Bronze Merits | Long Island Children’s Photographer

A few weeks ago, on a whim, I decided to enter a few images into Sue Bryce’s Portrait Masters competition. I didn’t enter a lot, only 4 images. The Portrait Masters is a contest of skill. Each image submitted is judged on a certain criteria. In each of the seven categories, a panel of judges selected by Sue Bryce will score the images. Judging is based on posing, expression, connection, lighting, composition, hair & makeup, creative ability, communication, originality and retouching.

The images are then given either Gold, Silver, or Bronze status or below. There were approximately 8,609 photos entered. Only 1 image in the entire contest was awarded Gold.

2 of my images were awarded Bronze.

2 scored just under the bronze level. I hope to submit them for critique in order to learn how to improve.

I know I have a long way to go. But this was a huge surprise for me, considering I never thought any of my images would score anything worth bragging about! The icing on the cake is that the images that did score Bronze were my 2 favorites of my girls and really my first real attempt at studio images.

I cannot wait to continue on this journey and I hope to keep getting better and more creative with every session.

Thank you to everyone who supports me!!! xoxo

Girl with Guitar Girl with violin

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Peanut and Pip Photography is a Long Island based, natural-light, on-location photographer. We also love to travel and service all of New York City and the tri-sate area. Our style is classic and timeless, with a bit of whimsy. Our goal is to preserve this moment in time. We strive to capture the magic and wonder of childhood, the dreams of teens and seniors and the love between families with beautiful, breathtaking and timeless portraits. Every session is customized to you and your family. My works stands out because it is a collaborative effort between my clients and me. I find a way to integrate both of our visions. I often joke that I have crazy ideas, but my clients always trust my vision because they know they will get something unique in the end. I don’t see the world the way everyone else does and that is reflected in the art I create. My ability to create on the spur of the monument is part of my magic. While I always have my go-to locations, I rarely shoot them the same way each time I go there. I get bored of the same things very easily and no two sessions are ever the same, even when shot at the same locations.

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