3rd place in Ceremony

Lazio wedding photographer created this black and white image of a bride and groom hugging the priest in a church

Wedding photographer Nando Ginnetti, was awarded 3rd place for photo 2001646 in the Ceremony category for the WPJA's 2017 Tri1 Photography Competition.

The WPJA contest judges presented Nando Ginnetti, a Latina, 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.

2017 Tri1 Photography Competition Judges


  • I love the perspective of this image; usually the person performing the ceremony gets in the way, but here they become the main focus and rightly so. I love the hug; I love the expression of the bride and groom’s eyes, with a backdrop of the crowd and framing of the church. Fantastic.

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