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11th place in Wildcard Portrait

This distance shot of a bride and groom standing on a buoy in the ocean at sun set was captured by a Miami wedding photographer
Florida, United States

David Zaoui

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Wedding photographer David Zaoui, was awarded 11th place for photo 1994026 in the Wildcard Portrait category for the WPJA's 2017 Tri1 Photography Competition.

The WPJA contest judges presented David Zaoui, a Florida, United States 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

Judges

  • Wow! If being outlandishly unique was the intended goal then this image wins the race almost before it began! There's nothing subtle about the location or the couple clinging to a bobbing buoy. Yet, in spite of its obvious eye-catching qualities, I found myself taking triple-looks.

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