The winners of the BRIDES/WPJA 2009 Photography Contest.


Photographer: Buffy Goodman,

Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

At one A.M. on day five of this Sikh wedding, the party was still going strong. The groom, flanked by friends, jumped on a table to sing along to a Bollywood favorite, while smoke machines puffed away. Standing in the middle of the dance floor, Goodman kept shooting despite a jostling camera, and didn’t realize she’d gotten this picture until the next day.

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