Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

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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Wedding Photography Award - 2490551

Igreja de S. Miguel de Vila das Aves - Portugal | Ceremony Photography showing the godfather's emotion

Photograph 2490551 was awarded to Portugal wedding photographer Paulo Castro for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Portugal wedding photographer Paulo Castro with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Igreja de S. Miguel de Vila das Aves.

The very top photojournalistic wedding photographers from around the world submit their top photos to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography competitions because they appreciate having the opportunity to be recognized in this field. Their photos 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 true accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

Igreja de S. Miguel de Vila das Aves

2019 v06 Photography Competition Judges