It’s been oh-so-exciting to watch the Best of 2011 contest unfold over this past week. First this image was ahead, then that image was ahead, and then oh my! That image came from behind and surprised us all, but this image wasn’t going to be passed up that easily. Needless to say, my inbox blew up at all hours of the day and night with blog comments, Facebook comments, “likes” and everything in between. When the contest finally drew to a close Tuesday night, we had votes coming in all the way up until midnight, and even a few that came in after! (Sorry, but those couldn’t be counted…)
Now, counting the votes proved to be an even more “interesting” task as it required check page after page of votes to make sure there weren’t any duplicates within the same voting category. But in the end, we had a total of 409 votes submitted! Oh, I am tickled pink and so thankful to everyone who participated in making this contest as much fun as possible! Now… are you ready for the winner?
So here it is. By popular vote, this has been named the BEST of 2011!
Congratulations to Iby and her beautiful belly on being named the Best Image of 2011 and on winning a stunning 16×20 canvas for your home!
Now, there were a few few close ones vying for second place, but little Aaron and his big blue eyes snatched up the spot with pure adorableness.
Congratulations Aaron on winning Second Place! Now, I wasn’t originally going to do additional prizes, but your blue eyes won me over… so tell your mommy that you’ll be getting a very special surprise for your upcoming session! Yay! (and how are you a year old already????)
And last, but certainly not least, our honorable mentions! These three had just four votes separating them from one another. Talk about close!
So congratulations to Gavin, Stella and Parker!
Once again, THANK YOU to everyone who participated, and I can’t wait until next year!