Long time readers of the blog might remember last year when I was accepted into two organizations, the WPJA or Wedding Photojournalist Association, and it’s sister organization the AGWPJA or Artisan Guild of theWedding Photojournalist Association.
One of the benefits of being a member of these prestigious organizations is the quarterly photo contest they each run. A variety of categories is selected and hundreds of the top wedding photojournalist professionals around the world enter works conforming to each category. This is not only a great chance to share my work and let it be judged but to then see some of the best images on these types when the winners are announced is always such a great inspiration.
Now for a simple Denver wedding photographer putting my work up against some of the best wedding photojournalists in the world is a tad intimidating. But to have an image selected from amongst such competition would be such a great honor it would be worth the effort.
The AG/WPJA just announced the results of their 2009 4th quarter competition and I’m very pleased to announce that one of my pieces placed in the top 10 for the “Emotions” category.
This image from Joe and Audrey’s wedding at the Phipps Mansion Tennis Pavilion was my entry for the Emotion category. The bride is so full of emotion and while only her and her father know what was said to elicit such emotion, I have no doubt that looking back years from now she’ll remember when she looks at this photo.
It would seem the judges agree with the impact of this photo and it placed 8th in the competition.
Until next time,