Matilda Jane Photo Love

We’re going to do it a little different this year.  It’s going to be split into 3 rounds so let’s get the ball rolling tonight till Jan 13.

Round ONE- Initiation, December 19- January 13
Matilda Jane has a gorgeous new website launching pretty soon and it is about time we update our Photographer link.  We will be accepting submissions starting tonight through Jan 13.
Send one photo size 520×640 (520 is the width) to  The subject line must include your state and name you do business under, example Utah Little Bundles. Your email must also include your full address and size of dress you would like if you are selected for Round Two. This is the only qualification necessary for Round ONE- Initiation. If any of the above is missing, your submission will not be accepted.
If you are selected to be on our list, we do require you to also link Matilda Jane on your blog or website.

Round TWO- Photo Love, January 20-February 5
Matilda Jane will choose 50 photographers to send an outfit to photograph in any manner they choose.
We will send you an outfit in the size stated in your original email. You will have until February 5 to photograph the outfit.  Please email the same photo in a high resolution (any size) file, and a file 520 width x 640 to by Feb 5.
The home office will narrow it down to 10 photographers.  We will base our decision on design and execution as well as the ability to tell a story and spark an emotion in the judges. The top 10 will all receive a $250 gift card to Matilda Jane.

Round Three- The Final Three, mid February
We will post our Top 10 on the Matilda Jane website in Feb (date to be announced) for the public to vote. The top Three will be chosen by the public and the home office will pick the Finalist.

The Final One- This very talented gal or guy will receive an all expense trip for 2 to the location of our Fall 2011 PhotoShoot in May.

Tj Aneca - December 23, 2010 - 12:07 pm

Is this open to canucks?!!

corrie owens - December 22, 2010 - 6:09 am

when i size my photo to 520 x 640 it is all distorted looking…when i enter 520 for the width and constrain proportions in photo shop so the photo looks normal, the height is 780. any thoughts? i do not want to send a photo looking all crazy but i want to enter. please help!!! 🙁

Kori Heuvel - December 22, 2010 - 12:53 am

I am feeling inspired by this opportunity!

Tracy D - December 21, 2010 - 3:57 pm

Hey there! Thanks for the great opportunity. I submitted my picture and am looking forward to this contest. 🙂

Tracy D

nottsosoft - December 21, 2010 - 7:52 am

Look at those pretty little girls (Michelle included)! Good luck to the photographers!!

Amy - December 21, 2010 - 6:45 am

Signed, sealed and delivered my favorite image in my favorite piece of MJ (perhaps on your list too Denise, Violet Knot). Maybe I’ll get back on the photographer list, LOL!

Denise - December 20, 2010 - 8:14 pm

Yes, if for any reason we use it on the site, it needs to be 520×640. The best bet is for you to crop to that size, if not chances are we will have to re-size it (if we need to use it ) and it may change the way you wish the photo to look.
Am I making sense? It’s confusing to explain…

Danielle - December 20, 2010 - 5:53 pm

Clarification: the sizing of the photo seems odd to me 520×640. Does the width only have to be 520 or the photo MUST be a 520×640. My current crop doesn’t give me that ratio – for some reason this is confusing to me…however, I totally could be reading it wrong. 🙂

Denise - December 20, 2010 - 4:22 pm

Hi Julie-
The photo can be of anything you would like. Whatever you are proud of and feel like it represents your work. However, submitting a photo of a girl/boy in MJC does improve your chances on us using your pic.
Hope this helps

Day to the Oh - December 20, 2010 - 2:44 pm

There’s no mistaking the back of Milan’s head, Chantena!!! 😉 Even the back of her head is gorgeous!!! haha 😉

Milan's mom - December 20, 2010 - 12:09 pm

Awww, soo excited! I miss being there! Pretty sure thats the back of Milan’s head haha! Michelle your awesome, im soo excited to see the photos!

Sarah Craig - December 20, 2010 - 9:49 am

Julie, I was wondering the same thing! Are there any guidelines for this pic?

Day to the Oh - December 20, 2010 - 9:19 am

And we MISS YOU too, GISELLE (and the whole MJC crew)!!! Seeing that photo of you with the kids around makes my heart all meltedy!!! GOOD TIMES!!! never to be forgotten!!!!! xoxo

Michelle Huesgen - December 20, 2010 - 7:49 am

OMG!! Miss all those girls…that giant hug they all gave me that last night still melts my heart.

Katherine - December 20, 2010 - 7:28 am

Would definitely love some clarification. Are you looking for a headshot of the model, so something showcasing the model & photography skills?

tree*head - December 20, 2010 - 7:03 am

What an awesome contest! Good luck to the many talented photographers!

Just Julie - December 20, 2010 - 5:07 am

Quick clarification – does the subject in the photo for the initial submission need to be dressed in MJ clothing?

Jeanine - December 19, 2010 - 9:48 pm

Oh this sounds like a great idea! I will definitely be entering. Good luck everyone … how fun 🙂

Carrie - December 19, 2010 - 9:37 pm

I’m in LOVE with this opportunity!

Beautifulclothing - December 19, 2010 - 9:37 pm

Not posting for some reason!

Monika - December 19, 2010 - 9:16 pm

Eeek, love this!! Love the pics, Michelle sure is one gorgeous lady!

Tiffany Levron - December 19, 2010 - 8:42 pm

I’m so excited!! I’m definitely in!

Teoma - December 19, 2010 - 8:32 pm

Should this be called Sneak Peek??????

Ashley - December 19, 2010 - 8:31 pm

I totally just shared this on my page of 1000+ photogs (even though I’m not one)!!! yay!! loving the sneak peek

Amanda S. - December 19, 2010 - 8:17 pm

Awww, I wish I were a photographer!! Good Luck Ladies!!

Denise - December 19, 2010 - 8:14 pm

You sure can

Daniela Gabay - December 19, 2010 - 8:05 pm

I live outside the states but i might be in Miami (i have a house there) for some days in january. Can i participate?

mom2P&B - December 19, 2010 - 8:03 pm

I love me some polka dots!!!

Colleen - December 19, 2010 - 8:00 pm

OH MY GOODNESS!!! I see Danielle 🙂 Good times!

Michelle Nichelson Photography - December 19, 2010 - 7:55 pm

This would be awesome! =D I will be entering. Good luck to all!

Lisa - December 19, 2010 - 7:52 pm

Hmm, so what are those girls wearing?