01. Getting Ready
This is the pre-show, the running up to the main event. Here is where you'll capture all the spontaneous prepping, grooming, arranging, outfitting, and nail-biting before the ceremony. This is not a portrait category.
These are authentic images of the actual marriage portion of the event, from the pre-ceremony to the vow-exchange to the receiving line. They can include any of the day's attendees. This is not a portrait category.
This is the big party. "Reception" photographs catch all the post-ceremony festivities from the cocktail hour through to the last dance and the bride and groom's departure. This is not a portrait category.
04. Details (Found)
"Details (Found)" can be described as tighter shots of the day's interesting moments AS THEY WERE FOUND. This includes clothes, rings, food, linens, flowers, hands, 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. This is not a portrait category.
05. Kids (Being Kids)
"Kids" entries showcase those real moments where children take the spotlight, from babies to teens and any age in between. This is not a portrait category.
“Emotion" entries unobtrusively freeze intriguing expressions ranging from joy to tears.
07. Great Natural Light
“Great Natural Light” entries capture moments brilliantly lit under natural and ambient lighting conditions. NOTE: This category is not for images created with the help of any flash or strobe.
08. Wildcard Portrait
Anything related to the wedding day goes into this new category. It's all about your creative approach to portraiture during a pre-wedding engagement session, or capturing the bride, groom, bridal party, family, friends, children and/or any other posed wedding party member on the big day. We are open to images that display the photographer's skill in using lighting techniques like off-camera flashes and strobes. And yes, this IS a portrait category.