1.02.2009

2008 FAVORITES [CONTEST!]

OK, so I'm a day late on the monster post that I promised for yesterday. But in my defense...it took me almost the ENTIRE day yesterday to go through my files in preparation for this post!

To kick off the new year, I decided what a better time to showcase some of MY favorite images from 2008. This was one of the hardest decisions ever, ever, ever! My original idea was to do a TOP 10 of 2008 showcase. HA! That was a joke! I narrowed my choices down to my top 50, and then had my family help me narrow down further until we came up with 30 amazing images. Each is unique in their own way, and each I love for different reasons. Some I like because of their uniqueness, some because of the subject's expression, and some just because they make me smile whenever I look at them. Overall I didn't look for the best smiles or even eye contact....but just something that is there that makes me in love with the image.

So, to make this more fun, I decided to have a contest. I want you to vote to pick the top image for 2008 that represents Leah Hoskins Photography. The winner will receive a mounted 11x14 wall portrait of their image, printed on metallic paper(no substitutions).

Here are the rules for playing:

1. Leave me a comment below telling me the number of the image that you want to vote on.

2. One vote per person only. I will not count votes left under anonymous users. You must create a Google Account with a username to vote. Please be honest and don't vote more than once!

3. If your photo is in the running, contact everyone you know to vote for your image!

4. Voting will end on January 12, 2009 at 11:59pm. Winner will be announced on January 14, 2009

Here they are! Each photo is below it's number. Enjoy!
***EDITED****
I have noticed that there are several anonymous votes! I cannot count these votes as stated in the rules above. If you or someone you know voted for your image this way, please have them re-vote with a Google user name.
Also- DO NOT click on the photo and leave me a comment under the photo in Flickr. I cannot count these votes, either. Some images that have votes this way are #6, #11, #13, #18,#21, #25.

#1
fave001

#2

fave002

#3
fave003

#4

fave004

#5

fave005

#6

fave006

#7

fave007

#8

fave008

#9
fave009

#10
fave010

#11
fave011

#12
fave012

#13
fave013

#14
fave014

#15
fave015

#16

fave016

#17
fave017

#18
fave018

#19

fave019

#20

fave020

#21
fave021

#22
fave022

#23

fave023

#24

fave024

#25
fave025

#26
fave026

#27
fave027

#28
fave028

#29
fave029

#30
fave030

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april said...

Okay I signed up so now I can vote. I vote for no. 9. It was so hard to choose they are all so good.

Carey said...

I vote for #18. They are all sooo cute!!

Thanks

Jen Lowe said...

# 9 - from her eyes I can tell she must certainly get into trouble from time to time...yet she has a bit of an "innocent" look about her as well!!!

Lindsey said...

My favorite is #5.

Missy said...

Of course I have to vote for #20! But they are all so great Leah!

Jennifer said...

My vote is for #11. You just can tell she's the sweetest thing - but she's going to be a woman in charge someday!! Fantastic pictures! I think I'll have to bring my daughter to you for pictures soon!!

Shelly N. said...

I think I like #9 the best.

mama2dibs said...

# 18! Love the far off look. Makes you wonder what she's thinking about.

macoffey said...

I vote for number #9. I think that she is beautiful!

Hilary said...

My favorite is number 9. She is the cutest ever! Just beautiful.

Brooke said...

#4....i think they are all great but i am a little biased.....

susan said...

#4.....cause i am a proud mamma....thanks so much for all the wonderful pics...you totally rock....

Tanna said...

We vote for #30...sweet Annika and her big blue eyes. They are all amazing...we are so blessed to have you, Leah!

Christi said...

#26! But all of them are AWESOME! I love your work and you are amazing!

And YAH...I was going to do a year-end post with my fav's and narrowed it down (NARROWED IT DOWN) to 180!!! I have been going through them for DAYS and still am not ready to do that post. OH MY. Good job!!!

Heather said...

I am voting for #17. These are two of my favorite kids besides my own.

Barb said...

My vote is for #11 -- She's most definitely the cutest!

jester said...

Number 17 is the best

melissa_johnson said...

