1st place in Getting Ready

A bride standing in the parking lot putting on her dress while standing on a tarp and being shielded from the rain by multiple umbrellas was captured by a Lake Tahoe wedding photographer
California, United States

Matt Theilen

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Wedding photographer Matt Theilen, was awarded 1st place for photo 2053086 in the Getting Ready category for the WPJA's 2017 Tri2 Photography Competition.

The WPJA contest judges presented Matt Theilen, 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.


    The best and top wedding photographs from this category

    Wedding Reportage Photographer Martin Makowski of Nottinghamshire, UK shot this image of a bride getting styling her hair on wedding day..
    Lauren Brimhall of New Jersey photographs weddings in Atlantic City.
    WPJA Wedding Photo by Annie Gozard of France of bridesmaids putting flowers in their hair and applying makeup.
    Lima, Peru Wedding Photographer Omar Berr shot this image of a groom getting ready in a hotel room.
    Wedding Photojournalism by Todd Laffler of New Jersey. Award winning image of a bride getting help by bridesmaids while putting on her wedding shoes.
    Wedding Reportage Photography by Rahul Khona of London.
    Vutiporn Supanish of Bangkok, Thailand takes WPJA award winning images of grooms getting prepared on wedding day.
    Laure Boyer of France photographed this bridal party preparing on wedding day.
    Raffaella Arena of Cosenza, Italy shot this wedding day photogaph of a bride with her parents about to enjoy some champaign.
    Wedding Photographer Artem Pitkevich of Russia created this image of a bride getting ready with her family.
    Wedding Reportage Photo by Matt Tyler of Kent, UK of a groom fixing his tie in the mirror.
    Getting Ready in Nürnberg on a wedding day with wedding photographer Patrick Engel.
    Wedding Photo by Raffaella Arena of Cosenza, Italy of a videography and a baby flower girl.
    Wedding Photographer Max Pell of , Argentina
    Wedding Photographer Sybil Rondeau of Nantes, France took this image of a young ring bearer getting ready.
    Groom getting his wedding tux fixed by Wedding Photographer Danilo Coluccio of Reggio Calabria, Italy
    Wedding Photographer Jesse La Plante of Colorado, United States photographed this bride having her hair styled.
    Reportage Wedding Photographer Panayis Chrysovergis of London, United Kingdom captured the bride with flowers getting ready.
    Wedding Photographer Donatella Barbera of Firenze, Italy made this image of a bride getting makeup applied with her bridesmaids.