We are proud to share with you the award-winning photographs from our second international competition celebrating the very best in documentary family photography!

The guest judges for The Holidays category were Felicia Chang, Rebecca Kiger and Ryan Christopher Jones. Each of them evaluated every single submission we received and carefully selected thirty or less of their favourite photographs. Award winners were then chosen by Kirsten Lewis Bethmann and Jenna Shouldice, based on the guest judges selections, during our live broadcast of the final round.

The first 10 photos are ranked from 1st to 10th place with the remaining Honorable Mentions given equal weight in no particular order.

(To see full-size photos, click or tap an image)

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.