7th place in Kids (Being Kids)

Wedding Photographer Chris Shum of California, United States
California, United States

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Wedding photographer Chris Shum, was awarded 7th place for photo 1704761 in the Kids (Being Kids) category for the WPJA's 2015 Q3 Photography Contest.

2015 Q3 Photography Contest Judges


  • Moments like this live to tell their own tale. We can’t know what the “thumbs-up” is in reference to but it simply doesn’t matter. Viewers are very adept in their ability to relate to this time-honored symbol of encouragement. There’s also a subtle juxtaposition here. Look at other attendees and it appears that most would be uplifted by a little thumbs-up action.

The WPJA contest judges presented Chris Shum, a California, United States 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.

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