FOR THE BRIDE AND GROOM
Bride and Groom Home Page with Links From the main landing page, you can find navigational links to all the key topics on our site. You also can click on a map of the globe that will help you find a WPJA photographer in your neck of the world, and browse a gallery of inspirational photographs by our member photographers.
WEDPIX: The Wedding Magazine With Articles About WPJA Photographers Read a profile of our Featured Photographer and articles about other WPJA photographers in our Wedding Magazine.
Bride and Groom Testimonials Happy brides send us testimonial letters recounting their treasured experiences with WPJA photographers.
FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Info for Wedding Photographers on Joining the WPJA The rewards are great for those who can meet our exacting requirements for excellence.
Photographer Benefits of Membership with the WPJA Our members highly value WPJA exposure that produces bookings of clients who appreciate their work. Other prized benefits include higher traffic to their websites and the professional award recognition that comes through members-only contests.
WPJA Member Testimonials from Wedding Photographers Brides aren’t the only ones who send us testimonials. Our own members sing our praises.
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY CONTESTS
Upcoming WPJA Wedding Photographer Contests Details about our annual wedding photojournalism contests that culminate each year in the selection of WPJA’s Photographer of the Year (POY)
Past WPJA Wedding Photographer Contests Peruse galleries from our past contests, as well as judges’ comments and a list of contest sponsors.
Since 2002, the winners of our POY competition have had an Anglo-European flavor and flair.
A list of POY runners-up, also since 2002.
ABOUT THE WPJA
The association is the standard-bearer for quality Wedding Photojournalism. Its talented members are devoted to advancing the profession technically, creatively, and visually.
WPJA DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS
Couples may search WPJA members that provide travel services to nearly all locations.
REGIONAL WPJA PHOTOGRAPHER DIRECTORY
- New South Wales (Sydney) Wedding Photographers
- New South Wales Wedding Photographers
- Victoria Wedding Photographers
- Alberta Wedding Photographers
- British Columbia (Vancouver) Wedding Photographers
- British Columbia Wedding Photographers
- Nova Scotia Wedding Photographers
- Ontario (Kingston) Wedding Photographers
- Ontario (Kitchener) Wedding Photographers
- Ontario (Ottawa) Wedding Photographers
- Ontario (Toronto) Wedding Photographers
- Ontario Wedding Photographers
- Quebec Wedding Photographers
- Baja California (Cabo San Lucas) Wedding Photographers
- Baja California Wedding Photographers
- Quintana Roo (Cozumel) Wedding Photographers
- Quintana Roo Wedding Photographers
- Riviera Maya (Playa del Carmen) Wedding Photographers
- Riviera Maya Wedding Photographers
- Yucatan Peninsula Wedding Photographers
- Bahia Wedding Photographers
- Federal District Wedding Photographers
- Minas Gerais Wedding Photographers
- Para Wedding Photographers
- Parana Wedding Photographers
- Rio de Janeiro Wedding Photographers
- Rio Grande do Norte Wedding Photographers
- Rio Grande do Sul Wedding Photographers
- Santa Catarina Wedding Photographers
- Sao Paulo Wedding Photographers
- Alabama Wedding Photographers
- Arizona Wedding Photographers
- California (Central) Wedding Photographers
- California (Northern) Wedding Photographers
- California (Southern) Wedding Photographers
- California Wedding Photographers
- Colorado Wedding Photographers
- Connecticut Wedding Photographers
- Delaware Wedding Photographers
- District Of Columbia Wedding Photographers
- Florida (Miami) Wedding Photographers
- Florida (Tampa) Wedding Photographers
- Florida Wedding Photographers
- Georgia Wedding Photographers
- Hawaii Wedding Photographers
- Idaho Wedding Photographers
- Illinois Wedding Photographers
- Kentucky Wedding Photographers
- Louisiana Wedding Photographers
- Maine Wedding Photographers
- Maryland Wedding Photographers
- Massachusetts Wedding Photographers
- Michigan Wedding Photographers
- Minnesota Wedding Photographers
- Mississippi Wedding Photographers
- Missouri (St Louis) Wedding Photographers
- Missouri Wedding Photographers
- Montana Wedding Photographers
- Nebraska Wedding Photographers
- Nevada Wedding Photographers
- New Hampshire Wedding Photographers
- New Jersey Wedding Photographers
- New York (City/Metro) Wedding Photographers
