Wedding photographer Jessica Watson, was awarded 3rd place for photo 59771 in the Emotion category for the WPJA's 2007 Q4.
The WPJA contest judges presented Jessica Watson, a Oregon, 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
- I assume this is a bride with her father. The expression of bride's love and the father's show of emotion is straightforward and the photographer was right in the straight on position. The bride and her father (I assume) had the confidence in the photographer to be comfortable in displaying their emotions. This confidence of the subjects and the ability of the photographer to be in the correct position made this photograph possible.