Wedding photographer Chris Shum, was awarded 7th place for photo 348701 in the Ceremony category for the WPJA's 2010 Q1.
- The photographer of this image should be congratulated for not taking the standard image of the newlyweds exiting the church. Exposure, soft light, and soft focus, add to the dreamlike quality of this image that I'm sure would be enjoyed by any couple who commissioned it.
The WPJA contest judges presented Chris Shum, a California, 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.