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20th place in Reception

The bride puts her hand on the groom's face as they dance together during the reception in this black and white image by a Sao Paulo documentary wedding photographer.
São Paulo, Brazil

Vinicius Fadul

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Wedding photographer Vinicius Fadul, was awarded 20th place for photo 1884871 in the Reception category for the WPJA's 2016 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.

2016 Q2 Photography Contest Judges

Judges

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