!One of my goals for this year was to have at least one of my images featured. I classified this under the “nice wish” category along with buying the new Canon 5DS (click here to drool with me!), all the L series lens I’ve been drooling over and finding a cake recipe that makes you lose weight. 😦 This has been a goal for over a year now and just didn’t know where to start.
As luck would have it, I ran across a post from a friend that had a list of places to submit photos to for feature. Whoohoo! Finally, a starting point!
The first week I submitted an image from January’s Senior Shoot Out to The Thrifty Tog Blog. The theme was colorful and I just knew Kyanna, pictures on the graffiti wall would be a great fit. I submitted the image and didn’t really think much more about it. Then, out of no where, I received a message saying that my image was chosen as one of the week’s featured images! You can see the featured blog post here.
Naturally I was completely stoked over this. I mean, here was, February 1st and I’ve already accomplished one of my HUGE goals for the year! Feeling like I was on top of the world, I submitted more images the next week. One page I submitted to was Pearls & Roses for their theme of “Inside my Home”.
As I looked through my images I spotted one of Dove eating her lunch, completely covered in marinara sauce. If this didn’t show a typical day in our house, nothing will! I submitted the photo and again, forgot all about it. Once again, at the end of the week, I received a message saying my photo had been featured.
This time it was different. I actually had to read this blog post 2 or 3 times before I could believe it. Not only was my image featured among the top 5 artists for the week…It was #1!!! Holy Gods of Asgard! Are you kidding me? My little pasta monster won the first place spot?!?! I was one proud momma!
I have now started scheduling a day to submit images each week by writing it down in my Photographer’s Planner from Colorvale. I am so completely smitten with this planner and all of Stacie’s products, but that’s a whole different (future) post! I will also share my system for submitting images in the near future.
A huge thank you and shout out to everyone who voted for my images. You are making my dreams come true! Wish me luck this week as I go for lucky #3!