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ISPWP Wedding Photography Contest Winners | Summer 2010

Congratulations to Tatiana Garanina, the winner of the ISPWP Photographer of the Quarter award!

Here are the Top 20 overall winners from the ISPWP Summer 2010 Wedding Photography Contest. Click on the button to view the gallery.

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Tatiana Garanina - Moscow, Russia Wedding Photographer - ISPWP Photographer of the Quarter - Summer 2010

Tatiana Garanina – ISPWP Photographer of the Quarter – Summer 2010
Tatiana Garanina Photography
Moscow, Russia

2nd Place:

Ray Soemarsono, Apertura – Ray Soemarsono – Los Angeles, California

3rd Place:

Alexandre Borges, AleBorges Fotografia – São Paulo, Brazil

4th Place:

Daniel Aguilar, Daniel Aguilar Photographer – Monterrey, Mexico

5th Place:

Marcin Labedzki, B&W Photography – San Gdansk, Poland

6th Place:

Franco Milani, Franco Milani Photographer – Milan, Italy

7th Place:

Cristina Lima, Cristina Lima Photography – Belo Horizonte, Brazil

8th Place:

Marco Schwarz, Schwarzbild – Frankfurt, Germany

9th Place:

Melia Sorenson, Lucida Photography – Vancouver, British Columbia

10th Place:

Enrique Oliver Tortosa, Enrique Oliver – Paterna, Spain

11th Place:

Ben Godkin, Godkin Photo – Austin, Texas

12th Place:

Edoardo Agresti, Edoardo Agresti Photographer[s] – Florence, Italy

13th Place:

Monika Wasylewska, Monika + Konrad Wasylewski – Glamour & Documentary – Valais, Switzerland

14th Place:

Elaine Soong, Just Married Photography – Calgary, Alberta

15th Place:

Mark Pawlyszyn, Unique Images Photography – Calgary, Alberta

16th Place:

Nancy Beale, Beale & Wittig – Chicago, Illinois

17th Place:

Doru Halip, The H Photography – Bucharest, Romania

18th Place:

Astrid Garcia, Astrid and Rene Photography – Naples, Florida

19th Place:

Marcel Siegle, Marcel & Meher Siegle Photography – San Francisco, California

20th Place:

Jose Luis Guardia, Xpression International – Mexico

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

  • New! $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

6th – 9th Prize

  • Product Prizes
Product Prize Descriptions


Lavalu Post Processing – 4 Gift Certificates ($200, $150, $100 and $50 value)

Treat yourself to what you really need – some free time! The experienced editors at Lavalu are experts in making your images look fantastic. Lavalu is providing four gift certificates ($200, $150, $100, $50) which can be used for any of their services!
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Pro DPI ProDPI Photo Lab Gift Certificates ($200, $100, and $50 value)

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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Quik Photo Tools Quik Photo Tools Gift Certificates ($200, $100, and $50 value)

DQ Studios presents smart solutions for creative photographers. Quik Photo Tools provides Photo Keyboards, Shooting Tools, DVDs and Software.
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Willow Album Design Willow Album Design – Premium Album Design up to 30 pages ($300 value)

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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Finao - Albums with attitude

Gift Certificate towards a sample Finao ONE album ($250 value)

Albums with attitude. Winner will be given a coupon after the close of the contest.
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Triple Scoop Music

Triple Scoop Music – Lifetime song license to 1st – 4th place winners ($60 value 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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Mobile Fotographer Studio Software

Mobile Fotographer – One Year Free Subscription ($216 value)

Mobile Fotographer – Studio Management for the rest of us. Includes: Calendar, Clients, Accounting – with invoicing, To Do List, Production, Pricing Calculator, Mentoring, (online contract signing coming Summer 2010). Unlimited logins. Pay only one price for your entire studio. Access from any computer with an Internet connection, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Droid, Pre, etc.
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Fundy Software Album Software

Fundy Software – Fundy Dollars Gift Certificate ($200 value)

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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Focht Creative

Focht Creative Gift Certificate ($200 value)

Focht Creative has a collection of essential tools such as the Focht Retouch Palette, Lightroom Presets, Action Sets, Texture Packs all of which save you time and make your images stand out.
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Totally Rad Actions

Totally Rad Actions 2 – The Revenge – Version 1.2 ($159 value)

TRA2 – The Revenge is the cutting-edge new action set from the creators of the beloved Totally Rad Action Mix. TRA2 is a completely new set of actions for Adobe Photoshop that work together as a system, giving you an unprecedented blend of convenience and flexibility. This action set will unlock countless possibilities for making your photos shine, from dramatic black and whites, to vintage color effects, to everyday utilities to enhance your images. TRA2 is also the perfect compliment to the original Totally Rad Action Mix, adding powerful tools to your arsenal, while working seamlessly with the tools you already know and love.
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Think Tank Photo

