Wedding photographer Rafael Vaz, was awarded 5th place for photo 1075131 in the Reception category for the WPJA's 2012 Q4 Contest.
The WPJA contest judges presented Rafael Vaz, a Brazil 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.
- A sweet moment between playmates as they rest peacefully together is highlighted by the photographer's choice of lens, low angle and shallow depth of field.