Just found out that a few of my images won awards in the second annual wedding photography contest from Brides Magazine. Pretty humbling honor to have two images chosen out of the probably thousands that were submited. And in an international competition in a huge magazine!

The first was from Rudi and Russell’s wedding in the Bahamas, where they ended their wedding by running through a tunnel of their guests. It was such a cool way to finish off what was really an absolutely beautiful ceremony. The judges wrote, “The color is so vibrant and there is this youthful energy about it. The white outfits help draw the focus to the bride and groom.” It placed 8th in the Ceremony category.

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Then in the Kids category, the following image won 9th place. This was from Mel and Yon’s wedding in Vail. This little kid was totally hilarious — he got up in the middle of the ceremony, walked to the front of the aisle, and stood there with a digital camera snapping away during the ceremony, about 2 feet from the couple. He had a huge smile on his face all day. Here are the judges comments: “The colors really jump out at you and the playful spirit radiates throughout this image.”

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The contest was promoted jointly by the WPJA and Brides Magazine. Last year in the same contest, one of my images was a finalist in the Dancing category. Pretty exciting!

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