6th place in Taste

Photo of the groom feeding his bride - shot from behind by a Santa Barbara wedding photographer.
California, United States

Stephanie Secrest

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Wedding photographer Stephanie Secrest, was awarded 6th place for photo 1925836 in the Taste category for the WPJA's 2016 Q3 Photography Contest .

The WPJA contest judges presented Stephanie Secrest, a California, 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


  • What is a wedding without papas fritas (french fries?) Of course, for the rest of us out here in image appreciation land, weʼre enjoying something better than lard juicing up tasty deep-fried potatoes. The image is our delight. Fries, after all, is the least expected food and itʼs a strange bedfellow with a stretch limousine. Ahh, but thatʼs what makes the photo what it is, a humorous moment.

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