Magical Childhood Photography Awards - February 2022

Categories:

Babies:

Jessi Brancatti

I’m a professional photographer, located in Córdoba, Argentina. I’ve been photographing for over 7 years. After being a professional Newborn photographer for years, I decided to shoot outdoors and I love it! I really love nature, my passion for children, nature and animals is my great source of inspiration to capture and freeze unique moments for eternity. I enjoy planning every detail to create a beautiful atmosphere and telling stories through my photos. My main goal is to learn every day something new to improve. Welcome to my world!

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Ewa Burns

We are the sum of all our experiences. I believe the photographer can capture a split second in time that can cross barriers and boundaries that bind people together and touch in each of us what is human. Photography is my luxury. It is one of the way of my self-development, the feeling of satisfaction, the motivation to the wide spectrum of activity. It consumes all my free time, and even the time that I already do not have. Born in Cracow, I have an immutable and unchangeable Polish soul. I have wondered the world searching for windmills that led me on my never-ending Quixotic quest for beauty, meaning and humanness. My personal reality is that I am tethered to four children who keep me down to earth every time I want to fly.

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Alisa Stigter

I'm Alisa, owner of Wishes and Wonder Photography. I have always loved photography, but that love grew even more when my girls were born. As they grew older, I wanted to bring their imaginative world to life. From photographing special moments of play, to creating magical scenes, I was able to do just that.

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Children:

Magdalena Menzel

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Agnieszka Piecha

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Kathryn Moore Kinsler

Katie Kinsler is a self-taught fine art photo artist, who focuses on magical composites, portraits, and digital paintings. She is passionate about documenting her children’s lives and personalities through her art. When she isn’t making magic, Katie serves her community as Dr. Kinsler, supporting kids through her work as an elementary school assistant principal.

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Family:

Colleen Hillard

Hi! I am honored to have received this award. Thank you so much! My name is Colleen Hillard and I am a professional photographer located in Central Florida. Photography has been a passion of mine ever since I was a child. That passion grew after having children of my own and over the years it has developed into a career that I love! I specialize in children and family portraiture but also photograph everything from lifestyle sessions to weddings. One of my favorite locations is the beach. It’s my happy place and I just love when clients choose to have their stories captured there.

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Kasia Michał Otrębski

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Marta Grochowska

Hi, I am Marta, a fulfilled mother, wife and artistic soul. I've been in love with photography ever since I can remember but a little over 1.5 years ago I decided to try my hand as a creator in this field and for the first time I grabbed a professional camera. Then I discovered Photoshop and started trying my hand at post-production. I love to create, to break the rules and to pour what is in my soul into photos. Photography and post-production have become an integral part of my life. Thank you for recognizing my work, it's a sign that I'm going in the right direction and motivates me to keep working and creating.

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Youth:

Kamila Culwell

I am Kamila. I am a novice photographer. Photography is my way of expressing myself artistically, and also relaxing. I love photographing children, creating fairy-tale photos and portraits.

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Kelly Markowski

My name is Kelly Markowski.  I am a Children Photographer  residing in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.  I have always had  passion for the Arts and Photography from a very young age.  My Inspiration can come from anything as simple as a Designer’s dress or a unique characteristic of a sweet child.   Watching the colors of the leaves change, the magic of falling snow,  raindrops on ferns, and moss covered trees are always an inspiration with the magic of the seasonal changes . I truly love photographing primarily children bringing my creative ideas and a part of myself through them, and keeping that inner child and magic alive.  It truly is a wonderful gift being able to create and share lifetime memories.

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Krisztina Szoboszlai

My name is Krisztina Szoboszlai, a Hungarian based photographer. Photography is my passion, I love portraits and weddings too. I love the atmosphere of the photos and the fact that in the end we all recharge.

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Studio:

Angela Dominguez

My name is Angela Dominguez. I am a Spanish photographer who recently started with children's fine art.
I love child photography since I started, children are the only ones who can transmit feelings in a natural way. My aspiration is to be able to reach a level of photography that inspires others one day. Therefore, I work every day to offer the best of me to my little models.

