Wedding photographer Luigi Rota, was awarded 1st place for photo 1596251 in the Ceremony category for the WPJA's 2015 Q1 Photography Contest.
- An incredible moment, perfectly captured.
- This bride and groom react to the release of birds like people running for their life. Maybe they didn’t expect this furious flapping to freedom or perhaps it’s a simple case of ornithophobia (fear of birds). But regardless of the reason, this is a delightful image created by a photographer with an eye for the moment and the skills of good photography, which, in this case, apparently required a quick reaction and a fast shutter speed.
The WPJA contest judges presented Luigi Rota, a Lecco, 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.