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!

2018 v16 Photography Competition

The Wedding Photojournalist Association v16 Photography Competition.

Contest Judges

WPJA Judge since 2007 - Pulitzer Prize winner David Leeson is a Dallas-based photojournalist and visual artist, freelancing in still and video photography. He worked as a newspaper photographer from 1977 to 2008. Leeson was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize three times prior to winning the award in 2004 for photographs made for The Dallas Morning News during the war in Iraq. He has also... Read more

WPJA Judge since 2005 - Eric Strachan is the editor of Florida Weekly in Naples, Florida. He was previously the senior managing editor at the Naples Daily News, where he started as a staff photographer in 1981. He has won numerous awards as a picture editor and photographer in the NPPA Best of Photojournalism, Pictures of the Year International, Florida Press Club and the Florida Society of... Read more

WPJA Judge since 2005 - Jeanie Adams-Smith left the Chicago Tribune in 2002 to take a position at Western Kentucky University where she has shared her expertise with students in one of the nation’s premier photojournalism schools. Her 10-year career at the Tribune culminated with her in the position of national/foreign picture editor during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade... Read more

WPJA Judge since 2005 - Martha Rial first fell in love with the power and grace of photography as a teenager studying images in Life and Look magazines. Her desire to tell compelling stories has taken her from the mountains of Haiti, to African villages, to the streets of her hometown of Pittsburgh. Her photographs have received international acclaim, including a Pulitzer Prize for Spot News... Read more