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Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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6th place in Action

Wedding Photographer Ira Lippke of New York, United States
New York, United States

Ira Lippke

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Wedding photographer Ira Lippke, was awarded 6th place for photo 51136 in the Action category for the WPJA's 2006 Spring.

The WPJA contest judges presented Ira Lippke, a New York, 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 Spring Judges


  • This image has it all for me. Moment, light, color, composition. Completely genuine moment

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