accepted! – wpja | wedding photojournalism association

by admin, April 24, 2010

This morning was one of those mornings we creatives have where we wake at 5am with our minds burning with ideas and our eyes and body going “no way man, it’s 5am, it’s still dark outside, and you want us to do what?!” So I lay there for a while trying to still my mind for the sake of my burning eyes but to no avail, eventually of course the mind rules and the coffee pot goes on… I’ve got to admit it’s a great time, I can get into the office and get a couple of hours in before any interruptions, this morning it was moving one of the computers back into my office from the lounge and linking it to my main one so I can keep working on my wedding images, while doing this and checking my emails I got stumped! A good stumped though, actually an AWESOME stumped!! Over the past year I’ve been searching for the right association to apply to for my wedding photography, so I was looking for something that suited my style, was worldwide, and had strict guidelines. With these qualities I figure if I get accepted then it means more to both myself, and my clients. So a few weeks ago I bit the bullet and applied to WPJA as they fit all of the qualities I was looking for in an association, and really fitted my style of shooting weddings. So half asleep this morning I received the email… I’ve been accepted and am now a member of WPJA. So it’s 5.30 am, everyone’s asleep, Zoe & Tiga(wife & cat), and I’m buzzing and want to tell someone! I woke up Tiga, sorry mate, but I had to:) . Then of course when Zoe wakes up she gets her husband babbling on and jumping on couches like a crazy man while she’s still half asleep- bless her, she fared well:)

So, what am I on about?…. I am now a proud member of WPJA | Wedding Photojournalism Association, here is a link to the site: WPJA

and some excerpts from their website:

“Leading the way in Wedding Photojournalism, WPJA represents the most discriminating talent around the world technically, creatively and visually. Qualified members hold industry-leading standards, skills and business integrity.”

“The Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) is a professional organization composed of photojournalists and wedding photographers from around the world. What sets our members apart in the industry is their candid, documentary approach – a distinctly artistic vision toward wedding photography.”

“The Wedding Photojournalist Association puts the world’s best wedding photography at your fingertips. We offer a new perspective on wedding photography – quietly capturing the real moments as they happen for the bride and groom. It is our goal to use photography to tell the story of your wedding day, not dictate it for you.”

Have a great day all!


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    • May 5, 2010

    Congratulations Mark!! I know how hard you work and how dedicated & skilled you are to your craft - so really comes as no surprise.

  • Just came upon your page and will check out other ones. Seems like seriously good stuff.

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