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. Details (Found)
"Details (Found)" encompasses tighter shots of the day's small slices AS THEY WERE FOUND. This includes clothes, rings, food, linens, flowers, faces, etc.
NOTE: This category is NOT for set-up detail shots. It's important that images submitted in this category don't contain content controlled by the photographer.
05. Kids (being kids)
"Kids" entries capture babies, children, and youth doing what they do best!
Found moments depicting animals at any point of the pre-wedding, ceremony, or reception. The animals can be intentionally or unintentionally involved in the days’ activities (i.e., a flower dog or a horse at the location).
“Emotion" entries unobtrusively freeze intriguing expressions ranging from joy to tears.
08. Food & Drinks
For the "Food & Drinks" category, we are looking for anything food related; particularly, images showing the wedding party or guests enjoying the tastes of the wedding celebration. We especially appreciate submissions with a human element to them. Any shots illustrating the process of preparation, serving, and partaking of any part of the meal are most welcome.
09. Send Off/Departure
Entries that record the action surrounding the departure of the bride and groom from the reception at the end of the wedding day.
10. Lit Portrait
“Lit Portait” contains images that use creative lighting techniques in capturing portraits of the bride, groom, bridal party, friends, children and/or other posed wedding party member. The key here is creativity in the use of off-camera flashes and strobes.