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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Jalisco Wedding Photography Award - 2544565

Riu Vallarta wedding ceremony on the beach. Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico photography on a very hot day for a wedding.

Photograph 2544565 was awarded to Jalisco, Mexico wedding photographer Juan Carlos Calderon for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Jalisco, Mexico wedding photographer Juan Carlos Calderon with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Riu Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.

The very top reportage-style wedding photographers from around the world submit their top pictures to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography competitions because they appreciate having the opportunity to be awarded in this field. Their pictures are scrutinized by some of the most notable and respected working photojournalists and picture editors in the news industry (not the wedding industry). Winning in these competitions is a major accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

Riu Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

2019 v11 Photography Competition Judges