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

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

Headshots for Hope | Charity

Please join the Wedding & Portrait Society as we give back to our wedding vendor community through Headshots for Hope to benefit Beautiful Together! Photographers will be ready to freshen up your headshot at The Garden on Millbrook on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 7-9pm. The headshots are FREE to everyone associated with the wedding industry, though donations are encouraged, and all proceeds will support Beautiful Together, a non-profit spearheaded by the Triangle’s own Tamara Lackey, that works to improveRead 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 | Jonathan McCardell

A muy grande gracias to Jonathan McCardell for making the trek to Chapel Hill to chat about album sales. Lots of great points were made on how to generate more revenue for our businesses. We also chatted about different album companies and the pros and cons of each one of them. Great night, great speaker and great conversations! Also, we want to thank Heba Salama for allowing us to meet at Fig & Honey. I had the best burger inRead more

My love letter to The WPS

I was on my way to Pinehurst to attend a rehearsal and get set up for a wedding on Saturday. A few miles from the venue, the car in front of me slammed on the brakes suddenly to avoid hitting the truck in front of it turning left on a hidden driveway. With little room to stop, I slammed on the brakes and swerved on to the shoulder to avoid a collision. I hit a tree going 45 miles anRead more