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16th place in Five from One

Wedding photographer Carey Kirkella, was awarded 16th place for photo 47041 in the Five from One category for the WPJA's 2004 Fall.

The WPJA contest judges presented Carey Kirkella, a wedding photographer, with this Master Piece Award as recognition for top wedding photojournalism in the industry.

The leading documentary wedding photographers in the world enter their best photos to the Wedding Photojournalist Association's photography competitions. They want their wedding reportage photographs to be evaluated and selected by some of the most notable and respected working picture editors and photojournalists in the news industry (these are not wedding photographers or other WPJA members judging their work). Winning these competitions is a true accomplishment for a wedding photographer.

2004 Fall Judges


  • It was a struggle to choose in this category. The [beach portrait] has a hidden layer of passion. Have you ever noticed that fleeting feeling when you seem to embrace the subject with a lens? It's a feeling of spontaneous creative worship. I suspect the photographer who made the image understands. But it doesn't matter in the end. A mood produced and a moment recorded is good enough for all.

The best and top wedding photographs from this category