Deadline: February 28, 2019
Entry fee: $45 (1 to 6 images)
Prizes: $2,000 cash prize, $125, $500 B&H Gift Card
Rangefinder (Rf), the award-winning monthly magazine for wedding and portrait photographers, has been covering the photographic industry for more than 60 years. In addition to prizes of monetary value, our photo contests provide entrants with immeasurable exposure to the photography community. Winners are published in Rangefinder, distributed to more than 111,000 readers worldwide, and are also published in an online gallery on RangeFinderWeddingContest.com.
- Bride & Groom Portraits
- Wedding Party
- Wedding Reception
- Destination Weddings
- Wedding Details
Rangefinder Wedding Contest 2018 Winners
Wedding Party Category
The bride, flower girl and maid of honor are captured in a tender moment right before all three walked down the aisle.
Kubilinskas captured this bridal party photo at the National Gallery of Art. “After spending an hour at the museum, I noticed the creative potential of this escalator,” Kubilinskas says. “I asked all of the bridal party to go on the escalator and look straight into the camera.”
McNulty captured this windy ride as the bride, her mom and sister made their way to the ceremony.
Inspired by the designer Rue De Seine, this California desert photo shoot was created as a passion project for Brittany Marshall of Blue Rose Photography.
An editorial shoot for a bespoke vintage bridal company.
Hansen shot this at the height of the poppy season for Flutter Magazine. She says, “We wanted this shoot to be bright, bold and inspiring to those who haven’t seen the poppies in full bloom.”
Destination Weddings Category
A couple stands on a bridge during a snowy day at the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish, British Columbia.
A couple poses for a portrait session in the Italian Alps at dusk on a foggy and windy day.
Parker leaned out over a lookout point as this couple floated below in a rowboat they rented for their engagement shoot.
This couple got caught in a storm during their engagement portraits. “The whole landscape was disappearing behind them,” White says. “My lens was getting covered in rain so quickly that I barely had time to focus. But they completely embraced the moment.”
This couple initially booked Monika for a “snuggle session,” a shoot where she photographs them cuddling. Says Monika, “Little did she know that he had a proposal up his sleeve!”
Bride/Groom Portraits Category
A newly married couple walks down the aisle as guests shower them with confetti.
A spontaneous portrait captured during an elopement shoot on a 90-degree summer day. “I joked about doing portraits in the nearby river to cool down,” Yanz says. “But to my surprise, they thought it was a great idea.”
A bride and groom’s final portrait of the night, captured in an elevator at the end of the reception.
Wedding Details Category
A bride runs to get ready while her dress hangs off the balcony a floor below.
A floral arrangement from Natural Art Flowers by Rebecca Grace. Says Alessi, “The colors and textures were beyond amazing,” so she staged the bouquet near soft window light to capture the vibrancy.
Wedding Reception Category
A groom twirls his bride during an outdoor reception amid breathtaking views.
Grogan captured this flower girl, who decided to take off her dress and put on her mom’s shoes.