THE WEDDING PHOTOJOURNALIST ASSOCIATION
Leading the way in Wedding Photojournalism, WPJA represents the most discriminating talent around the world technically,
creatively and visually. Qualified members hold industry-leading standards, skills and business integrity.
The WPJA sponsors educational programs including seminars, conventions and workshops geared toward wedding photojournalism.
We also host wedding photojournalism contests, judged by top working photojournalists and news photo editors actively in the
photojournalism industry. The purpose of these contests is to celebrate the photographers who document and record the found
WPJA MISSION STATEMENT
The Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA), an International, membership-based organization, represents professional
photographers skilled in the documentation of weddings and events in a candid, unobtrusive style. The WPJA was founded to
uphold excellence in the area of wedding photojournalism.
1. To assist individuals and wedding planners geographically research wedding photojournalist professionals.
2. To be the leading wedding photojournalist resource for skill advancement and networking.
TRUTH AND INTEGRITY
The Wedding Photojournalist Association credibility lies in the hands of our members and the truth of the photographs
WPJA contest image submissions must be from actual weddings. Images taken during seminars or other staged events are not
eligible for entry.
Situations controlled by the photographer become portraits and may be entered only in portrait categories.
OTHER SITES FROM THE WPJA
WEDPIX ONLINE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE
WedPix, the WPJA's Online Wedding Photography Magazine, is a complimentary resource for brides and grooms, photographers,
wedding planners and all wedding photojournalism enthusiasts. The articles featured in every issue, cover a vast array of topics, including general wedding photography advice for the
couple, technical discussions, feature articles on WPJA award-winning members, business/marketing discussions, and many others.
Much of the information presented by WedPix Magazine is derived from interviews with well-accomplished WPJA members. Thus, readers of the WedPix have the privilege of gleaning from the
experience, talent, and knowledge of some of the finest wedding photojournalists in the world.
ARTISTIC GUILD OF THE WPJA
The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association ([AG]WPJA) is comprised of outstanding wedding photographers, who are at the forefront of the wedding
photography industry when it comes to enhancing images. The chief objective of the [AG]WPJA is to provide members with a platform where the finest artistic wedding
photojournalism in the world is spotlighted and promoted for the bride and groom.
The [AG]WPJA is a separate division of the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA). Whereas the WPJA upholds strict guidelines that forbid excessive picture
manipulation, the [AG]WPJA encourages and fosters creative image enhancement, with the vision of promoting Artistic, Fine Art Wedding Photojournalism.