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


The revised list of prizes below includes higher cash payouts for 1st through 3rd place winners ($250, $150, $100 USD), an increase in the amount of FREE contest credits awarded to 4th through 10th place winners (from 2 to 5 credits), and the addition of FREE contest credits for images that place 11th through 20th (2 credits). Also, keep in mind that 11th through 20th place winning images are now being added to existing PIX pages.


The entry deadline for the WPJA Q2 '08 photo contest is just over 4 hours away (11:59 p.m. EST).


1st Gold Medallion 1 Trophy 1 Think Tank Photo PIX Page Awarded 15 $250 USD
2nd Gold Medallion 2 Trophy 2   PIX Page Awarded 10 $150 USD
3rd Gold Medallion 3 Trophy 3   PIX Page Awarded 5 $100 USD
4th Blue Medallion 4 Trophy 4 Added to PIX Page 1 5 CC
5th Blue Medallion 5 Trophy 5 Added to PIX Page 1 5 CC
6th Blue Medallion 6 Trophy 6 Added to PIX Page 1 5 CC
7th Blue Medallion 7 Trophy 7 Added to PIX Page 1 5 CC
8th Blue Medallion 8 Trophy 8 Added to PIX Page 1 5 CC
9th Blue Medallion 9 Trophy 9 Added to PIX Page 1 5 CC
10th Blue Medallion 10 Trophy 10 Added to PIX Page 1 5 CC
11th       Added to PIX Page   2 CC
12th       Added to PIX Page   2 CC
13th       Added to PIX Page   2 CC
14th       Added to PIX Page   2 CC
15th       Added to PIX Page   2 CC
16th       Added to PIX Page   2 CC
17th       Added to PIX Page   2 CC
18th       Added to PIX Page   2 CC
19th       Added to PIX Page   2 CC
20th       Added to PIX Page   2 CC

* FREE Contest Credits



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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