Ben Chrisman, California
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Eric Lagstein, New JerseyCarlo Carletti, Italy
Wedding Photojournalism - Capturing the Real Moment Forever.


Customize Your Color Palette

The recently announced Member Profile section will provide WPJA members with creative control in presenting their profiles. With three levels of color customization (Default, Simple, and Advanced), members will have the option to maintain consistency between their WPJA Member Profile and their own website or Member Portrait.
Advanced Profile
Photographer Profile

Biography and Info

Upon landing in this section, potential clients are presented with an optional member portrait and biography. Other information presented here will include the photographer’s location, rates, website address with link and, when applicable, their availability calendar, additional listings and number of contest winning photos.

Contest Achievement Recognition and Award-Winning Photo Gallery

Bill McCullough The Photos tab in the Member Profile section displays award-winning photos that have placed 1st through 20th in a WPJA contest. These images will cycle through an auto slideshow if left untouched, but can also be viewed manually via thumbnails or navigation arrows.
Ben Chrisman
All award-winning images which placed 1st through 20th in any past WPJA contest will be recognized in this achievement section. Beginning with the most recent contest, awards will be organized by quarter, and will display ranking and contest category.

Preview Your New Profile Today!

Please keep in mind that the current Member Profile is only a temporary preview. However, these details are still used across the WPJA website so please keep them accurate and up to date. Your changes to these details will not be visible until the new database system goes live later this month.

1. Log in to the WPJA Member Login section of the site.

2. Click on 'Manage Profile' in the yellow box at the top of the list.

3. Verify your details and click on the 'View your new profile page' link.

Your feedback is appreciated during this development stage. Thank you!


Photographer - Top Left
2007 POY: Ben Chrisman
Photographer - Top Middle
1st Runner-Up: Eric Lagstein
Photographer - Top Right
2nd Runner-Up: Carlo Carletti

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Excellence in Wedding Photojournalism

Since 2002 the WPJA has been helping couples capture the story of their wedding.

The Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) is a professional organization composed of photojournalists and wedding photographers from around the world. What sets our members apart in the industry is their candid, documentary approach – a distinctly artistic vision toward wedding photography.

The Wedding Photojournalist Association puts the world’s best wedding photography at your fingertips. We offer a new perspective on wedding photography - quietly capturing the real moments as they happen for the bride and groom. It is our goal to use photography to tell the story of your wedding day, not dictate it for you.

Photography Contests

3rd place in Great Natural Light: Clara Sampaio, Brazil
5th place in Great Natural Light: Dennis Crider, United States
1st place in Reception: Max Pell, Argentina
5th place in Reception: Max Pell, Argentina
4th place in Great Natural Light: David Clumpner, United States

Wedpix Articles

For the Photographer

Using Warm Tones (Sepia) Sparingly

Weddings, wrapped in tradition, are an appropriate subject matter to color in tidings of yesteryear. When sepia tone is added to a wedding photo, instantly it has that romantic, old time feel.

Go to: Using Warm Tones (Sepia) Sparingly

For the Photographer

Pre-Visualizing Before The Shoot

Do you ever catch yourself dreaming about the perfect shot? Of course, the elements never fall into place as perfectly in real life as we would like them to but it never hurts to dream. Some WPJA members pre-visualize a few of the shots they’d like to get when documenting a wedding.

Go to: Pre-Visualizing Before The Shoot

For the Photographer

Who Are You Shooting For?

Couples hire wedding photojournalists for their narrative approach to photography, but they're also expected to get the more formal portraits shots. Balancing those competing expectations is an ongoing challenge and a somewhat tricky proposition.

Go to: Who Are You Shooting For?

For the Bride and Groom

Capturing Wedding Toasts

A celebratory toast to the bride and groom is deeply ingrained in wedding tradition, but do you know how the venerable custom came about?

Go to: Capturing Wedding Toasts

For the Bride and Groom

Planning Destination Weddings

Destination weddings offer stunning scenery and exotic atmosphere, providing the conditions needed to enhance those fabulous memories. However, since these types of weddings are often at resort locations in foreign countries, they’re subject to the unusual and the unexpected.

Go to: Planning Destination Weddings