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Virginia Wedding Photography Award - 2635065

Patapsco Female Institute, Elliott City, MD marriage reception party award-winning photo that has recorded A bride watches as the bouquet is caught - from the world's best wedding photography competitions offered by the WPJA
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Johnny Shryock

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Photograph 2635065 was awarded to Virginia, United States wedding photographer Johnny Shryock for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Virginia, United States wedding photographer Johnny Shryock with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Patapsco Female Institute, Ellicott City .

The very top documentary-style wedding photographers from around the globe submit their top 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 professional wedding photographer.

Patapsco Female Institute, Ellicott City

2021 v02 Photography Competition Judges