Wedding Photos of Black and white

The following “Black and white” 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 “Black and white” 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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A couple shares an intimate session in the kitchen, captured beautifully in black and white by a talented wedding photographer in Rambouillet.
Love Simmers: Embrace in the Heart of Home - Alluring Black and White Engagement Portraits by a Masterful Rambouillet Wedding Photographer
Engaged couple blissfully embraces amidst the stunning sunset at Monserrate Palace in Sintra, Portugal, captured beautifully in BW by an artistic Portugal wedding photographer.
Romantic Serenade at Sunset: Mesmerizing Love Unveiled at Monserrate Palace, Sintra, Portugal
Engagement portrait in Sintra, Portugal: An Indian couple, captured by a top wedding photographer in Portugal, poses tenderly near a dead tree, creating a romantic and timeless image in black and white.
Enchanting Love amidst Sintra's Beauty: Indian Couple Embrace by a Weathered Tree, Captured by Portugal's Finest Wedding Photographer
Engagement portrait of a couple at sunset in France, shot in black and white. The couple stands intimately close together, with the sun shining behind them. Captured by a top France wedding photographer.
Magical Sunset Love Story: France Engagement Portrait, Shot in Timeless Black and White. A Tender Embrace Awash in Sunlight, Expertly Captured by Acclaimed French Wedding Photographer
Engaged couple joyfully dance in the historic streets of Nice, France for their engagement portrait, captured in a stunning black and white vertical image by a top French wedding photographer.
Enchanted in Nice: A Joyful Dance of Love Captured in a Stunning Black and White Vertical Image by a Top French Wedding Photographer
In this stunning black and white image, this intimate couple is enveloped in a tender embrace, surrounded by the architectural beauty of Bergamo. Captured by a talented Bergamo wedding photographer.
In this stunning black and white image, this intimate couple is enveloped in a tender embrace, surrounded by the architectural beauty of Bergamo. Captured by a talented Bergamo wedding photographer
Romantic black and white portrait of a couple captured by a talented UK wedding photographer, showcasing the iconic London Bridge as the backdrop to their love story before their special day.
London Elegance: A Breathtaking Black and White Engagement Portrait with the Iconic London Bridge as the Backdrop
Romantic pre-wedding portrait in London, showcasing a couple in black and white, strolling through the charming streets, surrounded by historic buildings, captured expertly by a talented UK wedding photographer.
Capturing Love in London: Expertly Crafted Black and White Pre-Wedding Portrait of a Couple Strolling Through Charming Historic Streets, by a Talented UK Wedding Photographer
In Baeza, Jaén, Spain, a black and white engagement portrait captured by a talented Jaén wedding photographer showcases a joyful couple, as he embraces her lovingly from behind.
Romantic Embrace in Baeza: A Timeless Black and White Engagement Portrait by a Talented Jaén Wedding Photographer
A romantic portrait of a couple before their wedding date at the iconic Disney Hall in CA, captured by an artistic and creative SO CA wedding photographer. Love and warmth surrounds them in this bold BW image.
Disney Hall Love Story: Capturing the Romance of a SoCal Couple in a Bold BW Portrait
A romantic portrait of a couple in Szeged, Hungary, taken by an artistic Hungary wedding photographer capturing a young engaged couple sharing a kiss under the arcades near towering tall brick columns.
Love Blossoms in Szeged: A Captivating Engagement Portrait beneath Arcades and Brick Columns
A beautiful portrait captured by a creative and artistic Maine wedding photographer at Sand Beach, Stonington, Maine. The image showcases a couple sharing a joyful piggyback ride during their playful engagement session.
Maine's Ethereal Love: Joyful Piggyback Ride at Sand Beach, Stonington
A groom enthusiastically removes his shirt while dancing at his wedding reception in Cape Neddick, Maine, captured in a black and white image
Unbridled Celebration: Groom's Shirtless Dance steals the Show at Maine Wedding
At a wedding in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, a young girl waves at the bride and groom who are inside a camper van, captured in a unique perspective with the camera switching between an outside view and an inside view
The Charming Hitchin Wedding: A Unique Perspective from Inside and Out
The make-up artist is focused on the bride, and the photographer cleverly captures the bride in both mirrors, showcasing the preparation process at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
Mirrors and Preparation: The Bride's Journey at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
A young girl confidently performs the splits on the dance floor near the bride's feet at Regatta Place, Newport RI
The Graceful Showstopper: A Young Girl Stealing the Spotlight at Regatta Place, Newport RI
A bride gets ready in the castle tower suite at Castello di Gargonza in Arezzo, Italy, and the photographer captures her reflection through a glass door, showcasing the castle walls
The Enchanting Bridal Reflection: A Captivating Moment at Castello di Gargonza
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 couple stands beneath the tower of the beautiful Castle of Schio in Vicenza, Italy. The black and white vertical image captures a low camera angle, emphasizing the stone masterpiece.
Love in Stone: A Captivating Vertical Portrait of a Couple under the Tower of the Castle of Schio
In front of the majestic Chamonix mountains, a lovely Malaysian couple embraces amidst the breathtaking landscape. The black and white photo captures the romantic ambiance of their engagement shoot.
Love and Beauty Amidst the Majestic Chamonix: A Stunning Engagement Portrait
The brides veil is being brought into the church at The Castelnau in Lectoure, France, with many hands offering assistance
Gracefully Guided: The Grand Unveiling at The Castelnau, Lectoure
A black and white photo taken outside in the sunlight at the Royal Air Force Yacht Club in Southampton. The bride's father watches as her dress is being done up.
A Captivating Moment: Father's Gaze as Sunshine Illuminates Breathtaking Wedding Scene at Royal Air Force Yacht Club in Southampton
Bride delicately placing the groom's ring on his finger during the ceremony at Careys Manor in Hampshire, UK. A close-up black and white shot from above captures the details.
Tying the Knot: Elegant Exchange of Rings at Careys Manor
Close-up shot of the bride's foot care essentials neatly arranged at the Royal Sonesta DC, preparing for her big day
Wedding Bliss: Bride's Foot Care Essentials Gracefully Assembled at Royal Sonesta DC
Black and white close-up photograph capturing the bride's legs and shoes as she stands on the steps at Castello di Zoagli in Rapallo, Genoa
Elegant Enigma: Bride's Legs Grace the Staircase at Castello di Zoagli
A black and white close-up photo of the bride's hands and dress in Ceparana La Spezia Baglio della Luna Resort. The intricate details on the dress are beautifully captured.
Elegant Moments: A Captivating Glimpse of the Bride's Hands and Dress at Ceparana La Spezia's Baglio della Luna Resort
A couple in their wedding attire sharing a joyful laugh as they pose for portraits at the rocky shoreline of Acadia National Park, Maine
Rocky Romance: A Joyful Laugh in Wedding Attire at Acadia's Shoreline
A man reading the speech while seated at Domaine de Verchant during a wedding day. Black and white photo.
Seated in Serene Splendor: Gentleman Captivating Crowds with Timeless Words at Domaine de Verchant
A stylish black and white portrait of the bride and groom at Terminus 330 Event Venue, Atlanta, Georgia
Eternal Love Unveiled: Blissful Bride and Groom Captured in Timeless Monochrome at Terminus 330 Event Venue, Atlanta