My first WPJA Photo Contest winning photograph / by Simon Cardwell

I am very pleased to share with you my first Wedding Photojournalist Association photo contest winning picture:

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I was a longtime member of the WPJA in the past but didn’t enter the contests. My membership lapsed a few years ago as I took some time out to pursue other interests.

I rejoined in 2018 & have made a concerted effort to enter the contests as often as possible. I can say it is fiercely competitive with some of the best shooters from around the world entering their best images.

I think my favourite part of the picture is the purple of the bridesmaid dresses, the hanging baskets & the shop front all coming together in 1 image. The odds of 2 elements like that happening at once are slim, let alone 3.


The following was posted on their site:

“The WPJA is pleased to present London, wedding photographer Simon Cardwell with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism.

The best wedding reportage photographers from around the globe submit their top photos to the Wedding Photojournalist Association's photography contests because they appreciate having the opportunity to be recognized. Their photographs are scrutinized by some of the most notable and respected working photojournalists and picture editors in the news industry (not the wedding industry). Winning these competitions is a true accomplishment for a documentary wedding photographer.”

Hopefully this is the first of many winning photos. If you would like to view more of my work, please go to my main gallery.