September 01, 2011

Epiphanie bag giveaway! + Superhero Photo Fall class!

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The fabulous Karen Walrond modeling an Epiphanie bag, photo by Maile Wilson,

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turquoise Epiphanie bag,

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inside the Epiphanie bag,

If you've been cruising photoblogs on the internet lately you have probably come across one of Maile Wilson's brilliant camera bags-- Epiphanie. They look like your favorite handbag (and come in lots of yummy colors) but they deceptively practical. The padded interior will hold a camera body plus a bunch of lenses. Genius!

Today might be your lucky day! We are giving away one turquoise bag (like the one pictured above) to a lucky reader.

In the comments below, tell us about a favorite moment you captured this summer. Winner will be chosen at random and announced this weekend!

P.S. FALL SUPERHERO PHOTO CLASS begins Monday, September 19th. Join me for some photo fun and inspiration this season. It's a great way to get some juicy new photos and inspiration back in your blogs and albums!

Posted on September 1, 2011 08:49 AM
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I traveled to a fairly remote region in the High Himalayas this summer and succeeded in capturing at least some moments...

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Posted by: Nandita at September 1, 2011 07:33 PM

favorite shot this summer was of my little girls embraced in a spontaneous hug with lots of sun flare!

Posted by: jen at September 1, 2011 07:30 PM

My favorite moment was just Saturday. It had rained, pre hurricane Irene in NYC rain, and I thought that I could get in a few shots before the heavy rains came. I went prepared with plastic bags to keep my equipment dry. I shot beautiful flowers, wet with rain. The best part is that it absolutely poured on me and kept shooting. Wet, soaked, and completely happy. A few of my shots that day are on my blog. Had I stayed inside I never would gotten the shot nor would I have had so much fun!

Posted by: Lori Moon at September 1, 2011 07:23 PM

My favorite photo was of my family on the beach at sunset. It was such a great time!

Posted by: Lisa Dion at September 1, 2011 07:18 PM

My favorite moment this summer was taking a photo of my dad and my little girl playing in the snow in the Mountains in July. It was 96 degrees back home so it was extra fun. Now when ever my one year old looks at that picture she says "papa snow cold".

Posted by: Annie at September 1, 2011 07:14 PM

I love photographing bugs, insects and spiders. As you can imagine, it's somewhat difficult to get them to pose willingly, let alone specifically. My favorite spider is the crab spider, but they are notoriously shy (and hard to spot, as they can change color to camouflage themselves) and tend to hide on the underside of their flower when they see my macro lens approaching. I've been trying for years to get The Perfect Shot of a crab spider, re. location and stance. This summer, I finally succeeded! Behold His Majesty poised on the high dive: http://photocoyote.com/index.php?showimage=183

Posted by: Belinda at September 1, 2011 07:04 PM

Favorite photo by FAR was getting a shot of our baby girl wearing a pink lace romper and laughing on a Florida beach. Sooo cute, and something I never want to forget.
Love these bags!
Megan H.

Posted by: Megan Haroldsen at September 1, 2011 07:02 PM

today *is* my lucky day, its my birthday! My favorite picture this summer was a mistake, I tried to get my daughter smiling at the camera, but all I got was her hair blowing in the wind and the nape of her neck. Gorgeous

Posted by: gizella at September 1, 2011 07:02 PM

My daughter jumping off the divingboard by herself for the first time!

Posted by: Carolyn k at September 1, 2011 07:01 PM

My little girl at the beach! She loves the ocean and it was great to see her so excited!

Posted by: Melissa at September 1, 2011 06:53 PM

A birthday, dolphin watching with my favorite boy in the whole world... :)

Posted by: Jennifer Hagedorn Dizon at September 1, 2011 06:45 PM

My favorite photo moment this summer was an off-center close up of one of my boys that shows the freckles across the bridge of his nose and his beautiful hazel eyes..things I don't get to see very often because he never sits still for long enough!

Posted by: Shannon at September 1, 2011 06:43 PM

This summer I was lucky enough to go to the zoo for the first time, and was able to take pictures of some of the amazing animals that were there! My absolute favourite was a picture I took of a peafowl!

Thanks for the contest!

Posted by: Natalie at September 1, 2011 06:41 PM

We moved, and thus, drove across Canada this summer. Though I feared we might kill each other, I feel closer than ever to my fiance. About halfway through the trek, we stayed the night in 'The Soo' and on an afternoon walk, I snapped a photo of him making the moves on a local mascot.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/shutter-happy/6104418233/

Posted by: Crystal at September 1, 2011 06:32 PM

My favorite moment I captured this summer was of a bicycle race my son and I went to in Colorado. Love my Nikon!

Posted by: Phyllis at September 1, 2011 06:26 PM

Someday I Will win one of these lovely bags (or save my money and buy one). My fav captured moment this summer is my husband stretching his hand out from the dam falls at one of our fav swimming holes to grasp my daughters hand, inviting her under as the water streamed around him. I was so happy with it! Thanks for the opportunity!

Posted by: Starrlife at September 1, 2011 06:24 PM

My best photo this summer would be our new puppy sitting with our dog. Our fur-babies since B went to college!

Posted by: laura at September 1, 2011 06:20 PM

My favorite moment I captured was just a day at the beach with my coworker and friend, Andrea. It was two hours before sunset and I got a great shot of her lifting her arms and looking up at the sky.

Posted by: Katherine at September 1, 2011 06:19 PM

I captured my blind Labrador retriever happily swimmng just as she used to when she wasn't blind. I could swear she had a smile on her face.

Posted by: Annie Samuels at September 1, 2011 06:18 PM

I got a great shot of myself in our kiddie pool sucking on a red white and blue bomb pop!

Posted by: Christine at September 1, 2011 06:16 PM

My favorite thing I photographed this summer was taken tonight! My 4 year old daughter learned how to ride her bike with no training wheels today! So proud of her!

Posted by: Gayle Shrader at September 1, 2011 06:11 PM

I love capturing my 3 year old conquering her fear and rediscovering her love of swimming. Truly awesome parenting moment and life lesson for her.

Posted by: Mayts at September 1, 2011 06:09 PM

My favorite shot of the summer was my daughter and her friend - they're sitting right on the shore of the gulf looking so small while the ocean looms behind them.

Posted by: Athena at September 1, 2011 06:08 PM

My favorite summer moment captured was taking pictures of my older brother (55) doing flips off my diving board and taking pictures of the jumping competition with all the kids at the pool.

Posted by: Karol at September 1, 2011 06:08 PM

A trip to mtns with my best friend from 4th grade on and our baby / toddler (hadn't met eachothers babe yet!) photos of them connecting will be so special forever!

