7th place in Send Off/Departure

Saint-Petersburg Russia Wedding Reception Photographer | bride groom night sparklers guests laughing

Wedding photographer Artem Pitkevich, was awarded 7th place for photo 1496681 in the Send Off/Departure category for the WPJA's 2014 Q3 Photography Contest.

The WPJA contest judges presented Artem Pitkevich, a Russia 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.

2014 Q3 Photography Contest Judges


  • I do believe the lensing make this image a winner; you could have included the crowd around, but by focusing on the bride and groom with just a hint of other people, you felt the crowd but focused on the two stars of this moment.

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