2016 PUSH Image Awards!


I am super excited to announce our image awards competition for PUSH attendees.  PUSH is jam packed with the top senior photographers in the industry!

Here is how it is going to work:

We will have one incredible judge, Dan Brouillette.


Attendees can submit up to 8 images total.  So pick the absolute best of the best to send!

He will assign a score to each image based on a scale of 1-5.  Each image will be judged on:



Technical Excellence

Use of light


Scores will be compiled and in the instance of a tie, Dan, will have final say on the winner.

The following 5 categories will be represented at PUSH 2016

Senior Girl

Senior Boy

Group (two or more people in your image)

Studio (can be either a girl or a boy)

Best of PUSH

The awards competition is only open to PUSH attendees, no speaker can enter and attendees are only eligible for one award (meaning no one can win more than one category).

Meet our judge:


Dan Brouillette

Dan is a commercial, editorial and senior photographer based out of Omaha, Nebraska. Dan uses specialized lighting and posing techniques to create cinematic images for his senior clients that are unlike anything in the industry. After working as a lighting tech in New York City spending his time lighting sets for celebrity and editorial shoots (which he still does today), he moved to Omaha to start his own studio and bring some of that New York flare to his local clients. By implementing different lighting techniques and modifiers typically reserved for commercial photography, Dan is able to stand out and give his clients unique images that look and feel like they were taken from the pages of a magazine. His editorial clients include ESPN Magazine, Women’s Health, TIME Magazine and many more and he has been hired to construct lighting setups for celebrities such as Anna Kendrick, Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart, Scarlett Johansson, and dozens of others! You can view his commercial work at www.danbrouillette.com and his senior site is www.lookportrait.com

Additionally, Dan has judged

PPA contests in Utah, Missouri, and California.  He was a lead judge for the Seniors Ignite image comp in 2015 and the SPA image comp in 2010 and 2011.


To enter:

  1. Gather up to 8 total of your BEST images.
  2. Rename each image with your name and the category.  For example vickieblackseniorgirl.jpg
  3. Upload your images to a dropbox folder titled your name Push Image Awards (For example:  Vickie Black Push Image Awards).
  4. Share the dropbox folder with me at vickie@wallenvy.com
  5. Images must be of a class of 2015, 2016 or 2017 senior
  6. Images are due no later than June 7th. 2016
  7. There is no cost to enter.