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…AND WE HAVE A WINNER!

With 76 comments, we have our winner: hungry, happy Colt, enjoying his mushed carrots.

What a great (virtual) turnout for this contest – thank you so much to everyone who took the time to vote for your favorites and also for promoting the contest to your friends.  It was a lot of fun for me to see so many comments come flowing in over the past few weeks.

Here are the final results – the number of comments appears on the far right of this image in a little comment bubble (see orange arrows):

Colt’s family will receive a custom, hardcover photobook as their prize for winning the Photo/Story contest.  Thanks again, everybody!

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Welcome to the March 2011 Photo/Story Contest!

Thanks for visiting the Photo/Story Contest. Have fun reading the stories and vote for your favorite ones by clicking on the “comments” link here on the blog below the post and entering a quick comment. The photo/story with the most comments posted by 10pm on Thursday, March 31th wins! The winning family will receive a free custom photobook from Boston Baby Photos.

Keep checking back – I’ll be posting submissions as they’re sent to me, so lots more photo/stories to come! Scroll down this page for new entries, I’m posting them below here.

Official Photo/Story Contest Rules for Submissions (entries will be accepted until Monday, March 14th at midnight):

1) The photo you submit has to have been taken by me, Jessica McDaniel
2) The photo you submit has to have been taken at an in-home photoshoot or Public Garden mini-shoot.  This means studio-style photos Jess does for some nursery schools aren’t eligible, I’m sorry.
3) The photo you submit has to be black and white

Official Photo/Story Contest Rules for Voting (votes will be accepted until 10pm on Thursday, March 31st):

1) Please be honest and only vote (comment) one time for each photo/story that you like.  Feel free to vote for more than one if you’d like to.
2) You are welcome to vote for your own post. Just once, though :)
3) I will be moderating the comments/votes that come through, so there may be a delay before your vote appears on the blog. I realize it will be possible for one person to “stuff the ballot box” by commenting many times on one post, but don’t do that — we’re all friends here. Let’s be fair, OK?
and last…
4) Have fun!

 

Contest submission #1: Katelyn & Tyler

I love the pics that Jess took for us and the twins (ed. note – they were just about four weeks old then), because it captures their personality even though they were so little. Everyone including me loves that Katelyn is biting Tyler’s cheek. They were so tiny back then, but still showed lots of facial expression/their feelings, and interaction with us and each other.

***VOTE FOR KATELYN AND TYLER BY COMMENTING ON THIS POST***
Catherine - March 14, 2011 - 11:26 am

They are so adorable ! Love the photo.

Sang Kim - March 14, 2011 - 9:03 pm

What angels here. So adorable and beautiful.

Amber Servi - March 22, 2011 - 7:19 pm

Great picture!

Contest submission #2: Jack


Our family has been through so much in Jack’s four years. I love this picture so much because it inspires me to believe that anything is possible, and makes me proud to be the parent of such a special child. There were times that we were told Jack may not make it through the night or to his next birthday, but we never gave up hope. This picture to me symbolizes how far we’ve come and that we have to remember that life is a journey that you take one step at a time.

***VOTE FOR JACK BY COMMENTING ON THIS POST***

Clinton - March 14, 2011 - 1:50 pm

Great Family, Great Parents, Great Child, Great Picture!

Paul R. - March 14, 2011 - 3:50 pm

I would title this photo “Family, walking into the future”.

Mary C. - March 15, 2011 - 10:44 pm

This is a beautiful picture. A true family…together through it all.

Rose - March 19, 2011 - 2:09 pm

This picture captures a strong family bond.

Contest submission #3: Braden, Riley and Kieran

The series of pictures that Jess took in this chair stood out to me more than any of the others – because of the chair. You see, this chair is about 25-30 years old, and it is covered in crazy bright turquoise and purple flowers – it’s not a subtle chair. The chair is a hand me down that I got from my grandmother’s house, when I was 22, and trying to furnish my first apartment after college on as little money as possible. There actually were 2 chairs at one point, 2 twins that demanded attention in any kind of decor, and did not fit with the subtle Pottery Barn looks that are trendy today – true relics from the bright, flower child days of the early 70’s. I have no idea where chair number 2 was lost along the journey of the last 17 years of my life. Chair number 1 is now in our playroom, a comfy place for mom or dad to hang out while the boys play with legos and trucks and use action figures to wage imaginary battles.

The thing is, the chair has never made it into any family pictures we have because it’s, well, really really loud. Untili now. Jess used the black and white medium to take a wonderful series of shots in this chair. I love them, because the chair reminds me of my grandmother so much. The brightness and cheeriness of the perfectly sewn slipcovers she made – that covered up its original sensible beige with turquoise and purple (purple was her favorite color).

