Wedding Photos of Ceremony

The following “Ceremony” 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 “Ceremony” 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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Just before the wedding rings are handed over. The bride and groom and their daughters in the same line
Just before the wedding rings are handed over, the bride and groom, along with their daughters, proudly stand in a line in Herault, France
The happy Bride and Groom smiled at each other, creating a beautiful and symmetrical image that encapsulated their joy at the end of their ceremony in Trieste, Italy
The blissful Bride and Groom beamed at one another, their delight radiating from them during their wedding ceremony
The guests at the Franklin Commons wedding ceremony in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania were delighted to witness the groom and groomsmen laughing out loud together
Guests at the wedding ceremony were delighted to see the groom and groomsmen laughing heartily together
The newlyweds in Mumbai, Maharashtra enjoyed the fun ring finding games being played between them during the wedding ceremony
Couples are adding a fun twist to wedding traditions with ring finding games during the ceremony
The bride and groom lovingly met in their Apulian Church, touching their foreheads in a tender embrace
A couple shared a tender embrace, touching their foreheads lovingly, ahead of their church ceremony
The South Asian bride had a big smile on her face as she was honoured with a traditional water pouring ceremony at her house before the wedding
The bride beamed with joy as she endured the traditional water pouring ceremony at her residence
The bride and groom were laughing uncontrollably with their officiant in Chicago, Illinois during their ceremony after the groom read a funny story
The bride and groom laughed with the officiant during their ceremony after the groom read a humorous tale
The wedding of two newlyweds captured by a Fujian photographer was made complete with an image of the hands of the groom and best men at the hotel ceremony
At a Fujian hotel, the hands of the best man at the ceremony
Under the trees at Chateau de Croisillat near by Toulouse, France, the bride and groom are leaving the ceremony
The bride and groom, beaming with joy, are departing the ceremony beneath the trees in the BW wedding picture
Inside a small room at the Lambeth Town Hall of London, the bride and groom after being announced husband and wife
Inside the Town Hall, after being pronounced husband and wife, the newlyweds celebrate with their seated guests behind them
Terrasson wedding children trying to be quiet during the indoor ceremony
The children at the wedding tried to be quiet during the indoor ceremony, making shhh gestures with their fingers
Netherlands editorial style wedding photography from the ceremony at the moment the bride and groom say yes
the ceremony at the moment the bride and groom say yes
Guests look at the wedding programs during the ceremony at The Grafton Inn
Family and friends can be seen looking at the wedding programs during the ceremony from a high camera angle
Biarritz winning image from the best documentary style wedding photography contest in the world capturing the nephew who wants to catch the dreamcatcher more than listen to the ceremony
Biarritz winning image from the best documentary style wedding photography contest in the world capturing the nephew who wants to catch the dreamcatcher more than listen to the ceremony
Documentary style photography from a Lille wedding in France capturing in BW the entrance of the couple with the music men in black
Documentary style photography from a Lille wedding in France capturing in BW the entrance of the couple with the music men in black
World class documentary wedding photography in Siena, Italy at the  Chiesa di Colle Ciupi of the groom kissing his wife on the cheek during the ceremony
World class documentary wedding photography in Siena, Italy at the Chiesa di Colle Ciupi of the groom kissing his wife on the cheek during the ceremony
Siena, Italy documentary-style wedding image from Castello di San Fabiano capturing the child who brought the rings enchanted to look at the bride
Siena, Italy documentary-style wedding image from Castello di San Fabiano capturing the child who brought the rings enchanted to look at the bride
San Francisco candid documentary wedding photography in Northern California of the groom sweeping the bride from her feet with a passionate kiss
San Francisco candid documentary wedding photography in Northern California of the groom sweeping the bride from her feet with a passionate kiss
World class documentary wedding photography at the Polo Club in Boca Raton in Florida of the bride & grooms excited response after being announced as husband and wife
World class documentary wedding photography at the Polo Club in Boca Raton in Florida of the bride & grooms excited response after being announced as husband and wife
Italian wedding planning with a mirror reflection of the bride during the ceremony
a mirror reflection of the bride during the ceremony
Emotional photography from the La Hacienda wedding venue in Rio Grande do Sul capturing the Groom cant hold back crying
Emotional photography from the La Hacienda wedding venue in Rio Grande do Sul capturing the Groom cant hold back crying
Best wedding photography from a Rugby venue, Bourton Hall of Tired flower girls during the ceremony
Best wedding photography from a Rugby venue, Bourton Hall of Tired flower girls during the ceremony
A superb example of a wedding detail in this Istanbul picture at Fener Rum Patriarchate in Turkey showing the hands during the ceremony with the brides bouquet of flowers
A superb example of a wedding detail in this Istanbul picture at Fener Rum Patriarchate in Turkey showing the hands during the ceremony with the brides bouquet of flowers
A striking Synagogue des Tournelles wedding picture of a Paris Bride and groom during Jewish ceremony
A striking Synagogue des Tournelles wedding picture of a Paris Bride and groom during Jewish ceremony
An exceptional Paris wedding image by a pro French photographer exhibiting the Bride checking that the groom signs well during the ceremony
An exceptional Paris wedding image by a pro French photographer exhibiting the Bride checking that the groom signs well during the ceremony
A natural Boston documentary wedding photography example from MA of a band playing bride and groom out of ceremony
A natural Boston documentary wedding photography example from MA of a band playing bride and groom out of ceremony
A top Washington DC wedding photographer captured this picture at the Dahlgren Chapel showing Grandmothers muted emotional moment on a video phone call during the ceremony
A top Washington DC wedding photographer captured this picture at the Dahlgren Chapel showing Grandmothers muted emotional moment on a video phone call during the ceremony
Best Virginia wedding photojournalism picture from the Stone Tower Winery showing The fathers of the bride and groom share words of wisdom before the ceremony
Best Virginia wedding photojournalism picture from the Stone Tower Winery showing The fathers of the bride and groom share words of wisdom before the ceremony

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