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California Wedding Photography Award - 2574991

CA Private residence, Saratoga - Photo of the bride as she Slipped in a quick lunch
California, United States

Chris Shum

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Photograph 2574991 was awarded to California, United States wedding photographer Chris Shum for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present California, United States wedding photographer Chris Shum with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Saratoga, California.

The very best reportage-style wedding photographers from around the globe submit their best pictures to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography competitions because they appreciate having the opportunity to be awarded 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.

Saratoga, California

2019 v20 Photography Competition Judges