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Wedding Photographer Steve Matteo of Illinois, United States
Illinois, United States

Steve Matteo

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Wedding photographer Steve Matteo, was awarded 1st place for photo 901026 in the Shoe Details category for the WPJA's 2012 Q2 Contest.

The WPJA contest judges presented Steve Matteo, a Illinois, 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.


  • Elegant with lovely lines contrasted well against the while dress.
  • This is a photograph of simple elegance as a bridesmaid kneels at the alter next to the bride. The juxtaposition of something ornate, like the bridal gown and shoes when muted by that glossy floor creates a silky pattern of reverence.