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 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

Istanbul, Turkey

Erkin Agsaran

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Photograph 2576625 was awarded to Istanbul, Turkey wedding photographer Erkin Agsaran for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Istanbul, Turkey wedding photographer Erkin Agsaran with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Turkey.

The very top documentary-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 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

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 reportage-style 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 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 v20 Photography Competition Judges

Photograph 2575323 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 Montagnac, France.

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 major accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

2019 v20 Photography Competition Judges

Noord Brabant, Netherlands

Caroline Elenbaas

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Photograph 2575314 was awarded to Noord Brabant, Netherlands wedding photographer Caroline Elenbaas for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Noord Brabant, Netherlands wedding photographer Caroline Elenbaas with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Bovendonk.

The very top reportage-style 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 true accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

2019 v20 Photography Competition Judges

Wedding photographer Haoce Sun 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 Haoce Sun for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Zhejiang.

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

Ontario, Canada

Kathi Robertson

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Photograph 2571693 was awarded to Ontario, Canada wedding photographer Kathi Robertson for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Ontario, Canada wedding photographer Kathi Robertson with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Brookstreet Hotel / Aquatopia.

The very best photojournalistic wedding photographers from around the globe 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 major accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

2019 v19 Photography Competition Judges

California, United States

Shaun Baker

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Photograph 2571601 was awarded to California, United States wedding photographer Shaun Baker for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present California, United States wedding photographer Shaun Baker with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Windansea Beach, San Diego.

The very top documentary-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 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 v19 Photography Competition Judges

Photograph 2571592 was awarded to France wedding photographer Lea Torrieri for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present France wedding photographer Lea Torrieri with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Paris.

The very top photojournalistic wedding photographers from around the world submit their top 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 true accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

2019 v19 Photography Competition Judges

Utrecht, Netherlands

Leonard Walpot

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Photograph 2571428 was awarded to Utrecht, Netherlands wedding photographer Leonard Walpot for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Utrecht, Netherlands wedding photographer Leonard Walpot with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Groningen, Netherlands.

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

2019 v19 Photography Competition Judges