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5th place in Getting Ready

Rome bride getting her dress on before the wedding - Lazio wedding photography

Wedding photographer Daniele Torella, was awarded 5th place for photo 1841406 in the Getting Ready category for the WPJA's 2016 Q1 Photography Contest.

The WPJA contest judges presented Daniele Torella, a Roma, Italy 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


  • Photography means painting with light, and that's exactly what this photographer did, whether they lit it themselves or found the light, either way they took advantage of it and it made this image sing. The angle captures the moment, not so high that we see the top of the brides head but high enough to see the serenity on her face. Simple but elegant, and simple is sometimes simply the best way to go to capture this tender moment.

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