The thing is my grandmother never got to meet her 3 wonderful great-grandsons. But when I look at this picture, I see traces of her in each of their faces, especially the baby in his wide, deep, eyes. And somehow, in this picture, her chair seems to envelop them, wrapping its arms around them, snuggling them in tight as they sit on its lap. The picture represents a wonderful image to me – my grandmother giving each one of the boys she never met a big, warm, bright, cheery, hug. Because I know she’d love them with all her heart.

***VOTE FOR BRADEN, RILEY AND KIERAN BY COMMENTING ON THIS POST***

Debbie OConnel - March 24, 2011 - 11:18 pm

The picture is great – the story behind the picture….warms my heart.

Sharyn Morris - March 25, 2011 - 9:25 am

Beautiful picture that really captures the boys’ personalities. And I love the story behind the setting!

Hannah Pentz - March 25, 2011 - 12:12 pm

The photos she took are so beautiful and down to earth – but now I know the story behind the chair and it almost made me cry! Grandmothers are so special, even if they can’t be with us in person they are always in our hearts. Great shot for a great family!

Meredith Lepper - March 25, 2011 - 1:44 pm

Love it! And to think that chair has withstood 3 boys (and will continue to do so)…

Contest submission #4: Joli, Jada and Evan



This photo was taken just six weeks before my bilateral mastectomy, a surgery to free me from the worries of a high risk of cancer. This is one of my favorite photos of our family because it captures all of us in a rare moment of shared joy! We get so caught up in our busy 24/7 lives that we don’t often, as a family, make time to just enjoy the simple things: a sunny day, an afternoon together in the park, and a beautiful person (Jess) to capture these moments. This photo, when I see it now, reminds to me take hold of life’s little laughter, spirit, and friendship. And, it reminds me of the steps we’ve taken as a family to live a longer, healthier, happier life together.

***VOTE FOR JOLI, JADA AND EVAN BY COMMENTING ON THIS POST***

Jenny - March 23, 2011 - 2:50 pm

YAY! I VOTE YAY!

Sally - March 23, 2011 - 2:55 pm

love this photo! love this family! hugs to you all!

Ana - March 23, 2011 - 3:13 pm

keep smiling!

Olivia - March 23, 2011 - 3:17 pm

I am voting for this amazing pic and amazing fam!

Kate - March 23, 2011 - 3:32 pm

You’ve got my vote!

Maya Klauber - March 23, 2011 - 4:20 pm

You’ve got my vote! Such a beautiful family, inside & out

Ryan Eschauzier - March 23, 2011 - 5:11 pm

This one is the best!

Angela - March 23, 2011 - 5:32 pm

I vote for Joli, Jada, and Evan! :)

Anne - March 23, 2011 - 5:35 pm

Yes, for Joil, Jada & Evan!

cheryl - March 23, 2011 - 8:00 pm

Beautiful photo of a beautiful family.

Kristin Eschauzier - March 24, 2011 - 7:46 am

The great state of Maine casts one vote for Joli, Jada and Evan!

Lisa - March 24, 2011 - 4:16 pm

What a great photo and a symbol of what will be a long, happy life together…it definitely has my vote..xo

Marissa - March 24, 2011 - 6:54 pm

Go Joli, Jada, and Evan!

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Contest submission #5: Georgianna & Beatrix



Jessica loved this photo – from Georgianna’s perfect curl and little kiss, to Beatrix’s tiny baby face – but at first, I wasn’t so sure. It does seem to perfectly capture sisterly love. But when I first saw it, back when Beatrix was only about two months old, I only saw what I was experiencing at the time: Georgie’s ambivalence towards her real life baby doll… sometimes loving, sometimes aggressive. So I went away from the photo for a little while. Now that Georgie has adapted, and Beatrix is old enough to fight back a little, I have the photo prominently displayed in our family room. I love looking at my two beautiful girls. Where I once saw anger, I now see fun and laughter. Where I once felt exhausted, I now feel optimistic. Georgie and Beatrix will always have their ups and downs, but they are lucky to join a long family tradition of strong sister relationships, and that makes me so happy. Thanks, Jessica, for showing me what I couldn’t see right away!

***VOTE FOR GEORGIANNA AND BEATRIX BY COMMENTING ON THIS POST***

micaelah morrill - March 14, 2011 - 12:22 pm

I LOVE this picture and know that they are such a happy little family :)

micaelah morrill - March 14, 2011 - 12:23 pm

what a happy little guy!

Kelly - March 14, 2011 - 3:46 pm

Ahhhh, what a great picture! The girls look absolutely adorable!

Erin - March 14, 2011 - 3:53 pm

Julie: Amazing photo of your girls!

