Wedding photographer Daniel Stark, was awarded 12th place for photo 936626 in the Toasting/Speeches category for the WPJA's 2012 Q2 Contest.
The WPJA contest judges presented Daniel Stark, a Oregon, 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.
- The shadow is very dramatic, in an almost horror film kind of a way and it makes the image. It gives anyone looking at the image a feel for the drama of the wedding and the feeling of the couple in a way that the other images in my top ten, (with a more straightforward lighting) do not.