01. Getting Ready
Entries which spontaneously capture the prepping, grooming, arranging, outfitting, and anticipation before the ceremony.
Captured moments of those who participate in the wedding (guests, family, and bridal party) during the processional, ceremony, and recessional.
“Reception" photographs document festivities from the cocktail hour through the last dance and departure.
04. Dancing (Action)
For the “Dancing (Action)” category, we are looking for anything from the wedding that illustrates the festive mood often found on the dance floor.
Candid, natural moments of the couples' parents on the wedding day.
06. Ring Details
Entries that depict shots of the rings, either set-up and controlled by the photographer or as they were found.
For the "Weather" category, entries include the effects that the weather had on the wedding day (hot, cold, rain, wind, etc.).
08. Creative Portraits
“Creative Portraits" employ a fresh and artistic approach to portraiture in capturing the bride, groom, bridal party, family, friends, children and/or any other posed wedding party member. Candid moments are not eligible for this category.
NOTE: Though this category may resemble traditional portraiture for some, the key here is to be creative with your subjects.
09. Full Frame (Black and White)
A category for images that have not been cropped in post production. Full frame, edge to edge, straight from the camera and ONLY in black and white. Anything goes in this wild card category – from ‘Getting Ready’ to the couple’s ‘Departure’. No portraits or details in this category, please.
10. Other Vendors
“Other Vendors” submissions include images of musicians, DJs, bands, wedding planners, reception hall staff, florists, caterers, etc., performing their job to make the wedding day possible.
11. Mobile Devices
This category is for images where the key element is a mobile device, such as cell phones, laptops, mp3 players, portable gaming devices, etc.