- New York (Long Island) Wedding Photographers
- New York (Upstate) Wedding Photographers
- New York Wedding Photographers
- North Carolina Wedding Photographers
- Ohio (Cincinnati) Wedding Photographers
- Ohio Wedding Photographers
- Oklahoma Wedding Photographers
- Oregon (Portland) Wedding Photographers
- Oregon Wedding Photographers
- Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) Wedding Photographers
- Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh) Wedding Photographers
- Pennsylvania Wedding Photographers
- Rhode Island Wedding Photographers
- South Carolina (Charleston) Wedding Photographers
- South Carolina Wedding Photographers
- Tennessee Wedding Photographers
- Texas (Central) Wedding Photographers
- Texas (Northern) Wedding Photographers
- Texas (Southern) Wedding Photographers
- Texas Wedding Photographers
- Vermont Wedding Photographers
- Virginia Wedding Photographers
- Washington (Seattle) Wedding Photographers
- Washington (Spokane) Wedding Photographers
- Washington (Tacoma) Wedding Photographers
- Washington Wedding Photographers
- Wisconsin (Madison) Wedding Photographers
- Wisconsin Wedding Photographers
THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER DEFINED
A wedding photographer is a professional who specializes in visually capturing the events surrounding a bride and groom’s big day. Successful professional wedding photographers have both creativity and technical expertise that reveal themselves in careful subject and equipment selection. In addition to their cameras, wedding photographers depend on such supporting equipment as tripods, lenses, flashes, lighting and filters. After a shoot, wedding photographers have many choices of laboratories for processing their film and/or digital files before the finished prints are turned over to their clients. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than half of all photographers are self-employed. Thus, to be successful, the professional wedding photographer must be skilled at operating a business and at marketing to and consulting with customers. Many wedding photographers choose to keep all their work in-house and to handle all post-production processing themselves.
THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER PROFILE
The Wedding Photographer - Then and Now
Shortly after Joseph Nicephore, a French physicist, created the first photograph, called a heliograph, in 1826, brides and grooms began using this technology to document their nuptials. Wedding photography began as far back as the early 1840’s, an art limited to formal studio work and posed shots because it required heavy, non-portable equipment. At this time, wedding photographers produced highly detailed daguerreotype portraits on a miniature sheet of copper. Before the advent of photography paper, wedding photographers also used glass plates and tin sheets. With a rising British middle class, their appreciation for the novelty and their even stronger gratitude for the cost benefits when compared to a painter’s fee, daguerreotype portraiture flourished in popularity. Obvious downsides, however, were in their limitation to black and white imagery and the lengthy exposure time restricting use to portraiture only.
The Wedding Photographer Realizes Portability:
Though the first form of color photography was introduced in the early 1900’s, it wasn’t for a full century that noticeable technological advances were realized. By 1945, the color processing technique was fine-tuned, so print images faded or shifted less. More advanced chemical processes further improved print quality. Color film for transparencies were introduced, portable lighting equipment was commercialized and the Polaroid Land camera produced a positive print in mere seconds. The wedding photographer was still largely restricted to formal, in-studio portraiture.
Following WWII, the new portable roll film based cameras with compact flash lighting drew budding new wedding photographers onto the scene competing with professional studio wedding photographers. World War II photographers including Edward Steichen, Margaret Bourke-White and Robert Capa began to document the military conflict, urgency and devastation of war. This technique began to slowly influence other forms of photography. Professional studio wedding photographers expanded their service to also include on-site coverage, albeit the inconvenience of transporting their heavy equipment. Traditional wedding photography which included in-studio or on-site posed shots was the favored option on the market during this time.
