WPJA Site Map

FOR THE BRIDE AND GROOM

Bride and Groom Home Page with Links
This is the main landing page with navigation to the different sections of the site designed for those planning a wedding.

WEDPIX: The Wedding Magazine With Articles About WPJA Photographers
A growing section with articles written about WPJA Members

Bride and Groom Testimonials
These are testimonial letters sent to the WPJA from Brides and Grooms.

FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Info for Wedding Photographers on Joining the WPJA
The requirement are strict, but the rewards are great for those that qualify.

Photographer Benefits of Membership with the WPJA
Association membership benefits are far-reaching. In joining, you gain the strength of increased traffic flow to your web site and professional award recognition through members-only contests....

WPJA Member Testimonials from Wedding Photographers
These are testimonial letters from WPJA members.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY CONTESTS

Upcoming WPJA Wedding Photographer Contests
Tons of information on upcoming WPJA contests.

Past WPJA Wedding Photographer Contests
Contest galleries, judges' photo comments, judge profiles and contest sponsors from all of our past WPJA contests.

2014 Q2 Photography Contest
2014 Q1 Photography Contest
2013 Q4 Contest
2013 Q3 Contest
2013 Q2 Contest
2013 Q1 Contest
2012 Q4 Contest
2012 Q3 Contest
2012 Q2 Contest
2012 Q1 Contest
2011 Q4 Contest
2011 Q3 Contest
2011 Q2 Contest
2011 Q1 Contest
2010 Q4 Contest
2010 Q3 Contest
2010 BRIDES Magazine Photo Contest
2010 Q2 Contest
2010 Q1 Contest
2009 Q4 Contest
2009 Q3 Contest
2009 BRIDES Magazine Photo Contest
2009 Q2 Contest
2009 Q1 Contest
2008 Q4 Contest
2008 Q3 Contest
2008 TTD Contest
2008 Q2 Contest
2008 BRIDES Contest
2008 Q1 Contest
2007 Q4 Contest
2007 Q3 Contest
2007 Q2 Contest
2007 BRIDES Contest
2007 Q1 Contest
2006 Winter Contest
2006 Fall Contest
2006 Summer Contest
2006 Spring Contest
2005 Winter Contest
2005 Fall Contest
2005 Summer Contest
2005 Spring Contest
2004 Winter Contest
2004 Fall Contest
2004 Summer Contest
2004 Spring Contest
2003 Winter Contest
2003 Summer Contest
2002 Contest

Photographers of the Year
The number one wedding photographers on the WPJA, for every year since 2002.

Top Photographers from the WPJA
Annual Top WPJA Photographers since 2002.

ABOUT THE WPJA

The Wedding Photojournalist Association for Wedding Photographers
Leading the way in Wedding Photojournalism, WPJA represents the most discriminating talent around the world technically, creatively and visually. Qualified members hold industry-leading standards, skills and business integrity...

WPJA DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Destination Wedding Photographers
Couples may search WPJA members that provide travel services to nearly all locations.

Africa Destination Wedding Photographers
Asia Destination Wedding Photographers
Australia Destination Wedding Photographers
Bahamas Destination Wedding Photographers
Bermuda Destination Wedding Photographers
Canada Destination Wedding Photographers
Caribbean Destination Wedding Photographers
Costa Rica Destination Wedding Photographers
Cyprus Destination Wedding Photographers
Dubai Destination Wedding Photographers
Europe Destination Wedding Photographers
Mexico Destination Wedding Photographers
New Zealand Destination Wedding Photographers
South America Wedding Photographers
South Pacific Destination Wedding Photographers
United States Destination Wedding Photographers

REGIONAL WPJA PHOTOGRAPHER DIRECTORY

Africa

Asia

Australia

Bahamas

Canada

Caribbean

Central America

Europe

Indian Ocean

Mexico

Middle East

South America

United Kingdom

United States

THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER DEFINED

Wedding Photographer: Miriam Webster defines a photographer as: “one who practices photography; especially : one who makes a business of taking photographs”. A wedding photographer is a specialized professional who visually captures the formal matrimonial ceremony. A wedding photographer uses various tools and techniques including film, chemicals, digital and mechanical processes to achieve a certain, static visual effect. Professional wedding photographers must have both creativity and technical expertise. This involves careful subject and equipment selection. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than half of all photographers are self-employed, thus must be skilled at operating a business, marketing for and consulting with customers. In addition to their camera, wedding photographers depend on supportive equipment including tripods, lenses, flashes, lighting and filters to garner an intended effect. Following the shoot, wedding photographers have many choices of laboratories for processing their film and/or digital files before turning over the finished photographic prints to their clients. Many wedding photographers choose to keep all the work in-house and handle all the post production processing themselves.

THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER PROFILE

The Wedding Photographer - Then and Now

Shortly after Joseph Nicephore, a French physicist, created the first photograph, called a heliograph, in 1826, brides and grooms began using this technology to document their nuptials. Wedding photography began as far back as the early 1840’s, an art limited to formal studio work and posed shots because it required heavy, non-portable equipment. At this time, wedding photographers produced highly detailed daguerreotype portraits on a miniature sheet of copper. Before the advent of photography paper, wedding photographers also used glass plates and tin sheets. With a rising British middle class, their appreciation for the novelty and their even stronger gratitude for the cost benefits when compared to a painter’s fee, daguerreotype portraiture flourished in popularity. Obvious downsides, however, were in their limitation to black and white imagery and the lengthy exposure time restricting use to portraiture only.

The Wedding Photographer Realizes Portability:
Though the first form of color photography was introduced in the early 1900’s, it wasn’t for a full century that noticeable technological advances were realized. By 1945, the color processing technique was fine-tuned, so print images faded or shifted less. More advanced chemical processes further improved print quality. Color film for transparencies were introduced, portable lighting equipment was commercialized and the Polaroid Land camera produced a positive print in mere seconds. The wedding photographer was still largely restricted to formal, in-studio portraiture.

Following WWII, the new portable roll film based cameras with compact flash lighting drew budding new wedding photographers onto the scene competing with professional studio wedding photographers. World War II photographers including Edward Steichen, Margaret Bourke-White and Robert Capa began to document the military conflict, urgency and devastation of war. This technique began to slowly influence other forms of photography. Professional studio wedding photographers expanded their service to also include on-site coverage, albeit the inconvenience of transporting their heavy equipment. Traditional wedding photography which included in-studio or on-site posed shots was the favored option on the market during this time.

The Advent of Wedding Photojournalism:
Following the introduction of the 35mm camera, wedding photographers were finally free to capture the candid moments of a wedding, no longer tied to slow shutter speeds or heavy apparatus. The art of wedding photojournalism was born, offering a more spontaneous and documentary approach to wedding photography. This approach delivers more human, emotional and artistic results than that previously possible. Wedding photojournalism has been considered a product with origins in news photojournalism, differing only in subject matter.

Wedding photojournalism is a finely practiced craft typically using a variety of lenses with limited portraiture and posed shots, camera-aware subjects, image manipulation such as digital alteration or hand-tinting, extensive detail shots such as flowers, rings and cakes, wedding photographer prompting or subject interaction. Wedding photojournalists work best inconspicuously and unnoticed, watching, observing and freezing found moments in time. Like news photojournalists, wedding photojournalists carry most of their equipment on their body at all times. They use both digital and film processes to capture a true representation of what actually took place the moment the shutter was released.


Selecting the right Wedding Photographer or Wedding Photojournalist:
Wedding couples now have countless options from which to choose – from traditional or photojournalistic style to their photographer’s personal and creative approach. Each individual wedding photographer has his or her own technique – both in their art and in their business. While most work as freelancers or sole proprietors, others conduct business at a studio with multiple photographers on staff. Similarly, some photographers are willing to travel to your destination wedding, while others are not.

The introduction of the Internet alone means you can now conduct searches online at your convenience. Shoppers can now browse online wedding portfolios, avoiding time-consuming face-to-face meetings. They can request fee and package information, ask questions and even schedule the event by email, dramatically reducing the stress involved in wedding planning. Some wedding photographers even offer secure log-in, so you can review your images after the event in the privacy of your own home.

When limiting your options, consider the complete package – from quality to reputation and cost. Many brides and grooms mistakenly base their choice on price alone. Adherence to a pre-determined budget is often a crucial part of the decision process, but the photographer’s portfolio should be a biggest aspect of your decision.