Posted by: Holly at September 1, 2011 06:07 PM

I captured some great photos at the Great Lakes Medieval Festival. I especially love the ones with my daughter& her friends in their elf ears.

Posted by: stephanie at September 1, 2011 06:07 PM

My favorite capture was of the neighborhood kids and grown-ups at our annual block party and circus.

Each year, the grandkids of a neighbor visit "grandma" and, since they are part of a circus club, they get all the kids involved in putting on a great show.

They juggle, do the unicycle, all sorts of stuff! It's tons of fun--and everyone gets a chance to perform--and try out the stuff afterward.

Of course, everyone brings in a side dish or a dessert. Lots of food! It's such a good time. Nothing else says "summer" quite like our neighborhood circus!

jessicanunemaker at littleindiana dot com

Posted by: Jessica Nunemaker from little Indiana at September 1, 2011 06:06 PM

My favorite moment I captured this summer was my daughter getting to surf for the first time. It was a fun day for our whole family, but especially memorable for her. :)

Posted by: Lori L. at September 1, 2011 06:06 PM

My favourite capture of the summer was spending a night outdoors at a lake in the Rocky Mountains, watching a meteor shower and snuggling with my new husband under a sleeping bag. The photo was taken at 3am: a shot of the lake, mountains and a full moon. It was surreal.

Posted by: Neve at September 1, 2011 06:05 PM

My favorite capture fom this summer is one that I took of my daughter playing in my tomato cages!

Posted by: Margie Visnick at September 1, 2011 06:04 PM

My favorite moment this summer was doing a probono session for the Kids Fit Foundation and getting to meet Dan and Kathy from the Biggest Loser Show. It felt awesome helping a good cause and meeting new people!!!

Posted by: Kali Placencia at September 1, 2011 06:02 PM

My favorite moment I captured this summer was of the group of youth from our church working in a small community doing work projects.

Posted by: Din T at September 1, 2011 05:57 PM

my favorite photo that i took this summer is one of my 18 month old niece playing in the water at the beach.

Posted by: Jen P at September 1, 2011 05:56 PM

I captured the sights of NYC!

Posted by: Kelly W at September 1, 2011 05:52 PM

My favorite photo moment this summer was a photo of me, my daughters and their husbands at the summit of Lembert Dome in Yosemite Park. We hiked it together and had a great time. Unfortunately, moments after it was taken, I fell and broke my wrist bringing my photography (and hiking) to a screeching halt for a while!

Posted by: Linda at September 1, 2011 05:52 PM

I captured a beautiful moment when my two kids were playing on the beach.

Posted by: Jennifer Patrick at September 1, 2011 05:51 PM

Favorite moment captured was taking pictures of my older brother (55) doing flips off my diving board and then doing jump competitions with all the kids at the pool.

Posted by: Karol at September 1, 2011 05:43 PM

Gorgeous bags! My favorite moment that I captured this summer was on the 4th of July. It was a super hot day and the firefighters decided to spray all of the neighborhood kids to cool them down. Such excitement and joy in all of those kids faces! I look at that photo any time I need to remember what pure joy looks like!

Posted by: cindy at September 1, 2011 05:43 PM

I took pictures of my 2 kids having fun!!

Posted by: Marie at September 1, 2011 05:40 PM

My all time favorite moment I captured this summer was of a 5 generation portrait. It was of Great Great Grandma holding the newest family member 3 month old Ryleigh, I had Great Grandma, Grandma and Mommy all looking down at the pair. It was the most beautiful moment that I've ever been a part of. Loved the whole family as well as little Ryleigh.

Posted by: Erika Ulloa at September 1, 2011 05:39 PM

This summer I was able to capture both my son's and my nephews first visit to the beach. We were supposed to watch the space shuttle launch, but it was scrapped. The beach was an awesome memory regardless.

Posted by: Jennifer at September 1, 2011 05:35 PM

Using my Instax, I took a credit card sized photo of my gorgeous twin two year old nephews dressed in matching red tshirts & khakis, with binkys in place & blankies clutched, a pair of big beautiful blue eyes and the most handsome bodacious brown eyes staring up at me lovingly, while DOWNSTAIRS at my brothers. It's usually a no no to have such items outside of their bedrooms upstairs, which makes the photo ALL the more awesometastic!! It's one of my most cherished possessions and I take it with me everywhere. But shhh... it's a secret photo... ; )

Posted by: Carrie at September 1, 2011 05:25 PM

The half sisters to my three children got to come to Cali to visit with each other for the first time...was absolutely amazing!

Posted by: bina at September 1, 2011 05:21 PM

My fav shot from this summer is of my two girls atop our new horse for the first time. Pure joy! :)

Posted by: Devan at September 1, 2011 05:21 PM

The half sisters to my three children got to come to Cali to visit with each other for the first time...was absolutely amazing!

Posted by: bina at September 1, 2011 05:21 PM

The moment I captured this summer that means the most to me is a shot of my two year old Grandson socking himself with the garden hose he was plsying with. The look on his face is pricless.

Posted by: Cindy LaMar at September 1, 2011 05:19 PM

I captured such a cute shot of the my girls and their cousins. We call them our "6 pack". It makes me smile every time I see it :) << that is me smiling again!

Posted by: Jessie Lucas at September 1, 2011 05:19 PM

Favortie moment captured was of my son, Carter. Carter and his Little League, All Star team won the N. California State Championship title this Summer. It is as far as the 10 year old team can go and they won the whole thing (out of 350 other teams). The most exciting part for my boy was when he hit 2 homeruns(1st and 3rd innings) in the final state game. It was a proud Mommy moment for sure. We are still flying high from that experince. Thanks for the chance.

Raimi

Posted by: Raimi at September 1, 2011 05:17 PM

My son walking through the spray park for the first time. I was such a proud mama.

Posted by: Terra at September 1, 2011 05:16 PM

Favortie moment captured was of my son, Carter. Carter and his Little League, All Star team won the N. California State Championship title this Summer. It is as far as the 10 year old team can go and they won the whole thing (out of 350 other teams). The most exciting part for my boy was when he hit 2 homeruns(1st and 3rd innings) in the final state game. It was a proud Mommy moment for sure. We are still flying high from that experince. Thanks for the chance.

Posted by: Raimi at September 1, 2011 05:16 PM

Ooh, beautiful bag in my two favorite colors!

I think my favorite moment would have to be picking up my husband at the airport after five days away. His reunion with the kids was priceless.

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Posted by: Lisa Clarke at September 1, 2011 05:13 PM

I captured a gorgeous rainbow over an island on my vacation this summer. It had the added bonus of having my family near by and my teenaged daughters actually being nice to each other!

