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Results tagged “Competitions” from Destination Wedding Photography - Destination Wedding Photographers, Arizona

We are always so excited when one of our images when a Fearless Award in Fearless Photographers!  They are very hard to get and it is always an honor and on top of that, the photo is one of our all time favorites from one of our all time favorite couples, Allyson and Eric :-)!  This photo was taken during their first look and it is such a sublime moment

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We were beyond excited to grab First Place in the current ISPWP competition under the category, Emotional Impact!!  Better still, we LOVE the couple in this image!  Thank you Allyson and Eric for giving us one of our most memorable "first look" shots EVER!!!

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April 23, 2014 // Awards / Weddings
We are so pleased to have placed in each of the three most recent wedding photography contests we entered! It is always an honor to win awards in these prestigious competitions!

FEARLESS AWARD - Fearless Photographers February 2014 Contest
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13th PLACE - WEDDING DETAILS CATEGORY - ISPWP Winter 2013 Competition
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16th PLACE - HUMOR CATEGORY - WPJA 2013 Quarter 4 Contest
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We are so excited to announce one of our images won the 6th place award in the latest ISPWP photo contest in the "Kids Will Be Kids" category! It is always an honor to place in such prestigious competitions!
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Fearless Awards are extremely difficult to win, so it is with great and humbled pride that we announce winning two Fearless Awards in Fearless Photographers latest competition!
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We were so excited to have four of our photographs place in the Wedding Photojournalist Association's (WPJA) latest international competition. It is always an honor to compete and rank amongst some of the world's most talented wedding photographers!

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We were very excited to have three of our wedding photographs place in the WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association) QUARTER 4, 2012 CONTEST!!  Always an honor to be held in standing with so many amazingly talented wedding photographers from across the globe!

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We are always so honored to place in competitions and we felt no different when the results of the ISPWP Winter 2012 Contest came out.  We won two awards in this international competition and are so thrilled!

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We were so honored to have two of our photos place in the WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association) Quarter 3, 2012 Competition.  It is always amazing to place in an international contest alongside so many talented individuals!

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We were so honored to have one of our photos place in the ISPWP Fall 2012 Competition.  Kevin captured this great moment during the ketubah signing at Leah and Sol's wedding!

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We are always excited and honored when we win an award, especially when it is a Fearless Award!  One of our images was chosen to be recognized in Fearless Photographers most recent competition.  When you consider that out of the images entered into the contest by so many talented wedding photographers throughout the world, only about 5% are actually chosen, that is a true honor!  With that, this is one of our all-time favorites ... so funny :-)!

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We are so super excited to announce that we won eight awards in the ISPWP Winter 2011 Contest! This is an international competition and we were up against some of the most distinguished wedding photographers in the world, which makes this a really special accomplishment. This is also the most awards we have ever won in a single contest and we are so very proud to say that every member of our team (Tina, Kevin and Angie) placed! Yayyy ... way to go team :-)!!!

Photo by Tina
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Judges Comments: Fantastic framing and very unique / the framing + the flare = Nice shot.
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Photo by Angie
Judges Comments: Fine art silhouette, cerebral image.
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Photo by Angie
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Photo by Kevin
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Photo by Tina
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Photo by Tina
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We are really excited to announce that our Associate Photographer, Angie Gomez, received her first photography awards (that's right, plural) after entering the ISPWP Winter 2011 Contest. This is an international competition and Angie was up against some of the most acclaimed wedding photographers in the world. It is a true testament to the quality and creativity of her work and we couldn't be more proud of her! Congratulations Angie ... you deserve it!!

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We were so honored to have three of our photos place in the WPJA Quarter 4 International Contest! We placed 12th and 13th in the Food & Drinks Category and 18th in the Weather Category!

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We are always humbled to place in the WPJA's quarterly competitions.  To win three awards is very humbling.  Two of the images were created at Senait and Ilya's amazing wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and the other was taken at Elizabeth and Daniel's equally amazing wedding at the Vatican in Rome, Italy.  A big thanks to both these couples for trusting us as their wedding photographers!

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doru :

Beautiful photos! great composition! I love the story that your photos tell!

(02.03.12 @ 11:11 PM)
It is always an honor to place in the WPJA quarterly competitions as I am competing against some of the best wedding photographers in the world!  This time though it was humbling for me.  I garnered my very first 1st PLACE AWARD this time and was so elated!!  The winning image placed 1st in the SILHOUETTES AND SHADOWS category and was taken at Brooke and Ryan's wedding this past April at Arcosanti in Arizona.  I also won 14th PLACE in the same category for an image I took at Theresa and Chris's wedding at V. Sattui Winery in Napa, CA back in May of this year.

1st PLACE: Silhouettes and Shadows
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14th PLACE: Silhouettes and Shadows
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I am always honored to place in the ISPWP competitions!  I placed 9th in the EMOTIONAL IMPACT Category in the ISPWP Summer 2011 Contest with a beautiful moment captured at Neha and Tunde's wedding of Tunde and his brother emotionally hugging after a toast.

