'Old time' P.E.I. photographers claim 19 awards

Published on March 12, 2016

Jessica MacNeill, of Grandpa's Antique Photo Studio, won seven awards at the recent Antique and Amusement Photographers international photo contest, including for this photo, "Portrait of a Man, 20’s Era themed".

©Photo special to The Guardian by Jessica MacNeill

Awards resented at the 2016 Antique and Amusement Photographers international contest in Las Vegas

Seven photographers who work at Grandpa’s Antique Photo Studio in Cavendish won 19 awards at the recent 2016 Antique and Amusement Photographers international photo contest in Las Vegas, Nev.

Jessica MacNeill earned seven individual awards, including three first-place ribbons for her potraits of a man themed in the 1920s. She also shared a first place with Charlene Wardrope for best staff portrait.

Wardrope won two more first place ribbons for best western theme and best wedding portrait as well as a second place for best Native American portrait, which gave her a total of four ribbons.

Alex MacPherson won four individual ribbons, including in the technical excellence category for most creative portrait not digitally enhanced. He also shared a second-place ribbon for the best self portrait with mangos. Lacey Ozon, Ashtyn Palmer and Audra Carrier each earned honorable mentions for their work.

The AAPI annual photography competition attracts hundreds of entries representing photo studios across the United States, Canada and Europe.

AAPI is a professional association for photographers and vendors specializing in souvenir photography, including antique or “old-time photos,” special events, historical re-enactments, and amusement portraits.