Multi award winning photographer WPJA
Find out about my contest winning photos
Since 2002 The Wedding Photo Journalist Association or WPJA for short, has been the number one trusted source for the best wedding photographers in the World. Recognised for its excellence such as the leading publication Brides magazine, it is an international network of vigorously vetted professional photographers. Their work is regularly judged by award-winning photojournalists (including Pulitzer prize winners ) and news editors.
It was for these reasons that I joined the organisation just over a year ago. Since then I have been entering their quarterly photo contests. With over 2100 members Worldwide 44,500 images were entered into their contest’s last year.
The judges really know their stuff
The judges at WPJA really know their stuff. They are not influenced by wedding photography fashions and clichés. What they are looking for are true photojournalistic images using light, composition and capturing that all-important moment.
In 2014 I received two award-winning photo’s in their categories. One image achieving 6th place and the other 20th place. To achieve these placements I went up against hundreds of some of the best wedding photographers in the World.
Striving to take better pictures
These awards really give me a boost and helps me strive to take better wedding photographs. As a wedding photojournalist, I don’t believe in following fashions or trends that will be out of date tomorrow. I believe weddings are about real people, recording the real story, capturing their emotions and personalities that are different at every wedding. These images are timeless and passed on from generation to generation.
Multi award-winning photographer WPJA/Ketch 22 photography