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2009 Q4 Contest

Results from the 2009 Q4 Contest Wedding Photojournalism Contest

The WPJA wishes to extend our congratulations to all our members who had award winning entries in this contest, as well as the work of the contest judges and support of our contest sponsors.

Category Galleries

Bride Getting Ready
20 Winning Images
Groom Getting Ready
20 Winning Images
20 Winning Images
Reception Ambiance
20 Winning Images
20 Winning Images
Cake Cutting
20 Winning Images
20 Winning Images
Off-Camera Flash / Strobe
20 Winning Images
Musicians & DJs
20 Winning Images
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Bouquet/Garter (Action)
20 Winning Images
Details (Found)
20 Winning Images
Ring Details
20 Winning Images
Creative Portrait
20 Winning Images
Engagement Portrait
20 Winning Images
Trash The Dress (TTD) Portrait
20 Winning Images

Award Winning Photographers from this Contest

Contest Judges

David Leeson has been a staff photographer for The Dallas Morning News since 1984. In 2004, he was a Pulitzer Prize Winner for his photographs depicting the violence and poignancy of the war with Iraq. In 1985, Leeson was also a Pulitzer finalist for his photo coverage of apartheid in South Africa. In 1986, he lived on the streets of Dallas with the homeless for two months. The photos, published in a 24-page special section by The Dallas Morning News, won a Robert F. Read more

David Stephenson, 39, is the Photojournalism Adviser for the University of Kentucky’s student newspaper, the Kentucky Kernel. David returned to his native Lexington and joined the staff of the Herald-Leader in 1997 and left to join the Kernel in 2009. He is a four-time recipient of the Kentucky News Photographers Association’s Photographer of the Year Award and has been named Sports Photographer of the Year three times. Read more

Eric Strachan is the senior managing editor at the Naples Daily News in Southwest Florida, where he started as a staff photographer in 1981. He has won numerous awards as a picture editor and photographer in the NPPA Best of Photojournalism, Pictures of the Year International, Florida Press Club and the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors. He was named director of photography at the Daily News in 1991, later serving as graphics editor, assistant managing editor/presentation prior to being named managing editor. Read more

Loup Langton currently serves as Director of the Visual Journalism program at the University of Miami's School of Communication and as a member of the Pictures of the Year International Inaugural Advisory Board. His career reflects a balance between creative and research work with a particular passion for Latin America. His book, Photojournalism and Today's News, Creating Visual Reality, published by Blackwell/John Wiley & Sons in 2009, examines the ways in which newsroom culture, economics and routines influence visual reporting in both printed and online media. Read more

Seth Resnick is one of North America's most prolific corporate, editorial and stock photographers. Seth is greatly in demand for his beautiful graphic images in both natural and created light. Resnick has been published in the world's most prestigious magazines. His credits include over 2,500 publications worldwide and his clients constitute a virtual list of Corporate America. He is co-founder of Read more

Contest Sponsors

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