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.
“Emotion" entries unobtrusively freeze intriguing expressions ranging from joy to tears.
06. 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.
07. Silhouettes and Shadows
“Silhouettes and Shadows” entries include candid images which contrast light and darkness and can be the result of natural and/or artificial lighting.
08. Lit Portrait
"Lit Portrait"? 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.