Because wedding photography has expanded to include a plethora of artistic styles and approaches, brides and grooms now have the added advantage of variety. When shopping for a wedding photographer, choose a style that fits you. For those seeking a more artistic, spontaneous approach based on documenting, not directing, the scene, wedding photojournalism is probably the best option. Wedding photojournalism is able to freeze the emotions of the event and preserve them for years to come.

When you review various portfolios, pay attention to style, quality, quantity and consistency. While most every wedding photographer can show a few good shots, it’s helpful to see the entire wedding set. The more images offered both within each wedding and in all, and the more that meet your standards, the better. Further, if you’re reviewing the work for a wedding photography studio, make sure their portfolio accurately reflects the work of the wedding photographer that will be assigned to your event.

When benchmarking various wedding photographers, find out how much experience they have, how long they’ve been in business. What work did they specialized in prior to their current occupation (if applicable)? Research their background, education and any professional affiliations. Do they have a professional website? What is their personal philosophy? Once you’ve selected a photographer, be prepared to leave a deposit and sign a contract to reserve your wedding date.

Wedding photography has come a long way from its modest roots to the highly competitive, commercial and artistic field it is today. With this innovation comes a plethora of new choices and options for today’s bride and groom. With careful planning and a bit of industry know-how, anyone can find an ideally suited wedding photographer for their wedding day.

WEDPIX: The Wedding Photographer Magazine for the Wedding Photojournalist

AGPJA: Fine Art Wedding Photographers / Artistic Wedding Photographers

 

The WPJA grants membership to the most talented professional wedding photographers in the industry. We are looking for those with a documentary-style approach to weddings.

 

Digital Wedding Photographers and Film Wedding Photographers
Recently there is no topic that creates as much impassioned conversation when it is discussed among photographers....As a photographer who has used film for over twenty years and digital for the last six years, I would have to say that, at the time of this writing, it’s just about a dead heat...

What is Wedding Photojournalism There are probably at least twice as many definitions of “What The PJ Style Is” as there are photographers practicing it. When asked 'what is photojournalism'? W. Eugene Smith, one of the 20th century’s greatest photojournalists, replied “Documentary Photography with a purpose”...

Taking Care of Wedding Negatives (Film)
If couples do purchase the negatives or have them included in their wedding package price, the responsibility for preserving these important originals falls to the couple. Here are some guidelines that should be followed for the safest storage...

 

WPJA QUARTERLY PHOTO CONTESTS

Look for our latest quarterly wedding photo contest in The Photography Competitions Network:

PhotographyCompetitions.net

PhotographyCompetitions.net

 

WPJA MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS

The following email communications have been sent to all WPJA members:

NEWEST - September 22nd, 2014 - WPJA & AG Q3 Contests are Open!

September 8th, 2014 - WPJA Q2 2014 Contest Results Live

July 21st, 2014 - Approaching Contest Deadline for WPJA

June 20th, 2014 - WPJA & AG Accepting Q2 Submissions

June 16th, 2014 - Q1 2014 Contest Announcement

May 1st, 2014 - Reminder: Q1 2014 Contest Deadline Tomorrow

April 15th, 2014 - 2013 Top Photographers & Q1 Contest Open

March 23rd, 2014 - Q4 2013 Contest & POY Announcement

January 31st, 2014 - WPJA Q4 Contest Deadline Extension

January 21st, 2014 - WPJA Q4 2013 Contest Deadline in 10 Days

December 30th, 2013 - WPJA Q4 2013 Open for Submissions

December 23rd, 2013 - Q3 2013 Results are in!

