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5th place in Emotion

Wedding photographer Lauren Cohn-Frankel, was awarded 5th place for photo 61686 in the Emotion category for the WPJA's 2008 Q2.

The WPJA contest judges presented Lauren Cohn-Frankel, 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.

2008 Q2 Judges


  • A very nice, quiet moment sensitively shot. I wish I could see their hands. I think it would make the photo even stronger and more engaging. I guess I'm a soft touch for the quiet tender moments. From the distance and lens selection, the photographer has let us see this couple in their own world in the middle of a very big day in their lives. It's a great picture of a couple paying complete and compassionate attention to the other.

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