If you choose one of our WPJA Southern wedding photojournalists as your wedding photographer, please let them know you found them through the Wedding Photojournalist Association.
The WPJA at a glance: The Wedding Photojournalist Association puts the best Southern wedding photographers at your fingertips, by granting membership only to the most talented professional wedding photographers in the world--photographers who focus solely on using their documentary photography skills to capture ‘the moments’ of your wedding day.
Named one of the top ten wedding photographers by American Photo Magazine, Brett Butterstein is a San Diego based wedding photographer who wants to create pictures you can brag about. My approach to wedding photography is making vibrant, non-traditional photos that tell a story and give a sense of atmosphere.
Jaime Viera is an international, award-winning wedding photographer based in Sonoma, California. Jaime discovered a love for photography while pursuing her passion for traveling the world. On each trip she returned with an impressive collection of images - capturing the spirit of the world, it's people, and their cultures.
Aaron has been photographing weddings for over 14 years all over the world. Over the past decade, Aaron has been able to witness the trajectory of wedding photography, where it has been, where it is headed. He is based in Carlsbad, CA where he explores with his wife and two young boys.
David Crane is an editorial photographer who has documented news stories as a photojournalist for more than 25 years. His images of celebrities, politicians, musicians, and sports figures have appeared in Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and LIFE.
I’m a moment junkie. I studied Journalism in college and I once was an international journalist based in Seoul.
Samara Manger-Weil studied Cinematography & Photography at Ithaca College's Park School of Communications. She began shooting weddings alongside her father, himself an award winning WPJA photographer. At the age of sixteen she was the youngest member ever admitted to the WPJA.
André Maier has been a professional wedding photojournalist since moving to New York City in 1992. Andre studied Chemistry and Molecular Biology in Berlin and London, before studying photography, which has been his true passion all along. Apart from English, André also speaks German, French and Spanish fluently.
Hello! I am an award winning documentary wedding photographer based in Southern California. As of January 2017, I have photographed 43 weddings both locally and abroad. I have been fortunate to have worked for some very nice couples, many of whom I am still friends with today. Thank you for looking!
Hello there! My name is Jenna Schoenefeld (Jenna Eve Schoenefeld), and I am a woman with a passion for pictures. Throughout my career as a photojournalist, I have always been drawn to document the true and candid.
Devon is a photojournalist with years of experience working for newspapers such as The Aspen Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Malibu Times. He has won numerous Colorado Press Association Awards. He currently splits his time between southern California and Aspen, Colorado with studios in both areas.
I am a wedding photographer whose work is influenced by the infinitely varied nuances of human expression and interaction. Everywhere I go I watch not only people, but also the light and the shadows, the textures and the shapes, making photographic images in my head when I don't have my camera with me.
As a photojournalist, it is Maya’s job to be an observer and storyteller. It is her passion however for the human condition, emotions, relationships, LOVE, that draws her to photographing weddings.
I would describe my style of wedding photography as photojournalistic. While capturing formal portraits of the Bride and Groom are important, I also believe that catching the ambiance of your day and the life-force of your invited guests is of equal priority.
I fell into my passion for photography at a younger age and used it as a means to document the world around me. I look to create photos with movement, color and real emotion.
Gina was awesome, professional and made us feel really comfortable..best of all her work was incredible! We are so glad we found her for our wedding she made it even more special.
What can I say?!?! I'm at a lost for words. I knew I had stumbled across a genius when I first viewed your website. You captured my day exactly how I had hoped. The feedback from our family and friends has been nothing...