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20th place in Bouquet/Garter (Action)

Black and white photo of guests reacting excitedly during the bouquet and garter toss portion of the reception by a Rio de Janeiro, Brazil wedding photographer.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Clara Sampaio

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Wedding photographer Clara Sampaio, was awarded 20th place for photo 1977781 in the Bouquet/Garter (Action) category for the WPJA's 2016 Q4 Photography Competition.

The WPJA contest judges presented Clara Sampaio, a Rio de Janeiro, 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 Q4 Photography Competition Judges

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