Wedding photographer Andre Mansano, was awarded 1st place for photo 1509036 in the First Dance category for the WPJA's 2014 Q3 Photography Contest.
- So fun, everyone is caught up in this moment.
- It is often hard to make a great photo of the first dance because it is such a controlled event. So when the photographer has a little gift of spontaneity it is worth celebrating. Nice job.
- This is such a delightful image as a child is swept up in the swirl of a bridal gown at a dance. How could she resist something as beautiful as that flowing gown, sparkling beneath the dizzy array of dance floor lights, sounds and movement? Thankfully the photographer chose the right time and place to enter the scene and become "childlike" enough to enter the scene with the click of a shutter.
The WPJA contest judges presented Andre Mansano, 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.