Wedding photographer Michael Barber, was awarded 4th place for photo 52606 in the Ceremony category for the WPJA's 2006 Fall.
The WPJA contest judges presented Michael Barber, a Ohio, 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
- When a photograph goes beyond capturing the moment and becomes a dream-like piece of art it goes well beyond recording the ceremony. Being able to get this close, compose it wonderfully and be unobtrusive is a major plus. The seriousness of the presiding official balancing the frame of the obviously happy couple at the moment of their marriage is the crÃ¨me de la crÃ¨me of what to strive for; capturing the event in photographs that go way beyond the obvious and say to all couples, I'm not just going to document your wedding I'm going to see it and show it in ways that are beautiful and artistic and in frame like this one, transcend the ceremony.