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Wedding photographer Catherine Hudson Paturet 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 Catherine Hudson Paturet for outstanding and creative wedding photography at France.

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 v04 Artistic Guild Judges

County Antrim, United Kingdom

Jonathan Ryder

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Photograph 2613537 was awarded to County Antrim, United Kingdom wedding photographer Jonathan Ryder for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present County Antrim, United Kingdom wedding photographer Jonathan Ryder with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Larne, Northern Ireland.

The very best photojournalistic wedding photographers from around the globe 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 v06 Photography Competition Judges

Hong Kong S.A.R., China

Ronnie Szeto

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Photograph 2610052 was awarded to Hong Kong S.A.R., China wedding photographer Ronnie Szeto for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Hong Kong S.A.R., China wedding photographer Ronnie Szeto with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Wong Keng Tei, Sai Kung, Hong Kong.

The very best documentary-style wedding photographers from around the globe submit their best 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 true accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

2020 v05 Photography Competition Judges

Wedding photographer Marco Fantauzzo of Siena, 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 Siena, Italy wedding photographer Marco Fantauzzo for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Siena.

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 v03 Artistic Guild Judges

Photograph 2603951 was awarded to China wedding photographer Vincent Mu for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present China wedding photographer Vincent Mu with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Beijing.

The very best photojournalistic 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

Limerick, Ireland

Darren Kirwan

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Photograph 2567607 was awarded to Limerick, Ireland wedding photographer Darren Kirwan for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Limerick, Ireland wedding photographer Darren Kirwan with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Limerick.

The very top documentary-style wedding photographers from around the world 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 true accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

2019 v18 Photography Competition Judges

București, Romania

Cristina Tanase

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Photograph 2567246 was awarded to București, Romania wedding photographer Cristina Tanase for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present București, Romania wedding photographer Cristina Tanase with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Suter Palace Bucharest .

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 major accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

2019 v18 Photography Competition Judges

West Sussex, United Kingdom

Annamarie Stepney

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Photograph 2566407 was awarded to West Sussex, United Kingdom wedding photographer Annamarie Stepney for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present West Sussex, United Kingdom wedding photographer Annamarie Stepney with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Guildford, Surrey.

The very best documentary-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 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 pro wedding photographer.

2019 v18 Photography Competition Judges

Mantova, Italy

Fabrizio Demasi

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Photograph 2544523 was awarded to Mantova, Italy wedding photographer Fabrizio Demasi for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Mantova, Italy wedding photographer Fabrizio Demasi with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Castello di San Giorgio, Mantua.

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 major accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

2019 v11 Photography Competition Judges

Photograph 2473511 was awarded to France wedding photographer Nicolas Bernard for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present France wedding photographer Nicolas Bernard with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Illkirch.

The very best documentary-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 true accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

2019 v05 Photography Competition Judges