Wedding Photos of Getting ready

The following “Getting ready” 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 “Getting ready” 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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Old Town Alexandria based wedding and event photography at The Alexandrian Hotel of The bride and her bridesmaids laughing while reading letters in the getting ready room
Old Town Alexandria based wedding and event photography at The Alexandrian Hotel of The bride and her bridesmaids laughing while reading letters in the getting ready room
BW wedding photographer at an event venue in Chiaravalle, Marche captured the bride and family getting ready in separate rooms
BW wedding photographer at an event venue in Chiaravalle, Marche captured the bride and family getting ready in separate rooms
Best Longvilliers, Yvelines wedding venue photography at Gîtes Casalé Di Vito with a Reflection of the Bride getting ready
Best Longvilliers, Yvelines wedding venue photography at Gîtes Casalé Di Vito with a Reflection of the Bride getting ready
A Turkey bridal portrait of the beautiful bride at the Bodrum Swiss Hotel as she is getting ready in front of the mirrors
A Turkey bridal portrait of the beautiful bride at the Bodrum Swiss Hotel as she is getting ready in front of the mirrors
A Florence elegant wedding day detail picture created while the bride shows her wedding rings during the getting ready
A Florence elegant wedding day detail picture created while the bride shows her wedding rings during the getting ready
Château de Dangu artistic wedding photography style in an image in France showing the Groom getting ready in BW
Château de Dangu artistic wedding photography style in an image in France showing the Groom getting ready in BW
Hesse artistic wedding photography style in an image from the hotel during the Getting ready event
Hesse artistic wedding photography style in an image from the hotel during the Getting ready event
An extraordinary Hesse wedding image from Germany brides home as she is getting ready and putting on her basketball shoes
An extraordinary Hesse wedding image from Germany brides home as she is getting ready and putting on her basketball shoes
Washington DC wedding reportage photojournalist created this image as two groomsmen play chess while the groom is getting ready
Washington DC wedding reportage photojournalist created this image as two groomsmen play chess while the groom is getting ready
An exceptional Santa Barbara wedding image by a pro California photographer exhibiting a woman gets her makeup applied
An exceptional Santa Barbara wedding image by a pro California photographer exhibiting a woman gets her makeup applied
Boston wedding documentary photographer created this image at the AC Marriott showing A bride is reflected after getting ready on her wedding day
Boston wedding documentary photographer created this image at the AC Marriott showing A bride is reflected after getting ready on her wedding day
A beautiful Vergennes, Vermont documentary wedding photography example from Basin Harbor Club showing the Bride and bridesmaids getting ready
A beautiful Vergennes, Vermont documentary wedding photography example from Basin Harbor Club showing the Bride and bridesmaids getting ready
Best South Berwick, Maine documentary wedding picture from the Red Barn at Outlook Farm showing a Bridesmaid getting help down after getting vail off of window
Best South Berwick, Maine documentary wedding picture from the Red Barn at Outlook Farm showing a Bridesmaid getting help down after getting vail off of window
A dramatic Sedona, Arizona documentary wedding photography example from Sky Ranch Lodge showing the Groom checks time while getting ready
A dramatic Sedona, Arizona documentary wedding photography example from Sky Ranch Lodge showing the Groom checks time while getting ready
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
An exceptional Luebeck wedding image by a pro German photographer exhibiting a bridesmaid getting ready as the brides dress is still hanging
An exceptional Luebeck wedding image by a pro German photographer exhibiting a bridesmaid getting ready as the brides dress is still hanging
Best Rockville, Maryland documentary wedding picture from Glenview Mansion showing Bridesmaids getting ready while waiting on the couple
Best Rockville, Maryland documentary wedding picture from Glenview Mansion showing Bridesmaids getting ready while waiting on the couple
A top Caminha wedding photographer captured this picture of a young girl with a door and shoes
A top Caminha wedding photographer captured this picture of a young girl with a door and shoes
Best Ridgway documentary wedding picture from Colorado showing The bride getting her final details put on before heading to first look
Best Ridgway documentary wedding picture from Colorado showing The bride getting her final details put on before heading to first look
Zgierz wedding documentary photographer created this image of a Poland Bridesmaid helping the bride put on the veil
Zgierz wedding documentary photographer created this image of a Poland Bridesmaid helping the bride put on the veil
Best Lodz documentary wedding picture from Poland showing the quiet Getting ready session
Best Lodz documentary wedding picture from Poland showing the quiet Getting ready session
An extraordinary North Yorkshire wedding image by a professional UK photographer at the Raven Hall conveying The bridal party leaving their getting ready location to walk to the ceremony in the rain, with umbrellas going up
An extraordinary North Yorkshire wedding image by a professional UK photographer at the Raven Hall conveying The bridal party leaving their getting ready location to walk to the ceremony in the rain, with umbrellas going up
Northumberland wedding reportage photojournalist created this image at the Doxford Barns in England as The bride cries as she reads a card from her bridesmaid during the getting ready stage
Northumberland wedding reportage photojournalist created this image at the Doxford Barns in England as The bride cries as she reads a card from her bridesmaid during the getting ready stage
A top Istanbul wedding photographer captured this picture at the Wyndham Kalamis showing the Grooms mother is watching carefully the getting ready
A top Istanbul wedding photographer captured this picture at the Wyndham Kalamis showing the Grooms mother is watching carefully the getting ready
Lyon wedding reportage photographer captured this moment as the couple is getting ready with some help
Lyon wedding reportage photographer captured this moment as the couple is getting ready with some help
Best Paris documentary wedding picture of The Groom and his friend getting ready
Best Paris documentary wedding picture of The Groom and his friend getting ready
An elegant Chittenden, Vermont documentary wedding photography example from the Mountain Top Inn showing a bridesmaid getting the veil ready for the bride
An elegant Chittenden, Vermont documentary wedding photography example from the Mountain Top Inn showing a bridesmaid getting the veil ready for the bride
Yonne, Burgundy wedding day bridal portrait at Chateau de Vallery showing the bride relaxed during getting ready
Yonne, Burgundy wedding day bridal portrait at Chateau de Vallery showing the bride relaxed during getting ready
Best La Defense documentary wedding photography from Hôtel MGallery Nest showing the The Groom takes a breath and drinks before getting ready
Best La Defense documentary wedding photography from Hôtel MGallery Nest showing the The Groom takes a breath and drinks before getting ready
A black and white Stowe, Vermont documentary wedding picture from Edson Hill Farm of the Bride and her mom getting ready with a really tender moment
A black and white Stowe, Vermont documentary wedding picture from Edson Hill Farm of the Bride and her mom getting ready with a really tender moment

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