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Maryland, United States

Breanna Shaw

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Maryland wedding photographer Breanna Shaw is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present Maryland, United States engagement photographer Breanna Shaw 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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Photograph 2576872 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 Lake Mohawk Country Club, NJ.

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 professional wedding photographer.

2019 v20 Photography Competition Judges

New Jersey, United States

Michelle Arlotta

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Photograph 2563978 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 Edgewood Country Club, New Jersey.

The very best photojournalistic wedding photographers from around the globe submit their best 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.

2019 v17 Photography Competition Judges

New Jersey, United States

Michelle Arlotta

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Photograph 2563977 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 Lake Mohawk Country Club, NJ.

The very best documentary-style 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 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 competitions is a major accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

2019 v17 Photography Competition Judges

New Jersey, United States

Todd Laffler

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Photograph 2563783 was awarded to New Jersey, United States wedding photographer Todd Laffler for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present New Jersey, United States wedding photographer Todd Laffler with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at New Jersey Reception Venue.

The very top documentary-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 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 professional wedding photographer.

2019 v17 Photography Competition Judges

New Jersey, United States

Todd Laffler

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Photograph 2563780 was awarded to New Jersey, United States wedding photographer Todd Laffler for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present New Jersey, United States wedding photographer Todd Laffler with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at NJ Church.

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 true accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

2019 v17 Photography Competition Judges

New Jersey, United States

Michelle Arlotta

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Wedding photographer Michelle Arlotta of New Jersey, 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 New Jersey, United States wedding photographer Michelle Arlotta for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Milford New Jersey.

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.

2018 v04 Artistic Guild - Wedding Day Details Judges

New Jersey, United States

Michelle Arlotta

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Wedding photographer Michelle Arlotta, was awarded place for photo 2128011 in the category for the WPJA's .

The WPJA contest judges presented Michelle Arlotta, a New Jersey, 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.

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