Best of Bridals 2008 from Modern Photographers

Posted by Studio222 Photography | 2:22 PM | | 6 comments » | Share on Facebook

When Modern Photographers started their Best of 2008 Bridals contest, I entered a few images, and honestly didn't think that amidst all the crazy talented other members, we'd even make it out of the preliminary voting. So when 2 of our images made it to the top 50 and were then put online for anyone and everyone to vote on, we were elated. With amazingly talented submissions by people like Sean & Mel McLellan, Poser, and Fuller Edge, we were thrilled to be counted among them and didn't really think that our images had a chance. I mean, these are the photographers who I blog-stalk, who I am inspired by constantly, who I hope to one day have the privilege of meeting and getting coffee with and picking their brains. They are all amazing!

Then, it happened. I got online and saw the postings on Modern Photographers, Trash the Dress, and Don't Box Us In advertising the contest and telling people to go vote. And I saw it. One of our images sandwiched on the screen between an image by Poser and one by the McLellans. WHHHHAAAAATTTT? To try to explain the sheer magnitute of this to everyone else, we've come up with some analogies...

For an up and coming musician this would be like seeing your single on iTune's new music Tuesday between new singles by the Dave Matthews Band and Paramore.

For automotive lovers, this would be like seeing a design you created for your dream car highlighted between designs by Chip Foose and Jesse James.

For computer nerds, this would be kind of like getting a program you designed listed in Wired Magazine between ones designed by the guy who made Twitter, and the mastermind behind iFart. You with us? This was crazy!

Wondering why they chose our image for the ad I logged into the contest and noticed that we had a shocking number of votes. Enough even that when the contest closed we were counted among the top finalists and showcased on the Modern Photographers' main website. (I think it's like the equivalent of "runners up" or an "honorable mention") You can see the rest of the wedding that image was from on our website under "Josh & Lisa" in the "Wedding Style" section of our portfolio. Thank you to everyone who voted for us!


  1. Josh and Lisa Sears // April 6, 2009 at 3:33 PM  

    All I have to say is AWESOME and CONGRATULATIONS!

    Oh, and who is that terrific model? :)

  2. Poser // April 6, 2009 at 5:37 PM  

    LOL - am i supposed to be iFart or twitter?
    congrats :)


  3. Studio222 Photography // April 6, 2009 at 6:45 PM  

    Erik, you won 1st place so you can pick which one you want to be ;)

  4. Studio222 Photography // April 6, 2009 at 6:45 PM  

    Josh and're so famous! ;)

  5. Anonymous // April 7, 2009 at 8:27 AM  

    Congrats baby... Wow... I am proud of you both...


  6. JoNa Photography // April 12, 2009 at 9:06 PM  

    Congratulations, such an awesome image! Love your work!