WPJA Member Testimonials

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Shane Snider, North Carolina

Just wanted to share this latest WPJA benefit...

Contact Form Submittal: "As the editorial director of Kodak Propass Magazine, Kodak's online magazine for professional photographers,I'm always looking for photographers who bring a fresh perspective to their craft. I was wondering if you ever use any Kodak product, be it paper or film, and if so, if you'd care to be featured at some point in time. Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Warm regards, Cindy R."

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Mark Earthy, England

We have both been members of the Wedding Photojournalist Association for what is approaching 6 years.

During these past fantastic years we have been booked countless times by couples that have found us through the WPJA. We have been booked for weddings throughout the UK and for destinations weddings in Europe & Asia.

Our couples have a clear understanding about the style of wedding photography they wish for and that is for their photographers to tell the story of their day where the focus is on capturing the candid moments not the poses. For us it is an ideal match and as Wedding Photojournalists we are booked by clients
that love our style of story telling documentary wedding photography - a perfect marriage of Client + Photographers :)

We love seeing the quarterly photo competitions and the fantastic images from fellow worldwide WPJA members.

Best wishes from London

Mark & Marianne

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Aaron Willcox, Southern California

I just added Asia to my destination locations about two months ago. Thanks to WPJA, I will be flying to Hong Kong in two weeks to photograph my first Chinese wedding. I probably book at least half of my weddings from WPJA. Thanks for providing such a fabulous tool for both photographers AND engaged couples!

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Sarah Whitmeyer, North Carolina

I received a call from a bride the very first day I was listed on the site!

I was so amazed, I felt obligated to testify :)

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Shannon Harthen, Michigan

I LOVE WPJA!!! My business has tripled since I became a member! I love the quality of brides that WPJA brings to my website. They are educated in photography and know what style of photographer they are looking for! Since being accepted into WPJA - my website traffic has exploded!


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Brett Butterstein, Southern California

Thanks to everyone at WPJA for all of your hard work! I get a ton of bookings from my listings with you and know many of my colleagues do as well. Now if I could only get my gangsta necklace...

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Aurel Virlan, Romania

I'm a very new member of the WPJA... For me it is an honor and I feel proud when somebody finds me from the WPJA.

The WPJA is a wonderful world of photography... I spend hours just watching amazing moments, faces, details...

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China Jorrin, New York (Upstate)

I am very happy with my lisiting with you. Since I joined (Oct. 2003) I have received the most inquiries for WPJA than any of the other wed sites that I am listed with.

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Heather Hughes Ostermaier, Virginia

...I speak fondly of WPJA and often reference it to couples when I am already booked because of the high standards you uphold. I also started in the newspaper industry (and am still there) and treasure honesty & truthfulness in photographs, even at weddings, and am thankful that there is a wedding organization that agrees.

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David Crane, Southern California

I just received my very nice [WPJA] tee and check for the summer contest. Thank-you! I'd also like to thank-you for the fine service you provide. I am a full-time newspaper shooter and freelance editorial shooter, but I must say, the response for my wedding photography has been overwhelming since joining your ranks. Clients who find me through the WPJA already know exactly what I am about. No hour long dissertations on the difference between my style and that of a studio shooter! THANK-YOU! Keep up the great work, I will add the wpja logo to my web site just as soon as I have the time.

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Michelle Robinson, North Carolina

Only one day with WPJA and I already got an inquiry from a bride.

How awesome!

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Shane Snider, North Carolina

My business is really taking off because of the WPJA membership. This is the first year I really advertised and started the business in earnest. Traffic to my Web site was painfully slow until I was listed on the WPJA site. I just signed a bride and groom last night who were referred through WPJA - this was my first "Platinum Package" sale. I'm getting at least two to three serious inquiries a week just from WPJA traffic. My wife was worried about me spending the money to join, but she agrees now that this is by far the best thing we could have done for the business.

Thanks for everything you do.

