I'm honored that one of my images took first place in the Summer ISPWP contest. This image was made during Mark and Ligia's engagement session last winter during a blizzard in Chicago.
What distinguishes this contest from other wedding photography contests is the strong international representation. Of the top twenty contestants, only 5 were from the US (we were one of the top 5 in the US). The quality and originality of the images that are submitted is incredible. Congratulations to Sara and Ari, Mark and Ligia, Suzie and Matt, Ashlee and Mike, and Alex and Adam! Images from each of their weddings placed in the contest.
This image was taken just outside the Art Institute in Chicago during Mark and Ligia's wedding portraits.
This is an image from Ashlee and Mike's wedding at the Elysian. I captured this shot while Ashlee was waiting for Mike before their first look.
This is Suzie and Matt during their first dance at their wedding reception.
The above image was taken during Alex and Adam's wedding in Lake Forest; Alex's lace wedding dress is on the right, and her mother's wedding dress from a few decades previous is hanging next to it.
This is one of Dave's recent images from Sara and Ari's wedding at the Spertus Museum.
And this last one was shot at the Field Museum during Suzie and Matt's wedding last September.
Be sure to browse the contest galleries; they're quite inspiring!