Wedding photographer Olya Vysotskaya, was awarded 8th place for photo 1497321 in the Send Off/Departure category for the WPJA's 2014 Q3 Photography Contest.
- It's those checkered stripes adorning this vehicle that provide seminal information of the quaintness of the wedding scene. There's no grand limo here, no horse and carriage, no vintage automobile - it's just a hug goodbye. That's the power of single elements within an image that composition can exploit along with a moment to create a beautifully poignant and storytelling scene.
The WPJA contest judges presented Olya Vysotskaya, a New York, United States 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.