Wedding photographer Esther Gibbons, was awarded 13th place for photo 1765206 in the Bouquet/Garter (Action) category for the WPJA's 2015 Q4 Photography Contest.
The groom and his friends planned a surprise garter prank during the reception. It was a pretty chaotic moment and I just tried to get as close to the action as I could. I lit the scene with an on-camera flash bounced overhead into the white ceiling and wall. Shutter speed: 1/125sec Aperture: f4 Focal length: 24mm ISO: 2000
The WPJA contest judges presented Esther Gibbons, a Quebec, 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.