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Vermont, United States

Jacob Hannah

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Photograph 2627108 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 Wychmere Beach Club, Harwich, MA.

The very top documentary-style 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 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 major accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

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Utrecht, Netherlands

Leonard Walpot

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Photograph 2626873 was awarded to Utrecht, Netherlands wedding photographer Leonard Walpot for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Utrecht, Netherlands wedding photographer Leonard Walpot with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Netherlands.

The very best reportage-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 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 pro wedding photographer.

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Vendee (85) , France

Jeremie Sangare

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Photograph 2626827 was awarded to Vendee (85) , France wedding photographer Jeremie Sangare for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Vendee (85) , France wedding photographer Jeremie Sangare with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Bordeaux, France .

The very best reportage-style wedding photographers from around the world 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.

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wedding photographer Elodie Ruelleux Dagorne is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present France engagement photographer Elodie Ruelleux Dagorne 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 Vincent Mu of 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 China wedding photographer Vincent Mu for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Beijing Hotel.

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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Georgia, United States

Orlando Suarez

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Wedding photographer Orlando Suarez of Georgia, 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 Georgia, United States wedding photographer Orlando Suarez for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Yonah Mountain Vineyards, Cleveland.

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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Alagoas, Brazil

Renner Boldrino

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Wedding photographer Renner Boldrino of Alagoas, 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 Alagoas, Brazil wedding photographer Renner Boldrino for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Hotel Quilombo, União dos Palmares.

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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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Patrick Mateer

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Wedding photographer Patrick Mateer of East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom was awarded by the Artistic Guild of the WPJA for this creative wedding photograph.

The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association has awarded East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom wedding photographer Patrick Mateer for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Rudding Park, North Yorkshire.

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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Taranto, Italy

Marco Colonna

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Wedding photographer Marco Colonna of Taranto, 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 Taranto, Italy wedding photographer Marco Colonna for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Apulia, IT.

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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Wedding photographer Dejan Zagar of Slovenia was awarded by the Artistic Guild of the WPJA for this creative wedding photograph.

The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association has awarded Slovenia wedding photographer Dejan Zagar for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Banovci, Slovenia.

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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