When I start this contest on facebook, I had no clue will be so successful! The entire idea of the contest was simple: whoever wanted to participate, sent me a photo and if the quality was decent I submit it in an folder dedicated to this contest. The photo with the most “like’s” was the winner. Initially, I start with 1 prize… but when I saw how much work is and how serious people are taking it, I decided to offer more prizes. And I also did an second contest dedicated to the adults. I was told in private that is not fair kids to compete with adults, and I kind of agree with this :))) Was fun to watch and I was amazed, not by the new number fans of my page, but of the hard work everyone had
Long story short, after more than 1 month, and thousands of likes we had 1 main winner with the most likes, VEDA SANCHEZ and 7 different other prizes. Quite cool, right?
About the Winner… I knew Veda, from a while. Not personally, but enough to have an idea how is she. Hard working, happy all the time and her treasure is her family. And this is what she win: a photoshoot with her entire family. She come in San Pedro for this photoshoot with her entire family, her 2 gorgeous daughter, her sister&brother and of course, her parents. 7 of them!
Veda was in reality the way I imagine her, but her family… more than I was hoping for!!! What a joy!!! We were laughing non stop! I stop time to time to not drop my camera… the laugh was real and anything I told them they looked at me like “oh, my… and than start laughing”. I will just tell you what was my first thing I did when I saw them… because was raining, I went to their hotel room and after 1 minute I saw them, I told them… “guys, we’ll need to have our shoot here in case the rain don’t stop… so I suggest to not lose time and wait, just do it” First thing we need to do, is to move the furniture, the way I need it… I want as much light I can get…” They looked at me like they didn’t understand me and I told them “yes, we need to move the furniture, man… help me”… Oh, Gosh, we laugh so hard when we moved the bed… too funny!!!” Here is how I meet them and our entire shoot was like this :)) That photo shoot was too much fun! The baby keep wanted to brush her teeth, I keep telling her… not now, not now…and after few seconds when she didn’t want to look at me I told her “brush your teeth… brush your teeth” the bed was too small for all of them and I keep telling them “squeezeeeee mooooreeee” and they were way already too squeezed but they really tried :)))))
And this our first photo:
Thanks God the rain stopped after this photo and we went outside. The rain was on & off, so our 45 minute shoot was 3 hours! :))) We had family photos, individual portraits, fun and Veda have her own cozy business called Veda Couture Bows and we had a mini photoshoot with some of her creations. I was blown away of what she can do. She can create an customize outfit from A to Z… And she can be found here, in Belize!
Their entire family don’t have a family portrait in years and I’m really really happy I meet them all and did this for them. I know they’ll cherish those photos forever and I also know that every time they’ll see them, they’ll have a smile on their face and everyone will remeber me though my work!
Here is their coffee table book, the way I design it:
(you can also find this album, on my website under LATEST SESSIONS :)