Portrait Palooza Winning 2012 Images
Another Portrait Palloza, another successful experince for everyone involved! The management of 1705 Prime has made thier decision and wanted us to announce the winners to you.
Well, we have a first. Chapel Hill Photographer Annemie Tonken took first and second place in the contest. Tonken has won a $100 Visa gift certificate for her wonderful in wowing the staff of 1705 Prime. This also marks our first event at the location and I am sure we shall return.
What is Portrati Palooza? Please go to this link to read more about the history and concept for the event create by The Wedding Photographic Society.
We would like to thank Brad Matthews of Wescott Lighting for loaning us the Ice Light by Jerry Ghionis. A lot of photographers love the light and wanted to buy it on the spot. Matthews also hung out and spoke to the group about lighting and thier soft box products.
We would also like to thank Michael McLamb with Fleurtations for creating stunning bouquets for the brides. And what is a bride without a wedding dress? How can we forget about the gowns porvided by Maggi Bridal. Last but not least the talented artists Ginger Mullins and Margo Williams for their beautiful hair & makeup services for our models
See you at the next Portrait Palooza!
PORTRAIT PALOOZA WINNERS
1st Place | Annemie Tonken
- The lighting in this picture is perfect. It gives a little glow in the background, but looks as though there is just a spotlight on her. The ambiance is very sophisticated and even romantic. You really draw your focus the bride in the picture and nothing else in the space, which is great. This was hands down an office favorite.
2nd Place | Annemie Tonken
- Very similiar to #1 (this was a tough call for us). The biggest difference is the lighting. The lighting was used in the same space in a completely different way. It created a new atmosphere with the same bride, in the same space, with a completely different look. It's amazing what a little change in lighting can do to an entire picture. We loved how you can capture the entire bar in this picture as a background, but it doesn't deter from the focus itself, the bride.
3rd Place | Perry Adams / Perry Vaile Photography
- This black and white photo was absolutley gorgeous. It looked as though it was taken back in time. Nothing was missed in this photo. The lighting was perfect, the scene was perfect, even the focus was perfect. Again, the lighting from above was a perfect balance for this picture. Not too much and not too little. I think it could have focused a little bit more on the bride iteself, but all in all this was definetely a top contender.
4th Place | Michelle Lyerly / Michelle Lyerly Photography and Design
- Loved the exposed brick behind this bride and the completely different look. We loved this picture mostly because of the way any bride can relate to a picture like this with the poise and elegance. The one thing that might have changed a little is the lighting. It was a little bright. The bride looked a little washed out as did some of the brick.
5th Place | Christopher Nieto / Nieto Photography
- Although it wasn't a top picture, we loved the shadowing effect in this picture. Who knew that our little branches could give off such an amazing effect for pictures as a shadow on top? The way this photo was captured with the shadowing and the background put it in our top 5!
Source: PP 2012 Images