The Wedding Photojournalism Association just posted the winners in their most recent contest and we were excited to see our names included in the winners' list! Matt placed in the Action and Engagement categories, and I placed in the Portrait category of the Artistic Guild.
Since WPJA has strict guidelines about artistic enhancement of images, they have a separate guild and contest for members who do extra photoshop work on some of their images. I did enough retouching on this image to bring out the light and color as well as darken the trees that it's hard for me to consider it a straight "photojournalistic" image, so I felt it was more appropriate to enter it in the Artistic Guild competition. What an honor to place 2nd in an international contest!