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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Dad Wedding Photographers

Wedding photographer XiangJie Hao of China was awarded by the Artistic Guild of the WPJA for this creative wedding photograph.

The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association has awarded China wedding photographer XiangJie Hao for outstanding and creative wedding photography at China.

The most artistic and creative wedding photographers around the world enter their images in the AG WPJA photography competitions because they appreciate having the opportunity to have their work recognized by our judges.

2019 v04 Artistic Guild Judges

Wisconsin, United States

Ilana Bar av

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Photograph 2577200 was awarded to Wisconsin, United States wedding photographer Ilana Bar av for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Wisconsin, United States wedding photographer Ilana Bar av with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Whitby Castle Westchester, New York .

The very top documentary-style wedding photographers from around the globe submit their top pictures to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography contests because they appreciate having the opportunity to be recognized 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 contests is a true accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

2019 v20 Photography Competition Judges

Virginia, United States

Brittany Diliberto

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Photograph 2577191 was awarded to Virginia, United States wedding photographer Brittany Diliberto for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Virginia, United States wedding photographer Brittany Diliberto with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Chevy Chase, MD.

The very best photojournalistic wedding photographers from around the world submit their best images to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography competitions because they appreciate having the opportunity to be recognized in this field. Their images 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 pro wedding photographer.

2019 v20 Photography Competition Judges

New York, United States

Denis Gostev

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Photograph 2576993 was awarded to New York, United States wedding photographer Denis Gostev for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present New York, United States wedding photographer Denis Gostev with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at New York City.

The very best documentary-style wedding photographers from around the globe submit their best photos to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography contests because they appreciate having the opportunity to be awarded in this field. Their photos 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 contests is a major accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

2019 v20 Photography Competition Judges

California, United States

Deborah Coleman

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Photograph 2576842 was awarded to California, United States wedding photographer Deborah Coleman for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present California, United States wedding photographer Deborah Coleman with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at San Francisco.

The very best reportage-style wedding photographers from around the globe submit their best photos to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography contests because they appreciate having the opportunity to be awarded in this field. Their photos 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 contests is a major accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

2019 v20 Photography Competition Judges

Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

Razvan Danaila

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Photograph 2561857 was awarded to Bedfordshire, United Kingdom wedding photographer Razvan Danaila for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Bedfordshire, United Kingdom wedding photographer Razvan Danaila with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at St Albans, Hertfordshire.

The very best documentary-style wedding photographers from around the globe submit their best images to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography competitions because they appreciate having the opportunity to be awarded in this field. Their images 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.

2019 v16 Photography Competition Judges

New Jersey, United States

Todd Laffler

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Photograph 2560734 was awarded to New Jersey, United States wedding photographer Todd Laffler for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present New Jersey, United States wedding photographer Todd Laffler with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at New York.

The very best documentary-style wedding photographers from around the world submit their best pictures to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography competitions because they appreciate having the opportunity to be recognized 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 pro wedding photographer.

2019 v16 Photography Competition Judges

Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Alex Bradbury

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Photograph 2560449 was awarded to Warwickshire, United Kingdom wedding photographer Alex Bradbury for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Warwickshire, United Kingdom wedding photographer Alex Bradbury with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at The Barns at Lodge Farm.

The very top reportage-style wedding photographers from around the globe submit their top pictures to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography contests 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 contests is a major accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

2019 v16 Photography Competition Judges

Genova, Italy

Julian Kanz

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Photograph 2551229 was awarded to Genova, Italy wedding photographer Julian Kanz for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Genova, Italy wedding photographer Julian Kanz with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Conti di San Bonifacio Wine Resort.

The very top reportage-style wedding photographers from around the globe submit their top images to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography competitions because they appreciate having the opportunity to be awarded in this field. Their images 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 true accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

2019 v13 Photography Competition Judges

New Jersey, United States

JD Land

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Photograph 2550822 was awarded to New Jersey, United States wedding photographer JD Land for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present New Jersey, United States wedding photographer JD Land with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at New Jersey.

The very best reportage-style wedding photographers from around the globe submit their best photos to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography contests because they appreciate having the opportunity to be recognized in this field. Their photos 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 contests is a true accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

2019 v13 Photography Competition Judges