October 22nd, 2013 - The Q3 Contest Submission Deadline - 3 Days Away

September 16th, 2013 - WPJA Q2 Contest Results

July 24th, 2013 - Q2 2013 Contest Deadline Approaching

June 19th, 2013 - WPJA Q1 Contest Results are Posted

April 23rd, 2013 - WPJA Q1 Contest Deadline - 3 Days Away

April 8th, 2013 - WPJA & AG Q1 Contests Now Open for Submissions

March 22nd, 2013 - WPJA 2012 Contest & POY Announcement

January 26th, 2013 - WPJA Q4 Contest Deadline Extension

December 22nd, 2012 - WPJA Q3 Contest Results Live

November 1st, 2012 - WPJA Q3 2012 Contest is Open

August 16th, 2012 - WPJA Q2 2012 Contest Results

July 17th, 2012 - WPJA & AG Q2 Contest Deadlines

June 27th, 2012 - Q1 2012 Contest Results Announcement

April 27th, 2012 - WPJA & AG Q1 2012 Contest Deadline Change

April 23rd, 2012 - WPJA & AG Q1 2012 Contest Reminder

March 24th, 2012 - Q4 2011 Contest & POY Announcement

February 10th, 2012 - New Member Portrait Guidelines

January 26th, 2012 - Q4 2011 Contest Deadline Change

December 24th, 2011 - Q3 Contest Results are now live on the WPJA site

October 25th, 2011 - WPJA & AG Q3 2011 Contest Deadline - 3 Days

September 8th, 2011 - Q2 2011 Contest Results

July 28th, 2011 - Q2 2011 Contest - 24 Hour Reminder

July 18th, 2011 - WPJA Q2 Contest Deadline in 2 weeks

June 14th, 2011 - WPJA Q1 2011 Contest Results

April 27th, 2011 - WPJA Q1 2011 Contest Deadline Approaching

March 23rd, 2011 - WPJA Q1 2011 Contest Open for Submissions

March 18th, 2011 - WPJA Q4 2010 Contest Results - POY Announcement

February 3rd, 2011 - WPJA Q4 2010 Contest Deadline - 24 Hour Notice

January 27th, 2011 - WPJA Q4 2010 Contest Deadline Change

January 21st, 2011 - WPJA Q4 2010 Contest Deadline - One Week

December 21st, 2010 - WPJA Q3 2010 Contest Results

November 10th, 2010 - 2010 BRIDES | WPJA Contest Results Announcement

October 28th, 2010 - WPJA & AG Q3 Contests - 24 Hour Reminder

October 22nd, 2010 - WPJA Q3 2010 Contest - Deadline in One Week!

September 10th, 2010 - WPJA Q2 2010 Contest Results

July 29th, 2010 - WPJA Q2 2010 Deadline - 24 Hours

July 18th, 2010 - WPJA Q2 2010 Open for Submissions

June 5th, 2010 - WPJA Q1 2010 CONTEST RESULTS

May 18th, 2010 - The 2010 BRIDES Magazine Photo Contest - Now Open!

April 29th, 2010 - WPJA Q1 2010 Contest Deadline 24 Hours Away

April 26th, 2010 - WPJA Q1 2010 Contest Deadline

March 17th, 2010 - WPJA Photographer of the Year 2009

March 5th, 2010 - WPJA Q4 09 Contest Results

February 24th, 2010 - WPJA Feature: Client Letters

January 28th, 2010 - WPJA Q4 09 Contest Deadline is Less than 36 Hours Away

January 16th, 2010 - WPJA New Feature: Client Testimonials on Member Profiles

January 15th, 2010 - The Next Contest Deadline Is Two Weeks Away, Why should WPJA members enter this contest?, Contest Judges, Contest Categories, Contest Sponsors

December 24th, 2009 - The Q3 Contest Results Are Now Live On The Site!, Happy Holidays, Winners From Each Q3 Category and New Home Page Random Images

November 19th, 2009 - Follow Me / Social Networking Icons and Links, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr, RSS, Wedding Photography Blog, Destination Wedding Photographers

November 10th, 2009 - The WPJA Q4 '09 Contest Is Now Open!, Contest Categories, 2009 Contest Sponsors

October 30th, 2009 - The Next Contest Deadline Is About 30 Hours Away, Q3 Contest Categories, Sneak Peek: Q4 Contest Categories, 2009 Contest Sponsors

October 23rd, 2009 - The Next Contest Deadline Is One Week Away, Thank You For Being An Active WPJA Member, Contest Categories, Contest Sponsors

October 13th, 2009 - The Results for the 2009 BRIDES Magazine Photo Contest are now Live!, Winners From Each Category, Contest Judges

September 23rd, 2009 - The WPJA Q3 '09 Contest Is Now Open!, Contest Categories, Reminder: Members Receive 40 FREE Contest Credits, Contest Judges, Wedding PJ Contest Sponsors

