1st place in Reception

Siena wedding photographer captured this aerial shot of an outdoor garden reception as the moon reflects on the ocean in the distance

Wedding photographer Angelo Governi, was awarded 1st place for photo 1607111 in the Reception category for the WPJA's 2015 Q1 Photography Contest.

The WPJA contest judges presented Angelo Governi, a Siena, Italy wedding photographer, with this Master Piece Award as recognition for top wedding photojournalism in the industry.

The leading documentary wedding photographers in the world enter their best photos to the Wedding Photojournalist Association's photography competitions. They want their wedding reportage photographs to be evaluated and selected by some of the most notable and respected working picture editors and photojournalists in the news industry (these are not wedding photographers or other WPJA members judging their work). Winning these competitions is a true accomplishment for a wedding photographer.

2015 Q1 Photography Contest Judges


  • Great photographic initiative and compositional expertise.
  • This is an outrageously delicious, dramatic, well-done photo that incorporates a beautiful landscape setting with the iconic moment of the first dance. This framing illustrates a photographer’s big-picture forethought in capturing a moment within the greater context of its setting.

The best and top wedding photographs from this category