Wedding photographer Karri North, was awarded 2nd place for photo 77096 in the Kids (Being Kids) category for the WPJA's 2008 Q4.
The WPJA contest judges presented Karri North, a Ontario, Canada 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 is true, kids do this. It is not only a nice behind the scenes picture of a bride getting dressed, but also great moment of kids reacting to the bride in her underwear.
- Now that's access. And, I might add, invisibility. The photographer is nowhere to be seen in this photograph. Beautiful light (in a tough situation), framing (of the bride's face in the picture frame), moment and even color (mixed) all somehow work together. The bridesmaids in the background also add an interesting bit of storytelling as they rush around to take care of their responsibilities.