Wedding photographers have the distinct honor of chronicling one of the most important events in a couple’s life together. In 2017, the International Wedding Photographer of the Year Awards (IWPOTY) began recognizing this challenging and rewarding work. Now in its third year, the 2019 winning entries were just recently announced, and they continue to showcase the best in artistic wedding photography from around the world.
The IWPOTY is represented by a wide array of categories, from epic shots to the bridal party to images in black and white. But no matter their location or composition, the recognized works each demonstrate the emotion and creativity that a photographer brings to documenting their clients' special day.
This year, Cat and Jeff of The Apartment Photography took home the top honor as the contest’s Grand Prize Winner. “Pia and Julian brought together their families from around the world to celebrate their love in Whistler, British Columbia,” the photographers explain. “Their multi-day celebration was the perfect combination of their two backgrounds—bringing so many different cultural aspects together to create a weekend that was so unique and special to them. The crazy weather patterns (sunshine, rain, and blustery winds!) didn’t stop these two from having the best time ever—they had smiles painted on their faces all weekend long!”
Scroll down for more of the winners from the IWPOTY contest. And if you’re interested in entering next year’s competition, visit their website to find out more.