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10th place in Off-Moments (Bloopers and Outtakes)

Wedding Photographer Craig Mitchelldyer of Oregon, United States
Oregon, United States

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Wedding photographer Craig Mitchelldyer, was awarded 10th place for photo 52136 in the Off-Moments (Bloopers and Outtakes) category for the WPJA's 2006 Summer.

The WPJA contest judges presented Craig Mitchelldyer, a Oregon, 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 Summer Judges


  • A snapshot, but a terrific one. Composition isn't particularly strong. Lighting isn't anything special. Background is busy. But what an “off moment” moment! Look closely at the guy in the background. He's pointing at the bride and laughing as she goes down. Bet he won't be invited to her first born's christening! Funny (at the expense of the bride) picture.

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