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North Carolina Wedding Photography Award - 2554247

Hawthorne Hotel Wedding Photojournalism - Bride shows off her hair through FaceTime with a friend who couldn't make it to the wedding.
North Carolina, United States

James Nix

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Photograph 2554247 was awarded to North Carolina, United States wedding photographer James Nix for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present North Carolina, United States wedding photographer James Nix with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Hawthorne Hotel.

The very best photojournalistic wedding photographers from around the world submit their best pictures to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography competitions because they appreciate having the opportunity to be recognized in this field. Their pictures 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 v14 Photography Competition Judges