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10th place in Wildcard Portrait

Chicago wedding photographer captured this image of a bride and groom kissing in front of a window
Illinois, United States

Allison Williams

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Wedding photographer Allison Williams, was awarded 10th place for photo 2000336 in the Wildcard Portrait category for the WPJA's 2017 Tri1 Photography Competition.

The WPJA contest judges presented Allison Williams, a Illinois, 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

Judges

  • The geometric patterns of light and form provide an intriguing backdrop to this tender moment shared between bride and groom. But the eye-catching element that helps set the image apart from others is found in its use of available light, most notably seen in the angled splash of amber at the top edge of the photo.

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