Photo Love Round Two

It’s that time again!!! Photo Love always blows me away.  We got close to 1000 entries this year and we had to narrow it down to right around 50. Tough work, let me tell ya! But we did it and above is a list of the Photo Love 2013 crew that we sent outfits to today! In the Second Round we ask them to take the outfit that was mailed to them, use the word that was written on bottom of their letter and make it happen! Make what happen? Whelp, that is up to them.  As an artist, I try my best to never put limits on creative folks. I’ve learned from experience, a true artist work best when they are inspired and given full freedom. Well, that’s in my opinion I guess!!

So stay tuned, we’ll be sharing their work real soon.  And good luck girls!!!

Sucheta Guinan - November 10, 2012 - 9:50 pm

I would like to thank CARMEN RIDENOURE for her amazing photography talent in capturing some of my family’s most cherished moments! Carmen does such a beautiful job and makes the outcome look so easy. She is so wonderful to work with and accommodating. She will be our family photographer for many more years to come!! Thanks Carmen for your generosity in giving your time to many families (including mine) in photographing such beautiful moments. What a wonderful and memorable Mother’s Day present….

Jason - November 8, 2012 - 9:56 am

Great job. Ellebee photography. We are all so proud of you. I hope you see the amazing talent we have all seen since the beginning.

Ashly Davis - November 7, 2012 - 9:14 pm

I totally screamed when I received the dress in the mail! My happy dance was out-of-control! Thank you thank you! I am beyond stoked for this challenge!!

Sweet Magnolia Photography-NY - November 7, 2012 - 5:54 pm

I am so honored to be among the top 50 chosen for round 2! I love Matilda Jane, and this is such a great opportunity, thank you!!!!! 🙂

Christina - November 7, 2012 - 4:48 pm

We are soooo happy Carmen R. has been recognized for her wonderful talent as a photographer!! She has photographed my daughters twice now and it is amazing how darling the photos are!! Thank You Thank You Carmen for sharing your time and talent with our family! Best of luck to you!!

Kelly Adams - November 7, 2012 - 2:41 pm

I am so excited to see Elle Bee Photography in the top 50!!! Lyndsay, the photographer, introduced me to Matilda Jane by inviting me to my first trunk show and has continued to show her commitment to the Matilda Jane brand and support during my first two seasons as a trunk keeper. I am so proud of her and the work she does!

Marisol - November 7, 2012 - 3:52 am

Congrats to all. Especially Carmen whom I just think is a great photographer.

Kelly Gorney - November 6, 2012 - 11:47 pm

WOW! I am SO excited and humbled to be chosen as one of the finalists! THANK YOU for this amazing opportunity!!!

Gina Brown - November 6, 2012 - 11:18 pm

Congratulations everyone!!!!
So proud of you Rachael 🙂

Amy Knight - November 6, 2012 - 10:54 pm

Carmen Ridenoure has photographed our children (ages 8, 6 and 4) since they were born. She is wonderful and we love working with her. She is so calm and laid back which is so helpful to me as a mom who is always overly stressed during family picture time. Best of luck Carmen!!

Bethany - November 6, 2012 - 9:33 pm

The pictures on the current look book with the beautiful phrases are amazing! You are all such talented photographers!! 🙂

Ginger Unzueta - November 6, 2012 - 8:34 pm

i am so thrilled to be on the list!! thank you so much for this amazing opportunity!! we love matilda jane at our house!! xoxo

Tiffany Bruno - November 6, 2012 - 7:17 pm

Carmen Ridenoure has been photographing my children since birth and I wouldn’t have it any other way! Carmen is warm, friendly, and has a fantastic eye for color, style, and photography! Her style meshes wonderfully with Matilda Jane fashions as I’m sure is evident in any pictures you all may have seen!

When you are on a shoot with Carmen, it’s like getting together with a really good friend who happens to have a great camera! She makes you forget about the camera snapping away–and we have FUN! AND…important tidbit…she is FABULOUS with children!

Not only is her personal service top notch, the quality of her work is amazing! She can edit like no other! We ALWAYS get a nice bunch of heart-melting shots, too–you know, the kind you have to have all of because you just can’t choose!

Go, Carmen! Good luck! Matilda Jane would benefit greatly from your keen eye! I’m sure you’d become one of their favorite photogs in no time! I know you’re mine!!!

Sarah D - November 6, 2012 - 6:27 pm

Beyond excited!!! Thank you so much!

