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Illinois Wedding Photography Award - 2626090

A wedding photographer in Chicago created this image of the  Officiant and Brides best friend seeing her for the first time
Illinois, United States

Nicole Defilippis

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Photograph 2626090 was awarded to Illinois, United States wedding photographer Nicole Defilippis for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Illinois, United States wedding photographer Nicole Defilippis with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Chicago.

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.


2021 v01 Photography Competition Judges