1st place in Getting Ready

California, United States

Andre Maier

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This photograph, taken by Andre Maier, was awarded 1st place in the Getting Ready category for the WPJA's 2016 Q4 Photography Competition.

Judges Comments

  • The bridal party just gave the photographer a nice gift – great expressions.
  • The first known use of the phrase “picture perfect” was coined in the USA in 1909. Here is an example. Iʼm sure I could dig for flaws and find a few but why bother? The gushing wedding party seeing the bride for the first time communicates with succinct beauty. By the way, interestingly the first use of “picture perfect” described a scene - at a wedding. Surprise, surprise.

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