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2nd place in Details

California, United States

Aaron Willcox

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Wedding photographer Aaron Willcox, was awarded 2nd place for photo 53246 in the Details category for the WPJA's 2006 Fall.

The WPJA contest judges presented Aaron Willcox, a California, 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


  • JUDGES COMMENTS:It's one thing to have the subject standing or a cake on a table or a detail that doesn't move, it's quite another to capture a detail moment. This photographer captured a bride or bridesmaid on a swing at peak action, with her shoeless feet crossed and a red bouquet in her hand. The emphasis is the red flowers, or the detail, but it's in the context of an action picture. Most of the rest of the photographs were quiet detail shots that were awarded in descending order based on how the photographer shot it and saw the subject.

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