September 23rd, 2009 - Q2 News: Updated Home Page Random Images, Reminder: Membership Renewal Discounts

September 23rd, 2009 - The Q2 Contest Results Are Now Live On The Site!, Winners From Each Q2 Category

September 17th, 2009 - The AGPJA Q2 '09 Contest Results Are Now Live On The Site!, The Top Thirty Photographers From The Q2 '09 Contest, General Judging Comments, Contest Sponsors

August 20th, 2009 - Free WPJA Membership For Referring New Members, New Random Images On The Home Page

August 7th, 2009 - The Q2 '09 Contest Deadline Is About 12 Hours Away!, New - WPJA Press Release Templates

August 6th, 2009 - The Q2 '09 Contest Deadline Is About 28 Hours Away!, Contest Categories, All Members Receive 40 FREE Contest Credits, Contest Sponsors, Creative Motion Design, D-65

July 17th, 2009 - CMD's huge Summer Sale is on, Everything is half price!

July 13th, 2009 - The WPJA Q2 '09 Contest Is Now Open!, All Members Receive 40 FREE Contest Credits, Contest Categories, Contest Judges (Partial List), Contest Sponsors

July 4th, 2009 - The Q1 Contest Results Are Now Live On The Site!, Congratulations to our Top 20 Photographers for Q1, Contest Sponsors, Creative Motion Design, D-65

June 4th, 2009 - WPJA Online Polls for BRIDES Magazine Article, Help Your Fellow WPJA Photographers Book Weddings, WPJA Online Availability Calendar

May 29th, 2009 - PLEASE READ: Important WPJA Contest Reminders, Black & White Images Only For Q1 Contest, 40 Contest Entries For 2009, All Contests Are Now Free

May 28th, 2009 - BRIDES UK Magazine, Supplement Cover Image Of Wedding Photographer, Bride And Groom, Q1 Contest Deadline: 24 Hours Away, Contest Sponsors, Creative Motion Design, D-65

May 26th, 2009 - The AGPJA Q1 '09 Contest Results Are Now Live On The Site!, Some Comments From AGPJA Judge Seth Resnick, The Top Twenty Photographers From The Q1 '09 Contest, Contest Sponsors

May 21st, 2009 - The Q1 Contest Is For Black & White Images Only, All Members Now Receive 40 FREE Contest Credits!, Contest Categories, Contest Judges, Photographer of the Year Eligibility, Contest Sponsors, Creative Motion Design, D-65

May 11th, 2009 - The Q1 '09 Contest Is Now Open: B&W Images Only, All Members Now Receive 40 FREE Contest Credits!, Contest Categories, Contest Judges (Partial List), WPJA Contest Code Of Ethics

May 9th, 2009 - The 2009 WPJA Stimulus Package Is Here!, WPJA Contests: From Fee to Free, Best of the Best, The Q1 '09 Contest: Black and White Images Only!

May 6th, 2009 - WPJA And AGPJA Members, New Wedding Day Show From Mark Burnett Productions

May 4th, 2009 - The WPJA Is Proud To Announce Franck Boutonnet As The 2008 Photographer Of The Year, Top WPJA Photographers For 2008

April 30th, 2009 - The 2009 BRIDES Magazine Photo Contest Deadline Is Fast Approaching, This Is Your Last Opportunity To Enter Wedding Images From 2008, Contest Judges (Round 1), Contest Judges (Round 2)

April 30th, 2009 - AGPJA Membership Is 1/2 Price For Current WPJA Members!, The Deadline For The AGPJA Q1 2009 Contest Is Tomorrow, Contest Categories, All AGPJA Members Receive Free Contest Credits, Contest Cash Prize Payout, 220 Contest Credits Awarded, Contest Judging, Contest Sponsor - D-65 Workshops

April 27th, 2009 - Reminder: The Deadline For The 2009 BRIDES Magazine Photo Contest Is This Friday, 2009 Categories Include, 10 FREE Entries Per Member, What Will The Winners Receive?

