Wedding photographer Emil Agaev, was awarded 2nd place for photo 630141 in the Emotion category for the WPJA's 2011 Q1 Contest.
The WPJA contest judges presented Emil Agaev, a Azerbaijan 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.
- There is no miss in this moment as the bride takes center stage in a photo framed with multiple leading lines that deliver our eyes directly to her face. Even the pattern on the floor contributes to the circle of attention upon her.