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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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Antwerpen wedding photo from the Antwerpen Flanders reception venue of the bride's dad watching his daughter dance from his wheelchair, before passing away one month later
Antwerpen wedding photo from the Flanders reception venue of the bride's dad watching his daughter dance from his wheelchair, before passing away one month later
wedding photography from Porto Portugal Reception venue of the First Dance under lights and with dj fog
wedding photography from Porto Portugal Reception venue of the First Dance under lights and with dj fog
NL wedding photo of the party at the  	Reception Venue Dutch Biz in Amersfoort showing the First dance with her father
NL wedding photo of the party at the Reception Venue Dutch Biz in Amersfoort showing the First dance with her father
Party wedding photography from a Private place at La Romieu, Gers, France as A man is drinking while the other drinks reversed
Party wedding photography from a Private place at La Romieu, Gers, France as A man is drinking while the other drinks reversed
wedding reportage photography from the Waterford Castle, Ireland of fireworks with Bride and Groom looking on
wedding reportage photography from the Waterford Castle, Ireland of fireworks with Bride and Groom looking on
wedding photography from Udaipur, India of some nightime dance floor action
wedding photography from Udaipur, India of some nightime dance floor action
wedding photography from the Rosenberg Skyroom at the University of the Incarnate Word of the Couples first dance seen through the reflection of the venues window
wedding photography from the Rosenberg Skyroom at the University of the Incarnate Word of the Couples first dance seen through the reflection of the venues window
Utrecht wedding reportage photo from Netherlands at the Reception venue of a groom and guest with a 'corona proof' congratulation
Utrecht wedding reportage photo from Netherlands at the Reception venue of a groom and guest with a 'corona proof' congratulation
Outdoor reception venue wedding photo from Ristorante La Cascina, Roccella Jonica at t he Dinner / reception of Wedding guests observing waiters and Calabrian specialties from the appetizer buffet
Outdoor reception venue wedding photo from Ristorante La Cascina, Roccella Jonica at t he Dinner / reception of Wedding guests observing waiters and Calabrian specialties from the appetizer buffet
Dublin wedding reportage photographer created this Segraves Barns image of 3 kids in 3 windows at the reception venue
Dublin wedding reportage photographer created this Segraves Barns image of 3 kids in 3 windows at the reception venue
wedding photography from a Dublin city centre Speeches ceremony at the reception venue
wedding photography from a Dublin city centre Speeches ceremony at the reception venue
wedding photography from Kırbahçesi Mersin of the Bride and groom dancing while a dollar flying
wedding photography from Kırbahçesi Mersin of the Bride and groom dancing while a dollar flying
wedding photo from Château de Brissac, France showing The groom is jumping during the party
wedding photo from Château de Brissac, France showing The groom is jumping during the party
wedding photo from Old Town Manor of Their first cake together
wedding photo from Old Town Manor of Their first cake together
FL wedding photo from the Florida Naples Zoo showing The small details of the brides shoes and dress
FL wedding photo from the Florida Naples Zoo showing The small details of the brides shoes and dress
Reception venue wedding photo from the Florida Hemingway House showing The last dance of the night
Reception venue wedding photo from the Florida Hemingway House showing The last dance of the night
Florida wedding photography from the Ocean Key Resort of the toasting of glasses
Florida wedding photography from the Ocean Key Resort of the toasting of glasses
Mexico wedding photo from Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende showing A wedding guest punching and grabs his friend on the dance floor
Mexico wedding photo from Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende showing A wedding guest punching and grabs his friend on the dance floor
Fun wedding photo at Casa Chorro, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico of The bride lifted on a chair at her wedding reception
Fun wedding photo at Casa Chorro, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico of The bride lifted on a chair at her wedding reception
Outdoor wedding photo from a backyard wedding at a private home, Orlando, FL of a Guest snapping a photo of the happy couple during their dinner reception
Outdoor wedding photo from a backyard wedding at a private home, Orlando, FL of a Guest snapping a photo of the happy couple during their dinner reception
Ho Chi Minh artistic wedding photo from the reception venue of the bride and groom shoe game under lights
Ho Chi Minh artistic wedding photo from the reception venue of the bride and groom shoe game under lights
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

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