Wedding Photos of Bride

The following “Bride” 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 “Bride” 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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Hand in hand, the engaged couple walks gracefully on the bridge, basking in the enchanting atmosphere of the London Wetland Centre, immortalizing their love in a portrait session
Capturing Love's Serenade: Engaged Couple Embrace in Enchanting London Wetland Centre
A Fujian Wedding Scene of bride getting ready for outing at home with lipstick against all red background
Bride Getting Ready for Outing at Home in Fujian Wedding Scene with Red Background
Nouvelle Aquitaine, France - A bride elegantly descends the stairs, showcasing the details of her dress and shoes, as she prepares to embark on her wedding day
Nouvelle Aquitaine, France - Bride elegantly descends stairs, showcasing dress and shoes, preparing for wedding day
The bride poses for a portrait inside England's 800-year-old Abbey, capturing the stunning natural light
Inside England's 800-year-old Abbey, the bride poses for a portrait, beautifully capturing the natural light
Grange de Montmartre: The bride, with the clouds above, skillfully cutting the bouquet ribbons during the round of ribbons
The Bride at Grange de Montmartre in Paris, skillfully cutting bouquet ribbons amidst the clouds
Atlanta, Georgia: A bride eagerly anticipates entering the sunset ceremony at Ashton Gardens, framed by a striking deep blue sky and the silhouette of trees
Ashton Gardens in Atlanta, Georgia: A Bride Enthusiastically Awaits a Sunset Ceremony with Striking Sky and Silhouette of Trees
Detail image shows a drink being poured for the toast to the health of the bride and groom at the Centre-Val de Loire reception venue
Centre-Val de Loire Reception Venue: Toast to the Health of the Bride and Groom with Drinks
A black and white image depicts a bride at La ferme d'en chon farm, lacing her wedding shoes
La Ferme d'en Chon Farm, Black and White Image of Bride Lacing Wedding Shoes
A bride at Domaine de Valmont, crosses her hands behind her back as she prepares to leave for the wedding ceremony
Domaine de Valmont Bride at Wedding Ceremony Crosses Her Hands Behind Her Back
A bride and groom dance at their wedding reception, held at a disco ball-lit dancefloor in Florence, Italy
Florence, Italy Wedding Reception: Bride and Groom Dance Under Disco Ball-Lit Dancefloor
Wedding couple in the countryside, creatively jumping and posing for a photo, with the groom leaping with bent legs and the bride extending her leg in front
Countryside Wedding Couple Jumps and Poses Creatively for Photo with Groom and Bride Leap and Extend
Artistic wedding photo captures the traditionally-dressed bride in the midst of her bridesmaids, taken in New Jersey
New Jersey Wedding: Artistic Photo of a Traditionally-Dressed Bride with Her Bridesmaids
A bride stands in front of the door of Eglise de Rouffiac Tolosan in France, playfully interacting with her veil
France: A Bride Playfully Interacts with Her Veil at Eglise de Rouffiac Tolosan
A portrait of a bride and groom standing in Portofino, Italy
Portofino, Italy: A Beautiful Portrait of a Bride and Groom
Detail of the bride's wedding shoes as she climbs a spiral staircase at Castello Canevaro in Zoagli, Genoa
Zoagli, Genoa: Detail of Bride's Wedding Shoes Climbing Spiral Staircase at Castello Canevaro
The bride exudes elegance in this overhead portrait at Villa Borromeo in Cassano d'Adda, Italy.
Villa Borromeo in Cassano d'Adda, Italy showcases an elegant bride in this stunning overhead portrait
At the wedding in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado, the bride and her best friend proudly displayed their matching tattoos, adding a unique and personal touch to the special day
Red Feather Lakes, Colorado Wedding: Bride and Best Friend Display Matching Tattoos, Adding Personal Touch
A portrait of a bride with her veil flowing at an ancient farmhouse in Apulia was captured using a unique infrared camera and minimal post-production enhancements
Apulia farmhouse bridal portrait captured with unique infrared camera and minimal post-production enhancements
At Humble House Taipei, Taiwan, a beautiful wedding moment was captured as the bride looked on at her father and groom hugging fondly
In Taipei, Taiwan, at Humble House, a touching wedding moment occurred when the bride witnessed her dad and groom hug warmly
At The Woods at Eisler Farms in Butler, PA, the groom tenderly kissed the bride's shoulder as she became emotional during her maid of honor's speech
The groom kissed the bride's shoulder tenderly at The Woods at Eisler Farms, Butler, PA
A momentous wedding image was captured at Coulibri Ridge, Dominica, showing the bride tenderly blowing a kiss towards the flower girl ahead of the ceremony
The bride at Coulibri Ridge, Dominica blows a tender kiss towards the flower girl
At the Enjoy Hotel in Sakarya, NG, the bride was caught up in the excitement of her wedding day, surrounded by her bridesmaids and sharing in the gossip they were sharing
The bride celebrated her special day with friends at Enjoy Hotel in Sakarya, NG
At Yanik Mektep in Istanbul, a beautiful outdoor wedding image was created featuring the bride and groom hugging their loved ones in a symmetrical embrace
A wedding photo was captured at Yanik Mektep, Istanbul, showing the bride and groom surrounded by embracing family
In their wedding portrait at Roman Lakes Park in Stockport, UK, the bride and groom strike a signature 'hipster' pose, inspired by Wes Anderson, in front of a charmingly rustic boat shed
Wedding Portrait at Roman Lakes Park in Stockport, UK: Hipster-Inspired 'Wes Anderson' Pose near Boat Shed
At Baltimore's American Visionary Art Museum, an ironic wedding image was created as two ladies on the dance floor mirrored each other, one woman's hands mimicking the movement of the other's hair
Two women mirrored each others hands/hair on the dance floor at Baltimore's American Visionary Art Museum
At Bretagne in France, a quiet image of the bride waiting at the bottom of the stairs for her parents to finish getting ready was captured at the reception venue
A bride was photographed at Bretagne, France, waiting at the stairs for her parents
At Crazy Diamond Campground in Ventucopa, CA, the bride and groom were joyfully "netted" in a festive celebration by guests wearing bright costumes
The bride and groom were joyfully netted in a festive celebration at Crazy Diamond Campground, Ventucopa, CA
An image of the bride cutting her outdoor wedding bouquet ribbons, captured at the Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany reception venue, was created by the wedding photographer
The photographer captured an image of the bride cutting her bouquet ribbons at the Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany venue
The bride and groom are captured in a celebratory wedding image at Poitiers Vienne, coming into the reception, dancing, and holding hands with a small girl
The bride, groom, and child celebrated at Poitiers Vienne Wedding Reception