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. 

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5th place in Action

bride and groom practicing dancing outside

Wedding photographer Jennifer Wheeler, was awarded 5th place for photo 43871 in the Action category for the WPJA's 2003 Winter.

The WPJA contest judges presented Jennifer Wheeler, a wedding photographer, with this Master Piece Award as recognition for top wedding photojournalism in the industry.

The leading documentary wedding photographers in the world enter their best photos to the Wedding Photojournalist Association's photography competitions. They want their wedding reportage photographs to be evaluated and selected by some of the most notable and respected working picture editors and photojournalists in the news industry (these are not wedding photographers or other WPJA members judging their work). Winning these competitions is a true accomplishment for a wedding photographer.

2003 Winter Judges


  • This photo has nice composition and nice lighting. The motion also gives movement to the flow of the photo.

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