The winners of the BRIDES/WPJA 2009 Photography Contest.

CATEGORY: CULTURE/CUSTOMS

Photographer: Marie Labbancz, artoflove.com

Location: Morristown, NJ

While hands create focal points in this rich image, the only visible face is the bride’s. The Hindu ritual of bride and groom showering each other with rice becomes a moment of private delight.

For more information on the Wedding Photojournalist Association, and to see the runners-up, visit wpja.com.