Posted by: Karma at September 1, 2011 05:12 PM

This summer I caught a blue heron catching a fish on a foggy morning in Maine, my best friend's kids getting excited about the 4th of July parade, and a young osprey during one of it's first ventures from the nest!
Gorgeous bags!

Posted by: jackie b. at September 1, 2011 05:12 PM

Favorite moment captured this summer would have to be my older Daughter giving her little sister a piggy back ride while we Geocached in Old Quebec! It's frame worthy!

Posted by: Julia Gabriel at September 1, 2011 05:12 PM

Fave moment would have to be my 5 year old cousin running through puddles on a day out in the city. Lots of photos and such joy on his face.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kimberleyemma/5511896546/in/photostream

Posted by: Kim at September 1, 2011 05:08 PM

http://www.visionandverb.com/at-home/2011/8/29/bubble-blessings.html

Ya know...I nearly bought an Ephanie bag right before I headed out to my niece's wedding. The rehearsal dinner is where I captured this fun photo -- my favorite of the summer, I think!

I sure would LOVE to win the bag! hint, hint!

Posted by: Sue at September 1, 2011 05:04 PM

My 10 year old niece that is changing from a little girl to the words i dare not say... a young woman

Posted by: kelly at September 1, 2011 05:02 PM

My favorite photo was a picture I took of my niece jumping at sunset. Smoke from the wildfires made the sunset redder than usual:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kristyk/5826590504/

Posted by: kristyk at September 1, 2011 05:00 PM

I (sadly) don't have an iPhone and am totally jealous of the Instagram and Hipstamtic apps. So I figured out how to change the settings on my phone and took some gorgeous sepia pictures of my daughter on a swing with sunbursts through the trees behind her. It was her last day of being 5... a special bittersweet day, the mood of which I was able to capture with my lil ole cellphone.

Posted by: {sue} at September 1, 2011 04:51 PM

I actually took a ton of photos this summer.....my favorite is one I took of the Quechee covered bridge in Vermont. It was washed away during Hurricane Irene, last week, so I'll cherish that photo and the memory of being in that space for the rest of my life.

Posted by: elizabeth at September 1, 2011 04:47 PM

Favourite moment I have captured - so many, but the one that makes my heart sing the most is when my 3 older children 14, 12 & 10 met their newborn brother. I didn't capture the initial meeting as he was born into my arms at home (someone else captured them for me) but the photos I took that 1st day are so love filled. My fav is of my 14 yr old sone holding his newborn brother with so much love and care <3

Posted by: Rana at September 1, 2011 04:46 PM

My favorite moment this summer was when my 6 month old daughters laughed because we were playing peek a boo

Posted by: Mareshia at September 1, 2011 04:43 PM

Gosh, there are so many!! But if I had to choose one, I would say the picture I took of a giant, immaculate spiderweb with the morning sun glinting off of it. It was stunning and I was in absolute awe at the beauty of that web and how spiders weave such a thing.

P.S. I have been wanting this Epiphanie for a while now and would legit cry from excitement if I won. Just throwing that little piece of info out there. :D I LOVE THIS BAG.

Posted by: Meredith Sledge at September 1, 2011 04:43 PM

My favorite captured moments are any with my big dog, or my little kitty.

Posted by: Erin N. at September 1, 2011 04:41 PM

my favorite image captured this year is of my husband praying with our youngest, she was in her footie pajamas and she was all curled up in the safety of his arms - it was beautiful~

Posted by: Amanda Capps at September 1, 2011 04:41 PM

My favorite moment from this year was capturing a picture of my husband who's 62, meeting his aunt, who lives in Australia for the first time. Thanks for the great opportunity to win something and for your great blog. You truly imspire me.

Posted by: Mary at September 1, 2011 04:38 PM

The best moment in the summer was a kiss from my boyfriend! Simple moments are the Best! I want this BAG!!!!ahhhhh :DDDD

Posted by: Monique at September 1, 2011 04:38 PM

My favorite moment was capturing Vince Gill @ the Grand Ole Opry celebrating 20 years as an Opry member. It was a show that I will never ever forget!

Posted by: Jen at September 1, 2011 04:37 PM

My most memorable moment this summer was capturing my best friend try on wedding dresses!!

Posted by: Melody at September 1, 2011 04:34 PM

My favorite moment that I captured was my boys' relaxing in the pool on vacation.

Posted by: Jill at September 1, 2011 04:34 PM

My most memorable moment was when my daughter took her first steps just shortly after her first birthday!!

Posted by: Heather Gunn at September 1, 2011 04:29 PM

i love epiphanie bags! my memorable moment captured was when my daughter was born.

Posted by: britanee walker at September 1, 2011 04:28 PM

This summer my fav moment was taking newborn pictures of my dear friend's baby. Her and her husband have had a long journey in getting pregnant. Being able to take photos of the new life in their eager arms with their wide smiles was bliss!

Posted by: Tami Pfeifer at September 1, 2011 04:27 PM

oh i love that bag! my favorite moment captured was when my baby was born. i captured alot of moments with her so that none of us would forget!

Posted by: britanee walker at September 1, 2011 04:27 PM

One of my favourite moments captured this summer was at a local jazz festival. The stars aligned and the lighting was perfect and I shot some pics of a local jazz singer who is hitting it big!

Posted by: Jill McVicar at September 1, 2011 04:27 PM

Oh, I've been drooling over Epiphanie bags for a while! My favorite captured moment this summer was of my son with our neighbor's barn kittens. He's been visiting them daily and loving on them all summer! He is so gentle and sweet with them. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

Posted by: Kirsten at September 1, 2011 04:27 PM

My favorite moment captured was my daughter and son splashing through the waves in Daytona each - - the absolute trust, the sheer joy on their faces, the action frozen - - all things I treasure.

Posted by: Rachelle at September 1, 2011 04:25 PM

My favorite captured moment was actually just yesterday. My oldest son had pulled the mattress off the the bed slats were a mess and I WAS LIVID. Two slats were stuck and well I kicked them all out of the room so I could fix it...my two youngest went to the living room and the oldest was sent to his room. When I came out of the bed room I saw a grocery bun upside down, covered with food (plastic) and tea party ware.there were 2 childrens chairs pulled up tight to it. My daughter who is 4 set it up for my littlest who is a boy and 2. They were having a tea party and it warmed my heart to see them conversing over coffee, tea and plastic pizza.

Posted by: Cairith at September 1, 2011 04:23 PM

I would love that turquoise bag. My favorite moment was capturing my children's awe at watching a butterfly hatching out of a cocoon.

