Photos submitted should be appropriate for people of all ages to look at and appreciate. We ask that you do NOT submit photos that contain nudity, sexualized or pornographic content. For more clarity on this, see our note below.


Unless otherwise noted, photos submitted to the wedding categories should be REAL brides and grooms at REAL weddings. Styled or Stylized shoots with models should be submitted to the “Styled Shoot” category.



Please submit only single photos. Any combined, collaged, or “diptic” photos or photos containing any sort of border will be denied.



To protect the anonymity of the contest, photos containing a watermark of any kind will be denied.



Each individual photo may be uploaded once and submitted to a single category.



Photos submitted in past Shoot & Share Contests will not be accepted or eligible to win.


More Questions? Check out the Contest FAQ Page

If a photo is submitted that violates any of these rules, that submission will be lost and this will affect your total number of photos entered.

We reserve the right to remove any photos that we do not feel are appropriate for the contest.

A Note About

“Appropriate” Photos

Hey Friends,

Since the Photo Contest began we have been doing our best to choose categories that allow for most types of photos to be included. Since there is such a wide demographic of contest voters, we want to make sure that those voting in the contest will feel comfortable with all the content included. To gauge appropriateness, we imagine a family sitting down and being able to vote without encountering any photos that could be considered too personal/intimate, or inappropriate. That being said, we have chosen not to include certain photos/categories in the contest. Please do not submit any nudity or any photos that could be shocking, disturbing, or upsetting to voters. We want photos that are intimate and personal in nature to remain to be enjoyed only by a client’s family and close friends (ex. graphic birth photos, and boudoir photos).

That being said, we want to specifically address photos of breastfeeding. We think breastfeeding is natural, and should be celebrated. To be sensitive to the voting audience at large, we ask that any photos that contain breastfeeding not display a woman’s nipple. Please remember, we want families to be able to vote without being surprised at content that arises. We ask that you do your best to partner with us in that frame of mind as you enter photos. We appreciate all of you, and the work you put into making this contest a community affair!


– Nicole Riley
Shoot & Share Team

Contest Details

Why We Have the Photo Contest.

The Photo Contest is a way to bring the community together and share what they love. We allow photographers from all over the world to share their work, and inspire others. By sharing our best shots, we can congratulate those who are doing an amazing job and encourage others to continue.

Completely Free and Fair.

The Photo Contest is completely free. You can enter up to 50 photos into 25 different categories. The photographer’s name is never displayed during voting so each photo is judged on its own merit. Every photo is given equal opportunity to be voted on. It is displayed the same number of times to the voters as any other, so every photo is in the running.

It’s All About the Photos.

The Shoot & Share Photo Contest is unique because it’s all about the photos. It’s not about one photographers’s popularity vs. another’s or the ability to rally social media for votes. It’s not about your financial ability to pay for more entries to flood the photo pool.

You are the Judge.

And the best part… You choose the winners. You are the judge. Everyone gets to vote. When the contest starts, we show you a group of 4 photos and you choose your favorite of the bunch. We’ll keep displaying random groups of four photos from the same category for as long as you want. You can vote as many times as you want.


Enter a total of 50 photos into your choice of these 25 categories.


The Wedding Couple
Just the Bride
Just the Groom
The Bridal Party
Guests & Reception
Details: Cake, Flowers & Decor
Details: Ring Shot
Details: All Dressed Up


Children: Newborn
Children: Babies & Toddlers
Children: Kids & Teens
People Portraits


Engagement & Couples
Emotion & Excitement
That Just Happened
Stylized Shoot
Passion Portrait


Personal Work
Phone Photography