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. 

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2019 v18 Photography Competition

The Wedding Photojournalist Association v18 Photography Competition for 2019.

Contest Judges

WPJA Judge since 2007 - Carol Guzy is a four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer with The Washington Post, the only journalist honored with that extraordinary achievement. She was the first woman to receive the Newspaper Photographer of the Year Award in 1990. Guzy received her most recent Pulitzer in 2011 for up-close portraits of grief and desperation after a catastrophic earthquake... 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 - Photojournalist Mary F. Calvert is committed to using photography to effect meaningful social change and is known for producing work on gender-based human rights issues. Calvert believes that journalists have a duty to shine a light into the deepest recesses of the human experience and provide a mirror for society to examine itself. For her work on sexual assault in... Read more

WPJA Judge since 2009 - Ross Taylor is a Denver-based freelance photographer and filmmaker. He's also an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. While at CU Boulder he has been one of two faculty fellows in the Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy. Previously he was a visiting professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the inaugural... Read more