Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best shots showing elegance in the Elegant Moments Photo contest with chances to win a Gift Card Bundle and more!

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Joseph Ferrara for his collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. My home base is out of the Washington, D.C. metro area. The editing technique I've developed focuses on evocative black and whites and gritty contrast-heavy colors. I favor exclusively natural lighting and try to utilize as little equipment as possible to keep the process flexible. Everything I do, I do for the sake of passion.

"Triin" by janeprostang

"Put on some lipstick, pour yourself a drink and pull yourself together - Elizabeth Taylor" by martinesansoucy

""Indi"" by Himawari

"A quiet Moment" by rockinhorseshoedesigns

"Glamorous Brunette" by Julieweiss

"The countess" by Bogdan_Iacob

"Remy " by PierreTurtaut

"P R I N C E S S " by spARTiat_de

"Brianne " by jasongrover

"Lilac Love " by rebecca812

"Spring Fashion " by ralfeyertt

"Classy " by JackHoier

"Beach Bride " by unempteri

"'A Field of Pink'" by CarleyShellyPhotoArtistry

"Dreaming of the Desert" by eastlyn_

"IMG_3232-2" by kelseyranaesnyder

"The thoughtful woman" by beautypics

"White Winter II" by littlebearph

"Pretty Girls" by Julieweiss

"Haley w Hat - color" by sjholbert

"Jadyn" by Dangulol

"Zsófi and Kristóf" by pappkornl

"Waiting" by kellyrobitaille

"Cristen White Dress" by JohnGibsonVisuals

"Johanna" by WPphotography

"White dress" by kateluber

"Brianna" by HamptonPhotography

"Dream girl" by cameliasopon

"Beautiful bride" by kierandurrantphotography

"12-04-09 1" by PWMManchesterUK

"Waiting" by Christo

"Karolina" by anetacoufalova

"Woman in Light B/W" by Maverickneru

"Marie Antoinette" by warrenstowell

""Looks"" by marcogabbuggiani

"Valentin" by oZimages

"Awesome Amelia" by helenbissellbland

"AAIP-455_V3_2" by darrensbell

""Captain Nemo" " by Zhmodikov

"IMG_5724u " by vlahrbek

"Nicoleta " by lucafoscili

"Let's go! " by danielventer

"Stephanie " by tonybendele2017

"Tanniss" by rejeanbrandt

"Autoportrait" by Alexander_Sviridov

"Vinatge Beauty" by sarinamannaert

"Opera " by DamianPiorko

"the butterfly Nymph" by darcysutphin-delia

"Guide Me" by fotofitz

"Petra" by martinkrystynek

"Darkside" by clementinacabral

"Redhead..." by MarketaNovak

"Sparkling Eyes" by akphotographystudio

"Ana " by Dzyngiz

"Do you want to Dance with me " by JAMillsPhoto

"Dreamland " by Kavak

"Morning " by IrinaKendrick

"Elegance " by elenalembo

"Memories " by KDRphotography

"Fairytale " by (A)arnaslucinskas

"Portrait with Shan " by alanconteh

"Candy " by wenchejostad

"Widowed " by RyanWunsch

"High Above The Sky " by martinkrystynek

"Becci" by klausmotznik

"Beauty" by liliumVA

"Her" by jasonosborne

"Elizabeth" by Kenji

"Beauty in the Nature" by JBramerPhotography

"Evermore" by CarriAngel

"Anxiety " by DomenickMacri

"25_Anna_markcarolan " by markcarolan

"dancing Light " by lillgullhav

"Royals " by KendraPaige

"Kristina " by klepikovadaria