Tuesday, May 14, 2013

2013 Child at Play Contest WINNERS!!!

Oh my goodness did I enjoy seeing the entries come in from you mamas out there! I love to see your willingness to take time to capture your child at play!  Thank you to all of the entrants!  I loved them all!

I am excited to announce the winners today!

GRAND PRIZE WINNER:  Mama Photographer Abby Mitchell

2ND PLACE WINNER:  Mama Photographer Amber Gallegos

3RD PLACE WINNER: Mama Photographer Megan True

Did they capture some playtime of their kiddos or what?  Congrats to all of you Mama Photographers!  Keep those cameras out and take time capturing those moments that speak to you and that you want to carry in your heart always.  Think about the things that they are doing that you love and capture the moment to share with them as they get older!  No time to write in a journal? Let your Photography write your journal for you!  

Much Love, JA

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Child at Play Contest Entries

Thank you to all of the moms that entered an image to the Child at Play Photo Contest 2013!  I have submitted the entries to the judges and hope to have the results next week!  In the meantime, I want to share the entries that I received!  I hope you had fun capturing an image of your kids as much as I did receiving the entries!  Good luck to all of you! (the sentence below each image is the mom's description of the picture)  Entries are listed in no particular order.

Entry 1
Baby Jeffrey is excited, he is sitting up like a big boy for the first time.

Entry 2
I can hear the kiddos giggling as they splash around and have fun in the sun!

Entry 3
Plane Mommy, Plane!
Entry 4
"Sure is a big world out there..."

 Entry 5
Here is to my girl who finds happiness in the ordinary; being outside, dancing in the sunlight,  jumping in puddles - without a care in the world.
 Entry 6
Kids playing at Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio, an AMAZING amusement park built for special needs children but also open to the general public.

Entry 7
 Follow the Leader

 Entry 8
carefree spring day
 Entry 9
My son Reid, the wild dinosaur boy who actually stood still for 5 seconds!
 Entry 10
Logan 9months old playing with his favorite book "Polar bear, Polar bear, What do you hear."  Life couldn't be more perfect! 

Entry 11
Curious Little Neighbor
 Entry 12
"Mommy, who's that handsome boy?"

Big Texas Size Thank You to all of you!!!


Monday, May 6, 2013


I am so excited to upload the entries received for the CHILD AT PLAY PHOTO CONTEST 2013!!!  

One Mom that entered the contest sent me a text saying, "Thanks for doing this contest!  I was glad to make myself take pictures. It's been awhile."  All to often I hear these words, I want to encourage all of you moms out there to capture your child's story through Photography.  It is such a gift to them as adults to have pictures of special memories telling their story as a child.  If you haven't taken any pictures of your child recently then now is the time!  If you can't stop taking pictures of your child you may already have an image that fits the contest theme!  Image must have been captured during the contest dates of April 8th and May 6th.

There is still time to enter!!!! GRAB YOUR CAMERA and capture your child at play today!!!  




Good Luck Mamas!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Child at Play Contest 2013!!! ENDS MONDAY, MAY 6th at Midnight! Enter today!

It has been so awesome watching your entries come in for the Child at Play Contest!  I love that all of you moms are getting excited about grabbing your cameras and capturing an image of your child playing! Woot! Woot!  Although entries are coming in, so many more emails have come in just to let me know you are excited about the assignment and will be entering!  I am hoping to see more entries piling into my inbox over the next few days.  Thank you to all of you mamas that have already entered, LOVE THEM!  Here is the original post including the rules and contest Information.

A little inspiration!!!

Yes, my daughter resists the camera because her mommy is a Photographer and happens to wear a camera as a permanent fixture, HOWEVER, she mimics me all of the time.  Here is one of my favorite images of her.  She joined me at a shoot and brought her Crayola camera with her.  She looked like Punky Brewster that day but she took some fabulous images of the ground, the sky and YES upside down images as well!  Precious memory of her playing Photographer!

Again, this girl loves the swing and loves to play outside!  The piggies she wears in this image also capture a favorite memory of mine.  Today she refuses piggies in her hair!  Mama is so sad!

There is nothing better in the world than to see your kids play well together.  Here "Bubba" is teaching his baby sister how to put a lego set together.  She looks up to him and wants to be just like him!  Great memory of Big Brother being sweet to his sister!

My sweet son, adore him!  Love this image at the playground!

ARE YOU INSPIRED YET?????  Hopin' to hear my Inbox being flooded with entries this weekend! Ding, ding, ding!!!  HAVE FUN WITH IT and GOOD LUCK!  

Child at Play Photo Contest Information


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