Wedding Photos of Embracing

The following “Embracing” 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.


Some of the “Embracing” 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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In a picturesque setting at Cerrada del Utrero, Cazorla, Jaén, Spain, the engaged couple is embraced in a pre-wedding portrait. He tenderly wraps his arms around her from behind, with rocky cliffs and trees creating a stunning backdrop.
Cerrada del Utrero: A Captivating Pre-Wedding Embrace
Captured during the Tuscan Winter in Casole d'Elsa, Siena, Tuscany, this engagement portrait beautifully showcases the couple sitting, embracing, and holding hands in the warm winter sunshine, creating a tender and romantic scene.
Tuscan Winter Romance: A Tender Engagement Portrait in Casole d'Elsa
At Rambouillet, a couple is embracing in the natural surroundings, captured in a close-up black and white shot, sharing an intimate kiss
Embraced in Rambouillet's Splendor: A Close-Up Black and White Portrait of Love
In this picture taken by a WPJA wedding photographer, a couple embraces each other while standing on the stairs overlooking the Charles River Esplanade in Boston, MA
Enchanting Love on the Charles: A Captivating Engagement Portrait
In a stunning black and white photograph taken by a wedding photographer from the WPJA, a couple in Baeza, Jaén, Spain, can be seen embracing as the man effortlessly lifts the woman and carries her next to the imposing stone walls
Portraits of Passion: Embracing Love in the Heart of Baeza
At a private residence in Burlington, VT, the groom joyfully howls on the dance floor as he tightly embraces his bride
Burlington's Blissful Howl: Groom's Enthusiastic Embrace Ignites the Dance Floor with Joy
At the Dormont Rec Center in Dormont, PA, a touching moment unfolds as the groom embraces his emotional daughter during their special dance at the wedding reception party
Dormont, PA: A Heartwarming Dance as a Groom Embraces His Emotional Daughter at the Wedding Reception
In Provence, the bride embraces her aunt beneath the shade of the trees, exchanging warm congratulations on her wedding day
Romantic Reunion in Provence: A Bride's Heartwarming Embrace with her Beloved Aunt on Her Special Day
The couple is seen embracing each other between two tree trunks in a photograph taken by a WPJA wedding photographer
Enchanted Love: Embracing Blissfully Amidst Towering Tree Trunks, Captured by WPJA Wedding Photographer
The couple stands in front of a modern glass building in Luxembourg, for a beautiful and artistic engagement portrait
Luxembourg's Luminescent Love: A Captivating Engagement Portrait Embraced by Modern Glass
A couple embraces outdoors in Amneville - enveloped in their deep affection for one another
Amneville's Natural Love: A Couple Captivatingly Embraced in the Great Outdoors
Next to the fields of bright yellow Rapeseed flowers in Ouistréham, the engaged couple lovingly embraces and poses for their pre-wedding portrait captured by a creative wedding photographer.
Love Blooms in the Rapeseed Fields: A Captivating Engagement Portrait in Ouistréham
At Dreux, a couple embraces in the city, showcasing their love and excitement before their wedding day, captured beautifully by a top Dreux engagement photographer.
Amidst the Charms of Dreux: A Heartfelt Embrace, Moments Before 'I Do
In Chartres, an affectionate couple embraces and snuggles in the forest during the beautiful autumn season, captured by a talented engagement photographer from Chartres.
Enchanting Autumn Embrace: Capturing Love in Chartres' Forest Splendor with a Talented Engagement Photographer
Engagement portrait of a couple at the edge of a picturesque forest in Tarvisio, Udine, Italy. Bathed in warm afternoon sunlight, beautifully captured by the top Udine wedding photographer.
A Captivating Journey of Love: Embracing Happiness in Tarvisio's Enchanting Forest Glade
Engaged couple embrace in a field of golden grasses at Verulamium Park, captured beautifully by a talented St Albans wedding photographer.
Verulamium Park's Engaged Embrace: A Stunning Portrait by St Albans' Finest Wedding Photographer
In Baeza, Jaén, Spain, a black and white engagement portrait captured by a talented Jaén wedding photographer showcases a joyful couple, as he embraces her lovingly from behind.
Romantic Embrace in Baeza: A Timeless Black and White Engagement Portrait by a Talented Jaén Wedding Photographer
The bride embraces her emotional mother and sister outside at La Maison des Arts, Montbonnot
A Heartfelt Moment of Love and Support at La Maison des Arts, Montbonnot
Sunny, pre-wedding engagement portrait of a couple embracing in a loving hug on the sun drenched steps by the water of the Grand Canal in Venice, captured by an artistic Venice wedding photographer.
Venice's Grand Canal Embrace: A Sun-Kissed Pre-Wedding Engagement captured by an Artistic Photographer
In a serene location in Pilisvörösvár, the couple embraces in a tender kiss, capturing the harmonious anticipation of their upcoming wedding day, as captured by the talented local wedding photographer
Pilisvörösvár's Serene Beauty: A Captivating Pre-wedding Moment Immortalized by a Talented Local Wedding Photographer
In Lavaux, the couple lovingly embraces each other in front of a breathtaking view. The vast sky above them adds to the simplistic and minimalist beauty of the scene.
Embracing Love Amongst Breathtaking Vistas: A Lavaux Engagement Portrait
In the enchanting city of Venice, Italy, a sense of romance fills the air as the couple's engagement photos capture their love. The bride-to-be sits on his lap, arms wrapped around each other as they embrace on the steps that lead to the water.
Capturing Love: A Romantic Engagement Portrait in Venice
A couple on the verge of marriage lovingly holds each other while surrounded by the lush beauty of the forest at El Silencio Lodge & Spa in Toro Amarillo, Costa Rica
Lovingly Embracing Nature's Bliss: A Captivating Engagement Portrait at El Silencio Lodge & Spa in Costa Rica
A stunning bride, adorned in exquisite jewelry, embraces her loved ones at a wedding ceremony in Jodhpur, Delhi, India
The Radiant Bride: A Sparkling Celebration of Love in Jodhpur, Delhi
An engaged couple in Singapore walks hand in hand along the serene beach of NSRCC during a romantic portrait session
Love on the Sands: Enchanted Engaged Duo Stroll along Singapore's NSRCC Beach for Stunning Portraiture
An engaged couple at Jonzac, Charente-Maritime, France, share a session of love and joy, capturing all-natural white-background portraits while embracing and smiling
Love and Joy in Jonzac: A Blissful Engagement Portrait in Charente-Maritime, France