LOVE and JOY – The Best of 2014 Photo Contest

It’s January and with the first blog post of the year it’s time again for the best of 2014 photo contest. Below I selected some of my favorite images from 2014 and now it’s your turn to select a winner photo which best reflects “LOVE and JOY” theme.


Couple with the image receiving the most votes.


One 16×20 standout using an image of their choice taken from last year’s session or wedding.


1. ONE vote per person and for ONE image only.

2. Choose your favorite photo below (one and only!) and vote for it by leaving a comment below this post. Just scroll down and click on “leave a comment” link on the bottom of this post under the last photo. In the comment box share the number of your favorite photo and write why you like it most.

3. Bonus vote: You can have one extra vote for the same image. To receive it, just go to my Facebook Page and “like” the page first, to become a fan (if you haven’t done it yet 🙂 ). Then go to the “Best of 2013” photo album and click “like” on the same ONE image you chose in the blog. Votes on Facebook will count only from people who both “like” Ania Fields Photo Art business page AND ALSO left a comment on the blog.

4. Voting closes on Monday January 19th, 2015 at midnight CST.

Please follow the rules above so that your votes count and of course feel free to spread the word and share this contest with family and friends. I will do my best to validate and tally up all the votes correctly and will announce the winner next week here on the blog. GOOD LUCK!

And here are the photos:

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190 Responses to “LOVE and JOY – The Best of 2014 Photo Contest”
  1. Emily says:

    LOVE this photo because it captures the LOVE of the day!

  2. kayla says:

    #15 love love!!

  3. Andrew says:

    The photo shows the best day of my life! I also like the depth of field!

  4. Erin says:

    #9 because you can see true happiness and love!!

  5. Cherish says:

    #9 because I was able to watch their love story blossom since high school.

  6. Amber says:

    #9 it’s unique how it captures the love the couple shares!

  7. Rick says:

    #9 Because although a beautiful day the focus is the couples closeness and love

  8. Kelly says:

    #9 – it shows a deep connection of love & laughter —2 things a true marriage needs

  9. Abby Bennett says:

    #2! Beautiful picture, beautiful couple!

  10. Kelsey says:

    #9 They the best.

  11. Roxan says:

    #9 because it truly captures the moment!

  12. Sarah says:

    #9 is my favorite! They look so happy to be together and the comfortable intimacy shows their love for each other.

  13. Stacy says:

    #8. Truly beautiful day!

  14. Mark says:

    #9 captures a special moment

  15. Katlin says:

    Love love!

  16. Rochelle Denu says:

    #2 dashing young man and his bride!

  17. Jeremy says:

    #8 beautiful day and very happy couple!

  18. Josh says:

    #9… Because this guy went way out of his league to get a girl this beautiful.

  19. Dawn says:

    #15 So In Love –
    He looks like he feels like the luckiest man alive and is so in love with her!
    Great capture!

  20. Vanessa says:

    #15 beautiful couple inside and out! Captures the love and comfort they share together.

  21. Sydney says:

    $15!! Beautiful couple and beautiful picture

  22. Amanda says:

    #1 !!! It’s clear they find such comfort and joy in one another’s arms…plus their smiles are so darn cute 🙂

  23. Christine says:

    9 – I love how the picture is composed, and it looks like they are truly laughing from happiness!

  24. GLC says:

    #15 What a beautiful couple. So in love and the photo captures that.

  25. Sue says:

    #7 I love how they are leaning into each other and how they’re looking at each other. And the large, sturdy tree provides a beautiful border for the photo.

  26. Deanna Haney says:

    love number 15.

  27. Troy says:

    They look so happy and I like his suit

  28. Cherry says:

    #1 I love this picture, thank you for capturing our special day! 🙂

  29. Brenda says:

    #15- a quiet peaceful in love photo with dreams of a future together

  30. Linda says:

    #15 – Beautifully captures love in a sweet moment.

