Ottawa Wedding Show, Contest Winner

Stephanie Beach Photography Ottawa Wedding ShowWe spent the weekend meeting so many amazing couples at the Ottawa Wedding Show! It was an exhausting two days, but it was also so much fun!

Throughout the show we ran a contest for a free engagement session (yay!). We had so many entries (double yay!) that I spent most of yesterday sifting my way through the little pieces of paper. With that said, we have a winner…

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Third but feels like First

As I mentioned yesterday, I entered a photography contest this weekend as part of the Ottawa Orchid Society’s Annual Show – and to be absolute delight, my photo entitled Stripped Orchids came in third in the Digital Painting category (essentially the Photoshop category)!!

Ottawa Orchid Society Contest Third Place

This is the first time I have ever won something (outside of Legion drawing or poem contests when I was in elementary school), and though it would have been amazing to get a higher place, or to have some of my other photos win in their categories, I am still super pleased with this placing and as an added bonus, it gives me room to improve next year!

I am really happy with and proud of myself. Entering into contests is hard for me, and after I didn’t win anything last year, I thought about not entering this year, but I worked through my fears and am really happy I did!

Orchid Society Art Contest

This weekend is the 2013 Orchid Society Show – it also marks my second year of participation in the Art Contest. There are some really amazing artists (especially photographers) who participate in the contest so I don’t expect to win as I am just getting to know what the judges’ may or may not like. BUT I do love showing my work and hope that you will all venture over to the Nepean Sportsplex this weekend and check it out – if not to see the artwork, then to see the gorgeous orchids!!!

Yellow Orchids on Blue Background

This is one of my entries into the contest this year entitled “Polilla Amarilla” – bonus points to anyone who can translate this!