April 14th, 2009 - The AGPJA Q1 2009 Contest Is Now Open For Your Image Submissions!, Attention All WPJA Members, AGPJA Q1 2009 Contest Categories, All AGPJA Members Receive Free Contest Credits, AGPJA Q1 2009 Contest Judge, AGPJA Q1 2009 Contest Sponsor - D-65 Workshops

April 9th, 2009 - The WPJA Is Proud To Announce The 2009 BRIDES Magazine Photo Contest, 2009 Categories Include, 10 FREE Entries Per Member, When Is The Entry Deadline?, What Will The Winners Receive?

April 2nd, 2009 - Introducing Another WPJA Member Profile Feature!, 'Rates / Packages' Section, 'View Packages' Link, Feature Activation, General Package Info, Adding Packages

March 30th, 2009 - The New WPJA Member Profile Feature Is Here!, Customize Your Color Palette, Biography and Info, Upload Your Portrait, Award-Winning Photo Gallery, Contest Achievement Recognition, Update Your Own Rates, Experiment With Your Extra Regions, States And Countries, Destination Weddings - Freedom On The Fly, Don't Forget About Your Online Availability Calendar

March 27th, 2009 - Q4 2008 Photo Contest Results Are Now Live On The Site!, Q4 2008 Contest Judges, WPJA Q4 2008 Contest Sponsor - D-65 Workshops

March 9th, 2009 - The AGPJA Q4 '08 Contest Results Are Now Live On The Site!, AGPJA Announces Photographer Of The Year And Two Runners-Up, Some Comments From AGPJA Judge Seth Resnick, The Top Thirty Photographers From The Q4 '08 Contest, Contest Sponsor - D-65 Workshops

February 12th, 2009 - The Q4 2008 Contest Deadline Is About 3 Hours Away!, Submit Your Entries Now, Upload Your Member Profile Portraits

February 10th, 2009 - The Contest Deadline Is About 48 Hours Away!, Member Photo Galleries Coming!, Submit Your Photos Today!, The Cash Prize Payout Has Increased, 1,100 Contest Credits Awarded, Q4 2008 Contest Categories, Q4 2008 Contest Judges, WPJA Q4 2008 Contest Sponsor - D-65 Workshops

February 6th, 2009 - AGPJA Membership Is 1/2 Price For Current WPJA Members, The Deadline For The AGPJA Q4 2008 Contest Is Just Hours Away!, Contest Categories, All AGPJA Members Receive Free Contest Credits, Contest Cash Prize Payout, 330 Contest Credits Awarded, Contest Judging

February 5th, 2009 - WPJA Q4 08 Contest Deadline Is Just 1 Week Away, The Cash Prize Payout Has Increased, 1100 Contest Credits Awarded, 1st - 20th Place Winners Displayed In New Photo Galleries, Q4 2008 Contest Categories, Judges, Sponsor, Reminder: AGPJA Contest Deadline Is About 24 Hours Away

February 4th, 2009 - Coming Soon: A New WPJA Member Profile Feature!, Customize Your Color Palette, Biography and Info, Contest Achievement Recognition and Award-Winning Photo Gallery, Preview Your New Profile Today!

February 3rd, 2009 - The Deadline For The AGPJA Q4 2008 Contest Is Just 3 Days Away!, Attention All WPJA Members, AGPJA Q4 2008 Contest Categories, All AGPJA Members Receive Free Contest Credits, Deadline Countdown Clock, AGPJA Q4 2008 Contest Judge

January 9th, 2009 - The AGPJA Q3 '08 Contest Results Are Now Live On The Site!, The Top Thirty Photographers From The Q3 '08 Contest, Category Descriptions, Top Ten Winners From Each Category

December 9th, 2008 - Q3 2008 Photo Contest Results Are Now Live On The Site!, Top 10 WPJA Photographers From The Latest Contest, Cash Prizes For 1st Through 3rd, WPJA Banners For Award Winners, Judges, Sponsors

November 13th, 2008 - First WPJA Trash The Dress Photo Contest Results Are Now Live!, Trash The Dress Contest Categories, Judges For The 2008 TTD Contest, WedPix Article: Trash The Dress

October 27th, 2008 - 2008 Winners Of The BRIDES | WPJA Photography Contest, Who Were The Judges For Round 1 Of This Contest?

