Many of our voters left comments about why they liked this particular image-- most of them talked about the colors, the innocence, and the joy of childhood. I agree wholeheartedly!
Way to go, Astrid! I hope you have this one framed in your home somewhere, it's absolutely priceless.
Astrid will receive a complimentary child's portrait session and a beautiful piece of wall art from the session. After our shoot, I'll visit with her and find out what will work best in her home where color, matting/framing, and size are concerned... then I'll create a special piece with one or more images from the session.
Astrid also receives total braggin' rights as the winner of this contest-- so Astrid, get out there and brag on yourself, you deserve it!
Thanks so much to all of the finalists for your beautiful work, and for putting your beautiful babies on the line. I know it isn't easy to put yourself out there and watch/wait/hope that your work gets the votes-- even moreso when it's a picture of your loved one. Just remember, it's not about who's the cutest or most adorable or prettiest; very few of us could pick the winning subject out of a crowd unless she was wearing the jeans and Chuck Taylors.
I'll be sending all of the finalists an e-mail with details on your *surprise* $100 gift certificate to Monkey Tree. HOORAY!
3. By: Astrid Novak Subject: Gabriela Marie Camera: Nikon D3000