Wedding photographer Aaron Willcox, was awarded 15th place for photo 102126 in the Toasting/Speeches category for the WPJA's 2006 Winter.
- Pros: The story in the image is heightened by the subject's isolation and the obvious way he is practicing. Cons: Though tilted horizons can add something, not so here. I would have used the dark curtains to the left and right to set up outer borders where the main white space ends, where the subject stands alone.
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.