14th place in Ceremony

Black and white photo of the aisle hidden mostly in shadow with lights overhead by a Modena wedding photographer.

Wedding photographer Melissa Iannace, was awarded 14th place for photo 1870986 in the Ceremony category for the WPJA's 2016 Q2 Photography Contest .

The WPJA contest judges presented Melissa Iannace, a Modena, 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.

2016 Q2 Photography Contest Judges


  • It always amazes me how a moment can arise from the shadows of darkness and tell a story, of sorts, while held against the high-key contrasts of a competing element - light itself, wrapping around the scene while never managing to steal from the shadows the very moment meant for preservation. Here, a silhouette using good light and composition was the key element for a beautiful image.

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