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Ben Chrisman, South Carolina

I'm very excited to be part of WPJA. I feel like I've found 'my' community amongst the wedding photographers...I am happy to be a part of a wedding photographer community which doesn't feel the need to stage situations which are more beautiful when left alone. My main problem with traditional wedding photography is that I do not feel I can believe any of it as truthful. That has changed since being a part of WPJA.

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David Crane, Southern California

...thanks again for a great site and support. Clients who find me through the WPJA site are always great to work with and make my job so much easier because they know exactly what to expect, my membership in the WPJA has been one of the best moves I have made.

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Danielle Richards, New Jersey

Just a quick note to thank you for the great service and updates to the website. I always make a point to ask clients where they found me, and so far I've booked three weddings as a direct result of WPJA -- and I've been a member for less than a year! Keep up the great SEO work and I will definitely be renewing my membership later this year.

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Kella MacPhee, New Jersey

I've been a member of The WPJA for a few years now and it has definitely given me a real jump start to my business! It's a great resource for unique wedding photographers! Couples are looking for something different and fun and The WPJA provides them with some awesome choices!

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Kim Chapman, Maine

I wanted you to know that I just returned from the most beautiful place in the world...Punta Cana, Dominican Republic! Thanks to WPJA, I was fortunate enough to be hired for this beautiful destination wedding. It was such a dream come true for me! I never would have landed this if it wasn't for WPJA. I look forward to my upcoming destination wedding in St. Thomas as well. Dreamy! Thank you so much for giving me these amazing opportunities!

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Robin Shotola, Maryland

Just wanted to let you know how much I value my WPJA membership, and to thank you and your staff for all the work you do to keep the organization running.

Being a WPJA member has had an incredible effect on my business. I'm getting more inquiries and bookings than I ever have before because of WPJA's great publicity, a well organized website, and all of the great advertising - word-of-mouth and otherwise. Entering the contests and seeing the work of other members has pushed me to a new level creatively.

But the best part about being a WPJA member and the high ethical standards of the organization is that when I'm booked or (God forbid) unable to shoot an event because of an emergency, I know that I have an entire network of like-styled and, more importantly, like-minded photographers who I would absolutely trust to take my place. In fact, I don't even refer clients to non-WPJA photographers anymore.

Anyway, keep up the great work and, as always, if there's anything I can do from Baltimore/DC, just ask.

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Philip Thomas, Southern Texas

I'm humbled and I'm still pinching myself to be part of the WPJA. I have a long way to get where I want to be, and even then I will always be striving to get to the next level. So thank you for the opportunity.

You write how other photographers in the WPJA refer others when they're booked-and that's exactly what happened to me when a kindly WPJA photographer referred me to a Houston couple who came to San Antonio to have their wedding with family & friends. A good example of the WPJA team, as you put it.

I've been a photographer for 15 years but just started capturing weddings just a year ago when my passion for documenting weddings rather than the traditional style-which was such a turn off-changed. I wanted to physically vomit just thinking about it.

Thank you for accepting me into a great organization.

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Peter Doyle, Pennsylvania

Thanks for the updates, I would be spending more time updating my listing and reading news and such on WPJA... but the site works so well for me I'm too busy!

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David Murray, Georgia

... Also, again wanted to say thanks for all your fine work in launching and promoting the wpja. We now use it as our referral site. If we are busy for a date we send the client to the wpja and say those are the photographers we would recommend. Hope to meet you some day.

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Kevin Quinlan, Maryland

Let me start off by saying that although I have only been a WPJA member for a short period of time, I am very impressed with the organization. I have already booked a few weddings directly through the WPJA.

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Ce Conner, Southern California

I am so glad to be part of the wpja. I can't tell you how many quality clients I get from wpja as well as the networking I have done. I have already shot some weddings with members of wpja for weddings I travel to and need a second shooter who is local to that area. I know the quality of their work even before I work with them.

Thank you for putting this together and "coaching" us. I just renewed my membership and couldn't fathom not doing so.

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Alex Zeevi-Christian, New York (City/Metro)

....I also wanted to thank you and your team for the fabulous job you have done with WPJA.

Your website contributed tremendously to my photography.