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Wedding Photos of Church

The following “Church” 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.

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Some of the “Church” 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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San Miguel de Allende lifestyle couples portrait photo in Portales del Centro taken in the portals of the town center with the main church in the background of the photo and the couple looking distant with the effect of the suns rays
San Miguel de Allende lifestyle couples portrait photo in Portales del Centro taken in the portals of the town center with the main church in the background of the photo and the couple looking distant with the effect of the suns rays
Bordeaux wedding documentary photographer created this image of the couple exiting the church
Bordeaux wedding documentary photographer created this image of the couple exiting the church
A top Gorizia wedding photographer captured this picture of the couple leaving and saying Keep calm, we are coming
A top Gorizia wedding photographer captured this picture of the couple leaving and saying Keep calm, we are coming
Best Portugal documentary wedding photojournalism image showing a young flower girl throwing a tantrum on the church floor
Best Portugal documentary wedding photojournalism image showing a young flower girl throwing a tantrum on the church floor
Belgium wedding documentary photographer created this image at home of the bride going to church
Belgium wedding documentary photographer created this image at home of the bride going to church
A top Occitanie wedding photographer captured this picture of Groom and his mother waiting for the bride with emotion
A top Occitanie wedding photographer captured this picture of Groom and his mother waiting for the bride with emotion
Occitanie wedding reportage photojournalist created this image of the Bride and groom behind church leaving
Occitanie wedding reportage photojournalist created this image of the Bride and groom behind church leaving
Best Bretagne documentary wedding photography from the church altar at saint malo ille et vilaine
Best Bretagne documentary wedding photography from the church altar at saint malo ille et vilaine
Miami artistic wedding photography portrait at an ancient Spanish Monastery of the Bride and Groom in this beautiful historic church
Miami artistic wedding photography portrait at an ancient Spanish Monastery of the Bride and Groom in this beautiful historic church
A majestic St Lazarous Church wedding photography image from Larnaca, Cyprus showing the Bride approaching church with father as the pass the long black limo
A majestic St Lazarous Church wedding photography image from Larnaca, Cyprus showing the Bride approaching church with father as the pass the long black limo
An extraordinary Knoxville wedding picture by a pro Tennessee photographer at Sacred Heart Cathedral revealing The bride and the groom standing in the background as the church singer performs a beautiful song
An extraordinary Knoxville wedding picture by a pro Tennessee photographer at Sacred Heart Cathedral revealing The bride and the groom standing in the background as the church singer performs a beautiful song
An exceptional Iași wedding image by a pro Romania photographer at the Saint Spiridon Church exhibiting a tearful Moment during the orthodox ceremony
An exceptional Iași wedding image by a pro Romania photographer at the Saint Spiridon Church exhibiting a tearful Moment during the orthodox ceremony
Best Romania wedding photojournalism picture from St Nectarie Church showing the Brides daughters reacting to her new ring after the ceremony
Best Romania wedding photojournalism picture from St Nectarie Church showing the Brides daughters reacting to her new ring after the ceremony
Best Baixas documentary wedding picture in Pyrénées-Orientales of the Bridal party walking to the Church
Best Baixas documentary wedding picture in Pyrénées-Orientales of the Bridal party walking to the Church
An exceptional Hampshire wedding image by a pro UK photographer exhibiting the Bride arrival to the Church
An exceptional Hampshire wedding image by a pro UK photographer exhibiting the Bride arrival to the Church
Best South of France documentary wedding photojournalism image from Church of Pérols - the bride hugging while the priest checks with the sister of the bride
Best South of France documentary wedding photojournalism image from Church of Pérols - the bride hugging while the priest checks with the sister of the bride
A picturesque setting for a Cape Cod wedding in Massachusetts with The photo taken during the ceremony
A picturesque setting for a Cape Cod wedding in Massachusetts with The photo taken during the ceremony
An extraordinary Trapani wedding picture by a pro Italy photographer at Madonna di Fatima Church revealing the start of the religious ceremony in Sicily
An extraordinary Trapani wedding picture by a pro Italy photographer at Madonna di Fatima Church revealing the start of the religious ceremony in Sicily
Dramatic Matriz de Santo André wedding image of this São Paulo bride and groom with floor mirror reflections and many flowers
Dramatic Matriz de Santo André wedding image of this São Paulo bride and groom with floor mirror reflections and many flowers
Breathtaking Covadonga wedding image of a São Paulo bride in silhouette inside the church with stained glass windows
Breathtaking Covadonga wedding image of a São Paulo bride in silhouette inside the church with stained glass windows
An astonishing scene during an Badia d'Ombrone wedding in Berardenga, Siena, Italy showing the moment after leaving the church is a gathering, in which guests exchange greetings and finally get in touch with the bride, and hear the church bells
An astonishing scene during an Badia d'Ombrone wedding in Berardenga, Siena, Italy showing the moment after leaving the church is a gathering, in which guests exchange greetings and finally get in touch with the bride, and hear the church bells
Best Dordogne documentary wedding picture showing the exit of the bride and groom from the church
Best Dordogne documentary wedding picture showing the exit of the bride and groom from the church
World's most visionary and best wedding photography from Igrja Matriz de Gramado of the Bride entering church with stained glass
World's most visionary and best wedding photography from Igrja Matriz de Gramado of the Bride entering church with stained glass
A high quality Somerset wedding detail picture at the Orchardleigh House in the United Kingdom created as The England bride walking towards the church with her bridesmaids, showing the garter and bridal shoes
A high quality Somerset wedding detail picture at the Orchardleigh House in the United Kingdom created as The England bride walking towards the church with her bridesmaids, showing the garter and bridal shoes
World's most artistic and best wedding couple portraits from Östringen in the church with great natural sunlight and stained glass
World's most artistic and best wedding couple portraits from Östringen in the church with great natural sunlight and stained glass
World's most innovative and best Östringen wedding day portraits of the bride inside the church in light with stained glass
World's most innovative and best Östringen wedding day portraits of the bride inside the church in light with stained glass
World's most innovative and best Fujian wedding photography of church Praying hands against a dark background
World's most innovative and best Fujian wedding photography of church Praying hands against a dark background
A select Morristown wedding detail image from Presbyterian Church in New Jersey featuring the bride and bridesmaids shoes
A select Morristown wedding detail image from Presbyterian Church in New Jersey featuring the bride and bridesmaids shoes
View this key moment at the Cathédrale de Langres wedding picture of the Couple exiting the church under showers of bubbles and confetti
View this key moment at the Cathédrale de Langres wedding picture of the Couple exiting the church under showers of bubbles and confetti
View this key moment at the Cathédrale de Langres wedding picture of the Couple exiting the church under showers of bubbles and confetti
View this key moment at the Cathédrale de Langres wedding picture of the Couple exiting the church under showers of bubbles and confetti

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