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Joanna Baranowska

I’m a photographer from Poland. I started doing this around 2 or 3 years ago but my love for portraits started during my childhood when I used to sketch them. Today fine art is the closest to my heart and it is the path I’ll continue to follow.

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Marzena Işik

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Photographer of February 2022: Monika Nagy

Hi, my name is Monika Nagy. I come from Hungary and I live in Austria. I have been dealing with photography for 1,5 years. I would first like to say a massive thank you for this award. I am so grateful that I can be here and that I was being chosen for. I love doing photography in a creative way. I love making something unique and extraordinary! I always look for the creative side of the opportunities I have. I love how the lights and the colors play together, as they show me a perspective I can use for my photos. I always find ways to be better because I am so excited to learn something new, also to make and show something new. I feel that this is my destiny. Photography is like infinite love for me.

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PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD belongs to: Stephanie Haddad

I’m Stephanie, a mother of four beautiful children that has inspired my journey towards motherhood, newborn and family photography. I love nothing more than being able to capture beautiful moments to cherish forever. I have worked within the fashion industry that demanded high attention to detail, which definitely flows through into my photography. Becoming a mum changed my fast paced life, as I devoted my time to my children. While pregnant with my third child, I felt something was missing… I decided that I needed something for myself. I rekindled my love of photography and continued to grow my love for newborn and portrait photography and I have never looked back.

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HONORABLY MENTIONED January 2022:

Ale Baier

Girl with a kitten and sunflowers

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Tahel Shenhav Cohen

Girl in a banana field

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Fira Mikael Kwan

Young musicians

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Gosia Marciniak

Girl with a clouds

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Magical Childhood Photography Awards - January 2022

Categories:

Babies:

Katrin Biendl

I'm a professional photographer, located in Germany. My passion for children, nature and animals is her source of inspiration to capture valuable memories and to freeze unique moments for eternity. I learnt everything about photography by myself and developed my own and very specific style.

Jagoda Kolasinska

Hello, thank you very much for this award! My name is Jagoda Kolasińska and I live near Warsaw, Poland. I have been dealing with photography relatively no long time, although it has always held an important place in my heart. After giving birth to my second child, I was looking for an idea for myself and what I could do in my life. I focused on child and family photography. In my photos, I try to create a story by smuggling a bit of magic, but at the same time keeping it natural. Come to my world!

Nadia Colin

My name is Nadia Colin. As a wife, mother, and children's fine art photographer in Louisiana, USA, I often find myself searching, obsessing, with the details of both life and photography. Before this, I traveled to the most romantic and desired places on earth while working as a graphic designer on cruise ships. During this time, the world itself was my canvas. Traveling to places like Rome or Venice has trained my eye to see the beauty that constantly surrounds us. The way light filters through trees, waterfalls in fields of grass, or the magnificent complexity found in even the simplest flower. Beauty is everywhere in nature, if you look closely enough. These experiences shaped my way of looking at things, and having a family has shaped me even more. Now, it's an absolute joy to combine my love of nature, art, and family to capture a moment in someone's life, a fleeting moment, frozen forever.

Children:

Kristen Coverdell

My name is Kristen Coverdell and I am a full time Registered Nurse and Fine art children’s photographer based out of Oklahoma. My passion developed when I had my second child. I enjoy photographing children and high school seniors. My children are definitely my inspiration.

Mirella Komar

My name is Mirella Komar. I am a specialist in tourism and management. I would have never thought that I could ever go into photography. I wasn't looking for it, it found me. Over 6 years ago, I accidentally found a photo on the internet that touched my heart and soul. My camera and I have been inseparable ever since. At first it was my hobby but soon afterwards photography has absorbed me completely and it has become my addication and love. I have been professionally involved in photography fot three years. I mainly do pregnancy and woman’s session. When it comes to chilrden’s sessions, my son is my main model. I could say that the camera and the photos I take with it are my second child.

