Contests: 3rd International Wedding Photographer of the Year – 2020 Edition

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Pia Lopez
  By Pia Lopez
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2020 comes with great and exciting news! As some of you may have been aware, the 3rd International Wedding Photographer of the Year contest winners are announced; photographers whose 2019 work went under review by a jury of professional wedding photographers integrated by Andy Gaines (Documentary Wedding Photographer from York, UK), Derrick Ong (Wedding and Portrait Photographer from Singapore, Fujifilm Ambassador), Ashley and Jeremy Parsons from We Are The Parsons (Wedding Photographers, USA), Kristen Marie Parker (Wedding Photographer from Seattle, USA. Rangefinder Magazine’s 30 Rising Stars Award), Dan O’Day (Wedding and Fine Art Photographer from Australia. 2018 International Wedding Photographer of the Year Winner), and Monika Frias (Dominican-born, Barcelona-based Photographer and Videographer). Let’s get to know the winners!

Grand Winner – Cat and Jeff of The Apartment Photography

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We congratulate Cat and Jeff of The Apartment Photography on this achievement! The photo features the wedding of Pia and Julian in Whistler, BC (Canada). A multi-day celebration wedding with rich cultural values blended with memories of joyful moments along with their families and loved ones. Cat and Jeff are destination wedding photographers based on Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada). You can get in touch with their work by following their Instagram profile here.

In case you’re wondering what the Grand Prize entails, here’s what they won during this 2019 edition of the contest:

  • $3000 Cash
  • Queensberry Album Credit ($500)
  • RAW Digital Lab Credit ($1300)
  • Smart Albums Software ($300)
  • Atkins Technicolour Voucher ($1000)
  • Epson Printer ($1250)
  • Hold Fast Money Maker ($285)
  • Fuji Camera ($1000)
  • Táve 1 Year Boutique Plan Subscription ($360)
  • Narrative 1 Year Pro Licence ($180)

Runner-up – Xenia Shabanova

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Certainly, a unique shot taken with a drone from outside the hotel the photographer was staying at. The night before the big wedding day can be nerve-wracking and filled with questions on the future to come, hence the value of this amazing shot that went to look almost as spontaneous.

Xenia Shabanova is a professional Wedding Photographer working since 2008. You can take a look at her work by following her Instagram profile here.

The Runner-up Prize entails:

  • $500 Cash
  • Raw Digital Lab Credit ($500)
  • Atkins Technicolour Voucher ($500)
  • Narrative 1 Year Pro Licence ($180)

Album Category Winner – Cat and Jeff of The Apartment Photography

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Black and White Category Winner – Rafał Donica

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You can check more on Rafał Donica by following his Instagram profile here.

Bridal Party Category – Angela Ruscheinski

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You can check more on Angela Ruscheinski by following his Instagram profile here.

Couple Portrait Category – Cat and Jeff of The Apartment Photography

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Dance Floor Category – Gaelle Le Berre

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You can check more on Angela Ruscheinski by following his Instagram profile here.

Epic Location Category – Ruan Redelinghuys

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You can check more on Ruan Redelinghuys by following his Instagram profile here.

From Above Category – Marcis Baltskars

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You can check more on Marcis Baltskars by following his Instagram profile here.

Single Capture Category – Victoria Sprung

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You can check more on Victoria Sprung by following his Instagram profile here.

Solo Portrait Category – Ben Appleby

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You can check more on Ben Appleby by following his Instagram profile here.

Engagement/Non-Wedding Category – Xenia Shabanova

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Film Photography/Analog Category – Oli Sansom of Briars Atlas

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You can check more on Oli Sansom of Briars Atlas by following his Instagram profile here.

Exciting, right? Time to get your camera ready for the 2020 edition of this International Wedding Photographer of the Year Contest. We invite you to check our Wedding Photography archive for ideas and inspiration to apply for your photography work.

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Pia Lopez

Pia Lopez

Pia Lopez is a self-taught photographer, architecture student and ArchViz artist. As Editor in Chief of Sleeklens.com, technology and art are two of her passions, which take active part in her professional training. Being an authentic Montevidean, travelling is daily routine; enjoying both the green meadows and urban surroundings as well as the beautiful beaches that are so characteristic in Uruguay's landscape.

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