February Contest Winners | After Dark

In the “After Dark” category we only had one badge winner this time around. Congratulations Dave Shay for making magic. The contest is heating up but it’s early in the race and The WPS Trophy is still up for grabs! DAVE SHAY*** HOW POINTS ARE ACCRUED / EARNED An image will receive 25 points per star, which represents a judge’s selection. Each month four judges will comb over all the photos and provide a star to each image they deemRead more

Portrait Palooza 2017 Winner

The staff at the Carolina Inn has deemed a winner for Portrait Palooza 2017. The WPS would like to congratulate Maria Sollecito for her beautiful window light portrait. A $100 check is coming your way! There were so many great images to select from and the judges had a hard time narrowing down a winner. A special thank you to The Carolina Inn staff for judging and hosting Portrait Palloza this year. They also have named a tie for secondRead more

January Contest Winners | Wild Card

It was a wild contest in 2016 and this year is looking great! There were a lot of great images submitted but only on attained a WPS Award Badge this month. Congratulations Chad Winstead for capturing a wonderful moment! CHAD WINSTEAD 4* HOW POINTS ARE ACCRUED / EARNED An image will receive 25 points per star, which represents a judge’s selection. Each month four judges will comb over all the photos and provide a star to each image they deem worthy.Read more

November Contest Winners | Weather

It’s getting hot in here with the contest! There were some great images submitted and we have a couple of WPS Award Badge winners this month. Congratulations to Dave Shay and Chad Winstead! DAVE SHAY – 4* CHAD WINSTEAD 3* HOW POINTS ARE ACCRUED / EARNED An image will receive 25 points per star, which represents a judge’s selection. Each month four judges will comb over all the photos and provide a star to each image they deem worthy. AnRead more

September Contest Winners | Exits

The category this month was the art of the Exit. There were some great images submitted and we have a couple of WPS Award Badge winners this month. Congrats to Brian Mullins and Chad Winstead! CHAD WINSTEAD 4* BRIAN MULLINS 4* Chad is taking a commanding lead over the field for the POY Prize. Remember, the point system is simple. An image will receive 25 points per star, which represents a judge’s selection. Each month four judges will comb overRead more

August Contest Winner | Wedding Day Portraits

The category this month was Wedding Day Portraits. There were a lot of wonderful images submitted but only one will grabbed a WPS Award Badge this month. Chad Winstead gave the judges a warm sunset image to love. Congrats Chad! CHADE WINSTEAD 4* Chad is taking a solid point lead over the field for the POY Prize. The race for the hardware is heating up! Remember, the point system is simple. An image will receive 25 points per star, whichRead more

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

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