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Flare Wedding Photographers

California, United States

Nicky Byrnes

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California wedding photographer Nicky Byrnes is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present California, United States engagement photographer Nicky Byrnes 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.

New Jersey, United States

Michelle Arlotta

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New Jersey wedding photographer Michelle Arlotta is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present New Jersey, United States engagement photographer Michelle Arlotta 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.

Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Renan Radici

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Wedding photographer Renan Radici of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil was awarded by the Artistic Guild of the WPJA for this creative wedding photograph.

The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association has awarded Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil wedding photographer Renan Radici for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Caza Wilfrido.

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 v02 Artistic Guild Judges

Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Rosa Engel

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Nordrhein-Westfalen wedding photographer Rosa Engel is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany engagement photographer Rosa Engel 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.

Goias wedding photographer Claudia Amorim is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present Goias, Brazil engagement photographer Claudia Amorim 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.

Maharashtra, India

Anupa Shah

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Maharashtra wedding photographer Anupa Shah is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present Maharashtra, India engagement photographer Anupa Shah 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.

Maine, United States

Corey Butler

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Maine wedding photographer Corey Butler is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present Maine, United States engagement photographer Corey Butler 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

Ken Pak

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Wedding photographer Ken Pak, was awarded place for photo 1923366 in the category for the WPJA's .

The WPJA contest judges presented Ken Pak, a District Of Columbia, United States 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.

2016 Q3 Photography Contest Judges

Judges

  • Sunflare makes the moment even more dramatic. Tough to pull off, but done brilliantly.
  • Striking use of color and excellent framing. Lens flare is the primary focal point, both framing the moment and creating lines that lead directly to the kiss. But this image is multilayered. Adding the perfect note of interest is the young smiling girl at right.