The 2013 Portrait Favorites

January 6, 2014

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Whew, what a year of growth and self-exploration 2013 was for both me personally and my business. Since the holidays are over and I refuse to let the post-Christmas blues get me down, I’ve decided to start a yearly tradition in which YOU get to vote on YOUR favorite portraits of 2013! The client voted favorite portrait will win a $25 gift card to Gap, Jcrew, or Anthropologie (winner’s choice). Most of these are from my 2013 portrait sessions, with the exception of a couple from 2012 that I just couldn’t not include, since I’ve never done a giveaway of favorites before. Also, because my favorite portraits are the ones heavy on emotion, I’ve converted them into black and white. While I love a color portrait, I believe that the black and white allows you to fully observe the beauty of emotion I was trying to capture in each photograph.
Here’s how it will work: To vote, simply state your favorite of the twenty listed in the comments at the bottom of the post, that’s it! 

One vote is allowed per reader; however, you may share the post and get as much friends and family to vote as you’d like! The contest starts today and goes through this Wednesday, January 8th at midnight. The winner will be announced on Thursday’s blog post.

Disclaimer: This does not include my weddings, so if you were one of my brides, don’t feel left out, I’ve just decided that weddings did not belong in this category. Instead, I think I may do a summer giveaway especially for brides in the future.

1. Waller – Lifestyle Family PortraitIMG_5908

2. Dunckleman – Lifestyle PortraitIMG_5261

3. Blanchard – Lifestyle Family PortraitIMG_3501

4. Callie – Senior Lifestyle PortraitIMG_4697

5. Nelson – Lifestyle Engagement PortraitIMG_1694

6. Kaylyn – Lifestyle Senior PortraitIMG_2560

7. Rebecca – Lifestyle Maternity PortraitIMG_5930

8. Franklin – Lifestyle Family PortraitIMG_5444

9. Waguespack – Lifestyle Engagement Portrait


10. Ducote – Lifestyle Family Portrait IMG_1141

11. Fabre – Lifestyle Family Portrait IMG_1918

12. Franklin – Lifestyle Newborn Portrait IMG_3315

13. Blanchard – Lifestyle Family Portrait IMG_3711

14. Dunckleman – Lifestyle Portrait IMG_5213

15. Bailey – Lifestyle Senior Potrait IMG_6245

16. Owen – Lifestyle Family PortraitIMG_5629

17. Waller – Lifestyle Newborn Portrait IMG_5937

18. Cefalu – Lifestyle Family Portrait  IMG_8230

19. Harrison – Lifestyle Portrait IMG_1153

20. Minear – Lifestyle Family PortraitIMG_9255


To vote, simply enter YOUR favorite in the comments below. Contest ends at midnight on Wednesday, January 8th. The client voted favorite portrait will win a $25 gift card to GapJcrew, or Anthropologie (winner’s choice). Happy voting!










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I’m Kali, Professional Photographer and Founder of The Creative Studio. 

I’m wildly passionate about storytelling through professional portraiture.
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