PWPC Fall 2016 Wedding Photography Contest

Contest Winners
 1-st Place 
 Curtis Moore | Moore Photography | Winnipeg, MB 
 2-nd Place 
 Mathieu Louis-Seize | Green Tea Photography (Mathieu Louis-Seize) | Ottawa, ON 
 3-rd Place 
 Cafa Liu | CAFAPHOTO | Toronto, ON 
 4-th Place 
 Erin Wallis | ERIN WALLIS PHOTOGRAPHY | Campbell River, BC 
 5-th Place 
 Tim Chin | TIMCHIN photography+design | Montreal, QC 
 6-th Place 
 Lisa Paradis Lacey Peoples | Island Moments Photography | Nanoose Bay, BC 
 7-th Place 
 Dorota Karpowicz | B.D.F.K. Photography (Dorota Karpowicz) | Edmonton, AB 
 8-th Place 
 Elizabeth van der Bij | ENV Photography | Edmonton, AB 
 9-th Place 
 John Park | John and Veronica Photography Inc. | North York, ON 
 10-th Place 
 Justine Boulin | Justine Boulin Photography | Vancouver, BC 
 11-th Place 
 Elfreda Dalby | Elfreda Dalby Photography | Guelph, ON 
 12-th Place 
 Martin McMahon | Martin McMahon Photography | Ottawa, ON 
 13-th Place 
 Adeline Leonti | Avant Garde Studio | Montreal, QC 
 14-th Place 
 Alexandre Paskanoi | Alt Wedding Studio | Montreal, QC 
 15-th Place 
 Terence Law | TLAW Photography | Calgary, AB 

Contest Results
 Getting Ready 
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 The Wedding Dress 
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 Engagement Portrait 
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 Kids Being Kids 
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 Bride and Groom Portrait 
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 Bridal Party Portrait 
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 Location / Structure 
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 Bridal Portrait 
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 Wedding Details 
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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

   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: Technicare
Technicare - Platinum Sponsor of PWPC Fall 2016 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
     Gold Sponsor: Albumdraft
Albumdraft - Gold Sponsor of PWPC Fall 2016 Contest
            Prize: two '6-months' Albumdraft memberships  (value $87 each)
Click here to view the Prize from Albumdraft - Two '6-months' 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.
     Gold Sponsor: Think Tank Photo
Think Tank Photo - Gold Sponsor of PWPC Fall 2016 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 2016 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 2016 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

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

PWPC Fall 2016 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Justine Milton   
Justine Milton   Milton Photography    (St.Albert, AB)

Justine Milton is a professional photographer with many years of experience in the wedding industry. From her roots in photojournalism, Justine has developed her own unique style of fine art photography. She has attended workshops taught by some of the most renowned names in photography, most recently the Erich McVey workshop (California) and the Jose Villa workshop (Mexico). Justine has been recognized for her abilities in countless magazines & online publications and was recently named to the CPC Top 30 Under 30 & one of Canada's 30 most inspiring photographers by Wedding Bells Magazine.
At 5 years old, Justine moved to Saudi Arabia, then on to Dubai a few years later. Upon her return to Canada, Justine channelled her creative ability into a Bachelor of Design degree at the University of Alberta, where she first trained in film photography. Justine prides herself on her unique style of photography and her ability to predict when a beautiful moment is about to happen.
PWPC Fall 2016 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Liam Hennessey   
Liam Hennessey   Applehead Studio    (Halifax, NS)

A fearless entrepreneur and wildly talented photographer, Liam started Applehead with the dream of reinventing the business of photography. He's a risk-taker who loves to push the boundaries of business, photography and life, which basically means he's never satisfied.

Aside from being one hell of a photographer, Liam is a beaming father of two little girls (Lola + Ruby).

He's a vinyl enthusiast, semi-regular-occasional Cross Fit addict, and long-standing member of the Ten Club. A huge supporter of the local photography industry, Liam's a brutally honest, genuine and passionate guy.
PWPC Fall 2016 Wedding Photography Contest Judges: Sunny Parmar & Jessica Thiessen   
Sunny Parmar & Jessica Thiessen   Deep Blue Photography    (Edmonton, AB)

We are an internationally award-winning husband & wife team based in Edmonton Alberta. We have won numerous awards from ISPWP, PWPC, and Sunny was named one of Canada's Top 30 Wedding Photographers Under 30 Years Old by CPC.

Having shot over 100 weddings in our first 4.5 years, we have established ourselves as a dynamic, creative, fun husband & wife team who shoot all their weddings together.

We pride ourselves in making a strong connection with all of our couples and accurately capturing the feeling and emotion of one of the biggest days of their lives.

Contest Categories
 Getting Ready 
 The Wedding Dress 
 Engagement Portrait 
 Kids Being Kids 
 Images of children or youths acting like kids 
 Bride and Groom Portrait 
 Bridal Party Portrait 
 Location / Structure 
 Images that represent where the Wedding is taking place (interior or exterior)  
 Funny images of the wedding day, from beginning to the end 
 Bridal Portrait 
 Wedding Details 
 Images of the bridal shoes, ring, cake, etc. 
 Images taken during the Reception 

   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