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5th place in Wildcard Portrait

France wedding photographer captured this photo of a bride and groom kissing in the forest while the sun shines through the trees behind them

Wedding photographer Ambre Peyrotty, was awarded 5th place for photo 1988001 in the Wildcard Portrait category for the WPJA's 2017 Tri1 Photography Competition.

The WPJA contest judges presented Ambre Peyrotty, a France 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


  • Lens flare provides the right amount of mystery to the photo and helps augment the time-honored universal feeling found in the heart-throbbing anticipation of a kiss. After all, a passionate kiss is arguably a leading contender as one of the most profound departures of time and place two people can share. This photo is like a dream scene.

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