The Advent of Wedding Photojournalism:
Following the introduction of the 35mm camera, wedding photographers were finally free to capture the candid moments of a wedding, no longer tied to slow shutter speeds or heavy apparatus. The art of wedding photojournalism was born, offering a more spontaneous and documentary approach to wedding photography. This approach delivers more human, emotional and artistic results than that previously possible. Wedding photojournalism has been considered a product with origins in news photojournalism, differing only in subject matter.
Wedding photojournalism is a finely practiced craft typically using a variety of lenses with limited portraiture and posed shots, camera-aware subjects, image manipulation such as digital alteration or hand-tinting, extensive detail shots such as flowers, rings and cakes, wedding photographer prompting or subject interaction. Wedding photojournalists work best inconspicuously and unnoticed, watching, observing and freezing found moments in time. Like news photojournalists, wedding photojournalists carry most of their equipment on their body at all times. They use both digital and film processes to capture a true representation of what actually took place the moment the shutter was released.
Selecting the right Wedding Photographer or Wedding Photojournalist:
Wedding couples now have countless options from which to choose – from traditional or photojournalistic style to their photographer’s personal and creative approach. Each individual wedding photographer has his or her own technique – both in their art and in their business. While most work as freelancers or sole proprietors, others conduct business at a studio with multiple photographers on staff. Similarly, some photographers are willing to travel to your destination wedding, while others are not.
The introduction of the Internet alone means you can now conduct searches online at your convenience. Shoppers can now browse online wedding portfolios, avoiding time-consuming face-to-face meetings. They can request fee and package information, ask questions and even schedule the event by email, dramatically reducing the stress involved in wedding planning. Some wedding photographers even offer secure log-in, so you can review your images after the event in the privacy of your own home.
When limiting your options, consider the complete package – from quality to reputation and cost. Many brides and grooms mistakenly base their choice on price alone. Adherence to a pre-determined budget is often a crucial part of the decision process, but the photographer’s portfolio should be a biggest aspect of your decision.
Because wedding photography has expanded to include a plethora of artistic styles and approaches, brides and grooms now have the added advantage of variety. When shopping for a wedding photographer, choose a style that fits you. For those seeking a more artistic, spontaneous approach based on documenting, not directing, the scene, wedding photojournalism is probably the best option. Wedding photojournalism is able to freeze the emotions of the event and preserve them for years to come.
When you review various portfolios, pay attention to style, quality, quantity and consistency. While most every wedding photographer can show a few good shots, it’s helpful to see the entire wedding set. The more images offered both within each wedding and in all, and the more that meet your standards, the better. Further, if you’re reviewing the work for a wedding photography studio, make sure their portfolio accurately reflects the work of the wedding photographer that will be assigned to your event.
When benchmarking various wedding photographers, find out how much experience they have, how long they’ve been in business. What work did they specialized in prior to their current occupation (if applicable)? Research their background, education and any professional affiliations. Do they have a professional website? What is their personal philosophy? Once you’ve selected a photographer, be prepared to leave a deposit and sign a contract to reserve your wedding date.
Wedding photography has come a long way from its modest roots to the highly competitive, commercial and artistic field it is today. With this innovation comes a plethora of new choices and options for today’s bride and groom. With careful planning and a bit of industry know-how, anyone can find an ideally suited wedding photographer for their wedding day.
Digital Wedding Photographers and Film Wedding Photographers
Recently there is no topic that creates as much impassioned conversation when it is discussed among photographers....As a photographer who has used film for over twenty years and digital for the last six years, I would have to say that, at the time of this writing, it’s just about a dead heat...
What is Wedding Photojournalism There are probably at least twice as many definitions of “What The PJ Style Is” as there are photographers practicing it. When asked 'what is photojournalism'? W. Eugene Smith, one of the 20th century’s greatest photojournalists, replied “Documentary Photography with a purpose”...
Taking Care of Wedding Negatives (Film)
If couples do purchase the negatives or have them included in their wedding package price, the responsibility for preserving these important originals falls to the couple. Here are some guidelines that should be followed for the safest storage...
