While, we were initially disappointed with 20th place in the “humor” category, it’s hard to complain when there were over 24,000 entries in this international contest. This picture was from a really fun moment at Lisa and Matt’s wedding. I tried to find a creative way to photograph the dance. We grabbed the obvious shot, and then I started looking for guest reactions. The difficulty came when trying to fit both reactions and the event itself in the frame. While we can use a series of pictures to tell a story, we usually prefer to tell it in one photograph. This shot ended up being the winner.
The 2010 Q4 Contest showcases the wedding photojournalism of WPJA members throughout the 2010 year in 18 categories. From 24,112 entries only 360 finalists were selected.
Every year WPJA hosts the largest wedding photography competitions in the world judged by panels of award-winning photojournalists and designers. Competitions, which are held quarterly and open only to WPJA members, are part of the association’s commitment to upholding the highest standards in wedding photojournalism. Membership in WPJA requires rigorous standards in technical skill, aesthetics and best business practices.