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California Wedding Photography Award - 2546692

West Shore Cafe, Lake Tahoe, CA wedding photos of the bride and groom's first dance near the water with guests
California, United States

Matt Theilen

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Photograph 2546692 was awarded to California, United States wedding photographer Matt Theilen for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present California, United States wedding photographer Matt Theilen with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at West Shore Cafe, Lake Tahoe.

The very top reportage-style wedding photographers from around the world submit their top images to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography contests 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 contests is a major accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

Wedding Event/Venue Location: 
West Shore Cafe, Lake Tahoe

2019 v11 Photography Competition Judges