Wedding photographer Andrea Corsi, was awarded 1st place for photo 1461351 in the Send Off/Departure category for the WPJA's 2014 Q3 Photography Contest.
The WPJA contest judges presented Andrea Corsi, a Arezzo, Italy 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.
- The moment of celebration and joy is what makes this so great; I feel like a participant in this event. To convey a feeling with an image is the mark of great photography.
- This photo had a great lyrical quality to it – I love the implied motion and the frame is filled well.
- I can't resist writing words that I use too often when texting a friend. In lieu of writing "LOL," I will often write HA!!! That's not an acronym, it's just "HA!!!" And that's how I felt when I first saw this very fun image so adroitly composed at the right moment, so expertly photographed that it became a visceral "HA!!!" It's fun. It's a universal joy that doesn't need a bride and groom, they're just icing on the (wedding) cake.