Wedding Photos of Water

The following “Water” 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 “Water” 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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Bride joyfully dances in the pool at The Ritz in Duck, NC, while her friends playfully stretch out her dress in the water, surrounded by about 20 guests joining in the celebration, some fully clothed.
Dunkin' Diva: Bride Dances in Pool at The Ritz, Friends Help Stretching Dress
Newlyweds sailing on a big yacht in Dalyan, Turkey, enjoying a post-ceremony boat trip with stunning views of the water and surrounding landscapes.
Sailing Newlyweds: A Dreamy Boat Trip in Dalyan, Turkey
In this award-winning black and white image, an artistic wedding photographer captures a bride gazing down at her bare shoulder adorned with water droplets from the nearby waterfall at Mt. Rainier National Park.
Mt. Rainier National Park: Gazing bride, water droplets, award-winning black and white
Wedding portrait of couple at Tenuta di Polline - Lago di Bracciano - Italy. Partial silhouettes of the couple holding hands on the lake shore, with warm tones and sunlight.
Romantic Embrace: Eternal Love with View of Italy's Lago di Bracciano
At Lipnik Residence, Ruse, Bulgaria, the bride, groom, and bridal party are seen making their way to the ceremony by walking across a stone stepping path over the water.
Walking on Water: A Bride and Groom's Serene Journey to Forever
A couple about to wed in Harrisburg, PA, strike a pose at Fort Hunter during their engagement portrait session, their figures framed beautifully by the surrounding trees and water.
Enchanting Love at Fort Hunter: A Timeless Engagement Portrait in Harrisburg, PA
Embracing in the cold environment, standing on the snow, this surprise engagement shoot in Zermatt, Riffelsee captures the couple's love against the breathtaking backdrop of pristine snow and mountainous beauty.
Zermatt's Winter Wonderland: Embracing Love in Riffelsee
An award-winning wedding detail picture captures the bride barefoot on a pebble beach in the Basque Country, France. The cool blue tones add an artistic touch to the image.
Barefoot on Pebble: An Artistic Wedding Picture in Basque Country
In Dallas, Texas, a WPJA wedding photographer captures a stunning engagement picture of a couple enjoying the golden sunset by the water
Dallas Dreams: A Breathtaking Engagement Portrait Amidst a Golden Sunset
A wedding photographer from WPJA captures an engagement picture in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, with a couple framed in the reflection of the sunset-lit water at dusk, surrounded by trees
Sunset Reflection: A Gettysburg Engagement Portrait
A photographer from the WPJA captured an engagement photo at sunset in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where a couple and trees are shown as silhouettes against the water
Enchanting Silhouettes: A Mesmerizing Engagement at Sunset in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
A wedding photographer from the WPJA captured a beautiful engagement picture at Sainte Anne La Palud in Finistère, Britanny, featuring a couple sharing a golden kiss by the water with a low sun setting at the beach
Sun-kissed Love: A Golden Moment at Sainte Anne La Palud, Finistère's Stunning Beach
Engaged couple shares a tender kiss at sunset under a charming bridge on Race Street Pier in Philadelphia, PA, immortalized beautifully by a top Pennsylvania wedding photographer.
Philadelphia's Race Street Pier: A Charming Bridge Setting for the Blissful Sunset Kiss, Immortalized by a Top Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer
Romantic portrait of a couple, beautifully captured during their pre-wedding shoot in the enchanting Ulvenhout, the Netherlands. Lit by a talented NL wedding photographer, they stand under towering trees by the serene water.
Enchanting Ulvenhout, the Netherlands: A Captivating Pre-Wedding Shoot Showcasing the Romance of Two Souls, Expertly Immortalized by a Talented NL Wedding Photographer
At Schwarzsee, the couple stands face to face, heads close together, by the water, framed by a beautiful sunset over the lake
Sunset Serenade: A Mesmerizing Engagement Portrait by the Water at Schwarzsee
A picture from a wedding day in Portovenere, Liguria, Italy. The veil of the bride is beautifully illuminated by the low sun, reflecting its warm glow on the water
When Love Dons Its Veil: Captivating Portovenere Wedding Bathed in Sunlit Splendor
The bride and groom, illuminated by off-camera flash, stand on the Isle of Bute as a colorful smoke bomb adds a playful touch to their wedding day.
A Captivating Wedding Moment: A Playful Touch of Color on the Isle of Bute
A picture taken at Tunnels Beaches, Devon shows a beautiful sunset at the water. The bride and groom are outside, bathed in sunlight.
Sunset Serenade: Blissful Love at Tunnels Beaches, Devon
A breathtaking sunset in Hangzhou, China, sets the sky ablaze with shades of orange while a newlywed couple, in silhouette, stands together, embracing the beginning of their journey as a married couple
Serenading Love: Embracing Forever amid Hangzhou's Blazing Sunset
Engaged couple posing for pre-wedding portraits in Strasbourg, near the water, with dreamy effects created by blurry tree branches
Whimsical Pre-Wedding Magic: Dreamy Engagement Portrait by the Water in Strasbourg
In this image, an engaged couple in San Francisco, California, pose for portraits, capturing the joy between them with the Bay Bridge in the background
Capturing Bay Area Bliss: San Francisco Engaged Couple Poses Against Iconic Backdrop of the Bay Bridge
An enchanting engagement portrait captures the couple's love at The Hill Garden and Pergola, with a beautiful water scene, as they stand, embrace, and share a tender kiss
Capturing Love amidst Nature's Splendor: Enchanting Engagement Portrait of a Couple Embracing Amidst The Hill Garden and Pergola's Serene Water Scene
A bride-to-be joyfully carries her boyfriend on her back as they walk through the water at Plage de la Madrague, Presqu'île de Giens in Hyères, Var, France during their engagement photo shoot
Bride-to-be's Playful Delight: Symbolic Engagement Photos Capture the Fullness of Love at Plage de la Madrague, Presqu'île de Giens