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Wedding Photos of Wedding party

The following “Wedding party” 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 party” 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 great wedding day image of the wedding party popping champagne from the Profile Event Center in Minnesota
A great wedding day image of the wedding party popping champagne from the Profile Event Center in Minnesota
South Lake Tahoe wedding reportage photojournalist created this image at Tahoe Tastings as An intimate wedding party celebrates on The Legend yacht
South Lake Tahoe wedding reportage photojournalist created this image at Tahoe Tastings as An intimate wedding party celebrates on The Legend yacht
Minneapolis wedding documentary photographer created this image at Green Acres of the Wedding party on the dance floor
Minneapolis wedding documentary photographer created this image at Green Acres of the Wedding party on the dance floor
Best Belgium wedding photojournalism picture showing The bride and her squad are partying hard during the first possible wedding party day in Belgium
Best Belgium wedding photojournalism picture showing The bride and her squad are partying hard during the first possible wedding party day in Belgium
A top Chateau de Janzé wedding photographer captured this picture of the wedding party dancing away the night
A top Chateau de Janzé wedding photographer captured this picture of the wedding party dancing away the night
A top wedding photojournalist created this image at the Houdini Mansion in Los Angeles, California showing Two wedding party people tie their ties in the mirrors
A top wedding photojournalist created this image at the Houdini Mansion in Los Angeles, California showing Two wedding party people tie their ties in the mirrors
A wedding photojournalist in Blue Hill, Maine captured this moment of The bride and her wedding party watching out the window as guests enter the ceremony
A wedding photojournalist in Blue Hill, Maine captured this moment of The bride and her wedding party watching out the window as guests enter the ceremony
A wedding photojournalist in New Orelans captured this moment at Maison Perrier of A wedding party celebrating with a second line on a rainy day
A wedding photojournalist in New Orelans captured this moment at Maison Perrier of A wedding party celebrating with a second line on a rainy day
A top wedding reportage photographer in Berkshire UK captured this picture of the Bride and groom talking happily as they walk, followed by their wedding party, as they all walk to the reception
A top wedding reportage photographer in Berkshire UK captured this picture of the Bride and groom talking happily as they walk, followed by their wedding party, as they all walk to the reception
A Romania documentary wedding photographer captured this moment at the Sheraton Hotel in Bucharest of the Bride and groom singing during the wedding party
A Romania documentary wedding photographer captured this moment at the Sheraton Hotel in Bucharest of the Bride and groom singing during the wedding party
A top Romania documentary wedding photographer at The Barn created this image of the Scene from the dance floor during the wedding party
A top Romania documentary wedding photographer at The Barn created this image of the Scene from the dance floor during the wedding party
A Lille documentary wedding photographer captured this moment showing a young boy who is bored during the wedding party
A Lille documentary wedding photographer captured this moment showing a young boy who is bored during the wedding party
Philadelphia getting ready for marriage award-winning picture capturing the Mother of the bride nervously watching her daughter/bride play super smash bros with her wedding party when she knows they should be leaving for the ceremony
Philadelphia getting ready for marriage award-winning picture capturing the Mother of the bride nervously watching her daughter/bride play super smash bros with her wedding party when she knows they should be leaving for the ceremony
Brittany indoor reception party award-winning picture showing The wedding party. The world's most skilled wedding photographers are members of the WPJA
Brittany indoor reception party award-winning picture showing The wedding party
La Ferme d'en Chon, Biscarrosse indoor wedding reception party award-winning picture showing a Crazy game during the wedding party
La Ferme d'en Chon, Biscarrosse indoor wedding reception party award-winning picture showing a Crazy game during the wedding party
Artistic Sioux Falls, South Dakota wedding picture created as the wedding party fills their plates with dinner from the buffet
Artistic Sioux Falls, South Dakota wedding picture created as the wedding party fills their plates with dinner from the buffet
Hauts-de-France wedding party artistic portrait of the groom and his groomsmen
Hauts-de-France wedding party artistic portrait of the groom and his groomsmen
A top wedding photographer in Casalpusterlengo captured this picture showing the wedding party is almost over and the bride and groom kiss in the pool, exhausted but happy
A top wedding photographer in Casalpusterlengo captured this picture showing the wedding party is almost over and the bride and groom kiss in the pool, exhausted but happy
Pinehills, Plymouth, Massachusetts wedding party artistic image session of the guys smoking cigars around firepit at dusk
Pinehills, Plymouth, Massachusetts wedding party artistic image session of the guys smoking cigars around firepit at dusk
Henan wedding party artistic image session with shadows and light of the men from the wedding
Henan wedding party artistic image session with shadows and light of the men from the wedding
Sofia wedding reportage image of the godmother kissing her son during the wedding party
Sofia wedding reportage image of the godmother kissing her son during the wedding party
Casa Hyder wedding reception image of a newlywed couple dancing together during their wedding party in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Casa Hyder wedding reception image of a newlywed couple dancing together during their wedding party in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Wedding photo from Aglika Palace, Zhrebchevo, Bulgaria of the Groom and his friends enjoying the wedding party
Wedding photo from Aglika Palace, Zhrebchevo, Bulgaria of the Groom and his friends enjoying the wedding party
Forest Lake Camp in Chestertown, NY image of a couple embracing at the end of their ceremony on the side of a mountain as the sun gets low in the sky. Their wedding party and parents surround them.
Forest Lake Camp in Chestertown, NY image of a couple embracing at the end of their ceremony on the side of a mountain as the sun gets low in the sky. Their wedding party and parents surround them.
Texas wedding photo from Terlingua showing The wedding party reacting to the couples' vows.
Texas wedding photo from Terlingua showing The wedding party reacting to the couples' vows.
North Carolina wedding photography from The Currituck Club, Corolla, NC of a drink spilled while members of the wedding party take a funny picture
North Carolina wedding photography from The Currituck Club, Corolla, NC of a drink spilled while members of the wedding party take a funny picture
CO wedding photography on the way to Della Terra Mountain Chateau, Estes Park with a funny moment in limo with wedding party
CO wedding photography on the way to Della Terra Mountain Chateau, Estes Park with a funny moment in limo with wedding party
Italy wedding photography from Borgo della Meliana, Gambassi Terme, Toscana during the Wedding Party dancing action
Italy wedding photography from Borgo della Meliana, Gambassi Terme, Toscana during the Wedding Party dancing action
Horsham, PA wedding party toasts to the couple - Cheers photo
Horsham, PA wedding party toasts to the couple - Cheers to a great photo

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