This was my first year entering the Shoot & Share contest, and I honestly wasn’t too sure what to expect. The past two years, I simply ogled at all the beautiful talent submitted to the contest and voted for my favorites. I decided it was time to take the plunge this year and submit some of my own work!

Now, if you were voting in the contest, you saw all the AH-MAZING work in there by thousands of other photographers. Seriously, it’s mind-boggling how talented all these people are! I may have been a tiiiny bit addicting to voting, but can you blame with all those gorgeous submissions?

The results of the 2017 Shoot & Share contest went live on Monday. My jaw was on the floor looking at the Top 100 photos in each category, and everyone who placed truly deserved it! A huge congratulations to all those photographers whose hard work and dedication got them to where they are today!

I will say it was so nerve-wracking to go look at my own results. I figured it was unlikely I would place anywhere among over 300,000 stunning images. However, I had to do a double take at my results; I had not one, but TWO finalist images and about a dozen more placing in the top percentiles! I may have done a little happy dance too! As a first time submitter, I’m over the moon with how well I did and cannot wait for next year’s contest!