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Wedding Photos of Rain

The following “Rain” 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 “Rain” 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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Maceió pre-wedding engagement photoshoot for a couple who is showing their Love in the Brazil rain
Maceió pre-wedding engagement photoshoot for a couple who is showing their Love in the Brazil rain
A wedding photojournalist in New Orelans captured this moment at Maison Perrier of A wedding party celebrating with a second line on a rainy day
A wedding photojournalist in New Orelans captured this moment at Maison Perrier of A wedding party celebrating with a second line on a rainy day
A documentary wedding photographer in Lier captured this picture of women enjoying drinks under umbrellas in the rain outdoors
A documentary wedding photographer in Lier captured this picture of women enjoying drinks under umbrellas in the rain outdoors
A Italy wedding photojournalist at Abbazia di Santa Maria di Maniace captured this moment of These spouses leaving the church after waiting for the rain to stop, when suddenly a rain of rice arrives on them
An Italy wedding photojournalist at Abbazia di Santa Maria di Maniace captured this moment of These spouses leaving the church after waiting for the rain to stop, when suddenly a rain of rice arrives on them
A wedding photojournalist at Chaumont in Vexin captured this moment during a Church exit for the couple under rain umbrellas
A wedding photojournalist at Chaumont in Vexin captured this moment during a Church exit for the couple under rain umbrellas
A documentary wedding photographer captured this picture at Jaco Beach, Puntarenas, Costa Rica of the Bride and Groom exiting the Ceremony while celebrating under the unexpected rain
A documentary wedding photographer captured this picture at Jaco Beach, Puntarenas, Costa Rica of the Bride and Groom exiting the Ceremony while celebrating under the unexpected rain
Pre-wedding engagement image-session in Maceió, Brazil showing that As the couple hugged, a gentle rain fell
Pre-wedding engagement image-session in Maceió, Brazil showing that As the couple hugged, a gentle rain fell
A top documentary wedding photographer in France created this image A few minutes before the ceremony began, with a beautiful sun unfortunately in the space of an instant it started to rain, here the bride with her parents, while waiting for the rain
A top documentary wedding photographer in France created this image A few minutes before the ceremony began, with a beautiful sun unfortunately in the space of an instant it started to rain, here the bride with her parents, while waiting for the rain
Singapore pre-wedding photo-session at the Golden Mile Tower creatively lit by the headlights of a car in the rain. Picture shot through a copper ring
Singapore pre-wedding photo-session at the Golden Mile Tower creatively lit by the headlights of a car in the rain. Picture shot through a copper ring
Addison Street, Philadelphia, PA environmental couple pre wedding image session with some umbrella singing in the rain
Addison Street, Philadelphia, PA environmental couple pre wedding image session with some umbrella singing in the rain
Somerset, England nuptial day award-winning image of The bridal party arriving at the church in the rain as the wind blows their umbrella inside out - from the world's best wedding photography competitions hosted by the WPJA
Somerset, England nuptial day award-winning image of The bridal party arriving at the church in the rain as the wind blows their umbrella inside out
St. Dunstan's Church, West Peckham, Kent nuptial day award-winning image of The bride and one of her bridal party share a funny moment during the couple's rain soaked departure in their open top vintage sports car
St. Dunstan's Church, West Peckham, Kent nuptial day award-winning image of The bride and one of her bridal party share a funny moment during the couple's rain soaked departure in their open top vintage sports car
Grand Est nuptial day award-winning image a raining day but a big smile of the bride :)
Grand Est nuptial day award-winning image a raining day but a big smile of the bride :)
New Orleans, LA nuptial day award-winning image of A bride and groom leading the second line through the streets of uptown during their rainy April New Orleans wedding.
New Orleans, LA nuptial day award-winning image of A bride and groom leading the second line through the streets of uptown during their rainy April New Orleans wedding
Landgoed Tielen, Hoeven outdoor marriage award-winning image showing that During the ceremony in the rain, the bride wipes the rain from the groom
Landgoed Tielen, Hoeven outdoor marriage award-winning image showing that During the ceremony in the rain, the bride wipes the rain from the groom
Guangdong nuptial day award-winning image of an outdoor wedding in the rain under umbrellas. The world's best wedding photography competitions are hosted by the WPJA
Guangdong nuptial day award-winning image of an outdoor wedding in the rain under umbrellas
Beaujolais nuptial day award-winning image of Guests sheltering from the rain
Beaujolais nuptial day award-winning image of Guests sheltering from the rain
Montargis outdoor marriage reception party award-winning photo that has recorded that it is a Lil bit rainy
Montargis outdoor marriage reception party award-winning photo that has recorded that it is a Lil bit rainy
Indian Peaks Wilderness, Colorado couple e-session while embracing and about to kiss as it starts to rain
Indian Peaks Wilderness, Colorado couple e-session while embracing and about to kiss as it starts to rain
The Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC wedding couple artistic image session as Newlyweds passionately kiss in the rain at dusk
The Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC wedding couple artistic image session as Newlyweds passionately kiss in the rain at dusk
Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC wedding couple artistic image session as Bride and Groom rejoice in the rain at the Lincoln Memorial, with the Washington Monument in the background
Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC wedding couple artistic image session as Bride and Groom rejoice in the rain at the Lincoln Memorial, with the Washington Monument in the background
Villa Rocca Bruna, Rome artful style wedding detail picture in BW of The bridal dress after the rain
Villa Rocca Bruna, Rome artful style wedding detail picture in BW of The bridal dress after the rain
The Mariënhof, Amersfoort wedding couple artistic image session showing The bride and groom are posing inside the rain at the wedding venue
The Mariënhof, Amersfoort wedding couple artistic image session showing The bride and groom are posing inside the rain at the wedding venue
Bodegraven wedding couple artistic image session showing The bride and groom are taking shelter for the rain inside a farmers barn
Bodegraven wedding couple artistic image session showing The bride and groom are taking shelter for the rain inside a farmers barn
Zhejiang artful style wedding detail picture of the ceremony chairs covered to protect from the rain
Zhejiang artful style wedding detail picture of the ceremony chairs covered to protect from the rain
True Love Pre-Wedding Portrait Session in Arnold Arboretum capturing a couple with umbrella in rain
True Love Pre-Wedding Portrait Session in Arnold Arboretum capturing a couple with umbrella in rain
Italian pre-wed portrait at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence showing The couple is kissing into the rain and in the backlight
Italian pre-wed portrait at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence showing The couple is kissing into the rain and in the backlight
London urban couple portrait silhouetted in front of the Shard
London urban couple portrait silhouetted in front of the Shard
Pyramid Island, Jasper National Park, AB, Canada outside forest picture session before the wedding day while crossing a wet bridge over the water on a Rainy afternoon
Pyramid Island, Jasper National Park, AB, Canada outside forest picture session before the wedding day while crossing a wet bridge over the water on a Rainy afternoon
Lungarno Corsini, Florence mini urban pic shoot before the wedding day in the rain while The couple is kissing under the umbrella
Lungarno Corsini, Florence mini urban pic shoot before the wedding day in the rain while The couple is kissing under the umbrella

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