Lauren - March 14, 2011 - 4:14 pm

As the girls’ aunt, I know how important those sisterly relationships can be! I love this picture. I miss my favorite little girls!

George - March 14, 2011 - 5:19 pm

Beautiful little girls

Aunt Tammy - March 14, 2011 - 5:34 pm

Miss my girls! Love this photo…

Doris A, DeFalco - March 14, 2011 - 9:52 pm

What a beautiful portrait capturing a very tender moment in time!

Carisa Heiss - March 14, 2011 - 10:23 pm

LOVE this photo!

Shannon O'Connor - March 14, 2011 - 10:29 pm

Absolutely adorable!!

Vicky - March 14, 2011 - 11:38 pm

Such a cute picture! The girls are too cute for words!

Tanya - March 15, 2011 - 4:02 pm

What a great picture Julie!!! Beautiful moment.

poppop - March 15, 2011 - 5:28 pm

this photo captures the essence of my two beautiful grandchildren. I miss them terribly but am happy when I see them like this.

Heather - March 16, 2011 - 11:09 am

This photo is precious! I love it!

Jennifer Delliskave - March 16, 2011 - 3:40 pm

This will be great for Julie to look at in 10 years when those two sweethearts are battling over the clothes closet. :)
Seriously, this is a wonderfully sweet photo!

Darci - March 16, 2011 - 3:51 pm

This perfectly catches sisterly love! I love this photo!

Marissa - March 17, 2011 - 8:45 am

Adorable photo!

Peter VB - March 17, 2011 - 9:08 am

This is absolutely priceless. You should be a very proud mother!

Erin - March 17, 2011 - 2:04 pm

This picture just makes me smile. What beautiful and loving babies!

Ashli - March 17, 2011 - 5:54 pm

Oh my goodness! They are adorable! I miss you guys already. I can’t wait till you come to visit! I love my little cousins.

Grandma - March 17, 2011 - 6:06 pm

Adorable!!! I love you and hope that all your days are filled with precious moments.

Mere - March 17, 2011 - 6:27 pm

Supa cute!

Jojo - March 22, 2011 - 9:32 pm

So cute and from a mom’s point of view, one of those rare moments so difficult to capture!

Steph - March 22, 2011 - 9:49 pm

Love it! They are abosolutely beautiful!! You will all treasure that priceless photo for years to come.

Heather - March 22, 2011 - 10:01 pm

So, so precious!

Sherry Daviet - March 22, 2011 - 10:35 pm

Beautiful pic!!!

Laura - March 22, 2011 - 10:53 pm

such a sweet pic!!!

Nina Casey - March 22, 2011 - 11:04 pm

LOVE this picture!! Adorable!

Melanie - March 22, 2011 - 11:43 pm

This looks like it was taken for Life magazine. The pic is gorgeous. Oh, yeah, the kids are cute too!

Cait Shelton - March 23, 2011 - 8:48 am

Precious!

Jeannie - March 23, 2011 - 3:20 pm

How sweet! A beautiful shot of a sibling smooch.

kate day - March 23, 2011 - 3:52 pm

Love, love, love it!

Helen Rose - March 23, 2011 - 4:36 pm

What a beautiful photo of two beautiful girls!

Erika - March 23, 2011 - 8:08 pm

beautiful pictures!

Derek - March 23, 2011 - 8:09 pm

sooooo cute

Em - March 23, 2011 - 9:36 pm

Really beautiful!

Paul - March 24, 2011 - 10:41 am

What cute girls.

Jenessa - March 25, 2011 - 1:13 pm

Such a precious moment captured perfectly

Sue - March 30, 2011 - 7:36 am

Beautiful baby girls! Beautiful photograph!!!!!!

Karen - March 31, 2011 - 7:01 am

I love these baby girls!!! So cute!

Rich - March 31, 2011 - 8:49 am

I see the look in Georgianna’s eyes as “you smell funny.”

Susannah - March 31, 2011 - 9:32 am

They both seem so happy in this photo—what an amazing moment to capture. Wonderful!

matt - March 31, 2011 - 10:30 am

adorable!

Beth - March 31, 2011 - 1:37 pm

This is the most beautiful photograph.

Kate - March 31, 2011 - 1:42 pm

We treasure this photo of our 2 favorite girls!

Lauren - March 31, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Great photo of your girls!

Ingrid - March 31, 2011 - 2:29 pm

Fabulous picture

Rick - March 31, 2011 - 2:31 pm

Very cute!

Christine - March 31, 2011 - 2:31 pm

So cute!!

Ann - March 31, 2011 - 2:33 pm

I just love this picture!

Carol - March 31, 2011 - 2:41 pm

You have captured a perfect moment.

Scott - March 31, 2011 - 2:57 pm

A wonderful moment captured on film.

