1st place in Getting Ready

San Diego Documentary Wedding Photographer | Image contains: bride veil black white mom helping getting ready
California, United States

Brett Butterstein

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Wedding photographer Brett Butterstein, was awarded 1st place for photo 888166 in the Getting Ready category for the WPJA's 2012 Q1 Contest.

The WPJA contest judges presented Brett Butterstein, a California, United States 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.


  • Simple and beautiful moment between mother and daughter. I like how the light is brighter on the daughter and falls off on the mother. Feels like the torch is being passed to the next generation.
  • Very strong connection and narrative about two generations. Beautiful light. Perfectly executed image.

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