5th place in Reception

Manhattan Wedding Photojournalism | Image contains: bride dress guests dancing fanning out floor
New York, United States

Shira Weinberger

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Wedding photographer Shira Weinberger, was awarded 5th place for photo 883246 in the Reception category for the WPJA's 2012 Q1 Contest.

The WPJA contest judges presented Shira Weinberger, a New York, 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.


  • Great expressions. Strong graphically.
  • Weirdly timeless. Is this 2012 or 1952? No matter, the bride is the center of attention, in her mind at least, and that’s what this photo shows so nicely. Again, who knew hands were so important in wedding photography (and not just hands with rings on them).

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