7th place in Ceremony

Wedding Photographer Inbal Sivan of New York, United States
New York, United States

Inbal Sivan

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Wedding photographer Inbal Sivan, was awarded 7th place for photo 116321 in the Ceremony category for the WPJA's 2009 BRIDES Magazine.


  • With vows in hand, the groom celebrates. The joyful, playful mood is underscored by the brightly colored bridesmaids’ dresses. This image captured my imagination.  The grin on the groom's face, along with the raised arms, shows his joy or relief upon finishing his hand-written vows. The laughing bridesmaids, and the bride going about her business, add content to his emotion.  The tent works well to frame the content in this photo and helps guide the viewers eye.

The WPJA contest judges presented Inbal Sivan, a New York, 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.

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