I think I may *still* be in a bit of shock over the fact that one of my images earned a 2017 Shoot & Share Contest first place award last month. After seeing all of the gorgeous images that were submitted in 2016, I knew I wanted to participate in the contest this year. Suffice it to say, I am incredibly honored that the image below placed 1st out of 23,969 images entered for the category of Children: Kids/Teens.
For those that don’t follow me over on Instagram – which is where I post the majority of my underwater work – you may not know that I am totally and completely smitten with documenting moments that happen under the water’s surface. To have this genre of my work earn such an award is an incredible “cherry on top” of an art form that I already love so much. Thank you to each and every one of you who voted for my image and a great big, HUGE thanks to Shoot and Share for organizing and facilitating such an incredible contest that unites our photography community in such amazing ways. I’m already looking forward to 2018!