I have some great news to share! Less then a month after I have been accepted as a member of Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalist Association (AG|WPJA) my photo has been selected among thousands as 2nd place winner in AG|WPJA contest! I was very much looking forward to this moment as this is one of the most prestige international contests for wedding photographers worldwide! The competition was very stiff and there were lot’s of great photos submitted from world’s best wedding photojournalists, which is why I am even more proud to see my photo among winners!
Here’s the Judges Comment: “This was a great job by the photographer who turned around and looked at what was happening behind him/her. The crowd of onlookers all trying to get a picture is a great moment. The expressions are terrific, especially the man with the camera in the lower left. This is a really fun photograph, toned well.”
I took this photo few months ago on Alan & Ruth’s wedding and it was a great fun! The category of my winning photo is “ceremony” – Images that capture guests and participants throughout pre-ceremony, vow-exchange, and receiving line activity. Here’s a link to results of the photo-contest.