Michał Otrębski

 

Family:

Osher Eden Pashinsky

My name is Osher Eden Pashinsky. I’m a mother of 3 kids. I’m a professional photographer for 4 years now. I really love nature and miss the simplicity of my childhood . I’m drawn to the nostalgic world so brings it to my world of photography.
I really like photographing children because of their authentic innocence.
Through photography, I connect today’s generation of children to generations from the past.
In this photo , I let two girls go into the river and wash clothes. When I told them that’s how people did their laundry they didn’t believe me. So it was very nice to give them a little taste from the simple life of the past.

Ashley B’s Photography

I'm Ashley Brown with Ashley B's Photography! I am based in Indiana! I am married with four amazing kiddos! I started out my photography journey about 10 years ago doing family photography & portraits, that quickly moved into wedding photography! I love all types of photography and working with different types of people! Over the past few months I have been diving into more a more creative editing style and have really loved photographing children & challenging myself to think outside the box! I love bold edits and have really enjoyed using that style to allow my photos to tell a story! I love learning new techniques and constantly growing as a photographer!

Beatriz Ostros Charro

My name is Beatriz, i love to photograh children, vintage sessions are my fauvorites. I enjoy to plan every detail to create a real atmosfere, I talk with my models. In order to make them to understand what i was looking for, but i let them to be natural. My goal is to learn every day something new to improve, and it is an honor to be fautured by Magical Childhood photography

 

Youth:

Monika Osajda

Aldona Szczygieł

My name is Aldona Szczygieł, i'm Polish. I live in the Karkonosze Mountains and I take photos here. I love people! Especially children, because they are the realest. Their emotions and natural behavior have always moved me. Besides, due to my profession (I am a teacher), I love to talk to children, which makes my session work easier. I want to create unforgettable images with my works. I especially love ... Angels;) they inspire me to act.

Tomasz Pacyna

My name is Tomasz Pacyna and I live in Wolsztyn (Poland) - the "city of steam trains". I work as a graphic designer and the photography is my second job, which gives me more artistic freedom than designing graphics for large companies. I deal with both outdoor and studio photography. The most important things in my works are emotions, mood, colors and the light. I like when the photo tells a story.

 

Studio:

Magdalena Wiącek

Thank you very much for the award. I am honored and happy. My name is Magdalena Wiącek, I am 43 years old, I live in the small city of Kędzierzyn-Koźle in Poland, where I work in a transport company and photography is my second job. I started taking photos when I was 15 years old, I photographed everything and everywhere, I loved looking at photos but I became so professionally involved in photography many years later. For 15 years I have been photographing mainly people - women and children. Initially, these were only open-air sessions. I have had my studio for a year and I know how many possibilities studio light offers, how I can create the image I want - it's something magical. I love the fine art style. Photography is my passion, love and I cannot imagine my life without it. I don't have to explain anything in words here. I just touch the light and create an image.

Ania Wańczyk

Kathryn Moore Kinsler

Katie Kinsler is a self-taught fine art photo artist, who focuses on magical composites, portraits, and digital paintings. She is passionate about documenting her children’s lives and personalities through her art. When she isn’t making magic, Katie serves her community as Dr. Kinsler, supporting kids through her work as an elementary school assistant principal.

 

Photographer of January 2022 : Gertrude Goené

Hi, Im Gertrude Goené. I've been photographing for over 13 years. After being a professional (Newborn) photographer for years I deceided to Quit my studio. Now I Only shoot outdoors. And I love IT! I mainly shoot children, Dogs and horses and love to combine Them and tell stories through my photos. My son Aryen (5yo) is my Muse and he loves being a model.