  31. Cindy says:

    #9 Just an awesome couple that deserves true happiness!

  32. Dawn Stafford says:

    Two Beautiful people in a Beautifully captured moment!

  33. Sue says:

    #15. The way he is looking at her…love!

  34. Jodie Brager says:

    Wonderful couple on a beautiful day! (The bride is stunning!)

  35. Pam says:

    Love the thoughtful looks on both of your faces, the mystery and awe of what’
    s yet to come.

  36. Ann says:

    #15. I wish them a lifetime of love and happiness!!!

  37. Dena says:

    The best is yet to come! Love conquers all! ❤️

  38. Brenda K says:

    Beautiful couple, beautiful hearts.

  39. Carol says:

    #6… the bubbles brought an unexpected pop of color!

  40. #15. The picture of Love!!!

  41. Jimmy Lin says:

    Amazing picture. Look so warm and wonderful.

  42. Robin says:

    #13 priceless

  43. Cheryl says:

    #15. Beautiful picture of two beautiful people. The photo shows so much love.

  44. Cathy says:

    both my votes go for number 15. Beautiful photo of a beautiful couple.

  45. Ryan Wessel says:

    #9 great pic

  46. Mike says:

    I like number 9….

  47. Julie says:

    #9 – These two were created to be together. God creates one person for us to be with and these lucky two found each other. Their feelings for each other are beautifully captured in this photo.

  48. Karen says:

    #1 Two young souls who where destined for each other.

  49. Betty Bertrang says:

    #9 — such a sweet moment caught by photographer!

  50. Ryan D. says:

    15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is fantastical BEAUTIFUL picture. She is going to be a gorgeous bride.

  51. Gina says:

    The photo does not look posed, the laughter looks sincere.

  52. Kayla P-Kamm says:

    #15– you can see how lucky he feels!

  53. Tiffany says:

    A very pretty picture altogether. The couple looks very comfortable and relaxed around each other. I love the way he is looking at her in such a loving manner. It’s a very soft and gentle picture.


  54. Debra Stello says:

    A beautiful couple and a great picture.

  55. Kalie Beukelman says:

    #9! Absolutely STUNNING! 🙂

  56. Whitnee says:

    #4 beautiful couple inside and out!

  57. Larry says:

    #8 The look of “Natural Love” You could feel it in the air, I know because I was “THERE”.

  58. Heidi Radel says:

    #15. Beautiful couple…love!

  59. Robert says:

    #1. The perfect image of a perfect couple.

  60. Michele Burton says:

    I vote for #9! The couple looks so happy and in love!

  61. Cheryl says:

    #15, Beautiful couple inside and out. You can see the love for her in his eyes.

  62. Jami says:

    #15, beautiful photo and an amazing couple!

  63. Rayann says:

    #9: Truly Beautiful, happy people – both inside and out! Captured here.

  64. Amy says:

    #9 is the best.

  65. Sarah Bjorklund says:


  66. Donna says:

    #9 is very natural and you can feel their joy!

  67. Krista says:

    Love #4! One of the happiest couples I know! This pictures captures it perfectly!

  68. Lindsay says:

    #4is gorgeous!!!!!

  69. Carla says:

    #4 awesome couple!

  70. Marla says:

    #4 the bride looks like a movie star…..Brittany Spears. It was the most beautiful wedding ever!

  71. Melanie says:

    #4 because you can see the happiness

  72. Brittany says:

    #4 because they are an amazing couple!

  73. Linda says:

    #8 The love they have for each other can be seen in their eyes as they look at each other. This is true love!

  74. Courtney says:

    #4 You can tell how much they love each other!

  75. Melissa says:

    #4 because they are the perfect couple together 🙂

  76. Jenny says:

    #4! You can feel the love 🙂

  77. Binnie says:

    #4! They are so wonderful! and she looks so fierce in that dress! 😉

  78. Haylee says:

    #4- such a great couple! 🙂

  79. Rochelle says:

    #4! Such a gorgeous couple!