Posted by: petersonclan at September 1, 2011 04:22 PM

I had the chance of capturing an event that happened at a wedding in Montana....the Grandpa presented the Bride & Groom with a surprise getaway car, a turquoise convertible Shelby Mustang. Of course it was the most exciting thing! While we were following them in our own car...grandpa got to the mustang (with the top down) while the Bride & Groom sat on the top of the car in the back. The Bride & Groom were holding onto each other and all of a sudden they are falling off the back of the Mustang. The Bride & Groom were okay....and later wanted to see this shot that we captured of them falling off the car...everyone had a great laugh and they were so happy that we captured it, and it still makes a great story. :)

Posted by: Sonia Steinbach at September 1, 2011 04:22 PM

This summer, I have been taking pictures of all of our sidewalk chalk creations. So silly! I never get tired of it though. My three year old gets so sad when our creations are washed away by sprinklers and rain- taking photos helps preserve them so she can see them again.

Posted by: Misty at September 1, 2011 04:22 PM

My favorite moment I captured was on our first camping trip as a whole family. My daughter (2) has never been camping and our son (4) was younger than her the one time he has been. We were camping near a lake and we visited it one morning. I got a picture of the kids and their Daddy all throwing rocks in...it will always remind me of our little adventure!

Posted by: Roberta at September 1, 2011 04:21 PM

My favorite moment was on a Family session, this beauitful family walking hand in hand smiling and laughing while the sun broke thru the trees behind them perfectly. The picture says to me that no matter what happens to this family in the future they will be able to look at this picture and remember pure happiness.

Posted by: Sara P at September 1, 2011 04:21 PM

Loving that turquoise bag! My favorite photo?... My mother at a local tulip festival. I almost lost her last month so she's on my mind.

Posted by: Shelley at September 1, 2011 04:20 PM

I am a photographer that just started my own small business just a year ago! I shoot nearly everyday because I sooooo love it! My favorite it to capture the emotions of others. The other day I had a family photo shoot and the two year old girl did not want her picture taken. She was screaming and crying and just being a real brat if I say so myself~! All of the sudden she went over to her Mom and hugged her bigger then life~! I caught it on camera and the emotion I seen in that beautiful picture was fear (of me) and the Love and trust that she had for her momma~! Thanks for allowing me to share! This is awesome!!!

Posted by: Rhonda Gebhart at September 1, 2011 04:19 PM

I captured my teenage/almost adult kids just before they took off down the highest zipline in north America, a nervous thrill of fear, anticipation and pride as I watched them sail over the deep canyon with only the cable holding them. Cool

Posted by: Corry heinricks at September 1, 2011 04:18 PM

My little guy, Bradley is 5 years old and by far the hardest subject I’ve ever attempted photographing. I get a LOT of goofy smiles, karate chops, and retreat. After many attempts of trying to get a perfect portrait of him smiling and being “normal”, I’ve finally come to my senses and remembered why I fell in love with photography. Not for perfection, but to freeze an exact moment. To cherish it years from now.

I love him more than words can express. He’s my oldest baby and he started Kindergarten 2 weeks ago. Favorite colors are Green and Red. Just lost his first tooth this summer. LOVES StarWars and dressing up as his favorite Super Heroes. His personality is hard core energy, but inside that rambunctious body, he’s got a heart of gold. If someone is hurting, he hurts. Something like a “fixer upper”. Mr. Helper.

I desperately wanted something new of him before he starts school. Instead of fighting him to dress in clothes I chose, and forcing him to do what I wanted, I let him be him. It’s goofy, fun and shows every bit of his awesomeness! So he decided on what he wanted for his little photo shoot, I threw in my ideas and together we drew out a fun little them of StarWars and we had a blast together. It was much needed one-on-one time with my big boy and I have something that shows every bit of who he is<3

I blogged about it here with photos: http://jesscadena.com/2011/08/child-photographer-starwars-super-heroes/

Posted by: Jess Cadena at September 1, 2011 04:18 PM

My favorite moment that I captured this summer was when we went tubing on the river in Blacksburg, VA. I took lots of pictures, because it was just so beautiful and we were having so much fun! It is the cleanest, warmest river I've ever been in and I can't wait to go back! P.S. You get to tube down rapids, too, how cool is that?! :)

Good luck everyone!

Posted by: Kirsten at September 1, 2011 04:17 PM

Getting to reconnect with a childhood friend when I shot headshots of her 5 yr old boy as we explored Venice Beach. Brought back memories of our time together as elementary school kids. Her boy is gorgeous and sweet and the camera loves him.

Posted by: deezee at September 1, 2011 04:15 PM

My favorite moment that I captured this summer was a photo of my 3 year old son and my husband walking together at the state forest. I would love to win this bag!

Posted by: Amanda H. at September 1, 2011 04:15 PM

I was on the telephone finding out that my Uncle had just passed. My son runs in the house to tell me there was a rainbow outside. I captured it and of course made sure to get one of my son "Noah" in a shot too. ;)

Posted by: Gerri at September 1, 2011 04:14 PM

I was able to capture my family around the fire making and eating smores! Love the images of my 2.5 yr old twin boys all sticky and cover in smores. Thank you for the opportunity to win ;)

Posted by: Kayla at September 1, 2011 04:14 PM

My favorite moment was capturing a picture of all 3 of my kids smiling at the same time in a photo. That never happens lol

Posted by: evelyn goettner at September 1, 2011 04:11 PM

dear andrea, i just feel so near to you, i like your honest way, that not every moment in life is beautiful and perfect-but still we are in the best ways we could live and be with our children-i love the way how you speak about it...that is really good!
i am a psychiatrist-i worked over 17 years in acut psychiatry, i met al lot of people, i worked also with torture victims , but i decided to change something in my life and i want to make new experiences also in creative nature- i think it would be a good inspiration an waykeeper to get the bag...i did some nice fotos with my son when we where at "urnatur", one of the nicest places where i have been in sweden...we did "woofen", world wide organic farming on one of the nicest place in the world!
just there is my son, happy 13 year old.....with this beauty, i just admire.....ute

Posted by: UTE URSULA at September 1, 2011 03:59 PM

love so many moments with a three year old. today he was letting me know his toes were attached to his body. he's the best.

Posted by: celeste at September 1, 2011 03:57 PM

hanging with my 2-year-old nephew and my 10-month-old baby, both naked, on the porch of our rented Boulder, Co, house, while my 4-year-old boy played tirelessly with plastic insects and I painted my toenails red. the Boulder walking tour went by, and the two women sweating it out in the 95 degree heat waved at us.

Posted by: Rebecca at September 1, 2011 03:55 PM

My big bold move to Chapel Hill with my hubs and 2 daughters!

