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Bayern, Germany

Andrea Kühl

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Bayern wedding photographer Andrea Kühl is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present Bayern, Germany engagement photographer Andrea Kühl 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 2642528 was awarded to Istanbul, Turkey wedding photographer Nilufer Nalbantoglu for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Istanbul, Turkey wedding photographer Nilufer Nalbantoglu with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Istanbul.

The very best documentary-style wedding photographers from around the globe submit their best photos to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography competitions 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 competitions is a true accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

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Texas, United States

Vinh Vo

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Texas wedding photographer Vinh Vo is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present Texas, United States engagement photographer Vinh Vo 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.

Sofia, Bulgaria

Lubomir Jiponov

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Wedding photographer Lubomir Jiponov of Sofia, Bulgaria was awarded by the Artistic Guild of the WPJA for this creative wedding photograph.

The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association has awarded Sofia, Bulgaria wedding photographer Lubomir Jiponov for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Bulgaria.

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.

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Wedding photographer Lea Torrieri of France was awarded by the Artistic Guild of the WPJA for this creative wedding photograph.

The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association has awarded France wedding photographer Lea Torrieri for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Paris, France.

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.

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Western Australia, Australia

Jacob Gordon

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Western Australia wedding photographer Jacob Gordon is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present Western Australia, Australia engagement photographer Jacob Gordon 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.

Haute-Garonne (31) , France

Sophie Stacino

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Wedding photographer Sophie Stacino of Haute-Garonne (31) , France was awarded by the Artistic Guild of the WPJA for this creative wedding photograph.

The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association has awarded Haute-Garonne (31) , France wedding photographer Sophie Stacino for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Chateau de Launac, Occitanie.

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.

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Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Andreas Pollok

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Wedding photographer Andreas Pollok of Baden-Württemberg, Germany was awarded by the Artistic Guild of the WPJA for this creative wedding photograph.

The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association has awarded Baden-Württemberg, Germany wedding photographer Andreas Pollok for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Mannheim.

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.

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Wedding photographer Jean Baptiste Chauvin of France was awarded by the Artistic Guild of the WPJA for this creative wedding photograph.

The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association has awarded France wedding photographer Jean Baptiste Chauvin for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Les Vergers du Roy .

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.

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Henan, China

Xingang Wong

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Wedding photographer Xingang Wong of Henan, China was awarded by the Artistic Guild of the WPJA for this creative wedding photograph.

The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association has awarded Henan, China wedding photographer Xingang Wong for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Henan.

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.

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