June 27, 2012
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2nd Quarterly Top 5 Winners and Photo Share

Thank you to all of you who shared a bit of your story with Amber, Sarah, and I by linking up your Top 5 photos from the 2nd Quarter.  Now for the winner of A spot in an Online Workshop for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements from Mom Tried It ($75 value).

Congratulations Tracy!  Please, send me your email address, so I can pass it along to Kim and you can claim your prize ashley.sisk{at}gmail{dot}com.

To find out who won a Capture Life Necklace from Cinnamon Sticks ($40 value), click over to Click.Pray.Love and visit Amber.

To find out who won Three 24 X 32 inch canvas prints from Hello Canvas ($139 value per print), click over to Naptime Momtog and visit Sarah.
Once again there were so many wonderful memories and beautiful photos shared. Here are a few that made me LAUGH, smile, tear up, or all of the above. I would be sharing even more images, but when I copied them over, they kept disappearing – I guess they didn’t want to be shared…which makes me sad because they were SOOOOO GOOD. Nonetheless, I still have a ton of photos to share so, in no particular order…
I know I featured Melanie in my last photo share, but I had to share another one of her photos this time around. She really nailed her composition and processing on this one. Love the moment!
Hello gorgeous low key photography. Gina‘s work continues to get better and better…and I’m really loving how she’s experimenting with lighting. This shot of her son is so dramatic.
Once again, kids make me giggle…especially when they’re wearing anything on their face. Aren’t props a wonderful thing. I love this moment that Brandi captured of her daughter. Check out that look on her face – priceless.
I am a serious sucker for beautiful lighting and headless crops. If I remember correctly, all of Rebecca‘s photos this quarter were beautiful, but I especially loved this one.
Who doesn’t love a daddy and daughter picture? That’s what I thought. I love this photo of Laura‘s daughter walking with her daddy. She looks so focused!
Andrea has quite some characters at her house, as is evidence by her photos this quarter. I especially loved this particular shot for it’s joyful moment and vintage processing.
And then of course there’s sibling love shots. Sarah captured a perfect moment between her son and daughter. I can only hope (if I have a boy and girl) that my children will love one another this much.
Shutup Melissa! As if a beautiful reflection shot isn’t enough…add a cute curly-headed little girl and I turn to mush. This shot is just way too perfect.
I’m also a sucker for gorgeous catchlights. This photo of Karly‘s little girl must have stardust sprinkled all over it because it immediately grabbed my attention. No seriously, I can’t take my eyes off her.
This looks like the kind of moment you might see in a sports magazine…or hung up on a wall. Either way, this photo by Tracy reminds me of summer and I think the black/white processing is perfect for it.
Finally, I love this secretive moment captured by Mama Sparrow. It’s one of those story telling moments that doesn’t even require words…even though I’d love to know what they were whispering into each other’s ears. 

Again, a huge thank you to all of you for linking up. Amber, Sarah, and I really enjoyed looking at all of your photos and hope you’ll come back in September to link up your favorite photos from the 3rd Quarter. I’ll be back with newborn photos by then!

    Love all your shares. I slacked this time and just sent them to my facebook page where I shared some of my favorites. I have been sooo busy.

    These really are all such lovely shots. Kids are just so wonderful to photograph.

    Aww, thank you for sharing the photo of Afton! It makes me feel like I’m actually getting better at photography now!

    It really is so sweet to see the moments captured between siblings. I loved many of these!!!

    I hope you are feeling well.

    Like I told Amber when I saw my pic on her post- I am so honored to be among not only my friends in bloggy land, but I am humbled to be included in a group that left me in awe. I loved each & every one of these when I visited around. We certainly have some amazing gals in our circle!

    Thank you so much for featuring one of my photos with all of these awesome pictures! You are my one of my photog idols so this totally made day! Week! Month! LOL

    Oh my gosh Ashley, I almost shot coffee out of my nose when I read what you wrote about my photo, lol! I laughed and then almost cried. I am so honored that you chose to include it here. You have been a big inspiration to me. Thank you!!!

    There were so many stunning photos among the participants. I really enjoyed visiting and viewing them all. You three ladies certainly know how to draw a great crowd ;)

    Stunning features for the Quarterly Top 5. What talent!

    Thank you so much for including my photo in this fantastic group! I’m happy if this little one could give someone a chuckle, mostly she’s been giving me fits this week.

    I SO second what my girls Gina & Sarah said… SO happy to be among wonderful talented friends, & to be recognized by one of my FAVorite photog idols… that’s you mama! THANK you Ashley, you made my year. Mwaaah.

    these are all so great!!! Thank you for sharing them. Good job to all the photographers! I can’t wait to have kids so I can participate!!


    Awww! I’m tickled pink to have one of my pictures featured! Thanks Ashley :)

    I must admit, I do love to take photos of feet!

    Well congrats to all the participants…just all just beautiful images of their children!!

    WOW!!! Double thank you! I desperately need help and motivation to jump into Photoshop. I cannot wait!

    Hi Ashley! Because I love your blog so very much, I’ve nominated you for a ‘One Lovely Blog Award’ ….. pop on over to my blog to see the details :)


    Thank you so much Ashley for the pick. I am very honored to be among such talented company. Love your blog and your photos!

    Just realized your shared my sister secrets photo as a favorite. Thank you! I’m so excited that others enjoyed it. I am honored you chose to recognize it. Made my day! Thanks to my IRL friend Kim over at Little By Little for giving me the heads up that I was on here.