Wedding photographer Alessandro Lazzarin, was awarded 13th place for photo 1405791 in the Getting Ready category for the WPJA's 2014 Q1 Photography Contest.
The WPJA contest judges presented Alessandro Lazzarin, a Vicenza, Italy 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.
- Such elegance and opulence befitting a bride, but here, in this image she is locked in a timeless manner, like the old world paintings by the masters. And look at how the shapes and lines and angles are replicated in similar fashion by the subjects of this image. I particularly like that cascading curly hair juxtaposed with the carvings on the bed frame.