Thanks Leah... sorry i voted in the wrong blog lol... i pick #17

rick_johnson said...

i vote #17

jonathan ray said...

i pick #17... me and my sister!

jennasecrist said...

I vote #18 I love the intensity in her eyes.

amandatonagel said...

#11 is my fav!Sweet little Macy!

Jayme said...

My vote is for #1. Thanks Leah!

Pat said...

My vote is for #11. So cute! :)

terrynbren said...

We vote for number 13. What a handsome little man. Of course he is our grandson so we may be a bit prejudice. Great pics!!

Mike said...

#1, Yes she's my baby girl, but it's still my favorite!

Melissa said...

I'm voting for #21 - obviously!

Skip said...

I vote for #26. My little girl.

Lauralee said...

definitely #30!! LOOK AT THOSE EYES!

happy mommy said...

# 17 my cousins are the cutest!!!

Chris Van Vactor said...

I vote for #11, Macy the most beautiful baby around!

Chris Van Vactor
Macy's Grandma

Katie@ThisCrazyLife said...

I have to vote for # 5, My Dee Dee, and you can bet your buns I'll be sending all of my blog readers over here to vote!

Jill said...

They are all adorable! I vote for #6, my favorite little girl!

Thanks Leah!

Carey said...

I vote for #18

Keri said...

I vote for #26 my beautiful niece!!!

Anonymous said...

#18 gets my vote

Anonymous said...

I vote for #6

Skip said...

Sorry, I did not mean to be anonymous. I vote for #26.

Kelly said...

All of them are so cute, but I have to vote for #26!

Kameron said...

You take gorgeous pictures! I wish you lived near me! I vote for #5!!

cw said...

#22!

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help said...

I vote for number 17. The picture is so lovely.

Lindsay said...

i vote for #11

matt bowling said...

I vote for #11 as well

John said...

#1, She's the cutest!

Kelly said...

#1, She's got the sweetest little face!

bkstichter said...

#9. You are good at what you do and able to create many good pictures.

Jamie said...

My vote is for #6! I think that she is perfect!

audie said...

I vote for #26

Nonie said...

All the pictures are so good! But I have to vote for my granddaughter #26.

Love,
Nonie

sobrien said...

ok Leah, I voted on the wrong blog too but my vote is for #25. thank you for your most amazing pictures!!

Nathan said...

I have to vote for # 9. Just a little biased.

kevinhofer said...

Wow. Great photos. But my favorite just so happens to also be my lucky number ... #25.

Steve said...

I vote for #1. She is adorable!

Debbie said...

Number 5. They are all beautiful pictures!

Anonymous said...

I vote for #18

Marcy said...

#1- Sweet and beautiful Maci! All of these children are adorable.

sue said...

I vote for #18, she is so cute!
Sue

Jen said...

My vote is for #25.

Linda said...

Wow! Beautiful shots and Beautiful kids. My vote is for number 1. I love her bright blue eyes!

Hilary said...

I have to vote for #13! He is so cute...just like his mother! :)

Jay Dee said...

I vote #13!! He's cute...just like his FATHER!

olegray said...

I vote for #17 my grandkids are the cutest!

cretcher76 said...

I vote for #17 they are adorable

deb goble said...

I vote for #17... they are the cutest!!!

amanda said...

I vote for #17

sharm said...

Number 17, my niece and nephew are the most adorable kids!!!

Floyd said...

I vote #17

The Jarrett Family said...

I vote for #5.

Tyrone said...

I vote #26.

Harold said...

My vote is for #1. She takes after her Paw-Paw. All are just beautiful. You do such a wonderful job with all your subjects Leah

Janet Tucker said...

I vote for #18. She looks like a model.

Janet Tucker said...

I vote for #18 ... the young Lewis girl who looks like a dead ringer for a model.

Tom Tucker
Goodlettsville, Tennessee

Donna said...

My vote is for #1, Maci!! She is the most beautiful of all.

Anonymous said...

Mady and Leslie vote for #11. Macy is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

priskamm said...

I must vote for #10, although they are all amazing!

Anonymous said...

I vote for #6. She stole my heart on the day she was born. Grandma B.

Anonymous said...

I have to vote for my big sister......#6.

Max Weaver

Anonymous said...