Maurice - March 31, 2011 - 2:58 pm

Love it

Steve - March 31, 2011 - 3:01 pm

Precious moment.

Elissa - March 31, 2011 - 3:06 pm

Two sweet angels!

Mommy, Esq. - March 31, 2011 - 5:36 pm

Team George/Beatrix!!

Dan - March 31, 2011 - 6:02 pm

It’s a privilege to know these two girls.

Cami - March 31, 2011 - 6:03 pm

This is a great photo and such a cute moment. What cute girls.

Nora - March 31, 2011 - 6:05 pm

This photo is perfect!

Jalene - March 31, 2011 - 6:08 pm

I love this photo!

Julie - March 31, 2011 - 9:45 pm

These are my darlings!

Contest submission #6: Daniel



Daniel is our last baby, and I treasure this photo because it perfectly captures the kind of moment we never want to forget.

***VOTE FOR DANIEL BY COMMENTING ON THIS POST***

Nancy de Pastino - March 13, 2011 - 11:02 pm

I love this, and vote for it. I feel the same way about my little guy being our ‘last’ one, so I can see the importance of this moment being captured!

Elizabeth Berg - March 14, 2011 - 12:33 am

Great photo, where everyone’s delight in each other is so evident!

Louise Rowles - March 14, 2011 - 7:07 am

This little man is just gorgeous and what a great photo to capture a magical moment!

marlene egan - March 14, 2011 - 8:13 am

what a beautiful picture! There are many beautiful moments to come!

Irene Grassi Osborne - March 14, 2011 - 8:13 am

This is my favorite – you can feel the love and happiness!

B. J. Krintzman - March 14, 2011 - 9:04 am

Love, love, love this picture! What is it about that baby? He seems to engaged with this total love-fest! My favorite for sure.

Josh Krintzman - March 14, 2011 - 9:12 am

This is a beautiful photograph capturing a beautiful moment.

lisa - March 14, 2011 - 9:49 am

sooo cute!!!

Andrea - March 14, 2011 - 9:57 am

such a cute pic!

Heather - March 14, 2011 - 10:51 am

such a pure moment capsured

Maura - March 14, 2011 - 10:53 am

What a gorgeous picture — everyone is SO happy!

Alison Dressler - March 14, 2011 - 11:18 am

This picture captures all of the love that parents and children feel for one another. You can hear the giggles!

nancy krintzman - March 14, 2011 - 11:31 am

may joy forever fill their hearts. they are a GREAT family!!

Steven Krintzman - March 14, 2011 - 11:51 am

Great photo of a great looking family
Very cute baby!

micaelah morrill - March 14, 2011 - 12:24 pm

Yeah krintzmans!

Meg Barry - March 14, 2011 - 12:28 pm

This is the best one!!

kerry - March 14, 2011 - 12:59 pm

awesome pic

Wendy - March 14, 2011 - 1:38 pm

Cutest baby ever! Such joy is to be remembered and treasured!

Lauren Mann - March 14, 2011 - 10:51 pm

Great photo, such a cutie!

dana grossman - March 29, 2011 - 8:56 pm

what a beautiful family!!! the best photo ever!

Kathryn Grogan - March 29, 2011 - 8:58 pm

Love this picture!! What an adorable little guy!!!

Michelle Kohanloo - March 29, 2011 - 9:14 pm

Daniel is an adorable and happy baby!

Olivia - March 29, 2011 - 9:21 pm

He is adorable!!!

Bob - March 29, 2011 - 9:21 pm

YEAH!! FAVORITE!!

Cheri - March 29, 2011 - 9:54 pm

Awwww!

Nick - March 29, 2011 - 10:30 pm

Cute kid

Michelle - March 30, 2011 - 2:56 pm

What a happy and cute baby!

Laura Casares - March 31, 2011 - 12:53 am

Pure happiness!! This is what having a baby is all about.

Stacey - March 31, 2011 - 9:39 am

Very cute!

Howard - March 31, 2011 - 11:47 am

Likes

Mandy - March 31, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Love.

Julie - March 31, 2011 - 2:24 pm

I have to vote too-Go Danny GO!

Doug Krintzman - March 31, 2011 - 2:50 pm

Daniel! The new DK is the only way!

Lindsey Kennedy-Sita - March 31, 2011 - 2:56 pm

The one Krintzman I didn’t get to have in the Nursery! He is adorable :)

Robyn Edelstein - March 31, 2011 - 3:27 pm

He is such a little cutie pie!!!

Jennifer Neiman - March 31, 2011 - 4:14 pm

You’ve got my vote Danny! Beautiful pic!

Amanda Foster - March 31, 2011 - 6:25 pm

Daniel…always smiling!

