1st place in Wildcard Portrait

Goa wedding photographer captured this image of the bride and her vivid blue eyes as her face is dappled with shadows

Wedding photographer Sephi Bergerson, was awarded 1st place for photo 1597311 in the Wildcard Portrait category for the WPJA's 2015 Q1 Photography Contest.

The WPJA contest judges presented Sephi Bergerson, a Goa, India 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.

2015 Q1 Photography Contest Judges


  • Beautiful and captivating. The tight, evocative composition gives this photo a memorable edge.
  • Darkness…light…shocking blue eyes, very red lips. This image is as jarring as it is simple. A face emerges out of the darkness with striking patterns and color. She wears a veil of shadows.

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