For the first time, I submitted my images to a photography competition. I always thought competitions were gimmicky and a waste of time. My friends, Darryl Ann and Joe, of Salt and Pine Photography, convinced me otherwise. They encouraged me to enter the Shoot and Share Photo Contest and I am so thankful that they did! With specific categories and a limit on submissions, I was forced to view my work from a different perspective and be incredibly decisive on the images that I wanted to enter into the contest. Unsurprisingly, I gravitated to images of joy, motion and relationship. Photographers, I highly encourage you to submit your images to the next Shoot & Share Contest! You will learn more about your tendencies and your preferences as a photographer. The best part? It’s free to enter!

Honestly, I was surprised at the results. I had hoped to do well, but my expectations were quite low (mostly because I never think very highly of myself). Based on public votes, 30 of my images placed in the top 30% of all submissions!!! How awesome is that? I am still elated! While they were announcing the winners, I was texting Darryl Ann essentially every other minute to see how the process worked as I increasingly grew more nervous and anxious. Graciously, she responded every time! I was over the moon to find out that I had a Top 100 image! You can view my results summary HERE.

A huge thanks to all of my amazing clients for making my photographs look so good! You’re the best!!!

~ Chris

Krysten & Jordan’s Manhattan Engagement ~ Top 100 of 21,049 Engagement Portrait Submissions

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Jen & Mike’s Haleiwa Wedding ~ Finalist of 26,589 Wedding Portrait Submissions

Award Winning Tucson Wedding Photographer

Brooke & Matt’s San Francisco Engagement ~ Finalist of 21,049 Engagement Portrait Submissions

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Kassie & Todd’s Kansas City Wedding ~ Top 10% of 26,589 Wedding Portrait Submissions

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Kassie & Todd’s Kansas City Wedding ~ Top 10% of 26,589 Wedding Portrait Submissions

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Meredith & Caleb’s Manhattan Wedding ~ Top 10% of 26,589 Wedding Portrait Submissions

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Michelle & Dane’s Kansas City Wedding ~ Top 10% of 26,589 Wedding Portrait Submissions

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Kassie & Todd’s Kansas City Wedding ~ Top 10% of 11,652 Bridal Portrait Submissions

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Kimberly & Mike’s Defiance Wedding ~ Top 10% of 26,589 Wedding Portrait Submissions

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Kat & Tin’s San Ramon Wedding ~ Top 10% of 26,589 Wedding Portrait Submissions

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Pam & Whit’s Houston Wedding ~ Top 10% of 11,652 Bridal Portrait Submissions

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Seattle Engagement ~ Top 10% of 21,049 Engagement Portrait Submissions

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Caroline & Nick’s San Francisco Engagement ~ Top 10% of 21,049 Engagement Portrait Submissions

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Kimberly & Mike’s Defiance Wedding ~ Top 20% of 26,589 Wedding Portrait Submissions

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Kimberly & Mike’s Defiance Wedding ~ Top 20% of 26,589 Wedding Portrait Submissions

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Meryl & Aaron’s San Francisco Wedding ~ Top 20% of 26,589 Wedding Portrait Submissions

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Brooke & Matt’s Scottsdale Wedding ~ Top 20% of 26,589 Wedding Portrait Submissions

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Krysten & Jordan’s Manhattan Engagement ~ Top 20% of 21,049 Engagement Portrait Submissions

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Michelle & Dane’s Manhattan Engagement ~ Top 20% of 21,049 Engagement Portrait Submissions

Award Winning Tucson Wedding Photographer

Emily & Nate’s Kansas City Engagement ~ Top 20% of 21,049 Engagement Portrait Submissions

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Seattle Engagement ~ Top 20% of 21,049 Engagement Portrait Submissions

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Kelli & Steven’s Houston Attraction Session ~ Top 20% of 21,049 Engagement Portrait Submissions

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Heather & Cosimo’s New York City Wedding ~ Top 30% of 26,589 Wedding Portrait Submissions

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Caroline & Nick’s San Francisco Wedding ~ Top 30% of 26,589 Wedding Portrait Submissions

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Meryl & Aaron’s San Francisco Wedding ~ Top 30% of 26,589 Wedding Portrait Submissions

Award Winning Tucson Wedding Photographer

Brooke & Matt’s Scottsdale Wedding ~ Top 30% of 11,652 Bridal Portrait Submissions

Award Winning Tucson Wedding Photographer

Jen & Mike’s Haleiwa Wedding ~ Top 30% of 11,652 Wedding Portrait Submissions

Award Winning Tucson Wedding Photographer

Courtney & Mike’s Nashville Wedding ~ Top 30% of 11,652 Bridal Portrait Submissions

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Brooke & Matt’s Scottsdale Wedding ~ Top 30% of 26,589 Wedding Portrait Submissions

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Sara & Adam’s Lawrence Engagement ~ Top 30% of 21,049 Engagement Portrait Submissions

Award Winning Tucson Wedding Photographer

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