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ISPWP Wedding Photography Contest Winners | Spring 2012

Congratulations to Virginia Gimeno, the winner of the ISPWP Photographer of the Quarter award!

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Virginia Gimeno, Madrid, Spain Wedding Photographer - ISPWP Photographer of the Quarter - Spring 2012

Virginia Gimeno – ISPWP Photographer of the Quarter – Spring 2012
Virginia Gimeno – Tag Fotografia
Madrid, Spain

2nd Place:

Daniel Stark, Stark Photography – Portland, Oregon

3rd Place:

Juan Jose Euan, del Sol Photography – Playa del Carmen, Mexico

4th Place:

Erin Chrisman, Chrisman Studios – San Francisco, California

5th Place:

David Wittig, Beale & Wittig – Chicago, Illinois

6th Place:

Cristiano Ostinelli, cristiano ostinelli photographer – Milano, Italy

7th Place:

Ryan Jones, RC Jones Photography – Fresno, California

8th Place:

Ben Chrisman, Chrisman Studios – San Francisco, California

9th Place:

Ray Soemarsono, Apertura – Los Angeles, California

10th Place:

Marco Schwarz, schwarzbild – Frankfurt, Germany

11th Place:

Georgii Shugol, Shugol Georgii – Saint-Petersburg, Russia

12th Place:

Oscar Setiawan, S1 Weddings – Chicago, Illinois

13th Place:

Fan Yuanyuan, Youngvision – Shanghai, China

14th Place:

Shira Weinberger, Shira Weinberger Photography – New York, New York

15th Place:

Brian Callaway, Callaway Gable – Los Angeles, California

16th Place:

Yu Hsin Seah, Tinydot Photography – Singapore

17th Place:

Jocemar Voss Kovacs, JVKovacs Photo Art – Florianópolis, Brasil

18th Place:

Jessica Stout, Stout Photography – Sacramento, California

19th Place:

Galina Nabatnikova, GRANINPHOTO.RU – Moscow, Russia

20th Place:

Franco Milani, Franco Milani Photographer – Milan, Italy

Contest Image Category Galleries

Use these links to jump directly to specific contest categories.

Getting Ready

Family Love

Framing the Subject


The Decisive Moment

Movement and Motion

First Dance

Bride Portrait

All About Light


Bride and Groom Portrait

Wedding Details

Emotional Impact

Bridal Party Portrait

The Wedding Dress


Engagement Portrait

Pure Art

Kids Will Be Kids

Venue or Location


First Prize – Photographer of the Quarter | $1,000 Cash | 1st Pick of Product Prizes

Second Prize – $500 Cash | 2nd Pick of Product Prizes

Third Prize – $250 Cash | 3rd Pick of Product Prizes

Fourth Prize – $150 Cash | 4th Pick of Product Prizes

Fifth Prize – $100 Cash | 5th Pick of Product Prizes

More Product Prizes will be awarded depending on the number of prizes available

Product Prize Descriptions
Kubota Image Tools Kubota Image Tools Action DASHBOARD Five Pak (value $629)
Kubota Image Tools, fueled by “Idea Guy” Kevin Kubota, is constantly churning with new products and educational materials that help photographers move their businesses toward success. They offer Photoshop® and Lightroom® products to speed up a photographer’s workflow and help them create beautiful art for their clients.
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Queensberry Wedding Album Gift Voucher for Queensberry Products and Services (value $500)
We offer a huge range from gorgeous press books through classic matted and flushmount albums to our signature Duos and Musée. Spend your winnings on any of the above, our unique sales kit, or our professional lab and album design services.
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SpiderPro Single Camera Holster System (3) SpiderPro Single Camera Holster Systems (value $135 each)
Our SpiderPro is a substantial all-metal construction designed for the sport, action, event, wedding or any pro-shooter that needs to have a quick-draw, comfortable no straps and no-nonsense camera carrying tool to get the job done with extreme comfort and agility. Two-position metal lock ensures security and freedom of movement and quickdraw action when needed.
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(2) DR-1 Double Straps (value $129.95 each) and (2) RS-5 Cargos (value 69.95 each)
The BlackRapid RS-5 is a brilliant companion for those who require extra storage. It combines zippered pockets with a phone compartment roomy enough to accommodate even larger smart phones. A magnetic clasp opens silently for even the most noise-sensitive situations. Even fully loaded, the RS-5 will dominate any shootout.
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Pro DPI ProDPI Photo Lab Gift Certificates (value $200, $100, and $50)
ProDPI is providing print certificates in the amounts of $200, $100, and $50. Winners can redeem their certificates for any ProDPI product!
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AsukaBook (3) AsukaBucks Certificates – Cannot be combined with any other discount or used on samples (value $100 each)
AsukaBook creates exquisite coffee table books for photographers. Their selection offers a wide array of press-printed books with beautiful finishes and multiple sizes to choose from. AsukaBook also provides free design software to photographers to help make the design process simple and fast.
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Queensberry Workspace One year Pro subscription to Queensberry Workspace (value $290)
Queensberry Workspace is a cloud-based platform to display, promote and sell your photography online. Order, design and proof your albums in Workspace. Build a Workspace website and store, branded and integrated with your existing sites. Sell print products, digital downloads and more. Use Workspace’s sharing tools to fuel your blog and social media sites, and generate publicity as well as sales.
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Willow Album Design Willow Album Design – Album design up to 30 pages with layered Photoshop files (value $250)
Fresh, clean album design is what we offer to photographers that want to focus on the their imagery. Willow Album Design can help you spend more time creating photographs and less time attached to the computer afterward. With three different design styles, there’s a perfect album design solution waiting for you.
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Triple Scoop Music

