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7th place in Bouquet/Garter (Action)

The bride and a guest carrying the bouquet approach each other for a hug in this photo by an Umbria, Italy wedding photographer.

Wedding photographer Massimiliano Esposito, was awarded 7th place for photo 1963841 in the Bouquet/Garter (Action) category for the WPJA's 2016 Q4 Photography Competition.

The WPJA contest judges presented Massimiliano Esposito, a Terni, 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 Q4 Photography Competition Judges


  • A much stronger moment than the actual hug. I love how the photographer stuck with the bouquet toss until the very end. The colors really glow under the soft light.

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