These awards are not about “winning” as much as supporting each other to become better photographers.

Join our first live streamed judging where Jenna and Kirsten will give you insight into how finalists are chosen in each category, and why the winners are selected from those shortlisted photos. We believe that seeing not just the “best” photos will help you better understand the nuances that make truly great family documentary photographs.

The live judging with Jenna and Kirsten will provide constructive, supportive feedback intended to make you feel inspired to photograph with purpose.

When: October 20th @ 11am PST


Is there something you are hoping to see or learn through the live judging? Leave a comment below!

Tristan is a documentary photographer based out of Victoria BC where he currently lives with his wife and daughter. Originally from Pennsylvania, he was raised on a biodynamic dairy farm until his family moved to western Canada when he was ten. Attending photography school years later after living overseas, Tristan met his now wife and talented photographer Jenna Shouldice. Together they run their documentary wedding and family photography company out of Victoria and Toronto, serving clients across North America. Tristan has gained international recognition for his photography work and he has spoken and taught about his documentary approach across Canada and the United States. In 2017 Tristan and Jenna co-founded the Documentary Family Awards with Kirsten Lewis Bethmann.

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  • Just watched the video on the judging! Wow, it was a wonderful learning experience! Enjoyed seeing so many wonderful photos. Something I think I’m going to watch again. My work is not very documentary, but I’m going to keep trying. It’s so much harder then what I do!
    Have a few of Kirsten classes. Seems like I can’t get enough! Thank you for sharing!

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