Wedding Photos of Natural surroundings

The following “Natural surroundings” 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 “Natural surroundings” 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 the picturesque setting of Cragg Vale, Yorkshire, UK, this couple shares a romantic kiss in a tree-lined archway. Their stylish green and black attire harmonizes beautifully with the natural surroundings.
A Captivating Connection: Yorkshire’s Cragg Vale Unveils Engaged Couple's Harmonious Charm amidst Nature's Embrace
This couple from Ardèche, France had their engagement portrait taken while cuddling in the beautiful natural surroundings
Engaged couple from Ardèche cuddled for their engagement portrait in nature
The couple poses on a rock and hold hands as they take in the view, with their bold and snappy colors of clothing complementing the natural surroundings
The couple stands united, hand in hand, admiring the beauty of nature; their vibrant colors reflecting its grandeur
Macae Pre wedding portrait photo shoot for this newly engaged couple
The newly engaged couple posed for their wedding portrait photo shoot while piggyback hiking on the rocks and cliffs, the stunning natural surroundings providing the perfect backdrop for their photos
Bear mountain engagement photos - Couple walking on top of the mountain
The couple walked hand in hand on top of the mountain amidst the wispy clouds and blue sky in their engagement photos, the stunning natural surroundings providing the perfect backdrop for their images
Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh Sunset engagement Photos - a hike in the mountains for this couple
The couple hiked through the mountains as they posed for a beautiful sunset engagement photo, holding hands and celebrating their love and commitment to each other in the stunning natural surroundings
Cottonwood Lake engagement session in Buena Vista, CO - pre-wedding portraits at the water
The couple posed for stunning pre-wedding portraits at the lake in the mountains, surrounded by the beauty of the water and the natural surroundings as they celebrated their love and commitment to each other in the romantic and peaceful setting
yosemite falls Engagement Photo session with couple and waterfall
The couple embraces in front of a waterfall during their engagement photo session, with the natural surroundings adding a beautiful and peaceful element to the scene
Lake Tahoe rock jetty engagement portrait session
The couple poses for their engagement portrait session on a rock jetty among giant boulders by the water, with the natural surroundings adding a peaceful and serene atmosphere to the scene