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ISPWP Wedding Photography Contest Winners | Winter 2011

Congratulations to Mauricio Arias, the winner of the ISPWP Photographer of the Quarter award!

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Mauricio Arias, San Francisco Wedding Photographer - ISPWP Photographer of the Quarter - Winter 2011

Mauricio Arias – ISPWP Photographer of the Quarter – Winter 2011
Mauricio Arias – Chrisman Studios
San Francisco, California

2nd Place:

Ben Chrisman, Chrisman Studios – San Francisco, California

3rd Place:

Sol Tamargo, del Sol Photography – Playa del Carmen, Mexico

4th Place:

Liliya Gorlanova, Liliya Gorlanova – Moscow, Russia

5th Place:

Vinicius Matos, La Foto – Belo Horizonte, Brazil

6th Place:

Ed Atrero, Atrero Photography – San Diego, California

7th Place:

Caroline Robert, Caroline + Ben Photography – Austin, Texas

8th Place:

Daniel Kudish, davina + daniel – Montreal, Quebec

9th Place:

Virginia Gimeno, Tag Fotografia – Madrid, Spain

10th Place:

Erin Chrisman, Chrisman Studios – San Francisco, California

11th Place:

Stephen Loh, Lyrical Moments Photography – Singapore

12th Place:

Ana Correa, Ana Correa | Wedding Photography – Florianópolis, Brazil

13th Place:

Cliff Brunk, Cliff Brunk Photography – San Francisco, California

14th Place:

Aaron Morris, Chrisman Studios – San Francisco, California

15th Place:

Alexandre Araujo, Alexandre Araujo – São Luís, Brazil

16th Place:

Franck Boutonnet, Franck Boutonnet Photography – Paris, France

17th Place:

Brent Foster, Brent Foster Photography – Windsor, Ontario

18th Place:

Tim Fitch, Tim Fitch Photography – Madison, Wisconsin

19th Place:

Ben Godkin, Caroline + Ben Photography – Austin, Texas

20th Place:

Ari Simphoukham, Ari Simphoukham Photography – San Luis Obispo, California

Contest Image Category Galleries

Use these links to jump directly to specific contest categories.

Getting Ready

Family Love

Framing the Subject

Ceremony

The Decisive Moment

Movement and Motion

First Dance

Bride Portrait

All About Light

Reception

Bride and Groom Portrait

Wedding Details

Emotional Impact

Bridal Party Portrait

The Wedding Dress

Humor

Engagement Portrait

Pure Art

Kids Will Be Kids

Venue or Location

Prizes

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 creates time-saving Photoshop plug-ins and Lightroom presets for quickly enhancing images with professional results. Go beyond the basics and get maximum productivity. All the tools you need to create stunning images. Get up and running within minutes with the Action DASHBOARD Five Pak – a customizable set of five Kubota Artistic or Production Tools Action Paks of your choice!
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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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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 USA was one of the first companies to offer professional quality coffee table style printed books for photographers. Their books are widely endorsed by professional photographers and graphic designers because of the exceptional quality of our products. They offer an array of press-printed books in a great selection of sizes and beautiful page finishes. Their DVD Presentation Book is a great new way to showcase your client’s images and their NeoClassic is an incredible new flush mount option.
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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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BlackRapid

(3) BlackRapid RS-5 Cargo Camera Straps (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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Kelly Moore Camera Bags

Men’s or Women’s Kelly Moore Camera Bag (Winner’s Choice up to $200)
“Finally, camera bags that give you Moore!”
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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 2 – The Revenge – Version 1.2 (value $149)
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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LocoLemons Design Gift Certificate for Locolemons Album Slipcover (value $100)
What better way to enhance a client’s wedding or portrait album, then with a custom designed slipcover. Locolemons provides a very large selection of fabrics to appease every artist’s tastes. We also pride ourselves in the full customization of our covers, right down to the little details, like the grosgrain ribbon and silk or suede lining. Your albums will feel the love when they’re squeezed by a Locolemons Slipcover!!
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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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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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Judges
Citlalli Rico | Cancun, Riviera Maya wedding photographer Citlalli Rico, Citlalli Rico Photography, Cancun, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Citlalli is a destination wedding photographer based in Mexico. She’s been shooting destination weddings since 2006 focusing on documenting them with very strong storytelling and truly natural moments. Her clients appreciate her calm personality, her use of light and her variety of fashionable images to hilarious moments of joy and laughter. With multiple award winning images on ISPWP and other international organizations, Citlalli travels around the world shooting, giving workshops and doing what she loves the most, sharing about photography with a worldwide photography community.
Rodrigo Zapico, São Paulo, Brazil Wedding Photographer Rodrigo Zapico, Rodrigo Zapico | ARTE RZ, São Paulo, Brazil
Rodrigo Zapico ever wants to provoke an enchantment on those who decide to live in the infinite emotions that can be told with the sound of a click. With a degree in Advertising at the University of Sao Paulo – USP, Rodrigo combines the creative dynamic of advertising photography with the emotion that a great day can tell, and then he fell in love with weddings. Being super close to his clients, RZ believes that the true magic is in telling the stories just as they are. The heart is the main tool. The camera is just an object. During 5 years in the wedding photography world, he has been a member of the most important international associations and has proudly collected several awards.
Elaine Soong, Edmonton, Canada Wedding Photographer Elaine Soong, Just Married Photography, Edmonton, Canada
Elaine Soong is an award-winning photographer who specializes in innovative and dramatic wedding imagery on an international scale. Elaine and her husband Kenneth form the dynamic duo Just Married Photography, based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Blessed with an eye for the decisive moment, Elaine has won numerous international photography awards and has been recommended by StyleMePretty, Wedluxe, Perfect Wedding, Weddingbells, Brides Magazine, CityTV, CBC, Global TV, Edmonton Journal, Calgary Herald and various media networks for her unique style of wedding photojournalism. In addition to weddings, Elaine enjoys fashion and lifestyle photography, marketing, teaching and playing the piano and violin. Just Married Photography frequently travels bringing their insatiable craving for the perfect image to weddings around the world.
Edoardo Agresti, Florence, Italy Wedding Photographer Edoardo Agresti, Edoardo Agresti Photographer[s], Florence, Italy
I was born in Florence and inherited my passion for traveling and photography from my father. I’ve been lucky enough to have traveled since the age of nine, which has helped me develop a particular sensitivity, and tune my heart & mind, so that I can capture reality in all its beauty, depth and intimacy. Meeting many photographers, from fashion to news reporting, from wedding photography to special events, and contact with several professional portrait studios has given me a versatile experience in the various fields of image representation. In 1997, Studio Crea , was born thanks to the partnership with important colleagues. Studio Crea has become an international point of reference for travel and wedding photojournalistic style photography. I’m a Partner of the Nikon Professional Service and one of the organizers and teachers of Nikon School Travel. Master of “Sposiamo il digitale” in Riccione; scene photographer of musical “Aspire the Musical” in Doha with music by David Krane; member of Wedding Photo Journalistic Association, Artistic Guild of Wedding Photo Journalistic Association, International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers and founder of Best Wedding Photographers. International award winner for wedding and travel photography. My photos have been published in several international magazines and travel guides. Member of FEP: Federation of European Photographer. Member of MPA: Master Photographer Association.
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