PWPC Spring 2014 Wedding Photography Contest

Contest Winners
 1-st Place 
 Camille Fortin Bensler | JONETSU STUDIOS | Vancouver, BC 
 2-nd Place 
 Elisha Stewart | Abby Photography | Kelowna, BC 
 3-rd Place 
 Erin Wallis | ERIN WALLIS PHOTOGRAPHY | Campbell River, BC 
 4-th Place 
 Carey Nash | Carey Nash Photography | Sherwood Park, AB 
 5-th Place 
 Christina Craft | FunkyTown Photography | Victoria, BC 
 6-th Place 
 Alesya Kornetskaya | LaVimage (A. Kornetskaya) | Montreal, QC 
 7-th Place 
 Fran Chelico | Fran Chelico Photography | North Vancouver, BC 
 8-th Place 
 Brian Di Croce | Brian Di Croce Photography | Montreal, QC 
 9-th Place 
 Ludo Jacob Suissa | Black Swan Foto | Montreal, QC 
 10-th Place 
 Karen McKinnon | McKinnon Photography | Comox, BC 
 11-th Place 
 Kelly Redinger | Kelly Redinger | Photographer | Sherwood Park, AB 
 12-th Place 
 Sean LeBlanc | Sean LeBlanc Photography | Calgary, AB 
 13-th Place 
 John Bello | John Bello Photographer | Vancouver, BC 
 14-th Place 
 Peter K | Peter K Photography | Montreal, QC 
 15-th Place 
 Kendra Coupland | Love Tree Photography (Kendra Coupland) | New Westminster, BC 

Contest Results
 Bride and Groom Portrait 
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 Engagement Portrait 
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 Getting Ready 
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 Bridal Portrait 
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 Bridal Party Portrait 
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 Wedding Details 
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 The Wedding Dress 
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 Kids Being Kids 
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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
     Gold Sponsor: Albumdraft
Albumdraft - Gold Sponsor of PWPC Spring 2014 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.
     Silver Sponsor: Think Tank Photo
Think Tank Photo - Silver Sponsor of PWPC Spring 2014 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.
     Bronze Sponsor: Fundy Software
Fundy Software - Bronze Sponsor of PWPC Spring 2014 Contest
            Prize: FUNDY Studio Survival Kit  ($75 value)
Click here to view the Prize from Fundy Software - FUNDY Studio Survival Kit FUNDY Studio Survival Kit includes a fashionable hand-drawn, graphic camera Tees, Wayfarer-style sunglasses, Fundy branded coffee mug and print glass.

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 Spring 2014 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Erika Mann   
Erika Mann   TWO MANN Studios    (Canmore, AB)

Two Mann Studios' explosive rise to the forefront of wedding photography has been remarkable.

In just 3 short years of business, they have become one of the most highly regarded and sought-after wedding photography teams in Canada. Their unique and award-winning work is continually pushing the creative threshold of wedding photography, rapidly amalgamating an engaged fan base and drawing inquiries from around the world.

Their recent accomplishments include several Fearless Awards and being recognized 3 times in a row as the number one ranked wedding photographers in Canada by the Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada (PWPC).
PWPC Spring 2014 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Barbara Cameron   
Barbara Cameron   Barbara Ann Studios    (Ottawa, ON)

Barbara Cameron has a wedding style that is romantic, sexy, and glamorous. She strives to create stunning images and bring an upbeat personality to her client's wedding day. It is her personal belief that the person clients choose to photograph their wedding should feel like a good friend.

Barbara Ann Studios was named a Top Inspiration Wedding Photographer in 2011 with Wedding Bells and most recently, she has expanded her business into the education side and spoke at Canada's Premiere Photography Convention in Vancouver on how to properly pose and light Plus Size Brides.
PWPC Spring 2014 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Darshan Stevens   
Darshan Stevens   Darshan Photography    (Victoria, BC)

"I was trained as a photojournalist - I graduated with a Diploma from Western Academy of Photography in 2009 and went on to work for weekly newspaper in Victoria. Soon enough I was shooting my colleague's weddings on the weekends. I realized I loved photographing weddings, being in close proximity to such an intimate and eventful time of people's lives.

Being entrusted as the memory keeper - documenting, and combining that documentation with the art of light, exposure, composition - has been overwhelmingly fulfilling. Capturing the unexpected moments from unexpected angles is a big part of what keeps me feeling like every wedding is brand new, and totally unique. I'm a photojournalist at heart."

Contest Categories
 Bride and Groom Portrait 
 Engagement Portrait 
 Getting Ready 
 Bridal Portrait 
 Images taken during reception 
 Images taken during the ceremony 
 Bridal Party Portrait 
 Wedding Details 
 Images of the bridal shoes, ring, cake, etc. 
 Funny images of the wedding day, from beginning to the end 
 The Wedding Dress 
 Kids Being Kids 
 Images of children or youths acting like kids 
 Creative images taken using reflective surfaces such as mirrors, windows, etc. 

   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