Wedding Photos of Getting Ready session

The following “Getting Ready session” images were created by documentary wedding photographers from the WPJA, who regularly submit their best candid moments, artistic portraits, details, and scene setters for review by our WPJA competition judges.

WEDDINGS + ELOPEMENTS + ARTISTIC PORTRAITS & DETAILS + ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS

Some of the “Getting Ready session” marriage photography samples below may have come from the getting ready events, the actual wedding ceremony, the reception after-party, an engagement session with the couple, or possibly be artistic portraits or detail shots.

FINE ART WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: Our Artistic Guild award winners take a more creative approach to wedding day Portraits and use their innovative skills to capture the Details of each couple’s special day. The Artistic Guild’s Scene Setters are some of the most notable and breathtaking from within the artistic WPJA contest categories. Playing with light and shadow, special effects, and post-production editing, these images embrace the artistic component of wedding photography.

PRE-WEDDING ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY: The story of every couple starts long before the wedding day, and the engagement marks one of the most important milestones in their story. Engaged couples often want to celebrate the occasion and announce their upcoming wedding with a photoshoot. Pre-wedding portraits of an engaged couple can be just as moving and compelling as the images taken on the wedding day. Engagement portraits can win a Diamond Award, an exclusive WPJA award whose winner is selected from the best engagement photography in the world.

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The bride and bridesmaids of Grassfield Hall in Pately Bridge, North Yorkshire, UK gathered in the getting ready room in their matching robes
The bride and bridesmaids had their hair and makeup done while wearing matching robes in the getting ready room
Atlanta bridal party playing with baby in the foreground while the bride getting ready in the background in Georgia
The wedding picture captures the bridal party interacting with a baby in the foreground, while the bride is preparing in the background
Scotland wedding venue photo of a Bridesmaid opening champagne during getting ready session
Scotland wedding venue photo of a Bridesmaid opening champagne during getting ready session
An exceptional Provence wedding photojournalism sample by a professional France photographer showing the relaxing Getting Ready session for the bridal party
An exceptional Provence wedding photojournalism sample by a professional France photographer showing the relaxing Getting Ready session for the bridal party