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escalator Wedding Photographers

California, United States

Chris Shum

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California wedding photographer Chris Shum is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present California, United States engagement photographer Chris Shum 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.

Jaen wedding photographer Rocio Sanchez is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present Jaen, Spain engagement photographer Rocio Sanchez 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.

Utrecht, Netherlands

Thomas Jongbloed

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Utrecht wedding photographer Thomas Jongbloed is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present Utrecht, Netherlands engagement photographer Thomas Jongbloed 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.

Photograph 2604227 was awarded to France wedding photographer Catherine Roujean for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present France wedding photographer Catherine Roujean with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Métro de Toulouse.

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

2020 v04 Photography Competition Judges

Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Bartosz Ciesielski

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Wedding photographer Bartosz Ciesielski of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany was awarded by the Artistic Guild of the WPJA for this creative wedding photograph.

The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association has awarded Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany wedding photographer Bartosz Ciesielski for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Lodz, Poland.

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.

2019 v04 Artistic Guild Judges

Virginia, United States

Anastasiia Polyakov

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Virginia wedding photographer Anastasiia Polyakov is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present Virginia, United States engagement photographer Anastasiia Polyakov 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.

wedding photographer Michele Agostinis is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present Austria engagement photographer Michele Agostinis 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.

Florida, United States

Lukas Guillaume

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Florida wedding photographer Lukas Guillaume is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present Florida, United States engagement photographer Lukas Guillaume 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.

Virginia, United States

Brittany Diliberto

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Virginia wedding photographer Brittany Diliberto is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present Virginia, United States engagement photographer Brittany Diliberto 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.

District Of Columbia, United States

Mari Harsan

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District Of Columbia wedding photographer Mari Harsan is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present District Of Columbia, United States engagement photographer Mari Harsan 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.