8th place in Details (Found)

Texas, United States

Philip Thomas

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Wedding photographer Philip Thomas, was awarded 8th place for photo 1056451 in the Details (Found) category for the WPJA's 2012 Q4 Contest.

The WPJA contest judges presented Philip Thomas, a Texas, 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.

Photographer's Comment

This click was photographed at the famous San Jose Missions just south of San Antonio, Texas. I was documenting the father and bride as they waited for the ceremony to start. Everyone was inside and this was the brides brothers hand. Part of a sequence, this was the best intriguing shot and typical of my humor. I anticipated the moment and was sprinting up to the door to get this shot just before he poked his head out again.


  • The hand curled in anticipation adds interest to this graphic photo. We can’t wait for the doors to swing open and give us a peak to what is happening inside.

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