June Contest Winners | Emotion

Emotion was the category this month and you guys definitely delivered. There were three of images that stood out of the crowd for the judges. Chad Winstead and Rebecca Faulk’s images moved the judges enough to give them a WPS Award Badge. Congrats! CHAD WINSTEAD 4* CHAD WINSTEAD 3* REBECCA FAULK 3* Dave still has a lead for the POY Prize but Chad is catching ground quickly and only 25 points away. The hardware is still up for grabs. Remember,Read more

May Contest Winners | Lifestyle Photography

Lifestyle photography proved challenging to our members for the month of May. The image a laughing baby being tickled by dad was the judges favorite. Congratulations to Brittany Blake for earning a WPS Award Badge. Brittany Blake – 3* Dave still has a commanding lead for the POY Prize but Brittany jumped to 5th in this round. The hardware is still up for the taking. Remember, the point system is simple. An image will receive 25 points per star, whichRead more

April Contest Winners | Off Camera Strobe

Getting the strobe off the camera was the challenge for April and you guys delivered. Three images grabbed the attention of the judges with two images attaining a four-star status. Congratulations to Dave Shay, Chad Winstead and Andre Reichmann for earning a WPS Award Badge. DAVE SHAY – 4* CHAD WINSTEAD 4* ANDRE REICHMANN 3* The race for the hardware is still up for grabs but Dave is starting to take a lead. Remember, the point system is simple. AnRead more

March Contest Winners | Framing the Subject

Each month the contest keeps getting stronger. “Framing the Subject” was the category this time around. The judges looked over them all and four images grabbed their attention. Congratulations to Dave Shay, Chad Winstead and Andre Reichmann. CHAD WINSTEAD 3* DAVE SHAY – 3* DAVE SHAY – 4* Note: Dave’s four-star image can be found on the closed WPS FB site. The bride requested the portrait image stay private so the dress remains a surprise for her future husband. WPSRead more

Spotlight | Dave Shay

A phenomenal image was recently created by Dave Shay and we just had to get the scoop. The image is selected out The Wedding & Portrait Society’s monthly image competition. Each month the Spotlight image will help up us all learn and grow by breaking it down and finding out how it was created. Thank you for your participation Dave, sharing your thoughts and being in the Spotlight. WPS: First of all, tell us the story behind the image. Like,Read more

Spotlight | Kate Marchetto

Our first Spotlight goes to Kate Marchetto with MKM Photography. A Spotlight image is one that evokes thought, curiosity, which is well composed and tells a story. The image is selected out The Wedding & Portrait Society’s monthly image competition. Each month the Spotlight image will help up us all learn and grow by breaking it down and finding out how it was created. WPS: Kate thank you so much for participating in this. So, tell us the backstory ofRead more

Portrait Palooza is back on February 23rd!

Portrait Palooza is one of the premiere WPS events each year and this year it’s on Tuesday, February 23rd. Our chapter leaders coordinate with local vendors to arrange for dresses, flowers and an awesome venue to shoot at. It’s a timed competition where each photographer has 10 minutes to produce an editorial/commercial quality image using our professional models, dresses, bouquets and a really awesome location. This year The Hall at Landmark has graciously invited us to shoot at their venue.Read more

Meet The WPS Contest Judges

The WPS is proud and thrilled to bring a talented group of photographers to be our panel of judges. Each one brings a unique perspective into the wedding and portrait world. The judges will view all the images prior to making a decision on their winners. The winners will be notified with an announcement on The WPS website with their winning badges attached. 2016 WPS JUDGES Adrees Latif Adrees is a Pakistani-American Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist whose career spans overRead more

Big-Small-Big Family Portraits | Education

When I first started as a wedding photographer in Texas, family portraits were always a pain. It wasn’t until I move to North Carolina that I found out a fast and very effective way to move through them quickly. I call this technique “Big-Small-Big.” The “BSB” family portrait system should take about 15-20 minutes. BIG–SMALL–BIG PORTRAIT LIST B&G with both sides of the family together. It does not matter where people stand because they are “one family now.”  B&G with bride’sRead more

WPS Meeting Recap | Nancy Ray

Wow! Thank you Nancy Ray for you inspirational words to kick our group into motion. I know everyone who attended grabbed something vital from the conversation on how to set goals and achieve them. We gathered at The Players Retreat for intimate conversation about: • 5 guidelines to successful goals • Yearly / monthly / weekly goal setting • How to do a brain dump • Keeping your life vision Each section gave us excellent points on how to stayRead more