I am so excited to announce the winners of the best of 2018!  I just want to quickly say thank you for all of you who entered!  It was so incredible to see all your beautiful work and you did not make it easy for Jacqueline to decide the winners.

First Place Winner of Best of 2018

Poppy Jensen
Poppy loves to focus on street style portraits and fashion portraits.  She is based in Auckland.
Find her website here
Instagram here
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Why Jacqueline chose Poppy’s photo

I love the contrast between power and softness, heightened stature and quiet elegance, and light and shadow.
I love the way there is sunlight and clouds, and the way the light shines and expose one side of her face and the way the clouds are a powerful backdrop behind her. It’s a very strong image and meets my expectation when I judge competitions: it punches me in the gut right off the bat and takes my breath away!

Poppy is the winner of the $250 gift card from the store of her choosing!

​Second Runner Up

​Sabrina Johnson Photography
​Sabrina does wedding photography to family photography and everything in between.  Sabrina is based out North Bay Ontario, Canada.
Website can be found here
Instagram can be found here
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Why Jacqueline chose Sabrina’s photo

I really love the emotion in this wedding image…I can almost feel what they are feeling and that is a hard thing to photograph Even though they are posed, everything feels and reads in such a genuine way. KUDOS to the photographer! ​

Sabrina is the winner of a $50 B&H photo video gift card!

Third Runner Up

Maverick Organic Art Co.
Sarah Elizabeth specializes in family, maternity and birth photography.   She is a lover of light, love and stories of women. Sarah is based out of Dallas, Texas.
Website can be found here
Instagram can be found here
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Why Jacqueline chose Sarah’s photo

The child’s gaze s what really draws me in and even though this is an extremely tight crop, I still get a ton of information in the young child’s eye, the embrace and in the expression on the mom’s face. Even though we don’t see her full face, we see everything we need to see to get the feeling and emotion of the image coming through.

Sarah is the winner of a $50 B&H photo video gift card!

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A huge thank you to Jacqueline Tobin for volunteering her time to judge the Best of 2018 contest!  You can find Range Finder Magazine here.

Thank you again for entering The Best of 2018 and I can not wait to see what 2019 brings!
XX
​Jasmin