Posted by: Karen at September 1, 2011 03:51 PM

what a great giveaway!

my littlest sister got hitched this summer in vermont, and i was ready with my trusty canon xt. one of my favorite shots of the weekend was this one of my dad dancing with his youngest daughter: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jessbesser/5994273345/in/set-72157627190222544/

Posted by: Jessica at September 1, 2011 03:26 PM

I actually caught my 8 year old son asleep with one of our newly adopted pound puppies on the couch, specifically after I told him I don't want the dogs on the furniture! Needless to say, it was hopeless trying to keep them off, so now they are regular furniture inhabiters.

Posted by: Stephanie at September 1, 2011 03:03 PM

My touch has been by me during baby naps and baby shouts of joy. Fav pic is my husband before coffee, holding baby who's sticking her tongue out shrieking w happiness.

Posted by: Sarahbeth at September 1, 2011 02:58 PM

Yeah! I love these bags! Strangely, one of my fav pics this summer was taken yesterday of kids i do not even know! I was trying to get shots of my own kids on one of those super-fast roller coaster rides and got lots of random stranger shots. This particular one is of three young girls, screaming, hair-flying, all smiles and doing the "i am trying to defy gravity and get away from you" moves. So cute. Love it!

Posted by: isabella rose at September 1, 2011 02:49 PM

This one photo of my two closest friends lost in some conversation, totally unaware of me taking their picture. The setting is perfect without any human intervention; rustic wood table overflowing with food that we three had cooked that afternoon , the overgrown shady magnolia tree, the most beautiful light filtering through- a picture of calm comforts of summer.

Posted by: MS at September 1, 2011 02:30 PM

a picture of my kids (1 & 3) in the kiddie pool. perfect summer day.

Posted by: Joy at September 1, 2011 02:28 PM

My absolute favourite moment was capturing the very first smile of one of my best friends' new born baby son, as we all burst into tears at how precious he is. :)

Posted by: Shannon at September 1, 2011 02:24 PM

two of my favorite little human beings climbing trees :) such a beautiful bag!

Posted by: Sheena at September 1, 2011 01:58 PM

Just 2 days ago, actually. The birth of beautiful twin boys.

Posted by: jenna at September 1, 2011 01:36 PM

Because I took the first ever Superhero Photo class this summer, I took a lot of pictures on my family road trip. One of my favorite moments came when we pulled over at a small beach and walked out into the warm waters of Lake Superior. Remembering one of my assignments, I asked my husband and daughter to jump in the air from the sandbar where we were standing. Some of my favorite photos came from those brief moments.

After many years of holding back, I'm finally sharing my website.

Posted by: Carolyn at September 1, 2011 01:34 PM

My favorite photo from this summer was of my grandson who we took to the beach for the first time. I was so excited to share my love of the beach with him and how much he enjoyed being there. The particular photo is of him playing in the sand but his smile and the way he is holding himself is amazing because you can see family traits that I don't normally notice.
Love it!

Posted by: Jeannine at September 1, 2011 01:29 PM

Wow, what a prize! My favorite moment I captured this summer was the moment that we pulled my sopping-wet dog out of the river (after he had jumped out of the boat). His look of misery at being wet cracks me up every time I look at it! Thanks for the chance to win!

Posted by: Teresa E. :) at September 1, 2011 01:20 PM

Ohhhh, I've been oggling this bag for ages!

One of my favourite photographic moments was playing in the golden hour with different points of view like getting down on the ground. I was prompted to do this because I was part of the Superhero summer photo e-course. I got a couple of my stray cat, Dante, that I just love. Here is one:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/shootybeans/5937765575/in/photostream

Posted by: Krista at September 1, 2011 01:16 PM

I took a shot of my son standing in a little lake near our house. He has the most amazing Coppertone tan and curly blonde surfer hair.

Posted by: Jessica at September 1, 2011 01:00 PM

I shot pics of my feral cat gang (my neighbors and I are caregivers to a family of 5 - all fixed and healthy) and although they are less-than-feral with us, they are still elusive. I got a good one of my girl Nigella relaxing with her signature curling tail. So sweet.

Posted by: Amy at September 1, 2011 12:56 PM

Photos of my new house! Woooo!

Posted by: Megan at September 1, 2011 12:49 PM

got some great silly shots of our 2nd born one random night on the front porch after supper

Posted by: John Mark at September 1, 2011 12:48 PM

I caught a picture of my two-year-old waving a plastic golf club around and mid-swing, with a look of concentration, he looks like he's bending it with his Jedi mind tricks.

Posted by: ememby at September 1, 2011 12:45 PM

love this bag!!

a fave moment i've captured is a sweet smile on my 10 week old son's face. this has been my greatest summer filled with joy as i became a mom for the first time. i've fallen deeply in love this summer.

Posted by: megbrothers at September 1, 2011 12:40 PM

I've been lusting after this bag in turquoise! Great giveaway!

The best thing I captured this summer were the fireworks on the 4th of July. I finally figured out how to catch them how I wanted them on my DLSR -- glittery plumes of light on their way down from the sky.

Posted by: Megan at September 1, 2011 12:27 PM

my favorite images of the summer are of my 3 year old covered in paint, making his art. Top pick is one of just his bare legs and feet with much evidence of that art-makin'

Posted by: Alyssa at September 1, 2011 12:26 PM

my favorite moment was capturing my older son reading to my little one.

Posted by: karen at September 1, 2011 12:20 PM

My husband at our wedding - modeling his wedding band for me... ;-)

Posted by: Britta at September 1, 2011 12:20 PM

Last night. Def Leppard concert with the best of friends. We'd been planning and looking forward to it all summer!

Posted by: tawnya at September 1, 2011 12:10 PM

There was one of the mornings that I woke up early and my son was away at circus camp. I saw my husband sleeping and I thought "This, I must capture this." I took the SuperHero Photo course and this remains one of my favorite shots.

Hooray for cameras and the images that we collect. It's like having a visual collection equivalent to a button box that I revisit over and over, letting them run though my fingers.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/65102482@N04/5961120611/in/photostream

Thanks for the opportunity to win such a fabulous bag, modeled by an equally fabulous photographer.

Posted by: beth at September 1, 2011 12:09 PM

I am so excited about this!! I've loved those bags since I first saw them and would love to win. :)

My favorite moment I captured this summer was my best friend's wedding. And my favorite image is actually from the rehearsal the night before the wedding...she walked to her spot and looked up at her almost husband and just had this contented look on her face. i started crying right there. one of my favorite images ever.

thanks for the opportunity. :)

Posted by: shaina longstreet at September 1, 2011 12:06 PM

That is a great photo of Karen.

