1st place in Creative Portrait

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Wedding Photographer Siang Loo of Washington, United States
Washington, United States

Siang Loo

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Wedding photographer Siang Loo, was awarded 1st place for photo 638691 in the Creative Portrait category for the WPJA's 2011 Q1 Contest.

The WPJA contest judges presented Siang Loo, a Washington, 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.


  • This photograph not only tops the category but in my mind tops all other category winners. I have not seen this done before. It is beautiful and unique. How did you do that? Fabulous!
  • The balance of light in this image begs intriguing scrutiny. But, on closer look, we find eight darkened lamps in the shape of umbrellas on the wall behind, one for each of the wedding party (not counting the bride and groom). And, if the continuity is still not enough to amaze you, then consider the color shift on the beam within the building that mirrors the color of those green umbrellas. Finally, consider that every person in the group is on cue with nary a goofy look among them, then hopefully you'll say, "Wow," with me.