she's 7!!!

© Megan p

she's 7!!!

Uploaded: July 19, 2006


how is this possible? I feel like all I did was blink.

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Chastity Abbott July 19, 2006

Megan...this is brilliant and I must add your best one yet!!
The colors are fantastic, the setting is perfect! I esp love how the door colors pops through the openings in her hat, her dark hair falling down in front, and the ruffles on that dress brings the prissy out. Gorgeous tilt of hat, awesome natural lighting.
****Brilliant**** Wonderful capture!! #487289

William C. Raco level-classic July 19, 2006

She is quite beautiful, Megan!
I love the dress, the hat and the setting
Happy Birthday!!

Bill #3051299

Susana Ms Heide July 19, 2006

WOW!!!! This is one of the best outdoor children's portraits I've seen!!! All the elements come together perfectly to make an EXTRAORDINARY image of this beautiful little lady!!!! The hat, the green door, the ruffled skirt.... everything just goes together so well! Looks like it belongs in a magazine! Can you tell I love this!!?? Hope to see this with a medal at the end of the month! #3051328

Sherry Poole July 19, 2006

Megan, I agree whole heartedly with the other comments. All of the elements of this photo come together perfectly. This was meant to be a photograph. Great job!
PS- I have 7 & 9 year old girls, they grow sooo fast!
~Sherry #3051369

Elizabeth Beaudoin July 19, 2006

STUNNING! I absolutely am speechless...gorgeous image Megan! #3051457

Jane M July 19, 2006

Fantastic comp and absolutely perfect exposure, how did you do it with all that white and a shaded face?! Such a lovely portrait - well done Megan!! #3051492

cj patterson July 19, 2006


kudos in advance...this one has winner written all over it...fantastic setup and comp...and LOVE the expression...

i too feel your pain, I have blinked and mine is eight...its unreal how time flies and we are watching them grow each day in pictures...

great work megan - probably my favorite of yours! cj #3051582

Janessa L. Taber-Webb July 19, 2006

I would have to agree with what everyone has said! Wonderful chil portrait and the lighting is perfect. What time of day did you capture this, and where was the sun? I am trying to perfect my natural lighting, it's difficult and of course it's something not learned over night, and you pulled it off...I love this photograph! It should win! Great job! #3051702

Tamera S. Phillips July 19, 2006

Darling shot! I have one of the 7 year olds and I'm always amazed at how old she appears in photo's. I still see her as my baby. I think we will see this one again - a winner in my eyes. #3051705

Barbara Helgason July 19, 2006

Wow, outstanding capture, hope to see it again! #3051730

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic July 19, 2006

Fantastic capture. Not much left to say except I agree with the others on this adorable photo. #3051750

Janine Russell level-deluxe July 19, 2006

Megan, sweet portrait; great lighting, colors, clarity and composition. #3051957

LENA U. FRIEDMAN July 20, 2006

WONDERFUL!!This is the best one yet! I love your composition, the color on the door to the frill of her big skirt! Well Done! #3052133

Dan Holm level-classic July 20, 2006

What a BEAUTIFUL portrait,Megan!! The hat, the expression, the colors, composition and your capture are all superb! #3052156

Megan p July 20, 2006

WOW what a response!! I cannot tell you how flattered I am!!!! I am so excited taht you all like this, thank you very much for your comments, you have all made my day!!! :)

Janessa it was almost 7pm, I live in N.E. The light was behind and to the left. #3053098

Tressie Davis July 20, 2006

Oh Megan, love it, love it, love it! The pose, the expression, the hat, the lighting, the off center crop, exposure, texture....wait, I'm repeating everything said above! SUPERB portrait!! #3053565

Megan p July 20, 2006

Thank you Tressie, I was outside today and was horrified to see all the weeds amoung the lavender, lol!! #3054004

Wende Trew July 20, 2006

What a fantastic portrait Megan!!! I absolutelty LOVE this!!! You did a fantastic job! I have to agree this is one of your best yet!!! Awesome work!! a Sure WINNER!!!! #3054031

July 20, 2006

Beautiful. I love what you chose as her backdrop. The hat definately makes this shot work with all other elements. The crisp colors and lines are well done. Good exposure. #3054850

