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hands Wedding Photographers

Virginia, United States

Nam Trinh

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Virginia wedding photographer Nam Trinh is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present Virginia, United States engagement photographer Nam Trinh 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.

Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Italy

Nicola Genati

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Wedding photographer Nicola Genati of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, 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 Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Italy wedding photographer Nicola Genati for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Piedmont.

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 Patrick Lombaert of France was awarded by the Artistic Guild of the WPJA for this creative wedding photograph.

The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association has awarded France wedding photographer Patrick Lombaert for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Ahmedabad, India.

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 Jean-Baptiste Chauvin of France was awarded by the Artistic Guild of the WPJA for this creative wedding photograph.

The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association has awarded France wedding photographer Jean-Baptiste Chauvin for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Ahmedabad, India.

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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La Spezia, Italy

Matteo Originale

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Wedding photographer Matteo Originale of La Spezia, 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 La Spezia, Italy wedding photographer Matteo Originale for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Belmond Splendido Mare.

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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Illinois, United States

Aileen Ciesielski

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Wedding photographer Aileen Ciesielski of Illinois, 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 Illinois, United States wedding photographer Aileen Ciesielski for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Chicago.

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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Oaxaca, Mexico

Nikhol Esteras

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Photograph 2589515 was awarded to Oaxaca, Mexico wedding photographer Nikhol Esteras for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Oaxaca, Mexico wedding photographer Nikhol Esteras with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Oaxaca City.

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

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București, Romania

Mihai Zaharia

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Wedding photographer Mihai Zaharia of București, Romania was awarded by the Artistic Guild of the WPJA for this creative wedding photograph.

The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association has awarded București, Romania wedding photographer Mihai Zaharia for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Metropolitan Club and Events.

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 Patrick Lombaert of France was awarded by the Artistic Guild of the WPJA for this creative wedding photograph.

The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association has awarded France wedding photographer Patrick Lombaert for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Mehsana, India.

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 Patrick Lombaert of France was awarded by the Artistic Guild of the WPJA for this creative wedding photograph.

The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association has awarded France wedding photographer Patrick Lombaert for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Mehsana, India.

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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