International Wedding Photographer of the Year 2018

January 9, 2019 at 10:30 am  •  Posted in Awards and Contests, Industry, News & Events by

© Dan O’Day, Grand Winner (and Winner Couple Portrait Category), International Wedding Photographer of the Year 2018, iwpoty.com

International Wedding Photographer of the Year has announced the winners of its second annual competition, and the Grand Winner was Australian Dan O’Day. Canadians were again very well represented among the category winners and top ten lists for each category! The Canadian first-place category winners were Célestine Aerden (Bridal Party category) and Tara Lily (From Above Category), and those recognized in the top ten within each category are are listed below. In addition, among this year’s team of judges were Canadians Erika Mann (Two Mann Studios)—last year’s Grand Winner and winner of the Solo category—and Shari & Mike, married wedding photographers based out of Vancouver.

To see all the winners and Top Ten finalists, check out the IWPOTY 2018 Winners Gallery.

© Célestine-Aerden, Winner Bridal Party Category, International Wedding Photographer of the Year 2018, iwpoty.com

© Tara Lily, Winner From Above Category, International Wedding Photographer of the Year 2018, iwpoty.com

Canadians Recognized as Ten Ten Finalists

Bridal Party Top 10

Célestine Aerden
Steven Stemmler
Tracey Crown

Single Capture Top 10

Sara Rogers
Justine Boulin
Justine Boulin
Jeff Chang

From Above Top 10

Tara Lily
Jeff Chang
Jessy Pesce
Steven Stemmler
Kaoverii Silva

Epic Location Top 10

Andrew Pavlidis
Madalena Cohen
Célestine Aerden

Solo Portrait Top 10

Jeff Chang
Virginia Strobel

Couple Portrait Top 10

Jeff Chang
Candice Anderson
Sara Rogers

Engagement Non Wedding Top 10

Célestine Aerden
Sara Rogers
Angela Ruscheinski
Mark Crown

Bridal Party Top 10

Célestine Aerden
Steven Stemmler
Tracey Crown

Single Capture Top 10

Sara Rogers
Justine Boulin
Justine Boulin
Jeff Chang

From Above Top 10

Tara Lily
Jeff Chang
Jessy Pesce
Steven Stemmler
Kaoverii Silva

Epic Location Top 10

Andrew Pavlidis
Madalena Cohen
Célestine Aerden

Solo Portrait Top 10

Jeff Chang
Virginia Strobel

Couple Portrait Top 10

Jeff Chang
Candice Anderson
Sara Rogers

Engagement Non Wedding Top 10

Célestine Aerden
Sara Rogers
Angela Ruscheinski
Mark Crown

© Tara Lily, Top Ten Bridal Party Category, International Wedding Photographer of the Year 2018, iwpoty.com

© Candice Anderson, Top Ten Couple Portrait Category, International Wedding Photographer of the Year 2018, iwpoty.com

© Jessy Pesce, Top Ten From Above Category, International Wedding Photographer of the Year 2018, iwpoty.com

© Kaoverii Silva, Top Ten From Above Category, International Wedding Photographer of the Year 2018, iwpoty.com

© Jeff Chang, Top Ten Single Capture Category, International Wedding Photographer of the Year 2018, iwpoty.com

© Célestine Aerden, Top Ten Engagement/Non-Wedding Category, International Wedding Photographer of the Year 2018, iwpoty.com

© Angela Ruscheinski, Top Ten Engagement/Non-Wedding Category, International Wedding Photographer of the Year 2018, iwpoty.com

© Mark Crown, Top Ten Engagement/Non-Wedding Category, International Wedding Photographer of the Year 2018, iwpoty.com

© Sara Rogers, Top Ten Couple Portrait Category, International Wedding Photographer of the Year 2018, iwpoty.com