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5th place in Ceremony

São Paulo wedding photographer captured this black and white photo of a bride and her mother embracing
São Paulo, Brazil

Vinicius Fadul

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Wedding photographer Vinicius Fadul, was awarded 5th place for photo 1638571 in the Ceremony category for the WPJA's 2015 Q2 Photography Contest.

The WPJA contest judges presented Vinicius Fadul, a São Paulo, Brazil 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 Q2 Photography Contest Judges


  • The focus being on the background really adds depth to this moment. The out-of-focus emotion is still there and readable, but the appreciative gaze from the gentleman with the child is marvelously framed IN the moment in the foreground.

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