10th place in Great Natural Light

This photograph, taken by Karri North, was awarded 10th place in the Great Natural Light category for the WPJA's 2010 Q3.

Photographer's Comment

The bride had just been in tears after receiving blessings from her family at the end of a very musical bedeken ceremony. Her groom had placed her veil and now, taking a moment to gather herself, she adjusts it and readies herself for the ceremony to follow. I love how she's caught somewhere in a sad joy, between fear and anticipation. A harsh light softened by many windows.

Judges Comments

  • Nice close-up of the bride who seems unaware that her photograph is being taken. She has a beautiful expression and the use of black and white and light give her a very elegant look.

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