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 22 images.  “Wait, wha???” you ask [ in an incredibly awkward high pitched tone ] “I thought there would be 20 picture-graphs in this clash o’ creativity??”.   It’s not that we just love the drama [ all though we do ] it’s because the first round yielded a super-rare and nearly unprecedented 3 way tie for 20th place.

Therefore, the 22 amazing images on this page are the finalists of this year’s Image Of The Year! These photographs represent the very best of our unique brand of cleveland wedding photography!

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. Long story short? We asked Cleveland, akron, and the world at large to vote on the very best of our wedding photography.

To help cap an extraordinary year, we nominated 185 images from of our weddings in cleveland, engagement session photography, and family imaging 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 22 photographs were voted on by our facebook fans.  They did an amazing job.  Thousands of votes were cast on these 185 awesome photographs, and the top 20 22 photographs 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 print lab
  • Amber will show up at your office with a special gift **
  • Brett will get dress up as a dinosaur and hand out candy to cars near our office***

Image of the Year Runner-Up

Great stuff happens here for our second place winner

  • $190.23 gift card to the Making the Moment print lab
  • A 4 second film produced by Anna involving sock puppets and a blender  [ $451 street value ]
  • Sara will make an impressionistic era style oil painting themed around your conception. yes.
  • We will toilet paper any house of your choosing. And then “mistakenly” do your house instead

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 print lab
  • Vince will realize his career has officially spanned two decades and then give Brett a speech
  • Some play-doh® that Renee half-assed into looking like a trophy
  • Micaela. We’re going to give you Micaela.

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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 17th, 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 17th, we will announce the Top Three Images of the year!

 

 

THE TOP 22 IMAGES


Proudly presenting the top 22 photographs from last year!

 

Unique Wedding Photographer Cleveland

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Summer Wedding Photographers Cleveland

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Dramatic Cleveland Wedding Photographer

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