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Vicenza, Italy

Luca Fabbian

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Wedding photographer Luca Fabbian of Vicenza, 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 Vicenza, Italy wedding photographer Luca Fabbian for outstanding and creative wedding photography at KFarm Vicenza.

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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Photograph 2626574 was awarded to Milano, Italy wedding photographer Michela Bocciarelli for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Milano, Italy wedding photographer Michela Bocciarelli with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Villa Lattuada, Italy .

The very top reportage-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 professional wedding photographer.

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New Jersey, United States

Michelle Arlotta

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Photograph 2610876 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 Bergenfield, NJ Backyard.

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 pro wedding photographer.

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California, United States

Chris Shum

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Photograph 2610814 was awarded to California, United States wedding photographer Chris Shum for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present California, United States wedding photographer Chris Shum with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Oakland.

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 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 contests is a true accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

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Wedding photographer Claudia Amorim of Goias, Brazil was awarded by the Artistic Guild of the WPJA for this creative wedding photograph.

The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association has awarded Goias, Brazil wedding photographer Claudia Amorim for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Villa Borguese Anápolis.

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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Alessandria, Italy

Emanuele Lince

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Photograph 2607603 was awarded to Alessandria, Italy wedding photographer Emanuele Lince for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Alessandria, Italy wedding photographer Emanuele Lince with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Piedmont.

The very best reportage-style 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 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 true accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

2020 v05 Photography Competition Judges

Photograph 2607465 was awarded to China wedding photographer Qi Xiang for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present China wedding photographer Qi Xiang with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Nanping.

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 major accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

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Vermont, United States

Jacob Hannah

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Photograph 2604844 was awarded to Vermont, United States wedding photographer Jacob Hannah for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Vermont, United States wedding photographer Jacob Hannah with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Cliff House - Neddick, ME.

The very top photojournalistic wedding photographers from around the globe 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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Nord (59) , France

Mehdi Djafer

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Wedding photographer Mehdi Djafer of Nord (59) , 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 Nord (59) , France wedding photographer Mehdi Djafer 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.

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Photograph 2594204 was awarded to France wedding photographer Ludovic Lieffrig for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

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

The very top reportage-style wedding photographers from around the globe submit their top 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 major accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

2020 v02 Photography Competition Judges