Wedding photographer Renato dPaula, was awarded 3rd place for photo 1410011 in the Lit Portrait category for the WPJA's 2014 Q1 Photography Contest.
- I fell in love with this image for reasons that, for whatever reason, makes me reluctant to attempt description. Sometimes an image can strike us with such a guttural force that telling someone why you like it feels more like counseling or an interrogation than inquisitiveness. Nonetheless I can say that the light in this image is not only rich and inviting but that spot of flare provides an artistic expression that borders on symbolism. Beyond that, the composition is relevant to the scene and the subjects share a beautiful moment as they are bathed in the beauty surrounding them. And that’s pretty much all I want to say for this “session."
The WPJA contest judges presented Renato dPaula, 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.