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Wedding Photos of Wedding guests

The following “Wedding guests” 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 “Wedding guests” 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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A top wedding reportage photographer in North Yorkshire captured this picture of The bride and all the wedding guests cheering as the groom in the foreground gives his speech outside
A top wedding reportage photographer in North Yorkshire captured this picture of The bride and all the wedding guests cheering as the groom in the foreground gives his speech outside
A Poland top wedding photojournalist at the Bej Hotel Tuszyn created this image of Dancing wedding guests
A Poland top wedding photojournalist at the Bej Hotel Tuszyn created this image of Dancing wedding guests
Oaxaca wedding photography from Oaxaca City of wedding guests and bride outdoors
Oaxaca wedding photography from Oaxaca City of wedding guests and bride outdoors
Guanajuato, Mexico wedding guests enjoy fireworks during the wedding reception at San Miguel de Allende Instituto
Guanajuato, Mexico wedding guests enjoy fireworks during the wedding reception at San Miguel de Allende Instituto
Emma Trein, Canela, Brazil wedding photography - wedding guests partying and dancing
Emma Trein, Canela, Brazil wedding photography - wedding guests partying and dancing
Wedding photograph from Braga, Portugal of the wedding guests dancing
Wedding photograph from Braga, Portugal of the wedding guests dancing
Wedding photo from Oude Kerk, Dongen - the kiss during the ceremony, the wedding guests in the background
Wedding photo from Oude Kerk, Dongen - the kiss during the ceremony, the wedding guests in the background
Colorado wedding photo from Black Canyon Inn (Estes Park, CO) showing wedding guests dancing during reception
Colorado wedding photo from Black Canyon Inn (Estes Park, CO) showing wedding guests dancing during reception
Wedding Reception venue image from the Tapestry House, Fort Collins, CO showing Wedding guests erupting in laughter as they watch the bride and groom play the "shoe game"
Wedding Reception venue image from the Tapestry House, Fort Collins, CO showing Wedding guests erupting in laughter as they watch the bride and groom play the "shoe game"
Massachusetts wedding photo showing a Cambridge, MA bride and groom saying hi to Zoom wedding guests
Massachusetts wedding photo showing a Cambridge, MA bride and groom saying hi to Zoom wedding guests
Colorado wedding photography from Della Terra Mountain Chateau, Estes Park of the bride and groom walking down path with wedding guests
Colorado wedding photography from Della Terra Mountain Chateau, Estes Park of the bride and groom walking down path with wedding guests
The bride and groom, surrounded by wedding guests, cut their cake at Glavatarksy Han Residence in Bulgaria
The bride and groom, surrounded by wedding guests, cut their cake at Glavatarksy Han Residence in Bulgaria
wedding guests singing on the dancefloor at the Pinery at the Hill in Colorado Springs
wedding guests singing on the dancefloor at the Pinery at the Hill in Colorado Springs
Wedding photography from toulon	of the bride reflection
Wedding photography from toulon of the bride reflection
Church, Dudlestone, Shropshire, UK | Photo of Warning sign in front of church | Uneven path, take care
Church, Dudlestone, Shropshire, UK | Photo of Warning sign in front of church | Uneven path, take care
Church, Dudlestone, Shropshire, UK wedding reportage photo | People leaving the ceremony with umbrellas
Church, Dudlestone, Shropshire, UK wedding reportage photo | People leaving the ceremony with
FuJian QuanZhou hands details photo
FuJian QuanZhou hands details photo at the wedding in black and white
Haras do Morro - Brasília - Brazil wedding photography | Guests toasting under lights
Haras do Morro - Brasília - Brazil wedding photography | Guests toasting under the reception party lights
Geneva Wedding Photographer: Love is never getting old | Outdoor under the trees
Love is never getting old - guests outdoors under the trees
Winters Barns, Canterbury, Kent, UK wedding venue photography | The brides mother and family onlook as the couple have their first dance
Winters Barns, Canterbury, Kent, UK wedding venue photo of the brides mother and family onlook as the couple have their first dance
Reception Venue Photography | The bride making her rounds at the reception. She is hugging her Uncle as her Aunts work on fixing her hair.
new jersey Reception Venue Photography - The bride making her rounds at the reception. She is hugging her Uncle as her Aunts work on fixing her hair.

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