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Colorado, United States

Justin Edmonds

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Wedding photographer Justin Edmonds of Colorado, 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 Colorado, United States wedding photographer Justin Edmonds for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Holy Name Catholic Church.

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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Wedding photographer Pedro Volana of Jaen, Spain was awarded by the Artistic Guild of the WPJA for this creative wedding photograph.

The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association has awarded Jaen, Spain wedding photographer Pedro Volana for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Jaén, Spain.

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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New Jersey, United States

Michelle Arlotta

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Photograph 2626678 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 Sunset Cliffs, San Diego.

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

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Henan, China

Xingang Wong

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Wedding photographer Xingang Wong of Henan, China was awarded by the Artistic Guild of the WPJA for this creative wedding photograph.

The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association has awarded Henan, China wedding photographer Xingang Wong for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Henan.

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 2615341 was awarded to Goias, Brazil wedding photographer Claudia Amorim for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Goias, Brazil wedding photographer Claudia Amorim with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Goias.

The very top reportage-style wedding photographers from around the world submit their top 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 professional wedding photographer.

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Maharashtra, India

Ankita Asthana

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Photograph 2605066 was awarded to Maharashtra, India wedding photographer Ankita Asthana for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Maharashtra, India wedding photographer Ankita Asthana with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi - Haldi.

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

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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Hollie Mateer

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Photograph 2604566 was awarded to East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom wedding photographer Hollie Mateer for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom wedding photographer Hollie Mateer with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at East Yorkshire.

The very best documentary-style 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.

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District Of Columbia, United States

Kathleen Ricker

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Wedding photographer Kathleen Ricker 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 Kathleen Ricker for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Maryland.

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 2591275 was awarded to Firenze, Italy wedding photographer Damiano Salvadori for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Firenze, Italy wedding photographer Damiano Salvadori with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Tuscany.

The very top reportage-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 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 Simone Miglietta of Arezzo, 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 Arezzo, Italy wedding photographer Simone Miglietta for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Zurich.

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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