Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

View WPJA photo stories from smaller weddings - WedElope | Choose love, not fear! | Join the WPJA for $12.50 USD

Wedding Photos of Outdoor ceremony

The following “Outdoor ceremony” 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 “Outdoor ceremony” 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.

Enter Keywords:  
Honest and sincere emotions are on display in this wedding day picture created by a Buzios documentary wedding photographer showing the bride and groom embracing head to head at their outdoor ceremony
Honest and sincere emotions are on display in this wedding day picture created by a Buzios documentary wedding photographer showing the bride and groom embracing head to head at their outdoor ceremony
A picturesque setting for an Estes Park Wedding Ceremony photo at Black Canyon Inn, Colorado using off camera flash to show the mountains
A picturesque setting for an Estes Park Wedding Ceremony photo at Black Canyon Inn, Colorado using off camera flash to show the mountains
A creative Colorado documentary wedding photography image sample from an outdoor Ceremony during a fall wedding
A creative Colorado documentary wedding photography image sample from an outdoor Ceremony during a fall wedding
An astonishing scene during an outdoor Verona wedding at the Malcesine Castle showing A moment during the ceremony, with the view of the lake
An astonishing scene during an outdoor Verona wedding at the Malcesine Castle showing A moment during the ceremony, with the view of the lake
An exceptional Cambridge MD wedding photojournalism sample by a professional Maryland photographer at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay communicating the Couple joyously exiting from their ceremony
An exceptional Cambridge MD wedding photojournalism sample by a professional Maryland photographer at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay communicating the Couple joyously exiting from their ceremony
Best Leadville wedding photojournalism picture from Colorado showing Parents of couple getting emotional during the outdoor ceremony
Best Leadville wedding photojournalism picture from Colorado showing Parents of couple getting emotional during the outdoor ceremony
An extraordinary Antwerpen wedding picture by a pro Belgium photographer revealing The grooms daughter hugs her father right before entering the outdoor ceremony
An extraordinary Antwerpen wedding picture by a pro Belgium photographer revealing The grooms daughter hugs her father right before entering the outdoor ceremony
Chateau de Méridon wedding documentary photographer created this picture of Bride crying during the ceremony
Chateau de Méridon wedding documentary photographer created this picture of Bride crying during the ceremony
A top Jackson, NH wedding photographer captured this picture at Whitneys Inn showing The bride and her father walking down the wooded aisle to the ceremony 
A top Jackson, NH wedding photographer captured this picture at Whitneys Inn showing The bride and her father walking down the wooded aisle to the ceremony
Best Ardeche documentary wedding photography showing some man Power Flower at the entrance of outdoor ceremony
Best Ardeche documentary wedding photography showing some man Power Flower at the entrance of outdoor ceremony
Virginia wedding reportage photojournalist created this image during an outdoor Ceremony at home
A Fredericksburg, Virginia wedding photojournalist created this image during an outdoor Ceremony at home
An extraordinary Istanbul wedding picture by a pro Turkey photographer at Yanık Mektep revealing the outdoor ceremony moment of the couple as the groom lifts the brides veil
An extraordinary Istanbul wedding picture by a pro Turkey photographer at Yanık Mektep revealing the outdoor ceremony moment of the couple as the groom lifts the brides veil
An exceptional Pau wedding photojournalism sample by a professional France photographer showing the Throwing of balls of wool at the outdoor ceremony
An exceptional Pau wedding photojournalism sample by a professional France photographer showing the Throwing of balls of wool at the outdoor ceremony
This Colorado wedding photojournalism picture is a prime example of what candid, nontraditional Leadville wedding photography looks like, as Bride hugs mom after outdoor ceremony
This Colorado wedding photojournalism picture is a prime example of what candid, nontraditional Leadville wedding photography looks like, as Bride hugs mom after outdoor ceremony
This Santa Monica wedding photojournalism picture is a top quality example of what candid, nontraditional California wedding photography looks like, as the flowergirl wipes her tears during the emotional ceremony at Tiato Kitchen & Market
This Santa Monica wedding photojournalism picture is a top quality example of what candid, nontraditional California wedding photography looks like, as the flowergirl wipes her tears during the emotional ceremony at Tiato Kitchen & Market
This Nevada wedding photojournalism picture is a first rate example of what candid, nontraditional Henderson wedding photography looks like, as the bride's father walks her down the stairs to her outdoor ceremony at Green Valley Ranch and Spa
