(Be sure to scroll down to the bottom to view the Pinkle Toes Photography 2009 Year in Review Slideshow)
[UPDATE 1.13.10 – We’ve had votes pouring in and the race has gotten *even* closer. Incredible!]
I can’t even believe it is time to finally select our first ever Pinkle’s Pic of the Year Winner! Each month in 2009, I have chosen an image (or images) that moved me. But now, it will be YOUR job as the Pinkle Toes Blogstalkers to decide which of these was the best image of the year.
The winner will receive an 11×14 canvas of their winning image and—this just in—a $500 Pinkle Toes gift card (up from $200) to be used on a Premium session in 2010–and of course, all the glory of being the first Pinkle’s Pic of the Year Winner! Two runners-up will each receive a $100 gift card and the Grand Prize winner gets to choose a 3rd runner-up, also to receive a $100 gift card!
Some fine print:
- Voting will run January 1st-15th (ending at midnight central time)
- Voting is monitored by IP address, so no multiple voting.
- Results will not be shown, but I will announce winners on the blog Saturday, Jan. 16th.
- I reserve the right to disqualify entries or terminate the contest if necessary.
Okay…let’s get voting!!! I’m very excited to see what you decide…I truly have no idea which image will win. Oh, there is a link on the bottom to share with friends/family, too!
(Click on the images to view larger if needed)
Looking back at all of these entries, there is a huge flood of emotion and memories. I feel so fortunate to make these lifelong connections with each and every one of my clients. It always makes me giggle when a returning client calls and says, "You might not remember me, but…" OF COURSE I remember you!!!!! Gosh, if I had enough time, I could easily rattle off an anecdote about every single session I’ve ever had since I started Pinkle Toes Photography three years ago (anyone wanna test me?). But here’s the thing that gets me the most: families are as much the same as they are different. For as unique and as diverse as any family unit might be, we all have that connection, that love, that sparkle, that desire to do good for those we love, and the relentless need to cherish and remember the things that are most important to us forever.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for an incredible 2009 and I hope 2010 is chock full of wonderfulness for you!