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!

2018 v17 Photography Competition

The Wedding Photojournalist Association v17 Wedding Photography Competition.

Contest Judges

WPJA Judge since 2004 - Ann Johansson is a Los Angeles based corporate and editorial photographer specializing in documenting people and their environments around the world. Ann's success is attributed to her low-key approach combined with her exceptional eye and ability to connect with people. Ann also takes the time to work on personal projects looking at social issues such as Sierra... Read more

WPJA Judge since 2017 - Justin Merriman is a freelance photojournalist based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and a founding member of American Reportage, a collective of documentary photojournalists specializing in comprehensive storytelling of the American experience. After covering the September 11, 2001, crash of United Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, Merriman committed to... Read more

WPJA Judge since 2009 - Michael Ainsworth is a former staff photographer at The Dallas Morning News. A graduate of The University of Texas at Arlington, with a degree in journalism, he has won awards for his coverage of spot news and sports. He was one of the staffers at the DMN who were honored to receive the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News for their coverage of Hurricane Katrina and... Read more

WPJA Judge since 2005 - Mary Vignoles is a freelance picture editor based in Oregon. In 16 years as an award-winning professional picture editor, she assisted numerous staff photographers in elevating the quality of their work. While at the Los Angeles Times, she coordinated major projects and weekend coverage, and worked on national and international stories as well as significant social... Read more