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Wedding Photography Award - 2642484

A top France wedding reportage photographer at Château Barthélémy captured this picture of the Bride and groom cutting the dessert cake with a sword

Photograph 2642484 was awarded to France wedding photographer Jean Baptiste Chauvin for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present France wedding photographer Jean Baptiste Chauvin with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Château Barthélémy.

The very best documentary-style wedding photographers from around the globe submit their best images to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography competitions because they appreciate having the opportunity to be awarded 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 competitions is a major accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

Château Barthélémy

2021 v03 Photography Competition Judges