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 Photography Award - 2570975

Fujian, China getting ready wedding image of the bride being tended to as a gentleman is in the bathroom washing his face

Photograph 2570975 was awarded to China wedding photographer Kai Xiao for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present China wedding photographer Kai Xiao with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Sanming.

The very best documentary-style wedding photographers from around the globe submit their best pictures to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography competitions 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 competitions is a major accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

Sanming

2019 v19 Photography Competition Judges