1st place in Getting Ready

Hairspray in front of a window for a Shanxi bride as she prepares to dress in a deliberate photograph from China with severe lines softened by the dress hanging waiting for the bride

Wedding photographer Bai Gang, was awarded 1st place for photo 1425761 in the Getting Ready category for the WPJA's 2014 Q2 Photography Contest.

The WPJA contest judges presented Bai Gang, a China 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.

2014 Q2 Photography Contest Judges


  • Great composition and great use of color. A red sleeve appears out of a mostly white frame. Very eye pleasing.
  • This is an interesting moment seen in a humorous way made possible, in part, through some creative framing which compositionally adds further oddity to the scene.

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