Honestly Documented Contest Collection – XXIV

Pin now for inspiration later >> See all of our past photo challenge winner collages on our Honestly Documented Pinterest Board.

Hello, November. This collection of images comes from our documentary photography contest submissions from the month of October.

Post your {Honestly Documented} themed photos to our Facebook Timeline + tag your photography page. Feel free to add 1-4 sentences to your photo as a backstory (as seen with some of the submissions below).

For full details about the contest, visit the Honestly Documented page and official rules. 

Disclaimer: By posting your photo on our Facebook Timeline, you are giving us permission to feature your photo in our regular blog posts (if chosen) and shared throughout our social media platforms (with credit to you, of course!) + a Pinterest collage of our winners. Readers: Be sure to give credit to the photographer if you pin an image.

Congratulations to the chosen photographers this past month!


Crystal Colfie

“My daughter on Sunday. Sometimes we push our children to be their best. My daughter was upset simply because she didn’t want me to be disappointed.”

documenting emotion

Honestly Honorable Mentions

Dominika Sowa

Dominika Sowa


Holly Nicole (Holly Awwad)

documentary photography


Denise Saba of Catchnkiss Photography
newborn photography


Christine Hurla

photographing baby


Brandi Thompson

documentary photography of older children


Rebekah Baier

“After taking a photograph of this familiar scene, I reflected on the hard work and pure selflessness that my father has modeled my entire life. So grateful to have documented this memory of my dad in his element so I can share him with generations to come.”

photographing adult men


Forever Young Photography (Marlene Sayson)

photographing the everyday moments


Kimberly Walla

photographing reactions


Jen Faith Brown

documenting childhood


Crystal Gonsalves

“This couple has been married for 67 years. When she was asked, what do you most appreciate about him, she said “He is an extrovert, good natured, and he balances me.” He said, “She has always been there, is supportive, faithful, and does everything with me. She isn’t like most women who object to everything!”

photographing older couples


Analicia Herrmann

documentary portrait


Lulu & Duck Photography (Louise Rosson)

“6 days new baby tinkle nappy change!”

documenting powerful moments


My Windblown Hair (Dianna Reddell)

A moment of comfort.
photographing an embrace


Jackie Cuervo

“While visiting my daughter this weekend and chatting over morning coffee I knew I wanted to document this moment of our time together.”

Jackie Cuervo

Author: MarieMasse
I help client documentary photographers fine-tune their workflow + marketing game, so their work is filled with sessions that represent their voice + client values while earning a living. I shoot undirected, off-beat stories that aren’t preserved often enough (like the story of couples before starting a fam or becoming empty-nesters – a dream project of mine), so my clients’ old box of photos is a meaningful, visual diary of their life + legacy to leave behind.

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