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!

2019 v12 Photography Competition

The Wedding Photojournalist Association v12 Photography Competition.

Contest Judges

WPJA Judge since 2007 - Pulitzer Prize winner David Leeson is a Dallas-based photojournalist and visual artist, freelancing in still and video photography. He worked as a newspaper photographer from 1977 to 2008. Leeson was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize three times prior to winning the award in 2004 for photographs made for The Dallas Morning News during the war in Iraq. He has also... Read more

WPJA Judge since 2005 - Jim Gerhz is a freelance journalist who previously worked as a staff photographer for newspapers including the Worthington (Minnesota) Daily Globe; the Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Journal Sentinel; the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Minneapolis Star Tribune (both Minnesota). In 2005, his photo story about a female solder who was critically injured in Iraq was noinated as a... Read more

WPJA Judge since 2008 - Lisa Krantz has been a staff photographer at the San Antonio Express-News since March 2004. In the spring of 2018, Lisa was an Adjunct Profession at Texas A&M-San Antonio. Previously she worked at the Naples, Florida, Daily News for five years. Among her notable honors, she was a 2018 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography. She received the... Read more

WPJA Judge since 2018 - Jen Tse is a photo editor and writer based in New York. In 2017, she was Newsweek's acting Director of Photography. Prior to Newsweek, she worked for TIME Magazine, NOOR Images, and 500px. She worked as a visual journalist and editor in Toronto, Berlin, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Bangkok before moving to New York in 2015. Her photo editing, photography,... Read more