St. Louis Children’s Photo Contest – Lace Images

A few years ago, when I was elbow deep in wedding planning, there was a local photographer who did everything she could to make my experience as seamless as possible.  She went out of her way to hold my hand when necessary and also keep me smiling.

Since that first meeting, this photographer, Gina Kelly, has become a friend – she is responsible for dozens of amazing photos of my family, Christmas cards going back years and, of course, she took the picture that was stolen and used in a store window in Prague.


She, along with the amazing Arina of St. Louis Entertains Magazine, is holding a children’s photo contest.

Now, this isn’t your average ‘submit-the-picture-you-love-the-most’ contest and hope someone else thinks your child is cute.  This contest is FANTASTIC.

Why?  Because everyone who enters gets a FREE SESSION with Gina….in the St. Louis area location of your choice.  You also will get a FREE 8×10 of the photo Gina takes that is entered in the contest.

Can you stand it?

The contest runs the entire month of March – until the 31st and is open to kids and babies in the St. Louis area- age 12 and under.  You will HAVE to call to make an appointment.


The Grand Prize Winner will be featured on the inside front copy of St. Louis Entertains Magazine, Spring / Summer issue, a 16×20 Gallery Wrap Wall portrait and $200 worth of photos from Gina Kelly/ Lace Images
Winners will be posted online at Lace Images.
The Prize Package is worth $2500.

Second, third and 2 honorable mentions will also be given wall portrait awards.

Your session with Gina will last 30-60 minutes – and you have a choice:  she can come to you (and bring backgrounds) or you can go to her.  She is taking appointments for every day in March except the 6th and 13th (she has weddings scheduled)

Be creative – if your child rides horses, is a ballerina, won’t go anywhere without their favorite teddy bear – that’s how they should be photographed.

The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges (including me) on April 1st.

Good luck! (and call Gina soon!)