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Since 2002, the WPJA has been connecting couples with the best, most artistic wedding photographers from around the world.

Portrait of wedding and engagement photographer Tom Leung
Reportage-Style Wedding Photography by Karen Flower
Switzerland wedding photography by Monique De Caro
Candid wedding moments photography by Alessandro Banchelli
New York City and Queens wedding photography and elopement sessions by Natasha Singh
Documentary wedding photography by Janina Brocklesby
Portrait of Munster Wedding Photographer Kevin Kheffache of Ireland
Freek Nagtzaam is a wedding photographer going by the studio name of Platimo Photography
France Elopement and Wedding Photographer Hong-Phuc Bui, of Le Comptoir Photo
Damien Dohmen is a wedding photographer for Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Shaun Baker - Wedding Photographer and Couple Portrait Professional
Jerome Pollos Self Portrait, a wedding and elopement photographer of the WPJA
Canada wedding and elopement photography by Lauren Hannah Garcia
Portrait of Bill Xie, Wedding Photographer

Genuine Photo Contests

The WPJA hosts multiple wedding photography contests each year, awarding only the most captivating and engaging photos.

View winners from past contests below:

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Wedding Photojournalism

WPJA Contest Photos - September 7th, 2022

Any wedding photographer is going to want to please their clients — but they also want their work to be appreciated on a broader scale. This is one of the reasons why the Wedding Photojournalist Association members love our regular photography competitions. These popular contests give our photographers the opportunity to submit their best images in hopes of being selected as a winner and being recognized for their creativity and effort. Our contests are judged by a panel of notable and respected working photojournalists and picture editors in the news industry, which adds an element of prestige to our awards.

World-class documentary wedding image from Lambeth Town Hall in London created as the Bride waves to friends from the wedding car
A wedding photographer in Aumelas, France created this image of the bride with her bouquet and ribbons strung out to her lady guests
Documentary style photography from Italy wedding at Villa Foscarini Stra capturing An emotional moment between the groom and his mother
Chicago contest award winning documentary wedding photography of the bride and groom cheers with their guests during their reception
A wedding photographer in Colorado created this image from the Ceremony showing that Mom is excited
Best Northamptonshire reportage style wedding photography award at the Dodmoor House in Weedon showing a high angle of Guests, food and a baby, shot from a mezzanine level
A wedding photographer in Paris created this image of The bride and the groom exiting the church
Top Calabria natural wedding photography at Cattedrale di Gerace in Reggio Calabria in black and white showing the wait for the bride

Artistic Guild - Creative Portraits and Details - September 21st, 2022

The Artistic Guild competitions are distinctly different from our other WPJA contests because this category is specifically for photographers who use their talent to create digitally-enhanced images, staged portraits and dramatic detail images. This competition attracts documentary wedding photographers who also view themselves as artists who are constantly looking to create their next masterpiece.

Hückeswagen, Germany	bride and groom kissing in front of a star wars stormtrooper
Maryland	bride getting ready with wall of empty dress hangers
The bride with her bouquet inside a room at Chateau de Malliac, Condom, Gers, France
MA bride and groom walking to the reception in the sunset light at Truro, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Handprints and wedding rings of the bride and groom at the Fujian hotel
A detail shot showing a young guest trying on her mum's oversized red shoes at East Yorkshire Barns reception venue, Flaxfleet
A city view portrait on the night of their wedding at The Belvedere Hotel, Baltimore, MD
French Groom and groomsmen posing after a billiard party at Château de Loubejac, Reception venue, Montauban

Diamond Awards - Pre-Wedding Engagement Portraits - September 19th, 2022

Couples who are searching for a wedding photographer often want a pre-wedding engagement portrait session as well as wedding day photography services. Engagement photographers need to rely on their skill and expertise in order to help their couples select a meaningful location for their portrait session. These awards allow engagement photographers to submit their most moving engagement images in hopes of being recognized for their creativity and skill.

A Grado, Italy, on location couple lifestyle portrait during a sweet hug by the sea
Beaujolais nontraditional lifestyle engagement portrait of a couple during a black and white Love session under the rain
Taormina lifestyle engagement photography of an Italian couple with with a Sicily theme and engaged pair eating the famous Sicilian cannoli
Azur lifestyle engagement photography of a Landes, France couple created when the photographer was playing with perspectives
An Italy, on location lifestyle portrait at Bevano Natural Reserve with the couple totally immersed in nature during a sunset love session
Georgia nontraditional lifestyle engagement portrait at Stone Mountain Park for a tiny couple by a lake
Crozon lifestyle engagement photography of a Brittany couple playing and kissing on the beach
A lifestyle pre wedding session in black and white of the couple walking holding hands at Moraine Lake, AB, Canada

TLC - True Love Captured - March 31st, 2022

This WPJA photography competition is focused on the emotions that are on display throughout any wedding event. The images showcase the powerful emotions that the couple are experiencing, and any of the feelings that any wedding guests may go through. The TLC contests follow a long-standing WPJA category tradition of capturing raw emotions.

This authentic and emotional Liguria wedding day moment from Diano Castello, Imperia was recorded by a documentary wedding photographer showing the Bride and her grandmother
A truthful report of raw emotions in a Bovendonk wedding day image captured by a Hoeven, Netherlands documentary wedding photographer showing the Groom and his brother in BW just before the ceremony starts
Honest and sincere emotions are on display in this Lafitte Auditorium, Jean Lafitte wedding day picture created by a Louisiana documentary wedding photographer showing Grandmother of the bride gets her earrings put on by a group of bridesmaids
A heartfelt display of emotion is captured in this Rivarennes wedding day moment by a Indre, France documentary wedding photographer showing the bride and her grandmother moved after the secular ceremony
A heartfelt display of emotion is captured in this wedding day moment by a Milan, Italy documentary wedding photographer showing the bride as she caresses her dad before leaving the house
This authentic and emotional Buenos Aires wedding day moment outside the San Isidro Cathedral in Argentina was recorded by a documentary wedding photographer showing The married couple going to the venue in the back of a vintage car
A truthful report of raw emotions in a Spain wedding day image captured by a Miramar, Malaga documentary wedding photographer showing the Just married groom receiving affection from men
A heartfelt display of emotion is captured in this St Pauls Church, Charlottesville wedding day moment from a Virginia  documentary wedding photographer showing Bride and Dad sharing a hug as they are about to walk down the aisle