It’s official.  It’s done.  It is finished.  Fin. Finite.  Well, I mean, Round 1, at least….

The finalists for this year have been selected.  Naturally,  they’re phenomenal – We’re incredibly thankful for your votes and your participation 🙂

Onward and upward! Based on the amount of votes, we narrowed it down to 20 images. The first round was so close, we couldn’t keep it to just 15.  The 20 amazing images on this page are the finalists of this year’s Image Of The Year!

If you’re a newcomer to Making the Moment, you might not be familiar with our Image of the Year Competition You can read up on it by following the link.  Just go ahead and do it.  Now.  Do it.  Go on.

To help cap an extraordinary year, we nominated 152 images from of our weddings, creative engagement sessions, family fun, and newborn sessions, to be chosen by you, our esteemed dudes and dudettes, as the much adorned, much coveted, much sought after, much anticipated, much revered, much beloved, and much awaited Image of the Year 😀

Image of the Year LogoOpen voting was held over The past few days, the top 20 images were voted on by our facebook fans.  They did an amazing job.  Thousands of votes were cast on these 152 awesome photographs, and the top 20 have moved forward to the final round of the competition.  This is what all of the hubbub is about:

IMAGE OF THE YEAR GRAND PRIZE


Valued at over $1000 bucks, this is worth fighting for *

  • 24×36″ Metal Wall Art Print with B.A. (bad-ass) Metal Stud Post Hangers. Yes – complete awesomeness.
  • $250 gift card to the Making the Moment Photography print lab
  • Staff member[s] will attend your birthday celebration[s] and offer pairs of socks to the number of years you’ve been alive**
  • A prolonged look of complete approval from Amber

IMAGE OF THE YEAR RUNNER-UP


Pretty good stuff still happens here for our second place winner

  • $179.18 gift card to the Making the Moment Photography print lab
  • One cup of coffee personally french-pressed by Marcus [ $367 street value ]***
  • Limited-edition macaroni sculpture – content of your choosing – crafted [ pun-intended ] by Sara
  • One left shoe b/c we went and bought some shoes for the 2nd place winner but then misplaced one of the shoes

IMAGE OF THE YEAR ALMOST WINNER (3RD PLACE)


Amazing awesomeness still happens here for our third place winner

  • $50 gift card to the Making the Moment Photography print lab
  • Un-genuine Macy’s mannequin outfitted with clothes that Renee thought of buying one time
  • Use of Amber’s voice for one [ 1 ] hour of live commentary for a movie of your choice
  • Brett will chew his salad loudly in your ear

Round 2 Graphic

OK, SO WHEN AND WHERE DOES VOTING FOR ROUND 2 HAPPEN?

Round 2 starts now, on this blog, and our Instagram [ @makingthemoment ] right. NOW.

WHEN DO THE POLLS CLOSE?

It all ends tomorrow, Friday, January 19th, at 1pm EST. The 3 images with the most votes, wins!

HOW DO WE VOTE FOR OUR FAVORITE IMAGE?

    • Vote For Your Favorite Images directly on this page by clicking the vote button beneath the image. This step counts as 1 vote.
    • Vote For Your Favorite Images AGAIN on Instagram by doing the actions below;
      1. First, Follow us on Instagram @makingthemoment [ You’ll have to do this for any votes to count ]
      2. Vote on an image [ or images of your choice ] by liking the images on our Instagram. This step counts as 1 vote.
      3. Vote on an image [ or images of your choice ] by commenting on the images on our Instagram. This step counts as 2 votes.
        • You read that right folks; you get an extra vote on any image for this final step [ provided you did everything above correctly ]

SO YOU’RE SAYING I CAN VOTE 4x PER IMAGE?

Yup. Yes. FREAKING YES. That’s exactly what we’re saying.  Not only can you vote on multiple images, but you can make your vote worth 4 votes if you do the above listed steps.  As a brief recap;

      1. Step 1; Vote on this page by clicking the button below the image[ s ] on this blog.
      2. Step 2; Follow our Instagram account
      3. Step 3; Like your favorite images
      4. Step 4; Comment on your favorite image [ oh haayyyy bonus vote ]

Tell your friends. Tell everyone! The more likes and comments on Instagram, the better chances you have of your image winning the competition! This is the part of the competition that gets real competitive real fast.

