Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Janine. The following awards have been earned by Janine from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
Sometimes it is just a quirky situation that can make the picture great.
The “I do” is a wonderful detail. Strong composition and color.
I enjoy the photo because it has a subtle detail that augments its color, light and composition. It would still be a nice photo for obvious reasons, the details of the fingers and pink painted nails. But, at it’s center, just as most of us are about to turn to the next “page” there is a punchline - the “ring finger” nail with the words “I do” inscribed upon it. That detail alone lifts the image to a winning entry.
This is the image of fantasy. It is at the apex of all things idyllic. It is about as pristine as any setting a photographer could hope for. And yet, I can imagine all of the ways an opportunity like this could become a failure. The wrong lens, poor use of light, bad composition, or just the downright wrong choice of angle could easily spell doom instead of BOOM! Fortunately, the photographer made none of those fateful errors and thus presents us with an image fit for other, more pleasant imaginings - the kind that begin with the descriptive phrase, “life-long.”