1st place in Lit Portrait

Wedding Photographer in North Rhine-Westphalia | Image contains: portrait, umbrella, couple, kiss, night, light, blacke, white

Wedding photographer Michael Epke-Wessel, was awarded 1st place for photo 1189881 in the Lit Portrait category for the WPJA's 2013 Q2 Contest.

The WPJA contest judges presented Michael Epke-Wessel, a Germany 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.


  • The strong backlight combined with just enough light on their faces allows a nice graphic yet informational composition.
  • Nicely lit umbrella picture in the rain.

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