My vote is for #6. I think she is the cutest, but I am her grandpa.

Anonymous said...

I vote for #11

Tamara Benson said...

All of these photos are beautiful, but I vote for #25.

ttimbers said...

Bobby votes for #30. Great eyes!!

ttimbers said...

I vote for #30. Great eyes!

ttimbers

C.C. and Double T said...

#5

Christy said...

I vote for #23~

Elaine said...

My vote is for #5...Beautiful photos.

Paige said...

I know so many people with pics in the contest but I have to vote for #1! Our little Miss M.

billy-0 said...

i vote for #17. Those kids are sooo cute!

Frank Jones said...

I vote for #17.
They are the cutest.

Morty72 said...

All great pics. My vote is #25.

Amanda said...

I vote for #17.

Melinda said...

Hi, Leah! All of the pictures are amazing, but I would like to vote for #17. Thanks! Melinda

Robyn said...

I want to vote for #1. Her pretty blue eyes peaking through the leaves is just too cute!

cheryl said...

My vote is for #11 because Maci is beautiful!

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Anonymous said...

My vote is for #18

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Tia said...

i vote for #17...they are soooooo cute

Darcy said...

Man, how do you choose? I'll have to vote for #17. It's so hard to get great photos of pre-teens. They rarely want to look at each other, let alone hug!

Jamie said...

Number 1, because she apparently takes after her Paw Paw! ;) And because she's the cutest of them all! ~Aunt Jamie

dan shepherd said...

I vote for # 17... such cute kids

The Peppler Family said...

#1 is my favorite!

mariahlk2002 said...

I am voting for Miss Madelyn, of course :) #6.
Thanks, Mariah Kaminsky

mariahlk2002 said...

I would like to vote for #6 :)
Thanks, Mariah Kaminsky

Deb said...

Deb votes for 18 you captured the real girl in that pose

mariahlk2002 said...

I would like to vote for my beautiful niece, #6!
Thanks, Mariah

Mary said...

#14!!!!!!!!!!

Jerry Parcell said...

I vote for #17 as the cutest picture I have ever seen.

Josie said...

Hey Leah! These are all awesome pics, but I have to vote for my baby boy, little Rigbey, #24.

:) Josie

jeff anderson said...

i vote for #17

bobrien said...

Hi Leah,

Thanks for your great pics of our kids. I vote for Callen #25!

dave miller said...

I vote for #17... they are such adorable childern

Sherry said...

All so cute. My favorite is #1 and her sweet face.

Brett said...

I vote for number 4

Nicole said...

i vote for number 4

Heather said...

Chalk another one up for #24. Adorable!!!

Sextons said...

#14 - this is a beautiful picture!

sabe said...

Obviously my vote is for #28...my sweet Pierce. Thanks Leah for all you do!

Casey said...
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Casey said...

All of these pics look great...but I'm going to vote for #17.

Cheers!

JR - A Green Eyed Gurl.... said...

They are all so precious, but I vote for #5

Sonya Baker-Yoder said...

voting for 17. Love it!

Sharon Relyea said...

I'm voting for #25!

Lisa said...

I vote for # 25!

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grey cat and me said...

Number 16!!!!

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don engel said...

#4

aislyn's poppe

linda said...

i pick #4...lil miss aislyn harper...

love nana

Sherry Smith said...

I choose #6. It was not an easy choice! All the photo's are amazing, it was truly difficult.

Lindsey said...

I vote for the little stork delivery in #28!

Sarah said...

My vote is #28. He is precious. Fabulous pictures!

Marc said...

I vote for #16.

Sharon Koser said...

I vote for #28 my little nephew-he is adorable and you are an incredible photographer..Sharon

Courtney said...

It was really hard for me to chose one photo, but I would have to go with #30. Keep up the awesome work.

Sarah Miller Designs said...

I vote for #11. What a cute baby!

Jughead said...

#18! Get's my vote

Carey Sue said...

My favorite is #18, but they are all good!

Jodie said...

I vote for #10!! What a cutie!! Love you Jude!!
Aunt Jodie

BRiehl said...

Even though my loyalties are to #5, since that is how I found out about your blog and the contest, it was very hard to choose. What a talent you have!! Amazing. Absolutely breathtaking pictures!

