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Wedding Photos of Night

The following “Night” 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 “Night” 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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Epic Alexandria, VA engagement image of a couple embracing in a romantic way at night
Epic Alexandria, VA engagement image of a couple embracing in a romantic way at night
Downtown Kansas City couple engagement portraits with a couple with downtown lights at night in the city
Downtown Kansas City couple engagement portraits with a couple with downtown lights at night in the city
Bangkok pre-wedding engagement session capturing the couple with a red light in the dark scene
Bangkok pre-wedding engagement session capturing the couple with a red light in the dark scene
Calle Recreo couple engagement portrait taken with an assistant with the use of an external flash and the photo was taken walking through the streets of San Miguel de Allende at night
Calle Recreo couple engagement portrait taken with an assistant with the use of an external flash and the photo was taken walking through the streets of San Miguel de Allende at night
An Italy wedding photojournalist at Castelvecchio Sagrado in Gorizia captured this moment of the Wedding games with bride and groom holding shoes
An Italy wedding photojournalist at Castelvecchio Sagrado in Gorizia captured this moment of the Wedding games with bride and groom holding shoes
Jaisalmer, Rajasthan fun-loving couple modeling for a pre-wedding session
Jaisalmer, Rajasthan fun loving couple modeling for a pre wedding session
View this fine example of the best in the world wedding photography from Quimper, France at night during the Lanterns release party
View this fine example of the best in the world wedding photography from Quimper, France at night during the Lanterns release party
A top France wedding photojournalist from Quiberon created this image of the outdoor First dance at night under strings of flags
A top France wedding photojournalist from Quiberon created this image of the outdoor First dance at night under strings of flags
 An Oxford wedding reportage photographer captured this moment at The Perch of The groom lifted up by his friends at the end of the night
An Oxford wedding reportage photographer captured this moment at The Perch of The groom lifted up by his friends at the end of the night
A top Hertfordshire wedding photojournalist at The Vic in Hitchin created this image during A love parade through the streets
A top Hertfordshire wedding photojournalist at The Vic in Hitchin created this image during A love parade through the streets
A top wedding photojournalist in Montrose, Colorado created this image of A wedding guest celebrating as another guest completes the limbo
A top wedding photojournalist in Montrose, Colorado created this image of A wedding guest celebrating as another guest completes the limbo
A Cesenatico documentary wedding photographer captured this moment at Villa delle Rose showing the Bride throwing the bouquet of flowers at night outside
A Cesenatico documentary wedding photographer captured this moment at Villa delle Rose showing the Bride throwing the bouquet of flowers at night outside
A wedding photojournalist in Missouri captured this moment in BW of the Bride getting into car
A wedding photojournalist in Missouri captured this moment in BW of the Bride getting into car
Mennetou sur Cher night engagement image of a couple silhouetted with fireworks going off behind them
Mennetou sur Cher night engagement image of a couple silhouetted with fireworks going off behind them
View this ornamental Central Valley NY wedding image that Captured a beautiful Gazebo lighting at night surrounding by fireflies, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography at Falkirk Estate and Country Club from the WPJA
Central Valley NY wedding image that Captured a beautiful Gazebo lighting at night surrounding by fireflies, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography at Falkirk Estate and Country Club
View this grand Schloss Liebenstein wedding image in the night with an umbrella, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography from the WPJA
Schloss Liebenstein wedding image in the night with an umbrella, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography
View this grand Quimper wedding image of Lanterns released at night by the castle, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography in France from the WPJA
Quimper wedding image of Lanterns released at night by the castle, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography in France
View this creative Boulder Star Wars themed wedding party portrait, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography in Colorado from the WPJA
Boulder Star Wars themed wedding party portrait, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography in Colorado
View this pictorial Perth wedding image of The bride and groom together under the lights at the reception venue, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography in Western Australia from the WPJA
Perth wedding image of The bride and groom together under the lights at the reception venue, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography in Western Australia
On location São Miguel dos Milagres, Alagoas couple engagement portrait shoot showing a man embraces his bride and beside them, a point of light illuminates them
On location São Miguel dos Milagres, Alagoas couple engagement portrait shoot showing a man embraces his bride and beside them, a point of light illuminates them
View this dramatic Estes Park wedding portrait showing A bride and groom enjoy a scenic evening together after the reception, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography in Colorado from the WPJA
Estes Park wedding portrait showing A bride and groom enjoy a scenic evening together after the reception, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography in Colorado
View this grand Denver wedding day portrait showing The bride and groom spraying champagne as they celebrate their new marriage, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography in Colorado from the WPJA
Denver wedding day portrait showing The bride and groom spraying champagne as they celebrate their new marriage, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography in Colorado
View this dramatic Ely image of Guests and couple around camp fire at night in the dark trees, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography in Minnesota from the WPJA
dramatic Ely image of Guests and couple around camp fire at night in the dark trees in Minnesota
Outdoor Cleveland couple engagement photography portraits at night above the skyline
Outdoor Cleveland couple engagement photography portraits at night above the skyline
Colorado marriage reception party award-winning photo that has recorded the First dance at night under DJ lighting - from the world's best wedding photography competitions offered by the WPJA
Colorado marriage reception party award-winning photo that has recorded the First dance at night under DJ lighting
View this dramatic Netherlands wedding image saying - With a building like this you have to make some magic, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography from the WPJA
dramatic Netherlands wedding image saying - With a building like this you have to make some magic
View this poetic Chateau du Sou wedding Couple photo at sunset with rim lighting, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography from the WPJA
Chateau du Sou wedding Couple photo at sunset with rim lighting
Camp Hale, Redcliffe, Colorado outdoor marriage reception party award-winning photo that has recorded The couple ending their wedding with a sendoff.
Camp Hale, Redcliffe, Colorado outdoor marriage reception party award-winning photo that has recorded The couple ending their wedding with a sendoff
The Estes Park Resort, Colorado outdoor marriage reception party award-winning photo that has recorded a bride and groom bubble send off
The Estes Park Resort, Colorado outdoor marriage reception party award-winning photo that has recorded a bride and groom bubble send off
Montpellier, France outdoor marriage reception party award-winning photo that has recorded the bride doing push-ups during the wedding. The world's top wedding photographers compete at the WPJA
Montpellier, France outdoor marriage reception party award-winning photo that has recorded the bride doing push-ups during the wedding

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