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Wedding photographer Edoardo Agresti of Italy was awarded by the Artistic Guild of the WPJA for this creative wedding photograph.

The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association has awarded Italy wedding photographer Edoardo Agresti for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Tuscany.

The most artistic and creative wedding photographers around the world enter their images in the AG WPJA photography competitions because they appreciate having the opportunity to have their work recognized by our judges.

2020 v04 Artistic Guild Judges

Alberta, Canada

Dorota Karpowicz

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Photograph 2615486 was awarded to Alberta, Canada wedding photographer Dorota Karpowicz for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Alberta, Canada wedding photographer Dorota Karpowicz with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Bow Falls, Banff.

The very top photojournalistic wedding photographers from around the world 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.

2020 v06 Photography Competition Judges

California, United States

Lauren Lindley

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Photograph 2607291 was awarded to California, United States wedding photographer Lauren Lindley for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present California, United States wedding photographer Lauren Lindley with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Cupertino, CA.

The very top reportage-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 true accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

2020 v05 Photography Competition Judges

Wisconsin, United States

Ilana Bar av

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Photograph 2605739 was awarded to Wisconsin, United States wedding photographer Ilana Bar av for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Wisconsin, United States wedding photographer Ilana Bar av with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Gary, IN.

The very best documentary-style wedding photographers from around the globe submit their best 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 true accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

2020 v04 Photography Competition Judges

California, United States

Lauren Lindley

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Photograph 2605496 was awarded to California, United States wedding photographer Lauren Lindley for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present California, United States wedding photographer Lauren Lindley with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Cupertino, CA.

The very top reportage-style wedding photographers from around the world 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 true accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

2020 v04 Photography Competition Judges

Vermont, United States

Jacob Hannah

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Photograph 2604843 was awarded to Vermont, United States wedding photographer Jacob Hannah for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Vermont, United States wedding photographer Jacob Hannah with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Provincetown, MA.

The very top documentary-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 true accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

2020 v04 Photography Competition Judges

Photograph 2556261 was awarded to China wedding photographer Miller Yao for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present China wedding photographer Miller Yao with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Annli Hotel, Koh Samui, Thailand.

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

2019 v15 Photography Competition Judges

Maine, United States

Kate Crabtree

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Photograph 2301621 was awarded to Maine, United States wedding photographer Kate Crabtree for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Maine, United States wedding photographer Kate Crabtree with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Bar Harbor, ME.

The very top reportage-style wedding photographers from around the globe submit their top photos to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography contests because they appreciate having the opportunity to be recognized in this field. Their photos 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 true accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

2018 v14 Photography Competition Judges

Wedding photographer Chanarthip Cheingthong, was awarded place for photo 1738176 in the category for the WPJA's .

The WPJA contest judges presented Chanarthip Cheingthong, a Thailand wedding photographer, with this Master Piece Award as recognition for top wedding photojournalism in the industry.

The leading documentary wedding photographers in the world enter their best photos to the Wedding Photojournalist Association's photography competitions. They want their wedding reportage photographs to be evaluated and selected by some of the most notable and respected working picture editors and photojournalists in the news industry (these are not wedding photographers or other WPJA members judging their work). Winning these competitions is a true accomplishment for a wedding photographer.

2015 Q4 Photography Contest Judges

Judges

  • What a peculiar and funny juxtaposition as tourists pose for selfies using the beach wedding scene as their backdrop. Meanwhile the photographer, shooting a bridal party photo, notices a fun moment, grabs or spins to his wide lens to create a carefree juxtaposition that subtly suggests the fragility of our facades - that context changes everything.