Wedding photographer Cristiano Ostinelli, was awarded 9th place for photo 932391 in the Reception category for the WPJA's 2012 Q2 Contest.
The WPJA contest judges presented Cristiano Ostinelli, a Italy 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.
- Wise choice to do this from overhead, to clean up what was likely a busy background and to get such good faces. The kid in lower left helps a lot. The pattern of the tile, though potentially distracting is less so because the couple so dominate the frame.