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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New Orleans Wedding Photographers

Oaxaca, Mexico

Roque Reyes

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Wedding photographer Roque Reyes of Oaxaca, Mexico was awarded by the Artistic Guild of the WPJA for this creative wedding photograph.

The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association has awarded Oaxaca, Mexico wedding photographer Roque Reyes for outstanding and creative wedding photography at Peter and Paul Hotel, New Orleans.

The most artistic and creative wedding photographers around the world enter their images in the AG WPJA photography competitions because they appreciate having the opportunity to have their work recognized by our judges.

2019 v04 Artistic Guild Judges

Oaxaca, Mexico

Nikhol Esteras

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Photograph 2563803 was awarded to Oaxaca, Mexico wedding photographer Nikhol Esteras for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Oaxaca, Mexico wedding photographer Nikhol Esteras with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Hotel Peter and Paul, New Orleans.

The very best documentary-style wedding photographers from around the globe 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 major accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

2019 v17 Photography Competition Judges

Devon, United Kingdom

Mike Riley

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Photograph 2554196 was awarded to Devon, United Kingdom wedding photographer Mike Riley for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present Devon, United Kingdom wedding photographer Mike Riley with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at Felicity Church, New Orleans.

The very top photojournalistic wedding photographers from around the world submit their top 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 major accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

2019 v14 Photography Competition Judges

California, United States

Shaunte Dittmar

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Photograph 2179016 was awarded to California, United States wedding photographer Shaunte Dittmar for being the best in documentary wedding photography.

The WPJA is pleased to present California, United States wedding photographer Shaunte Dittmar with an official Master Piece Award as recognition for exceptional wedding photojournalism at New Orleans.

The very top reportage-style wedding photographers from around the globe submit their top images to the Wedding Photojournalist Association’s photography competitions 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 competitions is a true accomplishment for a pro wedding photographer.

2018 v02 Photography Competition Judges