1st place in Details (Found)

Burlington bride getting out of car while in her dress - Vermont wedding photojournalism
Vermont, United States

Jacob Hannah

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Wedding photographer Jacob Hannah, was awarded 1st place for photo 1841261 in the Details (Found) category for the WPJA's 2016 Q1 Photography Contest.

The WPJA contest judges presented Jacob Hannah, a Vermont, 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.

2016 Q1 Photography Contest Judges


  • Simple yet elegant. Getting out of a car, who thought that would make a great picture? The photographer noticed the blue shoe, and caught this image at just the right moment, where the action is still anticipated. Nicely done! Someone is paying attention to their surroundings.
  • What makes this photo work is the decisive moment, one hand on the door and one hand reaching for her. Her foot placement is perfect. It does not hurt that there was soft light and she was wearing a blue shoe!
  • In this image, all you see at first is the shoe. Upon closer look, there’s a complexity within the scene. There’s a second detail here…the triad of hands, all doing something.

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