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5th place in Reception

Detail photo of a woman's hair whipping through the air as she and the other guests dance with the bride. Composed by an award-winning Santa Fe, Argentina wedding photographer.

Wedding photographer Max Pell, was awarded 5th place for photo 1869966 in the Reception category for the WPJA's 2016 Q2 Photography Contest .

The WPJA contest judges presented Max Pell, a Argentina 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


  • There’s something about the fling of hair in the foreground that becomes the perfect frame for a good moment. If you study the photo for awhile you’ll see that it is delivered to the viewer in three distinct layers beginning with that burst of hair (which also serves as entry point into the image along with the arms at right,) the dancing bride and her smiling lips and eyes and finally, the two women enjoying the moment at far right. I’m sure you realize that such an image is a product of feeling. Never diminish the role of your own experience when shooting an event. Yu, after all, as photographer, are the conduit for experience itself allowing the viewer to share in their (and your) moment.

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