When I woke up this morning, I had a really nice surprise waiting for me in my inbox. An e-mail telling me that my wedding photos had won the bouquet tossing category in the latest WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association) quarterly contest! WPJA is the worlds biggest organization for wedding photographers, and there are tens of thousands of photos sent to every competition they hold. This was the third time so far that my photos were places on the 1st place in their competitions, which is more than any other photographer has accomplished in Finland or actually in the whole northern Europe.
Of course competing isn’t the most important thing why I shoot weddings, but it is always nice to know that you can still compete with the best of the best around the world. And waiting for the contest results brings a little excitement to your life. :)
Below is the winning photo with one judges comments.
“If this were a football game [American], this would be the perfect photo of pass interference! Perfect timing, great faces. This photo really captured the competitive nature of the bouquet toss.”