...uh, a little help here?

© Amy M. Parish

...uh, a little help here?

Mellanie 12/22/2004 1:34:56 PM

This is just too cute, Amy! #198534

Theresa Marie Jones 12/22/2004 2:49:47 PM

Amy, Wonderful candid shot, so sweet!
Great composition, title and subject! #992237

Dan Holm 12/22/2004 2:51:24 PM

Perfect! I absolutely LOVE this, Amy! Looks like a winner to me! #992239

Leanne M.E. Boyd 12/22/2004 3:06:36 PM

This is so swwwwweeeeeeeeeeeettttttttt! #992258

Judy S. Fung 12/22/2004 3:52:21 PM

A really wonderful capture, Amy! This is so cute!!! Great title also. Love this! #992307

Kara L. Hendricks 12/22/2004 4:21:06 PM

What an ADORABLE image! I love it!!! #992340

Susana Ms Heide 12/22/2004 7:54:05 PM

ME TOO!!! I love his chubby cheeks!! Great shot! #992608

Karma Wilson 12/22/2004 8:32:47 PM

Ooooo I found a new favorite!

Karma #992655

Phil Sauvey 12/22/2004 8:40:01 PM


I agree, this is sooooooo cute! I love the background and how everything works so well together. Wonderful!!! #992669

Amy M. Parish 12/22/2004 10:25:55 PM

Thanks! I love this too, but unfortunately I think his mum is going to pass on this one and order more traditional pics....oh well, at least we can all enjoy it! #992746

Peggy Wolff 12/23/2004 6:22:07 AM

Isn't that how it always works Amy?! You get these adorable, out of the ordinary photos and the parents choose the photo that is common. Oh well. This is sooooooo cute! I love the shot! #993219

Lisa Deaton 12/23/2004 6:06:36 PM

Amy, wonderful photo!!! I can tell you I would have ordered this one. I was always the Mom who ordered the shots of the kids interacting or not smiling or something other than the traditional. This is so so cute!! Great capture!! #994056

Michelle B. Prince 12/24/2004 5:31:11 PM

Hey, I love this photo. By chance do you use a strobe light. I have the same camera and just got a strobe light from Alien Bees for Christmas. I can't figure out how to connect the sync cord to my camera. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. #995221

Amy M. Parish 12/24/2004 9:42:03 PM

Michelle-I use floods---I am wanting an Alien Bee light, do they not work with the rebels???? That would be a bummer! I've been counting on getting one! #995362

Lisa Deaton 12/25/2004 3:45:18 PM

Hey there, I don't want to intrude on this thread, but wanted to respond to Michelle's question about the sync cord. I don't have a Rebel, but I bet you have somewhere to plug in the sync cord to your camera. If by chance you don't, Alien Bees sells a sync cord adapter that fits onto your hotshoe of your camera. I think it is about 14 bucks. I just got two Alien bees for Christmas and so far I'm having a great time with them.

Sorry Amy for intruding on your thread to comment on the question. You know I love this photo!!! :)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! #996050

Michelle B. Prince 12/26/2004 7:43:15 AM

Thanks so much. I do have to get the adapter. Amy, good luck with the contest, this is my favorite Christmas photo. Keep it and I bet the mom will order it later. #996597

Gina Starr 12/29/2004 10:54:58 AM

Too Precious! Great title!

Gina Starr #1002024

Kip T. Berger 1/17/2005 11:28:12 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Amy!!! #1040623

Dan Holm 1/17/2005 11:37:41 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Amy!!! #1040656

Judy S. Fung 1/18/2005 3:01:20 AM

Congrats, Amy! #1041255

Susana Ms Heide 1/18/2005 6:02:15 AM

CONGRATS on being a finalist Mellanie!!! #1042355

Susana Ms Heide 1/18/2005 6:03:49 AM

Oops!!! That should be AMY. Sorry about that!! #1042361

cj patterson 1/18/2005 6:11:06 AM

congrats amy!!! this is so adorable!!! hope it places!!! #1042424

Dale Ann Cubbage 1/18/2005 6:49:25 AM

So cute Amy! Congrats on this great finalist!

da #1042763

Kara L. Hendricks 1/18/2005 7:17:01 AM

This is such a cute image!!! I liked from the moment I saw it. Congrats!! Good luck with it. #1042927

Sharon Day 1/18/2005 7:52:07 AM

This is really cute, Amy!!! Congratulations and good luck! #1043184

Mellanie 1/18/2005 8:09:14 AM

Big congrats, AMy! So cute! #1043305

Lori Ditlefsen 1/18/2005 8:47:46 AM

Very cute! Congrats! #1043580

Barbara Kehoe 1/18/2005 10:47:33 AM

Congratulations Amy #1044100

Paul Michko 1/18/2005 11:05:21 AM

Congrats, Amy. #1044177

Wendy Stevenson 1/18/2005 2:39:40 PM

OMG this is just too cute!! Congrats on making the finals and best of luck in the next round!!

