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Wedding Photojournalism - Capturing the Real Moment Forever.

The Next Contest Deadline Is One Week Away

The WPJA Q3 '09 contest deadline is next Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Link to Judges.

Thank You For Being An Active WPJA Member

By taking part in our contests, you're showing your potential clients that your images are the best of the best! Our contests and all of our winning members help define wedding photojournalism. Additionally, we love seeing your work on the home page of the WPJA site, on the contest pages, and in your Member Profile galleries! It's exciting to see these new Member galleries filling up with images. Thank you to all who participate in the contests!

Contest Categories

Getting Ready Details Humor Toasting
Ceremony Dancing Creative Portrait Weather
Reception Emotion Scene Setters Other Vendors

Contest Sponsors

The WPJA would also like to thank Creative Motion Design and D-65 for sponsoring our Q3 '09 contest. Through these sponsorships, we are able to offer our members discounts on top-notch industry products and education.

Creative Motion Design

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Go to: Creative Motion Design


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Hosting: $100.00 / year (1st year FREE)

Custom Design Time: $25.00 / hour

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D-65 Workshops

The WPJA is proud to announce that D-65 is sponsoring all of our 2009 quarterly contests.

D-65 is a company dedicated to educating photographers. They work with the industry to offer new ways of thinking, while incorporating the latest technologies. Their services include digital workflow workshops, seminars, bidding and production for still photo shoots, digital workflow analysis for studios and agencies, legal witness on copyright cases, private consulting along with marketing strategies and portfolio reviews. D-65 provides quality professionalism, while understanding the needs of photographers and creative individuals.

Click here for more information about these D-65 workshops.

2009 / 2010

Los Angeles:
November 6th - 9th
New Orleans:
December 11th - 14th
January 22nd - 25th
New York:
March 19th - 22nd
May 14th - 17th


Photographer - Top Left
Mauro Pozzer, Italy
Photographer - Top Middle
Jonathan McBride, Pennsylvania
Photographer - Top Right
Ronald Soliman, Delaware

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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