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Noord Holland Wedding Photography Award - 2576137

Haarlem Staatshotel, getting ready bride suite photography | getting ready wedding dress bridesmaid in egg chair
Noord Holland, Netherlands

Jess van Ruiven

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Photograph 2576137 was awarded to Noord Holland, Netherlands wedding photographer Jess van Ruiven for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Noord Holland, Netherlands wedding photographer Jess van Ruiven with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Haarlem Staatshotel.

The very best documentary-style wedding photographers from around the globe submit their best images to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography contests because they appreciate having the opportunity to be recognized in this field. Their images are scrutinized by some of the most notable and respected working photojournalists and picture editors in the news industry (not the wedding industry). Winning in these contests is a true accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

Wedding Event/Venue Location: 
Haarlem Staatshotel

2019 v20 Photography Competition Judges