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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wedding photographer Castille Alma is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present France engagement photographer Castille Alma with this WPJA Diamond Award for creating a praise-worthy artistic engagement portrait that ranks among the best. This top industry award helps make the case that wedding photojournalists take the most creative engagement photographs of all. Member clients use these pre-wedding portraits for gifts, Save the Date cards, wedding websites, newspaper announcements and for display at the wedding reception.

Slaskie, Poland

Grzegorz Kogut

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Slaskie wedding photographer Grzegorz Kogut is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present Slaskie, Poland engagement photographer Grzegorz Kogut with this WPJA Diamond Award for creating a praise-worthy artistic engagement portrait that ranks among the best. This top industry award helps make the case that wedding photojournalists take the most creative engagement photographs of all. Member clients use these pre-wedding portraits for gifts, Save the Date cards, wedding websites, newspaper announcements and for display at the wedding reception.

Attica wedding photographer Manos Skoularikos is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present Attica, Greece engagement photographer Manos Skoularikos with this WPJA Diamond Award for creating a praise-worthy artistic engagement portrait that ranks among the best. This top industry award helps make the case that wedding photojournalists take the most creative engagement photographs of all. Member clients use these pre-wedding portraits for gifts, Save the Date cards, wedding websites, newspaper announcements and for display at the wedding reception.

wedding photographer Charline Eberhardt is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present France engagement photographer Charline Eberhardt with this WPJA Diamond Award for creating a praise-worthy artistic engagement portrait that ranks among the best. This top industry award helps make the case that wedding photojournalists take the most creative engagement photographs of all. Member clients use these pre-wedding portraits for gifts, Save the Date cards, wedding websites, newspaper announcements and for display at the wedding reception.

Minas Gerais, Brazil

Victor Ataide

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Minas Gerais wedding photographer Victor Ataide is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present Minas Gerais, Brazil engagement photographer Victor Ataide with this WPJA Diamond Award for creating a praise-worthy artistic engagement portrait that ranks among the best. This top industry award helps make the case that wedding photojournalists take the most creative engagement photographs of all. Member clients use these pre-wedding portraits for gifts, Save the Date cards, wedding websites, newspaper announcements and for display at the wedding reception.

Ankara, Turkey

Orçun Yalçın

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Ankara wedding photographer Orçun Yalçın is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present Ankara, Turkey engagement photographer Orçun Yalçın with this WPJA Diamond Award for creating a praise-worthy artistic engagement portrait that ranks among the best. This top industry award helps make the case that wedding photojournalists take the most creative engagement photographs of all. Member clients use these pre-wedding portraits for gifts, Save the Date cards, wedding websites, newspaper announcements and for display at the wedding reception.

Minas Gerais, Brazil

Victor Ataide

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Minas Gerais wedding photographer Victor Ataide is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present Minas Gerais, Brazil engagement photographer Victor Ataide with this WPJA Diamond Award for creating a praise-worthy artistic engagement portrait that ranks among the best. This top industry award helps make the case that wedding photojournalists take the most creative engagement photographs of all. Member clients use these pre-wedding portraits for gifts, Save the Date cards, wedding websites, newspaper announcements and for display at the wedding reception.

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

Vlaams Brabant, Belgium

Simon Leclercq

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Photograph 2576448 was awarded to Vlaams Brabant, Belgium wedding photographer Simon Leclercq for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Vlaams Brabant, Belgium wedding photographer Simon Leclercq with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Church Waasmunster.

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

2019 v20 Photography Competition Judges

Photograph 2575801 was awarded to Slovakia wedding photographer Martin Almasi for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Slovakia wedding photographer Martin Almasi with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Dolna Strehova, Slovakia.

The very top photojournalistic wedding photographers from around the world 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 v20 Photography Competition Judges