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2020 Winners – Award Winning Photographers

2020 Winners – Award Winning Photographers

West Coast Wedding Awards is excited to announce the 2020 Award Winners!

Congratulations to the winners, runners-up and finalist, these photographers are outstanding in their field and WCWA is proud to have them participate.

2020 was a challenging year for everyone, but despite the pandemic WCWA is proud about the large number of submissions. This will help WCWA to continue making this contest better every year! 

Also a huge thank you to the Judges, who this year not only scored the photos, but provided a comment for each and every photo.

Tanja Aelbrecht and Caroline Ross
West Coast Wedding Awards

 


Category of: Wedding couple

Photograph of a couple together, taken on the wedding day.

First Place Award Winner is Emily Serrell Photography

Runner-up is Whistler Elopements

Finalist  is Whistler Elopements

 

  Composition Creativity Lighting Aesthetics Editing Overall
Winner 85 80 95 80 80  
  70 50 68 68 65  
  85 85 90 90 90 78.73
Runner 90 75 90 90 90  
  70 70 75 70 60  
  75 80 80 80 80 78.33
Finalist 90 85 95 95 100  
  68 65 65 65 65  
  70 80 80 75 75 78.2

 


Category of: COVID wedding

A photograph taken during the pandemic, between March 1st 2020 and October 31st 2020, that shows a reference to COVID-19. (ex. the couple wearing masks, a social distanced photo, hand sanitizing etc.)

First Place Award Winner is Whistler Elopements

Runner-up is This is it studios

 

Finalist is Melanie Orr Photography.

 

  Composition Creativity Lighting Aesthetics Editing Overall
Winner 75 75 90 90 85  
  60 60 70 50 60  
  85 90 92 90 89 77.4
Runner 90 80 90 80 90  
  50 55 65 50 65  
  90 85 90 80 90 76.67
Finalist 85 85 75 75 75  
  70 60 60 70 65  
  90 90 60 75 60 73

 


Category of: Photojournalism

A photograph taken at any point during the wedding day where the subjects aren’t posed.

First Place Award Winner is Melanie Orr Photography

Runner-up is Meghan Hemstra Photography

 

Finalist is Emily Serrell Photography

  Composition Creativity Lighting Aesthetics Editing Overall
Winner 90 95 90 100 95  
  85 70 80 80 80  
  75 75 80 85 90 84.67
Runner 90 90 100 100 90  
  80 75 60 80 80  
  80 75 80 80 75 82.33
Finalist 80 100 90 90 90  
  70 66 85 70 70  
  70 80 75 70 70 78.4

Category of: Detail Photo

A photograph showcasing a wedding day detail.

First Place Award Winner is Meghan Hemstra Photography

Runner-up is Amber Hughes Photography

Finalist  is Sambajoy Photo & Art

  Composition Creativity Lighting Aesthetics Editing Overall
Winner 100 90 100 90 95  
  70 75 80 70 65  
  60 80 80 80 80 81
Runner 90 70 90 90 90  
  65 60 75 70 65  
  80 80 90 80 90 79
Finalist 80 85 90 85 85  
  65 50 50 60 50  
  90 80 90 95 95 76.67


Category of: Furry Friends

Photograph that includes an animal on the wedding day. 

 

First Place Award Winner is Meghan Hemstra Photography

 

Runner-up is Whistler Elopements

 

Finalist  is Janice Power Photography

  Composition Creativity Lighting Aesthetics Editing Overall
Winner 90 90 100 95 90  
  60 48 55 65 65  
  85 90 90 95 95 80.97
Runner 80 80 100 90 90  
  68 60 55 55 55  
  80 85 90 90 90 77.87
Finalist 80 80 90 75 75  
  68 60 60 50 60  
  75 75 80 90 80 73.2

Category of: Group photo

Photograph taken on the day of the wedding, showing a group of people, either the wedding party or other guests with (or without) the couple. 

First Place Award Winner is Amber Hughes Photography

Runner-up is  Isle + Oak Photography

Finalist is Farawayland Weddings

  Composition Creativity Lighting Aesthetics Editing Overall
Winner 80 90 75 85 90  
  55 70 70 70 70  
  70 85 75 75 70 75.33
Runner 90 90 100 90 90  
  68 65 78 70 68  
  65 65 60 65 60 74.93
Finalist 85 85 65 70 75  
  80 80 70 80 80  
  60 70 75 75 60 74

Category of: Engagement

Photograph of a couple that is engaged. The photo can’t be taken on the wedding day. The couple in the photograph isn’t wearing a wedding-specific outfit. 

First Place Award Winner is Emily Serrell Photography

Runner-up is Sambajoy Photo & Art 

Finalist  is Lindsey Paradiso  Photography

  Composition Creativity Lighting Aesthetics Editing Overall
Winner 85 80 90 80 100  
  80 65 90 70 75  
  80 85 90 95 85 83.33
Runner-up 90 90 100 80 100  
  50 60 75 70 70  
  90 95 80 90 90 82
Finalist 100 90 95 95 100  
  65 60 60 50 60  
  80 85 90 80 90 80

 


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