Pamela Duffy, photographer, was invited by Fresh M.I.L.K to enter a $125,000 online competition that challenged photographers to capture spontaneous and emotive moments shared between friends, families and lovers around the world. After receiving nearly 35,000 entries from photographers in 112 countries, a judging panel, including the eminent Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt, selected 150 general prize-winners. Pamela Duffy is one of the 150 winners. The 150 winning images are to be published in a new book entitled Friendship, Family, Love & Laughter in November 2009, and on selected licensed products for ten years. Five hundred dollars and royalties for the book and other products are prizes to the winners. The story behind the photo- I am photographing Hana, the bride, in her hotel room. Suddenly, her best friend opens the door to Hanas family and southwest light. I zoom wide and trigger the shutter as father, mother, brother, and ring bearer dog, Akasha, see Hana ready for the most hopeful day of love in Sedona, Arizona.