1st place in Getting Ready

Wedding Photographer Marino Prieto of , Brazil

Wedding photographer Marino Prieto, was awarded 1st place for photo 1295356 in the Getting Ready category for the WPJA's 2013 Q4 Contest.


  • This category was strong on composition techniques. There were a lot of images with nice layering. This image grabbed my attention, because it had great layering, but more importantly, a great moment. There is humor on top of good technique.
  • There’s little more to say about an image that says it all. Getting ready for the wedding day is a lot of hard work...well, at least it appears to be...for this bride under the scrutiny of her attendants and, most importantly, the all-important mirror.

The WPJA contest judges presented Marino Prieto, 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.

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