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I was recently accepted for membership into the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP.)  It is an honor to be a part of an organization of professional photographers who are all so immensely talented.  In that light, it is as much an honor to have placed in their most current competition.  Three of my photographs placed in the ISPWP Spring 2011 Contest and I am thrilled!!

8th PLACE - HUMOR
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11th PLACE - HUMOR


18th PLACE - MOVEMENT AND MOTION
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Nelda King-Sloan:

Congrats...Congrats...Congrats....Oh....& Congrats to Sierra Blanco. :) Love your work!!!

(05.30.11 @ 03:52 PM)
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I am once again honored to win awards in the prestigious Wedding Photojournalist Association's (WPJA) quartly contest.  I was really excited this time because three of my photographs placed, all in the top 5!!  I won 3rd place in "Humor" for a photo taken at Angela and Chris' wedding and 4th place in "Cake Cutting" and 5th place in "Kids (Being Kids)", both from Megan and Jeff's wedding.  There were 24,112 entries from around the world in this quarter and from that, 360 finalists were chosen.  That really is an honor.  As always, thank you to my couples for trusting in my vision and allowing me to make these award winning images :-)!

 

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Joyce:

Congrats!!!

(03.28.11 @ 04:44 PM)
Angie:

Tina, YOU ARE AMAZING! Congratulations!

(04.06.11 @ 08:36 PM)
Listed below are links to blogs that reference this entry: PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD - WPJA QUARTER 4 CONTEST 2010 . TrackBack URL for this entry: http://www.sierrablancophoto.com/darkroom/mt/mt-tb.cgi/4

I am once again honored to win awards in the prestigious Wedding Photojournalist Association's (WPJA) quartly contest.  Two of my photographs were recognized in their Quarter 3 competition, one taking Seventh Place from Angela and Chris' wedding in the "Parents" category and the other also taking Seventh Place from Shy and Prameet's wedding in the "Other Vendors" category.  To give you an idea of what an honor it really is to place in an international competition like this, the WPJA puts it in perspective and says it best: "From 13,686 entries only 240 finalists were selected."  As always, I thank my wonderful clients for fully trusting in me and giving me the opportunity to shoot at such beautiful and meaningful events!!

 

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Jessica White:

Congrats! well-deserved :-)!!!

(01.09.11 @ 10:01 PM)

First, let me begin by saying ... I'm still here :-)!  I have had a lot of people asking questions lately wondering why I'm not blogging anymore.  The main reson is that life got extremely crazy starting this past spring and, though I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, I'm not quite there yet.  Some big things happened for us at the beginning of the summer (no, not a baby) and I will be letting you in on that sometime very soon.  I do have a LOT, LOT, LOT of postings to catch up on very soon and I can't wait to share them.  We have had a lot of beautiful weddings and shoots (some near and some far away), so stay tuned ... I promise there will be plenty to see over the next couple of months!!

 

Until then, I did want to share this photo.  The wedding took place last spring (one of many that haven't been posted yet) and a photo from it won 9th place in the "Full Frame Black & White" category in the Quarter 1, 2010 WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association) Competition.  As always, I am honored to be recognized among such a talented group of photographers!  Thanks to Sue and Billy for trusting me to capture such special moments as this one that occurred during their "first meeting"!

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I was very excited to hear that I placed in the prestigious WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association) Quarter 2 Contest!  As always, the competition is very stiff and I am always pleased with any placing among such a talented group of photographers.  The award was for sixteenth place in the Trash the Dress Portrait category.  I love doing TTD sessions because they are so much fun and I really get a chance to tap into my creative side.  Special thanks to the always beautiful Aubrey for putting up with swamps and alligators and mosquitos for this wonderful shoot ... your AWESOME!!  Funny thing is, she hates her feet :-).  Love ya!!

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It is always an honor to place in any competition but especially the Wedding Photojournalist Association's quarterly contests.  The competition spans the globe and the photographers are extremely talented.  I am happy to say that I one of my images placed fourteenth in the Ceremony category.  I love this image and am proud it placed!  Thank you to Payvand and Jeremy for allowing me to photograph their exceptionally beautiful Persian wedding!

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Aubrey Reel:

Yay! I LOVE this one! :) Great moment!

(07.14.09 @ 08:04 PM)

I am happy to say that I won Ninth Place in the "Details" category of the Wedding Photojournalist Association's (WPJA) first annual "Trash the Dress" competition!  I love doing these types of photo shoots because they really allow me to be creative in my wedding photography.  They allow me to step well outside the bounds of what can obviously be done on the wedding day.  Thanks to Ashley for allowing me to create this image and for being such a fun and wonderful subject ... love you Ash!!!

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Aubrey :

Beautiful! And not just because she's my sister! ;) Love your work, TIna!

(11.17.08 @ 11:19 AM)
Ashley:

YAY! This is one (of many) of my favorites! :)

(11.17.08 @ 01:30 PM)