Judges

Each of your submissions will be thoughfully reviewed and scored by our panel of esteemed judges who take great care and time for each submission. Judges for the Professional BC Wedding Awards are carefully chosen to represent the diverse fields within the wedding industry and have been selected for their overall understanding and extensive experience in their profession.

Dave + Quin Cheung

Dave & Quin Cheung are the visual artists behind DQ Studios and creators of retouching innovation Motibodo.

This husband and wife team are internationally awarded image and album makers and educators in business, lighting and client relationship. Their focus on great imagery and uncommon client experience has allowed their business to thrive and grow amidst the ever-growing competition. They make their home with their two boys in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

dqstudios.com | motibodo.com

Camille + Chadwick

Camille & Chadwick met in 2000, the same year Camille started JONETSU Studios. The two of them were married in 2003 and in 2007 they joined forces full time photographing as a team.

Based out of beautiful Stratford, Ontario they photograph weddings across Canada and have had their work featured around the globe. They’re also ambassadors for Canon being designated as Northern Explorers of Light and sharing their passion to motivate aspiring photographers.

jonetsuphotography.com
@jonetsustudios

Sunny Tamber

Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Sunny Tamber is a self-taught, award-winning creative director and producer.

For over 10 years, Sunny has worked independently in the film-making industry focusing on weddings, documentaries, music productions and commercial work worldwide. His background and education stems in marketing and branding, which later flourished into a passion for film.

Currently, Sunny is the co-owner of ‘Cinéverse’ — an internationally recognized cinematography boutique.

cineverse.ca
@cineversefilms

Michael Y. Wong (MYW)

Internationally acclaimed & award winning event-cinematographer and educator, MYW is renown for producing sophisticated, heartfelt and commercial-grade wedding films + commercials.

Recognized for his non-nonsense teaching approach to filmmaking, his lectures have made appearances world-wide. Some of MJW’s wedding clients include: Mrs Universe - Ashley Callingbull, Niece of Astronaut - Chris Hadfield, Niece of CEO - Pepsi CO, Son of President of USA - Donald Trump and Son + Daughter of Canada’s very own Dr Ho. His commercial works include Sheraton Hotels, Airmiles, Tassimo, Costco to name a few.

MichaelWong.com

Darren Clay

Chef Darren is a Red Seal designated chef whose experience includes the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Raffles in Singapore, running an Authentic Mexican restaurant, Executive Chef at the Robson Street Cactus Club as well as the Cactus Club’s new concept Village Taphouse in West Vancouver.

Darren discovered his true passion for teaching and completed his Provincial Instructor’s Diploma in 2009. Chef Darren then joined the faculty at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. His role their has included Chef Instructor, Corporate & Catering Chef and now Executive Culinary Chef Instructor, where he oversees the culinary arts program.

picachef.com
@picachef

Marco Röpke

Chef Marco Röpke is a fourth-generation German born Master Pastry Chef and is the founder of The Pastry Training Centre of Vancouver. Prior to starting the school, he worked as a pastry chef throughout Europe and as Executive Pastry Chef in the some of the most prestigious hotels in the Middle East, Japan and in China.

In Canada, he was Executive Pastry Chef at The Four Seasons properties in Vancouver and Toronto, before finally settling in Vancouver and fulfilling his dream in opening The Pastry Training Centre of Vancouver.

www.vancouverpastryschool.com
@pastrytraining

Meena Sadia

Award winning Meena Sadia, is a Toronto based Indian bridal makeup artist.

After working with Pakistan’s top models, photographers and magazines, Sadia took her formal makeup education to Toronto, Canada. Meena believes every woman is beautiful and takes tremendous pride bringing internal beauty to the surface in a beautiful look.

ms-studio.co
@msstudio_bridal

Hugh Whitaker

Hi, I’m Hugh and I am an Englishman living in Canada. I have an all-consuming passion for photography that, over the past 15 years has taken me to some incredible places and allowed me to meet so many wonderful people. I love people watching, there are so many wonderful gestures, looks and smiles that make us who we are. I’m content, happy and enjoy every day. I’m fully aware of how lucky I am to live the life I do.

www.hughwhitaker.com
@hughwhitaker

Richha Arora

Richha Arora, event architect and principal planner at Arora Events, which specializes in multicultural weddings and spans corporate, non-profit, social, and lifestyle events.

Richha has an Honours Business Management degree from the University of Toronto, an Event Management Certification from Ryerson University, she’s also a certified wedding consultant with the Wedding Planning Institute of Canada (WPIC). Arora Events has been accoladed with multiple awards.

In addition to working on destination weddings across the globe, Richha has spoken at multiple conferences and workshops for destination and local wedding planning.

aroraevents.com
@aroraevents

Rebecca Chan

Wedding planner, Rebecca Chan, has built a name for herself as one of Toronto’s top luxury wedding planners, known for impeccable taste and effortlessly styled celebrations.

Rebecca regularly appears as a wedding expert in the media, including recent appearances on Breakfast Television, Cityline and Huffington Post. Her weddings have been featured in Wedluxe, Style Me Pretty, Elegant Wedding Magazine, 100 Layer Cake and Wedding Chicks.

rebeccachan.ca
@rebeccachanweddings