Nadia S - November 6, 2012 - 3:37 pm

Yeah I am in too:)) can t wait to see the dress and all the beautiful photos from everyone !!Have fun ladies 🙂 thks a lot MJC for the opportunity !!! Whoooo 🙂 🙂

Kelly Morin - November 6, 2012 - 1:38 pm

Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I am so incredibly excited that i was doing the happy dance until 3am last night!!!

Shauna McIntyre - November 6, 2012 - 12:42 pm

I am SO THRILLED that Carmen Ridenoure was selected as one of your top 50. She is truly outstanding. I have had a number of photos taken of my young girls, but never has someone captured their spirit and that glimmer in their eye like Carmen. She has raw talent and is a delight to work with. Thank you!!

Kristy Lane - November 6, 2012 - 10:56 am

Aw thank you!! FUN! Love you girls! xoxo

Carrie Gugger - November 6, 2012 - 10:55 am

Carmen Ridenoure of Reaction Photography is a bold, emerging talent on the West Coast. Most importantly, she is kind and generous with her talents ~ earning her the affection and loyalty of her customers young,old,and sometimes furry.

Carmen has supported a growing San Diego Matilda Jane community by offering free photo sessions to dozens of families who purchase the clothing at local trunk shows. As her “most loyal Jane” it’s lovely to see that she was chosen on merit~ but above all she is deserving for all she has paid-forward out of the kindness of her heart.

Thank you ladies at the 435… for supporting San Diego and Carmen.

Kelley - November 6, 2012 - 10:14 am

Thanks MJC! Super excited!!! 🙂

Marcy Hoffman - November 6, 2012 - 10:12 am

I am beyond thrilled to see my name listed, and feel very humbled and honored that you saw something in my round one entry. I will be waiting anxiously to see the outfit and the word to get my creative juices flowing. Thank you, again, MJC! If I could, I would jump through my computer screen and give you all huge hugs. 🙂

Megan - November 6, 2012 - 10:04 am

Congratulations to all the talented photographers! I’m so excited to be included with so many talented Ladies!!!

Stacie Petta - November 6, 2012 - 10:00 am

Congrats to all of the winners!! Do we get to see their entries??

CD - November 6, 2012 - 9:28 am

Congratulations Carmen Ridenoure ~ We couldn’t be happier for you! You are AMAZING and our entire family is excited to see your next creative photo adventure!!!! 🙂

Erica S - November 6, 2012 - 9:05 am

Congrats to all of the photographers who made it to Round 2. Thanks to Matilda Jane for inspiring me to take more photos and to finally have the confidence to pursue my dreams in photography. I cannot wait to see all of your photos.

Courtney F - November 6, 2012 - 9:00 am

SO SO SO excited to be part of this! Can’t wait to get my dress and word! Thank you!!

Rachel Richardson - November 6, 2012 - 8:42 am

Shut the front door!!!! So freakin excited….thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!! 🙂

Marie - November 6, 2012 - 8:16 am

Holy moly! Speechless, thrilled and can hardly believe it!! Thank you so much!

Tiffany S - November 6, 2012 - 8:05 am

This made my day, week, year! Thanks MJ!

Ingrid - November 6, 2012 - 8:02 am

Congrats everyone! Can’t wait to see round 2!!!!

Tracy D - November 6, 2012 - 7:41 am

Excited for everyone that made it to the next round, but especially my friend Zoe. WTG!!!

Kristi Mangan - November 6, 2012 - 7:19 am

OMG!!!!!!!!!!! Sooooooo excited! I cannot wait to see the dress & the word! Thank you so much for this opportunity!!!!!!

Kristi Potter - November 6, 2012 - 1:46 am

Eeep! I’m so excited it’s a little bit ridiculous – what an incredible thing to be included with such amaaaaaaazing artists! Thanks for making big girl dreams come true too.

Monika M. - November 6, 2012 - 12:29 am

Thank you sooooo much! I’m beyond excited!!!!!!!

Samantha Prather - November 6, 2012 - 12:22 am

Congrats to all who made it!
So sad I didn’t 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁
Waited all day. Bummer
Happy you could use some of my photos on your website though :/

Amy Childers - November 6, 2012 - 12:06 am

Oh wow…I dont even know what to say…what an honor…beyond grateful and humbled…and super excited! Thanks Matilda Jane :O)

Emily Lucarz - November 6, 2012 - 12:05 am

AHHH!!!! Im SO EXCITED!! It REALLY means a lot to be on this list 🙂 Thank you ladies for the chance. It’s hard to NOT be excited anytime we all get to photograph MJ’s beautiful clothes 🙂

xoxo, Emily

Loreta - November 6, 2012 - 12:02 am

I am over the moon right now. Thank you for this opportunity!