1st Place Overall by Pedro Vilela, Portugal  /  2nd Place Overall by Holly Gilson, Canada  /  3rd Place Overall by Kelly Koller, United States.

The Best Overall Awards were chosen in the final round by Kirsten Lewis Bethmann and Jenna Shouldice as the top three overall submissions based on their individual strength as photographs.

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.