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Virginia, United States

Brittany Diliberto

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Photograph 2626765 was awarded to Virginia, United States wedding photographer Brittany Diliberto for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Virginia, United States wedding photographer Brittany Diliberto with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Mt Ida Farm .

The very top documentary-style wedding photographers from around the globe 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.

2021 v01 Photography Competition Judges

New Jersey, United States

Michelle Arlotta

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Photograph 2626685 was awarded to New Jersey, United States wedding photographer Michelle Arlotta for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present New Jersey, United States wedding photographer Michelle Arlotta with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Appleford Estate, Pennsylvania .

The very best reportage-style wedding photographers from around the world submit their best pictures to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography competitions 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 competitions is a major accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

2021 v01 Photography Competition Judges

Photograph 2626283 was awarded to Terni, Italy wedding photographer Massimiliano Esposito for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Terni, Italy wedding photographer Massimiliano Esposito with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Castello di Torre Alfina.

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

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London, United Kingdom

Kristian Leven

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Photograph 2626189 was awarded to London, United Kingdom wedding photographer Kristian Leven for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present London, United Kingdom wedding photographer Kristian Leven with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Rownhams House.

The very top reportage-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 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 major accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

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Istanbul, Turkey

Ufuk Sarisen

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Photograph 2625848 was awarded to Istanbul, Turkey wedding photographer Ufuk Sarisen for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Istanbul, Turkey wedding photographer Ufuk Sarisen with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Yanik Mektep, Kuzguncuk, Istanbul.

The very top reportage-style wedding photographers from around the world submit their top images to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography contests 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 contests is a true accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

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California, United States

Shaun Baker

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Photograph 2625749 was awarded to California, United States wedding photographer Shaun Baker for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present California, United States wedding photographer Shaun Baker with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at The Thursday Club, San Diego .

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

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Colorado, United States

Justin Edmonds

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Photograph 2624983 was awarded to Colorado, United States wedding photographer Justin Edmonds for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Colorado, United States wedding photographer Justin Edmonds with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Aspen Mountain.

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

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California, United States

Lauren Lindley

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Photograph 2607298 was awarded to California, United States wedding photographer Lauren Lindley for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present California, United States wedding photographer Lauren Lindley with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at South Lake Tahoe, County Clerk.

The very top documentary-style wedding photographers from around the globe submit their top 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 professional wedding photographer.

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Wedding photographer Steven Herrschaft of Hessen, 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 Hessen, Germany wedding photographer Steven Herrschaft for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Villingen-Schwenningen.

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 v01 Artistic Guild Judges

West Sussex, United Kingdom

Jenny Rutterford

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West Sussex wedding photographer Jenny Rutterford is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present West Sussex, United Kingdom engagement photographer Jenny Rutterford 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.