WPJA MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS
The following email communications have been sent to all WPJA members:
NEWEST - June 16th, 2016 - WPJA Q1 2016 Contest Announcement
April 24th, 2016 - Contest Deadline for Q1 in 5 Days
March 29th, 2016 - WPJA & AG Q1 2016 Contests are Open!
March 20th, 2016 - 2015 WPJA Q4 CONTEST WINNERS. PLUS, PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR!
January 22nd, 2016 - WPJA Q4 Competition Deadline Approaching
January 5th, 2016 - Q3 2015 Contest Winners are here!
October 27th, 2015 - Q3 Contest Deadline this Week
October 3rd, 2015 - WPJA / AG Q3 Contests: They're On!
September 23rd, 2015 - Q2 2015 Contest Results Announcement
July 27th, 2015 - Q2 2015 Contest Deadline in 4 Days
July 1st, 2015 - WPJA & AG Q2 Contests - Ready for Submissions
June 15th, 2015 - WPJA Q1 2015 Contest Results are Live!
April 21st, 2015 - WPJA First Quarterly Contest for 2015
March 29th, 2015 - WPJA Q4 2014 Results & POY Announcement
January 25th, 2015 - Q4 2014 Contest Deadline - 5 Days
December 31st, 2014 - WPJA and AG Q4 2014 Contests
December 23rd, 2014 - Q3 2014 Contest Results are Live
October 27th, 2014 - WPJA Q3 Photography Competition Deadline
September 22nd, 2014 - WPJA & AG Q3 Contests are Open!
September 8th, 2014 - WPJA Q2 2014 Contest Results Live
July 21st, 2014 - Approaching Contest Deadline for WPJA
June 20th, 2014 - WPJA & AG Accepting Q2 Submissions
June 16th, 2014 - Q1 2014 Contest Announcement
May 1st, 2014 - Reminder: Q1 2014 Contest Deadline Tomorrow
April 15th, 2014 - 2013 Top Photographers & Q1 Contest Open
March 23rd, 2014 - Q4 2013 Contest & POY Announcement
January 31st, 2014 - WPJA Q4 Contest Deadline Extension
January 21st, 2014 - WPJA Q4 2013 Contest Deadline in 10 Days
December 30th, 2013 - WPJA Q4 2013 Open for Submissions
December 23rd, 2013 - Q3 2013 Results are in!
October 22nd, 2013 - The Q3 Contest Submission Deadline - 3 Days Away
September 16th, 2013 - WPJA Q2 Contest Results
July 24th, 2013 - Q2 2013 Contest Deadline Approaching
June 19th, 2013 - WPJA Q1 Contest Results are Posted
April 23rd, 2013 - WPJA Q1 Contest Deadline - 3 Days Away
April 8th, 2013 - WPJA & AG Q1 Contests Now Open for Submissions
March 22nd, 2013 - WPJA 2012 Contest & POY Announcement
January 26th, 2013 - WPJA Q4 Contest Deadline Extension
December 22nd, 2012 - WPJA Q3 Contest Results Live
November 1st, 2012 - WPJA Q3 2012 Contest is Open
August 16th, 2012 - WPJA Q2 2012 Contest Results
July 17th, 2012 - WPJA & AG Q2 Contest Deadlines
June 27th, 2012 - Q1 2012 Contest Results Announcement
April 27th, 2012 - WPJA & AG Q1 2012 Contest Deadline Change
April 23rd, 2012 - WPJA & AG Q1 2012 Contest Reminder
March 24th, 2012 - Q4 2011 Contest & POY Announcement
February 10th, 2012 - New Member Portrait Guidelines
January 26th, 2012 - Q4 2011 Contest Deadline Change
December 24th, 2011 - Q3 Contest Results are now live on the WPJA site
October 25th, 2011 - WPJA & AG Q3 2011 Contest Deadline - 3 Days
September 8th, 2011 - Q2 2011 Contest Results
July 28th, 2011 - Q2 2011 Contest - 24 Hour Reminder
July 18th, 2011 - WPJA Q2 Contest Deadline in 2 weeks
June 14th, 2011 - WPJA Q1 2011 Contest Results
April 27th, 2011 - WPJA Q1 2011 Contest Deadline Approaching
March 23rd, 2011 - WPJA Q1 2011 Contest Open for Submissions
March 18th, 2011 - WPJA Q4 2010 Contest Results - POY Announcement
February 3rd, 2011 - WPJA Q4 2010 Contest Deadline - 24 Hour Notice
January 27th, 2011 - WPJA Q4 2010 Contest Deadline Change
January 21st, 2011 - WPJA Q4 2010 Contest Deadline - One Week
December 21st, 2010 - WPJA Q3 2010 Contest Results
November 10th, 2010 - 2010 BRIDES | WPJA Contest Results Announcement
October 28th, 2010 - WPJA & AG Q3 Contests - 24 Hour Reminder
October 22nd, 2010 - WPJA Q3 2010 Contest - Deadline in One Week!
