2nd place in Bouquet/Garter (Action)

A group of enthusiastic men compete to catch the garter in this black and white photo captured by Porto wedding photographer

Wedding photographer Luis Efigénio, was awarded 2nd place for photo 2046296 in the Bouquet/Garter (Action) category for the WPJA's 2017 Tri2 Photography Competition.

The WPJA contest judges presented Luis Efigénio, a Portugal 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.


    The best and top wedding photographs from this category

    Netherlands Wedding Photographer Isabelle Hattink is prepared to make action shots on the dance floor of the bouquet getting tossed to the bridesmaids and other ladies.
    Ronan Jégaden is a France based Wedding Photographer that uses his reportage-style to capture brides in their natural surroundings on wedding day.
    After tossing her bridal bouquet, Wedding Photographer Laure Boyer of France documented this bride celebrating with her wedding guests.
    A big, long, high bouquet toss is captured in black and white by France Wedding Photographer Marine Poron.
    The groom is shown coming up for air after retreiving the garter from under the brides dress, by Canadian Wedding Photographer Cafa Liu of Ontario
    Everyone that catches the brides boquet is very happy, as illustrated in this photo by Documentary Wedding Photographer Valeria Berti of Italy
    Belgium Reportage Wedding Photographer Philippe Swiggers captures all kinds of boquet action shots on wedding days in Vlaams Brabant.
    Vinicius Terror of Minas Gerais is a Wedding Photographer that can capture images like this black and white one of a bride tossing her bouquet to the women at this Brazil wedding.
    A beautiful and clean example of a bride tossing her bouqet by Puglia Wedding Reportage Photographer Francesco Gravina of Italy.
    Italian Wedding Photographer Luigi Rota shot this black and white image in Lecco of a bride throwing her boquet very high into the air.
    Cutting the bridal bouqet ribbons by Chinese Wedding Photographer Vinci Wang of Fujian.
    Canadian Wedding Photographer Anderson Lima shot this image at a Quebec wedding reception of a brides bouquet after the catch.
    Leah Moyers Photography of Tennessee made this unique barn wedding reception image of a bride throwing her bouquet to two flowergirls.
    James Nix is a NC Wedding Photographer that feels right at home on the reception dance floor making action shots like this one of the bride throwing her flowers to the girls.
    Great lighting created the drama and action in this image for Peru Wedding Photographer Omar Berr of Lima.
    Scott Schoeggl is a Washington Wedding Photojournalist that makes interesting images like this one of the groom trying to find the garter under the brides dress.
    Thailand Wedding Photographer Ackapol Dhuamrearngrom made this black and white image from the wedding reception of the women fighting over the tossed bridal bouquet.
    A funny moment is captured on the dance floor by Wedding Photographer Danilo Coluccio of Reggio Calabria as the groom thinks he's taking the garter from his wife's leg.
    Italy Wedding Photography by Julian Kanz captures the dance floor action of the bridal flowers being caught at the reception party.