I have some good news for you!

We have extended the deadline to enter the last Documentary Family Awards for 2018 by 5 days.

***October 20th @ midnight is your new deadline***

For those that have already entered, thank you! It’s always incredible to see the variety of entries that come in from around the world. I can’t wait to share them with our judges!

Tristan Shouldice
DFA Co-Founder

In other news … I’ll be sharing with you over the coming week an exciting update to our core services, aimed at improving the sharability and exposure of the amazing photographers like you who enter the DFA’s. More to come.


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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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