3rd place in Details (Found)

New Jersey wedding photographer captured this overhead image of a bride walking down a staircase
New Jersey, United States

Janine Collette

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Wedding photographer Janine Collette, was awarded 3rd place for photo 1998211 in the Details (Found) category for the WPJA's 2017 Tri1 Photography Competition.

The WPJA contest judges presented Janine Collette, a New Jersey, 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.

2017 Tri1 Photography Competition Judges


  • This is a gracefully haunting image, with its one lone standout detail - the red tip of the bride's shoe coming down the staircase. The lighting is spot on, and the composition and choice of angle is creative. A truly wonderful image.

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