Please join us in congratulating Mel Valiante as January 2017’s #LifeandLensIGFeature Monthly Fan Favorite!

 There are SO many reasons we are head over heels in love with January’s fan favorite image! We’re guessing they are some of the same reasons you all loved it too. Mel captured a special moment in a stunning way and I think we were all just blown away by the beauty. The gorgeous light, the beautiful moment between father and son . . . and then when you see Mel’s original post, you find out that’s HER son and husband she captured so beautifully. How lucky they are to have Mel photographing such special memories. And of course we LOVE that Mel’s little boy has a camera in his hand and already looks like a little pro! Mel says in her post:

The camera my son is using is very special to me. I remember my mom using it when I was growing up and then when I was 13 she gave it to me! Now I love watching my son fall in love with photography just like I did

Could it be a more perfect image? We don’t think so and it seems you all agree! Great job, Mel! We’re sure you and your family will cherish this winning image for years and years to come.

 You can show Mel your support by clicking that “Follow” button on her image below to follow her on Instagram and/or leaving your comment of congratulations on her IG feed. Be sure to follow @lifeandlensblog  too and continue tagging your images on instagram with #lifeandlensblog to be considered as a featured photographer  and to be in the running for our next Monthly Fan Favorite!

Congratulations, Mel!

Thank you again for sharing your beautiful work with us!