Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing any type of family reunion or relationship in the Family Gatherings Photo Contest with chances to win a Give Back Bundle and more!

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Cris Duncan for his collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Cris, along with his bride, Deanna, operates CjDuncan Photography, a high-end portrait, wedding and commercial studio in Lubbock, TX. CjDuncan Photography has flourished for 15 years in a competitive market and continue to be regarded as one of the top studios in Texas. Cris is a Master Photographer, Certified Professional Photographer and a Photographic Craftsman. Since turning pro in 2002, they have photographed Presidents, Vice Presidents, dignitaries and countless others. Cris has worked for such companies as Stephen Joseph, Frito-Lay and Bayer CropScience and been honored to photograph numerous weddings, portraits and commercial assignments of great people all over this land.

Grand Jury Winner

"This image jumped out to me with its initial impact and creative approach to a traditional family photograph. I found it compelling to see the similarities and likeness between each member of the family. The lighting and design is done very well and although each member is photographed the same, you can still see distinctive features. The difference and the similarities is what I think of when I think family. How each member makes up a whole, but each member is equally represented." -  Cris Duncan

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"This portrait is just stunning. The connection between the sisters forms a very pleasing composition that keeps my drawn in more to group. Beautiful color harmony and lighting along with the soft, pleasing expressions delighted the senses. " -  Cris Duncan

Runner Up

"So much fun and many times the image in between the images is where the true magic happens. I can imagine as a twin, finding your own self and personality can be difficult. In our studio, the parents of twins often dress the kids alike and cater to a sameness. I enjoy this image because, there is distinction in expression and personality while style demonstrating the sameness with similar clothing options." -  Cris Duncan

Runner Up

"Such a strong story to this image. I really enjoy the lighting and composition of this. The strength of not showing mom but rather the anticipation, affection and curiosity for the new sister is very compelling and endearing." -  Cris Duncan

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