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11th place in Details

Massachusetts, United States

Earl Christie

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Wedding photographer Earl Christie, was awarded 11th place for photo 53231 in the Details category for the WPJA's 2006 Fall.

The WPJA contest judges presented Earl Christie, a Massachusetts, 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


  • It's a cake picture. But what a cake picture. The candlelight and the out of focus wedding couple in the background shows how you can take a boring scene, and make it a special frame. In this case composition and light made the photograph, and it was the photographer who made that all happen with skill and seeing.

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