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 v19 Photography Competition

The Wedding Photojournalist Association v19 Photography Competition for 2019.

Contest Judges

WPJA Judge since 2008 - Amanda Voisard is a Washington, D.C. based multimedia journalist who specializes in social issue short-form documentaries. Her assignments have ranged from wading through chest deep waters in search of residents devastated by hurricane Sandy, documenting the struggle of the Havasupai during their fight to protect their homeland from uranium mining, to photographing in... Read more

Phil Hatcher-Moore is an independent, British photojournalist, currently based in North Wales, in the UK. He was named as a PDN 30 New and Emerging Photographer in 2014. His work from eastern D. R. Congo was exhibited at the Visa pour l'image photojournalism festival in Perpignan, France in 2013, and the same year he was awarded the Special Prize by the 9th Days Japan jury. He was based... 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 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