Earlier this year I had the pleasure of traveling down to Barcelo Palace near Tulum, Mexico, to photograph Kevin and Laura’s wedding. I submitted this image of Kevin and his groomsmen just after they had lit cigars and were chillin’ on the deck watching a crazy rain storm begin before getting into their suits. Today the results came out and it placed 8th in the “Groom Getting Ready” category! It’s always an honor to place in a Wedding Photojournalism Association contest as the submissions are so fantastic and from all over the world; for this contest, judges selected 240 images from the 13,686 they received. Be sure to check out the other images that placed by clicking here.