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 v16 Photography Competition

The Wedding Photojournalist Association v16 Competition for Documentary Wedding Photography

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 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 2006 - Peter Power is a Toronto-based award-winning professional photographer with an emphasis on editorial and corporate portraits and story-telling. With a wealth of carefully cultivated experience that draws on three decades of work in Canada and abroad, Power is widely considered among the top visual story-tellers in Canada with photography and journalism skills honed... Read more

WPJA Judge since 2004 - Tom Reese’s work as a newspaper and magazine photojournalist has been nominated for Pulitzer Prizes in Breaking News Photography, Feature Photography and Explanatory Reporting during his career at The Seattle Times. Currently he is an independent photographer, editor and teacher in Seattle, Washington. His recent books and projects focus on the complex relationship... Read more