Michelle R. Johnson July 20, 2006

YAY!! I'm so excited for you Megan!! This is simply gorgeous! The frills, the door, the comp., the fabulous color, the grass and the wild flowers... really perfect! Jeez girl, this is really awesome! Winner for sure! #3055160

Sylvia Rossler July 20, 2006

SImply a superb shot Megan !!! #3055181

Megan p July 20, 2006

Wende, Judges, Michelle and Sylvia, I am so glad that I shamelessly begged her to get outside for some pictures!! THANK YOU for your comments!! :) #3055377

Lynne Morris July 20, 2006

WOW Megan what an absolutely stunning portrait, I am sure we will see this one again, it's a winner. #3055494

Lynn Crawford July 21, 2006

I am excited for you Megan, this is a winner for sure, absolutely beautiful, wonderful composition, and I love the hat and the door behind her, great lighting and colors :) #3057328

Melissa A. Mannon July 21, 2006

fabulous! love the ruffles against the strong lines in the composition. What a face she has too! Great expression. This image deserves to win. #3057793

Megan p July 21, 2006

Thank you Lynne, Lynn and Melissa!!! :):) #3057883

Dale Ann Cubbage July 21, 2006

I'm loving everything about this!!!

da #3058725

Tiffani S. LaNeave July 21, 2006

This is stunning! Awesome comp, color and setting. Love it all... #3060134

Chris N. Kyger July 21, 2006

You don't need my response, but I figured I'd leave it anyway, you have a winner her Megan, congrates! #3060371

Megan p July 22, 2006

Thank you da, Tiffani and Chris!!! :) #3061924

Cindy Wong July 22, 2006

Megan, this is one of the BEST portrait I've ever seen. The composition, lighting and colors are just perfect! And she is sooooo beautiful! Definitely a WINNER!!!! #3063225

Tonya Shackelford July 26, 2006

Awesome image, Megan!! I love everything about it and agree with everything that has already been said! This will definitely go far!!! #3085384

Michelle J. Harvey July 26, 2006

A Winner for sure Megan!! I LOVE everything about this...just perfect :) #3085437

Rakesh Syal level-classic July 26, 2006

A picture perfect, Megan!! A absolute winner!! #3085600

Megan p July 26, 2006

Cindy, Tonya, Michelle and Rakesh, thank you all so very much, I really appreiciate you taking the time to comment. have a good day, Megan. #3085657

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic August 26, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3218503

Chastity Abbott August 26, 2006

YIPPPPPEEEEEEE!!!!!! I knew this one shoud win when I saw it!!!!! I am soooooo VERY proud of you!!!!! Good luck the next round!!!! #3218634

Melissa A. Mannon August 26, 2006

We knew this would make it! I hope it goes further! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you. This is such an awesome portrait! #3218757

Lavone Vannoy August 26, 2006


Wende Trew August 26, 2006

Congrats Megan!! I am not surprised to see this as finalist!!!! Fantastic image!!!! Good luck!!! #3218956

jennifer B. short August 26, 2006

Congrats Megan, this is a priceless image. She is beautiful and the picture is perfect. #3218959

Megan p August 26, 2006

Thank you so much Kay, Chastity, Melissa, Lavone, Wende and Jennifer!!! I am really excited about this one, :) #3219078

Barbara Helgason August 26, 2006

Yeah, what a well deserving finalist. I want to see it one more time!!! #3219215

Kara L. Hendricks August 26, 2006

Congrats and best of luck!!! #3219604

Erica Murphy level-deluxe August 26, 2006

Congratulations Megan!! This is beautiful and somehow I missed it. Good luck in the finals.


