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Wedding Photos of Crying

The following “Crying” 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 “Crying” 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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This authentic and emotional wedding day moment from the Allan House in Austin, Texas was recorded by a documentary wedding photographer showing Wedding guests crying after speech at the outdoor reception venue
This authentic and emotional wedding day moment from the Allan House in Austin, Texas was recorded by a documentary wedding photographer showing Wedding guests crying after speech at the outdoor reception venue
An emotional UK documentary wedding photography example from Soughton Hall of the Groom crying as his bride walks down the aisle
An emotional UK documentary wedding photography example from Soughton Hall of the Groom crying as his bride walks down the aisle
Best Beijing documentary wedding photojournalism image from Getting ready as The bride is making up and her mother is crying
Best Beijing documentary wedding photojournalism image from Getting ready as The bride is making up and her mother is crying
A top Occitanie wedding photographer captured this picture of the son crying because he did not want his father groom pick up and wear a ring
A top Occitanie wedding photographer captured this picture of the son crying because he did not want his father groom pick up and wear a ring
Birmingham, UK wedding documentary photographer created this image of a Muslim bride saying goodbye to her family, crying father in the background
Birmingham, UK wedding documentary photographer created this image of a Muslim bride saying goodbye to her family, crying father in the background
Colorado wedding documentary photographer created this image at the Copper Mountain Resort showing A bridesmaid crying as the bride comforts her before the wedding ceremony
Colorado wedding documentary photographer created this image at the Copper Mountain Resort showing A bridesmaid crying as the bride comforts her before the wedding ceremony
An extraordinary Spoleto wedding image by a professional Umbria photographer at Villa Pianciani showing The bride was crying during the ceremony held by her friends
An extraordinary Spoleto wedding image by a professional Umbria photographer at Villa Pianciani showing The bride was crying during the ceremony held by her friends
A top Beijing wedding photojournalism example from an outdoor China wedding event as The brides wedding car had just left, and the brides mother was crying
A top Beijing wedding photojournalism example from an outdoor China wedding event as The brides wedding car had just left, and the brides mother was crying
This Massachusetts wedding photojournalism picture is a prime example of what candid, nontraditional Snowmass wedding photography looks like, as the bride is laughing and crying as her new husband faceplants onto the table during a toast
This Massachusetts wedding photojournalism picture is a prime example of what candid, nontraditional Snowmass wedding photography looks like, as the bride is laughing and crying as her new husband faceplants onto the table during a toast
A top Vail wedding photojournalist created this image in the backcountry of a groomsman crying during ceremony
A top Vail wedding photojournalist created this image in the backcountry of a groomsman crying during ceremony
Saint Cast, France nuptial day award-winning image of The bride crying with her mother. The world's best wedding photography competitions are hosted by the WPJA
Saint Cast, France nuptial day award-winning image of The bride crying with her mother
Haiphong, Vietnam indoor marriage award-winning image showing bride and groom During the ceremony. The world's best wedding picture competitions are featured via the WPJA
Haiphong, Vietnam indoor marriage award-winning image showing bride and groom During the ceremony
Auvergne outdoor marriage ceremony award-winning image showing the Groom crying during the ceremony. The world's best wedding photo contests presented by the WPJA
Auvergne outdoor marriage ceremony award-winning image showing the Groom crying during the ceremony
Delamere Manor nuptial day award-winning image of Brides mum crying as the bride sees her grandad
Delamere Manor nuptial day award-winning image of Brides mum crying as the bride sees her grandad
An Italian wedding photographer at Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia created this image showing The bride couldn't stop crying while hugging her cousin 
An Italian wedding photographer at Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia created this image showing The bride couldn't stop crying while hugging her cousin
Estes Park wedding photographer contest award winning image sample at Black Canyon Inn wedding venue in CO showing wedding guests crying during ceremony
Estes Park wedding photographer contest award winning image sample at Black Canyon Inn wedding venue in CO showing wedding guests crying during ceremony
Camp Katur, North Yorkshire, wedding reportage image of the groom as he sees his bride for the first time during the ceremony and he breaks down - a beautiful moment
Camp Katur, North Yorkshire, wedding reportage image of the groom as he sees his bride for the first time during the ceremony and he breaks down - a beautiful moment
İstanbul Turkey documentary wedding moment of thebride and her crying brother with their father watching them
İstanbul Turkey documentary wedding moment of thebride and her crying brother with their father watching them
Spain photography of a Toledo - Castilla La Mancha wedding Real emotional crying family moment at getting ready
Spain photography of a Toledo - Castilla La Mancha wedding Real emotional crying family moment at getting ready
Seacoast Science Center, NH wedding photo showing While the bride was walking down the aisle while her father was almost crying
Seacoast Science Center, NH wedding photo showing While the bride was walking down the aisle while her father was almost crying
Quimper, France wedding reception pic of the bridemaid crying
Quimper, France wedding reception pic of the bridemaid crying
Wedding photo from Aglika Palace, Zhrebchevo, Bulgaria of the Groom crying tears of happiness to see the Bride
Wedding photo from Aglika Palace, Zhrebchevo, Bulgaria of the Groom crying tears of happiness to see the Bride
Alagoas wedding photography from the Brazil ceremony of a crying grandmother at grandson wedding
Alagoas wedding photography from the Brazil ceremony of a crying grandmother at grandson wedding
A Rio Grande do Sul wedding photographer created this image at Mahala of the Godfathers and Godmothers crying at the ceremony
A Rio Grande do Sul wedding photographer created this image at Mahala of the Godfathers and Godmothers crying at the ceremony
A Utrecht wedding photographer captured this humor image from this Netherlands ceremony location of a kid crying with bouquet
A Utrecht wedding photographer captured this humor image from this Netherlands ceremony location of a kid crying with bouquet
Estes Park, CO wedding photographer shooting images at Della Terra Mountain Chateau of the groom crying during wedding toasts
Estes Park, CO wedding photographer shooting images at Della Terra Mountain Chateau of the groom crying during wedding toasts
Black Canyon Inn Estes Park, CO wedding guests crying during ceremony in this candid photography
Black Canyon Inn Estes Park, CO wedding guests crying during ceremony in this candid photography
Paris engagement photoshoot & pre-wedding session at Parc de Vincennes - She is crying because their wedding was postponed to 2021, he is comforting her
Paris engagement photoshoot & pre-wedding session at Parc de Vincennes - She is crying because their wedding was postponed to 2021, he is comforting her
mother of the bride crying as the bride walks in to the ceremony at Streatham Church
mother of the bride crying as the bride walks in to the ceremony at Streatham Church
FR wedding photography from Montpellier, France of a Crying bride and groom
FR wedding photography from Montpellier, France of a Crying bride and groom

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