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Wedding Photos of Ken Pak

The following “Ken Pak” 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 “Ken Pak” 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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Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C creative wedding detail image of the Bride's shoes placed on the architectural elements of the venue
Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C creative wedding detail image of the Bride's shoes placed on the architectural elements of the venue
Milton Ridge, Maryland fine art wedding couple portrait with an indoor Flower petal shower
Milton Ridge, Maryland fine art wedding couple portrait with an indoor Flower petal shower
The Line, Washington DC creative couple wedding portrait with the feeling of Floating like clouds in the city
The Line, Washington DC creative couple wedding portrait with the feeling of Floating like clouds in the city
The Line, Washington DC fine art wedding detail pic using photos of the couple's ancestors during the ceremony
The Line, Washington DC fine art wedding detail pic using photos of the couple's ancestors during the ceremony
 Sweeney Barn, Manassas, VA wedding photography of The sister and matron of honor is fixing some wardrobe issue
Sweeney Barn, Manassas, VA wedding photography of The sister and matron of honor is fixing some wardrobe issue
Sequoia, Washington, DC wedding photography showing the brother of the groom making a blooper during his best man speech
Sequoia, Washington, DC wedding photography showing the brother of the groom making a blooper during his best man speech
Milton Ridge, Maryland wedding photography showing Confetti throwing at Korean American chapel wedding
Milton Ridge, Maryland wedding photography showing Confetti throwing at Korean American chapel wedding
Milton Ridge, Maryland wedding photo showing The bride and groom are making a perfect 90 degree vow to the guests to show their respect to their attendance during Pandemic
Milton Ridge, Maryland wedding photo showing The bride and groom are making a perfect 90 degree vow to the guests to show their respect to their attendance during Pandemic
Wedding photography from Zion Canyon showing the dramatic Ceremony during the Sunrise
Wedding photography from Zion Canyon showing the dramatic Ceremony during the Sunrise
The Line, DC artistic wedding photo showing that Kissing her hand is like being over the full moon
The Line, DC artistic wedding photo showing that Kissing her hand is like being over the full moon
The Line, DC artistic wedding photo showing the groom is touching the shooting star
The Line, DC artistic wedding photo showing the groom is touching the shooting star
District Of Columbia wedding photographer captured this image at The Inn at Mount Vernon Farm, Sperryville, VA of a little flower girl asking for a glass of wine during the Jewish ceremony
District Of Columbia wedding photographer captured this image at The Inn at Mount Vernon Farm, Sperryville, VA of a little flower girl asking for a glass of wine during the Jewish ceremony
DC wedding photography from The Inn at Mount Vernon Farm, Sperryville, VA showing the flower girl occupying the outdoor ceremony  isle
DC wedding photography from The Inn at Mount Vernon Farm, Sperryville, VA showing the flower girl occupying the outdoor ceremony isle
District Of Columbia wedding photographer captured this humor image at All Souls Chuch Unitarian, Washington, DC of The couple's dog messing up the sweetheart table
District Of Columbia wedding photographer captured this humor image at All Souls Chuch Unitarian, Washington, DC of The couple's dog messing up the sweetheart table
DC engagement portrait with a posed couple using a puddle reflection in Kennedy Center, DC with a Sparkler in water
DC engagement portrait with a posed couple using a puddle reflection in Kennedy Center, DC with a Sparkler in water
Washington DC pre wedding and engagement photography at Kennedy Center, DC with the Couple's favorite tree and pet
Washington DC pre wedding and engagement photography at Kennedy Center, DC with the Couple's favorite tree and pet
Virginia engagement photoshoot & pre-wedding session at Ballston Square, VA	using Motion Blur & Still Motion
Virginia engagement photoshoot & pre-wedding session at Ballston Square, VA using Motion Blur & Still Motion
Virginia pre wedding portrait session with engaged lovers kissing at Ballston Square, VA with Street motion and a couple
Virginia pre wedding portrait session with engaged lovers kissing at Ballston Square, VA with Street motion and a couple
Virginia engagement portrait with a posed couple at the Gulf Branch Park & Nature Center, Arlington, VA showing a Shadow of kiss
Virginia engagement portrait with a posed couple at the Gulf Branch Park & Nature Center, Arlington, VA showing a Shadow of kiss
Virginia engagement photo shoot at Great Falls National Park with a cool, Nerdy & yet goofy couple...so much fun
Virginia engagement photo shoot at Great Falls National Park with a cool, Nerdy & yet goofy couple...so much fun
National Archive Museum bride and groom posing during a portrait session before a bw Big door
National Archive Museum bride and groom posing during a portrait session before a bw Big door
Atkinson Farm, Danville, VA pre wedding photography with deep, blue tones and great lighting
Atkinson Farm, Danville, VA pre wedding photography with deep, blue tones and great lighting
Rochester, NY	Flowers & Sun = Sunflowers in this colorful engagement couple photo portrait session
Rochester, NY Flowers & Sun = Sunflowers in this colorful engagement couple photo portrait session
Baltimore, USA couple Jumping on the teeth of a giant painted happy face during their engagement photo session
Baltimore, USA couple Jumping on the teeth of a giant painted happy face during their engagement photo session
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC	Milkyway engagement portrait with lights and darkness
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Milkyway engagement portrait with lights and darkness
Ritz Carlton, Tyson's Corner in Virginia wedding image of the bride searching for the groom during the butt-touching game
Ritz Carlton, Tyson's Corner in Virginia wedding image of the bride searching for the groom during the butt-touching game
Canopy by Hilton wedding image of a family walking up the staircase
Canopy by Hilton wedding image of a family walking up the staircase
Willard International Hotel, Washington, D.C. The bride is putting her shoes on during the getting ready time.
Washington, D.C. bride is putting her shoes

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