The winners of the BRIDES/WPJA 2009 Photography Contest.


Photographer: Marie Labbancz,

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.

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