September 10th, 2010 - WPJA Q2 2010 Contest Results
July 29th, 2010 - WPJA Q2 2010 Deadline - 24 Hours
July 18th, 2010 - WPJA Q2 2010 Open for Submissions
June 5th, 2010 - WPJA Q1 2010 CONTEST RESULTS
May 18th, 2010 - The 2010 BRIDES Magazine Photo Contest - Now Open!
April 29th, 2010 - WPJA Q1 2010 Contest Deadline 24 Hours Away
April 26th, 2010 - WPJA Q1 2010 Contest Deadline
March 17th, 2010 - WPJA Photographer of the Year 2009
March 5th, 2010 - WPJA Q4 09 Contest Results
February 24th, 2010 - WPJA Feature: Client Letters
January 28th, 2010 - WPJA Q4 09 Contest Deadline is Less than 36 Hours Away
January 16th, 2010 - WPJA New Feature: Client Testimonials on Member Profiles
January 15th, 2010 - The Next Contest Deadline Is Two Weeks Away, Why should WPJA members enter this contest?, Contest Judges, Contest Categories, Contest Sponsors
December 24th, 2009 - The Q3 Contest Results Are Now Live On The Site!, Happy Holidays, Winners From Each Q3 Category and New Home Page Random Images
November 19th, 2009 - Follow Me / Social Networking Icons and Links, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr, RSS, Wedding Photography Blog, Destination Wedding Photographers
November 10th, 2009 - The WPJA Q4 '09 Contest Is Now Open!, Contest Categories, 2009 Contest Sponsors
October 30th, 2009 - The Next Contest Deadline Is About 30 Hours Away, Q3 Contest Categories, Sneak Peek: Q4 Contest Categories, 2009 Contest Sponsors
October 23rd, 2009 - The Next Contest Deadline Is One Week Away, Thank You For Being An Active WPJA Member, Contest Categories, Contest Sponsors
October 13th, 2009 - The Results for the 2009 BRIDES Magazine Photo Contest are now Live!, Winners From Each Category, Contest Judges
September 23rd, 2009 - The WPJA Q3 '09 Contest Is Now Open!, Contest Categories, Reminder: Members Receive 40 FREE Contest Credits, Contest Judges, Wedding PJ Contest Sponsors
September 23rd, 2009 - Q2 News: Updated Home Page Random Images, Reminder: Membership Renewal Discounts
September 23rd, 2009 - The Q2 Contest Results Are Now Live On The Site!, Winners From Each Q2 Category
September 17th, 2009 - The AGPJA Q2 '09 Contest Results Are Now Live On The Site!, The Top Thirty Photographers From The Q2 '09 Contest, General Judging Comments, Contest Sponsors
August 20th, 2009 - Free WPJA Membership For Referring New Members, New Random Images On The Home Page
August 7th, 2009 - The Q2 '09 Contest Deadline Is About 12 Hours Away!, New - WPJA Press Release Templates
August 6th, 2009 - The Q2 '09 Contest Deadline Is About 28 Hours Away!, Contest Categories, All Members Receive 40 FREE Contest Credits, Contest Sponsors, Creative Motion Design, D-65
July 17th, 2009 - CMD's huge Summer Sale is on, Everything is half price!