Jennie - March 31, 2011 - 6:48 pm

Gorgeous baby. Beautiful mommy.

Contest submission #7: Abby & Emma



Jess always captures the most magical moments. I love watching her photograph my girls, and they love her as well- they welcome any chance they get to be silly. I love this picture for obvious reasons- two sisters, hand in hand, soaring through the air! So simple, yet it captures them perfectly. I knew when I saw this one that it was special. Thanks Jess!

***VOTE FOR ABBY AND EMMA BY COMMENTING ON THIS POST***

Linda Call - March 14, 2011 - 9:15 am

Love my girls!

Ansel A. - March 14, 2011 - 9:22 am

A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.

Kelly Gardner - March 14, 2011 - 9:25 am

Two of my fav little girls!!! Love this picture!

Melissa Stone - March 14, 2011 - 9:58 am

Amazing photo – the girls’ spirit is totally captured, and the lighting is phenomenal!

Pauline Call - March 14, 2011 - 11:00 am

A moment in time captured forever. They will be able to look back
thanks to these wonderful pictures and say “what a great time we had”.

alessandra - March 14, 2011 - 11:12 am

bellissime! ƸӜƷ

Mda - March 14, 2011 - 3:36 pm

The use of black and white along with the lighting makes this picture very special.

Nancy - March 14, 2011 - 3:37 pm

This picture is worth more than a 1000 words!

Alia - March 21, 2011 - 5:00 pm

This is one of the best pictures!!!!!!! I love it!

Rosemary - March 22, 2011 - 9:23 am

This picture really does speak volumes! It reminds me of those wonderful warm days when my sisters and I used to run around outside together, knowing that at that moment, we could not enjoy life anymore.

Jane Cuñha - March 27, 2011 - 6:12 pm

I am lucky enough to know these bright, beautiful, fun-loving little girls! This photo makes me smile.

Contest submission #8: Lily, Charlotte, Annie & Ruby

I love this picture for a few reasons. First of all, it’s a picture of ALL of us (smiling!) – which doesn’t happen all that often! Also, I feel like it really captures the happiness, silliness and togetherness of our big family. I love seeing us cuddling and laughing with all of our girls, the biggest ones and the littlest ones. This picture is a reminder of how very lucky we are. :)

**VOTE FOR LILY, CHARLOTTE, ANNIE AND RUBY BY COMMENTING ON THIS POST**

Contest submission #9: Colt

This photo makes me smile inside and out for so many reasons. The very adorable dimpled hands, the lovely long eyelashes and the cutest button nose. But most of all, it represents Colt’s huge love affair and passion for FOOD. From Day 1, Colt enjoyed eating and his introduction to solid foods were no different. He likes the taste, the feel, the smell, the whole sensory experience. This picture captures my delicious boy and I am so excited to have it to commemorate this special time.

***VOTE FOR COLT BY COMMENTING ON THIS POST***

Vanessa - March 20, 2011 - 9:51 pm

He is the cutest… This picture is beautiful.

Catherine - March 21, 2011 - 2:17 pm

It’s like he can’t get the spoon in his mouth fast enough! Such an expressive moment captured on film. Just perfect.

Frankie A - March 21, 2011 - 2:23 pm

I share Colt’s passion for food! Very cute!

Jessica - March 21, 2011 - 2:25 pm

Adorable!

Alex H - March 21, 2011 - 2:26 pm

Eyes closed to better experience the flavor of the food… a true foodie in the making!

Peggy - March 21, 2011 - 2:27 pm

Oh, this picture is adorable! He shows such intensity! Love a man who knows what he wants : )

Shawn Sears - March 21, 2011 - 2:28 pm

Like father like son… if he has half the palette that Chad has your family will never go hungry. Or maybe he will just eat you out of house and home.

Awesome pic.

Kristin - March 21, 2011 - 2:30 pm

His expression is priceless.

Norma Jean - March 21, 2011 - 2:31 pm

Not to mention those lashes are a mile long! Love him, he’s adorable!!

Zoe - March 21, 2011 - 2:31 pm

Looking good Cousin Colt. You’re making me hungry:)

kristen - March 21, 2011 - 2:36 pm

Adorable!!!!!

Christine S - March 21, 2011 - 2:37 pm

So cute, hopefully he will love carrots for a long time! :)

Alex Luther - March 21, 2011 - 2:40 pm

Great pic. I bet Chad could learn a thing or two about table manners from his son.

kate rockett - March 21, 2011 - 2:44 pm

love this photo…. he is sooo cute !

Jen - March 21, 2011 - 2:45 pm

Stunning picture!

jim - March 21, 2011 - 3:02 pm

GOOD STUFF!!!!!

