Wedding Photos of Newlyweds

The following “Newlyweds” 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 “Newlyweds” 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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Yvelines, France: A close-up captures the newlyweds at Ferme du Prieuré, with the focus on their legs, attire, and footwear as they bask in the radiant glowing light
Close-up of newlyweds' legs, attire, and footwear at Ferme du Prieuré in Yvelines, France
Artistic wedding couple portrait from Orangerie du val de Loire: The newlyweds share a kiss, unaware of the spectator watching them
Orangerie du val de Loire: Romantic Wedding Couple Portrait Captured in Artistic Style
Couple in wedding attire kisses in front of Château de Goudourville, with the castle gate in the foreground creating a picturesque frame for their affectionate embrace
Château de Goudourville offers a picturesque frame as a couple in wedding attire shares an affectionate kiss
Bordeaux newlyweds laugh together during a couple photoshoot in a grassy field, captured in this creative black and white wedding image
Newlyweds in Bordeaux have a fun outdoor photoshoot, captured in this creative black and white image
Newlyweds in New Jersey captured in a portrait within the rearview mirror of a classic car
New Jersey Newlyweds Captured in Rearview Mirror Portrait by Classic Car
The newlyweds exchange tender words as they pose for a portrait session in Belgium
Belgium Portrait Session: Newlyweds share tender words while posing for a portrait
At the Park of Cauffry, France, the newlyweds shared a sweet portrait under the veil, gazing into each other's eyes with big smiles on their faces
Wedding Portrait at Park of Cauffry, France captures newlyweds' sweet moment under the veil
The Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur sets the scene as the couple takes their first steps as newlyweds down the aisle following the ceremony
Newlyweds take their first steps down the aisle at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur
Newlyweds embrace in the warm, backlit glow of the sunset at Villa Corsini Mezzo Monte, with the gentle rays of the sun illuminating the bride's face, creating an intimate and serene moment in Florence, Italy
Florence, Italy: Newlyweds Embrace in Serene Sunset Glow at Villa Corsini Mezzo Monte
Portrait of running newlyweds at a wedding venue near Tours
Wedding Venue near Tours Features Stunning Portrait of Running Newlyweds
In their whimsical wedding portrait at the Adler Planetarium, the newlyweds blissfully share a laugh while playfully wielding light sabers, illuminating their celebration of love and passion in the heart of Chicago.
Chicago Wedding Portrait at Adler Planetarium: Newlyweds Celebrating Love and Passion with Light Sabers
At Crazy Diamond Campground in Ventucopa, CA, the newlywed couple shared a special moment as they recessed their outdoor wedding ceremony
The newlyweds celebrated after desert ceremony at Crazy Diamond Campground, Ventucopa, CA
A civil wedding image was captured at San Francisco City Hall, CA, as the groom joyfully dipped the bride for their kiss with the officiant and guests in attendance
The couple celebrated their wedding with a dip kiss at San Francisco City Hall, CA
A beautiful outdoor garden wedding image was captured at Castelnau des Fieumarcons, Lectoure, France, which showed the newlyweds laughing with the master of ceremonies
The newlyweds laughed with the master of ceremonies at Castelnau des Fieumarcons, Lectoure, France
A humorous moment ensued at Riverlands, Yorkshire, UK, when the bride and groom donned King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla masks before a wedding guest captured the kiss on their phone
The bride and groom kissed at Riverlands, Yorkshire, UK, wearing King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla masks
The newlyweds celebrated their special day with an outdoor wedding in Sao Paulo, sharing a romantic kiss underneath tall trees at the end of the ceremony
The newlyweds wed outdoors in Sao Paulo, under trees, with a kiss
At a wedding in Istanbul, Turkey, the newlyweds dramatically cut the cake with a large sword at a festive party scene
At a festive wedding in Istanbul, Turkey, the couple cut the cake with a sword
After exchanging their vows at St Mary's on the Hill chapel in Belfast, the bride and groom were showered in confetti as they made their way out of the ceremony
The bride and groom were ceremoniously showered in confetti at St Mary's on the Hill chapel, Belfast
At Clos Vougeot, the newlyweds, their family, and friends celebrated a beautiful day with heartwarming speeches that made the groom emotional, resulting in tender hugs for all
The newlyweds and their family and friends celebrated a joyous day at Clos Vougeot
At District Winery in Washington DC, the newlyweds shared a humorous moment as the groom dipped the bride with a wedding guest filling the empty space where her head had been
The newlyweds shared a humorous moment at DC's District Winery, with a wedding guest taking the bride's place in an "empty dip"
The newlyweds can be seen reacting to the best man’s speech at their wedding, held at The Barn in Tyrellspass, Ireland, with the groom covering his face in laughter
The Barn in Tyrellspass, Ireland, was the venue for the couple's wedding, where the groom laughed in response to the best man’s speech
At Oaks Farm wedding venue in Croydon, Surrey, England, the newlyweds were elated with joy during the reception speeches
The couple were delighted during the speeches at Oaks Farm, Croydon, Surrey, England
The newlyweds and their daughter embraced in a tender moment at their garden wedding, held at Domaine Saint Michel, where the flowergirl wore a white dress and flower crown
The newlyweds and daughter shared a tender moment at Domaine Saint Michel, France
Amid the giant sequoia trees in Tuolumne Grove, Yosemite, California, the newlyweds shared an emotional moment with the exchange of letters from their loved ones that evoked joyous smiles from the Groom and tearful eyes from the Bride
The Groom and Bride shared an emotional moment in Tuolumne Grove, Yosemite, California
At Six Senses Kocatas Mansions in Istanbul, a beautiful civil wedding image was captured in a funny ring moment between the newly-married couple
The newly-married couple shared a funny moment in a civil wedding ceremony at Six Senses Kocatas Mansions, Istanbul
At the Town Hall of Rosay in France, the bride and groom celebrated their Civil Wedding near their daughter who jokingly stuck her tongue out at their guests
The bride and groom married at Rosay Town Hall, France, accompanied by their daughter's playful tongue-wagging
The newlyweds' hands were clasped in a loving gesture during their ceremony in Positano, on Italy's beautiful Amalfi Coast, with a stunning view serving as a backdrop
The couple held hands in Positano, Italy, during their coastal wedding
The newlyweds at Mount Vernon Canyon Club in Golden, Colorado were artistically captured through a window
The wedding portrait of the newlyweds was photographed through a window of the Canyon Club
A picture-perfect portrait of the newlyweds, hand-in-hand, in front of the majestic Château Tilques in Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France
The newlyweds are pictured hand-in-hand in front of the Château in the afternoon sunlight