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Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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California Wedding Photography Award - 2473856

Bear Valley Lodge Wedding Reception Photography - Image of the ring bearer dog sniffing out cake
California, United States

Shaunte Dittmar

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Photograph 2473856 was awarded to California, United States wedding photographer Shaunte Dittmar for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present California, United States wedding photographer Shaunte Dittmar with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Bear Valley Lodge.

The very best photojournalistic wedding photographers from around the globe submit their best images to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography competitions because they appreciate having the opportunity to be recognized in this field. Their images are scrutinized by some of the most notable and respected working photojournalists and picture editors in the news industry (not the wedding industry). Winning in these competitions is a major accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

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2019 v05 Photography Competition Judges