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PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD belongs to: Adi Kronkop

Adi is a Babies,Kids and family Photographer, she is a young mom of three.
She found her passion for kids' photography by creating memories of her own kids.
„My goal is to get the story behind every picture and catch the most magical moments of life.
I find it important to make the shooting day an experience,for both children and parents.“

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HONORABLY MENTIONED January 2022:

Justyna Tętnowska

@justyna_tetnowska
dziewczynka na śniegu

Angela Dominguez

@angeladominguezfotografia
dziewczynka z książką

Bregiette Zuidema

@bregittevanhaarenfotografie
dziewczynka na huśtawce


Fine art photography or natural photos - what is the difference?

Fine art photography or natural photos – what is the difference? Communion, family, child, woman, couple. All of them You can have with me and choose the style.

You often ask me what fine-art photography is and how it differs from natural photos.
I decided to write about it. Let me start with a  basic definition of fine-art photography.

"Fine-art photography is a photography created  with the vision of the photographer as an artist, using photography as a medium for a creative expression. The goal of fine-art photography is to express an idea, a message, or an emotion. It is not simply documenting a subject as the camera sees it."
Suorce: Wikipedia

When You choose a fine art photoshoot…

You give me the freedom to create your images. I don’t have to strictly stick to the same colors that the camera found when taking the picture. I can style, create an artistic reality that will become your photos. They usually are more paintery, looking more like an artistic picture than a photograph.

I fell in love with fine art photography because I painted my whole life. I created pictures, copied from the greatest painters like Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, etc. I sold more than one  picture when I was in college. With time, my passion for art and painting turned into a camera. But there is still an artistic soul in me. And this form of photography allows me to be fulfilled not only professionally but also artistically.

It’s best to tell me as much as possible about your expectations when booking a photo session, about the models, who will take part in it, whether it is to be occasional, such as birthday or communion and anything else that you think might be relevant. I should always know how many people will be in the session and at what age. We should choose a place and clothes for the session together. If we want to create a special staging, we need to think on how to achieve it, how to prepare, and what to bring. We can create sessions in sunflowers, oranges or sessions with heroes from fairy tales. We can tell stories about Your relations by creating photo story reportages. Therefore, the key to success is to create a unique idea for unique photos.

Have a look at the photos in here, to understand what fine art photo edition means:

When You choose a natural photoshoot…

You should understand that natural photos do not mean that I did not edit them and I take them straight from the camera. I always assume that someone comes to me for photo sessions in order to get something from me that you will not do yourself – with a phone or other camera.  I know that you expect from me the skills and experience in which I have specialized. That you come to me knowing my style, believing that I will show what’s best in you.

When editing natural photos, I try not to change the shots. It neither adds or subtracts anything from the photos. I do not create light, I do not shape the body, I do not create additional shadows, I do not change the nature of the photos and, above all, I stick to the original colors, for example your clothes.

At the end i will show you photos of the family session, taken in Alcaidesa, 1.5 before sunset. There are photos in 3 stages of work:

  1. Photos from the camera
  2. Natural photo edition- my own, original style
  3. Fine Art photo edition

Click on the photo thumbnails to view them in their original size.


Magical Childhood Photography Awards – December 2021

First place belongs to:

Whitney Minten

Whitney Minten is a Children's Fine Art Portrait Artist out of Madison, WI. She is passionate about photographing children and turning their portraits into works of art. She is inspired by simplistic beauty. Beautiful children, clothing, scenery and weather all inspire her to take out her camera and transform a moment into magic. Originally trained as a Robotics Engineer, Whitney turned to photography after the birth of her children. Fascinated with the technology of her camera, she quickly fell in love with the art of it as well. She is a mother to three amazing children.
“My children have transformed me in the woman and artist I am today. They are and will always be my motivation and muse in photography.”

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Second place belongs to:

Aleksandra Czepek

Photography has always been my passion. I am a graduate of cosmetology by education and I have always wanted and created beauty. Almost two years ago I decided that I wanted to take up photography professionally. I started attending various workshops and guiding my style. I want my photos to have a bit of magic, so that they will take the recipient into a different world. Currently, I live in a paradise in Zanzibar and create frames in my studio and in the colorful outdoors around me. I love photography and I will continue to develop in that direction.

