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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. 

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Wedding Photos of Pre ceremony

The following “Pre 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 “Pre 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.

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Hungary/Budapest/Várkert bazár ceremony artistic wedding photo of the bride from before the church vows
Hungary, Budapest, Várkert bazár ceremony artistic wedding photo of the bride from before the church vows
Bride takes in the moment as her crew prepares her for the ceremony at the Coronado Marriot, San Diego
Bride takes in the moment as her crew prepares her for the ceremony
Riace in Reggio Calabria photo of the bride greeting her friends before the church ceremony
wedding photo of the bride greeting her friends before the church ceremony
wedding photographer for Kensington Town Hall  - cheeky kids pre ceremony
wedding image from Kensington Town Hall of cheeky kids pre ceremony
Biscay bride getting final touches with her dress before the wedding ceremony
bride getting final touches with her dress
Little girl looks at herself in the mirror while the bride gets ready for the wedding
Little girl looks at herself in the mirror while the bride gets ready for the ceremony