July 13th, 2009 - The WPJA Q2 '09 Contest Is Now Open!, All Members Receive 40 FREE Contest Credits, Contest Categories, Contest Judges (Partial List), Contest Sponsors
July 4th, 2009 - The Q1 Contest Results Are Now Live On The Site!, Congratulations to our Top 20 Photographers for Q1, Contest Sponsors, Creative Motion Design, D-65
June 4th, 2009 - WPJA Online Polls for BRIDES Magazine Article, Help Your Fellow WPJA Photographers Book Weddings, WPJA Online Availability Calendar
May 29th, 2009 - PLEASE READ: Important WPJA Contest Reminders, Black & White Images Only For Q1 Contest, 40 Contest Entries For 2009, All Contests Are Now Free
May 28th, 2009 - BRIDES UK Magazine, Supplement Cover Image Of Wedding Photographer, Bride And Groom, Q1 Contest Deadline: 24 Hours Away, Contest Sponsors, Creative Motion Design, D-65
May 26th, 2009 - The AGPJA Q1 '09 Contest Results Are Now Live On The Site!, Some Comments From AGPJA Judge Seth Resnick, The Top Twenty Photographers From The Q1 '09 Contest, Contest Sponsors
May 21st, 2009 - The Q1 Contest Is For Black & White Images Only, All Members Now Receive 40 FREE Contest Credits!, Contest Categories, Contest Judges, Photographer of the Year Eligibility, Contest Sponsors, Creative Motion Design, D-65
May 11th, 2009 - The Q1 '09 Contest Is Now Open: B&W Images Only, All Members Now Receive 40 FREE Contest Credits!, Contest Categories, Contest Judges (Partial List), WPJA Contest Code Of Ethics
May 9th, 2009 - The 2009 WPJA Stimulus Package Is Here!, WPJA Contests: From Fee to Free, Best of the Best, The Q1 '09 Contest: Black and White Images Only!
May 6th, 2009 - WPJA And AGPJA Members, New Wedding Day Show From Mark Burnett Productions
May 4th, 2009 - The WPJA Is Proud To Announce Franck Boutonnet As The 2008 Photographer Of The Year, Top WPJA Photographers For 2008
April 30th, 2009 - The 2009 BRIDES Magazine Photo Contest Deadline Is Fast Approaching, This Is Your Last Opportunity To Enter Wedding Images From 2008, Contest Judges (Round 1), Contest Judges (Round 2)
April 30th, 2009 - AGPJA Membership Is 1/2 Price For Current WPJA Members!, The Deadline For The AGPJA Q1 2009 Contest Is Tomorrow, Contest Categories, All AGPJA Members Receive Free Contest Credits, Contest Cash Prize Payout, 220 Contest Credits Awarded, Contest Judging, Contest Sponsor - D-65 Workshops
April 27th, 2009 - Reminder: The Deadline For The 2009 BRIDES Magazine Photo Contest Is This Friday, 2009 Categories Include, 10 FREE Entries Per Member, What Will The Winners Receive?
April 14th, 2009 - The AGPJA Q1 2009 Contest Is Now Open For Your Image Submissions!, Attention All WPJA Members, AGPJA Q1 2009 Contest Categories, All AGPJA Members Receive Free Contest Credits, AGPJA Q1 2009 Contest Judge, AGPJA Q1 2009 Contest Sponsor - D-65 Workshops
April 9th, 2009 - The WPJA Is Proud To Announce The 2009 BRIDES Magazine Photo Contest, 2009 Categories Include, 10 FREE Entries Per Member, When Is The Entry Deadline?, What Will The Winners Receive?
