Wedding photographer Tomasz Toton, was awarded 11th place for photo 1502846 in the First Dance category for the WPJA's 2014 Q3 Photography Contest.
- I love looking at photos. I am pleased at an astonishing array of styles but I must confess that I truly enjoy a simple moment photographed in a way that allows a moment to speak with little nudging via style or gimmick. As such, this image feels like (because only time can create one) a classic. Honestly, I would be able to identify this image at first sight as a marriage scene, a "first dance." That's how well a moment can tell a story without any "props." It's such a lovely image that could, hopefully, warm any heart as much as my own.
The WPJA contest judges presented Tomasz Toton, a Poland 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.