Editors' Choice Awards 2016

The Editors' Choice Awards honor Two Bright Lights members whose talent was continually recognized by top print magazines, blogs and websites. Their hard work and commitment to getting published places them among the top 5%, from a community made up of over 40,000 photographers and event professionals across 100 countries.

Winners include gifted photographers and vendors from the wedding, events and portrait photography industries. Using Two Bright Lights, you and your colleagues were featured in media outlets that included POPSUGAR, The Knot, Green Wedding Shoes, Borrowed & Blue, Munaluchi Bride Magazine, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons and Southern Weddings Magazine.

Platinum Circle members, spotlighted below, are the top ten award winners. They were all featured more than 65 times in 2015, an admirable achievement.

We tip our hats to the 2016 Editors' Choice Award winners and commend them for their commitment to seeking publication.

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Platinum Circle Members 2016

Andie Freeman Photography

Located in Athens, Georgia, Andie Freeman Photography is a boutique photography studio specializing in wedding, editorial, and newborn portraiture. Andie began her career as a motorcycle photographer, changing to portraits and weddings after her daughter was born. Currently, she is expanding to work more with styled shoots in the wedding industry as well as magazines and fashion designers. She is mom to Zoe, wife to an expat Brit husband, Sean, and lover of all things feline (mommy of 6 very spoiled, fat, and lazy cats). She and her team are available for travel worldwide.

Platinum Circle Members 2016

Pepper Nix Photography

Pepper Nix, an internationally renowned wedding photojournalist, is the 5 time winner of Utah's Best of State Award for wedding photography and has been featured in over 100 publications. She has tremendous passion for the evocative power of the photographic image. Her fresh, spontaneous style, energizing personality and remarkable ability to pluck the defining image from a fleeting scene have earned her the admiration of her peers as well as the appreciation of clients across the United States and beyond. Pepper is also the founder of 10,000 Headshots, a notforprofit aimed at providing headshots to 10,000 people in 2015. She lives in Salt Lake City with her 7 yearold son, Zen.

Platinum Circle Members 2016

Limelight Photography

Limelight Photography is a luxury boutique studio with a worldclass team of photographers. Their couture photojournalistic approach documents highend weddings and creates striking images. Every aspect of their clients' experience is uniquely crafted, blending artistry, creativity and personality. All of the artists at Limelight have a passion for their craft and contribute their own unique edge and flair. Their work has its own character, yet maintains the consistent, high standards of the Limelight brand.

Platinum Circle Members 2016

Riverland Studios

Riverland Studios is a team of professional photographers living in the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina. Since 2011 their photographers have captured authentic moments and beautiful portraits at weddings and events throughout the Lowcountry. Their team combined has over 20 years experience and has documented hundreds of weddings.

Platinum Circle Members 2016


JoPhoto is a husband and wife team of film wedding photographers based in Knoxville, Tenn. Joe and Kathleen beautifully capture the story of your wedding day, so you can enjoy, relive, and cherish your wedding photos forever. Kathleen and Joe truly believe that they are not only photographing each wedding to capture the day, but to also capture it for years later – for you, your family, children, and grandchildren to cherish. JoPhoto often travels throughout the southeast and is available for local and worldwide weddings.

Platinum Circle Members 2016

Shelly Taylor Photography

Shelly is a wedding and portrait photographer in Central Texas and travels worldwide. She is a member of Texas Professional Photographers Association and board member of the local Heart of Texas Professional Photographers Guild.

Platinum Circle Members 2016

Erin Johnson Photography

Erin exudes her heart, soul, and technical expertise in every single photo she takes. It gives her great joy to be in the inner circle of the wedding day; documenting the unrepeatable emotions, events, and details. She strives to make her images bold, exciting, and just a little bit quirky. She has been photographing weddings for over 15 years..

Platinum Circle Members 2016

Richard Bell Photography

Richard Bell Photography is a top wedding photography studio in Charleston, South Carolina. Founded nearly 20 years ago by his father, Nathan Bell has upheld a tradition of impeccable work, now joined by a dedicated team of associate photographers and staff. The photography can be alternately grandiose and intimate, editorial and candid. Their skillful approach is apparent in every wedding they shoot.

Platinum Circle Members 2016

Dana Cubbage Weddings

Dana Cubbage is a destination wedding photographer who specializes in creating timeless, vibrant and authentic wedding and engagement photography for couples. She absolutely loves nautical and plantation weddings, and jumps at the chance to shoot at a marina or under some beautiful Spanish Moss. Dana's captured weddings in Charleston and all along the East Coast since 2011; her work has been featured in major print and online publications. A sucker for rescue dogs, she is "owned" by four special pups.

Platinum Circle Members 2016

Tonya Malay Photography

Tonya loves weddings, photography, and most importantly she loves her couples! Her work is her art, and a reflection of both herself and her company, therefore presenting absolutely beautiful images to her clients is of the utmost importance. She has spent her entire career perfecting her craft, always incorporating the latest trends into her photography, mastering her proficiency and technique, and pushing herself to achieve perfection. Her couples can expect professionalism, an enjoyable wedding day, and absolutely beautiful photography!