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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.

WEDDINGS + ELOPEMENTS + ARTISTIC PORTRAITS & DETAILS + ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS

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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Witten couple pre-wed portrait of a couple that was truly enjoying standing and hugging in the water
Witten couple pre-wed portrait of a couple that was truly enjoying standing and hugging in the water
Perth pre-wedding photo-session in black and white of the couple Laughing together at sunset
Perth pre-wedding photo-session in black and white of the couple Laughing together at sunset
Black and white pre-wedding photo-session in Perth, AUS with a beautiful sunset and a tender embrace
Black and white pre-wedding photo-session in Perth, AUS with a beautiful sunset and a tender embrace
Pre-wedding Athens engagement image-session at Parnitha Mountain for a Couple in Black and White Portrait
Pre-wedding Athens engagement image-session at Parnitha Mountain for a Couple in Black and White Portrait
Black and white pre-wedding photo-session in Bordeaux, France as a couple cuddles
Black and white pre-wedding photo-session in Bordeaux, France as a couple cuddles
Black and white pre-wedding photo-session at Lake Geneva by the ocean in a creative upside down display
Black and white pre-wedding photo-session at Lake Geneva by the ocean in a creative upside down display
Black and white pre-wedding photo-session at Perpignan beach in France with the couple Dancing in the sea
Black and white pre-wedding photo-session at Perpignan beach in France with the couple Dancing in the sea
Black and white pre-wedding photo-session in New Gloucester, Maine during a BW Engagement Shoot in the Woods
Black and white pre-wedding photo-session in New Gloucester, Maine during a BW Engagement Shoot in the Woods
View this elegant Paradiso wedding Bridal portrait in black and white, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography in Pocenia, Udine, Italy from the WPJA
View this elegant Paradiso wedding Bridal portrait in black and white, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography in Pocenia, Udine, Italy from the WPJA
Noord Brabant marriage reception party award-winning photo that has recorded kids and the bride in black and white - from the world's best wedding photography competitions offered by the WPJA
Noord Brabant marriage reception party award-winning photo that has recorded kids and the bride in black and white
Colorado marriage ceremony award-winning image showing Windy moments outdoors in BW - from the world's best wedding photography competitions presented by the WPJA
Colorado marriage ceremony award-winning image showing Windy moments outdoors in BW
Siena indoor marriage ceremony award-winning image showing a tear wipe in black and white. The world's best wedding picture competitions are featured via the WPJA
Siena indoor marriage ceremony award-winning image showing a tear wipe in black and white
Jatai bride and groom to be, sitting for a BW, indoor pre-wedding engagement session in Pontal do Unutau
Jatai bride and groom to be, sitting for a BW, indoor pre-wedding engagement session in Pontal do Unutau
Sultanahmet bride and groom to be, posing for a Istanbul pre-wedding engagement photo shoot in BW with wind and powerlines
Sultanahmet bride and groom to be, posing for a Istanbul pre-wedding engagement photo shoot in BW with wind and powerlines
Planguenoual bride and groom to be, modeling for a pre-wedding picture in France with a BW silhouette
Planguenoual bride and groom to be, modeling for a pre-wedding picture in France with a BW silhouette
Coronel Sapucaia bride and groom to be, modeling for a pre-wedding picture in Mato Grosso do Sul, surrounded by trees
Coronel Sapucaia bride and groom to be, modeling for a pre-wedding picture in Mato Grosso do Sul, surrounded by trees
Slovenia bride and groom to be, lying in the grass for a BW engagement image at Banska Bystrica
Slovenia bride and groom to be, lying in the grass for a BW engagement image at Banska Bystrica
Jaen bride and groom to be, lying down and kissing for a pre-wedding picture at El Cortijo de Ramón
Jaen bride and groom to be, lying down and kissing for a pre-wedding picture at El Cortijo de Ramón
Pisa bride and groom to be, posturing for an engagement image at the Piazza dei Miracoli - Square of Miracles
Pisa bride and groom to be, posturing for an engagement image at the Piazza dei Miracoli - Square of Miracles
Hackney Town Hall indoor marriage ceremony award-winning image showing the Last minute alterations in black and white. The world's best wedding picture competitions are featured via the WPJA
Hackney Town Hall indoor marriage ceremony award-winning image showing the Last minute alterations in black and white
French Alps bride and groom to be, posturing for an engagement image in front of the Alps
French Alps bride and groom to be, posturing for an engagement image in front of the Alps
Perth bride and groom to be, posturing for an engagement image in black and white
Perth bride and groom to be, posturing for an engagement image in black and white
Monte Livata couple e-session in silhouette in black and white
Monte Livata couple e-session in silhouette in black and white
Schio Countryside couple e-shoot candids in black and white from Vicenza, Italy
Schio Countryside couple e-shoot candids in black and white from Vicenza, Italy
Aspen, Colorado wedding couple artistic image session in BW surrounded by vegetation
Aspen, Colorado wedding couple artistic image session in BW surrounded by vegetation
Beijing artful style wedding detail picture in BW as The bridegroom took the hand of the brides grandmother
Beijing artful style wedding detail picture in BW as The bridegroom took the hand of the brides grandmother
Belgrade, MT wedding couple artistic image session in BW with the bride and groom holding hands in open field
Belgrade, MT wedding couple artistic image session in BW with the bride and groom holding hands in open field
Bella Eventos Goiânia wedding couple artistic image session in BW with intimacy and passion
Bella Eventos Goiânia wedding couple artistic image session in BW with intimacy and passion
Beskydy wedding couple artistic image session in BW of the Couple walking the mountain meadow
Beskydy wedding couple artistic image session in BW of the Couple walking the mountain meadow
Hay-Adams Hotel, Washington, DC wedding couple artistic image session created while Forced indoors by a nasty ice storm and limited by the magnificent interior spaces
Hay-Adams Hotel, Washington, DC wedding couple artistic image session created while Forced indoors by a nasty ice storm and limited by the magnificent interior spaces

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