1st place in Getting Ready

Victoria bridesmaids and bride having fun before the wedding - British Columbia wedding reportage photo
British Columbia, Canada

Rick Collins

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Wedding photographer Rick Collins, was awarded 1st place for photo 1701096 in the Getting Ready category for the WPJA's 2015 Q3 Photography Contest.

The WPJA contest judges presented Rick Collins, a British Columbia, Canada 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


  • Great capture of the bride’s spontaneity and just a funny moment. Great reaction from the women, the photographer’s angle was spot-on.
  • Think about it…this scene could be the first image of a new tradition - the bra toss - or perhaps it’s just an unconventional practice for throwing the bridal bouquet. Either way, this is a fun and spontaneous image captured at the precise moment.

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