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

WPS Lighting Workshop

Looking to get that off camera lighting just right. Want to be that photographer who knows everything from gels, inverse square law, ratios and reception lighting concepts? Well, the Wedding & Portrait Society has a one day lighting workshop for you! The workshop is complementary for Wedding & Portrait Society members. Seats are limited to 25. Steve Jamroz and Christobal Perez will be your instructors. The workshop will be in Chapel Hill, North Carolina at the historic The Carolina InnRead more

February Monthly Contest Winners | Portrait

A lot of great images were submitted for the contest and “Portraits” was the category. The judges looked over them all and two grabbed their attention. Congratulations to Amaris Hames owner of Amaris Photo and Dave Shay of Dave Shay Photography. Two great photographers, two great images that both attained four stars. DAVE SHAY – 4* AMARIS HAMES – 4* The contest is heating up and the race for the hardware is still up for grabs. The point system isRead 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

Portrait Palooza | February 2016

This Febraury, Portrait Palooza was hosted by the Hall and Garden at Landmark. We would like to thank all of the vendors who came together to make this happen. Without their help and time, we would never have been able to pull off such a successful event. Portrait Palooza is a fun, annual event created by the Wedding & Portrait Society as a challenge for professional photographers. How it works: The WPS secures a local wedding venue, gowns, bouquets, hairRead 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

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

I am The WPS…the video

Back in the day when we were the Wedding Photographic Society we made a fun video. We changed our name to The Wedding & Portrait Society to embrace the portrait community. This group has been getting together since 2005 working to make one another great! Thank you Jason Arthurs for the video. Let’s keep it amazing WPS! Meet the Wedding Photographic Society from Jason Arthurs on Vimeo.Read more