Wedding photographer Janine Cooper, was awarded 4th place for photo 1729271 in the Ceremony category for the WPJA's 2015 Q4 Photography Contest.
The WPJA contest judges presented Janine Cooper, a Nebraska, 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.
- This is the image of fantasy. It is at the apex of all things idyllic. It is about as pristine as any setting a photographer could hope for. And yet, I can imagine all of the ways an opportunity like this could become a failure. The wrong lens, poor use of light, bad composition, or just the downright wrong choice of angle could easily spell doom instead of BOOM! Fortunately, the photographer made none of those fateful errors and thus presents us with an image fit for other, more pleasant imaginings - the kind that begin with the descriptive phrase, “life-long.”