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California Wedding Photography Award - 2593820

California Home wedding image of bride and special guests so happy to see each other
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Chris Shum

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Photograph 2593820 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 Northern California.

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

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2020 v02 Photography Competition Judges