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Wedding Photos of Outside

The following “Outside” 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 “Outside” 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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A pre-wedding session in The Stockade, Schenectady, New York highlighting A young couple lovingly embraced under a beautiful rose trellis outside on a warm summer day
A pre-wedding session in The Stockade, Schenectady, New York highlighting A young couple lovingly embraced under a beautiful rose trellis outside on a warm summer day
A top wedding reportage photographer in North Yorkshire captured this picture of The bride and all the wedding guests cheering as the groom in the foreground gives his speech outside
A top wedding reportage photographer in North Yorkshire captured this picture of The bride and all the wedding guests cheering as the groom in the foreground gives his speech outside
A Lyon documentary wedding photographer in France captured this picture of an Emotional Daddy hugging the bride and groom outside
A Lyon documentary wedding photographer in France captured this picture of an Emotional Daddy hugging the bride and groom outside
A Cesenatico documentary wedding photographer captured this moment at Villa delle Rose showing the Bride throwing the bouquet of flowers at night outside
A Cesenatico documentary wedding photographer captured this moment at Villa delle Rose showing the Bride throwing the bouquet of flowers at night outside
A Lille documentary-style wedding image showing a moment outside of the Grooms best friends throwing the bride in the air
A Lille documentary style wedding image showing a moment outside of the Grooms best friends throwing the bride in the air
The National War Memorial, DC outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot showing The groom-to-be lifts his fiance
The National War Memorial, DC outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot showing The groom-to-be lifts his fiance
St Ouen, Jersey CI outside environmental prewedding photoshoot with the Couple embracing at sunset
St Ouen, Jersey CI outside environmental prewedding photoshoot with the Couple embracing at sunset
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot with a mirror reflection below
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot with a mirror reflection below
Vosges outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot showing love is a rock
Vosges outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot showing love is a rock
Bolquère outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot at dusk near a cabin
Bolquère outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot at dusk near a cabin
Cividale del Friuli, Udine outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot for a creative Night portrait
Cividale del Friuli, Udine outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot for a creative Night portrait
Guanella Pass, Georgetown outside environmental pre wedding photo created as A couple kisses in the mountains as sun washes over them
Guanella Pass, Georgetown outside environmental pre wedding photo created as A couple kisses in the mountains as sun washes over them
Denver, CO outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot with some laughing on an iron bridge
Denver, CO outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot with some laughing on an iron bridge
Viseu, Portugal outside environmental couple prewedding image created as The peacock opens 
Viseu, Portugal outside environmental couple prewedding image created as The peacock opens
Perth outside environmental pre wedding photos with A silhouette of the couple in blue and black
Perth outside environmental pre wedding photos with A silhouette of the couple in blue and black
Rize, Turkey outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot from a lookout over the mountain valley
Rize, Turkey outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot from a lookout over the mountain valley
San Francisco outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot with Striding giant steps and furry babies
San Francisco outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot with Striding giant steps and furry babies
San Francisco outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot showing The sweet lovers profiles are found
San Francisco outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot showing The sweet lovers profiles are found
Monjeau Lookout, NM outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot in BW in the Ruidoso countryside
Monjeau Lookout, NM outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot in BW in the Ruidoso countryside
Monjeau Lookout, Ruidoso, New Mexico outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot against a dark blue sky
Monjeau Lookout, Ruidoso, New Mexico outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot against a dark blue sky
Meschers sur Gironde, France outside environmental pre wedding photoshoot with A couple embracing each other
Meschers sur Gironde, France outside environmental pre wedding photoshoot with A couple embracing each other
Cidade de Piranhas outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot showing a Silhouette with artificial light and sunrise with the São Francisco River in the background
Cidade de Piranhas outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot showing a Silhouette with artificial light and sunrise with the São Francisco River in the background
Maceió, Alagoas outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot with a man and woman on the beach, and the wind blows her hair
Maceió, Alagoas outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot with a man and woman on the beach, and the wind blows her hair
Jequiá da Praia, Alagoas outside environmental prewedding photoshoot with a couple hugging in front of plants, and a coconut husk makes a frame for them
Jequiá da Praia, Alagoas outside environmental prewedding photoshoot with a couple hugging in front of plants, and a coconut husk makes a frame for them
Lincoln Park, Chicago outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot in the sunshine under the trees
Lincoln Park, Chicago outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot in the sunshine under the trees
Domaine de Grillions, France outside environmental prewedding photoshoot showing A couple on straw bales look at each other
Domaine de Grillions, France outside environmental prewedding photoshoot showing A couple on straw bales look at each other
Washington DC outside environmental prewedding photoshoot with The couple in a park in Takoma
Washington DC outside environmental prewedding photoshoot with The couple in a park in Takoma
Praia do forte, Cabo Frio outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot showing a BW cinematographic footprint in the rocks of the sea
Praia do forte, Cabo Frio outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot showing a BW cinematographic footprint in the rocks of the sea
Long Island outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot with some kissing at sunset
Long Island outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot with some kissing at sunset
Central Park, NYC outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot in BW with some kissing action
Central Park, NYC outside environmental couple prewedding photoshoot in BW with some kissing action

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