She is as pretty inside as she is out. I love her very much. Larry T

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  28. All your photos are amazing but #7 is my vote. She is my precious granddaughter. Oh! also what a beautiful photo. Love Gran Gran

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  29. Hey Megan, Of course I think # 2 is absolutely adorbable BUT my vote goes to my daughter's best friend, # 7!! Such a sweet photo!
    kristy

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  30. i'm voting for # 7, my best friend!
    Lara-Cate

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  31. I left my comment under the picture...not sure if I did it right, so I'm going to leave a comment here. My vote is for #1. Amanda

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  32. Megan, You captured what we prayed for and God answered our prayers.
    My sweet grandson, #6. I could eat him with a spoon! :)
    Fleedie

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  33. Megan, Not sure if this is counted as another vote. I put one on the picture. I'm confused, erase this if needed.

    How cute is that little guy #1 but of course he his. But then they all are. Good job for the entire 2008

    Baba truck *AKA* barb flem

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  34. Meg! You make this so hard! I had a hard time between 5, 7, and 10 but I gotta' go with 7 just becuase the colors are so awesome and her expression is so cute.

    Kris

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  35. Great pictures! Voting for #7.
    Sharron Sanderson

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  36. I vote #9, such a cutie!!

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  37. I vote for #1 ... they're all great but you can tell that a lot of work went into that hairstyle!

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  38. Thanks again for all of the wonderful votes that are flooding in! Remember your name must be included in your post for your vote to be posted & count!

    Here's a few votes that I have received via email...

    pandora13_2009 wrote: my beautiful baby girl! you get my vote #7 love, aunt Heather

    631BCOMB wrote: Wow, great color. [#7] gets my vote.

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  39. I vote for # 9. Future surfer under the peir.

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  40. Phyllis said: All are nice but I am voting for my great grandson Landon #9what a great way to capture his first visit to the beach. What a beautiful photo.

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  41. Vote came in for photo #1 from Ingrid L. (she loves his hair!)

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  42. They're all precious but #6 is the sweetest thing I've ever seen ! Stokes gets my vote times a hundred !

    Lisa Cleaton

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  43. CATHY said: Very Cute #9 That is precious and not staged. Look at that face.

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  44. Dr. Mead says: #9 Surf's Up Man!! He is a cool dude for he is the grandson of someone I love very much.

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  45. Jimmy B. says surfs up with #9. Meet you at the beach bud.

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  46. If I do not vote for the winner, I will be condemned for eternity to baby photo pergatory! Therefore my vote is for the soon to be named WINNER....# 9 !

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  47. My Votes for #9 , what a handsome little man

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  48. Love them all...but #7 is my favorite.
    Cheryl J

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  49. I vote for number 9 what a cutie

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  50. My vote is for #9. Mr. Landon Burgess is a natural in front of a camera! What a cutie!

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  51. I vote for #9 Surfer to be Landon

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  52. Megan, You do wonderful photography. Great memories captured for years to come. #1 is hilarious, almost hit the floor. My vote has to go to #9. Subject beams with joy.

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  53. Marty Martin says: #9 of course, my Grandson Landon. He loves the beach and the great outdoors. He is blessed and will be given the opportunity to ejoy all of God's wonders. Yes in this picture he does beam with joy!

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  54. They are all wonderful pics but I vote #6...it's too precious!

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  55. I vote for number 7. She is absolutely beautiful. The photography is excellent. I would like to have some pictures done of my grandchildren by you.

    Mary A. B.

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  56. All are really cute but 9 is my cousins baby and he's so handsome :)

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  57. Megan, They are all excellent! You do such great work! It is hard to place a vote. I keep going back between #1 and #7...but #7 is just great with the colors, exposure, setting, etc. So, I will vote for #7. Hope you have a successful "Best of Print Contest!" Take care!
    D-Luv
    Southern Charm Photography

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  58. They are all fantastic but my favorite is #1.....

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  59. Nice hair!! My vote is for #1. Thanks Ty F.

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  60. My little Brody boy...He is tooo cute! I'm voting for #1. Alicia H.

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  61. All photos are precious. I vote for #9, mu great-grandson, Landon Burgess! Landon always has a winning smile.

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  62. I'm pleased to make the 70th comment!! Woohoo! Thanks again for all who have voted. You have 2 more days to get your votes in so let your friends & family know to come visit and vote.

