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3rd place in Animals

Italy Documentary Wedding Photographer | Image contains: outdoors, dogs, lake, bride, groom, color, flowergirl, grass

Wedding photographer Giovanna Corti, was awarded 3rd place for photo 1171161 in the Animals category for the WPJA's 2013 Q2 Contest.

The WPJA contest judges presented Giovanna Corti, a Pavia, Italy 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.


  • If the elephant doesn’t pee on your dress, then the dog just might. And the photographer had better catch that moment. Which this one did. Nice job.
  • Hilarious moment with the little Chihuahua lifting his leg on the bride's gown. I wish I could see her expression.

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