WOOHOO! I am happy to announce that today I received a much awaited email from David Roberts at WPJA telling me that I have been accepted for membership! I am so floored and totally excited to accept membership and take my business to the next level.
Here’s a little background information about WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association) that I copied from their website:
MISSION STATEMENT: The Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA), an International, membership-based organization, represents professional photographers skilled in the documentation of weddings and events in a candid, unobtrusive style. The WPJA was founded to uphold excellence in the area of wedding photojournalism.
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 WPJA sponsors educational programs including seminars, conventions and workshops geared toward wedding photojournalism. We also host wedding photojournalism contests, judged by top working photojournalists and news photo editors actively in the photojournalism industry. The purpose of these contests is to celebrate the photographers who document and record the found moment.