Sean is always so good at picking out my best images and examining them carefully to make sure they’re just right for print.  I have to say, it is largely because of him that I’ve won anything at all!  He’s always so excited, just as if it were his own win, and makes a big fuss over it – always totally floored that I’m not doing a huge victory dance.  What can I say?  He’s so much more competitive than me. :o)  

Well today I am proud to announce that Sean not only took 1st place in the “Bride and Groom Together” category, he did it with a score of 90, which is absolutely HUGE!  I’m so excited for him and the win is so well-deserved!  Congratulations my love!  I might even do a victory dance for you! :o)

In case you’d like to see the winning image, here it is:



  1. Marie on July 8, 2009 at 8:54 am

    This is a STUNNING image. Congrats!!

  2. Kimberly Sanderson on July 8, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Whoa. I can’t think of an adjective that would do this photo justice. Amazing just doesn’t cut it! Congrats Sean!

  3. Rhonda Hendricks on July 8, 2009 at 9:06 am

    omg, Speechless!!! So happy for you!

  4. chris. on July 8, 2009 at 9:10 am

    Congrats, Sean! This is absolutely breathtaking!

  5. Evan on July 8, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Beautiful work Sean. Congratulations!

  6. andy stenz on July 8, 2009 at 9:16 am

    congrats! that is an AMAZING photo!

  7. KariAnne on July 8, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Holy cats! That is amazing. Such the image I have in my head for my own wedding…really! Simply Breathtaking!

  8. K. Crafton on July 8, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Go SEAN!!! Gorgeous!!!

  9. Emily Beaty on July 8, 2009 at 10:13 am

    oh my gosh, that is absolutely beautiful!!! congratulations!

  10. Missy on July 8, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Sean, this is absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations!!

  11. Jackie Beale on July 8, 2009 at 10:30 am

    I love your panoramics. You both have amazing talent. Congrats! :)

  12. anna on July 8, 2009 at 10:40 am

    oh, sean, the hugest, heartfelt congratulations! what a tremendous gift you have!!! art…hugs to you both!

  13. adrian hitt on July 8, 2009 at 11:08 am

    well deserved!

  14. Christy Lynn on July 8, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Well I can certainly see why this won and won big! Simply stunning!

  15. heather on July 8, 2009 at 11:36 am

    congrats, Sean! It is beautiful!!!

  16. ohana photographers - david & kimi on July 8, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    pure and simple perfection. congrats friends!

  17. Jen Creed on July 8, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    So I saw this on the Facebook imported note and came over to see the picture a little bigger, and am even more blown away! So awesome! Congrats, Sean!

  18. Amanda on July 8, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    I can’t even expain how breathtaking this photo really is. I feel like i can look at it for hours and never get bored :) Not to mention i love that he is in his blues, my Hubby is in the Air Force so this picture makes me extra jealous! lol

  19. dan on July 8, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    doesn’t look like 8×10 from where I’m sitting

  20. Benny Gross on July 8, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    sean… dude… outstanding shot… your photography rocks, i love looking at your images… just a question man… the shot that won the prize… what lens was it..
    absolutely stunning

  21. lmarino on July 8, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Couldn’t possibly be more beautiful. . .CONGRATS!

  22. Tara on July 9, 2009 at 7:04 am

    That is just gorgeous! What a fantastic shot! I hope some of our “mountain” pics turn out half this good :)

  23. Jeremy Dean on July 9, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    You da man Sean!

  24. Jessica Rayborn on July 9, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Sweet… this image is stunning Sean. Way to be awesome!

  25. Jacqulyn on July 9, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Wow Sean. Wow. Just amazing.

  26. Allison on July 9, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Congratulations Sean! Awesome!

  27. Ivy on July 9, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    I LOVE your work! Your art is such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing!

  28. Amy the San Diego Photographer on July 10, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Congratulations! What a beautiful image and a big accomplishment!

  29. Michael on July 10, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Great shot and congratulations! I think this would be so cool to get printed on a huge canvas and hung in my living room

  30. Laurie N. on July 14, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS! Absolutely gorgeous!

  31. Carl Reid on July 19, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Congrats!!! The pic is absolutely breath taking!!!

  32. Carl Reid on July 19, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Congrats on your latest winnings. The pic is absolutely breathtaking!!

  33. uncle charlie on July 19, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Absolutely beautiful work……inspiring and heart touching…….

  34. uncle charlie on July 19, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Absolutely beautiful…

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