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Wedding Photos of Bride and groom

The following “Bride and groom” 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 “Bride and groom” 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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Perth pre-wedding engagement session capturing the soon to be bride and groom walking together
Perth pre-wedding engagement session capturing the soon to be bride and groom walking together
A documentary wedding photographer in Paris captured this picture that is showing Bride and groom happy after the ceremony
A documentary wedding photographer in Paris captured this picture that is showing Bride and groom happy after the ceremony
A wedding photojournalist on North Lake Tahoe captured this moment showing the Bride and groom exiting the ceremony with their dog
A wedding photojournalist on North Lake Tahoe captured this moment showing the Bride and groom exiting the ceremony with their dog
A top wedding reportage photographer in Berkshire UK captured this picture of the Bride and groom talking happily as they walk, followed by their wedding party, as they all walk to the reception
A top wedding reportage photographer in Berkshire UK captured this picture of the Bride and groom talking happily as they walk, followed by their wedding party, as they all walk to the reception
A top wedding photojournalist from Vermont created this image at the Tourterelle in New Haven showing The bride and grooms dog sharing a moment with the couple while recessing from the ceremony
A top wedding photojournalist from Vermont created this image at the Tourterelle in New Haven showing The bride and grooms dog sharing a moment with the couple while recessing from the ceremony
A Colorado top wedding photojournalist at Della Terra Mountain Chateau in Estes Park created this image of The bride and groom walking through a lavender toss
A Colorado top wedding photojournalist at Della Terra Mountain Chateau in Estes Park created this image of The bride and groom walking through a lavender toss
A Italy documentary-style wedding image showing a moment at the San Leonardo Church in Verbania of the bride and groom exiting under raining Confetti
An Italy documentary style wedding image showing a moment at the San Leonardo Church in Verbania of the bride and groom exiting under raining Confetti
View this significant moment in Nicolaikerk, Utrecht wedding picture of the bride and groom leaving the church after the ceremony
View this significant moment in Nicolaikerk, Utrecht wedding picture of the bride and groom leaving the church after the ceremony
View this fine example of the best in the world wedding photography from Paris showing the Reflection on a car of the bride and groom
View this fine example of the best in the world wedding photography from Paris showing the Reflection on a car of the bride and groom
An Italy wedding photojournalist at Castelvecchio Sagrado in Gorizia captured this moment of the Wedding games with bride and groom holding shoes
An Italy wedding photojournalist at Castelvecchio Sagrado in Gorizia captured this moment of the Wedding games with bride and groom holding shoes
A top wedding photojournalist from Utrecht in Netherlands created this image of the bride and groom laughing during the outdoor speeches
A top wedding photojournalist from Utrecht in Netherlands created this image of the bride and groom laughing during the outdoor speeches
An Italy top documentary wedding photographer at La Brunelde in Fagagna, Udine created this image of the bride and grooms Reception kiss
An Italy top documentary wedding photographer at La Brunelde in Fagagna, Udine created this image of the bride and grooms Reception kiss
A Gorizia documentary-style wedding image showing a moment at Castelvecchio Sagrado of the First dance for the bride and groom under DJ lights
A Gorizia documentary style wedding image showing a moment at Castelvecchio Sagrado of the First dance for the bride and groom under DJ lights
A France documentary wedding photographer at town hall captured this picture of the Town hall exit, with flowers in the face for the bride and groom
A France documentary wedding photographer at town hall captured this picture of the Town hall exit, with flowers in the face for the bride and groom
A top wedding photojournalist from Philadelphia created this image of the Bride and groom desperately trying to eat dinner while a constant parade of people interrupt them
A top wedding photojournalist from Philadelphia created this image of the Bride and groom desperately trying to eat dinner while a constant parade of people interrupt them
A top documentary wedding photographer from Istanbul created this image showing the arrival of the bride and groom in a convertible red sports car
A top documentary wedding photographer from Istanbul created this image showing the arrival of the bride and groom in a convertible red sports car
A top France wedding reportage photographer at Château Barthélémy captured this picture of the Bride and groom cutting the dessert cake with a sword
A top France wedding reportage photographer at Château Barthélémy captured this picture of the Bride and groom cutting the dessert cake with a sword
A top wedding photojournalist at Le Méridien Taipei created this image of the The bride and the groom were leaving the hotel and ready to get in to their limo
A top wedding photojournalist at Le Méridien Taipei created this image of the The bride and the groom were leaving the hotel and ready to get in to their limo
A Heenvliet wedding photojournalist at De Hoecksack captured The wedding couple doing an exciting and fantastic wheelchair dance
A Heenvliet wedding photojournalist at De Hoecksack captured The wedding couple doing an exciting and fantastic wheelchair dance
A South of France documentary wedding photographer at Saint Gely du Fesc captured this picture of The bride and groom having fun on the dance floor
A South of France documentary wedding photographer at Saint Gely du Fesc captured this picture of The bride and groom having fun on the dance floor
A wedding photojournalist in France captured this moment as The bride and grooms dog was waiting for them at the exit of the church
A wedding photojournalist in France captured this moment as The bride and grooms dog was waiting for them at the exit of the church
A top wedding photojournalist from Occitanie created this image as The bride and groom are leaving the church under confetti cannons
A top wedding photojournalist from Occitanie created this image as The bride and groom are leaving the church under confetti cannons
A Lyon documentary wedding photographer in France captured this picture of an Emotional Daddy hugging the bride and groom outside
A Lyon documentary wedding photographer in France captured this picture of an Emotional Daddy hugging the bride and groom outside
A MA documentary wedding photographer captured this moment at the Four Seasons Boston Hotel as the bride and groom were having fun during their official ceremony and enjoyed each moment
A MA documentary wedding photographer captured this moment at the Four Seasons Boston Hotel as the bride and groom were having fun during their official ceremony and enjoyed each moment
A Belgium documentary wedding photographer at the Kasteel Ooidonk captured this picture of The bride and groom creating a lot of joy among the guests after entering the dinner venue, as everybody stands on their chairs
A Belgium documentary wedding photographer at the Kasteel Ooidonk captured this picture of The bride and groom creating a lot of joy among the guests after entering the dinner venue, as everybody stands on their chairs
View this significant moment wedding picture in Eygalieres from when the The bride and groom are leave the wedding ceremony
View this significant moment wedding picture in Eygalieres from when the The bride and groom are leave the wedding ceremony
A top documentary wedding photographer at Mt. Woodson Castle in Ramona, CA created this image showing The bride and groom walk down the aisle as husband and wife
A top documentary wedding photographer at Mt. Woodson Castle in Ramona, CA created this image showing The bride and groom walk down the aisle as husband and wife
A San Diego documentary-style wedding image showing a moment at Fruit Craft Brewery during The CA Bride and grooms first kiss
A San Diego documentary style wedding image showing a moment at Fruit Craft Brewery during The CA Bride and grooms first kiss
A Boulder wedding photojournalist at Greenbriar Inn captured this moment of the bride and groom laughing during maid of honor speech
A Boulder wedding photojournalist at Greenbriar Inn captured this moment of the bride and groom laughing during maid of honor speech
A top documentary wedding photographer at Berthoud, Colorado created this image of A bride and groom sharing their first dance
A top documentary wedding photographer at Berthoud, Colorado created this image of A bride and groom sharing their first dance

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