Think Tank Urban Disguise 30 ($130 value)

This is the perfect size for many photographers who actively shooting, since it holds a 70-200 f2.8 inside, with the hood reversed, a wide angle with the hood, and a pro-size SLR in the front expandable pocket (without a lens attached). A DSLR without a bottom battery grip can be put inside with a lens attached straight down into the bag. The bag also can be attached to a roller.
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RileyG Camera Straps

Riley G Designworks: One designer camera strap by ISPWP Member Aaron Willcox ($98 value)

Upgrade your style with your choice of any of our rockin’ camera straps. Pick from any design line including the limited edition straps made from upcycled vintage car seats. All our camera straps are proudly hand-crafted here in the USA and made with a great mix of new and recycled materials. Each strap is carefully constructed and fabricated for you. Several lengths and camera attachments are available to fit your shooting style.
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Proofmaker by ISPWP Member Mike Dickson ($75 value)

Proofmaker is a Photoshop CS2/CS3 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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Roland Michels Roland Michels, Hamburg, Germany

Roland Michels has been living and working as a freelance photographer since 2004 in Hamburg, Germany. His photographic career began with food and advertising photography. Very soon though, wedding photography became the focus of his interest. He photographs wedding couples on Mauritius as well as in Greece, Austria, Switzerland and France. Within a short time he has become one of the leading and best known German wedding photographers. There followed publications & interviews in the German trade press (“Fotomagazin”, “Fotopresse”, “Fotowirtschaft”) and seminars for expert audiences in Germany and Switzerland. Roland Michels was the first German photographer of the ISPWP.

Gill Taylor Photographer Gill Taylor – Gill Taylor Photographer, Stafford, United Kingdom

Gill Taylor was born in Belfast in Northern Ireland but moved to England to be with her husband almost 14 years ago. She first studied photography in high school and, at 15, had quite an extensive kit bag. In her early twenty’s she followed the Irish bike racing, shooting for fun, then hung up her cameras when she got divorced. It was 10 years later that new husband John dragged her into a camera shop and made her buy a digital SLR. She went back to college for laughs and a brush-up on skills, only to find they were still living in the darkroom! Her first digital SLR was a silver Canon 300D (don’t laugh). She still has her original Canon AE-1 which she will never part with. For the last 7 years Gill has been building her business in the UK and Europe, having shot weddings and corporate commissions in England, Wales, Ireland, France, Italy, Portugal and Spain. In a recent interview, Gill was asked “How did you become a photographer?” Her response: “It’s funny, I never honestly thought I would. When I was studying at college, wedding photography was sniffed at by both students and professors alike. I was almost embarrassed to admit I quite fancied it. I went on a Bron lighting seminar a few years back and bumped into a photographer who needed some web work doing. In return, he allowed me to tag along on a couple of weddings. That led to a firm friendship and a 2 year second-shooting relationship, which was totally invaluable. I like to think of my journey into wedding photography as a very happy accident and something I adore.”

Jeff Dietz Photography Jeff Dietz – Jeff Dietz Photography, Scranton/Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

I love my job! My studio is located out of the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Pennsylvania area in a very small town. From this location we have grown into a nationally recognized studio photographing clients all across the country. I started photography by having a vast business background, and was hungry to make my photographic vision match my business success. Although I had been around cameras my entire life, it wasn’t until I discovered some of the great wedding photographers such as Yervant, Jerry Ghionis, Jeff Ascough and fashion greats like Richard Avedon, that I truly fell in love with creating photographs and had to learn everything I could get my hands on. I describe my style as a mix of photojournalism and fashion. The most important feature I look for when creating a photograph is light and a great connection with the couple! I take great pride in assuring that every one of my wedding couples walks away with a beautifully designed one-of-a kind storybook album from their wedding. I have had several images place in the number 1 position in various categories of the ISPWP competitions, and I am honored to take part in this quarter’s judging. I also enjoy teaching workshops for local students as well as providing business workshops for beginners or seasoned professionals. I believe in giving back and I will soon be embarking on the largest charitable project of my life entitled: “1,000 Portraits”.

anahi weddings Anahi Navarro – anahi weddings, McAllen, Texas

Anahi Navarro is living the dream of creativity and passion which drives her to success in photography. Having been surrounded by inspiration since she was young, art became an outlet for her spare energy. That energy has now flourished into a successful and award winning wedding photography business. “Weddings are the culmination of emotions of two people expressing their love to each other and the world. Being able to capture that is an amazing feeling.” She is based in south Texas but her business takes her all over the country and beyond.

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