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Third Place belongs to:

Katrin Biendl

Thank you for the Award! My name is Katrin and I live in a small village in the south of Germany. I love special moments. Moments, which touch our heart and put a smile on our face. I love life and Most of all, I love photography. With my pictures I want to create memories which are unforgettable and authentic. My love to children, nature and animals is my greatest inspiration to capture very personally valuable memories.

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People's Choice Award belongs to:

Claudia Marzo

I'm Claudia Marzo, an almost 25 years old born in Spain.
I'm a self-taught photographer that started to study photography so I wanted to joing a photography school, but sadly it closed and I couldn't start my studies. Instead of giving up and studying something else that would not make me happy I started to rehearse by myself and after years of practice I got to find my own style. I'm stpecialized in children and family photography and always work outdoor with natural light, I love the sunlight and the warm sunset colors, I believe they create the perfect scenes to portray the little ones. One of the things that charactizes me is my edit style, I use warm and saturated colors trying to tansform everyday scenes into images that convey the innocence, naturalness and spontaineity of children. My goal is to continue creating photographs that touch people's hearts and are going to be contempled for generations.

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Photographer of December 2021:

Marion Flemming

Thank you so much. A big suprise form y and I m very proud to be the best photographer of "Magical Childhood" 12/2021.
My name is Marion Flemming, I am a full time photographer based in north Germany. The love of photography came to me many years ago and between the last years I am specialisad at children, pets, horses, families and maternity – thats my passion, I follow my heart.

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HONORABLY MENTIONED DECEMBER 2021:

@angeladominguezfotografia

 

@sofiaribeirophotography

 

@aleksandra_uzdrzychowska_foto

 

@yana_dyl

 

@ashleybsphotography

 

@kutylowskacom

 

@photoart_malwinamarcinow

 

@maggyphotography

 

@michalotrebski

 

@dreamsofwonderphotography

 

 


Christmas Photoshoot with Moose Photoshoots

Since it’s December, I would like to show you and tell you what the Christmas photoshoot with Moose Photoshoots looks like. And what you can expect. It is true that this year’s Christmas mini sessions are over but they have raised many questions. As a result I have decided to write this short note to make everything clear for you.

First of all, booking a Christmas photoshoot with Moose Photoshoots is already available in September and the reason for it is because the shooting commences in November.
Please try and remember this because spaces are limited and later down the line it is very difficult for me to agree to additional photo shoots because I am not capable of finishing them to the best of my abilities for you on time.

To book a session, you pay a deposit of 30 euros, you agree to all terms & conditions regarding our cooperation, you choose whether you want your photos done with fine art effects or natural. The reason behind it is because the price of the photoshoot depends on it. And finally we arrange the details. I would like you to communicate to me all of Your expectations about the style of the photoshoot, inform me about the amount of people involved as well as the age of the participants.

Are you wondering how to prepare for Christmas Photoshoot?

  1. Scenes and props will be prepared for the photoshoot.
  2. You are responsible for the clothes.
  3. Magical effects can be added to the photos.
  4. During the photoshoot you are responsible for siblings and other children that came with you and are walking or crawling, also recording videos and taking photos with phones/cameras is prohibited unless it has been agreed with me.
  5. It's important that you arrive on time or a few minutes early, please don't be late, I leave very little or no gaps between photoshoots to allow more time for editing and I may not have enough time for you at the photoshoot if you're late.
  6. Standard waiting time for the finished products is 1-2 weeks but may extend  over the summer months and holiday period.

 

Natural or fine art photos?

One thing that many of you wonder upon is whether you want natural or fine art effect photos. Let me explain. First of all, natural photos do not mean they are unedited at all. By this I mean that I don’t add any special effects such as lights, shadows, snow or that I don’t merge your pictures together. I will have these ready for you in the form that you have chosen.

