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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Bruno Dias Calais

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Rio de Janeiro wedding photographer Bruno Dias Calais is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present Rio de Janeiro, Brazil engagement photographer Bruno Dias Calais with this WPJA Diamond Award for creating a praise-worthy artistic engagement portrait that ranks among the best. This top industry award helps make the case that wedding photojournalists take the most creative engagement photographs of all. Member clients use these pre-wedding portraits for gifts, Save the Date cards, wedding websites, newspaper announcements and for display at the wedding reception.

Photograph 2643577 was awarded to France wedding photographer Lea Torrieri for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present France wedding photographer Lea Torrieri with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Paris.

The very top photojournalistic wedding photographers from around the globe submit their top photos to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography competitions because they appreciate having the opportunity to be recognized in this field. Their photos 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 pro wedding photographer.

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Virginia, United States

Johnny Shryock

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Photograph 2643319 was awarded to Virginia, United States wedding photographer Johnny Shryock for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Virginia, United States wedding photographer Johnny Shryock with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at The Westin Georgetown DC.

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 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 competitions is a major accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

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Maine, United States

Kate Crabtree

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Photograph 2643317 was awarded to Maine, United States wedding photographer Kate Crabtree for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Maine, United States wedding photographer Kate Crabtree with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Blue Hill, Maine.

The very top reportage-style wedding photographers from around the world submit their top pictures to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography contests because they appreciate having the opportunity to be recognized in this field. Their pictures 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.

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Maine, United States

Kate Crabtree

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Photograph 2643311 was awarded to Maine, United States wedding photographer Kate Crabtree for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Maine, United States wedding photographer Kate Crabtree with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Blue Hill, ME.

The very top reportage-style wedding photographers from around the world submit their top 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 true accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

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Maine, United States

Kate Crabtree

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Photograph 2643305 was awarded to Maine, United States wedding photographer Kate Crabtree for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Maine, United States wedding photographer Kate Crabtree with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Bar Harbor, Maine.

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 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 competitions is a true accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

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Virginia, United States

Johnny Shryock

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Photograph 2643303 was awarded to Virginia, United States wedding photographer Johnny Shryock for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Virginia, United States wedding photographer Johnny Shryock with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Oxon Hill Manor.

The very top documentary-style wedding photographers from around the globe 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 true accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

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Maine, United States

Kate Crabtree

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Photograph 2643296 was awarded to Maine, United States wedding photographer Kate Crabtree for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Maine, United States wedding photographer Kate Crabtree with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Bar Harbor, ME.

The very top reportage-style wedding photographers from around the globe submit their top pictures to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography contests because they appreciate having the opportunity to be awarded in this field. Their pictures 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.

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Virginia, United States

Johnny Shryock

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Photograph 2643278 was awarded to Virginia, United States wedding photographer Johnny Shryock for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Virginia, United States wedding photographer Johnny Shryock with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at District Winery, Washington DC.

The very top documentary-style wedding photographers from around the globe submit their top pictures to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography competitions because they appreciate having the opportunity to be recognized in this field. Their pictures 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 true accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

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Tennessee, United States

Bryan Aleman

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Photograph 2643220 was awarded to Tennessee, United States wedding photographer Bryan Aleman for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Tennessee, United States wedding photographer Bryan Aleman with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Sevierville, TN.

The very top reportage-style wedding photographers from around the world submit their top photos to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography contests because they appreciate having the opportunity to be awarded in this field. Their photos 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.

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