Wedding photographer Britney Gardner, was awarded 1st place for photo 140106 in the Details (Found) category for the WPJA's 2009 Q1.
- Absolutely beautiful image. I can imagine it blown up to 20x24 hanging on the wall and never getting tired of looking at it. There is so much texture and detail there and the photographer did a nice job of using shallow depth of field and selective focus to keep it from being completely overwhelming. The shallow focus is used well here to help create an ethereal tone and mood. Helps to have such an interesting subject, nonetheless, stunning photo!
The WPJA contest judges presented Britney Gardner, 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.