Wedding photographer Christine Lee Smith, was awarded 6th place for photo 107971 in the Toasting category for the WPJA's 2009 BRIDES Magazine.
- The photographer has chosen to shoot the bride on her own during a toast. Even though she is covering her smile with her hand, her eyes reveal joy. A photograph that is so simple, but it says so much about the personality of the bride. Having her framed on the left side of the photo with her eyes gazing off the photo gives the photo a little bit of mystery.
The WPJA contest judges presented Christine Lee Smith, a 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.