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Wedding Photos of California

The following “California” wedding images were created by photographers from the WPJA. These contest award-winning pictures match the search result photos tagged as “California”. Wedding Photojournalist Association professionals regularly submit their best photography for review by WPJA competition judges. The photography samples below come from the getting ready events, the actual wedding ceremony, the reception after-party as well as artistic portraits and detail shots.

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Malibu couple posturing for an engagement image while the photographer is Getting creative with light after sunset
Malibu couple posturing for an engagement image while the photographer is Getting creative with light after sunset
Los Angeles bride and groom to be, posing for a pre-wedding engagement photo shoot at the LA County Museum of Art as they hold hands below at a street light installation
Los Angeles bride and groom to be, posing for a pre-wedding engagement photo shoot at the LA County Museum of Art as they hold hands below at a street light installation
California e-shoot with a Sweet couple sauntered to a colorful door on a San Francisco street
California e-shoot with a Sweet couple sauntered to a colorful door on a San Francisco street
Davenport Artful Engagement Photography showing Their love is sweeter and brighter than the strawberries in the field
Davenport Artful Engagement Photography showing Their love is sweeter and brighter than the strawberries in the field
Moss Beach, California Pre Wedding Photoshoot in a Fine Art Style with some Dancing on the beach
Moss Beach, California Pre Wedding Photoshoot in a Fine Art Style with some Dancing on the beach
Donner Lake, California Fine Art Engagement Session with the bride to be looking at her new fiance's face with so much love
Donner Lake, California Fine Art Engagement Session with the bride to be looking at her new fiance's face with so much love
Desert couple portrait at Vasquez Rocks, California wandering the landscape and the rough terrain
Desert couple portrait at Vasquez Rocks, California wandering the landscape and the rough terrain
Vasquez Rocks, California pre wed portrait amongst the rocks, the moon, the landscape and the couple
Vasquez Rocks, California pre wed portrait amongst the rocks, the moon, the landscape and the couple
Pasadena silhouette evening couple portrait during sunset magic
Pasadena silhouette evening couple portrait during sunset magic
Pasadena couple portrait session, an evening silhouette, dancing in the sunset light
Pasadena couple portrait session, an evening silhouette, dancing in the sunset light
Pasadena couple portrait in the fields during the late afternoon light
Pasadena couple portrait in the fields during the late afternoon light
Pasadena pre wedding photo shoot with starburst magic
Pasadena pre wedding photo shoot with starburst magic
Big Basin, California forest pre wedding shoot
Big Basin, California forest pre wedding shoot
San Francisco, California mini urban pic shoot before the wedding day while Romancing in the city
San Francisco, California mini urban pic shoot before the wedding day while Romancing in the city
Yosemite National Park, California micro outdoor mountain photo session before the wedding day at a fabulous spot overlooking Yosemite Valley
Yosemite National Park, California micro outdoor mountain photo session before the wedding day at a fabulous spot overlooking Yosemite Valley
Los Angeles, California urban photo shoot before the wedding day in an underground parking structure
Los Angeles, California urban photo shoot before the wedding day in an underground parking structure
Los Angeles, California Urban Engagement Session in a concrete parking garage with skylights
Los Angeles, California Urban Engagement Session in a concrete parking garage with skylights
Downtown Los Angeles, California overhead urban photo shoot with the couple lying on the street between painted lines
Downtown Los Angeles, California overhead urban photo shoot with the couple lying on the street between painted lines
Downtown Los Angeles, California Angels Flight engagement image created before the wedding day
Downtown Los Angeles, California Angels Flight engagement image created before the wedding day
Baker Beach, San Francisco, California micro outdoor photo session before the wedding day showing the Roots of love
Baker Beach, San Francisco, California micro outdoor photo session before the wedding day showing the Roots of love
The Mission, Santa Cruz, California mini photo session before the wedding day - couple in a garden
The Mission, Santa Cruz, California mini photo session before the wedding day - couple in a garden
Berkeley University, California micro outdoor mountain photo session before the wedding day at sunset overlooking the campus where they first met
Berkeley University, California micro outdoor mountain photo session before the wedding day at sunset overlooking the campus where they first met
Pier 7, San Francisco, California mini urban pic shoot before the wedding day of an evening stroll on a lovely night
Pier 7, San Francisco, California mini urban pic shoot before the wedding day of an evening stroll on a lovely night
Ocean Beach, San Francsico, California mini urban pic shoot before the wedding day in a colored powder fight session
Ocean Beach, San Francsico, California mini urban pic shoot before the wedding day in a colored powder fight session
California outdoor beach wedding photo from Carpinteria as A groom laughs during his vows on his intimate beach ceremony
California outdoor beach wedding photo from Carpinteria as A groom laughs during his vows on his intimate beach ceremony
Wedding photo from a Malibu Solstice Vineyard, Malibu, California outdoor event as The bridesmaids lift the bride's dress to find a dress loop
Wedding photo from a Malibu Solstice Vineyard, Malibu, California outdoor event as The bridesmaids lift the bride's dress to find a dress loop
California wedding photography from San Jose, California of the bride and groom's first dance, swing dance style
California wedding photography from San Jose, California of the bride and groom's first dance, swing dance style
Los Angeles, California Twilight chills in the arts district for a pre-wed picture session
Los Angeles, California Twilight chills in the arts district for a pre-wed picture session
Los Angeles, California DTLA wall art and color showing off for a pre-wed picture shoot
Los Angeles, California DTLA wall art and color showing off for a pre-wed picture shoot
Los Angeles, California Sunset silhouettes for a pre-wed picture
Los Angeles, California Sunset silhouettes for a pre-wed picture

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