My favourite moment captured on camera must have been when I met my uncle and his family for the very first time in my life. I have never met my mother and since he is my mother's brother I had never met him. When he contacted me about 13 months ago it was like a punch in the stomach at first but when I finally met him, it was nice, nice people and we had a lovely time. I took their portraits and spent the evening searching their faces for parts of me. I am almost 40 and hardly any family left apart from my own husband and child... so this was huge. Plus they gifted me a photo album of family photos going back 4 generations.

Photos have such power. So grateful to have photography in my life.

Posted by: Mel at September 1, 2011 11:52 AM

Love! Thank you!

My favorite moments captured on digital film this summer:
- My 2 year old feeding the ducks with her Grandpa and Great Uncle
- My infant being held by my mom
- My 2 year old and husband laying side by side on the couch
- My Grandma holding my infant
- My new-to-me Mini Cooper

Posted by: CoraD at September 1, 2011 11:45 AM

Yeah! I love these bags.

Fav. summer photo op: Taking a picture of my very tall friend (she is 6'3") who was dwarfed by my even taller friend (he's prob around 6'5") who was then dwarfed by a stranger (he had to be 6'7") who agreed to jump in the picture. But then the all looked short in comparison to Cristo Redentor in the background (the big Jesus statue that watches over Rio de Janeiro).

Posted by: Nailah at September 1, 2011 11:43 AM

The favourite capture this summer for me was a photo of my friends during sunset on a rocky beach on the island of Vis, Croatia, after searching for shellfish in the shallow water.
btw, the bag is superb!

Posted by: Dunja at September 1, 2011 11:43 AM

This has been a summer of keeping my camera close by at EVERY moment, as I gave birth to my first child, Liam, this June. There are so many to choose from, but I think my favorite moment that I captured was one of his first sweet smiles during the first week there were social smiles! Now they're more frequent, and just as joyful, but I'll never forget the way my heart lifted up that time when the corners of his mouth turned up, and I captured it! I think I look at that photo at least once a day, if not more, since I took it!

Posted by: Anjali at September 1, 2011 11:36 AM

My 10-year-old nephew, all shy and speechless (a first!) when meeting one of the Chicago Blackhawks player that he loves.

Posted by: Laura at September 1, 2011 11:31 AM

I really enjoyed looking for and capturing color this summer. But my all time favorite shot has to be of my son during magic hour as I caught him mid-air jumping into the ocean.

Posted by: DeAnne Olguin Williamson at September 1, 2011 11:24 AM

my 9 y/o daughter at circus camp-they put on a show at the end of camp and she is SUCH a performer and i loved seeing her energized by being on stage!

Posted by: elaine at September 1, 2011 11:24 AM

One of my favourite moments had to be capturing my 2 year old son swinging, which he loves to do. It was a moment of pure unadulterated joy!

Posted by: Francine at September 1, 2011 11:21 AM

Just this past weekend, my husband's grandfather was honored at our hometown's baseball stadium. He was a POW in the Korean War and is now in a nursing home fighting to breathe. Our uncles represented him on the field and our grandfather's best friend since he entered his first camp threw out the first pitch. I was able to catch the first pitch, the immensely proud expressions on the family's faces and also many shots of our flag with the POW flag. So proud to be in this family.

Posted by: Barb at September 1, 2011 11:16 AM

Capturing a photo of a large, belled white cow in the Pyrenees mountains was my favorite moment of summer.

Posted by: Laura at September 1, 2011 11:15 AM

My favorite moment was just last weekend... my pregnant belly and happy smile as I readied for a summer bike ride.

Posted by: Jenni at September 1, 2011 11:14 AM

Definitely one of my favorite moments was playing out in the rain with my husband and son. The light was perfect and the rain was gentle. It ended in a double rainbow. Amazing summer evening.

Posted by: Kimberly at September 1, 2011 11:09 AM

LOVE these bags, high on the covet list. My favorite moment that I captured this summer is broadly defined as 'my son'--always, but your question made me pause and think about my very favorite picture of him and it has to be a shot of him laughing with infectious 2 year old abandon while swinging at the park. He looks so thrilled to be alive, it's hard not to stare. Thanks for hosting!! xo

Posted by: Amelia from Flux Capacitating at September 1, 2011 11:07 AM

There were many favorite moments this summer, but perhaps one of the happiest was participating in the wedding of one of my dearest friends. I love weddings and the pure joy and love expressed in them. I love this photo of the bride, in the midst of getting ready for the wedding. Her smile is infectious. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pennieseverywhere/6032537385/in/set-72157627286342205

Posted by: monica at September 1, 2011 11:06 AM

I think my favorite captured moment was the first time my son floated on his back during swim lessons.

Posted by: Heathir at September 1, 2011 11:00 AM

One of my favorite moments was watching my baby boy pick ripe radishes from my mother's vegetable garden. The photos were brilliant, and it was such a fun memory to capture.

Posted by: Joanna at September 1, 2011 10:51 AM

LOVE the bags. A favorite moment was when my 2-year old was running madly around the back-yard with her crazy pigtails just enjoying the lovely day.

Posted by: jenn at September 1, 2011 10:51 AM

My favorite moment was of my son and I playing at the zoo together holding out the camera and laughing. A precious time frozen forever.

Posted by: erin at September 1, 2011 10:49 AM

Man I love Epiphanie Bags!

Fave capture of the summer (incidentally I can't quite believe it's over) was of a group of friends at one of our birthdays, laughing and looking really happy in their skin and with each other. Joy.

Posted by: Dreadpiraterach at September 1, 2011 10:48 AM

Two favorite moments: 1st was my newborn nephew. My favorite photo of him was actually taken with my phone at the hospital. 2nd was my husband's and my first trip to Hawaii. Got some amazing photos of the waves crashing against the cliffs at Kapalua.

Posted by: Veronica at September 1, 2011 10:46 AM

My favorite moment captured this summer was on a Europe trip we took. We went to Whitby abbey which was built in the 900's. I was able to get a group of students on a study abroad program together for a great "jump" shot with the abbey behind them. It was so much fun seeing and hearing the joy they all had doing the jump shots.

Posted by: jenn at September 1, 2011 10:45 AM

The North sea in turmoil just before a thunderstorm.

Posted by: Christiane at September 1, 2011 10:44 AM

I was at the North Carolina Arboretum with my husband and son this summer and got the best shots of them on a bench next to me. Their faces filled the frame, and they were laughing hysterically. My husband was kissing my son's cheeks like a crazy person, causing Jack to giggle and squidge up his eyes with joy. Some of my new favorite photographs of them are out of that set. They may be a bit "flawed" but they capture the love between father and son perfectly!