Dan Cristo - March 21, 2011 - 3:06 pm

I don’t know exactly what little Colt is eating, but he sure seems to be enjoying himself. Super cute pic.

George - March 21, 2011 - 3:11 pm

I am also curious as to what he’s enjoying so much! Great pic – I think it’s lunch time for me too :)

Amy - March 21, 2011 - 3:11 pm

Such a cute baby! I love that he loves food so much at such a young and adorable age. Enjoy every minute of it!

Christine - March 21, 2011 - 3:15 pm

Love those cheeks!

TLO - March 21, 2011 - 3:22 pm

Oh Colt, I too share your love for food. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with it :)

RSP - March 21, 2011 - 3:49 pm

So cute!

Gareth Benson - March 21, 2011 - 4:00 pm

I like him.

The Dark Might - March 21, 2011 - 4:26 pm

He makes the ladies wanna shoop already …

Sandra secky - March 21, 2011 - 5:08 pm

Colt is just adorable! <3 this Lil guy ~

Kate Brice - March 21, 2011 - 5:48 pm

I love this picure…Colt is so adorable!

Sherwood - March 21, 2011 - 6:01 pm

With that appetite, we can all guess what neighborhood he lives in. Mmmmm is that red sauce?

BREE - March 21, 2011 - 6:07 pm

Today Beechnut…tomorrow the world!!! :) What a gorgeous little boy and what a great photo!!

Nick - March 21, 2011 - 6:16 pm

100% concentration on the task in hand! Bless.

Van - March 21, 2011 - 6:51 pm

Love this photo! and the concentration!

Julie - March 21, 2011 - 6:57 pm

What a wondrful photo – it captures Colt’s expression perfectly!

Jenious - March 21, 2011 - 7:09 pm

Loves those veggies just like his mama. Such a cutie!

Kate - March 21, 2011 - 7:16 pm

Sweetums!

Catherine B - March 21, 2011 - 9:58 pm

Love this little rockstar! At the rate he’s going in this pic we might be seeing a couple more adorable rolls on those arms!!! I love it :)

Maryam - March 21, 2011 - 10:41 pm

Such a cutie pie!!!

Doug Raleigh - March 22, 2011 - 8:47 am

I’m the lucky “Grampy”….what can I say?

Caitlin Brensinger - March 22, 2011 - 10:39 am

Such gusto! What a cutie!!

Maryellen Connors - March 22, 2011 - 11:38 am

I’m voting for Colt because he should be on the Gerber baby food label. What an endorsement! He’s a doll! XO, Mln C’s

liz - March 22, 2011 - 3:27 pm

Love, love, love this baby boy. he is my little nugget!!

Charlene - March 22, 2011 - 4:25 pm

“Maybe if I close my eyes, I can get through this”.

Very cute indeed!

Nicole Obi - March 22, 2011 - 5:09 pm

Colt should win because he makes carrots look GREAT! Nice photo.

Kerri - March 22, 2011 - 9:07 pm

Most adorable picture ever!

Amy L - March 23, 2011 - 1:47 pm

Colt is so sweet!!

Mary - March 24, 2011 - 3:13 pm

Such a cutie! Great picture of an adorable little guy.

Michele F. - March 24, 2011 - 3:22 pm

Such a great pic!

Angie - March 24, 2011 - 3:30 pm

He manages to look as if he is simultaneously savoring and voraciously attacking his meal. Love the chub! Wonderful snapshot of a beautiful boy!

Heather - March 24, 2011 - 5:00 pm

But has he tried Chicago style pizza yet? Beautifully yummy little one.

HT

Saritha - March 24, 2011 - 5:33 pm

What a great picture! It’s a wonderful moment to capture on film!

Helen D - March 24, 2011 - 5:45 pm

What a soulful expression. Keep the food coming.

Jenn B. - March 24, 2011 - 6:36 pm

Super cute!

raquel - March 24, 2011 - 9:51 pm

Such a cutie.

Janet Bendowitz - March 24, 2011 - 11:13 pm

Can’t wait to see him enjoy fish and chips, says Nana from Yorkshire!

G.enny P - March 25, 2011 - 8:59 am

Colt is very passionate with the task at hand. So cute!

Kathleen Gilmour - March 25, 2011 - 9:22 am

Too cute for words!

Roopa - March 25, 2011 - 9:55 am

Adorable! What a cutie!

Julie Fratarcangeil - March 25, 2011 - 11:01 am

super cute..smart to feed him with no shirt..less laundry!

Anthea G - March 25, 2011 - 2:25 pm

Absolutely wonderful! Just wait for Yorkshire pudding and gravy!!!!!!

Marie opitz - March 25, 2011 - 4:00 pm

What a great photo! He is adorable!

Lola Wright - March 26, 2011 - 10:56 am

So great!!