Karen W. said...

#1 - A unique and beautiful picture of such a precious little face!

Travis said...

I vote for #24.
Thanks!
Travis

K said...

Number 17 has my vote! Great shot of brother and sister actually HUGGING!!!

Jill said...

I chose number 1!

t_vanlaningham said...

I vote for #13

Michael said...

I vote for # 14.

Josie said...

I would like to vote for my baby brother, #24.

Macartney Wright

Lee-Ann said...

I vote for # 14 - beautiful little Claire!!

Alexis said...

I vote for # 14.

Andrew said...

I vote for # 14.

martha said...

I vote for #18. What a darling

Pat Runyan said...

I think their all great - but been grandma I think that #24 really takes the cake

Pat Runyan said...

Grandpa wants to get his vote in too, so he wants to vote for Rigbey #24

Kam said...

I vote for #5! They are all beautiful!

Sarah Davis Photography said...

#9 is my favorite - her eyes are incredible & you did a brilliant job of capturing them!

Erin said...

My vote is for #4. Look at those cute curls.

jteel said...

Leah, I would like to vote for my grandson, Number 18. These are beautiful pictures!!!

jteel said...

Shoot Leah, I voted for the wrong person, my grandson is Callen #25. Sorry!

Mark said...

Number 14!!!

charissa said...

I vote for #24!!!!
charissa zon

jagoon said...

I vote for #13. He is a handsome little guy reminds me of his Grandpa! :)

judy said...

I vote for #13

Darlene said...

I vote for #13

debbie said...

My vote is for #1. All photos very cute.

sjames said...

#30 - very cute

Anonymous said...

My vote is for #18

Donna said...

My vote is for #13. Extremely handsome young man.

Donna said...

I think I got signed up OK this time - so am voting for #13. He is amazing!

Lynn said...

#1 is my favorite!

ruthie said...

I vote for #18!

Lili said...

I vote for # 5.

Brenda said...

I vote for #13! My handsome grandson:)

April said...

I vote #11. Macy looks adorable in this picture! Leah, you take absolutely beautiful picts!

Cameron said...

#13-how adorable!

rjmthe1 said...

All of these pictues are wonderful...Leah has unbelievable talent...however,, I love number 28...as his grandmother..I think that picture is perfect...Judy Miller

martha said...

I vote for #18 !!!

Kathy W. said...

#27 is my favorite. I know the little girl and she's as beautiful as her picture.

Janel said...

All the pictures were really good, but I vote for #24.

Shelley said...

I vote for #13!! Great photos

Anonymous said...

#18 gets my vote

Gina said...

I vote for #10. Your pictures are amazing!

Alanna said...

I'm voting for #10! Your photos are amazing!

Megan Lawson said...

Vote for #10. Thanks!

Brooklyn said...

I vote #10... he's the cutest!!

Blake said...

I vote #10 too... he's a great cousin and I love him!!

Angie said...

I vote for number 9.

Anonymous said...

#18 gets my vote !!

martha said...

WOW !! #18 gets my vote

Peggy G said...

I vote for number #1. Great scenery along with beautiful girl in her outfit. SO CUTE !

Vanessa said...

I have thought and thought about this--it's been really hard to make up my mind. They are all so good. I've always loved #7 with the texture, #11 came in sooooo close, and #17's family HAS to have that picture hanging up somewhere. . .however, since you asked for what BEST showcases LHP, I'm voting for #26.

Vanessa

dcrosby said...

#10 Jude is so cute! I just wish you had some of your weddings on here also, I have one I would have enjoyed voting for! These are all very special! YOu do a very excellent job!
Becky

Alyssa said...

Leah they are all so amazing and I love all the ones you've done of Macy. I vote for my baby though, #11 Macy Van Vactor!!

Hope Niemier said...

# 10 has my vote!

Carey Lewis said...

18!!!

Janie said...

They are so beautiful. However I'm gonna have to choose #9. The eyes...definitely the eyes. :)

Jan said...

I like them all. #1 gets my vote!

mcooper said...

I vote for my adorable grandson #10, Jude.

Orthopedics said...

I vote for #17 It's the best!

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