The fine art style allows me to create a totally different photo, it gives room for my ideas and imagination to show off. In these photos, I allow myself to create so many varied designs. With fine art effects I can combine different shots for you, I can add special effects and make Christmas photoshoot with Moose Photoshoots even more special and magical.

 

My Christmas photoshoot offer

The basic Christmas package come later with five photos. If you choose more than five photos, you will need to bear in mind that the first five photos will be ready for you before Christmas but the remainder of the photos you have opted for will be delivered to you in the New Year. I always try hard to estimate the amount of work I have taken on to be able to meet my deadline and provide you with the photos on time.

 

Editing Christmas photos

Let me show You the proces how it looks in these two photos. You can see a photo straight from the camera, then an edited photo, but a natural one, and at the end a photo with a fine art edition.

I hope You understand everything and hope to see YOU next year ! For now I want to wish You Merry Christmas and all the best in New 2022 !

 

And here You can see the final effect of one of my favourite Xmas photoshoot I have done this Year.


Magical Childhood Photography Awards – November 2021

Photo of November 2021 and first place belongs to:

Racheli Hared

I'm Racheli Hared, photographer from Israel
Love children, they challenge me and take me out of me .
I started shooting and holding a camera almost 3 year including the quarantine and learned how to use it from the guiding book
I had an issue with myself. And it is that my past expiration just gave me a feeling of failure.
I wanted to prove so hard to myself, that I'm valuable.
So I started my way quietly with no one knowing (even not my hubby) I was afraid some words or anything would break me and bother me to build my dream and that's how I created this image.
This image was created on the blue hour with light on the back and on the front of her and giving the mystery I needed for this.
It proves it all and it means a lot to me.

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Second place ex aequo belongs to:

TOMASZ STANKIEWICZ from Portretove Love

My name is Tomek, I was born in 1969 in Warsaw, where I live and create to the present. A chemist and computer scientist by profession, but I have always been interested in arts and crafts. First, metalwork that turned into a passion for jewelry and now also photography, which occupies the first place in my life.
My first adventure with a photo camera started a few years ago as I traveled through far away lands and places on earth, while looking for minerals, precious, and semi-precious gemstones for my jewelry. I was touched by nature’s amazing mineral creations as well as the environments they were found in, stopped in time, their colors, smells, distinct atmosphere, and culture. I wanted to immortalize them. I and my adventures soon gained two four-legged friends of the Alaskan Malamute breed: Princess Soraya and Malakwa Creek Sikko. Watching their behavior and admiring landscapes while taking their walks was a wonderful experience, especially when coupled with the photo camera and taking photos. The magic of photography captured me completely at that time but shortly, I faced another challenge: taking photos to exhibit his art. In mid-2015, I began to seriously think about professional photography. I took photography classes, gained knowledge from online courses, started scheduling photo sessions, and taking many photos. I currently strive to widen my horizons and abilities, continually challenging myself, by always setting and achieving new goals. "Because Life is Beautiful" is my motto.

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MARION FLEMMING

Thank you so much for the reward. I love your page and the beautiful collection of children's pictures.
My name is Marion Flemming, I am a full time photographer based in north Germany. The love of photography came to me many years ago and between the last few years I have specialized in children, pets, horses, families and maternity – that's my passion, I follow my heart. This photo is one result of my Christmas Minis 2021. I took this session-photos in the old countryside  in Hamburg, the background was an old oven and a lot of light decoration.

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Third Place ex aequo belongs to:

Kamila Culwell

Thank you very much for the award. My name is Kamila Culwell, I took photography seriously about a year and a half ago, when my son appeared in my life. He is my greatest inspiration. Children's worlds are full of magic, children are very authentic and sincere, that's why I love to photograph them. I am learning all the time and looking for my unique style in photo processing. I took this photo inspired by the work of Mariola Glacjar.

