Wedding photographer Lacey Gadwill, was awarded 8th place for photo 128411 in the Getting Ready category for the WPJA's 2009 BRIDES Magazine.
The WPJA contest judges presented Lacey Gadwill, 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.
- We don’t know what is more interesting about this photo—the boy in the foreground struggling with his button or the kid in the background sleeping in a tent indoors. This fascinating shot captures two versions of getting ready. A little man getting ready for the big day. The photo has an air of touching innocence.