Wedding photographer Shane Snider, was awarded 7th place for photo 52451 in the Cake Cutting category for the WPJA's 2006 Fall.
The WPJA contest judges presented Shane Snider, a North Carolina, United States 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.
2006 Fall Judges
- This looks like a page out of the Alfred Hitchcock wedding album. While this might not be how the happy couple remembers their cake cutting, it will certainly be a topic of conversation. The photographer was lucky that they caught another strobe, or was looking for a cinematic view of the cake cutting. In either case, it is a great shot.