Just adorable!! #1045096

Kathleen Clemons 1/18/2005 4:53:12 PM

Love this, Amy. Congrats! #1045598

Dorothy Neumann 1/18/2005 7:07:50 PM

Such a sweet image! Congrats, Amy! #1046311

Phil Sauvey 1/18/2005 7:36:23 PM


I love this. Very deserving of GOLD! Congrats on your finalist! Best of luck. #1046512

AJ Alverson 1/19/2005 7:26:32 PM

I thought this was adorable the first time around. . . glad you won finalist. . . well deserved!
~ Amy ~


Judy S. Fung 1/20/2005 2:36:44 AM

Congrats on your first place win, Amy! #1049629

Janet L. Skinner 1/20/2005 2:59:20 AM

Congratulations, Amy!!!!! They need to make a little change, huh?.......Janet #1049693

Jordi Delgado 1/20/2005 2:59:36 AM

Soooo cute, Amy!! Congratulations for this well deserved 1st place win!!!

:-)) #1049695

Deborah C. Lewinson 1/20/2005 3:34:07 AM

Congrats again, Janet, for another first place win-- awesome!!!

-Debby #1049787

Cathy Gregor 1/20/2005 3:57:15 AM

Precious, Janet!! Congratulations on your second First place win!!
-cathy #1049850

Rob Friedman 1/20/2005 4:05:36 AM

Awesome!! Congrats on your two first place wins!!!! #1049884

Wally Orlowsky 1/20/2005 4:06:23 AM

Congratulations on this adorable first place win, Amy! #1049889

Paul Michko 1/20/2005 4:11:33 AM

Congrats, Amy or Janet . I'm confussed. #1049925

Janet Detota 1/20/2005 5:02:53 AM

Congratulations, AMY! This is fabulous!! #1050126

Charlene Bayerle 1/20/2005 5:06:16 AM

Awesome....Congratulations Amy!!!

Dolores Neilson 1/20/2005 5:06:25 AM

Amy...I just LOVE this!! Nicely done!! And a big congrats to you!! Did you create your own backdrop?? I'm looking to get my first backdrop ...can I ask how you got this one? Thank you!! #1050134

Joyce Baldassarre 1/20/2005 5:14:02 AM

CONGRATULATIONS! this is tooooooooooooooooo cute!!!! #1050155

Joyce Baldassarre 1/20/2005 5:14:02 AM

CONGRATULATIONS! this is tooooooooooooooooo cute!!!! #1050156

Claudia Kuhn 1/20/2005 5:15:47 AM

Too cute, big congrats on your win! #1050166

kathy wolfe 1/20/2005 5:16:47 AM

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #1050175

Wendy Stevenson 1/20/2005 5:45:31 AM

So great to see this in here. A big congratulations on your FIRST PLACE win Amy!!! #1050314

cj patterson 1/20/2005 5:46:48 AM


Judith G. Secco 1/20/2005 5:49:02 AM

Great shot! congratulations!! #1050336

Kara L. Hendricks 1/20/2005 6:11:17 AM

This is so great!!! I knew this one would place!!!!! Congratulations!!! #1050453

Donna J. Taff 1/20/2005 6:13:22 AM

Congratulation's on this another first place win, Amy!!! #1050460

Murry Grigsby 1/20/2005 6:40:32 AM

Make that congratulations on your double first place wins!! :0) #1050574

Eric Schneider 1/20/2005 6:41:18 AM

This is just too cute!! Love it. Good job! #1050579

Kathleen Clemons 1/20/2005 6:44:14 AM

Big congrats on your win with this wonderful portrait, Amy!! #1050594

Amy M. Parish 1/20/2005 6:59:17 AM

Thanks so much everyone! I am just a little surprised to see this here this morning! I think there was a mix up with my name and Janet's names, I am sure they will fix that.

Dolores--this backdrop is from Backdropoutlet.com--sometimes they run these specials where you pick a color, and thy grab whatever drops they have in that color group. Anyway, I have enjoyed it, I use it a lot.

Amy #1050659

Jill Flynn 1/20/2005 7:23:25 AM

Congratulations on your First Place win Amy! How exciting! #1050769

Lisa Deaton 1/20/2005 7:24:27 AM

No surprise to me on this one. Great job and so glad to see this one win!! Congrats to you!!! Maybe the Mom should rethink ordering this one. :) #1050774

Audrea Telkamp 1/20/2005 7:38:39 AM

Way to go Amy!!!! Congratulations on this awesome image!!!!!! #1050848

Piotr M. Organa 1/20/2005 8:09:20 AM

Awesome photo! Congratulations, Amy! #1051008

Kay Beausoleil 1/20/2005 8:10:46 AM

Oh my, what a capture! Congratulations, Amy, on your First Prize! #1051020

Leanne M.E. Boyd 1/20/2005 8:36:19 AM

Very sweet Amy! Congratulations! #1051172

Terry R. Hatfield 1/20/2005 9:52:29 AM

Congratulations Again Janet!!!
Your On A Roll Girl:-)Excellent 1st Place!!! #1051334

