Wedding photographer Larry Stanley, was awarded 15th place for photo 763671 in the Getting Ready category for the WPJA's 2011 Q3 Contest.
The WPJA contest judges presented Larry Stanley, a Montana, 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 image was a real find. I was shooting with the bride minutes before the wedding was scheduled to start and these two sweet Grandmothers showed up at the window to check on the bride and see what the hold up was. The curiosity and excitement in these two lovely women was like a tidal wave of love pouring into the room. I instinctively grabbed two or three frames of this brief event. This was one of my favorite moments of my 2011 weddings!!!