Live-streamed judging of the final round is coming next week!!

We hope you can join us to see the inspiring work submitted by your fellow photographers and watch us announce the latest award winners live!

When & Where
Watch February 23rd @ 9am (PST) on our LIVE page:

How will it work?
You will have a chance to see our guest judges selections, as well as watch Kirsten Lewis Bethmann and Jenna Shouldice discuss the photos as they curate them down to the final award winners. This will be a constructive and engaging process aimed at making us all better photographers.

Award winners will be selected live on air as well as honorable mentions. Throughout the selection process, Kirsten and Jenna will discuss what makes a great documentary photograph and the reasoning behind their final selection of award winners.

What if I miss the live judging?
If you are unable to watch the judging live (or want to re-watch) we will be posting a recorded version of it on our site for you to watch on your own time.

See you next week!!

The Team @ Documentary Family Awards

Photo by Heidi Harf.

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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