WHEN WILL WINNERS BE ANNOUNCED?

By end of day on Friday, January 19th, we will announce the Top Three Images of the year!

THE TOP 20 IMAGES

WANT TO VOTE FOR THE ABOVE IMAGE TO WIN?

Complete the steps below to cast your vote for the above image to be “Image of the Year”

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Or perhaps just help silence the voice of your friend or family member who has texted you 30 times this week asking you help them rack up votes so they can win our competition.

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Voting for this image on this page helps, but if you really want this image to win? make sure you Follow our Insta, Like this image, and leave a comment on the image post.

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WANT TO VOTE FOR THE ABOVE IMAGE TO WIN?

Complete the steps below to cast your vote for the above image to be “Image of the Year”

////// VOTE FOR THIS IMAGE HERE //////

Here’s your chance. Make your voice heard.

Or perhaps just help silence the voice of your friend or family member who has texted you 30 times this week asking you help them rack up votes so they can win our competition.

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Voting for this image on this page helps, but if you really want this image to win? make sure you Follow our Insta, Like this image, and leave a comment on the image post.

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WANT TO VOTE FOR THE ABOVE IMAGE TO WIN?

Complete the steps below to cast your vote for the above image to be “Image of the Year”

////// VOTE FOR THIS IMAGE HERE //////

Here’s your chance. Make your voice heard.

Or perhaps just help silence the voice of your friend or family member who has texted you 30 times this week asking you help them rack up votes so they can win our competition.

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Voting for this image on this page helps, but if you really want this image to win? make sure you Follow our Insta, Like this image, and leave a comment on the image post.

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WANT TO VOTE FOR THE ABOVE IMAGE TO WIN?

Complete the steps below to cast your vote for the above image to be “Image of the Year”

////// VOTE FOR THIS IMAGE HERE //////

Here’s your chance. Make your voice heard.

Or perhaps just help silence the voice of your friend or family member who has texted you 30 times this week asking you help them rack up votes so they can win our competition.

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But wait [ there’s more ]. Make your voice louder.

Voting for this image on this page helps, but if you really want this image to win? make sure you Follow our Insta, Like this image, and leave a comment on the image post.

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WANT TO VOTE FOR THE ABOVE IMAGE TO WIN?

Complete the steps below to cast your vote for the above image to be “Image of the Year”

////// VOTE FOR THIS IMAGE HERE //////

Here’s your chance. Make your voice heard.

Or perhaps just help silence the voice of your friend or family member who has texted you 30 times this week asking you help them rack up votes so they can win our competition.

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But wait [ there’s more ]. Make your voice louder.

Voting for this image on this page helps, but if you really want this image to win? make sure you Follow our Insta, Like this image, and leave a comment on the image post.

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WANT TO VOTE FOR THE ABOVE IMAGE TO WIN?

Complete the steps below to cast your vote for the above image to be “Image of the Year”

////// VOTE FOR THIS IMAGE HERE //////

Here’s your chance. Make your voice heard.

Or perhaps just help silence the voice of your friend or family member who has texted you 30 times this week asking you help them rack up votes so they can win our competition.

////// AND VOTE MORE ON INSTA //////

But wait [ there’s more ]. Make your voice louder.

Voting for this image on this page helps, but if you really want this image to win? make sure you Follow our Insta, Like this image, and leave a comment on the image post.

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WANT TO VOTE FOR THE ABOVE IMAGE TO WIN?

Complete the steps below to cast your vote for the above image to be “Image of the Year”

////// VOTE FOR THIS IMAGE HERE //////

Here’s your chance. Make your voice heard.

Or perhaps just help silence the voice of your friend or family member who has texted you 30 times this week asking you help them rack up votes so they can win our competition.

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But wait [ there’s more ]. Make your voice louder.

Voting for this image on this page helps, but if you really want this image to win? make sure you Follow our Insta, Like this image, and leave a comment on the image post.

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WANT TO VOTE FOR THE ABOVE IMAGE TO WIN?

Complete the steps below to cast your vote for the above image to be “Image of the Year”

////// VOTE FOR THIS IMAGE HERE //////

Here’s your chance. Make your voice heard.