Posted by: Jen at September 1, 2011 10:44 AM

The kids at the AZ stateline. We just moved here this summer on this big adventure and I had this image in my head of the kids standing by the Welcome to Arizona sign as sort of the symbol of everything new in front of us. But all 3 were asleep in the backseat and I so wanted the picture, but I couldn't bring myself to wake the sleeping kids. So my pic at the stateline is not the one I had imagined, but a pic of all 3 snoozing in their car seats turned out to be more precious anyway.

Posted by: Nicole at September 1, 2011 10:38 AM

Oh my these bags are cute.

My favorite moment this summer has to be my 4 year old son riding his bike without training wheels. I couldn't believe it, then I ran inside, grabbed my camera and snapped away. I seriously wanted to remember that moment in photos. The smile on his face, the pride in his eyes, the "woohoo" in his voice. Just so awesome!

Posted by: Rachel B at September 1, 2011 10:36 AM

Shoot... this is a re-type after a posting error at my first attempt!

Summer came late on the West Coast of BC this year... So when the warm sunny weather finally arrived we took a stroll down the beach to discover the sweetest spot on the Coast. Once arrived, you felt so energized by the waves, the long stretch of sand and the sun on your face... it was like Summer had been with us all along!

My fave moment:
I captured "my ideal" Summer in these photos. The first one, to me, is the epitome of Summer on the West Coast :)

http://smashleyart.blogspot.com/2011/08/best-swimming-spot-on-sunshine-coast.html

Posted by: Ashley at September 1, 2011 10:36 AM

Is it cheating to say that I'm hoping the picture will be from this upcoming weekend when I'm going on my first-ever roadtrip???

Oh, ok, in that case, picture of the hubster sunning on the beach drinking a margarita.

Posted by: Novice Wife at September 1, 2011 10:32 AM

Nice1 Thanks for the chance! My favorite moment I captured this summer was my baby trying solids for the first time - cute, funny, and heartwarming all at once =)

Posted by: Juliene F. at September 1, 2011 10:31 AM

A bowl of fat juicy cherries!

Posted by: Puanani Leal at September 1, 2011 10:26 AM

Stunning bags! I captured the last days at our old house and the first days in our new house. Bittersweet memories.

Posted by: Julie at September 1, 2011 10:25 AM

My favorite photo this summer was taken at my niece's wedding. As she walked down the aisle, I was just snapping photos and hoping to get something in frame. I caught a close up of the side of her smiling, glowing face perfectly. It was wonderful seeing her so happy and capturing that on "film" was a great bonus. Love the Epiphanie bag, BTW. Especially in that gorgeous blue and green!

Posted by: Kate at September 1, 2011 10:23 AM

My five year old has been cracking me up this summer. I've been having fun snapping pictures of his beautiful face.

Posted by: Jeannine Q at September 1, 2011 10:22 AM

My daughter was sweet enough to put on a Clifford the Dog costume for an event in our small downtown. It was over 100 degrees and she was so hot, but the kids were just over the moon at seeing Clifford the Big Red Dog. The moment was her holding a balloon that one little girl brought to Clifford - and I can see my daughters eyes through the mesh and she is so touched by the sweetness of this moment. Love in action.

Posted by: jacqueline at September 1, 2011 10:21 AM

Probably any photo from my trip to New York last month - especially the evening ones because or always had such a hard time making night shots work.

Posted by: dani at September 1, 2011 10:21 AM

Its so hard to choose! This summer has been full of beautiful photos....I'll say my favorite photo *today* is one I took while at my cousin's wedding this past weekend. Its a close up photo of my Uncle, the Father of the Bride, holding his leather, monogramed flask. It was filled with dandelion wine. Of course, usually he doesn't carry a flask, but he is planning on saying something later and it'll be easier if he's just a little bit drunk. He's beaming, and already a little choked up and he hasn't even seen his daughter yet! I tell him I saw her and she's beautiful.
"Of course, all brides are beautiful. Its just, this one is my daughter," he says and his voice breaks with emotion.

Posted by: Sarah at September 1, 2011 10:19 AM

Outdoor bath time with my three and a half year old. Man did he have fun!

Posted by: Tytia at September 1, 2011 10:18 AM

favorite summer capture: sailing away from monte carlo -- it was an amazing evening.

Posted by: wen at September 1, 2011 10:17 AM

I love these gorgeous bags! And turquoise is especially vibrant-love it!

My favorite picture of the summer was of purple hydrangea coming up in my front yard. I was actually in a rush that morning, but when I saw the beauty of the flowers, I had to run back in to grab my camera and get a few shots. So happy I did.

Posted by: Katharina at September 1, 2011 10:16 AM

Amazing, amazing bag! My favorite moment was capturing my 13-year-old making rainbows with the water hose -- there's still a little boy in there!

Posted by: nina at September 1, 2011 10:16 AM

I pulled off the road to take picture of the gorgeous clouds over New Mexico.

As I now have to drive across the state every week, I am plotting the stops I will make to take more shots.

Posted by: Anna at September 1, 2011 10:15 AM

My favorite moments that I captured this summer were my daughter wizzing around on her bike like a pro - she's 4! and some awesome cloud formations during a break in a thunderstorm.

Posted by: Chris at September 1, 2011 10:09 AM

My favorite captured moment this summer is a photo of my husband and my daughter cuddling outside in the morning during our tent camping. Both of them were in their pj's, with a messy hair and the photo is even blurry but the looks on their faces were priceless, so full of love and that's why I treasure this photo.

Posted by: Gabi at September 1, 2011 10:08 AM

oh, i so love these bags! completely on my wishlist...
my favorite shot this summer was my son, decked out in a fedora and superhero mask & cape with a face full of gelato. seriously, it's the best to be fearless enough to embrace your inner superhero with your outfit just to head out for gelto!

Posted by: sperlygirl at September 1, 2011 10:04 AM

On our one year anniversary, I shot a panoramic photo of my boyfriend looking over the Thames River as the sun set during our vacation in London. The perfect way for me to remember the day and that moment.

Posted by: JC at September 1, 2011 10:04 AM

I love these bags and see them kinda everywhere ;) Would love to win one.

My favourite shoot from this summer was taken on my daughter's 6th birthday, just the excitement and joy is amazing.

Posted by: Nolwenn at September 1, 2011 10:01 AM

I caught a picture of my boyfriend looking all handsome and dapper, weaving his way in and out of the sunlight under the colonnades in Bologna on our very first trip to Italy. It was such a lovely trip and something I will cherish for the rest of my life.

Posted by: Erica at September 1, 2011 09:59 AM

We took my 5 year old nephew camping for the first time ever last month. He was exhausted & wanted to take a nap so he laid in the tent for awhile.

