10th place in Getting Ready

Athens wedding photographer captured this humorous photo of a bride popping the cork of a champagne bottle while her bridesmaids laugh and duck for cover

Wedding photographer George Tsimbouksis, was awarded 10th place for photo 1658776 in the Getting Ready category for the WPJA's 2015 Q3 Photography Contest.

The WPJA contest judges presented George Tsimbouksis, a Greece 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.

2015 Q3 Photography Contest Judges


  • This group illustrates how popping a champagne cork is a built-in appetizer for the bubbly goodness waiting inside the bottle. But the contents inside couldn’t possibly compare to the laughter and fun captured in this delightful and well-composed image.

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