225,207 total images submitted to the contest
74,000 photographers involved
32,622,327 total votes
We both enter as individuals, as that's how the contest is set up, but the photos we entered were always a joint effort. Every wedding day we shoot together is a joint effort, and often times if one of us is behind the camera taking the photo, the other was the one who clear the room, gather the bridesmaids, style the details, or hold the flash in order for the photo to exist.
The fun part each year, is to see the talent from the other photographers in the contest, become inspired, and of course to see how far our photos make it through the rounds. This year we were so excited to see that most of our entries placed in the top 20% or 10% of the contest! That was incredible news! We even had a few finalists, one that placed in the top 100, and another that placed 101 😉 Almost! Here they are!
This dress shot was a double team effort. Maggie took the photo, but Betty was the lighting genius and the one crouched back behind some wine barrels 😉 We honestly just threw this photo into the contest to fill out the maximum of 50 entires per person. We had no idea it would be our best in the contest, placing 77th out of 6,395!
This was Betty's shot, and it placed 101 out of 9,197!
The rest of these photos were finalists, which means they made it through 12 rounds of voting!
We're already adding favorites from 2017 into a folder to be saved for the 2018 contest! It's always so fun! Congrats to all the winners! It was a great year!