JUDGES: WEDDING

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Australasia's Top Wedding Photographers aims to showcase the region’s best and most talented wedding photographers. The judging panel for the inaugural competition will comprise leading photographers and industry experts from Australia and around the world.

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Our judges

We're assembling a panel of some of the world finest wedding photographer to help judge Australasia's Top Wedding Photographers. Keep an eye out as more are added below.

Jose Villa

People often ask Jose Villa how he developed his style, and how he creates images that stand out in today's highly competitive wedding market. A fine art wedding photographer, his approach applies fine art photography to the living, breathing, fast-moving phenomenon that is a wedding. For him, it is all about making something beautiful. Ultimately, his goal is to craft vibrant, energetic, fine art images that are as unique as the people in the photographs. 

Villa’s work has been published in many Magazines around the world, including Martha Stewart Weddings, Vogue Bride Australia, Vogue Bride Japan, Elegant Bride, Instyle Weddings, Inside Weddings, BRIDES, Modern Bride, Pacific Weddings, Southern Weddings, Cosmo Bride, PDN, American Photo, and numerous other publications around the world. In 2008, American Photo magazine named Villa one of the top 10 wedding photographers in the world. PDN named him one of the most influential photographers of the decade.

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Sal Cincotta

Sal Cincotta is an international award-winning photographer, educator, author, and the Publisher of Shutter Magazine. He travels the globe documenting his clients’ most cherished life moments, and offers a photographic style that’s been featured in magazines published internationally.

Cincotta is a Canon Explorer of Light, and was named the #1 Wedding Photographer in the World by One Eyeland. He is a Double Master of WPPI and a PPA Photographic Craftsman (Cr.Photog.) and Master of Photography (M.Photog).Profoto also named him a Legend of Lightfor his outstanding skill and contribution to American Photographic Community.

He brings his decade of corporate experience, working for the likes of Procter & Gamble and Microsoft, to the photography business, where he continues to prove himself to be a leader and innovator.

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David & Luke Edmonson

David and Luke Edmonson are called "Master Photographers to Master Photographers" and with good reason. Together, with over 60+ years as commercial, wedding, and portrait photographers, the Edmonson's signature style is unmistakable.

Recognized by leading institutions globally, both father-and-son are PPA Master Photographers, Craftsman, and multi-Diamond award winners, as well as holding other distinctions.

In WPPI's history, David is the fourth ever recipient to earn the Grand Master of WPPI designation and the only one also to receive their Lifetime Achievement Award. Luke is also a Grand Master of WPPI and one of the co-founders of the industry's first certification for wedding and portrait photographers - WPPI-C. 

For both a father and son to hold these accolades is unique. Still, it's by serving through their roles as Competition Directors, Chairperson, and Judges for the 16 x 20 Annual Print Competition that they find their greatest pleasure.

The Edmonson's are proud to have earned their SWPP Fellowships and honoured to be the only studio in the AIPP's history to win Australia's Overseas Photographer of the Year three years in a row.

As sought-after speakers and print competition judges, their calling is to help others grow beyond craft to rediscover their roots and foundations within art.

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The Kitcheners

We’re Dylan and Joanna Kitchener and for 10 years we’ve been documenting weddings and elopements in Scotland.

We’re passionate about travelling and meeting new people and it was this passion that led us to find one another in Australia over 10 years ago.

For many years we were both searching for that way to express ourselves creatively and after searching high and low we discovered that photographing people and their stories was what made our hearts race. We’re all about the raw emotion, the honest moments and capturing how it all really felt. For us that’s where it’s at!

Today we live in Edinburgh with our two sons, Bruno and Gustav, working around Scotland, Europe, and abroad.

Some of our recent accolades include being named Europe's Best Wedding Photographer in 2017 and placing in the Top 3 in 2018 and 2019, being included in Rangefinder Magazine’s Top 30 Wedding Photographers, and making it on the list in 2020 of Pro Photo magazine’s Top 50 British Wedding Photographers.

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Sanjay Jogia

Sanjay Jogia is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning photographer who has been featured as one of the World’s 6 Best Wedding Photographers by Professional Photographer Magazine. Jogia is the only Wedding Ambassador for Canon UK representing the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa ) region, as well as a Global Brand Ambassador for X-Rite, Fundy Software, Tether Tools, Loupedeck, Canson Infinity, EIZO Global, Spiffy Gear, and Light & Motion.  

Jogia has won over 100 print competition awards and is now regularly invited to judge some of the largest photography competitions in the world, including WPPI in Las Vegas, SWPP in London, SM Fotografi in Sweden, and for the British Photography Awards as an Associate. He has proudly represented Team GB in the World Photographic Cup for the past two years with two of his images named as finalists.

He is a Fellow of the SWPP and the BIPP and is a Master of the WPPI.

Known for his unconventional creativity in a timeless style, Jogia travels the world as a photographer, educator, mentor, judge, and brand and industry ambassador. His wedding images are a blend of reality and fantasy – a fashion and movie inspired approach using beauty lighting and posing techniques which are balanced with a sensitive, observant, and almost portrait-like documentary approach.

Together, Jogia and his wife, Roshni, established Eye Jogia Photography – a luxury destination wedding photography studio based in Harrow on the Hill, UK.

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Cinzia Bruschini

Cinzia Bruschini is a destination wedding and lifestyle photographer based in London. Over the past decade, Bruschini and her studio artists have been shooting weddings around the globe; from the enchanting Greek islands to the rolling hills of Italy’s countryside, and numerous places in between.

She was raised in the quiet Italian countryside, nurturing a love for family, food, and the feeling togetherness. After a degree in law, she transitioned to a more creative outlet in high fashion, working in accessories production and then as the marketing lead for an Italian shoe designer. Naturally drawn to objects of style, Bruschini had an early fascination with the dynamic art of editorial photography and weddings. 

Bruschini has been recognized as one of the top wedding photographers in the world by Harper’s Bazaar and Brides magazine (USA), and her work has appeared in Vogue (Latin America, Italia, and Australia), Harper’s Bazaar, Town and Country USA, Brides magazine (USA), and Tatler magazine, among others.

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India Earl

Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, India Earl has been a photographer for 12 years, specializing in telling couples’ stories honestly and fully. She loves to capture these love stories for what they are, not what they "should" be in front of a camera. Over the past six years, she also focused on being an educator in the photography industry, empowering creatives to build businesses and work they are proud of, that creates abundance and passion in all they do.









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Jennifer Hoher

Jennifer Moher is a deep feeler, dreamer, and do-er and pours her soul into everything she does. Based in Toronto, Ontario, she has spent the past 13 years documenting over 600 weddings and still feels the same excitement and curiosity for her career as she did in her first year.

Her images are cinematic, emotional, and timeless and she has won numerous awards over the years for her work, including Rangefinder magazine’s Rising Stars of Wedding Photography, Junebug Weddings Best of the Best, and SLR Lounge named her one of the Top 100 wedding photographers in North America.

For the past seven years, Jennifer has been teaching others how to develop confidence in their craft through finding their own voice in the industry. She believes that education and learning from different perspectives is one of the most valuable opportunities we can give ourselves as photographers and humans.

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