4th place in Getting Ready

Photo of a woman jumping in the air to hang the bride's gown above a doorway by a Charleston, SC wedding photographer.
South Carolina, United States

Ben Chrisman

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Wedding photographer Ben Chrisman, was awarded 4th place for photo 1895726 in the Getting Ready category for the WPJA's 2016 Q3 Photography Contest .

The WPJA contest judges presented Ben Chrisman, a South Carolina, 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 Q3 Photography Contest Judges


  • Beautiful light and shapes frame the peak action.
  • A nice silhouette, but itʼs the barefoot jump that makes this scene something extra-special. The archway is the perfect frame.

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