Wedding photographer Oleg Rostovtsev, was awarded 3rd place for photo 1204451 in the Details (Found) category for the WPJA's 2013 Q2 Contest.
The WPJA contest judges presented Oleg Rostovtsev, a 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 slightly off symmetry of the composition and the motion of the hands reaching in so softly combine with the sharp red color and make this smashing image.