5th place in Getting Ready

Landes wedding photographer captured this photo of groomsmen getting ready in the middle of the forest as their jackets hang from trees nearby

Wedding photographer Julien Clavier, was awarded 5th place for photo 1660891 in the Getting Ready category for the WPJA's 2015 Q3 Photography Contest.

The WPJA contest judges presented Julien Clavier, a France 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


  • The suits at left and right are more than just visual borders adding to the symmetry of this scene. Rather, they are the leading actors watching extras practice their role until it is their time to command the larger stage in the ceremony. When combined with the outdoor surroundings, the image adopts a unique flavor of oddity while maintaining the basics of good composition, angle and lens choice.

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