For the third year in a row, the Vow Bride Photography Contest has attracted entries from throughout Virginia. Open only to professional photographers, there were eight categories for submission, each representing an important moment for couples soon to wed.
“Each photo should uniquely capture those visual moments of a day that inspire memories of a lifetime.” – Editor-in-chief Kim Wadsworth
The categories this year were: Engagement, Getting Ready, Ceremony, Portrait, Kisses, Details, First Dance, Reception. The GRAND PRIZE winner receives a FULL PAGE ad in the 2016 Spring/Summer issue of Vow Bride and a $500. Gift Card. FIRST PRIZE winner receives a HALF PAGE ad and a $250. Gift Card. SECOND PRIZE winner receives a QUARTER PAGE ad and a $150. Gift Card.
Grand Prize: “Untitle” (black + white) by Eleise Theuer
First Place: “Anticipation” by Grant & Deb Photographers
Second Place: “Selfie Smooch” by Keith Cephus
Engagement: “Bridging the Gap” by Ross Constanza Photography
First Dance: “Love in Lights” by Nate Kinnison
Portraits: “Amelia Portrait” by Heather Wynn
Getting Ready: “Finishing Touches” by Grant & Deb Photographers
Ceremony: “We Did It!” by Grant & Deb Photographers
Details: “Untitled” (Color) by Eleise Theuer
Kisses: “1810 Las Vegas” by Ross Costanza Photography
Reception: “Mother and Son” by Heather Hughes Photography
The Fine Art of Wedding Photography of Jose Villa has been featured in magazines around the world including Martha Stewart Weddings, Grace Ormonde Style, Brides, The Knot and more. PDN named him one of the top 10 wedding photographers in the world. Strong on composing and directing, Jose is all about making something beautiful. josevillaphoto.com
An award-winning photojournalist published by some of the world’s leading news organizations including Time and Newsweek magazines and The New York Times, Laura is the founder and principal photographer of Docuvitae, a photographic agency widely esteemed for visual storytelling. Laura’s captivating wedding and lifestyle photography has been published by Town & Country, C Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings and Style Me Pretty. Follow her beautifully curated photos on Instagram @Laurakleinhenz or visit docuvitae.com
Owner of the nationally acclaimed wedding blog The Bride’s Cafe, which showcases real weddings in Virginia; daily inspirations for brides-to-be; and featured images of wedding details. Guest designers and wedding specialists “visit” the cafe, sharing their vision. Janie is also a master floral designer of her namesake florist JMFlora Designs, based in Richmond. bridescafe.com
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