So I didn't win. But I liked the shots that did. And I'm pretty happy with what I did too, so I guess that's all I can ask.
It was an interesting experience for sure. I met a lot of nice photographers and even saw some familiar faces. It's been a long time since I was in a room full of photographers at the ready. Kinda felt like being in school again and that was really cool. Nerve-wracking and gut-wrenching and blood-pulsing -- but also very very fun.
If I made any mistakes, it would be that I didn't enter the above photo. It was my fave of the lot but, for some reason, I thought it was "too out there" for the competition. And I was afraid that my couple wouldn't be happy with it. I just liked them so much that I wanted them to go home with a shot they would like. It was a shot that I liked too... but mostly because I could see their love.
But this is the shot that I love. And maybe that would've been the better choice? Who knows.
Anyway, there's always next year.