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Wedding Photos of Sunset

The following “Sunset” 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 “Sunset” 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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Engagement Photos France. A Coupvray couple pose on a wood boardwalk railing during a session at sunset
Engagement Photos France. A Coupvray couple pose on a wood boardwalk railing during a session at sunset
Buonconvento post proposal portraits by an Italian wedding photographer of a happy Tuscan couple showing the woman hugging form the back her partner at the sunset
Buonconvento post proposal portraits by an Italian wedding photographer of a happy Tuscan couple showing the woman hugging form the back her partner at the sunset
Maceio beach portrait lifestyle session with the couple smiling at the sunset
Maceio beach portrait lifestyle session with the couple smiling at the sunset
Brazil couples lifestyle photography at Fazenda Boa Sorte for a Silhouette of the bride and groom kissing at sunset using a prism as an element to multiply the images
Brazil couples lifestyle photography at Fazenda Boa Sorte for a Silhouette of the bride and groom kissing at sunset using a prism as an element to multiply the images
A Colorado couple poses during a Rocky Mountain National Park lifestyle Alpine photography session at sunset with a light
A Colorado couple poses during a Rocky Mountain National Park lifestyle Alpine photography session at sunset with a light
Montpellier lifestyle couples photography in Occitanie, France with a sweet sunset embrace under the cloudy sky
Montpellier lifestyle couples photography in Occitanie, France with a sweet sunset embrace under the cloudy sky
Bulgaria lifestyle couples portraits session in Chernomorets showing the beach sunset belongs to them
Bulgaria lifestyle couples portraits session in Chernomorets showing the beach sunset belongs to them
Cher lifestyle couples photography in Sancerre, France with a lift and a kiss at sunset time
Cher lifestyle couples photography in Sancerre, France with a lift and a kiss at sunset time
Pennsylvania lifestyle portrait session at the Gettysburg National Military Park created as a Silhouetted couple walks on the sky at sunset
Pennsylvania lifestyle portrait session at the Gettysburg National Military Park created as a Silhouetted couple walks on the sky at sunset
Caledonia State Park lifestyle couples portraits session in Franklin County, Pennsylvania created as they walk by a nearby stream in the park at sunset
Caledonia State Park lifestyle couples portraits session in Franklin County, Pennsylvania created as they walk by a nearby stream in the park at sunset
Luray lifestyle couples photography in Virginia for a Sunset engagement shoot in Shenandoah National Park overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains
Luray lifestyle couples photography in Virginia for a Sunset engagement shoot in Shenandoah National Park overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains
Nebraska lifestyle portrait photography at a Private Residence for a Couple with a horse as sun goes down
Nebraska lifestyle portrait photography at a Private Residence for a Couple with a horse as sun goes down
Boston Seaport lifestyle couples photography at sunset with silhouettes and the city skyline
Boston Seaport lifestyle couples photography at sunset with silhouettes and the city skyline
A Biarritz couple poses during a Basque coast, France lifestyle portrait photography session as they are watching the sunset from the rocks near the sand
A Biarritz couple poses during a Basque coast, France lifestyle portrait photography session as they are watching the sunset from the rocks near the sand
A Colorado Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this creative portrait of a couple at the Rocky Mountain National Park standing in a tundra at high elevation during sunset
A Colorado Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this creative portrait of a couple at the Rocky Mountain National Park standing in a tundra at high elevation during sunset
A Maceio Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this artistic, adventurous portrait of this Alagoas couple at Marechal Deodoro depicting them leaning against their car during the sunset
A Maceio Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this artistic, adventurous portrait of this Alagoas couple at Marechal Deodoro depicting them leaning against their car during the sunset
A Italian Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this artistic, adventurous portrait of this Trieste couple at Portopiccolo Sistiana depicting them standing in the sunset at a beach
A Italian Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this artistic, adventurous portrait of this Trieste couple at Portopiccolo Sistiana depicting them standing in the sunset at a beach
A Lake Tahoe Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this creative, sunset portrait of this California groom to be holding his bride to be in the countryside with dog at Pearson-Arastradero Preserve
A Lake Tahoe Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this creative, sunset portrait of this California groom to be holding his bride to be in the countryside with dog at Pearson-Arastradero Preserve
A Nova Friburgo Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this creative, sunset portrait of this Rio de Janeiro couple silhouetted by the sunset
A Nova Friburgo Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this creative, sunset portrait of this Rio de Janeiro couple silhouetted by the sunset
An Italian Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this artistic, silhouette portrait of this val d'orcia couple backlit by the golden sunset
An Italian Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this artistic, silhouette portrait of this val d'orcia couple backlit by the golden sunset
A Surat Thani Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this artistic, scenic portrait of this Bangrak couple laughing in the mountains and sunset
A Surat Thani Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this artistic, scenic portrait of this Bangrak couple laughing in the mountains and sunset
An Italy Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this artistic, countryside portrait of this Rimini bride and groom to be embracing during a sunset
An Italy Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this artistic, countryside portrait of this Rimini bride and groom to be embracing during the sunset
A Switzerland Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this artistic, sunset portrait of this Zurich couple at the docks at sunset
A Switzerland Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this artistic, sunset portrait of this Zurich couple at the docks at sunset
A Switzerland Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this artistic, sunset portrait of this Zurich couple at the docks at sunset
A Switzerland Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this artistic, sunset portrait of this Zurich couple at the docks at sunset
A Zurich Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this creative, silhouette portrait of this Swiss couple surrounded by double exposed trees and sunset
A Zurich Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer created this creative, silhouette portrait of this Swiss couple surrounded by double exposed trees and sunset
A Fort Collins portrait of the beautiful couple embracing in the sunset
A Fort Collins portrait of the beautiful couple embracing in the sunset
Great wedding photography of the Stafford, Virginia couple walking up a hill and through the vineyard at sunset from Potomac Point Winery
Great wedding photography of the Stafford, Virginia couple walking up a hill and through the vineyard at sunset from Potomac Point Winery
Top, and timeless wedding photography from Lucern during a portrait session of the couple embracing at sunset
Top, and timeless wedding photography from Lucern during a portrait session of the couple embracing at sunset
A Parrano couple portrait in Umbria, Italy of them having an intimate moment in the sunset
A Parrano couple portrait in Umbria, Italy of them having an intimate moment in the sunset
An Annecy couple portrait of the bride and groom as they walk on the pier at sunset
An Annecy couple portrait of the bride and groom as they walk on the pier at sunset over the water

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