Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - 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!

groom Wedding Photographers

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Nathan Walker

View Profile

Nottinghamshire wedding photographer Nathan Walker is the recipient of this WPJA Diamond Award for creative wedding engagement photography

We are proud to present Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom engagement photographer Nathan Walker with this WPJA Diamond Award for creating a praise-worthy artistic engagement portrait that ranks among the best. This top industry award helps make the case that wedding photojournalists take the most creative engagement photographs of all. Member clients use these pre-wedding portraits for gifts, Save the Date cards, wedding websites, newspaper announcements and for display at the wedding reception.

Maine, United States

Kate Crabtree

View Profile

Photograph 2643287 was awarded to Maine, United States wedding photographer Kate Crabtree for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Maine, United States wedding photographer Kate Crabtree with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Wiscasset, Maine.

The very top documentary-style wedding photographers from around the globe submit their top images to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography contests because they appreciate having the opportunity to be awarded in this field. Their images 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 contests is a true accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

2021 v03 Photography Competition Judges

Virginia, United States

Johnny Shryock

View Profile

Photograph 2643278 was awarded to Virginia, United States wedding photographer Johnny Shryock for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Virginia, United States wedding photographer Johnny Shryock with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at District Winery, Washington DC.

The very best reportage-style wedding photographers from around the world 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.

2021 v03 Photography Competition Judges

West Midlands, United Kingdom

Emil Boczek

View Profile

Photograph 2643056 was awarded to West Midlands, United Kingdom wedding photographer Emil Boczek for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present West Midlands, United Kingdom wedding photographer Emil Boczek with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at London, UK.

The very best reportage-style wedding photographers from around the world 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.

2021 v03 Photography Competition Judges

East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Patrick Mateer

View Profile

Photograph 2643013 was awarded to East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom wedding photographer Patrick Mateer for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom wedding photographer Patrick Mateer with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at North Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

The very best photojournalistic wedding photographers from around the world submit their best photos to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography contests because they appreciate having the opportunity to be recognized in this field. Their photos 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 contests is a true accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

2021 v03 Photography Competition Judges

Vermont, United States

Jacob Hannah

View Profile

Photograph 2642970 was awarded to Vermont, United States wedding photographer Jacob Hannah for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Vermont, United States wedding photographer Jacob Hannah with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Mountain Top Inn - Chittenden.

The very best documentary-style wedding photographers from around the world submit their best images to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography competitions because they appreciate having the opportunity to be recognized in this field. Their images 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 true accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

2021 v03 Photography Competition Judges

California, United States

Chris Shum

View Profile

Photograph 2642901 was awarded to California, United States wedding photographer Chris Shum for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present California, United States wedding photographer Chris Shum with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Northern California.

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

2021 v03 Photography Competition Judges

Hauts-de-Seine (92) , France

Pierrick Roland

View Profile

Photograph 2642810 was awarded to Hauts-de-Seine (92) , France wedding photographer Pierrick Roland for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Hauts-de-Seine (92) , France wedding photographer Pierrick Roland with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Paris City Hall.

The very best photojournalistic wedding photographers from around the globe submit their best photos to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography contests because they appreciate having the opportunity to be awarded in this field. Their photos 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 contests is a true accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

2021 v03 Photography Competition Judges

Pennsylvania, United States

JD Land

View Profile

Photograph 2642596 was awarded to Pennsylvania, United States wedding photographer JD Land for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Pennsylvania, United States wedding photographer JD Land with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Philadelphia, PA.

The very top documentary-style wedding photographers from around the world submit their top photos to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography contests because they appreciate having the opportunity to be awarded in this field. Their photos 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 contests is a true accomplishment for a professional wedding photographer.

2021 v03 Photography Competition Judges

Noord Brabant, Netherlands

Freek Nagtzaam

View Profile

Photograph 2642492 was awarded to Noord Brabant, Netherlands wedding photographer Freek Nagtzaam for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Noord Brabant, Netherlands wedding photographer Freek Nagtzaam with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at North Brabant.

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

2021 v03 Photography Competition Judges