This Nevada wedding photojournalism picture is a first rate example of what candid, nontraditional Henderson wedding photography looks like, as the bride's father walks her down the stairs to her outdoor ceremony at Green Valley Ranch and Spa
A top wedding photojournalist from Vermont created this image at the Tourterelle in New Haven showing The bride and grooms dog sharing a moment with the couple while recessing from the ceremony
A top wedding photojournalist from Vermont created this image at the Tourterelle in New Haven showing The bride and grooms dog sharing a moment with the couple while recessing from the ceremony
A Vermont wedding photojournalist captured this moment at the Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden showing The groom watches the bride and her parents walk through a set of doors and down the aisle
A Vermont wedding photojournalist captured this moment at the Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden showing The groom watches the bride and her parents walk through a set of doors and down the aisle
A wedding photojournalist at La Brunelde Fagagna in Udine captured this moment of the First kiss as husband and wife
A wedding photojournalist at La Brunelde Fagagna in Udine captured this moment of the First kiss as husband and wife
This Italy wedding photojournalism picture is a first rate example of what candid, nontraditional Lake Maggiore wedding photography looks like, as the bride as an emotional moment at the Villa Giuila ceremony
This Italy wedding photojournalism picture is a first rate example of what candid, nontraditional Lake Maggiore wedding photography looks like, as the bride as an emotional moment at the Villa Giuila ceremony
A San Diego documentary-style wedding image showing a moment at Fruit Craft Brewery during The CA Bride and grooms first kiss
A San Diego documentary style wedding image showing a moment at Fruit Craft Brewery during The CA Bride and grooms first kiss
View this fine example of the best in the world wedding photography from Romania at By the Lake showing that the Groom is placing the wedding ring on the brides finger during the ceremony
View this fine example of the best in the world wedding photography from Romania at By the Lake showing that the Groom is placing the wedding ring on the brides finger during the ceremony
A top Nevada wedding photojournalism example from a beautiful Zephyr Cove wedding location at Logan Shoals showcasing the bride and groom holding hands during their ceremony
A top Nevada wedding photojournalism example from a beautiful Zephyr Cove wedding location at Logan Shoals showcasing the bride and groom holding hands during their ceremony
This Italy wedding photojournalism picture is a top quality example of what candid, nontraditional Amalfi Coast wedding photography looks like, as the bride and groom walk out of their outdoor ceremony at Villa Oliviero in Positano
This Italy wedding photojournalism picture is a top quality example of what candid, nontraditional Amalfi Coast wedding photography looks like, as the bride and groom walk out of their outdoor ceremony at Villa Oliviero in Positano
A wedding photojournalist in Amsterdam captured this moment as the Bride is walking towards ceremony with father
A wedding photojournalist in Amsterdam captured this moment as the Bride is walking towards ceremony with father
This France wedding photojournalism picture is a prime example of what candid, nontraditional Loire Atlantique wedding photography looks like, as the bride and groom get showered with petals at the end of the ceremony at Le Manoir de la Johotiere
This France wedding photojournalism picture is a prime example of what candid, nontraditional Loire Atlantique wedding photography looks like, as the bride and groom get showered with petals at the end of the ceremony at Le Manoir de la Johotiere
A France wedding reportage photographer captured this moment at the Château des Grotteaux of some Pheasant Throwing by the bride and groom at outdoor ceremony
A France wedding reportage photographer captured this moment at the Château des Grotteaux of some Pheasant Throwing by the bride and groom at outdoor ceremony
Pagosa Springs, CO nuptial day award-winning image of Bride flipping her hair while walking through snow on her way to her outdoor ceremony - from the world's best wedding photography competitions hosted by the WPJA
Pagosa Springs, CO nuptial day award-winning image of Bride flipping her hair while walking through snow on her way to her outdoor ceremony
Millwick, Los Angeles marriage ceremony award-winning image showing The groom laughs hard while his bride reads her vows - from the world's best wedding photography competitions presented by the WPJA
Millwick, Los Angeles marriage ceremony award-winning image showing The groom laughs hard while his bride reads her vows
View this grand The Barn at Raccoon Creek wedding image showing Rain falls during the outdoor ceremony, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography in Colorado from the WPJA
The Barn at Raccoon Creek wedding image showing Rain falls during the outdoor ceremony, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography in Colorado

Pages