Editors' Choice Awards 2018

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 1%, 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, Ruffled, Strictly Weddings, Munaluchi Bride Magazine, and Southern Weddings Magazine.

Platinum Circle members, spotlighted below, are the top ten award winners. They were all featured more than 60 times in 2017, an admirable achievement.

We tip our hats to the 2018 Editors' Choice Award winners and commend them for their commitment to seeking publication.

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Platinum Circle Winners 2018

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 2018

Jasmine White Photography

Jasmine White Photography is an award-winning husband and wife wedding photography team based in Southern, West Virginia. Starting their business in 2010 they have since traveled the world documenting love stories for hundreds of couples. Jasmine and Jason's work has been featured nationally and internationally throughout the years and they are sure to bring a sense of calm and a fun-loving feel to couples on their wedding day. When Jasmine and Jason are not shooting weddings they are enjoying life with their super witty 4 year old son, Easton.

Platinum Circle Winners 2018

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 2018

Corner House Photography

Nationally published wedding and engagement photographer, Corner House Photography owner Samantha was voted as top three Central Florida wedding photographers. Samantha and her wedding photography team are known for their clear, clean, and crisp imagery that is both elegant and timeless. “As a contemporary wedding and portraiture photographer, I love being able to tell stories of love through my imagery. I believe in the beauty and individuality of every story I tell and love to share my passion with others through capturing all of the personality, love, and cherished moments of your amazing day in a way that is organic and authentic to you from the first kiss to the very last dance. My shooting style is unobtrusive and supportive when needed in providing guidance on posing. For me and my couples, I want my photography to be an experience where you feel comfortable enough to relax and just be you.” xo, Samantha

Platinum Circle Winners 2018

Limelight Photography

Limelight Photography is a family-owned boutique studio that has exclusively photographed WEDDINGS since Valentine's Day of 2006. This specialized focus allows our system to work flawlessly + seamlessly to ensure that you will have exquisite wedding images to cherish for generations to come. Capturing your love story and wedding day to relive over and over is such a joy for us. Every collection delivers exceptional customer service, superior quality and a five-star experience that will exceed your expectations. In the past decade we have successfully photographed over 1,000 weddings for satisfied clients. We simply offer the BEST wedding photography experience on the West Coast of Florida!

Platinum Circle Winners 2018

Red Boat Photography

Red Boat Photography is the husband and wife team of Katie & Alex Sams. Their mission is to encourage healthy marriages & families, empower businesses via dynamic content creation, and to aid & assist missionaries across the globe, through passionately inspired photography. Offering film and digital photography, they carefully craft light-filled, timeless images of joyous milestone moments. Traveling wherever a project might lead, they thrive on new horizons.

Platinum Circle Winners 2018

Jessica Hunt Photography

Jessica Hunt is wedding and lifestyle photographer based out of Columbia, South Carolina. Jessica has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Studio Art with an emphasis in photography from Columbia College. Jessica Hunt Photography was founded in 2011 and now serves 20 to 25 couples a year throughout their wedding photography experience. Jessica is going on 8 years of shooting weddings professionally across the Southeast, and Jessica Hunt Photography's work has been published in both print and online publications over 100 times throughout the past two years. Jessica is passionate about couples and capturing genuine moments and is a member of both the Professional Photographers of American and the Professional Photographers of South Carolina. She has been named among the best wedding photographers in Columbia for 2016, 2017, and 2018 by Expertise.com, and listed as one of The Knot’s Best of Weddings for 2018. Jessica has a passion for enriching the photography community by building real relationships with other business owners and pushing those peers to enhance every portion of their businesses. Jessica Hunt Photography currently serves couples throughout Southeast and is available for worldwide wedding coverage while specializing in naturally-lit, fine art portrait work and photographing classy, head-over-heels-in-love couples!

Platinum Circle Winners 2018

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 2018


Kathleen and Joe Atkins of JoPhoto are wedding photographers specializing in earthy and intimate weddings. They create natural, light-filled images to tell stories in a timeless and classic approach. Joe and Kathleen are a husband and wife team, providing film and digital wedding photography and Super 8 films in Knoxville, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and throughout the southeast.

Platinum Circle Winners 2018

Eileen K Photography

Eileen K Photography is a photography studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photography has always been a passion, from documenting camping trips as a young girl to getting involved with the local Minneapolis music scene as a teenager and photographing live shows. As a photographer, her absolute favorite thing to capture is the timeline of a family. From your engagement, to wedding, to having babies (the fur variety or human ;) ) She loves seeing the love of a couple grow over time.