Wedding photographer Rhee Bevere, was awarded 4th place for photo 118946 in the Bridal Party category for the WPJA's 2009 BRIDES Magazine.
- Shot from a bird’s-eye view, the bridal party becomes a graphic element in this elaborate composition. There is so much to look at, from the food to the subjects’ body language, that it's a rare treat for the viewer. This photo caught my eye, and held it, on each “round” of my going through the collection of candidates. Truly a realistic moment, an “after” picture to the elegant images of cakes and brides.
The WPJA contest judges presented Rhee Bevere, a California, 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.