photo love, a matilda jane clothing photography contest

ahhh, matilda jane. if you’ve followed my work much at all, you know i adore this sweet, unpredictable clothing line-especially for my little girl clients! i sent off an image from this session along with 1000’ish others and was super honored to have been chosen, along with 58 others to go on to the second phase of matilda jane’s photo love contest.

the 59 of us were sent an exclusive-to-the-contest dress, an adorable pair of straightees and a fabulous, fun flower accessory. we were free to with them what we wanted. i actually have sketches and notes of 3 fully edited shoots complete with unique (if there is such a thing anymore, lol) props and extras. one idea was to spread the three pieces across two little girls and a puppy, however, the more thought i put into it the more i just wanted to be me. i adore a good prop and a fabulous set up cannot be beat, but clean-simple-focus on the subject is where i’m happiest.

so that’s what i did.

i used my facebook fan page to announce a call for models once i learned i had been selected. i was blown away with all the adorable little girls i got to choose from. in the end only a few were the perfect fit i wanted for the outfit (i needed those straightees to fit cropped for the river) and lainey couldn’t have been more perfect! i so hoped she’d be a fan of moon pies so i could get the above shot. oh yeah…she certainly was!

oh, how these make me long for spring! for spring and a closet full of new matilda jane clothes in pailyn’s room! i’ve seen some of the other submissions & so many are wow quality! what an honor to be among those chosen. should i be lucky enough to go on to the top 10, please prepare because i’ll be asking begging for your votes!  regardless of what happens, this has been fun!

and here is a little more insight into our time at the river

Jackie My first thought was “what a CUTE outfit”, then I thought “what a pretty little lady, I was awestruck at her sweet demeanor and perfect, soft lips with no Moon Pie crumbs”. The video presentation offered a total look at a child who is unmarked by her beauty and playing as little girls do. I LOVE IT!February 25, 2011 – 6:34 pm

Sally Brewer These are the most beautiful picture…the clothes, the setting and my beautiful granddaughter. You make my heart so happy with your beautiful photos of Lucy, Jack, Henry, Ella, Lainey and Luke….You truely are an amazing photographerFebruary 25, 2011 – 9:07 pm

Debby Hicks Lindey, You never cease to amaze!! I thought the ones you did of Avery and Logan when they were little were great but these are awesome!!! I love them. You have done the clothes Justice and Lainey is just beautiful. Congratulations!!!February 27, 2011 – 4:49 am

Kara Elmore DEeeeeeeeeeee LISH!!! Wow – Lindey – LOVE the new blog. And the images. Of course! You are so talented!February 27, 2011 – 5:33 am

Natalie Clayshulte Love the outfit (matilda jane is wonderful) and the setting. Very timeless images. Lovely.February 27, 2011 – 10:40 pm

Julie Sowers These are just timeless, beautiful images!!!! Love her outfit!!!! She is adorable!!!February 27, 2011 – 11:31 pm

valerie gould Gosh what gorgeous pics you should win!March 3, 2011 – 5:27 am

NIchole love the top/dress you were sent. adorable. Great pictures.March 3, 2011 – 5:41 am

Kati Angelini Your photos are beautiful–I am in awe at your work–amazing job!March 4, 2011 – 9:08 am

stephanie lindey!! welcome to wordpress (#1) and (#2) holy amazing! beautiful images girlfriend!!!March 7, 2011 – 6:37 am

Carole Farmen Oh, these images are sooo lovely! It all comes together so perfectly. Well done 🙂March 7, 2011 – 11:31 am

Julie Um…is that a BANANA MOON PIE?????/ LOL. MY FAVE!March 9, 2011 – 8:25 am

lindey lol, it is julie! what goes better than a moon pie at the river? (watermelon isn’t in season yet). i want mississippi represented 😉March 9, 2011 – 8:31 am

Jill What a beautiful collection of images! 🙂 We love MJC!March 12, 2011 – 2:50 am

angela bergsma Hi!
You don’t know me but I thought I’d comment how beautiful these photos were.
I was a finalist and so bummed to not be in the top 10! I thought yours was one of the best photographs and they really missed the boat on putting a few in the top.
Yours should have been in the top! I loved the simple beauty and the lighting and color quality is perfect. Don’t second guess yourself, its so pretty! I think less is more sometimes and this proves it!
AngelaMarch 13, 2011 – 3:46 am

Megan Fogel Awe – I LOVE your entry too! Your work is Gorgeous!!!

XoOXOoOXMarch 13, 2011 – 9:35 am

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