Susan T. Evans 1/20/2005 9:56:40 AM

Congrats Amy on your first place win, this is awesome!!! #1051350

Patrick Campbell 1/20/2005 11:12:27 AM

Congrats Amy on your first place win! I love the subtle humor of this shot. #1051526

Laurence Saliba 1/20/2005 11:21:53 AM

WONDERFUL!!!!! Congratulations Amy. #1051553

Gary A. Meier 1/20/2005 12:41:13 PM

Congrats on your first place win Amy! This is a very memorable shot!! #1051676

Dale Gast 1/20/2005 1:10:25 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Amy!!! This is so adorable!!! #1051707

Adam Bolt 1/20/2005 1:31:11 PM

FANTASTIC!... Such a wonderful image.

Cheers Adam #1051740

Mellanie 1/20/2005 1:55:59 PM

Congrats on this awesome winner, Amy! #1051783

Susana Ms Heide 1/20/2005 2:14:15 PM

I want to add my CONGRATULATIONS for this WINNER of a shot!! Go and celebrate!! #1051842

Gail Vitikacs 1/20/2005 3:57:53 PM

This is terrific!!!! BIG Congratulations Amy!!!! #1052099

Debra Booth 1/20/2005 4:10:11 PM

Congratulations, Amy!! #1052130

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 1/20/2005 5:11:08 PM

Excellent candid and studio image. Sweet and innocent!! #1052246

William C. Raco 1/20/2005 7:23:26 PM

This is precious, Amy.

bill #1052411

Marija Milovanovic Maksimovic 1/20/2005 8:27:15 PM

Splendid image! Congratulations! #1052503

Phil Sauvey 1/20/2005 9:02:55 PM


Awesome job. I felt it every bit deserved the "Gold"! Such a great photograph and a big congrats for a wonderful job! #1052530

Carol Engstrom 1/20/2005 10:20:50 PM

This is wonderful, Amy! So cute. Congrats!! #1052575

Kip T. Berger 1/20/2005 10:27:03 PM

Congratulations Amy for this winning shot! Very nice! #1052584

Edward R. Valdez 1/21/2005 7:39:34 AM

This is adorable, congrats on your big win!!! #1053562

Susana Matos 1/21/2005 2:29:34 PM

wonderful! Congratulations!!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #1054338

Amy M. Parish 1/21/2005 2:32:54 PM

Thank you Thank you Thank you everyone! #1054345

Kristi A. Howson 1/21/2005 4:30:24 PM

This is so cute and sweet...just love it. Congratulations Amy! #1054620

Pamela K 1/21/2005 5:39:41 PM

So cute! Congratulations Amy!

Pam #1054740

Evy Johansen 1/21/2005 11:08:55 PM

Congratulations on your win, Amy! Adorable image! #1055212

Leonard Pierce 1/23/2005 5:17:01 PM

Congratulations on your First Place win Amy!!! #1058852

Rick Riddle 1/24/2005 6:02:11 PM

Outstanding Photo Amy Congrats. #1061085

Jeannie Powers-Wood 1/26/2005 8:01:22 AM

Oh my god just came across this picture. its adorable. love it so much! #1064389

Darla Cobus 1/30/2005 1:16:56 PM

I loved this photo Amy...congrats, sorry it's a little late! #1073428

Darla Cobus 1/30/2005 1:17:01 PM

I loved this photo Amy...congrats, sorry it's a little late! #1073430

Nancy Grace Chen 1/31/2005 4:03:22 PM

Adorable moment and well done. A late congrats to you on your first place winner!!

Nancy #1075610

Peggy Wolff 2/5/2005 4:32:12 PM

Well it is about time you get a big win!! Congratulations Amy, this is adorable and so deserving of a first place win! #1086135

Kathleen N. Nelson 2/8/2005 6:14:37 AM

What a wonderful photo, Amy! Congratulations on your well-deserved first place win. #1090820

Amy M. Parish 2/16/2005 7:32:23 AM

Thanks everyone for your positive comments and congrats! It's nice to win once in a blue moon, it's never happened for me before, so it's been a nice little boost! Take care all! #1107115

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/30/2005 2:02:34 PM

this one is so adorable! great shot! #2138883

Kay Beausoleil 12/20/2005 8:01:48 AM

It's fun to see this one again, Amy -- my favourite in the whole Christmas gallery! #2203707

Peggy J. Maguire 12/23/2008 4:08:59 PM

Fantastic Winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #6935552

JO ANN CLEVELAND 6/19/2015 8:46:56 AM

Sure see why it won 1st Place! Absolutely adorable Amy! #11320249

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

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