Wedding photographer Anne Simone, was awarded 15th place for photo 131556 in the Creative Portrait category for the WPJA's 2009 Q1.
The WPJA contest judges presented Anne Simone, a Georgia, 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.
- There were perhaps other more "creative" photos than this one that showed how much the photographer was thinking and working it but as far as a portrait that the subjects will cherish and love, it doesn't get any better than this. It is a very simple and clean photo and the subjects look completely comfortable and their embrace is sincere. Wonderful light and a great job scouting this location make this a photo that is really worthy of the large check I am sure they had to make out for "wedding photography"! In this business, I'm sure it is great to win awards from your peers, but when it comes right down to it, your clients are the ones who really matter and here you have done them a great service. Excellent work!