The Picture Perfect Holiday Photo Card Contest: Meet the Judges

We searched high and low for experts to judge our Picture Perfect Holiday Photo Card Contest. Experts who would know a great holiday photo when they saw one and critique with a discerning eye by asking the hard questions. Does everyone actually look happy? Is anyone wearing a South Park t-shirt? Does it look like there’s a tree growing out of dad’s head? Our esteemed panel includes an etiquette guru, a kid-savvy editor, a photographer extraordinaire and a paper connoisseur. Let’s meet them, shall we?

Mindy Lockard, The Gracious Girl
Mindy Lockard is a nationally recognized etiquette consultant and the founder of Mindy Lockard Gracious Living. Her daily blog, The Gracious Girl, covers a wide variety of topics and ways to incorporate living graciously into our daily lives. Mindy strives to uphold the values of gracious living in today’s modern world. Mindy has partnered with such brands as Better Homes and Garden Magazine, GE Monogram, Crane & Co., BIC, TLC: The Learning Channel and Microsoft. She is a regular on-air contributor for More Good Day Oregon, hosts a quarterly column in Stationery Trends Magazine, “What’s Write,” and contributes monthly to Forbes Womens Work in Progress.

Lindsey Gladstone, DailyCandy Kids
As’s Kids editor, Lindsey Gladstone oversees all of the Kids editions from NYC to Los Angeles and Everywhere in between. Joining DailyCandy in 2004, she helped launch the Chicago edition serving as its local editor until 2006. Next up for Lindsey was hosting The Shopping Detective, a half-hour show airing nationally on the Fine Living Network, that showed viewers how to shop for everything from barbecues to hostess gifts. In addition, Lindsey has reported for The New York Times T: Style Magazine, Allure and Chicago Magazine, and filed trend reports on local NBC and CBS TV programs and the Today Show. She lives in Chicago with her husband Ben and two daughters.

Amie Otto, Amie Otto Photography
Amie Otto is an award winning wedding and portrait photographer in the Washington DC area and owner of Amie Otto Photography. Her style is clean and modern with a classic sensibility which focuses more on personalities, quirks and stories, rather than tilting your head just right while saying “cheese!” When not working, you can find her spending time with her two children, shopping for the perfect pair of shoes or working on her latest modern quilt.
Nole Garey, Oh So Beautiful Paper
Nole Garey is the founder and editor of Oh So Beautiful Paper, a daily website dedicated stationery and design. Launched in September of 2008, Oh So Beautiful Paper is among the Top 20 wedding blogs in the United States and a daily resource for brides, magazine editors and design professionals around the world. In 2009, Oh So Beautiful Paper was named one of the Top 50 design blogs in the world by Times Online UK. Oh So Beautiful Paper features wedding invitations, social stationery, greeting and holiday cards, business collateral, artwork and studio tours among other design-related content.

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