First Annual Children's Portrait Contest~ Success! {Southern Minnesota Children's Portrait Photographer}

I had decided in June I wanted to have a children's portrait contest. It was a way for me to get my name out there more in the area, take some adorable photos, and interact with some clients. 

I wanted the prize to be something I would want to win, and it was! I LOVE the resturant Lakeside Hideaway  in Currie, MN. My husband and I go there at least once a month for date nights, and for being in a small tiny town, it packs TONS of flavor in their food. Always worth the drive. 

With the owners of Lakeside on board, I put the word out, and I was pleased with the number of participants I had! For being the first year, it was awesome!! 

Thank you to all of the children I got to meet and that participated! You were all so much fun, even when I had to work for those smiles ;-) 

Miss A~ she made me work for those toothy grins! 

Miss A~ she made me work for those toothy grins! 

Tracy, MN
Miss H is always willing to give me a great smile! She is a blast to work with!

Miss H is always willing to give me a great smile! She is a blast to work with!

They are too cute! 

They are too cute! 

I hadn't seen Mr. S since he was a newborn, man has he grown! What a little ham! 

I hadn't seen Mr. S since he was a newborn, man has he grown! What a little ham! 

Mr. C was all business. 

Mr. C was all business. 

But the cutest little ball player!

But the cutest little ball player!

Mr. M was full of smiles as long as I was talking about John Deere!

Mr. M was full of smiles as long as I was talking about John Deere!

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Oh these two! I always have fun with them! 

Oh these two! I always have fun with them! 

Tracy, MN
Tracy, MN
Mr. C was first up in this series, and gave me great smiles! 

Mr. C was first up in this series, and gave me great smiles! 

Older Mr. C knows what it takes, and was a perfect subject! 

Older Mr. C knows what it takes, and was a perfect subject! 

Oh Miss C, you have a special place in my heart! 

Oh Miss C, you have a special place in my heart! 

These kiddos are pretty special to me and my family and I love working with them!

These kiddos are pretty special to me and my family and I love working with them!

Mr. T usually gives me a hard time for smiles, but he was in his element and knows quite a bit about fishing! 

Mr. T usually gives me a hard time for smiles, but he was in his element and knows quite a bit about fishing! 

Tracy, MN
Miss A is quite talented and such a sweetie! 

Miss A is quite talented and such a sweetie! 

Tracy, MN

And here she is! The winner!! Miss H made me work hard for those smiles and even helped clean up the park a bit while I waited. We went on adventures and talked about all sorts of things. It was so much fun, and she was the first scheduled session! 

Tracy, MN
Tracy, MN

Again, thank you to all of my participants! Didn't get a chance to enter this year? No worries! I will be having a portrait contest yearly, and you will have your chance!!