Wedding photographer Michele Stapleton, was awarded 11th place for photo 52571 in the Ceremony category for the WPJA's 2006 Fall.
The WPJA contest judges presented Michele Stapleton, a Maine, 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
- Much of this category for me was to reward those photographers who took risks by shooting something other than the obvious. This was a great way to photograph a beautiful location for a wedding. Best of all, the family will be able to remember everyone who attended the wedding since they can see their faces.