Heidi Franken - March 27, 2011 - 10:37 am

what a great pic! he’s so cute!

Nancy - March 29, 2011 - 8:45 pm

Simply the cutest!

William Alvarez - March 31, 2011 - 12:04 pm

I bet Colt is a new foodie to be, next time around I will bring him some sweet treats from NYC!

Sarah S - March 31, 2011 - 12:25 pm

“Get in my belly!” – Such a sweet picture of a sweet boy

John Cronin - March 31, 2011 - 2:30 pm

This is a fabulous picture!

Karen - March 31, 2011 - 2:39 pm

Beautiful photo!!

Amie - March 31, 2011 - 4:53 pm

Adorable!!!

JP - March 31, 2011 - 5:22 pm

Colt is the man!

Larissa - March 31, 2011 - 5:41 pm

The boy has good genes!

Kim - March 31, 2011 - 6:28 pm

Colt!! Love him! Such a little cutie!

Mel - March 31, 2011 - 7:05 pm

Super picture!

J - March 31, 2011 - 7:12 pm

Cutest!

Shauna - March 31, 2011 - 7:26 pm

Wow…how precious!

Brenda White - March 31, 2011 - 8:11 pm

Brenda votes for Colt!

betty garvin - March 31, 2011 - 8:12 pm

Picture perfect!

Lauren Connors - March 31, 2011 - 8:13 pm

Lauren wants Colt to be her cousin!

Andrew - March 31, 2011 - 9:31 pm

Awesome- eating like a champ already.

Siobhan - April 1, 2011 - 8:27 am

He is so adorable and this is an amazing photo!

Linda - April 1, 2011 - 10:05 am

What a beautiful picture. It certainly captured Colt’s passion for food. A discerning palate in the making………..

Mary E - April 1, 2011 - 10:59 am

What a sweet photo of Colt, how precious!

Sharon - April 1, 2011 - 2:50 pm

Colt is one of those babies you just want to squeeze.

Megan - April 5, 2011 - 9:12 am

He’s a wicked cutie! He gets my vote!!

Contest submission #10: Piper



I love this picture mostly because Jess took an identical one of my 2.5 year old 2 two years before and I get to see how similar my girls are but at the same time I can really notice their individuality.   These pictures are priceless to me, time goes by too fast and in an instant they are crawling and then walking and this little pudgy stage is over…

***VOTE FOR PIPER BY COMMENTING ON THIS POST***

Melissa B - March 21, 2011 - 9:48 am

This is so sweet! I Vote for Piper!

Zarina - March 21, 2011 - 11:20 am

What a gorgeous picture. It really captures the ‘pudgy baby’ stage so well and a great reminder of the days when they can still get their toes in their mouth. I love the way Piper is playing up to the camera!

Allyson - March 21, 2011 - 12:26 pm

I love how this picture captures Piper’s sweet and playful nature. The light and shadows are beautiful in black and white. Truly beautiful photo of my god-daughter :)

M.A. - March 21, 2011 - 12:38 pm

My vote is for Piper. She’s all that! From the details of her long eyeslashes, the twinkle in her eyes, her infectious smile and her pudgy little toes. You just want to snuggle with her!

BB - March 22, 2011 - 10:26 pm

Nothing beats the taste of little baby feet.

Erik Johnson - March 23, 2011 - 6:36 pm

I vote for Piper. Painfully cute picture!

deb - March 23, 2011 - 8:39 pm

Soooo cute! I vote for Piper

Lana - March 23, 2011 - 10:18 pm

This just captures the essence of a delightful little spirit! Piper is pure joy…

Liz - March 24, 2011 - 1:04 am

What a beauty, Piper’s eyelashes are beautiful! She looks so lovable, this picture really captures her sweet disposition.

js - March 24, 2011 - 11:58 am

Love, love, love it!

Drumroll please…

We have our winner! The lovely Katie had 149 votes as of 10pm, and her family wins a free photobook. Yay!  We were down to the wire, I have to tell you. Quite the horse race.

And I do have to give honorable mention (and a photobook of their own) to Sam’s family, because they came in second with 126 votes, and that’s pretty impressive.

Thank you all SOOOooo much for being part of this and for telling your friends about it. It was really fun for me – I’ll definitely do anothercontest another time.

Here are the final stats at 10pm:

Welcome to the Photo/Story Contest

Thanks for visiting the Photo/Story Contest. Have fun reading the stories and vote for your favorite ones by clicking on the “comments” link here on the blog below the post and entering a quick comment. The photo/story with the most comments posted by 10pm on Monday, June 29th wins! The winning family will receive a free custom photobook from Boston Baby Photos.

Keep checking back – I’ll be posting submissions as they’re sent to me, so lots more photo/stories to come! Scroll down the page for new entries, I’m posting them below here.

