4th place in Kids

North Carolina, United States

Heather Hopkins

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This photograph, taken by Heather Hopkins, was awarded 4th place in the Kids category for the WPJA's 2007 BRIDES Magazine.

Judges Comments

  • Eloquent image of a flower girl's terror. Slight tilt to the frame emphasizes her anxiety, as does inclusion of the sympathetic adult in the background – which would have been lost in a tighter shot. Intense emotion on the little girl's face evokes empathy. Makes you want to run up and console her. Cropping extraneous elements on edges of frame would have strengthened it and brought the focus to her expression more quickly to create more harmony in the photo. Besides the poor girl's face, I love the woman sympathizing behind her. The concerned, yet amused, expression on the woman with the corsage is so endearing and the little girl's expression of impending doom as she approaches the altar is priceless.

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