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1st place in Ceremony

United States

Frederick Ng

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Wedding photographer Frederick Ng, was awarded 1st place for photo 52536 in the Ceremony category for the WPJA's 2006 Fall.

The WPJA contest judges presented Frederick Ng, 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.

2006 Fall Judges


  • This is an unexpected ceremony shot. The photographer took a risk by leaving the main subject to focus on another part of the ceremony. A risk that paid off very nicely. This photo made me laugh out loud..and it was one I used as a standard for this category.. Well composed with the sweep up from the lady in red to the sweep of the bride's dress.

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