Wedding photographer Elise Kapeller, was awarded 3rd place for photo 887951 in the Getting Ready category for the WPJA's 2012 Q1 Contest.
The WPJA contest judges presented Elise Kapeller, a Victoria, Australia 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.
- A nice moment with the bride being emotional. The Shallow depth of field really makes the bride stand out. Nice use of a slow shutter to get the movement of the brides hands.