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Follow Me / Social Networking Icons and Links

All WPJA members can now include icons and links to their social networking profiles within their WPJA Member Profile pages. Once logged in, members will see the option to add icons and links for Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, LinkedIn, MySpace, YouTube, or an RSS Feed.

Icons Currently Available:

Facebook Twitter Flickr LinkedIn MySpace YouTube RSS

Linking to Blogs

Also, all WPJA members can now include links to their wedding photography blogs directly from their Member Profile pages. Links to blogs will be included directly below website links.

New Features: Destination Wedding Text

Jeremy Lawson, Missouri

DW Text Submission Process

Members with Destination Wedding (DW) listings can now include their DW text in their Member Profile as well as on their DW listing pages. We've made the process of submitting this text much easier. Members need only log in and click on 'Submit DW Text' in the left navigation. Members' DW location descriptions should be factual, concise and appealing to their client audience.

Manage DW Rates Individually

Members can also now manage their rates individually for each DW listing through the 'Manage Profile' section of the Member Options.

Will Travel To

All DW listing locations will be included under the 'Will Travel To' section of the Member Profile (as pictured in Jeremy Lawson's profile to the left). The 'Will Travel To' section appears after adding at least one DW listing.

DW Listing Prices

For $60 USD per year (prorated to $5 USD per month for partial-year listings), members receive one Destination Wedding location listing with a direct link to their Member Profile. There is no limit to the number of DW locations a member can obtain.


Photographer - Top Left
Daniele Del Castillo, Italy
Photographer - Top Middle
Carlo Carletti, Italy
Photographer - Top Right
Nathan Welton, Colorado

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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

Wedding Photojournalism 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