Friday, June 1, 2012

Capturing Lifestyle Photos

Be Creative

I adore this statement - "Each photograph is a story captured in a single moment".... 
It is with this one single thought I am proud to announce some great news: Latina Lifestyle Bloggers (#llbloggers) will be launching their very first Instagram Photo Contest! 
That's right! We have bitten by the Instagram bug and will be starting our first photo challenge during the entire month of June - starting TODAY -  right in time for the beginning of the summer season.
If you are not familiar with how this photo challenge works, let's go over the basics: 
We will have a topic for each day of the week. Depending on the topic selected, those who wish to participate will take a photo using their Instagram app to capture a photo that best represents the topic for that particular day.
IMPORTANT Please read carefully:  

To make sure that your photos are taken into account for this contest there will be certain hashtags for each topic that you will need to use to "tag" your photo along with the date the photo(s) are taken. 

Next, you can then choose to share your photo via social media: Instagram or Twitter. 

If you are a blogger, you can also post it to your blog and share them with your readers!
Okay, now let's layout the topics: 
  • Friday: Foodie #foodiellblog  - this can be anything food related. Ex: what you are eating for breakfast, a favorite recipe, or even a photo of a dish you ordered at a restaurant! 
  • Saturday: Toys #toysllblog  - take photos of your "toys" - any type of technology that helps get you through the day: cell phone, cars, laptops,  ect..
  • Sunday: Pet Love  #petllblog - the topics says it all. We want to see your pets, they are part of the family, too! 
  • Monday: Fashion #fashionllblog - show us what outfit your wearing for the day 
  • Tuesday: Beauty #beautyllblog - beauty will cover everything we need to make us beautified: makeup, hair care, skin care, even nail art. 
  • Wednesday: Accessories #accllblog - show us what you're rocking with your outfits: handbags, shoes, jewelry, rings and even your arm candy! 
  • Thursday: Inspiration #inspirellblog  - here we want to see what inspires you. This could be a quote, a song, a book, anything that you need to keep those mental juices flowing! We want to see!

There are the seven topics covering each day of the week.

Remember:  To participate, snap a photo or photos (yes, more than one photo can be submitted)  for the given topic, tag it with the correct hashtag and date,  then SHARE!

But, it doesn't stop there.

At the end of each week, which will fall on Thursday evening, we will be selecting the photo with the most likes for each day  - meaning there will be seven photo challenge winners at the end of each week*.  If you happen to miss a day, no worries, you can still submit a photo, just make sure you tag and date it correctly.

How much fun is this going to be?  This is a great opportunity for us to communicate with one another and best of all - make new friends while having fun!

Now it's your turn:  Use the comments to share with us your Instagram handle and let us know how you will be choosing to share your amazing photos so we can keep track everyone.  Please feel free to share the topics with others as well - the more participants the more fun we will have!

*Prizes for the winning contestants are still being confirmed, however, the winner chosen will be notified what their prize will be...More information on this will be given as it is received.


  1. Sounds like fun! can't wait to get started.

  2. Thanks for the info! I'm liking the Saturday and Sunday topics! :)

  3. I forgot to date all of my submissions! Shall I go back and see if I can edit the comments?

    1. Melissa,

      No worries! Please begin to tag & date your photo submissions as of today 6/8 as we are entering our second week of the challenge.

      Thank you for reaching out and joining the convo!