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touching Wedding Photographers

Massachusetts, United States

Yuri Kriventsoff

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Massachusetts wedding photographer Yuri Kriventsoff is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present Massachusetts, United States engagement photographer Yuri Kriventsoff 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.

California, United States

Nicky Byrnes

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Photograph 2610536 was awarded to California, United States wedding photographer Nicky Byrnes for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present California, United States wedding photographer Nicky Byrnes with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Lake Tahoe, CA .

The very top documentary-style 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 professional wedding photographer.

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District Of Columbia, United States

Ken Pak

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Wedding photographer Ken Pak of District Of Columbia, 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 District Of Columbia, United States wedding photographer Ken Pak for outstanding and creative wedding photography at The Line DC.

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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Ontario, Canada

Viara Mileva

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Photograph 2592902 was awarded to Ontario, Canada wedding photographer Viara Mileva for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Ontario, Canada wedding photographer Viara Mileva with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Madoc, ON.

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

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Minas Gerais, Brazil

Alexandre Casttro

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Minas Gerais wedding photographer Alexandre Casttro is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present Minas Gerais, Brazil engagement photographer Alexandre Casttro 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.