Editors' Choice Awards 2017

The Editors' Choice Awards honor Two Bright Lights submitters 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 50,000 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, Apartment Therapy, Borrowed & Blue, Munaluchi Bride Magazine, and Southern Weddings Magazine.

Platinum Circle members, spotlighted below, are the top ten award winners. They were all featured more than 70 times in 2016, an admirable achievement.

We tip our hats to the 2017 Editors' Choice Award winners and commend them for their commitment to seeking publication.

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Platinum Circle Winners 2017

Casey Hendrickson Photography

Casey is a wedding and boudoir photographer who loves capturing the romantic and joyful sides of couples, both near and far. Casey's career began in 2011 when she decided to take the plunge to pursue her lifelong dream after studying for six years in psychology and medicine. Although she is based in Charlotte NC, she often travels to the DC area and down to Charleston SC, and is always willing to hop a flight over to new places. Her little four-legged partner in crime is her westie Molly, and she can easily be found visiting local vendors to give out cuddles and nose kisses.

Platinum Circle Winners 2017

Riverland Studios

Riverland Studios is a team of professional photographers living in the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina. Since 2011 our photographers have captured authentic moments and beautiful portraits at weddings and events throughout the Lowcountry. Our team combined has over 20 years experience and has documented hundreds of weddings. At Riverland Studios our mission is to create beautiful images that preserve life's impermanent moments, cultivate relationships within the greater community, and nurture the creativity and quality of life of our team members in order to better serve our clients.

Platinum Circle Winners 2017

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 Winners 2017

Derek Chad Photography

Derek Chad Photography provides a fresh and artistic approach to wedding photography with a fine-art twist. His modern and informal style lends itself to capturing all the special moments and expressive emotions on a wedding day in a relaxed and artistic way. Just four years ago, Derek purchased his very first DSLR camera and since then Derek Chad Photography has been featured in over 45 different publications! In his short tenure, he has established a successful luxury wedding photography business and has been commissioned for domestic and international photography, which has taken him to many destinations including Napa, Lake Tahoe, Vermont, China and Fiji. Derek, and his husband Clint have been together for 15 years and are raising their adventurous 5-year old identical twin boys, Hudson and Logan, in beautiful Southern California.

Platinum Circle Winners 2017

Limelight Photography

Limelight Photography is a luxury boutique studio with a world-class team of photographers. Our couture photojournalistic approach documents high-end weddings and creates striking images. Every aspect of your experience is uniquely crafted, blending artistry, creativity and personality. Each artist at Limelight Photography has a passion for their art and contributes their own unique edge and flair. Each photographer’s work has its own character, yet maintains the consistent, high standards of the Limelight brand. You will experience this harmonious blend of synergy the moment you STEP INTO THE LIMELIGHT.

Platinum Circle Winners 2017

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 year old son, Zen.

Platinum Circle Winners 2017

Arte De Vie

As romantics at heart, Arte De Vie strives to capture a romantic and timeless look in all of their photographs. They think when you look at your images now, or 20 years from now, they should evoke a sense of romance, real life, real love and who you are at this stage of your relationship. Their style as New Orleans wedding photographers can best be described as Classically Modern.

As documentary wedding photographers in New Orleans for the last 10 years, they have become experts in working with couples to learn how they want their wedding day to flow and look, and Arte De Vie can help achieve that with minimal stress on the wedding day.

Platinum Circle Winners 2017

Jasmine White Photography

Jasmine White Photography is a husband and wife wedding photography team based in Princeton, West Virginia. We love traveling and no wedding is too far, as we have traveled throughout the United States and abroad. We began our business in 2010, went full time in 2012 and haven't looked back. When we're not shooting weddings and engagements we are being parents to our energetic 3 year old, playing softball, or mountain biking. We are a super fun loving couple who understands the importance of marriage and telling each couple's unique wedding story.

Platinum Circle Winners 2017

Clane Gessel Photography

Clane Gessel is an award-winning international wedding photographer based on the West Coast. He has been commissioned to shoot weddings across the globe from Bora Bora to Greece. His images have been featured in dozens of magazines including PDN, National Geographic, and Smithsonian. His extensive knowledge of wedding photography has earned him appearances on TV and radio programs, and is widely considered one of the best wedding photographers on the West Coast.

Platinum Circle Winners 2017

HRM Photography

Be it a casual backyard wedding or a formal black tie affair, HRM Photography loves to capture fun, real & beautiful images that reflect the essence of our couple's wedding days. Founded in 2003, with close to 1000 weddings under their belt, they are a top choice for couples in South Western Ontario.