PWPC Winter 2014 Wedding Photography Contest

Contest Winners
 1-st Place 
 Elisha Stewart | Abby Photography | Kelowna, BC 
 2-nd Place 
 Christina Craft | FunkyTown Photography | Victoria, BC 
 3-rd Place 
 Mathieu Louis-Seize | Green Tea Photography (Mathieu Louis-Seize) | Ottawa, ON 
 4-th Place 
 Brent Foster | Brent Foster Photography | Wallaceburg, ON 
 5-th Place 
 Kelly Redinger | Kelly Redinger | Photographer | Sherwood Park, AB 
 6-th Place 
 Kenneth Soong | Just Married Photography | Edmonton, AB 
 7-th Place 
 Vera Varley | LaVimage (Vera Varley) | Montreal, QC 
 8-th Place 
 Chris Stewart | Christopher Stewart Photographers | Kelowna, BC 
 9-th Place 
 Erin Wallis | ERIN WALLIS PHOTOGRAPHY | Campbell River, BC 
 10-th Place 
 Andes Lo | Andes Lo Photographer | Toronto, ON 
 11-th Place 
 Sean LeBlanc | Sean LeBlanc Photography | Calgary, AB 
 12-th Place 
 Adeline Leonti | Avant Garde Studio | Montreal, QC 
 13-th Place 
 Sunny Parmar | Deep Blue Photography (Sunny Parmar) | Edmonton, AB 
 14-th Place 
 Edward Ross | Edward Ross Photography | Calgary, AB 
 15-th Place 
 Ann Wen | Green Tea Photography (Ann Wen) | Ottawa, ON 

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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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 
 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 

Contest Sponsors
     Silver Sponsor: Think Tank Photo
Think Tank Photo - Silver Sponsor of PWPC Winter 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 Winter 2014 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.
     Henry's Canada
Henry's Canada
            Prize: Henry's Gift Card  ($50 value)
Henry's Gift Card Henry's Gift Cards offer the perfect solution to the gift-giving challenges. Your family and friends can redeem the gift card at any location or online.
Disclaimer: Henry's is not an Official Sponsor of PWPC Winter 2014 Contest

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 Winter 2014 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Carey Nash   
Carey Nash   Carey Nash Photography    (Sherwood Park, AB)

On a very important journey through Burma and India in 2002, I traveled with established French artist Vincent Bousserez and Danish photographer Morten Germund. After a few months of seeing light, objects, and people through their eyes I was taught how to harness what I saw and put it on film. I always saw beauty and obscurity but these two men truly set me in a direction that I would never turn away from. I have since traveled through over 75 countries and the draw to find remote and interesting places on earth still consumes me. I've been featured in numerous galleries and published in many magazines, newspapers and blogs and recently in The Lonely Planet magazine and recognized in an international competition in National Geographic. After I met my wonderful wife and we settled down back in Canada six years ago I decided to transfer the skills I learned from years of shooting and backpacking abroad to weddings. We have since added three little backpackers to our family and call Alberta our home.
PWPC Winter 2014 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Julia Unchura   
Julia Unchura   Exclusive Moment Photography    (Ottawa, ON)

Julia Unchura was born in Kiev, Ukraine, into a family of circus artists and was raised in a very creative environment. Her grandfather had a passion for photography and cinematography and her father, following him, was a photography enthusiast. Growing up in such a household, she developed respect for visual art which only deepened as she began her studies at the Ukrainian Art School. Her cultural and familial roots, education from the European School of Photography, as well as the artistic influence of various photographers including Henri Cartier-Bresson and Yervant, have combined within her into a unique and distinctive photographic approach. Today she works as a photographer and specializing in wedding photojournalism, family, and event photography. The wedding photos she takes have a photo-journalistic feel; she try not to intrude as a photographer, but capture the truth and beauty of special moments.
PWPC Winter 2014 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Vatche 'Vick' Jabarian   
Vatche "Vick" Jabarian   prizma productions    (Montreal, QC)

Welcome! I am Vatche "Vick" Jabarian, a Montreal-based photographer, husband and father who is endlessly inspired by my beautiful family and the stunning imagery that surrounds us. For most of my life, I've felt compelled to create artistic representations of the meaningful moments I never wanted to forget. My father recognized this passion in me and first introduced me to photography when I was 10 years old. It was a perfect fit; I became the official family photographer for vacations, weddings and special events. Weddings always stood out among the birthdays and holidays. I loved being a part of such a momentous occasion, capturing the start of a journey with moments that will retell the story for years to come.

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 

   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