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

Portrait Palooza Winner

Ladies and Gentlemen, the time has come to announce the winner of the 2016 WPS Portrait Palooza competition! But, first, enjoy this amazing behind-the-scenes video put together by Nathan from Oak City Films! The Hall and Gardens at Landmark’s venue managers were the judges of our annual Portrait Palooza competition. And, now, without any further ado, we are proud to announce the finalist and winner in the 2016 WPS Portrait Palooza competition. Maria Sollecito-Olson – 3rd Ryan Midgett – 2ndRead more

January Monthly Contest Winners | Decisive Moment

We had a good number of entries for our first contest. The judges have made their selections and we officially have a couple of winners out the bunch. Congratulations to Amaris Hames owner of Amaris Photo and Erin Costa with Erin Costa Photography. These ladies are the first to attain the honor of a WPS Award Badge. AMARIS HAMES – 3* This image is fantastic and has everything a wedding photographer would want. It’s a great moment which is wellRead more

Contest Category “Decisive Moments” | January

Our first category is “Decisive Moments.” These are images that capture the essence or the experience of the subject frozen at its peak. Provide the judges with image/s which display this thought process and good luck! Once the submission portal is open, you will have two days to get them the curator. “The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting preyRead more

Monthly Contests

The Wedding & Portrait Society (WPS) is proud to bring back the image competition starting in January of 2016. The image competition has been a favorite among our members and showcases the talent of our group. Every month there will be a new category that will challenge both wedding and portrait photographers. The categories selected were created by current members of The WPS. All good standing members will be able to enter the first quarter of competition free. The top images willRead 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