Wedding Photos of Shadows

The following “Shadows” 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.


Some of the “Shadows” 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.

Enter Keywords:  
In Zug, Switzerland, a captivating wedding photo captures three rings casting striking shadows against a serene and minimalistic backdrop
Zug's Mesmerizing Marriage: Three Rings Dance with Shadows in Serene Wedding Snap
Old Town Alexandria at The Morrison House - Hotel: A stylish duo poses in front of a captivating book collage
The Morrison House - Hotel in Old Town Alexandria: A stylish duo in front of a captivating book collage
A soft kiss of light and shadows on the bride and groom for a portrait in Montpellier, France
Montpellier, France captures the bride and groom in a portrait with soft light and shadows
A couple stands in the forest at Domaine du Bois Saint Mard in France, illuminated by sunlight and shadow, creating a striking chiaroscuro effect
Domaine du Bois Saint Mard, France showcases striking chiaroscuro effect with couple standing in forest
The couple ran along a sunny street in Alexandria, Virginia, with shadows stretching before them, creating an eye-catching photo
Alexandria, Virginia: Engagement Photo Perfection Sparked by Running Couple's Shadows
In Moselle, the bride-to-be is portrayed looking away from her groom-to-be while her long hair swirls around her face
Lovely Moselle Engagement Photo: Bride-to-be's Hair Surrounds Her on Special Day
A fun and romantic lifestyle engagement portrait session for a couple in Angers, France, showcases their love as they hug and capture their shadows on the wall
Engaged couple hug in Angers, France, capturing love and shadows in fun portrait session
 This bridal portrait in Sao Paulo is a black and white shot featuring the bride in the shadows
The bride is captured in a black and white portrait in a doorway, wearing white bridal attire
This engaged couple have a beautiful lifestyle portrait taken in Istanbul, Turkey with their shadows visible on the iconic, graphic bridge with its repeating lines as a stunning backdrop
The happy couple posed for their engagement portrait, their shadows visible against the iconic bridge's graphic lines, creating a stunning backdrop
The couple posed for their pre-wedding engagement announcement picture in Venice, Italy at Fondamenta degli incurabili, with a brick wall and shadows as the backdrop
Venice, Italy - Fondamenta degli incurabili pre-wedding lifestyle portrait session for couple in the sun with shadows
A loving couple posed for a lifestyle photoshoot in the historic city of Lyon, with a beautiful black and white portrait taken from a high angle on a circular walkway with a unique pattern
In Lyon's historic streets, the loving couple posed for a romantic photoshoot
The engaged couple embraced in Black Park, London, UK, as they had a lifestyle pre-wedding portrait taken, utilizing the shadows and contrast of the setting to create a dynamic and moody image
In London, UK's Black Park, the couple embraced for a dynamic, moody engagement portrait
The engaged couple posed surrounded by foliage in the National Gallery of Art Museum with a reflective artistic grid overlay
At the National Gallery of Art Museum, the couple posed amid foliage with an artistic grid overlay below them
An engaged couple in Évora, Portugal were captured in a lifestyle session while walking at the end of the day, with shadows of trees and the couple on the wall behind them
The happy couple are strolling at the end of the day, with their shadows cast on the wall behind them by the trees
At the Washington DC Wharf, a 3D-like colored light display of the spectrum of love was projected onto the wall, casting dramatic shadows of a couple embracing
A chromatic light show depicting the breadth of love was projected onto the wall, creating a romantic image of an embracing couple
At the Mayflower Hotel, DC, a detail image of the shoes and wedding bands, with the shadow of the engagement ring
Mayflower Hotel, DC: Picture of shoes and wedding bands with an engagement ring's shadow
At Terra Residence, Sofia, a glass of wine silhouetted against a backdrop of warm light and shadows at a romantic sunset wedding
At the romantic sunset wedding, the silhouette of a glass of wine against the warm, flickering light created a captivating scene
In Sofia, Bulgaria, the newlyweds shared a romantic kiss for their wedding portrait in the shadows of an urban street
The couple shared a kiss, captured in a wedding portrait amidst the shadows of an urban setting
The bride stands in Turin just before her wedding ceremony, her shadow cast upon the wall along with a graphic pattern created by the window frames
A bride portrait with the patterns of light cast through the windowpanes on the wall behind her
A Love engagement session in Lyon with shadows from wire fencing on couples faces
shadows from wire fencing on couples faces
On their wedding day, the bride basked in the sun, her back to a wooden door, while the groom stood in the background of this stunning portrait
Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul wedding photography | the bride and groom posing for this Turkey wedding portrait
At the wedding reception, a photographer from NL captured a beautiful doorway portrait of the bride and groom, their long shadows stretching across the floor
At the Noord Brabant wedding reception party location, the bride and groom pose for a doorway portrait
Istanbul bride is getting ready with lipstick and light
An Istanbul bride is preparing for her special day by applying lipstick with sun shadows to her body
On the wedding day at Hanbury Manor Maarriott Hotel, London, UK, the couple had a creative photo session on the streets with Speed Bumps and repeated graphic shadow lines in the roadway
London, UK: Creative photo session at Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel, with street speed bumps and graphic shadow lines
The bride and groom walking together, throwing their own shadows as they ascended the concrete steps in Chelles, France on their wedding day made for a unique and creative picture
In Chelles, France, the bride and groom's shadows cast on the concrete steps on their wedding day made for a creative detail photo in BW
A creative wedding photo from bridgeport art center, of the chicago couple toasting during cheers
An artistic wedding image of a couple toasting during a special moment of cheers captures the happiness of the day
Fujian wedding planner of shadow of bride and groom hands and their wedding rings
Shadow of bride and groom hands and their wedding rings
A Sao Paulo bride is captured in a portrait in the sunlit backdrop of a wall with window frames casting shadows
In Sao Paulo, a bride is photographed at a sunlit wall with window frames' shadows
A bride's portrait in the sunlit backdrop of a Sao Paulo wall with window frames casting shadows
Sao Paulo portrait of a bride in sunlit backdrop with window shadows
Melbourne couple poses in the park under trees and shadows for fun portraits to announce their engagement
Melbourne couple poses in the park under trees and shadows for fun portraits to announce their engagement