Every quarter, the Wedding Photojournalist Association holds a contest for the best wedding photos in the entire world. It's a prestigious group due to the fact that you can't buy your way in just for asking -- you must be admitted, and also because the competition within the group is extreme. The judges of this competition, which are published on the WPJA website, read like a Pulitzer and National Press Photographers Association "who's who" list. It's very intimidating knowing that Bill Frakes might be the one judging your photo. It's only slightly less intimidating than getting randomly seated next to Bill Frakes on an airplane while on the way home from a photo shoot in Jacksonville--which HAS HAPPENED TO ME... Anyways, that said, I'm thrilled to have placed 5th in the "Departures" category this time, with this shot from Amy and Blake's wedding at Laguna Gloria:
Only 13 of the 28 WPJA members in this region have ever placed a top 10. I have placed top 10 in 4 of the last 8 quarters. You can see my latest win with the judge's comments here. Visit Austin Wedding Photographer David Hill.