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Illinois, United States

Edward Ciesielski

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Illinois wedding photographer Edward Ciesielski is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present Illinois, United States engagement photographer Edward Ciesielski 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.

District Of Columbia, United States

Ken Pak

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District Of Columbia wedding photographer Ken Pak is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present District Of Columbia, United States engagement photographer Ken Pak 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 Martin Almasi of Slovakia was awarded by the Artistic Guild of the WPJA for this creative wedding photograph.

The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association has awarded Slovakia wedding photographer Martin Almasi for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Trencin, Slovakia.

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 v02 Artistic Guild Judges

South Carolina, United States

Ben Chrisman

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Wedding photographer Ben Chrisman, was awarded place for photo 1458206 in the category for the WPJA's .

The WPJA contest judges presented Ben Chrisman, a South Carolina, 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.

2014 Q2 Photography Contest Judges

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  • Love the ambient light used to make this photo.
Florida, United States

Jessica Stout

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Wedding photographer Jessica Stout, was awarded place for photo 1596546 in the category for the WPJA's .

The WPJA contest judges presented Jessica Stout, a Florida, 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.

2015 Q1 Photography Contest Judges

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    Zurich, Switzerland

    Thomas Hinder

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    Wedding photographer Thomas Hinder, was awarded place for photo 1199941 in the category for the WPJA's .

    The WPJA contest judges presented Thomas Hinder, a Zurich, Switzerland 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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      California, United States

      Ce (Carolynn) Helton

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      Wedding photographer Ce (Carolynn) Helton, was awarded place for photo 1132591 in the category for the WPJA's .

      The WPJA contest judges presented Ce (Carolynn) Helton, a California, 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.

      2013 Q1 Contest Judges

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        Hampshire, United Kingdom

        Louise Adby

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        Wedding photographer Louise Adby, was awarded place for photo 1562006 in the category for the WPJA's .

        The WPJA contest judges presented Louise Adby, a Hampshire, United Kingdom 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.

        2014 Q4 Photography Contest Judges

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        • This image explodes with a fun moment. But what helped the photo immensely is the presence of the sparkler at lower right which provides a requisite compositional balance to the scene.

        Wedding photographer Samo Rovan, was awarded place for photo 316026 in the category for the WPJA's .

        The WPJA contest judges presented Samo Rovan, a Slovenia 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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          California, United States

          John Decker

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          Wedding photographer John Decker, was awarded place for photo 1495391 in the category for the WPJA's .

          The WPJA contest judges presented John Decker, a California, 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.

          2014 Q3 Photography Contest Judges

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