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.

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Photography Contests

3rd place in Kids (Being Kids): Richard Howman, United Kingdom

2015 Photographer of the Year

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Samo Rovan

It is no coincidence that in the hands of Samo Rovan, the camera reflects passion, sincerity and warmth. It is these same qualities with which he approaches all of his subjects. It is also why people have sought him out time and time again, asking him to photograph them or for them.

Initially, as a student of architecture years ago using a camera for documentation purposes, Samo was immediately smitten with the medium. He reflects on how he “could capture his thoughts and ideas through the camera. I wanted to see the beauty and diversity of life in my own way and document these moments.” Shortly thereafter, the owner of the film studio where he had his film developed asked Samo to take photographs for him. This led to an invitation by a Slovenian photo press agency to work as one of their photojournalists.

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2014 Photographer of the Year

New York, United States

Emin Kuliyev

New York City wedding photographer Emin Kuliyev, the only person to ever simultaneously win Photographer of the Year for both WPJA and AG|WPJA, is clearly a competitive force. However, he says he doesn’t try to win in any competition. “I started my own competition in my head, based on categories at theWPJA. It’s a competition with myself,” he says. As such, he claims he is never nervous about results, and credits the organization as a mentor through the many inspirational images he finds there. Emin’s foundational philosophy about his work is that a photographer’s images are directly tied to their own personal experience. He attributes successful images as “luck, multiplied byyour experience,” and, of course, your camera skills. “It the camerashould be just an extension of your hand or eye.” He believes that pressing a shutter button will not create an exact replication of a moment. Rather, the ability to capture moments is shaped by one’s own individuality, and thus the creative process renders an image as a vicarious expression of self and subject. As he explains, “Merely holding a camera does not mean the gods willgive you the shot. You must have something inside you. If so, it will beimmediately visible within the photo.”

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Random WPJA Photographer Spotlight

Nova Scotia, Canada

Emma Rose

Emma  Rose

Emma Rose has had a life-long desire to capture the beauty in people, their surroundings and their emotions.

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Argentina

Max Pell

Hello! I'm Max Pell. I am a business manager whose hobby became much more important than his job! In 2010 I got married, I quit my job (a very good one!) And I dedicated myself to 100% photography. I found wedding photojournalism the best way to express myself.

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France

Karol Robache

Karol  Robache

Photographe autodidacte, vivant dans le sud de la France, dans un village du Luberon, près de Aix-en-Provence et Marseille, en région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (PACA).

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