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Local photographers win wedding photojournalist awards

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Dave Arntson and Britta Trygstad from Milestones Photography, located in Westgo Square, at 405 West Main Ave. Ste 5C, were recently presented several awards by the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA). Arntson ranked as the first place wedding photographer in North Dakota for 2007. He also received tenth place in the Getting Ready category of the organization's Q4 2007 Photography Contest. Trygstad received sixth place in the Toasting category, ninth place in Humor, and tenth place in the Musicians and DJs category.

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The WPJA hosts four photography competitions throughout the year to recognize the skill and creative excellence of the organization's members. Images submitted are evaluated by teams of judges, who have risen to notoriety through their own achievements in newspaper and magazine photojournalism or picture editing. WPJA contest judges, many of whom are Pulitzer Prize winners, are some of the most recognized photojournalists and picture editors in the industry. The WPJA rewards contest-winners with cash, trophies, professional recognition and prizes.

Arntson and Trygstad's award-winning images can be seen on the WPJA Web site, WPJA.com. Arntson has been a member of the WPJA since 2004, and was the first WPJA member in North Dakota. Arntson's work has been honored by newspaper associations in North Dakota and Wisconsin. Trygstad has been a member of the WPJA since 2006.

Milestones Photography was founded in 2004, and specializes in weddings, family and children's portraits, senior photos, and corporate photography. The Company's Web site is www.photomilestones.com.

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