PWPC Winter 2017 Wedding Photography Contest

Contest Winners
 1-st Place 
 Carey Nash | Carey Nash Photography | Sherwood Park, AB 
 2-nd Place 
 Curtis Moore | Moore Photography | Winnipeg, MB 
 3-rd Place 
 Jessica Thiessen | Deep Blue Photography (Jessica Thiessen) | Edmonton, AB 
 4-th Place 
 Cafa Liu | CAFAPHOTO | Toronto, ON 
 5-th Place 
 John Lin | AGI Studio (John Lin) | Richmond Hill, ON 
 6-th Place 
 Polk Liang | Capso Studio - Polk Liang | Richmond Hill, ON 
 7-th Place 
 Tim Chin | TIMCHIN photography+design | Montreal, QC 
 8-th Place 
 Erin Wallis | ERIN WALLIS PHOTOGRAPHY | Campbell River, BC 
 9-th Place 
 Mathieu Louis-Seize | Green Tea Photography (Mathieu Louis-Seize) | Ottawa, ON 
 10-th Place 
 Jody Goodwin | Jody Goodwin Photography | Golden, BC 
 11-th Place 
 Frances Morency | Frances Morency Photography | Toronto, ON 
 12-th Place 
 Robin Zhang | F29 Studio | Toronto, ON 
 13-th Place 
 Lisa Paradis Lacey Peoples | Island Moments Photography | Nanoose Bay, BC 
 14-th Place 
 Sandra Walker | Walker Photography (Sandra) | Airdrie, AB 
 15-th Place 
 Scott Walker | Walker Photography (Scott) | Airdrie, AB 

Contest Results
 Getting Ready 
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 The Wedding Dress 
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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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 Wedding Details 
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 Dance Floor 
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 Bridal Portrait 
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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 Winter 2017 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 Winter 2017 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 Winter 2017 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 Winter 2017 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 Winter 2017 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 Winter 2017 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Fran Chelico   
Fran Chelico   Fran Chelico Photography    (North Vancouver, BC)

Fran Chelico moved to Vancouver seven years ago after receiving formal training in New York City.

After dabbling in all kinds of photography she found her true love with weddings. She loves the thrill and magic of weddings. To be able to capture a bride at her happiest and most radiant moment is always such a thrill. The couple are surrounded by all of the people who matter most and to capture the most tender moments as they unfold, is very magical. To be responsible for someone else's memories that years from now will be relived over and over again just makes me so proud and fills my heart with joy. It is always such an honor.

Awards: PWPC, Fearless Photographer, JuneBug Weddings, and BC Wedding awards.
PWPC Winter 2017 Wedding Photography Contest Judge: Jozef Povazan   
Jozef Povazan   Povazan Photography    (North Vancouver, BC)

I started my photography adventure a long time ago, with the criminal police department in Europe for undercover operations. One day I simply quit the job and moved to the UK to study the art of black and white photography.

When I 'learned enough' to know how not to ruin the film emulsion by switching the lights off in the darkroom I thought I had it all figured out and moved to Vancouver, BC to follow my dreams. While there I was lucky enough to meet the love of my life, who then traveled the world with me (and our cameras). Wedding photography came to our lives in 2009.

After seeing so many beautiful places and meetings so many amazing people weddings were simply the perfect fit for us. The thrill of photography adventures in our lives remains, even though criminals, Mt. Everest hikes and sleepless nights in humid Malaysian jungles have been exchanged for brides and grooms celebrating love. My biggest award so far - apart from photography - is my wife, Maria, and our children, Sofia & Joshua.
PWPC Winter 2017 Wedding Photography Contest Judges: Sunny Parmar & Jessica Thiessen   
Rabih Madi   Madi Photography    (Laval, QC)

Rabih is an award-winning Montreal-based Wedding & Portrait photographer. Before weddings, he started studio Portrait & Fashion Photography, assisting many photographers at various shoots until he developed his love for Weddings.

Why Wedding Photography? He always loved to have a job that allows him to use his creativity & also document important moments of peoples' lives.

Rabih's background was actually in Finance, but since he is a strong believer in continuous growth & development, he has taken various trainings with some of the biggest names in Photography, including Lindsay Adler & Scott Kelby, to name a few.

What started as hobby turned into full-time business. I hope to continue to inspire people with my photography

Contest Categories
 Getting Ready 
 The Wedding Dress 
 Images taken during the Ceremony 
 Kids Being Kids 
 Images of children or youths acting like kids 
 Movement and Motion 
 Creative images taken in movement and motion 
 Bride and Groom Portrait 
 Bridal Party Portrait 
 Wedding Details 
 Images of the bridal shoes, ring, cake, etc. 
 Dance Floor 
 Guests or Bride or (and) Groom 
 Funny images of the wedding day, from beginning to the end 
 Bridal Portrait 

   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