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!

Error message

  • Warning: array_reverse() expects parameter 1 to be array, null given in wpja_custom_breadcrumbs() (line 364 of /home/369594.cloudwaysapps.com/kyfkuktqky/public_html/sites/all/themes/wpja/template.php).
  • Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in wpja_custom_breadcrumbs() (line 364 of /home/369594.cloudwaysapps.com/kyfkuktqky/public_html/sites/all/themes/wpja/template.php).

grandmother 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 Shaanxi, 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

West Midlands, United Kingdom

Emil Boczek

View Profile

Photograph 2576996 was awarded to West Midlands, United Kingdom wedding photographer Emil Boczek for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present West Midlands, United Kingdom wedding photographer Emil Boczek with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Skylark Farm, Daventry.

The very best documentary-style 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

Photograph 2576172 was awarded to France wedding photographer Coralie Garavel for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present France wedding photographer Coralie Garavel with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Le bois d'Oingt.

The very best photojournalistic 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 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 competitions is a major accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

2019 v20 Photography Competition Judges

New York, United States

Danielle Gardner

View Profile

Photograph 2571801 was awarded to New York, United States wedding photographer Danielle Gardner for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present New York, United States wedding photographer Danielle Gardner with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Glen Falls House, Round Top.

The very top reportage-style wedding photographers from around the globe submit their top 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 major accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

2019 v19 Photography Competition Judges

Montana, United States

David Clumpner

View Profile

Photograph 2568064 was awarded to Montana, United States wedding photographer David Clumpner for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Montana, United States wedding photographer David Clumpner with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Missoula, Montana.

The very best documentary-style wedding photographers from around the world submit their best 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 true accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

2019 v18 Photography Competition Judges

Colorado, United States

Brenda Bergreen

View Profile

Photograph 2567913 was awarded to Colorado, United States wedding photographer Brenda Bergreen for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Colorado, United States wedding photographer Brenda Bergreen with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Sanborn County Park.

The very top photojournalistic 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 true accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

2019 v18 Photography Competition Judges

Photograph 2567355 was awarded to France wedding photographer Damien Dohmen for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present France wedding photographer Damien Dohmen with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Simacourbes.

The very best documentary-style wedding photographers from around the world submit their best 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 major accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

2019 v18 Photography Competition Judges

Photograph 2566838 was awarded to Savona, Italy wedding photographer Giorgia Gaggero for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Savona, Italy wedding photographer Giorgia Gaggero with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Church of Cairo, Montenotte.

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 v18 Photography Competition Judges

Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Matthias Tiemann

View Profile

Photograph 2561956 was awarded to Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany wedding photographer Matthias Tiemann for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany wedding photographer Matthias Tiemann with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Germany.

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

2019 v16 Photography Competition Judges

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Paul Rogers

View Profile

Photograph 2556625 was awarded to Hertfordshire, United Kingdom wedding photographer Paul Rogers for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Hertfordshire, United Kingdom wedding photographer Paul Rogers with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire.

The very top documentary-style wedding photographers from around the globe submit their top photos to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography competitions 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 competitions is a true accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

2019 v15 Photography Competition Judges