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Jola Krajewska

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People's Choice:

Tomasz Pacyna

Thank you for the award. My name is Tomasz and I live in Wolsztyn (Poland) - the city of steam trains. I work as a graphic designer. Photography is my second job, which gives me more artistic freedom than designing graphics for large companies. I deal with both outdoor and (recently) studio photography. The most important things in my works are emotions, mood, colors and the light. I like when the photo tells a story.

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Photographer of November 2021:

Sergio Grunewald

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HONORABLY MENTIONED NOVEMBER 2021:

@adrianabrizuelafs

 

@aldonaszczygiel

 

@aleksandra_uzdrzychowska_foto

 

@ap_czepek_photography

 

@fotomalowane

 

@gertrudegoenephotography

 

@hondermooi

 

@marcinblochfotografia

 

@ulotnosc.i.obsesje.fotografia


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Social media bad lack 2021

Bad luck has haunted my social media since the beginning of 2021. In February, I started to get messages that someone from various places in the world was logging in to my facebook (@Marta Losieiwcz account) and that I would confirm or change my password. And so I did. But, ... I also got signals from people that they were getting strange e-mails from me and whether I was the one who sent them?

 

Hackers sneaked into my e-mail

I was aware that I had lost control of my Facebook account @Marta Losiewicz when hackers who had sneaked into my e-mail and social media started to "use" my advertising account on the Moose Photoshoots Wedding & Family Photography fanpage.

Unable to regain access to my social media accounts

That day, I asked for my account to be verified. But I have not been able to get it back, and I have not managed to get it back, as well as I have not managed to get back my old e-mail (marta.losieiwcz@o2.pl). After 30 days, facebook completely disabled my account as if it never existed. As a photographer, I lost my personal account, my fanpage account that still exists but I’m unable to regain access to it despite trying, and an instagram account that was directly linked to my facebook account (@moose_photoshoots).

Several years of work just disappeared. I lost my network of friends, which I had built up over the years, traveling all over the world, taking part in various projects and exchanges. I lost an account when I was over 10 years old with all my memories and photos. Once I realized that the case was unwinnable and I would not get back what was hacked, I started all over again. I opened a new account @marta.dankiewicz.3, a new fanpage Moose Photoshoots and a new account on instagram (@photographergibraltar_).

Suddenly…  logged out of Instagram

And when it seemed that everything was fine, when I learned to be systematic in publishing on social media, at the end of October, I was suddenly…  logged out of Instagram asking to log in again. It's just that the SMS code never came and my account was disabled. Suddenly just like that. I thought it was a mistake, that a text message would come, or that I would get a message that they had broken the system ... But no, ... Nothing. No responses, no contact for messages to customer support. And this way I lost another account, this time only on instagram.

 

You can learn from my mistakes

And I am telling you all this so that you can learn from my mistakes. First of all, do not connect your Instagram accounts with Facebook, so as not to lose both accounts at once. Secondly, give access to the company fan page also to another one whom you can trust. So that you still have access to your fan page and instagram. Thirdly, I will no longer use SMS as a two-factor security because it never got to me when it should. I secure a standalone application with codes. Which I can access from various phones, not just one, in case I lose one.

 

And passwords...

Passwords must be different for your accounts so as not to make matters easier for hackers. Because whether it was - bad luck or a lack of caution, or maybe someone not friendly with me- but starting from scratch is never easy. And if it can be avoided then it must be done. In connection with the above, I cordially invite you to like my latest instagram account: @moosephotoshoots where you can follow my adventures with photography, motherhood and traveling.


