For Photographers

The WPJA recognizes that the current economic climate is challenging for many photographers and we are encouraging members to shift their sights temporarily from traditional weddings to small-group weddings, elopements, and short-notice marriages. The association will do its part by sustaining its online push to help recruit couples who are interested in going the nontraditional route.

WPJA membership opportunities for 2022:

• Entries for the True Love Captured photo competitions.
• Entries for the 12 monthly Diamond Awards for engagement portraits.
• Entries for wedding day Moments, wedding day artistic Portraits, and wedding day artistic Detail images.
• Unlimited submissions into the WPJA WedElope Multiple Picture Stories for Elopements and Small Weddings.
• Up to 5 additional regional listings.
• FREE membership in the Family Photojournalist Association.
• FREE membership in the Lifestyle Photographers Association. well as the promotional and marketing benefits of having your profile in our member directory, a showcase gallery of your contest-winning images on your member profile page, and the imprimatur of membership in the leading association of wedding photographers who deploy a documentary, reportage-style to their work for marrying couples.

Submit your WPJA Membership Application now and take full advantage of a year chock-full of opportunities to have your best work promoted to your prospective clients!

(The above is tentative and subject to change without notice.)

Our Work Demonstrates True Love

As members of the Wedding Photojournalist Association, we take pleasure in documenting the joy of others. And we take pride in our dedication to the integrity of photojournalism in the business of wedding photography. In a cynical age, when even art can become a commodity, couples making a loving commitment to one another deserve our originality, our resourcefulness and our professionalism in telling the story of their day rather than dictating it and staging it for them.

Since 2002, the WPJA has provided accreditation and assurance for couples with the sophistication and taste to seek out talent for on-location photography to document their wedding. Our photography competitions — judged by recognized leaders, including Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers — reveal some of the most beautiful and emotionally honest “found” moments in wedding photography.

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By joining the WPJA, you make a public commitment to the ideals of photographic realism in capturing a couple’s commitment to marriage, delivering pictures worthy of a day worth remembering.

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