1st place in Pleasure / Pain

Calabria wedding photographer created this emotional black and white profile image of a groom kissing the bride
Reggio Calabria, Italy

Danilo Coluccio

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Wedding photographer Danilo Coluccio, was awarded 1st place for photo 1998511 in the Pleasure / Pain category for the WPJA's 2017 Tri1 Photography Competition.

The WPJA contest judges presented Danilo Coluccio, a Reggio Calabria, 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.

2017 Tri1 Photography Competition Judges


  • This image captures the moment of marriage in an intimate and touching way. The viewer is overcome with emotion just by looking at the image. If you were to define love at a wedding through a photograph, this is that image.
  • Very emotional and moving image. Makes me really curious to know the context. Great job.
  • A kiss borne in the same light as a welcomed gasp, a breath of air taken when the bridge has been safely crossed, when a dream has been fulfilled, is shared between this bridal couple. But, perhaps even better than their heartfelt expressions are those faces seen in the background who in their own way express sentiments of love, life and community.

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