Back in December when I was too busy to toot my own horn, I placed 7th in the Ceremony category of the Wedding Photojournalist Association's quarterly photo contest. Because the WPJA is a large and truly global group of photographers, placing top 10 is a pretty big deal. I always say that I'd prefer 1st but like being on the scoreboard no matter what!
I knew when I was taking this photo that it was a unique moment. Though you can see through the glass in my picture, the crowd in the sanctuary could not, because the bride was hidden in the dark. I had to act really quickly to come up with a camera approach that would allow me to capture what the crowd could not see. I like the judge's whimsical comment.