Wedding photographer Jenna Shouldice, was awarded 3rd place for photo 1722431 in the Toasting/Speeches category for the WPJA's 2015 Q4 Photography Contest.
The WPJA contest judges presented Jenna Shouldice, 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.
- It can be tough being a kid. Having to suffer a wedding was likely bad enough for this young man, but insult was added to injury, I suspect, when he discovered he had to sit politely, front row center, at the main table. And now this? This is too much. Interestingly, the more things change the more things stay the same. Witness the man at right, once a boy himself, gazing at the world outside, likely wishing he too could be elsewhere. Of course, I recognize that I’ve read far more into the photo than intended but that’s the beauty of a single image, the powerful ability to transport us to the untold mysteries of our own narratives.