10th place in Kids (Being Kids)

Four girls play Patty Cake as they sit on a staircase in this black and white wedding photo by an award-winning Netherlands wedding photographer.
Zuid Holland, Netherlands

Gerhard Nel

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Wedding photographer Gerhard Nel, was awarded 10th place for photo 1877181 in the Kids (Being Kids) category for the WPJA's 2016 Q2 Photography Contest .

The WPJA contest judges presented Gerhard Nel, a Zuid Holland, Netherlands 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


  • Such angels are naught in heaven as beautiful and charming as these four who seem to virtually float above their surroundings in mirthful play. It’s a quaint and lovely image that spans generations of childhood delight.

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