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Yet another WPJA award!


March 22nd, 2011

Another week, another big-time photography award! Just a few days after we announced that Laura won two awards in contests held by the Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association, the WPJA released the results of its main, 2010 end-of-year contest, and Laura’s photo of Kerah and her bridesmaids jumping into the pool at the end of a rainy August wedding day placed Third in the Reception category!

Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) award-winning wedding photo of bride and bridesmaids jumping into pool, by Laura Schoeggl of Wallflower Photography in Tacoma, Washington

We were pretty excited about the two Artistic Guild wins because they recognize both our wedding-day photography and after-wedding post-processing skills, but this WPJA win is bigger than those two combined because of the sheer number of top-notch photographers worldwide who are competing for those wins, including all those old-school photogs who may not know their way around Photoshop like the Artistic Guild members do. The Reception category is a big one, and it’s likely that well over a thousand photos were entered.

If you missed our previous blog posts on Kerah and Moi’s wedding, which include lots of other fun photos, you can choose from either their main wedding post or their special “bride in the pool!” post. Or, check out Laura’s biography page on the WPJA website, where you can see a complete listing of her 10 contest wins (click the Contest Achievements link) and the winning photos themselves (click the Photos link). You’ll notice that she’s had at least one award-winning photo almost every year since 2004, when we were both among the first photographers in Washington State to be accepted into the WPJA. Year 2007 was the exception, but two wins at the end of 2006 make up for it. Now that’s consistency!

(And just for the record, because I’m getting more than my fair share of attention here, I wanted to point out that Scott had 8 wins himself, plus an Artistic Guild win, in only four years: 2004-2007! The double costs of dual membership led us to drop his in 2008. ~Laura)

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