Wedding Photos of Beach

The following “Beach” 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.


Some of the “Beach” 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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In LA, California, an engaged couple poses for a seaside engagement photo with a splash of water in the background.
Love on the LA Coast: A Seaside Engagement Photo with a Splashing Backdrop
A bride is captured in a fun photo with groomsmen against the stunning backdrop of a sunset over an Amsterdam beach. Numerous guests excitedly snap pictures with their phones in the lower foreground.
Beachside Bliss: Bride and Groomsmen Take Playful Wedding Photo as Guests Snap Away on Amsterdam Beach at Sunset
Couple kissing during sunset fireworks at Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, French Riviera for their engagement portrait.
Capturing a Sparkling Moment in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat for an Engaged Couple
Engagement portrait taken at Mont Coudon, Var, PACA, France. Couple sprinting towards the camera together on the walkway at the beach.
Sprinting Towards Forever: A Mont Coudon Engagement Portrait in Var, PACA, France
Photographer captured a sweet picture at a wedding in Le Porge, Gironde, France. The lovely couple takes a walk together on the beach during their wedding session.
Breathtaking Moment: Couple Strolls Beach in Le Porge for Dreamy Wedding Photoshoot in France
Wedding photo capturing the couple at Charleston Harbor Beach, joyfully high-fiving guests during their recessional after the ceremony.
Charleston Harbor Beach Bliss: Newlyweds High-Five Guests in Recessional Joy
In Perros-Guirec, Brittany, France, this engagement portrait captures the couple by the sea tidal pool with a view of the ocean, holding each other closely in a romantic and relaxed setting.
Seaside Serenity: Perros-Guirec Engagement Portrait in Brittany, France
Wedding day picture at Plage de Vendée, portraying the bride gazing at the ocean with an artistic feel reminiscent of a painting.
Bride's Serene Ocean Gaze: An Artistic Wedding Moment At Plage De Vendée Beach
A couple is captured in a romantic dip at sunset on the beach in Var, France. Playfully dancing and dipping in the sea, they share a kiss.
Sunset Serenade: Dipping Duo Dances in Var's Romantic Waves
A romantic wedding portrait of a couple in Málaga, Spain, captured at the beach as they kneel in the surf near sunset. The bride is in a beautiful wedding dress, and the groom is in a tuxedo.
Sunset Splendor: Bride in Beautiful Dress and Groom in Tux Kneeling in Málaga Surf
Engagement portrait on beach at sunset near Barnegat Lighthouse, Long Beach Island, NJ by a wedding photographer - Creative sunset photo of Bride and Groom posing romantically.
Romance by the Sea: Sunset Engagement Portrait Near Barnegat Lighthouse
A couple portrait captured by a North Devon wedding photographer at Porlock Beach. The couple shares a laugh together as they stand near the beach, framed symmetrically by hills on each side with water behind them.
Harmonious Amusement: A Moment of Laughter at Porlock Beach
Lake Tahoe, NV: A couple walks hand in hand along a beach with the glow of the sunset and Lake Tahoe behind them. Creative portrait by a NV wedding photographer.
A mesmerizing pre-wedding engagement portrait at Maceió, Brazil. This captivating image showcases a couple by the beach, locked in a loving embrace beneath the enchanting pier pilons, with the majestic ocean as their backdrop.
Brazilian Beach Love: Pre-Wedding Portrait Showcasing Maceió Embrace
Lively pre-wedding portrait in Maceió, Brazil, showcasing the sun's radiant glow. The couple shares an intimate embrace by the ocean, with the man's profile in captivating silhouette and the woman basking in sunlight.
Radiant Beach Embrace: A Captivating Couple Portrait Session in Maceió, Brazil
Ravenna Wild Beach in Italy serves as a picturesque backdrop for a lifestyle couple portrait. The photographer captures an intimate pose as the couple shares a hug on the shore, their legs interlocked, resulting in a symmetrical composition.
Ravishing Ravenna: Intimate Elegance | A Symmetrical Couple Portrait on Wild Beach
A stunning lifestyle couple portrait captures a playful dance at Monte del Barco Beach in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The engaged couple holds hands, spins, and dances against the backdrop of a sunset.
Lifestyle Couple Portrait: A Playful Dance at Monte del Barco Beach in Guanacaste, Costa Rica
In the beautiful setting of Almería, Spain, this award-winning wedding photographer captured a romantic kiss. The bride and groom stand on the beach, under a veil, in a symmetrical pose, face-to-face.
Symmetrical Sands: Award-winning Wedding Photographer Captures Romantic Kiss in Almería
A photographer captured a romantic embrace on a beach in Brittany, France. Despite the rain, the couple embraced as sunlight gave a golden glow to the grasses surrounding them.
Golden Grasses Embrace: Artistic Wedding Photo on Brittany Beach
A stunning engagement portrait taken by a WPJA wedding photographer capturing a romantic embrace between two lovers dancing in the water at Punta Penna, on the Abruzzo coast in Italy, during a beautiful sunset
Punta Penna's Passionate Embrace: A Breathtaking Engagement Portrait Immortalizes Love's Dance in the Waters of Italy's Abruzzo Coast
At the beach next to the Biville dunes, the couple joyfully plays in the ocean, captured beautifully by a top engagement photographer.
A Coastal Love Affair: Capturing Joy at Biville Dunes - Engaging Portraits by a Master Photographer
Couple walking at sunset on Praia do Canto Grande, Bombinhas - SC. A mesmerizing portrait captured by a Bombinhas wedding photographer, displaying love and anticipation before their big day.
Canto Grande Serenade: A Captivating Engagement Portrait in Bombinhas
Engagement picture at Long Beach, NY of couple walking hand in hand on the sandy shores, captured by a New York wedding photographer
Long Beach, NY: A Captivating Engagement Picture of a Couple Walking Hand in Hand on Sandy Shores, Artfully Captured by a Prominent New York Wedding Photographer
Pre-wedding bliss: Smiling couple embraces on Silhouette Island beach, captured by a Seychelles wedding photographer
Silhouette Island: Captivating Embrace and Kiss on the Dreamy Beach, Captured by Talented Seychelles Wedding Photographer
A beautiful wedding portrait capturing the love of a couple on their special day, surrounded by nature at Sand Beach in Acadia National Park
Pure Love Immersed: An Enchanting Wedding Moment at Sand Beach, Acadia National Park
On the beach in Dinard, Ille-et-Vilaine, the bride and groom enjoyed a romantic photo shoot during the cocktail hour, near the reception venue. The natural lens flare was captured perfectly, adding a touch of warmth to the picture.
SAND & WARMTH: Breathtaking Wedding Portrait Session Illuminates Dinard Venue's Romantic Beach