Last week we announced our first Love Around the World – Best of the Best Destination Photography Contest which will be opening for submissions beginning July 1st, 2014! Our final photo collection will include images from weddings, engagement shoots, honeymoon shoots, anniversary shoots and couple’s portraits in locations all around the world and will be hand selected by guest judges and world renowned destination photographers Ed Peers, Davina + Daniel, and Cengiz Ozelsel of Adagion Studio. Today we are sharing a little bit about each photographer and why they fell in love with destination wedding photography.
Destination Photographer Judge Ed Peers
Based in the United Kingdom, but frequently seen jet setting around the world, photographer Ed Peers has been shooting abroad for years. In fact, he began his journey to photography through his travels during university, never going anywhere without a camera in his hand. Travel photography eventually led him to wedding photography, where he became addicted to telling the story of a wedding day. Naturally, shooting a destination wedding or photo shoot is a dream come true for this photographer.
Here are a few words from Ed Peers about the excitement of destination photography…
From inquiry to planning, the atmosphere at the airport, the view from the window seat, arriving in a foreign land, a change in culture, the buzz of driving on unfamiliar roads, navigating to some place new, meeting new people, the anticipation, scouting locations, natural beauty; I’m in my element, on a high and always fully inspired. Every destination wedding is unique and every wedding is an adventure!
You can view more of Ed Peers‘ work on Photobug and What Junebug Loves, but be sure to check out his winning photo from our 2013 Best of the Best Wedding Photography Collection!
Destination Photographer Judges Davina + Daniel
Husband and wife photography team Davina + Daniel have shot hundreds of weddings around the world. Based in Canada, Davina and Daniel are pillars in the world of destination wedding photography and their award-winning work has been seen in dozens of international publications.
Here are a few words from Davina and Daniel about what they love about shooting at destinations around the world…
We love to travel and experience new cultures, so shooting destination weddings is a perfect fit for us. We approach each wedding as a photography assignment, and we challenge ourselves by capturing photos that show off the location and the local life, while also having our couple be the main subject. Ultimately, we want the viewer to feel the destination!
You can view more of Davina + Daniel‘s work on Photobug and What Junebug Loves, but be sure to check out their winning photo from our 2013 Best of the Best Wedding Photography Collection!
Destination Photographer Judge Cengiz Ozelsel
Cengiz Ozelsel of Adagion Studio was born in Frankfurt and grew up living in France, the United States, Germany, Turkey, Singapore, and Italy. Currently based out of Florida, Cengiz is frequently shooting in fabulous locations like the Caribbean, Europe and New York.
Here are a few words from Cengiz Ozelsel on why he fell in love with destination photography…
I LOVE destination photography because it energizes and inspires me to produce my finest work. It’s so refreshing to photograph in new places since unfamiliar surroundings sharpen my senses to discover; it’s about making the environment come alive through my photos.
You can view more of Cengiz Ozelsel‘s work on Photobug, but be sure to check out his honorable mention from our 2013 Best of the Best Wedding Photography Collection!
Stay tuned for our Call for Submissions for the Love Around the World – Best of the Best Destination Photography Contest on July 1st, 2014!