Maine Wedding Photographer of the Year 2016

Wedding photography is an art form for us at Russell Caron Wedding Photography. It’s not enough that we take wedding photos for our clients; we want them to be the very best photos we can make. There are conventions, classes, workshops, and seminars that we attend (and sometimes host) to keep ourselves in top form. And just to make sure that we’re doing our job well, and to constantly improve, we enter some of our wedding images in photo competitions, at the state, district, and international levels. We are so excited, humbled, and honored (!) to announce that Russ has won the first-ever Maine Wedding Photographer of the Year 2016 award in the state of Maine!

This year, the Maine Professional Photographers Association announced the addition of this new award category, Maine Wedding Photographer of the Year, to be selected as part of the 2016 image competition. Russ always enters a few wedding images in competition, sometimes along with other non-wedding photos he’s taken throughout the year. Wedding images are well known for being more difficult to achieve high scores. This is because they compete with fine art, landscape, portrait, and macro photography, among other genres. With the Professional Photographers of America Northeast District Competition as a “proving ground” of sorts, Russ chose seven wedding images to compete.

Those seven wedding images were chosen for being the most inspiring from a competition standpoint. The results? Five of the seven photos received blue ribbons! Liz urged Russ to enter one of her favorites of the year, a picture of a beautifully emotional moment between a bride and her mom. This sweet image scored the highest in Russ’ lifetime career of image competition! We (and the image competition judges!) had tears in our eyes, for so many good reasons!

Because of the blue ribbons, and the high scores, Russ was included in the top 5 photographers overall. It also led to the Court of Honor Award in the wedding category. Which is to say, the judge’s choice for best in show in the wedding category. And last, but definitely not least, Russ received the award for Maine Wedding Photographer of the Year.
maine wedding photographer of the year awardWe realize you probably want to see these winning images! We can’t show them to you just yet. Sadly, for our viewers, the path to competition isn’t closed until later this year. Some of the photos will go on to International Print Competition (IPC), and thus can’t be shown until late summer after the IPC.

Russell Caron wins Maine wedding photographer of the year, 2016
Russell Caron (l) receives the Maine Wedding Photographer of the Year award for 2016 from Bruce Haskell at the 2016 Maine Professional Photographers Association convention held in Portland, Maine March 18-21, 2016.

We are so grateful, thankful, and happy to have the most wonderful wedding clients. A very special thank you to these 2015/2016 clients whose wonderful wedding images are among the award winners: Ariel & Kevin; Audrey & Chris; Angela & Tom; Stacia & Jeff; Colleen & Chris; Mallory & Jared; and Delia & John. We can’t wait to show the award winning images at the end of August!

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Maine wedding photographers Russell and Liz Caron are an award winning, husband and wife wedding photography team. Feel the love as this dynamic pair effortlessly capture each of your cherished moments, producing natural poses and unparalleled art for your wedding day. For more information, please contact us right away!