2008 WPJA Q3 Contest Award Winner!

I’m very excited to announce that one of my images has be awarded 2nd place in the Wedding Photojournalist Association 3rd quarter contest! The WPJA is a membership-based international organization of photographers who specialize in documenting weddings in an unobtrusive style. It’s an honor to be a part of the organization and to have been recognized by and among a group of very talented photographers.

Below is my winning image and the judge’s comment. Click here if you’re interested in seeing all of the winning images from the 2008 WPJA Q3 contest.


Second Place | Category: Reception

Judges Comments: An odd, unexpected, apparent grab shot. Though the composition is not great, it is fascinating to look at what everyone is doing, including many oblivious to the kid being thrown in the air. This is an image that Cartier-Bresson would get from a wedding (except in black & white and of course, perfect compositon).

6 Responses to “2008 WPJA Q3 Contest Award Winner!”

  1. Christina & Kathleen says:

    Congrats, Lauren! This is fantastic!

  2. PAul says:

    I think it is very a very interesting photo, life doesn’t necessarily have composition all the time. I’m sure Cartier-Bresson had plenty of shots that didn’t have perfect composition, he just kept them hidden!

  3. Dani @ Weddings Fresh says:

    congrats! what a great shot. and nice wedding on style me pretty–wonderful images!!

  4. Ryan Flood says:

    I know the judge thinks the composition is less than “perfect”, but I love where the child is positioned in the frame–just above center and in the middle of the sky. It still shows a lot of heavenly expanse for him to fly into! Awesome shot.

  5. John says:

    Oh, jeez, I thought the composition on this was just great! Well, congrats anyhow, that’s pretty awesome. And thanks again!!!

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