Wedding photographer Philip Thomas, was awarded 9th place for photo 115516 in the Parents category for the WPJA's 2009 BRIDES Magazine.
- In a truly touching shot, a mother and bride stand cheek to cheek. Looking towards each other, with their eyes closed, you can almost picture them swaying back and forth. While the wedding reception swirls around them, the bride and her mother seem completely isolated in their own world for a moment. Well crafted to show the environs but not to lose the importance of the emotion shared between the two.
The WPJA contest judges presented Philip Thomas, a Texas, 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.