Each year, we are thrilled to announce the Editors’ Choice Awards from Two Bright Lights, celebrating our community and another year of hard work. These awards honor submitters whose talent was continually recognized by top print magazines, blogs and websites during the past year. Their hard work and commitment to getting published places them among the top 1% of all Two Bright Lights’ members.
Winners include gifted photographers and vendors from the wedding and events industries.
Using Two Bright Lights, their authentic, stunning imagery and services have been seen & published by top industry publications and editors.
Platinum Circle members, spotlighted below, are the top twelve award winners. Take a look to see what they had to say about getting published, and their business.
Amy is a wedding photographer specializing in luxury, wedding, boudoir, engagement and maternity photographer in Houston and Austin, Texas and surrounding areas. No matter what she is photographing she always does it with love, so each moment is filled with joy, excitement, and dedication. Amy’s husband, Steven, often joins her and is almost always her second shooter or assists her on photo shoots. Her style is very bright, airy and glowy, and she wants her images to feel timeless and beautiful, so her work never goes out of style. She knows what beauty looks like and she sees it in everyone.
Brandy Angel is a photographer based in Georgia. She has lived and photographed all over the United States, but most recently moved her family back to the South, which is where her love for photography began.
Brandy is an award winning photographer and mother of two amazing girls. She has been published worldwide and has more than 10 years of experience in the industry. Specializing in both wedding and fine art portraiture photography, Brandy brings and captures a special touch of emotion and connection to all her clients’ images.
Eileen hails from the frozen tundra of Minneapolis, MN, and is available to photograph weddings as well as family, children, babies and seniors. With over 10 years of wedding photography experience, her favorite moments to capture are the ones that go unplanned. Outside of being a photographer, Eileen loves DIY projects, taking care of her houseplants, napping with her cat Trixie and checking out new restaurants in Minneapolis with her sister Jul.
Jasmine White Photography is an award winning husband and wife wedding photographer team based out of West Virginia. Since 2010 Jasmine and Jason have traveled the world documenting love stories for over 200 couples. When they’re not shooting weddings you can find them on their 130 acre farm with their 6 year old son, on a mountain bike trail, playing softball, or doing something outdoorsy. This is the fourth year in a row they have been honored as one of the top published wedding photographers around the world via Two Bright Lights.
Founded in 2001, John Ryan began J&J Studios as an informal service to ballroom dance teams to record professional pictures of their competitions. Fast forward and 19 years later, J&J Studios specializes in wedding, engagement, portrait, and corporate photography. Now providing cinematography services to their already extensive list of offerings, so they can provide the best possible service to their clients. J&J Studios is the premier wedding, portrait, and event photography business in Philadelphia and surrounding areas.
Primavera Dreams Weddings is a certified international event and wedding planning agency founded by Luba Gankin. With extensive experience in research and project management, Luba (now a Certified International Event and Wedding Planner), focuses on events in the New England area, and outside the U.S. in Italy. Luba’s partner, Dina, lives in London and is assisting local couples who plan to celebrate their marriage in Italy. They have a passion for bringing people together and the most rewarding aspect of their job is to see you and your guests enjoying your special celebration to the fullest.
Nicole is a New York-based photographer who has a major love of wedding-day storytelling. She loves being a full-time photographer and loves spending the happiest of days with people, capturing their stories in unique and romantic ways, creating lasting memories filled with love, magic and all kinds of emotion for them to relive again and again.
Nikk Nguyen is a full-time wedding photographer residing in Austin, Texas. A photographer for 5 years, with an artistic, memorable, and contemporary flare, he loves capturing love stories and creating images that evoke emotion, awe, and inspiration. He views his job as a keeper of time, instead of a documenter. The thought of a couple sharing his photos 20, 30, or 40 years from now and feeling like it was just yesterday gives him goosebumps.
Husband-and-wife team Michael and Rebecca Zoumberos own Limelight Photography, a luxury boutique studio that creates high-fashion, couture wedding images infused with sophistication and timeless elegance. They began exclusively photographing weddings on Valentine’s Day of 2006. For 14 years and counting, their dedicated team consistently earns the highest reviews for our passion, exquisite artistry, expressive images and superior customer service that exceeds all expectations. Working together to capture your love story and wedding day to relive over and over is their greatest joy.
Sam & Katie, the husband and wife wedding photographer and videographers. Eight years ago they embraced the challenge of making their passion of wedding photography and wedding videography their full-time career. With hard work and determination, they have built one of the most exciting and award winning wedding photography and videography companies. Windy City Production is a company unlike any other, it has and continues to raise industry standards as the team behind it continues to strive to add value, over-deliver, and tackle what’s thought to be impossible.
Tayler Ashley is a wedding photographer based in Orange County, California. Servicing weddings and elopements across the U.S. and worldwide, she specializes in capturing authentic moments and connections. Aside from photography, she’s obsessed with the sun, kombucha, buying too many swimsuits, and frolicking in the ocean.
Mantas Kubilinskas is a documentary and creative wedding photographer based in Washington, D.C. A true visionary artist, he brings exceptional talent and experience to every wedding he photographs. Specializing in creative photojournalism with an editorial flair, he brilliantly documents the complete essence of your love story from start to finish. Photography is more than just his job, it’s his passion. He can’t wait to get to know what makes your relationship unique and give you gorgeous fine-art images that you will cherish forever.
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