Or perhaps just help silence the voice of your friend or family member who has texted you 30 times this week asking you help them rack up votes so they can win our competition.

////// AND VOTE MORE ON INSTA //////

But wait [ there’s more ]. Make your voice louder.

Voting for this image on this page helps, but if you really want this image to win? make sure you Follow our Insta, Like this image, and leave a comment on the image post.

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WANT TO VOTE FOR THE ABOVE IMAGE TO WIN?

Complete the steps below to cast your vote for the above image to be “Image of the Year”

////// VOTE FOR THIS IMAGE HERE //////

Here’s your chance. Make your voice heard.

Or perhaps just help silence the voice of your friend or family member who has texted you 30 times this week asking you help them rack up votes so they can win our competition.

////// AND VOTE MORE ON INSTA //////

But wait [ there’s more ]. Make your voice louder.

Voting for this image on this page helps, but if you really want this image to win? make sure you Follow our Insta, Like this image, and leave a comment on the image post.

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WANT TO VOTE FOR THE ABOVE IMAGE TO WIN?

Complete the steps below to cast your vote for the above image to be “Image of the Year”

////// VOTE FOR THIS IMAGE HERE //////

Here’s your chance. Make your voice heard.

Or perhaps just help silence the voice of your friend or family member who has texted you 30 times this week asking you help them rack up votes so they can win our competition.

////// AND VOTE MORE ON INSTA //////

But wait [ there’s more ]. Make your voice louder.

Voting for this image on this page helps, but if you really want this image to win? make sure you Follow our Insta, Like this image, and leave a comment on the image post.

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WANT TO VOTE FOR THE ABOVE IMAGE TO WIN?

Complete the steps below to cast your vote for the above image to be “Image of the Year”

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Or perhaps just help silence the voice of your friend or family member who has texted you 30 times this week asking you help them rack up votes so they can win our competition.

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Voting for this image on this page helps, but if you really want this image to win? make sure you Follow our Insta, Like this image, and leave a comment on the image post.

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WANT TO VOTE FOR THE ABOVE IMAGE TO WIN?

Complete the steps below to cast your vote for the above image to be “Image of the Year”

////// VOTE FOR THIS IMAGE HERE //////

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Or perhaps just help silence the voice of your friend or family member who has texted you 30 times this week asking you help them rack up votes so they can win our competition.

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Or perhaps just help silence the voice of your friend or family member who has texted you 30 times this week asking you help them rack up votes so they can win our competition.

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Or perhaps just help silence the voice of your friend or family member who has texted you 30 times this week asking you help them rack up votes so they can win our competition.

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WANT TO VOTE FOR THE ABOVE IMAGE TO WIN?

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Or perhaps just help silence the voice of your friend or family member who has texted you 30 times this week asking you help them rack up votes so they can win our competition.

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WANT TO VOTE FOR THE ABOVE IMAGE TO WIN?

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Or perhaps just help silence the voice of your friend or family member who has texted you 30 times this week asking you help them rack up votes so they can win our competition.

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WANT TO VOTE FOR THE ABOVE IMAGE TO WIN?

Complete the steps below to cast your vote for the above image to be “Image of the Year”

////// VOTE FOR THIS IMAGE HERE //////

Here’s your chance. Make your voice heard.

Or perhaps just help silence the voice of your friend or family member who has texted you 30 times this week asking you help them rack up votes so they can win our competition.

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WANT TO VOTE FOR THE ABOVE IMAGE TO WIN?

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Here’s your chance. Make your voice heard.

Or perhaps just help silence the voice of your friend or family member who has texted you 30 times this week asking you help them rack up votes so they can win our competition.

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Voting for this image on this page helps, but if you really want this image to win? make sure you Follow our Insta, Like this image, and leave a comment on the image post.

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WANT TO VOTE FOR THE ABOVE IMAGE TO WIN?

Complete the steps below to cast your vote for the above image to be “Image of the Year”

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Here’s your chance. Make your voice heard.

Or perhaps just help silence the voice of your friend or family member who has texted you 30 times this week asking you help them rack up votes so they can win our competition.

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Voting for this image on this page helps, but if you really want this image to win? make sure you Follow our Insta, Like this image, and leave a comment on the image post.

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