The results of the latest WPJA competition are in, and three of my photos placed! All three pictures were from Jessica and Scott’s beautiful Maryland wedding. Congratulations, Jessica and Scott!
The Wedding Photojournalist Association is an international organization of wedding photographers who shoot in a documentary style. Some of my favorite photographers in the world are members of the WPJA, so it’s a huge honor to place in this competition. You can see all the winners at www.wpja.com. I love looking through all the winning photos!
Here are my three photos that placed this time:
Emotion: Sixth place. This image of Jessica with her brother’s photo is one of my all-time favorites, and I’m really glad that the judges were as affected by this moment as I was.
Judge’s comments: Sadness is captured in a truly unobtrusive manner to bring home an image with emotional impact. Wow.
Creative Portraits: Fourteenth place. The Creative Portraits category is mainly for posed pictures, which aren’t otherwise permitted in this competition. This photo is actually a candid moment, which makes me like it even more than if it were posed.
Judges comments: Candid relaxed warmth create a feeling of an intimate moment that should be remembered. Different and compelling. Excellent command of light.
Getting Ready: Nineteenth place. I wasn’t sure if anyone would notice this simple photo in the competition, but I’m really glad the judges enjoyed this enchanting moment of Jessica practicing the first dance all by herself.
If you’d like to see my photos that have placed in previous competitions, you can find them here: Awards