We asked passionate photographers with a good eye to send in their best photo related to the theme 'Summer With Kids’. The prize? The chance of winning a Panasonic Lumix G6 camera worth £580. You voted on your final five from our shortlist of 20 and here they are…
Lara Catherine Jacques
‘I have struggled with post natal depression since the birth of Benjamin (pictured on the right) six months ago. It is priceless moments like these that shows me everything is going to be ok, and how lucky I am to have Benjamin in my life. The photo is made even more special by the little girl, Violet; I met her mum six months ago and she has been a massive support.’
What The Judges Say…
Donna Air: The mum-of-one has her own children’s range, Donna & Markus, and styles fashion shoots.
‘A captivating winner from an engaging shortlist of entries.’
Claire Irvin: M&B Editor in Chief, passionate about finding fresh talent.
‘Great photos capture moments not just people – and this is one to be treasured!’
Jo Paterson: Top photographer who shoots M&B covers and fashion features.
‘Lara’s photo is my favourite as it’s very natural with two great facial expressions.’
‘Our first family trip to the beach and we couldn’t believe our luck, the sun was shining and not another single person to be found anywhere. Francis was about nine months old in the picture and had just discovered crawling. His Mummy and Daddy sat and watched him crawl to his hearts content on the biggest, most beautiful and safest space you could ever wish your baby to be in.’
‘We had just bought our first house and this was the first time we took Daniel (11 months) to our new local park. He loved cruising his new stomping ground and exploring the playground in the sun. He was so happy that we immediately knew we had made the right choice, and can look forward to watching him enjoy many more days out in the freshair.’
‘This photo is so special to me as it was the first time I watched my nephew Eithan-James alone (pictured here at 10 months old). It sums up his cheeky, fun filled personality and even shows he looks better in my glasses than me! It was a wonderful day and will always hold fantastic memories for me.’
‘This picture is very special to me as it symbolises the first summer I got to share alone with my first born; I was seven months’ pregnant with my second son when I took the picture. I remember the day clearly, we had our first picnic on the park and fed the swans it is a precious day and will forever be cherished as my first summer as a mum.’
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