    Another email vote:

    Joyce B. = #1

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  63. Here are some more votes that have come in through email:

    Jan B. = Of course my vote for the favorite pic is #1.

    Alice & Bill P = I vote for number 9. This is a grandchild of a friend of mine. I really enjoyed looking at the pictures.

    Codi F. = I gotta get my vote in. Of course mine goes for #1. I think he happened to see his diaper when it was full... my hair looks like that sometimes when I change him. Your pictures are all so very nice. What a great idea for a contest too. It had to be hard to choose. You go girl.

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  64. Morgan Williams = #1

    Gene Roughton = #1

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  65. All the photos are beautiful, Megan. Since I don't know any of the children, I'm voting for the photo that touched my emotions...#5. This photo exemplifies the peace and serenity of body, mind and spirit that is the gift of quiet time by the ocean. May this child always have that as part of her life-long health plan.

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  66. I vote for # 7-such a pretty photo.
    Angie Burgess

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  67. Tessi H.
    #7, hands down. I can see she is dreaming BIG DREAMS and she is pondering all the possiblities.
    I love your work.

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  68. All of your choices are great, but #7 if my pick :) The colors, the setting, and, this pretty little girl are beautiful.

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  69. I love # 7-cast my vote! Kim King

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  70. My vote goes to my neice #7. Great shot! Mark Davis

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  71. It's a toss-up! I love #6, than 5 and than the handsome young chap in #3. :)
    Val G.

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  72. More votes are trickling in...

    Günter Weissland= #1
    Stacy Chambers= #6
    Chris Y. = #1
    Ellen Y. = #1

    Keep them coming!!

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  73. Your pictures are so good. . .and I vote for #9.
    Maryann E.

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  74. I vote for #8, my adorable nephew. He is even cuter now!!!

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  75. I vote for # 8, he's so cute!

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  76. #8. He's cute and he has beautiful blue eyes.

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  77. I am voting for my beautiful grandson...#8.

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  78. Of course I love # 2!

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  79. I'm voing for #8... the colors are beautiful & so is the baby n baby chick!!

    Candace J

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  80. My vote is for picture #1. He looks like a wild man!

    Krissie S.

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  81. I vote for # 7-so cute! Wendy Storey

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  82. All these are beautiful, but of course my vote is for my sweetie, Ryan #3!

    Heidi

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  83. Amanda C. - My vote is for #7. Beautiful all the way around.

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  84. Do do such great work! Beautiful photos! But I loved #2 the best, big brother hugs new baby!

    Cristy Jones

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  85. I want to vote for # 7-Love it! Rachelle S.

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  86. They are all amazing. I live everyone. I am voting #2 he is a sweetie, and he loves that little brother:)~Amy

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  87. Number 2....you have captured a very tender moment between mother and son. What a beautiful memory!

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  88. Terri M. = I’m voting for the cute red-head and baby-on-the-way in #2.

    Leigh-Ann W. = Great Job! They are all so good! I am voting for Number 10.

    Beverly H. = I have to vote for my little BOBO #1.

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  89. I am voting for #2. Such a great picture!! ~Jessica

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  90. #1 - He's a georgous little boy!!!!

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  91. # 2 is my vote
    catherine

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  92. I vote for # 2, love it!! Such a special photo.
    Kay Jones

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  93. im am voting for #7 it looks like she should be in a magazine!PERFECT Haley B.

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  94. Betty V. My vote is for #8! He is so adorable!!

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  95. I love all of the pictures, but my vote goes for #8. The baby with the chick is so cute!

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  96. I am voting for number 8. What a cute Easter photo!

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  97. They are all great, but I am voting for the baby in #8.

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  98. Wow, they really are all beautiful, but I am going to have to go with #8!

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  99. I am voting for #8! Baby Grayson is so cute in this photo!!!

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  100. Number 8 all the way...

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  101. Number 8 is so cute with the baby chick beside him!!! I vote for him!

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  102. I'm voting for number 7-Rebecca S.

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  103. This is hard. They are all so good, but I vote for #8.

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  104. Cindy F.
    I love #2 of course!!!!!!!!
    what a great picture.

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  105. # 2 is precious! It gets my vote.
    Hannah P.

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  106. I'm voting for photo # 2, that little boy looks like he already loves his brother or sister so much.
    Sharon H.

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  107. I want to vote for my hansome brothers pick but its not getting many votes, so im voting for Brody #1

    Billie Jo

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  108. Megan - All your photos are wonderful! Very hard decision, but I'm voting for #7.