When I went to check on him he naked and completely covered, head to toe in body paint. he looked up and we both immediately started laughing.

A spontaneous photo shoot ensued.

Posted by: tanaya at September 1, 2011 09:58 AM

I was in Alaska a few weeks ago and got some great shots of a grizzly bear ten feet away, snuffling around for berries. Then I hightailed it out of there!

Posted by: KP at September 1, 2011 09:57 AM

Rocks! Plastic! Sea Glass!

Posted by: Linda at September 1, 2011 09:56 AM

I've been taking photography classes this summer to feel a little more competent. One of the outcomes has been tons of photos taken this summer. My favorite is of my front yard. This summer has been crazy busy - the kind of summer where I haven't gotten to really dig into the dirt and make things beautiful. Fortunately, mother nature helped me out! http://katespov.blogspot.com/2011/08/prehistoric-gardening.html

Posted by: Kate at September 1, 2011 09:56 AM

Hiking with my friend Andy in July -- we decided we would wade across a river, and it turned out to be a bit deeper than each of us anticipated. I got a shot of him laughing, trying to keep his shorts from getting completely soaked and stay upright at the same time.

Posted by: Bethany at September 1, 2011 09:56 AM

My daughter and her boyfriend came to stay for a month this past summer. They did a lot of renovation on my Grandmother's home, getting it ready to rent, and I caught them being adorable together. She had an incredibly hard sophomore year at college. It ws SO GREAT to see her happy and light. http://instagr.am/p/HvaS3/

Posted by: Leah Peterson at September 1, 2011 09:49 AM

My favourite photo was of fungus growing on a moss covered, fallen tree on the forest floor. I love to take photo walks in the forest and see what presents itself to me. We walk by so much during our busy lives, it's nice to take the time to be present to Nature.

Posted by: Megan at September 1, 2011 09:48 AM

my favorite moment captured this summer was from our blueberry picking expedition - so many photos of the kids and mr. to bring back memories of a perfect day.

Posted by: amanda {the habit of being} at September 1, 2011 09:46 AM

Whoo hoo! I love Epiphanie and have been drooling over them. My favorite moment was going to the Oregon beaches and taking photos of my parents in Cannon Beach. It was the first time my mom had been to the ocean on that side of the continent. :)

Posted by: Kelsey Bumgarner at September 1, 2011 09:45 AM

I climbed my first fourteener in Colorado last month and got some amazing pictures of the mountain. I also got some fun pictures of my friends at one of the best weddings I've been to.

Posted by: Sarah at September 1, 2011 09:45 AM

In my (now fizzling) attempt at 365 days of self portraits, I captured a great picture of my mother & I together when she was visiting one weekend. I cherish that picture so much because we rarely remember to get pictures of us together.

Posted by: Katherine at September 1, 2011 09:45 AM

I took my first photos of a newborn. A sleepy little newborn. Weeeeee!

Posted by: Natalie at September 1, 2011 09:42 AM

I think this is probably my favorite. I went to the courthouse in my borough on the first day that same gender marriages were legal in NY State. I wanted to take some pictures of happy people because it had been a pretty unhappy spring. One of the first married couples to exit the building were these ladies who, if I heard them correctly, and I think I did, have been together for 70 years.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31403417@N00/5976823428/in/set-72157627282061908

Posted by: Kizz at September 1, 2011 09:41 AM

I think my favorite moment was the look of excitement when I took my first forward-facing iPhone photo. I was trying to capture something in front of me but had managed to switch the lenses. I was so excited and surprised, but it feels like the threshold, like the beginning of something great. Since then I have had many great times capturing the moments of summer, but that photo (that I'll likely never share) really holds it all for me.

And I'm really in love with this bag. :)

Posted by: Sara B at September 1, 2011 09:41 AM

Just one favourite moment?! :-) Well, something that was quite unique this summer was the visit of the royal newlyweds, William & Kate, to Ottawa. I showed up over six hours early to stake my spot and get a good view on Parliament Hill. This is my favourite shot of the day. Their effect on people was quite magical!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jagspace/5928145631/in/photostream

p.s. I would LOVE to have an Epiphanie bag - they are perfection!

Posted by: jag at September 1, 2011 09:40 AM

My absolute favorite moment I captured was at an outdoor wedding in Lake Placid in August. The youngest flower girl (about 2 years old) decided to revolt instead of carry her flowers, and spent the entire wedding deconstructing a nearby rock garden - which her mother allowed because it kept her quiet and she wasn't throwing the rocks. I have one picture of the child bringing some rocks to her mother, which I love, and another of the deconstructed garden with the flower bouquet in the middle of the rock carnage. It was a lovely and silly moment.

Posted by: Melissa at September 1, 2011 09:38 AM

My favorite moment I captured was the hopelessly blue waterfall I found in Luang Prabang, Laos.

It was a steamy day, I was staying in a place with no air conditioner and no fan, and I could actually feel my brain melting. A friend and I decided that the jungle might provide more shade and comfort, so we set off for a hike. Along the way we found the most stunning set of waterfalls -- they were layered like a quinceneara cake -- one turquoise pool giving way to another. We jumped in immediately.

Best of all, the water was ICE cold. I've never felt more thankful, more refreshed or more rejuvenated. The photo I took of that place isn't the most extraordinary shot I've ever taken, but it carries so many memories for me.

Posted by: Maggie at September 1, 2011 09:37 AM

I lost my trusty Canon Powershot this summer after my dog decided to snack on it... Finally got to upgrade to a DSLR though! My favorite shot that I've captured so far is a goofy one of my fiance and I holding our marriage license. We're not even looking in the right direction, but the picture says so much more than that!

Posted by: Txtingmrdarcy at September 1, 2011 09:37 AM

My favorite moment this summer happened at BlogHer. A bunch of us crowded into an elevator and we all noticed simultaneously that the ceiling was mirrored. I took a photo of the happy party people reflected in the ceiling.

Posted by: Average Jane at September 1, 2011 09:35 AM

Favorite moment:
going to the closing night campfire at the camp where I was the volunteer doc for the week

many firsts:
*my 8 year old went to sleepaway camp (we were there too but he was in his own cabin)
*my 6 year old attending daycamp at the same place
*me and my sweetie getting 5 days of time together without kids and 5 nights of blissful time with our 6 year old (when do you ever get that much time with your second child?) on beautiful Orcas Island
*going back to camp as a grown up, dream come true

http://www.flickr.com/photos/beansf/6103624452/

Posted by: Nina at September 1, 2011 09:30 AM

Love those bags! A favorite moment I captured was actually a few of myself and my daughter. I never take photos of myself, so this was a "first"!

Posted by: chris at September 1, 2011 09:24 AM