Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best summer portraits in this photo contest in collaboration with Miller's Professional Imaging. A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Vanessa Joy for her collaboration as a guest judge. 16 Years of Photography, 11 Years of weddings, 6 Years of Business Ownership (Not to mention 5 College Degrees). In her first few years in business, Vanessa has had her work featured in over 25 magazines, 60 blogs, and five magazine cover photos in addition to features in PDN and Rangefinder.

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner "8858" by SylwiaUrbaniak

"The winning image stuck out to me for the color, expression and clarity. It's a beautiful captured image with exposure, composition and color all being right on target but the expression really won me over. As most photographers know, you can have everything technically right photographically but if the expression isn't good then the whole photograph suffers, and it's not easy to get a smirky expression like the one captured here." - Vanessa Joy

Congratulations Runner Up "The Thinker !" by nellasfotographymalta

"This photo was another favorite of mine because it encompasses summer for a child. While summer is often so care free and fun, it does leave children quite bored sometimes which I thought was a pretty humorous and unique take." - Vanessa Joy

Congratulations Runner Up "Joy of a Country Girl" by Lulumareeimages

"This photo was also a great image with beautifully vibrant colors and a joy that really shined through to the viewer. I definitely wanted to be where she is!" - Vanessa Joy

Congratulations Amateur Winner "Yulya" by usachevalexander

Congratulations People's Choice "Full of Love" by GingerGeorge

"Portrait in the sun" by BogdanTeodorov

"francescorizzato2-16" by francescorizzato

"siobain" by terryconceja

"Pretty Girl" by melissapapaj

"A bit of magic..:)" by GKarney

"Summer Breeze...." by manueltcanseco

"Brianna" by HamptonPhotography

"Untitled" by helenjolliffe

"Untitled" by Acobil

"Belle" by thepixelpoet

"Ao Dai" by harryvo1985

"The magical forest" by williekers

"Sunrise on the Meadown" by alissaspieces

"Tara 1" by nikolaihessenschmidt

"Oceans Away_2" by anikamolnar

"The flower" by dayatocareva

"IMG_1181" by Christo

"IMG_20150727_183528" by RubenesquePhotography

"Paradise falls" by JDesjardins

"Bump on the Beach" by Leeannerose

"blow away" by marilynbrown_4028

"Abbie" by Umeshmukkuzhi

"img_0928" by jeffcoxen

"untitled-0063" by Powerz1

"Spring " by PWMManchesterUK

"Alice in Wonderland" by lisaholloway

"Marie on film" by ronaldcools

"Windswept" by JuliaAltork

"as wild as flowers" by stephaniecomeau

"The Vintage Sirens" by Propelthemoon

"Old fashion water fun" by ShepherdsHeart

"Golden Hour Girl" by jleigh2014

"Limerence" by Ethos

"_MG_1800" by marekbiegalski

"DSC_3660_pp" by fionadj

"impatience" by BonnieHillPhotography

"Senior Portraits" by FotoflyStudio

"Stare" by NinaMasic

"Ballerina Sunset" by Mickey-Goose

"blossom-1" by kathyallison

"Josephine" by heatherneilson

"In the grace of Light" by CharlieBurgioPh

"Jamie Senior 2016" by jasonbishop63855

"Cuniculum" by alexmoldovan

"Country Girl" by BobL73

"Claire" by Homerladybella

"Woman in Fire" by momasko

"Ms. Haley" by Zo-Zo

"Summer" by lilianagladwin

"In the garden" by tammyswarek

"Mojan" by EricLinusF