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Wedding Photos of Waiting

The following “Waiting” wedding images were created by photographers from the WPJA. These contest award-winning pictures match the search result photos tagged as “Waiting”. 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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Ricevimento, Villa Eden, Bagnolo San Vito, Mantova, Italia artful style wedding detail picture created while While waiting for the cake, a part of dress and veil with a swimming pool background
Ricevimento, Villa Eden, Bagnolo San Vito, Mantova, Italia artful style wedding detail picture created while While waiting for the cake, a part of dress and veil with a swimming pool background
French wedding couple having pictures taken of them while waiting for the ceremony to begin
French wedding couple having pictures taken of them while waiting for the ceremony to begin
Garden wedding photo from DoubleTree by Hilton Nashua, NH from Before the ceremony, while waiting the bride
Garden wedding photo from DoubleTree by Hilton Nashua, NH from Before the ceremony, while waiting the bride
England Getting ready artistic wedding photo showing The best man waiting with his umbrella near an autumn leaf, which matches his shoes
England Getting ready artistic wedding photo showing The best man waiting with his umbrella near an autumn leaf, which matches his shoes
England wedding photography showing a flower girl and bridesmaids waiting for the bride to arrive at the ceremony venue
England wedding photography showing a flower girl and bridesmaids waiting for the bride to arrive at the ceremony venue
Wedding photo of the Taipei Marriott Hotel groom and the guests were waiting for the bride in a big rain
Wedding photo of the Taipei Marriott Hotel groom and the guests were waiting for the bride in a big rain
A Rio Grande do Sul wedding picture from Alameda FIgueira - Cachoeirinha - Brazil showing the Page waiting for the bride to enter
A Rio Grande do Sul wedding picture from Alameda FIgueira - Cachoeirinha - Brazil showing the Page waiting for the bride to enter
Chengdu wedding photography from Sichuan of The bride and her parents are waiting for the ceremony to begin. On the left, the bride's sister is tidying up her wedding dress. On the right, the father of the bride spits out smoke. On the far
Chengdu wedding photography from Sichuan of The bride and her parents are waiting for the ceremony to begin. On the left, the bride's sister is tidying up her wedding dress. On the right, the father of the bride spits out smoke. On the far
Belgium church wedding image of the flowerkids waiting for the ceremony to begin
Belgium church wedding image of the flowerkids waiting for the ceremony to begin
Two sons are waiting patiently and ready to give their parents the wedding rings at a town hall ceremony
Two sons are waiting patiently and ready to give their parents the wedding rings at a town hall ceremony Tarn
Chicago Illinois artistic wedding picture from the Transportation of the Bride waiting to leave in the limo
Chicago Illinois artistic wedding picture from the Transportation of the Bride waiting to leave in the limo
The bride stands waiting for her groom as a brass band plays behind her on the street outside of the Chelsea Town Hall
The bride stands waiting for her groom as a brass band plays behind her on the street outside of the Chelsea Town Hall
Ireland wedding photography from Smock Alley, Dublin as the Groom is waiting
Ireland wedding photography from Smock Alley, Dublin as the Groom is waiting
Bridal Home, Ruse, Bulgaria wedding image showing The little flower-girl is waiting while the Bride is getting ready
Bridal Home, Ruse, Bulgaria wedding image showing The little flower-girl is waiting while the Bride is getting ready
Wedding photo from the Castroreale, bride's Home created as The bride is waiting someone can help her
Wedding photo from the Castroreale, bride's Home created as The bride is waiting someone can help her
Birmingham, UK Waiting for the bride wedding photo with patient women in traditional dress
Birmingham, UK Waiting for the bride wedding photo with patient women in traditional dress
PA wedding photography from Philadelphia of the The bride and groom hanging out with some of their family and waiting for their guests to arrive on a bus that was running late
PA wedding photography from Philadelphia of the The bride and groom hanging out with some of their family and waiting for their guests to arrive on a bus that was running late
Massachusetts beach wedding photo from Osterville Dowses Beach of Kids waiting for the bride to come during the ceremony
Massachusetts beach wedding photo from Osterville Dowses Beach of Kids waiting for the bride to come during the ceremony
PARIS FRANCE COUPLE PORTRAITS - Two lovers waiting the metro
COUPLE PORTRAITS for Two lovers waiting for the metro train
Valencia, Spain wedding image of the father and bride waiting in the car
the father and bride waiting in the car
Bagni Marea, Savona - Photo of the bride waiting for her pickup to the ceremony venue
the bride waiting for her pickup to the ceremony venue
The wedding cake sits ready and waiting at Le Pinete, Viggiù in this black and white photo by an award-winning Milan, Lombardy wedding photographer.
The wedding cake sits ready and waiting in this black and white photo
Wedding Photography at Hacienda del Alamo - Waiting to see the bride - women with hats
Wedding Photography of women with hats Waiting to see the bride
Greene, Maine wedding photography - The bride awaits with her brother for the musical queue to enter the ceremony at the family farmhouse
wedding photography showing The bride waiting with her brother for the musical queue to enter the ceremony at the family farmhouse
Varazze, Italy black and white wedding photo showing the bride arriving at church while groom stands waiting
Varazze, Italy black and white wedding photo showing the bride arriving at church while groom stands waiting
Dong Nai - Viet Nam Wedding Photographer said: While waiting for a group of people beside me to be a gate, I find its pattern quite good to be able to take advantage of the upcoming photo.
While waiting for a group of people beside me to be a gate, a pattern quite good to be able to take advantage of the upcoming photo