4th place in Reception

Croatia wedding photographer captured this photo of a groom using a sword to devastate a gingerbread tower

Wedding photographer Nikola Smernic, was awarded 4th place for photo 1612436 in the Reception category for the WPJA's 2015 Q1 Photography Contest.

The WPJA contest judges presented Nikola Smernic, a Croatia 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.

2015 Q1 Photography Contest Judges


  • I can’t decide if the groom is in the demolition business or if this cake just fell apart…yet the earnestness on the groom’s face is telling. Strong fundamental photography techniques are in place here...the biggest being capturing exactly the right moment.

The best and top wedding photographs from this category

Wedding Photographer Angelo Governi of Siena, Italy
Wedding Photographer Benjamin Brette of , France
Wedding Photographer Rafael Vaz of , Brazil
Wedding Photographer Rino Cordella of Lecce, Italy
Wedding Photographer Christopher P. Lim of , Singapore
Wedding Photojournalist Elliot Nichol of Malta
Wedding Photographer Damiano Salvadori of Firenze, Italy
Wedding Photographer Christophe Viseux of , France
Wedding Photographer Eugenio Luti of , Italy
Wedding Photographer Marco Mugnai of , Italy
Documentary Wedding Photography in the UK
Wedding Photographer Jessica Stout of Florida, United States
Wedding Photographer Inbal Sivan of New York, United States
Wedding Photographer Tyler Vance of Louisiana, United States
Wedding Photographer William Lambelet of , France
Wedding Photographer Leandro Donato of , Brazil
Wedding Photographer Emin Kuliyev of New York, United States
Wedding Photographer Maryline Krynicki of , France
Wedding Reportage Photographer David Pullum of London shot this groom flying on the dance floor at his reception.