  80. Sue says:

    #9 beautiful photo of a happy couple!

  81. Shannon says:

    #4 all the way!

  82. Mel says:

    #4 – This couple rocks!

  83. jenni says:

    #4 absolutely beautiful!

  84. Tamra says:

    #8 Beautiful couple on a beautiful day!

  85. tim says:

    #4 I like the most because the love you see as they are staring into one anothers eyes!

  86. heather says:

    #4 they are the center of love 🙂 captures their beauty!

  87. Jenny says:

    #4 such a cute candid shot of two beautiful people

  88. Heidi says:

    #4 the cutest couple ever

  89. Toni says:

    #4- They appear to be unaware that there is anyone else in the world because they are focused only on each other on what is obviously their wedding day!!

  90. Amy says:

    #4 I like how genuinely in love they look. Almost as if they aren’t posed, just happened to catch them in a loving moment.♡

  91. Amy says:

    #4 They look genuinely in love. The look between man and wife, as if not posed, just captured on their wedding day. Beautiful!♡

  92. JULIANN LEVY says:

    #4 is the best!

  93. Ashley Paull says:

    #4 because they looks truly happy

  94. Jess andres says:

    Number 4: looks very natural & they are a cute couple.

  95. Jackie Johnson-Kruse says:

    #15 This photo should win because you captured such a natural love with these two…

  96. Cindy says:

    #15-the love deep and it shows

  97. Olly says:

    #1 because I like it best

  98. Kristy Sybilrud says:

    #9 – it captures their sweet relationship!

  99. Tonja Colsch says:

    LOVE #9… beautiful photo!

  100. Sally says:

    #9 You can tell they are so much in love and excited about starting their married life together…what a beautiful photo!

  101. Julie K. says:

    #9 My favorite!! I love how they look at each other. You know they have loved each other for a long time.

  102. Danyel K. Zielke says:

    #9 I think they are a beautiful couple and the photo captures that.

  103. Kristi says:

    Love #9!!!

  104. Adam says:

    #4 Great day and this picture shows it

  105. Nicole says:

    #9, they look so tender & in love, absolutely beautiful pic all the way around.

  106. Mike Farber says:

    #4 the cutest couple of 2014

  107. Lee says:

    They are a very special couple and look so much in love

  108. Lee says:

    They are such a special couple and show their special love

  109. Tammy says:

    #9 – such a beautiful couple!

  110. Jessica Suchla says:

    #8 Beautiful!

  111. Jessica Suchla says:

    Oops, I meant #13! Beautiful!

  112. Charissa says:

    #4 beautiful picture of a beautiful bride!!!

  113. Dave K. says:

    Number 1. Because it is the first picture, it was meant to be number one. This picture symbolizes breaking down cultural barriers.

  114. Danni says:

    #15 beautiful picture!

  115. Tom says:

    #9. Focus is spot on!

  116. Betty says:

    #9. Captured such an awesome day!

  117. Susan says:

    I’m torn between #’s 1, 9 & 10. It’s like they don’t know the camera is catching a very magical, loving moment. If I can only pick one, I’ll cast my vote for #9.

  118. Lee Som says:

    #9 such a beautiful love.

  119. Corinna says:

    Definitely #9 – beauty & love captured in one shot!

  120. Ivy Prestwood says:

    #9. Best couple ever!

  121. Samantha says:

    #10 – happy couple.

  122. Jenar says:

    #9 these two show what true love is and I know it will be forever.

  123. Lucas says:

    #4 awesome people!

  124. Sheri says:

    #4 wonderful couple and a beautiful wedding. Beautiful picture capturing a very magical moment!!

  125. Lee says:

    #9 So much in love

  126. Kyler says:

    #4 What a beautiful couple. So in love and the photo captures that.

  127. Scott says:

    #4. Both look so happy!

