Wedding photographer Ettore Colletto, was awarded 5th place for photo 1508736 in the Send Off/Departure category for the WPJA's 2014 Q3 Photography Contest.
The WPJA contest judges presented Ettore Colletto, a Messina, 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.
- This is such a fun image in the way everything has worked together visually to provide the viewer with a strong moment that is seen within the scene. While attendees hold their cellphones aloft to capture the view, the photographer, adeptly manages to keep out of view in the window that reflects the departing bride and groom. It's sort of a fun moment within a delightful moment. I loved it.