Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

View WPJA photo stories from smaller weddings - WedElope | Choose love, not fear!

WPJA True Love Captured (TLC) Wedding Photo Contests

TLC Chapter I - Real Wedding Moments - Photo Contest Results

Absence makes the heart grow fonder. The Wedding Photojournalist Association hopes that the same rule of love applies to our regular contests. While we eagerly await the right conditions to reopen our regular wedding photography contests, we are committed to giving WPJA members something to tide them over, namely a new contest celebrating l’amour.

TLC follows in a long tradition of WPJA “emotion” categories dating all the way back to 2002, so we’re putting a premium on the emotional content of your work. We want images illustrating true love and emotion that were shot from your heart. The outpouring of love that you captured can be between two people or even among a group of family and friends expressing their mutual affection, admiration, and devotion.

Contest Details

Up to 10 submissions can be entered from each member per contest.

Entries must have been taken at a real wedding event.

These contests are only for work created at weddings in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, and so on...anything prior to 2020. Save your 2020 work for the regular WPJA contests coming later this year.

Submitted images may NOT have been previously awarded from a WPJA contest, including the Honor Awards with green badges.

Please, no Portraits or Details.

You can enter images in a TLC contest without affecting WPJA’s 80-image annual limit for regular contests.

Those TLC entries that have been recognized by two or more of the three-judge panel will receive an award/badge from the WPJA.

TLC Chapter I - View Winning Images

TLC Chapter II - Deadline July 29, 2020 @ 11:59 p.m. EDT