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

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS OPEN DURING COVID-19 - 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 v20 Photography Competition

The Wedding Photojournalist Association's v20 Photography Competition.

Contest Judges

WPJA Judge since 2005 - Denny Simmons, who earned his bachelors degree in journalism at the University of Missouri, is a senior photojournalist and visuals content coach with the Evansville (Indiana) Courier & Press and The Gleaner (Henderson, Kentucky). His past positions include picture editor at the News-Sun in Waukegan, Illinois; picture editor at the St. Joseph (Missouri) News-... Read more

WPJA Judge since 2008 - Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Ken Geiger has been a visual and technology leader in global media organizations, serving nearly 12 years with National Geographic Magazine as Deputy Director of Photography. Previously, he was Director of Photographer for the Dallas Morning News and most recently as Director of Photography for the Nature Conservancy. Ken's... Read more

WPJA Judge since 2007 - Renée C. Byer is an award-winning documentary photojournalist and Emmy nominated multimedia field producer best known for her in-depth work focusing on the disadvantaged and those who otherwise would not be heard. Her ability to produce photographs with profound emotional resonance and sensitivity earned her the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography in 2007 and dozens... Read more

WPJA Judge since 2004 - Tom Reese’s work as a newspaper and magazine photojournalist has been nominated for Pulitzer Prizes in Breaking News Photography, Feature Photography and Explanatory Reporting during his career at The Seattle Times. Currently he is an independent photographer, editor and teacher in Seattle, Washington. His recent books and projects focus on the complex relationship... Read more