PWPC Fall 2012 Wedding Photography Contest

Contest Winners
 1-st Place 
 Erika Mann | TWO MANN Studios | Canmore, AB 
 2-nd Place 
 Carey Nash | Carey Nash Photography | Sherwood Park, AB 
 3-rd Place 
 Christina Craft | FunkyTown Photography | Victoria, BC 
 4-th Place 
 Elaine + Kenneth Soong | Just Married Photography | Edmonton, AB 
 5-th Place 
 Julie-Anne Davies | Julie-Anne Davies Photography | Kimberley, BC 
 6-th Place 
 Judy Cormier | Elementz of Fotographie | Hamilton, ON 
 7-th Place 
 Edward Ross | Edward Ross Photography | Calgary, AB 
 8-th Place 
 Abby Taylor & Dave Moss | Abby + Dave | Calgary, AB 
 9-th Place 
 Vimal + Hussein | HD Photography | Richmond Hill, ON 
 10-th Place 
 Raymond Leung | Raymond & Jessie Photography | Richmond, BC 

Contest Results
 Getting Ready 
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 Wedding Details 
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 Bridal Portrait 
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 Bride and Groom Portrait 
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 Kids Will Be Kids 
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 Engagement Portrait 
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 Movement and Motion 
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Fees and Eligibility
   The Contest was open to Members only
   Members have to log in  to see Contest rules
   If you are not a Member yet, please apply here

Participants had the chance to win cash and other prizes for their winning photos.
 1-st place Contest Winner 
 $500 cash 
 2-nd place Contest Winner 
 $350 cash 
 3-rd place Contest Winner 
 $250 cash 
 4-th place Contest Winner 
 Prize  from the Silver Sponsor Think Tank Photo  ($154 value) 
 5-th place Contest Winner 
 Prize  from the Silver Sponsor Totally Rad!  ($149 value) 
 6-th place Contest Winner 
 Prize  from the Silver Sponsor Kubota Image Tools  ($109 value) 
 7-th place Contest Winner 
 Prize  from the Silver Sponsor AsukaBook  ($100 value) 

Contest Sponsors
     Silver Sponsor: Think Tank Photo
Think Tank Photo - Silver Sponsor of PWPC Fall 2012 Contest
            Prize: Retrospective® 7  ($154 value)
Click here to view the Prize from Think Tank Photo - Retrospective® 7 Inconspicuous, soft-sided shoulder bag with a simple exterior that blends into the environment while carrying photo gear. Included a rear pocket which will hold your iPad or an 11" Mac-Book Air.
     Silver Sponsor: Totally Rad!
Totally Rad! - Silver Sponsor of PWPC Fall 2012 Contest
            Prize: RadLab  ($149 value)
Click here to view the Prize from Totally Rad! - RadLab RadLab is a revolutionary new way to style your photos. Unlike using Photoshop actions, RadLab allows you to get instant previews of how your image will change. You can layer together effects in infinite ways, and customize your Recipes with simple, intuitive sliders.
     Silver Sponsor: Kubota Image Tools
Kubota Image Tools - Silver Sponsor of PWPC Fall 2012 Contest
            Prize: Kubota Artistic Tools Viva La Vintage™  ($109 value)
Click here to view the Prize from Kubota Image Tools - Viva La Vintage Photoshop Actions with DASHBOARD Add some new fun to your images with these Kubota Actions inspired by vintage looks your clients will love! These classic effects are wildly popular around the industry and in high demand from photographers and their clients. Prompted by phenomenal reception to our Kubota Vintage Delish™ Presets for Lightroom®, we have assembled a similar collection of vintage flavors in the form of speedy Photoshop® Actions powered by Kubota Action DASHBOARD™.
     Silver Sponsor: AsukaBook
AsukaBook - Silver Sponsor of PWPC Fall 2012 Contest
            Prize: AsukaBook Certificate  ($100 value)

AsukaBook was one of the first companies to offer professional quality coffee table style printed books for photographers. AsukaBook USA is widely endorsed by professional photographers and graphic designers because of the exceptional quality of their products. AsukaBook offers a superior product with a polished look that is very popular with photographers' clients. AsukaBook products have received the Hot One award in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011. AsukaBook is proud of these accomplishments and strives to continue to be innovative and provide customer service that exceeds all expectations.

Image size and other requirements
   You may upload up to 30 images per Photographer per Contest
   All images uploaded for the Contest must be 780 pixels on the long side in JPEG format with extension .jpg and no larger than 200 KB
   Images must have no borders, edges, strokes, studio logos, names etc.
   No specific file name required for images
   All images must be taken by the participant at actual wedding or engagement session. No images allowed from workshops, all types of commercial shots, etc.
   Each photo may be submitted only to one Category of the Contest and may not be used at any other upcoming PWPC Contests
   No collages allowed

The Judges' decision on the Contest is final.

PWPC Fall 2012 Wedding Photography Contest Judges: Haley & Michael Shandro   
Haley & Michael Shandro   Shandro Photo    (Edmonton, AB)

Haley & Michael are sought-after for their unique style of wedding photography: colourful, clean, and fun. This boutique studio thrives on diversity.

Awards include Top 10 Wedding Photographers in Canada from Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada (PWPC) and Best in Class wedding awards from the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC).

Their work has been featured in magazines and on blogs including Style Me Pretty, WedLuxe, Wedding Obsession, South Asian Bride Magazine and Blush Magazine. Most importantly - their clients love working with them.
PWPC Fall 2012 Wedding Photography Contest Judges: Susan Temme   
Susan Temme   Picture That Photography    (Edmonton, AB)

Susan Temme began photography with a large passion for capturing all moments in a wedding, big and small. She has been photographing for over six years professionally as part of husband-wife team with Picture That Photography Inc.
She loves combining various lighting techniques to create bright, happy and romantic images. She hates being tied down to one style of photography, and loves photographing original weddings that show personality.

Susan also loves teaching photography and training other photography instructors with the Canadian Photography Learning Centre. Sharing her passion of photography with others excited about learning the craft is something she loves.
PWPC Fall 2012 Wedding Photography Contest Judges: Brian Hargreaves   
Brian Hargreaves   BH Photography    (Almonte, ON)

I'm a full time wedding and glamour photographer based out of the Ottawa area. I enjoy the challenge of photographing new and exciting locations, and have had the opportunity to photograph a number of unique Canadian and International weddings.

For me, weddings are about capturing the moments, and tying them together tell the story of the day. Although I've been published online and in print magazines, some as far away as Venezuela, the most important thing to me is making the client happy. Having them relive their day through my eyes is an extraordinary feeling.

Contest Categories
 Getting Ready 
 Wedding Details 
 Images of the bridal shoes, ring, cake, etc. 
 Bridal Portrait 
 Bride and Groom Portrait 
 Funny images of the wedding day, from beginning to the end 
 Kids Will Be Kids 
 Images of children or youths acting like kids 
 Images taken during the ceremony 
 Images taken during reception 
 Engagement Portrait 
 Movement and Motion 
 Creative images taken in movement and motion 

   Minor Photoshop enhancements are allowed (cropping, colour correction, blemishes removal, etc.)
   Colour, B/W, or toned images are acceptable
   Portrait images may be set up or prompted by the photographer
   Photos must be appropriate for a general audience
   All images are Copyright of their owners