I just found out that this photo of Joey and Emilie placed in the latest contest of the Wedding Photojournalist Association. It’s a huge international competition, so it’s always an honor to be one of the winners. I photographed this wedding as a second shooter to my friend Holly Pacione, so I’m happy that I could take a winning photo for her and her clients. I hope they love the image as much as I do.

      Congratulations to my friends who also placed in the contest this quarter! You can see all the winners here: WPJA.com.


      go canned food drive!!

      They look so in love! It is incredible how you captured such a private moment, your work continues to amaze me Charlotte!
      Erin J.


      That comment was from Becky @ Black Forest Photo 🙂

      stunning as always

      You are an amazing photographer Charlotte and I applaude you for donating food for all your comments!

      this is an absolutely lovely photo. congrats!

      Congrats! I’m just sorry it didn’t place higher. You captured a wonderful moment!

      Yaaay! Good for you! I love this moment, nice capture! Now I really need to get my butt in gear and enter one of these WPJA contests. One of these days.


      Beautiful photo…congrats girlie!

      beautiful! congratulations!!!

      beautiful! congratulations!!!

      Congratulations! Though I’m not surprised. You have all the talent.

      Congratulations 🙂 Also, thank you for posting the link to the rest of the pictures. I had a good time looking through them.

      “JUDGES COMMENTS: Intimacy of moment and clean composition combine to make this image successful.”


      Congratulations! The emotion is so silently and beautifully captured.

      Congratulations! It’s not a surprise that it placed (it’s wonderful!), but congratulations all the same! 🙂

      Congratulations! That is awesome.

      Congratulations! It’s not a surprise that it placed (it’s wonderful!), but congratulations all the same! 🙂

      Charlotte Geary


      Lifestyle, event, and portrait photographer with a vibrant, joyful style and 17 years of professional experience.

      Located in Reston, Virginia near Washington, D.C. and available for travel.