2017 Winners Gallery

GRAND WINNER

Erika Mann

Erika Mann

Canada

After a short, and unpredictable storm, we were treated to the most amazing double rainbow.

Paige and Daniel had a super low key wedding, with the reception taking place in their parent’s backyard, with about 25 guests. Thankfully their parents have one of the most beautiful backyards in the planet, along the banks of Cougar Creek in Canmore, Alberta. After a short, and unpredictable storm, we were treated to the most amazing double rainbow. Lanny and I got low into the creek bed so we could remove the houses, and simplify the frame to the rainbow, mountain and Paige, with her dress billowing in the wind.

About the Photographer

Two Mann Studios is made up of Erika and Lanny. Together, we photograph weddings and teach workshops all over the world. We are currently on a round-the-world adventure with our kids; travelling, photographing, teaching, and world schooling our way around this amazing planet.

RUNNER UP 

Paul Woo

United States

This moment was difficult because I was secretly bawling behind the camera.

The child was the son of the bride. As everyone stood up and waited for the bride to come down the aisle, he started expressing so much emotion. I was solo shooting this wedding and this moment was difficult because I was secretly bawling behind the camera, and had to prioritize this moment over the bride coming down the aisle.  Yes, I got both photos, but I knew this moment was THE moment. I decided to enter the image because everyone talks about timeless and epic photos, and to me it wasn’t about scenic places or post processing. What truly is timeless are moments.

ALBUM

Francesco Gravina

Francesco Gravina

Italy

Crossing borders and traditions to create the perfect wedding.

The story of Giulia and Amitai – crossing borders and traditions to create the perfect wedding. She left Italy to find herself, he left Israel to discover the world. They found each other and then themselves – engaged in Amsterdam, settled in Barcelona and married in Sardinia. With the heart on their sleeve, their free spirits and the unbelievable deep connection they created in one day with the photographer, they opened up their most intimate moments before and during their once in a lifetime experience. With their family and friends from all over the world, they gathered on the beach where the sky outlined the ocean and showed that love has no boundaries or no borders. Creating their own traditions and the start of a life that they both always dreamed of – they gave each other their yes and embarked on a journey of love, dreams and happiness.

Giulia and Amitai were looking for a professional photographer who could tell the best moment of their special wedding day without filters or intrusions of any kind. They weren’t looking for… just a photographer, but  for… one who could also become a friend of theirs. And so it was! Even though it would have been easier taking photos with the help of artificial lights, I preferred using only the natural one. I accepted working for this couple because of the intense feeling we’ve had since we first met: I was there when Amitai was having a shower and when they were together in their bed, listening to their confidences as if I were a member of their family. This is my idea of a wedding photographer! This is why I enjoyed so much participating in Giulia and Amitai’s wedding day! I could not choose better!

BLACK & WHITE

Bruno Sauma

Bruno Sauma

United States

Her hero will always have a special place in her heart.

Dani and Alisson Wedding took place at the Hudson Portuguese Club in Massachusetts USA. in September 24th, 2017.

The perfect place and time to be when tears are under the spotlight… I am so proud I could capture and share this unique touchable moment during the Father-daughter dance… Her hero will always have a special place in her heart…

BRIDAL PARTY

Angela Ruscheinski

Angela Ruscheinski

Canada

We had thick fog and fluffy snow. So, I rolled with it...

I’d scouted out this location in advance and had the idea to put Sydney and Brandon’s extra large bridal party in front of an impressive mountain backdrop. Instead, we had thick fog and fluffy snow. So, I rolled with it and mirrored the fog using my iPhone screen. If you zoom in close enough you can see the snow on the black suits!

COUPLE PORTRAIT

Jayme Lang

Jayme Lang

Canada

I was immediately drawn to the clean parallel lines...

This image embodies so much of what I love about Wedding photography. When we walked into the parkade I was immediately drawn to the clean parallel lines & I envisioned the two of them laying in separate stalls, serene & statuesque. I love having the opportunity to get creative with something seemingly so ordinary, like a parking garage. I was lucky that they were trusting enough to lay on the ground in their wedding attire & get creative with me.

DANCE FLOOR

Mike Vallely

Mike Vallely

Canada

If we only had a single image to describe this day this would be it!

With friends and family from all over the world Kate + Sayed decided on the Pemberton Valley in Canada for their wedding.  These two were so stoked to get married.  They ran, jumped + danced everywhere during the day so I knew their reception entrance would be a good one! I really wanted to capture the setting along with the celebrating so I backed way up, climbed a fence and set up my frame. One of the biggest perks of shooting together with Shari is it allows one of us to try things a bit differently while the other gets the safe shot. If we only had a single image to describe this day this would be it!

EPIC LOCATION

Lanny Mann

Lanny Mann

Canada

So Angela and Dan headed out like warriors into the buffeting winds for portraits amongst the mountain grandeur!

Angela and Dan got married in one of the most beautiful and, on that particular day, windiest places on Earth. You simply can not, however, get married in a place like Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada, and not take advantage of the remarkable scenery. So Angela and Dan headed out like warriors into the buffeting winds for portraits amongst the mountain grandeur!

FROM ABOVE

Adrian O'Neill

Adrian O’Neill

Ireland

In the back of the convertible hanging on for dear life, but was so worth it.

The Couples names are Maria & Michael and were Married in the University of Cork’s Honan Chapel and the reception was in the Dunmore House Hotel In Co. Cork. The couple were a Wedding photographers dream, they were so awesome. The couple gave me all the time I wanted to get stunning images of them. The actual shot was taken by me standing in the back of the convertible hanging on for dear life, but was so worth it. The couple have this image hanging up in their beautiful home. Im so glad that my images have portrayed their stunning day. thank you very much and very, very kindest of regards.

SINGLE CAPTURE

Paul Woo

Paul Woo

United States

This moment was difficult because I was secretly bawling behind the camera.

The child was the son of the bride. As everyone stood up and waited for the bride to come down the aisle, he started expressing so much emotion. I was solo shooting this wedding and this moment was difficult because I was secretly bawling behind the camera, and had to prioritize this moment over the bride coming down the aisle.  Yes, I got both photos, but I knew this moment was THE moment. I decided to enter the image because everyone talks about timeless and epic photos, and to me it wasn’t about scenic places or post processing. What truly is timeless are moments.

SOLO PORTRAIT

Erika Mann

Erika Mann

Canada

After a short, and unpredictable storm, we were treated to the most amazing double rainbow.

Paige and Daniel had a super low key wedding, with the reception taking place in their parent’s backyard, with about 25 guests. Thankfully their parents have one of the most beautiful backyards in the planet, along the banks of Cougar Creek in Canmore, Alberta. After a short, and unpredictable storm, we were treated to the most amazing double rainbow. Lanny and I got low into the creek bed so we could remove the houses, and simplify the frame to the rainbow, mountain and Paige, with her dress billowing in the wind.
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