6th place in Parents

Sao Paulo Wedding Photographer | Image contains: bride, father of the bride, kiss, emotional, ceremony

Wedding photographer Renato dPaula, was awarded 6th place for photo 1499046 in the Parents category for the WPJA's 2014 Q3 Photography Contest.

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.

2014 Q3 Photography Contest Judges


  • I particularly enjoy how this image is framed in shadow. Even the moment is begged to be found in darkness. For me, the lighting and composition of this image helped isolate and elevate this moment to a universally understood expression of parental love and support. It's the father's "little girl" after all, something that even a kiss "goodbye" to another will not take away.

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