Wedding Photojournalists Association Quarterly Contest

Here we go again. Gosh, everything falls on the same dates I swear!!

In case you didn’t know, I have been selected as one of a very small handful of photographers in the Florida Panhandle to be honored with membership to the Wedding Photojournalists Association. There are only five photographers in the entire Panhandle of Florida and southern areas of Alabama and Georgia who have been chosen to become members of this elite organization.

Here is a blurb from the WPJA to brides and grooms that describe their membership:

WOULD YOU TRUST FOREVER TO JUST ANYONE?

The WPJA puts the world’s best wedding photography at your fingertips. We offer a new perspective on wedding photography – quietly capturing the real moments as they happen for the bride and groom.

It is our goal to use photography to tell the story of your wedding day, not dictate it for you.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Membership in the WPJA depends entirely on photographers meeting our high standards for inclusion. OneCANNOT simply pay his/her way into the WPJA. We emphasize this is NOT another ad-driven wedding web site.

Anyway, it is time for the second quarterly contest. Our catagories are:

1)Getting Ready

2)Ceremony

3)Reception

4)Kids being kids

5)Ring Details

6)Emotion

7)Emotion

8)Cake Cutting

9)Transportation

10)Creative Portrait

11)Trash the dress Portrait

No Photoshop special effects may be used, no textures or filters. The images except for the rings and the creative portraits must be just as we found them.

Below you’ll find my entries … Post comments below to let me know what you think!!wpja_ban100canistario wallet copyIMG_0707IMG_0780 copyIMG_1403IMG_1433IMG_4724IMG_4875IMG_5008IMG_5638IMG_9475LI0Y2639LI0Y3065 copyLI0Y4630LI0Y7292LI0Y7463 copy

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NWFPP Salon Competition

So, here we go again. Right in the middle of a huge beach and wedding season I have to get images ready for the Northwest Florida Professional Photographers competition. These are the images I am thinking of competing, let me know if you can think of any of your favorited I may have missed!!  Leave a comment below to let me know which ones you like!!1amandaoak
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admin - March 11, 2010 - 10:12 am

Thanks guys 🙂

Randell Balmaceda - March 11, 2010 - 9:44 am

Love your writing style Keep em coming I look forward to more!

Donna - November 18, 2009 - 1:41 pm

Wow these are beautiful.

Pams friend!

The B. Family and Fellow Perrysburg High Alumnus

Wow, I didn’t know that in a small piece of paradise 915 miles away from the place I once called home, I would have the chance to photograph the precious family of one of my fellow PHS alumnus!

Dave’s family is so cute. He and his beautiful wife just celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary. Way to go guys!!! And let me add, their children are gorgeous and fun!!

Enjoy their images 🙂
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A little bird told me that they just celebrated 17 years of marriage last week. Congratulations!!

A little bird told me that they just celebrated 17 years of marriage last week. Congratulations!!

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Sabrina and Mavi’s Beautiful Panama City Beach Wedding

Sabrina and Mavi took their vows on the Beach in Panama City Beach and then dined and danced with family and friends at the Bay Point Marriot. It was a beautiful wedding, they wrote their own vows and celebrated the sweetness of love with candy favors for all.

I think they have a great start and a lifetime future together. If you take each one aside and ask them about the other, they’ll just blush and smile saying all the most wonderful things about each other. It was so cute to see!! And Mavi was always the first to lend a loving hand to his beautiful wife and fix her dress when needed. A true gentleman!1

Here is one of Mavi

Here is one of Mavi's GQ type of shots as a surprise for Sabrina!

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Angela - July 22, 2009 - 10:03 pm

Congrats! Sabrina & Mavi, you guys look AWESOME! Great Job, Mari!!!! I think my favorite has to be the one of Mavi laughing on the beach. Hmmm… whatcha whispering there, Sabrina?! lol And holy smokes whoever the little girl is (the flowergirl?)… she is absolutely GORGEOUS. Unbelievable.

You guys rock, you’re the best! It’s clear you guys have a lifetime of happiness ahead. You guys clearly have a bond 🙂

The M. Family Grayton Beach

The M. family came to visit me at Grayton Beach this week and we had the pleasure of having some of the most stellar clouds over us just catching the colors of the sunset. It was simply beautiful! Yet another reason why South Walton or otherwise known as So-Wal is still some of God’s country 🙂

Enjoy!123467My new inspiration to go to the gym. She’s an aerobics instructor and has simply the perfect body!! Oh….time to go work out now!!

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