Laura S. Brophy August 26, 2006

Congrats Megan! This is perfect!!! #3219840

August 26, 2006

YAY! I am so happy for you Megan! I loved this one! Best of luck in the next round. I hope we see a lot more of this one!! It's one of my favorites among the finalists. #3220443

Graham Jones August 26, 2006

Looking through the comments above it's a bit difficult to add more praise to this great pic :-) Congratulations Megan.

regards, Graham #3220841

Tressie Davis August 26, 2006

Very well deserved finalist - I love this one, congrats!! #3221208

Candy Avera August 26, 2006

Congratulations! Precious capture. #3221693

Jane M August 26, 2006

Well Megan, I said privately that I'd eat my camera if this didn't show up in the finals!! I expect it to go further. Very well done! #3222323

cj patterson August 26, 2006

what did I say????? I called it and I have a feeling this may go further!!! good luck! #3222331

Megan p August 26, 2006

Thank you everyone so much. Trula, you are so sweet, Jane, I would be horrified if you ate your camera, I am way too inspired by your photography!!! CJ, you did say that, thanks :) #3222759

Sherry Stricklin Boles level-classic August 26, 2006

A wonderful portrait, Megan...Congrats on your finalist! #3223096

Julie Robinson August 27, 2006

Congrats on this wonderful finalist! #3223644

Breanna D. Manley August 27, 2006

Megan, Congrats to you! This was WELL deserved!! :) #3224872

Elizabeth Beaudoin August 27, 2006

Yippee! I am so excited to see this one as a finalist...I'll be even more excited to see it a winner! I adore this photo! Congrats Megan!!!! #3226024

Cyn Valentine August 27, 2006

Great image!! Congratulations! #3226030

Petra Roth August 27, 2006

Big congrats on this gorgeous finalist Megan!!! A true winner in my book :) #3227567

Susana Ms Heide August 27, 2006

Simply STELLAR all the way around! Congrats and good luck in the next round!! #3229266

Ross Throndson August 27, 2006

Were there any Hints that this might be a Winning Shot, Megan.....Big Congratulations on this Fantastic Portrait!! :^) #3229795

Carolyn Foster Spano August 28, 2006

Megan, A huge congratulations for this stunning finalist! #3231443

Megan p August 28, 2006

Thank you Everyone!!! I appreciate you taking the time to comment. and Thank YOu Judges for considering my photo!! :D #3231531

Tonya Shackelford August 28, 2006

Congratulations, Megan!!! I am very happy for so deserved this!! This is one of my favorites!! :) #3231813

Terry L. Ellis level-classic August 28, 2006

Congratulations, Megan, on this exceptional finalist! #3233573

Tiffani S. LaNeave August 28, 2006

Congrats Megan!!!!;-) #3234261

Megan p August 28, 2006

Thank you!!! :) #3235660

Michelle R. Johnson August 28, 2006

I knew it! Congratulations Megan! Good luck in the next round. #3237191

Ginger S. Patterson August 29, 2006

Your work it fabulous! This is one of my fav's! Thought I would pay back all your kindness and take the time to tell you! #3240038

Laura Stetser September 28, 2006

This is one of my favorites too! I love the design mixed with the portrait -everything meshes so well! And the little spots of color against the white really brings out all the elements. Another beautiful portrait! #3379446

Megan p October 07, 2006

Thank You Michelle, Ginger and Laura!!! :):) #3418532

Crystal L. Craig October 07, 2006

Congrats Megan! Absolutely fabulous! Incredible colour and perfect capture of expression ... They do grow up soooo fast. #3420722

She-She Killough October 09, 2006

Megan, your son and daughter are just so sweet and beautiful and you capture them SO wonderfully!! THis has got to be one of my favorites!! I LOVE IT!! #3426351

Chastity Abbott December 05, 2006

Congrats on your NPA winnings!!!!! WOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! So proud for ya!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o) #3669034

Megan p December 05, 2006

Thank you Crystal, She-She and Chastity!! Chastity, I think you knew before me, LOL :):) #3669784

December 20, 2006

I absolutely LOVE this. Deffinately my favorite out of all of them. Congrats on the win.

Absolutely Beautiful. #3722039

Susan Fox January 27, 2007

So many wonderful photos in your gallery Megan! You do beautiful portraits! #3879880

Jennifer Cuscino February 13, 2007

I absolutely adore this photo. It's so sharp! Colors are great. Love all your work. Wow. #3945212

Megan p February 14, 2007

Thank you VERY much Stephanie, Susan and Jennifer!! #3947027

Emily E. Bem May 30, 2007

Oh.....this is a favorite :) #4346524

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