These creative newlyweds have proven they will live snapily ever after – after photos from their big day were chosen as the best wedding images of 2016. More than 700 photographers from 45 countries battled it out to feature in the top 50.
The most memorable day of the newly weds will be not just remembered but also present in the collection of the best wedding photographs of 2016. The images were chosen by Junebug Weddings, which picks each year the 50 unique shots for their ‘Best of the Best Wedding Photography’ collection. The stunning photographs come from ceremonies held all over the world with seaside coves, dirt tracks and even a desert complete with a camel.
This year, the competition – which has been running since 2008 – received almost 9,000 entries from over 700 photographers in more than 45 different countries. Carrie Crooks, general manager and editor-in-chief of Junebug Weddings, said: ‘What makes me so proud of this year’s collection is that you can feel the emotions of a wedding day through these 50 images – it’s a powerfully emotive experience”.
This year’s judges were world-renowned wedding photographers Mike and Shari Vallely of Shari + Mike, Benj Haisch, and Ben and Erin Chrisman of Chrisman Studios.
Taking the first place in a Junebug contest is one of the highest honors for a wedding photographer, and is a very good beginning for jumpstart careers.
Carrie added: “In 2008, the Best of Wedding photo contest attracted mostly US photographers, but over the years, the interest from international photographers has grown exponentially.
“Over the past few years, some new countries we’ve noticed entering the contest are Lithuania, Estonia, Barbados, Serbia, Belize and Latvia, to name a few.
“When we receive submissions from sparsely populated countries or smaller countries it’s always a pleasant surprise.”