Award-Winning Contemporary Portrait | 2 | Quesha
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Award-Winning Contemporary Portrait | 2 | Quesha

On a lark I decided to enter this image in The Portrait Masters photo competition. It was my first time entering a competition. I held my breath in apprehension as I submitted the photo. I heeded the words of Benjamin Franklin, "Nothing ventured, nothing gained." I'm glad I did because the image received a bronze award.

This photo is part of a larger grouping that is referred to as a 9-Up which consists of 3 rows of 3 images. I particularly like this configuration for a tightly curated collection of photos that complement each other, such as the "dancing" photos of Quesha. I put quotes around dancing because Quesha was slowly swirling in circles. At first to the left and then to the right under the guidance of my verbal direction. No dancing credentials required!

I received a great compliment from Quesha when she wrote to me how much she loved the photos, but that she was especially excited to share them with her mother, whom she knew without a doubt would absolutely love them, and would be, "So happy."

This is such a joyful collection of photos that I too smile whenever I look at them. I bet you're smiling, too.



Your beautiful images deserve to be framed and prominently displayed so they can be enjoyed every day. Framing can be overwhelming so that's why I make it easy for you to visualize and select the perfect frame and mat combination for your keepsake images.


9-Up Collage Framed | Quesha


Recognition: Bronze Award | The Portrait Masters | Contemporary Portrait Category March 2018

Session Details: White foamcore background | Natural light

Makeup Artist (MUA) and Styling/Wardrobe: Tricia Bennett

Location: Scottsdale, Arizona.