Wedding photographer Matt Adcock, was awarded 1st place for photo 53721 in the Getting Ready category for the WPJA's 2007 Q2.
2007 Q2 Judges
- To be able to have the confidence to take a step back and show the entire room and the person looking out the window and getting ready was a good choice. The moment was just right, the light was interesting, the gesture is funny and humor is always good. This picture has a bit more of an edge to it and I have to say that I gravitate towards that. I also like that the person's alone which is so rare from many of the photographs in the category.
The WPJA contest judges presented Matt Adcock, a Quintana Roo, Mexico 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.