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Wedding Photos of Reception

The following “Reception” wedding images were created by photographers from the WPJA. These contest award-winning pictures match the search result photos tagged as “Reception”. Wedding Photojournalist Association professionals regularly submit their best photography for review by WPJA competition judges. The photography samples below come from the getting ready events, the actual wedding ceremony, the reception after-party as well as artistic portraits and detail shots.

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Campinas Creative Couple Dancing Photo on the Wedding Day
Campinas Creative Couple Dancing Photo on the Wedding Day
Pleinmont, Guernsey wedding venue photo | Cake at marquee reception under the tent
Pleinmont, Guernsey wedding venue photo | Cake at marquee reception under the tent
Casa Valduga - Bento Gonçalves - Rio Grande do Sul bride photo of her dancing on floor with lights.
Casa Valduga - Bento Gonçalves - Rio Grande do Sul bride photo of her dancing on floor with lights
Miranda bride tossing her flower bouquet to the female wedding guests
Miranda bride tossing her flower bouquet to the female wedding guests
England wedding photography at Ditton Park Manor venue | First dance for the bride and groom under purple lights.
England wedding photography at Ditton Park Manor venue - First dance for the bride and groom under purple lights.
London wedding photographer | Froyle Park, UK wedding venue with bride and groom First dance
London wedding photography at Froyle Park, UK venue with bride and groom's First dance
Horsham, PA wedding party toasts to the couple - Cheers photo
Horsham, PA wedding party toasts to the couple - Cheers to a great photo
The Estate at Eagle Lake NJ wedding venue photography showing the Joyful celebration
The Estate at Eagle Lake NJ wedding venue photography showing the Joyful celebration as the bride and groom are lifted by the guests
Antwerpen Flanders reception photography of the bride and groom | dancing together after the sun has set
Antwerpen Flanders wedding reception photography of the bride and groom - dancing together after the sun has set
Wedding reception venue photo, Sacramento, CA - Newlyweds dancing.
Wedding reception venue photo, Sacramento, CA - Newlyweds dancing at the party
Malopolskie Reception Venue Photography | At the wedding, the groom is singing for the bride under purple DJ lights
Malopolskie Reception Venue Photography - At the wedding, the groom is singing for the bride under purple DJ lights
Flanders reception venue photography - The groom is in deep thoughts to plan his next move in this giant 4-in-a-row game.
Flanders reception venue photography - The groom is in deep thoughts to plan his next move in this giant 4-in-a-row game
Flanders reception venue photography | A kid is trying to catch her grandmother's attention while she is trying to take a nap between 2 receptions.
Flanders reception photo - A kid is trying to catch her grandmother's attention while she is trying to take a nap between 2 receptions
Flanders wedding photography at the reception venue	- Someone picked a cloth hanger and engaged everyone to start limbo dancing underneath!
Flanders wedding photography at the reception venue - a coat rack for limbo dancing underneath
Krakow wedding photographer in Malopolskie at the Reception Venue with a crazy contest
Krakow wedding photo from Malopolskie at the Reception Venue with a crazy contest
Mahala Eventos - Porto Alegre - RS | wedding photo of the groom dancing for the bride and her friends
Mahala Eventos - Porto Alegre - RS wedding photo of the groom dancing for the bride and her friends
Bride gets lifted into the air during reception at Lake Mohawk Country Club New Jersey wedding
the Bride gets lifted into the air during the wedding reception at Lake Mohawk Country Club in New Jersey
California Reception venue photography | The bride and groom's first dance at reception
California Reception photo of The bride and groom's first dance at reception
Goiás Brazil wedding reception photo from the foggy dance floor with bride and groom
Goiás Brazil wedding reception photo from the foggy dance floor with bride and groom
Wedding photo of kids being kids.
Wedding photo of kids being kids - flowergirl and ring bearer
Photography at the Family Farm near Oxford - Wedding Reception Bar Staff hide during the speeches
Photography at the Family Farm near Oxford of the Wedding Reception Bar Staff hiding during the speeches
Winery at Bull Run, Virginia wedding venue photography showing Funny kids
Funny kids at the wedding venue reception party
Spain Couple arrives to the reception | Wedding photography of the bride and groom who are very happy.
photo of the bride and groom who are very happy
Witsand, Noordwijk, Netherlands wedding venue photography | Champagne! The bride pours into the glasses tower
The bride pours Champagne into the glasses tower
Brno outdoor wedding photo - Older guests offer drinking Cheers to the unborn grandchild
guests offer drinking Cheers to the unborn grandchild
Alcoy wedding photo of the bride holding a bottle of liquor up to her friends at the reception.
the bride holding a bottle of liquor up to her friends
Farma Noe wedding photography | "be careful to not mess your name"
wedding humor - "be careful to not mess your name"

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