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Iris ’14: Travel, Wedding Classic and Creative

10 August 2014

Continuing D-Photo‘s online coverage of this year’s Iris Professional Photography Awards, we are proud to present the winning images in the Travel, Wedding Classic and Wedding Creative categories.

Travel category: Mike Hollman

Auckland’s Mike Hollman makes his second showing in the champions list by taking the top travel spot of the year, a title he continues to hold from last year’s Iris Awards. The richly detailed winning images come from Mike’s travels in China.

(C) Copyright Mike Hollman - Travel Category - Gold Image Gold award


(C) Copyright Mike Hollman - Travel Category - Silver Distinction Image
Silver Distinction award



(C) Copyright Mike Hollman - Travel Category - Silver ImageSilver award

Wedding Classic category: Jason Naylor

Jason Naylor, from Wellington wedding team We Do Photography, took the top spot in the Wedding Classic category this year, with a portfolio of dynamic, contemporary wedding imagery. The Wedding Classic category recognises excellence in genuine wedding photography, taken at an actual wedding, and focussing on in-camera skills. Jason also topped this year’s Wedding Album category.

02_Creative_PhotosGold award

02_Creative_PhotosGold award

04_Formal_PhotosSilver award

Wedding Creative category: Jake Thomas

Jake Thomas, an Australian expat now living in New Zealand, was named this year’s winner in the Wedding Creative category, for his striking set of innovative wedding shots. The Creative category allows for images created outside of the official wedding event and permits for more experimentation with composite and post-production techniques.

(C) Copyright Jake Thomas - Wedding Creative Category - Gold Distinction ImageGold Distinction award

ThomasJ_88Silver Distinction award

(C) Copyright Jake Thomas - Wedding Creative Category - Silver ImageSilver award

You can follow all of D-Photo‘s coverage of both the Iris Awards and the Infocus photography conference here.