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2nd place in Bouquet/Garter (Action)

Two guests find themselves on the floor during the bouquet toss in this black and white photo by a Detroit, MI wedding photographer.
Michigan, United States

Ray Iavasile

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Wedding photographer Ray Iavasile, was awarded 2nd place for photo 1981391 in the Bouquet/Garter (Action) category for the WPJA's 2016 Q4 Photography Competition.

The WPJA contest judges presented Ray Iavasile, a Michigan, 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 Q4 Photography Competition Judges


  • This fun moment successfully tells a story. The crop guides my eye to their entanglement.
  • The lore of the bouquet toss says that catching this fragrant bundle could lead to love, romance and a wedding proposal. But mostly itʼs just about the catch. The two competitors in a pileup confirm just that.

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