7th place in Getting Ready

North Carolina, United States

Shane Snider

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Wedding photographer Shane Snider, was awarded 7th place for photo 64316 in the Getting Ready category for the WPJA's 2008 Q4.

The WPJA contest judges presented Shane Snider, a North Carolina, 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.


  • This picture is really intriguing. I can’t tell if the bride wants to kiss the woman and I’m curious to what everyone’s relationship is. The woman on the left, her expression makes me want to know what the story between them all is. The entire image also seems tense, from the pucker of the lips, to the way the bride is holding the jewelry box, to the woman’s expression, not your typical getting ready, 'everyone is happy' picture.

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