Wedding photographer Candice C. Cusic, was awarded 8th place for photo 617831 in the Emotion category for the WPJA's 2011 Q1 Contest.
The WPJA contest judges presented Candice C. Cusic, a Illinois, 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.
- The high-key flare on the bride's face brings the mascara-stained tear of the bride to the viewer's attention. Interestingly, a bright source of light adjacent to the primary element is usually a distraction, but in this case it forces our eyes to the bride's eye and that all-important tear that makes this image a quiet moment.