It's December 16, 2020 and we are getting ready for a big snowstorm that's supposed to be starting any minute now. Today was also the last day for photo sessions for 2020 at Millie Dee Photography Studios, as I'm taking a couple of weeks off for Holidays and to finish my studio move from Flanders to Landing...so right now, I'm downloading images from today's awesome maternity session and checking my email, which is where I saw this.....
"Dear Denise Dougherty, you have been awarded the NPC Rise Up badge"... Well, how exciting! I submitted 4 images and each received some sort of acknowledgement. Okay, it's not first second or third place, however, I've submitted images in the past and and received nothing, so this time, it was nice to get acknowledgement for all four that I'd submitted.
I know some people feel awards are nonsense, however, I'm happy. It made me happy to feel acknowledged and I hope my clients also enjoy that the images of their little ones have won awards. I am not one to submit to contests too often as part of me is afraid of the feedback and rejection, but that certainly made the acknowledgement a little sweeter. The top photo I call "a little stretch" I haven't officially named the bottom photo yet, but I think she looks like a snowbaby figurine.
Below are three other images that I've received an acknowledgment for. I'll take any victory, no matter how large or small; it still shows growth, right? I must say though, the biggest victory is having families return to my studio time after time and leaving with happy faces and beautiful memories.
After this crazy 2020 year, it's nice to end on a happy note with these professional acknowledgements.
Happy Holidays and wishing us all a Happy & Healthy New Year!
Millie Dee Photography, Landing, NJ Roxbury, NJ, Morris County, NJ Newborn & Maternity Photographer
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Where did the name Millie Dee come from? It's my 2 nicknames, my maiden name is Miller, so some friends call me Millie and some call me Dee instead of Denise, so I jammed them together and made Millie Dee...