Magical Childhood Photography Awards – October 2021

Photo of October 2021 and first place belongs to:

Fira Mikael Kwan

My name is Fira Kwan, I am a Indonesian born chinese. I love the world of photography and started getting serious in 2019. Photography is a hobby when i retired and since I became a full time housewife. After taking more photos and trying different genres, I fell in love with photography of people, especially children. Taking photos of kids provides a new challenge all the time. Children have innocence and joy in front of the camera that is not made up. Hope I can continue to produce interesting photos. This is a brief about myself. Thank you for the opportunity

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Second place belongs to:

Agnieszka Kucinska

My name is Aga. I’m the mother of two boys, wife and owner of a cute dog. A pedagogue by education, working in the profession. Born in Poland, and for 16 years living in Great Britain. The love of photography came to my heart many years ago but it was at the beginning just a passion. I started my real adventure with photography in 2018, being at the Children's Photography Academy. The  winning photo "Together" was created two years ago during one of our daily walks with the pooch. At that time, I had no idea how to process this photo and so it was on the computer waiting for me to be ready for it. Here You can see my two reliable and inseparable models: my younger son and his best friend Max.

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Third place belongs to:

Stacey Hadley

My name is Stacey Hadley. By profession i am a social worker but have always been interested in photography and capturing memories. I fell in love with photography
whilst taking on the role as a summer camp photographer in the USA in 2015.
After my two children were born, I decided to move forward with my hobby and have worked hard to develop the skills necessary to start my new career. I have two sons who regularly model for me as well as taking on some 'ambassadors' for my business to help me learn and spend time correcting and improving. The little girl in the photo along with my eldest son above have helped me grow over the last couple of years and have steadily become good friends in the process, making it easy to capture the connection between them.

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People's Choice:

Callieanne Major

First of all, thank you so much for this reward! I'm Callie, a photographer from Lincolnshire. I usually only do studio images but I have now started offering location shoots which has definitely got me out of my comfort zone. I wanted to show the bond between sisters for this image, they were so amazing. I have now just completed an outdoor workshop after this image was taken and I can't wait to show off my new skills. I look forward to entering my new images into this wonderful group.

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Photographer of October 2021:

Katarzyna Kapała

Thank you very much for such a great honor as the title of the photographer of the month. I did not expect it in the first year of my photographic adventure. I am glad that it takes place in October, in the month when my son was born. He is the inspiration for me, the main protagonist of my works and a personal, very committed model for his young age. In October, I focused on sessions highlighting the colors of this wonderful time which is autumn. I have planned sessions with animals because with them my child is really happy, he doesn't have to pretend. He is having a good time, and I only capture these moments and in such natural photography I feel best as a photographer.

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Create Your child modelling portfolio with Moose Photoshoots, children's photographer from Gibraltar

If you are convinced of the extraordinary beauty, personality and modeling career for your child, create your child modelling portfolio with me. I specialize in children's photography and many of my photos have been featured on the pages and covers of children's magazines such as UK Prestige Magazine or International Kid Model Magazine.

For such a session, it is best to develop concepts in advance to choose the right outfits and choose the right place for photos. It is best for children and adolescents to be professionally groomed or with make-up (only if they are teenagers). Parents are always welcome as assistants and support for their children. Because the most important thing is their well-being and a sense of security.  They can also be very helpful in properly illuminating the scenes or making small models laugh.

If you want to create your child modelling portfolio with me, do not hesitate and write to me.

 

When is the best time to take pictures of your child?

First of all, when the child is well rested and can easily concentrate. Ideally, it should be a day off from work or school. Then we meet at the agreed place, preferably two hours before sunset (this is the best daylight for photos).

 

What is the best place to create your child modelling portfolio?

They are all allowed. It can be a selected beach, forest, park or even city streets. It is best to choose a place that will give you a lot of possibilities for the chosen concept of the photo. Will it be a city session, a session with a pet or promoting a selected brand of clothes. There is one important rule. We don't take pictures in direct sunlight. We do not face the model to the light which, for example, shines through the leaves.

 

Who can attend such a session?

Virtually every child with exceptional beauty and a positive attitude. Ideally, however, it should be older than 7 months and able to sit. It is easiest to work with children over 6 years of age. They are able to listen and follow the photographer's instructions.

If you have any questions about building a portfolio for your child, please write to me.