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!

2019 v08 Photography Competition

The Wedding Photojournalist Association v08 Photography Competition.

Contest Judges

WPJA Judge since 2019 - Jackie Bell joined the photojournalism sequence faculty in January 2001 at the Missouri School of Journalism after two years as an assistant professor at the University of Montana and four years as adjunct faculty at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and Nashville State Technical Institute. She has 15 years of combined experience as a staff photographer at The... Read more

WPJA Judge since 2007 - Dennis Brack is past President of the White House News Photographers Association. Brack has won awards from the National Newspaper Photographers Association, the White House News Photographers Association and the World Press Association. Brack is also the secretary/ treasurer of the United States Senate Standing Committee of Press Photographers. This six member... 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

WPJA Judge since 2019 - William Snyder is a four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, and editor and director of the photojournalism program at his alma mater, the Rochester Institute of Technology. Snyder worked at The Miami News and The Dallas Morning News, where he won numerous awards in local, state, national and international competitions. He has lectured at universities and... Read more