Shoot & Share Contest

You guys, we are SO excited.  We entered the 2016 Shoot & Share contest and we were just notified we are finalists!!!!  At least one of the images we submitted are in the top 3.5% of ALL the images submitted and we couldn’t be more excited.

The Shoot & Share contests is one of our most favorite things.  It is an ABSOLUTE blast to submit our images to be voted on by our fellow photographers (well, terrifying to submit, but a blast to actually see your image and even more so when someone marks your image a ‘favorite’!).  But our favorite part is that we get so inspired by being able to vote ourselves and see so much incredible work.  We seriously get so sucked in.. I’m constantly saying.. ‘just 1 more’.. ‘just 5 more’.. ‘just until we see another of our images’.  It creates a serious addict out of me.

Well, we love voting so much that we figured we would have our own little contest, and let YOU have your own fun voting.  So for the next week, we will collect votes for favorite images, and the image with the most votes will win a CANVAS!  Eek we love canvases!!!

Sooo how to vote.  Comment below writing your favorite image, go to our Facebook page (and “like” us!) then “like” the image you want to vote for, or post on Instagram the image you want to vote for and tag us (@laura_d_archer, @michael_w_archer, #michaelandlauraphotography)…. or do all three!!! Next Friday (March 25th) we will share who the lucky winner is. Make sure to share with your friends and family about voting for your image so you can get more votes.






















We love all of you who we were so blessed to photograph this past year!


  1. Marlene

    March 16th, 2016 at 9:19 am

    #10 is my personal favorite. The togetherness of the couple and their beloved pet, waiting for the coming of the new addition to their family, in addition to the top quality of the color, composition, and setting.


    March 16th, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Thanks for your input Marlene!

  3. Tammy

    March 16th, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    #1 is my favorite!! ?

  4. Edith Walters

    March 17th, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Love this pitcher

  5. Sheri

    March 16th, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    1, my very favorite! !!!

  6. Melani

    March 16th, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Number 1 is my favorite.

  7. Samantha

    March 16th, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Number 1 of course 🙂

  8. Kendra

    March 16th, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    #1 is PERFECT! Gorgeous!

  9. Dee Philippou

    March 16th, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    Picture number 1 is my vote


    March 17th, 2016 at 1:12 am

    I remember changing this guy’s diapers!! He has grown up to be such an awesome young man and this pic #1 brings it to light.

  11. Sam kahn

    March 17th, 2016 at 6:08 am


  12. Melani

    March 17th, 2016 at 8:06 am

    My fav pic is number 1.

  13. Melissa Edwards

    March 17th, 2016 at 8:08 am

    I love number 1

  14. Becky Buffkin

    March 17th, 2016 at 8:40 am

    #1 is my favorite! They look so happy 🙂

  15. Channa

    March 17th, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Number 1

  16. Kimberly

    March 17th, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Number 1.

  17. Sue

    March 17th, 2016 at 4:06 pm


  18. Mary

    March 17th, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    #1 rocks, voting for it.

  19. S

    March 17th, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    #1 #1 #1!!

  20. Kimberly

    March 20th, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Definitely #1

  21. Wayne Ferber

    March 21st, 2016 at 8:10 am

    My vote is for #1!!! 🙂

  22. Melani

    March 21st, 2016 at 8:58 am

    #1. It’s such a great picture and I just love all the colors!

  23. Maribeth herod

    March 21st, 2016 at 9:56 am

    I like #1 the best.

  24. Liz Cascone

    March 21st, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Number 7 is my favorite! That smile.

  25. Sandy

    March 21st, 2016 at 11:16 am

    #1 is awesome.

  26. Taitum

    March 21st, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    #1!!!! Definitely! Gorgeous

  27. Carrie

    March 21st, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    #1 is my favorite ?

  28. C Williams

    March 21st, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    # 3 is my FAVORITE image.

  29. Ken Nikolaisen

    March 21st, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    #3 is my favorite – you can feel the love

  30. Gary

    March 21st, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Number 5 is my favorite.

  31. Blake

    March 21st, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    #5! Love this couple and the location!

  32. Mary Ann

    March 21st, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Number 1

  33. Emily

    March 21st, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    #5 is my favorite !!!

  34. Joaane

    March 21st, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    L O V E #1!

  35. Kim Broadus

    March 21st, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    #1 is my favorite!!!

  36. Holly

    March 25th, 2016 at 10:03 am

    All beautiful, but #1 is my favorite!

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