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California Wedding Photography Award - 2642899

A California documentary wedding photographer captured this moment at the St. Francis Weston Hotel in San Francisco of A little girl sharing a secret with the bride on the dance floor during the reception
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Brett Butterstein

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Photograph 2642899 was awarded to California, United States wedding photographer Brett Butterstein for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present California, United States wedding photographer Brett Butterstein with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at St. Francis Westin Hotel, San Francisco.

The very top reportage-style wedding photographers from around the world submit their top images to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography contests 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 contests is a major accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

Wedding Event/Venue Location: 
St. Francis Westin Hotel, San Francisco

2021 v03 Photography Competition Judges