Official Photo Story Contest Rules for Voting:
1) Please be honest and only vote (comment) one time for each photo/story that you like.
2) You are welcome to vote for your own post. Just once, though :)
3) I will be moderating all the comments/votes that come through, so there will be a delay before your vote appears on the blog. I realize it will be possible for one person to “stuff the ballot box” by commenting many times on one post, but don’t do that — we’re all friends here. Let’s be fair, OK?
and last…
4) Have fun!

Contest Submission #1: My Naked Fairy Princess

“For those who know me, it wouldn’t surprise them to know that I debated dressing my son up in a fairy costume for a photo op. After much consideration, I decided to save him the embarrassment, and hold off to see if I’d have a girl. When the doctors handed me my little baby girl Quinn, I thought “would it be wrong to have her hospital photos taken with fairy wings?”. After realizing how crazy this was, I brought her home, and held off on the fairy costume until our photo shoot with Jessica.

The morning Jessica came, I had several outfits laid out for Quinn, one being her pink fairy costume. It was time, hurray! It was a beautiful day out, and it was going to be just perfect. The photo shoot was going very well, and Gavin and Quinn were having a blast with Jessica. It was time for a costume change! As Jessica watched me try to stuff my meaty little lady into her fairy costume, she must have seen the look on my face go from excitement and determination, to another look. Although you may be thinking this other look was disappointment, it wasn’t. It was the look of a proud mom who doted on her naked little girl. In my eyes, she’s a perfect little fairy princess with or without the wings.

The whole photo shoot was amazing. Jessica improvised after the costume malfunction and took a bunch of shots in the buff, which turned out to be some of my favorites from the shoot. Here is one of them!

– Pam”

VOTE FOR QUINN BY COMMENTING ON THIS POST

Sharon Reiley - June 21, 2009 - 10:06 pm

You're right Pam! She really is a perfect little fairy princess! I'm sure you will cherish those naked baby pictures forever (plus you can blackmail her when she's a teenager!) Absolutely beautiful!
-Sharon

Pam - June 21, 2009 - 10:10 pm

One vote from the Earle Family!!

Dianne - June 22, 2009 - 9:31 am

Pam my vote is for you and Quinn!!!! She looks absolutely beautiful and is a princess whether or not she has the costume on or now (as in this case). This photo is defintely a WINNER!

kris10meo - June 22, 2009 - 1:33 pm

Adorable!

Anonymous - June 22, 2009 - 1:33 pm

Adorable! She looks so cute:)

Bobbi Doyle - June 22, 2009 - 2:05 pm

Pam, That is the real Quinn, independent, beautiful and doing her own thing. Qualities of a true princess. Good Luck.

Bobbi

Anonymous - June 22, 2009 - 3:15 pm

Oh Pammy!!! Look at those chunky thighs!! I love that crazy baby!!!
xoxoxoxo tracey

Nicole - June 22, 2009 - 4:16 pm

Completely adorable!!!Love her!!

Grandma - June 22, 2009 - 5:23 pm

Little Miss Independent! One of my favorite pics of Quinn Sophia. I love it when she says "Look at me, I'm nakey!". This girl has a mind of her own. She loves to do her own thing. I love her to death. (and she has more cellulite than me, at least for now) ha ha
-Grandma

Anonymous - June 22, 2009 - 6:00 pm

Anyone who knows Quinn, knows how much spunk she has – and it is captured in this picture beautifully! I know few mothers who are as devoted to their kids as Pam is to hers and as a result of her devotion her kids are always comfortable in their own skin – with or without clothes!

-Aunt Vicki

cait the red neck. - June 22, 2009 - 6:32 pm

soo cute :]

Brad - June 23, 2009 - 8:14 am

So cute, what a great photo!

Anonymous - June 23, 2009 - 9:49 am

I can see Quinn saying to the camera, "Yes, I'm a fairy princess and I can dress any way I want". Quinn is truly an independent little beauty and one of the smartest little 2 year olds I've ever knownl blue and with those big beautiful eyes, she can have any prince she wants.

Lori

Anonymous - June 23, 2009 - 2:21 pm

Pam, What a fabulous photo. Such a thoughtful expression, its as if you are getting a preview of the many faces she'll be throwing your way in the future!

Caitlin

Jessica - June 23, 2009 - 2:34 pm

Wow that's definitely Miss Quinn hands down! She keeps me laughing all day long for sure with that determination in her face!

-Jessica

Julie - June 25, 2009 - 1:28 pm

This is the one I kept coming back to to look at more. I lover the defiant toddler look-it's the best. That sums up the toddler years for me! And that belly!!! Need I say more?
~Julie Krintzman