April 2nd, 2009 - Introducing Another WPJA Member Profile Feature!, 'Rates / Packages' Section, 'View Packages' Link, Feature Activation, General Package Info, Adding Packages
March 30th, 2009 - The New WPJA Member Profile Feature Is Here!, Customize Your Color Palette, Biography and Info, Upload Your Portrait, Award-Winning Photo Gallery, Contest Achievement Recognition, Update Your Own Rates, Experiment With Your Extra Regions, States And Countries, Destination Weddings - Freedom On The Fly, Don't Forget About Your Online Availability Calendar
March 27th, 2009 - Q4 2008 Photo Contest Results Are Now Live On The Site!, Q4 2008 Contest Judges, WPJA Q4 2008 Contest Sponsor - D-65 Workshops
March 9th, 2009 - The AGPJA Q4 '08 Contest Results Are Now Live On The Site!, AGPJA Announces Photographer Of The Year And Two Runners-Up, Some Comments From AGPJA Judge Seth Resnick, The Top Thirty Photographers From The Q4 '08 Contest, Contest Sponsor - D-65 Workshops
February 12th, 2009 - The Q4 2008 Contest Deadline Is About 3 Hours Away!, Submit Your Entries Now, Upload Your Member Profile Portraits
February 10th, 2009 - The Contest Deadline Is About 48 Hours Away!, Member Photo Galleries Coming!, Submit Your Photos Today!, The Cash Prize Payout Has Increased, 1,100 Contest Credits Awarded, Q4 2008 Contest Categories, Q4 2008 Contest Judges, WPJA Q4 2008 Contest Sponsor - D-65 Workshops
February 6th, 2009 - AGPJA Membership Is 1/2 Price For Current WPJA Members, The Deadline For The AGPJA Q4 2008 Contest Is Just Hours Away!, Contest Categories, All AGPJA Members Receive Free Contest Credits, Contest Cash Prize Payout, 330 Contest Credits Awarded, Contest Judging
February 5th, 2009 - WPJA Q4 08 Contest Deadline Is Just 1 Week Away, The Cash Prize Payout Has Increased, 1100 Contest Credits Awarded, 1st - 20th Place Winners Displayed In New Photo Galleries, Q4 2008 Contest Categories, Judges, Sponsor, Reminder: AGPJA Contest Deadline Is About 24 Hours Away
February 4th, 2009 - Coming Soon: A New WPJA Member Profile Feature!, Customize Your Color Palette, Biography and Info, Contest Achievement Recognition and Award-Winning Photo Gallery, Preview Your New Profile Today!
February 3rd, 2009 - The Deadline For The AGPJA Q4 2008 Contest Is Just 3 Days Away!, Attention All WPJA Members, AGPJA Q4 2008 Contest Categories, All AGPJA Members Receive Free Contest Credits, Deadline Countdown Clock, AGPJA Q4 2008 Contest Judge
January 9th, 2009 - The AGPJA Q3 '08 Contest Results Are Now Live On The Site!, The Top Thirty Photographers From The Q3 '08 Contest, Category Descriptions, Top Ten Winners From Each Category
December 9th, 2008 - Q3 2008 Photo Contest Results Are Now Live On The Site!, Top 10 WPJA Photographers From The Latest Contest, Cash Prizes For 1st Through 3rd, WPJA Banners For Award Winners, Judges, Sponsors
November 13th, 2008 - First WPJA Trash The Dress Photo Contest Results Are Now Live!, Trash The Dress Contest Categories, Judges For The 2008 TTD Contest, WedPix Article: Trash The Dress
October 27th, 2008 - 2008 Winners Of The BRIDES | WPJA Photography Contest, Who Were The Judges For Round 1 Of This Contest?
