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Mantova, Italy

Fabrizio Demasi

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Wedding photographer Fabrizio Demasi of Mantova, 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 Mantova, Italy wedding photographer Fabrizio Demasi for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Villa Eden - Bagnolo San Vito.

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.

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Colorado, United States

Justin Edmonds

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Wedding photographer Justin Edmonds of Colorado, United States was awarded by the Artistic Guild of the WPJA for this creative wedding photograph.

The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association has awarded Colorado, United States wedding photographer Justin Edmonds for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Lionsgate Event Center.

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.

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California, United States

Kimmi Cranes

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California wedding photographer Kimmi Cranes is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present California, United States engagement photographer Kimmi Cranes with this WPJA Diamond Award for creating a praise-worthy artistic engagement portrait that ranks among the best. This top industry award helps make the case that wedding photojournalists take the most creative engagement photographs of all. Member clients use these pre-wedding portraits for gifts, Save the Date cards, wedding websites, newspaper announcements and for display at the wedding reception.

Guangxi, China

Color Song

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Wedding photographer Color Song of Guangxi, China was awarded by the Artistic Guild of the WPJA for this creative wedding photograph.

The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association has awarded Guangxi, China wedding photographer Color Song for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Guangxi.

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.

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Montana, United States

David Clumpner

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Photograph 2624842 was awarded to Montana, United States wedding photographer David Clumpner for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Montana, United States wedding photographer David Clumpner with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Emigrant, Montana .

The very best documentary-style wedding photographers from around the globe submit their best images to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography competitions 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 competitions is a major accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

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Wedding photographer Charles Sng of Singapore was awarded by the Artistic Guild of the WPJA for this creative wedding photograph.

The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association has awarded Singapore wedding photographer Charles Sng for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Capella Sentosa Singapore.

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.

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California, United States

Stephanie Secrest

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Photograph 2615300 was awarded to California, United States wedding photographer Stephanie Secrest for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

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

The very best documentary-style wedding photographers from around the globe submit their best photos to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography competitions because they appreciate having the opportunity to be awarded 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 competitions is a major accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

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West Sussex, United Kingdom

Jenny Rutterford

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Photograph 2614717 was awarded to West Sussex, United Kingdom wedding photographer Jenny Rutterford for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present West Sussex, United Kingdom wedding photographer Jenny Rutterford with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Brookfield Barn, Horsham, West Sussex.

The very best photojournalistic wedding photographers from around the globe submit their best pictures to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography contests 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 contests is a true accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

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United Arab Emirates

Bindi Richardson

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Photograph 2614571 was awarded to United Arab Emirates wedding photographer Bindi Richardson for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present United Arab Emirates wedding photographer Bindi Richardson with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Nikki Beach Dubai .

The very top photojournalistic wedding photographers from around the globe submit their top photos to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography competitions 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 competitions is a true accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

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County Antrim, United Kingdom

Jonathan Ryder

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Photograph 2613537 was awarded to County Antrim, United Kingdom wedding photographer Jonathan Ryder for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present County Antrim, United Kingdom wedding photographer Jonathan Ryder with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Larne, Northern Ireland.

The very top documentary-style wedding photographers from around the world submit their top photos to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography competitions because they appreciate having the opportunity to be awarded 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 competitions is a major accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

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