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Wedding Photos of Color

The following “Color” 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 “Color” 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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Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, Turkey wedding couple artistic image session in color for bridal portraits before the ceremony
Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, Turkey wedding couple artistic image session in color for bridal portraits before the ceremony
Sichuan artful style wedding detail picture of the bride preparing to take the wine cup in red clothes and the red cloth on the tray formed a color relationship with good light
Sichuan artful style wedding detail picture of the bride preparing to take the wine cup in red clothes and the red cloth on the tray formed a color relationship with good light
A garland exchange at a wedding ceremony at the Ann Arbor Marriott at Eagle Crest
A garland exchange at a wedding ceremony at the Ann Arbor Marriott at Eagle Crest
Parque de la pera Couple Portraits - Color Session with Palm Tree
Couple Portraits during a Color Session with Palm Tree
Photographer: "This gazebo is on the backside of the Art Museum and we lucked out with some great colors in the sky that morning. I used a flash behind the couple to give them a slight rim light so they would pop against the background.
This gazebo is on the backside of the Art Museum and we lucked out with some great colors in the sky that morning. I used a flash behind the couple to give them a slight rim light so they would pop against the background
Photographer:"This rock formation is the staple of this park and the sky always has some incredible color around sunset. My assistant held a flash to help brighten the couple so I could darken down the rest of the scene and pull out the drama in the sky."
This rock formation is the staple of this park and the sky always has some incredible color around sunset. My assistant held a flash to help brighten the couple so I could darken down the rest of the scene and pull out the drama in the sky
Downtown Los Angeles engagement portraits in the afternoon sun with industrial buildings - City and color
Downtown Los Angeles engagement portraits in the afternoon sun with industrial buildings - City and color
Photo of a woman lifting her veil during the ceremony by a San Diego, CA wedding photographer.
Photo of a woman lifting her veil during the ceremony
Photo of the bride and groom kissing at the alter as the sun shines through the trees behind them by a Washington, D.C. wedding photographer.
Photo of the bride and groom kissing at the alter as the sun shines through the trees behind them
Photo of the groom putting on his blue suit jacket by a Netherlands wedding photographer.
Photo of the groom putting on his blue suit jacket
Photo of a woman holding the groom as he tears up reading a letter - Image by a Barcelona wedding photographer.
a woman holding the groom as he tears up reading a letter
A man helps another shave his face before the ceremony in this photo by a Kent wedding reportage photographer.
A man helps another shave his face before the ceremony in this photo by a Kent wedding reportage photographer
Photo of a man standing alone in an ornate room by a London, England wedding reportage photographer.
a man standing alone in an ornate room
Photo of the groom and best man standing at the altar in anticipation by a Toronto, Ontario wedding photographer.
the groom and best man standing at the altar in anticipation
Photo of a woman jumping in the air to hang the bride's gown above a doorway by a Charleston, SC wedding photographer.
a woman jumping in the air to hang the bride's gown above a doorway
Photo of the bride getting ready as a woman blows up balloons by a North Yorkshire, England wedding reportage photographer.
the bride getting ready as a woman blows up balloons

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