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Wedding Photos of Urban

The following “Urban” 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 “Urban” 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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Detroit picture session for a carefree engaged couple that is centered in an urban street scene
Detroit picture session for a carefree engaged couple that is centered in an urban street scene
Bangkok pre-wed portraits for a fun couple playing with the building spaces by the steps
Bangkok pre-wed portraits for a fun couple playing with the building spaces by the steps
Sevilla fun-loving couple modeling for a pre-wedding session in an urban street scene against a painted brick wall
Sevilla fun-loving couple modeling for a pre-wedding session in an urban street scene against a painted brick wall
Montreal, Quebec couple engagement portraits with a couple enjoying a stroll through the old city
Montreal, Quebec couple engagement portraits with a couple enjoying a stroll through the old city
Old Montreal, Canada playful engagement image of a Newly engaged couple excited about ring, in front of blue wall
Old Montreal, Canada playful engagement image of a Newly engaged couple excited about ring, in front of blue wall
Chinatown, Singapore urban engagement image of a couple kissing
Chinatown, Singapore urban engagement image of a couple kissing
Singapore pre-wed portraits for a fun couple in Chinatown marching towards the lift lobby
Singapore prewed portraits for a fun couple in Chinatown marching towards the lift lobby
Trieste pre-wedding portrait-session in Italy for an urban Sunset street portrait of the engaged couple
Trieste pre-wedding portrait-session in Italy for an urban Sunset street portrait of the engaged couple
Pre-wedding photo-session in San Francisco showing us that He always makes her laugh
Pre-wedding photo-session in San Francisco showing us that He always makes her laugh
Pre-wedding engagement image-session in Argenton sur Creuse at Mignonnerie
Pre-wedding engagement image-session in Argenton sur Creuse at Mignonnerie
Sancerre pre-wedding photo-session with an urban shadow on the street walls in the afternoon
Sancerre pre-wedding photo-session with an urban shadow on the street walls in the afternoon
On location Florence couple engagement portrait shoot on the busy city streets
On location Florence couple engagement portrait shoot on the busy city streets
View this stylish Downtown Chicago wedding image during some urban bride and groom portraits, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography in Illinois from the WPJA
View this stylish Downtown Chicago wedding image during some urban bride and groom portraits, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography in Illinois from the WPJA
View this imaginative Sichuan wedding image showing a newspaper display column near the ceremony site and on the column are recent social and realistic news
Sichuan wedding image showing a newspaper display column near the ceremony site and on the column are recent social and realistic news
View this grand Chicago wedding image of bridesmaids posing in an urban street crosswalk, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography in Illinois from the WPJA
Chicago wedding image of bridesmaids posing in an urban street crosswalk, which was a featured picture among the best wedding photography in Illinois
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
Paris environmental couple pre wedding image session under a metropolitan sign
Paris environmental couple pre wedding image session under a metropolitan sign
Chicago nuptial day award-winning image of the couple crossing the street while the groom holds the bouquet and fixes the bride's hair. The world's best wedding photography competitions are hosted by the WPJA
Chicago nuptial day award-winning image of the couple crossing the street while the groom holds the bouquet and fixes the bride's hair
Buckingham Fountain couple e-shoot in Chicago on a bench with the urban city skyline behind them
Buckingham Fountain couple e-shoot in Chicago on a bench with the urban city skyline behind them
Chicago couple e-shoot in IL at night in the USA urban city scene
Chicago couple e-shoot in IL at night in the USA urban city scene
Detroit couple e-session in the urban MI streets of the USA
Detroit couple e-session in the urban MI streets of the USA
Deidesheim wedding couple artistic image session for a dramatic, urban night time portrait
Deidesheim wedding couple artistic image session for a dramatic, urban night time portrait
Norfolk couple e-session in the streets of Norwich
Norfolk couple e-session in the streets of Norwich
La Defense, Paris couple e-shoot of them kissing through glass
La Defense, Paris couple e-shoot of them kissing through glass
True Love Pre-Wedding Portrait Session at the Boston Public Garden illustrating a MA couple enjoying a blanket lunch together
True Love Pre-Wedding Portrait Session at the Boston Public Garden illustrating a MA couple enjoying a blanket lunch together
True Love Pre-Wedding Portrait Session in Detroit illustrating a couple with the urban city skyline behind them
True Love Pre-Wedding Portrait Session in Detroit illustrating a couple with the urban city skyline behind them
True Love Engagement Portrait Session in Cordoba, Spain displaying a couple running in the urban sunshine near a vertical painted striped wall
True Love Engagement Portrait Session in Cordoba, Spain displaying a couple running in the urban sunshine near a vertical painted striped wall
True Love pre wedding Photoshoot at the Calle Recreo in San Miguel de Allende of a couple with The intention to capture the church in the background with a fun dancing pose
True Love pre wedding Photoshoot at the Calle Recreo in San Miguel de Allende of a couple with The intention to capture the church in the background with a fun dancing pose
PR True Love Pre-Wedding Portrait Session in Cascavel showing a couple can have love anywhere
PR True Love Pre-Wedding Portrait Session in Cascavel showing a couple can have love anywhere
True Love Pre-Wedding Portrait Session in Paris showing a couple in the streets of France
True Love Pre-Wedding Portrait Session in Paris showing a couple in the streets of France

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