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Utrecht, Netherlands

Thomas Jongbloed

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Wedding photographer Thomas Jongbloed of Utrecht, Netherlands was awarded by the Artistic Guild of the WPJA for this creative wedding photograph.

The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association has awarded Utrecht, Netherlands wedding photographer Thomas Jongbloed for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Industriepark Kleefse Waard, Arnhem.

The most artistic and creative wedding photographers around the world enter their images in the AG WPJA photography competitions because they appreciate having the opportunity to have their work recognized by our judges.

2021 v02 Artistic Guild Judges

Photograph 2632070 was awarded to France wedding photographer Luan Nguyen for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present France wedding photographer Luan Nguyen with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Domaine de Toury, France.

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

2021 v02 Photography Competition Judges

Mantova, Italy

Fabrizio Demasi

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Wedding photographer Fabrizio Demasi of Mantova, Italy was awarded by the Artistic Guild of the WPJA for this creative wedding photograph.

The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association has awarded Mantova, Italy wedding photographer Fabrizio Demasi for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Quistello - Mantova.

The most artistic and creative wedding photographers around the world enter their images in the AG WPJA photography competitions because they appreciate having the opportunity to have their work recognized by our judges.

2021 v01 Artistic Guild Judges

Taranto, Italy

Marco Colonna

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Photograph 2608074 was awarded to Taranto, Italy wedding photographer Marco Colonna for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Taranto, Italy wedding photographer Marco Colonna with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Apulia.

The very best photojournalistic wedding photographers from around the world 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.

2020 v05 Photography Competition Judges

California, United States

Annie Bang

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Photograph 2548714 was awarded to California, United States wedding photographer Annie Bang for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present California, United States wedding photographer Annie Bang with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles.

The very top photojournalistic 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 true accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

2019 v12 Photography Competition Judges

Cosenza, Italy

Raffaella Arena

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Photograph 2542789 was awarded to Cosenza, Italy wedding photographer Raffaella Arena for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Cosenza, Italy wedding photographer Raffaella Arena with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Italy.

The very best documentary-style wedding photographers from around the world 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 major accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

2019 v10 Photography Competition Judges

Manitoba, Canada

Coralee Penner

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Wedding photographer Coralee Penner, was awarded place for photo 47511 in the category for the WPJA's .

The WPJA contest judges presented Coralee Penner, a Manitoba, Canada wedding photographer, with this Master Piece Award as recognition for top wedding photojournalism in the industry.

The leading documentary wedding photographers in the world enter their best photos to the Wedding Photojournalist Association's photography competitions. They want their wedding reportage photographs to be evaluated and selected by some of the most notable and respected working picture editors and photojournalists in the news industry (these are not wedding photographers or other WPJA members judging their work). Winning these competitions is a true accomplishment for a wedding photographer.

2004 Winter Judges

Judges

  • What a fun moment. The photographer did a great job capturing the personality of this fun loving, easy going couple. I mean, take notice of the flip flop sandals that the bride is wearing. I think this photograph would have been even better if the groom's hand wasn't cropped off on the lower left corner of the frame. Everything is symmetrical with the composition except that for that little element. I also would have like to have seen a little more detail on the whites. It's blown out and a little distracting. But overall, a very fun moment.
Essex, United Kingdom

Jez Dickson

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Wedding photographer Jez Dickson, was awarded place for photo 60431 in the category for the WPJA's .

The WPJA contest judges presented Jez Dickson, a Essex, United Kingdom wedding photographer, with this Master Piece Award as recognition for top wedding photojournalism in the industry.

The leading documentary wedding photographers in the world enter their best photos to the Wedding Photojournalist Association's photography competitions. They want their wedding reportage photographs to be evaluated and selected by some of the most notable and respected working picture editors and photojournalists in the news industry (these are not wedding photographers or other WPJA members judging their work). Winning these competitions is a true accomplishment for a wedding photographer.

2008 Q1 Judges

Judges

  • Every one of your subjects is perfectly aligned to create this very honest, heartfelt moment. Congrats!

Wedding photographer Nathan Addison, was awarded place for photo 58521 in the category for the WPJA's .

The WPJA contest judges presented Nathan Addison, a United States wedding photographer, with this Master Piece Award as recognition for top wedding photojournalism in the industry.

The leading documentary wedding photographers in the world enter their best photos to the Wedding Photojournalist Association's photography competitions. They want their wedding reportage photographs to be evaluated and selected by some of the most notable and respected working picture editors and photojournalists in the news industry (these are not wedding photographers or other WPJA members judging their work). Winning these competitions is a true accomplishment for a wedding photographer.

2007 Q3 Judges

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    New Jersey, United States

    Tyson Trish

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    Wedding photographer Tyson Trish, was awarded place for photo 868056 in the category for the WPJA's .

    The WPJA contest judges presented Tyson Trish, a New Jersey, United States wedding photographer, with this Master Piece Award as recognition for top wedding photojournalism in the industry.

    The leading documentary wedding photographers in the world enter their best photos to the Wedding Photojournalist Association's photography competitions. They want their wedding reportage photographs to be evaluated and selected by some of the most notable and respected working picture editors and photojournalists in the news industry (these are not wedding photographers or other WPJA members judging their work). Winning these competitions is a true accomplishment for a wedding photographer.

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