The Wedding Photojournalist Association contest results are in! This international competition features some of the most stunning and entertaining wedding photography in the world. Thousands of images are entered in each competition, so it is a thrill for me to have won two top-ten placements this time.

      Mark and Jenny
      Fifth place: Reception

      Brett and Amanda
      Sixth place: Emotion

      Please check out all the winning photographs at Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to Mark, Jenny, Brett, and Amanda for providing such wonderful moments.


      Congratulations! Great job!

      I should be spending Christmas with Catherine’s parents. When would be the best time to visit the Washington Monument?

      Re: I knew you when!

      Aw, thanks so much, Jen! I remember when you took a picture of me at that first exhibit, and said someday I’ll make it big. Thanks for believing in me. πŸ™‚ I miss you!

      That one brings tears to my eyes, too. I was crying when I took it.

      Thanks! It really is an honor to be included among all those great images.

      Thanks! That’s one of my favorites, too.

      The funny thing is that the judges said that the second photo looked like it was out of a romance novel. I was going to be a little offended, but they went on to explain, “That’s a good thing.” Um, ok.

      Actually, no, I don’t get nearly as much business from it as I had hoped. Maybe a blue medallion next to my name will help.

      lol… Well I need something to aim for in the future. πŸ™‚

      I hope your wedding was wonderful. πŸ™‚

      I wish you did, too. πŸ™‚

      Actually I had nothing to do with her sitting down in the grass. That moment occurred immediately after their ceremony ended–they hurried around a corner for a private minute together in their first moments as husband and wife. She was so overwhelmed with emotion that she just collapsed into the grass and started crying. He squatted down next to her to comfort her. I stood far away, with a long lens and tears in my eyes.

      That second one is georgous. Not too many brides (I’m guessing) would have been willing to sit down in the grass in their gown.

      congratulations!! πŸ™‚

      I knew you when!

      I knew the day would come when I would pull out my photos of your FIRST photo show and be proud to say “I knew her when”! I am so proud of you; your ability, your creativity, your poise, your verve, and your audacity to follow your dream! Kudos to you, Char!

      Love you much,

      Whoa, congrats Charlotte! Terrific job!!!

      Congratulations Charlotte! That is such a great accomplishment, and honor. You deserved to win too, you’re a great photographer.

      I doing a happy dance for you! Happy happy HAPPY DANCE!

      WAHOO! Congrats, my dear! You deserve it!

      Wow, and I can say I knew you when… πŸ™‚

      There are really some great photos in there; I noticed Bill and Anne Holland got at least three mentions as well.

      awesome! congrats! keep entering!

      congratulations! well-deserved!

      Congratulations! I’m so glad you are getting such great recognition!

      the 2nd, is one of my most fav of your photos (that i’ve seen of course), congrats to you!!

      That is an amazing showing, and well-deserved. The WPJA pages were what inspired me to try wedding photography in the first place.

      Those are incredible pictures, congratulations!

      I am not at all surprised that you won. Your photos are always amazing…that second picture is one of my all-time favorites.

      CONGRATULATIONS!! I too love the second photo. Congratulations again. You are an excellent photographer! πŸ™‚

      Congratulations, Charlotte!

      That second photo is such a touching one that it almost brings tears to my eyes. You never cease to amaze me.

      Wow! Congrats on winning in those two categories! That is fantastic! I’m looking at the other winning pictures now. There were a lot of amazing shots. That is so cool that yours are among them.

      the second one (where you won 6th) is by far one of my favorite photos i’ve seen you post. that was just such an amazing set of photos, period.


      Great Job Charlotte! You make all your wedding pictures look absolutely dreamy

      You are a golden goddess of photography! I am so happy for you!

      Congrats to you!!!

      I really love the second photo. It looks like it is out of a fairy tale.

      Rock on. I need to get my website up and join that site. You get a lot of business from it?

      Congratulations, Charlotte. I hope I can provide you with some First place photographs next year.

      sorry, placing twice! pardon me πŸ™‚

      woot! Way to go, Char! Well deserverd … perhaps even a little ripped off. I think you’re the best. Though i am, admittedly, biased.

      Congratulations! I loved that picture of Brett and Amanda. (I love the other picture, too, I just don’t remember seeing it before.)

      congrats, those are such great pics.
      All of the ones on that site were amazing!

      At the risk of being repetitive……

      Congratulations! πŸ™‚


      wow wow wow! congratulations so much on being nominated TWICE.

      have i mentioned i’m kicking myself that we don’t live in colorado for you to shoot our wedding?! πŸ™ ah well…

      congratulations again, that is so exciting

      Congrats!!! You should be very proud! Those are great! πŸ™‚

      oooh that second one is just so, so great. congrats on the two top 10’s! πŸ™‚

      Congratulations! I still love that second image so I’m so happy it placed πŸ˜€

      I really wish I would have know about you when I got married…

      Charlotte Geary


      Lifestyle, event, and portrait photographer with a vibrant, joyful style and 17 years of professional experience.

      Located in Reston, Virginia near Washington, D.C. and available for travel.