2nd place in Great Natural Light

A woman examines the bride's gown as it hangs in a skylight in this black and white photo by a Piedmont wedding photographer.

Wedding photographer Davide Longo, was awarded 2nd place for photo 1866091 in the Great Natural Light category for the WPJA's 2016 Q2 Photography Contest .

The WPJA contest judges presented Davide Longo, a 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.

2016 Q2 Photography Contest Judges


  • Beautiful light and strong composition.
  • The bride, gazing upon her gown is bathed in light fro the skylight window above her. It is a moment made for a skilled photographer to capture and here the photographer has left us wanting for nothing. All has been delivered with a sense of delicate ease in this image as light and shadow meld together for an image filled with the abundance of more than beauty because the moment itself has risen to say “hello,” like the bride’s pensive survey of her gown, speaking to us all.

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