October 23rd, 2008 - WPJA Contest Deadline In About 24 Hours!, Cash Prizes And Contest Entry Credits!, Another Contest Judge Added, Contest Sponsors

October 17th, 2008 - The Contest Deadline Is Just 1 Week Away!, We've Dropped The Trophies But Increased The Cash Prize Payout!, Q3 '08 Contest Judges, Q3 '08 Contest Sponsors, Adobe Photoshop CS4, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2, liveBooks, Q3 '08 Contest Categories

September 30th, 2008 - The Q3 '08 WPJA Contest Is Now Open For Your Submissions, Cash Prize Payout Increased!, Q3 '08 Contest Sponsors - Adobe and liveBooks, Q3 '08 Contest Categories, Q3 '08 Contest Deadline

September 12th, 2008 - Trash The Dress Photography Contest Reminder, A WPJA Photo Contest For TTD Portraits

August 29th, 2008 - Winning Images From The Q2 2008 Contest Are Now Live On The Site, Top WPJA Photographers From The Latest Contest, New Additions To PIX Galleries, Cash Prizes, New Acrylic Trophies, 26 WPJA Banners Available For Award Winners, Q2 '08 Contest Sponsor, Internationally Recognized Judges, Q2 '08 Contest Judges, The Benefits of WPJA Honors

August 15th, 2008 - AGPJA Q3 '08 Photo Contest Now Open For Your Submissions, Contest Categories, Contest Judges, Contest Sponsor - D-65 Workshops

August 8th, 2008 - Announcing The First WPJA Trash The Dress Photo Competition!, TTD Contest Categories, Rules and Judges, WedPix Article: Trash The Dress, How To Enter The Trash The Dress Photo Contest

August 6th, 2008 - Ben Chrisman, of Northern California, Chosen For WPJA Workshop Scholarship!, Wéyo Judging and Winner Selection Process, Scholarship Runners-up, Workshop Discounts for WPJA Members

July 31st, 2008 - WPJA / Truth With A Camera / Wéyo Workshop Scholarship Opportunity, Mission of the Truth With A Camera / Wéyo Workshop, October Assignment: Dominican Republic, Wéyo Founder Bios

July 25th, 2008 - WPJA Q2 '08 Photo Contest Reminder, It's Not Too Late to Enter!, Update to Contest Prizes, Contest Sponsored by Think Tank Photo

July 8th, 2008 - Q2 '08 WPJA Contest Now Open for Submissions, Exciting New Addition to PIX Galleries, New Acrylic Trophies for 1st through 10th Place Winners, Contest Deadline, Sponsor, Categories, Judges, WPJA Member Testimonial Module

July 4th, 2008 - New feature added to the WPJA site - Member Testimonials module, Share your booking success with potential clients, Destination Wedding photographers, How to submit your member testimonial

June 12th, 2008 - Results from the AGPJA Q1 '08 Contest now live on the site, Top Ten Photographers from the latest contest announced, Thoughts and comments from the AGPJA Contest judges, Thank you to BorrowLenses and Totally Rad for sponsoring our Q1 '08 contest

June 5th, 2008 - Winning images from the WPJA Q1 '08 contest now live on the site, the Top 10 WPJA Photographers from the latest contest announced, Jon Lowenstein comments on judging the Q1 '08 contest, WPJA Contests are just one of the many perks of membership, Contests feature Internationally-recognized judges, the Benefits of WPJA honors through quarterly photo contests, New acrylic trophies awarded for all 1st through 10th place winners

May 16th, 2008 - Free contest credits for all AGPJA members, along with new prizes being offered for wedding photojournalism contest winners, Updates include changes to AGPJA contest rules, along with new random images on AGPJA homepage

April 30th, 2008 - The WPJA is proud to announce the 2008 BRIDES Magazine Photo Contest, WPJA Photojournalist Member Testimonials from Last Year's BRIDES Contest

April 25th, 2008 - Contest deadline extended 12 hours, 8 new banners available for WPJA award winning photojournalists, Updated random images on the WPJA.com home page, Upcoming wedding photography competitions: BRIDES and AGPJA

April 24th, 2008 - Current Q1 '08 WPJA contest deadline fast approaching, New acrylic trophies for 1st through 10th place winning wedding photojournalists, Winning images featured on the regional listing pages at WPJA.com

April 16th, 2008 - Important change in AGPJA contest submissions for WPJA wedding photojournalists, New metal trophies for AGPJA contests