Wedding photographer Verity Sansom, was awarded 10th place for photo 1398876 in the Getting Ready category for the WPJA's 2014 Q1 Photography Contest.
The WPJA contest judges presented Verity Sansom, a West Yorkshire, United Kingdom 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.
- This is a graceful image that resonates in subtlety. As the bride descends the stairway to the ceremony, the light strikes her body and her veil becomes a cloud she rides in a dream. She touches the wall with her left hand. The hard surface is a firm connection to the reality that awaits her. Every element of photographic excellence is at work in this photo, but it is the light that leads us to the moment.