4th place in Pleasure / Pain

Barcelona wedding photographer captured this black and white image of a bride wiping tears from her eyes as she reads a card from her future husband

Wedding photographer Dimitri Voronov, was awarded 4th place for photo 1989041 in the Pleasure / Pain category for the WPJA's 2017 Tri1 Photography Competition.

The WPJA contest judges presented Dimitri Voronov, a Girona, Spain 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.

2017 Tri1 Photography Competition Judges


  • I’m not a big fan of words telling the story in an image, but in this case I am wrong. The words are so sweet, and coupled with the bride’s face full of joy and tears, it is beautiful.
  • If there could be a better way to reveal a bride's delight, her joy, at reading a letter from her betrothed on her wedding day, I'm not sure I could conjure it up. The shallow depth of field, with focus on the writing, was the best way to go here. And the perfect moment captured, as she wipes a tear combined with a smile.

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