BEST IMAGES OF 2014

Our judges critiqued 729 images submitted across 5 categories (Boudoir, Child, Newborn, Senior and Wedding) through a numbered system, ensuring no judge was aware of the submitting artist’s name and could judge impartially. Each judge individually scored each image on the following criteria:

FIRST IMPRESSION

Quick, first glance impression of the image.

TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE

Evaluation of technical excellence of image. Includes proper exposure, well proportioned composition, and pleasing white balance.

VISUAL EXPRESSION

Evaluation on use of light, choice of location, posing, styling and and aesthetically pleasing composition to visually express the subject matter.

EDITING PROFICIENCY

Evaluation of editing proficiency to enhance the aesthetic appearance or better express the subject matter.

Each of their scores were tallied to reveal each image’s final score. The Top 25 images in each category, all with an overall score of 70 or higher, were awarded placement within the issue. (The Boudoir Category will be published with 12 images as the balance of images did not meet the score requirement.) In addition, our Editor-in-Chief, Heather Tindall, hand selected 2 images from each category to be awarded in a 6th category aptly named, the Editor’s Choice Award.

Words cannot express the thanks that we have for our judges, Vickie Black of Senior Style Guide Magazine, Brittni Schroeder of Mozi Magazine and Jessica Klaus of Beyond the Wanderlust. These editor’s gave their time and skill to us as judges and we’re so thankful for their time and effort!

The winning images were published in the December 2014 issue of Denim+Grace Magazine released on December 15, 2014. Here are the top awarded images in each category:


HIGHEST OVERALL SCORE

HIGHEST OVERALL SCORE 96

AMANDA HOLLOWAY

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BOUDOIR CATEGORY

BOUDOIR // FIRST PLACE SCORE 86

KATHLEEN PEACHEY

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BOUDOIR // SECOND PLACE SCORE 84

NICOLE COOK

BOUDOIR // THIRD PLACE SCORE 81

RENEE BOWEN

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CHILD CATEGORY

CHILD // FIRST PLACE SCORE 93

LISA HOLLOWAY

CHILD // SECOND PLACE SCORE 91

JULIE POTTEROFF

CHILD // THIRD PLACE SCORE 88

DEBBIE KOEHLER


NEWBORN CATEGORY

NEWBORN // FIRST PLACE SCORE 91

KERI HAMILTON

NEWBORN // SECOND PLACE SCORE 89

TIFFANY WALENSKY

NEWBORN // THIRD PLACE SCORE 87

JESSIE NEWELL


SENIOR CATEGORY

SENIOR // FIRST PLACE SCORE 96

AMANDA HOLLOWAY

SENIOR // SECOND PLACE SCORE 90

NICOLE COOK

SENIOR // THIRD PLACE SCORE 90

SARAH LANE


WEDDING CATEGORY

WEDDING // FIRST PLACE SCORE 92

EASTON REYNOLDS

WEDDING // SECOND PLACE SCORE 88

CHEYENNE WARD

WEDDING // THIRD PLACE SCORE 87

EASTON REYOLDS


AWARDEES LIST

Listed alphabetically by category

TOP OVERALL SCORE

Amanda Holloway

BOUDOIR CATEGORY

Shawn Black
Renee Bowen
Nicole Cook
Kathleen Peachey
Cheyenne Ward Goodman

CHILD CATEGORY

Jamie Bard-Dube
Jennifer Callahan
Fran Cooper
Brianna Cox
Nicole DuMond
Jamie Faulkner
Keri Hamilton
Lisa Holloway
Debbie Koehler
Julie McGann
Jessie NewellKathleen Peachey
Malisa Phillips

Julie Pottorff
Cori Strong
Kellie Trenkle

NEWBORN CATEGORY

Amanda Buechler
Christina Boyd
Jennifer Callahan
Jamie Faulkner
Keri Hamilton
Stefanie Harrington
Lisa Holloway
Debbie Koehler
Kristen Montgomery
Jessie Newell
Kathleen Peachey
Nafa Ribeiro
Tiffany Walensky

SENIOR CATEGORY

Chelsea Atkins
Kristie Bradley
Nicole Cook

Brooke Daniels
Megan Evans
Lauren Harris
Amanda Holloway
Lisa Holloway
Sarah Lane
Christina Litle
Amie Reinholz
Cori Strong
Katrina Weingart
Melissa White
Kalyn Yeager

WEDDING CATEGORY

Nicole Baas
Amanda Coker
Renee Collazo
Brianna Cox
Maison Engel
Nicole Gravatt
Natalie Greenwood
Katie Hughes
Easton Reynolds

Jennifer Smith
Karey Ronnow
Cheyenne Ward Goodman
Allison Wheeler
Melissa White

EDITOR’S CHOICE CATEGORY

Renee Bowen
Natalie Greenwood
Keri Hamilton
Debbie Koehler
Christina Litle
Kathleen Peachey
Amie Reinholz
Laura Reynolds
Cori Strong
Allison Wheeler