  128. Lisa Farber says:

    I vote for number 4. Great looking couple!

  129. April says:

    They look like they are actually having fun on their wedding day. Beautiful couple.

  130. Kyle Biba says:

    #4! It’s such an awesome picture because you can see their true emotion and love for each other in the picture. It’s easy to tell how extremely happy they are and that their wedding day was truly a special and memorable occasion!

  131. Shirley says:

    #4 What a beautiful setting for such a wonderful couple. Beautiful picture.

  132. Vern says:

    #4 Beautiful couple, beautiful setting, depicts their special day so well. Nice picture.

  133. Sarah Droste says:

    #4 for sure!! The picture is priceless!!

  134. Arielle says:

    #4 – Genuine couple and a gorgeous bride with a stunning dress!

  135. Katie Senger says:

    # 12. Choosing was very hard, but what kept getting me to go back to #12 was her style, the range in colors, and how happy they both looked.

  136. Lisa says:

    #9 – the photo captures a friendship that blossomed into a marriage. How beautiful!!

  137. Joelle Shouts says:


  138. #4 Happy couple. Love at first site.

  139. Danielle says:

    number 4. they look so happy, and that they look in love. not like they are faking it. 🙂

  140. Blake says:

    Number 4. What a happy, cute couple.

  141. Cathy says:

    Number 4. Love the choice of picture and such a happy couple.

  142. Tina says:

    Number 4. Such a happy, and beautiful bride and groom.

  143. Jeremiah says:

    Number 4. Happy Couple.

  144. Virginia says:

    # 9….beautiful pose…so natural

  145. Jenni says:

    #4 so cute!!

  146. Kellie says:

    #4 .. this couple looks really happy!

  147. Dani says:

    4… great couple!

  148. Patti says:

    #9 Beautiful Couple!

  149. Savanna says:

    #4! The picture explains it all. Amazing couple!

  150. Aileen says:

    #4 .. they’re friends of a friend and great people!

  151. Brenda says:

    4…. young & in love 🙂

  152. Neil says:

    Because they are a beautiful couple

  153. Neil says:

    #4 Because they are a beautiful couple

  154. Peggy says:

    #4 they are such a lovely couple inside and out!

  155. Chelsea says:


  156. Austin says:

    #4! They are such an amazing couple and she is gorgeous!!

  157. Shelly says:

    #4!!! They are awesome:)

  158. Sarah says:

    Number four!

  159. Darci says:

    #4, Mel you’re so beautiful!

  160. Ethan says:

    #4. I like how they are the center of the photo.

  161. Heather Z says:

    Number 4. No background distractions, only their love

  162. Orion says:

    4. Love the way they looking and smiling at each other.

  163. Angela W says:

    4. She looks in love. Photo captures this.

  164. Tony says:

    #9. Sweet picture really captures the moment

  165. Brady says:

    I vote #9 because this picture shows how perfect they are for each other.

  166. Corey says:

    #9 great exposure

  167. Kyle says:

    9 for the lighting

  168. Jaclyn says:

    #9 best couple

  169. Jayme says:

    9 looks like they are having fun

  170. Brandi says:

    I wish i could have been there. I vote #9 what an awesome picture

  171. Kelly says:

    Wow what an incredible picture. #9

  172. Liz says:

    Vote goes to number 9!! I really liked the setting!

  173. Alec says:

    #9! Doesn’t look posed at all; almost as if they didn’t even know the camera was there. Captured the perfect moment for a perfect candid shot!

  174. Kelly Miller says:

    I am only staying up late to vote for 2 of my best friends. #9 beautiful captured photo.

  175. Valerie B says:

    #9 because she keeps annoying me to vote but most importantly because this picture really shows off how passionate they are for each other.

  176. Kate says:

    #9!!!! Great picture. Talented photographer!

  177. stacy says:

    #4. Perfectly captures their fun personalities and how much they love each other 😉

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