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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.

WEDDINGS + ELOPEMENTS + ARTISTIC PORTRAITS & DETAILS + ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS

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.

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Tuz Golu, Turkey pre-wed portraits for a fun couple out at sunset with long silhouette shadows
Tuz Golu, Turkey pre-wed portraits for a fun couple out at sunset with long silhouette shadows
Bangkok fun-loving couple modeling for a pre-wedding session with an airplane toy in the sunshine and shadows
Bangkok fun-loving couple modeling for a pre-wedding session with an airplane toy in the sunshine and shadows
Chicago pre-wedding engagement session capturing the nature of a couple as they pose under a willow tree at Tom Ping Park
Chicago pre wedding engagement session capturing the nature of a couple as they pose under a willow tree at Tom Ping Park
Pre-wedding Cannaregio engagement image-session in Venice, Italy showing a couple of lovers kissing over a bridge and so are their shadows in the background
Pre-wedding Cannaregio engagement image-session in Venice, Italy showing a couple of lovers kissing over a bridge and so are their shadows in the background
View this creative Bodrum Villamaçakızı Hotel wedding image during a group portrait, drone shot, with meaningful shadows, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography in Turkey from the WPJA
View this creative Bodrum Villamaçakızı Hotel wedding image during a group portrait, drone shot, with meaningful shadows, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography in Turkey from the WPJA
View this creative Dalat wedding day detail pic of heart shaped hand shadows on a tree, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography in Vietnam from the WPJA
Dalat wedding day detail pic of heart shaped hand shadows on a tree, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography in Vietnam
View this dramatic Baden Baden wedding image of a bride and groom with sun and shadows, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography from the WPJA
dramatic Baden Baden wedding image of a bride and groom with sun and shadows, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography
View this graceful Darmstadt wedding image of the bride and groom in BW with strong Light and shadows, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography from the WPJA
graceful Darmstadt wedding image of the bride and groom in BW with strong Light and shadows, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography
View this stylish Brewster wedding image of ceremony details with hands and shadows, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography in Massachusetts from the WPJA
Brewster wedding image of ceremony details with hands and shadows, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography in Massachusetts
View this dramatic Abbazia di San Galgano image showing the Bride and Groom are coming, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography in Italy from the WPJA
dramatic Abbazia di San Galgano image showing the Bride and Groom are coming in Italy
Outdoor Temple Street Night Market, Hong Kong engagement photography portraits as the Couple pose in the shadows 
Outdoor Temple Street Night Market, Hong Kong engagement photography portraits as the Couple pose in the shadows
On location Paris, France couple engagement portrait shoot while chasing the sun
On location Paris, France couple engagement portrait shoot while chasing the sun
Annecy bride and groom to be, posturing for a France engagement image created in the sunshine shadows
Annecy bride and groom to be, posturing for a France engagement image created in the sunshine shadows
LA bride and groom to be, sitting for a pre-wedding engagement session at the Arts District giving an Industrial feel for the shoot
LA bride and groom to be, sitting for a pre-wedding engagement session at the Arts District giving an Industrial feel for the shoot
Guangxi artful style wedding detail picture in BW with bow ties and shadows
Guangxi artful style wedding detail picture in BW with bow ties and shadows
Sofia, Bulgaria artful style wedding detail picture showing the couples wedding rings and their shadows
Sofia, Bulgaria artful style wedding detail picture showing the couples wedding rings and their shadows
Versilia wedding couple artistic image session with shadows on the brides veil
Versilia wedding couple artistic image session with shadows on the brides veil
Juiz de Fora couple e-shoot in Minas Gerais in the sunshine with shadows by the stone wall
Juiz de Fora couple e-shoot in Minas Gerais in the sunshine with shadows by the stone wall
True Love Pre-Wedding Portrait Session in San Francisco capturing a couple who are capable of only Seeing only each other in their eyes
True Love Pre-Wedding Portrait Session in San Francisco capturing a couple who are capable of only Seeing only each other in their eyes
True Love Pre-Wedding Portrait Session in Murcia capturing a couple embracing below the building In shadows
True Love Pre-Wedding Portrait Session in Murcia capturing a couple embracing below the building In shadows
True Love pre wedding Photoshoot at Giardino Viatori in Gorizia with young lovers under the big trees in their shadows
True Love pre wedding Photoshoot at Giardino Viatori in Gorizia with young lovers under the big trees in their shadows
France True Love Engagement Posed Portrait in Noirmoutier capturing a couple playing with light and shadows with sunglasses on
France True Love Engagement Posed Portrait in Noirmoutier capturing a couple playing with light and shadows with sunglasses on
True Love Pre-Wedding Portrait Session in Domalain showing a France couple taking in the blue skies
True Love Pre-Wedding Portrait Session in Domalain showing a France couple taking in the blue skies
True Love Pre-Wedding Portrait Session in Aguilas illustrating a couple In the Shadows under the clouds
True Love Pre-Wedding Portrait Session in Aguilas illustrating a couple In the Shadows under the clouds
Brazil True Love Engagement Posed Portrait in Boituva capturing a couple playing with sunshine and shadows in the buildings
Brazil True Love Engagement Posed Portrait in Boituva capturing a couple playing with sunshine and shadows in the buildings
True Love Engagement Posed Portrait at the Calle Terraplen in San Miguel de Allende capturing the striking colors of the walls with a fun pose
True Love Engagement Posed Portrait at the Calle Terraplen in San Miguel de Allende capturing the striking colors of the walls with a fun pose
True Love Pre-Wedding Portrait Session at the River Seine in Paris illustrating a couple walking away from the sunset throwing large shadows
True Love Pre-Wedding Portrait Session at the River Seine in Paris illustrating a couple walking away from the sunset throwing large shadows
True Love Engagement Portrait Session at the Golden Mile Tower in Singapore displaying a Singapore couple having fun with light and shadows
True Love Engagement Portrait Session at the Golden Mile Tower in Singapore displaying a Singapore couple having fun with light and shadows
Napoli True Love Pre-Wedding Portrait Session in Naples showing a couple enjoying the urban city sunshine
Napoli True Love Pre-Wedding Portrait Session in Naples showing a couple enjoying the urban city sunshine
Downtown Houston environmental engagement e-session
Downtown Houston environmental engagement e-session

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