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Beautiful Winners of the 2019 International Wedding Photographer of the Year

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.

The International Wedding Photographer of the Year Awards recognizes the best of artistic wedding photography from around the world.

Artistic Wedding Photography

Rafal Donica, Poland. Black & White Winner

International Wedding Photographer of the Year Contest

Angela Ruscheinski, Canada. Bridal Party Winner

International Wedding Photographer of the Year Contest

Gaelle Le Berre, Australia. Dance Floor Winner

Artistic Wedding Photography

Xenia Shabanova, Estonia. Runner Up and Engagement / Non Wedding Winner

Wedding Photography Contest

Ben Appleby, United Kingdom. Solo Portrait Winner

International Wedding Photographer of the Year Contest

Victoria Sprung, United States. Single Capture Winner

International Wedding Photographer of the Year Contest

Ruan Redelinghuys, South Africa. Epic Location Winner

International Wedding Photographer of the Year Contest

Marcis Baltskars ,Latvia. From Above Winner

Wedding Photography Contest

Oli Sansom of Briars Atlas, Australia. Film Photography/Analog Winner

Wedding Photography Contest

Justin Aitken. Top Score, Bridal Party

Wedding Photography Contest

Misscha Bättig, Top Score, From Above

Wedding Photography Contest

Krzysztof Krawczyk, Top Score, Couple Portrait

Wedding Photography Contest

Maxwell Buchanan, Top Score, Engagement / Non Wedding

Wedding Photography Contest

Ashley Davenport, Top Score, Solo Portrait

Wedding Photography Contest

Ben Selway, Top Score, Couple Portrait

IWPOTY: Website | Facebook | Instagram

My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by IWPOTY.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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