October 23rd, 2008 - WPJA Contest Deadline In About 24 Hours!, Cash Prizes And Contest Entry Credits!, Another Contest Judge Added, Contest Sponsors
October 17th, 2008 - The Contest Deadline Is Just 1 Week Away!, We've Dropped The Trophies But Increased The Cash Prize Payout!, Q3 '08 Contest Judges, Q3 '08 Contest Sponsors, Adobe Photoshop CS4, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2, liveBooks, Q3 '08 Contest Categories
September 30th, 2008 - The Q3 '08 WPJA Contest Is Now Open For Your Submissions, Cash Prize Payout Increased!, Q3 '08 Contest Sponsors - Adobe and liveBooks, Q3 '08 Contest Categories, Q3 '08 Contest Deadline
September 12th, 2008 - Trash The Dress Photography Contest Reminder, A WPJA Photo Contest For TTD Portraits
August 29th, 2008 - Winning Images From The Q2 2008 Contest Are Now Live On The Site, Top WPJA Photographers From The Latest Contest, New Additions To PIX Galleries, Cash Prizes, New Acrylic Trophies, 26 WPJA Banners Available For Award Winners, Q2 '08 Contest Sponsor, Internationally Recognized Judges, Q2 '08 Contest Judges, The Benefits of WPJA Honors
August 15th, 2008 - AGPJA Q3 '08 Photo Contest Now Open For Your Submissions, Contest Categories, Contest Judges, Contest Sponsor - D-65 Workshops
August 8th, 2008 - Announcing The First WPJA Trash The Dress Photo Competition!, TTD Contest Categories, Rules and Judges, WedPix Article: Trash The Dress, How To Enter The Trash The Dress Photo Contest
August 6th, 2008 - Ben Chrisman, of Northern California, Chosen For WPJA Workshop Scholarship!, Wéyo Judging and Winner Selection Process, Scholarship Runners-up, Workshop Discounts for WPJA Members
July 31st, 2008 - WPJA / Truth With A Camera / Wéyo Workshop Scholarship Opportunity, Mission of the Truth With A Camera / Wéyo Workshop, October Assignment: Dominican Republic, Wéyo Founder Bios
July 25th, 2008 - WPJA Q2 '08 Photo Contest Reminder, It's Not Too Late to Enter!, Update to Contest Prizes, Contest Sponsored by Think Tank Photo
July 8th, 2008 - Q2 '08 WPJA Contest Now Open for Submissions, Exciting New Addition to PIX Galleries, New Acrylic Trophies for 1st through 10th Place Winners, Contest Deadline, Sponsor, Categories, Judges, WPJA Member Testimonial Module
July 4th, 2008 - New feature added to the WPJA site - Member Testimonials module, Share your booking success with potential clients, Destination Wedding photographers, How to submit your member testimonial
June 12th, 2008 - Results from the AGPJA Q1 '08 Contest now live on the site, Top Ten Photographers from the latest contest announced, Thoughts and comments from the AGPJA Contest judges, Thank you to BorrowLenses and Totally Rad for sponsoring our Q1 '08 contest
June 5th, 2008 - Winning images from the WPJA Q1 '08 contest now live on the site, the Top 10 WPJA Photographers from the latest contest announced, Jon Lowenstein comments on judging the Q1 '08 contest, WPJA Contests are just one of the many perks of membership, Contests feature Internationally-recognized judges, the Benefits of WPJA honors through quarterly photo contests, New acrylic trophies awarded for all 1st through 10th place winners
May 16th, 2008 - Free contest credits for all AGPJA members, along with new prizes being offered for wedding photojournalism contest winners, Updates include changes to AGPJA contest rules, along with new random images on AGPJA homepage
April 30th, 2008 - The WPJA is proud to announce the 2008 BRIDES Magazine Photo Contest, WPJA Photojournalist Member Testimonials from Last Year's BRIDES Contest
April 25th, 2008 - Contest deadline extended 12 hours, 8 new banners available for WPJA award winning photojournalists, Updated random images on the WPJA.com home page, Upcoming wedding photography competitions: BRIDES and AGPJA
April 24th, 2008 - Current Q1 '08 WPJA contest deadline fast approaching, New acrylic trophies for 1st through 10th place winning wedding photojournalists, Winning images featured on the regional listing pages at WPJA.com
April 16th, 2008 - Important change in AGPJA contest submissions for WPJA wedding photojournalists, New metal trophies for AGPJA contests