Wedding photographer John Santerre, was awarded 2nd place for photo 59766 in the Emotion category for the WPJA's 2007 Q4.
The WPJA contest judges presented John Santerre, a Maine, 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.
2007 Q4 Judges
- Tender. Nice moment. Very clean, powerful. Love the combination of the long lens and light. I don't know the backstory for this photo, but I think hands and eyes are the windows to the soul. This soulful photo has a very graceful, delicate composition that makes it very strong. The photographer captured a special moment between a woman and the bride. The hand touching the veil leads you right into the bride's eyes. It's a very touching moment.