WPJA Member Testimonials
Please use the WPJA Contact Us form to submit your testimonial. Be sure to select 'Testimonial' in the subject drop-down menu.View Profile
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
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."
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 :)
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!View Profile
Juliana Wiklund, Sweden
Last weekend I had, by far, the most fun and most loving wedding this year.
Although the couple was very famous and many celebrities were amongst their guests, they treated me with the highest respect a photographer could ever wish for. How did they get in touch with me? Through WPJA!
As they are from England and the wedding would be held in Sweden, they just searched the Internet for "Wedding Photographer Sweden" and when the WPJA site came up first in the search motor, they were deeply impressed by the respect and seriousness it transmitted. From that point, it was just to choose the Swedish photographer from the WPJA that was most adequate to their needs.
Thank you for sending me this wonderful couple and giving me the opportunity to show them the beautiful pictures that can be gotten when they hire one WPJA professional!
Warm greetings from Sweden
Karri North, Canada
Over the past year of membership I've been pleasantly surprised at the amount of positivity that comes from my association with the WPJA. Not only am I drawing in clients who are truly interested in and appreciative of the art of photography, but I seem to gain both trust and prestige in the eyes of my clients/potential clients when I direct them to the WPJA website to explore the incredible images posted there.
I use the site for my own inspiration all the time.
Thank you WPJA and all you photographers that make it up!!
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...View Profile
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.View Profile
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!
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...
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!View Profile
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.View Profile
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.
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.View Profile
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.
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.View Profile
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.View Profile
Rich Janniello, New York (City/Metro)
Just a quick note to say thank you for creating such a fantastic organization. The WPJA is my #1 referral source and I couldn't imagine my business without it. Thanks again!View Profile
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.
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.
Michelle Robinson, North Carolina
Only one day with WPJA and I already got an inquiry from a bride.
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.View Profile
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.View Profile
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!View Profile
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.