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1st place in Parents

North Carolina, United States

Shane Snider

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Wedding photographer Shane Snider, was awarded 1st place for photo 362076 in the Parents category for the WPJA's 2010 BRIDES Magazine.

The WPJA contest judges presented Shane Snider, a North Carolina, 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.


  • A tender moment.....if he's not poking this man's eyes out, krav maga style. Distortion on the wide angle is a little unnerving. Almost as if the dad is being healed by his son. Nice play on the theme boys don't cry. This one says dads don't cry.

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