Thursday, February 25, 2010

LOVE Photo Contest...VOTE!!!

UPDATE: March 2nd, 2010
Once again...thanks to everyone who entered. I really enjoyed seeing your photos and reading some touching stories...I appreciate you sharing your LOVE with me. :-)
The vote has now drawn to a close, and the most popular image is #6 by Tiffany C.! So CONGRATULATIONS Tiffany, you are the winner of a free portrait session!

Alrighty! We have some submissions for the LOVE photo contest. The requirements were to submit photos that somehow represent LOVE...allowing for lots of creativity and completely open to interpretation. The contest was limited to amateurs and students. The winner will receive a free portrait session with yours truly! Now I need your help deciding...

Please VOTE for your favorite image in the comments section at the end of this post. Play vote per person please. :-)
DEADLINE for votes: Monday, March 1st at midnight

IMAGE #1 by Andrea B.
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IMAGE #2 Rebecca G.
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IMAGE #3 by Kendra G.
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IMAGE #4 by Misty/Scott B.
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IMAGE #5 by Sarah H.
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IMAGE #6 by Tiffany C.
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IMAGE #7 by Kendra G.
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IMAGE #8 by Andrea B.
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IMAGE #9 by Rebecca G.
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IMAGE #10 by Kendra G.
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IMAGE #11 by Tiffany H.
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Sunday, February 14, 2010

2009 Brides and Grooms CONTEST

We have a winner! As of midnight on Feb. 21st...winning by a margin of one vote...the print to be matted and framed is #13! CONGRATULATIONS ALLISON & BRIAN!
I do believe I need to come up with a consolation prize for Lauren & Kyle. It was so close! I counted three times just to make sure.
THANKS to everyone who voted! The portrait contest will be coming soon....

I'm a little behind...I usually have this wedding favorites contest in January, followed by portrait favorites in February. But better late than never, right? So portrait clients...don't worry, your contest is coming soon. :-)

It wasn't easy, but I have selected some favorites of my 2009 brides and grooms...and now everyone gets to vote for their favorite!
What do the winners receive? Well, to celebrate a new product offering (ready to hang framed prints)...the lucky couple with the winning image will receive an 11x14 print...matted, framed, and ready to hang! ($225 value)


So let the voting begin! Simply enter your ONE favorite image # in the comments section below. (Beneath the very last image entry, click on the word "comments")

While clients are welcome to campaign and encourage friends and family to vote...please play fair and only enter one vote per person. ;-)
DEADLINE: All votes must be received by Sunday, February 21st at midnight!

Image #01
Wedding_Allison 01

Image #02
Wedding_Lyndsy 01

Image #03
Wedding_Jennifer 01

Image #04
Wedding_Havilah 03

Image #05
Wedding_Lauren 01

Image #06
Wedding_Cathy 01

Image #07
Wedding_Allison 02

Image #08
Wedding_Lyndsy 02

Image #09
Wedding_Jennifer 02

Image #10
Wedding_Havilah 01

Image #11
Wedding_Lauren 02

Image #12
Wedding_Cathy 05

Image #13
Wedding_Allison 03

Image #14
Wedding_Lyndsy 03

Image #15
Wedding_Jennifer 03

Image #16
Wedding_Havilah 02

Image #17
Wedding_Lauren 03

Image #18
Wedding_Cathy 03

Image #19
Wedding_Allison 04

Image #20
Wedding_Jennifer 04

Image #21
Wedding_Lyndsy 04

Image #22
Wedding_Havilah 04

Image #23
Wedding_Cathy 04

Image #24
Wedding_Lauren 04

Image #25
Wedding_Allison 05

Image #26
Wedding_Jennifer 05

Brides Choice 2010

2010 Bride's Choice Awards - Wedding Photographers, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Venues & More
Weddings, Wedding Planning, Wedding Websites, Wedding Checklists

(Kansas City, MO 2/2/10) - WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced Sarah Rimel Photography has been selected to receive the WeddingWire 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™ for Photography!

The annual Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds.

Sarah Rimel Photography is among the top five percent of all vendors in the WeddingWire community, which includes over 100,000 wedding professionals across the US and Canada. Awards were given to winners across 19 different service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers.

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We are happy to announce that Sarah Rimel Photography is among the very best Wedding Photographers within the WeddingWire Network, which includes WeddingWire and Martha Stewart Weddings. We would like to thank our past newlyweds for nominating us for the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards.

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

LOVE...a Photo Contest

I Heart Sweets...

I Heart Sweets

Warm Fuzzy...

Warm fuzzy

I thought it would be fun to do another LOVE photo contest. I really enjoy getting to see other people's images for a change! ;-)

The deets:

- Submit photos that somehow represent LOVE. Get creative! It can be a literal interpretation or you can just have fun with the idea of love. Love for for for life!

- Amateurs only! If you make $ from your photographic talents, this isn't the contest for you. :-P

- You must be the rightful owner of any submitted photo. (i.e. YOU pulled the trigger!)

- You may submit 1-2 images by email to (subject: LOVE photo contest). Feel free to include background/details to accompany your entries. I like reading the stories behind the photos.

- Deadline: February 24th, 2010...let's say midnight to be all official and what not.


I'm feeling super generous, so the owner of THE WINNING IMAGE WILL RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY PORTRAIT SESSION!!! Woo hoo!

Session must take place in the KC area. ($150 value)

So if you would like a free portrait session this spring, bust out your camera and capture some LOVE! :-)

Memories and Strawberries

A few more contributions to my still life project.

A couple versions of a couple of my vintage cameras...

Cameras 01

I like this one a little better...

Cameras 02

A photograph of my beloved Grandma Mock along with one of her bracelets...


Also, for quite some time now...I've wanted to photograph water. I'm often fascinated by the beauty and movement of water. So I am looking to experiment and play around. This includes portraiture! I'll be looking for models...let me know if you don't mind getting wet! ;-)
So the first in what will be a series of water shots, starting with delicious strawberries!

Water Strawberries 01

Water Strawberries 02


A few random winter pictures...

Winter 01

Winter 02

Winter 03

Winter 04

Winter 05

Winter 06