1st place in Emotion

Thuringia Germany Wedding Photography | Image contains: bride holding flowers black white veil

Wedding photographer Enrico Radloff, was awarded 1st place for photo 879606 in the Emotion category for the WPJA's 2012 Q1 Contest.

The WPJA contest judges presented Enrico Radloff, a Germany 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.


  • I like the way the young woman is isolated from the background. The capturing of the single tear, the glance and expression comes together for a very strong image.
  • In light of the other two top-three pictures, this choice may seem odd, but sometimes simple nails the moment. The light is just right, the expression is just right, the framing is just right. Sometimes photographers just step back and show us something unambiguously and simply. This is what it looks like when it is done well.

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