PWPC Summer 2013 Wedding Photography Contest

Contest Winners
 1-st Place 
 Erika Mann | TWO MANN Studios | Canmore, AB 
 2-nd Place 
 Brent Foster | Brent Foster Photography | Wallaceburg, ON 
 3-rd Place 
 Kelly Redinger | Kelly Redinger | Photographer | Sherwood Park, AB 
 4-th Place 
 Diane Scaman + Mike Tan | Diane + Mike Photography | Calgary, AB 
 5-th Place 
 Fran Chelico | Fran Chelico Photography | North Vancouver, BC 
 6-th Place 
 Vera Varley | LaVimage | Montreal, QC 
 7-th Place 
 Carey Nash | Carey Nash Photography | Sherwood Park, AB 
 8-th Place 
 Mathieu Louis-Seize | Green Tea Photography | Ottawa, ON 
 9-th Place 
 Abby Taylor & Dave Moss | Abby + Dave | Calgary, AB 
 10-th Place 
 Jessica Thiessen & Sunny Parmar | Deep Blue Photography | Edmonton, AB 
 11-th Place 
 Tim Chin | TIMCHIN photography+design | Montreal, QC 
 12-th Place 
 Michael Tigchelaar | Zekar Photography (Mike Tigchelaar) | Hamilton, ON 
 13-th Place 
 Kim Payant | Kim Payant Photography | Banff, AB 
 14-th Place 
 Barbara Cameron | Barbara Ann Studios | Ottawa, ON 
 15-th Place 
 Marnie Recker | Marnie Recker Photography | Tofino, BC 

Contest Results
 Getting Ready 
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 The Wedding Dress 
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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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 Dance Floor 
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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!  ($99 value) 
 6-th place Contest Winner 
 Prize  from the Bronze Sponsor Fundy Software  ($79 value) 

Contest Sponsors
     Silver Sponsor: Think Tank Photo
Think Tank Photo - Silver Sponsor of PWPC Summer 2013 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 Summer 2013 Contest
            Prize: RadLab  ($99 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.
     Bronze Sponsor: Fundy Software
Fundy Software - Bronze Sponsor of PWPC Summer 2013 Contest
            Prize: Action Hub™  ($79 value)
Click here to view the Prize from Fundy Software - Action Hub™ Fundy Software offers the Action Hub™, which works on any Mac or PC running Adobe Photoshop CS4 or above, and includes ONE license that can be used on two computers - in most cases this means your main computer and your laptop computer, with 100% free support.

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

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

PWPC Summer 2013 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Kenneth Soong   
Kenneth Soong   Just Married Photography    (Edmonton, AB)

Photographing weddings internationally for ten years, Kenneth Soong of Just Married Photography (JMP) has loved every moment of his career. It was the capturing of moments that drew him to wedding photography and since the inception of JMP, a plethora of moments have been captured for brides in as many as seven different countries using his own personal blend of fine art photography and photojournalism. In addition to being treasured keepsakes for his brides and being featured in wedding magazines, many of his images have taken top international awards for best creative portrait and moments. Kenneth recently took third place overall for top wedding photographers of 2012 with the Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada (PWPC). Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Kenneth loves to spend time with his family and friends who are all too familiar with being his favorite subjects.
PWPC Summer 2013 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.

Contest Categories
 Getting Ready 
 Images taken during the preparations, before the wedding (hair studio, hotel room, at home, etc.) 
 The Wedding Dress 
 Beauty of the wedding gown worn by the bride or hanging up 
 Images taken during the ceremony 
 Kids Being Kids 
 Images of children or youths acting like kids 
 Creative images taken using reflective surfaces such as mirrors, windows, etc. 
 Bride and Groom Portrait 
 Bridal Party Portrait 
 Creative, fun images of the bridal party 
  Location / Structure 
 Images that represent where the wedding is taking place (interior or exterior) 
 Dance Floor 
 Guests or Bride or (and) Groom 
 Funny images of the wedding day, from beginning to the end 

   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