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.

People's Choice

Grand Jury Winner

"This photo highlights the idea of elegance in nostaliga. The setting, the giant fur coat, the makeup and big hair curls, the gaudy ring and cigarette extender. It makes me feel a sort of whimsy for a foreign land long ago. This is a manicured photo and shows skillful craft behind the lens." - Joseph Ferrar

Runner Up

"This photo highlights that certain stylistic elegance to the idea of "antique." You have fine details in the pattern on the chair fabric, the lush pleats on the dress, the hard-carved edges of the chair and cabinet. Take that and add in immaculate lighting and spot-on editing and you have yourself a winning photo." - Joseph Ferrar

Runner Up

"It is very hard to find any disagreeable elements to this photo. This is elegance in delicateness. The fine sheer veil and intricate lace, the polished gold armband and soft skin. Many things came together to create such a gem." - Joseph Ferrar

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