Triple Scoop Music – Lifetime song license to 1st – 4th place winners (value $60 each)
The 1st – 4th place winners will each receive a lifetime license for any single song from Triple Scoop Music. TSM offers award winning music by an impressive list of independent artists, including Grammy & Emmy winners. You can select from thousands of hand-picked royalty-free songs by award-winning artists and composers. Easily find great songs and use the music legally for marketing and promotion. Hear why the world’s top photographers grow their business with music from Triple Scoop Music.
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Think Tank Photo

Retrospective 30 (value $179)
The Retrospective shoulder bag is created for the professional photographer that wants to blend in with the crowd and remain inconspicuous in any situation. Our product designers have blended the look and feel of “old-school” camera bags and infused it with “new-school” features and technology for the digital imaging age.
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Fundy Software Album Software

Fundy Software – Fundy Dollars Gift Certificate (value $150)
75% of surveyed users say they’ve cut their production time in half (or more) using Fundy Software Products. The Fundy Dollars may be used on any product or combination of products.
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Photodex - ProShow Web

One Year Premium Subscription to ProShow Web. (value $150)
Photodex ProShow Web turns your photos and video clips into professional video slideshows in minutes. Choose from tons of stylish effects, themes and royalty-free music for all genres. Create a free video today!
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Artsy Couture

Artsy Couture Gift Certificate (value $150)
Artsy Couture introduces Gallery Blocks. Be one of the first photographers to offer this exciting new product. The gift certificate is good on any product.
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Totally Rad Actions

Totally Rad Actions RadLab (value $149)
RadLab is a revolutionary new way to style your photos. Unlike using Photoshop actions, RadLab allows you to get instant previews of how your image will change. You can layer together effects, called Stylets, in infinite ways, and customize your Recipes with simple, intuitive sliders. RadLab comes with 78 Stylets for you to use, and operates as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.
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Nations Photo Lab

Nations Photo Lab Gift Certificate (value $100)
Nations Photo Lab is a professional photo lab that provides the highest-quality professional photo printing services and products at industry-leading prices. The gift certificate is good on any products or services.
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Zenfolio Zenfolio Premium Account (value $100)
Zenfolio provides everything you need to put your photography online and start selling. With Zenfolio you have it all; from a customizable website and client galleries with no limits, to an integrated shopping cart with over 500 ready-to-sell products and robust marketing tools. Zenfolio offers more features and a better price than any other photo hosting service, making it the best $100 you will spend on your photography this year.
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Proofmaker Proofmaker by ISPWP Member Mike Dickson (value $75)
Proofmaker is a Photoshop CS3, CS4 and CS5 script that will generate bordered proof images with the image name, or copyright information — or both (or neither) — into your photos, in one easy step. Easily turn your photos into bordered, labeled proofs!
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Red Boot Design

Classic White Album Template (value $60)
Red Boot Design is a service for photographers who want to provide their clients with the utmost quality in album design. We specialize in custom design and also offer album templates. The Classic White is a clean and modern album template with 40 sides. Template set includes 7 sizes, and may be used for any album company. Versatile layouts are perfect for wedding, portrait, commercial, etc.
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Jez Dickson | London, UK wedding photographer Jez Dickson, Jez Dickson Photography, London, UK
Jez Dickson has been holding a camera since he can remember and been shooting weddings since 2002, which has so far taken him to three of the four corners of the globe and enabled him to pick up a few awards along the way. Likes; Individual, Character & Spirit & Loves great photography, whatever the subject, although Eve Arnold holds hero mantle for him. Shoots what he sees, but likes to think he sees what he shoots. As long as he has his camera in my hand and his family by his side he is a happy boy.
Daniele del Castillo, Sydney, Australia Wedding Photographer Daniele del Castillo, Del Castillo Photography, Sydney, Australia
Daniele Del Castillo is an Italian photojournalist. He moves between Australia and Italy where he both works as wedding photojournalist and photo-reporter. He started covering weddings with a true photojournalistic approach almost 10 years ago. As one of the first in Italy exploring and developing this style he was chosen in 2009 and 2010 from the prestigious IED institute in Milan to teach wedding reportage. He covers few weddings a year between the two countries in order to provide couples with a high standard and quality service. He tries to shoot each wedding as a real reportage, as something new to discover and explore. He received several international awards from ISPWP and other important wedding associations.
Genevieve Burruss, Chicago, Illinois Wedding Photographer Genevieve Burruss, Genevieve Lauren Photography, Chicago, Illinois
Genevieve is a multi award winning wedding and commercial photographer dually based in Chicago and San Francisco. Her cinematic sensibility won her top honors in past ISPWP contests and she was named one of Brides Magazine UK’s Top 25 destination photographers in 2011. Her work has been featured in both fashion and wedding magazines world wide, and has garnered accolades from the WPJA, PDN, Ceremony, the Knot, and Brides Magazine.
Benni Wolf, Frankfurt, Germany Wedding Photographer Benni Wolf, Benni Wolf Photography, Frankfurt, Germany
Based in Frankfurt, Germany, Benni Wolf is an award-winning wedding photographer since 2006. Before that he worked several years in an advertising agency. Today his priorities are to capture the intimate moments of a wedding day and to create dramatic and aesthetic portraits of the couple. His passion for exceptional photography leads him to continue experimenting and to try out new things. Couples love his calm and relaxed attitude at work. Benni shoots weddings all over Germany and also in other countries.
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