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6th place in Getting Ready

Koh Samui wedding photographer captured this photo of a little girl admiring the wedding dress through a big glass window

Wedding photographer Aidan Dockery, was awarded 6th place for photo 1133246 in the Getting Ready category for the WPJA's 2013 Q1 Contest.

The WPJA contest judges presented Aidan Dockery, a Thailand 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.

2013 Q1 Contest Judges


  • Lots of symbolism with the little girl looking out to the horizon. Most little girls dream of their wedding day. The little girl's dress is the 'perfect' little girl dress with the polka dots and pink bow and the wedding dress is equally 'perfect'. Watch your blacks. They look weak to me. Any image you submit to a contest should also be 'perfect' technically. Well done though. Nice image.

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