PWPC Fall 2015 Wedding Photography Contest


Contest Winners
 1-st Place 
 Mathieu Louis-Seize | Green Tea Photography (Mathieu Louis-Seize) | Ottawa, ON 
 2-nd Place 
 Derrick Rice | Union Eleven (Derrick Rice) | Ottawa, ON 
 3-rd Place 
 Mike Tigchelaar | Zekar Photography (Mike Tigchelaar) | Hamilton, ON 
 4-th Place 
 Erin Wallis | ERIN WALLIS PHOTOGRAPHY | Campbell River, BC 
 5-th Place 
 Dorota Karpowicz | B.D.F.K. Photography (Dorota Karpowicz) | Edmonton, AB 
 6-th Place 
 Sean LeBlanc | Sean LeBlanc Photography | Calgary, AB 
 7-th Place 
 Brad Coupland | Love Tree Photography (Brad Coupland) | New Westminster, BC 
 8-th Place 
 Curtis Moore | Moore Photography | Winnipeg, MB 
 9-th Place 
 Kendra Coupland | Love Tree Photography (Kendra Coupland) | New Westminster, BC 
 10-th Place 
 Robin Zhang | F29 Studio | Toronto, ON 
 11-th Place 
 Andrew Geddes | Union Eleven (Andrew Geddes) | Ottawa, ON 
 12-th Place 
 Mathias Fast | Mathias Fast Photography | Vancouver, BC 
 13-th Place 
 Jessica Thiessen | Deep Blue Photography (Jessica Thiessen) | Edmonton, AB 
 14-th Place 
 Amber Hughes | Amber Hughes Photography | Vancouver, BC 
 15-th Place 
 Genelle Giblett | Genelle Amber Studios | Prince Albert, SK 


Contest Results
 Getting Ready 
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 The Wedding Dress 
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 Ceremony 
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 Kids Being Kids 
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 Movement and Motion 
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 Bride and Groom Portrait  
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 Bridal Party Portrait 
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 Cutting the cake 
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 Wedding Details 
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 Dance Floor 
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 Humor 
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 Bouquet / Garter Toss 
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Fees and Eligibility
   The Contest was open to PWPC Members only
   Members have to log in  to see Contest rules
   If you are not a Member yet, please apply here


Prizes
   Participants have 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 
 First Pick of Sponsor's Prize 
 5-th place Contest Winner 
 Second Pick of Sponsor's Prize 
 6-th place Contest Winner 
 Third Pick of Sponsor's Prize 
 7-th place Contest Winner 
 Fourth Pick of Sponsor's Prize 


Contest Sponsors

     Platinum Sponsor: Albumdraft
Albumdraft - Platinum Sponsor of PWPC Fall 2015 Contest
            Prize: two 'One Year' Albumdraft memberships  (value $288 each)
Click here to view the Prize from Albumdraft - Two 'One Year' Albumdraft memberships Online album proofing for wedding photographers. Albumdraft is the most practical and professional solution for wedding photographers to get the album design reviewed and approved by their clients.
 
     Platinum Sponsor: Technicare
Technicare - Platinum Sponsor of PWPC Fall 2015 Contest
            Prize: $250 credit towards Technicare lab services  ($250 value)
Click here to view the Prize from Technicare - $250 credit towards Technicare lab services Technicare offers $250 credit towards any of Technicare's lab services. The winner will need to have a Technicare account, or they can sign up at www.technicare.com
 
     Gold Sponsor: Think Tank Photo
Think Tank Photo - Gold Sponsor of PWPC Fall 2015 Contest
            Prize: Retrospective® 7  ($162 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: The Image Salon
The Image Salon - Silver Sponsor of PWPC Fall 2015 Contest
            Prize: $100 credit  ($100 value)
Click here to view the Prize from The Image Salon - $100 credit The Image Salon is a post-production service for the busy, yet discerning wedding photographer. Brought together by international, award-winning photographers Davina & Daniel Kudish.
 
     Bronze Sponsor: Fundy Software
Fundy Software - Bronze Sponsor of PWPC Fall 2015 Contest
            Prize: FUNDY Image Brander and Blog Collage  ($78 value)
Click here to view the Prize from Fundy Software - FUNDY Image Brander and Blog Collage FUNDY Image Brander and Blog Collage help you tell the story of your brand, your way. Create beautiful web collages and watermark your images in seconds to share with the world.


Image size and other requirements
   You may upload up to 30 images per Photographer per Contest
   All images uploaded for the Contest must be 920 pixels on the long side in JPEG format with extension .jpg and no larger than 300 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
   Judges may disqualify a photo if it does not comply with the rules of the Contest


Judges
   All Judges of the Contest are the PWPC Members
   The Judges' decision on the Contest is final

PWPC Fall 2015 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Fran Chelico   
Fran Chelico   Fran Chelico Photography    (North Vancouver, BC)

Armed with 20 years experience and a lifelong obsession with photographer,
Fran has shot over 300 weddings all over the world.

A problem solver, a psychology major and a mother, Fran is more than a wedding photographer ... she often feels like a wedding guide.

With formal training in NYC, she learned the value of organic photography.
She loves honest, candid, and real photography, with real people and real emotions.

Awards: PWPC, ISPWP, Fearless, Junebug Weddings, BC Wedding Awards.
  
PWPC Fall 2015 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Jayme Morrison   
Jayme Morrison   Jayme Morrison Photography    (Delta, BC)

Jayme is an International award wining wedding photographer.

She has a documentary approach focusing on emotion, real moments and unique perspectives to illustrate the pure and true essence of the wedding day.

Her work is known for capturing beauty in moments and wonderful showcases of emotion, environment and detail.

You can find her wedding work published by Wedluxe Magazine, Wedding Bells, Ruffled, Fearless Photographers, The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photographers Association and here at the PWPC.
  
PWPC Fall 2015 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Sébastien D'Amour   
Sébastien D'Amour   Sébastien D'Amour    (Montreal, QC)

Who am I? Good question!

I am a proud dad, blessed husband and an award winning wedding photographer based in the Montreal area. Established in 2007, I have been commissioned for over 175 local and international weddings.
A self-educated photographer, I have always favored the storytelling approach to wedding photography.
My wedding photography is a faithful representation of the moments throughout the wedding.
I capture candid, emotional and fun moments both in natural and artificial lighting.
I believe wedding photography is about depth of feelings, genuine fun and authentic love.
  


Contest Categories
 1. 
 Getting Ready 
 
 2. 
 The Wedding Dress 
 
 3. 
 Ceremony 
 Images taken during the ceremony 
 4. 
 Kids Being Kids 
 Images of children or youths acting like kids 
 5. 
 Movement and Motion 
 Creative images taken in movement and motion 
 6. 
 Bride and Groom Portrait 
 
 7. 
 Bridal Party Portrait 
 
 8. 
 Cutting the cake 
 Images of cutting the cake 
 9. 
 Wedding Details 
 Images of the bridal shoes, ring, etc. 
 10. 
 Dance Floor 
 Guests or Bride or (and) Groom 
 11. 
 Humor 
 Funny images of the wedding day, from beginning to the end 
 12. 
 Bouquet / Garter Toss 
 Best moments captured during the event 

   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