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  109. #9 -its absolutely precious. you have beautiful photographs.

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  110. #9 - its precious, look at that smile

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  111. Excellent photography, Megan. Just add another vote for #9. thanks.

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  112. I vote for # 7 -She is 5 like me! Emma S.

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  113. You do such a great job..... I enjoy looking at your work......I vote for # 6. This Baby looks like I feel some mornings why did you wake me up.......

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  114. My vote is for #7 - she is a beautiful young lady and the background is wonderful. You have a wonderful talent.

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  115. I vote for number 9. Its such a great shot

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  116. Since I can't view the pictures, but have read all the votes, I think I know which picture is #1 - I LOVE his hair!! He's precious. #1 gets my vote.

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  117. My vote goes to #7 - I love the colors - so vibrant!!

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  118. My vote is for #7. The colors are great and the little girl looks like shes dreaming!! Awesome photo!Mike J.

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  119. I'm voting for # 9
    susan f.

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  120. Love photo number 2, precious!
    Sandra B.

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  121. Love all your photos, your work is great. I'm voting for # 9, cute little boy.
    Paige Parker

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  122. I would like to vote for photo # 7.
    James W.

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  123. Hi,
    I will vote for #7 It is a beaufitul photo. Go Jazz
    Love,
    Uncle Jamie

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  124. I vote for #7. She is a beautiful little girl. The colors are amazing. Love, Sissy

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  125. Hi,
    My vote goes to #7. All the photos are great. The children are beautiful.
    Marcey

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  126. Who else but #9 - He is a cutie!!

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  127. Tom O said it has to be #7

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  128. Janice said #7 is the best

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  129. #7 is an amazing photo. The little girl has such a sweet expression. Harold L

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  130. Jackie B said I think Jasmin #7 is the best.

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  131. Terry W said #7 is a wonderful photo.

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  132. All the photos are great, but #7 is outstanding. The colors are so nice. Way to go Megan. Sandra O

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  133. My vote is for #2!

    June Deas

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  134. I vote for #9, what a bright smile.

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  135. I want to vote for #7, she is adorable.

    Susan Beck
    Manteo, NC

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  136. They are all soooo cute but I'm voting for number 7!!
    Ann Payne

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  137. I want to vote for Number 7 she is a cutie!! Wesley Carmichael

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  138. My vote is for number 7. What a cute little girl and beautiful ocean!
    Heather O'Neal

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  139. leah m. voting for # 2

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  140. Wow - I'm voting for no: 7 - love the colors.
    Jessie Etheridge

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  141. I am a real photography buff and they are some great pictures. I'm casting my vote for number 7 - the colors are so perfect and what a look!
    T. Allison Daniels

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  142. # 2 - This is Selma & I'm at Heather's house!

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  143. Got to vote for number 7 beautiful pic.
    Todd D.

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  144. They are all great pictures but my vote goes to number 7.
    Rich Reber

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  145. my vote is for #7
    Jayden R.

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  146. Hi,
    My vote is #7.
    Love,
    Ethan

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  147. What a wonderful group of children.
    You make this very hard. I feel I should vote #7.
    Barbara H

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  148. All your photos are just awesome but #7 the colors are so vibrant and the expression on her face is so sweet. She gets my vote
    Wendy P

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  149. I want to vote for #7.
    Maria Heifferon
    OBX, NC

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  150. WHAT BEAUTIFUL KIDS AND WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PLACE. MY VOTE GOES TO #7.
    WANDA D.

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  151. LOVE #7 - WAY TO CAPTURE A GREAT EXPRESSION!
    PAM HARRISON

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  152. I loved the cutest little red headed boy ever!!!!! I vote for number 2, my grandson!

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  153. I like # 7 & # 9 but think I'll choose # 7.
    Bob O.

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  154. Number 7 has my vote! Excellent picture! Kenny R

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  155. I vote for #1 love the hair....

    Ashley P.

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  156. I vote for #1. You gotta love his hair.

    Angie P.

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  157. Love your pics...I'll have to get up with u sometime to take some of my kids....I am voting for number one..so cute..love the hair.

    Amber Pinner

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  158. They are all awesome Megan! I'm voting for #4. I love black & white photos! This picture of Jillian is precious and captures the true beauty & innocence of a newborn baby.

    Lavonna Chilton

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